Friday, August 5, 2016

Rogue Ales And Hawaii’s Paradise Beverage Announce The Release of Paradise Pucker

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Newport, OR—In a tropical collision of kindred spirits, Oregon’s Rogue Ales and Hawaii’s Paradise Beverage announce the release of Paradise Pucker, a Hawaiian-inspired sour ale brewed with passion fruit, orange and guava – better known as simply “POG.”

Inspired by Rogue’s longtime admiration for the state of Hawaii, Paradise Pucker is dedicated to the Mahalo spirit as well as Rogue’s late founder, Jack Joyce, a lifelong lover of the islands and part-time resident.

“We’ve been wearing Tiki shirts for the last 768 Tuesdays,” said Rogue President Brett Joyce, “So you could say we had some pre-existing inspiration to make a POG beer.”

Paradise Pucker will be available on draft and in serigraphed 22oz bottles throughout the state of Hawaii starting September 1, as the first ever bottled sour from Rogue Ales. Paradise Pucker can also be found on draft in limited quantities at all Rogue locations. For more information, visit our www.rogue.com.

About Rogue Ales & Spirits
Rogue Ales & Spirits is an agri-fermenter founded in Oregon in 1988 as one of America’s first microbreweries. Rogue has won more than 1,800 awards for taste, quality and packaging and is available in all 50 states as well as 54 countries. Since 2008, Rogue has remained committed to saving the terroir of Oregon hops, barley, rye, wheat, honey, jalapeños, and pumpkins one acre at a time by growing its own.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Reuben's Brews 4th Anniversary Party - This Saturday!

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To celebrate our four years we wanted to let you know we're having a party this Saturday, August 6th, starting at noon.  We're going to be having a few fun things happening that day:
  • First 200 attendees will receive a free commemorative pint glass to take home with the purchase of their pint! (Limit one per person)
  • We will release a brand new IPA, Hopped off of the Press!  Named after the intense dry hopping on the beer - this beer is best enjoyed fresh. The beer sheet explaining the beer is attached. The beer will make it out to limited distribution next week to our keg customers.
  • We will have 6 pack cans of Hopped off of the Press! available.  We will can only a small batch which will be available for taproom purchase only.
  • We will pour some of our barrel aged beers, including 2015 BBIS, 2015 Breakfast Stout and a sneak preview of 2016 Bourbon Barrel Auld Heritage (our old ale) that will be released later this winter!
  • We will have a raffle with lots of great prizes, including limited release growlers and Mariners tickets!
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The taplist will feature a total of 25 beers, as follows:

Gose  -  Cascara Gose  -  Pilsner  -  Dark Lager  -  Altbier  -  Cream Ale  -  American Rye  -  Kolsch  -  2016 BBIS  -  2016 Bourbon Barrel Auld Heritage  -  2015 Barrel Aged Breakfast Stout  -  Hop Tropic  -  Triumvirate  -  Hopped off the Press!  -  Imperial Rye IPA  -  Summer IPA  -  Life on Mars  -  Crikey IPA  -  Black Imperial IPA  -  Wee Heavy  -  Red  -  London Calling  -  Bloody Crikey  -  Nitro Dry Stout  - Cask Summer IPA

Thanks for all your support these first four years, and cheers to many more!

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Fremont Brewing Releasing The Lamb




 
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Fremont Brewing will release its first beer from the Fremont Fermentation Lab - The Lamb, a Wine Barrel-Aged Brett Saison, on Saturday, August 13th at the  Urban Beer Garden (1050 N 34th St, Seattle) Bottle sales and draft will begin upon open at 11am.See details below

The Lamb
Style: Wine Barrel-Aged Brett Saison

Description: The Lamb is the first release of the Fremont Fermentation Lab, a project that Fremont Brewing created to brew unique, small-batch artisan beers, aged in oak and touched by wildness. This Saison is brewed with Northwest hops and aged in oak barrels with Brettanomyces Lambicus to produce pear and apple notes and a distinct but gentle, funky farmhouse character. The Lamb is bottle conditioned and finished dry and crisp. Because Beer Matters!

