Friday, July 17, 2015

“It All Starts With Beer:” Dutch Craft Beer Documentary to make its big screen debut at Mission Theater

PORTLAND, Ore. — ­­As part of Oregon Craft Beer Month and in conjunction with the Oregon Brewers Festival, the Mission Theater will present the documentary “It All Starts With Beer” on July 27 at 7pm. Doors open at 6:30pm. The theater is located at 1624 NW Glisan. Tickets cost $7 and are available in advance at The event is a fundraiser for the Portland Utrecht Network.

The movie, a joint project between Rick Nelson with Oedipus Brewing and film director Boris Booij, showcases the journey of a dozen craft brewers from The Netherlands to the Oregon Brewers Festival in 2014. In addition to following the expedition, the documentary shows how and why Portland catapulted ahead in the microbrew revolution, comparing it with The Netherlands and its uprising of craft beer making, which is currently seeing a craft beer explosion like the one that swept Portland twenty years ago.

The movie will be followed by a panel discussion with Art Larrance, founder of the Oregon Brewers Festival, and several of the Dutch brewers featured in the movie, including Nelson, Sander Kobes from Oersoep and Mark Strooker from Rooie Dop. The panel will explore how each country’s beers have inspired each other and a little about the history of both beer cultures. The panel will also explore how the young Dutch industry compares to Portland’s earlier days of brewing. Greg Raisman with the Portland Utrecht Network will moderate the panel.

“Many Portland brewers have been inspired by the long tradition of beer brewing in Europe,” explained Raisman. “We have Belgian beer fests, sour beers, farmhouse style beers, lagers, pilsners and radlers because of European traditions. In The Netherlands, brewers got the taste of IPAs on visits to the Northwest and are now brewing with Cascade and Chinook hops.”
The 28th annual Oregon Brewers Festival, which will take place July 22 through 26 at Tom McCall Waterfront Park, is continuing its newest tradition of showcasing international brewers at the event. The International Beer Garden is the brainchild of Larrance, who is keen to develop long-term cultural exchanges with brewers around the world. Through the festival, our local beer community can share its passion, knowledge and friendship with other burgeoning craft beer movements in a collective celebration.

“The beer collaboration has been real between our communities,” stated Larrance. “We’ve learned from each other and our breweries have made beers together.” 

This year’s International Beer Garden will feature five brewers from New Zealand brewers and eight from The Netherlands. Six of those eight brewers attended last year’s debut of the International Beer Garden. For more information, visit or

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Sin City Brewing Releases A Limited-Time Seasonal Grand Cru.

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Sin City Brewing Co. Introduces the Las Vegas Strip to a Grand Cru

LAS VEGAS – Sin City Brewing Co. has tapped the newest beer on the Las Vegas Strip, the Sin City Grand Cru. As part of the brewery’s series of higher alcohol seasonals, the Grand Cru is a strong Witbier to complement the hot summer months. The inspiration for Sin City’s first Belgian-style beer comes from Master Brewer Richard Johnson’s backpacking days through Europe, searching out all the unique beers he could taste and discovering the incredibly complex Belgian brewing landscape.

“Summer is the perfect time to cool down with a refreshing wheat beer,” said Johnson. “The Grand Cru’s balanced flavor profile isn’t too hoppy, has a caramel sweetness and is topped off with notes of orange zest and coriander.”

The term “Grand Cru” originally has its roots in wine, meaning a vineyard known for producing exemplary wines. In brewing, a Grand Cru designates a premium beer produced in a limited volume, usually a more elaborate version of a previous recipe. Sin City’s rendition has higher alcohol content than a standard Witbier, weighing in at 8 percent ABV and a modest hop profile of 25 IBU. The Grand Cru is now available throughout August at Sin City’s location on Las Vegas Boulevard at Harmon Corner and is arriving next week at the Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian.

About Sin City Brewing Co. Sin City Brewing Co. is a Las Vegas-based craft brewery launched by beer expert Richard Johnson in 2003. Produced to satisfy both the savvy beer drinker and those with a preference for a traditional domestic-style brew, Sin City beers accentuate the indulgent nature of Las Vegas. The beers are brewed in small batches (100 kegs at a time) using premium raw materials and traditional methods that differentiates Sin City beers from the big guys. Sin City beers are brewed and distributed exclusively in Las Vegas. Sin City Brewing Co. also features a popular retail line that is available through its online store and at its branded bars in Miracle Mile Shops, The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian and Harmon Corner. For more information, visit, follow @sincitybeer on Twitter check-in on Yelp!

