OREGON CITY, OR – Nov. 25, 2015 – Following a six month build-out, Coin Toss Brewing Co. will brew its inaugural batch on its Oregon City brewhouse this Friday, Nov. 27. Heads Red will
be a traditional red ale brewed with Northwest Pale, Munich, Caramel,
Victory and Black malts along with Hercules, Glacier, Chinook and
“It’s been a long road with many eventful twists
and turns,” said Coin Toss founder Tim Hohl. “We are truly thankful to
reach this point in building our dream of locally-brewed craft beer in
The 10-barrel brewhouse was fabricated by Practical Fusion, a stainless steel tank fabrication company based in Portland.
About Coin Toss Brewing Co. Coin Toss
Brewing Company was founded with a nod to the region’s rich history,
its pioneering spirit, and for the legendary toss of the penny that gave
Portland its name (sorry, Boston). The brewery and tap room is located
at 14214 Fir Street, Suite H, in Oregon City.
PORTLAND, Ore. – Nov. 24, 2015 – A recently completed study estimates
the economic impact of the 2015 Oregon Brewers Festival (OBF) at $30.2
Jeff Dense, Professor of Political
Science and Craft Beer Studies at Eastern Oregon University, and a team
of students administered 751 on-site interviews July 22-25, 2015.
study utilized IMPLAN (IMpact Analysis for PLANning) data and software
package to estimate the economic impact of the Oregon Brewers Festival
on Multnomah County. The 2015 OBF generated an estimated $19.4 million
in direct, $5.7 million in indirect (additional input purchases made by
local businesses) and $5.1 million in induced (expenditures by employees
from wages paid by companies in direct contact with
tourists) economic impact.
“The Oregon Brewers Festival, and
craft beer tourism, continues to have a significant economic impact on
the Portland economy,” Dense said.
Respondents were queried on
demographic factors, along with estimates of Oregon Brewers
Festival expenditures in tourism-related categories, including
transportation, lodging, meals, gasoline purchases, non-beer related
recreation, beer purchased to take home, expenditures at the festival
grounds and retail purchases.
Findings of the study include:
A majority (52.8%) of OBF patrons were out-of-town visitors.
Visitors from Washington, California and Canada comprised 28.7% of OBF patrons.
35.6% of respondents were attending OBF for the first time.
28.2% of OBF patrons were 50 years or older.
The average out-of-town visitor spent $583.
Lodging ($9.13 Million) accounted for the largest share of OBF expenditures.
State and local government received $1.72 Million in indirect business taxes.
45.5% of OBF patrons utilized mass transit to attend the festival.
was the fifth year of the study: past years’ numbers were $32.5 Million
(2014); $31.2 Million (2013); $30 Million (2012); and $23.2
Million (2011). This year’s decrease was likely due to less than ideal
ABOUT THE OREGON BREWERS FESTIVAL 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 www.oregonbrewfest.com.
Three Magnets Brewing Company’s 1st Anniversary and Bottle Release Party, November 28, 2015 from 2pm-10pm
OLYMPIA, November 24, 2015 – Three
Magnets Brewing Company will be celebrating the 1st Anniversary of the
opening of their brewpub by releasing their 1st Anniversary Ale, a blend
of bourbon and port barrel aged strong ales, and Old Skook in the
Woods, their GABF Award winning barleywine Old Skook, aged in bourbon
barrels. Also newly for sale in the bottle is the Big Juice IIPA and the
2015 Wreathing Havoc.
About The Event
the release party, all single bottle sales will be 10% off, and all
case sales will be 20% off. Special guest beers will be on tap from
friends of the brewery, and the Three Magnets/Salish Sea Organic
Liquors/Wingman Brewers collaboration, an Herbal Saison, will also make
debut on tap. You will also be entered in a raffle for each bottle
purchased. Winner will receive a prize package of a Three Magnets shirt,
hat, branded growler, two branded pint glasses, and a $100 Three
Magnets gift card.