Down & Dirty: 2-Row Pale and Wheat malts with Magnum and Cascade hops
Yeast: Brettanomyces Lambicus & Belgian
ABV: 6.5%
IBU: 30
Color: Straw yellow
Aroma: Pear, lemon, grassy
Flavor: Oak, apple, tart

Distribution: Better beer retailers in Washington (Statewide), Oregon (Portland Metro Area, Willamette Valley, and Central Oregon), Idaho (Statewide), and Colorado (Denver Metro Area).

Availability: Extremely limited

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About Fremont Brewing
Fremont Brewing is a family-owned craft brewery founded in 2009 to brew artisan beers made with the best local ingredients we can find. Our beer is distributed in kegs, cans, and 22 oz. bottles and can be enjoyed everyday at our kid- and dog-friendly Urban Beer Garden in Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood. Because Beer Matters! http://www.fremontbrewing.com/welcome

Summit Brewing Releases West London-Style Ale as Part of 30th Anniversary Celebration

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (Aug. 3, 2016) – Summit Brewing Company today announces the release of 30th Anniversary West London-Style Ale, the third of four celebratory beers in the brewery’s 30th Anniversary Series. The beer will be released at a Summit 30th Anniversary Celebration from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 7 at Brit’s Pub in downtown Minneapolis. The event will feature the inaugural tapping of West London-Style Ale served alongside other Summit favorites, plus live music by Freddie Manton & The Southsiders and Hard Day’s Night Beatles Tribute Band. West London-Style Ale will then be available on draught and in six- and 12-packs of 12-ounce cans the second week of August.

Combining the classic Maris Otter ale malt with traditional and modern hop varieties, head brewer Damian McConn produced a sophisticated yet highly-drinkable British-Style Best Bitter. It is medium-bodied with toasty, graham cracker malt flavors, complemented with hop flavors and aromas of loganberry, redcurrant, grapefruit and lime.

 “The 30th Anniversary Series showcases the unique qualities and attributes that have helped drive Summit forward over the last three decades,” said McConn. “We kicked off the series early in the year with a powerful Double IPA, followed up in late spring with a classical German Keller Pils, and now we’re staying across the pond as we enter August with a thirst-quenching session ale packed with flavor. West London-Style Ale presents complexity, character and drinkability in a low ABV beer with an assertive hop profile that doesn’t overwhelm beer lovers.”

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For West London-Style Ale release parties and other Summit events, see the Happenings page on the brewery’s website.

West London-Style Ale Vital Statistics
ABV: 4.6%
IBU: 40
Color: Light Amber
Malts: Maris Otter
Hops: U.K. Endeavour, U.S. Cascade, New Zealand Motueka
Yeast: Multi-strain yeast comprised of private collection U.K. ale strains formerly utilized by an old British Brewery
Food Pairings: Cotswold cheese, traditional fish and chips, ploughman’s lunch, Cornish pasty, roast beef, Cumberland sausages
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Summit Brewing Company

Founded in St. Paul, Minn. in 1986, Summit Brewing Company has stayed close to its roots, serving the Upper Midwest and Great Lakes regions. Summit’s beers are currently available in 14 states including Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Arkansas and Wisconsin. Summit now produces 14 varieties of premium craft beer, including seven year-round, four seasonal beers, and the limited release Unchained Series and 30th Anniversary Series. Since its inception, the brewery has been a consistent pioneer in the craft beer movement. For everything Summit Brewing, visit summitbrewing.com.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

McManamins Releasing 16oz Cans of Ruby and Hammerhead




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Now McMenamins fans can get two of their favorite beers to go in cans! Craft brews Ruby and Hammerhead launched in 16 oz. cans at all of McMenamins 54 locations in Oregon and Washington on August 1, just in time for summer shenanigans. The cans can be purchased in 4-packs ($10) or singles ($2.75).
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Why cans? Though the classiness of 22 oz bottles is undeniable, McMenamins new cans are perfect for a river float, backyard BBQ, camping trip or wherever your summer celebrations may take you – no bottle opener required.
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Portland Brewing Collaborates with the Oregon Brew Crew for Limited Edition Belgian Wit

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Sander's Wit Marks Home Brewer's Series Premiere

