There must be a reason stunning landscapes and craft beer tend to meet in the same places. Which one inspires the other? Who knows, but one thing we can say with confidence is that Hood River loves its beer—and so will you. And with 13 breweries spanning the Gorge, give it up for the Gorge brewery passport map that will help you visit them all!
And Hood River Valley’s hard-cider scene is exploding, which is no surprise given that it’s in one of the most prolific fruit-producing areas of the world. Sourcing apples, pears, cherries and other fruits from the 440+ local orchardists, local craft-cider makers are placing the Gorge at the forefront of the new national hard-cider movement.