Tuesday, December 10

Bridgeport Celebrates Three Decades Of Craft Brewing In Oregon

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.

Wednesday, November 13

Portland Brewing Co. Hosts Mustache Bash for Movember


When: November 21, 2013 from 6:00pm-9:00pm
Where: Portland Brewing Co. Taproom, 2730 NW 31st Avenue, Portland, OR
What: Come celebrate Movember at our Mustache Bash! Portland Brewing Co. has teamed up with Pints for Prostates to fundraise during Movember when men across the country grow mustaches to generate awareness and fundraise for men’s health charities.
Show off that facial hair and party the night away, featuring:
·         Live Music
·         Mustache Competitions and Prizes for “Best in Show” and “Professional ‘Stache” Award
·         Beer and Food Specials
·         Photo Booth
For details, visit:

Wednesday, November 6

Migration Brewing Announces Expansion

When Migration started in 2010 we leased 3,000 square feet of a 5,000 square foot building with the dream of future expansion. Migration Brewing is excited to announce that dream will come true with construction on the other 2,000 square feet of our building starting November 1st. This expansion will be the start of our journey to increase front of house seating by 50% and beer barrel production by 60%.

Our expanded front of house will now more than ever facilitate crowds to: cheer on Timber playoff victories, the Blazers newly found flair, day drinking with the World Cup matches, private event space for celebrations and community groups, and long summer days on the larger patio. We will be able to accentuate all of Portland’s favorite activities with our new kitchen and reinvented menu coming in early 2014.

We will also gain additional cooler space and storage allowing us to increase cooperage with the purchase of new 15bbl fermenters in 2014. This will allow the brewery to produce more high quality seasonal beers, while still providing the year round beers customers have come to love.

We will be open during regular business hours and will be taking all precautions to make sure the construction will not affect the experience or ambiance at the current pub.

To celebrate our new space we are planning on celebrating December 31st 2013 with live music, DJ, extended hours, and a brand new beer with limited 750ml bottles available. So mark your calendars and join us for a celebration towards the next great Migration.

Full Sail Brewing Wins Medals, Announces Seasonal Beers

We are so stoked to announce that at the 2013 World Beer Awards our Amber Ale and Session Premium Lager added two more gold medals to the brewery’s extensive list of awards and accolades. On top of that our Amber was named "World's Best" and our Session Premium Lager was named "America's Best".


The World Beer Awards are the global awards selecting the very best internationally recognized beer styles. This annual tasting selects, awards and promotes the ‘World’s Best Beers’ to consumers and the trade throughout the world.

 From our Session Lager to our bourbon barrel-aged beers, balance and elegance are our defining brewery characteristics. We don’t brew our beers to win medals, but we are honored when we do. We know that you, our customers, are the ultimate judges and we strive to consistently brew elegant, complex, and balanced beers with you in mind. Over the years, our passion and commitment have earned us a long list of awards and accolades. Thanks to all our beer fans and friends for your ongoing support!


Wednesday, October 16

Trip 18 El Dorado Fresh Hop IPA Release Party at C-Bar!


Trip 18 El Dorado Fresh Hop IPA Release Party at C-Bar!
Friday, October 18 / 6pm-Close / No Cover
C- Bar

Thursday, September 26

Bridgeport Brewing Hop Harvest 2013

Hop Harvest 2013 – DOUBLE THE HOPS, DOUBLE THE FUN
This year’s Hop Harvest adds Oregon hops at both ends of the brewing process

PORTLAND, Ore. – September 10, 2013 – BridgePort Brewing Company decided to try something new this year with its Hop Harvest beer. BridgePort’s brewmaster, Jeff Edgerton, took two trips to Annen Farms in Mt. Angel, Oregon to harvest over 900 pounds of fresh hops to use at the top and the bottom of the brewing cycle.

The BridgePort team was on their way to harvest four hundred pounds of fresh, green Oregon Fuggle hops earlier this summer to get Hop Harvest started. At the end of fermentation, the team returned to collect an additional five hundred pounds of green Tettnang hops to add before cooling. The two step process of adding hops at both ends of brewing embodies the meaning of fresh and local.

Widmer Brothers Announces Four Beers

WIDMER BROTHERS BREWING RELEASES FOUR NEW LIMITED RELEASE BEERSBrewery expands fall offerings with Old Embalmer Barleywine, Barrel-Aged Old Embalmer, Falconer’s IPA, and Downward Spiral Imperial IPL


PORTLAND, Ore. – September 26, 2013 –Widmer Brothers Brewing has introduced four new limited release beers as part of the brewery’s fall lineup. Just in time for the cooler fall months ahead, the Portland-based brewery has released: Falconer’s IPA, the latest addition to the Rotator IPA Series; this year’s vintage of Old Embalmer Barleywine and a pinot noir barrel-aged version of Old Embalmer as part of the Brother’s Reserve Series; and Downward Spiral, an imperial India-style Pale Lager (IPL) aged on new oak spirals.

