Thursday, June 2, 2016

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas To Open Nevada's First Goose Island Pub This June

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LAS VEGASHard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas is set to open Nevada’s first Goose Island Pub this June. Goose Island Beer Company is an innovator and leader in the craft of brewing, and the resort will offer eight of its signature beers on tap, bottles of Bourbon County and a wide selection of wines, liquor and pub-style food.

Each Goose Island beer strives to define style and captivate the hearts, imaginations and palates of beer drinkers. Hard Rock Hotel’s eight Goose Island beers on tap include:

·         Goose 312 Wheat Ale – an urban wheat ale with a hazy straw color, light orange hop aroma, fruity ale flavor and creamy body.
·         Goose Four Star Pils – a pilsner with a saffron color, bright floral aroma, crisp flavor and light body
·         Goose Green Line Pale Ale – an American pale ale with a goldenrod color, bright American hop aroma, citrus flavor and light crisp body.
·         Goose Honker’s Ale – an English-style bitter with a golden sunset color, fruity hop aroma, biscuit malt flavor and soft body.
·         Goose IPA – an English India pale ale with a bourbon color, grapefruit aroma, fruity hop flavor and dry body.
·         Matilda – inspired by great Trappist ales, this Belgian-style pale ale is fermented with the wild yeast Brettanomyces. Matilda pours a golden sunrise color with dried fruit and clove aromas, a spicy yeast flavor and a satisfying dry finish.
·         Sofie – a Belgian-style farmhouse ale with spicy white pepper, citrus tartness, a creamy vanilla finish and light body.
·         Summertime Kölsch – a Kölsch with a sunshine color, floral esters, fruity flavors and crisp finish – the perfect summer session ale.

“We’ve been pouring Goose Island beers at our venues for quite some time now,” said Jon Newton, vice president of food and beverage at Hard Rock Hotel. “We are honored to welcome the pub to the Hard Rock Hotel family and are excited to serve the best beers in town.”

In addition to beverages, guests can also indulge in pub-style food at the venue. Items include:

·         Cast Iron Chicago Pizza Dip – marinara sauce, mozzarella cheese, pepperoni, basil and giardiniera; served with garlic crust on the side.
·         South Side Deli – generous amount of corned beef, cole slaw, tomato and mustard made with Goose Honker’s Ale; served on rye bread with house potato chips on the side.
·         Shrimp Po Boy – fried shrimp, iceberg lettuce, tomato and creole mayo made with Goose 312 Wheat Ale; served on a hoagie roll with house potato chips on the side.

For more information, please visit or call 702.693.5505.

About Goose Island Beer Company
Goose Island Beer Company is one of Chicago’s original craft beer companies. Since 1988, the brewery has thrived on continual innovation and a reliance on quality of ingredients. Goose Island pioneered barrel-aged beer with the renowned Bourbon County Brand Stout which sits alongside the well-balanced and award winning portfolio of beers including: Goose IPA, Goose Four Star Pils and the barrel-aged saison, Sofie. Access to the largest contiguous hop farm in the U.S., Elk Mountain Farms in northwest Idaho, provides the Goose Island brewers with everything they need to live up to their mantra: We don’t need to be the only beer you drink. We just want to be the best beer you drink. For more information on Goose Island, please visit and be sure to follow @GooseIsland on Twitter and Instagram.

About Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino  is Las Vegas’ off-strip playground, just minutes and less than three miles from McCarran International Airport. The premier destination entertainment resort is owned by Brookfield Real Estate Finance Fund II and managed by WG-Harmon, LLC, a subsidiary of Warner Gaming, LLC. Built in 1995, the property completed a $700 million expansion in 2010. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino offers an energetic entertainment and gaming experience with the services and amenities associated with a boutique luxury resort hotel. The property is known for its innovative nightlife and music scene where acts such as The Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, Paul McCartney, Incubus, Foo Fighters, Carlos Santana, Mötley Crüe, Guns N’ Roses and KISS have all performed. Features of the property include an 11-story Casino Tower with 640 rooms and suites, 17-story Paradise Tower with 490 rooms and suites; the 15-story HRH All-Suite Tower with 359 suites, eight spa villas and seven penthouse suites; 60,000 square feet of casino space featuring Peacock High-Limit gaming and Asian gaming amenities; 80,000 square feet of flexible meeting and convention space; more than $4 million in rare music memorabilia; Reliquary Water Sanctuary, Spa & Salon; 4.8 acres of tropical pool paradise, which was voted as the No. 1 “Best Hotel Pool” in the 2015 USA Today 10Best Readers Choice contest; the world-famous pool party REHAB Beach Club; live music/entertainment venues The Joint and Vinyl; Hart & Huntington Tattoo Co.; restaurants Culinary Dropout, Nobu, 35 Steaks + Martinis, Pink Taco, Mr. Lucky’s Café and Fú; a fitness center; and trendsetting retailers John Varvatos, Affliction and Rocks The Jewelers. For room availability and additional information call 800.HRD.ROCK (800.473.7625) or visit Follow Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest news and updates.

Craft Beverage Yakima Launches A Tour Map Highlighting Local Artisanal Craft Beverages

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Craft Beverage Yakima (CBY) is a unique collection of beer, cider, spirits and wine producers located in the city of Yakima and its surrounding area (gap to gap) dedicated to increasing awareness for the region as producers of high quality artisanal craft beverages.

From our beautiful weather, great location within the Pacific NW, abundance of agricultural products, and now thriving craft beverage industry, this is an exciting time to live and work in Yakima,” said  Meghann Quinn, one of the owners of Bale Breaker Brewing Company and CBY Member.   “More and more people are looking for a farm-to-table (or in our case, farm-to-glass) experience, which is why CBY is committed to showcasing Yakima as the craft beverage destination that it is.” 

In an effort to better showcase and market CBY producers, the group recently launched a tour map highlighting all the distinctive members and offering a 32 oz mini growler as a reward for individuals who collect stamps at 10 different CBY locations.   

“The tour map is a great way for us to communicate our message and a fun way to encourage people to safely enjoy and sample many different varieties,” said Phil Cline of Naches Heights Vineyard and CBY President.

Locals and visitors alike can pick up tour maps at one of the 13 participating locations, or download one online.  For a list of participating businesses, please visit

For more information, please contact Phil Cline at 509-945-4062, or visit the website at

Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom Releases Seasonal Favorite, the Cluster Single-Hop IPA

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Hood River, OR – June 1st, 2016 – To the excitement of many craft beer fans, Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom releases seasonal favorite, the Cluster Single-Hop IPA in bottles for the fourth year. This unique and versatile IPA is currently available on draft and by bottle at the Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom located in downtown Hood River. Cluster can be found throughout the Northwest, British Columbia, and Southern California in early June 2016.

“It’s fun to put cluster hops in the limelight. They show off their diversity and depth.  At the end of a crazy day, this beer compliments a wind down exceptionally well. I’ll drink to that.”-Brewer, Matt Coughlin

Single-Hop IPA
7.3% ABV, 85 BU

Courtesy of Double Mountain Brewery
Description: The oft forgotten Cluster hop was the dominant hop in the US brewing industry for centuries.  With this single hop IPA, we’re putting it in the spotlight.  Clusters were added at every stage of the brewing process, allowing a good taste of the complexity and versatility of this hop.  A more delicate floral note at the top leads you deeper in to a grove of pineapple and orange, and a dewy herbal character follows closely behind.  It glows like an early summer sunset, has a clean bitterness and dried out nicely, making it highly drinkable.

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

HOTLIPS Pizza & Everybody’s Brewing Proudly Release “PrIdePA” Brew in Celebration of Pride Month

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 - PrIdePA is a fruity, aromatic IPA brewed with hands-on help from HOTLIPS staff -

Portland, Ore. (June 2, 2016) - HOTLIPS Pizza and Everybody’s Brewing have joined forces to produce a special IPA to celebrate Pride in the month of June. HOTLIPS employees took part in the brewing process, making a trip to Everybody’s Brewing in White Salmon, Washington, to participate, hands-on.
The result of the collaboration is an IPA with a robust nose, full of tropical fruit and mango flavors with a clean finish. It’s loaded with Masaic and Mandarina Bavaria hops, and is bright yellow with an orange tint. This beer weighs in at 6.7% ABV, with 75 IBUs.

