Friday, September 26, 2014

Top Rung Brewing New beer Release - 360 Red -This Saturday.

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Introduces their newest beer:

360 Red 

Beer Story – There’s a double meaning behind the name. (360) is the area code for the local here in Lacey, WA. Three Sixty also has a Firefighter meaning: A complete 360-degree assessment must be complete in order to size up an incident.

Technical Information:
Beer: Red Ale
Malts: Red X, 2-Row, Oats and Chocolate Malt
Hops: Cascade and Nugget
Yeast: American
ABV: 5.8% IBU: 34
Release Date: Sept 27, 2014

Tap Room Hours:
Thursday 4-9pm
Friday 2-9pm
Saturday 2-9pm
Starting mid-October, we’ll be open Sundays!

October 11th Come Join us for the 6 Month Anniversary Party – Great Beer, and BBQ.

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

27th Annual Oregon Brewers Festival Generated $32.6 Million For The Local Economy

2014 Oregon Brewers Festival Generates $32.6 Million for Local Economy

Economic impact study shows significant trends in craft brewing and craft beer tourism
Press Release:
PORTLAND, Ore. – Sept. 23, 2014 – A recently completed study estimates the economic impact of the 2014 Oregon Brewers Festival (OBF) at $32.5 Million, a 3.8 percent increase from the 2013 festival.

Jeff Dense, Professor of Political Science at Eastern Oregon University, and a team of students and volunteers administered 759 on-site interviews at this summer's 27th annual festival from July 23 to 27.

The analysis utilized IMPLAN (IMpact Analysis for PLANning) data and software package to estimate the economic impact of the festival on Multnomah County. The 2014 OBF generated an estimated $20.9 Million in direct, $6.1 Million in indirect (additional input purchases made by local businesses) and $5.5 Million in induced (expenditures by employees from wages paid by companies in direct contact with tourists) economic impact.

“The Oregon Brewers Festival, and craft beer tourism, continues to have a significant economic impact on the Portland economy,” Dense said.

One of the most important findings of the study is the increasingly important role women are playing in the craft beer industry; nearly half (44.8%) of this year's OBF attendees were female. According to Dense, "Women are the future of the craft beer industry."

Respondents were queried on demographic factors, along with estimates of OBF related expenditures in tourism-related categories, including transportation,
lodging, meals, gasoline purchases, non-beer related recreation, beer purchased to take home, and expenditures at the OBF.

Findings of the study include:

  • A majority (56.8%) of OBF patrons were out-of-town visitors.
  • Visitors from Washington, California and Canada comprised 30.6% of total OBF patrons.
  • 41.1% of respondents were attending OBF for the first time.
  • 25.4% of OBF patrons were 50 years or older.
  • The average out-of-town visitor spent $674.
  • Lodging ($9.1 Million) accounted for the largest share of OBF expenditures.
  • State and local government received $1.87 Million in indirect business taxes.
  • 42.3% of OBF patrons utilized mass transit to attend the festival.

This was the fourth year of the study; 2011 estimated the estimated economic impact of the festival at $23.2 Million, 2012 came in at $30 Million, and 2013 showed $31.2 Million.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Bonfire Ale Release Party At Fremont Brewing

Fremont Brewing is having a Bonfire Ale release party this Thursday.

Join Fremont Brewing for the Bonfire Ale Release Party this Thursday, 9/25 from 5-9pm. We will have five Bonfire Ale infusions on tap (listed below) and the opportunity to discuss Bonfire with our brewers at 7pm.
  1. Campfire Coffee
  2. Peach Cobbler
  3. Mexican Hot Chocolate
  4. S’mores
  5. Vanilla Chai
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Seattle, WA 98103