Thursday, February 2, 2017

The Newly-Renovated GUINNESS® Store Las Vegas Unveils the Perfect Pint Experience

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 LAS VEGAS – Guinness fans from around the world have the opportunity to learn the six steps to pour the perfect pint of Guinness with the Perfect Pint Experience at the newly redesigned GUINNESS Store, located next to Rí Rá Las Vegas inside The Shoppes at Mandalay Bay. Following the unique one-on-one experience, guests will drink their pints and take home mementos from the experience.

Welcomed inside by the grand Gilroy ‘Zookeeper’, a famed Guinness icon from Guinness history  imported straight from Ireland, beer enthusiasts will be drawn to the beautiful bar top framed by a wall of Guinness branded pint glasses and a high polished copper ceiling. The bar, fully equipped with three Guinness bar taps, is where guests can take part in the only ‘Official’ Perfect Pint Experience in the world outside of the GUINNESS Storehouse in Dublin, Ireland.

The exclusive experience is designed to teach beer lovers the essential six steps to pouring the perfect pint while also learning the history behind the iconic brand. Guinness lovers can join in the craicor Irish-style funafter learning each step and pouring a pint into their own 20-ounce official Guinness glass. At the end of the experience, guests will take home a personalized certificate to celebrate their completion of the perfect pour, a framed commemorative photograph and the 20-ounce glass they filled with Guinness. 

The GUINNESS Store offers packages for both individuals and groups of 20 people or more. For a group of 20 or more, it offers everything included in the individual package plus a 10 percent discount on all Guinness merchandise. The GUINNESS Store has various packages including the “GUINNESS Store Exclusive”, offering guests the option to rent out the entire store which is perfect for private events that offer its guests individual benefits. For two hours, guests can take part in the Perfect Pint Experience, enjoy delicious appetizers with pints of Guinness, and receive a 10 percent discount on all Guinness merchandise within the store. The Perfect Pint Experience is only for guests 21 years and older.

Package information and pricing is included below:

Individual Experience
$20 per person (plus tax)
Includes a 20-ounce official acrylic Guinness glass filled with a pint of Guinness, personalized certificate and framed photograph.

Groups of 20 or more
$15 per person (plus tax)
Includes a 20-ounce official acrylic Guinness glass filled with a pint of Guinness, personalized certificate, framed photograph and a 10 percent discount on all Guinness merchandise.

GUINNESS Store Exclusive
Includes private use of the store for a two hour time frame, passed appetizers, 20-ounce pints of Guinness, personalized certificates, 20-ounce official acrylic Guinness glasses, framed photographs and a 10 percent discount on all Guinness merchandise. Please note, passed appetizers are not unlimited. Price information for the GUINNESS Store Exclusive Package are available upon request by contacting a Guinness Store representative.

For additional information or to reserve your experience today, please contact a GUINNESS® Store representative by calling the store directly at (702) 632-7773

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About the GUINNESS Store Las Vegas
With the largest selection of Guinness merchandise located in one venue outside of Ireland, the GUINNESS Store Las Vegas is a “must see” destination filled with true Irish hospitality. Visitors to the store not only have the opportunity to purchase quality Guinness products, they can learn about the brewing process and the depth of richness of the Guinness brand through visual exhibitions showcasing its legacy and the strength of its advertising.

The GUINNESS Store is open from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily inside the Shoppes at Mandalay Place.

Follow The GUINNESS Store Las Vegas on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest news and updates.

Laurelwood Brewing Co Releasing a Brand New Beer, a Belgian Golden Ale - On Tap and in 22oz bottles

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Portland, OR –  This week, Laurelwood Brewing Co. released an all new beer, Belgian Golden Ale, to their 22 oz packaged offering line up. 

Laurelwood’s Belgian Golden Ale, was inspired and brewed with tradition in mind. It possesses a sweet and spicy profile with a crisp dry finish. “This beer has an almost lager like quality compared to other Belgian styles,” says Cameron Murphy, head brewer at Laurelwood Brewing Co.

