Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Deschutes Brewery Announces 30th Release of Jubelale

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Bend, Oregon – 3 October 2017 – A work of art in more ways than one, Deschutes Brewery’s winter seasonal, Jubelale, will hit store shelves and tap handles next month to welcome the changing season. To celebrate the 30th bottling, for the first time ever, this year’s packaging will feature not one, but a series of custom snowflake themed illustrations by Bend, Oregon artist MaryLea Harris

“I was so honored to be invited to create the label for the 30th anniversary of this beloved beer, and to join the ranks of artists I esteem and admire,” said Harris. “I like to work in series, and landed on creating four snowflake paintings for this project because no two snowflakes are alike just like no two beers are ever exactly alike. It’s exciting to be the first artist to create more than one piece of art for the label and have a mixed and matched set of bottles in each six-pack this year.”

Harris, who specializes in mixed-media and painting, used a complex process to create the Deschutes Snowflake series. She started by layering plaster and acrylic paint applied to a primed canvas with recycled plastic gift cards as scraping tools. As a nod to the history of the brewery and the beer, she tore up Jubelale posters from the past three years along with some local articles about Deschutes Brewery and glued them to the painted background. She then continued to build up layers of paint with brush strokes and liquid acrylic ink drips to achieve the colorful surface. The last step was to paint each snowflake by hand so, as she explains, “so each are unique and full of complexity and detail.”

This complexity adorning the bottle’s exterior is mirrored inside the bottle as Jubelale is unique to many of Deschutes Brewery’s other beers in its malty and dried fruit character, along with the use of EKG hops which have a light herbal and spice quality. Jubelale will be available in six-packs and on draft everywhere Deschutes Brewery beer is sold, starting in October. 

A special launch event will be held at the Deschutes Brewery and Public House in downtown Bend on Monday, October 16th, where Harris will be on hand to meet with fans and sign posters. Harris is also our featured artist of the month in October and will attend First Friday at the Pub on October 6th as well.

About Deschutes Brewery
Family and employee owned since 1988, Deschutes Brewery – Bend’s original brewpub – has become the cornerstone of Central Oregon’s flourishing craft brew culture. Known for its generous use of whole hops in its defining beers such as Black Butte Porter, Mirror Pond Pale Ale, and Fresh Squeezed IPA, the brewery also keeps fans on the edge of their bar stools with the release of small batch experimental beers each season. Now available in 29 states and Washington D.C., Deschutes’ flagship brewpub has been joined by a main brewing facility overlooking the Deschutes River in Bend, a pub in Portland and a tasting room in Roanoke, Virginia where it will build a new east coast brewery. www.deschutesbrewery.com

Portland Brewing Celebrates Home Brewers at 4th Annual Fall Fest

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PORTLAND, Ore. (October 3, 2017) 
What:  4th ANNUAL FALL FEST! Homebrewers hold the spotlight in this year’s Home Brewers Series benefitting the Oregon Brew Crew. You be the judge! Join in on the free beer tasting and cast your vote for the winning home brew!
  • Live music from – Curtis Irie
  • Raffles and prizes
  • Food specials provided by Portland Brewing
  • Free entry comes with 3 free samples
  • $10 to support Oregon Brew Crew gets you one sample each of all 15+ homebrew entries
  • Free samples and pint specials for Portland Brewing's 2017 Fresh Hop IPA

  Portland Brewing Company Taproom, 2730 NW 31st Ave, Portland, OR 97210

When:  Saturday, October 7

Time:   1pm - 5pm

Price:  Free entrance, food & beer available for purchase. Free beer samples and pint special available for Portland Brewing's 2017 Fresh Hop IPA. Proceeds to benefit Oregon Brew Crew. $10 towards supporting Oregon Brew Crew gets you one sample each of all 15+ homebrew entries. 

Who:   Everyone welcome

About Portland Brewing Company
Celebrating thirty-one 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 websiteFacebook and Twitter
About Oregon Brew Crew
Headquartered in Portland, the Oregon Brew Crew is one of the oldest and largest home brewing clubs in the United States. We are a non-profit organization dedicated to the education and advancement of home brewing and beer appreciation. For more information about Oregon Brew Crew, head to their website

Double Mountain Brewing Releases Killer Lion Fresh Hop IPA

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Hood River, OR - October, 2017 – Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom is proud to introduce the newest addition to their fresh hop family: Killer Lion Fresh Hop IPA. This well balanced fresh hop ale is currently available on draft and in bottles at the downtown Hood River Taproom and SE Portland Taproom in the Woodstock neighborhood. Killer Lion can also be found throughout the Northwest, and British Columbia.

