Thursday, May 12, 2016

Craft Brewers Unite to Create the Biggest Small Beer Ever Made

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Boulder, COMay 12, 2016—Coming together for the greatest union of all time, small and independent craft brewers across the country have created a very special beer in honor of American Craft Beer Week (ACBW), May 16-22. To #MakeSmallBeerBig during the celebratory week, the Biggest Small Beer Ever Made was produced by participating brewers in all 50 states using the same ingredients and recipe.

“There’s nothing more American than small and independent craft brewers and their amazing, full-flavored beer. American Craft Beer Week is a time to raise a glass and toast how they have forever changed our beer culture, economy, communities and country as a whole,” said Julia Herz, publisher of and craft beer program director at the Brewers Association. “Craft beer is a unique community where competitors work together to provide beers that represent authenticity, quality and innovation. The unity and collaboration behind the Biggest Small Beer Ever Made shows brewers believe that the success of other independent brewers is their own success.”

Presented by, the nationwide campaign #MakeSmallBeerBig, is amplified through social and digital promotion to showcase the beer and create a unifying voice for the craft brewing community. Visual elements including a graphic and video represent the Biggest Small Beer Ever Made and the more than 4,400 small and independent brewers throughout the United States.

The video is a fun take on craft brewer ingenuity.

The beer, which can be sampled at over 100 breweries throughout the country, was inspired by one recipe. Each participating brewery was invited to brew the beer with the understanding that even with the same recipe, no beer could be exactly the same. American Craft Beer Week revelers are invited to sample the Biggest Small Beer Ever Made at a participating brewery near them.

This year also marks the return of the American Craft Beer Week Nationwide Toast. At 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT on Thursday, May 19, small brewers and craft beer lovers nationwide will raise a glass of the Biggest Small Beer Ever Made or their favorite indie craft brewed beer to simultaneously toast ACBW. To find a toast location near you, visit the official American Craft Beer Week events page. The map contains all other local celebrations, events and promotions for 2016.

Find an expanded list of U.S. beer weeks, join the conversation on Twitter with #MakeSmallBeerBig and #ACBW and look for updates on the ACBW Facebook page.

This campaign was developed with assistance from Boulder-based agency, Victors & Spoils.

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, Homebrew Con, 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.

Double Mountain's Oak Barrel Aged Pale Death to Hit Shelves

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Hood River, OR – May 12th, 2016 – Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom releases Oak Barrel Aged Pale Death, the second batch in their barrel aged beer series. This special release IPA is available in the bottle at the Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom located in downtown Hood River and will be found in limited quantities throughout the Northwest, British Columbia, and Southern California.

“The blending process began with a bunch of beakers on the round table in the Vicar room.  A handful of brewers were in on the tasting of various blending percentages, and I feel we came up with something really special.  We don’t get to use new oak that often, so this was really good to experience.” Brewer, Matt Coughlin.
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 Oak Barrel Aged Pale Death
Belgian Style Imperial IPA
9.5% ABV, 93BU

Description: When we got a hold of these beautiful, brand spankin’ new barrels, we wasted no time filling them with a batch of Pale Death from 2015 we had in the tanks.  A little over a year later, we blended back in some of the 2016 batch of Pale Death to bring some youth to the honeyed and wooden vanilla aromas that came from the aging.  The tannins accentuate the bitterness, and the extra age provides a deeper wisdom to the beer.

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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. Double Mountain Brewery opened 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. Double Mountain Brewery’s 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

Ecliptic Brewing Wins Gold at World Beer Cup℠

Portland, Oregon • May 12, 2016—Ecliptic Brewing claimed a gold award at the 2016 World Beer Cup, a global beer competition that evaluates beers from around the world and recognizes the most outstanding brewers and their beers.

Ecliptic Brewing received its gold award in the Brown Porter beer style category for its Capella Porter.  The award was accepted by John Harris, Owner and Brewmaster of Ecliptic Brewing and an icon in the history of Oregon beer. Harris was one of 19 Oregon brewers to bring home an award and one of the two gold award recipients in Portland.

 “I am very excited for all of us here at Ecliptic to get our first international award,” said Harris.  “Having brewed another award winning Porter in the past makes this award even more special for me.” Harris added, “After 30 years of brewing beer, being recognized by our peers for our quality is awesome.”

