Friday, November 20, 2015

Everybody's Brewing Releasing Barrel Aged and Specialty 22oz Bottles From Their Local Harvest Series on November 25th

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Press Release - White Salmon, WA - On Wednesday, Nov. 25, Everybody's Brewing will begin selling 22 oz. bottles of barrel aged, and specialty beers directly from it's pub in White Salmon, WA.  The brewery is calling these bottles the "Local Harvest Series", as they will only be available for purchase locally at their pub.  The series will roll out with two offerings: Barrel Aged Sour Cherry Saison, and Russian Imperial Stout. To celebrate, they will open their newly expanded brewery to the public for tours from 2 to 5 pm, with the opportunity to sample beer straight from the bright tanks. 
Owner/Brewmaster Doug Ellenberger said he's excited to finally bottle some of his beer.  "We make some barrel aged, and specialty beers that we don't distribute, so we're happy to give people who visit the pub a chance to enjoy these beers at home.  We're starting to see our barrel aging program mature, and this will be a great outlet for those beers."  He also noted that the Local Harvest Series will rotate styles frequently, selling each new bottle only while supplies last.  "We're really pleased with how these first two beers turned out", said Ellenberger. 

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The Russian Imperial Stout clocks in at 10% ABV, and 90 IBUs.  According to Everybody's, "This Russian Imperial Stout is packed with roasty, black licorice, and chocolate aromas.  The rich sweetness from the big malt bill is balanced with a light bitterness.  A long fermentation process at low temperatures keeps this beer clean and drinkable". 

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Barrel Aged Sour Cherry Saison is 6.9% ABV, and 24 IBUs.  "This Saison began as a crisp Belgian Saison brewed with Pilsner malts and Merkur hops.  After primary fermentation, we racked the beer to Pinot Noir barrels and added 125 lbs. of local Sour Cherries to each barrel.  After three months of aging, this beer is full of cherry flavor and aroma."

If you make it out to White Salmon for this bottle release, make sure to stick around for their annual "Night Before Thanksgiving Karaoke", which starts at 8:30.  Now in it's seventh year, this party never disappoints, and draws locals from all over the gorge. 

About Everybody's Brewing:  Founded in 2008 in the Southwest Washington town of White Salmon, Everybody’s Brewing focuses on session style beers with full, complex flavors. The finely crafted beers, locally-sourced food, and outdoor seating with a stunning view of Mt. Hood make Everybody’s Brewing a must stop attraction in the Columbia River Gorge. 

Everybody's Brewing
151 E Jewett Blvd.
White Salmon, WA

Fremont Brewing Releasing Bourbon Abominable Winter Ale November 27th

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Fremont Brewing is releasing its award winning Bourbon Abominable (B-Bomb) on Friday, November 27th! B-Bomb will be on tap and available in 22oz bottles at 11am in our Urban Beer Garden. At 5pm, we will tap three B-Bomb infusions and rumor has it that the Yeti will be making an appearance once again.
Courtesy of Fremont Brewing Co
Description: This year’s release of B-Bomb is aged in 12 and 15 year-old American Oak whiskey barrels and is a blend of 24 and 12-month old barrel strength Abominable Ale. B-Bomb achieves distinct bourbon, oak, cacao, leather, and dark coffee notes from its extended barrel aging and barrel blending. Each barrel contributes a different note and combining each barrel to create a coherent tone is a distinct art and true pleasure.
Down & Dirty: 2-Row Pale, Chocolate, Roast, Carafe, Munich, and Dark Crystal malts with Columbus, Willamette, and Golding hops.
Color: Deep black
Aroma: Vanilla, wood, caramel
Flavor: Cocoa, bourbon, dried fruit
ABV: 14%
IBU: 65
Bottle Limit: 6

Thursday, November 19, 2015

1st Annual Cherry Festivus This Saturday

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Portland, OR - The first annual Cherry Festivus in Portland, Oregon kicks off this Saturday, November 21st, 2015 with all of the Cherry infused beer, cider and new food and cocktail specials you could want. Featuring a list of rare and exclusive cherry beers and a special winter spiced cherry cider, this is the alternative festive drinking event of the year. Tickets are on sale now for a commemorative glass and 6 drink tickets for $20 available in advance for a guaranteed spot and a glass or at the door on the day of the event.

Check out the just announced new Cocktail menu and Food specials, updated beer descriptions and the announcement of Dogfish Head Higher Math 20th Anniversary Cherry and Chocolate strong ale!

Cherry Cocktails:
Cherrywood Sour - Bourbon, kriek beer, lemon juice, egg white, thyme syrup 
Cherry Festivus Daiquir - rum, lime juice, kriek beer, syrup 
Chocolate Dipped Cherry - pFriem strong dark, kriek beer

Food Specials:
Cerasus Stoovlees Stew - Painted hills stew meat made with kriek beer and served on top of street frites
Choco Kriek Brownie served with Salt & Straw Double Fold Vanilla ice cream

Beer (& a Cider) List:

10 Barrel Brewing: Spiral Staircase
A brand new Imperial Porter with Cherries from Brewmaster Tonya Cornett.
Block 15: Kriek
Oud Bruins matured in bourbon barrels with locally grown Montmorency tart cherries.  A blend of three seasons.  7.75% ABV

Breakside: Kriek
strong cherry ale fermented with our house “wild blend” containing three types of Brettanomyces, Lactobacillus and a saison yeast. 100% keg conditioned for maximum flavor development from the Brett. 7.9% Abv.