The release of Falconer’s IPA, a beer brewed in tribute to the late Oregon brewing legend Glen Hay Falconer, represents the third time this beer has been available as part of the Rotator IPA Series. Falconer’s IPA is an aggressively hopped Northwest IPA that features Falconer’s namesake hop blend from HopUnion: Falconer’s Flight. Widmer Brothers has brewed the beer annually since 2011 and it has become a favorite in the series, but this release will be the last as the Falconer’s Flight hop is being retired after this year. A portion of the proceeds of Falconer’s IPA benefits the Glen Hay Falconer Foundation, which provides educational opportunities and scholarships for aspiring and professional brewers.


Holiday Ale Festival toasts the spirits of the season

PORTLAND, Ore. – Sept. 20, 2013 – The 18th annual Holiday Ale Festival will take place Dec. 4 through Dec. 8 at Pioneer Courthouse Square, located at 701 SW Sixth Ave. in the heart of downtown Portland. The popular event will feature at least four-dozen big, bold ales designed to fend off the cold chill of a long winter night. From Belgians, barleywines and CDAs to winter warmers, porters and stouts, these beers have either been crafted specifically for the event or are hard-to-fine vintages, underscoring the event's reputation as one of finest gathering of winter beers anywhere in the nation.

Event hours are Noon to 10 pm Wednesday, 11 am to 10 pm Thursday through Saturday, and 11 am to 5 pm Sunday. To avoid the lengthy lines that often accompany Northwest beer fests, the recommended days for attendance are Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday. The Holiday Ale Festival is for ages 21 and over.


Kells Brew Pub celebrates first year in business with accolades, brewery expansion


PORTLAND, Ore. – In August of last year, Kells Irish Restaurant – Portland’s venerable and best-known Irish eatery – opened its second Portland location at 201 NW 21st Ave. with little fanfare or promotion. The space included a 10-barrel brewhouse that would brew three styles of beer in-house for the Kells restaurants in Portland and Seattle.

One year later, Kells Brew Pub is celebrating a successful first year in business that includes being named “Best Brew Pub” by the people of Portland in the 2013 KGW Best in Town event. Voting took place throughout the month of July on the KGW website, and the winners were announced in August. Kells went up against a number of area favorites, including Deschutes, Hopworks, Rogue, Laurelwood and Breakside.


Winter Releases from Ninkasi: Sleigh'r Dark Double Alt Ale & Imperiale Stout

Sleigh’r Dark Doüble Alt Ale and Imperiale Imperial Stout Return this October

EUGENE, Ore.—Sept. 24, 2013—Cheers to winter with returning cold-weather favorites from Ninkasi Brewing Company. Inspired by the cold winter months, traditional beer styles, blissful days on the mountain, and even a little heavy metal, Sleigh’r Dark Doüble Alt Ale and Imperiale Imperial Stout are the perfect remedy to rock any winter day.
 
“The motivation for creating Sleigh’r was to make a beer that was different than other Northwest winter beers that feature big hop profiles and rich caramel flavor,” says Jamie Floyd, co-owner and founding brewer of Ninkasi. “We created a malt-forward yet dry, toasty and hardy beer brewed in the traditional German Alt way, only darker.”
 
Also offered this winter, Imperiale Imperial Stout is a rich, smooth but warming beer with lots of roasted malt flavor to fight off the winter months. “This is a great beer to have when reading a book in a cozy nook on a cold wintry day,” says Floyd.

Migration Brewing Fresh Hop Releases

September is fresh hop month and Migration wants to share this wonderful month with a three part fresh hop release starting Friday, 9/20. Each of the three beers being produced will be a different style utilizing 50-75# of local fresh hops, and a couple different yeasts.

Friday September 20th: The first of 3 fresh hop beers for the 2013 season, Glisan Street Fresh Hop will be released. We took our workhorse pale ale and added 50# of fresh Meridian hops to the mix, keeping that easy drinking 5.1% ABV 33IBU.

Friday September 27th: We will release the second installation of our fresh hop trio, Wild Style. We decided to do something a little different with this fresh hop by creating a farmhouse ale. You can be assured Wild Style will hold plenty of esters and phenolic’s and was dosed with 75 pounds of crystal fresh hops.

Friday October 4th: The third and final fresh hop installment for the season Better Off Fresh IPA will be released. We took our ruby red in color fall IPA, Better Off Red, and added 50# of fresh crystal hops harvested mere hours before added to the wort.
Fresh hop beers are sure to not stay on tap long so stop in while you can and try the unique flavors these fresh hops impart. We will also have the standard version of our Better Off Red IPA being released the week of September 23rd.

