Thursday, May 25, 2017

GoodLife Brewing's 6th Anniversary Party - June 17th from 4pm to 9pm

GoodLife Brewing Is having its 6th Anniversary Party, Saturday, June 17th from 4pm to 9pm. See details below.

BREWVANA Brewery Tours In Collaboration With Nourish NW Bring You Cooking with Craft Beer Tour

Courtesy of Noursh NW & BREWVANA
PORTLAND, Ore. (May 25, 2017) - BREWVANA Brewery Tours in collaboration with Nourish NW bring you an exclusive tour on Sunday, June 18th, 2017 called "Cooking with Craft Beer Tour" on Father's Day during Portland Beer Week! The all inclusive tour is $79/person, from 12 - 3pm, with pick up at 11:40 am at the SE Growler Guys

Participants will learn about tasting tips, ingredients in beer, what tasting characteristics beer lends to food, what food to pair different beer styles with, and how to cook with beer. The tour will begin at The Commons Brewery with a variety of cheeses paired with their beers. Next stop will be Nourish NW where the group will be participating in a hands on cooking with beer They will create a beer-filled lunch featuring ​delicious stout BBQ chicken sandwiches and beer infused ice-cream for dessert, all of course paired with ​beer ​from Baerlic Brewing. Tour includes food, beer, transportation, sampling journal​, p​retzel necklace, ​pilsner glass, ​cooking instruction and ​knowledgeable teachers​ to facilitate the experience. Tickets are $79/person and can be purchased here.

BREWVANA & Nourish NW Founders
Portland is all about collaboration and this one brings together beer​ ​+ food, the love of cooking, appreciation for craft beer and tasting with two local small businesses owners who have been best friends for 23 years. "We both found ourselves in Portland through following our passions," says Ashley Rose Salvitti of BREWVANA. "My passion is craft beer, and Liv keeps me healthy with her passion for nutrition and her amazing cooking skills! " Olivia Martino is a registered ​die​ti​t​ian who founded Nourish Northwest 5 years ago in an effort to help people find balance with food​, nutrition ​and fitness ​and lead healthier lives. The girls were 11 years old when they met in upstate NY and have remained friends since; they both have found comfort in calling Portland their home in an opportunity-rich environment to grow their businesses. "The values that make Portland an amazing place to live, love, work and grow ​have ​also provided opportunities for small local businesses to be successful. The people here love craft beer as well as living fulfilling and healthy lives, which is why this tour is so perfect for the locals!"  Craft beer and healthy lifestyles are two things that overlap in the pacific northwest. Andrew Harmon, an intern at Nourish is also a beertender at The BeerMongers with a strong knowledge and passion for craft beer. Brittany Sandoval, cooking instructor at Nourish is married to a long term employee of The Commons Brewery. This is the first collaboration with Nourish NW and BREWVANA, but it won't be the last.

Courtesy of Nourish Northwest
About Nourish Northwest
Nourish Northwest's mission is to achieve optimal health for their clients through movement, eating healthy food, and forming community relationships. They have a nutrition and fitness studio in southeast Portland that provides an inviting space for individual and group nutrition counseling, weekly cooking classes, and a variety of fitness classes.
Courtesy of BREWVANA Beer Tours.

BREWVANA's mission is to celebrate craft beer in Portland, Oregon! They promote the history and culture of the craft brewing industry, while providing guests with VIP access to the brewing community through an all inclusive, educational and fun journey. Born in the heart of the world’s leading craft beer industry, the company offers an intimate opportunity to sample some of the finest brews that Portland has to offer through partnerships with the best breweries in the world!

For additional information, please visit or take a virtual tour!

Pfungstädter Releases Weizen Radler Cans, Available Now In The U.S.

Courtesy of  Pfungstädter Privatbrauerei

North America (May 25, 2017) – Pfungstädter Privatbrauerei has announced that its popular Weizen Radler, formerly only available in bottles and kegs, is now being canned and is available in the U.S. for the first time. Pfungstädter Weizen Radler is a classic, authentic take on the Weizen style, and is a thirst-quenching blend of all-natural lemonade and Pfungstädter’s famous unfiltered Weizen.

“There are a lot of radlers out there,” says Lanny Hoff, SVP-Brands Manager for Artisanal Imports, “but we feel Pfungstädter's has a place due to the excellent quality of the beer as well as the lemonade. It's a real lemonade, not a flavoring or essence, but lemon juice. This gives it a refreshing, not-too-sweet character which really sets it apart from the competition.”

