Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Beer Lovers Welcome Summer, Celebrate Dad, by Sipping Beer in the woods at the Oregon Garden Brewfest

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SILVERTON, Ore. — Attendees at last weekend’s 12th annual Oregon Garden Brewfest celebrated both the arrival of summer and Father’s Day by enjoying 120 handcrafted beers, ciders and meads amongst the natural beauty of The Oregon Garden.

This marked the first year the festival moved from an indoor pavilion out into the forest, where breweries were set up in quaint cottages dotted throughout the woods, underneath the warm glow of bistro lights. Already regarded as the Willamette Valley’s most scenic beer festival, the move into the forest fully embraced the Oregon spirit.

“Our visitors kept saying tasting beer in the forest was the most Oregon thing they’ve ever seen," said Brittney Hatteberg, marketing director for The Oregon Garden. “Honestly, people loved it. The weather on Saturday morning was crazy, but it created this amazing community spirit – people were laughing, posting photos on social media and running from booth to booth, trying new beers. Once the storm ended, everyone enjoyed sunshine and great beer the rest of the weekend!”

More than 7,400 guests attended the event this year, where they were encouraged to explore the 80 acres of botanical gardens with drinks in hand. Crowds enjoyed the music of a dozen regional bands on Friday and Saturday evenings, including
headliners Dead Wood Standing and Sassparilla.

The People’s Choice – determined by votes cast at the festival – was Worthy Brewing's Coeur de la Peche, a traditional Saison that incorporates fresh peaches from Oregon Fruit Products. Styles at the event ranged from ambers and Belgians to pales and porters, offering something for every palate.

On Sunday, families celebrated Father’s Day with root beer from Crater Lake Soda, while laying on blankets in the sun, making craft projects for dad, playing in the Children’s Garden and enjoying games, including shuffleboard, skee-ball and foosball, all set up in the Garden.

Many attendees wisely took advantage of overnight Brewfest packages at the Oregon Garden Resort located immediately above the festival grounds. A Moonstone Hotel property, the Oregon Garden Resort offers 103 hotel rooms overlooking The Oregon Garden and is only a short walk from the festival venue. Overnight stays are available to book for next year’s festival, June 16-19, 2017, just visit: oregongardenresort.com.

The Oregon Garden Brewfest was generously presented by Venti’s Café and sponsored by Country Financial, the Oregon Lottery, Renewal by Andersen, Screamin’ Sicilian Pizza Co., T-Mobile, Goschie Farms, Imperial Bottle Shop, Craft QA, Oregon Beer Growler and the Oregonian. To stay informed for next year’s event, visit www.oregongarden.org/events/brewfest/.

‘Brett’er Get Ready: Victory Brewing Company Unleashes Tart Ten

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Downingtown, PA, - Victory Brewing Company (Victory) introduces its newest seasonal, Tart Ten, a strong, refreshingly zingy, tart-tingly Belgian Dubbel ale fermented with Brettanomyces.  Respecting European tradition and Belgium’s vast history of brewing and beer styles, Victory's brewmasters applied their signature American ingenuity and creativity, marrying these influences in Tart Ten, which is rich in flavor but light in body. It is currently available nationally throughout Victory’s 37-state footprint.

A harmonious composition of Pilsner and Caramel Malts and Czech Saaz hops fermented with non spore-forming Brettanomyces yeast, the bold ale commands presence by taking the palate on a complex journey of the senses with an initial acidic impression followed by a pleasantly smooth finish. At 10% ABV, Tart Ten brings the all the delicious and unpredictable wild funk to the table that every great party is known for. Bottled in a celebratory cork and cage 750 ml bottle its suggested retail price is $9.99 depending on location, and is also available on draft.

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Naturally occurring in the wooden fermenters of old, Brettanomyces was commonly found in Belgian ales, saisons and lambics prior to sanitation processes and stainless steel vessel fermentation, which modernized brewing starting in the late 19th century. However, Brettanomyces has increasingly captured the imaginations of a growing number of brewers and aficionados due to its complex ability to showcase the true artistry and compelling depth of flavors that increasingly defines the craft beer industry.

