Friday, April 1, 2016

No-Li's Launch Party For Big Juicy IPA 6-Pack Cans

(Garland Print Courtesy of Chris Bovey:
Spokane, WA…In the spirit of giving back to the community and giving the people what they want, No-Li Brewhouse is pleased to announce that its "Giving From the Source" volunteer event in Spokane's historic Garland neighborhood will now be followed by a launch party for the new BIG JUICY IPA 6-PACK CANS!

"We continue to stretch boundaries in recipe development, beer innovation and community outreach into a fabric of our Spokane community," says No-Li Brewing & Operations Manager, Carey Fristoe. "It takes a total brewery and community effort to create a craft brewing movement and we are proud to be a part of Spokane craft brewing.”

Big Juicy IPA 6-pack CANS were designed with an extra emphasis on the home town of Spokane.  Hop-forward Citra, El Dorado, Belma and Azacca hops allow tropical and citrus hops to shine with 55 IBU’s and 6.15% ABV.

Immediately following the No-Li “Giving From The Source” volunteer event on April 9th at The Guild School with the Mayor’s Office, the community is invited to join No-Li in the Garland Neighborhood at noon for some ice-cold Big Juicy IPA!

For details on the location of the event, follow No-Li on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @nolibrewhouse.

Cheers to helping hands and craft beer cans!

About No-Li Brewhouse

Born & Raised in Washington’s Inland Empire, No-Li Brewhouse is a locally owned and community minded crafting Spokane-Style beers with No Boundaries: innovative beers brewed with locally sourced ingredients. In addition to being named the NBWA 2015 National Brewer Partner of the Year, No-Li has won sixteen international awards, including a gold medal from the 2012 Great American Beer Festival.  For more information about the beers, brewery and the pub, visit, or follow them on Facebook/Twitter/Instagram @nolibrewhouse.

Cascade Brewing To Release Manhattan NW 2014 In Bottles and Draft On 4/6

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PORTLAND, Ore. – Cascade Brewing will release its Manhattan NW 2014 Project in 750 ml bottles and on draft on Wednesday, April 6 at the Cascade Brewing Barrel House (939 SE Belmont St) and brewery (7424 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy). The beer will also be distributed with limited availability to nearly 30 markets in the US and abroad.

Manhattan NW is a blend of sour quad and blond ales aged in bourbon barrels with sour pie cherries and apricot noyaux. A tribute to the classic Manhattan cocktail, this fan favorite features flavors of bourbon, maraschino cherries, bitter almond and a hint of malt sweetness. The beer weighs in at 9.6 percent ABV. 

Bottles will cost $30; draft prices will cost $8 for a glass or $3 for a taster.  The brewery will also be offering vintage draft and bottles to celebrate the new release, including the 2011 and 2013 on draft and the 2013 in bottles.  

Cascade Brewing is known for its award-winning sour ales that feature a clean, lactic acid profile produced by a house culture of lactobacillus bacteria. The beers frequently rely on the use of fresh ingredients grown exclusively in the Pacific Northwest, including as cherries, apricots, berries and grapes. Its blending house currently holds more than 1,400 French oak, Kentucky Bourbon and Northwest wine barrels — plus nine foudres (a Flemish word meaning huge oak barrel).

About Cascade Brewing
Cascade Brewing has been a pioneer in the sour beer renaissance since 2006 and is the proud innovator of the Northwest Sour Ale. Its distinctive sour beer blends feature fruit forward, barrel-aged ales with an emphasis on project year-to-year variation; these beers offer a complex array of flavors derived from Northwest grown ingredients. Cascade’s sour ales are brewed and blended in Portland, Oregon. For more information about Cascade Brewing, visit Follow the company on Facebook at and on Twitter and Instagram @CascadeBrewing.

Full Sail Releases Session Mashup That’s Bound to be a Smashup

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Four award-winning Session brews in one happiness-inducing box

Hood River, Oregon – March 30, 2016 – Just about everybody who likes beer likes Session, and now everybody will have more to love with the release of Session Mashup, a new variety 12-pack with a rotating, handpicked selection of the best each season has to offer.
“Imagine you’re at our pub in Hood River on the outdoor deck overlooking the mighty Columbia,” says Jamie Emmerson, Full Sail’s Executive Brewmaster. “We thought it’d be great to share a mix of stubbies, just like ordering an iced bucket of Sessions. The Mashup is a bit of our pub in every box.” 

The inaugural Session Mashup, available now, features four of our award-winning Session beers: crisp clean Session, citrusy golden Session Wheat, easy drinking Session IPA and smooth and sweet Session Cream
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Session Premium Lager, the Session that started it all with its retro-cool red label, is a classic, all-malt lager that’s crisp, smooth and refreshing. Session Wheat Premium Hefeweizen is a medium-bodied, American-style Hefeweizen featuring aromas of malted wheat with a citrusy hop finish. Session IPA Premium Pale Ale is the just-right IPA – not too hoppy, not too bitter, not too malty. And Session Cream Premium Summer Ale is a golden ale with a creamy head and a smooth, sweet disposition. 