“We’re lucky to have such a friendly, cooperative beer and food community. Our crew was welcomed warmly and included in each step of the process at Everybody’s Brewing,” says HOTLIPS Pizza’s Beverage Coordinator, Emily Matthews. “We learned a lot about how beer is brewed from start to finish, and were included in the process from grinding the grain to adding the hops and even cleaning out the tanks. It was a great day, and we have a great beer to show for it!”

Timed to be available throughout the month of June, the PrIdePA is symbolic of the unity and equality that are honored with the annual LGBT Pride celebration. This brew is on tap at all six HOTLIPS Pizza locations in the Portland area, as well as at Everybodys’ Brewing in White Salmon, Washington. It will also be featured at the Portland Beer Week/HOTLIPS Block Party on June 18th at HOTLIPS on SE 22nd & Hawthorne.

“We really try to embrace what the name ‘Everybody's Brewing’ means,” says brewery owner Doug Ellenberger. “We think beer is a fantastic way to bring people together, so we were happy to have the HOTLIPS staff come out and lend a hand in brewing this IPA with us. We're also extremely happy with the beer.
Courtesy of HOTLIPS Pizza
About HOTLIPS Pizza + Soda
Founded in 1984, HOTLIPS is a Portland family-owned business and a respected, iconic local brand. Currently employing 160 people in six pizza restaurants, a commissary kitchen, a craft soda-brewing operation and a full calendar of off-site and catering events, HOTLIPS demonstrates a long-standing dedication to sustainability, quality, innovation and community leadership. HOTLIPS is passionate about great food and drink, the power of community and the rich bounty of the Pacific Northwest harvest.

Courtesy of Everybody's Brewing Co
About Everybody’s Brewing:
Founded in 2008, Everybody's Brewing has established itself as a premier Northwest Brewery.  Its leading brands Country Boy IPA and Local Logger Lager are widely available throughout Oregon, Washington and Idaho.  The brewery prides itself on making traditional-style beers while also pushing creative limits to invent new and innovative brews.  Located in the heart of the Columbia River Gorge, their beautiful brewery and pub in White Salmon, Washington, is known for its cold beer, delicious food and stunning view of Mt. Hood.

Summer Seasonal Copper Moon and New Small Batch Beers Coming From McMenamins

Copper moon logo - Courtesy of McMenamins
McMenamins breweries are releasing three never-before-seen (and likely never to be seen again!) beers along with McMenamins’ latest limited-edition summer seasonal: Copper Moon.

Jalapeño Miel De Oro Ale – Small batch
Brewed by Jen Kent, Thompson Brewery
Only on tap at Boon’s Treasury in Salem June 8 until it’s gone!
Roasted Anaheim and Jalapeno peppers slowly simmered in honey and then added to McMenamins Deacon Blue Golden Ale result in a beer with warm peppery notes and just a touch of sweetness. Not too hot, full of flavor and perfect for a summer day.
OG: 1.047 TG: 1.008  ABV: 5.03  IBU: 20  SRM: 5

Squeeze Play IPA – Small batch
Brewed by Brady Romtvedt, Cornelius Pass Roadhouse Brewery
On tap at Cornelius Pass Roadhouse June 17 – September 5
In honor of the return of baseball season and our beloved Hillsboro Hops, McMenamins created Squeeze Play IPA, a crisp, summer-style IPA with big citrusy flavors imparted from Northwest hops and a clean, dry finish. So hoist a pint and root, root, root for the home team!
OG: 1.061 TG: 1.009 ABV: 6.71 IBU: 63 SRM: 4

Hop Gremlin Double IPA – Small batch
Brewed by Justin Azevedo, Wilsonville Old Church Pub and Brewery
On Tap at Wilsonville Old Church now until it’s gone!
This IPA is packed with rich hop flavor and notes of guava, lemon, evergreen and fresh pine. Its dry finish and smooth mouthfeel might fool you into thinking this beer is lighter than it is, so consider yourself forewarned: this beer packs an ABV over nine percent.
OG: 1.081 TG: 1.009 ABV: 9.29 IBU: 100+ SRM: 6

