Friday, May 20, 2016

Stone Brewing to Open Napa, California Tap Room and Pilot Brewery

Courtesy of Stone Brewing. Rendition Napa Stone Brewing Tap Room - Napa Design Partners

Renovations begin on 10,000 square-foot historic downtown building


ESCONDIDO, CA (May 20, 2016) – Stone Brewing will begin renovations to a 10,000 square-foot iconic building in downtown Napa, bringing its bold and flavorful craft beer to the region well-known for its amazing wine. Stone’s newest outpost, located on 3rd Street and Soscol Avenue, will include a pilot brewing system, a dining experience, growler fills and Stone merchandise.

“The historic Borreo building is the perfect space for us to put down our roots in Napa,” said Greg Koch, Stone Brewing CEO & co-founder. “Not only is it literally made of stone, it’s one of downtown’s most iconic links to the 19th century and a landmark that’s been vacant for the past 15 years. We recognize the high quality of wine that comes from the region and the appreciation that Napa Valley locals and visitors have for fresh, well-crafted drink. We are elated to become a contributing part of such an artisanal town.”

The 10-barrel pilot brew system will enable brewers to produce Stone’s iconic bold and innovative beer using core recipes as well as indigenous ingredients from the local geography. The Stone Brewing Tap Room - Napa will fill growlers and serve Stone’s year-round beers as well as special releases brewed onsite.

Stone’s food philosophy will carry over to its newest Tap Room with a dining experience that incorporates the local Napa flavors for enjoyment on premise or to take away picnic style. Stone proudly specializes in locally grown, small-farm ingredients and features an eclectic menu of world-inspired cuisine and a unique take on comfort food. As strong advocates for environmental responsibility and high-quality food, Stone will purchase local and small-farm organic produce from the Napa region. Making the most of outstanding weather is something the San Diego-based company is quite familiar with. Locals and tourists visiting Stone Brewing Tap Room - Napa will enjoy an outdoor seating area complete with communal tables, fire pits and views overlooking downtown Napa.

The historic Borreo building, named for the family that formerly owned the historic stone structure, is an Italianate Renaissance design made from native-cut stone. It was completed in 1877 and has been vacant since 2001. While keeping historic elements in place, Stone plans to transform the building’s western wall, adding expansive doors to a stunning garden facing the Napa River.

“I’m a huge Napa fan,” said Koch. “I’ve been visiting for more than 20 years and I first toured through the Borreo Building nearly five years ago. We’ve tried a few times to make something happen there, and are thrilled to finally see it come to fruition!”

With an anticipated opening in 2017, Stone Brewing Tap Room - Napa joins two expansion projects already underway for the growing company. Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens - Berlin will open its doors in Germany this summer. Stone Brewing - Richmond will begin supplying fresh Stone beer from its 250-barrel brewhouse in July.

about Stone brewing

Founded by Greg Koch and Steve Wagner in 1996, San Diego-based Stone Brewing is the 10th-largest craft brewer in the United States. Stone has been listed on the Inc. 500 | 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies list 11 times, and has been called the “All-time Top Brewery on Planet Earth” by BeerAdvocate magazine twice. The multifaceted company will be the first American craft brewer to independently build, own and operate a brewery in Europe, and is also building a production brewery and destination restaurant in Richmond, Virginia. Brewing at both locations will be underway in summer 2016. Known for its bold, flavorful and largely hop-centric beers, Stone has earned a reputation for brewing outstanding, unique beers while maintaining an unwavering commitment to sustainability, business ethics, philanthropy and the art of brewing. For more information on Stone Brewing, please visit or the company’s social media sites: Facebook, Google+, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and The Stone Blog

Thursday, May 19, 2016

2016 Central Oregon Beer Week Starts Tomorrow!

Courtesy of Central Oregon Beer Week
Bend, OR – Central Oregon Beer Week (COBW) Now in its fifth year Central Oregon Beer Week celebrates the craft beer industry in a terrific week long event. With 28 active breweries, locals and visitors alike can plan on a solid ten days of craft beer bliss in Central Oregon.

