Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Beers Made by Walking and Washington Wild Team Up for the 2017 Seattle Hike Series

Courtesy of Beers Made By Walking


Now in its sixth year, Beers Made By Walking (BMBW) returns to Seattle! BMBW invites brewers to go on nature hikes led by volunteer naturalists and brew beer inspired by plants found on the trail. All the breweries participating are Partners of the Brewshed Alliance, which currently has over 50 Washington breweries on board. This Washington Wild outreach program helps people make a simple connection: healthy watersheds mean clean water, and clean water makes better beer.

Come out and join Washington Wild for a day on the trail, enjoying the outdoors and hanging out with some of the breweries that are behind protecting clean and healthy watersheds in Washington State. Each hike is free and open to the public, but RSVPs are required. Hikers are accompanied by local brewers who must create a hike-inspired beer in the fall for a special BMBW tapping event where you can try all the nature-inspired brews at once. A list of hikes and sign ups are available below.

These place-based beers serve as drinkable, landscape portraits of the trails that are walked. Tapped during special events at Naked City Brewery, the proceeds are donated to the Washington Wild. The full list of beers will be published after the hikes are completed, but you can see hike dates below if you'd like to add them to your calendar. We can't wait to get outdoors with our volunteers, Brewshed Partners, and you!

HIKES

May 25, 10:00 AM - Upper CCC Trail
Breweries: Bale Breaker Brewing Company, Hellbent Brewing Company, Machine House Brewery, Postdoc Brewing Company

July 8, 10:00 AM - Wallace Falls Trail
Breweries: Hi-Fi Brewing, Flying Lion Brewing, Fremont Brewing Company

August 16, 12:00 PM - Cherry Creek Falls
Breweries: Flying Bike Cooperative Brewery, Lantern Brewing, Naked City Brewery and Taphouse

TAPPING EVENT

October 7, 2017
Naked City Brewery and Tap House
Stay Tuned for More Details!
Courtesy of Beers Made By Walking
About Beers Made By Walking
Beers Made By Walking (BMBW) is a program that invites people to step outside and see the place they live in a new light. We invite brewers to take nature walks and make beer inspired by the plants identified on the trail. Since 2011, we have worked with more than 100 breweries throughout the country to create over 200 place-based beers. Hiking and tasting events act as educational and fundraising programs for environmental organizations in the regions they serve. Additional info: http://beersmadebywalking.com


Contact Info
Eric Steen, Beers Made By Walking, eric@beersmadebywalking.com
Ariel West, Washington Wild, ariel@wawild.org

Terminal Gravity Brewing Releasing Eagle Cap IPA in Twelve Ounce Cans

Courtesy of Kevin Harlander, Terminal Gravity Brewing


We’ve been brewing beer in the Middle of Nowhere since 1997. We used to drive it to Portland 8 kegs at a time.  It was never about the vessel or the means, it was strictly about the liquid. It was, and still remains, about the beer. Over the last twenty years that mantra hasn’t changed. We pride ourselves on making handmade, work hard, brewed with grit, beer. We’ve known for a while now that the vessel does indeed matter, especially in the Middle of Nowhere. So that’s why we’re proud to offer Eagle Cap IPA in new twelve ounce cans. These cans are meant to be enjoyed deep in the Oregon backcountry, on the winding waters of the Snake River, or just as easily on the porch.   
 They’re on shelves now at New Seasons Markets, Whole Foods, Zupan’s Markets, Market of Choice, and other fine retailers. 

Courtesy of Kevin Harlander, Terminal Gravity Brewing
First brewed as an experimental one-off, Eagle Cap IPA quickly surged in popularity from Eastern Oregon to Portland. Packed with Citra hops, a clean yet sturdy malt backbone, and an approachable 6.1% ABV, Eagle Cap IPA boasts notes of citrus, tropical orange, and grapefruit. It’s a Northwest IPA, clean and bright and now available in a no nonsense vessel. So get yourself a six pack, we’ll see you in the Middle of Nowhere.

Cheers, Friends.
Courtesy of Terminal Gravity
Terminal Gravity Brewing is located in the small town of Enterprise, Oregon. Just a quick 320 miles from Portland, we’re nestled in the foothills of the Wallowa Mountains.  We cut our teeth on craft brewing twenty years ago and drove the first kegs of TG IPA to PDX in the back of a pickup truck, eight kegs at a time.  It quickly became a favorite of beer drinkers all over the PNW.