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Consumers can expect subtle hints of clove and fruit, with a light malty flavor when sipping on this tasty beverage. “Our Belgian Golden is a great choice for the beer drinker that wants that warming feeling but is tired of the dark malty beers that dominate the winter season,” explains Murphy.

Find it on tap and in 22 oz. bottles at Laurelwood’s Portland pubs, located on 5115 NE Sandy Boulevard and 6716 SE Milwaukie Avenue, as well as in stores within Oregon and Washington.

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About Laurelwood Brewing Co.:
Laurelwood is a family-owned brewery and public house in Portland, Oregon, founded in 2001 by Mike De Kalb and Cathy Woo-De Kalb. Laurelwood Brewing Co.’s award-winning line-up includes the popular Workhorse IPA and Free Range Red Ale. Laurelwood’s handcrafted brews can be found on draft, in bottles, and cans throughout Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Alaska, California, British Columbia, and Japan. To learn more, visit

Silver City Brewery Announces the Return of their Valentines Series, to be Released at the Taproom on Thursday, February 2nd

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Bremerton, WA

Silver City Brewery Announces the Return of their Valentines Series, to be Released at the Taproom on Thursday, February 2nd
A now-annual tradition at Silver City Brewery, our Valentine's Series of beers incorporate a host of devilishly delectable flavors, encapsulated within some of the rarest, most limited ales produced by the brewery. Three of the beers are deep, rich porters and stouts have been aged in bourbon barrels, and the fourth is a delightfully refreshing saison supplemented by whimsically romantic flavors.
Each of the beers will be available individually or as part of a special, collector's set for $59.99 including a set of chocolate truffles, each piece carefully crafted with each beer by local, Poulsbo chocolatier ChocMo. The collector's sets are a limited edition of 72.
Time Goddess: Bourbon Barrel Aged Raspberry Imperial Stout
Coinciding with the bottle release on the 2nd, between 2pm-4pm, ChocMo owner Peter Crabtree will conduct a special sampling of these truffles along with each of the limited release beers.
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For most in the Puget Sound, when you look west at the Olympic Mountains you're looking right at the "Silver City". The convergence point right before you jump off into the wilderness of the Olympic National Forest on your way to the Pacific Ocean, resting between the edge of the Puget Sound and the base of the Olympic Mountains, rests Silver City. This Urban-Suburban experience is a sweet brewer's mash of Seattle city life and breathtaking outdoor adventure, all within ones reach. Beer, well made, brings the people of the "Silver City" together in celebration of having it all.

Silver City Restaurant & Brewery is the Kitsap Peninsula's premier destination for award-winning, handcrafted beers, Northwest-inspired food, legendary hospitality, and great memories in a fun, friendly environment. 

Silver City was started in 1996 by Co-owners Steve & Scott Houmes, and it remains a locally owned and operated family establishment. Silver City Brewery's handcrafted beers are available on draft, in 22oz bottles, and 12oz bottle & aluminum can 6-packs around the Western Washington area in bars, restaurants, and grocery stores.

Silver City Brewery's production facility & brewery taproom is located at 206 Katy Penman Ave. in Bremerton, WA. Silver City Restaurant is located in Silverdale at 2799 NW Myhre Rd.

Oregon Brewers Festival Celebrates Milestone, Toasts 30 years of Commemorating Craft Beer

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PORTLAND, Ore. — Feb. 1, 2017 – Thirty years ago, in 1988, there were a mere seven craft breweries in Oregon, and only 128 in America. All were invited to take part in the inaugural Oregon Brewers Festival, a two-day event billed as “the first gathering and exhibit of independent brewers in the United States.” This summer, the Oregon Brewers Festival will celebrate its 30th annual event; now a five-day affair, the festival will run from July 26 through July 30 at Tom McCall Waterfront Park in downtown Portland.