Courtesy of Central Oregon Beer Week and Sunriver Brewing
The Kick Off Celebration will be held at Crow’s Feet Commons, Friday May 20th. This will be the first opportunity for craft beer aficionados to try the Official Beer Week Beer, COBW IWA, brewed by the folks that won last years SMaSH Fest People’s Choice award, and who have most recently been awarded a World Beer Cup Gold, Sunriver Brewing.

This year Central Oregon Beer Week will once again feature unique SMaSH (Single Malt and Single Hop) beers prepared by a growing list of Oregon breweries, including Bend Brewing Co, Deschutes Brewery, McMenamins Old St. Francis, Three Creeks Brewing, Sunriver Brewing, Wild Ride Brewing, Worthy Brewing, Ecliptic Brewing, and Fort George Brewing. To view all participating breweries visit: These beers will be available for all to taste, May 28th at our SMaSH Fest, held once again at McMenamins Old St. Francis School O’Kanes Gallery.

Courtesy of Central Oregon Beer Week
The festivities continue with numerous events during the week including daily brewery events at our official Brew Hub – Broken Top Bottle Shop , live music at select venues, special food and craft beer pairings, tastings, presentations featuring Paul Arney (The Ale Apothecary), a special Central Oregon Brewer’s Guild benefit at Crux Fermentation Project, the 6th Annual Mt Bachelor Brewski, and more! Our Epic Brewery Tour Giveaway is back, with prizes from Drink Tanks, The Bend Ale Trail, and Mt. Bachelor. It’s going to be a good time once again! Cheers!

For a comprehensive list of events during Central Oregon Beer Week visit:

About COBW
Now in its fifth year, Central Oregon Beer Week unites breweries, brewers, businesses, and beer lovers for an annual week-long celebration of craft brews. Central Oregon Beer Week also supports the local community by donating a portion of proceeds to a charitable organization.
Visit Central Oregon Beer Week is a subsidiary of Original Gravity Events, LLC

Beers Made By Walking hikes in Corvallis with Greenbelt Land Trust

Courtesy of Beers Made By Walking
Corvallis, OR – This Spring Greenbelt Land Trust (GLT) is partnering for the first time with Beers Made By Walking and four Corvallis breweries to explore the prairies, forests, and streams of the Willamette Valley, utilizing the fertile Valley soils and abundant flowers, grasses, and herbs as inspiration for beers and meads to be launched later this year. Through two guided walks, the public can visit with local brewers and learn about regional botany. The walks are on May 21 with Flat Tail Brewing and Mazama Brewing, and May 28 with Sky High Brewing and Nectar Creek Meadery. Hikes have limited space, so RSVP by emailing GLT or visit their website.

Founded in 2011 by Eric Steen, Beers Made By Walking partners a local environmental organization with area brewers to journey out into nature in search of inspiration or ingredients. Brewers are well familiar with the standard menu of ingredients – hops, malt, yeast – but this program broadens the horizon of possible brewing additions, from herbs, flowers, fruits and vegetables they might encounter along the trail. Alongside botanists, brewers explore the world at their feet, using the flora as inspiration for creating beers to be launched in the fall. The program has yielded over 100 place-based beers, with some interesting varietals, including the use of ingredient like lemonbalm, sage, fescue, juniper, wheatgrass, and wild ricegrass.

During Corvallis Beer Week in September, 2016 the beer and mead inspired by these walks will be available to the public. Proceeds from the beer will benefit Greenbelt Land Trust.

“I hope that this program gives drinkers a sense of place, get people outdoors, do something creative, and think about our local landscapes in new ways. Place is one of the only things we really have to connect with the world. I think beer that echoes that mindset is beautiful, because you can feel an attachment to it in a way that is different than a beer that doesn’t have a sense of place,” says Steen.

“We are always trying to look at the land through different lenses – from history, to art and geology ... and now beer! This unique opportunity to walk the land and inspect the plants in our own backyards enables us to think about how nature inspires us all. And, how often does one get the opportunity to go for a walk with their favorite brewer?” says Jessica McDonald, Associate Director with Greenbelt Land Trust.

