Friday, April 3, 2015

No-Li Brewing Small Batch Beer Festival

Courtesy of No-Li Brewhouse
No-Li Brewhouse Small Batch Beer Fest Offers Rare Beers and a River View
Spokane, WA…No-Li Brewhouse announces their third small batch beer festival – No Boundaries on the River 3.0!  Saturday, May 16th from 11am – 3pm, the No-Li pub patio will allow attendees to bask in the sun along the Spokane River while enjoying twelve rare, barrel-aged, experimental and infused beers.
Festival tickets are on sale now at the Pub, on No-Li’s Facebook page through the Shop Now button or on (  With both of No-Li’s previous small batch festivals selling out, guests are encouraged to get their tickets early.
Tickets are $20 and include a commemorative tasting glass and five 5-oz drink tickets. 
In addition to a special food menu and live music, guests will get a sneak peek at No-Li’s newest barrel aged series beer.  Though it isn’t set to be released until late May, it will be available to sample and purchase.
Stay tuned for beer list, as No-Li will be releasing the details in the weeks leading up to the festival!
About No-Li Brewhouse
Born & Raised in Washington’s Inland Empire, No-Li Brewhouse is an internationally award-winning brewery, crafting Spokane-Style beers with No Boundaries: innovative beers brewed with locally sourced ingredients. No-Li has won fourteen international awards, including a gold medal from the 2012 Great American Beer Festival.  For more information about the beers, brewery and the pub, visit, or follow us on Facebook/Twitter/Instagram @nolibrewhouse.

CBC 2015 Events at Lompoc Brewing's Sidebar

Lompoc Announces Craft Brewers Conference Events at Sidebar

 PORTLAND, Ore. – The national Craft Brewers Conference is coming to the Oregon Convention Center April 14 through 17, and Lompoc Brewing has a number of special events planned at Sidebar, its barrel tasting room and bottleshop located at 3901 N Williams Ave. All events are open to the public from 4pm to Midnight, and free appetizers will be offered nightly from 5 to 7pm.

Monday, April 13: CBC Welcome Reception
Lompoc will showcase a number of its barrel aged and seasonal specialty beers on tap, plus cider and guest tap Grapefruit Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing of San Diego.
Tuesday, April 14: Touched by Oak
Lompoc will be serving 2009 Bourbon Barrel Aged Big Bang Red, 2011 Bourbon Barrel Aged Old Tavern Rat, 2012 Franc’ly Brewdolph, 2013 Port Barrel Aged Big Bang Red, 2014 Pinot Noir Barrel Aged Cheval de Trait Belge, plus other specialty beers and cider and guest tap Barrel Aged Victory at Sea from Ballast Point.
Wednesday, April 15: Night of the Living Red
Lompoc will be serving 2013 Revelry Red, 2014 Brewdolph, Dagda Pan Gaelic Red, Proletariat Red and Cherry Bomb Smoked Red Ale (brewed for International Women’s Collaboration Brew Day), plus other specialty beers and cider.
 Thursday, April 16: Fruit & Sour Power
Lompoc will be serving 2013 Pear n’ Kramer, 2013 Cherry Christmas, 2014 Peachy Keen, Plumed Procession & Cherry Gold, plus cider and guest tap Raspberry Sour Wench from Ballast Point.
Lompoc head brewer Bryan Keilty will be present at the start of each of the events, along with other key Lompoc team members.

A long-time Portland craft beer fixture, Lompoc has remained relevant and continues to earn respect from local beer lovers and media. In 2014, Oregonian beer writer John Foyston named Lompoc’s Pamplemousse Citrus IPA his Beer of the Year, while The New School Beer Blog named Lompoc "The Most Underrated Oregon Brewery.” Just last week, Willamette Week newspaper featured Lompoc for its insane number of IPAs brewed.

