–by Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Bl0g–
Everybody’s Brewing in White Salmon, WA opened as a pub in 2008. The owners always intended it to be a brewery as well. In July 2009 everything finally came together and they began brewing beer. The brewpub is in the center of historic downtown White Salmon. This charming little town is just north of Hood River, OR on the Washington side of the Columbia River. Perched on a hillside a few hundred feet above the river, Everybody’s Brewing affords visitors an amazing view of the Columbia River gorge and Mount Hood. They have a large deck with plenty of seating to take advantage of the amazing view.
In its previous lives the building has been a sporting goods store, an Odd Fellows hall, and who knows what else. The space offers tons of natural light and a lot of wood – beautiful old wooden posts and beams surround you. There is even a full-sized shuffleboard for your gaming pleasure.
Doug Ellenburger, the brewmaster, began his career as a brewer at the Lafayette Brewing Company in Lafayette, Indiana. He later moved west where he worked for Full Sail Brewing in Hood River, OR. Most recently, Doug worked for Point Blank Distributors in Portland—a company focused on distributing local beers. Christine McAleer, Doug’s partner in life and business, has always worked in the service industry as a server and a manager. She manages the front-of-house, Doug manages the brew house.
The food menu consists of salads, sandwiches, burgers, burritos, and seasonal entrees. This is not typical pub grub. For example, how does pumpkin lamb curry or wild mushroom stroganoff sound? Or perhaps some pulled pork nachos.
Everybody’s Brewing frequently has live music on the weekends. It’s a fun place. I cannot adequately describe the view from the deck. You must see it. Like the Columbia River Gorge in general, it is breathtaking.
Keep an eye out for Country Boy IPA, Daily Bread Common Ale, Howdown Brown, and others. On occasion Everybody’s Brewing beers make it to the Seattle market; however, the best place to enjoy this beer in on the brewpub’s deck overlooking the majestic Columbia River.