New Belgium And Hopworks Co-Host Events In Portland For The Release Of B-Side Organic Peach IPA

New Belgium to Co-Host Celebratory Events in Portland to Honor Release of
Hopworks Urban Brewery Collaboration, B-Side Organic Peach IPA

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 ‘Beers with Vrienden’ release is where mutual admiration becomes liquid inspiration
Ft. Collins, Colo., July 15, 2015 – New Belgium Brewing and Hopworks Urban Brewery (HUB) have a lot of love for their newly released Beers with Vrienden collaboration, B-Side Organic Peach IPA. So much love, in fact, the breweries are hosting numerous release parties and events in HUB’s home city, Portland, OR. Beginning Thursday, July 23, 2015, New Belgium and HUB will host tap takeovers, a dinner party and make appearances at the Oregon Brewer’s Festival, toasting to Portland’s avid beer enthusiasts.

B-Side Organic Peach IPA Release Events

Beer Dinner Release Party
Thursday, July 23 | 6:30 p.m.
Old Salt Marketplace – 527 NE 42nd Ave., Portland
Tickets - $60.00; Reserve your seat by calling Old Salt Marketplace at 971-255-0167.
Mingle with the brewmasters from New Belgium and HUB during an intimate, upscale seated dinner at Old Salt Marketplace. Sip on B-Side Organic Peach IPA and other favorites from both breweries while the masterminds discuss their collaboration between courses.

Tapping Parties
Friday, July 24 | 4:00, 5:00 and 7:00 p.m.
HUB – 2944 SE Powell Blvd., Portland
Imperial Bottle Shop and Taproom – 3090 SE Division St., Portland
Roscoe’s – 8105 SE Stark St., Portland
One tapping party of B-Side Organic Peach IPA just isn’t enough – so New Belgium and HUB are extending the celebrations to three different tapping parties! Stop by HUB’s home brewery at 4 p.m., the Imperial Bottle Shop and Taproom at 5 p.m. or Roscoe’s at 7 p.m. to catch all the action and get in on the fun. 

28th Annual Oregon Brewer’s Festival
Saturday, July 25 | 12:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Tom McCall Waterfront Park – 1020 SW Naito Pkwy., Portland
Be sure to stop by New Belgium and HUB’s rare collaboration tent at the 28th Annual Oregon Brewer’s Festival! The breweries will pour their beloved collaboration beer, B-Side Organic Peach IPA, at one of the nation’s longest running and best loved craft beer festivals.

To learn more about New Belgium Brewing, check out and for more info on Hopworks Urban Brewing, visit
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About New Belgium Brewing Company
New Belgium Brewing, makers of Fat Tire Amber Ale and a host of Belgian-inspired beers, is recognized as one of Outside Magazine’s Best Places to Work and one of the Wall Street Journal’s Best Small Businesses. The 100% employee-owned brewery is a Platinum-level Bicycle Friendly Business as designated by the League of American Bicyclists, one of World Blu’s Most Freedom-Centered Workplaces, and a Certified B Corp. In addition to Fat Tire, New Belgium brews ten year-round beers; Ranger IPA, Rampant Imperial IPA, Shift Pale Lager, Slow Ride Session IPA, Snapshot Wheat, Sunshine Wheat, 1554 Black Lager, Blue Paddle Pilsner, Abbey Belgian Ale and Trippel. Learn more at
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About Hopworks Urban Brewery
Founded in 2007, Hopworks Urban Brewery is committed to brewing world-class beer as sustainably as possible using organic malts and hops sourced primarily from the Northwest. The company’s 20-barrel brewery produces 12,500 barrels of beer a year for HUB’s two brewpubs and for distribution. Hopworks, a Certified B Corporation, incorporates a range of sustainable practices in its operation and makes every effort to protect “our” future with a thoughtful alternative. HUB is 100% renewably powered and “cradle to gate” carbon neutral. Visit Hopworks online at and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

New Belgium Brewing Releasing Long Table Farmhouse Ale

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New Belgium Brewing’s Long Table Farmhouse Ale,
Adds a New World Spin to this Old World Style

New seasonal is an ode to the bucolic, table-friendly Belgian Saison
Ft. Collins, Colo., July 15, 2015 – As a brewer of Belgian-style beers, New Belgium Brewing has always had an affinity for Farmhouse Ales and now it’s brewing its own – Long Table Farmhouse Ale. This seasonal release pays homage to the rich heritage of this brewing style, which first started as a simple, rustic ale brewed on farms in old Flanders. Over the years evolution, refinement, interpretation and re-interpretation has led to the farmhouse ales of today.

