Saturday, September 26, 2015

Hop Harvest 2015 – Fresh Hopped From Farm To Brew

Courtesy of Bridgeport Brewing
From Bine To Brew In Under One Hour

Portland, Ore. – September 24, 2015 – For the crew at BridgePort Brewing Company, Oregon’s oldest craft brewery, early fall is their favorite time of year.  It’s only then that they get to drive to the hop fields of the Willamette Valley to collect fresh Oregon aroma hops to make the annual special treat, Hop Harvest fresh hop ale. In under an hour, hops from Sodbuster Farms in Salem, Ore. are picked and added to the brew, ensuring an extremely fresh hopped IPA.

“Getting those fresh green hops into the beer as quickly as possible ensures that fresh hop flavor that we all love this time of year,” commented Jeff Edgerton, Brewmaster of BridgePort Brewing Company. “For 2015, we’ve brewed a classic IPA style beer and infused it with more than 250lbs of fresh Crystal hops per brew; giving the brew a soft citrus aroma and flavor unlike anything you can get from dried hops.”

BridgePort uses a simple process to give this seasonal, limited-release beer the freshest hop flavor. First, the beer is brewed, then at the end of fermentation and immediately after the hops are delivered, the freshly fermented beer is poured straight over the green Crystal hops, capturing that fresh, local flavor. Hop Harvest 2015 will be available on draft and in 22 oz. bottles at BridgePort’s BrewPub and participating retailers.

BridgePort’s Hop Harvest Stats:
IBU’s: 60     ABV: 7.0%     Color: 10 SRM (Golden)        OG: 16.7

About BridgePort Brewing Company
Oregon's oldest craft brewery continues to evolve from a microbrewery to a regional leader committed to producing high quality craft ales. Lead by Brewmaster Jeff Edgerton, the team of BridgePort brewers prides itself on using hops from an hour away and clear glacial water from Mount Hood. The BridgePort family of ales includes

Fort George Brewing Releasing Squash Buckler On Wednesday

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Press Release:
Summer only recently ended, which means of course it’s time for decorative sweaters, holiday shopping, and winter seasonals. But not in Astoria, not at Fort George. The brewers know that you can’t rush a good beer. And while pumpkin beers seem to somehow hit the shelves earlier and earlier, Fort George Brewery and Organically Grown Company are just getting started - here’s why.

Squash Buckler begins with the gathering of the fresh crop of sugar pumpkins by Organically Grown Company and their community of local farms, sometime around early September. Whole pumpkins are then sliced and diced, roasted in the Fort George wood-fired oven to caramelize the sugars, and then placed in the boil of this autumn seasonal. There are no additional flavorings or spices. Squash Buckler simply packs rich organic malts and fire-roasted pumpkin into a deep amber ale.

Be the first to get bottles of Squash Buckler on Wednesday, September 30th in Astoria, also known as #BurgerWednesday at Fort George Brewery. The kitchen is preparing a special pairing of wood-fired elk burgers topped with a chanterelle mushroom & onion confit, basil aioli, and served on a fresh brioche bun with a side of fire-roasted seasonal vegetables.

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Squash Buckler in 22-oz bottles and draft will be available in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho starting Thursday October 1st. Get it quickly - this small-batch release won’t last long. Fort George beer is distributed only in the Pacific Northwest.

Slow down and enjoy the bountiful harvest that the Pacific Northwest provides, and brews.. For more information about employee and grower owned Organically Grown Company check their website at

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1483 Duane Street, Astoria, Oregon 97103
(503) 325-PINT

Top Rung Brewing Releases Chinook the Hop Pale as part of Pale Series

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September 24, 2015

On September 26th we will release the fourth beer in our Pale series.  “Chinook the Hop” Pale will be the fourth in our Pale Ale’s released throughout 2015.  In each Pale release we will highlight and celebrate a different hop.  Starts with a nice citrus note and finishes with grapefruit and pine notes. This is a great Fall Pale as we enjoy the return of the crisp cool Pacific NW air. Released in 1985, Chinook is a cross between Petham Golding and a high alpha USDA male.