Bottles for Sale
1st Anniversary Ale A blend of bourbon and port barrel aged strong ales - 11.2%abv Our
pub opened its doors in November of 2014. Since then, we’ve brewed over
40 unique beers, and made lots of great friends along the way. We’ve
put together this special blend of barrel aged beers to celebrate our
incredible journey. Old Skook in the Woods Our GABF Award winning Old Skook Barleywine, aged in bourbon barrels - 12.1%abv We
took our 2015 GABF Award winning Old Skook Barleywine and aged it in
bourbon barrels. This strong ale starts with caramel and vanilla in the
nose, followed by rich fig, chocolate, and plum flavors on the tongue,
accentuated by a subtle toastiness. This beer is a small batch, hand
bottled, limited release. Limit one bottle per person. 2015 Wreathing Havoc Imperial red rye winter ale – 9.%abv, 55ibu This
Imperial Red Rye Winter Ale will keep you warm on our cold rainy winter
nights. Brewed with copious amounts of rye and invert sugar, this
monster teases your taste buds with hints of spiced rum and bittersweet
toffee. Big Juice Double IPA - 9.5%abv, 100ibu This
double IPA is big and juicy. Brewed with three pounds of hops per
barrel, tastes of tropical fruit and pine resonate. Clean and drinkable,
this ale has just enough malt to set the stage for a pleasant alpha
Supoorters Club Presale
Supporters Club members get first dibs on the bottles, with an exclusive presale from noon to 2pm. The presale will be catered with snacks by the Three Magnets chef.
2016 Supporters Club Signup Begins
2016 Supporters club memberships go on sale at the pub at the 1st Anniversary and Bottle Release Party starting at 2pm. Preorder your membership on the website: http://www.threemagnetsbrewing.com/sign-up.html and
save $5. Use coupon code SCPRESALE at checkout. Supporters memberships
will be initially limited to 250 members unless there is significant
demand for more.
About Three Magnets Brewing Company
Magnets Brewing Company is a 15 barrel
brewery and restaurant located in the heart of Downtown Olympia, that
self-distributes all kegged product,and packaged product to the Olympia
Market. Packaged product is distributed in the Seattle/Tacoma markets by
Alpha Distributing. Three Magnets is owned and operated by Sara and
Reilly, owners of Darby’s Café.
A new brewery map and passport for the growing craft beer scene in Vancouver, Washington launches this Friday. See the press release information below.
Brewcouver Passport Launches in Vancouver, Wash.
Passport will showcase nine local breweries, offer exclusive prizes and perks
Vancouver, WA —Portland
might get all the love, but a craft beer scene is brewing and growing just across the Columbia River in Vancouver, Washington.
To that end, the Brewcouver Passport—Vancouver’s first-ever brewery map and passport—will
introduce craft beer fans to breweries throughout Vancouver starting Nov. 27, 2015.
Nine Vancouver-based breweries are spotlighted on the passport. They are:
● Trap Door Brewing
● Rail Side Brewing
● Ghost Runners Brewery
● Fortside Brewing
● Loowit Brewing
● Mt. Tabor Brewing
● Old Ivy Brewery
● Heathen Brewing
Brewing, set to open in downtown Vancouver in early 2016 (The Trusty
Brewing stamp is already included as a bonus on all passports)
Beer fans who
collect seven of the nine possible stamps may redeem their passport for
an exclusive Brewcouver beer glass; fans who collect all nine stamps
receive both the beer glass
and an exclusive Brewcouver growler. Prizes can be redeemed at
Brickhouse Bar & Grill in downtown Vancouver.
Other prizes include discounted food and pints, as well as a free growler, at partner outlets throughout Clark County.