Long Table, an ode to the communal Belgian Saison, is a sunny, golden ale with a billowy head that pours a rustic sheen. But not everything about this farmhouse ale is traditional – Belgian yeast creates a juicy burst of pineapple and banana fruits that whisk a taste of the tropics and a new spin into this Old World beer. Traditional grains of Munich, pale malt and rye lend a wash of toasty, spicy bread, while exotic Nelson Sauvin and citrusy Chinook hops buoy the fruity flavors of the Belgian yeast.

“When creating this beer we pictured sharing it among friends at a long table, where there’s always plenty of room for great buddies and delicious beer,” said Lauren Salazar, New Belgium’s Specialty Brand Manager & Wood Cellar Blender. “Long Table brings back an old style we love, but we gave it a sweeter side, with a saison-y kick of tart and a clean, bitter finish.” 
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 At 6.2 percent ABV and 20 IBUs, Long Table is a complex, medium-bodied farmhouse ale that starts off with a smooth initial mouthfeel that turns juicy and spritzy. Grab a seat and get ready to hoist it amongst the company of good friends – it’s now available in six- and twelve-packs, as well as on draft.

To find Long Table Farmhouse Ale near you, use the New Belgium Libation Location tool:

For more information about New Belgium Brewing, visit You can also follow New Belgium on Facebook at and Twitter @NewBelgium.

About New Belgium Brewing Company
New Belgium Brewing, makers of Fat Tire Amber Ale and a host of Belgian-inspired beers, is recognized as one of Outside Magazine’s Best Places to Work and one of the Wall Street Journal’s Best Small Businesses. The 100% employee-owned brewery is a Platinum-level Bicycle Friendly Business as designated by the League of American Bicyclists, one of World Blu’s Most Freedom-Centered Workplaces, and a Certified B Corp. In addition to Fat Tire, New Belgium brews ten year-round beers; Ranger IPA, Rampant Imperial IPA, Shift Pale Lager, Slow Ride Session IPA, Snapshot Wheat, Sunshine Wheat, 1554 Black Lager, Blue Paddle Pilsner, Abbey Belgian Ale and Trippel. Learn more at

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Silver City Brewing Announces The Return of Annual Mariners Pub Crawl

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July 14th, 2015, Bremerton, WA - Today Silver City Brewery is excited to announce the return of their annual Mariners Pub Crawl which will take place on Saturday, August 22nd!

Silver City's annual Pub Crawl is an opportunity for baseball & beer fans alike to take in a Mariners Game enjoy Silver City Beer along the way and have a great time along the way.  Kurt Larson Silver City Brewery Director of Sales Marketing had this to say about the event, "We really love this event! We get to enjoy a day of hanging out with some of our biggest fans alongside our Pioneer Square retail bar partners & then watch the Mariners while enjoying Silver City Brews." Kurt added with a smile "It doesn't even feel like work."

 The deadline for purchasing tickets is Wednesday July 22nd. Tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite ticketing service at THIS LINK.

Silver City Mariner Pub Crawl details:
 Join us Saturday, August 22nd for a day of fun, craft beer, and Mariners baseball!

Tickets $35

Tickets include the following:
(1) Ticket to Mariners vs. Chicago White Sox
(1) Commemorative t-shirt
(1) Pub passport

We will start at Swannie's in Pioneer Square at 4:30 pm where you will receive your ticket to the game, t-shirt, & passport. 

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Visit the participating Pioneer Square pubs & restaurants to enjoy Silver City beers and mark your passport off along the way. Full passports will be turned in for a drawing to win cool prizes.

You will receive your Mariners tickets, t-shirt, & passport when you check in at Swannie's.