Full Sail Brewing Celebrates the Hop Harvest with Fresh Hop Pilsner

Hood River, Oregon – Every year, Full Sail’s brewers patiently wait for the days until the hop harvest is ready to go. When the call from the farm finally comes, the brewers set out in their truck for the hop fields. They bring back the freshest of hops which go directly into the waiting brew kettle. Just hours away from the farmer’s field, these fresh hops are fragrant with grassy, herbal, citrus, and floral aromas. “As brewers we have so many favorite seasons and brews, but there is something so uniquely and deeply satisfying about this harvest collaboration with our farmers. This season we celebrate the first Cascade hops with Fresh Hop Pilsner. This beer highlights the brewer’s art as well as nature’s gift,” said Full Sail Executive Brewmaster, Jamie Emmerson. The hops were locally grown at Sodbuster Farms, which is a Salmon-Safe certified hop grower.


Wednesday, September 11

Full Sail Brewing Company Releases Oktoberfest (LTD 07)

Hood River, Or - Why fly to Munich for a genuine Oktoberfest Lager when this one could be inches from your lips?  The newest addition to Full Sail’s Limited Lager Series (LTD), Oktoberfest is the seventh recipe in the LTD line-up. Although it’s new to the LTD series, the recipe is a Full Sail classic originally brewed back in the 1990s. “At Full Sail we love our lager beers! As Oregon’s largest brewer of lager craft beer styles, we are thrilled to bring back one of our favorite recipes. This award-winning beer garnered 3 consecutive gold medals at the World Beer Championships in 1997, 1998 and 1999,” said Jamie Emmerson, Full Sail’s Executive Brewmaster. Brewed especially for Oktoberfest season, six-packs and kegs will be available for the month of September in limited quantities. 


Full Sail Brewing hosts The American Craft Beer Cookbook Signing

Hood River, Oregon – Full Sail Brewing is excited to host a book signing of The American Craft Beer Cookbook at their pub with author, John Holl.  Join Full Sail Brewing on Wednesday, September 18th from 5-7pm to meet the author of this newly released book.  Local bookseller Waucoma Books will be on site with books for sale for $19.95.

The book features Full Sail’s own Gouda Fondue made with Session Lager.  Full Sail Brewing will be offering free samples of the Gouda Fondue along with an appetizer special.  Patrons will receive a free pint glass and bottle opener with the purchase of The American Craft Beer Cookbook.

Gone are the days of TV dinners and bland light lagers. Not only are Americans now taking pride in cooking foods with fresh, local ingredients, but we’re also living in a frothy golden age of American beer, with more than 2,500 breweries in the United States producing upwards of 100 style variations of craft beer. And just as they’ve revolutionized our beer culture, so are craft breweries and brewpubs across the nation elevating the food we eat with a good cold draft. It’s no longer only about chips or burgers or wings (though they do taste great with beer!) — Chefs are now taking meals to a whole new level using the complex and intricate flavors imparted by different varieties of malts, hops, and yeasts to realize the full taste potential of dishes ranging from salads to choice cuts of meat and fresh seafood.

Free Community Event to Welcome the “Noble Scot” Scottish Ale

Portland Brewing Co. Hosts Seasonal Scottish Festival with Activities for the Whole Family

When: Saturday, September 21 from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Where: Portland Brewing Company Taproom, 2730 NW 31st Avenue
What: Portland Brewing Company’s Scottish Festival: Welcoming the Noble Scot Scottish Ale
Join Portland Brewing Co. for a Scottish Festival to celebrate our New Fall Seasonal!
Event Highlights:
·         Beer Garden
·         Scottish Dance and Bagpipe Performances
·         Scottish Menu Specials
·         Mini-Highland Game Competitions
·         Gaelic Henna Tattoos
·         Noble Scot Ale Specials
·         Games & Activities for the Whole Family
·         Local Vendors and more!
Free to attend and all ages welcome.
For complete event details, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/643679375642480/
       About Portland Brewing Co.
Founded in 1986 by Fred Bowman and Art Larrance, Portland Brewing Company was a pioneer of the Portland craft beer movement. Since opening its doors, the company quickly grew into an important part of Portland’s brewing landscape. The company’s flagship brew, MacTarnahan’s Amber Ale, was first introduced in 1992, earning gold at the Great American Beer Festival. It remains one of the company’s most popular brews today. Driven by a love for brewing great beer for the people of Portland, OR and beyond, Portland Brewing Company is committed to delivering great beer, all the time. From unique small batches, to seasonal brews and new year-round offerings, beer drinkers can expect variety, innovation, quality and great-tasting beer in 2013 from a company that, simply, brews with a passion for beer. For more information, visit www.PortlandBrewing.com.

Widmer Brothers Announces Krystal Pear


PORTLAND, Ore. – September 9, 2013 – Widmer Brothers Brewing has released Krystal Pear, a filtered American-style wheat beer brewed with Oregon pears as the official beer of this year’s Bon Appétit presents Feast Portland: A Celebration of Oregon Bounty, a four-day festival celebrating Oregon’s culinary culture with top Oregon chefs, along with nationally recognized chefs and food influencers.