"Of course we had to do a killer fresh hop version of the Hop Lion, the beer gods demanded it. When the lion roars, you gotta listen.”– Matt Swihart, Brewmaster

Killer Hop Lion
Fresh Hop IPA
7.8.% ABV, 82 BU
Description: Fresh Citra and Mosaic hops lead with pride lending dank, green, tropic resin and evergreen.  Blood orange, tangelo, and bread stalk closely behind, with the earthy scent of Northwest petrichor hanging in the finish.
About Double Mountain Brewery and Taproom: Double Mountain Brewery and Taproom was established in 2007 in the heart of downtown Hood River, OR. Founder Matt Swihart opened the brewery with a clear mission: make great beer for craft beer fans. Their unique location lends to not only using pure and clean glacial water for their beers, but they also take advantage of regionally grown hops. With their reusable bottle program, customers love the softer environmental footprint and know they are part of a solution to sustainability. They can be found on tap and in bottles throughout the Pacific Northwest and British Columbia. Learn more at www.doublemountainbrewery.com

Full Sail Brewing Releases Blood Orange Wheat Ale In Cans

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Hood River, Oregon – October 3, 2017 – Meeting a demand for quality craft brew in cans, Full Sail Brewing Co. is pleased to announce that refreshing Blood Orange Wheat Ale is now available in 12 oz. aluminum cans. “Blood Orange Wheat Ale became the favorite of many when we added it to our rotating Pub Series last year, so now we’re thrilled to brew it year-round in 12 oz. cans,” says Full Sail Brewmaster Jim Kelter.

If you already love Full Sail Blood Orange Wheat, you’re not alone – this brew brought home gold medals from the 2016 World Beer Awards and the 2017 World Beer Championships. Brewed with 2-Row Northwest Pale, malted and unmalted wheat, and a hint of citrus, this beer has a medium malt body with subtle orange and a crisp wheat finish.

Blood Orange Wheat Ale pairs well with mayonnaise-based salad, fruit salad, fresh seafood, smoked Gouda and soft cheeses like triple crème Brie, chèvre, and mascarpone, meringue desserts, and of course it tastes great on its own. Bring your Blood Orange Wheat Ale to the coast, the trail, and anywhere else bottles aren’t the best. Full Sail Blood Orange Wheat Ale is now available year-round in aluminum, 12 oz. cans in 6-packs and draft. 5.2% ABV, 23 IBUs.

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 peak 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 more than 200 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 www.fullsailbrewing.com.

New Belgium Brewing Welcomes Winter with Accumulation White IPA

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 Back for its fifth year, Accumulation features a flurry of hops and citrus flavors

Ft. Collins, Colo., Oct. 3, 2017 – Inspired by Colorado’s white winters, New Belgium Brewing’s Accumulation White IPA is available beginning today through January 2018. Now in its fifth year, the wintertime favorite features Mosaic and Amarillo hops, tropical aroma and soft citrus, mango and lemon flavors, followed by a bitter bite. The medium-bodied IPA pours unfiltered gold and blizzard white with a snowy head.

“Dark beers tend to dominate the winter months, but we like to buck the trend with an IPA that’s bright and refreshing,” said Bryan Simpson, public relations director for New Belgium. “The addition of wheat smooths out the bitter, hoppy flavors and provides a clean, crisp finish. Accumulation offers an ideal counterpunch to the cold winter months to come.”

Accumulation White IPA

Mouthfeel: Piney and resinous from hop oils. Finishes clean and crisp.
Aroma: Strong hop aroma that displays tropical fruits, bright citrus, spicy and herbal from heavy dry-hopping
Body: Medium body
Yeast: American Wheat Ale Yeast with bright, fruity notes
Hop Varieties: Mosaic and Amarillo for dry-hopping
Malt Varieties: Pale
Specialty Grains: Wheat
Color: Cloudy haze, pale golden with billows of white, gorgeous foam
ABV: 6.2%
IBUs: 55

Accumulation White IPA is available in 12oz. bottles and on draft. To find it, along with others from New Belgium, visit the Beer Finder or download New Belgium’s Beer Mode app. For more information about New Belgium Brewing, visit NewBelgium.com.

About New Belgium Brewing
New Belgium Brewing, makers of Fat Tire Belgian Style 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 Belgian Style Ale, New Belgium brews thirteen year-round beers; Citradelic Tangerine IPA, Citradelic Lime Ale, Fat Tire Belgian White, Voodoo Ranger IPA, Voodoo Ranger Imperial IPA, Voodoo Ranger 8 Hop Pale Ale, Dayblazer Easygoing Ale, Tartastic Lemon Ginger Ale, 1554 Black Ale, Bohemian Pilsner, Abbey Belgian Ale, Trippel and a gluten-reduced beer, Glutiny Pale Ale.