Saturday, May 21st, 9am-12pm
Greenbelt Land Trust, with Flat Tail Brewing and Mazama Brewing

Saturday, May 28th, 9am-12pm
Greenbelt Land Trust, with Sky High Brewing and Nectar Creek Meadery

Registration contact for either event: Rebecca McKay Steinberg ( Details available at:

Speakeasy Ales & Lagers Hires David Szamborksi as New Director of Brewing

Courtsey of Speakeasy Ales & Lagers - David Szamborks-Director of Brewing
San Francisco, CA
Speakeasy Ales & Lagers is happy to announce that David Szamborksi has joined the brewery as its new Director of Brewing. Szamborksi, better known as Zambo in the beer industry, arrives with over 10 years of high quality, award winning, brewing experience. The position was recently vacated by Kushal Hall, who decided to return to Southern California.
Zambo started homebrewing at the age of 19. He’s a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Siebel Institute in Germany. Zambo has held brewing positions at BJ’s Restaurant and Brewery, Karl Strauss Brewing, and was head brewer for the last six years at 21st Amendment Brewery in San Francisco. In his previous role, Zambo’s efforts led to numerous awards at the Great American Beer Festival and World Beer Cup.
According to Zambo, “It was an easy choice for me… to lead a team of people that have achieved 19 years of success. Speakeasy makes great classic styles and is continuing to explore new horizons in beer, all while expanding their reach in the craft beer market. I’m looking forward to working with the team, growing, and taking the brewery to the next level together.”

Speakeasy Ales & Lagers will celebrate Zambo’s arrival with a Brewer’s Picnic on Saturday, June 25, at the brewery Tap Room. During the event Zambo will lead a beer and food pairing session, tap a special firkin, and mingle with attendees. More info about this event will be published on the Speakeasy website as details are finalized.
Courtesy of Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
About Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
In 1997 a wily band of bootleggers led by homebrewer Forest Gray were inspired to bring their exceptional brews from the underground to the masses, defiantly producing small batches of beer in a secret warehouse in San Francisco. Starting with a single, iconic beer, Prohibition Ale, Speakeasy now brews a wide array of acclaimed beers including Big Daddy IPA, Payback Porter, Double Daddy, Scarface Imperial Stout and many more, which are distributed across the entire West Coast and other major U.S. markets. Speakeasy Ales & Lagers is located at 1195 Evans Ave in San Francisco.

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.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Oregon Garden Brewer’s Tasting Dinner kicks off Brewfest

Courtesy of Oregon Garden Brewfest
SILVERTON, Ore. — The Oregon Garden will kick off this year’s Oregon Garden Brewfest, presented by Venti’s Café, with the 5th annual Brewer’s Tasting Dinner. The popular event will take place on June 16, the eve of the festival, at 7pm at the Oregon Garden Resort. There are a limited number of tickets available to the public at $50; tickets and more information are available at

The Brewer’s Tasting Dinner serves six courses, each featuring a small-plate paired with a unique beer from one of six selected breweries. This year’s featured breweries include Ordnance Brewing from Boardman, Worthy Brewing from Bend, Nectar Creek Mead from Corvallis, Silver Falls Brewery from Silverton, Fremont Brewing from Seattle and Three Creeks Brewing from Sisters.

Representatives from each of the breweries give a presentation about their beer during the dinner, which is attended by brewers participating in the festival, industry insiders and beer aficionados.

A special overnight package is available at the Oregon Garden Resort, located just steps away from the festival, that includes tickets to the Brewer’s Tasting Dinner and a three-day ticket to the Brewfest, starting at $339. Packages can be booked at or by calling 503-874-2500

Located in the historic town of Silverton, just an hour’s drive from Portland and Eugene and two hours from Bend, the Oregon Garden Brewfest will take place Father’s Day weekend, June 17 through 19 and will feature 60 breweries pouring 120 beers, ciders and meads from throughout Oregon and across the country. There’s also live music by Sassparilla and Water Tower, and a variety of food vendors. This year, the festival will be held in the Rediscovery Forest, and attendees are encouraged to explore the 80-acre botanical garden with beer in hand. 

The Oregon Garden Brewfest is for ages 21 and over on Friday and Saturday evening; minors are welcome until 5pm on Saturday and all hours on Sunday. Admission ranges from $15 to $50; all admission packages include a souvenir tasting glass and a number of tasting tickets. Parking at The Oregon Garden is $5 per car; free shuttles are available from various locations in Silverton.

