Prost!

Portland in October is glorious.  It’s time to drink beer and dip bratwurst and pretzels into beer cheese dip, finished off with a crisp Fuji apple.

We have lots of different Oktoberfest beers on tap as well as fresh hops whilst they are in season.

Cheers!

All Oregon … All The Time

In honor of Oregon Beer Month, we’re going all Oregon all month.

Oregon beers will be pouring out of our always-rotating taps for the full month of July.

That’s a total of over 50 different beers from different Oregon breweries, between each of our locations. Want to go to OBF but hate the crowds? Come to the Hophouse instead. Bring some friends and share a few flights, and maybe you’ll discover the next big thing in local beer.

Hazies? We’ve got them. Belgian farmhouse? Crisp clean lagers? Yes yes yes.

We still have table service … so you won’t even have to move very far.

Cheers!

Breakside Wanderlust Party

Come celebrate Breakside Wanderlust‘s recent win in our month-long blind IPA taste test for Oregon’s Top IPA this coming Saturday 2/24/18, 3-8pm.

Breaksiders will be in the house along with swag (of course). All Breakside voters (you will know who you are) can show up and get a pint for a buck and the top beer tasters can collect prizes. All others,  show up for discounted Wanderlust and to try several of Breakside’s newest releases, including SafeWord IIIPA.

Congratulations to Breakside brewers etc. for a three-peat, and we look forward to serving your beer all year.

See you Saturday!

Breakside Wanderlust is top Oregon IPA

Thank you for all taking the IPA Challenge, and voting for the top Oregon IPA for 2018 in our massive blind taste test that ran all month in January.

Breakside Wanderlust finished first, and so will be on tap all year at both pubs. Congratulations to them for this, as well as the many recent beer awards. Clearly they make great beers, and Portlanders love them. And they’ve got some pretty great people who work for them. If you’ve been at the Hophouse for a long time, you’ll know that their Breakside flagship IPA finished first twice in the two previous years (before that Pallet Jack and RPM twice). Flat Tail’s Pulp Action was an extremely close second, so kudos to them as well.

We expect to have more news on Breakside’s win moving forward, in terms of an event, awarding prizes, etc., but at this minute we just wanted to let y’all know the winner. 

And, if you wanted to know the tap line-up, look close at the photo. Tap 2 was Breakside, Tap 11 was Flat Tail. Odds are you voted for one of those two beers.

Oh and a shout out to Migration’s Straight Outta Portland, which finished in third place out of the twelve beers.

Oregon IPA Challenge

If you’re in the pub and taking the IPA Challenge, make sure you have a unique code ready and click HERE.

If you’re not in the pub and want to take the Challenge, here is what is up…

We (and our customers) chose 12 top Oregon IPAs. We have a blind test, where you can come in and try to identify each beer and match to a list. Get six or more right and win prizes, like hoodies, shirts, growlers, gift cards, etc. And pick your favorite of the twelve (blind) and that beer will be our only permanent tap at both Hophouses for the entirety of 2018. Past winners include RPM, Vortex, Pallet Jack and Breakside. This is our seventh annual Challenge, and goes on the entire month of January 2018.

You’ll take the Challenge in the pub, get your results instantly, and either hide in shame or have bragging rights for years to come.

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Holiday gift cards for sale

Ho ho ho!

You know what you really want for Christmas? Delicious local beer. Come load up a gift card for yourself or your sweetie.

Better yet, buy a Mug Club membership, the gift that keeps on giving all year long.

Mug Club memberships cost $50, and you get discounted pours all year long. You get punches for each Oregon brewery you drink, and you get gifts depending on how many punches you collect.

Also, get ready for January, which is IPA month at the Hophouse, come in and vote for your favorite. Will Breakside win again? Or will Pfriem knock them off the pedestal, or maybe Level or Sticky Hands?

More on this coming soon…

Pfriem Winter Ale Release Wednesday 11/8 5-8pm

Tap Takeover – come try seven of Pfriem’s beers including the lastest winter ale release, the first release of this beer in Portland. Seven Pfriem beers will be on tap, try a flight or just one. Pick up swag…

Hawthorne location only.

Sausages and beer!

Hophouse Pretzel Plate

It’s National IPA Day 8/3/17!

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Here at the Hophouse, we’ve got copious IPAs on tap, and we’re delighted to be selling them all for $3/pour. Most of the beers will be served in true 16 oz pints, a few specialty beers will be served in 12 oz tulips or snifters, and all are priced at $3/pour.

Some IPAs will also have growler fills for $10.

Want to know what’s on tap?

El Segundo White Dog IPA (Wheat IPA), Big Sky Shake-A-Day, Ground Breaker IPA, Modern Times Booming Rollers, Breakside (of course), Natian Everyday Organic IPA, Full Sail Hop Shooter, Golden Valley Bald Peak IPA, Saint Archer Citra 7, and more!

Or you can check out our current taplist at each pub (above)

Stay cool, Portland. Drink water (and beer). And have dinner while you’re at it.

Photo - 15th Avenue Hophouse close-up food on patio

 

Upcoming outdoor event: Saturday 7/22 Hopfenhaus Sommerfest

IMG_0228Hey Irvington, are you ready for an outdoor lager festival in your own backyard?

We are celebrating Portland-brewed German-style lagers brewed by our friends Nick and Tobias at Rosenstadt Brewing. This outdoor festival is free, and will include beer tasting, German food and pretzels. Our parking lot will be closed all afternoon and evening for the event. Kids welcome!

Rosenstadt Brewery combines German ingredients, technique, and tradition with Oregon water in refreshing, distinctively hopped, malt-forward beer. Founded by Nick Greiner and Tobias Hahn, Rosenstadt has been producing with partner breweries and self- distributing its beer in Portland since September 2015. It plans to establish a production facility in the greater Portland area, with a biergarten to follow. Its normal lineup focuses on the classic beer types of Germany and includes Altbier, Helles Lager, Kölsch, Weissbier, and with a nod to the northwest, a Pale Ale – but one that features German hop varieties. Seasonal specialties such as Festbier, Maibock, Weizenbock, Baltic Porter and Dunkles Lager are available on occasional basis.

Admission is free. Tasting flights will be offered as well as seven different types of Rosenstadt brew, and our regular menu with the addition of German sausages with kraut, pretzels, and more German delicacies.

Outdoor dining and drinking will end at dark, although you’ll be able to purchase beer and food inside up until closing at 11:00 pm.