 Chinook the Hop Pale Ale Statistics:  ABV: 5.7%, IBU: 40, SRM: 10

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.

Oskar Blues Heading To Austin, Texas

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Longmont, CO & Brevard, NC -- Funky little Oskar Blues Grill & Brew started just under 18 years ago when Dale Katechis and his high school sweet-heart stumbled across the small town of Lyons, Colorado while on a road trip north from their home in Alabama.  In 2012, that Rocky Mountain trip continued east as Oskar Blues Brewery expanded to a second home in the rolling hills of Pisgah National Forest of Brevard, North Carolina.  Now, Dale and Oskar Blues are heading south to Austin, Texas, the Live Music Capital of the World, as another place to call home.
Oskar Blues, named "The hottest place to be on a Saturday night in Colorado" by Rolling Stone because of its roots in the Colorado music scene, will open a brewery and taproom in Austin, TX by April 20, 2016.  The brewery will continue its tradition of soul-savin' live music with a music venue as part of the taproom.
"North Carolina and Colorado are filled with amazing communities and experiences mingled with live music and Fuh-CAN great craft beer scenes.  The passion and rebellious nature of Austin locals, along with the food, craft beer and live music scenes create a vibe that already feels like home," says soul-founder Dale Katechis.
The brewery secured a 50,000 square foot brewery space including a 5,000 square foot taproom/music venue location at 10420 Metric Boulevard.  Oskar Blues will brew the full line up of cans and draft with an initial capacity of 30,000 BBLs per year with potential build out capacity exceeding 100,000 BBLs. 
"We continue to look at options to grow our brewery to the next level and the experience of opening a smaller, intimate taproom and brewery on a grassroots level in Brevard was a hell of a lot of fun.  As we grow it's important to find ways to stay small, engaged and intimate within the communities we want to spend our time in," says Dale. 
Oskar Blues is known as the first craft brewery in the country to brew and hand-can their beer which began in November 2002.  Since then, Oskar Blues has continued explosive growth and is regarded as one of the fastest growing breweries in the country.  In 2015, Oskar Blues earned a position in the top half of the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies in America for the fifth year in a row and is ranked number 24 on the Brewers Association Top 50 Breweries list.
As the brewery and Colorado restaurants have been blessed with growth, Oskar Blues also works hard to keep that hands-on, grassroots feel by kicking off small projects like The Crowler, B Stiff & Sons Old Fashioned Root Beer, Hotbox Coffee Roasters, North Carolina's REEB Ranch and handmade mountain bikes with REEB Cycles.
Check out Oskar Blues Brewery's NEW website at and the Oskar Blues Austin Facebook page / @OskarBluesATX twitter for additional details. #OBAustin 
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About Oskar Blues Brewery
 Founded by Dale Katechis in 1997 in Lyons, Colorado, Oskar Blues Brewery launched the craft beer-in-a-can apocalypse with hand-canned, flagship brew Dale's Pale Ale. Today, Oskar Blues is one of the fastest growing breweries in the country and operates breweries in Longmont, Colorado and Brevard, North Carolina, while approaching 200,000 barrels in 2015. The original canned craft brewery continues to stay innovative with releases like The    Crowler.  Oskar Blues Brewery currently distributes to 44 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., as well as parts of Canada, Sweden, and the U.K.  To keep up with all things Oskar Blues, visit
In 2013, Oskar Blues founded the CAN'd Aid Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public charity that community puts its spin on doin' good by supporting Tunes, Treads + Trails and Love Yur Mama programs in communities around the US.  

Ghost Runners Brewery Releases Performance Rye Pale Ale

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VANCOUVER, WASHINGTON September 24, 2015 - Ghost Runners Brewery presents Performance Rye PA, an artisan craft beer delivering a Northwest Pale Ale in a rye way. Performance is named for runners and athletes who always seek their best effort and take pride in a job well done.  