Krystal Pear is inspired by the Oregon bounty and the spirit of the Feast Portland event, and brewed with local pears from USA Pears. As a founding beer sponsor of the event, this is the second year that Widmer Brothers has brewed the event’s official beer at the brewery’s 10-barrel pilot brewery, located adjacent to the Moda Center at the Rose Quarter. This is the first year that the beer is available in bottles, a first for commercially-available beer brewed at the pilot brewery.

Fort George Fall Seasonal - Next Adventure Black IPA

NEXT ADVENTURE BLACK IPA
Fort George Brewery’s Fall Seasonal Collaboration

To every thing there is a season – and a limited edition Fort George collaboration.


The spring started with Tender Loving Empire NWPA. For summer Fort George teamed up with Gigantic and Lompoc Brewing to offer you our first 3-Way IPA. And now, it’s time for the Next Adventure Black IPA – a blend of local craft beer and the unlimited possibilities of outdoor adventure.

“We wanted to make a beer with all of the hop flavor and aromatics of an IPA, but with a rich, dark color and a bright white head,” explains Fort George co-owner Chris Nemlowill. “If you close your eyes and drink this beer, you should feel like you’re tasting a hoppy IPA.”

“We were really flattered when Fort George approached us to do this collaboration,” said Bryan Knudsen, co-owner with Deek Heykamp of Next Adventure – Portland’s alternative outdoor store. “Next Adventure is thrilled to be the namesake of Fort George’s latest creation. Much like their focus on brewing quality beer, Next Adventure has been dedicated to providing quality gear at a great price since 1997.”

Wednesday, August 21

Ninkasi Brewing Company Invited to Join Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. for 2014 Nationwide Collaboration, Release Tour

EUGENE, Ore.—Aug. 20, 2013—Ninkasi Brewing Company has been invited by Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. to join 11 other craft breweries in a celebration of craft beer called Beer Camp Across America. Inspired by Sierra Nevada’s Beer Camp® program—multi-day beer-making workshops—Beer Camp Across America comprises the creation of a variety 12-pack—one beer per brewery partner—to be released in summer 2014 preceded by a multi-weekend, west-to-east tour of regional festivals that highlight each locale’s craft beer community. The journey will culminate in Mills River, North Carolina, where Sierra Nevada will open the doors of its new East Coast brewery.

Sierra Nevada founder Ken Grossman and his son, Brian, co-leader of Sierra Nevada’s North Carolina brewery, personally reached out to Ninkasi founding brewer, Jamie Floyd, to invite him to join the lineup.

Wednesday, July 31

Ninkasi Brewing Company Releases Three Rare & Delicious Series Beers

Each Crafted by a Member of the Ninkasi Brewing Collective, These Beers are Rare and Delicious!

EUGENE, Ore.—July 26, 2013—A leading force behind Ninkasi Brewing Company is the thirst for constant creativity and quality. In an effort to embody this throughout its brewing collective, Ninkasi developed its Rare and Delicious (R&D) Series in 2012. These beers capture the creativity of each member of Ninkasi’s brewing team – enabling each to design their own beer from start to finish—and draws upon more than 90 years of combined brewing experience to create high-quality, draft only beers available for a limited time throughout Ninkasi’s distribution footprint.

Thursday, July 18

Summer MashFest 2013

 
Our 7th Mashfest is coming up Sunday, August 25th.  The Summer Mashfest is held at Mint Tea (2014 Main Street, Vancouver)  from 4 pm to 8 pm.

What is "Mashfest"?

Mashfest is a "Homebrewers" festival, where 15 homebrewers will be pouring free samples of the beer they have made at home.  As an attendee, you get to taste their beer and discuss with the brewers how they made the beer.  You then get to vote for your favorite beer, determining which brewers get the cool prizes! There are 3 People's Choice Awards, and the brewers get to vote too, giving out 3 Brewers Choice Awards!

Elysian Brewing OBF Week Double-header!!

Tues. July 23 at The Beermongers (6-9pm)  & 
Wed. July 24 at Shanghai Tunnel (5-8pm) in Portland

Elysian Brewer's Dick Cantwell, Steve Luke and Kevin Watson are coming to town for the Oregon Brewer's Festival and bringing along some special treats!  Join the Elysian Brewer's at the following events during the week of OBF!!

OBF Pre-funk at The Beermongers!
Tuesday, July 23 from 6-9pm
 

Wednesday, July 3

Full Sail Brewing Releases English Pale for Summer in their New Rotating Pub Ales Series


Hood River, Oregon – Full Sail Brewing has just announced the release of the next beer in their new rotating line of classic ales called the Pub Series.  The third beer in the series, English Pale  is traditional copper ale with flavors of toast, light caramel and a mild hop finish. This new series features ales that had only previously been available at Full Sail’s Tasting Room & Pub.

