Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Hopworks Opens New Brewpub In Vancouver On Friday, December 30th

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Vancouver, WA— Hopworks Urban Brewery, known for a sustainable, Eco-friendly approach to craft beer, will open their third location on Friday, December 30. The new space is a 6,000 square foot brewery and restaurant in East Vancouver, Washington, at 17707 SE Mill Plain Boulevard.

“We are a neighborhood brewery,” said Hopworks Brewmaster and Founder, Christian Ettinger. “Part of being a good neighbor is simple - treat the neighborhood with love and respect, and always serve your neighbors the best beer you can. Vancouver is packed with families and people who love craft beer, and it has a rich brewing history. There is such a great community feeling here, so we are happy to share our beer and space with the people of this beautiful city.”

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The new brewery, which features an 8 barrel brewhouse and restaurant with seating for 300, continues the commitment to sustainability that made Hopworks the first Certified B Corporation brewery in the Northwest. The brewpub will serve a number of beers exclusively for Vancouver, including a new Imperial IPA that debuts on Friday. All beers are brewed with thoughtfully sourced ingredients from Washington and Oregon, including organic barley malted in Vancouver, and a combination of local, organic, and Salmon-Safe hops.
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In true Hopworks fashion, the Vancouver site is at the intersection of two bike paths, with plenty of bike parking. The brewpub is a Salmon-Safe Certified development and contains a 10Kw solar array, native landscaping, and energy and water efficient design.

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“Like our other locations, the Vancouver brewpub is also family friendly,” added Ettinger. "You can take in views of Mt. Hood from the mezzanine, hang out in the beer garden, or relax with a pint in the lounge.” The Hopworks kitchen will serve a variety of the classic Hopworks pizzas, sandwiches, and burgers along with a number of new menu items.

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About Hopworks Urban Brewery
Hopworks Urban Brewery strives to revolutionize and inspire the brewing industry with practices that drive quality, protect the environment and improve the community we live in. Utilizing organic malts and a combination of locally-sourced, organic and Salmon Safe hops, the company’s 20-barrel brewery in Portland produces 13,500 barrels of beer and cider a year for HUB’s brewpubs and for distribution throughout the Northwest. Hopworks is a family-owned and operated business, the first Certified B Corporation brewery in the Pacific Northwest, a gold-level bike friendly business, and Long Root Ale received Brewbound’s “Marketing Initiative Award of the Year” in 2016. At the end of 2016 Hopworks will open a new 8 barrel brewery in Vancouver, Washington. More info at: hopworksbeer.com

Fish Brewing Co Announces Third Location in Tacoma WA

Rendering of the new Fish Brewing Pub & Eatery - Courtesy of Fish Brewing Co
Olympia, WA – December 27, 2016 – Fish Brewing Company has announced today that it will open a new Pub & Eatery on the Grand Plaza at The Shops at Point Ruston in Tacoma, WA. Craft beer fans can expect the same commitment to quality and relentless innovation the company has embodied since 1992.

President Sal Leone notes, “It’s an exciting time here at Fish Brewing Co. With a long-standing history of showcasing our products with quality food at our award winning pub in Olympia, we are excited about bringing this experience to Tacoma. Point Ruston is becoming one of the area’s premier mixed-use destination showcasing quality restaurants, a variety of retailers, a cinema and a future hotel convention center on the shores of the Puget Sound. This new location is a perfect opportunity for Fish to expand our great tasting craft beverages and food experience to one of Tacoma’s most vibrant neighborhoods.”

The restaurant will be approximately 6,900 square feet with a seating capacity of 360 guests including a second story terrace and outdoor seating. It will feature a similar menu as the Olympia Fish Tale Brewpub including award-winning handcrafted beers from Fish Tale Ale, Leavenworth Biers and Spire Mountain Ciders as well as six wine taps featuring Piccola Cellars and a selection of fine spirits. Construction is in process, and the new Pub & Eatery is scheduled to open in the summer of 2017.

