Thursday, July 2, 2015

Diamond Knot Craft Brewing Releases Beach House Blonde Ale

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 Mukilteo, WA  – When firefighters from the Mukilteo Fire Department approached Diamond Knot Craft Brewing about helping to raise funds for a potential benevolent fund, it was easy to say “absolutely!”

The plan, brewed up by the crew at Station 24, was to combine brewing and firefighting forces to start the Mukilteo Firefighters Benevolent Fund with seed money raised through a special bottle release and party. On July 25, the first bottles of Beach House Blonde Ale will be released to the public during the launch party from 4-9pm at Diamond Knot’s Production Brewery & Taproom in Mukilteo.

Diamond Knot will donate $1 for each bottle of Beach House Blonde sold. 

Fireman Jordan Scott was the idea man, according to Local 3482 President Jeff Shields.

“Jordan brought the idea to the union,” he said. “The International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) and Mukilteo Firefighters Local 3482 have a long history of helping out others. Every year, the firefighters of Mukilteo hit the streets for the MDA as part of the Fill the Boot campaign, and we also host the well-known pancake breakfast and the super-popular Egg Hunt every year before Easter Sunday. When Jordan brought the idea of starting our own Benevolent Fund with the goal of helping others locally, everyone embraced the idea pretty quickly.”

Sherry Jennings, Diamond Knot’s Director of Sales and Marketing, agreed that the idea of combining forces with the Mukilteo Fire Department was quickly embraced by her team, as well.

“We have been donating to the Pancake Breakfast for years, and we recognize all that the fire department does for the community in addition to responding to fire and medical calls, pulling cats off roofs and simply keeping a watchful eye.

“Jordan’s enthusiasm for the partnership was contagious. Before I could even finish pitching the idea to our brewery team, all heads were nodding a resounding ‘yes.’”

Jennings added that bottling “Beach House Blonde” was quickly put on the calendar, and with it the idea for a release party followed. Station 24, on 5th Street, is known as the Beach House. Although it would have been fun to celebrate just down the hill at the Brewery & Alehouse, the decision was made to host the party at the larger DK headquarters.

The event will include the Snohomish County Firefighters Pipe & Drums, as well as The Industrials, who will kick off their set around 7. There will be an outdoor tented beer garden, a food truck and lots of boots to hold donations to seed the benevolent fund.

“Most people know we help out when someone calls 911,” Shields said. "We're well-equipped and trained to handle emergencies. Unfortunately, we encounter a lot of situations that we don't have the resources for – the unforeseen things that happen before, after, and between calls. Sometimes all a person really needs when they call for an ambulance is help getting a prescription filled, or a ride to the clinic. Often we encounter families that have no way of following a loved one to the hospital when they are transported by ambulance. Our hope is the Benevolent Fund will help us provide that prescription, or a taxi ride for the family. We don't have any criteria or specific needs identified. If a member of our team sees someone who needs help we can provide, we'll have a system ready to provide that help.

“In the past, our members have given their own time and money to help local families during the holidays; providing gifts and clothes in an effort to make someone's holiday a little bit better. This has always been kind of a grassroots thing we've done. We don't advertise it, and, again, there's no criteria. We just find out someone's needs and we try to provide help. We feel that having the Benevolent Fund might help spread that help even further."

The excitement is building for the launch party.

“We're very excited!” Shields said. “We think Jordan's brought a great idea forward, and we're really excited to be partnering with Diamond Knot. This is an exciting partnership, and we see it as two great organizations working collaboratively to provide help locally.”

“It’s a win-win for the community,” Jennings said. “We conduct our business always asking ourselves, ‘Are we doing the right thing?’ Helping to raise money for the benevolent fund is definitely doing the right thing.”
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Ecliptic Brewing Releases UltraViolet Blackberry Sour Ale and Aurora Crimson Saison in Bottles

New releases promise a delicious and colorful summer ahead

PORTLAND, Ore. (July 2, 2015) – Ecliptic Brewing, a craft brewery and restaurant in Portland’s Mississippi neighborhood, has released the two newest additions to its seasonal and specialty beer lines, UltraViolet Blackberry Sour Ale and Aurora Crimson Saison, available in bottles now.