The Oregon Garden Brewfest is presented by Venti’s Café and sponsored by Imperial Bottle Shop, T-Mobile, Country Financial, Crater Lake Soda, Renewal by Andersen, Goschie Farms, The Oregon Lottery, Oregon Beer Growler Magazine, Pepsi, Screamin’ Sicilian Pizza Co. and Ale Ways Brewery Tours. For more information about the event, visit

Twitter: @TheOregonGarden
Instagram: @OregonGarden
Hashtag: #OGBF

Double Mountain to Open New Portland Taproom

Architectural Rendering of Double Mountain Taproom-Woodstock provided by EM Architecture LL
Hood River, OR – May 17th, 2016 – Hood River, Oregon based craft brewery, Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom, has selected the Woodstock neighborhood in Southeast Portland, Oregon to open a second taproom location. This marks the brewery’s first expansion outside of Hood River.

The new 4336 SE Woodstock location will offer a casual indoor dining environment, as well as outdoor sidewalk seating and large open air windows to be used during the warm summer months. Similar to their Hood River taproom location the interior will feature a custom bar built by local craftsman David Swann, two lounge areas, and chalkboard art. The Portland location will feature a wide variety of their specialty and year-round beers brewed in their brewhouse located in Hood River. The new Double Mountain Portland location will be keeping their renowned menu featuring New Haven style pizza, sandwiches, and salads. They will also offer some new menu items in addition to brewer-crafted cocktails on tap. Like the Hood River taproom, the new location will accept bottle returns for their bottle re-use program and offer beer to-go in bottles, growlers, and kegs.

“We’ve wanted a local spot to call home in Portland for some time now, and we love the Woodstock area. We’re incredibly excited to be bringing a full line up of our experimental brews, new draft cocktails (Fast Plane to London is one of my favorites), and a chance to dust off my vinyl collection of old forgotten albums to play on the in-house record player. Plus my band needs a gig in Portland.” said Owner/Brewmaster Matt Swihart.

Double Mountain is currently making improvements to the Portland location including; a new artisan pizza oven, kitchen remodel, dining area expansion, and a number of updates to the exterior including an awning modeled after Super Cub aircraft wing. The new location is slotted to be operational coming mid-July.
“We are thrilled that Double Mountain chose Woodstock for its Portland location. We’ve been hoping for a great brewpub for years, but getting Double Mountain is like winning the lottery. The brewery’s Hood River home has been a destination for travelers for some time, and we have no doubt that people will come from all over Portland and beyond to sample their great beers and get a taste of our little neighborhood, too.” said President of the Woodstock Community Business Association, Ann Sanderson.

Double Mountain is accepting applications for all restaurant staff including servers, hosts/hostesses, bussers, prep-cooks, line-cooks, dishwashers, and managers. Interested applicants can pass on their resumes to

Courtesy of Double Mountain Brewing Co
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 opened with a clear mission: make great beer for craft beer fans. Double Mountain’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’s long-aged beers deliver maximum flavor and character. They can be found on tap and in bottles throughout the Pacific Northwest, Southern California, and will be available in their Portland, OR location in the South East Woodstock neighborhood upon opening in July 2016. Learn more at

Monday, May 16, 2016

The Little Woody Is Coming To Eugene - October 21-22, 2016

Courtesy of Lay It Out Events
Artisan and Barrel-Aged Beer, Cider and Whiskey Festival  To Hit Eugene October 21-22, 2016 !!!

 Popular Northwest beer festival comes to Eugene for tastings at the contemporary and unique Venue 252

Commemorate one of Oregon’s greatest hallmarks —craft brews and spirits — during the inaugural  Little Woody Eugene Barrel Aged Beer, Cider and Whiskey Festival October 21-22, 2016. The Little Woody series celebrates and recognizes craft wood-aged beers and ciders from across the Northwest, along with small-batch American rye whiskeys and bourbons.

Taste the velvety, deep, intense flavors during the indoor festival at the contemporary and unique Venue 252. Featuring the intimacy of small batch brewing, 20 top local and regional brewers will attend the event including Reverend Nat’s Cider, Wildcraft Cider, Planktown Brewery, Ninkasi and Hop Valley.