“Our thirst for creativity is only seconded by our literal thirst for a great tasting, uniquely special beer that can boldly stand out on its own. Challenging our fans to taste something new is how we fulfill our professional ambitions,” said Victory’s Founder and Brewmaster, Bill Covaleski. “Harnessing technology and tradition, we rely on inspiration to provide the creative spark that brings such innovative creations as Tart Ten to our fans.”

Use Victory’s Beerfinder to discover a nearby location where Tart Ten is available, or download the free Victory Mobile app for Android or iPhone.

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About Victory Brewing Company 
Victory Brewing Company is a craft brewery headquartered in Downingtown, PA. Founded by childhood friends, Bill Covaleski and Ron Barchet, Victory officially opened its doors in February of 1996. Victory’s second state of the art brewery opened in February of 2014 in Parkesburg, PA to serve fans of fully flavored beers in 37 states with innovative beers melding European ingredients and technology with American creativity. Victory operates three brewpubs; the original Downingtown site, Victory at Magnolia in Kennett Square and Parkesburg featuring self-guided tours. Victory recently announced an alliance with Southern Tier Brewing under the parent company of Artisanal Brewing Ventures. To learn more about Victory Brewing Company please visit www.victorybeer.com.

Worthy Brewing Releases Fruit Focused Seasonals

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Bend, Oregon - 22 June 2016 -  To celebrate the warmer months, Worthy Brewing is releasing two fruit-focused summer seasonals with real fruit purees from Oregon Fruit Products.
 
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Coeur de la Peche (or Heart of the Peach) is part of a new seasonal saison series that also includes their classic Farm Out Saison. The brew uses apricot and peach purees and the result is a brightly carbonated brew with a creamy mouthfeel and subtle clove and white pepper yeast flavors. Hints of peach and dried apricots round out the profile in aroma and taste. Coeur de la Peche is available in 22-ounce bottles and on draft through September.
 
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Kama Citrus IPA is a well-balanced blend of Centennial and Equinox hops, with the addition of real Mandarin orange and grapefruit purees. It’s clean and crisp with a juicy citrus flavor and fresh tangerine on the nose. A pronounced hoppiness and balanced profile combined with a 6.2% ABV might just make this the perfect summer IPA. Kama Citrus IPA is available in six-pack 12-ounce bottles and on draft through October.

Worthy Brewing Company’s flagship beers include 12-ounce cans of: Worthy IPA, Prefunk Pale Ale, Easy Day Kolsch, and Lights Out Stout. The bottling line also cranks out 22-ounce bottles of Worthy IPA, Worthy Imperial IPA and Eruption Imperial Red Ale, along with limited releases of specialty and seasonal beers, such as Coeur de la Peche and Kama Citrus IPA.

Worthy Brewing Company opened its doors in early 2013, delivering remarkably balanced, filtered ales that are hand-crafted using premium ingredients and the pristine water from the Cascade Mountains in Bend, Oregon. Worthy’s campus includes a large outdoor biergarten, full restaurant, and a greenhouse and hop yard onsite for growing estate and experimental hops in conjunction with Oregon State University and Indie Hops. An expansion with expanded restaurant seating, a banquet space, and an observatory is planned for completion in Late Summer 2016.  For more information, please contact CEO, Chris Hodge, at chris@worthybrewing.com

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Left Hand Announces Pride Runs Deep & Rye on the Prize


LONGMONT, CO • June 21, 2016 – Left Hand Brewing Co. is adding two new 22oz limited release beers to their Big Mo series – Pride Runs Deep and Rye on the Prize. Pride Runs Deep IPA with Colorado blue spruce pine tips is brewed in support of the USS Colorado Commissioning Committee. Running silent in the deep for months at a time, the attack sub and 134 officers and crew members are armed and ready to protect our oceans and territories from threats against our freedom. Pride Runs Deep will be released at Falling Rock Tap House on June 29th at 4pm, in the company of supporters and veterans. Proceeds will help support the Committee, funding commissioning events and supporting the crew. More information on the Committee can be found at http://usscoloradocommittee.org/.

