2023 Hood River Hops Fest Returns to Downtown Hood River

Hood River Hops Fest as the sun sets over the Columbia Gorge in downtown Hood River, Oregon.

One of the region’s most popular fresh hop beer festivals returns this coming weekend to scenic Hood River, Oregon. Taking place on Saturday, October 7, 2023 from 11:00am-7:00pm, the 19th Annual Hood River Hops Fest makes its return to downtown Hood River.

Being situated in close proximity to two large hop growing regions, both the Yakima Valley and Willamette Valley, Hood River is a great location to showcase beers brewed with freshly harvested hops. Since 2003, brewers have gathered each fall in downtown Hood River to share their latest creations.

The 2023 edition of the Hood River Hops Fest will feature nearly 30 breweries serving over 40 fresh hop beers. But this festival is more than just these once-a-year beers as organizers also bring in an eclectic lineup of music and some great food vendors that makes for a great day with the family.

Here’s a preview of the featured breweries that’ll be serving up its fresh hop beers on Saturday.

Brewery List:

Baerlic Brewing
Binary Brewing
Breakside Brewery
Chehalem Valley Brewery
Creekside Brewing
Double Mountain Brewing
Ferment Brewing Company
Fire on the Mountain Brewing Co.
Fort George Brewery
Freebridge Brewing
Full Sail Brewing Company
Georgetown Brewing Co
Hopworks Urban Brewery
Kings & Daughters Brewery
Migration Brewing
Mt. View Brewing
Old Town Brewing
Pelican Brewing
pFriem Family Brewers
Silver Falls Brewery
Solera Brewery
Stickmen Brewing Company
Sunriver Brewing Company
Three Creeks Brewing
Thunder Island Brewing Co.
Walking Man Brewing
Wild Ride Brewing
Working Hands Fermentation
Zoiglhaus Brewing

Food Vendors:

Mount Hood BBQ
Thai House LLC
Let’s Roll
La Jitana
Tacos Pepe
Corndog Convoy
Hap Restaurant Inc
Columbia Gorge Crepes
Kaile’a Coffee Co
Bandit Snacks

There will also be live music throughout the day with the West Goats kicking things off from 11:30am-1:00pm. They’ll be followed by Antonyms from 1:30-3:00pm, Megan Alder & The Woods from 3:30-5:00pm, and The Kinky Brothers from 5:30-7:00pm.

Tickets to the Hood River Hops Fest are currently on sale and can be purchased online via etix.com. There are three packages to choose from, including two various tasting packages and a designated driver ticket. The Grand Tasting Package includes a commemorative tasting glass, and 12 beer tokens for $35. Another option is the Small Tasting Package the includes commemorative tasting glass, and 5 beer tokens for $25. A Designated Driver Ticket is $10. Those minors attending with a parent or guardian are admitted for free.

The Columbia Lot (across from Full Sail Brewing)
Corner of Columbia St and 5th St
Hood River, OR 97031

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