Everybody’s Brewing Announces Nine Year Anniversary Party and Local Love Fest

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On Oct.14th Everybody's Brewing will celebrate their 9th anniversary. The festivities will be held at their brew pub in White Salmon, WA, and this year the party will include its very  own beer festival. The first ever Local Love Fest will run from 1 to 6 pm. The event will feature 11 collaboration beers, all brewed or paired with ingredients from Columbia Gorge businesses. Live music all day will culminate with Tom Petty tribute band, Hamburger Petty at 8:30 pm.  The day will also include beer specials, a photo booth, giveaways, bottle blowout deals, and Everybody’s Hungry Hungry Hippo Tournament.  

Co-owner Christine Ellenberger said this year’s party is all about being thankful.  “Nine years is a great milestone for us, and we want to celebrate all the people that have helped us get here.  That’s where the idea for the Local Love Fest came in.”  Entry to the festival is free, but for $10 you get a commemorative glass and 11 tasting tokens.  Participating purveyors will be on hand to talk about their products and the beer they helped brew.  The lineup of collaborations will include:

  1. Sweaty Teddy’s Hot Sauce – Country Boy IPA infused with Serrano Hot Sauce
  2. STOKED Roasters – Uncle Stepdad Bourbon Barrel-Aged Stout, infused with STOKED Bluebird Cold Brew Coffee
  3. NuCulture Foods – Barrel-Aged Country Boy IPA paired with vegan Bacony Chipotle Spread
  4. Blue Bus Cultured Foods – Cryo-Chronic IPA infused with Hibiscus Ginger Kombucha
  5. Columbia Mushroom Co. – Cash Stout infused with Oyster Mushrooms 
  6. White Salmon Baking Co – Hoppy AF paired with Spent Grain Bread
  7. Cascadia Creamery – Barrel-Aged Salted Sour Cherry Saison paired with Sawtooth Cheese
  8. Scoops & Smiles – Pucker Huddle Porter poured over a scoop of Vanilla Ice Cream
  9. El Reconcito –  Uncle Rico Mexican Lager aged in Tequila Barrels, paired with Mini Taco Bites
  10. Tea Lyn’s Tea Shop – Local Logger Lager infused with Earl Grey Tea 
  11. COR Cellars –  Sprinkles Hibiscus Sour Red Ale infused with Malbec Grapes

The anniversary party will also give attendees a chance to check out the progress that Everybody’s has made on their new building.  They plan to move their brewery and pub to the new space this Spring, which will be located directly next-door to their current location.  Ellenberger said it gives them extra reason to celebrate. “We saw our dreams become a reality in this building, but we’ve outgrown the space.  So many people helped make this our home.  We hope to see a lot of folks here on the 14th.  If you are from the Gorge, come celebrate with your neighbors, and if you are from out of town, come experience the local love of White Salmon.”

About Everybody’s Brewing:
Founded in 2008 in the Southwest Washington town of White Salmon, Everybody’s Brewing has been defined as one of the premier breweries in the Northwest.  Finely tuned beers, locally sourced food, and outdoor seating with a stunning view of Mt. Hood make Everybody’s Brewing a must-stop attraction in the Columbia River Gorge. 

Art & Beer Returns To The Portland Art Museum In Celebration Of Its 125th Anniversary

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Art & Beer: Pitchering Oregon Features 18 Specially Crafted Beers and Ciders Inspired by Regional Artwork from the Portland Art Museum's Permanent Collection

Portland, Oregon, October 2, 2017 – The Portland Art Museum and artist Eric Steen are pleased to announce Art & Beer: Pitchering Oregon, a statewide exploration of landscape, art, place, and history, through the lens of Oregon craft beer and cider making. Art & Beer: Pitchering Oregon will take place at the Museum on November 4; it will bring together a diverse lineup of 18 Oregon craft brewers paired with 18 artworks from the Museum’s permanent collection. The selected artworks represent or evoke a range of Oregon landscapes including Greater Portland, the Coast, Willamette Valley, the Columbia River Gorge/Mount Hood, Central, Eastern, and Southern parts of the state. Brewers from each of these regions are creating one-of-a-kind beers inspired by the artists and the surrounding landscapes represented in their selected artworks. When experienced together, the beers will collectively create a drinkable portrait of one of the most geographically diverse and beautiful states in the U.S. More event information and how to purchase tickets is below.

The event’s title is a play on words, and is presented in conjunction with the similarly titled exhibition Picturing Oregon, a rotating display of over 50 paintings and photographs showcasing the diversity of Oregon landscapes and places from the past 125 years. This exhibition is currently on view in the Northwest galleries.

