Thursday, January 19, 2017

Reuben’s Brews Announces 2017 Beer Release Calendar

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Seattle, WA - Reuben’s Brews today announced its lineup of beers for 2017, including year-round favorites, seasonal releases, and limited brews. The brewery’s much lauded Gose, Crikey IPA and Robust Porter will continue to be available to its fans year-round. The official beer of Seattle Beer Week 2016 – Daily Pale - is back this month as a seasonal in cans, 22oz bottles and draft and will run through April, followed by the much loved Summer IPA and finally Roasted Rye IPA in the fall.

Imperial seasonals are also being released throughout the year, along with some very limited quarterly releases. If you’re lucky enough to visit the brewery in Seattle’s Ballard District, there will be some brand-new experimental beers on tap in the brewery’s Taproom Series.  The brewery has 25 taps in its taproom, pouring beers from both its production and small batch breweries, and regularly has new beers on tap for beer lovers to enjoy.

See the attached calendar for a complete list of beer releases for the coming year, or visit this page.

For more information, visit www.reubensbrews.com or follow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@reubensbrews).

Dale's Pale Ale Becomes Nation's Bestselling Craft Can Six-Pack As Oskar Blues Brewery Grows in All Directions in 2016

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Longmont, CO, Brevard, NC & Austin, TX - Oskar Blues Brewery, the innovators behind the craft beer-in-a-can apocalypse, finished 2016 strong eclipsing 200,000 barrels shipped with several significant milestones achieved throughout the year including the addition of a brewery in Austin, several new SKUs, expansion of its barrel-aging program and the completion of its U.S. footprint. Flagship brew Dale's Pale Ale became the bestselling craft can 6-pack in total U.S. Food.  
 
In August of 2016, Oskar Blues' brewery and live music venue opened its doors in Austin, TX while a 21,000 square foot expansion took place in its Brevard, NC brewery raising the potential capacity amongst all three breweries to 500,000 bbls and adding 43 jobs. The brand also completed its 50 state U.S. footprint with distribution in Montana and further expanded internationally with the addition of Australia, the Netherlands, and Belgium, totaling nine international markets.
 
Oskar Blues continued to push innovation through new beer offerings and packaging.  The Can gROWLER (CROWLER®) from Ball Corporation and Oskar Blues grew to over 1,000 installations to date.  Many of the last year's installations were due to new locations choosing aluminum over glass for their growler choice and many established locations discontinued offering glass growlers altogether.  CROWLER® has quickly shown how far cans have come and how beneficial the evolution of CROWLER® cans are to the growler customer.
 
The brewery launched four new SKUs, including year-round offerings BEERITO Amber Mexican Lager and Priscilla White Wit Wheat, while launching limited release cans of Passion Fruit Pinner IPA and Hotbox Coffee Porter. The expansion of its barrel-aging program resulted in national distribution of Barrel-aged Ten FIDY Imperial Stout in 19.2 ounce, single-serve cans and limited taproom-only releases of rum barrel-aged Death by Coconut, rum barrel-aged Ten FIDY and Java Ten FIDY. The team at Oskar Blues didn't stop there, recently launching Pinner Throwback IPA in new packaging - resulting in the first American craft beer 16-pack**.
 
Ancillary brands also saw growth, including four new flavors of B. Stiff & Sons Old Fashioned Soda Pop and the launch of new Oskar Blues Fooderies concepts in its home market of ColoRADo, which includes a CHUBurger/Hotbox Roasters Café brick and mortar location in the RiNo district of Denver.

Oskar Blues Holding Company, a strong group of craft brewers, including Wasatch Brewery, Squatters Brewery and Perrin Brewing furthered its mission to maintain symbiotic partnerships with like-minded craft brewers across the country with the addition of Tampa's Cigar City Brewing. While Dales Pale Ale is the bestselling craft can 6-pack in the U.S., Cigar City has the number two spot, with Jai Alai IPA.  Oskar Blues Holdings grew collectively to nearly 350,000 barrels and is the number two overall craft can vendor and number 15 overall in total U.S. Food.  That's a particularly good spot to be in, as craft cans have been up 55% over the last 52 weeks. 