The Commons: Brotherly Love
Brotherly Love is our Belgian Dark Strong Ale, Little Brother, aged in second-use Bourbon barrels with Northwest grown sour cherries and Ecuadorian cacao nibs roasted by Woodblock Chocolate in SE Portland.

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Crooked Stave: L'Brett d'Cherry 
L’Brett d’Cherry starts as our favorite Golden sour barrels that we blend together into our large oak foeders for secondary fermentation with 4,000lbs of Colorado harvested sour cherries. 6% Abv.
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Crooked Stave: Mama Bear's Sour Cherry Pie
We take our Burgundy sour base beer and age it in used Bourbon barrels before blending select barrels into our large oak foeders and additionally aging on 3,000 lbs of Colorado harvest sour cherries. 7% Abv.
Crooked Stave: Nightmare on Brett Cherry
The biggest of the three Cherry beers we made in 2015, we pack all the cherries we can into this beer aging for months in our foeders. The result yields cherry, cascara and coffee aromas and flavors with a light hint of whiskey barrel character to warm the finish. 9.666% Abv.
Culmination Brewing: Kriek
Wheat beer aged in a single Pinot barrel with Brett Brux and Oregon tart cherries. Funky brett aroma, medium red color. Mild tartness. Estimated 7.5% Abv.
De Garde: Cherry Blu Bu
Berliner-weisse style sour wheat beer brewed with Cherries and Blueberries.

Deschutes: The Dissident
The Dissident is an Oud Bruin, a distinctive Flanders-style sour brown ale, with a heavenly aroma and flavor. Our first wild yeast beer, we use Brettanomyces and local cherries to give The Dissident its characteristic sour taste. Our stiffest brewing challenge, it must be fermented in isolation from our other beers for a full 18 months, partly in pinot and cabernet barrels. The words coddled and “worth it” come to mind. 10.7% Abv.

Courtsey of Dogfish Head
Dogfish Head: Higher Math
Higher Math is a tribute to that auspicious first beer and celebrates 20 off-centered years of Dogfish Head. It’s a golden strong ale fermented with sour cherry juice and cocoa nibs and clocks in at 17% ABV.

Double Mountain: Devil's Kriek
Cherry season is upon us once again, and that means it’s time to peer into the tanks that have been sitting in the cellar for the last year or so. When we checked in on this slumbering beauty we found her to be funky, refreshingly tart, and devilishly deep crimson. Local Bing and Van cherries from the Double Mountain Orchard from the Columbia Gorge lend the color and a juicy character. Kept at cellar temperature on whole fruit for 12 months, and served in its own glass. 9.3% ABV, 9 BU
ABV: 9.3% IBU: 9

Double Mountain: Tahoma Kriek
The Tahoma Kriek uses a strong Belgian Blonde ale for a base prior to the addition of local Rainier Cherries. Our house yeast strains and Brettanomyces Lambicus, was allowed free reign to develop its sour and complex character, resulting in a stronger, more bracingly tart and juicy ale than the more classic beers in the style. This beauty was kept at cellar temperatures on the whole fruit for 13 months. Best enjoyed with a good cheese and better company. 10.3% ABV, 10 BU
ABV: 10.3% IBU: 10

Ecliptic Brewing: Capella Porter with Cherries
Capella Porter with Cherries is named after a bright star in constellation Auriga. Sweet dark malt aromas are followed by a nice medium body. Flavors of chocolate and caramel meld with just a touch of roast.  A collection of American hops (Nugget, Chinook, Centennial and Cascade) brighten this lively porter. Cherries were added in a secondary fermentation for an added layer of subtle sweet cherry flavor.

Golden Valley: Cerisely Funky
Golden Valley’s first kriek (cherry beer) was aged on locally grown fruit, all of which was hand-picked by our brewmaster.  Cerisely Funky spent six months conditioning with Brettanomyces in French oak wine barrels, sharing that space over the final few months with 60 pounds of Royal Anne cherries.  Bright cherry, meet Brett funk. OG  1.044 IBU  8 ABV 5.2%

Hanssens: Scharrenbecca
Lambic brewed with wild Belgian Schaerbeek sour cherries.

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New Belgium: Transatlantique Kriek
New Belgium Brewing and Old Beersel of Belgium have partnered to create Transatlantique Kriek, a spontaneously fermented lambic ale made with sour cherries. This authentic kriek beer began life in the oaken vessels at Gert en Jos Christiaens’ brewery in the Lembeek region of Belgium. After more than two years aging, Oud Beersel’s offering shipped across the Atlantic and found its way to the intuitive palate of New Belgium’s brewmaster, Peter Bouckaert. After much sampling and internal consultation, Peter and his brew staff created a full-bodied Belgian golden lager to round out the light-bodied kriek. The cherry nose gives way to a pleasingly sour flash across the palate that rolls gently into a slightly sweet finish. Crisp, effervescent carbonation keeps the mouthfeel bright and delightfully tingly. 8% Abv.

