Beer Tastings At Thunder Island and Full Sail Brewing Company


Before we had our day of beer tasting and boat riding during our Oregon Roadtrip, we followed Fodor’s Guidebook to Lost Lake Park.  Lost Lake Park is a great weekend getaway from the Portland area.  There are hikes around the like and pretty views of Mt. Hood.

Mt Hood at Lost Lake

We were there in the morning but the evening sunset would have been the best time to get great views of Mt. Hood.

Prior to boarding the Sternwheeler cruise to view the Columbia River Gorge, we had an hour to kill.  Right by the boat is the Thunder Island Brewing Company.  It was about 65 degrees outside and sunny around noon.  Mom and I got a beer and cider flight and enjoyed the gorgeous views of the Columbia River Gorge while drinking our brews.

Thunder Island Brewing Company

Thunder Island is a small brewery in Cascade Locks, Oregon.  They had 4 of their beers and 3 ciders on tap.  I opted for 3 beers and 1 pear cider.  Overall, the beer was okay but the views were great.

Thunder Island Brewery view

If you find yourself taking a Columbia Gorge River Cruise and have an hour to kill, stop by Thunder Island Brewing Company for a taste. After our little cruise, we were famished.

Full Sail Brewing Company is well-known for their beer and was highly rated on Yelp for their food.  I like their slogan:

Full Sail Brewing Company Menu

I got a beer flight again.  This was was great!  The India Pale ale was my favorite but I enjoyed 5 out of the 6- success!

Full Sail Brewing Company tasting

The star were these oven baked pretzels with beer cheese dip! They tasted like they were fried- so delicious and unhealthy.  A perfect beer accompaniment.

fried pretzels Full Sail Brewing Company Hood River Oregon

We are off to Portland, our last stop on our Oregon roadtrip.  Stay tuned!

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  1. March 26, 2015

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