Participating Location Web Links:


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For most in the Puget Sound, when you look west at the Olympic Mountains you're looking right at the "Silver City". The convergence point right before you jump off into the wilderness of the Olympic National Forest on your way to the Pacific Ocean, resting between the edge of the Puget Sound and the base of the Olympic Mountains, rests Silver City. This Urban-Suburban experience is a sweet brewer's mash of Seattle city life and breathtaking outdoor adventure, all within ones reach. Beer, well made, brings the people of the "Silver City" together in celebration of having it all.

Silver City Restaurant & Brewery 
is the Kitsap Peninsula's premier destination for award-winning, handcrafted beers, Northwest-inspired food, legendary hospitality, and great memories in a fun, friendly environment. 

Silver City was started in 1996 by Co-owners Steve & Scott Houmes, and it remains a locally owned and operated family establishment. Silver City Brewery's handcrafted beers are available on draft, in 22oz bottles, and 12oz bottle & aluminum can 6-packs around the Western Washington area in bars, restaurants, and grocery stores.

Silver City Brewery's production facility & brewery taproom is located at 206 Katy Penman Ave. in Bremerton, WA. Silver City Restaurant is located in Silverdale at 2799 NW Myhre Rd.

Three Magnets Brewing Company Hires Award Winning Chef Kyle Wnuk

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OLYMPIA, July 13, 2015 – Three Magnets Brewing Company’s menu continues to evolve with the hiring of chef Kyle Wnuk, former chef and co-owner of Marrow in Tacoma.

About the Chef

Wnuk previously was the chef and co-owner at Marrow Kitchen and Bar. During that time, Marrow won awards such as Best Restaurant in the Weekly Volcano, Best Restaurant in the Tacoma Weekly, second place in Best New American Restaurants in Best of Western Washington/Evening Magazine, and Tacoma’s Number One Burger and Dish of the Year in the Tacoma News Tribune.

Wnuk’s Menu to Debut on Monday, August 3, 2015

As Three Magnets grows and matures as a restaurant, the menu will continue be a natural progression that sticks to its roots – gourmet housemade food served in a casual environment at approachable prices. With a baker, butcher, chef, brewer, and soda maker on staff, and by sourcing locally when possible, you can be sure to eat wholesome foods like your grandparents used to eat.

Growing off of existing menu items such as the Jamburger and Lamburger, Wnuk’s expertise will turn the Olympia food scene on end by adding more fresh seafood options, terrestrial charcuterie, aquatic charcuterie, cheese plates, and oysters on the half shell. Over time, the menu will continue to have incremental changes, with quarterly overhauls to stay current with seasonal availability of product.

In addition to the menu changes, Wnuk will be rolling out a separate lunch menu, with lighter fare items designed for those on the fly. The lunch menu will be in effect Monday through Friday from 11am to 3pm, with the regular menu available Monday through Friday from 3pm to close, and Saturday and Sunday open to close.

Introducing “Chef and Brewer’s Dinners”

Wnuk will partner with Head Brewer Patrick Jansen to create monthly dinners with beer pairings. The dinners will be held in the barrel room, and have a limited number of tickets available (discounted for Supporters Club members). The first dinner open to the public will be in September. Follow Three Magnets on Facebook for more details:

About Three Magnets Brewing Company
Three Magnets Brewing Company is a 15 barrel brewery and restaurant located in the heart of Downtown Olympia, that self-distributes to Olympia area bars and restaurants and hand-picked locations outside of Olympia that take pride in offering quality beer. Three Magnets partners with local vendors such as Helsing Junction Farms, Calliope Farms, Wobbly Cart Farms, Olympia Coffee Roasting Company, Taylor Shellfish and Tunawerth Creamery. Three Magnets is owned and operated by Sara and Nathan Reilly, owners of Darby’s Café.

Loowit Brewing Releasing Blunderbusser July 16th

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July 13, 2015 Vancouver, WA - Loowit Brewing Company is pleased to announce the release of Blunderbusser, a recreation of a historic German beer style known as Kotbüsser. The Kotbüsser style was nearly lost to time when it became outlawed and illegal to brew in the late 1800’s under the German beer purity law due to some of it’s ingredients. The purity law states beer must be made with water, barley and hops. In addition to water, barley and hops, a Kotbüsser features other ingredients that make it special such as honey, molasses, wheat and oats. Blunderbusser pours a pale gold with brite white head and full, creamy body while the hops and honey lend themselves to delicate, floral aromatics. This is a fantastically refreshing summer beer. Blunderbusser will be released in the Loowit tap room on Thursday, July 16th.