Performance Rye PA is a Northwest style Rye Pale Ale that begins with a subtle blackcurrant nose and a medium bodied honey-bread mouth feel and progresses to a semi-dry finish. Rye makes up 20% of the grain bill with Marris Otter, Munich, and Canadian Honey malts added to deliver a complex, multidimensional experience. Enhancing the malted rye characteristics, UK Magnum hops are utilized in the first wort to create a gentle roundness to the hop profile.  The hop progression is continued with Warrior, Galena, and Chinook.

“We brewed this beer with rye because of it’s subtle but unique characteristics,” explains brewer and founder Jeff Seibel. “Rye enhances the beer by adding another layer to the taste experience, which fits with what we strive for - a balanced and expressive beer experience.”

Performance Rye PA will be available in the Ghost Runners Brewery tap room at 4216 NE Minnehaha St, Ste. 108 in Vancouver, WA beginning Thursday September 24th.

About Performance Rye PA
ABV: 6.2%
IBU: 50
Availability: Draft
Distribution:  Big River Distributors to SW Washington; Great Micros Wholesale to Spokane; Orcas Distributing to Seattle Metro

About Ghost Runners Brewery

Ghost Runners Brewery is a commercial craft brewery with tasting room in Vancouver, Washington, founded in 2012. The running inspired brewery features handcrafted brews including 5K IPA, Boston Irish Red Ale, Negative Split Stout, Pace Breaker OPA, Hellacious Repeats Double IPA, Cross Country Red Kolsch, and Strong Leg Stout. Every exceptional creation is handcrafted with high-quality grain and premium hops and distributed throughout the state of Washington. For more information on Ghost Runners Brewery, please visit or the company’s social media sites Facebook and Twitter.

Redhook Brewery's Seasonal Favorite Winterhook Returns For 31st Year

SEATTLE, WASH – For the 31st straight year, Redhook is celebrating the return of colder days and even colder nights with its latest release of long-time seasonal favorite Winterhook. Continuing its tradition of bringing a little holiday variety to this winter warmer, Redhook has once again riffed on the beer’s recipe to create Winterhook #31.
Winterhook #31 is a dark mahogany, full-bodied beer with an aroma of roasted malt and a touch of coffee. This year’s brew features a subtle spiciness from the rye malt and dark stone fruit flavors from the yeast, for the perfect finish.
“The real trick with a beer like this is delivering the ideal beer balance by providing a really nice, full malt flavor without being overwhelming,” said Redhook Innovation Brewer Nick Crandall. “Striking this balance makes Winterhook #31 the perfect beer to enjoy after a day of raking up leaves, hitting the slopes or camping out on your sofa watching sports highlights with your dogs.”
At 31 years young, Winterhook is one of the longest running beers in the Redhook portfolio, and it continues to satisfy wintertime thirsts year-after-year. Winterhook returns this year along with its fan-favorite ugly sweater coozies, to keep that beer hand warm and ready for the next snowball fight. 
Winterhook #31 hits the shelves in 12-ounce bottles on October 5, in six packs, 12 packs and as part of Redhook’s “Foursome” variety 12 pack. The beer is also available on tap. Check out the Redhook beer finder: to locate some Winterhook near you. 6.0% ABV, 45 IBU.
Courtesy of Red Hook
About Redhook
Redhook was born out of the energy and spirit of the early 1980s in the heart of Seattle. While the term didn’t exist at the time, Redhook became one of America’s first “craft” breweries. From a modest start in a former transmission shop in the Seattle neighborhood of Ballard, to the current breweries in Woodinville, Wash., and Portsmouth, N.H., Redhook has become one of America’s most recognized craft breweries.