“We are excited to launch the Little Woody series in Eugene,” said Aaron Switzer, owner of Lay It Out Events, the festival’s producer. “We have an awesome lineup of small batch brewers and distilleries whose flavors really explore the roots of barrel-aging beer. Eugene is going to love it.”

Introducing The Little Woody Speakers Series:
In addition to the beer, cider and whiskey tastings, The Little Woody Eugene will present a Speakers Series. Educational and historical in nature, event attendees will have the opportunity to learn about the art of barrel aging directly from brewers and distillers through small lectures and demonstrations, including The Reverend Nat. There will be a dedicated area inside Venue 252. Full programming and schedule to be announced.

The festival will be open on Friday, October 21 5pm (VIP entry begins at 4pm) and Saturday, October 22, from noon-10pm.

Tickets are now available online at

Barrel-aged Beers & Ciders:
Reverend Nat’s Cider
Wildcraft Cider
Planktown Brewery
Hop Valley + More
Whiskeys & Bourbons
Crater Lake Rye Whiskey

Ticket & Tasting Prices

Basic Entry: $15 at the door ($12 in advance) includes entry and a commemorative tasting glass

Tasting Package: $20 ($15 in advance) includes entry, a commemorative tasting glass and 6 tasting tokens.

VIP Tasting Package: $35 ($30 in advance) includes a t-shirt, special VIP glass and 8 tasting tokens, plus early Friday entry (4pm).

Tokens: $2 each when purchased individually. Tastes cost 1-4 tokens each. Beer and cider tastes are 4 ounces; whiskey tastes are .5 ounces.

For more information and tasting updates, visit

For updates and ticket giveaways on social media follow The Little Woody on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. #eugenebrewfest

The Little Woody is a 21 and over event.

About The Little Woody Series
The adventure began in Bend, Oregon nine years ago with the original Little Woody and continues to spread. The festival is based on the enthusiasm and excitement for small batch wood-aged beers, and the other clever concoctions that local and regional brewers dream of. Whiskey tasting and cider experiments are never far from a gnomes elbow. The event has now spread across the Northwest to Medford, Oregon, Eugene, Oregon and soon Boise, Idaho delivering the cheer of great brews, spirits and of course, gnomes.

About Lay It Out Events
Lay It Out Events is Central Oregon’s premier event company, offering the best
In consultation, design and implementation. Lay It Out Events produces more than twenty festivals, races, and contract events each year, including Oregon WinterFest, the Bite of Bend, Balloons Over Bend, the Happy Girls Run, the Little Woody and the National Beard and Moustache Championships. Committed to giving back to the community, Lay It Out Events donates a portion of each event’s proceeds to charity. Through our beneficiaries, we raise awareness and much-needed funds for vital nonprofit groups across the Northwest. As a result, we have given well over $150,000 to local charities over the past 10 years. For more inf
ormation, visit 

NO-LI Collaboration Tops 25 Craft Brewers

 Spokane's Second Craft Beer Week Makes a Statement

Spokane, WA - Wednesday, May 18th, 4-7 p.m., all roads will lead to Spokane and No-Li Brewhouse for a Spokane and American Craft Beer week Collaboration Celebration with 25+ local craft brewers pouring their alchemy creations on the No-Li River Patio.

Live music, 25+ Inland NW craft brewers and 12+ collaboration brews.

“Spokane craft beer culture is very special, says No-Li’s Travis Henderson. “Spokane is one of the top cities in the entire United States for new brewery openings.  All of these craft breweries are coming together at No-Li this Wednesday to collaborate, celebrate and raise a toast together!”

Among the participating innovators are Big Barn, English Setter, Iron Goat, Orlison, MickDuffs, Paradise Creek, River City, Steam Plant, Twelve String, Wallace, Perry Street, Trickster, No-Li and more.  These creative teams have promised to deliver distinct beer experiences.

Live music on the No-Li River Patio: 25+ Inland NW Craft Brewers and a lively beer scene with each brewery pouring their own beer recipes this Wednesday, May 18th @ 4 p.m.