Also, this July, Left Hand Brewing Co. will be releasing Rye on the Prize, a bold Imperial Red Rye Ale dedicated to the spirit of independence. Rye on the Prize is inspired by the Left Hand’s 22 year commitment to keep their ‘eye on the prize’ – to brew great beer, stay independent and give back to the community. “In 1993 we set out to change the world with better beer. To keep our eye on the prize, Left Hand has chosen an independent path to build a stronger community—founded on the best beer we can make. Rye on the Prize has a bold, hopped up character inspired by our mission to do good by you, the beer drinker, and our community.” shares Eric Wallace, CEO and co-founder of Left Hand. Rye on the Prize will be available through September and distributed across Left Hand’s 36-state distribution.

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About Left Hand Brewing Company
Celebrating twenty-two years of brewing a well-balanced portfolio of craft beers, Left Hand Brewing Company is located at 1265 Boston Avenue in Longmont, Colorado. Left Hand is one of the most honored and recognized breweries in the state, with over 27 Great American Beer Festival medals, 11 World Beer Cup awards, and 9 European Beer Star awards. Famous for their Nitro series, Left Hand Brewing established America’s original Nitro bottle with their popular Milk Stout Nitro. Left Hand’s collection of perennial and seasonal beers are available in 36 states & DC. Employee Owned, Righteously Independent.  Distribution:  AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MO, MN, NC, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WA, WI

Monday, June 20, 2016

New Belgium Brewing to Release Second Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream-Inspired Beer

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Ft. Collins, Colo. – June 20, 2016 – New Belgium Brewing and Ben & Jerry’s are teaming up once again to create a new ice cream inspired beer while raising awareness about climate change. Inspired by one of Ben & Jerry’s smash hits, New Belgium has developed Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ale, a special release beer to hit the shelves in the fall of 2016. Fifty-thousand dollars in proceeds will benefit Protect Our Winters (POW) a non-profit dedicated to raising awareness around climate change. As Fellow B Corporations beholden to stakeholders, including their communities and the environment, the two like-minded businesses have long championed similar causes.

“We are excited to be partnering once again with the good folks at Ben & Jerry’s and POW,” said New Belgium Director of Sustainability, Jenn Vervier. “The beer in development tastes amazing and we look forward to talking about climate change and climate action. With the upcoming election and a new administration, year two is even more important than the first round.”

The Colorado-based craft brewer and famed ice cream maker are both registered Beneficial or “B Corporations”. B Corps are held to performance standards that are comprehensive and transparent, measuring a company’s impact on workers, suppliers, communities and the environment.

“Working with New Belgium Brewing and Protect our Winters to be able to impact climate was a highlight of 2015, and so, we’re doing it again,” said Jay Curley, Senior Global Marketing Manager of Ben & Jerry’s. “This new beer is delicious and unique and the issue of climate change is still increasingly urgent.”

An announcement later this year will detail the focus of the campaign and the specifics around the partnership.

ABOUT NEW BELGIUM BREWING
New Belgium Brewing, makers of Fat Tire Amber Ale and a host of Belgian-inspired beers, is recognized as one of Outside Magazine’s Best Places to Work and one of the Wall Street Journal’s Best Small Businesses. The 100% employee-owned brewery is a Platinum-level Bicycle Friendly Business as designated by the League of American Bicyclists, and one of World Blu’s most democratic U.S. businesses, and a Certified B Corp. In addition to Fat Tire, New Belgium brews thirteen year-round beers; Citradelic Tangerine IPA, Ranger IPA, Rampant Imperial IPA, Shift Pale Lager, Slow Ride Session IPA, Snapshot Wheat, Sunshine Wheat, 1554 Black Ale, Blue Paddle Pilsner, Abbey Belgian Ale and Trippel and a gluten-reduced line, Glutiny Pale Ale and Glutiny Golden Ale. Learn more at www.newbelgium.com.
 