While Redhook has “grown up” over the past 30 years, one thing has never changed — Redhook is still brewing great beers like ESB, Longhammer IPA, Audible Pale Ale and a variety of seasonal beers. Most importantly, Redhook has fun doing it. Redhook beers are available both on draught and in bottles around the country. For more information, visit

Twitter and Instagram: @Redhook_Brewery

Old Town Brewing Co. Wins Gold Medal at the Great American Beer Festival®

Courtesy of Old Town Brewing Co
GABF Gold medal for Shanghai’d IPA is among the most coveted awards in the brewing industry
Portland, Ore. Sept. 26, 2015 Old Town Brewing ® (OTB®), claimed a gold medal at the 2015 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) competition. Presented by the Brewers Association, GABF is the largest national beer competition that recognizes the most outstanding beers produced in the United States. The top three winners in the competition’s 90 beer-style categories were announced September 26 at the Great American Beer Festival awards ceremony held at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado. 

“This has been an incredible year for Old Town, from debuting in bottles, to our offbeat, noteworthy mushroom ale, this award is an amazing culmination of all our hard work, and we’re incredibly honored,” said Adam Milne, owner of Old Town Brewing Co. “We are thrilled to be a part of GABF, representing the Oregon brew scene and celebrating with our industry colleagues, and couldn't be more pleased with our success at this year’s festival.”

OTB was recognized in the English-Style India Pale Ale category for its Shanghai’d IPA. A nod to Old Town’s most storied history, this is a medium-bodied IPA with grapefruit, resinous and piney hop aroma and flavors balanced by a touch of malt sweetness. OTB is a 7-barrel brewpub located in Portland, Ore. whose high-quality, craft beer is inspired by Pacific Northwest’s unique ingredients, spirit and culture. A reflection of its surroundings, OTB creates a fundamentally Portland beer drinking experience for its consumers.  The brewery began selling its award winning beers in bottles across Oregon in 2015, making its exceptional brews available to even more of Oregon’s craft beer enthusiasts.

The 2015 GABF competition winners were selected by an international panel of 222 expert judges from the record number of over 6,700 entries, plus 89 Pro-Am entries, received from 1,309 U.S. breweries.

“Once again the Great American Beer Festival brings the best of the best together in one place,” said Chris Swersey, competition manager. “At a time when American brewers offer so much variety, it’s a true honor to be recognized as one of the finest. Our greatest gratitude to the winners and all entrants whose innovative and outstanding beers help make this such an esteemed competition.”

For more GABF competition information, including the 2015 winners list and photos, visit

About Old Town Brewing Co.
Old Town Brewing (OTB) opened in northeast Portland, Ore., in 2011 with an emphasis on crafting its beer to reflect the spirit, values, history and personality of Portland and the Northwest. OTB is the first brewery in the country to deliver beer and pizza by bike straight to consumers, rain or shine. Reclaimed materials were extensively incorporated into the design of the LEED Gold brewery, evoking an atmosphere of Northwest authenticity and sustainability.

Owner Adam Milne opened OTB to complement his Old Town Pizza® location in Portland’s historic Old Town neighborhood. A devoted Old Town Pizza customer since celebrating his ninth birthday at the restaurant, Milne purchased Old Town Pizza from the original owners, the Accuardi family, in 2003. For more information visit and

242 Breweries Take Home Medals at 2015 Great American Beer Festival®

We just made it back from our first trip to GABF...what an experience, more in the coming days on our trip. Leaving early on Saturday meant we would miss the GABF awards which was a bummer, but we were able to follow along for most of it on social media. If you missed the awards and want to know who won the Brewers Association has posted the infomation on the 275 medals that were awarded this year.