“We’ve had a lot of fun creating these two new summer releases, both of which are great hot weather thirst quenchers,” said owner and head brewmaster John Harris.  “The response to both beers has been really enthusiastic, and we’re excited to make these available to our wider distribution network in bottles.”

About UltraViolet Blackberry Sour Ale
This beer is brewed with Oregon Blackberries, soured in the brewhouse and fermented with Belgian yeast.  The result is a tart and crisp sour ale, with ripe blackberry flavors radiating through it like cosmic rays traversing the universe. Available in limited edition 22 oz. bottles.
  • IBU: 11
  • ABV: 7.5%
  • GRAVITY: 16°P


About Aurora Crimson Saison
Aurora is named after the colorful cosmic rays seen in the northern sky. This Saison is brewed for summertime refreshment. A light malt flavor is accentuated by the spicy Belgian yeast flavors. The crimson comes from the addition of rhubarb, which adds a radiant tart character to the beer. Hopped to balance with Sterling hops. Available in 22 oz. bottles.
  • IBU: 28
  • ABV: 5%
  • GRAVITY: 12.5°P


Ecliptic beers are available in bottle and on-tap throughout the area, and distributed by: Maletis Beverage (Portland, Salem), Bigfoot Beverage (Eugene, Bend, Coast), Click Distributing (Seattle, Tacoma) and Dickerson Distributing (Bellingham).

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 Spica Pilsner, Procyon Pale Ale, Phobos Extra Single Hop Red Ale and Orbiter IPA. In 2014, Ecliptic Brewing was voted best brewpub by Northwest Brewing News readers, and the brewery’s Filament Winter IPA was named favorited winter ale by Oregon Beer Growler. For more information, visit:

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Top Rung Brewing Releases “Falconer’s Flight 7C’s the Hop” Pale as part of Pale Series

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Lacey, WA - July 1,2015. On July 3rd we will release the third beer in our Pale series. “Falconer’s Flight 7C’s Hop” Pale will be the third of our Pale Ale’s released throughout 2015. In each Pale release we will highlight and celebrate a different hop This is a citrusy and fruity hop which adds to the Pale Ale malt flavor.  You will find a good amount of Pineapple and peachy citrus bite to the Beer.  The finish has an earth like quality which is a quality of the Falconer Flight 7C’s Hop.  This will be a great summer beer with the dog days of summer approaching.  We have found that this beer will be perfect for that backyard BBQ. Great with Burgers, Hotdogs and those famous big flavor Ribs. Developed in 2011 at Hop Union a pellet blend comprised of seven "C" hops and additional experimental varieties.

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.

Falconer’s Flight 7C’s the Hop Pale Ale Statistics:  ABV: 5.7%, IBU: 40, SRM: 10

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Alaskan Brewing Releases Imperial IPA The Latest Beer In Its Pilot Beer Series

Imperial IPA is Latest Alaskan Brewing Pilot Series

 Big and bold, with tons of flavor and a concentration on Simcoe and Mosaic hops

JUNEAU, Alaska (July 1, 2015) – Alaskan Brewing is releasing its latest Pilot Series beer today, simply called Imperial IPA, that is dedicated to exploring and accentuating the unique and exciting hops of Yakima Valley growers.  One hop grower and developer in particular is a common thread among two of the hops used in this new beer.

“Our Imperial IPA is a celebration of hops, and especially two hop varieties – Simcoe and Mosiac. Both hops have the same developer in common, a remarkable Washington State hops grower named Jason Perrault,” said Alaskan Quality Assurance Manager David Wilson, who is chiefly responsible for the hops buying at Alaskan Brewing.

Perrault is a fourth-generation hops grower in Yakima Valley, and is part of a vibrant hops-development region that has in large part been a catalyst to the growth of the West-Coast IPA style.

“He worked with other hops developers, including Chuck Zimmerman and Gene Probasco, to accentuate the high aromatics and complex flavors that we are trying to showcase in this Imperial IPA,” said Wilson. “He also helped develop the Citra variety of hop that we use in many of our beers. But in this beer we are concentrating on the intense pine and tropical fruit taste and aromas of the Simcoe and Mosaic hops.”

Imperial IPA is made with Juneau’s glacier-fed water and an array of hops used in the boil and dry hopping, including Simcoe, Mosaic, Topaz, Bravo, Summit, Nugget and Apollo hops. Pale, Munich, and Light Crystal malts provide the backbone.