Oakshire Brewing: 8
Eight years after brewing our first batch of beer, we felt the need to celebrate our success with the small community of our most loyal supporters. To commemorate this occasion, we crafted this Belgian Ale and matured it in a handful of select pinot noir wine barrels and aged it with Northwest grown cherries . This Belgian Kreik-inspired ale has flavors of  tart fruit, oak, and just a touch of funkiness from the Brettanomyces.  Raise your glass of Oakshire's Brewers Reserve 8, and say it out loud, "Cheers to Eight Years!
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Pelican: Cherry Poppin Dory (Whiskey barrel-aged Doryman's Dark with Cherries)
Our award-winning Doryman’s Ale is aged for 4 months in wheat whiskey barrels with a blend of two Oregon cherry varietals.
Lose yourself in the complex aroma of ripe cherries and delicate oak while the roasted malts and Northwest hops tie everything together. The sweet cherries pair harmo- niously with the roasted malts while the sour cherries leave a subtle and pleasant
tartness on your palate. The Cascade and Mt. Hood hops provide just the right amount of their wonderfully assertive character to give this beer its clean and balanced finish.

Reverend Nats Hard Cider: Cherried Winter Abbey Spice 
This cider is a take on a very old recipe dating from early 1600s colonial America, with a modern twist of added carbonation. Raisins, unrefined cane sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg were fermented to dryness with oak. This special Cherry Fest keg has the added delight of juice from Washington-grown Montmorency and Hungarian Balaton tart cherries.

Schooner Exact: Sodo Weisse with Cherries
Tart and refreshing, our kettle sour is a take on the style of a classic Berliner Weisse. Honey cereal and slight floral and fruity notes on the nose transitions into a pleasant burst of acidity in the mouth followed by a lingering dry malt finish. Method: 72 hour kettle souring with lactobacillus followed by traditional boil and fermentation.  Approximately 10 lbs/barrel Montmorency cherries during final 10 minutes of boil. 3.4% Abv.
Slaapmutkske: Flemish Old Style Kriek
A newly released sour Red ale with Cherries.

Solera: Kriek
0 IBU, 5% ABV

Upright Brewing: Heart's Beat
A barrel-fermented Saison with fresh Cherries added from Baird Family Orchards. The Hearts’ Beat pours intensely red and drinks with a huge tannic quality, showing bits of brett lambicus and orchard yeasts in the flavor.

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Vanberg & Dewulf: LambicX Kriek, 2014
The first Kriek Lambic in our LAMBICKX line! Wonderful aroma of almonds, macaroon and cherry stones. Dry, elegant fruit palate. Lightly sparkling to still. Lambics are truly the "wines" of the beer world. Just as wines vary by season, soil, climate, and aging method, lambics (unlike any other type of beer) vary by season, brewery location, barrel size and wood type and length of aging. 6.5% ABV.
Cascade Brewing: Cherry Bourbonic Plague
This NW-style sour ale is a special treat from the blenders. We took a 20 month old Thai cinnamon version of the Bourbonic and aged it a further four months on Bing cherries. Dark cherries, Bourbon and spices greet you in the nose. Big, rich, dark cherries, dates, oak, leather and tobacco dance on the palate. Deep cherry notes, dark fruits and a warming Bourbon flavor finish this off as only the Bourbonic can. 13% Abv.

Cherry Festivus
Saturday, November 21st Noon - 11pm $20
1522 Southeast 32nd Ave. 
Portland, OR 97214

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Ecliptic Brewing Releases Award Winning Bourbon Barrel-Aged Orange Giant Barleywine

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A Celebration of Two Award Winning Ales
with Rare Tapping and Bottle Release on December 12th

 Portland, Ore. (Nov. 18, 2015) On Saturday, Dec. 12, Ecliptic Brewing will release their Orange Giant Barleywine Ale and their Batch No. 2 Barrel-Aged Orange Giant Barleywine Ale with a celebratory tapping and limited bottle release at the pub.
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These two beers received medals from the 2015 Best Of Craft Beer Awards.  Ecliptic Brewing’s Barrel-Aged Orange Giant Barleywine Ale was awarded silver in the “Wood-Aged Beer” category, and the Orange Giant Barleywine Ale collected the bronze “Barleywine” medal. 
What: Orange Giant Barleywine Ale/Barrel-Aged Orange Giant Barleywine Ale Tapping and Limited Bottle Release
When: Saturday December 12th  12:00pm