“For as anyone lucky enough to stop for a pint at our Pub in Hood River, Oregon, knows it’s a spectacular place to share a beer with friends. The Full Sail Pub Series captures that experience in a bottle and lets you share it with all your friends. Each selection will be available for only 90 days before the next gets its turn to shine. Just like each epic season in the Gorge,” said Irene Firmat, Full Sail Brewing’s Founder and CEO.

“Summer in the Gorge might just be our favorite season because our pub deck, overlooking the mighty Columbia, provides the best view in town. Sailboarders and kiteboarders skip across the river using brightly colored sails, while whitecaps and mountains provide the backdrop for the perfect beer to raise a glass with friends. This thirst quenching pale ale is brewed with a blend of crystal and 2 row pale malts. Willamette and Golding hops provide a slightly fruity note to round out the light malty flavor,” said Jamie Emmerson, Full Sail Brewing’s Executive Brewmaster. English Pale is available in 6-packs and on draft for 90 days only from July to September when the next beer in the series will be released.  (ABV 5% IBU 30)


Wednesday, June 19

Attention VW Owners & Fans: Bugs N' Brew! Aug. 3rd

Bring your old VW, Audi, or Porsche in for a show and grab a pint or two! The event is being held at A Beer At A Time in Washougal from 3pm - Close, Saturday, Aug. 3rd.

Deschutes Brewery Celebrates 25 Years With Black Butte XXV


25 years of experimentation and brewing passion culminate in an anniversary gift filled with an imperial version of Black Butte Porter, all wrapped in a 22-ounce, wax-dipped bottle
 
June 18, 2013 – Bend, Oregon – This year, Deschutes Brewery is toasting 25 years with the 6th vintage of its imperial porter, Black Butte XXV. In order to celebrate in style, this iteration of the annual beer amps it up with the addition of Theo’s cocoa nibs, Mission figs and Medjool dates. The bourbon barrel aged portion of the beer was increased by 20 percent over past versions of this anniversary brew, and drinkers of Black Butte XXV will notice complex notes of vanilla, tart and dried fruit, and chocolate. With everything that’s going on in the flavor profile of this beer, you may have to raise several toasts just to experience it all. 
 

Thursday, May 30

Bend Brewfest Celebrates 10 Years and Expands Offerings for 2013

More than 60 breweries and 140 beers waiting to be enjoyed at Les Schwab Amphitheater in Bend, Oregon’s Old Mill District; proceeds to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Oregon & Neighbor Impact
 
May 29, 2013– Bend, Oregon – Bend Brewfest celebrates 10 years of bringing fine brews to the masses at the Les Schwab Amphitheater in the Old Mill District August 15-17. Event organizers expect the largest number of breweries ever, tipping the scales at more than 60 breweries pouring more than 140 delicious craft beers for attendees to sample over the course of the three-day festival. This year’s festival will also feature an expanded selection of hard-to-find, limited-release “X-Tap” beers from participating breweries. 
 
“The Bend Brewfest is a celebration of craft beer. Beer lovers can come down and meet the folks behind the breweries that make their favorite beer, discover new breweries, and sample some pretty amazing beer,” said Marney Smith, director of the Bend Brewfest. “Over the past decade of hosting the event, we’ve seen tremendous growth in the industry. We’re excited to celebrate that growth with more breweries and beers than ever before.”
 

9th annual North American Organic Brewers Festival Announces Beer List

PORTLAND, ORE – The North American Organic Brewers Festival (NAOBF) has released the beer lineup for its 9th annual event, taking place June 27-30 at Overlook Park in North Portland.  The festival will serve nearly 60 organic beers and ciders from 39 breweries. 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 double tokens. Patrons receive a $1 discount toward the tasting glass with a validated Tri-Met ticket, a ticket from the Hopworks Bike Corral or three cans of food for the Oregon Food Bank (limit one discount per person).

Friday, May 17

Elysian Brewing Night at 15th Ave Hophouse


Wednesday, May 22nd from 5pm-Close

12 Elysian brews on tap, with deals on pints and flights!  Free Elysian beer sampling and giveaways!

New, rare and classic brews featured, including:
~ "Oddland Series" Peppercorn Saison
~ "Manic IPA Series" Space Dust IPA
~ "Dicks Picks Series" Ambrosia Maibock
~ Krokus Saffron Sour Wheat
~ The Dread Oak Aged Imperial Stout
~ Super Fuzz Blood Orange Pale 
~ DOOM Golden Treacle Pale
~ Bete Blanche Tripel
~ Avatar Jasmine IPA
~ The Wise ESB
~ Mens Room Original Red
~ Zephyrus Pilsner

Come break up the work week with us and enjoy some killer Elysian brews! 

15th Avenue Hophouse; 1517 NE Brazee; Portland, OR.