Rendering of the new Fish Brewing Pub & Eatery - Courtesy of Fish Brewing Co
“This is a great opportunity for Fish Brewing and we are excited to be in the heart of Tacoma.” said Matt Lisowski, Executive Vice President of Fish Brewing Co. “We’re looking forward to the opportunity to connect with the community of Point Ruston and release our newest beer, Ruston Way IPA, debuting in our new Pub & Eatery. We are excited to bring the message of Fish Brewing to Point Ruston, and continue to develop our award winning craft beverages in the Pacific Northwest.

The Fish Brewing Pub & Eatery will be Fish Brewing’s third location. Fish continues to operate their original location in Olympia, WA, Fish Tale BrewPub, which was recently awarded Best Brewpub in Western Washington, and Fish Brewing Taproom in Woodinville, WA, located just north of the Hollywood School house in the heart of Woodinville wine country.

About Fish Brewing Company
Founded in 1993, Fish Brewing Company is owned by over 400 beer drinking consumers, who pooled their resources to build a landmark brewery in Olympia, WA, which is known for its quality water and artesian wells. Fish Brewing uses when possible locally sourced Washington ingredients. Fish Brewing produces hand-crafted beers and ciders under our three core brands: Fish Tale Ales, Leavenworth Biers, and Spire Mountain Cider, which can be found in 20 states and internationally, both in bottles and on draft. Fish Brewing produces award winning spirits under the brand name Vitis, which are available throughout the Pacific Northwest. Fish Brewing operates a full service an award winning pub in Olympia, WA, which was featured on the Food Networks show Diners, Drive- in & Dives, and a new taproom in Woodinville, WA. Fish Brewing believes that fresh beer and cider, fine food, and enduring friendships are what life in the Great Pacific Northwest is all about. For more information visit www.fishbrewing.com.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Rogue Ales & Spirits announces the release of Hazelutely Choctabulous

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NEWPORT, Ore. (Dec. 19, 2016) — Rogue Ales & Spirits announces the release of Hazelutely Choctabulous, a fan-favorite fusion of two of its beloved beers, Chocolate Stout and Hazelnut Brown Nectar.

“For over a decade, our hardest-core fans and loyal pub patrons have been drinking this blend, which they say tastes like a nutty chocolate candy bar,” said Rogue President Brett Joyce. “We’re thrilled to share this secret menu item with the world.”

Dark and decadent, with a rich nutty flavor up front followed by a chocolate truffle finish, Hazelutely Choctabulous will be available in 22-ounce serigraphed bottles and on draft starting in January 2017. Find Hazelutely Choctabulous near you using Rogue’s own Beer Finder tool. Watch Brewmaster John Maier craft Rogue chocolate candy in a bottle. For more information about the Revolution, visit rogue.com


About Rogue Ales & Spirits
Rogue Ales & Spirits is an agri-fermenter founded in Oregon in 1988 as one of America’s first microbreweries. Rogue has won more than 1,800 awards for taste, quality and packaging and is available in all 50 states as well as 54 countries. Since 2008, Rogue has remained committed to saving the terroir of Oregon hops, barley, rye, wheat, honey, jalapeños, and pumpkins one acre at a time by growing its own.