About Lompoc Brewing
A Portland staple since 1996, Lompoc Brewing creates seven flavorful year-round beers, plus a ridiculous number of seasonals. You can find Lompoc in 22 oz bottles and on draft at locations around town, and at its five neighborhood pubs: Fifth Quadrant and Sidebar in North Portland, Hedge House and Oaks Bottom in Southeast, and the Lompoc Tavern in NW Portland. For more information, visit Drink Local, Drink Lompoc!

Sour and Wild Invitational at Cascade Brewing During Craft Brewers Conference 2015

Courtesy of Cascade Barrel House
Cascade Brewing announces Sour and Wild
Invitational During Craft Brewers Conference

PORTLAND, Ore. – In celebration of the national Craft Brewers Conference taking place in Portland this month, Cascade Brewing will be hosting the inaugural Sour and Wild Invitational from April 14 to 18 on the production side of the Cascade Brewing Barrel House, 939 SE Belmont St.

The Sour and Wild Invitational will feature a number of exclusive Cascade blends alongside unconventional – and in some cases rare – sour and wild beers from breweries around the country. There will also be a limited food menu available, as well as a merchandise and bottles sale station. Hours for the event are 3pm to 11pm April 14-16, 3pm to Midnight April 17 and Noon to Midnight on April 18. There is no admission to attend the event. Admittance will be limited to ages 21 and over.

The event will sell 8-oz pours of the specialty beers; payment is by cash or credit. The lineup will rotate throughout the five days. Following is an ever-growing list of guest breweries/beers that are scheduled to appear:

7venth Sun Brewing, Dunedin, FL: Watermelon Berliner, Square Peg & Round Hole
Allagash Brewing Co, Portland, ME: Resurgam & Golden BrettAlmanac Beer Co., San Francisco, CA: Farmer’s Reserve Strawberry & Rum Barrel Peche
Beachwood Brewing, Long Beach, CA: Tart SimpsonBlock 15 Brewing, Corvallis, OR: Peche & Golden CanaryCrooked Stave, Denver, CO: Motif & Nightmare on Brettde Garde Brewing, Tillamook, OR: Special Rouge & Saison DeuxiemeEpic Brewing, Salt Lake City, UT: Old Sage Brett & Golden BrettGreen Bench Brewing, St. Petersburg, FL: Push It & Apple Brandy Barrel Aged Sour StoutJester King Brewery, Austin, TX: Ol' Oi & Nocturn ChrysalisLogsdon Farm Brewery, Hood River, OR: Seizoen Bretta & CerasusNew Belgium Brewing, Fort Collins, CO: Love Blackberry Oscar & Love Cherry FelixNight Shift Brewing, Everett, MA: Ever Weisse & OrionPerennial Artisan Ales, St. Louis, MO: TBDReal Ale Brewing, Blanco, TX: Tenebrae Aeterna & ImperiumRussian River Brewing, Santa Rosa, CA: Supplication & BeatificationSante Adairius Rustic Ales, Capitola, CA: Cellarman & PalimpsestThe Bruery, Placentia, CA: Befuddlement & The WandererThe Commons, Portland, OR: Citrus MyrtleThe Lost Abbey, San Marcos, CA: Framboise de Amorosa & Cuvee de TommeTrinity Brewing Co, Colorado Springs, CO: Koelorado, 365 Day & Red SwinglineUpland Brewing, Bloomington, IN: VinoSynth White, VinoSynth Red, Dantalion  & Permission SlipWicked Weed Brewing, Asheville, NC: Red Angel, Medora Blackberry Raspberry Sour & Genesis Blonde Sour
Cascade Brewing, which is known worldwide for its NW style sour ales, will be featuring dozens of its sour beers; some of the highlights include Cheri d’Amour, Cherry Bourbonic, Hibiscus Rose, Honeycot, Mad Mango, Manhattan 2013, Melon Melange, Pineapple Wheat, Shrieking Violet, Vintage 2011 Elderberry, Vintage 2012 Frite Galois and Vintage Blackberry 2009.
Cascade will also be selling vintage bottles of past favorites, including, but not limited, to Apricot 2012, Bourbonic 2011, Figaro 2012, Kriek 2012, Sang Noir 2012, Strawberry 2012, The Vine 2012 and Vlad the Imp Aler 2011.

