Wednesday, October 9, 2013

LivingSocial's Craft BeerFest This Friday at Jeld-Wen Field in PDX


LivingSocial's Craft BeerFest!

Jeld-Wen Field • Portland, OR


LivingSocial's Link for tickets.


what you get:

Enjoy Pours of More Than 80 Craft Beers and Delicious Local Food
Live Music, Giant Beer Pong and Other Games, Interactive Art, and More!
Limited Day Of Tickets Available At The Door

participating breweries

Bend Brewing, Blue Dog Mead, Bridgeport, Cascade Lakes, Deschutes, Full Sail, Hair Of Dog, Hopworks, Mt. Hood, Portland Brewing, Tracktown, Worthy Brewing, Alaskan, Elysian, Georgetown Brewing, Lazy Boy, Mac & Jack, Pike Brewing, Anchor Brewing, Ballast Point, Lagunitas, Left Coast, Lost Coast, Mad River, Russian River, Sierra Nevada, Stone, Avery, Blue Moon, New Belgium, Dogfish Head, Sam Adams, Leinenkugel, Widmer, Redhook, Ninkasi, Laughing Dog, Burnside Brewing, Ft. George Brewery, Oakshire Brewing, and more!

available food options (not included in ticket price)

Timber Brat: Quarter-pound Zenner's bratwurst wrapped in bacon and served on a Franz soft pretzel roll topped with Widmer beer-braised onion

Timber Pie: Local bakery Pacific Pie Co. brings Portland a spin on an English football treat: a buttery, flaky pie crust filled with locally sourced spinach, tomato, and organic feta cheese

Bacon-Bleu Tots: Crisp, golden brown tater tots toped with chipotle ranch, crumbled Rogue Creamery bleu cheese, chopped bacon, diced tomatoes and scallions
Plus More!
LivingSocial's beer extravaganza is back! With an amazing selection of brews to indulge in and loads of awesome entertainment, BeerFest is sure to be one of the season's best events. Head to the concourse level of Jeld-Wen Field from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, October 11 to enjoy this jam-slammed fest featuring some 80 craft brews, Portland's best local eats, live entertainment, games, and much, much more.
$29 for General Admission (price will increase as event date draws closer)
• 10 tokens valid for tastings of more than 80 craft beers
• Live Music
• Top-notch local food (food not included in ticket price)
• A 5-ounce souvenir BeerFest mini-stein
$39 for Early Entry General Admission (price will increase as event date draws closer)
• Everything included in the General Admission ticket
• One-hour early entry
$49 for one Widmer VIP Experience, including:
• Everything included in the General Admission ticket
• One full pour of Widmer
• One Timber Brat
• One-hour early entry
• Exclusive VIP-Only Section at Widmer Southern Front w/ games and lounge seating
• LivingSocial BeerFest mini-stein neck lanyard
Follow the event on Twitter and tweet us your pics! #lsbeerfest

Need to know

6 to 10 p.m. | Event hours
6 p.m. | Doors open for GA ticketholders
5 p.m. | Doors open for Early Entry and Widmer VIP ticketholders
Directions and parking
Check-in is located at Gate 2 of Jeld Wen Field (corner of SW 18th and Morrison)


Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Heathen & Hops

Heathens & Hops is tonight at the White Owl Social Club in PDX. If you missed any of the fresh hop festivals, this might be your last chance to get out and try a bunch of fresh hop beers all in one place.....and what's better than beer,  heavy metal trivia, and heavy metal videos.

Heathens & Hops is a massive celebration of this special time of the year—so get ready because FRESH HOPS are here! We've rounded up special offerings from fifteen different craft brewers and we're rolling them out for one special night on Tuesday, October 8.

Festivities commence at 6pm, when we tap the first batch of kegs and get the party going with HEAVY METAL TRIVIA--and pay attention, there will be prizes. Then at 9pm, the second batch of kegs will go on while you raise your glass and bang your head to HEAVY METAL VIDEOS until midnight and beyond!

And the best part of all...there is NO COVER for this awesome event!


Fort George - XVI chapel (Belgian Style fresh hopped Vortex IPA)
Deschutes - Chasin' Freshies (Fresh hopped IPA)
Elysian - Kama Citra (Fresh Citra Hopped Red Ale)
Double Mountain - Killer Red and Killer Green
Sierra Nevada - Northern Hemisphere
Ninkasi - Total D (Fresh Crystal Hopped Total Domination)
Coalition - Green Pig (Fresh Hopped Mr Pig's Pale)
Bridgeport - Hop Harvest (Imperial Double Fresh Hopped Pilsner)
Laurelwood - Fresh Hopped Workhorse IPA
Schooner Exact - Fresh Amarillo Hopped Pale Ale
Widmer - Dark N' Dank (Fresh Santium and Golding Hopped Red)
Hop Valley - Citra Self Down (Fresh Citra Hopped Pale Ale)
Goodlife - 150 Hippies
Migration - Better Off Fresh (Fresh Hopped IRA)
H.U.B. - Bitchin' Camaro (Fresh Crystal Hopped Lager)

Twitter & FB page/FB Heathens & Hops Page

Monday, October 7, 2013

Smooth as Suede:10 Barrel/Bluejacket/Stone Suede Imperial Porter Released Today

ESCONDIDO, CA (Oct. 7, 2013) – Suede evokes a sense of smooth, sexy coolness and, for some, perhaps the ‘70s. But when used to describe the latest Stone Brewing Co. collaboration, 10 Barrel/Bluejacket/Stone Suede Imperial Porter, it’s just groovy. The beer was created in collaboration with Tonya Cornett of Bend, Oregon’s 10 Barrel Brewing Co. and Megan O’Leary Parisi of Bluejacket in Washington, D.C. Starting today, the imperial porter will be available in bottles and on draft at select retailers, restaurants and bars across the U.S.