 “The Mashup is a variety of Sessions for your next Session,” says Full Sail Brewmaster Jim Kelter. “An array of flavors to accompany whatever spring has to offer, all from the classic Session stubby. Enjoy!” Full Sail’s new variety pack is a mashup of Sessions to satisfy every beer tooth. After all, why have a beer when you could have a Session?
Have a good Session! 
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About Full Sail Brewing Company
Perched on a bluff in Hood River, Oregon, overlooking the mighty Columbia River’s epic wind and kite surfing and the snow-capped volcanic peaks of Mt. Hood, Full Sail is a true craft-brewing pioneer. Since 1987, Full Sail has been pouring pure Mt. Hood water, local ingredients and responsible processes into each and every pint. Full Sail’s brews and sustainable practices have garnered more than 300 national and international awards, including 150 gold medals and Beverage World‘s “Craft Brewer of the Year” distinction. From Full Sail Amber and IPA to Session Lager and bourbon barrel-aged beers, Full Sail consistently strives to brew complex, balanced and ridiculously tasty beers. Learn more at

Fort George Releasing New Vortex Variety IPA Pack

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Astoria, Oregon - Five fantastic new twists on Vortex IPA, the popular flagship from Fort George Brewery, launch this summer. After almost seven years of R & D, the owners are finally giving the thumbs up. Way up.

“If I could do twenty Vortexes I would,” said co-owner Chris Nemlowill. “But we settled on these variations so we wouldn’t break the brewery.” Although no more Vortex styles are planned until February 2017, a seasonal variety 24-pack will be on store shelves this winter.

“Sourcing high-quality ingredients, and at these amounts, is a nightmare,” added business partner Jack Harris. “But I have to say, one taste of these new Vortex beverages makes it all worthwhile.”

Look for four-packs of 16-ounce cans in stores soon. Until then, here are the official descriptions from the brewery:

"Tropical Fruit” Flavored Vortex - Musky, soft buttery undertones of papaya with a pineapple punch to the palate. Hand-harvested in Vietnam, the organic fruit ripens in open cargo ships on its trans-Pacific voyage. Brewed with whole fruit in the fermenter, natural flavorings in the bright tank, and up to 10% real fruit juice added to the finished product. Also available pulp-free. 6.5% ABV

Vortexican - Trump couldn’t build a wall high enough to contain this flavor. Brewed with poblano and habanero peppers foraged from the wild fields of Texas and roasted in the Fort George wood-fired oven. IBUs? No idea. But it’s packing over 300,000 Scoville Heat Units. Now that’s a spicy Vortex! 8.3% ABV

Not Your Mother’s Damn Vortex - An herbed/spiced malt beverage just in time for summer. Reminiscent of that classic diet cherry cola you remember as a child, yet smacking enough sass for the big kids. Made with all natural stevia, cherry, and cola flavorings - available starting in June and until Fort George receives a cease and desist letter. 7% ABV

Gluten-Free Non-Alcoholic Vortex - For those teetotalers with gluten sensitivity, Fort George has the perfect beer for you. This non-alcoholic IPA is full-bodied, hop forward, and gut friendly, containing over 15 billion live L. acidophilus & B. bifidum probiotics per 16-ounce serving. Locally sourced sorghum, millet, and corn make it hearty enough for the most seasoned craft beer drinker. How do the brewers do it? Nobody knows. And we aren’t asking. 0.0% ABV

Dirty Vortini - Fort George’s first foray into the canned cocktail space is a doozie. Take two parts Vortex IPA and one part distilled Vortex IPA -- add imported Moroccan Meslalla olives to the bright tank and gently stir in over a gallon of brine per barrel...never shaken. Whole olives are added inline to each can. Watch for pits. 14% ABV

Fort George is distributed exclusively in the Pacific Northwest. For locations near you, check the Fort George beer finder at

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

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Stone Brewing Releasing Arrogant Bastard In Cans

 Stone Brewing has announced the Release of Arogant Bastard in cans, see info below.

Courtesy of Stone Brewing / Arrogant Brewing CO

  Hated by many. Loved by few.

Ever since I was first unleashed on an unsuspecting public in 1997, I have believed pandering to the lowest common denominator represents the height of tyranny. In my unprecedented and uncompromising celebration of intensity, I openly challenged these commodity beer overloads and their multi-million dollar ad campaigns.