Style: German-style Kotbüsser ABV: 5.0%
IBU: 19
Fermentables: Pilser malt, wheat malt, flaked oats, honey, molasses. Hops: Mt. Hood, Sterling

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Founded in 2010 by longtime friends and Vancouver residents Devon Bray and Thomas Poffenroth, Loowit Brewing Company is the latest significant addition to underpin a revitalized downtown Vancouver, Washington. Loowit began brewing commercially and opened it’s doors in October 2012 and has since been recognized for excellence with several awards for it’s beers. The company specializes in brewing small batch, hand crafted ales that are developed with a thoughtful approach balanced by a Pacific Northwest flair.


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Denver, CO - Beers Made By Walking, the program that invites brewers to create place-based beers inspired by plants found on nature trails, announces that tickets are now available for their Denver festival during the week of the Great American Beer Festival.Tickets are $30 and include a commemorative glass and unlimited samples of festival beers from 4:30pm - 8:00 pm. The event will take place on Wednesday, September 23 at the outside space of Our Mutual Friend Brewing Company.
The majority of beers at this festival were inspired by plants identified along trails across the country. Other beers include specialty indigenous beers created with local flora.

The current list of participating breweries:

Our Mutual Friend Brewing Company, FATE Brewing Company, New Belgium Brewing Company (collaborating with 4 North Carolina breweries), Great Divide Brewing Company, Bonfire Brewing Company, Elevation Beer Company, TRVE Brewing Company, Horse and Dragon Brewing Company, Strange Brewing Company, Wit’s End Brewing Company, Fieldhouse Brewing Company, Odell Brewing Company, Boulder Beer Company, Very Nice Brewing Company, Fiction Beer Company, Dry Dock Brewing Company, Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project, Former Future Brewing Company, Odyssey Beerwerks, Odd 13 Brewing, Trinity Brewing Company, Breckenridge Brewery, Riff Raff Brewing Company, Spangalang Brewery, Wild Woods Brewery, and Crazy Mountain Brewing Company.

Out-of-State Breweries
Stone Brewing Company, Perennial Artisan Ales, Scratch Brewing Company, Flying Fish Brewing Company, Fonta Flora Brewery, and Wicked Weed Brewing Company.

A portion of the Beers Made By Walking Denver Festival proceeds will benefit the Sand Creek Regional Greenway Partnership. The Greenway is a 14-mile public greenway that connects over 100 miles of urban trails in the Denver metro area and links the neighborhoods of northwest Aurora, northeast Denver, and southern Commerce City. A number of the breweries participating in Beers Made By Walking have created beer inspired by this trail.
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Beers Made By Walking Denver Festival 2015
Wed. Sept. 23, 4:30-8:00pm
Our Mutual Friend Brewing Co. Outside Space - 2810 Larimer St, Denver, CO
Tickets: $30 / Available here

Speakeasy Ales & Lagers Releases Suds Session Ale

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The second installment of their new Session 47 Series

San Francisco, CA (July 14, 2015)Suds Session Ale is a unique, frothy suspect, that’s hard to pick out of a police lineup. The beer was inspired by Vienna Lagers, but fermented with California ale yeast. It associates with English Pale Ales, minus the earthy hops. Eyewitnesses have confirmed that Suds Session Ale is a brass colored, light-bodied, malt-forward session beer that’s loaded with flavor. It will be released year-round by Speakeasy Ales & Lagers, on draft and in cans, starting in August. 

Approachable, easy drinking, and designed for indulgence over long afternoons, Suds Session Ale is a new member of Speakeasy’s Session 47 Series. The aroma and flavor is reminiscent of baked biscuits, caramel, and fresh dark bread. “Suds is focused on the malts,” according to Kushal Hall, Speakeasy’s Director of Brewing. The beer is made with a blend of American Two-row, English Maris Otter, and a small amount of Carafa and Carahell malt.

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Hops were just an accomplice in the creation of Suds Session Ale. Columbus hops were utilized to achieve a mild bitterness at 35 IBU’s, while Cascade and Merkur add a subtle touch of citrus. The beer drinks with a crisp carbonation, smooth mouthfeel, and a hint of sweetness. Finishing at 4.7% alcohol by volume, Suds Session Ale is great choice for long lazy days by the river, beach, pool, or anywhere else refreshment is needed during a getaway.

