In Hood River and the Columbia River Gorge, we’re blessed with an abundance of craft brewers (relative to our population, that is).
Add one more: Backwoods Brewing, in Carson, Wash.
So, where’s Carson, you’re asking? A few miles east of Stevenson, Wash. (home to Walking Man Brewing), and a short drive north up the Wind River Valley. Backwoods is open Fridays through Sundays. Our general manager has tested its product, and finds it “thumbs up” tasty.
While you’re touring taprooms, don’t forget Everybody’s Brewing in White Salmon, Wash., and then, across the bridge into Oregon, Pfriem Family Brewers, Double Mountain Brewing, Full Sail Brewing, Big Horse Brew Pub, and Solera Brewery in Parkdale (which is not to ignore another local producer, without a tasting room: Logsdon Farmhouse Ales, winner of a Gold Medal this year at the Great American Beer Festival in Denver, for its Seizoen Bretta).
While we’re on the subject of awards, Full Sail also came home with two medals from the GABF — a bronze for its Session Black Premium Lager, and a silver for its Session Premium Lager.
Just multiple more reasons we love living in the Gorge.