Photo Credit © Brewers Association
275 Professional Medals Awarded, 423 First-Time Participants Compete
Boulder, CO • September 26, 2015—The 2015 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) competition awarded 275 medals to some of the best commercial breweries in the United States, plus three GABF Pro-Am medals to teams of amateur brewers paired with professional brewers.
Presented by the Brewers Association, GABF is the largest commercial beer competition in the world and a symbol of brewing excellence. In its 29th year, the 2015 competition surpassed all previous participation records, exceeding last year’s record-setting competition.
Overview: Great American Beer Festival Competition
Award-winning brewers received prestigious gold, silver and bronze medals in 92 beer categories covering 145 different beer styles (including all subcategories), establishing the best examples of each style in the country. Winners were chosen from 6,647 competition entries (20 percent more than in 2014) from 1,552 breweries hailing from 50 states plus Washington, D.C.
This year's GABF competition saw its biggest panel of judges ever, with 242 beer experts from 15 countries, including the U.S., and 155 competition volunteers. The panel also evaluated 91 Pro-Am entries.

2015 Brewery and Brewer of the Year Awards
Very Small Brewing Company and Very Small Brewing Company Brewer of the Year
Sponsored by Brewers Supply Group (BSG)
Rip Current Brewery (San Marcos, Calif.)
Paul Sangster and Guy Shobe
Small Brewing Company and Small Brewing Company Brewer of the Year
Sponsored by O-I
Port City Brewing Co. (Alexandria, Va.)
Port City Brewing Co. Team
Mid-Size Brewing Company and Mid-Size Brewing Company Brewer of the Year
Sponsored by MicroStar Logistics
Firestone Walker Brewing Co. (Paso Robles, Calif.)
Firestone Walker Brewing Co. Team
Large Brewing Company and Large Brewing Company Brewer of the Year
Sponsored by Beer Institute
Pabst Brewing Co. (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Gregory Deuhs
Small Brewpub and Small Brewpub Brewer of the Year
Sponsored by Briess Malt & Ingredients Co.
Melvin Brewing (Jackson, Wyo.)
Kirk McHale and Jeremy Tofte
Mid-Size Brewpub of the Year
Sponsored by Brewers Supply Group (BSG)
TAPS Fish House & Brewery (Corona, Calif.)
TAPS Fish House & Brewery Team

Large Brewpub and Large Brewpub Brewer of the Year
Sponsored by Country Malt Group
Titletown Brewing Co. (Green Bay, Wis.)
David Oldenburg
Overall Competition Highlights
Reflecting craft brewing's sustained excellence nationwide as the industry grows, overall competition highlights include:
·         38 first-time entering breweries won awards.
·         Top three states by ratio of medals to entries by state:
o   Maine: 21% with 14 entries and three medals
o   Rhode Island: 10% with 10 entries and one medal
o   North Dakota: 8% with 12 entries and one medal
·         Most medals won, with three medals each:
o   Firestone Walker Brewing Co., Paso Robles, Calif. (three medals: two gold, one bronze)
o   Sun King Brewing Co., Indianapolis, Ind. (three medals: one gold, one silver, one bronze)
o   Port City Brewing Co.; Alexandria, Va. (three medals: two silver, one bronze)
o   Left Hand Brewing Co.; Longmont, Colo. (three medals: one gold, two bronze)

·         The 2015 competition saw three new style categories:
o   Category 8: Chili Pepper Beer
o   Category 16: Session India Pale Ale
o   Category 24B: Mixed Culture Brett Beer
·         No gold medal was awarded in Category 6: Pumpkin Beer. (See GABF awards philosophy and criteria.)
Style Categories
Since 2002, the most-entered category has been American-Style India Pale Ale (IPA), which saw 336 entries in 2015.
The top five entered categories were:
1.      American-Style India Pale Ale (336 entries)
2.      Imperial India Pale Ale (208 entries)
3.      Wood- and Barrel-Aged Strong Beer (179 entries)
4.      Session India Pale Ale (161 entries)
5.      American-Style Pale Ale (160 entries)
The winners in the most-entered (that is, the most competitive) categories were:
1.      American-Style India Pale Ale (336 entries)
Gold: BNS Brewing & Distilling Co., Revolver IPA (Santee, Calif.)
Silver: Wicked Weed Brewing – Candler, Pernicious IPA (Candler, N.C.)
Bronze: The Brew Kettle Taproom and Smokehouse, White Rajah (Strongsville, Ohio)

2.      Imperial India Pale Ale (208 entries)
Gold: Fat Head’s Brewery, Hop Juju Imperial IPA (Middleburg Heights, Ohio)
Silver: Laurelwood Public House and Brewery, Eazy Duz It IIPA (Portland, Ore.)
Bronze: Breakwater Brewing Co., Teahupo’o (Oceanside, Calif.)

