Open 12:00pm Monday through Friday and 11:00am Saturday & Sunday.
Food, beer and kombucha available on our patio or for carry-out by
ordering online or calling 541-436-3499.
Our beers and kombucha are available in cans, crowlers, bottles and growlers.
FERMENT IS A MODERN BREWERY THAT FUSES TRADITIONAL FARMHOUSE TECHNIQUES WITH A FORWARD-THINKING SCIENTIFIC APPROACH.
Born out of an appreciation for the art of fermentation, Ferment offers a unique family of beers and kombuchas that tap the wild terrain of the Columbia River Gorge for inspiration and foraged ingredients.
Located on Hood River’s waterfront, the second floor tasting room at Ferment offers expansive views of the Columbia River Gorge, frequent sightings of world-class kiting, and observation of our brewery down below. It’s an ideal spot to sit and gather yourself while enjoying one of our delicious beers or kombuchas after a day of skiing, mountain biking or hiking—the end to a perfect day.
Not in Hood River? Keep an eye out for Ferment beer at your favorite tap room or beer hall and our kombuchas can now be found at several New Seasons.
Bottles, crowlers, growler fills and kegs are readily available at Ferment's Tasting Room.
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10am - 12pm
1st & 3rd Saturdays of the month
INDIA PALE ALE
DRAFT & 500ML : 5.8% ABV
Carefully crafted to fully express its curated hops and yeasts, Ferment India Pale Ale brings the hops without being buried by bitterness. The biscuity, lightly sweet malts and fruity, dry yeast notes impart an herbaceous aroma to give the ale a complex nose of peach, tangerine, and red cedar.
DRAFT & 500ML : 4.8% ABV
Ferment Pale Ale is inspired by the brewing traditions of Burton-on-Trent at the turn of the 19th century. Heirloom malted barley and hop varieties come together with a specially sourced English ale yeast to produce a result that is crisp and refreshing, featuring a complex depth of character with notes of tea, marmalade, and a hint of rose.
12°PILS CZECH LAGER
DRAFT & 500ML : 5% ABV
Ferment 12° Pils Czech-Style Lager uses barley raised and malted in Bohemia and the revered Saaz hop grown in Czech Republic. It’s brewed with the naturally soft and pure water from Mt. Hood to achieve a truly authentic European-style lager.
DRAFT & 500ML : 5.6% ABV
Ferment Woodsman Porter embodies the spirit of Ferment. Malts from England, Belgium, Germany, and Chile come together in a mash imparting a rich, fruity character. Hop varieties from England and the Pacific Northwest combine with wild foraged Doug Fir tips to lend earthy evergreen notes. Facial hair and flannel optional.
NITRO DRAFT & 500ML : 4.5% ABV
Ferment Dry Stout embodies the spirit of the extremely quaffable, midnight-black ales of Dublin. A pale mash and unique black sparge technique imparts a gentle acidity to the beer along with a clean, delicate roast character in this surprisingly refreshing dark ale.
DRAFT & 500ML : 5.4% ABV
Ferment ESB Extra Special Bitter is almost paradoxically complex. Rich flavors and aromas are complimented by a clean, dry finish that makes it a perfect pair with a wide range of foods. Yes, you have permission to have another.
BOTTLE CONDITIONED BEERS
BIÈRE DE GARDE
500ML BOTTLE CONDITIONED : 5.8% ABV
A farmhouse ale styled after the traditional brews of the Pas de Calais and Nord regions of France. Our Bière de Garde is brewed with malts from France, Germany, and England and utilizes hops from throughout Europe to provide balance and present a delicate spicy / herbal character. It is then fermented with our wild yeast from the slopes of Mount Hood producing un véritable terroir.
500ML BOTTLE CONDITIONED : 5.3% ABV
The Sentinel mixed culture saison was first fermented with our own yeast strain isolated from the wild on Mt. Hood. It then spent the better part of a year in French oak wine barrels where Brettanomyces was allowed to develop. Finally, a charge of Doug Fir tips handpicked from the forest surrounding Hood River was added to create an ale mildly sour and wildly complex.
PREMIUM BARREL AGED
500ML : 9.4% ABV
Ferment Old Ale is a big beer built on subtle nuances, celebrating over two-hundred years of the English ale brewing tradition. A hefty grain bill of European malts combines with hops bred and grown in England to produce an ale rich and layered with a copper glow. A year in French oak wine barrels matures this gentle giant into a true sipping beer.
PREMIUM BARREL AGED
500ML : 11% ABV
Ferment Imperial Stout is shaped from deep heritage and mythology. Originally
crafted by English Brewers for the Russian Czar, this is the bold monarch of
craft beer styles with notes of coffee, dried fruits, juicy berries, leather, cured
tobacco, wine and oak, this stout is one for the books.
PREMIUM BARREL AGED
500ML : 10.7% ABV
To build a rich and layered quadruple we started with a grain bill consisting of five of the most iconic malts of Europe. Following a modest charge of European hops we fermented out the brew with our beloved White River farmhouse strain along with a Belgian monastic strain and Champagne yeast. Months spent in French oak wine barrels with Brettanomyces results is a deep copper ale loaded with rich, fruity esters, and notes of cocoa, coee, and dried fruit.
SEASONAL AND SINGLE BATCH BEERS
BRIGHT WEST IPA
Celebrating the most iconic beer style to emerge from the Great American West, Bright West IPA loads Chinook, Mosaic, and a special harvest of Cascade hops into a brew of pilsen malt from Colorado. Bright West is then filtered to the brilliance of a perfect Pacific Sunset. The result is a quite dry bright golden ale supporting a thick head of foam, rich with the pine and citrus best enjoyed with good friends and an adventurous spirit.
The finest European malted barley and a generous addition of toasted rice build the foundation of Ferment Hana Pils. To this, French Strisselspalt, Slovenian Celeia, and German Hüll Melon hops layer on aromas of wildflowers, fruit blossoms, melon and strawberries.
Helles is made from four simple ingredients: water from a spring at the base of Mount Hood, German pilsner malt, Tettnanger hops-one of the four noble varieties, and a time-honored European lager yeast strain. This classic Bavarian beer style is best executed in a single-malt / single-hop approach to fully appreciate these world-class ingredients. Zum Wohl!
MEET THE BREWMASTER
Growing up in Vermont, Dan Peterson spent nearly as much time in the woods as anywhere else. An interest in life sciences led to a curiosity of the phenomena of cell biology. Dan studied Microbiology and Molecular Genetics at The University of Vermont to stoke that curiosity. Upon completion of his degree, Dan remained at the University as a lab tech studying novel breast cancer treatment strategies.
As long days in the lab began to lose their luster and a seemingly harmless hobby of home brewing began occupying his headspace Dan left on a solo cross-country road trip and returned determined to be a brewer of great beer. He and his high school sweetheart, Jenn, packed up their things, said goodbye to their hangout, an art studio turned brew space in an industrial part of Burlington, and hauled off to New York City to take brewing and culinary arts seriously.
The following eight years saw Dan develop his brewing and beer lab-guy skills at the Brooklyn Brewery, start a family, and move to Hood River. Two and a half years each at Full Sail as a Brewer and at pFriem as Head Brewer gave him some valuable experience and friendships. Now as Brewmaster at Ferment, Dan aims to share his love for good food and drink with all.
STAY IN TOUCH
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403 Portway Ave.
Hood River, Oregon 97031
541 436 3499
HOURS OF OPERATION
Saturday & Sunday 11am-9pm