Thursday, September 26

Bridgeport Brewing Hop Harvest 2013

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:
       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

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

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.”