Oskar Blues continued to spread do-goodery with its nonprofit arm, CAN'd Aid Foundation. In 2016 alone, the organization raised $768,000, built & donated nearly 600 bikes to underprivileged children, put 100 instruments in budding musician's hands, recycled 155,000 lbs. of waste through its #CrushItCrusade and donated 330,000 cans of drinking water to areas in need including Flint, Michigan during its water crisis. Soul-founder of Oskar Blues Dale Katechis founded CAN'd Aid in 2013 following the Colorado flooding that devastated Oskar Blues Brewery's hometown in Lyons, Colorado. To date, over $2.6 million has been raised to support its efforts.
 
As for 2017, Oskar Blues has already set its sights on further growth, celebrating the 20th year of what started as a funky little brewpub in Lyons, CO in 1997. International markets to launch distribution in include Brazil and Japan. The brew team, not to be outdone by 2016, has announced the limited release of Hotbox Coffee IPA cans in March as well as a CANspiracy rare beer club at the North Carolina and Colorado Tasty Weasel Taprooms.  The Oskar Blues Fooderies restaurant group has already announced a Colorado Springs, CO location that will expand its footprint to over nine locations in 2017.  - stay tuned for more details at  www.oskarblues.com.
 
**Data Source & Set IRI Data, 2016 52 WEEKS TTL US FOOD.
 
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 eclipsing 200,000 barrels in 2016. The original canned craft brewery continues push innovation with the opening of its Austin, TX brewery and creations like The Crowler and Hotbox Coffee Roasters. Oskar Blues is available in all 50 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., parts of Canada, Puerto Rico, Sweden, Spain, Chile, the Netherlands, Belgium, the U.K. and Australia.
 
In 2013, Oskar Blues founder Dale Katechis 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. CAN'd Aid's "do-goodery" has raised $2.6 million in four focused areas:
  • 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 http://www.oskarblues.com.

Lompoc’s Chowder Challenge takes a hiatus; Black Out Beer Fest expands to an all-day event

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PORTLAND, Ore. – Jan. 18, 2016 – Lompoc Brewing has announced that its annual Chowder Challenge will take a hiatus this year to address venue and space issues. In its place, the brewery has expanded its popular Black Out Beer Fest to an all-day event.

The 5th annual Black Out Beer Fest will take place on Saturday, Feb. 25 from Noon to 10pm at Sidebar, located at 3901 N Williams Ave, and in the heated & tented parking lot in front of the Fifth Quadrant restaurant (around the corner at the same address). The event will feature 25 rotating dark beers – including porters, stouts, coffee beers and black IPAs – from Lompoc and more than 20 guest breweries from around the Northwest.

Admission into the event is free; tasting packages are required to taste the beers and cost $20, which includes a souvenir 15.5 oz glass mug and eight beer tickets. Additional beer tickets are available for $1 apiece. It costs four tickets for a full mug of beer or one ticket for a taste. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Community Transitional School.
The event will kick off the morning of Feb. 25 with a pre-fest Brunch at Fifth Quadrant from 9am to 1pm, featuring an exclusive brunch menu paired with specialty dark beers.

Black Out Beer Fest ticket sales will take place at the door in Sidebar; advance tickets are not available. The beers will be served in both Sidebar and in the tented and heated parking lot adjacent to the Fifth Quadrant pub. The event is for ages 21 and over, although minors and attendees are welcome inside the Fifth Quadrant pub.

Follow LompocBrewing.com or @LompocBeer on social media for updates to the beer list.

About Lompoc Brewing
Lompoc (pronounced Lom-Pock, much to the chagrin of Californians) creates eight flavorful year-round beers, plus a ridiculous number of seasonals. You can find Lompoc in 12-ounce and 22-ounce bottles and on draft at locations in Oregon and Washington, and at its five Portland neighborhood pubs: Fifth Quadrant and Sidebar in North Portland, Hedge House and Oaks Bottom in Southeast, and the Lompoc Tavern in Northwest. For more information, call 503-288-3996 or visit www.lompocbrewing.com and @LompocBeer on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Drink Local, Drink Lompoc!