3.      Wood- and Barrel-Aged Strong Beer (179 entries)
Gold: Nebraska Brewing Co., Melange A Trois (La Vista, Neb.)
Silver: Sun King Brewing Co., Batch 666: Sympathy for the Devil (Indianapolis, Ind.)
Bronze: Ska Brewing, Ska Face (Durango, Colo.)

4.      Session India Pale Ale (161 entries)
Gold: Societe Brewing Co., The Coachman (San Diego, Calif.)
Silver: Steel Toe Brewing, Size 4 (St. Louis Park, Minn.)
Bronze: Noble Ale Works, Nose Candy (Anaheim, Calif.)

5.      American-Style Pale Ale (160 entries)
Gold: Central Coast Brewing Co., Monterey St. Pale Ale (San Luis Obispo, Calif.)
Silver: Track 7 Brewing Co. – Natomas, Hoppy Palm (Sacramento, Calif.)
Bronze: Cannonball Creek Brewing Co., Featherweight Pale Ale (Golden, Colo.)

2015 Great American Beer Festival Pro-Am Competition
Sponsored by Briess Malt & Ingredients Co., The Country Malt Group, Yakima Chief-Hopunion and White Labs

Gold, silver and bronze medals were also awarded in the GABF Pro-Am competition, which pairs amateur brewers with professional brewers, who scale up the award-winning homebrew recipes. The medal winners, including the winning professional brewers and American Homebrewers Association (AHA) member homebrewers are:
Gold: Muscat Love, Great South Bay Brewery, (Bay Shore, N.Y.)
Brewmaster: Great South Bay Brewery Team and AHA member Brian Giebel

Silver: Atahsaisa, Odd13 Brewing (Lafayette, Colo.)
Brewmaster: Ryan Scott and Brandon Boldt and AHA member Mike Froehlich

Bronze: Citra IPA, FATE Brewing Co. (Boulder, Colo.)
Brewmaster: FATE Brewing Company Team and AHA member Ryan Lotter

Summary: 2015 Great American Beer Festival Statistics
·         750 breweries in the festival hall
·         3,800 beers served at the festival
·         60,000 attendees
·         3,400 volunteers (festival and competition combined)
·         1,552 breweries in the competition from 50 states plus Washington, D.C.
·         242 medal-winning breweries
·         6,647 beers judged (not including 91 Pro-Am competition entries), a 20 percent increase over 2014
·         92 style categories judged, plus the Pro-Am competition
·         242 judges from 15 different countries
·         Average number of competition beers entered in each category: 72 (excludes Pro-Am beers)
·         Category with highest number of entries: American-Style India Pale Ale: 336
2015 Great American Beer Festival Official Sponsors
DRAFT Magazine
MicroStar Logistics
Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews

Additional GABF sponsors are recognized on the festival website.

Courtesy of the Brewers Association

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

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.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Off To GABF!

 Photo Credit © Brewers Association
We're off to Denver today for our first ever Great American Beer Festival!  Since it's our first time, we're not heavily scheduling ourselves into events, preferring to figure out on the fly what looks the most fun.  With about 3500 beers to choose from and a multitude of organized beer tastings, product demos, and educational sessions there will be no shortage of options!  Honestly, there's so much to do it's a little overwhelming for us GABF newbies.  But, we did schedule a breakfast with Sam Adams and a tour of Denver's breweries so look for updates on those events over the next couple of days.

