Thursday, September 14, 2017

Firestone Walker Unveils Hellaciously Hopped "Inferos"

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Paso Robles and Venice, CA: The third release in Firestone Walker’s Leo v. Ursus Chronology is Inferos—an unfiltered imperial rye IPA that is fiery in color, hellacious in hoppiness and loaded with spicy rye goodness.

Inferos (Latin for “underworld”) will be unveiled at all Firestone Walker locations this Saturday, and will roll into Firestone Walker’s national markets for a limited time starting next week. It is brewed with 4.7 pounds of hops per barrel and with a malt bill consisting of 25 percent rye.

“Inferos is a perfect example of how the Leo v. Ursus Chronology has turned our brewing team loose to push the envelope and explore new possibilities,” said Brewmaster Matt Bryildson. “The result is something entirely new from Firestone Walker, and a beer that is perfectly suited for that transition time between summer and fall.”

Inferos marks the third release in the Leo v. Ursus Chronology that was launched in March. The chronology is composed of limited one-off beers released on a quarterly basis. Inferos will land in different Firestone Walker markets at variable times in both draft and 16-ounce can (four-pack) formats. It will be available for a short period before yielding to the next release in the Leo. v. Ursus Chronology.

High on Rye

Inferos features five times the amount of rye malt compared to Firestone Walker’s previous foray into the rye beer universe, Wookey Jack.
“Rye is infamous for being a gummy grain and for causing sticky mashes,” Brynildson said. “We weren’t sure we could pull off a 25-percent rye malt bill, but we did some pilot batches at our Propagator brewhouse in Venice that gave us the confidence to go forward.”

He added, “Rye is known for its spicy or rustic grain characteristic in brewing and baking, and I think it really adds a distinctive personality to this beer.”

The remainder of the malt bill includes ESB from Gambrinus malting, as well as Weyermann Carafa malt. Carafa is a specialty malt that is roasted yet pearled (de-husked) prior to milling, allowing it to contribute deep color without making the beer notably roasty or astringent.

“Carafa malt allows us to get this rich reddish color without the beer becoming sweet and cloying,” Brynildson said. “So we get the color we want while maintaining a clean, dry canvas that allows the rye character to really pop.”

Experimental Journey

Inferos is massively dry hopped with Galaxy and other Southern Hemisphere hops to ratchet up the intensity scale.

“We’ve long been excited about this idea of brewing a heavily rye-infused beer, and then just hopping the hell out of it,” Brynildson said. “This was our chance.”

He added, “Inferos is our next step in the exploration and experimentation process afforded to us by the Propagator pilot brewhouse and the Leo v. Ursus Chronology. The door of possibilities is wide open.”  


Firestone Walker Brewing Company is a pioneering regional craft brewery founded in 1996 and located on the coast of California. Firestone Walker’s main brewery in Paso Robles produces a diverse portfolio ranging from iconic pale ales to vintage barrel-aged beers. The Barrelworks facility in Buellton makes eccentric wild ales, while the Propagator pilot brewhouse in Venice specializes in R&D beers and limited local offerings. For more information: FirestoneBeer.com.

2nd Annual Portland Fresh Hop POP-UP Beer Fest Returns for 5 Days

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Portland, OR - Burnside Brewing Co., Portland Beer Week and Willamette Week present the 2nd annual Fresh Hop Pop-Up Beer Fest in Portland, Oregon this September 20 - 24th at 7th and NE Burnside Ave. This outdoor, partially covered beer garden features the freshest of Fresh Hop beer of the season using only undried hops picked from the bine and brewed with in under 24 hours. The Fresh Hop Pop-Up Beer Fest will feature ten taps (up two from last year) of rotating pacific northwest fresh hop goodness with daily special tappings and featured theme nights with some of the brewers.