Left Hand Brewing Announces 2017 Beer Line-Up

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Introducing NEW Saison Line, Well Played, Braveheart Nitro and More
LONGMONT, CO • December 20, 2016 –  New year, new beer! Left Hand Brewing’s 2017 line-up introduces a variety of seasonals and limited releases including a new saison line, small-batch can releases, and new additions to the Nitro and Big Mo 22oz series.
New to 2017, Left Hand will introduces Les Quatre Saisons – The Four Seasons, a seasonal series in 16oz., 4pk cans featuring native Colorado ingredients like; wildflower honey, chokecherries, juniper berries and regional grains. The first quarterly release, Saison au Miel, with wildflower honey will be available in March.
With the advent of Left Hand’s canning line, the brewery will offer exclusively seasonal cans including the popular summer favorite - Good Juju pale ale with fresh juiced ginger, and new brands Well Played red IPA with experimental hops and Study Abroad Belgian single. Moreover, Left Hand will offer several of its year-round brands including Sawtooth, Polestar (with a fresh new look), and IPAs Extrovert and Introvert in can packaging, as well as new arrival Travelin’ Light, a Kolsch available in early Spring.
Famous for their Nitro Series, Left Hand will introduce Braveheart Nitro, a Scottish Ale seasonal in partnership with the Wallace family clan, available May through July. Braveheart Nitro will be joined by Hard Wired Nitro coffee porter, Bittersweet Nitro imperial milk stout, and Wake Up Dead Nitro - all returning as seasonal and limited releases in 2017. The brewery’s Big Mo 22oz series, higher gravity big beers, will also feature new limited releases including A Blessing & A Curse Double IPA, Season of Insanity Strong Dark Ale, and the return of St. Vrain Tripel.
Left Hand will begin the new year with early spring releases Hard Wired Nitro, Well Played red IPA, and Bittersweet Nitro. View Left Hand’s full 2017 beer release calendar and follow social media for new beer announcements
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About Left Hand Brewing Company
Employee Owned, Righteously Independent.  Celebrating twenty-three years of brewing a well-balanced portfolio of craft beers, Left Hand Brewing Company is located at 1265 Boston Avenue in Longmont, Colorado. Left Hand is one of the most honored and recognized breweries in the state, with over 28 Great American Beer Festival medals, 11 World Beer Cup awards, and 9 European Beer Star awards. Famous for their Nitro series, Left Hand Brewing established America’s original Nitro bottle with their popular Milk Stout Nitro. Left Hand’s collection of perennial and seasonal beers are available in 39 states & DC. Distribution:  AL, AK, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MO, MN, NC, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WA, WI, WY

2016 USA Hop Harvest At A Five Year High With 87.1 Million Pounds Of Hops

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U.S. hop growers increase acreage for sixth straight year, production for four

MOXEE, WA – December 19, 2016 – As craft continues to demand more aroma hops, acreage and production alike increased yet again this year, while average yields per acre continue to decline largely due to new acreage and lower yielding varieties growing in share. Still, the 2016 hop harvest saw an increase of 8.3 million more pounds, 87.1 million total, of U.S. hops set for brew kettles around the globe.

According to the USDA National Agriculture Statistics Service (NASS) report released December 16, production increased 11% in 2016, rising in all three major producing states of Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. Earlier this year, the USDA estimated a 16% increase (91.8 million total rather than 8.3), yet that was calculating only a 3 pound drop in pounds per acre on production despite an estimate of the new acreage being approximately 70% lower yielding popular aromas. Ultimately, 2016 saw a 94 pound drop in production on pounds per acre.

“While some varieties – most notably bittering hop CTZ – didn’t fare as well due to mildew and climatic pressure, brewers are putting in orders for hops that have exciting aromas, but simply do not yield as much per acre,” said Blake Crosby, Vice President of Hop Growers of America and President of Crosby Hop Farm, LLC. “As an industry we are happy to plant these, but more acres are required to deliver the same amount, pound for pound.”

As for meeting the growing demand for breweries, USA Hops is optimistic with the majority of the acreage increase going to high-demand aromas and the USDA NASS stock reports continuing to rise (meaning hops carried over from the previous harvest). Thanks to a long shelf life, hops harvested in 2015 are still great options for brewers.

“As the changing landscape of the hop and brewing industries adjust together, both are working simultaneously to ensure they are communicating effectively through contracts,” said Ann George, Executive Director of Hop Growers of America. “Our growers are working hard to meet what can feel like an insatiable demand.”

“Time will tell when we get later in the year if enough was contracted and planted,” said Crosby. “The line between under and oversupply is a fine one, and it’s not good for anyone – growers and brewers – if it is crossed. People can tend to forget this is an agricultural product that only comes once a year, and a specialty one at that, which requires much planning and preparation. Overall, as an industry we feel good about 2016, but we’ve already moved on and are working on 2017.”


Hop Growers of America (HGA) promotes American grown hops to brewers and industry both domestically and internationally. HGA facilitates conversations between growers, merchants, and brewers, providing statistical reports to the industry and education on the quality, variety, and tradition of U.S. grown hops. For more information, visit: www.usahops.org/

HGA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or marital or familial status.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Block 15 Releases Early Winter Seasonal Offering - Cosmic Cold Brew, Café Borgia

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Corvallis, OR — Today Block 15 Brewing Company releases its early winter seasonal, Cosmic Cold Brew, Café Borgia, available bottled and on tap at bottle shops and beer bars around Oregon. Block 15 worked alongside their south Corvallis neighbors, Bespoken Coffee Roasters, to elevate their classic stout Nebula with additional malt and a 24-hour cold extraction on freshly roasted Ethiopia Celinga coffee. Both varietal and roast profile were selected to complement this stout with bright acidity, pie spice, and hints of caramel and citrus. For their Café Borgia variation, they also added sweet orange peel to the boil and cocoa extract to the tank— additions that layered notes of citrus and chocolate onto the base stout and coffee blend.