“With Art & Beer: Pitchering Oregon, we are once again experimenting with the dIfferent ways works of art can be interpreted and experienced at the Museum,” said Stephanie Parrish, Portland Art Museum Associate Director of Education and Public Programs. “Since our first Art & Beer event with artist Eric Steen in 2009, we’ve seen how bringing the creativity of brewers into conversation with works of art is an incredible springboard for experimentation in both the beer and art museum worlds.”  

Of the 18 featured works of art, 12 will be coming out of Museum storage and shown exclusively at this event. The Museum’s entire catalog of art depicting Oregon landscapes and places is available for viewing in the Museum’s Online Collections (Picturing Oregon).

What will some of these Oregon art-inspired beers and ciders look, smell, and taste like? A few examples include:
  • Trevor and Lindsey Rogers, De Garde Brewing co-founders have conjured the beer “Ferme et Forêt,” inspired by an iconic painting by Michael Brophy of a vast timber clear cut. Their recipe features dessicated hops, fresh hops, and spruce tips in a highly composed blended beer.
  • Heater Allen Brewing head brewer Lisa Allen has developed the aptly named, “Block House Beer” with oak-smoked wheat malt, rye malts, and a heritage form of barley inspired by Constance Fowler’s woodblock print of the Yamhill Block House, which is in Dayton, Oregon.
  • Inspired by a vintage 1930s print of Temple Beth Israel by photographer Henry Berger, Jr.,  Sonia Marie of Leikam Brewing presents “The Kuppel,” a kosher beer brewed in collaboration with a Rabbi from Temple Beth Israel.
  • “Slough Mountain,” a foraged beer from Hopworks Urban Brewery inspired by Lily White’s image of a pre-industrial Columbia River Slough includes lichens, wild fennel canes, toasted Black Cottonwood bark and Big Leaf Maple leaves.

Art & Beer: Pitchering Oregon will be an extraordinarily unique beer event,” said Oregon-based artist and founder of Beers Made By Walking, Eric Steen. “It brings together breweries from the coast to the valley and to the easternmost reaches of Oregon for the purpose of reinterpreting artwork of our beautiful state. I love that the Portland Art Museum continues to actively pursue building connections between their collection and the craft that has made this state the best beer region in the country!”
courtesy of the Portland Art Museum
Event Details
What: General Admission to Art & Beer: Pitchering Oregon includes museum admission, a commemorative glass, an art/beer program booklet, and 10 tasting tokens (each token = one 3 ounce pour). Attendees will choose from 16 beers and two ciders crafted just for the event and inspired by artwork from the Picturing Oregon collection.

In addition to the grand tasting, the event includes a variety of interactive elements including: informal brewer and curator chats alongside the featured artworks, museum docent tours of beverage-themed works of art, a sensory/smell experience highlighting local/regional ingredients that went into making some of the beers, and even Super 8 film processing demonstrations using different types of beer led by the NW Film Center.  

The special VIP Brewers Brunch includes the Art & Beer event elements outlined above along with a hearty buffet brunch, early access to the beer, cider and artwork, and lively presentations from participating craft brewers and curators in a more intimate setting.
Who:  18 brewers from seven regions around the state will present their original beers and ciders and give short talks at designated times.
When & Where:  November 4, 2017 - see event times below
Portland Art Museum (1219 SW Park Avenue).  Kridel Grand Ballroom, Mark Building, 3rd floor

Ticket Details:
  • VIP Brewers Brunch from 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.; $40 General/$35 Museum Members; NOTE: Brewers Brunch tickets includes access to the full event and must be purchased in advance, by November 1st.
  • General Admission from 1 p.m. – 6 p.m. $25 General/$20 Museum Members
  • Additional beer/cider tasting tokens can be purchased for $2 each.  
  • Advance tickets can be purchased at this link.

NOTE: The beer tasting portion of the event is only open to those 21 and older. The Museum galleries are open to all ages ($19.99 general admission or free for Museum Members).