In addition to over twenty fresh hop beers pouring over the 5-day pop-up fest, there will also be a special Oktoberfest-style beer garden food menu of specials from Burnside Brewing available outdoors at the fest at discounted prices. New to this year - an expanded covered tent and outdoor fire pits to keep warm during the cool fall breeze. There will be no cover charge to enter the pop-up beer garden and it's all-ages friendly but bring cash (no cards but there is an ATM across the street.) Fresh hop beers will be sold by the pint at only $3 a half pint and $5 for a full pint. No tasters.


What is Fresh Hop beer?

Fresh Hop beer is beer made with hop cones freshly picked and undried, used in the making of a beer within 24 hours of harvesting. Fresh hop beers can only be made during the annual late summer/early fall hop harvest and it's very difficult to obtain fresh hops if you are not located near a hop farm, most of which are in Oregon and Washington. With our close proximity to the hop farms, the Fresh Hop style of beer is mostly only available in the pacific northwest.

How are fresh hop beers different than others? Most beer uses kiln dried hops that are refrigerated for use over an entire year or more. The lupulin oils dry up and concentrate the bitterness but more subtle, fresher, greener and grassier notes are also lost. So the best fresh hop beer showcases those attributes.
 
Food Specials:

  • Pretzel with cheese sauce  $4
  • Potato salad  $4
  • BBQ pulled pork sandwich with slaw  $6
  • House made pickle  $3
  • Bratwurst dog with stout kraut and fried onion  $6
Daily Specials/Beer List:

Portland Kickoff Night! - Wed. 9/20

Burnside Brewing:Fresh Hop Keller Couch Lager
Level Beer: Fresh Hop Double IPA
Breakside Brewery: Fresh Hop Simcoe IPA
Breakside: Fresh Hop What Rough Beast
pFriem Family Brewers: Fresh Hop Amarillo Pale
Portland Cider: Fresh Hop Cider
Ecliptic Brewing: Fresh Hop Altair Pale Ale
Flat Tail Brewing: DAM Wild Cuve'e Fresh (fresh hop sour)

Washington Night - Thurs. 9/21
Reubens Brews: Amarillo Fresh Hop IPA 
Fremont Brewing: Field to Ferment (Centennial)
Fremont Brewing: Field to Ferment (Amarillo)
Georgetown Brewing: Fresh Johnny Utah
Matchless Brewing: C.L.S. Centennial

Farmhouse Night - Fri. 9/22
Allegory Brewing: Fresh Hop Centennial Sour collab w/ Crosby Hop Farm
Allegory Brewing: Fresh Hop Amarillo Saison
Little Beast Brewing: Fresh Hop Fera
Little Beast Brewing: Fresh Hop Belgian Pale

Bend/Central Oregon Night - Sat. 9/23
Goodlife Brewing: Fresh Hop Descender IPA
Riverbend Brewing: Straight Outta Crosby
more tba

Kill the Keg Growler Fills - Sun. 9/24
$14 growler fills of everything all day!

WHAT: Fresh Hop Pop-Up Beer Fest
WHERE: 7th and NE Burnside, Portland, OR (Burnside Brewing's parking lot)
WHEN: Sept. 20 - 24th, 2017 11am - 9pm
COST: FREE


Follow us on Instagram at: https://www.instagram.com/freshhopfest/

Follow on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/FreshHopFest

More info and images at: www.fresh-hops.com

Oregon’s Hop Harvest Shines in Full Sail’s 8 Pound Pale Fresh Hop Ale

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Farm to tank in three hours, 8 Pound Pale explodes with bright tropical notes

Hood River, Oregon – September 13, 2017 – Full Sail Brewing Co. is excited to release this year’s Brewmaster Reserve 8 Pound Pale Fresh Hop Ale, brewed with eight pounds of local, freshly harvested Centennial hops per barrel. Full Sail brewers Chris Davis and Greg Doss drove to B&D Farms in Saint Paul, Oregon on harvest day last month to procure fresh, wet hops from the field, immediately heading back to the brewery to work their magic on this small-batch brew that goes from farm to tank in three hours.