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Quick Facts

Name: Suds Session Ale
ABV: 4.7%
IBUs: 35
Malt: Two-row, Maris Otter, Carafa, Carahell
Hops: Columbus, Cascade, Merkur
Availability: 12 oz cans and draft, August 2015

About the Session 47 Series

The Session 47 Series was created by Speakeasy Ales & Lagers in order to feature a new lineup of low alcohol, yet flavorful beers, that are packaged in cans and available on draft. Releasing beer in cans is a new venture for Speakeasy, and will be exclusive to the Session 47 Series. The series was launched In May of 2015, with the release of Baby Daddy Session IPA. Suds Session Ale is the latest beer in the series, and will be joined by another new beer towards the end of summer, 2015.  

About Speakeasy Ales & Lagers

Since 1997, a wily band of bootleggers led by homebrewer Forest Gray were inspired to bring their exceptional brews from the underground to the masses, defiantly producing small batches of beer in a secret warehouse in San Francisco. Starting with a single, iconic beer, Prohibition Ale, Speakeasy now brews a wide array of acclaimed beers including Big Daddy IPA, Payback Porter, Double Daddy, Scarface Imperial Stout and many more, which are distributed across the entire West Coast and other major U.S. markets.

Great American Beer Festival®: BIGGER. BETTER. BEERIER.

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The 34th annual Great American Beer Festival (GABF) will be even greater this year. With 90,000 additional square feet in the tasting hall, an anticipated 60,000 attendees will have the opportunity to sample some 3,500 beers from more than 800 breweries.
Thursday, September 24: 5:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Friday, September 25: 5:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 26*: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
*Brewers Association and American Homebrewers Association members-only session
Saturday, September 26: 5:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Colorado Convention Center
700 14th Street
Denver, Colorado   

GABF brings together exceptional brewers and beer aficionados, showcasing a plethora of diverse beers from all corners of the country. Attendees relish in the opportunity to try the expansive assortment. Over the last three decades, GABF has grown to become the single largest ticketed beer festival and event with the largest selection of beers in the U.S. In conjunction with the GABF competition, the festival exposes attendees to the limitless diversity and outstanding quality the U.S. brewing industry has to offer and showcases why this country is the biggest beer destination on the planet.
Ticket Info:
GABF tickets will be available for purchase to the general public online on July 29, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. MDT/12:00 p.m. EDT via
A ticket pre-sale exclusively for members of the American Homebrewers Association and Brewers Association will take place on July 28 at 10:00 a.m. MDT/12:00 p.m. EDT.
Members-Only Session tickets are $65 each, with a two ticket limit per member number.
General Session tickets are $80 public/$75 members (if purchased during the members only sale on July 28) and include:
● Commemorative tasting cup
● One-ounce samples of your choice of more than 3,500 beers
● Festival guide and free app to help attendees navigate the festival hall
● Access to attend dozens of educational seminars across all four sessions, focused on beer appreciation
Note: Due to limited availability, GABF General Session ticket sales are capped at four tickets per session per ticket buyer.