The label depicts a group of Stellar’s Sea Lions hauled out on a buoy in Southeast Alaska waters. Named after Georg Wilhelm Steller, the pioneering German botanist who sailed Alaskan waters with Vitus Bering in 1741, these massive creatures are classified as “near-threatened,” but have maintained a stronghold here in Alaska. Noisy and pretty darn stinky, the buoys where they rest are a spectacle for any passing boats, and at over 1,200 pounds these sea lions can be an intimidating presence in the water for nervous kayakers.

Alaskan’s Pilot Series beers come out 3 to 4 times a year on draft and in 22-ounce bombers, and are typically available for about 3 months. They are usually bigger beers, and this Imperial IPA comes in at 8.5% ABV and 80 IBUs. Imperial IPA will be available in all 17 states that distribute Alaskan Beer.

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Inaugural Bottling of Firestone Walker Brewing 's Rare Helldorado Barley Wine Set for July 18th.

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Inaugural Bottling of Barrel-Aged Blonde Barley Wine
Set for July 18

Paso Robles, CA: You’ve been warned: Helldorado may be blonde in color, but if you take it lightly, you’ll get gunned downed by a blast of barrel-aged flavor at an ABV of 12 percent.

Indeed, after years as an occasional draft rarity, Firestone Walker Brewing Company’s iconoclastic Helldorado—a blonde barley wine aged in retired spirits barrels—is set to make its bottled debut on July 18.

“The idea behind Helldorado was to create a super blonde barley wine that could still carry the strong barrel character imparted by these intense spirits barrels,” said Brewmaster Matt Brynildson, “You’ll want to expect the unexpected with this beer.”

Naked & Unafraid

Helldorado was originally brewed to fill a stylistic gap in Firestone Walker’s barrel-aged Anniversary Ale blending program, which is composed of eclectic component ales.

“A few years into the program, we noted that all of our barrel-aged components were really dark and thick,” Brynildson said. “We needed some differentiation in color and style. It got us thinking about how cool it would be to brew this really pale blonde ale, and then age it in spirits barrels to create this naked beer with tons of pure barrel expression.”

He added, “Helldorado is made with just one malt, El Dorado hops and the barrels. I’ve resisted the temptation to blend a little something else into it. It’s just this really interesting expression of barrels beyond anything else we’ve done, and I decided that there was no need to mess with it.”

Tombstone Days

The name Helldorado comes from a fortuitous road trip that Brynildson took with his grandfather to Tombstone, Arizona—home of the infamous gunfight at the OK Corral.

“We were walking around this old-timey desert town and grandpa suggested that we go have a beer,” Brynildson said. “We went to the local saloon and there was this poster on the wall advertising a local event called Helldorado Days, depicting this evil bull scaring the crap out of some cartoon guy—Hellll-dorado!

At the time of the Tombstone excursion, Brynildson had just begun brewing this blonde barley wine with El Dorado hops. He also knew that the German word for “pale” is hell. “It was just too perfect, so I knew right then, sitting in that saloon, that I’d found the name for the beer,” he said. 

The 2015 Helldorado is limited to 3,500 cases of 22-ounce bottles as part of Firestone Walker’s Proprietor’s Vintage Series. It will be available in select markets across the United States. The suggested retail is $16.99.

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Left Hand Brewing Declares Independence With ESOP Succession Plan

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Left Hand Brewing Announces Employee Stock Ownership Plan
Top 50 craft brewery declares independence with ESOP succession plan

LONGMONT, CO • July 1, 2015 – Amidst the craft brewing industry buzz of big-beer buyouts, Left Hand Brewing Company is taking the future of their brewery into their own hands. As part of their vision statement, to be a brewery of broad employee ownership, Left Hand has been progressively moving towards and planning for an employee stock ownership plan of succession.  Today, the brewery announced that after years in development, it has finalized the repurchase of common shares from current stockholders and has established the Left Hand Brewing Company Employee Stock Ownership Plan, solidifying their investment in employee ownership.

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Left Hand was founded by Eric Wallace and Dick Doore in Longmont, CO in 1993. Over the years, the brewery has experienced many challenges and rewards, from early success and industry consolidation to its steady growth into the regional-sized brewery it is today. Twenty-two years later, Left Hand has built a strong business foundation with an award-winning portfolio of beer and a team of over one hundred employees, producing 74.5K bbls while giving $449K back to the community in 2014. 