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Old Town Brewing Releases Third Grimm Collaboration Beer to Benefit OHSU Doernbecher


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Portland, Ore ... Old Town Brewing® (OTB®), a locally owned and operated Portland nationally recognized brewery, has just released its third limited batch beer in collaboration with Portland-filmed TV series, Grimm®. Wesen Venom (pronounced Vesen Venom), a red wheat lager, will benefit OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, and culminate the series’ final season. The beer will be available at both the Old Town location on NW Davis and the brewery location on Martin Luther King Blvd, with $2 of every pint going directly to the Grimmster Endowment at OHSU Doernbecher.

The Wesen Venom is a wheat lager brewed with red wheat and crystal malt, giving the beer a venom red color and hint of sweetness. Don’t be fooled, however, just like venom, the beer packs a bit of a bite thanks to the spicy hops used in the brewing process. This unique lager comes in with an ABV of 5.4 percent and 40 IBU. 
 
The beer will be officially launch on Thursday January 19, at the brewery located at 5201 NE MLK Boulevard and Taproom on 226 NW Davis St.

We have had so much fun working with the Grimm team over the last three years to develop out of the box beers inspired by the show to benefit such an amazing cause, OHSU Doernbecher,” said owner of Old Town Brewing, Adam Milne. “As a brewery, working with creative people in our community to create high quality beer keeps us excited, and as members of our community, the ability to positively impact people in our own back yard keeps us inspired.”
 
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The beer will be served at this year’s third annual Grimm Gala on January 28, 2017 where Grimm cast members will join together with Comcast and NBC Universal in support of OHSU Doernbecher. Though the event is sold out this year, donations can be directly online in addition to purchasing the Wesen Venom beer.

About Old Town Brewing Co.
Old Town Brewing (OTB) opened in northeast Portland, Ore., in 2011 with an emphasis on crafting its beer to reflect the spirit, values, history and personality of Portland and the Northwest. OTB is the first brewery in the country to deliver beer and pizza by bike straight to consumers, rain or shine. Reclaimed materials were extensively incorporated into the design of the LEED Gold brewery, evoking an atmosphere of Northwest authenticity and sustainability.

Old Town’s award winning brews can be found statewide in Oregon and in Southwest Washington at retailers like New Seasons, Whole Foods, Safeway, Albertsons, and Costco.

Owner Adam Milne opened OTB to complement his Old Town Pizza® location in Portland’s historic Old Town neighborhood. A devoted Old Town Pizza customer since celebrating his ninth birthday at the restaurant, Milne purchased Old Town Pizza from the original owners, the Accuardi family, in 2003. For more information visit www.otbrewing.com and www.oldtownpizza.com.

Old Town Brewing Awards
  • GABF 2015, Gold, Shanghai’d IPA, English-style IPA category
  • GABF 2014, Silver, Sun Dazed, German-Style Kölsch category
  • GABF 2013, Gold, Cents and Sensibility, Fresh Hop category
  • World Beer Cup 2014, Silver, Sun Dazed, German-Style Kölsch category
  • World Beer Cup 2014, Bronze, Paulie’s Not Irish Red, Irish Style Red Ale category

About the Grimmster Endowment,
After visiting with patients at OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, the cast of Grimm were inspired to establish the Grimmster Endowment to provide critical support to OHSU Doernbecher’s most vulnerable patients and families, including help with uncompensated care, travel, lodging and other services integral to their care and comfort.
 

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Bridgeport Brewing Releases 17th Annual Old Knucklehead Barley Wine

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Portland, Ore. – January 6, 2017BridgePort Brewing Company, Oregon’s original craft brewery, released today their annual Old Knucklehead barley wine for the 17th year in a row. This award-winning beer is brewed with Caramel and dark-roasted 2-row malts along with American hops, prominently featuring Chinooks.

The beer is then barrel aged in American White Oak, bringing out the vanilla, toffee and rich cherry notes which balance the robust malt sweetness. Labeled as BridgePort’s “sipping” beer, it’s the perfect brew to really taste and enjoy the complex flavor profile.