“This year’s 8 Pound Pale Fresh Hop Ale explodes with bright tropical notes,” says Full Sail brewer Greg Doss. “A blend of pale and wheat malts created a light golden base which we packed with Willamette Valley-grown Centennial Hops, only hours off the vine. Beautiful fresh-hop aromas of tropical fruit and citrus are complemented nicely with subtle malt notes. This refreshing beer is high on hop aromatics yet well balanced.”

Brewmaster Reserve 8 Pound Pale is a hop lover’s delight. Each fall, Full Sail brewers look forward to brewing a fresh hop beer to celebrate the hop harvest, using eight pounds of fresh hops per barrel. Each hop variety reaches peak maturity at a different time during harvest, so each year’s brew is unique. Be sure to try this batch of 8 Pound Pale before it’s too late!

Full Sail’s Brewmaster Reserve series allows the brewmasters to put their creativity, innovation and passion into small, limited-release beers. These craft brews highlight the direct connection with Full Sail’s farmers, celebrate the art of barrel aging, and explore the effects of time. Over the years, Full Sail’s Brewmaster Reserve series has earned 26 gold medals. Some of our beers, like our fresh hop brews, are meant to be enjoyed just after harvest, intensely fresh from our farmers’ fields. Brewed in small batches, Brewmaster Reserve 8 Pound Pale Fresh Hop Ale is available in limited quantities from late September until it’s gone - in Brewmaster Reserve 6-packs, 12 oz. bottles and draft. 5.6% ABV, 54 IBUs.

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 peak 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 more than 200 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.
 

Acclaimed Portland artist Aaron Trotter releases new Oregon Breweries deck in Illustrated Playing Cards series

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PORTLAND, Ore. – Local artist Aaron Trotter has announced the release of a new deck of Illustrated Playing Cards featuring Oregon breweries from Central Oregon, the Columbia River Gorge, the Oregon Coast, and the Willamette Valley. The first printing of 100 decks will debut at the Portland Fresh Hops Fest at Oaks Amusement Park, Sept. 29 from 5pm to 9pm and Sept. 30 from 12pm to 8pm.

Marking his seventh anniversary in the playing card business, Trotter's new deck expands on his original Portland Brewery Cards, reaching far beyond legendary Beervana to document the craft beer community and connect the dots of the Oregon Ale Trail. The 52 drawings span Central Oregon from Redmond to Bend; the Columbia River Gorge from Cascade Locks to Hood River; the Oregon Coast from Astoria to Newport; and the Willamette Valley from Hillsboro to Eugene.

Meant to inspire exploration – the deck includes a map, checklist, and Oregon beer facts – each card illustrates a different brewery, hand drawn by Trotter on site while tasting the beer. 

"Illustrated Playing Cards are made to be played, displayed, and used as a guidebook,” explained Trotter. He added, “The deck serves as a guide to discovery of the unknown, as well as a beer tour souvenir. And don’t worry: no beer was wasted in the making of these cards!"

The drawings were sketched with pen and ink on location in a succession of road trips over the last two years, then finished at Trotter's studio at 1627 NE Alberta St. The cards are digitally printed on cardstock in Portland; each box is signed and numbered by the artist. 

About Illustrated Playing Cards
First released in November 2010, Illustrated Playing Cards debuted with Landmarks of Portland, featuring famous signs and downtown icons. Other Portland-centric decks followed: Portland Breweries (2013), Secrets of Portland and Oregon Wineries (2014), and Old Portland (2016). Trotter hasn't drawn all the cities of the world yet, but that's his goal. In the last seven years he has sketched over 30 different cities (each collecting 52 drawings) from Los Angeles to New York, Paris, Tokyo and beyond. The Portland cards are available at Powell's or Made in Oregon. Other decks are available at select museums around the country including the Seattle Art Museum, Griffith Observatory (Los Angeles), Mob Museum (Las Vegas), Denver Art Museum, Guggenheim (NYC), and National Building Museum (DC). Trotter and his decks can be found at Portland Saturday Market every weekend near Skidmore Fountain or by chance at his cavernous art studio on Alberta St. Learn more at www.illustratedplayingcards.com

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Portland Cider Co. releases Pumpkin Spice fall seasonal cider

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CLACKAMAS, Ore. – Just in time for fall, Portland Cider Company has added Pumpkin Spice to its seasonal line of ciders. Full of all the spices found in pumpkin pie – including cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, allspice, and ginger – this cider is a delicious tribute to the flavors of fall.