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Under Left Hand’s new employee ownership plan, the brewery will contribute stock to the ESOP trust with each eligible employee receiving an annual allocation.  “Our intent is to reward employees and foster an ownership mentality, encouraging team members to contribute to and participate in Left Hand’s long-term success,” commented Eric Wallace, co-founder & CEO.

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Joining a small handful of US craft breweries including New Belgium, Deschutes, & Harpoon, Left Hand is choosing the path of independence and empowering its brewery from within. Per the brewery’s vision statement & core values, the ESOP will help to cultivate long-term service, promote responsibility and trust in all relationships and create a sense of pride in the workplace. “It’s not about maximizing immediate financial return.  We have a longer view.  Money is only a tool to serve our greater mission,” states Wallace. “Left Hand is about brewing great beer, giving back to our community, and perpetuating a participative employee culture. With the implementation of the ESOP, it is our resolve to keep our vision alive and prosperous.” 

 Employee Owned. Righteously Independent – Left Hand Brewing Co.

About Left Hand Brewing Company
Celebrating twenty-two years of brewing a well-balanced portfolio of craft beers, Left Hand Brewing Company is located at 1265 Boston Avenue in Longmont, Colorado. Left Hand is one of the most honored and recognized breweries in the state, with over 24 Great American Beer Festival medals, 9 World Beer Cup awards, and 7 European Beer Star awards. Famous for their Nitro series, Left Hand Brewing was the first craft brewery to release a bottled nitrogenated beer.  Left Hand’s collection of perennial and seasonal beers are available in 34 states & DC. “Sometimes you’re not in the mood for what everyone else is having.”

Distribution: AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, MO, MN, NC, NH, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WA, WI

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Coin Toss Brewing Co. Celebrates Arrival of Brewhouse

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Nine vessels will arrive in downtown Oregon City next Tuesday at 10 a.m.

OREGON CITY, Ore. – June 30, 2015 — Following months of anticipation, Coin Toss Brewing Co. will take delivery of its brand new 10-barrel brewing system in Oregon City on Tuesday, July 7

Nine vessels, including the brewhouse, fermenters and brite tank, are scheduled to arrive at 10 a.m. via flatbed tractor-trailer at the Coin Toss Brewery & Taproom location, 14214 Fir Street, Suite H.

Each vessel will be offloaded by forklift for placement inside the building. Offloading is expected to take approximately two hours.

“This will be a momentous day for us,” said Coin Toss founder Tim Hohl. “It’s a huge step toward making our vision of locally brewed craft beer in Oregon City a reality.”

Tim Hohl - Owner of Coin Toss Brewing

The brewhouse was fabricated by Practical Fusion, LLC of Portland.

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About Coin Toss Brewing Co.
Coin Toss Brewing Company was founded with a nod to the region’s rich history, its pioneering spirit, and for the legendary toss of the penny that gave Portland its name (sorry, Boston). The brewery and tasting room at 14214 Fir Street, Suite H in Oregon City are scheduled to open this summer.

Coin Toss beer can be found on tap at the following locations:

Oregon City
Trails End Saloon
The Growler Run
Arch Bridge Tap House
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Belmont Station
Muddy Rudder Public House
Horse Brass Pub
The Green Dragon
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall

Brannon’s Pub & Brewery

Monday, June 29, 2015

Stone Brewing Releases RuinTen Triple IPA

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ESCONDIDO, CA (June 29, 2015) – It’s the time of year again when the mercury in thermometers rises in tandem with the hop faithful’s thirst for piney, botanical bitterness. The close of June marks the start of Stone RuinTen Triple IPA season for Stone Brewing Co. An amped-up IPA building off its famous progenitor, Stone Ruination IPA, this once-a-year offering explodes with citrus and stone fruit aromas that give way to an onslaught of pungent, resinous, tropical fruit flavors. This immensely hopped IPA is available now in 22-ounce bottles and on draft at restaurants, bars and retail shelves where Stone beer is sold, nationwide. 