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Media Access:
To apply for media credentials, please visit the media access section of the GABF website.
Note to Editors:
Please visit these links for event b-roll footage and photos.
New for 2015:
Expanded Festival Hall: With the addition of Hall B at the Colorado Convention Center, 90,000 more square feet will be added to the attendee experience, making for a BIGGER and BEERIER festival in 2015:
Increased Attendance: In past years, attendance was capped at 49,000 (cumulative for all sessions). This year, GABF will be able to welcome approximately 60,000 beer lovers.
More Breweries, More Beer: GABF will feature more than 800 breweries, serving up over 3,500 different beers for sampling.
Meet the Brewer: This year, the new expanded section of the festival hall will be home to the “Meet the Brewer” booths. The breweries pouring in this section are committed to having brewers or brewery staff on hand the entire time, pouring at their booths and talking to attendees about their offerings, with no assistance from GABF volunteers.
paired: With more space, more breweries and more chefs in 2015, GABF’s Farm to Table Pavilion is also getting a new name: paired. The tasty format stays the same, a who’s who of small and independent brewers, chefs and restaurateurs from around the country will offer pairings in an intimate setting located just off the main hall. As in previous years, a separate ticket ($145) is required for entrance. paired tickets are available exclusively to members of the American Homebrewers Association and the Brewers Association and as such, can only be purchased during the members only sale on July 28.
Story Ideas:
GABF Competition: Recognized as one of the world’s largest and most distinguished beer competitions—the 2015 competition is expected to see nearly 6,500 beers from over 1,500 breweries competing in 92 beer style categories for their chance at the coveted gold, silver and bronze medals as named by GABF’s prestigious beer judges. (Note: final, official competition statistics will be published on Saturday, September 26, after competition results are compiled and medals are announced.)
Craft Beer and Business: Small and independent craft brewers are a primary driver of growth in the beer industry. Discover the larger economic story on the growth of craft beer and beer culture in America this fall.
Beer and Food: Beer is great, but it’s even better with the right food. paired, formerly known as the Farm to Table Pavilion, embraces the growing popularity of beer and food pairings. Situated in an intimate setting designed to indulge attendees’ senses, paired will feature 21 chefs from nine states, including five James Beard Award nominees and two Food and Wine Best New Chefs, each personally plating their dishes for guests and talking about their dynamic pairings. In addition, the exclusive craft beers served in paired are available only in this pavilion and not in the festival hall.
More Information:
Click here for Great American Beer Festival history, facts and figures.
2015 Sponsors:
GABF is made possible by the support of generous sponsors.
Social Media:
Follow @GABF on Twitter, hashtag #GABF; Like GABF on Facebook; and follow @greatamericanbeerfestival on Instagram.  

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About the Brewers Association
The Brewers Association is the not-for-profit trade association dedicated to small and independent American brewers, their beers and the community of brewing enthusiasts. The Brewers Association (BA) represents more than 70 percent of the brewing industry, and its members make more than 99 percent of the beer brewed in the U.S. The BA organizes events including the World Beer Cup®Great American Beer Festival®Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America®SAVOR: An American Craft Beer & Food Experience, AHA National Homebrewers Conference, National Homebrew Competition and American Craft Beer Week®. The BA publishes The New Brewer magazine and its Brewers Publications division is the largest publisher of contemporary and relevant brewing literature for today’s craft brewers and homebrewers.

Beer lovers are invited to learn more about the dynamic world of craft beer at and about homebrewing via the BA’s American Homebrewers Association. Follow us on Twitter.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Pike Brewing Releasing Pike Derby Lager

Pike Brewing is releasing a new summer seasonal beer, called Pike Derby Lager. Pike Derby Lager will be available on draft and 22oz bottles. See details below.

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Pike Brewing Company is proud to announce the release of its summer seasonal beer,Pike Derby Lager. Nature created summer so we could drink beer outside. Pike Brewing Company created Derby Lager so you could have the perfect beer for summer lounging, BBQ's and thirst quenching.

Pike Derby Lager is a light, lager-style beer brewed using San Francisco Steam (California Common) lager yeast that ferments at 65 degrees. Sorachi Ace hops of Japanese origin flavor this brew along with a small portion of flaked brown rice to create its lovely, light mouthfeel. This gentle lager pairs well with all manner of summer time foods, from spicy grilled sausages and burgers to pasta salads and grilled fruit.

Where did the name come from? Pike Derby Lager is named for our very own Boston Terrier mascot, Derby. This lager is pure bred, just like our sweet Derby.
Pike Derby Lager is available on draft and in 22 oz. dinner size bottles. 

OG      1.049
ABV    5.00 %
IBU     30

The Pike Brewing Company is a family owned brewery located in the historic Pike Place Public Market neighborhood. It was founded in 1989 by craft beer pioneers, Charles and Rose Ann Finkel. Pike Brewing handcrafts beers of character including the Pike Pale Ale, Pike IPA, Naughty Nellie, Space Needle IPA, Kilt Lifter, Monk’s Uncle, and XXXXX Stout along with seasonal offerings such as Harlot’s Harvest, Old Bawdy, Auld Acquaintance, Derby Lager, Saison Houblon, and Octopus Ink. The Pike Pub is known for local, sustainable and seasonal pub fare and for housing the world-famous Micro-Brewery Museum, illustrating 9,000 years of beer history.

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