"This is our homage to autumn here in the Northwest," said owner Lynda Parrish. “It features a stunning blend of spices that will remind you of a cool, crisp fall morning.”

Celebrating the Northwest's bounty, Portland Cider Co.’s seasonal ciders are inspired by local farmers and based on harvest times. Pumpkin Spice joins the seasonal bottle lineup that includes Pineapple, Strawberry, and Cranberry.

Made with 100 percent Northwest apples, Portland Cider Co.’s Pumpkin Spice Cider pairs well with apple or pumpkin pie, smoked chicken, roasted pork loin, and root vegetables. It comes in at 5.5% ABV.

Portland Cider Co.’s Pumpkin Spice Cider is available now through November in 22 oz. bottles and draft kegs. It can be purchased at Portland Cider Co.’s two taprooms and at select retailers in Oregon, Washington, and Colorado.
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About Portland Cider Company
Portland Cider Company was started in October 2012 by an Oregonian and a family of British expats with the mission of bringing cider, handcrafted in the English tradition, to the Northwest. It has two taproom locations: Portland Cider House at 3638 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Portland, OR 97214; and Taproom & Cidery at 8925 SE Jannsen Rd, Bldg. F, Clackamas, OR 97015. For more information, visit www.PortlandCider.com and follow @PortlandCider on social media.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Cascade Brewing and Bruery Terreux to release long awaited collaboration beer – One Way or Another – in bottle and draught

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PORTLAND, Ore. – On Tuesday, Sept. 12, Cascade Brewing and Bruery Terreux will each release a version of their long-awaited collaboration beer: One Way or Another. One Way or Another is a blend of sour triple ales aged in oak wine barrels for up to 16 months with regional ingredients including Oregon marionberries and California Meyer lemons (7.9% ABV). Both projects will be available in bottle and draught through the respective brewery’s distribution channels.

Last spring, the crew from Bruery Terreux visited Cascade, AKA the House of Sour, to discuss the blend and to brew the first batch of what was to become One Way or Another. The following week, Bruery Terreux replicated the same recipe in their brewery in Anaheim, Calif. The two brewery projects feature different labels and graphics to delineate between the two.

“We are so excited to finally release this project with Bruery Terreux,” exclaimed Tim Larrance, Cascade Brewing vice president of sales and marketing. “With each brewery crafting their own blend, this limited offering illustrates how a single recipe can be interpreted One Way or Another.”

Cascade Brewing will host a One Way or Another Release Party at its Barrel House at 939 SE Belmont St. in Portland on Sept. 12 beginning at 5pm, featuring the release of both collaboration beers, plus seven Bruery Terreux beers on tap, vintage Cascade Brewing bottles for sale, and a special live tapping with members of the Bruery Terreaux team.

One Way or Another is a Tier One offering; Cascade’s bottles have distinct label styles for each of the three Cascade Brewing pricing tiers, with each label within the tier utilizing distinctive colors to clearly differentiate each beer. The tiers differ by the style of beer used in the product, the type ingredients contained within, the time aged in the barrels and types of barrels used.
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The next beer to be released by Cascade Brewing will be Vitis Noble 2016 on Sept. 19.