Where: Ecliptic Brewing, 825 N. Cook St. Portland, OR 97227

Details: A limited amount of 2014 and 2015 Bourbon Barrel-Aged Orange Giant Barleywine bottles will be available for purchase.
About Orange Giant Barleywine Ale
Named after the giant orange stars in the sky, this barleywine has a gratifying warming effect and drinks smooth.  Three malts create a hearty malt profile with robust character.  Copious amounts of Chinook and Nugget hops combine for a nice resin hop flavor.  Orange Giant is perfect for aging in your cellar.  2015 Best of Craft Beer Bronze Medal: Barleywine.
  • IBU: 80
  • ABV: 12.5%
  • GRAVTY: 24°P
About Barrel-Aged Orange Giant Barleywine Ale
Like the blazing giant stars that inspire it, Orange Giant is truly massive. Three malts and copious amounts of Chinook and Nugget hops impart a creamy malt profile and resin hop character to the beer. This barrel-aged version spent sixteen months sleeping in 12-year-old bourbon barrels, developing a strong bourbon profile with notes of vanilla, coconut, and oak. 2015 Best of Craft Beer Silver Medal: Wood-Aged Beer.
  • IBU: 70
  • ABV: 13.8%
  • GRAVITY: 24°P
Limited amounts of Orange Giant Barleywine will be available throughout their distribution network following the event.  Bourbon Barrel-Aged Orange Giant Barleywine will only be available in Oregon.

Ecliptic beers are available at the brewery (825 North Cook St), in bottle and on-tap throughout the area, and distributed by: Maletis Beverage (Portland, Salem, Vancouver WA), Bigfoot Beverage (Eugene, Bend, Coast), Fort George Distributing (Northern Oregon Coast), Summit (Southern Oregon), Click Distributing (Seattle, Tacoma, Northern Idaho), Dickerson Distributing (Bellingham), Crooked Stave Artisans (Colorado), and Freedom (North Carolina).
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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, Orbiter IPA, Phobos Single Hop Red Ale, and Capella Porter. For more information, visit:
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Bridgeport Brewing's 7th Annual Ebenezer Pub Crawl

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It’s the best time of the year and that means we’re finally able to celebrate with Ebenezer Ale! Back for the 16th year, this malty, holiday-spiced Ale is the perfect plus one to any party.

Not much of a planner? Don’t you worry; we’ve organized your holiday party for you and all your friends.  Join us for the 7th annual Ebenezer Pub Crawl through Multnomah Village!

For all you Old Knucklehead fans, we’re excited to announce that we’ll be kicking off the festivities by tapping a 2011 barrel-aged keg of this classic brew.

Here’s the plan, feel free to stick to it or meet us at any of the locations along the way. Don’t forget your holiday cheer, Santa suit or red nose and get ready to enjoy Ebenezer Winter Ale!

When:  Thursday, December 3, 2015, 5:00PM – 9:00PM

Start Location:  
John’s Market
3535 SW Multnomah Blvd
Portland, OR 97219

Pub Stops:
5:00 ­ 6:00 p.m. at John’s Market
6:00 ­ 6:30 p.m. at Journey’s
6:30 ­ 7:00 p.m. at Renner’s
7:00 ­ 7:30 p.m. at O’Connors
7:30 ­ 9:00 p.m. at The Ship

Price: Free

Event-specific URL:

You can find BridgePort’s Ebenezer Winter Ale in 22oz bombers at Costco (Portland, Vancouver, and Seattle locations only) and on draft at the following Portland, Ore. locations:
  • Buffalo Wild Wings (Beaverton, Cascade Station, Corvallis, Medford, Downtown Portland, NE Broadway, Salem, Vancouver and Tualatin)
  • Sidelines Sports Bar
  • Sports on Tap
  • Twilight Room
  • Circa 33
  • Produce Row Café
  • Cedars Restaurant
  • Main St. Homebrew Supply
  • Your Inn Tavern
  • Old Spaghetti Factory in Corvallis

Zupan's Markets And Coalition Brewing Introduce Second Farm To Market Beer

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 Imperial Coffee Chocolate Stout available on shelves now 

PORTLAND, Ore. (November 18, 2015) – Zupan’s Markets and Coalition Brewing announce the second release in their Farm-to-Market collaboration series with Imperial Coffee Chocolate Stout. This brew celebrates local, sustainable and artisanal processes and features ingredients from Caffé Umbria and Woodblock Chocolate.

“We are thrilled to have had the opportunity to collaborate with Coalition Brewing on a second beer that showcases the delectable flavors the Northwest has to offer,” said Zupan’s CEO and President Mike Zupan. “Adding quality ingredients from Caffé Umbria and Woodblock Chocolate truly sets the flavor profile of this beer apart.”

Imperial Coffee Chocolate Stout is complex, supremely drinkable and a great beer for the winter season. Flavors of black barley and Chilean caramel malt are combined with Italian espresso and molten cacao from Tanzania to bring this beer to life.

Zupan’s Markets currently has Imperial Coffee Chocolate Stout on its shelves for purchase. A portion of the brew is being barrel-aged in a Bull Run Distilling whiskey barrel for a special release in the fall of 2016.