Passports will be
available at the aforementioned Vancouver breweries, as well as taprooms
and growler fill stations, including Northwest Liquid Gold, Thirsty
Sasquatch and Growler
founder and partner of ZZoom Media, the Vancouver-based marketing firm
that started the passport as a 'passion project', is excited to launch
the program after months
of planning. “I love this city and the brewery scene here,” he
said. “And we're excited
to showcase the brewers and beers that make it such an exciting community.”
passport is the third passport featuring Southwest Washington breweries
to launch this year. The Breweries in the Gorge Alliance developed a
passport program showcasing
Columbia River Gorge breweries in February, and the Lower Columbia Hop
Stop Brewery Trail began promoting breweries along the Lower Columbia
River in August.
ZZoom Media is a
Vancouver, Wash.-based marketing agency that launched in 2009. The
company offers interactive marketing, strategic advertising, and
creative branding to clients in
13 states, including Pelican Brewing Company, Alameda Brewing Co.,
Backwoods Brewing Company and Pizza Schmizza.
Lompoc Brewing announces its annual Holiday Beer Extravaganza, releases eight holiday beers including Portland’s original Hanukkah seasonal
PORTLAND, Ore. – Just as Santa has eight reindeer, so does Lompoc have
eight different holiday beers, including one brewed for Hanukkah. The
annual Lompoc Holiday Beer Extravaganza will celebrate the release of them all on Monday, Nov. 30 from 4 to 11PM at Sidebar, Lompoc’s barrel tasting room at 3901 N Williams Ave.
year's lineup of holiday seasonals includes 8 Malty Nights, Blitzen,
Brewdolph, C-Sons Greetings, Cherry Christmas, Jolly Bock, Old Tavern
Rat and Whores & Amateurs. A detailed description of each beer is
All beers will be available at the four other Lompoc pubs beginning Dec. 2,
including Lompoc Tavern on NW 23rd Ave, Oaks Bottom Public House on
SE Bybee Blvd, Hedge House on SE Division St, and Fifth Quadrant on N
Failing and Williams. C-sons Greetings is also available in 22 ounce
Live recently did a blind taste test of 20 Oregon-brewed winter beers,
and the top pick was C-Son’s Greetings. According to the posting, the
panel found the beer “reasonably hearty and able to stand up to winter’s
chill without burning too hot with spruce, pine and dried fruit
characteristics.” Another voter noted, “It’s like an IPA and a winter
ale had a baby.” (http://www.oregonlive.com/beer/index.ssf/2015/11/holiday_ale_taste-test_ranking.html)
BEER DESCRIPTIONS8 MALTY NIGHTS: Dark brown in
color and lightly hopped with English style hops, this chocolate rye
beer features a roasted chocolate flavor and a sweet finish. Raise a
glass and toast l’chaim to Portland’s first Hanukkah seasonal. 6.5% ABV
bright straw colored holiday favorite, Blitzen is dry-hopped with
Centennial hops, dried lemon peel and coriander. The hops and lemon peel
combine for a citrusy aroma and flavor while the coriander gives a
slight spice at the back end. 4.6% ABV
BREWDOLPH: This Belgian
style red ale features a malty and creamy body. Brewed with the
Belgian Ardennes yeast strain, it boasts a mild fruitiness and a spicy
clove character. 7.7% ABV
C-SONS GREETINGS: Brewed and
dry-hopped with all seven “C” hops, this beer features a deep copper
color with a piney, citrusy, floral and resinous aroma. A rich, caramel
malt finish and an endless developing hop presence complement its
full hop flavor. 8.0% ABV
CHERRY CHRISTMAS: This red ale was aged for two years in Maryhill Winery Merlot barrels on 45 pounds of sour cherries. It has a malty body, a strong oak aroma with hints of cherries, and finishes tart.6.2% ABV
JOLLY BOCK: This
lager was brewed with a generous amount of Munich malt to develop the
deep amber color and rich malt flavor. The malty flavor is balanced with
a spicy hop bitterness. 7.3% ABV
OLD TAVERN RAT: This
dark amber-colored barleywine was aged for almost a year prior to its
release. It has a strong bitterness that is balanced by the sweetness of
caramel and toffee flavors. 9.4% ABV
WHORES & AMATEURS: Aged
in bourbon barrels for six months, this beer is not for the faint of
heart. Brownish red in color, this winter warmer has a big malt presence
with notes of oak, raisins, toffee and coffee. Ladies of the night and
rookies should steer clear of this awesome beer. 6.5% ABV
Courtesy of Lompoc Brewing Co
About Lompoc Brewing A long-time Portland craft beer fixture
established in 1996, Lompoc (pronounced Lom-Pock, not Lom-Poke) creates
seven flavorful year-round beers, plus a ridiculous number of seasonals.