Tuesday, May 14

Migration Brewing Releases Their New 503 IPA

        Migration’s 503 IPA RELEASE
          An Assertive IPA With A Touch of Finesse

503 IPA: Migration Brewing is proud to announce the release of our summer IPA, the 503 IPA. After mulling over what to name this complex IPA we decided to give credit to the city that has embraced us so well. The name was decided when recalling how the group of mechanics who owned our building for 30+ years explained that Migration’s geographic location is the dead center of Portland. True or not, we have embraced this story within our business as we open our doors to patrons within all walks of life. The 503 IPA will be released Friday May 17th and will be available all day, a perfect way to start your weekend.

503 IPA
Migration presents this seasonal IPA that will splash your senses with notes of lemon, grapefruit, and tropical nuances. Generously hopped with Ahtunum, Meridian, and Sorachi Ace hops provide a depth of complexity to this assertive yet approachable IPA. It’s an IPA, drink it!

ABV: 7.3%
IBU: 80

Wednesday, May 1

Elysian Brewing To Release New Manic Series IPA: Space Dust


Thirteen-odd billion years ago the Universe was born in an enormous explosion that sent absolutely everything hurtling outward--all the stars and planets, Earth, the Moon, the bits that would eventually become you and me and everything we know--and don't know. Come May 1, Space Dust, the latest in the Elysian Manic IPA series, will come drifting across the cosmos to select restaurants, bars and retail establishments. More than the ocean needs the cosmic light of starglow energy, you will love this beer.



Space Dust is an (asteroid) belt of Chinook, Citra and Amarillo hops streaking across a fairly open-space grist of Northwest pale and touches of C-15 and Dextri-Pils malts. 70 IBU will deliver a good (VanAllen) belt of bitterness; 7.2% alcohol by volume keeps thrust at a medium burn; OG 16.8°P/1.068 SG if you're a Mission Control type. Space Dust will be available on draft and in 22-ounce bottles, with a cute little extra-terrestrial hop feller on the label.

Breakside 3rd Anniversary Party Coming May 18

Hey folks-
I want to announce that Breakside will be throwing a huge block party for our third anniversary on Saturday, May 18 from 12 until 7. The party will be at our NE Dekum brewpub and will feature live music, special release beers, and a good old fashioned barbecue. To celebrate the big day, we'll be pouring from all the draft lines inside plus an addition 8-10 beers outside. The outdoor beer garden will be open rain or shine, and the event is open to Breakside fans of all ages.

Thursday, April 18

New Ninkasi Releases, and Millionth Case Sold


Tomorrow, we will be selling our one-millionth (that’s right!) case of beer through Maletis, our Portland distributor. While we are excited to reach this mark in such a short amount of time, we are reminded of the overwhelming and continuous support of the retailers, the people who drink craft beer, and our distributor in Portland who have all contributed to building a strong craft beer community!

Along with our friends at Maletis, members of our Ninkasi family will help deliver the one-millionth case to an account in Portland – and we’ll be inviting any and all Ninkasi beer drinkers to join us in celebration as we raise a glass to the wonderful beer community! Specific location will be announced tomorrow on our Facebook and Twitter pages, so stay tuned!

And now on to the releases….

Coalition Beer Release and Events

Hey Friends!

We've got some awesome new beers coming your way!  I hope you don't have plans for your weekend, because chances are that you are going to spend it drinking tasty brews after reading this!

Thursday, April 11

Legendary Brewmaster John Harris is Opening a New Brewery and Pub

Legendary Brewmaster John Harris is opening a new brewery and pub and has a special public event for it on April 28th, from 2-4pm. No beer yet, but the event will have floor plans, information regarding the project, company graphic design elements, and T-Shirts!

Event Details:

WHO: John Harris, brewmaster with 26 years of experience, including two years with McMenamins’ breweries, four years with Deschutes, and 20 years with Full Sail.

WHAT: Brewery and Brewpub Sneak Preview and Name Unveiling

WHERE: 805 N Cook St., Portland, OR, 97227

WHEN: Sunday, April 28, 2013. 2-4pm Public Open House

WHY: Get an inside look at the new Portland brewery being started by an Oregon brewing pioneer, John Harris. John will be on hand to talk about the space and answer questions. There will also be renderings and floorplan displays for public viewing, and t-shirts for sale.

Monday, April 8

Oppose State Tax Increase for Washington Small Brewers


Dear AHA, BA and Support Your Local Brewery Members,
The Washington Brewers Guild has requested that beer enthusiasts take action to oppose a state tax increase detrimental to small and independent brewers and craft beer consumers.
Please read the following information provided by the .