ABOUT BEN & JERRY’S
As a social justice company, Ben & Jerry’s believes in a greater calling than simply making a profit. Ben & Jerry’s incorporates Linked Prosperity into its business practices in a number of ways including a focus on values-led sourcing. The company produces a wide variety of super-premium ice cream, non-dairy frozen dessert, yogurt and sorbet using high-quality, responsibly sourced ingredients. Ben & Jerry’s, a Vermont corporation and wholly-owned subsidiary of Unilever, operates its business on a three-part Mission Statement emphasizing product quality, economic reward and a commitment to the community and became a certified B Corp (Benefit Corporation) in 2012. Ben & Jerry’s products are distributed in over 35 countries in retail, franchised Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shops, restaurants and other venues. The Ben & Jerry’s Foundation’s employee-led grant programs totaled $2.4MM in 2015 to support efforts to improve social and environmental justice throughout the United States. For the inside scoop on Ben & Jerry’s visit www.benjerry.com.

No-Li Brewhouse Wins Large Brewery of the Year!

Devan Faulkner and Brandon Nelson of No-Li Brewhouse

Spokane, WA… The Washington Brewers Festival awarded No-Li Brewhouse Large Brewery of the Year amongst 950 beers judged in a state with over 400 breweries.

No-Li Brewhouse was awarded five medals; gold medal for Poser Pale, Silver medal for Crony Brown, Silver medal for Born & Raised IPA, Silver medal for Spin Cycle Red and bronze medal for Oyster Stout collaboration with Taylor Shellfish.

“No-Li Brewhouse is a people driven organization that creates platforms to build upon in experimentation, growth and a steadfast belief in the future,” says Brandon Nelson, No-Li Brewer. “Together, we have a relentless pursuit of improving and stretching ourselves to build something special, something different and something grounded in people and craft beer!”

Cheers!
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About No-Li Brewhouse
Born & Raised in Washington’s Inland Empire, No-Li Brewhouse is locally-owned and community-minded crafting Spokane-Style beers with No Boundaries: innovative beers brewed with locally-sourced ingredients. In addition to being named the NBWA 2015 National Brewer Partner of the Year, No-Li has won eighteen international awards, including a gold medal from the 2012 Great American Beer Festival and 2016 Large Brewery of the Year at the Washington Brewers Festival. 

For more information about the beers, brewery and the pub, visit www.nolibrewhouse.com, or follow them on Facebook/Twitter/Instagram @nolibrewhouse.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Oskar Blues Brewery Releases Passion Fruit Pinner IPA

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Longmont, CO, Brevard, NC & Austin, TX -- Oskar Blues Brewery is twisting up a PINNER for beer drinkers to lust after this summer with its Passion Fruit PINNER Throwback IPA strain, the sultry spinoff to the brand's existing PINNER Throwback IPA. The limited release brew will launch at the end of June and will blaze in all 50 states where Oskar Blues CANs are sold.
 
Passion Fruit PINNER IPA (4.9% ABV, 40 IBUs) accentuates the passion fruit and citrus juice attributes of the original PINNER and cranks them up to 11. The clean malts with hints of toasted biscuit pair with zesty hops to spice up the taste and aromas from immense additions of pureed passion fruit and a small spike of pureed Blood Orange.

"Passion fruit is very prominent in PINNER Throwback IPA's dry-hopped flavor spectrum, locking in on that and accentuating it alongside the existing mouthfeel and clean malt characteristics is a natural extension of what this beer is all about," said head brewer Tim Matthews. "Melding fruit aromas and flavors with a lower ABV beer creates a killer light and refreshing Passion Fruit Pinner IPA for getting after it this summer." 

Find your #summersidepiece at a watering hole near you: www.oskarblues.com/beerfinder. #swiperight #sipsipPASS #PinnerIPA

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About Oskar Blues Brewery 
Founded by Dale Katechis in 1997 in Lyons, Colorado, Oskar Blues Brewery launched the craft beer-in-a-can apocalypse with hand-canned, flagship brew Dale's Pale Ale. Today, Oskar Blues is one of the fastest growing breweries in the country and operates breweries in Longmont, Colorado and Brevard, North Carolina, while producing 192,000 barrels in 2015. The original canned craft brewery continues push innovation with the announcement of an Austin, TX brewery in April of 2016 and creations like The Crowler while it distributes to 50 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., as well as parts of Canada, Sweden, Australia and the U.K.  