Beer Profile:
Malts: Flaked oats, Black barley, Chilean caramel, Chocolate
Hops: Nugget, Willamette
Other Ingredients*: Caffé Umbria Gusto Crema (15lbs), Woodblock Chocolate 70% cacao from Tanzania (20 lbs)                         
IBU: 40, ABV: 7.5%
Video of Imperial Coffee Chocolate Stout

Courtesy of Coalition Brewing CO

About Coalition Brewing Co.
Coalition Brewing is a 10-barrel brewery and tasting room in Southeast Portland. Born out of a serendipitous chance encounter between owners Kiley Hoyt and Elan Walsky, both began as home brewers and received formal brewing education through the Siebel Institute in Chicago. Coalition Brewing’s handcrafted ales reflect traditional brewing techniques and Northwest innovation. They strive to provide patrons with balanced, unique, and highly drinkable beers. For more information, visit

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About Zupan’s Markets
Founded by John Zupan in 1975, Zupan’s Markets is a local and family-owned gourmet market that has served Portland’s food-loving community for 40 years. Zupan’s Markets has four locations that focus on quality, selling everything from the best meats and wines to the freshest produce, baked goods, gourmet deli products, specialty foods, flowers and more, always emphasizing locally-sourced, artisan products when possible. For more information, visit

Sierra Nevada Brewing Launching Otra Vez a Gose-Style Ale With Cactus

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Chico, CA—November 18, 2015—Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. is launching Otra Vez, an incredibly refreshing gose-style ale that will join the brewery’s year-round lineup. Craft drinkers can find Otra Vez on retail shelves starting January 2016.

Otra Vez means “another time,” and for Sierra Nevada that time is early California when beers were made from local ingredients. The brewery trialed various native produce searching for great flavors. Prickly pear cactus flourishes in the state’s arid deserts, and grapefruit fills the Central Valley’s flats. Together their fruity-tangy blend makes Otra Vez, whose tartness is true to the gose style, pop with character.

“We wanted to make one of the easiest drinking craft beers out there, and funny enough Otra Vez has been a bear to get just right,” said Ken Grossman, Sierra Nevada’s founder. “We brewed several test batches a week for nearly a year, and even delicate changes made a big difference. Then it all clicked with perfect balance and complexity. We think folks will really enjoy it.”

Otra Vez clocks in at a sessionable 4.5% alcohol by volume, and its extremely low bitterness allows the prickly pear cactus, grapefruit and pinch of coriander to shape a bright and refreshing finish.
Courtesy Sierra Nevada Brewing Co
Otra Vez will be available throughout Sierra Nevada’s nationwide distribution footprint in 12-ounce bottles, 12-ounce cans and on draught. Craft drinkers can track it and other Sierra Nevada beers down using the brewery’s Beer Locator.

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, Otra Vez, Kellerweis®, Porter, Stout and a host of seasonal, specialty and limited release beers. Learn more at

Terminal Gravity Brewing Announces The Release of Big Burn Imperial IPA

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(Enterprise,Oregon) – We’re happy to announce the continuation of our experimental beer program with our latest addition: Big Burn Imperial IPA.

Originally we we’re set to brew this beer during the month of September- when the boys from Point Blank Distributing in Portland we’re scheduled to hang at the brewery for a couple days. Turned out that Mother Nature wasn’t quite up for that- as much of Wallowa County (and Eastern Oregon) was battling blazes from multiple wild fires.

So after that was all over, and the flames we’re put out by our fearless and hardworking wildland fire crews- it was time to brew some beer- hence the name Big Burn Imperial IPA. With some huge aroma from Mosaic, Simcoe, and Citra hops, Production Manager/Brewer Josh Evans says, “Big Burn takes everything you love in an northwest style IPA and makes it’s bigger”. Coming in at 8.5% and a respectable 80 IBU’s, Big Burn is a remarkably drinkable beer that’s true to style.

You can find Big Burn Imperial IPA in the finest taprooms and pubs in Portland, Bend, SW Washington, Seattle, and Eastern Oregon.

About Terminal Gravity Brewing:
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 and quickly changed the beer scene in Oregon in the late 90’s.  Since than, TG has continued to be a part of the growing craft beer movement in the Northwest. With a wide selection of bottled beers, draught varieties, and seasonal specialties, Terminal Gravity Brewing distributes its beer in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and 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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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Reuben's Brews Expands Distribution To Northern Washington and UK

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SEATTLE, Wash. (Nov. 17, 2015) Beer fans near and far will soon be able to enjoy Reuben’s Brews.

This month, the Ballard brewery signed an agreement with Bellingham’s Dickerson Distributors to bring Reuben’s bottles and draft beer to Whatcom, Skagit, Island and San Juan Counties. 

“We’re excited to be working with Dickerson,” says co-founder and head brewer Adam Robbings. “Like us, they’re a small, family-owned business and it’s important to us to support family-owned businesses whenever possible. We’re working on steadily expanding our distribution around the Pacific Northwest and I know they’ll do a great job of getting our brews to more beer lovers.”