Grains: 2-row, Maris Otter, Chocolate Malt, C120, Chocolate Wheat, C-35, Roast, Flaked oats Hops: Columbus, Crystal
Adjunct: Ethiopian Celinga coffee beans, sweet orange peel, cocoa extract
Yeast: London Ale III
ABV: 7% FG: 1.021

Cosmic Cold Brew, Café Borgia is available in 500mL bottles featuring artwork from artist Patricia Smith.
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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 artfully crafted beers, brewed with a nod toward fresh ingredients and fresh thinking. Established in 2008, and brewer-owned from day one.

Ninkasi Brewing Brings Back Believer Double Red Ale to Benefit Three National Non-profit organizations

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EUGENE, Ore.—Dec. 13, 2016—Back by popular demand, independent Oregon craft brewer Ninkasi Brewing Company announces the return of Believer Double Red Ale to its Seasonal Release Series available Dec. 2016 through April 2017. In partnership with the brewery’s Beer is Love donations program, a portion of all Believer sales will go to three national non-profits: Conscious Alliance, Team River Runner and Women Who Code.

Established in 2012, Ninkasi’s Beer is Love program offers beer donations to registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations throughout each of the 14 states where Ninkasi beer is sold. The program supports non-profits doing work in five core categories: women, equality, recreation, the environment, and arts and music. Since inception, Beer is Love has worked with more than 800 organizations. “It is an honor to partner with great organizations throughout every community where we sell our beer,” says Emilie Hartvig, national donations manager for Ninkasi and its Beer is Love program.

Originally released as a winter seasonal in 2006, Ninkasi co-founders Jamie Floyd and Nikos Ridge brewed Believer Double Red Ale as a way to thank those who believed in their mission: to start a craft brewery dedicated to community. It is a natural fit for the brewery to commit the sales of Believer to organizations doing good work.

Believer returns to the shelf in 12 and 22-ounce bottles and on-draft later this month through April 2017. Ninkasi will donate $1 per case and $7 per keg of Believer sold to three non-profit organizations who exemplify the foundation of Beer is Love. “We are thrilled to bring back Believer and support organizations who are doing amazing work to support women in tech, recreation for veterans, and communities in crisis through arts and music,” explains Hartvig.

Conscious Alliance (www.consciousalliance.org)
Based in Boulder, Colo., Conscious Alliance is a national organization supporting communities in crisis. The organization operates through a three-tier approach: emergency food relief to communities across the United States; empowerment programs for youth in impoverished regions of the country; and nutrition, exercise and gardening education for youth in economically isolated Native American reservations. Conscious Alliance operates ongoing grassroots food collection and hunger awareness programs by organizing food drives at concerts and music events. The donations collected benefit local food pantries nationwide and economically isolated Native American reservations.

“We are thrilled to partner with Ninkasi and share Believer with Conscious Alliance’s supporters nationwide,” said Justin Levy, executive director of Conscious Alliance. “As an organization with a mission to empower communities through music, art and action, it’s a natural fit for us to collaborate on this campaign that helps give back to our communities."

Team River Runner (ww.teamriverrunner.org
Team River Runner is a volunteer-driven, national nonprofit organization offering wounded and disabled veterans an opportunity to regain independence with an adventurous, adaptive paddle sports program. Team River Runner promotes camaraderie and teamwork as veterans problem-solve and learn paddling techniques in pools, lakes and whitewater rivers.

“The Team River Runner family is thrilled Ninkasi has selected us for the upcoming Believer release,” says Team River Runner executive director, Joe Mornini. “It takes the collective efforts of organizations and companies to create positive energy; we know the added support of Ninkasi will help increase awareness of our program.”

