61 SE Yamhill St., 232-6585, hairofthedog.com. 11:30 am-10 pm Tuesday-Saturday, 11:30 am-8 pm Sunday.
Alan Sprints' O.G. Portland craft brewery is one of the first places beer tourists hit. Hopefully, they go slow at this '90s-vintage operation, which specializes in high-gravity and barrel-aged beers. A four-glass taster tray gets serious in a hurry: Ruth (5 percent ABV) is followed by Adam (10 percent), Fred (10 percent) and Doggie Claws (11.5 percent). You've only skimmed what this spot offers, and you're already drunk. Then you notice the comically oversized bottles near the bar, priced at $150 and $225, and the extensive list of vintage offerings. Suffice to say, Hair of the Dog is not a brewery you can truly experience in just one visit. Have that sampler and maybe try some of other beers on tap while devouring the Chuck Norris duck wings one trip. Split that 2009 vintage Cherry Adam from the Wood with a date on the next. Hair of the Dog offers not just a wealth of styles but different vintages and aging processes for each, including a new concrete egg that produces the beers listed as "From the Stone," which are showing early promise.
Drink This: The Blue Dot From the Stone provides what's almost certainly your first opportunity to compare an IPA aged in a concrete egg with a standard version.