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Little Dog(s)3.2% ABV English mild ale, tasty and drinkable$1$2.5-
Ruth5% ABV American Pale Ale made with organic pilsner malt and NW hops$2$4.5$15
Fred10% ABV Golden Strong Ale produced with Pilsner, Rye and Belgian candi sugar$2$4.5$15
Adam10% ABV Our first beer, dark and rich with notes of chocolate, leather and smoke$2$4.5$15
2013 Doggie Claws11.5% ABV West coast Barlywine, made with pilsner, crystal malts and honey$2$5.5-
? from the wood Rotating selection of barrel aged Beers$3$8-
Greg6% ABV Made with Organic Pilsner and Winter Squash, no hops$2$4.5-
Blue Dot7% ABV Double IPA, full of hop flavor without being overly bitter$2$4.5-
Hair of the Dog Brewing Company was founded in November of 1993 with the purpose of providing beer lovers with new and unusual beer styles. Creativity and originality have been cornerstones of the company's philosophy since it was founded.

Each Beer has its own name and unique identity; like the people who have inspired them. The brewery is family owned and operated, a proud member of the Oregon Brewers Guild as well as the Pacific Northwest's rich brewing heritage. We produce over 600 barrels of Beer a year in our 4 barrel (120 gallon) Brewhouse and bottle approximately 5000 cases a year. The rest of our beer is served on draft in our tasting room and at a few select accounts in Oregon and elsewhere.

Hair of Dog is proud to be one of the first breweries in America specializing in the production of high alcohol, bottle conditioned beers as well as experimenting with the barrel aging process since 1994. Currently, the brewery has 180 oak barrels used to age Beer from 6 months to 8 years. We use new oak as well as previously filled spirit and wine barrels. All the Beer is made by two Brewers, Denver Bon and Alan Sprints.

We are also dedicated to buying local products for both the Brewery and restaurant in an effort to keep as much of our money in our community. We work directly with farmers whenever possible and are proud to say that 99% of all the ingredients we use are produced within a 350 mile radius of the brewery. Our Organic Pilsner malt is from Gambrinus Malting in British Columbia, the water runs pure from the Cascade mountain range, hops are grown in Oregon and Washington and both bottles and labels are made in Portland. Since we opened all the graphic design has been created by the Felt Hat of Portland. The original brewing equipment has been recycled from other industries and is still in use today. After Brewing all the ingredients are used for animal feed by a local farmer.

About the founder: Alan Sprints
Born and raised in Culver City, California I moved to Portland in 1988 to attend The Western Culinary Institute. That was also the first year of the Oregon Brewers Festival, a small (by today's standards) gathering of unique craft brewers. The event was pivotal for me; sparking my imagination about Brewing and connecting me with the Oregon Brew Crew. The Oregon Brew Crew is one of the oldest homebrew clubs in the country and its members inspired me to become more involved in the world of Beer. As president of the club for 3 years I met many of Oregon's Brewing pioneers, which led me to becoming a professional Brewer in 1991. My biggest influence and mentor from the club was Fred Eckhardt, a visionary Beer writer and historian. He has inspired two Beers, Adam and Fred, and continues to inspire me with his great attitude and love of life.

I never knew what I wanted to do when I grew up, but I knew I wanted to make something. My first exposure to Beer was a few sips from my dad's glass; pale, fizzy and not very pleasant. As a youth I was fortunate to be able to try beers from all over the world. The beers that I enjoyed the most and captured my interest were the full flavored beers imported from Europe. The country that has been the biggest influence on my Brewing style is Belgium. My first visit to Belgium was in 1991. That trip changed my thoughts about Beer forever. I started brewing Beers the way I imagined them, not being a slave to established Beer styles. I have been back several times and Belgium continues to influence both my Brewing and now my cooking.

From our family to yours, "cheers"....
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