Gold, silver and bronze awards in the competition’s 96 beer-style categories were presented May 6, 2016 during the World Beer Cup award ceremony at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

World Beer Cup winners were selected by an international panel of 253 beer judges from 31 countries. Regarded as the “Olympics of Beer Competition,” the World Beer Cup saw an impressive field of 6,596 entries from 1,907 breweries in 55 countries.

Presented by the Brewers Association, the World Beer Cup has been held every other year since 1996, to celebrate the art and science of brewing by recognizing outstanding achievement. For more additional information, visit the World Beer Cup website.

About Capella Porter:

Capella Porter is named after a bright star in the constellation Auriga.  Sweet, dark malt aromas are followed by a nice medium body.  Flavors of chocolate and caramel meld with just a touch of roast. A collection of American hops (Nugget, Chinook, Centennial, and Cascade) brighten this lively porter.

ABV:  5.2%

IBU:  39

Gravity:  14.5°

Ecliptic beers are available at the brewery (825 North Cook St), in bottle and on-tap throughout the area, and distributed by: Maletis Beverage (Portland, Salem, Vancouver WA), Bigfoot Beverage (Eugene, Bend, Coast), Fort George Distributing (Northern Oregon Coast), Summit Distribution (Southern Oregon), Click Distributing (Seattle, Tacoma, Spokane, Northern Idaho), Dickerson Distributing (Bellingham), Crooked Stave Artisans (Colorado), and Freedom Distributors (North Carolina).

About Ecliptic Brewing

Ecliptic Brewing is a venture from John Harris, an Oregon beer icon whose background is steeped in the state’s rich craft brewing history. The name Ecliptic unites Harris’ two passions: brewing and astronomy, and as such, the brewery celebrates the Earth’s yearly journey around the sun through both its beer and restaurant menus. Executive chef Michael Molitor rotates his seasonally inspired menu every six weeks in accordance with the old world calendar. Harris’ signature beers include Spica Pilsner, Orbiter IPA, Phobos Single Hop Red Ale, and Capella Porter. For more information, visit:

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Hopwork Announces The Release of New CranPerry Cider and Summer Seasonal Pig War White IPA

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 Portland, OR - Hopworks Urban Brewery (HUB) today announces two new releases that explore the bounty of the Pacific Northwest. HUB’s CranPerry Cider is available in 22oz bottles and draft throughout HUB’s Northwest distribution network. Pig War White IPA is now available in 16oz cans, 22oz bottles and on draft throughout HUB’s distribution.

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CranPerry Cider
HUB’s CranPerry is a new year-round pear cider featuring fruit sourced entirely from the Pacific Northwest. CranPerry is a stunning pink-orange hue from the addition of cranberry. The cranberry, sourced in part from fellow B Corporation Starvation Alley Farms, provides a thirst-quenching tart complexity that complements the semi-dry pear foundation. CranPerry clocks in at 5.5% abv.

CranPerry, HUB’s second cider package, follows the release of HUB Hard Cider in cans and bottles in May of 2015. HUB received their winery license in August of 2014. Since then, HUB brewers have made an effort to quench their thirst for both beer and cider with array of experimental ciders at both pub locations. 

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Pig War White IPA
Pig War White IPA returns as HUB’s summer seasonal. This refreshing IPA showcases Hard Red Spring Wheat grown at organic certified Twin Oaks Farm on San Juan Island. The farm cultivates 25 acres of Friar variety wheat. This specialty grain imparts tart flavors, medium body and signature wheat haze that compliment layers of fruity, citrus hop flavors and a crisp bitterness. The beer is also made with organic malted barley from Oregon and local hops. Pig War is 6.0% abv and 60 IBU.

The name Pig War commemorates the standoff in 1859 between American and British authorities over San Juan Island, where the beer’s wheat is grown. The only casualty of this 15 year standoff was one wayward pig.

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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 produces 13,500 barrels of beer and cider a year for HUB’s two 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 is recognized as one of the Best Green Companies To Work For In Oregon. In 2016 Hopworks introduced Gear Up IPA and CranPerry Cider as new year round offerings.