About Cascade Brewing
Cascade Brewing has been a pioneer in the sour beer renaissance since 2006 and the proud innovator of the Northwest Sour Ale. Its distinctive sour beer blends feature fruit forward, barrel-aged ales with an emphasis on project year-to-year variation. These beers offer a complex array of flavors derived from the acid, the fruit and the residual flavors present in the barrels in which they age. The resulting beers offer a complex array of flavors and aromas derived from with each project year release capturing the unique subtleties of that year’s growing season. Cascade Brewing’s sour ales are brewed and blended in Portland, Oregon. For more inforamtion, visit CascadeBrewing.com and join the brewery on social media @CascadeBrewing. Cheers to the sours; enjoy in a profoundly wise manner.

Ninkasi Brewing Releases Green Haze, Fresh Hop Pale Ale

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EUGENE, Ore.—Sept. 6, 2017—September in the Pacific Northwest means one thing to beer drinkers: fresh hops. This month, Ninkasi Brewing Company, releases Green Haze, a fresh-hopped pale ale brewed with 400 pounds of fresh Centennial hops per batch. Celebrating the annual hop harvest, Green Haze is full of citrusy and floral hop character. Available for a limited time, beer drinkers will be able to find Green Haze on-tap at select accounts throughout Ninkasi’s distribution footprint.

Cultivated just 70 miles from Ninkasi’s brewing facilities at Goschie Farms in Silverton, Ore., Ninkasi transported 2,000 pounds of freshly-picked Centennial whole cone hops from farm to brewery in just over an hour. As soon as the hops arrived at the brewery, 400 pounds were tossed into the brew kettle for the first batch. Ninkasi’s team of brewers worked through the night, brewing 36 straight-hours to produce five batches of Green Haze.

“Once we started brewing, our brewery became a hop dream,” says Jamie Floyd, Ninkasi co-founder and founding brewer. “The fresh Centennial hops immediately filled the brewhouse with lemon and floral hop aromas; an enticing hop profile to capture in this pale ale.”

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For more than 130 years, Goschie Farms has grown crops in Silverton with 550 acres dedicated solely to the hops. A leader in its industry for sustainable practices, Goschie Farms was the first hop farm in the nation to be certified Salmon-Safe. “I’ve known Gayle for over a decade and her farm is a testament to her multi-generational, family dedication to farming hops,” explains Floyd. “Gayle’s commitment to food safety and sustainability is inspiring.”

Green Haze Stats
Green Haze is an ode to Oregon and everything green. Cultivated by Goschie Farms, a mere 70 miles from the brewery, 400 pounds of fresh Centennial hops are transported from farm to brew kettle in just over an hour. Full of citrus and floral hop notes, Green Haze captures the freshest hops of the year.

        Style: Fresh-Hopped Pale Ale
        Series: Rare & Delicious Series
        Available: September 2017
        ABV: 5.3%
        IBU: 40
        Malt: Pilsner, Crystal 15, Carahell, Flaked Barley
        Hops: Fresh-picked Centennial
        Packaging: Draft
 
To track down Green Haze on-tap, use Ninkasi’s Delicious Beer Finder.

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 the 33rd largest craft brewery in the United States. Independently owned and operated in Eugene, Ore., Ninkasi’s Flagship beers include Total Domination IPA, Tricerahops Double IPA, Dawn of the Red IPA, Hop Cooler Citrus IPA, Pacific Rain Northwest Pale, Helles Belles Helles Lager, and Vanilla Oatis Oatmeal Stout. Ninkasi beers are sold throughout Alaska; Alberta; Arizona; California; Colorado; Idaho; Maryland; Nevada; New York; Oregon; Utah; Washington; Virginia; and Vancouver, British Columbia. Committed to community support and giving, Ninkasi’s Beer Is Love program offers donations to 501(c)(3) organizations throughout its footprint. For more information, call 541.344.2739 or visit www.NinkasiBrewing.com.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Fremont Brewing Announces Release of Craft Beer’s Biggest Fresh Hop Ale: Field to Ferment Fresh Hop Pale Ale

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 First in series of fall seasonal fresh hop brews to be released September 6, 2017

SEATTLE - Fremont Brewing of Seattle, Washington will release its fall seasonal, Field to Ferment Fresh Hop Pale Ale, on Wednesday, September 6th at the Urban Beer Garden on draft and in six-packs starting at 11:00 a.m. Fremont will brew this single fresh hop ale throughout the entire hop harvest in Yakima, with three individual hop varieties sequentially as they are harvested. The first release will feature early harvest Centennial hops from Carpenter Ranches followed by Amarillo from Virgil Gamache Farms, and finally Citra, also from Carpenter Ranches. Field to Ferment will be sold across Fremont Brewing’s entire distribution network through September and part of October while supply lasts.