PORTLAND, Ore. (August 02, 2016) Portland Brewing and the Oregon Brew Crew have teamed up to celebrate the Rose City’s warmest months with the launch of a brand new collaboration brew — Sander’s Wit. Their refreshing take on this classic light beer style is the first in Portland Brewing’s Home Brewer’s Series — a small-batch brewing project launched to connect brewing enthusiasts with professional brewers. In the spirit of community, for every pint poured, Portland Brewing will donate a portion of the proceeds to the Oregon Food Bank

Home brewing is where many great breweries get their start, and Portland Brewing has enlisted Oregon Brew Crew member, Sander Hoekstra, to kick off the Home Brewer’s series with his recipe. Brewed as a classic wit, this beer is unfiltered and cloudy with the heavy use of unmalted wheat and oats. “Sander’s Wit has notes of spiced coriander and bitter orange peel with the yeasts adding additional flavors, making for a very refreshing beer, perfect for drinking on a summer day,” says Ryan Pappe, Head Brewer at Portland Brewing. “Brewing with Portland Brewing has been a big honor, a wonderful recognition of my home brewing hobby.” says Hoekstra. “It’s been a really educational experience as well. Ryan and I were able to share brewing tips and tricks. I love making great beer. He loves making great beer. We were a good team.” The beer comes in at ABV: 4.2% | IBU: 20
The three-beer Home Brewer’s Series celebrates and recognizes the dedicated and passionate individuals who contribute to Oregon’s world-class brewing scene every day. The series provides each winning home brewer with the opportunity to pitch their brew to their favorite local watering hole. Sander’s Wit is available beginning August 2, for a limited-time and can be found at the Portland Brewing Taproom, the Abbey Bar & Bottle Shop, and the Old Chicago Pizza and Taproom in Happy Valley. Catch up with Sander and the Portland Brewing team at the Portland Brewing Taproom on Wednesday, August 3 from 5-7pm, for the launch of Sander’s Wit. The next beers in the series debut in September and November. 
 
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 their website, Facebook and Twitter.
About the Oregon Brew Crew
Headquartered in Portland, the Oregon Brew Crew is one of the oldest and largest home brewing clubs in the United States. They are a non-profit organization dedicated to the education and advancement of home brewing and beer appreciation. For more information about the Oregon Brew Crew, head to their website, Facebook, and Twitter.
Oregon Food Bank
Originally known as the Oregon Food Share, the Oregon Food Bank is a non-profit, charitable organization whose mission is to eliminate hunger and its root causes. The Oregon Food Bank works with a network of statewide partners to distribute an emergency food supply to families in need.  For more information, or to donate directly, please visit www.oregonfoodbank.org.



Ninkasi Brewing Company Announces Team Total Domination

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Professional Athletes and Adventurers Kick Off Team Total Domination Roster

EUGENE, Ore.—Among many of the passions uniting the culture of Ninkasi Brewing Company is its love of the outdoors. Established in 2006 by Jamie Floyd and Nikos Ridge, the Oregon-based brewery operates with a single core purpose: to “Perpetuate Better Living.” Now, the brewery takes that mantra one step further with the introduction of Team Total Domination, a lineup of professional athletes and adventurers who excel in outdoor activities and have an appreciation for craft beer.

“It was only natural that as an extension of our passions here at the brewery, we would establish a team of all-stars who celebrate the outdoors and also happen to enjoy a delicious beer at the end of the day,” says Nikos Ridge, Ninkasi CEO, co-founder and amateur kayaker, mountain biker, and paraglider. “Honestly, there is no time that a beer tastes better than at the end of an epic outdoor adventure doing something you love.”

Under the brewery’s core purpose its employees have found one of the best way to lead a balanced life is pairing craft beer with outdoor activities. Each weekend many of its employees can be found hiking, trail running, mountain biking, kayaking, surfing, or hanging out on the company rock climbing wall. “We share many of the same interests as our Team Total Domination members,” says Ridge. “I’m excited to continue to be inspired by this group and, in-turn, inspire our fans to get out there and explore!”

Andrew Wheating - Track Star, 2x Olympian
Based in the brewery’s hometown of Eugene, Oregon, Andrew Wheating is a pride of the city and quite the Instagram personality. Entering the world-stage for running at the age of 20, Wheating has competed twice at the Olympic level for the 800m in 2008 (Beijing) and 1500m in 2012 (London).