Twenty years later we’ve kept our roots a priority all the while envisioning and executing an exploratory path among new IPA’s, pilsners, American lagers, and barrel aged beers.  Our beers are an ode to our place, our people, and the kind of life worth living.  



Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Ecliptic+Melvin Team up for a Cosmic Collaboration - Space Ghost Golden Session Barleywine

Courtesy of Ecliptic Brewing Co

PORTLAND, Ore. (May 23)- From Fort George to Worthy and on to Gigantic, the Cosmic Collaboration Series from Ecliptic Brewing has most recently been Oregon brewery focused.  This time around however, Ecliptic looked out east for their next collaboration partner.  Melvin Brewing from Alpine, WY traveled to Portland to create a beer that defies all explanations.  The Cosmic Collaboration is playfully named, Space Ghost Golden Session Barleywine and takes inspiration from Melvin’s illustrious Imperial IPA’s.

“When Jeremy Tofte (Co-Founder/Field Hoperative at Melvin Brewing) and I first talked about this beer he wanted to make a barleywine,” said Owner and Brewmaster of Ecliptic Brewing, John Harris.  “I thought a barleywine in the summer? No way! That’s when the idea for a golden session barleywine was born.” said Harris.

Courtesy of Ecliptic Brewing Co


Ecliptic+Melvin Space Ghost Golden Session Barleywine
Session Barleywine?! What cosmic sorcery!
An unclassifiable phantasm, Space Ghost explodes with a panopoly of Citra, Mosaic, Galaxy, Southern Cross tropical hop flavors with a taste not unlike Melvin’s famous Imperial IPAs.  Complex yet infinitely drinkable, Space Ghost defies all explanations.   ABV 8%  IBU 75
For high res image of the Space Ghost label, visit here.
For high res image of the Space Ghost 22oz bottle, visit here.

Space Ghost Golden Session Barleywine will be available in draft and 22oz package throughout Ecliptic’s distribution network starting early June.

Ecliptic+Melvin will be celebrating the release of the beer in both Portland and Seattle.  Details below:
·       Portland, OR.  Ecliptic+Melvin Space Ghost Release Party. June 6th, 5-7pm. The Side Street Tavern, 828 SE 34th Avenue. 
·       Seattle, WA.  Ecliptic+Melvin Space Ghost Release Party.  June 15th, 6-10:30pm. TeKu Tavern, 552 Denny Way.

About Ecliptic Brewing
Ecliptic Brewing is a venture from John Harris, an Oregon beer icon whose background is steeped in the state’s rich craft brewing history. The name Ecliptic unites Harris’ two passions: brewing and astronomy, and as such, the brewery celebrates the Earth’s yearly journey around the sun through both its beer and restaurant menus. Executive chef Michael Molitor rotates his seasonally inspired menu every six weeks in accordance with the old world calendar. Harris’ signature beers include Spectra Hoppy Pilsner, Orbiter IPA, Carina Peach Sour Ale, and Capella Porter. For more information, visit: www.eclipticbrewing.com.

Ecliptic beers are available at the brewery (825 North Cook St), in package and on-tap throughout the area, and distributed by: Maletis Beverage (Portland, Salem, Vancouver WA), Bigfoot Beverage (Eugene, Bend, Coast), Fort George Distributing (Northern Oregon Coast), Summit Distribution (Southern Oregon), Click Distributing (Seattle, Tacoma, Spokane, Northern Idaho), Dickerson Distributing (Bellingham), Crooked Stave Artisans (Colorado), Freedom Distributors (North Carolina), BeerThirst (Canada), and Graybeal (Eastern Oregon).

Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom Introduce The Newest Addition To Their Year-Round Craft Beers: Hop Lion IPA.

Courtesy of Double Mountain Brewery
Hood River, OR - May, 2017 – Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom is proud to introduce the newest addition to their year-round craft beers: Hop Lion IPA. Currently available on draft and in bottles at the downtown Hood River Taproom and SE Portland Taproom in the Woodstock neighborhood. Hop Lion can be found throughout the Northwest and British Columbia, in early June.



