Breweries "Visited"

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Hair of the Dog. Fleas not welcome.

Beer #17 Ruth/Hair of the Dog Brewing Company, Portland OR
Getting to do some writing late in the evening, so I'll keep this brief.  For both of you reading this blog, I'm sure you're all terribly disappointed.

I'm a firm believer in the hair of the dog theory of managing hangovers (although thankfully not in need of it lately), so let's ride with a beer from a brewery that must think likewise.  Hair of the Dog is a relatively small brewery in Portland, and to be honest I wasn't familiar with their work before seeing a bottle on the shelf at Wegman's.  The beer is an American Pale Ale with a very light color, but brings a lot of flavor along.  Hoppy, but subdued.  Could see myself putting a few of these back at a tailgate, when you're trying to drink by volume, yet still get some good taste along the way.  After drinking some really unique Belgians (and Canada's beer of the Damned), this is definitely a less complex offering.

Thing to Think About Today:
This beer has me thinking about Portland today.  We're planning a West Coast trip next spring/summer which I'm already looking forward to.  Portland is a great city with top notch food and beer..... and incredible problem solving skills!

As an example of their creative thinking in action, let's see what happens when a giant whale washes up on the beachfront.  We send you to KATU Channel 2's coverage live (40 years ago) from the scene!

1 comment:

  1. One of your two readers agrees and subscribes to the hair of the dog theory as well.