“Hands down, I love this beer,” states Jeff Edgerton, BridgePort Brewmaster. “There’s a reason we’ve been brewing Old Knucklehead for 17 years. It’s the perfect beer to settle in with in the new year and enjoy during the colder months. If you haven’t had a chance to try this beer, I highly recommend you grab a pint or 22oz. while it’s still available.”

BridgePort’s Old Knucklehead Stats:
ABV: 9.2%            IBU’s: 69               Color: Ruby           OG: 22.2%

BridgePort’s limited-edition Old Knucklehead barley wine is available now in 22 oz. bombers and on draft at the BridgePort BrewPub on NW Marshall Street in Portland, Ore. and where BridgePort is sold.

Ecliptic Brewing Releasing Capella Porter in Bottles

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Capella Porter 22oz Bottles Begin Shipping in Mid-January


PORTLAND, Ore. –. Ecliptic Brewing’s Capella Porter had quite the year in 2016---Gold at the World Beer Cup, the US Open Beer Championships, and the Oregon Beer Awards. These beer competitions bring out the best of the best in the craft beer world and it is quite the honor for a brewery to be able to say one of their beers brought home gold at all three.

Beyond this, Ecliptic’s Brewmaster John Harris, known for creating other award-winning Porters, wrote the recipe for Capella Porter.  These things combined have created a demand for Capella Porter beyond its current draft only offering and Ecliptic is answering the calls.

Starting January 19th, Ecliptic Brewing will release 22oz bottles of their Capella Porter alongside its current draft offering.  Capella Porter will be part of the All the Time Series of beers from Ecliptic including Orbiter IPA, Spectra Hoppy Pilsner, and Carina Peach Sour Ale.

“It was quite the honor to win on a state, national, and world level.  It has been exciting to see this beer become a favorite and for people to be asking for it at bottle shops and grocery stores.” said John Harris, Owner and Brewmaster of Ecliptic Brewing.  “Capella Porter does a good job rounding out our year-round offerings and I can’t wait to see it on the shelf.”

About Capella Porter
Capella Porter is named after a bright star in the constellation Auriga.  Sweet dark malt aromas are followed by a nice medium body.  Flavors of chocolate and caramel meld with just a touch of roast.  A collection of American hops (Nugget, Chinook, Centennial, and Cascade) brighten this lively porter.
ABV 5.2% IBU 39
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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, Phobos Single Hop Red Ale, and Capella Porter. For more information, visit: www.eclipticbrewing.com.

Ecliptic beers are available at the brewery (825 North Cook St), in bottle 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).

Stout Month At Fort George Starting February 1st

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Astoria, Oregon – January 16th, 2017 – It started with a simple enough idea: take a versatile, yet underappreciated style like stout, brew as many as your boss will allow, and put them on tap all at once. This was the idea Jack Harris, co-founder of Fort George, had over twenty years ago as a young brewer working for McMenamin’s Cornelius Pass Roadhouse.

“Nobody else was doing it,” Jack explains. “I certainly wasn’t paying any attention to marketing or filling niches, it was sort of dumb luck on my part that folks really responded to the idea of celebrating a variety of stouts during the cold, dark days of February.”

Throughout the years, as he moved from town to town, he took the stouts with him. “It’s the people I’ve worked with since then that have taken the idea and run with it. That’s what makes Stout Month such a big deal,” he continues. “It gets more sophisticated, elaborate, and popular every year.”

And now that he has his own brewery, February at Fort George is forever dedicated to Stout Month, a twenty-eight day celebration of the darker ales. Taps will pour invitingly black, overflowing with new stout releases each week, and all centered around the darkest single-day stout festival in the world — the Festival of Dark Arts.