In 2013, Oskar Blues founded the CAN'd Aid Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public charity that offers grassroots grants to those making a difference in the areas of community, the environment, music, and more. In 2015 alone, CAN'd Aid partnered with 52 organizations and raised $2 million to date. CAN'd Aid's "do-goodery" efforts include: 
*    Towns - building strong communities
*    Tunes - for your eyeholes and earholes
*    Treads + Trails - get outside and get after it
*    Love Yur Mama - save the blue marble
 
To keep up with all things Oskar Blues, visit 

Ninkasi Brewing Company Celebrates 10 years of brewing

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N10 Imperial Blended Ale Kicks off a Summer of Festivities

EUGENE, Ore.—June 16, 2016—June 15, 2006, Ninkasi Brewing Company set out with a single mission: Perpetuate Better Living. Operating under this core purpose, the brewery has grown from a two-man team to become the 36th largest craft brewery in the United States, operating entirely from its facilities in Eugene, Oregon and employing more than 100 employees. Producing award-winning craft beers, giving back to each community that serves its beers, and garnering national recognition as a top employer are just a few milestones the brewery has achieved in its first decade.

“We are excited for what we’ve been able to accomplish since 2006 and are even more excited about what the future holds,” explains Ninkasi CEO and co-founder, Nikos Ridge. “Ninkasi exists because our customers support what we do; we take that to heart every day.”

With distribution in 14 states and two provinces, Ninkasi continues to grow its craft offerings to a lineup of seven, year-round Flagship Series beers, a rotating Seasonal Release Series, Special Release Series beers, and Rare & Delicious (R&D) small-batch releases.

Since its founding in 2006, Ninkasi has prioritized community impact in each and every state where its beer is sold. Ninkasi's Beer is Love donations program supports more than 300 non-profits annually with donated beer to be used for fundraising initiatives and other gatherings.

As an employer, the brewery has been named one of the “100 Best Companies to Work for in Oregon” by Oregon Business Magazine for two years. Last year, the brewery received national recognition ranking on the “The 100 Best Places to Work in 2015” list by OUTSIDE.

“I am so proud of our team and the achievements we have made together in this amount of time,” says Ninkasi co-founder and founding brewer, Jamie Floyd. “Mostly I am happy that we have folks who have supported us all along and we are still drawing in new beer lovers every day.”

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THE BEER: N10 IMPERIAL BLENDED ALE
To kick off its summer of celebrations, the brewery will release N10, a commemorative Imperial Blended Ale, available in limited 22-ounce bottles throughout Ninkasi’s distribution footprint beginning this July. Featuring a collectible outer box, the iconographic artwork for N10 was crafted in collaboration with Ninkasi’s in-house art department and Portland-based muralist and artist, Blaine Fontana. 

“N10 is a very special beer, blending together five cornerstone recipes each telling its own story about our brewery,” says founding brewer and co-founder Jamie Floyd. “This beer is big, flavorful and heavy-hitting.”

N10 is crafted of 50% Imperial Stout, 10% Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout, 12.5% Imperial Total Domination IPA, 12.5% Imperial Maiden the Shade IPA, and 15% Critical Hit Barleywine. The result? A blend that offers a striking hop intensity followed by a rich backbone of caramel and roasted malt.

N10 Stats
N10 commemorates ten wild and wondrous years of independent brewing in Eugene, Oregon. Crafted with Imperial Stout, Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout, two Imperial IPAs and Barleywine, these five heavy-hitting beers collide to celebrate one unforgettable decade. Big and flavorful, our N10 blend offers a striking hop intensity followed by a rich backbone of caramel and roasted malt. Enjoy now or save for later, this beer is crafted to change over time in the most delicious way.

·         Style: Imperial Blended Ale
·         Available: July 2016 – depletion
·         ABV: 10%
·         IBU: 100
·         OG: 1096

Imperial Stout, 50% of final blend
Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout, 10% of final blend
Inspired by our past and celebrating our future, these Imperial Stouts feature a rich complexity paired with a sizeable hop profile, giving the final blend deep, roasted notes that better with age.

Imperial Total Domination IPA, 12.5% of final blend
Imperial Maiden the Shade IPA, 12.5% of final blend
Our history of crafting highly-hopped beers began on day one. N10 incorporates two Imperial versions of our cornerstone IPAs, Total Domination and Maiden the Shade, offering a big, citrus and floral hop hit.