Alaskan Brewing Company Taps New CEO

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JUNEAU, Alaska (May 11, 2016) – Alaskan Brewing Company’s long-time Chief Operations Officer, Linda Thomas, has been named the new CEO, while the founders of the company, Geoff and Marcy Larson, are looking forward to dedicating more time towards building the pioneering legacy of Alaskan, focusing on innovation and the spirit of craft brewing.

“Alaskan Brewing is growing and exploring many opportunities, which pulls Geoff and I further afield,” said Co-Founder Marcy Larson.  “We really rely on Linda Thomas here at our home office, and feel moving her into the pivotal CEO position will give us more stability for solid future growth.  Linda has been excellent at providing organization and infrastructure to our management group, so it makes sense and we trust her to step into the lead slot here at the brewery.” 

Geoff Larson will maintain his role as President and Chair of the Board, and will be sharing the “Beer Powered Beer” concept industry wide.  “This is a cutting edge use of the brewers spent grain that turns waste into fuel, and is revolutionary to the beer industry,” Larson stated.  “Additionally we want to showcase manufacturing successes in Alaska.”   Thomas noted that the Larson’s started Alaskan Brewing in the midst of a recession in Alaska in the mid-1980’s, and their ability to successfully weather the challenges of operating a nationally recognized regional craft brewery from the remote area of Juneau is a story that should resonate with today’s economic headwinds.

“Our brewery has so many opportunities to grow our leadership in the craft industry here in the U.S. and even internationally, and I’m excited to drive that train forward, while keeping to the core values and mission of Alaskan Brewing,” Thomas said. "We have met countless challenges of doing business in Alaska over the years, creating an internal strength and sense of pride in our company, and my goal is to have that success and pride continue for future generations of Alaskans and all stakeholders involved." 

Geoff Larson stated that in Thomas’ 22 years with Alaskan, she has been instrumental in developing a financially sound company, ranked in the top 1% of the over 4,000 breweries in the U.S. in 2015 according to the Brewer’s Association. She led the development of the brewery’s Employee Stock Ownership Program, or ESOP, and has fostered a talented and highly dedicated crew that is poised to build on the strong foundation for this remote craft brewery based in Alaska.

In addition to her own adventuresome and pioneering spirit that comes with being a lifelong Alaskan, Thomas has a long history of community and professional involvement in Alaska.  She has served as President of the Bartlett Regional Hospital Board, Big Brothers Big Sisters Board of Juneau, and the Juneau Chamber of Commerce Board.  She has co-chaired the State Board of Accountancy, serves on a bank board established in Alaska and was appointed as a National Quality Examiner by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce.  In 2007, she was recognized as the Juneau Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year.  She holds a BBA in Accounting from the University of Alaska Fairbanks and is a licensed CPA.

Sierra Nevada’s 2016 Beer Camp Across America Collaboration Beers Now Available

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 Six limited-edition beers crafted by 31 breweries available nationwide

CHICO, Calif., May 9, 2016 – Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. introduced its six Beer Camp Across America 2016 collaboration beers at retail and select draught locations nationwide today. The highly anticipated beers were developed by 31 collaborating breweries from across the country. Each unique beer was brewed by a regional team of five breweries and Sierra Nevada to represent the styles of the breweries and ingredients from their region. 

“We created Beer Camp Across America to be a true national celebration of craft beer,” said Sierra Nevada Founder and President, Ken Grossman. “As part of that, we brought our fellow brewers and friends who share our passion, admiration and bold approach to pushing brewing boundaries along for the ride.”
The 2016 Beer Camp Across America collaboration will be sold as a 12-pack, containing two beers of each limited-edition style (SRP: $28.99–$29.99). Various beer styles will also be available on draught nationwide.