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Release the Stouts
Sit down for a heady pour or test your tongue on a blind stout taster tray. New stouts are on tap every week (with 19! from Fort George this year).
Released February 1st
  • May The Oats Be With You – oatmeal stout
  • Tuesday’s Lunch – roasted peanuts and blackberries (PB&J stout)
  • Coffee Girl – brewed with Brasilian Santa Luzia coffee beans from Coava Coffee Roasters
  • From Astoria with Love – Russian Imperial Stout
  • Voluptas – fig & oatmeal stout
  • Matryoshka – bourbon barrel aged Russian Imperial Stout
  • Matryoshka with Cocoa Nibs (+bottle release)
Released February 8th
  • All Seeing Pie – bourbon barrel apple pie stout
  • Viva La Stout – Mexican chocolate stout
  • Polish’s Black Walnut Stout
Released February 15th
  • Kaiju Stout – plum and black tea stout
  • Keg Nog – milk stout spiced with nutmeg, cinnamon, and vanilla beans
  • Barrel Aged May The Oats Be With You – aged in Four Roses bourbon barrels
Released February 19th
  • Matryoshka with Cocoa Nibs & Raspberries (+bottle release)
  • Subtle Hyperbole – Candy Cap mushrooms, molasses, graham crackers, and cinnamon
  • Dark Matter – oatmeal stout aged in Pinot Noir and bourbon barrels
Released February 22nd
  • Nostalgia Trip – sassafras, sarsaparilla, cinnamon sticks, and vanilla bean (root beer stout)
  • Kentucky Girl – Coffee Girl aged in Kentucky bourbon barrels
  • Itsy Bitsy Stout – dry Irish stout.

Carnival of Stouts
Voted by Willamette Week Oregon Beer Awards as the Best Beer Festival in 2016, the Festival of Dark Arts is much more than a stout fest. It’s a full sensory immersion into art, craft, music, and macabre entertainment, with over sixty rare stouts all over the Fort George block. The event will sell out, but you can check www.festivalofdarkarts.com for full ticket, stout, and entertainment information. Buy tickets while you can or mark your calendar for next year – FoDA is always held on the Saturday of President’s Day Weekend.

When/Where:
Festival of Dark Arts
Saturday, February 18th, 2017
2pm to 10pm
Fort George Brewery Block
1483 Duane Street
Astoria, Oregon
Details:
  • Live music with Hillstomp, 1939 Ensemble, Ryan Sollee (Builders and the Butchers), Máscaras, Three for Silver, and many more.
  • Dark Art Gallery, glass blowing, iron forge, tattoo artists, ice sculptor, fire dancers, contortionists, etc. etc. etc.
  • Pig roast, cigar tent, chocolate & coffee, and other stout pairings.
  • 60+ rare stouts pouring all over the block. 
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Traveling Carnival of Stouts
Can’t make make it to the coast? Get a taste of Stout Month at these events around the Pacific Northwest.
Fort George Stout Month Night
Arch Bridge Tap House
207 7th St, Oregon City, Oregon
Saturday, February 4th – 5pm to 8pm
Tap list: Cavatica Stout, May The Oats Be With You, Coffee Girl, Matryoshka

Beer. Cider. Love.
Beer Belly
1205 SW Washington St, Portland, Oregon
Tuesday, February 14th – 5pm to 9pm
Tap list: Five Fort George beers (including Matryoshka, May The Oats Be With You, and Coffee Girl) paired with five ciders from Finnriver.

Road to the Dark Arts
Watershed Pub & Kitchen
10104 3rd Ave NE, Seattle, Washington
Thursday, February 16th – 11am to close
Tap list: From Astoria with Love, Viva La Stout, Tuesday’s Lunch, Voluptas, Polish’s Black Walnut Stout, Coffee Girl

The Black & The Bitter
Beerworks
323 E Main St, Medford, Oregon
Wednesday, February 22nd – 6pm to 9pm
Tap list: Matryoshka, Beta IPA 12x (Test Batch for 3-Way IPA), and more

Fort George Stout Month Night
The Park Way Tavern
313 N I St, Tacoma, Washington
Wednesday, February 22nd – 6pm to 9pm
Tap list: From Astoria with Love, Viva La Stout, Tuesday’s Lunch, Voluptas, Polish’s Black Walnut Stout, Coffee Girl