The vision behind Field to Ferment is to showcase the purest possible essence of individual varieties of freshly harvested Northwest hops, celebrate the farmers who grow them, and provide craft beer lovers the rare opportunity to experience and even compare the distinct flavor profiles of fresh, juicy hops. It builds upon the acclaim and limited supply of Fremont’s wildly popular Cowiche Canyon Fresh Hop Ale, a small-batch blend of organic hops grown exclusively for Fremont on a single farm at the mouth of the Cowiche Canyon Conservation area in Yakima and released annually in early October. 

“With Field to Ferment, we share our passion for the fleeting joy of these once-a-year fresh hop beers which are one of the most unique offerings of Northwest craft beer,” said Matt Lincecum, CEO of Fremont Brewing.  “The harvest season is a marvel of ingenuity and hard work as Yakima’s farmers work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week until the harvest is finished, and we brew around the clock to keep up with them. Fresh hop beer is truly the iconic seasonal release for the Pacific Northwest.”

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Field to Ferment is the most extensive rotating fresh hop beer experiment on the West Coast. Production requires extra planning and logistics as load after load of hop cones must be harvested, separated from the bines, stored in specialized bins, and transported over the Cascades in a refrigerated truck to Seattle. Each 80-barrel batch will contain approximately 1,300 pounds of fresh hops (16.5 lbs per barrel) placed into the mashtun within 24 hours of harvest.

“From our Centennial hop fields to the kettles and fermenters! The Carpenter family farm is excited to be a part of the Fremont Brewing fresh experience,” said Brad Carpenter of Carpenter Ranches. “Your taste buds will be tickled!”

About Fremont Brewing
Fremont Brewing is a family-owned craft brewery founded in 2009 to brew artisan beers made with the best local ingredients we can find. Our beer is distributed in kegs, cans, and 22 oz. bottles and can be enjoyed everyday at our kid- and dog-friendly Urban Beer Garden in Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood. Because BeerMatters!

Bale Breaker’s Sesiones del Migrante Mango IPA release is Sept 7

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ESSENTIALS
·      Sesiones del Migrante Mango IPA release is Sept 7 at the brewery in Yakima, WA
·      The collaboration beer will be available in cans and kegs in Washington State and North Idaho throughout September
·      Sesiones del Migrante brewing partnership spans 5 thousand miles, 5 breweries, and 2 countries

DETAILS
Sesiones del Migrante is a series of beers brewed in collaboration with Mexican and American breweries to celebrate the Mexican migrant workers who travel to the Yakima Valley to harvest hops for breweries across the globe. As part of this project, Bale Breaker will release Sesiones del Migrante Mango IPA in September in limited quantities of kegs and cans throughout its distribution footprint in Washington State and North Idaho. (Limited Can Release // Sept 7 // 5.9% ABV // 30 IBU).
THE STORY
At Cerveza Mexico - a national trade show - Esteban Silva, of 
Cervecería de Colima (Colima, Mexico) found his first collaborator: Cerveza Loba (Guadalajara, Mexico). From there, YCH Hops agreed to donate hops for the project, and then Silva reached out to Bale Breaker Brewing Company (Yakima, WA) as well as two up-and-coming California breweries– Ronin Fermentation Project (Truckee, CA) & SouthNorte (San Diego, CA). Watch a short video introducing #migrantsessions.