Distribution of Reuben’s Brews in King, Kitsap, Pierce, Snohomish and Thurston Counties is already managed by Click Wholesale Distributing. 

The brewery is also expanding into another new market – one close to Robbings’ heart. Last week, the first shipment of a few pallets of Reuben’s Brews beer arrived for distribution in the United Kingdom. 

“My friends and family back in the UK have been asking to get our beer and we finally managed to do it!” says Robbings, a native of the London area. “We’re working with Left Coast Distribution on putting together a UK-wide launch. That’s still in process, but watch this space!”

Reuben’s is continuing to work on expanding its distribution around the Pacific Northwest, but it’s going to be a gradual process. The brewery’s production has expanded from 830 barrels last year to an estimated 2,500 barrels this year and is expected to hit around 6,000 barrels in 2016. 

“Although we have and will continue to increase production, we’ll always be a small brewery that puts the beer first,” explains Robbings. “We’d love our beer to be available throughout the Pacific Northwest, but can’t get ahead of ourselves. We need to be thoughtful and realistic about expanding distribution and only do it when we have the beer and resources to do it properly.”

About Reuben’s Brews
Reuben’s Brews is a small, family-owned brewery located in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle, WA. Since we opened in 2012, our beer has been awarded several local, regional, national and international awards. We won a gold and a bronze medal at the 2015 Great American Beer Festival awards, have been awarded 30 World Beer Championships medals, and were named Mid-Sized Brewery of the Year at the 2015 Washington Beer Awards. Our expanded taproom and production brewery opened in May 2015. For more information, visit or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Oregon Brewers Festival to release 2015 Economic Impact Survey Results on 11/24

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Art Larrance, director of The Oregon Brewers Festival, and Jeff Dense, Professor of Political Science at Eastern Oregon University, will release the results of a study estimating the economic impact of the 2015 Oregon Brewers Festival. Dense and a team of students and volunteers administer on-site interviews at the annual summer event. Both gentlemen will be available to discuss the survey results and answer any questions.

Tuesday, Nov. 24, 5pm

Cascade Brewing Barrel House, 939 SE Belmont St (the event will take place one hour prior to Cascade Brewing’s weekly Tap It Tuesday live barrel tapping, so feel free to stick around for the show!).

The Oregon Brewers Festival has done this study for the past five years to determine what economic impact the Oregon Brewers Festival, and craft beer tourism, have upon the Portland economy. Respondents are queried on demographic factors, along with estimates of OBF related expenditures in tourism-related categories, including transportation, lodging, meals, gasoline purchases, non-beer related recreation, beer purchased to take home, and expenditures at the OBF.

Past years’ economic impact numbers:
2014 = $32.5 Million
2013 = $31.2 Million
2012 = $30 Million
2011 = $23.2 Million

The Oregon Brewers Festival was founded in 1988 as an opportunity to expose the public to microbrews at a time when the craft brewing industry was just getting off the ground. Today, that industry has succeeded, especially in Oregon, where (as of July 1, 2015) 194 brewing companies operate 234 brewing facilities in 72 cities in Oregon. Portland has 61 breweries — more than any other city in the world – and the Portland metropolitan area is the largest craft brewing market in the US with the most number of breweries at 91. The Oregon Brewers Festival always takes place the last full weekend in July. The 29th annual event will take place July 27 through July 31, 2016. For more information, visit

Deschutes Brewery Recognized in OUTSIDE’s Best Places to Work 2015

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Bend Oregon brewery is ranked on national list for third year in a row; included in “Best Culture Jobs” list

Bend, Oregon (November 17, 2015) – Deschutes Brewery is excited to announce that it has again been selected as one of OUTSIDE’s Best Places to Work. This is the third year running that the craft brewery has received this honor. Each year, OUTSIDE recognizes the top 100 companies in the United States that help their employees strike the ideal balance between work and play. These companies encourage employees to lead an active lifestyle, are eco-conscious, and prioritize giving back to the community. Deschutes Brewery was also included on OUTSIDE’s Top 10 “Best Culture Jobs” based on its employee-ownership, community involvement and philanthropy, and its proximity to outdoor recreation for employees.

Pat Gerhart, human resources director for the brewery, said, “We are employee-owners at Deschutes, so we work hard to ensure the company’s ongoing success. We balance this with a healthy helping of play as we’re lucky enough to be located in a year-round recreational paradise. Being sustainably minded and giving back to the community are part of our core values as well. ”

As co-owners, Deschutes Brewery employees are committed to using fewer resources and making continuous improvements to reduce their impact on the environment while still making damn tasty beer.  Giving back to the community has always been in Deschutes Brewery’s DNA which is why the donate $1 per every barrel of beer sold to nonprofits to help fulfill the goal of building a healthier society (amounting to more than $335,000 in 2015). This year, the brewery created Street Pub to bring its pub experience to communities around the country. One hundred percent of the proceeds from these events helped raise an additional $300,000 for its nonprofit partners.  