Fort George Stout Month Cellar Night
Imperial Bottle Shop & Taproom
3090 SE Division St, Portland, Oregon
Thursday, February 23rd – 5pm to 8pm
Tap list: From Astoria with Love (2016), Bourbon Barrel Cavatica Stout (2016), North VIII (2015), Matryoshka (2017)

The Black & The Bitter
Cascade Locks Ale House
500 NW Wanapa St, Cascade Locks, Oregon
Saturday, February 25th – 6pm to 8pm
Tap list: Cavatica Stout, May The Oats Be With You, Beta IPA 12x, Suicide Squeeze *Special Edition IPA
Stout Month begins Wednesday, February 1st at Fort George Brewery. Bring your loved ones, your beloved growler, and your love of everything dark. Fort George promises you won’t go away light-handed.

For more information about Fort George Brewery and Stout Month, go to www.fortgeorgebrewery.com.

Full Sail Brewing Releasing Session Black Cherry Black Lager

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Hood River, Oregon – January 16, 2017 – How could Full Sail possibly make Session Black even more delicious and drinkable? Here’s a way: Session Black Cherry Black. This brand new beer in the Session Series is everything fans have always loved about Session Black, now with a dash of dark cherry flavor. Still short, dark and drinkable. Still rocking those notes of roasty chocolate. But with a new twist.

“This new Session is Session Black with a cherry on top – actually, it’s more like a cherry cordial without the brandy,” says Full Sail Brewmaster Jim Kelter. “The aroma and flavor of cherry complements the smooth chocolate character of this dark lager. Brewed with Pale, Caramel, Munich and Chocolate malts, this is an easy-drinking wintertime beer. It’s not too heavy with just the right amount of cherry.”

Session Black Cherry Black pours deep garnet in color with a creamy tan head. Aromas of cocoa and cherry with a subtle floral essence make it a smooth-drinking dark lager with a full palate of bittersweet chocolate and sweet cherry taste. Black Cherry Black is rich in flavor yet finishes cleanly and is remarkably refreshing.

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Session Black Cherry Black pairs well with lightly grilled red meats and roasted root vegetables, lighter cheeses such as Brie, mozzarella and ricotta, aged pungent cheeses like Glacier Blue, and nuttier cheeses like Parmesan. Its dark cherry flavor also complements chocolate desserts, such as German chocolate cake and brownies, as well as bread pudding.

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 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, just for winter, there’s Session Black Cherry Black. Available January through April in the Session Series 12-pack and in the Session Mashup variety 12-pack. 5.4% ABV, 22 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 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.

Ghostfish Brewing Celebrates its 2nd Anniversary with a Limited Release and Party

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Seattle, WA— Ghostfish Brewing has brewed a limited amount of a very special anniversary beer for their upcoming celebration.

This Wood-Aged Imperial Brown Ale has an intricate grain bill featuring a veritable rainbow of rice and millet malts, giving it a complex nutty sweetness and full-bodied taste. Wood-aging on hard maple staves for two months softened the alcoholic sharpness of this sturdy brew, and contributed mild tannins and woody aromatics to help balance the malt character.

In addition to being 100% gluten free, this beer is also made with no nuts, soy, corn or cane sugar!

ABV: 8% IBU: 55
COLOR: Mahogany
AROMA: Toffee, Walnut, Brandy

“For our 2nd Anniversary beer, we wanted to create a real showcase for the certified gluten-free malted grains that have helped shape and define our brewing,” said Ghostfish’s Co-Owner and Brewmaster Jason Yerger.

“The depth, richness, and complexity of this brew would be impossible to create without the painstakingly-crafted millet and rice malts from Grouse Malting and Eckert Malting, and we are proud to be the first commercial dedicated gluten-free brewery to feature their products.”

Pick up 22oz bottles of Ghostfish Brewing’s 2nd Anniversary beer at its taproom located at 2942 1st Avenue South in SoDo, Seattle or at Ghostfish’s regular Ghostfish Brewing Retail Locations.

Ghostfish Brewing’s 2nd Anniversary Party is planned for February 4, 2017 from noon-10 pm, featuring exclusive tastes of its 2017 beers and the first opportunity to take home its 2nd Anniversary beer—at a discounted price!