       Sweet Sunny South Southern Table Beer (4.9% ABV) – An easy-drinking, malt-forward beer with a tangy finish, featuring traditional Southern ingredients like peaches, tea, corn grits and honey.
       Pat-Rye-Ot Revolutionary Pale Ale (5.6% ABV) – A “revolutionary” Pale Ale inspired by the original 13 colonies with a nod to classic beer ingredients like rye and apple.
       West Latitude Session Rye with Hibiscus (5.5% ABV) – A Session Rye combining a Hawaiian influence of hibiscus with California’s love of hops.
·        Moxee-Moron Imperial Session IPA (7.5% ABV) – A style contradiction honoring the Pacific Northwest’s hop-bomb heritage.
·        Family Values Imperial Brown Ale (8.5% ABV) – An Imperial Brown Ale that embodies the togetherness of the Midwest and its native flavors, including wild rice, honey and cocoa nibs. 
·        Stout of the Union Robust Stout (7.3% ABV) – The ultimate combination of rich and roasty malt flavors from our Southern California friends.  
“Leveraging decades of experience, these celebrated beer pioneers tinkered with flavors, explored native and exotic ingredients and poured heart and soul into the process,” said Sierra Nevada Vice President, Brian Grossman. “Camaraderie resulted in truly exceptional brews. We’re all looking forward to sharing these beers with our fans and celebrating these collaborations at festivals across the country this summer.”

Sierra Nevada will take the beers on the road this June via a six-city tasting festival tour hitting Tampa, Fla.; Seattle, Wash.; Milwaukee, Wis.; San Francisco, Calif.; Boston, Mass.; and Los Angeles, Calif. Every craft brewer in the nation is invited to pour at the festivals, with the lineup already including more than 500 different breweries from across the country. Proceeds will be donated to local brewers’ guilds and other nonprofits to encourage continued hops research and help ensure a supportive future for craft brewers across the nation. Tickets and more festival information are available at

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Presented by Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., Beer Camp Across America is a celebration of America’s craft beer revolution. The project embodies the unique spirit that exists in the craft beer industry and the belief that a rising tide lifts all boats. As such, every craft brewery in the country is invited to participate in the festivals.

Founded in 1980, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. is one of America’s premier craft breweries, highly regarded for using only the finest quality ingredients. The pioneering spirit that launched Sierra Nevada now spans both coasts with breweries in Chico, California and Mills River, North Carolina. Sierra Nevada has set the standard for craft brewers worldwide with innovations in the brewhouse as well as advances in sustainability. It is famous for its extensive line of beers including Pale Ale, Torpedo®, Hop Hunter® IPA, Nooner® Pilsner, Otra Vez™, Kellerweis®, Porter, Stout and a host of seasonal, specialty and limited release beers. Learn more at and follow along for updates on Twitter and Instagram at @SierraNevada.

Monday, May 9, 2016

McMenamins Releasing Alienator IPA for Annual UFO Festival

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McMenamins’ Alienator IPA has been unleashed upon the Earth this week! Never before witnessed outside of McMenamins annual UFO Festival in McMinnville, Ore. until now, Alienator IPA has a lush floral aroma and distinct citrus flavor perfect for those who prefer their ales strong, hoppy and a little out of this world.

Only available on earth for a limited time, Alienator IPA will be on tap at McMenamins Hotel Oregon in McMinnville during the UFO Festival, May 12 – 15, and in bottles at all McMenamins pubs and gift shops, while supplies last.

Alienator IPA
The Chinook Hops in this IPA showcase the wonderful citrusy aroma and full abundance of the hop flavor, along with the final bitterness at the end of first taste. This IPA‘s lush floral aroma and distinct citrus flavor is perfect for those who prefer their ales strong, hoppy and a little out of this world.
Malts: Premium 2-Row, Vienna, Carastan 30/37
Hops: Chinook
OG: 1.061 TG: 1.010 ABV: 6.58 IBU: 55 SRM: 7

What’s the McMenamins UFO Fest? Now in its 17th year, the McMenamins UFO Festival will be transformed into a gathering place for scholars, the UFO-curious and ale-appreciators alike. The annual McMenamins UFO Festival – one of the nation’s most respected and largest Ufology gatherings – takes place in the small, idyllic town of McMinnville, known for the celebrated Trent flying saucer sighting of 1950 photographs that caused a worldwide sensation. (see McMenamins UFO Fest info below)