Women Who Code (www.womenwhocode.com)
Women Who Code is an international non-profit dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology careers. The organization is building a world where women are proportionally representative as technical leaders, executives, founders, VCs, board members and software engineers. Women Who Code has executed more than 4,200 free events around the world, garnered a membership exceeding 80,000, and has a presence in 20 countries.

"Women Who Code is proud to be partnering with Ninkasi, and we applaud them for their dedication to helping our cause of building a more diverse, inclusive, and dynamic technology industry around the world,” explains Jennifer Tacheff, Women Who Code VP of business development.

Voting Opens January 2017!
The three benefitting organizations will have the opportunity to engage their followers by asking for their vote on Ninkasi’s Facebook page and Beer is Love website. Votes will be totaled at the end of the campaign in April 2017 and will determine how the donation pool will be allocated among the three organizations. Each organization will receive a minimum donation of $5,000 with the final donation pot divided based on number of votes and total Believer sales: first place receives 50 percent, second receives 30 percent, and third receives 20 percent. To vote, visit www.facebook.com/ninkasibrewing or www.beerislove.com between Jan. 1, 2017 and April 30, 2017.

Believer Stats
Enjoy Believer. Support Beer is Love.
Unlike a typical Red Ale, Believer balances a rich malt complexity with a plentiful hop presence. Notes of caramel, toffy, fig, and date ease into earthy and floral hops, making this Double Red Ale incredibly drinkable and full-flavored.

·         Style: Double Red Ale
·         Series: Seasonal Release Series
·         Available: December 2016 – April 2017
·         ABV: 6.9%
·         IBU: 60
·         Malt: 2-Row Pale, Munich, Crystal, Carahell
·         Hops: Centennial, Summit
·         Packaging: 12oz. 6-Pack, 22oz. Bottles, Draft
·         Distribution: Alaska; Alberta; Arizona; California; D.C.; Colorado; Idaho; Maryland; Nevada; New York; Oregon; Texas; Utah; Washington; Vancouver, British Columbia
·         Tasting Notes: Multiple malts are used to create caramel, toffy, date, fig, subtle chocolate, and a hint of roasted malt complexity. The hops lend to an earthy and floral hoppiness to balance the malt. The balance of the two aspects with the alcohol content make for an incredibly drinkable and full-flavored beer.
·         Food Pairings:        Pork; Lamb; Duck; Pizza; Rich, Creamy Cheeses; Toffee; Chocolate
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About Ninkasi Brewing Company
Founded in 2006 by Jamie Floyd and Nikos Ridge, Ninkasi Brewing Company continues to grow from its first batch of Total Domination IPA, to two brewhouses, a 55-barrel and a 90-barrel brewhouse, located in Eugene, Ore. Ninkasi’s Flagship beers—Total Domination IPA, Tricerahops Double IPA, Dawn of the Red IPA, Easy Way IPA, Hop Cooler Citrus IPA, Helles Belles Helles Lager, and Vanilla Oatis Oatmeal Stout—are sold throughout Alaska; Alberta; Arizona; California; D.C.; Colorado; Idaho; Maryland; Nevada; New York; Oregon; Texas; Utah; Washington; and Vancouver, British Columbia. The brewery remains privately-owned and is committed to community support and giving. Ninkasi’s Beer Is Love program offers in-kind donations and support for organizations throughout its footprint. For more information, call 541.344.2739 or visit www.NinkasiBrewing.com.

Laurelwood Brewing Announces A Special One-Time Release of Their Flanders Red Ale

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Portland, OR –  Laurelwood Brewing Co. has announced their special one-time release of Flanders Red Ale, just in time for the holidays.

“Our Flanders Red Ale is blended and barrel aged. We use imported Belgian malt to get that deep amber hue and rich malt complexity,” says Cameron Murphy, Head Brewer at Laurelwood Brewing Co. “Each sip of Flanders is filled with floral and rich chocolaty flavors that are sure to not disappoint.”

This limited release barrel aged beer takes two years for Laurelwood to produce. This Belgian-style red ale is fermented with Laurelwood’s house ale yeast then soured in wine barrels for one year. Then the sour beer is blended with fresh beer, tank conditioned for another year, hand bottled and bottle conditioned.  “This a very rare, and very special sour beer release from Laurelwood,” says Cameron.