The Cascade Brewing Barrel House will be open regularly scheduled hours and will operate independent of the Sour and Wild Invitational. For more information, visit or call 503-265-8603.

About Cascade Brewing
Established in 1998, Cascade Brewing is a pioneer of the Northwest style sour beer movement. Under the ownership of Art Larrance and the direction of brewmaster Ron Gansberg, the Portland, Ore. brewery eschewed the “hops arms race” of the Northwest and instead chose to focus on sour ales, employing local fruit and barrels from the region. Today it has grown from several oak wine barrels to more than 1,400. It also produces a number of non-sour beers in its SW Portland brewery. Cascade Brewing has two pubs, the Raccoon Lodge and Brew Pub in SW Portland and the Cascade Brewing Barrel House in SE Portland. The brewery currently distributes its bottled sour beers in California, Florida, Hawaii, Massachusetts, New York, Nevada, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Washington and British Columbia. For more information, visit

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Breakside Brewing Events During the 2015 Craft Brewers Conference

Breakside Brewery has an incredible lineup of events and collaborations planned during the 2015 Craft Brewers Conference. See information below.

Courtesy of Breakside Brewing Co
Press Release:
Tuesday, March 31st 2015 -
With the 2015 Craft Brewers Conference being held in Portland this year, Breakside Brewery is excited to announce daily specials at their production brewery in Milwaukie, OR and a lineup of outside events and collaborations with some of the best local and national breweries in the business.

Beginning Monday April 13 through Saturday April 18 Breakside Brewery's Milwaukie Tap Room & Brewery will be open extended hours from 11am to 8pm and will be holding brewery tours all day. We will have Food Trucks on site each day, and in an effort to reciprocate all of the generosity we’ve received over the years at other events, we’ll be providing loads of complimentary snacks and (of course) beer to CBC badgeholders. We have curated a special tap list for the week, which includes many of special barrel-aged, mixed culture, and library beers that we want to share with our friends.
A year in the works, Breakside Brewery has collaborated with six of their favorite up-and-coming and established breweries from across the country with the amazing results being unveiled at Craft Brewers Conference afterparties around Portland. If your attending the conference you can find Breakside pouring at the Opening Reception and our new Honey IPA collaboration with NoDa Brewing at the Build A Better Beer Dinner seminar on Friday April 17th.

Breakside Collaboration Beer Releases:

Courtesy of Breakside Brewing Co

Braggadocio (with Stone Brewing Co.)
We are honored to present this collaboration beer, brewed with our good friends from Stone Brewing Company. We're huge admirers of Stone's flavor-forward, aggressive beers, especially some of their stouts and porters. When we sat down to design a beer together, it was a no-brainer for us to brew this high gravity, London-style porter with them and age it in Bourbon barrels for five months. The result is a smooth, rich brew that has notes of marshmallow, coffee, toffee, and nougat.

Braggadocio is the sort of boastful, self-congratulation that the Stone guys have come to be known for. So it is with a tip of the hat to them and their humble arrogance that we name and offer this indisputably delicious beer.

Bonfire Walk With Me (with Bonfire Brewing)
barrel-fermented sour red ale made with a mix of wild yeast and bacteria-- this collaboration beer with Bonfire Brewing out of Colorado was modeled after English Old Ales that had an acidic and funky note to them from the presence of Brettanomyces and souring microorganisms. ours bridges the gap between the sour red ales of West Belgium and the rich malty stock ales of the UK. notes of chery, lemon zest, oak, and toffee.
Nice Pear (with Iron Goat Brewing)CBC collaboration beer made with our friends in Spokane, WA at Iron Goat Brewing. this is a gin-barrel aged Belgian golden ale made with lemon peel and aged on pears
Imperial Honey IPA (with NoDa Brewing)we teamed up with NoDa Brewing out of Charlotte to make this innovative double IPA. we combined Oregon adn North Carolina honey to balance hop bitterness and focused on using a number of varietals that were relatively new to us, including Hallertau Blanc and Galaxy. the final beer is vinous, dank, fruity, and lightly tropical in its hop flavor.

