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9 Best Breweries in Stevenson, Hood River, & Beyond

There's nothing quite as refreshing as that first post-trail beer. It's the foam blazing a trail through the condensation on the glass, the golden bubbles that rise from the bottom and settle beneath the foam, the first crisp sip of a freshly poured pint. Can't you almost taste it?

Like many cities across the country, Stevenson, Hood River, and the surrounding towns are experiencing something of a craft beer boom. That's all the better when it comes time to quench your post-adventure thirst. And because many of these breweries are up close and personal to the great outdoors, you won't have to hold on long from the time you step off the trail to the time you have that first beer in hand.

There's something for everyone at each of these 9 breweries in Hood River and beyond. From crisp, citrusy IPAs to smooth and chocolatey porters, the best of Washington breweries are on display here. Many of the tap rooms are also spacious and offer family-friendly/non alcoholic options so everyone can get a refresher. Choose from any of the following craft breweries for your next outing in Stevenson or Hood River.

Best Gorge Breweries

Working Hands Fermentation

· Hood River, OR ·
Working Hands specializes in craft beer and cider. Their brewery, cidery, and taproom are located in the Heights neighborhood of Hood River with an environment that is community-oriented, inclusive, and the dining room is friendly for all ages. Their outdoor beer garden is dog-friendly.


· Hood River, OR ·
Double Mountain is more than a brewery. They also craft their own cider, making this a great destination for gluten free adventurers. Double Mountain serves up pizza, salads, and more in their cozy taproom alongside both hoppy and malty beers and unique ciders, like their Arkansas Black.


· Hood River, OR ·
Since 1987, Full Sail Brewing Co. has racked up praise for their crisp and inventive beers. They've even won numerous craft brewing awards! Sip on their core Amber and Hefeweizen brews, or try seasonals like the Malted Milkshake IPA, a local favorite.


· Hood River, OR ·
As the name suggest, pFriem is a family establishment. Patriarch Josh Pfriem read up on beer how-to's and brewed experimental varietals before opening up this tight-knit Hood River brew pub. They opened in 2012 and serve blondes, pale ales, and even barrel-aged brews.

friends talking and holding beer


· Hood River, OR ·
Ferment describes themselves as one of Hood River's more modern breweries, fusing farmhouse techniques with forward-thinking science. This results in distinct flavors, like their piney Bright West IPA or malty yet slightly bitter Marzen. Try one over the beautiful views of their tap room.

Beer Growler


· Stevenson, WA ·
Walking Man has been serving the Columbia Gorge since 1999. Their 17-barrel brewhouse is a draw for travelers and locals alike, as are their award-winning beers. On tap is everything from pilsners and hazy IPAs to a cherry stout and Indian session ale.

guys standing talking and drinking beer


· Carson, WA ·
Backwoods Brewing has locations in both Carson and Portland, so you won't have to leave it behind just because your vacation comes to a close. Their flagship beer is a citrusy IPA, though their tap list also includes a robust amber, a classic pilsner, and even a chocolatey stout with an espresso finish.


· White Salmon, WA ·
True to their name, Everybody's Brewing brings the small-town spirit into their cozy brew pub. Barnwood covers the walls and colorful tiles make up the backsplash for their tap, from which pour local favorite brews like a citra pale ale and a pilsner as well as seasonals and small batches.

group toasting their beers


· Cascade Locks, OR ·
Thunder Island Brewing takes craft beer to new heights via their adventure-themed brews. Since 2013, Thunder Island has taken an innovaitve approach to brewing, which is why they're a must for beer lovers. Try their Remember the Forest piney IPA or Amarillo Pillow amber ale.

Cheers At The Greenside Grille

Sip the best of Stevenson's craft beer scene at Skamania's own Greenside Grille. Located just outside the lodge, Greenside Grille serves up both craft and imported and domestic draft beers. While you're there, dig into burgers, sandwiches, and more. And did we mention that the patio is pet friendly?

Dining at Skamania
greenside grille

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