You can find Lompoc in 22 oz bottles and on draft at locations in
Oregon and Washington, and at its five Portland neighborhood pubs:
Fifth Quadrant and Sidebar in North Portland, Hedge House and Oaks
Bottom in Southeast, and the Lompoc Tavern in Northwest. For more
information, call 503-288-3996 or visit www.lompocbrewing.com and @LompocBeer on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Drink Local, Drink Lompoc!
ESCONDIDO, CA (Nov. 23, 2015) – The latest release from the Stochasticity Project incorporates
newly developed forms of grain yet to be widely used in the brewing
world. Malted buckwheat and malted millet were included in the grain
bill to create this deep-red, hoppy ale with a unique malt character.
Making its debut beginning this week, Stochasticity Project Grainiac will start arriving in 22-ounce bottles and on draft at select retailers nationwide.
Upping the hop factor is common practice for West Coast-based craft
breweries, but this beer transpired from a different search, one that
eventually led to a small malting facility in Wellington, Colorado.
Here, Stone Brewmaster Mitch Steele came in contact with Grouse Malting and Roasting Company. "Earlier this year, we learned about
Grouse Malting and their innovative take on these malted grains,” said
Steele. “After exploring their unique offerings, we realized that the
Stochasticity Project would be the perfect avenue to incorporate them
into a recipe.”
With a malt bill composed of seven grains—2-row pale malt, malted
buckwheat, malted millet, white wheat malt, CaraRye, flaked oats and
flaked triticale—there are distinct nutty and cereal-like malt qualities
in the flavor and aroma. Columbus, Chinook, Centennial and Cascade hops
(aka the “4 C’s”) were added to balance out the intense malt backbone,
resulting in a blend of spice, citrus and pine flavors.
After brainstorming concepts and deciding on the final recipe, what came
about next for this multigrain ale was highly unexpected. But then
again, that should be expected from the Stochasticity Project, a series
of beers intended for exotic notions, ingredients and ideas. A daring,
slightly controversial name was proposed by the brewing team that
references the title of a Saturday Night Live commercial
parody, “Colon Blow.” Stone CEO Greg Koch shut it down. Hard. More
names were floated. For a while it was Multigrains of Truth. Then Let It
Grain. Someone on the sales team spoke up: “But we LIKE the name Colon
Blow. It’s…hilarious!” Since they would be the ones selling it, Greg
Ultimately, the federal government nixed the name when it was submitted
for approval, citing a perceived suggestion of health benefits. Um, OK.
Plan B then: Grainiac.
This one-time limited release should be enjoyed fresh in order to fully
experience the generous dose of hop character. The story of
Stochasticity Project Colon B…errr…Grainiac will live on inside the brewery’s halls and on the back of every bottle.
