The Pacific Northwest has gained a solid reputation for producing some of the best wines in the country, but did you know that the Columbia River Gorge has a thriving craft beer scene? The Hood River area has become a haven for craft beer lovers. Come experience some of the best Columbia River Breweries during your stay at Carson Ridge Luxury Cabins.
6 of the Best Columbia River Breweries
Backwoods Brewing Company
Located just a block away from Carson Ridge Luxury Cabins, Backwoods Brewing Company is known for its array of craft beers. Their main brews stay on tap year round, but they always come out with seasonal flavors. This means that you can come back over and over again to try something new. We recommend starting with a flight so you can get a true taste of what this brewery has to offer. Then, enjoy a glass of your favorite when you order from their extensive food menu.
Walking Man Brewing
You can visit Walking Man Brewing in Stevenson, WA, year round on Wednesdays through Sundays at 11:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Here, you can try award-winning beer from their 17-barrel brewhouse. Each batch is small and stirred by hand so you know that expert care went into creating it. The bartenders are all knowledgeable and can pair the perfect beer with whatever you choose from their food menu. We recommend sitting in their garden patio during a nice day; it’s the perfect place to sip on a craft brew.
pFriem Family Brewers
pFriem Family Brewers has become well known in the Hood River area for their artisanal beers. Their tasting room comes complete with gorgeous views of the Columbia and White Salmon rivers! Enjoy their core or seasonal brews inside, on the outdoor patio, or alongside the fire pit when weather permits. Make sure you save room for some food; their menu takes “bar food” to the next level.
Double Mountain Brewery
If you’re looking for a true Columbia River Brewery experience, visit Double Mountain Brewery. The atmosphere of their Hood River taproom is fun and vibrant; both locals and visitors come together to enjoy some craft beer together. Plus, you can check their calendar to see what events and live music they will have during your stay at Carson Ridge Luxury Cabins.
Full Sail Brewing Co.
Full Sail Brewing Co. has come a long way since its start in 1987. This award-winning brewery is known for its great beer and sustainable practices. They pride themselves on getting hops and barley from local farms and water from a spring on Mount Hood. Their beer menu consists of session series, pub series, reserves, and exclusive brews. If you’d like to visit, make sure you come on time for one of their free brewery tours.
Thunder Island Brewing
Enjoy delicious brews along the banks of the Columbia River while watching the sun go down on the Bridge of the Gods. Just minutes from the cabins, Thunder Island Brewing serves up tasty suds and delicious eats. With airy outdoor seating, you can relax in the shadow of an amazing bridge that connects Washington and Oregon.
Enjoy gourmet burgers, hearty salads and more. Wash it all down with one of the many fantastic brews on tap. When you find your favorite, grab a growler to take home as a souvenir of a great evening in the Gorge.
Stay at Carson Ridge Luxury Cabins for Some Brew Hopping
With so many Columbia River Breweries to explore, it is nearly impossible to visit them all in one day. Stay with us at Carson Ridge Luxury Cabins so you can try them all! We are just a few minutes away from Backwoods Brewing Company, so you can start there. Then, make your way to the rest during your stay. Browse our luxurious cabins to start planning your trip. Each comes with outstanding amenities, a custom-made bed, private jetted tub, and more. We look forward to hosting you on your getaway of a lifetime.