Washington small brewers are asking you to contact your state elected officials to oppose the five-fold increase of the beer excise tax contained in Governor Jay Inslee's proposed budget.
Under the proposal, the per barrel tax would rise to at least $20.50 from the current $4.78, putting Washington's beer taxes among the highest in the nation.
If such a tax were enacted, there would be immediate negative impacts to beer drinkers:
  • The price per keg of beer would increase by at least $15.00.
  • The cost of a pint could increase by as much as $1.00.
  • Bottled and canned beer prices would go up as well.
  • Less consumer choice at retail as small breweries struggle to remain competitive.
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Double Mountain Four Horsemen Series Tap Takeover

Portland, OR – Join Double Mountain brewery and Bazi on Friday, April 12 from 5-9 PM as we drink our weekend to Tax Day with a special tap takeover featuring the beers from the Four Horsemen series. You've probably had one here and there, now is your opportunity to have all four in one place.

Beers of the Apocalypse: WHITE RIDER OF CONQUEST: Strong Belgian-style Blonde Ale
A big, golden-hued flavor bomb with heady alcohol and silky mouthfeel. Abundantly estery yeast notes underpinned by enticing hoppiness. “Perilously drinkable” (to cop a phrase from Michael Jackson, the Beer Hunter). First of the "Four Horsemen" series.
8.7% ABV, 29 BU

Wednesday, April 3

Full Sail Brewing Releases ESB for Spring in their New Rotating Pub Ales Series

Hood River, Oregon – Full Sail Brewing has just announced the release of the next beer in their new rotating line of classic ales called the Pub Series.  The second beer in the series, Extra Special Bitter (ESB) is a medium-bodied ale with caramel complexity and a crisp hoppy finish. This new series features ales that had only previously been available at Full Sail’s Tasting Room & Pub.



“For as anyone lucky enough to stop for a pint at our Pub in Hood River, Oregon, knows it’s a spectacular place to share a beer with friends. The Full Sail Pub Series captures that experience in a bottle and lets you share it with all your friends. Each selection will be available for only 90 days before the next gets its turn to shine. Just like each epic season in the Gorge,” said Irene Firmat, Full Sail Brewing’s Founder and CEO.

Monday, March 25

Widmer Brothers Launches Alchemy Ale

WIDMER BROTHERS BREWING LAUNCHES ALCHEMY ALE FEATURING PROPRIETARY HOP BLEND
Brewery Showcases Alchemy Hops in Latest Year-Round Release

 
PORTLAND, Ore. – Mar. 25, 2013 –Widmer Brothers Brewing has introduced the newest addition to its year-round, core line-up: Alchemy Ale, a beer that features the brewery’s proprietary Alchemy hop blend.

The Alchemy hop blend was developed by a local hop merchant and Widmer Brothers brewers in 2006, and has become a key ingredient in every Widmer Brothers beer. Since its development, the brewing team has experimented with a variety of recipes designed to showcase the unique characteristics of the super high alpha Alchemy hop blend. After exploring several recipes, hop additions and styles, the recipe for Alchemy Ale emerged as a favorite among Widmer Brothers brewers.

Wednesday, March 20

Beer Review: Deschutes Brewing Deschutes River Ale


"Once called Riviere des Chutes by French Trappers the Deschutes River feeds our beers and souls alike. Merci.

Here’s one that’s clean and refreshing enough for the long haul, but fully graced with hop aroma, malt heft and clear craft passion. Sit back, relax, and let the subtle pleasures reveal.

Malt: Pale, Munich, Carapils, Crystal
Hops: Cascade, Crystal, Nugget

Releasing March 4th in 6-packs and draft."


Golden/Blonde Ale
Alc. 4% | IBUs 28
140 Calories, 12 oz serving
 
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Friday, March 15

Deschutes Brewery Releases First Class of ’88 Collaboration Beer

Class of ’88 Barley Wine is the first beer in the series, brewed by Deschutes Brewery, North Coast Brewing Co. and Rogue Ales to celebrate their shared 25th anniversary

12 March 2013 – Bend, Oregon – Deschutes Brewery, North Coast Brewing Company and Rogue Ales have teamed up to create a traditional barley wine as the first in Deschutes Brewery’s Class of ’88 collaboration series. The series will include a number of commemorative beers to celebrate the 25th anniversary of craft breweries around the country that were founded in 1988.

The Class of ’88 Barley Wine was based on the guidelines published in renowned beer connoisseur Fred Eckhardt’s The Essentials of Beer Style, which was originally published in 1988. Each of the three breweries working on the project brewed their own interpretation of that original recipe.  The three resulting barley wines have a common heritage and ingredients, and brewers from Deschutes Brewery, North Coast Brewing Company and Rogue Ales teamed up at each respective location to brew the beer(s).

“Working collaboratively to create this barley wine has been an adventure for all of us,” said Cam O’Connor, brewmaster for Deschutes Brewery. He spent time at both Rogue and North Coast as they brewed their versions of the beer together. “Sharing ideas and partnering to celebrate this landmark date in our shared histories promises to result in some extraordinary beer. The best part of the process, for me, was the camaraderie experienced spending time at each other’s facilities.”