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Originally released to commemorate the tenth anniversary of Stone Ruination IPA, this splendorous, hop-heavy gem debuted in June 2012 as Stone Ruination Tenth Anniversary IPA and instantly became a hit among hoppy-beer lovers. Rather than limit the beer to one-hit wonder status, the recipe was revisited and added to Stone’s lineup of annual special releases. In 2013, it came back with the name Stone RuinTen IPA, the nickname given to it by the Stone Brewing Team. This year, it’s returning as 2015 Stone RuinTen Triple IPA and, though the word “triple” has been added to the name, that’s the only difference. The recipe remains the same: full-bodied, flavorful and hoppy as all get out…just the way we (and our fans) like it!

“Stone RuinTen Triple IPA has become one of our brewing team’s favorite IPAs, so we’re always thrilled to brew it come June,” says Stone Brewmaster Mitch Steele. “Dry-hopping with five pounds of Citra and Centennial hops per barrel results in a magical blend of fruity, floral notes.”

Adds Stone CEO and Co-founder Greg Koch, “If Stone Ruination Double IPA 2.0 is a ‘Liquid Poem to the Glory of the Hop,’ then Stone RuinTen Triple IPA is ‘A Stage Dive into a Mosh Pit of Hops!’”

Built to sate the appetites of the highest order of hop fanatics, Stone RuinTen Triple IPA’s elevated malt presence provides a strong, full-bodied mouthfeel to help balance its intense, lingering hop bitterness while lending a slightly caramelized accent to hop-borne tropical fruit flavors. These delicious nuances are at their prime when the beer is consumed fresh, making Stone RuinTen Triple IPA an annual offering to be hunted down and enjoyed as soon as humanly possible.

As if the beer itself weren't enough (it is), for the first time ever, the arrival of Stone RuinTen Triple IPA brings with it a celebration of both the beer and its recently updated, year-round counterpart, Stone Ruination Double IPA 2.0. This comes via Stone Ruination Nation. Hop-hungry craft beer enthusiasts will be able to soak in the lupulin love at stores, bars and restaurants across the country via a bevy of special events—some of which will include oaked and double-dry-hopped iterations of Stone Ruination Double IPA 2.0—and share what are sure to be bold experiences on social media using the hashtag #RuinationNationFans are invited to visit for more information on this celebration of the almighty hop and a pair of IPAs that pay fitting homage to beer’s boldest element.

You’re welcome…again.  

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 Stone RuinTen Triple IPA Quick Facts:
Name: Stone RuinTen Triple IPA
Stats: 10.8% ABV, 110 IBUs
Availability: Limited 22-ounce bottles and draft, beginning June 29
Hops Bill: Magnum and Centennial, dry-hopped with Citra and Centennial
National Distribution: AK, AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, 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, WA and Puerto Rico
International Distribution: Australia; Alberta and British Columbia, Canada; Japan; Singapore; and United Kingdom
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About Stone Brewing Co.
Founded by Greg Koch and Steve Wagner in 1996, San Diego-based Stone Brewing Co. is the 9th largest craft brewer in the United States. Stone has been listed on the Inc. 500 | 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies list 10 times, and has been called the “All-time Top Brewery on Planet Earth” by Beer Advocate magazine twice. The multifaceted company will be the first American craft brewer to own and operate its own brewery in Europe, and is also building a production brewery and destination restaurant in Richmond, Virginia. Brewing at both locations is anticipated to begin in early 2016. Known for its bold, flavorful and largely hop-centric beers, Stone has earned a reputation for brewing outstanding, unique beers while maintaining an unwavering commitment to sustainability, business ethics, philanthropy and the art of brewing. For more information on Stone Brewing Co., please visit or the company’s social media sites: FacebookGoogle+InstagramPinterestTwitter and The Stone Blog.

Tickets Still Available For The 9th Annual Oregon Brewers Brunch

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Handful of tickets remain for the 9th annual Oregon Brewers Brunch at Metalcraft
Order before 5pm on Friday, July 3 to take part in the fun

PORTLAND, Ore. – The 9th annual Oregon Brewers Brunch & Parade is just three weeks away and only a handful of tickets remain. The event, which always takes place on the morning of the festival opening, will occur on Wednesday, July 22 from 9 to 11:30am. Tickets may be purchased through this Friday, July 3 at 5pm at

This year’s brunch is being hosted by Lompoc Brewing; Lompoc has four locations, but none of them are close to the festival grounds, so the longtime Portland brewery has rented out Metalcraft Fabrication, located at 723 N Tillamook St for the party of 500 craft beer enthusiasts.