"We’ve been experimenting with various hop varieties and techniques for over a year on this new year-round IPA. I’m not sure what I like better; the beer or its inspirations of the vibe.” – Matt Swihart, Brewmaster


Tropic resin, tangerine                                                                                                                                     
Petrichor and evergreen                                                                                                                                    
Fill your chalice, fill it wide                                                                                                                                   
Then pass it upon the left hand side


Hop Lion

IPA

6.7% ABV, 65 BU



Description: Tropic resin, tangerine, evergreen, and the earthy scent of Northwest petrichor leap from the nose of this proud IPA. Tangelo and fresh bread stalk closely behind, finishing with orange and dank pine.

Courtesy of Double Mountain Brewery
 Local artist ITES provided the vibe for the original Hop Lion artwork.

See more at itesart.com


Courtesy of Double Mountain Brewery

About Double Mountain Brewery and Taproom: Double Mountain Brewery and Taproom was established in 2007 in the heart of downtown Hood River, OR. Founder Matt Swihart opened the brewery with a clear mission: make great beer for craft beer fans. Their unique location lends to not only using pure and clean glacial water for their beers, but they also take advantage of regionally grown hops. With their reusable bottle program, customers love the softer environmental footprint and know they are part of a solution to sustainability. They can be found on tap and in bottles throughout the Pacific Northwest and British Columbia. Learn more at www.doublemountainbrewery.com

Announcing the 16th Annual Pacific Northwest Brew Cup: Sept. 22-24

Courtesy of the Pacific Northwest Brew Cup
Astoria is a city known for its outstanding craft beer in a state regarded for craft brewing and stunning scenery. Both will be on full display at the 16th annual Pacific Northwest Brew Cup taking place Friday, September 22 through Sunday, September 24 on the banks of the Columbia River in downtown Astoria, Oregon.

Beer lovers, music lovers, and food lovers all have a place at the PNW Brew Cup, which features 40 Oregon brewed libations on tap, local food carts, and three days of live music.

Freak Mountain Ramblers will be headlining the music stage on Friday night, with Sassparilla wrapping up Saturday, followed by Benyaro closing the festival on Sunday. The music stage will host 16 bands over the course of the weekend with the Columbia River in the background.

Throughout the weekend, guests will have the chance to chat with brewers as they vie for the coveted “Thar She Blows” prize for the first keg to blow. Festival goers will be voting for the “People’s Choice” choice award throughout the weekend. Festivities kick-off at noon on Friday, September 22 and continue through 4pm on Sunday, September 24.

The Pacific Northwest Brew Cup is a fundraising event benefiting the Astoria Downtown Historic District Association, whose mission is to encourage community involvement and investment in preserving the character of downtown Astoria while promoting its health and future. For more information about ADHDA, or to volunteer or sponsor the event please contact Executive Director, Sarah Lu Heath at sarah@astoriadowntown.com
 
For more information, please visit www.pacificnorthwestbrewcup.com and “like” us on Facebook: Pacific Northwest Brew Cup.

Monday, May 22, 2017

GoodLife Brewing Announces Secret Stash Experimental IPA #003

Courtesy of GoodLife Brewing Co


BEND, OR (Monday, May 22nd, 2017) People’s palates change with the seasons and we want  to adapt with you. GoodLife Brewing is excited to announce Secret Stash #003 is a refreshing Blood Orange IPA that is 6.5% and 60 IBU’s. We brewed Secret Stash #003 with Comet, Mosaic, Idaho 7, and Cascade. We didn’t want to stop using hops there, so we then dry hopped it with Galaxy and Citra.

Secret Stash #003 has a burnt orange/golden color, slight haze, and a white head. Subtle citrus and blood orange notes on the nose combine well with bright citrus flavors finishing with subtle bitterness. Re-fermented on blood orange puree and lighter in alcohol at 6.5% ABV, this is a refreshing IPA with a playful palate.   

