Blog Tag: Hair Of The Dog Brewing

Rise of the Urban Winery

Now that November has arrived, many folks in Portland will start to make plans for the Thanksgiving holiday. Most beer lovers will rightly look past Thanksgiving weekend to the 17th Annual Holiday Ale Festival the following week (November 28th to December 2nd this year). However, for those with family in town you might need to entertain them with Portland things to do. A great tradition for the last 30 years is Wine Country Thanksgiving in the Willamette... Read More »

Fermented Photo: Collage from Deschutes Brewery and Hair of the Dog Brewing

Normally, when two competing companies get together in America, they're up to no good: dark rooms, whispering, and talks about screwing the consumer. In the beer industry however, the process and outcome is very different. Collage, for example, is a blend of four vastly different beers from two vastly different breweries. Alan Sprints from Portland's Hair of the Dog brewed batches of Adam and Fred at Deschutes brewery in Bend. In turn, Deschutes Brewery crafted... Read More »

Two Upcoming Big Portland Beer Releases

Coming soon is the much anticipated collaboration between Deschutes Brewery and Hair of the Dog Brewing: Collage. This beer answers the question: What would happen if we blended Hair of the Dog's Adam and Fred with Deschutes Brewery's Dissident and Stoic? Oh, and what if we aged everything in a variety of barrels?" Well, I for one am glad that someone asked that question. I'm even more happy that the two great breweries decided to... Read More »

Two Creative Oregon Breweries Come Together to Craft an All-New Brew

Alan Sprints working his cauldron at Hair of the Dog. Just got this press release and I thought I'd pass it along.  How nice of me, right?  But this isn't just any release: it's a collaboration between Deschutes Brewery and Hair of the Dog!  And it's not just a collaborative brew in the usual sense: it's two new brews from each brewer that will be barrel-aged separately and then blended in early 2011!  I'd pre-order right now if it... Read More »

Fermented Photo Flashback: Alan Sprints, Hair of the Dog

Alan Sprints, Hair of the Dog. Eye of newt, tail of cat, and hair of dog: Alan Sprints at his beer cauldron, making the brews that we all love. Read More »

Photos: Hair of the Dog Brewing Company

Photos from the Hair of the Dog Brewing Company. Check out the rest of the photos here. Read More »

Hair of the Dog Earth Day Dock Sale > Dark Lord Day

Here's what HOTD's Earth Day Dock sale line looked like at 9:50am today:Totally respectable, considering the madness that is going on right now in Muenster IN. I say forget Dark Lord Day -- it's overhyped and overcrowded, not to mention half a continent away. A table set up with cheese, meats, doughnut holes, plus several bottles of beer was all the breakfast I needed on this bright, warm April morning. Meeting fellow beer geeks in... Read More »

10 Questions with Alan Sprints of Hair of the Dog Brewing

Brewer/Owner Alan Sprints brewing a batch of Blue Dot IPA. Brewer's Name:Alan SprintsBrewery:Hair of the Dog1) If you were stranded on a deserted island, and you could only choose one pound of either hops, water, barley, or yeast, which would it be, and why?Hops, at least I could remember what Beer smelled like.2) What is the best aspect of NW beer drinkers?The support they give to local Breweries. We have some of the most educated... Read More »