The trio of brewers met each other in typical fashion (at beer events, obviously) and began conversations that eventually led to invites from Stone Brewmaster Mitch Steele to Cornett and O’Leary Parisi to come out and brew. From there, recipe formulation began. The trio envisioned using ingredients indigenous to Southern California, which was accomplished by including avocado honey, dried jasmine, and calendula flowers plucked from the fertile grounds at Stone’s North County San Diego farmstead, Stone Farms.

O'Leary Parisi, Cornett, and Steele
The result is a luscious, smooth and flavorful beer that incorporates the deep cocoa and coffee notes of an imperial porter with a delicate but discernible bouquet of herbs and floral sweetness. “I have always enjoyed the subtleties of ingredients – botanicals, spices, sugars and other things like that, which can enhance the flavors of a base beer,” said O’Leary Parisi. “There is a certain joy to finding that balance of making your additional ingredients perfectly complementary and not overwhelming.”

At 9.6 percent alcohol by volume (ABV), the beer is ready to enjoy now, or may be properly cellared for months or years. Over time, the jasmine and calendula flowers will take a back seat to rich java and chocolate aromas and flavors. Whether enjoyed now or in the future, this beer is a brilliant example of the spectacular things that can happen when masterful brewing minds converge.

Check out the New School as they had an early release of the beer and give a brief review of the beer and have a rundown of all the release parties for the 10 Barrel/Bluejacket/Stone Suede Imperial Porter in Oregon.
10 Barrel/Bluejacket/Stone Suede Imperial Porter Quick Facts
Name: 10 Barrel/Bluejacket/Stone Suede Imperial Porter
Stats: 9.6% ABV, 50 IBUs
Availability: Limited 22-ounce bottles and draft, beginning October 7
Hops Bill: Magnum and Sterling
Distribution: AK, AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, and WA 

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Stone Brewing Co. Introduces the “Stone Mixed 12 Pack” to Retailers and Bottle Shops

Press Release: It’s every craft beer lover's dilemma: What beer should I pick when at the grocery store or bottle shop? With an incredible array of tasty craft beers to choose from these days, the answer isn’t always easy. To aid in every beer enthusiast’s decision-making process, Stone Brewing Co. is introducing a variety pack dubbed the Stone Mixed 12 Pack. The Pack may currently be found at select retailers and bottle shops in California. The Stone Mixed 12 Pack features three 12-ounce bottles of four beloved Stone year-round releases: Stone IPA, Stone Levitation Ale, Stone Ruination IPA and OAKED Arrogant Bastard Ale.

The Stone Mixed 12 Pack is ideal for the craft beer fan who wants (and rightfully deserves) more than just one of the many flavor experiences that Stone has to offer. Whether it’s a beer they can’t live without or one that perhaps they haven’t tried before, the Stone Mixed 12 Pack offers what beer enthusiasts love today: choice. It’s also a great option when faced with entertaining guests with varying palates and desires, making the act of choosing sometimes difficult.

“We hope this new Stone Mixed 12 Pack allows our fans to enjoy their Stone favorites or revisit a beer they haven’t had in a while. It also introduces new fans to the big, bold and hoppy beers Stone is known for,” said Stone CEO and Co-founder Greg Koch. “Sometimes you are in the mood for something overly aggressive and hoppy, other times you might be looking for something that isn’t quite as intense to help you wind down after a long day.”

The Stone Mixed 12 Pack will be available more widely across America beginning in 2014. Occasionally, Stone will mix up – yes, pun intended – the beers included in the Stone Mixed 12 Pack so fans always have a new variety to look forward to.
About Stone Brewing Co.
Known for its bold, flavorful and largely hop-centric beers, Stone Brewing Co. has been brewing in North County San Diego since 1996. Founded by Greg Koch and Steve Wagner, Stone is the 10th largest craft brewer in the United States—a position it achieved without paid advertising, discounting or compromised standards. In addition to brewing, Stone owns two eclectic farm-to-table restaurants—Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Escondido and Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Liberty Station—and Stone Farms, an organic farm located near the brewery which grows produce for the restaurants. Stone also operates an off-site events company, Stone Catering, as well as Stone Distributing Co., which distributes more than 30 craft beer brands throughout Southern California. For more information on Stone Brewing Co., please visit or the company’s social media sites: TwitterFacebook, Instagram, Google+, YouTube and The Stone Blog.