Copper Moon – Summer seasonal
Available at all McMenamins pubs June 17 – August
It’s no coincidence that the release of McMenamins’ latest seasonal, Copper Moon, and the official first day of summer almost coincide. Organic malts and Horizon, Citra and Chinook hops impart a summery smooth sweetness to this juicy, thirst-quenching beer. The season of summer beers may seem endless but don’t be fooled! Make sure to grab a pint of Copper Moon while it’s still available through August.
OG: 1.048 TG: 1.009 ABV: 5.03% IBU: 51 SRM: 6

Ghostfish Brewing Expands Capacity and Distribution

Courtesy of Ghostfish Brewing Co
Seattle, WA – Ghostfish Brewing Company recently signed with three distribution companies (The Odom Corporation, Marine View Beverage, and Sound Beverage Distributors) to distribute its award winning ales throughout Western Washington. These three companies collaborate as members of the Great Artisan Beverages Company (GAB). GAB is a wholesaler network covering multiple states with a vision to market and sell leading craft and specialty beverage products.

Ghostfish Brewing had previously self-distributed throughout specific areas within Western Washington since March 2015.

“Choosing distributors was a task that we didn’t take lightly,” stated co-owner and Director of Sales & Marketing Brian Thiel. “It was extremely important for us to align our business with distributors who could extend our commitment to quality and service while expanding the reach of our products.”

“At Odom and the GAB network we take the partnerships seriously. It’s not just about sales and growth, it is about fit. As an 80 year old business we assume we will be partners 80 years from now and plan accordingly. When the discussion with Ghostfish started we were excited because the product is phenomenal and truly unique. What excited us even more was when we started to understand the passion and mission behind the founders of Ghostfish. Truly great products from great people. Who doesn’t want to be a part of that? Wholesalers have to be more than trucks and boxes. We have to have the best products and people to win. We are proud to represent Ghostfish and our other brewery partners and retailers in the markets we serve,” says Scott Cook, VP of Sales, The Odom Corp.

2015 was a banner year for Ghostfish Brewing Co. Beginning with opening the doors to their business in February, the year saw the release of four packaged beer products; being awarded two GABF® medals; and building a solid retail account base of over 200 customers. These milestones prepared the brewery for a larger distribution stage.

In preparation of expanding its distribution network, Ghostfish Brewing added two 30 BBL fermentation tanks in the beginning of 2016. In order to meet increased demand and to ensure the quality of the beer remains top priority, Ghostfish Brewing plans to add two 60 BBL fermentation tanks by the end of 2016. The increased capacity will position the brewery for further distribution throughout Washington and surrounding states.

To find all Ghostfish beers near you:

For more information about Ghostfish Brewing, visit You can also follow Ghostfish on Facebook at and Twitter @ghostfishbrewco.

About Ghostfish Brewing Company

Ghostfish Brewing is the first and only dedicated gluten-free craft brewery located in Washington state. Since opening in February 2015, Ghostfish Brewing has been exploring the uncharted waters of never before-used brewing techniques and testing the limits of what can be created without wheat, barley, rye or oats. Ghostfish brews five year-round beers; Watchstander Stout (2015 GABF® Gold Gluten Free Beer), Vanishing Point Pale Ale (2015 Gold U.S. Open Beer Championship Gluten Free Beer), Shrouded Summit Witbier, Grapefruit IPA (2015 GABF® Bronze Gluten Free Beer), and Peak Buster Double IPA. The production brewery and taproom are located at 2942 1st Ave. S., Seattle, WA.

About The Odom Corporation

Founded in 1934, The Odom Corporation is a third generation, family owned business and one of the Northwest’s leading beverage distributors. Odom represents hundreds of national and local craft, domestic, import beer and soft drink brands throughout Alaska, Washington, Idaho, and Oregon. The Odom Corporation was recently recognized as the Brewers Association Craft Beer Wholesaler of the Year.