Courtesy of No-Li Brewing Co
About No-Li Brewhouse
Born & Raised in Washington’s Inland Empire, No-Li Brewhouse is 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.

Bridgeport Brewing Releasing Bridgeport Cream Ale

Courtesy of Bridgeport Brewing Co


 A Bright and Refreshing Take On A Classic Light Ale, BridgePort’s First Cream Ale

PORTLAND, Ore. – May 16, 2016 – BridgePort Brewing Company, Oregon’s oldest craft brewery, announced today the release of the newest brew to join their year-round line up of beers, BridgePort Cream Ale. Currently hitting shelves in the Pacific Northwest, Cream Ale will begin rolling out to additional BridgePort markets starting June 1.

“We’ve been looking to introduce another lighter beer to the BridgePort roster for awhile now. After some testing, our unique take on a traditional Cream Ale was the perfect style to introduce,” states brewmaster Jeff Edgerton. “In the recipe, we used three hop varietals including Nugget and Meridian. We then used Yakima Valley Mosaic hops, added in the hopjack to create notes of tropical fruit and sweet grape. Locally, this beer has been a big hit with our fans and we’re excited to see what everyone else thinks as well.”

Our brewers started off with Great Western 2-row Pale Ale malt and then added generous amounts of malted wheat and flaked oats, yielding a pale gold brew. Cream Ale comes in at a sessionable 4.8% alcohol by volume, low bitterness, and finishes with slightly sweet fruit notes and a creamy mouthfeel from the added specialty malt, Carafoam.

BridgePort Brewing released Cream Ale in February as a test brew, available exclusively at the Portland-based BrewPub and select locations in Oregon. The local response was extremely positive and now, BridgePort’s Cream Ale will be available in 6-packs, 22 oz. bottles and on draft where BridgePort Brewing is sold.

About BridgePort Brewing Company

Oregon's oldest craft brewery continues to evolve from a microbrewery to a regional leader committed to producing high quality craft ales. Lead by Brewmaster Jeff Edgerton, the team of BridgePort brewers prides itself on using local hops and clear glacial water from Mount Hood. The BridgePort family of ales includes the STUMPTOWN Series, BridgePort IPA, Hop Czar Imperial IPA, Kingpin, and seasonal offerings. BridgePort Brewery is located at 1313 N.W. Marshall. For more information, call 503-241-7179 or visit 

Sin City Brewing Celebrates Springtime in Las Vegas with New Spring Bock Draft

Courtesy of Sin City Brewing Co

LAS VEGAS – Las Vegas beer lovers can rejoice because Sin City Brewing Co. has released a new craft beer, Sin City Spring Bock. This German-style beer is the 2016 spring edition in Sin City’s seasonal beer program. Spring Bock is on tap at the brewery’s largest location on Las Vegas Boulevard at Harmon Corner and at its bar in the Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian.
“We used traditional German Hallertau hops to create a highly aromatic and satisfying beer.” said Master Brewer Rich Johnson, “These German hops produce a beer that has subtle flower and spice fragrances making the Spring Bock a perfectly refreshing brew to relax with on a warm spring day.”
Sin City’s Spring Bock is a stronger beer at 7.5 percent ABV. The recipe is able to take the malty sweetness of the brew and balance out its full body with a hint of the traditional noble hop. Bock-style beers can be traced all the way back to the medieval days when it was made for monasteries during times of fasting. Throughout history the bock has been a symbol of better times to come and moving away from winter, so cheers to new times, a new season and a new delicious craft beer!      

About Sin City Brewing Co.
Sin City Brewing Co. is a Las Vegas-based craft brewery launched by beer expert Richard Johnson in 2003. Produced to satisfy both the savvy beer drinker and those with a preference for a traditional domestic-style brew, Sin City beers accentuate the indulgent nature of Las Vegas. The beers are brewed in small batches (100 kegs at a time) using premium raw materials and traditional methods that differentiates Sin City beers from the big guys. Sin City beers are brewed and distributed exclusively in Las Vegas. Sin City Brewing Co. also features a popular retail line that is available through its online store and at its branded bars in Miracle Mile Shops, The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian and Harmon Corner. For more information, visit, follow @sincitybeer on Twitter and check-in on Yelp!