Courtesy of Stone Brewing / Arrogant Brewing CO

In 2016, I will once again find a way to wreck havoc amongst them on their own turf, in their own preferred method of distribution. The can. Unlike the fizzy yellow facsimiles of beer, while I may be canned—I will never be contained. I am Liquid Arrogance.



about arrogant bastard brewing

Since Arrogant Bastard Ale was first unleashed upon the unsuspecting public in 1997, the brand has been braving bold territory, and upsetting dandies, milquetoasts and fizzy yellow beer drinkers in great numbers. Massively successful, and ever full of vip and vinegar, Arrogant Bastard Ale split off from the restrictive confines of Stone Brewing in 2015. And now, the brethren of Liquid Arrogance are free to explore, cavort and roam how they damn well see fit. For those Worthy few that wish to gaze upon the musings of Arrogant Bastard Ale, Double Bastard Ale, Bourbon Barrel-Aged Arrogant Bastard or other Bastard beers, follow along via Facebook, InstagramTwitter and

Three Magnets Brewing Company Bottle Release: Howards Blend

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OLYMPIA, March 31, 2016Three Magnets Brewing Company releases it’s third major barrel release in bottles – Howards Blend, a blend of bourbon barrel aged imperial stouts.

Saturday, April 9th from 11am-1pm.

Three Magnets Brewing Company
600 Franklin St SE, STE 105
Olympia, WA 98501

Parking in the back of building.

About the Beer:
A follow up to our 1st Anniversary Ale and Old Skook in the Woods released in 2015, this 100% bourbon barrel aged blend of 2014 Oatmeal Imperial Stout and 2015 Russian Imperial Stout is our third major barrel release. These stouts were aged independently in bourbon barrels for 13 months, and then blended and bottled.

Clocking in at 50 IBU and 12.4% ABV, this distinguished beer starts in the nose with dark cherry, vanilla, and subtle oak, and meets the tongue with candied figs, caramelized sugar and light vanilla. It finishes warm with a viscous mouthfeel and flavors of bittersweet chocolate and cocoa nibs.

22oz. - $16.99 each - Limit one case (12 bottles) per person.

About Three Magnets
Three Magnets is a community hub in the heart of Downtown Olympia. Within the space is housed a 15 barrel brewery, Darby’s Cafe (8am-3pm), 3Mag Sammich (11am-4pm), 3Mag Pubhouse (4pm-11pm), and a Barrel Room which hosts some of our barrel aged beer projects, and is available as a gathering or meeting space by reservation.

“Brewing In Every Bite”

Courtesy of Brewed Food.
Denver, Colo., March 30, 2016 - Award winning Chef Jensen Cummings was the first chef in Denver to become a Certified Cicerone (beer sommelier), working to progress the status quo of beer pairings. Now Chef Cummings wants to push the boundaries of the beer & food world further with Brewed Food, a collective food movement the likes of Farm to Table, Fusion or Molecular Gastronomy, involved in special events, catering, educational platforms and producing digital media. Brewed Food, founded in 2014, has a core philosophy to celebrate brewing as a culinary art by cooking with ingredients and techniques used to create the best craft beers, rather than the norm of cooking with finished beers. This original approach of looking at brewers as chefs and the brewhouse as a kitchen is creating a new collaborative spirit of inspiration between chefs and brewers.
from Portland, OR: Brewed Food is coming to Portland to collaborate with Biwa Restaurant and Base Camp Brewery. Chef and Certified Cicerone Jensen Cummings and Chef James Davidson of Biwa Restaurant will present a six course Brewing Dinner, with every dish featuring a brewing ingredient from breweries New Belgium and Base Camp along with beers from these breweries paired with each course.
Biwa is a izakaya style restaurant that is known for great sake, sashimi, small dishes, grilled food and a nice atmosphere. The drinks list includes a a generous amount of sake, shochu and izakaya inspired, modern and classic cocktails. The family-like staff are wonderful and the food is direct, fun and local. Biwa is the expression of our love for restaurants, the spaces we inhabit and the amazing everyday foods and table culture of Japan. Biwa has been open since 2007 and is a very proud part of Portland's vibrant restaurant fabric. 
The Base Camp family has grown a bit since we first opened our doors. Our crew represents decades of work in the brewing industry and a common love for life here in the Pacific Northwest. When we make the time to get out of the brewery, you can find our team out having fun. Whether we're in the water off Short Sands Beach, setting up camp on the Wonderland Trail, slashing pow turns in the Outback on Bachelor, or drifting a line out in the Umpqua we are proud to live, work, and play in the Pacific Northwest. 
What: A collaborative six course paired Brewing Dinner, not your average beer dinner, featuring a brewing ingredient/ technique in every dish   
Where: Simpatica Dining Hall - 828 SE Ash St, Portland, OR 97214
When: 6-9pm, Tuesday, Tuesday, April 19th, 2016
How: $60 plus fees, gratuity and tax
  Event and Ticket Buy tickets hereBrewed Food Portland Tickets
Our Partners... Tender BellyNew Belgium Brewing Company
Ten Strawberry Street
Wild Goose CanningColorado Tourism OfficeColorado Brewers Guild
Brewed Food Fact Sheet 
Company Name: Brewed Food
Founder: Jensen Cummings 
Team: Brandon Muncy (Chef), Daniel Erickson (Digital Media), Betsy Cummings (Branding), Kate Lacroix (Communications), Matthew Amack (Culinary), Jamie Lee Secrest (Culinary)
Location: Denver, Colorado
Telephone: (303) 941-2816
Offerings: Guest chef dinners, private catering, pop-up events, educational seminars, digital publishing
About Brewed Food:  Founded in 2014, Brewed Food is a movement founded by Chef and Certified Cicerone Jensen Cummings to bring a greater synergy to the chef and brewer relationship. Culinary events take place regularly around the Colorado area and Cummings contributes to the national food and beer scene by featuring innovative ways to cook, not just with beer, but more importantly with brewing ingredients and techniques.
Jensen Cummings bio: To say that Jensen Cummings was born into the industry is quite the understatement. He is the fifth consecutive generation of restaurateur in his family. With his great great grandfather opening La Fond House in 1900 in Little Falls Minnesota. Great grandfather, grandfather and currently three uncles all took up the family biz as well. Jensen’s generation also includes his younger brother, and Chef Cummings is living up to the family heritage with his leadership in the industry! 
Some Recent Accolades...
Certified Cicerone ‘12, National Hop Chef Champion ‘14, CRA Philanthropist of the Year ‘14, CO State Flag recipient ‘13