About Great Artisan Beverage Company

Great Artisan Beverage Co., comprised of Marine View Beverage Inc., The Odom Corporation, Sound Beverage Distributors, Craig Stein Beverage and General Distributors, Inc., is a network of family owned, independent beverage distributors across Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Alaska, working together in partnership to provide sales, shipping and logistics support across a coordinated territory.
Learn more at

The 5th Annual Rye Beer Fest Goes Beyond Beer With Rye Whiskey Focus

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Portland, Ore. June 1st, 2016 - Taplister announces the 5th annual Rye Beer Fest + $1500 travel voucher raffle.
The Rye Beer Fest, a celebration of the revival of rye beers, will be held at EastBurn (1800 E. Burnside St., Portland, Oregon) during  Portland Beer Week. The fest will take place on Friday, June 10th, from 4 p.m. until 2 a.m. and will feature 20 rye beers.  Profits from this year’s fest will support Dawn to Dusk Paddle Fund for the Children’s Cancer Association.
To celebrate the fest’s 5th anniversary we are going beyond offering rye beers, by highlighting rye whiskeys with a whiskey back card offered for $10 that includes (3) ½ ounce shots of the following whiskeys: Russell’s Reserve Rye, Knob Creek Rye and Wild Turkey Rye.
In addition, mixologist and author of Cocktails on Tap: The Art of Mixing Spirits and Beer, Jacob Grier will be creating a special rye beer cocktail combining Back Pedal Brewing’s Oatmeal Ryesin Cookie beer, rye whiskey and other ingredients. Jacob Grier will have his own feature bar in the EastBurn's Annex from 7pm to 9pm.
Festival organizer Kerry Finsand brewed the official beer of the Rye Beer Fest with the head brewer at Back Pedal Brewing, Gregory Passmore. The creation is a Rye Saison called Oatmeal Ryesin Cookie.
This year’s $10 admission fee includes a commemorative Rye Beer Fest pint glass and four beer tickets.  Additional tickets will be available for purchase for $1 each.  One ticket entitles you to a 4-ounce sample, while 4 tickets will get you a full pint with additional tickets costing a $1 each.
At 10pm the fest will get its second wind, offering live music from The Cure cover band TheXploding Boys. The music cover is $10, and all proceeds go directly to the Children’s Cancer Association. Rye Beer Fest attendees who enter the fest by 8:30pm will not have to pay an additional cover fee for the band.
This year we will have our usual swag raffle for $1 per ticket or 6 for $5.  We will also have a second raffle that costs $20 a ticket and the prize for that will be a $1500 travel voucher. Although you need to be present to win the swag raffle you don’t need to be present to win the travel voucher.
Participating Breweries
54° 40’ Brewing & Mt. Tabor Brewing
Back Pedal Brewing
Baerlic Brewing
Breakside Brewery
Culmination Brewing
Everybody's Brewing
Ex Novo Brewing
Fat Head's Brewery
Firestone Walker Brewing
Hopworks Urban Brewery
Loowit Brewing
Lucky Lab Brewing
McMenamins Edgefield Brewery
Ordnance Brewing
Rogue Ales
StormBreaker Brewing
The Labrewatory
Three Creeks Brewing
Three Magnets Brewing
Worthy Brewing
Courtesy of Rye Beer Fest
Rye Beer Fest - Event Summary:
What: Rye beers and rye whiskey event to benefit the Children’s Cancer Association
When: Friday June 10th from 4pm-2am
Where: EastBurn: 1800 E. Burnside St., Portland, Oregon 97214, 503-236-2876
Cost: $10 includes event glass and 4 tasting tickets
4pm: Doors open & raffle tickets available for sale
7-9pm: Jacob Grier makes official Rye beer cocktails in EastBurn Annex
10:00pm- $1,500 travel voucher prize is drawn
10:05pm: Live music with The Xploding Boys (Cure cover band)
2am: Rye Beer Fest Ends