“Some companies display a passion for the craft behind the products they create. They show a love for what they do and not for the financial earnings. Ninkasi is one of those companies.”

Bryon Dorr - Adventure Photographer, Overlander
Living a life of adventure, Bryon Dorr inspires others to get outside through his brand Exploring Elements. Operating from his 4-wheeled “overland adventuremobile” Dorr travels the world testing gear, documenting and sharing new experiences.

"Ninkasi makes truly exceptional beers, has amazing employees, believes in protecting the environment and is a company that continues to support enthusiast artists, athletes and philanthropists.”

Colin Kemp - Paraglider, Kayaker
Based in Reno, Nevada, Colin Kemp is a king of land and air. As a competitive kayaker, Kemp took 4th place in the Freestyle World Kayaking Championships in 2011 and has boated 9 countries and 4 continents. As a skilled paraglider, Kemp dominates the sky including above places like the French Alps.

“Ninkasi, has been supporting World Kayak for years in a variety of ways; I have been stoked to see the true love of all things fun from the Ninkasi crew. Keep your eyes open for all sorts of fun action from the sky and the river.”

David Laney - Ultrarunner, Running Coach
Residing in Ashland, Oregon, David Laney puts serious miles on his legs. Ranking 3rd at the 2015 Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc 105 Mile and 8th at Western States 100 mile, Laney is a beast on the trail. When he’s not tearing it up, he’s teaching others how to improve their distance skills.

“Like me, I like working with companies that are born and raised in Oregon; it’s a special place, and its virtues are often reflected by the companies that have their roots here.” 

Mary Rand - Professional Snowboarder, Snowboarding Coach
On the mountain or working on her skateboarding skills, Mary Rand of Index, Washington, seriously knows her way around a board. Named the Transworld Snowboarder 2016 Reader’s Choice and 2015 Rookie of the Year, Rand embodies the pure joy of a day on the mountain.

“Living in/around Seattle, Washington for the last few years I have caught the Northwest pride bug; thus making me feel even more excited to be a part of an originally grown, northwest company.  And of course, I love delicious beer, and sharing delicious beer with friends.”

Matt & Agnes Hage - Outdoor Photographers, Backpackers
Hailing from Anchorage, Alaska, and working from the road, tent, or plane, husband-wife duo Matt and Agnes Hage never turn down the opportunity of a new adventure. With a client list of Montbell, Black Diamond, Patagonia, and Backpacker Magazine among others, these two beautifully share their adventures with the world.

“Ninkasi makes sure we’re well stocked with excellent craft beer for our projects. After a long day of shooting in the mountains or a desert canyon, you bet our crew really enjoys that.”

Rush Sturges - Pro Kayaker, Producer & Filmmaker
White Salmon, Washington may be the place he calls home, but any given week, Rush Sturges can be found conquering the next big waterfall or descent. Coveting awards like OUTSIDE’s Adventurer of the Year or 20 Greatest Athletes Now, Sturges also finds time to pair his love for water with a passion for filmmaking. His latest directorial and producing work, “Chasing Niagara,” debuted July and has quickly gained popularity among the kayaking community and thrill seekers.

"I can't say enough good things about Ninkasi. Beer, people, conservation efforts, art, music etc. For me Ninkasi is more than just a beer sponsor, it's a lifestyle. I'm honored to be on the Team!"

Read more about Team Total Domination, here: http://www.ninkasibrewing.com/about/team-total-domination.html.

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About Ninkasi Brewing Company
Founded in 2006 by Jamie Floyd and Nikos Ridge, Ninkasi Brewing Company continues to grow from its first batch of Total Domination IPA, to two brewhouses, a 55-barrel and a 90-barrel brewhouse, located in Eugene, Ore. Ninkasi’s Flagship beers—Total Domination IPA, Tricerahops Double IPA, Dawn of the Red IPA, Easy Way IPA, Helles Belles Helles Lager, Oatis Oatmeal Stout, and Vanilla Oatis Oatmeal Stout—are sold throughout Alaska; Alberta; Arizona; California; D.C.; Colorado; Idaho; Maryland; Nevada; New York; Oregon; Texas; Utah; Washington; and Vancouver, British Columbia. The brewery remains privately-owned and is committed to community support and giving. Ninkasi’s Beer Is Love program offers in-kind donations and support for organizations throughout its footprint.
For more information, call 541.344.2739 or visit www.NinkasiBrewing.com.

