Wednesday, September 7, 2016

4th Annual Peche Fest tickets Now On Sale

Courtesy of the Peche Fest
9/7/2016 Portland, OR -Peche Fest’—Oregon’s only festival dedicated to drinking the world’s greatest fruit—the peach—returns for its 4th year on Saturday, October 8, at Saraveza and the Bad Habit Room. Nature's finest creation the Peach will be on tasty display with tart, fuzzy, juicy peachy goodness with 25+ beers and ciders from sweet, funky to sour and barrel-aged. As usual there will be a special food menu of sweet and savory items made with peaches. Both General Admission tickets (3-10pm) and special limited VIP session (1-3pm, limited to 50) tickets are now on sale.

This years lineup of rare and tongue tantalizing Peach beers might be the best yet. From annual classics like Upright Brewing’s Fantasia and Logsdon’s Peche ‘n Brett to new buzz-worthy beers like Almanac's Peach de Brettaville, Block 15's Peach Pit Wit, De Garde's Imperial Stone Bu and even new peachy debuts by breweries like Great Notion and Deschutes. The full beer and cider list will be released in the next few weeks. Also participating: Holy Mountain Brewing, Hair of the Dog, pFriem Family Brewers, Double Mountain, Hopworks Urban Brewery, Fort George, Bend Brewing, Solera, Golden Valley, 10 Barrel, Oakshire, Cascade, Great Divide, Ex Novo, 2 Towns Cider & more tba.

Returning this year is the VIP session from 1pm to 3pm, featuring first dibs at some of the rarest beers, extra drink tickets, and entry to Saraveza two hours before the main session. General Admission entry begins at 3pm for both Saraveza and the Bad Habit Room and is $10 for a commemorative glass and 2 drink tickets. Most beers will be one drink ticket per pour with additional drink tickets available for $2 each. Advanced tickets available now!

WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 8th from 3pm to 10pm

VIP HOUR(s):  1pm to 3pm in Saraveza only. Advanced tix only.

WHERE: Saraveza & Bad Habit Room, 1004 N. Killingsworth St, Portland, OR 97217

WHAT: 25+ Peach Beers plus Peachy Keen food specials!

GENERAL ADMISSION: $10 for commemorative glass and 2 drink tickets, $2 for each additional ticket. Available now at
VIP TICKETS: $25 for early entry at 1pm, includes a commemorative glass and 8 tickets and is limited to only 50! Available now at

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Victory Brewing Company Releases Oktoberfest Lager Festbier

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Downingtown, PA, September 7, 2016Victory Brewing Company announces the return of Festbier, an Oktoberfest amber lager for it’s 20th season. A full-bodied, rich amber lager brewed in the tradition of German Oktoberfest lagers, Festbier made its debut in 1996 as the first beer ever brewed by Victory and has been delighting fans for two decades. Traditional German brewing techniques paired with European ingredients transports drinkers to Oktoberfest. 

Subtly sweet with a delicate malt nose, Festbier gains its impressive body from all imported German malts and decoction brewing process, a traditional technique in central European brewing which produces the deliciously malty flavors for which German beers are best known. Seductively malty—two-row Vienna and Munich German malts—with a kiss of whole flower German hops for balance, leads to the crisp, dry characteristics of a true German Oktoberfest lager. Crafted for full flavor and carefully aged for depth of character, Festbier is full-bodied while smooth. Available from late summer through autumn, Festbier has an ABV of 5.6% and a suggested retail price of approximately $9.99 for six 12-ounce bottles.

Courtesy of Victory Brewing Co
“Festbier has a special place in my heart, as it expresses the purpose of beer, as a source of comfort and conviviality, so well,” said Founder and Brewmaster, Bill Covaleski. “It was the very first beer we ever brewed at Victory. We knew we wanted to create a true Oktoberfest lager and the pride I have in that first beer still powers me, and all our brewers, to continue to create good, thoughtfully crafted beers that will not only quench the thirst of our fans, but make every dinner, party or chat with a friend over a pint that much more enjoyable.”

Courtesy of Victory Brewing Co

About Victory Brewing Company 
Victory Brewing Company is a craft brewery headquartered in Downingtown, PA. Founded by childhood friends, Bill Covaleski and Ron Barchet, Victory officially opened its doors in February of 1996. Victory’s second state of the art brewery opened in February of 2014 in Parkesburg, PA to serve fans of fully flavored beers in 37 states with innovative beers melding European ingredients and technology with American creativity. Victory operates three brewpubs; the original Downingtown site, Victory at Magnolia in Kennett Square and Parkesburg featuring self-guided tours. In February 2016, Victory announced an alliance with Southern Tier Brewing Company under the parent company of Artisanal Brewing Ventures. To learn more about Victory Brewing Company please visit

7th Annual “The Running of the Brewers” today For McMenamins

Cascade hops from Sodbuster Farms - Courtsey of McMenamins
In the ultimate commitment to fresh hop beer and for the 7th year in a row, McMenamins kicked off their “The Running of the Brewers” today, where brewers start at Sodbuster Farms in Salem, Ore. in the early morning hours, load their trucks with freshly harvested hops and race them straight to 22 McMenamins breweries so they can immediately begin their batches of fresh hop beer.

Sodbuster Farms truck filled with Cascade hops - Courtesy of McMenamins
The result comes weeks later in the form of Thundercone Fresh Hop Ale, a limited-available seasonal that Oregon beer lovers wait for all year.