Tuesday, March 12

Ninkasi Brewing Company Releases New Vanilla Oatis Oatmeal Stout in 22oz. Bottles

Vanilla Oatis Oatmeal Stout Available on Shelves Year-Round Starting in March


EUGENE, Ore.—Feb. 28, 2013—Ninkasi Brewing Company announces the debut of its new Vanilla Oatis Oatmeal Stout, available on shelves in 22oz. bottles starting in March and remaining on shelves year-round throughout the entire Ninkasi distribution footprint. As a new member of the Ninkasi Flagship Series, Vanilla Oatis Oatmeal Stout will offer customers a tasty, more decadent alternative to the favored Oatis Oatmeal Stout.

“Aged on whole natural vanilla beans, Vanilla Oatis is a unique and delicious take on our traditional Oatmeal Stout,” explains Nikos Ridge, Ninkasi Brewing Company co-founder.

To create this brew, whole vanilla beans from Eugene’s Singing Dog Vanilla were added to the fermentation tank, essentially dry-hopping the beer with an intoxicating vanilla flavor.

Vanilla Oatis Oatmeal Stout will take the place of its predecessor, Oatis Oatmeal Stout, as the newest Ninkasi offering available in 22oz. bottles. Oatis Oatmeal Stout will remain on draft and in 12oz. bottles but will only be found in 22oz. bottles in Ninkasi’s mixed 4-packs throughout the year. 

Celebrate By The Bottles 7 Year Anniversary

By the Bottle 7th Anniversary Events

Tuesday, March 12, 2013
20% discount on selected beers throughout the bottle shop, including Vintage Ales, noon to 9pm.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Stone Brewing Company Vertical Epic, EPIC Tasting Event
6p to 8p
Tasting fee: $10.00, cash only
To our knowledge, there has been no other tasting event of this kind at any other bottle shop in our area. Please join us and Erin Grey Kemplin, with Stone Brewing, to sample her Stone's Epic series of beers that were only brewed once, and will never be brewed again.

The Stone Vertical Epic Series are beers that were designed by Stone Brewing to be enjoyed over the years to experience how beers cellar and evolve over time. If you are cellaring any of Stone Brewing's Vertical Epic series of beers and have wondered, "What's this tasting like now...is now the time I should open it?" Well, now is your chance to sample them without having to open up your own personal stash-what a fantastic opportunity!

These Vertical Epic vintage years will be available for sampling: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011. Special pricing for these bottles, to go, or to consume on-site, will be available during the tasting. Oh my goodness! For vertical tasting notes on these vintage ales, click here.

Rogue Ales St. Patricks Day Rogue Nation Warehouse Sale


Widmer Brothers and Portland Timbers Limited Edition Release

Green & Gold Kölsch Brings Together Portland Craft Beer and Soccer

PORTLAND, Ore. – Feb. 28, 2013 Widmer Brothers Brewing and the Timbers Army have teamed up to brew Green & Gold Kölsch, a limited-edition beer for the 2013 Portland Timbers season. The new beer will be available throughout the Portland area, and in select markets in Oregon and Southwest Washington, beginning on March 3, opening day for this year’s Portland Timbers season.

Green & Gold Kölsch is the creation of longtime Timbers Army member Abram Goldman-Armstrong, who won the “Full 90” category of the 2012 Timbers Army Homebrew Competition with this recipe. Goldman-Armstrong has been brewing variations of the Kölsch style since becoming acquainted with it in its native Cologne, Germany, while attending the 2006 World Cup; he entered his latest version of the style into the competition, which incorporated his homegrown Hallertauer hops.

Tuesday, February 26

Elysian Brewing Releases New Beer: Superfuzz Blood Orange Pale


"Grok this: what if the world were an orange--a blood orange--and there were Citra and Amarillo hop cones orbiting all around it, with just a dusting of blood orange peel, and it was all, like, an atom? Heavy, right? Well dig this: just to keep things a little blurred around the edges, the mad chemists at Elysian Brewing have come up with Superfuzz Blood Orange Pale Ale. It'll be available at groovy taverns, restaurants and stores beginning April 1 in six-packs, 22-ounce bottles and on draft. 

You've heard the story before: the Man's been throwing his weight around again, muscling people all over town with super-uninteresting beer. Enter Superfuzz, a one-beer crusade against the oppressive ordinary. He can relate to other ales, with an easygoing blend of Northwest Pale, Munich and Dextri-pils malts, but where the hops and the blood orange come in, he's a complicated guy. Worldly German Northern Brewer and Cascade bitter and flavor the beer, but it's the combination of Citra, Amarillo and Blood Orange peel in the finish, topped off with pureed and concentrated blood orange in the fermenter that land the biggest blows. Call it Orangesploitation, Superfuzz is serving notice. Starting gravity is 14°P/1.056, and alcohol a mellow 5.3% by volume."
-Dick Cantwell
AVAILABLE :: APRIL 1
Draft, 22oz Bottles, Six-Pack