Monday, August 1, 2016

Elysian Brewing Pumpkin Seasonals and Annual Great Pumpkin Beer Festival

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Seattle - The orange-minded brewers at Elysian have been thinking, breathing, and brewing pumpkin to prepare for its return to the shelves this August. This seasonally unseasonal tradition is part of the fabric of the brewing team and, each year, it all begins with the return of Night Owl, Elysian's flagship pumpkin beer.
 
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Night Owl is brewed with over seven pounds of pumpkin per barrel and spiced with the classic pie blend of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, and allspice.

Night Owl will be available August 1 in six-packs, 22-ounce bottles, and on draft in all of Elysian's markets throughout the Northwest and beyond.


Elysian's pumpkin patch grows with the return of The Great Pumpkin Imperial Pumpkin Ale and Dark o' the Moon Pumpkin Stout, along with Punkuccino Coffee Pumpkin Ale. These coveted specialty brews can be found in limited 22-ounce bottles and draft.
 
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Elysian's four bottled pumpkin beers are just the tip of the gourd: This year's 12th Annual Great Pumpkin Beer Festival is ONE DAY ONLY on Saturday, October 8 at a brand new location outside of Elysian Fields. Entry to the event is on the Occidental Ave side of Elysian Fields at the North Lot of CenturyLink Field :: 542 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104.
 
 
NEW LOCATION! Outside of Elysian Fields
Entrance on the Occidental Ave side of Elysian Fields, across from the North Lot of CenturyLink Field

GPBF celebrates the gourd with 80+ different pumpkin beers from across the country, KEXP DJs Stevie Zoom and Riz Rollins, games, Pumpkin Royalty, local food trucks, a costume contest, and more. The highlight of the 21+ fest is the tapping of Giant Pumpkins that have been scooped, scorched, filled with beer, sealed, conditioned, and then tapped for all to enjoy. Tickets go on sale August 1. The week prior to the festival on Saturday, October 1, the Great Pumpkin Weigh-Off returns for its second year at Elysian's Airport Way Brewery. It's an all ages, non-ticketed event where growers compete to see who has the biggest pumpkins. 
 
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GPBF Tickets Available AUG 1
 
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Night Owl Pumpkin Ale
Night Owl is brewed with over 7 lbs. of pumpkin per barrel and includes seven different malt varieties, green and roasted pumpkin seeds, and pumpkin in the mash, boil and fermenter. Bittered with Magnum hops and spiced in conditioning with nutmeg, clove, cinnamon, ginger and allspice. 6.7% ABV
AVAILABLE :: AUG-OCT
Draft, 22oz bottles and 12oz – Six Packs


The Great Pumpkin
The Great Pumpkin was the silver medalist at the 2007 Great American Beer Festival in the Fruit and Vegetable category and was also the world’s first Imperial pumpkin ale. Brewed with Premium 2-Row, Munich, Cara-Hell, Cara-Vienne, Cara-Munich and Crisp 45° L Crystal malts. Roasted pumpkin seeds in the mash, and extra pumpkin added in the mash, kettle and fermenter. Spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and allspice. 8.4% ABV
AVAILABLE :: AUG-OCT
Draft & 22oz Bottles


Dark o’ the Moon Pumpkin Stout
A perennial favorite and 2010 Silver medalist in the Great American Beer Festival Field Beer category, Dark o’ the Moon is brewed with Premium 2-Row, Crisp 77° Crystal, Munich, Cara-Vienne, roasted, chocolate and Special B malts with roasted pumpkin seeds in the mash.  Pumpkin in the mash, kettle and fermenter. Bittered with Magnum and finished with Saaz and crushed cinnamon. 7.5% ABV
AVAILABLE :: AUG-OCT
Draft & 22oz Bottles


Punkuccino Coffee Pumpkin Ale
A pumpkin ale with the attitude of a world-weary barista, Punkuccino packs a short shot of Stumptown coffee toddy in your pint with just a shake of cinnamon and nutmeg.  Premium 2-Row, brown, biscuit, C-77 crystal, chocolate and kiln-coffee malts provide the body, German Northern Brewer lends a touch of bitterness, and lactose sweetens just a touch. Three pumpkin additions, in the mash, kettle and fermenter. 6% ABV
AVAILABLE :: AUG-OCT
Draft & 22oz Bottles