Session Black IPA (with Pinthouse Pizza)a collaboration beer brewed with Pinthouse Pizza, an awesome brewery from Austin, TX. the Pinthouse guys make some of the best hoppy beers in the country, and we decided to put our minds together to create an easy drinking black IPA that uses a host of experimental hopping techniques and delicious new hop varietals like Mosaic, Citra and Calypso.

Multiculture Ale
(with Elliot Bay Brewing)
an inspiration of multiple traditional styles including Marzen and Heller bock  ABV 6.9  IBU 40  Mixed culture of California yeast and Belgian Ardennes yeast.  European and American hops.

Craft Brewers Conference Events:
Courtesy of Breakside Brewing Co
A Collaborative Brewers Dinner
Wednesday, April 15th 6 & 8:30pm seatings $90
Elder Hall (behind Ned Ludd)
3929 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97212
Breakside Brewery and Ned Ludd’s Elder Hall present a collaborative brewers dinner with some of our favorite breweries from across the country. This 5 course 10 beer pairing dinner of epic proportions features Jester King Brewery (Austin, TX), Melvin Brewing (Jackson, WY), Crooked Stave Artisan Beer (Denver, CO), Moody Tongue Brewing (Chicago, IL) and Breakside Brewery (Portland & Milwaukie, OR).
Seatings at 6pm and 8:30pm make your reservations for $90 (not including gratuity) at or by calling (503) 477-4725

Course 1
Jester King La Vie en Rose
Moody Tongue Steeped Emperor's Lemon Saison
Spring green veloute, Persian garnish, candied rose petal

Course 2
Crooked Stave L'Brett d'Pluot 
Jester King Snorkel
raw scallop, asparagus, marinated mushrooms, smoked roe, nettles

Course 3
Breakside Braggadocio
Crooked Stave Nightmare on Brett Port Barrel-Aged
cocoa tajarin, offal squab sugo, raisin, Pecorino Siciliano

Course 4
Melvin 2 x 4
Breakside Apollo & Dionysus
surf ’n’ turf of gin spiced sturgeon & crisp sweetbreads, Bordelaise, peas & lime

Course 5
Moody Tongue Caramelized Chocolate Churro Baltic Porter
Melvin Cherry Bomb
Sheep’s Milk Cheesecake, beer & port stewed figs, fennel pollen, smoked sea salt
Courtesy of Breakside Brewing Co

Never Say Dry!
Thursday, April 16th 6-10pm No Cover, $2.50 drink tix
White Owl Social Club
1305 SE 8th Ave, Portland, OR 97214
Breakside Brewery has teamed with six of their favorite breweries from across the country including our big "Braggadocio" collab with Stone Brewing Co. that will be released in bottles. On Thursday April 16th from 6-10pm Breakside and Stone Brewing Co. unleash both their collaboration together and with other breweries for a mini collaboration festival of their own. Join us for a huge selection of fun brews and meet the Breakside and Stone Brewing teams in person.
Beer List:
Bside/Stone: Braggadocio
Bside/Pinthouse: Session Black IPA
Bside/Bonfire: Wild Fermented Old Ale
Bside/Iron Goat: "Nice Pear" Gin Barrel-Aged Belgian Ale with Lemonpeel
Bside/NoDa: Imperial Honey Ale
Stone/Baird/Ishii: Japanese Green Tea IPA
Stone/Chris Banker/Insurgente/Xocovesa: Mocha Stout
Stone/Aisha Tyler/Wil Wheaton/Drew Curtis: Woot Stout 2.0
Stone/Ska: Stone Mighty Mighty Bastogne