Follow the latest news regarding the Rye Beer Fest on or on social media: Twitter: @ryebeerfest and Facebook @ryebeerfest.
About The Event Organizers:
Dawn to Dusk is an endurance-paddling event where paddlers do laps for 12 hours around Ross Island in downtown Portland to raise money for the Children's Cancer Association.  Since 2011, Bridge City Paddling Club raised more than $172,900 for this vital organization.  Bridge City Paddling Club is a non-profit organization, dedicated to both community service and competition.
The Children’s Cancer Association knows that for seriously ill children and their families every moment is precious. That’s why our programs leverage music, friendship, play, and resources to create transformative moments of joy for 20,000 children, teens, and their family members each year. Unlike many organizations dedicated to the worthy goal of someday finding a cure for cancer, CCA is all about creating joy today.
Taplister ( is a beer discovery platform.  It helps consumers discover craft beers and enables bars and restaurants to promote their beers.  Bars and restaurants simply manage what beers are on tap from a web browser and the information is updated in real-time on Digital Beer Boards, Twitter, Facebook, mobile phones, the business' website and The company is located in Portland, Oregon.
EastBurn, established in 2008, is a neighborhood Public House that is as diverse as Portland’s population. EastBurn is known for its extensive charity work, from monthly beer dinners to large scale fundraisers, beer festivals and holiday events. Specializing in scratch made food and craft cocktails as well as 19 daily rotating taps, two full bars, four season patio and live music; the EastBurn has something for everyone. For more information about the venue please visit (

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

New Belgium’s Fat Tire & Friends Collabeeration Pack Hitting Shelves

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Ft. Collins, Colo., June 1, 2016 –The best way to celebrate a birthday is by gathering up your friends. New Belgium’s Fat Tire & Friends Collabeeration mixed pack is starting to hit store shelves. The pack features five of the nation’s best craft breweries, with each taking a turn at reimagining Fat Tire, New Belgium’s flagship beer. This 25th anniversary package is a variety 12-pack, with five variations of the amber ale, including:
  • Allagash Brewing Company (Portland, ME) - Fat Funk Ale features a De Dolle house Belgian yeast strain, which adds pear, banana and spice to Fat Tire’s malty goodness. Expect notes of stone fruit, sweet tart and peppercorn.
  • Avery Brewing (Boulder, Colo.) - Fat Wild Ale focuses on a fruit-forward hop bill featuring Huell Melons and a dose of brett evoking notes of apricot and pineapple.
  • Firestone Walker (Paso Robles, CA) - Fat Hoppy Ale focuses on what Firestone Walker does best – big beautiful hop forward ales. Fat Hoppy has a light malty sweetness initially, with a subtle bitterness in the middle that lingers ever-so-slightly.
  • Hopworks Urban Brewery (Portland, OR) – Fat Sour Apple Ale starts out with a snap of tartness, courtesy of Lactobacillus and apple juice, then gets balanced with Fat Tire-inspired malty sweetness and slight herbal bitterness.
  • Rhinegeist Brewery (Cincinnati, OH) – Fat Pale Ale focuses on two components: Rhinegeist Brewers' malt interpretation of Fat Tire married with the fruity, wild, almost wine like character of Fiction. Together they offer up a slightly bready, biscuity and slightly toast malt backbone combined with fruity Southern Hemisphere hops and abundant fruity esters from the strain of Belgian yeast that Rhinegeist used.
A video with interviews from the brewers involved can be found here -

De Koninck Flowering Citrus Ale
De Koninck Flowering Citrus Ale is another New Belgium Lips of Faith collaboration beer available now. This collaboration with Antwerp, Belgium’s historic De Koninck Brewery, offers a pop of key lime and lemons. The fragrance of hibiscus, rose petals and strawberry-tinged Mistral hops make it the ideal beer for soaking in summer days.

De Koninck Flowering Citrus Ale is 7.4 percent ABV, 30 IBUs, and is available in four-packs and on draft.

Tart Lychee
The 2016 Tart Lychee also debuted in June and is part of New Belgium’s Lips of Faith lineup. The beer is brewed with exotic lychee fruit and cinnamon, then blended with sour Felix from the brewery’s wood cellar for a citrusy, tropical sip that attacks with an invigorating tart bite.

Tart Lychee is 7.5 percent ABV and 12 IBUs.

To find any of these beers near you, use the New Belgium Libation Location tool: or download New Belgium’s Beer Mode app.

For more information about New Belgium Brewing, visit You can also follow New Belgium on Facebook at and Twitter @NewBelgium.