Courtesy of Stone Brewing Co
BEER DATA & VITAL STATISTICS Stochasticity Project Grainiac
Name: Stochasticity Project Grainiac URL: stochasticity.com/beers/grainiac Alcohol/Volume: 8.5% Bitterness: 60 IBUs Hops: Columbus, Chinook, Centennial, Cascade Malts: 2-row pale
malt, malted buckwheat, malted crystal millet, malted roast millet,
white wheat malt, CaraRye, flaked oats, flaked triticale U.S. Distribution:
AK, AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA,
MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI,
SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WA and Puerto Rico International Distribution: Australia; Alberta and British Columbia, Canada; Japan; Korea; Singapore; Sweden; Thailand; and United Kingdom Find Beer: stonebrewing.com/grainiac#extra
Tasting Notes (by Brewmaster Mitch Steele)
Appearance: Deep amber with a light-tan head. Aroma: Aroma starts off with a nutty, spice note from the malts, then slowly evolves into a citrus and resin hop character Taste: Nice blend of
maltiness and hoppiness. Unique nutty and cereal-like malt flavors at
the start, then the hops come through with a classic American Amber Ale
hop profile, with elements of citrus, pine, and hop resin. Palate: Full bodied (not sweet) and smooth with a lingering bitterness. Overall: This beer
gave us a neat opportunity to use some grains we had never used before
in brewing a beer. We recently learned of Grouse Malting and Roasting
Company in Colorado, and as I explored its website and catalog of malted
grains, I realized that our Stochasticity Project series would be a
perfect place for experimenting with these. We combined malted millet
and malted buckwheat from Grouse with barley malt, rye malt, wheat malt,
oats and triticale to make a true multigrain ale. Hopped with the
classic “4 C’s” this beer is reminiscent of many amber ales I have
brewed over the years, but with a slight twist on the malt character.
About Stochasticity Project
There is no happenstance or coincidence.
Dumb luck is a fallacy and randomness a commonly accepted mistruth. Much
of what seemingly falls into place yet seems so natural is a result of
Stochasticity, a concept embraced and exalted by this special and
unpredictable series of beers where exotic notions, ingredients and
ideas coalesce at an interesting and often unexpected endpoint.
Cheers to the staff at Diamond Knott for serving dinner to the homeless on Thanksgiving. See press release info below.
Courtesy of Diamond Knot Brewing
Press Release: The staff at Diamond Knot is giving back, not
only with their time, but with dinner this Thanksgiving. Both Diamond
Knot locations are preparing and serving an early dinner for those in
need this holiday season.
can’t even begin to describe how proud I am of our staff,” said Andy
Eason, DK’s VP of Retail. “We have more staff volunteering than we know
what to do with, but this just goes to show that being able to provide
Thanksgiving dinner is in line with everything we stand for. It shows
what’s important to our company as a whole.”
Brewery & Alehouse, DK’s flagship location on the Mukilteo
waterfront, is opening its doors to Esther’s Place, a day center for
homeless women and children in Snohomish County.
ladies of Esther’s Place are so very excited to be able to have a meal
with their families for Thanksgiving,” said Laurie Hardie, Esther’s
Place’s director. “One of the things we always say is we don’t feed
them, we eat with them and Diamond Knot is providing a wonderful
opportunity for not only the ladies and their families, but for the
volunteers to sit with the ladies and have a wonderful holiday dinner.”
opening in January, Esther’s Place has helped 30 women get off the
streets. The housing crisis in Snohomish is what the organization
struggles with every day they are in operation. The organization, which
is an arm of the Hoff Foundation, offers a place for women and children
to come to have a meal and just relax for a little while.
Brewpub @ MLT, located in Mountlake Terrace, is opening its doors to
the community’s homeless through several organizations. There are up to
100 dinners available between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. with staff on hand to
offer a full turkey dinner, complete with the fixings. Diamond Knot is
asking homeless shelters in the Lynnwood, Edmonds and Mountlake Terrace
area to encourage their visitors to enjoy Thanksgiving with the staff.
Shelter directors in need of information should contact Sherry Jennings, DK’s Dir. of Sales & Marketing at firstname.lastname@example.org. to coordinate dinners at the Brewpub.
staff jumped on this opportunity to give back without blinking,” Eason
said. “They have collected toiletries and other items, and are looking
forward to sharing the holiday with people in the community.”
