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!


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.

Dinner on the patio, anyone?

It’s July and it’s time to get out and sit in the sun under a patio umbrella and enjoy a nice pilsner with your Cobb Salad, Hophouse burger and sweet potato fries.

We’ve always got quite a few cold lagers on tap this year, from locals Rosenstadt, Heater Allen, Pfriem or some of the Portland breweries.

Happy hour daily, 3-6pm, 9pm and later, and all day Sunday, and you can get cheaper food and beer at that time.


Growler Fill Sale 7/3 & 7/4

DSCF1107Let’s get stocked up for your barbecue! Growler fills are on sale for the fourth and the day before, and most fills are $10.

We have glass growlers for sale, and a few lids, but please remember to bring yours.

Cheers and happy 4th of July!

Belgian Farmhouse Ales on tap now

Rural Brewer Fest Flyer copyCritti and Mac, our illustrious beer buyers, have curated a fine list of seasonal Belgian farmhouse-style beers available at the Hophouses. These beers are all loosely called “saisons” – brewed in a style originally created in the Wallonia/Flanders region in Europe. Saisons were traditionally brewed in the winter and used for spring and summer consumption by farm laborers. The workers drank this nice light but tasty beer when they were harvesting crops in the hot sun. Saisons are typically lower in alcohol, but not lower in taste. These are complex beers, earthy and/or fruity, lots of yeasty aromas, delicious. If you’re looking for a session beer to drink in the sunshine and are bored with pilsners, this may be for you. Here is your chance to try some unique, rare beers made by:

De Gaarde, Little Beast, Culmination, Basecamp, Agrarian Libertine, Logsdon, Urban Family, Modern Times, Crux, Block 15, Wolves & People, Pfriem, and Commons…

Over six years ago, when the Hophouses first opened, a nice unassuming guy named Mike Wright used to show up in his pick-up and wheel in kegs of saison, one at a time. He brewed the beer in his garage down the street. He developed his recipes over time, and you (our customers) drank a lot of his beer, keg by keg, brewed in his one-barrel system. Now of course Mike’s got a ginormous brewery called Commons Brewery, on the inner eastside of Portland. If you haven’t been there, go check it and taste his beer. Not only does he brew a lot of Belgian-style brews, but he recently made an excellent IPA.

And another thing – Mac and I (Leah) recently went to the Wild Ale and Farmhouse Ale Festival up at Saraveza. The best beer new beer I had in a while was brewed by Bend’s “The Ale Apothecary”. That beer was ridiculous. In fact, I can’t even remember the name of the beer. It was barrel-aged. And delicious. If you’ve got time, go by Saraveza or Belmont Station and try to find yourself a bottle of anything they brew. It’s generally only available in bottles in Portland, and we don’t do bottles (hate the glass). I’m plugging them here because I want them to make us a keg!

Cider flights on right now!

IMG_2440We’ve got about 60 kegs of unique hand-crafted ciders from local cidermakers that we’ll be rotating through each pub. Each Hophouse has 5 ciders on at a time, and you can taste each flight for only $10! This includes ciders like Woodbox’s Double Barrel-Aged Cider, Portland Pineapple, Incline’s Scout Marionberry, CiderRiot’s Rings of Fire, and Baird & Dewar’s 2014 Farmhouse.

This will be going on all month, so stop by every week or so to try them all.