Tickets cost $45 which includes brunch, two beers, a T shirt, live music, the OBF tasting glass and four tokens for the festival. This year’s brunch menu includes:

  • Fresh seasonal fruit platters
  • Variety of sweet and savory breads and baked treats
  • Vegetarian breakfast potatoes with Walla Walla onions, red peppers, garlic, grilled zucchini, more
  • Fresh scrambled eggs
  • Carlton Farms thick cut bacon
  • Zenners breakfast sausage braised in New Old Lompoc Seasonal Lager
  • Baked salmon with Lompoc Saison hollandaise
  • **Vegan Morningstar sausage patties (MUST BE REQUESTED IN ADVANCE)
  • Coffee, water and tea

Lompoc will be serving SaazAll Pilsner, Pamplemousse IPA, Proletariat Red, a Sour Fruit Beer, Saison de l’Evolution, Jitterbrew Stout and a Bloody Mary Beer. In the recent Portland Monthly Magazine, Saison de L’Evolution was named as a top 25 beer, and Pamplemousse IPA was named the #1 grapefruit IPA!
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Following the brunch, everyone will march from Metalcraft across the Steel Bridge to the festival grounds for the opening ceremonies (1.8 mile route). The parade will be led by Kurt and Rob Widmer, founders of Widmer Brothers Brewing and this year’s honorary Grand Marshals; and accompanied by the Transcendental Brass Band. 

Brunch and parade participants with a wristband will flow through the Pine Street entrance and head for the stage for the opening ceremonies. Everyone at the opening ceremonies with a glass gets a glass of the ceremonial keg (no tokens required).

The Oregon Brewers Brunch is for ages 21 and over. All ages are welcome to walk in the parade. For more information, visit

Terminal Gravity Brewing Releases Weed Whacker Session Ale

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Enterprise,Oregon - Terminal Gravity Brewing is excited to announce the seasonal release of Weed Whacker Session Ale!

At 4.7% ABV, and 20 IBU’s, this Summer Session Ale is an easy drinking beer that celebrates all things summer.   Described as “The perfect accompaniment to your summer yard work” This limited session ale from Terminal Gravity
 is reminiscent of fresh grass and lemon trees with
a hint of bread. It's pretty much summer in a bottle!

Beginning July 1st, beer fans can find this summer favorite in 12 ounce bottles and six packs wherever TG is sold. 

Founded in 1997, Terminal Gravity Brewing Company sits in the foothills of the Wallowa Mountains in Enterprise, Oregon.  TG first entered the Oregon beer market with its TG IPA.  Often referred to as the “old standard” in today’s market, TG IPA quickly changed the beer scene in Oregon in the late 90’s.  With a wide selection of bottled beers, draught varieties, and seasonal specialties, Terminal Gravity Brewing distributes its beer in Oregon, Washington and Idaho, and recently expanded its market presence to Hawaii.
TG’s brewers work on an 18 bbl. system and brew a humble 6,000 barrels of beer per year.  For more information please connect with us on social media!

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Sierra Nevada And Brauhaus Riegele Partner On A Brand New Oktoberfest Beer

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Oktoberfest fall seasonal will feature a different German partner each year
Chico, CA— June 29, 2015—On a trip to Germany this spring, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. finalized its inaugural partner, Augsburg’s Brauhaus Riegele, for a brand new Oktoberfest beer. Released each fall starting in 2015, the collaborative seasonal will feature a different German brewery every year. The partnership blends centuries of brewing tradition with modern spirit, giving craft drinkers the ultimate Oktoberfest, a Bavarian festival beer unlike any they’ve experienced in the US.

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 Family owned like Sierra Nevada, Brauhaus Riegele has brewed excellent craft beers since 1386, and more than 600 years later, its innovation earns accolades including 2015 Craft Brewer of the Year at the Meininger International Craft Beer Awards. Just as Sierra Nevada’s Ken and Brian Grossman lead as a father-son team, Brauhaus Riegele has a father-son duo at the helm. Its 27th generation Master Brewer Dr. Sebastian Priller-Riegele works alongside his son Sebastian Priller-Riegele, a World Champion Beer Sommelier, to brew a lineup of beers that together have earned more than 200 awards and medals stateside and abroad. Their brewmaster, Frank Muller, has won the German Government’s “Bundesehrenpreis” award for quality seven times—every year it’s been given.