Flanders Red Ale can now be purchased at both Laurelwood Pub locations, a perfect holiday gift for the craft beer lover in your life. The brewery emphasizes that this is a small batch release, with a limited number of 750ml bottles, so be sure to grab them while you can.

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About Laurelwood Brewing Co.:
Laurelwood is a family owned brewery that creates one of the most recognized regional craft beers. Owners, Mike De Kalb and Cathy Woo-De Kalb, are dedicated to sustainable and organic practices, and first began producing certified organic beer in 2001. Laurelwood’s product line is known for its creativity and quality therefore winning many national and international beer awards. Laurelwood’s handcrafted beers can be found on draft and in bottles throughout Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Alaska, and Pennsylvania. To learn more about Laurelwood Brewing Co., visit www.laurelwoodbrewpub.com.

Lompoc Brewing Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Zwanzig Fest

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PORTLAND, Ore. – A long-time Portland craft beer fixture established in 1996, Lompoc Brewing will celebrate its 20th anniversary this month with Zwanzig Fest, a week-long lineup of special events at Lompoc’s five pubs from Dec. 13 to Dec. 16 (Zwanzig means 20 in German).
To commemorate the 20th Anniversary of Lompoc Brewing, the brewers – with the help of a number of local beer writers and past brewers – have brewed Zwanzig, a bitter Märzen ale in a nod to Lompoc’s very first brew, Erst Ale. Pale orange in color, its full, malty body and eight hop additions will make you reminisce tipping back a few pints on the New Old Lompoc patio (7.0% ABV).
Much like most of Lompoc’s beers, this one doesn’t really fit into a true style, so the brewers have dubbed it a bitter Märzen ale. Every day at 4pm during Zwanzig Fest, a different Lompoc pub will tap the beer; everyone who orders a Zwanzig or that day’s featured taster tray will receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win a variety of Lompoc swag. Owner Jerry Fechter and head brewer Bryan Keilty will be present at the events to share Lompoc’s history and talk about the good old days.
Schedule of events:
Tuesday, Dec. 13 @ Sidebar & Fifth Quadrant, 3901 N Williams Ave
Tapping Zwanzig at 4pm
Beer Special: Monster Mash Vertical Taster Tray featuring 2010, 2013, 2015 & 2016 (taster trays are $12)
Food Special: Monster Mash Chocolate Cake cutting at 6:30pm inside Sidebar
Raffle

Wednesday, Dec. 14 @ Hedge House, 3412 SE Division St
Tapping Zwanzig at 4pm
Beer Special: Fruit & Sour Night Taster Tray featuring 2008 Bluebird, 2012 Peach Wheat, Brewdolph's Revenge & Cherry Christmas (taster trays are $12)
Food Special: Pierogies
Raffle

Thursday, Dec. 15 @ Lompoc Tavern, 1620 NW 23rd Ave.
Tapping Zwanzig at 4pm
Beer Special: Barrel Aged Night Taster Tray featuring 2009 Bourbon Dark Side Porter, 2012 Bourbon Big Bang Red, 2013 Pinot Noir Forbidden Fruit & Brewdolph's Revenge  (taster trays are $12)
Food Special: Cheese Board
Raffle

Friday, Dec. 16 @ Oaks Bottom Public House, 1621 SE Bybee Blvd
Tapping Zwanzig at 4pm
Beer Special: Belgian Night Taster Tray featuring 2007 Brewdolph, Just Once Think Twice...Belgian Tripel, Brewdolph's Revenge & Cherry Christmas (taster trays are $12)
Food Special: Belgian Totchos 

Raffle
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About Lompoc Brewing
Lompoc (pronounced Lom-Pock) creates eight flavorful year-round beers, plus a ridiculous number of seasonals. You can find Lompoc in 12-ounce and 22-ounce 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!


Tuesday, November 22, 2016

McMenamins Releasing New Cider - Crangerine Dream

Courtsey of McMenamins

With Fall in full swing, cranberries are everywhere. A Thanksgiving staple, the aromatic fruit has made its way into McMenamins’ Crangerine Dream, a brand new craft cider that encompasses the essence of autumn. 