Diamond Knot Releases New Summer Seasonal and Blonde in Cans

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MUKILTEO, Wash. – In step with spring training camps, Diamond Knot Craft Brewing decided to switch its lineup moving into the 2016 summer season.

After the decision was made to transition the company’s beloved Blonde Ale into year-round 12-ounce 6-pack cans, the brewers developed an ale perfect for an easy quaff session on warm days. Welcome, Binnacle Summer Ale! 

“This beer is absolutely a home run,” said Production Manager Brian Guerrant. “The style started with a brewers challenge and grew from there. It’s definitely outside of what we have created in the past.”

Binnacle Summer Ale is so good, DK staff is finding it difficult to keep their hands off the beer until after its launch date, April 1.

“It’s been tough,” Guerrant said. “We’ve even been fighting over the short fills on the bottling line.” 

What makes this beer so special is that unlike all but one of DK’s beers, it uses Belgian yeast. Not striving to create an authentic Belgian-style beer, the brewers switched from a pilsner malt to 2-row pale malt, and the drinkability shot through the roof.

“This beer is ridiculously well-balanced, easily drinkable and, well, perfect,” Guerrant said.

The 22-ounce Binnacle Summer Ale bottle's label includes vintage artwork from Ken Gandee, Diamond Knot’s longtime go-to artist. Sibyl Designs created the label.

“We went with the binnacle because we really felt we were setting out on a new course,” said Sherry Jennings, the company’s director of sales and marketing. “There is a fair amount of symbolic meaning with Ken’s binnacle. Not only are we elevating our summer seasonal, we’re also putting one of our most popular beers, the Blonde Ale, into cans for year-round package distribution.

“Sales of the Blonde have been growing rapidly over the past few years, so when people tell us what they like through consuming our beer, we listen. A year-round can was the perfect transition for this style.”
Courtesy of Diamond Knott Craft Brewing
Diamond Knot Craft Brewing beers are distributed domestically through the Great Artisan Beverage network, which includes Odom Corp., Sound Beverage Distribution and Marine View Beverage, as well as many others in the Washington, Oregon and Idaho; and Total Wine & More through their direct program. Diamond Knot is also available through Evergreen Imports in Japan and available soon through DK Craft International in Korea.


Cascade Brewing hires Tim Larrance as vice president of sales and marketing

PORTLAND, Ore – Cascade Brewing has announced the appointment of Tim Larrance to vice president of sales and marketing, effective April 4
Larrance will be responsible for all sales and marketing functions, including managing and directing the company’s growing wholesaler network across the United States as well as helping continue to build the Cascade Brewing brand across the globe.