Critical Hit Barleywine, 15% of final blend
A nod to our nerdier side, Critical Hit Barleywine possesses an impressive level of port-like characteristics. As it ages, the caramel flavors and bitterness intensify to create a complex finish.

THE PARTY: N10 CELEBRATION
Ninkasi opens its doors for a free celebration with its fans and community, Sunday Aug. 14 from 12pm to 9pm at the Ninkasi Tasting Room (272 Van Buren St., Eugene, OR). The event will feature live music, food carts, merchandise, and specialty beers on-tap.

For those not in Eugene, Ninkasi fans can find specialty N10 Anniversary crowns featured on all Ninkasi bottles starting in July.

Follow Ninkasi online for N10 content and celebration updates on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

 
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About Ninkasi Brewing Company
Founded in 2006 by Jamie Floyd and Nikos Ridge, Ninkasi Brewing Company continues to grow from its first batch of Total Domination IPA, to two brewhouses, a 55-barrel and a 90-barrel brewhouse, located in Eugene, Ore. Ninkasi’s Flagship beers—Total Domination IPA, Tricerahops Double IPA, Dawn of the Red IPA, Easy Way IPA, Helles Belles Helles Lager, Oatis Oatmeal Stout, and Vanilla Oatis Oatmeal Stout—are sold throughout Alaska; Alberta; Arizona; California; D.C.; Colorado; Idaho; Maryland; Nevada; New York; Oregon; Texas; Utah; Washington; and Vancouver, British Columbia. The brewery remains privately-owned and is committed to community support and giving. Ninkasi’s Beer Is Love program offers in-kind donations and support for organizations throughout its footprint.

For more information, call 541.344.2739 or visit www.NinkasiBrewing.com

Speakeasy Ales & Lagers Releases Two New Beers to Celebrate 19th Anniversary

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San Francisco, CA - (June 16, 2016) 
Speakeasy Ales & Lagers is celebrating its 19th Anniversary with the release of two new beers at their San Francisco brewery and tap room. Bronze Anniversary Ale and Fixed Fight Barrel-Aged Old Ale will be sold for the first time during Speakeasy’s 19th Anniversary Raise the Stakes Weekend, July 14-17. In addition to the new releases, the four-day celebration will feature rare beers, a cellar sale, firkin festival, a ticketed VIP session, live music, food, and more.
Bronze Anniversary Ale is a quaffable summer beer that’s bronze in color with balanced notes of roast chestnut, biscuit, lightly toasted bread, and orange zest. This draft only release is the first new beer created by Zambo, Speakeasy’s new director or brewing. The beer is 6% alcohol by volume with 24 IBUs. The malt bill includes Two Row, Biscuit, Carafa, English Amber, and Crystal Malt. The beer is low in bitterness, achieved using Magnum hops, with a touch of Cascade to produce a crisp clean citrusy finish.
Fixed Fight Barrel-Aged Old Ale is one heavy hitter. It pounds the taste buds with a wide range of rich and complex flavors, including dried stone fruits, raisins, caramel, anise, toffee, and dark wheat bread. Twenty percent of the beer was aged in American bourbon barrels from 12 to 24 months, adding oak, whiskey, toasted coconut, and vanilla overtones. The beer is 10.5% alcohol by volume and contains just 19 IBUs. The recipe includes German Munich, Carafa Type 2, and European Crystal Malts, while German Magnum, Merkur, and American Chinook hops dial down the sweetness and add a touch of citrus to the warming finish. Fixed Fight Barrel-Aged Old Ale will be available on draft and sold in 22oz bottles, exclusively in the Speakeasy Tap Room.

Bronze Anniversary Ale will be served on Thursday, July 14. Fixed Fight Barrel-Aged Old Ale will be available on draft and 22oz bottles Friday, July 15. Both release parties will take place in the brewery’s tap room and are part of Speakeasy Ales & Lagers 19th Anniversary Raise the Stakes Weekend, July 14-17. Additional festivities include the seasonal release of Blind Tiger Imperial IPA, the Old Godfather VIP Session, an IPA Day, and firkin festival. Visit the Speakeasy website for more information about the brewery’s entire anniversary celebration.  

