Monday, July 28

Widmer Bros. Announces 3 New Beers For Their 30 Beers For 30 Years Series

The Three Beers Represent the Years 1994, 1995, and 1996 in the Brewery’s 30-Year History
PORTLAND, Ore. – July 28, 2014 – Widmer Brothers Brewing today announced Widberry, Blackbier, and Big Ben Porter as the newest releases in the brewery’s 30 Beers for 30 Years Series. These limited release beers, brewed to commemorate the brewery’s 30th anniversary, will be available in the Portland area beginning this week.

As with the other releases in this series, these three beers are among the most memorable in Widmer Brothers’ 30-year history. Widberry, a weizenbier brewed with local black raspberries, was originally introduced in 1994 and reached a level of popularity that no one at the brewery anticipated. Blackbier, a take on the German Schwarzbier style, was originally introduced in 1995 and is a favorite among the brewhouse veterans. Big Ben Porter represents the year 1996 and was one of the first craft beers that caused a dispute with the government over legal beer descriptions.

“Widberry has a similar status to Altbier in our history,” said Kurt Widmer, co-founder of Widmer Brothers Brewing. “It has a huge, cult-like following among the beer folks here in Portland. There was a bit of a fruit beer boom in the mid-nineties, and Widberry took off during that time with no marketing whatsoever. It was one of the more popular beers from our past, and we still get asked to bring it back to this day. We hope everyone enjoys the re-release of Widberry, which was also our Oregon Brewers Festival beer this year as well.”

Wednesday, June 4

Heathen Brewing Brewpub and Tap Firetruck on the way!

  • Heathen Brewpub is still in the permitting process.  We hope to break ground in September and open in summer of 2015!  I have attached some pictures.
  • Heathen’s Firetruck Kegertor is getting worked on and will be featured at Fort Vancouver’s 4th of July celebration at Fort Vancouver!  If you haven’t heard we bought a 1956 firetruck last summer and have been modifying to be a 7 tap kegerator on wheels.  This things is going to be awesome.  Check out the pics!
  • Heathen is the official beer for Vancouver USA Marathon and Summer Brewfest!  That means each runner will get a free Heathen beer after they finish their race.  Rumor has it that Heathen may be donating some swag for the runners that finish last, but finish a marathon.  More info @
  • For those that didn’t know we do have 22 oz bottles.  They are limited supply because we are only bottling once of month, but they are here. 
  • Heathen is now in Spokane, all of Oregon and of course SW WA.  As of July 11th we will be in the greater Seattle market as well!  Heathen is a virus of craft beer trickling throughout the NW.
  • Imbibe Session IPA just went live last night and is a truly sessionable IPA at 5.2%

Beers Made By Walking - Summer hikes with local brewers in Forest Park

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Hike with Brewers in Forest Park
Beers Made By Walking, the program that invites breweries to make new beer inspired by nature walks, is collaborating with the Forest Park Conservancy in Portland, Oregon, to offer a series of local hikes throughout the summer and fall. Led by Forest Park Conservancy's Matt Wagoner and local brewers, these hikes will focus on edible and medicinal plants and inspire a series of beers that will serve as drinkable, landscape portraits of Forest Park and the surrounding area.

Hikes are free, but registration is required.
Tickets will become available approximately a week before each hike. You can follow the Facebook Event Page for Beers Made By Walking Hikes to receive updates about the program. Location and directions will be sent to registered guests.

Tuesday, May 13

Maiden The Shade Returns To Ninkasi's Special Release Series

EUGENE, Ore.—May 8, 2014—Nothing marks the return of summer like the release of Maiden the Shade from Ninkasi Brewing Company’s Special Release Series. Officially released for the first time in 2009, this summer-style India Pale Ale has quickly become a summer favorite at the brewery and for those who worship the return of warmer months and outdoor adventures.

“This beer is for summer festival fun and, more specifically, in celebration of the Oregon Country Fair held just outside of Eugene,” explains Jamie Floyd, founding brewer and co-founder of Ninkasi, discussing a festival that inspired the creation of Maiden the Shade. “It’s about enjoying summer with friends and family with a special, hoppy treat made just for the occasion.”