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

Cascade Brewing presents Bourbon Barrel Week.5

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PORTLAND, Ore. – Cascade Brewing has announced Cascade Bourbon Barrel Week.5 – because one week isn’t enough! The event will take place June 7 through 19 at both Cascade Brewing locations: the Raccoon Lodge at 7424 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy and the Cascade Brewing Barrel House at 939 SE Belmont St.

The event will feature bourbon barrel aged Cascade Brewing projects, including Cherry Bourbonic Plague, Vlad the ImpAler, Shrieking Violet, Diesel and Triple Beam at both locations. The Barrel House will also be serving Manhattan, Sang Noir, Bourbonic Plague, Chocolate Bourbonic Plague and Brambleberry Quad. Beer descriptions can be viewed at

The event will kick off at 6pm on June 7 with a special bourbon barrel themed live tapping at the Barrel House; a second live barrel tapping will take place on June 14, also at 6pm.

There is no admission charge for the event; beers will be sold by the taster or glass.

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. The beers frequently rely on the use of fresh ingredients grown exclusively in the Pacific Northwest, including 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. For more information, visit

Twitter: @CascadeBrewing
Facebook Event:
Hashtag: #HouseofSour #CascadeSours #CBBW5


Courtesy of Oskar Blues Brewery
 Long-time draft offering now available in cans nationwide
Longmont, CO & Brevard, NC & Austin, TX - Oskar Blues Brewery, the brewery that launched the craft beer-in-a-can apocalypse in 2002, announces the national launch of an AmeriCAN take on the Belgian Classic Wit, Priscilla White Wit Wheat. It's a Belgian White, Belgian Wit, Belgian's a White Wit Wheat (5.2% ABV, 20 IBUs). 

The beer, which features orange peel and coriander spice, emanated from the basement blues music legacy Dave McIntyre (18 year Oskar Bluesologist) built at the original Oskar Blues Grill & Brew in Lyons, CO. On draft for over a decade, Priscilla's zesty citrus and light fresh baked bread aromas mix with spicy, fruity fermentation. Light bodied with a subtle savory spice accent and a dry, lightly tart finish you can nearly feel the flicker of the neon and sounds of the King. White Wit Wheat.

"Priscilla is a beer steeped in Oskar Blues' music history," said Chad Melis. "A longtime Oskar Blues favorite, we've decided its time to bring this amped up, electric brew from the basement and to the masses."   

Oskar Blues, named "The hottest place to be on a Saturday night in Colorado" by Rolling Stone because of its roots in the Colorado music scene, will brew its first batch of Dale's Pale Ale at their new brewery and taproom in Austin, TX today. The brewery will continue its tradition of soul-savin' live music with a music venue as part of the Austin taproom.

Priscilla White Wit Wheat will launch throughout the month of June in all 50 states where Oskar Blues is sold and will be available in 12oz. 6-packs and draft. To learn more, visit and always find Oskar Blues beer at 

#whitewitwheat   #PriscillaWit

About Oskar Blues Brewery 
Founded by Dale Katechis in 1997 in Lyons, Colorado, Oskar Blues Brewery launched the craft beer-in-a-can apocalypse with hand-canned, flagship brew Dale's Pale Ale. Today, Oskar Blues is one of the fastest growing breweries in the country and operates breweries in Longmont, Colorado and Brevard, North Carolina, while producing 192,000 barrels in 2015. The original canned craft brewery continues push innovation with the announcement of an Austin, TX brewery in April of 2016 and creations like The Crowler while it distributes to 50 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., as well as parts of Canada, Sweden, Australia and the U.K.  

In 2013, Oskar Blues founded the CAN'd Aid Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public charity that offers grassroots grants to those making a difference in the areas of community, the environment, music, and more. In 2015 alone, CAN'd Aid partnered with 52 organizations and raised $2 million to date. CAN'd Aid's "do-goodery" efforts include: 
*    Towns - building strong communities
*    Tunes - for your eyeholes and earholes
*    Treads + Trails - get outside and get after it
*    Love Yur Mama - save the blue marble
To keep up with all things Oskar Blues, visit