“We’re honored that Brauhaus Riegele, a real cornerstone of German craft brewing, is kicking off this Oktoberfest collaboration with us,” said Ken Grossman, Sierra Nevada’s founder. “We’re both family owned, our children are hands on, and we share a passion for great beer. We’re aligned in so many ways, and we’re excited about the outstanding beer that’s emerged.”

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“For years we’ve followed the great development of Sierra Nevada and we are really impressed by Ken and Brian’s fantastic beer culture,” said Sebastian Priller-Riegele, Brauhaus Riegele’s marketing manager. “We are really looking forward to sharing this outstanding beer together that shows our passion and dedication to the art of brewing. It’s an honor to work with Sierra Nevada.”

The Sierra Nevada and Brauhaus Riegele collaboration Oktoberfest will hit retail shelves in August. It will only be distributed in North America, although Brauhaus Riegele fans in Germany need not worry. The two breweries are collaborating on a separate barrel-aged beer to be brewed and aged on site at Brauhaus Riegele’s traditional Bavarian sudhaus.

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About Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Founded in 1980, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. is one of America’s premier craft breweries, highly regarded for using only the finest quality ingredients. The pioneering spirit that launched Sierra Nevada now spans both coasts with breweries in Chico, California and Mills River, North Carolina. Sierra Nevada has set the standard for craft brewers worldwide with innovations in the brewhouse as well as advances in sustainability. It is famous for its extensive line of beers including Pale Ale, Torpedo®, Hop Hunter® IPA, Nooner® Pilsner, Porter, Stout, Kellerweis® and a host of seasonal, specialty and limited release beers. Learn more at

About Brauhaus Riegele
Founded in 1386, Brauhaus Riegele is acknowledged as one of Germanys leading breweries in respect to quality and beer culture. It is located in Augsburg in the heart of Bavaria, where roughly 30 different kinds of craft beers are brewed, among them “Commerzienrat Riegele Privat,” Germany’s beer of the decade. More information at or

Burnside Brewing Releases Jamaican Inspired Sunsplash Kölsch

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Portland, OR -
Burnside Brewing Co. reinvents the classic German-style Kölsch... again, with the Sunsplash Kölsch release this Wednesday July 1st 2015. Not content to sit on their laurels listening to Bob Marley albums, Burnside brewers already refreshed the summer beer season with Lime Kölsch and now are doing it again with Sunsplash Kölsch a Jamaican inspired rendition brewed with hibiscus, orange zest & thai ginger.

To celebrate the release of Sunsplash Kölsch in bottles and draft, this Wednesday July 1st, Burnside Brewing is giving away a pair of tickets at their brewpub, to see Ziggy Marley at the Oregon Zoo on August 8th. Anyone who comes into the pub beginning at 4pm receives a raffle ticket and you get another raffle ticket for every pint ordered. Winner will be randomly selected after 6pm, must be present to win.

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About Sunsplash Kölsch
Sunsplash Kölsch is inspired by a Jamaican beverage made in tribute of a reggae fest held in Jamaica that originated in the 70's. Sunsplash begins as a German style Kölsch Ale brewed with premium pilsner malt and a touch of wheat and Munich malts.  We then add Tettnanger hops, and ferment with a German ale yeast at 59 degrees to create a crisp, dry, and thirst quenching beer.  With the aromatic additions of Caribbean Sorrel (a relative of Hibiscus), Thai Ginger, & Fresh Orange Zest. 5.4% ABV 18 I.B.U.’s

Burnside Sunsplash, in addition to all Burnside Ales is unfiltered.  This requires an increased time commitment, but pays dividends in the depth, character, and flavor profile of our offerings.
Burnside Brewing Co.
701 E. Burnside
Portland, OR 97214

3rd Annual LagerFest Return July 11th

Courtesy of  the Lager Fest
Portland, OR 6/29/2015 - The 3rd annual LagerFest, a benefit for takes over the White Owl Social Club's spacious bar and back patio on Saturday July 11th with the largest selection of lagers in the state, perhaps the country!