Portland – aka Beervana – is currently the #1 large metro area for beer tourism, according to Travelocity’s first Beer Tourism Index, so it’s no surprise the Oregon Brewers Festival is also a considered a destination. An estimated 80,000 people annually travel from all parts of the world to drink up what the festival has to offer.

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The main festival serves 84 beers from craft breweries across the nation (each brewery serves one product). This year, the festival is reviving its popular Specialty Tent, where participating brewers send one-off kegs of rare, bold, and experimental beers. Festival attendees can try another 50+ rotating craft beers in the Specialty Tent throughout the duration of the festival.

The Oregon Brewers Festival offers a wide variety of beer styles, ranging from Belgians to braggots, cream ales to coffee beers, goses to gluten free, pales to Pilsners, radlers to reds, and saisons to stouts. The complete list of participating breweries will be announced by March 1 on the festival website. The event also features live music, food booths, craft vendors and homebrew demonstrations.

The Oregon Brewers Festival is not a ticketed event, and it is free to enter the festival grounds. In order to taste beer, the purchase of a 14 oz. souvenir tasting mug from the current year is required, which costs $7. Beer is purchased with wooden tokens, which cost $1 apiece. Patrons pay five tokens for a full mug of beer, or one token for a taste. The purchase of mugs and tokens is made on-site. The event is cash-only, with eight ATMs located on-premise.
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The Oregon Brewers Festival encourages responsible drinking and urges patrons to take Tri-Met; the MAX Light Rail has a station one block from the main festival entrance. Alternately, attendees who ride their bikes can park them for free in the Hopworks Urban Brewery secure bike corral. For those who bring a designated driver, the Crater Lake Soda Garden provides complimentary handcrafted soda (no mug purchase required). Minors, who are allowed into the event all hours when accompanied by a parent, also receive free Crater Lake Soda.

The Oregon Brewers Festival was founded in 1988 as an opportunity to expose the public to microbrews at a time when the craft brewing industry was just getting off the ground. Today, that industry has flourished, with nearly 5,000 craft breweries in America, according to the Brewer’s Association. The economic impact of the Oregon Brewers Festival on the local economy is annually more than $30 million.

Gates open at 11:30am daily, and taps are open from Noon to 9pm Wednesday through Saturday, and Noon to 7pm Sunday. For more information visit or follow and @OregonBrewfest on Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat.
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Event Name: Oregon Brewers Festival 
Venue: Tom McCall Waterfront Park, SW Naito Parkway & SW Oak St, Portland, OR 97204
Dates: July 26-30, 2017
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Twitter/Instagram/Snapchat: @OregonBrewFest
Hashtags: #OBF17 #OBF30Years

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Lompoc Brewing and EAT Cajun Kitchen & Oyster Bar team up for Williams Avenue Social

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PORTLAND, Ore. – Jan. 27, 2017 – Lompoc Brewing and EAT Cajun Kitchen & Oyster Bar have teamed up for the first-ever Williams Avenue Social, taking place Feb. 24 from 6pm to 9:30pm in a heated tent in the parking lot of the Fifth Quadrant, 3901 N Williams Ave.
The Cajun-inspired evening will feature:

• Oysters paired with Fool's Golden Ale
• BBQ Brisket on Texas Toast paired with Dark Side Porter• Jambalaya paired with Zwanzig Marzen Ale• Bread Pudding & Fruit Pies paired with Merlot Barrel Aged Bier de Garde
There will also be a special release of a collaboration IPA between EAT and Lompoc, brewed specifically for the event, plus live music. 
Tickets, which are limited and cost $60 per person, are available at For more information, visit or call 503-288-3996.