Courtesy of Breakside Brewing Co
Beer & Sandwich Pairings Collaboration Event
Friday April 17th 5pm
1212 SE Hawthorne Blvd. Portland, OR 97214
Breakside Brewery has teamed with our favorite gourmet sandwich makers at Lardo for an amazing collaboration beer paired with collaboration sandwiches event at Lardo’s original location on SE Hawthorne. 7 breweries, 13 beers and 6 sandwiches. No cover
Tap list:
Bside/Stone: Braggadocio 50L
Bside/Pinthouse: Session Black IPA 50L
Bside/Bonfire: Wild Fermented Old Ale
Bside/Iron Goat: “Nice Pear” Gin Barrel-Aged Belgian Ale with Lemonpeel
Bside/NoDa: Imperial Honey Ale Bside/Elliot Bay: Multiculture Ale
Breakside: IPA
Pinthouse Pizza: Fully Adrift Double IPA
Iron Goat: Head Butt IPA
Stone: Imperial Cherry Wood Smoked Saison w/ added Sour Apples & Cherries
Elliot Bay: Red Von Boorian Ale
Bonfire: Firestarter IPA
NoDa: Hop, Drop and Roll IPA

The Annual list of the Top 50 Breweries of 2014 from the Brewers Association

Press Release:
Boulder, CO •March 31, 2015—The Brewers Association (BA)—the not-for-profit trade group representing small and independent craft brewers—today released its annual lists of the top 50 craft and overall brewing companies in the U.S., based on beer sales volume. Of the top 50 overall brewing companies, 42 were craft brewing companies¹.
“The companies on this list include the vanguard of the craft industry,” said Bart Watson, chief economist, Brewers Association. “They are exposing new beer lovers to craft, opening new markets and creating opportunities for the entire category. As they continue to grow, so will the availability of innovative and high-quality beers produced for all to enjoy.”
Top 50 U.S. Craft Brewing Companies
(Based on 2014 beer sales volume)

Courtesy of the Brewers Association

Courtesy of the Brewers Association

Courtesy of the Brewers Association
1 An American craft brewer is small, independent and traditional. Small: Annual production of 6 million barrels of beer or less (approximately 3 percent of U.S. annual sales). Beer production is attributed to the rules of alternating proprietorships. Independent: Less than 25 percent of the craft brewery is owned or controlled (or equivalent economic interest) by an alcoholic beverage industry member that is not itself a craft brewer. Traditional: A brewer that has a majority of its total beverage alcohol volume in beers whose flavor derives from traditional or innovative brewing ingredients and their fermentation. Flavored malt beverages (FMBs) are not considered beers.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Pike Brewing Company Releasing Spring Seasonal Pike Saison Houblon

Courtesy of Pike Brewing Co

Press Release:
Seattle, WA - March 30, 2015:
Pike Brewing Company is proud to announce the release of its
spring seasonal beer, Pike Saison Houblon. Refreshingly hop forward and floral, this farmhouse style ale is light and golden. It is brewed with a base of earthy, biscuit-like organic malt, seasoned with citrusy hops and finished with clove-like Belgian yeast.

Courtesy of Pike Brewing Co
Where does the name come from? Saison is French for ‘season’ and houblon is French for ‘hops’. Farmhouse ale was originally brewed by and for farmworkers in Northern France and in Wallonia, the French speaking region of Belgium. In Europe, these beers are low in hops. In keeping with Pike Brewing’s philosophy of emphasizing local terroir, ours is hop-forward and beautifully balanced, making it a Belgian style saison/IPA hybrid.

Pike Saison Houblon is available on draft and in 22 oz. dinner size bottles.

Beer Specs:
Pike Saison Houblon
OG      1.060
ABV    6.20 %
IBU     55

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