“It’s hard to believe that it’s been two years since we opened the doors to this crazy dream,” said Ghostfish’s Co-Owner and Director of Operations Randy Schroeder. “So much has happened to fuel our growth, but time has flown – a clear indication of how fun it’s all been!

“Most of all this second anniversary celebration is to say thank you to our amazing fans, staff and business partners that have supported us, all the way back to our Kickstarter days.”

“To try and encapsulate all the great things that have transpired over the past two years would be difficult, but knowing that we have been able to get Ghostfish beer into many more customer hands outside of our Seattle brewery is an extremely gratifying experience,” said Co-Owner and Director of Sales & Marketing Brian Thiel.

“We’ve had such wonderful support from so many different people throughout the life of our company. As much as it is fun to reflect upon past accomplishments during an anniversary, it is also the perfect time to extend a heartfelt ‘thank you’ to all of the Ghostfish believers, supporters and followers!”

About Ghostfish Brewing Company
Ghostfish Brewing is the first and only dedicated gluten-free craft brewery located in Washington state. Since opening in February 2015, Ghostfish Brewing has been exploring the uncharted waters of never before-used brewing techniques and testing the limits of what can be created without wheat, barley, rye or oats. Ghostfish brews five year-round beers; Watchstander Stout (2015 GABF® Gold Gluten Free Beer), Vanishing Point Pale Ale (2015 Gold U.S. Open Beer Championship Gluten Free Beer), Shrouded Summit Belgian White Ale, Grapefruit IPA (2016 Gold U.S. Open Beer Championship Gluten Free Beer, 2015 & 2016 GABF® Bronze Gluten Free Beer), and Peak Buster Double IPA. The production brewery and taproom are located at 2942 1st Ave. S., Seattle, WA.

Learn more about Ghostfish Brewing’s beers, brewery and taproom on its Ghostfish Brewing Website or Ghostfish Brewing Facebook pageFINAL2ndAnniversaryPoster.

Everybody's Brewing Releases Mountain Mama Pale Ale

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Press Release: Everybody’s Brewing announced today the release of their newest beer, Mountain Mama Pale Ale. Coming in at 5.6% ABV, and 55 IBUs, the hop profile is led by Citra and Cascade, with CTZ used for bittering. The brewery plans to keep this beer available year round.

Since December, this beer has been brewed exclusively for Mount Hood Meadows Ski Resort. However, due to overwhelming popularity and positive reviews, Everybody’s decided to release this beer for wider distribution, including their pub in White Salmon, WA. “We tried a new blend of hops in this Pale, and the reception has been outstanding. It was an easy decision to make it available to a wider audience,” said owner/brewmaster Doug Ellenberger.

The beer is named Mountain Mama in honor of co-founder of the brewery, Christine Elleberger, who graduated from West Virginia University, where she was a white water rafting guide and kayaker. A true outdoors-woman, her love of snowboarding and rivers brought her to the Northwest, and also inspired Doug to giver her the nickname Mountain Mama. “She’s the heart and soul behind this brewery, and she deserves a beer named after her. We wanted the tap handle to represent what a strong and amazing woman she is,” said Doug.

Head brewer Adam McClure is extremely proud of this beer as well, noting the strong aroma, and clean finish. “I wanted to give the drinker a big, juicy fruit, citrus aroma, but not blow them away with bitterness. We wanted to make a beer that can be enjoyed by everyone, from craft novice, to the hop heads of the Northwest. We also used some rolled oats in the recipe, which helps give it a nice body. The result is a clean, flavorful American Pale Ale.”
Courtesy of Everybody's Brewing Co
About Everybody’s Brewing
Everybody’s Brewing opened in 2008 in White Salmon, WA by Doug and Christine Ellenberger with over 20 years of professional brewing and restaurant experience. Their award winning beers are widely distributed throughout Washington, Oregon, and Northern Idaho. The brew pub offers fantastic, locally sourced food, with an outdoor deck that provides a stunning view of Mt. Hood, and the Columbia River Gorge. This combination makes Everybody’s Brewing a must stop attraction when traveling to the Northwest.