Larrance has more than 23 years in the beverage industry, holding area and regional management and director positions with Labatt USA, Inbev and William Grant & Sons. He has been in and around the brewing industry since his teenage years when he watched his father, Art Larrance, build Portland Brewing in the early 1980s; he began his own career there in 1992.
Larrance graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Oregon State University and an MBA from George Fox University. He resides in Lake Oswego with his wife and two sons.
About Cascade Brewing
Cascade Brewing has been a pioneer in the sour beer renaissance since 2006 and is the proud innovator of the Northwest Sour Ale. Its award-winning sour ales feature a clean, lactic acid profile produced by a house culture of lactobacillus bacteria. Its distinctive sour beer blends feature fruit forward, barrel-aged ales that offer a complex array of flavors derived from Northwest grown ingredients. Cascade’s sour ales are brewed and blended in Portland, Oregon; its blending house currently holds more than 1,400 French oak, Kentucky Bourbon and Northwest wine barrels — plus nine foudres. For more information, visit Follow the brewery on Facebook at and on Twitter and Instagram @CascadeBrewing.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Stone Brewing Releasing 2016 Stone Imperial Russian Stout and Enjoy By 05.04.16 Black IPA

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Stone Brewing Releases 2016 Stone Imperial Russian Stout 
Sinfully dark and decadent, this stout rivals the riches of a Russian Czar
ESCONDIDO, CA (March 28, 2016) – A rich, dark decadence is rising again to seduce even the most reluctant palates. A standout among Stone Brewing’s typically hop-centric lineup, Stone Imperial Russian Stout is highly regarded for its reputation among craft beer aficionados and collectors. Beginning this week, 2016 Stone Imperial Russian Stout will start arriving in 22-ounce bottles and on draft at bars, retailers and restaurants in markets where Stone beer is sold.
Originally conceived by Stone President, co-founder and original Brewmaster Steve Wagner, the recipe for Stone Imperial Russian Stout has been tweaked very little since the beer’s debut in 2000. By using British black malt and British roasted barley for the grain bill, the resulting beer has a dark opaque appearance and a roasty, coffee-like aroma. Intensely bittersweet cocoa and coffee flavors give way to hints of anise and fruity esters provided by the yeast. Enjoy with patience. As the stout warms, its malt qualities open up, becoming smoother drinking exhibiting stronger roast and chocolate character.
In addition to its perfect RateBeer score of 100, Stone Imperial Russian Stout owns a “world-class” rating of 96 on BeerAdvocate as well as a 2014 U.S. Open Beer Championship Gold Award in the Imperial Stout category. Despite the craft brewing world's escalation of imperial stouts with ever-bigger bodies and higher alcohol-by-volume (ABV), Stone has maintained Wagner's original creation from 2000…feeling that the beer is perfect as is!

2016 Stone Imperial Russian Stout is ready to be enjoyed fresh or stored at proper cellaring temperatures (55°F or lower) for several months or even years. Brewed to align with the authentic, historical style of an imperial Russian stout, this beer is massive, and a great representation of the style originating from Czarist Russia’s demand for ever heftier, ABV-elevated English stouts.
Courtesy of Stone Brewing CO
Quick Facts
Name: 2016 Stone Imperial Russian Stout
Stats: 10.8% ABV, 65 IBUs
Availability: Limited 22-ounce bottles and draft, beginning March 28
Hop Varieties: Warrior
National 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; Germany; Hong Kong; Japan; Korea; Mexico; Panama; the Philippines; Singapore; Sweden; Thailand; and United Kingdom
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The Dark Side of Fresh Rises Stone Enjoy By 05.04.16 Black IPA Releases This Week
IN A GALAXY NOT TOO FAR AWAY (A time not too long ago) – The seemingly sinister Stone Enjoy By 05.04.16 Black IPA by Stone Brewing has risen from sources of dark malted barley. Brewed specifically NOT to last, this immensely hopped black IPA refuses to rest until it makes the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs to hopheads in 22-ounce bottles and on draft at select retailers nationwide.

With the balanced support of pleasingly smooth malts, Vic Secret, Ella and (of course!) Galaxy lead the massive hop addition in this predominately Oz system hop profile. When combined and added, the hops produce nuances of dankness and tropical fruit qualities that are evident in the aroma, with a taste that is distinctively hoppy. This devastatingly dark force is out to restore freshness and appreciation to the black IPA subsect in cantinas and lairs across select parts of the known universe.
 A groundbreaking mission, the Stone Enjoy By IPA series facilitated a paradigm shift in how Stone and its distribution partners work together to deliver the most devastatingly fresh IPAs on the planet to craft beer enthusiasts. Just as on its light-side counterpart, the “Enjoy By” date sends an overt message to its fresh-seeking fans on the bottle, indicating precisely the date by which the black IPA must be consumed to enjoy maximum freshness. In the unlikely event that any Stone Enjoy By 05.04.16 Black IPA remains on the shelves on May 5, the Revenge of the Fifth will strike in the form of empty shelves and draft lines.