The White Owl is excited to host the third annual giant patio party that celebrates the almighty but often overlooked LAGER! 50+  international and craft brews will be out on the legendary White Owl patio, and the beers will be flowing harder than Aesop Rock while riding the back of Damian Lillard dunking over Dwight Howard from the top Multinomah Falls during a Red Fang versus Lord Dying heavy metal deathmatch battle royale extravaganza!

Ok maybe not that hard, but we mean business! We spent a lot of careful time cherry picking lagers from all over the industry, and we took great pains to fill the line up with a variety of colors and flavors that span the entire Lager horizon! That ended up being a lot of beer, and it’s not going to drink itself, so check out the lineup, get in the shade with us, put up your feet and enjoy these tasty Lager brews!!

Courtesy of Lager Fest
Beer List:
  1. Airways Brewing: Pre-Flight Pils.
  2. Arch Rock Brewing: Gold Beach Lager.
  3. PINTS Brewing: Schwarzbier.
  4. Snipes Mountain: La Somara.
  5. Anchor Brewing: (still unnamed brew).
  6. Ballast Point Brewing: Longfin Lager.
  7. Bridgeport Brewing: Mettle & Mash.
  8. Cascade Lakes: Paulina Lake Pils.
  9. Deschutes Brewery: Trees of Doom.
  10. Elysian Brewing: Zephyrus.
  11. Full Sail Brewing: Cascade Pilsner.
  12. Georgetown Brewing: Eddie .
  13. Hacker Pschorr: Munich Gold.
  14. Rogue: Irish Lager.
  15. Sierra Nevada: Nooner.
  16. Stone Brewing: Murder She Rotte.
  17. Base Camp Brewing: Hop in the Pool.
  18. Coalition Brewing: Bulletproof Tiger.
  19. Green Flash Brewing: Ristretto.
  20. Leavenworth Brewing: Bakke Hill.
  21. Seven Brides Brewing: Hazelbock.
  22. Victory Brewing: Prima Pils.
  23. 10 Barrel Brewing: Seasonal Depression.
  24. Bouy Brewing: Buoy Helles.
  25. Burnside Brewing Co: Couch Select Lager.
  26. Commons Brewery: Baltic Porter.
  27. Ecliptic Brewing: Double Dry Hopped Spica Pilsner.
  28. Fort George Brewery: Booy's Back.
  29. Hop Valley Brewing: Light Me Up.
  30. Lompoc Brewing: El Commandante.
  31. Oakshire Brewing: Reclamation.
  32. Pelican Brewing: PelicaÑa extra.
  33. Uinta Brewing: Baba Black Lager.
  34. Widmer Brothers: Norlander Pils.
  35. Birra Del Borgo/Dogfish Head: My Antonia.
  36. Caldera Brewing: Dark Lager.
  37. Double Mountain Brewery: Swihart's Summer Lager.
  38. Einbecker: Winterbock.
  39. Epic Brewing: Hop Syndrome.
  40. Everybody's Brewing: Helicoptor Parent.
  41. Fat Heads Brewing: Ultra Pils.
  42. Laurelwood Brewing: Dos Excellente.
  43. pFfriem Family Brewers: Helles.
  44. Plank Town Brewing: Springfest.
  45. Schlenkerla: Maerzen.
  46. Terminal Gravity Brewing: Wallowa Lake Lager.
  47. Upright Brewing: Engelberg Pilsener.
  48. Walking Man Brewing: Flip Flop Pils.
  49. Woodland Empire: Kristof.
  50. 13 Virtues Brewing: Baltic Porter.
  51. Block 15 Brewing: Black Knight.
  52. Heater Allen Brewing: Coastal Lager.
  53. Orlison Brewing: Roast House Stout.
  54. Rusty Truck Brewing: Blacktop.


Event Date: Saturday July 11th, 2015
Location: White Owl Social Club, 1305 SE 8th Avenue, Portland, OR 97214
Event Time: 2PM - 10PM
No pre-sale tickets - first come first serve at the door!
Extra Drink Tickets:
Cup + 5 tickets for $10 • 6 tickets for $10 • 3 tickets for $5 • 1 ticket for $2
Live Music by: COUNTRY TRASH
(First set at 5pm - Second Set at 10pm)


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