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McMenamins 17th Annual UFO Festival:
Re-Examining the Stunning 1997 Phoenix Lights Case
Two Decades Later
– UFO Community Converges on Downtown McMinnville, Ore., May 12-15, 2016
WHAT:      Downtown McMinnville, Ore., will be transformed again this May into a gathering place for scholars, the UFO-curious and fun-seekers alike. The annual McMenamins UFO Festival – one of the nation’s most respected and largest Ufology gatherings – takes place in the small, idyllic town of McMinnville, known for the celebrated Trent flying saucer sighting of 1950 photographs that caused a worldwide sensation.
Now in its 17th year, the McMenamins UFO Festival will draw thousands of people from across the nation to celebrate and explore the largest reported mass UFO sighting in U.S. history: The Phoenix Lights of 1997. What happened in Phoenix? On March 13, 1997, a massive boomerang-shaped object that was “several football fields in size” moved ever-so-slowly and silently over parts of Arizona as well as New Mexico. There were five spherical lights visible on the craft, possibly energy-emitting orbs of some sort. Many veteran pilots, air traffic controllers and astronauts concurred that no man-made aircraft with such attributes is known to exist. McMenamins will host key figures from the case, some who haven’t shared the same stage for nearly two decades or spoken publically outside of Phoenix.
The four-day festival provides a forum for believers and skeptics alike to attend movie screenings, presentations and group discussions with featured speakers and other special events. Featured events include popular, family-friendly activities, such as a costume parade, live music, a costume ball and new this year, a fantastical 5K.

Festival Highlights:
·         Lunch with the Speakers: Meet the festival’s UFO experts in a casual setting and ask them questions during this exclusive, limited-seating event.
·         Beyond the Phoenix Lights: Hear from Dr. Lynn Kitei, M.D., the leading authority of the Phoenix Lights case and an eyewitness to the event.
·         Movie Screenings: View the internationally award-winning documentary The Phoenix Lights: We Are Not Alone, as well as an insightful film about the 1950 McMinnville area Trent Case, at the historic McMenamins Hotel Oregon.
·         Ground Zero Live Radio Broadcast: Experience a live radio broadcast of Ground Zero with Clyde Lewis, a powerful voice in the field of paranormal news and commentary.
·         UFO Costume Parade: Earthlings of all ages are invited to don their otherworldly attire for a community parade through downtown McMinnville. Online registration required.
·         UFO Run 5K: Get ready to run like you’re avoiding an abduction! This non-competitive 5K will be fun for the whole family. Register online soon at
·         UFO Speakers Panel: Hear all UFO Festival speakers discuss pertinent issues and take audience questions.
·         Alien Costume Ball: Dress to impress for this supernatural event where attendees can compete for a prize or just enjoy the show and rock out to The Strangetones.
·         McMinnville Downtown Association Landing Party: Visit UFO vendor booths and enjoy live music and some brews in the beer garden.
·         Alien Pet Costume Contest: Dress up your furry or feathered friends in their best alien outfits.

2016 UFO Festival Featured Speakers:
·         stantonfriedmanDr. Lynne Kitei, M.D.: As a leading authority on the Phoenix Lights case and an eyewitness to the event, Dr. Kitei, M.D. is an internationally acclaimed physician and health educator who set aside her successful medical career to document the sighting in both a book and award-winning documentary film.
·         Jonathan Dover: Dover is a veteran law enforcement officer. He has worked in the Arizona Police Department, National Park Service, Navajo Historic Preservation Department and the Navajo Nation Rangers. He was trained in Criminal Investigations and was an Archaeological Resource Crimes Investigator.
·         Stanley Milford Jr.: Milford currently serves as a Ranger Sergeant with the Navajo Nation Rangers and oversees a Special Projects Unit that investigates paranormal cases involving UFOs, aliens, Bigfoot, witchcraft and ghosts.
·         Peter Davenport: Davenport has been director of the National UFO Reporting Center since 1994, and documented scores of eyewitness testimonies from the Phoenix Lights case. Davenport is featured regularly on the Jeff Rense Radio Show and Coast to Coast with George Noory.
·         James E. Clarkson: Clarkson is currently the director of the Washington State Mutual UFO Network and is on the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) Special Assignments Team.
·         Frances Barwood: A Phoenix City Councilwoman in 1997, Frances was the only elected official to call for and oversee a formal investigation into the Phoenix Lights case.
·         Sue Watson: An eyewitness to the Phoenix Lights case who with her four children watched a massive 1,500-foot-wide unidentified black object she describes as a "floating city” fly impossibly slowly and silently over their house on March 13, 1997.