Crafted with 10 different local apple varieties, McMenamins’ winter seasonal is a bright garnet color, reflecting tart cranberries and citrus juices that impart a lingering tangy finish. Try pairing it with holiday meals, especially turkey and dressing!

McMenamins’ NEW Crangerine Dream Cider
Fruit: Red Delicious, Honeycrisp, Golden Delicious, Granny Smith, Fuji, Opal, Gala, Jonagold, Newtown Pippins, Cripps Pink, Orange, Cranberry, Tangerine
 ABV: 6.70

Crangerine Dream cider will be available at all McMenamins locations starting Nov. 23 along with a one-day $15 growler cider special. 


Lompoc Brewing Celebrates Holidays by Releasing Seven Holiday Beers on November 29

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Do the holidays make you surly as a polar bear named Mittens? Then preserve holiday cheer at the Lompoc Brewing Holiday BEER Extravaganza on Tuesday, Nov. 29 from 4pm to 11pm at Sidebar (3901 N Williams Ave). This year’s annual holiday release lineup includes seven winter beers, including:

Blitzen: A bright straw-colored holiday favorite dry hopped with Mandarina Bavaria hops, orange peel and cinnamon. The hops and orange peel combine for a citrusy aroma and flavor while the cinnamon gives a slight spice at the back end. 4.6% ABV

Jolly Bock: A lager 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

8 Malty Nights: A Chocolate Rye beer featuring a roasted chocolate flavor and a sweet finish. It is dark brown in color and lightly hopped with English style hops.  Raise a glass and toast, L’chaim, to Porltand’s first Hanukkah seasonal. 6.5% ABV

C-Sons Greetings: A deep copper-colored imperial IPA brewed and dry-hopped with all seven "C" hops for a piney, citrusy, floral and resinous aroma. Offers a full hop flavor with a rich caramel malt finish and an endless developing hop presence. 8% ABV

2013 Old Tavern Rat: A dark amber-colored barleywine that was aged for two years prior to its release. It has a strong bitterness that is balanced with the sweetness of caramel and toffee flavors. 9.4% ABV

Cherry ChristmasThis hazy Belgian-style farmhouse ale is slightly pink in color coming from the addition of tart cherries added at the end of fermentation. It is dry and crisp, with plenty of fruitiness complemented by a spicy bitterness. 6.5% ABV

Brewdolph’s Revenge: A Belgian-style red ale aged in Bourbon barrels on sour cherries for nine months. 6.5% ABV.

Sidebar is for ages 21+. The above holiday beers will also be tapped at all other Lompoc pubs beginning November 30th.
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About Lompoc Brewing
A long-time Portland craft beer fixture established in 1996, Lompoc (pronounced Lom-Pock) creates eight flavorful year-round beers, plus a ridiculous number of seasonals. You can find Lompoc in 12-ounce and 22-ounce 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!

Cascade Brewing Celebrating its 18th Anniversary With Rare and Limited Draft and Bottle Offerings Dec. 6 to Dec. 11

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PORTLAND, Ore. – In Dec. 1998, Art Larrance and Ron Gansberg opened the doors to Cascade Brewing on the bottom floor of the Raccoon Lodge & Brew Pub. This December, they are inviting fans to join them in raising a glass in celebration of the brewery’s 18th anniversary.

Cascade’s 18th Anniversary Party will take place Dec. 6 through Dec. 11 during regular business hours at both the Cascade Brewing Barrel House  939 SE Belmont St., and the Raccoon Lodge & Brew Pub  7424 SW Beaverton Hillsday Hwy. There is no cover charge.

The anniversary lineup will kick off with a special Tap It Tuesday live barrel tapping at the Barrel House on Dec. 6 at 6pm, where the brewery will release the 2015 blend of its rare Pater project. Released once every two to three years, Pater is a cuvée of sour reds, imperial reds, blonds, triples and quads aged up to three years with Bing and sour pie cherries; it features some of the oldest and rarest barrels from Cascade’s sour cellar.

The event will feature a number of rare vintage draft beers on tap during the week, including The Bourbonic Plague 2009, Kriek 2009, Sang Royal 2009, Vlad the Imp Aler 2009 and Apricot 2010 (additional vintage beers may be brought out as tap space allows). These vintage beers will only be available in four-ounce pours, and prices will vary depending on the product.

