Have you ever visited Ferment Brewing? Located along the waterfront of the scenic Columbia River, Ferment is one of Oregon’s hidden gem breweries, born out of a love for the art of fermentation. I had an opportunity to tour the brewery and learn more about their farmhouse ales and traditional English style beers — and even taste their newest beer straight out of the barrel. Don’t miss Ferment Brewing next time you’re in Hood River!
Ferment Brewing in Hood River, Oregon
Brewmaster Dan Peterson puts his background as a scientist and lab tech to use brewing beer, while his wife Jenn manages the brewery and tasting room. We sipped on beers as we toured the brewery and even got to taste Ferment’s newest lager straight out of the brewing tank. Made with organic agave and flaked corn, the El Lager Dorado tastes floral and piney with bright citrus, like a built in lime wedge.
The second floor tasting room — with its sleek lines, leafy plant accents, and large panes wrapping the space in stunning river views — looks like it belongs in an architecture magazine. Plus, you can gaze into the heart of Ferment and watch the brewmasters in action.
In addition to Ferment’s beer collection, you’ll also find kombucha cocktails on the tasting room menu. Both Dan and Jenn are vegetarian, and with Tofurky headquarters right across the street, the classic Tofurky burger — compete with kombucha ketchup for the fries — was the perfect food pairing. Other vegan bites include a hummus plate with flatbread and veggies.
I was invited by Ferment Brewing to this brewery tour. As always, all opinions are my own.
Note: This post is in collaboration with Ferment Brewing. I received a media invite to this brewery tour. This was not in exchange for a positive review and all opinions expressed here are my own.