Secret Stash Experimental IPA Series will be available in draft (1/2 BBLS and 1/6 BBLS) only throughout Oregon, Washington, and Idaho with limited volume so make sure you find every Secret Stash!
Courtesy of GoodLife Brewing Co

About GoodLife Brewing Company 
As brewers of hand crafted ales, we are outdoor enthusiasts who look forward to sharing our craft beers that are most balanced and of the highest quality. GoodLife Brewing Company has been making award-winning beers since 2011 in its home of Bend, Oregon. GoodLife's “Adventurous Ales” are Descender IPA, Sweet As! Pacific Ale and a selection of seasonal beers. In addition to making beer, GoodLife enjoys giving back to the community by supporting many local and national non-profit organizations. Play hard, live easy and enjoy GoodBeer for GoodLife! For more information, visit www.goodlifebrewing.com, or find us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter at @GoodLifeBrewing

Friday, May 19, 2017

No-Li Brewhouse Awarded 22nd & 23rd International Brewing Medals

Courtesy of the Australian International Beer Awards (AIBA)
Spokane, WA… Winners of the Australian International Beer Awards (AIBA), renowned for showcasing brewing excellence in Australia and around the world, announced 2017 brewing award winners in Melbourne, Australia.  

The Australian International Beer Awards are one of the world’s largest annual beer competitions with over 2,000 international entries and 80 judges that span the globe!
No-Li Brewhouse was awarded a Silver Medal for Big Juicy IPA and a Bronze Medal for Born & Raised IPA in the American Style (Best IPA) category. 

“No-Li Brewhouse is Born & Raised in Spokane, USA and loves to serve craft beer enthusiasts with local beers that compete for the customer,” says Tony Gonzalez of No-Li Brewhouse. 



Courtesy No-Li Brewhouse
About No-Li Brewhouse
Born & Raised in Spokane, Washington, No-Li Brewhouse is locally-owned and community-minded crafting Spokane-Style beers with No Boundaries: innovative beers brewed with locally-sourced ingredients. No-Li Brewhouse was awarded 2016 Washington Brewery of the Year, NBWA 2015 National Brewer Partner of the Year, No-Li has won twenty-three international awards.

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

BRIDGEPORT TAKES HOME TWO AWARDS AT THIS YEAR’S AUSTRALIAN INTERNATIONAL BEER AWARDS

Courtesy of Bridgeport Brewing Co
PORTLAND, Ore. – May 19, 2017BridgePort Brewing Company, Oregon’s original craft brewery, announced today that two of its beers won awards at this year’s 25th annual Australian International Beer Awards (AIBA). A fan favorite, Kingpin Double Red IPA, won Bronze in the Other Amber/Dark Ale category and a new brew this year, Fallen Friar, won Silver in the Blonde (Best Belgian / French Style Ale) category.

Courtesy of Bridgeport Brewing Co
This is the fourth AIBA medal for Kingpin Double Red Ale (2011, 2012, 2013, 2017); and these two wins for Kingpin and Fallen Friar mark eighteen AIBA medals total for BridgePort Brewing since 2006. 

“We really love the AIBA awards. It’s great to see the competition grow each year and to have Kingpin Double Red Ale continue to be awarded,” says Jeff Edgerton, BridgePort’s brewmaster. “However, this year, we’re really excited about Fallen Friar – glad to see one of our brand-new beers in 2017 receive such esteemed recognition.” 

Courtesy of Bridgeport Brewing Co
KingPin Double Red Ale is available year-round in 6 and 12-packs, as well on draft. BridgePort’s seasonal, Fallen Friar, is available in 22oz. and on draft. For more information, visit: www.bridgeportbrewing.com.

About BridgePort Brewing Company
Oregon's original craft brewery continues to evolve from a microbrewery to a regional leader committed to producing high quality hand crafted beers. Lead by Brewmaster Jeff Edgerton, the team of BridgePort brewers prides itself on using local hops and clear glacial water from Mount Hood. The BridgePort family of locally inspired beers includes Multi Ball Double IPA, Tiny Horse Pilsner, BridgePort IPA, Cream Ale, Kingpin, the STUMPTOWN series, and a variety of seasonal and limited releases. BridgePort Brewery is located at 1313 N.W. Marshall. For more information, call 503-241-7179 or visit www.bridgeportbrew.com.

Loowit Brewing announces 2017 expansion plans

Courtesy of Loowit Brewing Co
Vancouver, Washington - Loowit Brewing Company announces upcoming expansion for 2017. The company has secured funding to increase production and also build out a kitchen to begin offering food service.