There will also be a number of 750ml bottled products for sale (at the Barrel House only) beginning Dec. 6 at Noon, including, but not limited to, Apricot 2012 & 2013; Bourbonic Plague 2011; Cerise Noveau 2013; Elderberry 2013; Figaro 2012 & 2013; Foudre #1 2013; Kriek 2008, 2012, 2013, & 2014; Manhattan 2013; Noyaux 2013; Sang Noir 2012; Sang Royal 2012; Strawberry 2013 & 2014; Tangerine Dream 2011; The Vine 2012 & 2013; and Vlad the Imp Aler 2011.

Both locations will also pour Cascade's classic winter seasonal, the non-sour Defroster.

About Cascade Brewing
Founded in 1998, Cascade Brewing is best known for pioneering the sour beer renaissance. Its distinctive sour beer blends feature fruit forward, barrel-aged ales that offer a complex array of flavors derived from Northwest grown ingredients, with each release capturing the unique subtleties of that year’s growing season. Its beers are brewed at the original brewery in Southwest Portland, then blended and aged at the nearby Blending House, which holds more than 1,500 oaks barrels and nine foudre tanks. For more information, visit CascadeBrewing.com or call 503-265-8603. Follow @CascadeBrewing on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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Double Mountain Brewing Releasing its First Cider - Double Mountain Dry Cider

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Hood River, OR - November 22, 2016 – Fall is here and the Hood River Valley harvest is complete. Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom debuts its first cider offering with the wryly named Double Mountain Dry Cider.  As the premier fruit growing region, the Hood River Valley is home to the world’s best pears, cherries, peaches, and apples. We selected a mix of dessert, table, and cider apples for a balanced, dry, tart, and aromatic cider. This dry cider is currently available on draft at the downtown Hood River Taproom, our Portland Taproom in the Woodstock neighborhood and throughout the Northwest, British Columbia, and Southern California.
 
"“You simply can’t make a great cider without great Hood River apples”- Matt Swihart, brewmaster and cider guy.
 
Double Mountain Dry Cider
6.7% ABV

Description: For our first Dry Cider, we kept it simple and local.  We use a blend of freshly harvested local heirloom apples from Double Mountain Orchards and local Hood River Newtowns, Braeburns, and Hanners for old world complexity.   We gave it plenty of time to dry out and develop the wondrous aromas of juicy pear, lychee, green fruit, and chamomile.  It finishes tart, crisp, dry, and quenching.
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About Double Mountain Brewery and Taproom: Double Mountain Brewery and Taproom was established in 2007 in the heart of downtown Hood River, OR. Our mission is clear: we want to make great beer for craft beer fans. Double Mountain Brewery’s unique location lends to not only using pure and clean glacial water for their beers, but they also take advantage of regionally grown hops. Double Mountain Brewery and Taproom’s unfiltered and long-aged beers deliver maximum flavor and character. They can be found on tap and in bottles throughout the Pacific Northwest and Southern California. Learn more at www.doublemountainbrewery.com

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Zupan's Market and Coalition Brewing Release Fourth Farm-to-Market beer - Whiskey Barrel Aged Imperial Stout

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PORTLAND, Ore (Nov. 14, 2016) – Zupan’s Markets has partnered once again with Coalition Brewing Co. to release the fourth Farm-to-Market beer in its private label line. This special edition stout was created by aging our Farm to Market Imperial Coffee Chocolate Stout (released in November 2015) in Bull Run Distilling Co. Temperance whiskey barrels for a year. The result of aging has produced a silky midnight black stout with balanced notes of whiskey and vanilla supported by chocolate and Chilean coffee.
“Zupan’s Markets was excited to experiment with our first barrel-aged beer and add a product to this fast growing category” said Zupan’s Markets’ President and CEO Mike Zupan. "The flavor profiles of our original coffee chocolate stout together with local whiskey barrels was a natural match."

This special edition Imperial Stout is available now at all four Zupan’s Markets locations in 750 ml bottles for $19.99 With only 250 bottles produced, it will be on shelves only for a limited time. Perfect to drink now and save a bottle to lay down to continue to age.

Profile:  
  • ABV: 9.5%
  • 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)
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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,
 
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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 more than 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 www.zupans.com.