To find the best places to work in the United States in 2015, OUTSIDE started by creating five company categories that reflect the magazine’s values and focus: Adventure/Travel, Wellness, Culture, Gear, and Media. OUTSIDE then conducted a rigorous vetting process in partnership with the Best Companies Group to assess the policies, practices, and demographics of hundreds of companies. Outside’s Best Places to Work 2015 was driven by employee reviews of their workplaces, taking into account factors like corporate culture, role satisfaction, work environment and overall employee engagement. The Best Places to Work list represents the cream of the crop: companies that are empowering their employees to live bigger, better lives.

“The companies recognized in this year’s Best Places to Work list are the gold standard for stellar work environments that seek to empower their employees both in and out of the office,” said OUTSIDE Online Editor Scott Rosenfield. “The new categories in this year’s list serve to highlight outstanding workplaces in distinctive fields—making it all the easier for our readers to find their dream jobs.”

The complete list of Best Places to Work winners is featured online at

About Deschutes Brewery: Named as OUTSIDE’s Best Places to Work for three years in a row (2013-2015), Deschutes Brewery was founded in 1988 as a brew pub in Bend, Oregon. Family and employee owned, the brewery is known for brewing a diverse line-up of award winning beers including the popular Black Butte Porter, Mirror Pond Pale Ale, and Fresh Squeezed IPA. 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

About OUTSIDE: OUTSIDE is America’s leading active lifestyle brand. Since 1977, OUTSIDE has covered travel, sports, adventure, health, and fitness, as well as the personalities, the environment, and the style and culture of the world Outside. The OUTSIDE family includes OUTSIDE magazine, the only magazine to win three consecutive National Magazine Awards for General Excellence, The Outside Buyer’s Guides, Outside Online, Outside Television, Outside Events, Outside+ tablet edition, Outside Books, and now Outside GO, a revolutionary, 21st-century adventure-travel company. Visit us online and on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter.

ABOUT THE BEST COMPANIES GROUP: Best Companies Group works with national and local partners around the country and internationally to establish and manage “Best Places to Work,” “Best Companies,” and “Best Employers” programs on a national, statewide, regional and industry basis. Through its thorough workplace assessment, utilizing employer questionnaires and employee-satisfaction surveys, BCG identifies and recognizes companies who have been successful in creating and maintaining workplace excellence.

New Belgium Brewing Named One of OUTSIDE’s Best Places to Work In 2015

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For the seventh time New Belgium makes the list, coming in at 35th

Ft. Collins, Colo. Nov. 17, 2015 Outside has selected New Belgium Brewing as one of the “Best Places to Work 2015”. The magazine ranked the brewery 35th out of 100 selected organizations. This is the seventh time that New Belgium has made the list. New Belgium is an employee-owned company, with co-workers becoming owners after a year of employment. In addition to employee-ownership, other factors that help give New Belgium this “best places to work” distinction include its many on-site amenities such as a gym, climbing wall, volleyball courts and cyclocross dirt-bike track. Co-workers also receive a free shift beer after work and are rewarded for giving back, getting paid time off for volunteer work.

“Not only is the beer world a fun one to be a part of, but the environment here is hard to beat,” said Bryan Simpson, media relations director for New Belgium. “We are total believers in fun as a core value, but we also work incredibly hard. It’s a powerful dynamic, that is only enhanced by being employee-owned.”

Each year, Outside recognizes the top 100 companies in the United States that encourage their employees to lead an active lifestyle, are eco-conscious and prioritize giving back to the community. The entire list of winners appears online at

“The companies recognized in this year’s Best Places to Work list are the gold standard for stellar work environments that seek to empower their employees both in and out of the office,” said Outside Online Editor Scott Rosenfield. “The new categories in this year’s list serve to highlight outstanding workplaces in distinctive fields—making it all the easier for our readers to find their dream jobs.”

To find the best places to work in the United States in 2015, Outside started by creating five company categories that reflect the magazine’s values and focus: Adventure/Travel, Wellness, Culture, Gear and Media. Outside then conducted a rigorous vetting process in partnership with the Best Companies Group to assess the policies, practices and demographics of hundreds of companies. Outside’s Best Places to Work 2015 was driven by employee reviews of their workplaces, taking into account factors like corporate culture, role satisfaction, work environment and overall employee engagement. The Best Places to Work list represents the cream of the crop: companies that are empowering their employees to live bigger, better lives.

For more information about New Belgium Brewing, visit The complete list of Best Places to Work winners is featured online at

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

About OUTSIDE: Outside is America’s leading active lifestyle brand. Since 1977,Outside has covered travel, sports, adventure, health and fitness, as well as the personalities, the environment, and the style and culture of the world Outside. The Outside family includes Outside magazine, the only magazine to win three consecutive National Magazine Awards for General Excellence, The Outside Buyer’s Guides, Outside Online, Outside Television, Outside Events, Outside+ tablet edition, Outside Books, and now Outside GO, a revolutionary, 21st-century adventure-travel company. Visit us online and on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter.