The current Loowit tasting room will transform into a full-fledged public house with a kitchen, patio with outdoor seating, additional indoor seating and an expanded lineup of beer taps. “We are essentially doubling our retail footprint in our existing location,” said Devon Bray, co-owner of Loowit Brewing. “The addition of a pub to our space will give us a great platform to share our love of local beer and engage the community even more, all while we continue to produce the excellent beer people know and expect from the Loowit brand.” Joining the Loowit team to oversee the new kitchen and help develop the menu will be Ryan Dekarske. Dekarske brings a wealth of experience in all things culinary, having worked in some of the best and busiest kitchens in the Vancouver area. Food service is projected to begin at Loowit’s downtown Vancouver location late summer.

Courtesy of Loowit Brewing Co
In addition to the new pub, Loowit’s expansion also builds upon the company’s production facilities. “Our production capacity will see a 60% increase with the addition of more fermentation and cellar space,” Bray said. “We brewed just over 2,000 barrels, equivalent to about 62,000 gallons or nearly 500,000 pints, of beer in 2016 and are projecting 2017 production to increase, approaching near the 3,000 barrel mark.”

ABOUT LOOWIT BREWING COMPANY:
Founded in 2010 by longtime friends and Vancouver residents Devon Bray and Thomas Poffenroth, Loowit Brewing Company now underpins a revitalized downtown Vancouver, Washington and has become a significant force in the Southwest Washington beer scene. Loowit began brewing commercially and opened it’s doors in 2012 and has since been recognized for excellence with many awards for it’s beers. In 2016, Loowit Brewing won a Silver Award at the prestigious World Beer Cup for their Grimlock Rye Porter.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Session Watermelon Wheat Ale Gives Watermelons the Respect They Deserve

Courtesy of Full Sail Brewing Co
This crisp, refreshing beer is a true slice of summer
 
Hood River, Oregon – May 17, 2017 – Because there’s no such thing as “beermelon,” Full Sail Brewing Co. has invented the next best thing – new Session Watermelon Wheat Ale. For years, watermelons have been slammed with sledgehammers, launched from catapults, and worn as helmets. We’re giving watermelons the respect they deserve. Session Watermelon Wheat is brewed with watermelon for a crisp, refreshing beer that smells and tastes like a slice of summer. Respect at last!

A refreshing wheat beer with an aroma of fresh watermelon, Session Watermelon Wheat offers a medium malt body with subtly sweet watermelon flavor and a crisp wheat finish. “Spring is here, with summer soon to follow,” says Full Sail Brewmaster Jim Kelter. “While the availability of beer knows no season, watermelon of course is another thing. Beer and watermelon, two quintessential summer pleasures, are paired here in Session Watermelon Wheat.”

Session Watermelon Wheat pours a deep gold with a white lacy head and a slightly floral aroma. Brewed with 2-row Northwest Pale, Malted Wheat, and Unmalted Wheat, Hallertauer and Crystal hops, and a hint of fresh watermelon flavor, Watermelon Wheat is a refreshing brew for the blue-sky days of spring and summer drinking.

When Full Sail launched the Session brand 12 years ago, it quickly became the hottest new craft-beer brand on the market, which has since brought home more than 100 medals, including 40 golds. Session’s not a micro, a macro, or an import, but in a way it’s a little bit of each. You see, virtually everyone who likes beer likes Session. It’s a brand that’s accessible without being ordinary. Totally drinkable, but never at the expense of character. And now in time for summer, there’s Session Watermelon Wheat Ale. Available in the Session Series, May through August, in 12-packs and on draft. Open a bottle of fine vine, and get your Sesh on. 5.4% ABV, 23 IBUs. 

Courtesy of Full Sail Brewing Co
About Full Sail Brewing Company
Perched on a bluff in Hood River, Oregon, overlooking the mighty Columbia River’s epic wind and kite surfing and the snow-capped volcanic peaks of Mt. Hood, Full Sail is a true craft-brewing pioneer. Since 1987, Full Sail has been pouring pure Mt. Hood water, local ingredients and responsible processes into each and every pint. Full Sail’s brews and sustainable practices have garnered more than 300 national and international awards, including 150 gold medals and Beverage World’s “Craft Brewer of the Year” distinction. From Full Sail Amber and IPA to Session Lager and bourbon barrel-aged beers, Full Sail consistently strives to brew complex, balanced and ridiculously tasty beers. Learn more at www.fullsailbrewing.com.