WHEN:           May 12-15, 2016

WHERE:         McMenamins Hotel Oregon
310 NE Evans Street
McMinnville, OR 97128
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McMinnville Community Center (For Featured Speaker Events)
600 NE Evans St
McMinnville, OR 97128

PRICE:           Speaker Events: $20-$40
VIP Pass: $75 (includes entrance to all five speaker events held at the McMinnville Community Center)
Alien 5K: Price TBD
All other events: Free

WEBSITE:      Learn more online and on Facebook

About McMenamins UFO Festival
Set in Oregon’s idyllic wine country 40 miles south of Portland at McMenamins’ historic Hotel Oregon, the fun and educational UFO Festival is now in its 17th year and is one of the most well-respected, credible festivals of its kind in the nation. The event began as a way to honor the 1950 Trent case in which two local citizens witnessed and photographed an unknown craft hovering in the sky, images that are said to be some of the most credible images of UFOs to date. In 2015, more than 5,000 visitors convened in downtown McMinnville for the festival and parade. Visit for more information.

About McMenamins Hotels, Pubs & Breweries
McMenamins operates 54 distinctive pubs, restaurants and historic hotels in the Pacific Northwest. Founded by brothers Mike and Brian McMenamin with a single Portland neighborhood pub in 1983, McMenamins today includes eight Washington locations and 45 Oregon properties, 18 on the National Register of Historic Places. McMenamins handcrafts its own beer, wine, spirits, cider and coffee and offers an eclectic mix of pubs, hotels, movie theaters, concert venues, spas and events for guests to enjoy.

Breakside Brewery Top Medal Winner of the 2016 World Beer Cup: With 4 Medals, More Than Any Other Brewery This Year

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May 9th, 2016 Portland & Milwaukie, OR -
Breakside Brewery took home 4 Medals at the 2016 World Beer Cup held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania last Friday, May 6th, more than any other brewery in the world. This edition of the World Beer Cup saw 6,596 beers from 1,907 breweries from 55 countries. Breakside won Silver Medals for their Smoked Porter and Lunch Break ISA and Bronze Medals for Will's Alt and ESB. That's as many medals as the entire state of Washington won and three more than any other Oregon brewery. Breakside's flagship IPA and Wanderlust IPA have been acclaimed perennial award winners already, so it's especially rewarding to show the brew crew at Breakside brings the same level of mastery to other styles of beer. 

Jacob Leonard, Breakside's Production Manager said "We’ve always prided ourselves on making a wide range of beers, and I think this shows that we don’t just make a lot of beers just to make a lot of beers, we put a ton of care into each recipe, and it’s amazing to be recognized for some beers that haven’t gotten as much attention as others have in the past.” 

Breweries are only allowed to enter four beers at max per licensed brewery at the World Beer Cup and less than 5% of all beers entered earn medals. That is a 1 in 25 chance of winning. Breakside, which has two breweries -- entered 8 beers and came out with four medals which makes the numbers that much more astounding this year.

"It’s such a huge honor to be recognized for a wide range of our beers. Winning any medal these days is so difficult; to have four of our beers float to the top of the pack in their respective categories is an amazing compliment for our team" said Breakside's Brewmaster Ben Edmunds.
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Lunch Break ISA is a year-round offering from Breakside Brewery available in 22oz bottles and on draft in Oregon, Washington, Hawaii, Northern California, Colorado, Idaho, British Columbia, and Alberta. Smoked Porter is now on tap at both Breakside Brewery's locations in NE Portland and in Milwaukie, Oregon until gone. ESB and Will's Alt are rotating pub special releases that are currently unavailable but will be re-brewed in the next few months.
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Breakside Brewery opened in 2010 in the Woodlawn neighborhood of Northeast Portland as a restaurant and pub brewery The brewery gained attention early on for its innovative, experimental and diverse beers, while also winning a first medal at the Great American Beer Festival in 2011. In 2013, Breakside expanded operations to Milwaukie, OR with a 30 bbl production brewery filled with 30, 60 and 120 barrel tanks, barrel rooms for wild and non-wild/sour fermentations, and a 24-tap tasting room.