Brewery & Artwork Pairings (By Region)

  • Breakside Brewery - PHOTO: Bobby Abrahamson, Bob and the Puddle Cutters, from the series North Portland Polaroids, 2011 (negative); 2012 (print).
  • Ecliptic Brewing - PAINTING: Amanda Snyder, The Forest in Autumn, ca. 1970.
  • Great Notion Brewing - PAINTING: Charles McKim, Sauvie Island, ca. 1920.
  • Hopworks Urban Brewery - PHOTO: Lily White, Columbia Slough, 1902/1904.
  • Leikam Brewing - PHOTO: Henry Berger Jr., Congregation Beth Israel, Portland, ca. 1928.
  • Little Beast (Beaverton) - PHOTO: Shawn Records, Near Five Oaks, from the series Beaverton, 2005.
  • Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider - PAINTING: Childe Hassam, Oregon Still Life, 1904.
  • Widmer Brothers Brewing - PHOTO: Minor White, Untitled (Grain Elevators), ca. 1939

  • Heater Allen Brewing - PRINT: Constance E. Fowler: Yamhill Block-House, from the series The Old Days: In and Near Salem, 1969.
  • McMenamins (Salem) - PRINT: Constance E. Fowler, Lincoln Wade's Store, from the series The Old Days: In and Near Salem, 1969.
  • Wildcraft Ciderworks - PAINTING: Norma Driscoll Gilmore, Untitled (Skinner's Butte with Industrial Area Below), 1950.

  • Deschutes Brewery (Bend) - PAINTING: Charles Heaney, Black Butte, 1917.

  • De Garde Brewing - PAINTING: Michael Brophy, Harvest, 1995.
  • Fort George Brewery - PAINTING: Mark Andres, Nocturne (Astoria), 2015.

  • Standing Stone Brewing - PAINTING: Frank Vincent DuMond, Sketch of Table Rock Near Medford, 1911.

  • Steens Mountain Brewing - PHOTO: Drex Brooks, Rick, Barb, Jackie, and Michelle at Hot Springs - Juntura, Oregon, from the series Ranch Pictures 1981-1986, 1981/1986.
  • Terminal Gravity Brewing - PHOTO: Minor White, Wallowa Mountains at Enterprise, Oregon, ca. 1940.

  • pFriem Family Brewers - PHOTO: Lily White, Evening on the Columbia, 1903/1905.

Press images courtesy of the Portland Art Museum and available at portlandartmuseum.org/press.  

Art & Beer: Pitchering Oregon is sponsored by the Oregon Beverage and Recycling Cooperative (OBRC), whose BottleDrop Redemption centers collect high volumes of recyclables throughout the state. OBRC’s new BottleDrop Refill program collects bottles for refill by Oregon brewers, offering an innovative, cost-effective solution to expand the beverage industry’s stewardship efforts and help sustain the environment Oregonians treasure. Wells Fargo is the presenting sponsor of the Portland Art Museum’s 125th anniversary year.

About the Portland Art Museum
The seventh oldest museum in the United States, the Portland Art Museum is internationally recognized for its permanent collection and ambitious special exhibitions drawn from the Museum’s holdings and the world’s finest public and private collections. The Museum’s collection of more than 45,000 objects, displayed in 112,000 square feet of galleries, reflects the history of art from ancient times to today. The collection is distinguished for its holdings of arts of the native peoples of North America, English silver, and the graphic arts. An active collecting institution dedicated to preserving great art for the enrichment of future generations, the Museum devotes 90 percent of its galleries to its permanent collection. The Portland Art Museum recognized both Native American art and Photography as fine art years earlier than peer institutions, with a commitment to collection in these areas and the dedication of permanent galleries for displaying the work. This ongoing commitment is demonstrated in the arc of Native American exhibitions in 2016 and 2017 and a new space for showcasing Contemporary Native Art.
The Museum’s campus of landmark buildings, a cornerstone of Portland’s cultural district, includes the Jubitz Center for Modern and Contemporary Art, the Gilkey Center for Graphic Arts, the Schnitzer Center for Northwest Art, the Northwest Film Center, and the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde Center for Native American Art. With a membership of more than 22,000 households and serving more than 350,000 visitors annually, the Museum is a premier venue for education in the visual arts. For information on exhibitions and programs, call 503-226-2811 or visit portlandartmuseum.org.
The Portland Art Museum welcomes all visitors and affirms its commitment to making its programs and collections accessible to everyone. The Museum offers a variety of programs and services to ensure a quality experience and a safe, inclusive environment for every member of our diverse community. Learn more at portlandartmuseum.org/access.The press kit for Art & Beer: Pitchering Oregon is available online at this link.
About Eric Steen
Eric Steen is an artist, award-winning teacher, and Marketing Manager at Hopworks Urban Brewery. He is the founder of Beers Made By Walking, a program that invites brewers around the country to make beer inspired by plants found on regional hikes. He has created art for Performa, Food Book Fair (NY), Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art (UK), Denver Beer Week during the Great American Beer Festival (CO), and more. His work has been featured on NPR, The Wall Street Journal, Outside Magazine, and in 2015, Imbibe Magazine named him one of “75 people and places that will change the way you drink in 2016.”