In May 2017, two of Bale Breaker’s brewer-owners, Kevin Quinn and Kevin Smith, traveled to Mexico to brew in Guadalajara and Colima. At Cerveza Loba, the brewers concocted Loba Nómada, a NE IPA featuring hand-peeled mangoes, a homegrown ingredient. In Colima, they brewed Vale Bale, an IPA with local coconuts. According to Cervecería de Colima, Vale Bale is “a beer inspired by all those people who leave their place of origin, with the firm aspiration to find a better quality of life.”

In early August, brewers from all four collaborating breweries came to Yakima to brew Bale Breaker’s Sesiones del Migrante Mango IPA featuring the freshest Yakima Valley hops. A portion of the proceeds from our beer and events will benefit 
La Casa Hogar, a local non-profit that connects and educates immigrant Latino families.
“We’re happy that this brewing collaboration will create awareness of the hard work of Yakima’s Latino community. Their work both during harvest and year-round is essential to creating the hoppy beers everyone loves,” said Meghann Quinn, owner/business manager at Bale Breaker.
ABOUT BALE BREAKER BREWING CO.
Bale Breaker Brewing Company makes handcrafted ales that showcase the world-class hops grown in the heart the Yakima Valley. Hops are in the family's DNA: the great-grandparents of sibling-owners Meghann Quinn, Kevin Smith, and Patrick Smith first planted hops in the Yakima Valley in 1932, the year before Prohibition ended. Over four generations, their love of hops has evolved into a passion for craft beer. Today, Meghann, Kevin and Patrick are in the midst of running an independent production brewery surrounded by their family’s hop fields, just down the road from where they were born and raised.

Brewers Publications Presents - Session Beers: Brewing for Flavor and Balance

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Boulder, CO • September 5, 2017 – Sharing a beer or two with friends is one of life’s many joys. Session beers, whose mild strength invites more than one round, adhere to high quality standards and are dedicated to balance and drinkability above all. The latest release from Brewers Publications, Session Beers: Brewing for Flavor and Balance by Jennifer Talley, explores the history behind some of the world’s greatest session beers, past and present.
 
In recent years, brewers have reinvented traditionally stronger classic beer styles to something more suitable for casual drinking sessions – giving beer lovers the freedom to celebrate community while consuming less alcohol. Such beers can be challenging to brew, but they present many opportunities to showcase skill, flavor and refreshment. In Session Beers, Talley provides valuable information about the brewing processes and ingredients that can be used in development and explores popular recipes from some of the best brewmasters in America.
 
“A veteran of low-ABV ‘session’ brewing, Jennifer Talley brings an enormous amount of practical and technical information to this subject. It's obvious her time at Squatters Pub Brewery in Utah fostered respect for the art and soul of brewing beers under 4.0% ABV,” said Tomme Arthur, co-founder and brewmaster, Lost Abbey and Port Brewing Co. “As someone who has been at this business of brewing for over 20 years, I can honestly say this book provided some keen insights into the thought processes and execution behind these fickle beer styles. I guess you actually can teach an old dog new tricks. I for one cannot wait to share this information with my brewers.”
 
Talley’s brewing career began in Salt Lake City as brewmaster at Squatters Pub Brewery. She honed her skills through a variety of positions at Salt Lake Brewing Company, Redhook Brewery, Russian River Brewing Company and Auburn Alehouse in Auburn, California. She is a Cicerone Examiner, craft beer industry speaker, technical committee member for the Master Brewers Association of the Americas and a national and international beer judge. She has received over 20 awards from the Great American Beer Festival® and World Beer Cup and was awarded the Russell Schehrer Award for Innovation in Craft Brewing in 2011. She resides with her children in Grass Valley, California.
 
Brewers Publications supports the mission of the Brewers Association by publishing books of enduring value for amateur and professional brewers as well as titles that promote understanding and appreciation of American craft beer. With over 50 titles to choose from, it’s the largest publisher of contemporary and relevant brewing literature for today’s craft brewers, homebrewers and beer enthusiasts.
 
ISBN: 978-1938469411
Cover Price: $19.95