Hopheads only have 37 days to get their hands on this black IPA before its whereabouts are completely unknown…

For those social media savvy imbibers, Stone has a dedicated Web page,, that captures fans’ experiences with the Stone Enjoy By IPA series and all of its variations. Fans are encouraged to share posts using the hashtag #EnjoyBy on Twitter and Instagram or by checking in on Untappd. Tweets, photos and check-ins are then posted on the page’s live social feed.
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Quick Facts
Name: Stone Enjoy By 05.04.16 Black IPA
Stats: 9.4% ABV, 80 IBUs
Availability: Limited Limited 22-ounce bottles and draft, beginning March 28
Hop Varieties: Amarillo, Super Galena, Cascade, Centennial, Ella, Galaxy, Vic Secret
National Distribution: AZ, AK, CA, CT, DE, IA, IN, KS, MA, MI, MN, MT, NE, NH, NM, NV, OH, PA, RI, SC, TN, VA and WA
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Terminal Gravity Brewing Releasing New Seasonal-Cross Eyed Cricket IPA

Courtesy of Terminal Gravity Brewing CO

Enterprise,OR - There’s a little place in Eastern Oregon, at the end of the road, in the shadow of the Wallowa Mountains; the pints are tall and the beer flows like a springtime river blow out.  Welcome to Terminal Gravity Brewing—Middle of Nowhere, Center of the Universe. 

We’ve been releasing a few new beers over the last couple years, such as Eagle Cap IPA, Lil’ Red Session Ale, and the award winning Wallowa Lake Lager.  But there’s something we’ve been working on for quite sometime, with vigor like never before.  Something that will turn your head, something that leads your gaze to the mountains yet reminds you of exotic fruit from vacations past.

Cross Eyed Cricket IPA

With the perfect blend of Eureka, Simcoe, and Mosiac hops, Cross Eyed Cricket IPA boasts huge pineapple and passion fruit aromas that will make your head spin. Gentle notes of piney citrus round out the generous hop profile.  Cross Eyed Cricket is bright; golden in the glass with a crisp bitterness throughout while perfectly placed at 65 IBU’s and 7.2%. 

Starting on Monday, March 28th Cross Eyed Cricket will be available through Point Blank Distributing in Portland and the surrounding area, along with Kendall’s Pioneer Distributing in the SW Washington area. If you’re up for it, venture to Wallowa County’s first and only brewery, where the pints are perfectly paired with local beef from 6 Ranch.  

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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.  TG IPA quickly changed the beer scene in Oregon in the late 90’s.  Since it’s inception, TG has provided a wide selection of bottled beers, draught varieties, and seasonal specialties. Terminal Gravity Brewing distributes its beer in Oregon, Washington and Idaho, and recently expanded its market presence to Montana.
 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!

New Belgium Brewing’s Tour de Fat Releases 2016 Schedule

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Ft. Collins, Colo., March 29, 2016 – This year, New Belgium Brewing celebrates 25 years of brewing up fun, a silver anniversary that means new tricks, musical supersizing, and doubling down on wackiness for the brewery’s annual Tour de Fat. The traveling celebration creates a spectacular sensory experience complete with great beer, bikes, music, comedy, sustainability, and philanthropy. In honor of this monumental year for the brewery, New Belgium has crafted a list of 10 reasons 2016 is a year you and all your friends must attend Tour de Fat:

1. Chances are good it’s coming to a city near you! This year Tour de Fat is traveling to nine locations:
  • May 21 – Washington, DC
  • June 25 – Durham, NC
  • July 9 – Chicago, IL
  • August 13 – Boise, ID
  • September 3 – Ft. Collins, Colo.
  • September 10 – Denver, Colo.
  • September 17 – San Francisco, CA
  • September 24 – San Diego, CA
  • October 1 – Tempe, AZ.
To keep up on the latest info for each city, check out

2. Tour de Fat 2016 Presents Dr. Dog! This Philly-based Neo-Americana Psych Rock outfit draws inspiration from the Rolling Stones, the Velvet Underground and soul music and will headline the Tour de Fat stage in Tempe and San Francisco. Their new concept album has been garnering rave reviews and earning them sold-out shows. To that end: Tempe and San Francisco will require a $10 ticket this year, well worth the all-day entertainment and shenanigans!

3. Turning a quarter-of-a-century super charges the creative juices. This year marks the 25th anniversary for New Belgium Brewing, which means more variety, local/regional acts and double the zany antics you come to expect at Tour de Fat.

4. Help push Tour de Fat past the $5 million mark! It could happen this year and we need everyone’s support! Although it’s a day of revelry, bike love, and fun times, the main mission of Tour de Fat is to give back to our non-profit friends, who spread bike love year round.

5. Become a trader! Nine people will trade will their car for a bike through an amazingly transformative experience celebrated through the Tour de Fat car-for-bike ceremony. Want to apply to trade your vehicle for the gift of two wheels? Click here to apply.