 
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QUICK FACTS

 

Bronze Anniversary Ale

Style: American Bronze Ale
ABV: 6%
IBUs: 24
Color: 21 SRM
Grain: Two Row, English Amber & Crystal Malt, Biscuit, Carafa
Hops: Magnum, Cascade
Yeast: California Ale
Availability: July-September
Series: Perfect Crime Series
Formats: Draft only
Distribution: California and a limited number of states (TBD)

Fixed Fight Barrel-Aged Old Ale

Style: Barrel-Aged Old Ale
ABV: 10.5%
IBUs: 19
Color: 22  SRM
Grain: German Munich, European Crystal Malts, Carafa 2
Hops: German Magnum & Merkur, Chinook
Barrels: American Bourbon (20% of blend with fresh beer)
Yeast: California Ale
Availability: July-September
Series: Infamous Series
Formats: Draft and 22oz bottles (Bottles sold only at Speakeasy’s Tap Room)
Distribution: California and a limited number of states (TBD)
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About Speakeasy Ales & Lagers

In 1997 a wily band of bootleggers led by homebrewer Forest Gray were inspired to bring their exceptional brews from the underground to the masses, defiantly producing small batches of beer in a secret warehouse in San Francisco. Starting with a single, iconic beer, Prohibition Ale, Speakeasy now brews a wide array of acclaimed beers including Big Daddy IPA, Payback Porter, Double Daddy, Scarface Imperial Stout and many more, which are distributed across the entire West Coast and other major U.S. markets.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

HOTLIPS & Migration Release Second Annual Collaborative Radler

PDX Radler is a blend of HOTLIPS Blood Orange Soda and Migration’s PDX Kölsch

Portland, Ore. (June 14, 2016) - HOTLIPS Soda and Migration Brewing are teaming up for the second consecutive year to produce PDX Radler, a limited-edition summertime brew. This collaborative beverage features Migration’s bright, crisp PDX Kölsch blended with HOTLIPS Blood Orange Soda. The brew is available on tap at all six HOTLIPS Pizza locations.

The PDX Radler is a continuation of the rotating series of Radler-style beverages that HOTLIPS has produced in partnership with local breweries. The PDX Radler will be on tap while the supply lasts at all six HOTLIPS restaurants in Portland. Additionally, it will be featured at the Portland Beer Week/HOTLIPS Hawthorne Block Party on June 18th.

“There’s no pairing quite as perfect as pizza and beer,” said David Yudkin, co-owner of HOTLIPS Pizza + Soda. “We’re always looking for new ways to innovate with our fellow Portland artisans, and Migration Brewing has always been a great partner with great beer.”

Migration’s PDX Kölsch is clean and crisp, an exceptional session beer showcasing two hop varieties combined with a diverse grain profile and a slightly lemony finish. HOTLIPS’ Blood Orange Soda is bright and brisk with soft bubbles, and not too sweet. The combination of the two is refreshing, bright and citrusy, and perfectly suited for sipping all summer long.

“This Radler is pure Portland,” said Eric Banzer-Lausberg, co-owner of Migration Brewing. “We love the idea of joining beer from Northeast Glisan with soda from Southeast Hawthorne into one refreshing, enjoyable brew.”

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ABOUT HOTLIPS PIZZA + SODA
Founded in 1984, HOTLIPS is a Portland family-owned business and a respected, iconic local brand. Currently employing 160 people in six pizza restaurants, a commissary kitchen, a craft soda-brewing operation and a full calendar of off-site and catering events, HOTLIPS demonstrates a long-standing dedication to sustainability, quality, innovation and community leadership. HOTLIPS is passionate about great food and drink, the power of community and the bounty of the region’s harvest. www.HOTLIPSPizza.com

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About Migration Brewing:
Migration Brewing in Portland, Oregon has a passion for building community around great craft beer. Since opening in 2010, Migration Brewing has believed in the artisan craft of brewing fresh, well-balanced ales and respecting the heritage of great beer, while embracing the innovation that comes from an ever-evolving industry. Migration Brewing is located at 2828 NE Glisan Street. www.migrationbrewing.com