Thursday, May 19, 2016

Portland Brewing and Double Mountain Debut Official Portland Beer Week Collaboration

Courtesy PDX Beer Week, Portland Brewing & Double Mountain Brewery
Limited-edition IPA Celebrates Beer Culture in the World’s Greatest Beer City

PORTLAND, Ore. (May 19, 2016— Portland Brewing is joining forces with Double Mountain Brewery to unveil the official beer of Portland Beer Week. Subcontinental IPA honors the best beer city on the planet. It’s not just for drinking, several Rose City culinary all-stars will create special treats infused with Subcontinental IPA. This one-of-a-kind collaboration brew makes its public debut during Portland Beer Week’s kick-off party on June 9.                                     
Collaborating on a Pacific Northwest IPA was a no-brainer for head brewer Ryan Pappe (Portland Brewing) and brew master Matt Swihart (Double Mountain). The fun was incorporating their love for traditional Indian Garam Masala spiced food and beer. “Inspired by the intriguing spice blends used in Indian cuisines, we carefully added our own blend of spices to help draw out the tropical notes from the El Dorado, Calypso, Centennial and Challenger hops,” says Pappe. “I believe the spice blend we ultimately chose creates an impression that is greater than the sum of its parts,” adds Swihart.
To help bring the collaboration beer to life, the team reached out to Portland-based comic book artist, Michael Avon Oeming. “Beer labels have become their own art form lately, embracing graphic arts to give each brew its own identity,” Oeming noted.
The folks behind Portland Beer Week recruited local culinary experts to amp up the festivities. BUNK Sandwiches, Salt & Straw, HOTLIPS Pizza and Blue Star Donuts are all creating limited-edition specialties with the official beer. They will be available at their respective locations with the exception of Salt & Straw’s beer-infused ice cream. You’ll find it exclusively at the Wiz Bang Bar in Pine Street Market.
ABV: 7% | IBU: 50
Find Subcontinental IPA on draft at the Portland Brewing Taproom, Double Mountain Brewery and at the following Portland Beer Week events:
●      6/09: Official Kick-Off Party @ 100 SE Alder St
●      6/10: Official Bottle Release @ Whole Foods Market (Portland Metro locations)
●      6/11: Portland Brewing/Double Mountain Tap Takeover @ Belmont Station
●      6/16: Posters & Pints @ Produce Row
●      6/18: Portland Beer & Cheese Fest @ Wayfinder
●      6/19: The Snackdown @ The Evergreen

Courtesy Of Portland Brewing

About Portland Brewing Company

Celebrating 30 years of passionate brewing in the Rose City, Portland Brewing looks ahead to a future of unwavering obsession over what our civilized world simply can’t live without: great beer. Founded in 1986, the brewery is one of Portland’s craft brewing pioneers and remains committed to the city for which it is named. Portland Brewing is located at 2730 NW 31st Ave., Portland, OR 97210. For more information about Portland Brewing Company, head to its websiteFacebook and Twitter.
Courtesy of Double Mountain Brewery

About Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom

Double Mountain Brewery and Taproom was established in 2007 in the heart of downtown Hood River, OR. Founders Matt Swihart and Charlie Devereux opened the brewery with a clear mission: 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. They can be found on tap and in bottles throughout the Pacific Northwest. Learn more at
Courtesy of Portland Beer Week

About Portland Beer Week
More than just a beer festival, Portland Beer Week is a celebration of craft beer culture and all of its tangents. Though named for the city, Portland Beer Week is not exclusive to only local brands and companies, but wishes to bring the best of the beer world to Portland. The goal is to showcase the world of beer in the greatest beer city on earth from brewer’s dinners, to tastings, seminars, festivals and games. The grass roots organization was founded by beer journalists, taproom and bottle shop owners, craft beer entrepreneurs and brewery marketing experts in an effort to expand beer education and promote the city. For more information about Portland Beer Week, head to or Facebook.

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