ABOUT THE BEST COMPANIES GROUP: Best Companies Group works with national and local partners around the country and internationally to establish and manage “Best Places to Work,” “Best Companies,” and “Best Employers” programs on a national, statewide, regional and industry basis. Through its thorough workplace assessment, utilizing employer questionnaires and employee-satisfaction surveys, BCG identifies and recognizes companies who have been successful in creating and maintaining workplace excellence.

Stone Xocoveza Is Back for the Holidays & the New Year

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ESCONDIDO, CA  – Some things are just too good for the world to be deprived of them. This is true for Stone Brewing Co.’s rerelease of the delicious and wildly popular beer that was introduced last year in 22-ounce bottles as Stone Xocoveza Mocha Stout. It was an instant hit. Because craft beer enthusiasts voiced fervent adoration via social media and online forums, Stone was inspired to embrace the joyous spirit of giving and rebrew this milk stout infused with cocoa, coffee, peppers, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg. Starting this week, the beer is making a comeback in 12-ounce six-packs and on draft at select retailers, restaurants and bars nationwide.

First brewed in 2014 with San Diego homebrewer Chris Banker, this Mexican hot chocolate-inspired creation was named the champion of Stone’s annual homebrew competition. Thanks to the adoring public, this creamy, spiced stout has gone from initially being a one-time offering to a yearly limited release. While returning with new, winter-influenced packaging and a new name, “Stone Xocoveza for the Holidays & the New Year,” the tasty, complex recipe remains the same.

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“Since this beer first arrived on store shelves and on tap, Stone fans and team members have clamored for more,” said Stone CEO & co-founder Greg Koch. “We felt compelled to bring back one of our most popular and beloved beers as a way of thanking those who voiced their opinions. Now, Stone Xocoveza for Holidays & the New Year will be a yearly tradition we can all eagerly anticipate.”

When re-creating Banker’s original recipe, unconventional brewing ingredients were used to emulate the rich, robust flavors of Mexican hot chocolate. Cocoa and milk sugar added during the brewing process gives the beer another level of sweetness. Coffee provided by San Diego-based roaster Mostra Coffee, pure cocoa from Southern California’s ChocoVivo and vanilla give the beer a rich, roasty flavor. Cinnamon, nutmeg and a small dose of pasilla peppers create a medley of piquant aromas. The malt bill offers the beer a strong backbone for all those flavors and aromas, while English Challenger and English East Kent Golding hops provide the perfect amount of bitterness to harmonize with the flavorful diversity. 

Stone Xocoveza for the Holidays & the New Year may be enjoyed fresh or stored at proper cellaring temperatures for months or even years. Over time, the malt character will evolve, making the cocoa and coffee flavors more prevalent.

Quick Facts Stone Xocoveza for the Holidays & the New Year
Name: Stone Xocoveza for the Holidays & the New Year
Stats: 8.1% ABV, 50 IBUs 
Availability: Limited 12-ounce six-packs and draft, beginning November 16
Hops Bill: English Challenger, English East Kent Golding
National Distribution: AK, AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, 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; Hong Kong; Japan; Singapore; Korea; Sweden; and United Kingdom
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Tasting Notes
provided by Brewmaster Mitch Steele
Appearance: Pours black with a thick brown head. 
Aroma: Intense cinnamon, cocoa and coffee are followed by nutmeg and peppers. As the beer warms up, the flavor combinations evolve and the cocoa and vanilla notes really start to open up.
Taste: Cocoa and cinnamon are at the forefront. The coffee, nutmeg and vanilla follow, and the fruitiness and heat of the pasilla peppers come through nicely on the finish.
Palate: Full bodied and very smooth with a light bitterness. The sweetness adds a lot to this beer without being syrupy.
Overall: When we first brewed this beer in 2014, I think everyone on the brewing team was blown away by its multiple layers of flavor. The inspiration came from Mexican hot chocolate combined with coffee. We loved how wonderfully this beer showcases the spices, cocoa and subtle coffee roast flavors, so much that we were excited to bring it back as an annual Stone special release.   
Suggested Pairings
provided by Stone Craft Beer Ambassador "Dr." Bill Sysak
Appetizers: Bacon-wrapped figs, roasted pecans sprinkled with cinnamon, jalapeño poppers, candied salmon, coconut shrimp
Soups & Salads: French onion, beef stew, pork chili, butternut squash, clam chowder 
Entrees: Chicken mole, coffee-dusted filet, vegetarian green curry, stuffed poblano chilies, mushroom stroganoff, lamb chops
Cheeses: Camembert, Hook’s EWE CALF to Be KIDding, Beehive Cheese Big John’s Cajun, Point Reyes Original Blue, Maytag Blue
Desserts: Cinnamon rolls, pecan pie, chocolate lave cake, tiramisu, vanilla ice cream float
Cigars: Alec Bradley Prensado Robusto Corojo, Casa Magna Colorado Extraordinario, Rocky Patel 15th Anniversary Robusto, La Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor, Padrón 1964 Anniversary Series Maduro  

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 11 times, and has been called the “All-time Top Brewery on Planet Earth” by BeerAdvocate 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 spring 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: Facebook, Google+, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and The Stone Blog.