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ABOUT ELYSIAN
Three-time Large Brewpub of the Year at the Great American Beer Festival, Elysian Brewing Company operates four neighborhood restaurants and a production brewery in Seattle, Washington. Known both for classic styles and for flexibility and innovation, Elysian has brewed over 350 different recipes since opening in 1996. While Elysian's brewers use a variety of unusual ingredients, they are seasonally notorious for their pumpkin beers. Each year Elysian hosts the Great Pumpkin Beer Festival, where dozens of different pumpkin beers are poured, some of them from giant pumpkins. ELYSIANBREWING.COM

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Coronado Brewing Company Plans for the Future with New COO Announcements

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San Diego, CA - July 27, 2016
Coronado Brewing Company is celebrating 20 years of crafting award-winning beers, and now the company is taking a major step forward in planning for the future. The company recently announced the appointment of two chief operating officers to facilitate growth while laying the long-term foundation of independent ownership. "As we continue to grow, and strive to remain independent, we believe it is important to put key people in place who can take the company forward for the foreseeable future," said Ron Chapman, CEO, Coronado Brewing Company. "As my brother and I think about the next five to ten years, we want to be able to hand over the reins knowing we have the right team in place to keep our vision alive." 

As the family-owned company enters its second decade of operations, it promotes two internal employees to the shared COO role; Brandon Richards and Kasey Chapman will focus on brewery and retail operations, respectively. Kasey currently oversees the company's retail facilities, including the original brewpub in Coronado, brewery and tasting room in San Diego, and the newly opened fast-casual location in Imperial Beach.  Kasey has been with the company for 15 years and will be vital in maintaining a consistent vision as the company's retail operations evolve.  "Kasey has been with us from very early on; as we plan for the future, having someone in the family with their head in the business was very important for us," said Chapman.   

Brandon Richards joined the Coronado family in 2012; he has been instrumental in developing a cohesive sales strategy, as well as implementing the recent brand refresh. "Brandon has been an important addition to the Coronado Brewing family; his background in a family business combined with his previous tenure in the industry has been tremendously valuable to us," said Chapman.  Brandon will now assume strategic oversight of brewery operations while continuing to lead Sales and Marketing. "Working with the Chapman family has been fantastic," said Richards.  "I'm so proud to be part of the Coronado family. Rick and Ron have created an amazing environment for their employees; we challenge each other every day to do better and I'm excited for what the future holds," said Richards.  

The changes in roles will be effectively immediately. The remaining executive team at Coronado Brewing Company include Ron Chapman, CEO; Rick Chapman, President; and J.D. Douglas, CFO. Stay Coastal. Cheers. 

About Coronado Brewing Company
In 1996, when craft beer was still a foreign term and San Diego County was home to only a handful of breweries, the Chapman brothers Ron and Rick opened a brewpub in their hometown of Coronado. Today CBC stays true to their San Diego roots, brewing abundantly hoppy West Coast-style ales, which are available today in 18 US states and twelve countries. In addition to the long-established pub in Coronado, the company opened a tasting room inside their newly built San Diego production facility in early 2013, and a tasting room and restaurant in Imperial Beach, California in 2014. Coronado Brewing Company was honored in 2014 with one of the brewing industry's most prestigious awards-World Beer Cup Champion Brewery and Brewmaster for a Mid-size Brewing Company.

Links:
Instagram: @CoronadoBrewing
Twitter: @CoronadoBrewing
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Fort George Brewing's Regatta Block Party

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Astoria, OR - Hoist the mainsail and set course for the Mouth of the Columbia and three days of festivities at the Fort. Astoria Regatta, Oregon’s oldest celebration in its oldest city, marks its 122nd anniversary with events on land, sea, and all over the Fort George block. Parades, fireworks, an outdoor movie, beer releases, and plenty of live music await you.

Friday August 12th
Take your pint outside for a courtyard showing of the cult comedy classic Strange Brew. Food, beverages, and special movie snacks will be available through the pub, eh? Bring chairs and blankets if you like – no tickets required, hosers. Movie begins at dark.