We're looking forward to getting our hands on hard-to-come-by favorites; Emily is looking forward to Crooked Stave's release of Mama Bear's Sour Cherry Pie as well as Bruery Terreux's samples. Adam is more into trying new stuff we normally couldn't get around the Portland, Oregon area.  We think we'll probably spend the most time trying new beers from regions of the country we haven't visited, and probably won't focus too much on Pacific Northwest beers since that's our home turf.

Be sure to follow us on social media to see what we're up to!  On Twitter, we're @freshpints and @emstater, and on Instagram we're @freshpints and @mrsfreshpints.


Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Deschutes Brewery’s Street Pub Sets Up Shop in Denver

Hey Denver friends don't miss the one day only Deschutes Brewery pop-up street pub on October 17. This one day only family friendly event will raise money for local nonprofit, Bicycle Colorado. See details below

Courtesy of Deschutes Brewery
“Crafted for Community,” this one-day-only event in the Mile High City raises money for local nonprofit, Bicycle Colorado
September 22, 2015 – Bend, Oregon – Deschutes Brewery is excited to bring their pop-up pub of epic proportions to Denver on Saturday, October 17.  The ultimate craft beer block party, this 402-foot custom bar will be pouring beers from 40 taps in downtown Denver. At each of its national stops, Deschutes Brewery donates 100 percent of the proceeds from Street Pub to local nonprofits and so far has raised more than $240,000 in 2015. In Denver, Deschutes Brewery has teamed up with Bicycle Colorado, a nonprofit organization that encourages and promotes bicycling, increases safety, improves conditions and provides a voice for bicyclists in Colorado.
Not only will there be a huge selection of Deschutes Brewery beers flowing from the Street Pub’s multitude of taps, but there will be great food to pair with it. Deschutes Brewery’s corporate executive chef, Jeff Usinowicz, will be teaming up with local Denver chefs Jake Grant of Euclid Hall and Carrie Baird of Brazen to create some dishes that complement the many beers being served (think everything from the easy-drinking Mirror Pond Pale Ale all the way to the big and bold flavors of The Abyss).
This family-friendly event will also feature activities for the kids, special samplings and an amazing live, local music lineup that includes Red Fox Run, The Outliers, Emily Clark & The Passing Fancy, and headlining act Fox Street.
Deschutes Brewery Street Pub’s grand opening is also its final night, so make sure to be there for this one day only event! 
When: Saturday, October 17th, 2-10pm
Where: Downtown Denver: 21st Street from Blake to Larimer
Admission: Free for all ages
After Denver, the Street Pub has just one more stop in its 2015 national tour: Sacramento, CA on November 14For more information on each stop visit or follow the conversation at #StreetPub.
Calling all volunteers! We need your help to make this event a success and be able to raise the most money possible for the nonprofits. All volunteers will receive Deschutes Brewery swag, food, and, of course, beer for those that are of age. Interested? You can find details and sign up here:
Bicycle Colorado
The mission of Bicycle Colorado, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is to encourage and promote bicycling, increase safety, improve conditions and provide a voice for bicyclists in Colorado. Incorporated in 1992, Bicycle Colorado has a sustained and successful history of protecting and improving access for bicyclists on Colorado roads, paths and trails. For more information, and to become a member, please visit
About Deschutes Brewery
Named as OUTSIDE’s Best Places to Work in both 2013 and 2014, Deschutes Brewery was founded in 1988 as a brew pub in Bend, Oregon. Still family and employee owned 27 years later, the brewery is known for brewing a diverse line-up of award winning beers including the popular Black Butte Porter and Mirror Pond Pale Ale. From the beginning, the focus has been on crafting the best beer and food using only the finest ingredients.  In 2008, the brewery opened a second pub in Portland’s Pearl District. Deschutes Brewery now ships beer to 28 states, the District of Columbia, and around the world from its main brewing facility located on the banks of the Deschutes River.  To find out more, visit