In 2014 Breakside was awarded with the highly coveted Gold Medal for American-Style IPA at the Great American Beer Festival for their flagship IPA, which was also named to Men’s Journal’s 100 Best Beers In The World and the best beer in Oregon by The Oregonian. Breakside is also known for their portfolio of barrel-aged and sour beers like Bourbon Barrel-Aged Aztec, a strong amber ale with chocolate and chilies, that won Bronze at both Chicago’s Festival of Barrel-Aged Beers and Best of Craft Beer Awards, and Passionfruit Sour a fruited berliner-weisse style beer that earned a Bronze
at the 2013 Great American Beer festival
In 2016, Breakside plans to open a new brewpub in Northwest Portland’s Slabtown neighborhood.

Breakside Beers are available on draft and in 22oz bottles in Oregon, Washington, Hawaii, Northern California, Colorado, Idaho, British Columbia, and Alberta.

Read up on Breakside in the PRESS and see the full list of ACCOLADES.

Reuben’s Brews Takes Home Gold at the 2016 World Beer Cup

Reuben’s Brews took home a gold award at the World Beer Cup last week, one of the biggest beer competitions in the world with 6,500 total entries. The Seattle-based brewery won the award for its “Triumverate IPA” in the competitive “Australian- or International-Style Pale Ale” category. This announcement comes just in time to kick off Seattle Beer Week, for which Reuben’s Brews created the Official Beer called Daily Pale. Seattle Beer Week starts on Thursday.

The World Beer Cup award comes on the heels of several other major award wins for the growing brewery, including medals at the Great American Beer Festival, U.S. Open, North American Brewing Awards, Australian International Beer Awards, European Beer Star awards and the Brussels Beer Challenge  - to name a few.

Reuben’s Brews is a small, family-owned brewery located in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle, WA that opened in 2012. The brewery recently expanded its taproom, opened a production brewery in 2015 and launched cans earlier this year. For more information, visit

Everybody’s Brewing Releases Hoppy AF Double IPA in 22 oz Bottles

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White Salmon, WA-

Everybodys Brewing (White Salmon, WA) announced the release of their latest seasonal 22 oz bottle this month, with their Hoppy AF, Double IPA.  This is the first time the brewery has bottled Hoppy AF, previously available exclusively on draft through their Tiny Tank Series.  

Bottles started hitting the shelves of Oregon, Washington, and Northern Idaho stores the first of May. Hoppy AF clocks in at 85 IBUs, and 7.5% ABV, with Citra, Galaxy and Chinook hops listed on the bottle. Everybodys describes the beer as a dank, juicy IPA with a big and complex hop flavors.  The finely tuned blend of hops provides deep aromas and juicy fruit flavors. The brewery expects most retail outlets will charge around $6.99 per bottle. 

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In the past, each batch of Hoppy AF used a different hop bill until Head Brewer Adam McClure was satisfied with his creation.  We made the beer with a few different recipes, and then we got a consistent line on the hops we really wanted.  Its not just about the hop variety, but we also really try to get the freshest hops possible.  I think it really shows, especially in the aroma.  Were really proud of this beer.” 

 Hoppy AF will replace Cold Press Coffee Porter and join Sprinkles Hibiscus Sour Red Ale on the shelf as the two current 22 oz. offerings; it will be available though the summer.  The brewery has not yet named its fall seasonal, but plans to keep its focus on making clean, approachable beers,said owner Doug Ellenberger.  Thats whats always been important to us.” 

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 Ellenberger was quick to give a nod to his head brewer. Hoppy AF is really Adams baby.  He loves his IPAs, and Im really impressed with how this one turned out.  Its got some really nice melon and citrus notes.  Its a big IPA but it it sticks with our mantra of making balanced beers.
When asked what the  AFstood for, Ellenberger chuckled, ummm, And Freshis our P.C. answer at the pub.  I usually tell people to take a drink; they usually get it after that. Its a fun name for sure.” 

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