Saturday August 13th
The courtyard offers prime seating for the annual Regatta Grand Land Parade at noon, followed by a Cornhole Tourney. Sign up begins at 1:30pm and there is no cost to enter. Stick around for BBQ, craft beer, and a solid lineup of live music with Malachi Graham, Snowblind Traveler, and The Bond Street Blues Band. Fireworks over the Columbia River cap the night, best viewed upstairs from the pizza cathedral.

Sunday August 14th
Live music continues at Fort George just as the Astoria Sunday Market begins to wind down. Enjoy bluegrass by Cascade Crescendo, roots-blues-pop from Will West & The Friendly Strangers, and the psychedelic soul-jazz sound of Scott Pemberton Trio. Extended Sunday music starts at 2pm and ends at 10pm.

Regatta Beer Releases
One of the more memorable beers from Stout Month 2014, Dark Matter will be released in the Lovell Taproom. This complex Imperial Oatmeal Stout aged in both Bourbon and Pinot Noir barrels is available on draft for a limited time only. Fort George will also tap Operation: Cannot Possibly Fail – a new IPA the brewers crafted specifically for the Great American Beer Festival 2016. Judge both of these beers for yourself before they arrive at GABF.

All ages are welcome, friendly leashed pets are allowed outside, and there is never a cover. The Regatta Block Party at Fort George may be on land, but it certainly won’t be dry.

Hours:
Friday, August 12th – 11am to Midnight
Saturday, August 13th – 11am to Midnight
Sunday, August 14th – Noon to 11pm

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

Aug. 1 Marks Diamond Knot Craft Brewing’s Release of an Annual Fall Favorite: Fog Bank Fall Ale

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MUKILTEO, WA – Fall may be right around the corner, but for the crew at Diamond Knot Craft Brewing, the leaves may as well start falling and the crisp autumn days begin. Fog Bank Fall Ale is set to release Aug. 1 to thirsty fans throughout the area. 

“There’s something about Fog Bank Fall Ale that gets us all primed for shorter days and colder temps,” Sherry Jennings, DK’s Dir. of Marketing, said. “The beer’s color is beautiful; definitely a reflection of the warm fall colors.”

Fog Bank was first brewed by DK’s founders as a traditional Märzen style, but with ale yeast. Staying with the style, Fog Bank is brewed with Vienna and Munich malts, which impart a characteristic deep and elegant malt profile. The ale yeast gives this beer a lot more character and depth than a traditional lager.

The reddish amber color reflects the change in foliage and the bursting of maple reds. Just as crisp as those autumn mornings, Fog Bank Fall Ale has a bright, crisp flavor with a full malty finish. With a mild 5.8% ABV (30 IBUs), this seasonal is the perfect transition from the brewery's Binnacle Summer Ale to its darker winter brews.

The Fog Bank name gives a nod to that fateful day off the Olympic Peninsula and the two-month-long marine salvage that ensued shortly after in 1947. Aug. 13 proved unforgiving with a thick fog that embraced the Strait of Juan de Fuca. When the MV Diamond Knot, loaded with 75 percent of Alaska’s seasonal salmon catch and 100,000 gallons of fish oil, motored toward Seattle, the fog got the best of the rudimentary navigation tools, and early that morning the Fenn Victory collided with the Diamond Knot, damaging the Diamond Knot enough to cause its sinking in 135 feet of water just off Port Angeles.

Fog Bank Fall Ale hits store shelves in 22-oz. bottles and the taps at all three Diamond Knot locations, as well as your favorite watering holes throughout Washington, the first week in August. 

Founded in 1994, Diamond Knot Craft Brewing is a privately held company and Snohomish County’s oldest continuously-operating, independently-owned brewery. Handcrafted Diamond Knot ales can be found in 12 states, British Columbia and Japan, both in bottles and on draft.  Additionally, Diamond Knot operates three production breweries and two full-service restaurants in Washington; the Brewery & Alehouse in Mukilteo and the Brewpub @ MLT in Mountlake Terrace. Diamond Knot prides itself in providing exceptional food, craft beer and lively experiences, as well as being charitable members of the communities in which it operates.

For more company information, visit diamondknot.com.