McMenamins Brewers - Courtesy of McMenamins
McMenamins Thundercone Fresh Hop Ale:
On tap Sept. 23 until it’s gone
Available at all McMenamins locations 54 locations in Oregon and Washington
Malts: Superior Pilsen, Bairds 30/37L Carastan
Hops: Cascade (fresh), Cascade (dry), Chinook (dry)
OG: 1.061 TG: 1.013 ABV: 6.19 IBU: 54 SRM: 6

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Full Sail’s Latest Imperial Stout Highlights the Art of Barrel Aging

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 This black-as-night brew was aged in Wild Turkey bourbon casks 

Hood River, Oregon – September 7, 2016 – Full Sail’s brewmasters have opened the bourbon casks and released this year’s Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout, a deep and complex brew that is black as night with a strong roasted malt character and full body. Brewed in November 2015, this stout was carefully aged in Wild Turkey bourbon casks from Kentucky until the robust character of the stout picked up the perfect amount of wood, bourbon and oak flavors, resulting in an elegantly sophisticated beer.

“The annual release of our barrel aged beers is a celebration of the best of American beer and American bourbon,” says Full Sail Executive Brewmaster Jamie Emmerson. “Barrel aging beers has been a Full Sail tradition since 1998 when we joyfully discovered what happens when you pair vintage barrels, dedication, and patience.” Though barrel aging has become popularized in the years since, Imperial Stout has the advantage of Full Sail brewmasters’ consistent experience, expertise and innovation.

Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout’s extended aging presents hints of vanilla and oak. “It cellars well, so if you store a few bottles in a dark, cool place and be patient, you will be rewarded for your effort and restraint,” says Full Sail Brewmaster Jim Kelter.

Always highly anticipated by beer lovers, Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stouts from Full Sail have received numerous accolades over the years, including gold and silver medals, five star ratings, and a bounty of happy customers. Food pairings for Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout include steak, braised meat and short ribs, Cascadia Creamery’s Glacier Blue or Stilton cheeses, and chocolate and desserts of all kinds, especially vanilla ice cream, pear crisp or cheesecake.

Wood barrel aging is an art form. When done right, it’s a wonderful thing. Full Sail brewers honor the barrel aging tradition by pouring creativity, innovation and passion into small, limited-release beers. This special beer is brewed and racked in small batches, and is only available in limited quantities. Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout is available this September in limited release in 22 oz. bottles and draft. 9.5% ABV, 40 IBUs.

Courtesy of Full Sail Brewing Co
About Full Sail Brewing Company
Perched on a bluff in Hood River, Oregon, overlooking the mighty Columbia River’s epic wind and kite surfing and the snow-capped volcanic peaks of Mt. Hood, Full Sail is a true craft-brewing pioneer. Since 1987, Full Sail has been pouring pure Mt. Hood water, local ingredients and responsible processes into each and every pint. Full Sail’s brews and sustainable practices have garnered more than 300 national and international awards, including 150 gold medals and Beverage World ‘s “Craft Brewer of the Year” distinction. From Full Sail Amber and IPA to Session Lager and bourbon barrel-aged beers, Full Sail consistently strives to brew complex, balanced and ridiculously tasty beers. Learn more at

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Zupan’s Markets Partners With Buoy Beer Co. To Introduce Third Beer in Farm-To-Market Series

Courtesy of Zupan's Market and Buoy Beer Co
PORTLAND, Ore (Sept. 6, 2016) – Zupan’s Markets has partnered with Buoy Beer Co. to release the third Farm-to-Market beer in its private label line. This limited edition Northwest-style IPA was brewed exclusively with NW grown hops and in honor of local farms, whose dedication and ingenuity keeps us drinking incredible IPAs.
“Zupan’s Markets is honored to be partnering with Buoy Beer, where their passion for brewing has taken the Oregon craft beer community by storm,” said Zupan’s Markets’ President and CEO Mike Zupan. “Together, we’ve created a great beer that showcases our thirst for local, quality ingredients, and our love for beer.”

This limited edition IPA will be available on Sept. 2 at all four Zupan’s Markets locations in 22 oz. bottles for $6.99 and on tap at the Belmont store’s growler station.

“Zupan’s Markets is one of our biggest champions, and we are really impressed by their excitement for Oregon craft beer,” said David Kroening of Buoy Beer Co. “Partnering with them on our first bottled collaboration beer is a perfect fit.”
  • Profile: IBU: 65, ABV: 6.7%, Gravity: 14.5°P
  • Malts: Pale Malt, Vienna, and White Wheat
  • Hops: Azacca, Amarillo, El Dorado, and Equinox (most from Willamette Valley Hop Farms)

    Courtesy of Buoy Beer Co
About Buoy Beer Co.
Buoy Beer focuses on brewing traditionally made European-style lagers and Northwest influenced ales, always keeping an emphasis on balance. The brewery, taproom and restaurant are located in Astoria, Ore. in a 90-year-old former fish cannery. The building is situated on pilings in the Columbia River, making for the perfect place to enjoy a pint at the end of a hard day's work or a relaxing day off. For more information see our website or social media: @buoybeer and

Courtesy of Zupan's Markets
About Zupan’s Markets
Founded by John Zupan in 1975, Zupan’s Markets is a local and family-owned gourmet market that has served Portland’s food-loving community for more than 40 years. Zupan’s Markets has four locations that focus on quality, selling everything from the best meats and wines to the freshest produce, baked goods, gourmet deli products, specialty foods, flowers and more, always emphasizing locally-sourced, artisan products when possible. For more information, visit