Courtesy of New Belgium Brewing CO
6. Did someone say great beer? Tour de Fat offers an opportunity to enjoy New Belgium classics, such as Fat Tire and Citradelic Tangerine IPA, along with more esoteric beers from its Lips of Faith series. It’s also the only place to enjoy Carnie Blood, a beer made in honor of the Tour de Fat Carnies that make this all possible every year! Carnie Blood Vol. 3 is an Imperial Stout brewed with two single-origin cocoas and chicory. Yum!

7. One word – costumes! Tour de Fat is the place to bring out the Halloween costume again, dress as your alter-ego and let your freak flag fly. We like to say if everyone is weird, no one is weird. So start thinking about it now!

8. Always wanted to be in a parade? Now you can! Tour de Fat offers costumed bike parades in each city, with rolling closures of city streets. It’s a magical feeling to legally own the road on your bike!

9. The entertainment keeps going and going and going. Once it starts it lasts for about five hours with several venues going at once, filled with variety acts that’ll make you scratch your head, tap your foot and laugh out loud.

10. Do you like to win? We have contests! From a Slow-Ride, to a Fashion Show and even The Bike is Right! Gameshow - Tour de Fat is looking for ways to put you in the show and give away New Belgium cruiser bikes. So start shining up your dance shoes and practice your slow-mo bike riding skills.

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“During this off-season we’ve been working on how to make this year stand above the rest. We’ve curated incredible acts for our Sputnik mobile stage, Le Tigre Grande and Grotto stages and then of course our main stage presenting Dr. Dog at some stops makes it an epic year,” said Matt Kowal, Tour de Fat’s Impresario. “The performances are going to be dynamic and super creative, making it the best costumed, free-flowing, bike and beer festival you could attend. We’re stoked to hit the road and see the magic happen.”

This year marks the 17th season for Tour de Fat, which has raised more than $4 million for local non-profits since it all began and close to $650,000 last year alone. The daylong festivities are free in all cities except for Tempe and San Francisco, but all proceeds from beer and merchandise sales, along with parade donations, go to local non-profits.

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During each tour stop, New Belgium tries to leave as little of an environmental imprint as possible. The tour hosts green vendors, has compost and recycle stations and festival trucks that operate on biofuel sourced from recycled waste oils.

For the Tour de Fat credo, schedule, videos and to submit an entry to swap your car for a bike, check out To learn more about New Belgium Brewing, visit

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, and one of World Blu’s most democratic U.S. businesses, and a Certified B Corp. In addition to Fat Tire, New Belgium brews thirteen year-round beers; Citradelic Tangerine IPA, Ranger IPA, Rampant Imperial IPA, Shift Pale Lager, Slow Ride Session IPA, Snapshot Wheat, Sunshine Wheat, 1554 Black Ale, Blue Paddle Pilsner, Abbey Belgian Ale and Trippel and a gluten-reduced line, Glutiny Pale Ale and Glutiny Golden Ale. Learn more at

American Craft Beer Exports Top $116 Million

Boulder, CO • March 29, 2016—The Brewers Association (BA)—the not-for-profit trade group representing small and independent craft brewers—today reported export growth data for the American craft beer industry in 2015. Supported by the BA’s Export Development Program (EDP), craft beer export volume increased by 16.3 percent in 2015, now totaling 446,151 barrels and worth $116 million.

Growth was seen in all major markets, most notably in Western Europe which saw a 33.4 percent increase. Ireland, the Netherlands, Thailand and Taiwan were the fastest growing markets in 2015.

Canada was again the leading international market for American craft beer, accounting for 51 percent of exports.  Meanwhile, Sweden, Ireland and the United Kingdom each took a market share of approximately 10 percent.  The top five was rounded out by Australia, which accounted for 4 percent of exports.

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“Small and independent craft brewers are putting American beer on the global map,” said Bob Pease, president and CEO, Brewers Association. “There’s a growing thirst from beer lovers in countries around the world for bold, innovative products from American craft brewers. As the demand for American craft beer continues to grow abroad, the Brewers Association is pleased to support our members by increasing their access to international markets.”

The EDP, which generates exposure for American craft beer through trade shows, festivals, seminars, media outreach and competitions, among other activities, was initiated in 2004 with funds from the United States Department of Agriculture Market Access Program (USDA MAP). There are now approximately 80 small and independent brewers exporting their beers from the U.S., by EDP estimates. 

About the Brewers Association
The Brewers Association is the not-for-profit trade association dedicated to small and independent American brewers, their beers and the community of brewing enthusiasts. The Brewers Association (BA) represents more than 70 percent of the brewing industry, and its members make more than 99 percent of the beer brewed in the U.S. The BA organizes events including the World Beer CupSMGreat American Beer Festival®Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America®SAVOR: An American Craft Beer & Food Experience, AHA National Homebrewers Conference, National Homebrew Competition and American Craft Beer Week®. The BA publishes The New Brewer magazine and its Brewers Publications division is the largest publisher of contemporary and relevant brewing literature for today’s craft brewers and homebrewers.

