Friday, January 23, 2015

Elysian Brewing Sells to Anheuser-Busch

So I'm sure you have all ready heard the new about Elysian Brewing selling to Anheuser-Busch. Not really surprising, especially after 10 Barrel Brewing selling to Anheuser-Busch. I've always enjoyed Elysian's beer and have visited their locations when in Seattle.  It will be interesting to see how Elysian transitions into the Anheuser-Busch fold. Below are a couple links from other blogs about the sale.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Growler Hawthorne Collaborates With Buoy Beer Co.

Growlers Hawthorne collaborates with Buoy Beer Co. 
on anniversary Imperial IPA, announces Feb. 7 release party
Press Release:
PORTLAND, Ore. – Growlers Hawthorne has collaborated with Buoy Beer Co. to produce a proprietary Imperial IPA.  The collaborative beer will be released at a party to celebrate both companies’ one year anniversary on Feb. 7 from 6 to 8pm at Growlers Hawthorne, 3343 SE Hawthorne Blvd. Samples of the beer will be provided and representatives from Buoy will be on hand to talk about the Imperial IPA.

A number of team members from Growlers Hawthorne traveled to Buoy Beer in Astoria to help brew the Imperial IPA, which is made with Galaxy and Mosaic hops. “Watching the brewing process showed me how creative, knowledgeable and committed Buoy is to making damn good beer,” stated Adi Zweier. “I am so excited to share the experience with our customers at Growlers Hawthorne.”

The collaboration beer will remain on tap exclusively at Growlers Hawthorne and depending on demand, should be available throughout most of 2015.

About Growlers Hawthorne Growlers Hawthorne is Portland’s first dedicated, single purpose growler fill station, focusing solely on the growler experience by providing a dedicated place where fresh craft beer is sold in a distinctive package at a competitive price in an environmentally-friendly
way. The family-owned business offers 48 rotating taps of craft beer, cider and kombucha, and occasionally mead, braggot and sparkling wine. Growlers Hawthorne is open daily from Noon to 9pm. For more information, visit

About Buoy Beer Company
Founded in 2013, Buoy Beer Co. focuses on brewing traditionally made European-style lagers and Northwest influenced ales while always keeping an emphasis on balance. The Brewery and Taproom in Astoria OR, occupies a 90-year old former fish cannery built on pilings in the Columbia River, creating an ambience perfect for enjoying a pint at the end of a hard day’s work or a relaxing day off. If you can’t make it to the scenic, hard-working, history packed North Coast, you can find Buoy Beer on draft in various cities around Oregon and Washington. For more information, visit

Top Rung Brewing Releases “Lacey Lager” in Tap Room on January 24th

Press release: 
January 21, 2015
On January 24th Top Rung Brewing will release their tenth beer since opening in April 2014 in the tap room. Top Rung first started to release this beer on a limited basis through distribution to some accounts that desired a Lager for their patrons and we are ready for it to make its debut in the tap room. The Lacey Lager is crisp and clean with a nice finish. A true blue collar beer, the Lacey Lager was designed for those looking for an easy drinking beer for those entering the craft beer scene. A great bridge beer. ABV—4.5%, IBU—24

Like our Lacey Dark Lager, this beer celebrates our home town and recognizes the hard working people of Lacey, WA. Along with the Lacey Dark Lager this will be Top Rung’s second lager release. 

Top Rung Brewing is a 10 barrel production brewery with tasting room at the brewery. Top Rung Brewing is a destination for craft beer drinkers to enjoy their beverage and view a production brewery facility. Our tasting room is family friendly and while we will only offer snacks, we partner with local food vendors and food trucks as well as allow patrons to bring in their own food of their choice or have it delivered. Top Rung Brewing: bringing quality craft beer to Lacey.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

3rd Annual Black Out Beer Fest and 9th Annual Chowder Challenge Febuary 20th and 21st at Lompoc Brewing

A couple great events coming up at Lompoc Brewing. Check out the press releases below.

Lompoc Brewing Hosts 3rd Annual Black Out Beer Fest on February 20
PORTLAND, Ore. – Lompoc Brewing will host its third annual Black Out Beer Fest on Friday, Feb. 20 from 4 to 10pm at Sidebar, 3901 N Williams Ave. The Black Out Beer Fest will feature 19 dark beers: four from Lompoc and the remaining 15 from craft breweries including Alameda, Breakside, Burnside, Cascade, Ecliptic, Fort George, Gigantic, Hopworks, Lucky Lab, pFriem, The Commons, Three Creeks, Upright, Widmer and one yet to be named. There will also be live music and food specials.
Tasting packages are required to drink the Black Out beers and cost $15, which includes a souvenir 15.5 oz glass tasting mug and 8 beer tickets. Additional tickets are available for $1 apiece. It costs four tickets for a full mug or $1 for a taste. Original mug and ticket sales take place in Sidebar. The Black Out Beer Fest will serve the beers in Sidebar and the tented and heated parking lot adjacent to Sidebar on Williams. The event is for ages 21+.
BEER LINEUP (WILL BE UPDATED ON THE WEBSITE AS MORE DETAILS BECOME AVAILABLE)Alameda Siberian Bear Russian Imperial Stout Breakside Salted Caramel Stout Burnside Red Light DistrictCascade Dark Day CDA Ecliptic OORT Imperial StoutFort George PB&J StoutGigantic Saboteur Baltic PorterHopworks TBALompoc Batch 69 Baltic PorterLompoc Bourbon Barrel Aged Dark Side PorterLompoc Jitterbrew StoutLompoc TBALucky Lab Accidentally Iced PorterpFriem Oatmeal StoutThe Commons TBAThree Creeks Tenpine Double Chocolate PorterUpright TBAWidmer TBABrewery TBA
For more information about the event, including beer descriptions, visit

Lompoc Brewing Hosts 9th Annual Chowder Challenge on February 21
PORTLAND, Ore. – A dozen local brewpubs and restaurants will vie for the coveted Chowder Cup at the 9th annual Chowder Challenge on Saturday, February 21 from Noon to 4 pm. The blind tasting competition will take place at Lompoc’s Fifth Quadrant, located at 3901 N Williams Ave.
This year’s participants are Ds Bar, EaT: An Oyster Bar, Breakside Brewery, Deschutes Brewery, Ecliptic Brewing, Farm House Cafe, Fifth Quadrant, Lompoc Tavern, RingSide Fish House, Wild Wood Cafe, Widmer Brothers Pub and Year of the Fish.
Two-ounce samples of traditional New England-style clam chowders from each of the participants are served in non-labeled tasting cups. After tasting all entries, attendees vote for their favorite. The chowder receiving the most votes is named the People's Choice Winner and takes home the coveted Chowder Cup; awards are also given for second and third place. There is no charge to attend the event, but to taste the chowders, attendees ages 12 and over purchase sample trays for $10.
The festivities also feature live music, a beer garden, a raffle with prizes from the participants, and pub food for purchase. Minors are welcome at the family friendly event.
The reputation of the New Old Lompoc’s clam chowder was the motivation behind holding the Chowder Challenge. The New Old Lompoc won the inaugural Chowder Cup in 2006; the Morrison Hotel stole it away in 2007, but it was wrested back by the New Old Lompoc at the next five events. In 2013, with the New Old Lompoc out of the competition while being rebuilt, the Ice Axe Grill swooped in and took the cup. In 2014, the New Old Lompoc – revived as the Lompoc Tavern – returned the cup to its original hands.
All net proceeds are donated to Portland’s Community Transitional School, which provides important educational services to children who are homeless or otherwise at risk of school failure. 
For more information about the event, visit