This year, Maiden the Shade fans can look forward to a bigger, bolder hop profile. “We bumped up the front hop perception and aroma this year to give it even more delicious flavor,” says Floyd. Brewed with eight different hop varieties, this beer has an even bigger, more flavorful hop profile that is as delicious as much as it is smooth.

North American Organic Brewers Festival celebrates 10th year of drinking organic, saving the planet

Eco-conscience beer festival will serve up more than 50 organic beers and ciders with very little waste

PORTLAND, ORE – More than 15,000 beer lovers, music fans and supporters of sustainable living will come together at the North American Organic Brewers Festival (NAOBF) the last weekend of June to “Drink Organic, Save the Planet, One Beer at a Time.” The 10th annual event will take place June 26 through June 29 at Overlook Park in North Portland. Event hours are Noon to 9pm Thursday through Saturday and Noon to 5pm Sunday.

Admission into the event is free. The purchase of a $6 reusable, compostable cornstarch cup is required for tasting beer, as are tokens, which sell for $1 apiece. A full cup of beer or cider costs four tokens and a four-ounce taste costs one token; select beers cost extra tokens.
Designed to raise awareness about organic beer and sustainable living, the NAOBF typically serves up more than 50 organic beers and ciders from nearly 40 different breweries. Most of the breweries brew an organic beer specifically for the event. Styles run the gamut from goldens to porters, with a bit of everything in-between. There's also live local music, organic food and sustainability-oriented vendors and non-profits. The NAOBF is a family friendly event, and minors are welcome with parents. The Chipotle Kids’ Zone will offer free activity books, grow pots and Chipotle kids’ meal cards, plus face painting and a root beer garden with complimentary Crater Lake Root Beer for minors and designated drivers.

Tuesday, December 10

Bridgeport Celebrates Three Decades Of Craft Brewing In Oregon


The “BridgePort Trilogy Series” to premiere in January

PORTLAND, Ore.November 6, 2013— BridgePort Brewing Company, Oregon’s oldest craft brewery, will celebrate 30 years by releasing the “BridgePort Trilogy Series,” three limited edition beers. The first two beers in the series will honor pivotal moments in BridgePort’s history by highlighting the adoption of aroma hops and the IPA movement. In contrast, the third and final beer in the series will explore what’s still to come for craft beer in Oregon.

It’s great to be turning 30, but it’s even more exciting to see how far the craft brewing industry has come in the last three decades,” commented brewmaster Jeff Edgerton. “Hop breeders in Oregon began developing varieties of aroma hops in the ‘60s and ‘70s that had intense and interesting qualities. The large domestic brewers weren’t interested at the time because the hops were ‘too intense’ for the products they were making. BridgePort and a handful of other craft brewers picked up on these varieties and started making flavorful, all-malt beers that had incredible taste and aroma. The rest is history.”

Migration Brewings 3rd Annual Holiday Prefunk

We know the winter Ale fest at Pioneer Court House Square can be a little overwhelming so each year Migration Brewing and Taplister are happy to bring to you some of the best winter ales from five local breweries.

Don of Yelp Portland, a sponsor of this years Holiday Prefunk, will be spinning some great funkadelic tunes to help wash those delightful holiday ales down.

The last two years we have taken this opportunity to collect food for the Oregon Food Bank, however this year we felt there was a much better cause to support. We will be donating 20% of the nights proceeds to Angelo M De Ieso II an amazing friend of Migration, the over all beer community and all the breweries involved. Angelo has accrued some medical bills due to an unforeseen condition nobody saw coming, which could happen to anyone of us and we all want to help.

So please stop by and join us for a pint some great music and exceptional beer from some of the best and kindest breweries in Portland and surrounding areas. The breweries that have been so generous to help us with this annual event are: Gigantic Brewing, Pfriem Family Brewers, Breakside Brewing, and Burnside Brewing.