Beer lovers are invited to learn more about the dynamic world of craft beer at and about homebrewing via the BA’s American Homebrewers Association. Follow us on Twitter.

The Brewers Association is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or marital/familial status. The BA complies with provisions of Executive Order 11246 and the rules, regulations, and relevant orders of the Secretary of Labor.

Ninkasi Brewing Announces Second Edition of Ground Control

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 Available in 22oz. Bottles, Bourbon Barrel-Aged Ground Control Hits the Shelf April 12, 2016

EUGENE, Ore.—March 29, 2016 In 2014, Ninkasi Brewing Company, an independent craft brewery based in Eugene, Oregon, embarked on a journey that took its beer to new heights—77.3 miles above Earth to be exact. The Ninkasi Space Program (NSP), was an initiative with one goal in mind: send brewer’s yeast to space, return it to Earth to brew delicious beer. In October 2014, Ninkasi sent six vials of brewer’s yeast to space aboard a rocket launched from Spaceport America and later, released its first “space beer” in 2015, Ground Control. This year, the beer returns with its sequel—Bourbon Barrel-Aged Ground Control. Brewed with Oregon hazelnuts, star anise and cocoa nibs, this Imperial Stout is fermented with an Ale yeast that survived a trip to space, barrel-aged for four months and blended. Bourbon Barrel-Aged Ground Control can be found in limited-edition 22-ounce bottles starting April 12, 2016 throughout Ninkasi’s distribution territory. 

“Ground Control lives on; first with yeast into space and now into barrels, we are thrilled to carry on the excitement of space and brewing exploration,” says Nikos Ridge, Ninkasi co-founder and CEO. “The frenzy around Ground Control’s first release extended beyond our expectations; we look forward to bringing another iteration to more beer and science lovers.”

The story behind Ground Control’s creation began in July 2014 with Mission One of NSP. In partnership with the Civilian Space eXploration Team (CSXT) and Team Hybriddyne, Ninkasi loaded a rocket with 16 vials of brewer’s yeast. A series of unexpected circumstances led to tracking issues, leaving the payload lost on the floor of the Black Rock Desert for 27 days. Due to the extreme desert heat, the yeast was not viable for brewing. An opportunity for Mission Two presented itself with UP Aerospace Inc., a private spaceflight corporation, and in October 2014, six vials of brewer’s yeast traveled above Earth’s atmosphere from Spaceport America on an SL-9 rocket. The yeast returned to Earth, and was immediately transported back to Ninkasi’s lab to begin propagation and brewing. 

“Barrel aging Ground Control brings the flavors together in a fantastic way,” explains Ninkasi founding brewer and co-founder, Jamie Floyd. “The wood itself imparts subtle vanilla flavors while the Bourbon notes enhance the rich flavors of the cocoa nibs and hazelnuts without overshadowing the star anise.” Smooth, flavorful, robust and spirited, Bourbon Barrel-Aged Ground Control marks another step for Ninkasi and its quest to push the brewing industry forward.

Available April 12, 2016, each 22-ounce bottle of Ground Control features a collectible outer-box illustrated by Eugene-based gig poster artist and illustrator, Neal Williams. In a partnership between Ninkasi’s in-house art department and Williams, the beer’s artworks features a psychedelic view of space with floating astronauts and barrels. Williams’ artwork can also be found on limited edition merchandise celebrating the release of Ground Control available at

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Ground Control Stats
Ground Control boldly combines local and out-of-this-world ingredients. This rich, complex Imperial Stout is brewed with Oregon hazelnuts, star anise and cocoa nibs, and is fermented with an Ale yeast that survived a trip to space and back. This second-edition brew has been aged in Old Forester Bourbon barrels for four months.

Style: Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout Brewed with Oregon Hazelnuts, Star Anise, Cocoa Nibs, and Ale Yeast Sent Into Space
Available: April 12, 2016
ABV: 10%
IBU: 80
OG: 1100
Malt: 2-Row Pale, Black, Chocolate, Munich, Crystal, Honey, Special Roast, Peated
Hops: Apollo, Bravo, Comet
Packaging: 22oz. Bottles
Distribution: Alaska; Alberta; Arizona; California; D.C.; Colorado; Idaho; Maryland; Nevada; New York; Oregon; Texas; Utah; Washington; Vancouver, British Columbia; and select retailers across the country.

Stay informed about the release of Ground Control by visiting or following @NinkasiInSpace on Twitter.
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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 IRA, Easy Way IPA, Helles Belles Helles Lager, Oatis Oatmeal Stout, 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