About Lompoc BrewingLompoc (pronounced Lom-Pock, much to the chagrin of Californians) creates eight flavorful year-round beers, plus a ridiculous number of seasonals. You can find Lompoc in 12-ounce and 22-ounce bottles and on draft at locations in Oregon and Washington, and at its five Portland neighborhood pubs: Fifth Quadrant and Sidebar in North Portland, Hedge House and Oaks Bottom in Southeast, and the Lompoc Tavern in Northwest.
About EAT Cajun Kitchen & Oyster BarEAT Cajun Kitchen & Oyster Bar was founded in 2008 with the intention of creating an oyster eating culture and bringing some New Orleans flavor to the Boise Elliot neighborhood of Portland. The restaurant, owned by Ethan Powell and Tobias Hogan, features farm direct oysters and flavorful Cajun & Creole cuisine.

Ninkasi Brewing Releasing Pacific Rain - A Northwest Pale Ale

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EUGENE, Ore.—Jan. 31, 2017—Based in the heart of Oregon’s Willamette Valley, Ninkasi Brewing Company knows quality craft beer is a product of quality ingredients. That’s why the brewery decided to craft a beer celebrating the Pacific Northwest. Pacific Rain, a Northwest Pale Ale brewed with lava-filtered water from the McKenzie River and a band of four flavorful hops, joins Ninkasi’s year-round Flagship Series this February.

Available in 12-ounce 6-packs and draft, Pacific Rain is a flavorful Northwest Pale Ale whose foundation is built on quality water. Brewed with water from Oregon’s McKenzie River, the water undergoes natural filtration through lava rock before reaching the brewery, making for the perfect brewing ingredient. Paired with four distinguished hops—Citra, Simcoe, Mosaic, and Nugget—this Northwest Pale Ale captures the Pacific Northwest’s love of hops while remaining crisp and easy to sip. 

“The sweetness of the malt lifts the hop flavor and aroma without intensifying the bitterness, bringing about juicy citrus, tropical and slightly dank tones,” says Jamie Floyd, Ninkasi co-founder and founding brewer. “We’re super happy to release a full-flavored Pale Ale true to Ninkasi.”

The Pacific Rain label is a different look for Ninkasi’s Flagship Series beers, featuring a simple color palette and clean design. “It was clear this beer required a new approach to focus on the quality of ingredients used,” says Nick Yarger, Ninkasi’s in-house art director. “The label features a subtle Pacific Northwest landscape that matches the experience of the beer, inspiring a deeper understanding of the process and intention put into the liquid itself.”

Pacific Rain Stats
Fiercely flavorful and refreshingly drinkable, Pacific Rain is your call to experience the Pacific Northwest. Crafted with water from Oregon’s McKenzie River and a band of four distinguished hops, this Northwest Pale is citrusy, crisp and tailor-made for easy drinking. 

·         Style: Northwest Pale Ale
·         Series: Flagship Series
·         Available: Year-Round Starting February 2017
·         ABV: 5.4%
·         IBU: 50
·         Malt: 2-Row Pale, Munich, Oats
·         Hops: Citra, Simcoe, Mosaic, Nugget
·         Packaging: 12oz. 6-Pack, Draft
·         Tasting Notes: This flavorful Northwest Pale Ale starts with a balanced, malty sweetness that lays the groundwork for profiling some of the most alluring hops around. Citra, Mosaic, Simcoe and Nugget hop varieties offer a captivating experience with flavor and aroma notes that are citrusy, tropical, floral, and piney. The residual sweetness rounds out the hop flavor making each sip as smooth and refreshing as the last.
·         Food Pairings: Grilled Meats and Vegetables, Seafood, Citrusy Salads, Spicy Foods, Shortbread Cookies, Citrus Tarts, Bread Pudding
·         Distribution: Alaska; Alberta; Arizona; California; D.C.; Colorado; Idaho; Maryland; Nevada; New York; Oregon; Texas; Utah; Washington; and Vancouver, British Columbia

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, Hop Cooler Citrus IPA, Pacific Rain Northwest Pale, Helles Belles Helles Lager, 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