Founded in 1994, Diamond Knot Craft Brewing is a
privately held company and Snohomish County’s oldest continuously-operating,
independently-owned brewery. Handcrafted Diamond Knot ales can be found
in 12 states, British Columbia and Japan, both in bottles and on draft.
Additionally, Diamond Knot operates three production breweries and two
full-service restaurants in Washington; the Brewery & Alehouse in Mukilteo
and the Brewpub @ MLT in Mountlake Terrace. Diamond Knot prides itself in
providing exceptional craft beer, food and lively experiences, as well as being
charitable members of the communities in which it operates.
Portland, Oregon (November 23, 2015)- Breakside Brewery,the
Oregon-based award winning craft brewery, announces that it has secured
a 5,000 square foot space for a new brewpub in the historic Slabtown
district in Northwest Portland. Breakside has targeted early summer 2016
to open its newest location on the corner of NW 22nd and Raleigh next
to the recently opened New Seasons Marketplace. Local design-build firm
Green Gables has partnered with Breakside to create the new space.
brewpub will create an estimated 75 new jobs and will include an outdoor
patio and mezzanine with flexible meeting and entertaining space.
“We are really
excited about this new project and to be a part of what’s developing in
Northwest. This next evolution for Breakside will give us the
opportunity to get even more creative and effective with our beers, and
have a glittering premier location we can share with more friends in
Portland ” said Scott Lawrence, President of Breakside Brewery.
The Block 296
Project, which includes Breakside’s new location, is a mixed-use project
designed to serve as the anchor development in the Slabtown District of
NW Portland. The project is being developed by Cairn Pacific LLC and
Capstone Partners, and represents the first project underway in the
Con-way property which is targeted to become one of Portland’s next,
Courtesy of Breakside Brewery.
About Breakside Brewery:
Founded in 2010 as a
small brewpub in the underserved Northeast Portland Woodlawn
neighborhood, Breakside Brewery has become one of the fastest rising and
most acclaimed breweries in the Pacific Northwest. Breakside opened a
30bbl production facility and tasting room in 2013 in Milwaukie, Oregon
and expects to produce 15,000 barrels in 2015. Multiple award winners;
Breakside has won acclaim including a prestigious Gold Medal in
American-style IPA at the 2014 Great American Beer Festival, been named
the Best Brewery in Oregon by Thrillist, Best Beer (IPA) by The
Oregonian, Top 25 Beers of the Year by Draft Magazine, Top 100 by Men’s
Journal and claimed multiple medals at the World Beer Cup, North
American Beer Awards and the GABF.
Breakside beers are
available on draft and in 22oz bottles in Oregon, SeattleWashington
area, Denver, Hawaii and British Columbia. Visit www.breakside.com for more info.
Block 15 is releasing a new one-off beer called Board Shorts Tropical Pale Ale. This is the first of many one-off canned beers that will be coming down the canning line in the future. Please see details below. Note that this Board Shorts Tropical Pale Ale is inspired by former Block 15 bar Manager Seth, and a portion of proceeds will go to support Seth and his family while he battles brain cancer. So please pick some up and support Seth and his family.
Courtesy of Block 15 Brewing Co
is a tropical pale ale inspired by our good friend and original bar
manager Seth, who rocks the board shorts like a boss even in the darkest
days of winter. We created this sunny taste of summer in honor of Seth
as an homage to his positive spirit as he battles cancer. Board Shorts
is brewed with pale malts, hopped with Mosaic, Citra, Amarillo, and
Galaxy hops, and finished with passion fruit and guava. A portion of
proceeds from Board Shorts will go to support Seth and his family.
About Block 15 Brewing Company
Offering unique hop forward ales, crisp lagers, barrel-aged rarities and
one of the Northwest’s most extensive wild & sour programs, Block
15 produces a range of ambitiously crafted beers, brewed with a nod
toward fresh ingredients and fresh thinking. Brewer owned, established