Radler (German for "cyclist") has a long history in Germany with cyclists demanding a refreshing, less-alcoholic post-ride beverage. It typically consists of a 50:50 mixture of beer and sparkling lemonade. Legend has it that a German innkeeper who couldn't keep up with demand blended his remaining beer with a fresh citrus lemonade. The regulars were impressed and refreshed, and the Radler style was born!

Pfungstädter Weizen Radler is crafted utilizing top-fermenting house yeast, Hallertauer Herkules and Spalter Select hops, two-row malt blend, local malted wheat and low-sodium water from the private Pfungstädter fountain which lies within a protected nature park in the region. The result is a perfectly light yet flavorful and exceedingly drinkable beverage, not too sweet and ultra-crisp – perfect for any occasion.

Courtesy of  Pfungstädter Privatbrauere
ABV: 2.7%
IBU’s: 5
Appearance: Cloudy, pale golden.
Aroma: Fresh, sweet lemon.
Mouthfeel: Sparkling, crisp.
Taste: Sweet, lemony citrusy.
Food Pairing: Tapas, seafood, asparagus.

Interested in selling Pfungstädter Weizen Radler at your restaurant, bar or retail store? Interested in becoming a distribution partner for Pfungstädter Privatbrauerei? Please contact Lanny Hoff with interest.

For interview opportunities with Pfungstädter export manager Sebastian Ellies, or for more information about Pfungstädter Privatbrauerei and its historic world-renowned German beer, please contact Lanny Hoff at +1 (612) 245-5433 or by email at

About Pfungstädter Privatbrauere: The Pfungstädter brewery was founded in 1831 by Justus Hildebrand. Today, it is one of the few medium-sized breweries in Germany that is still 100 percent family owned. For generations, Pfungstädter has stood for sustainability and innovation as well as regional solidarity in South Hesse. At Pfungstädter, taste is up for debate but quality is not. This uncompromising commitment to excellence when selecting ingredients such as wheat, barley, brewing water, hops and yeast has led to a reputation that can only come from centuries of dedication to the craft, and with results you taste in every glass. Learn more about the brewery at

Beavertown And Firestone Walker Unveil “West Side Beavo” IPL

Courtesy of Firestone
 Collaborative IPL Set for Release at 2017 Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest; Limited Draft and Can Distribution Begins in Early June

London and Paso Robles, CA—Beavertown Brewery and Firestone Walker Brewing Company are set to release a skeleton from the closet with “West Side Beavo” IPL—a cross-continental mashup of likeminded breweries.

West Side Beavo is a one-off collaboration by brewmasters Logan Plant and Matt Brynildson, inspired by a friendship forged at the Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest. “Logan has been to the fest several times, and we’ve been talking about doing a collaboration for a few years now,” said Brynildson, Firestone Walker’s brewmaster. “We’ve both been itching to do our own IPLs, so we thought it would be a perfect style to explore together.”

West Side Beavo will be unveiled at the next Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest on June 3 in Paso Robles. A limited release in both draft and packaged (cans) formats will follow shortly thereafter in Firestone Walker’s U.S. markets, as well as in Beavertown’s homeland of the United Kingdom.

Bad to The Bone

West Side Beavo was fittingly brewed with hops from the Pacific Northwest and the United Kingdom, most notably Jester.

“Jester is the newest flavor-forward hop from the U.K.,” Brynildson said. “It gives the beer a hint of lychee fruit with a familiar English earthy, herbal element. The American hops are more new-age in style, bringing a more tropical, citrusy character to the beer.”

The result is an IPL, a beer that speaks to both breweries’ penchant for brewing hoppy beers with complexity and balance. The alcohol is 6.5 percent.

From London to Venice

The first test batch of West Side Beavo was brewed earlier this year by Plant, Brynildson and brewer Ben Maushardt at Firestone Walker’s Propagator R&D brewhouse in Venice, California. From there, the final recipe was developed and the beer was brewed at the main brewery in Paso Robles.

The name “Beavo” is a nod to both Beavertown and Firestone Walker’s Pivo pilsner, a hoppy beer in the lager family. The can artwork was also a collaboration between both breweries, with Firestone Walker’s Lion and Bear icons rendered in Beavertown’s signature skeletonized style. Said Plant, “Our creative director Nick Dwyer drew his inspiration from the unique beauty and characters that make up the intrinsic fabric of Venice Beach, Los Angeles—the West Side.”

"As a young English brewer, I gaze across the pond to the vibrant U.S. craft beer scene and am inspired by their excellence in beer production and community,” Plant added. “Matt is a huge inspiration and a great friend. It's been an honor to hang out and brew with him and the Firestone Walker crew.” 

Said Brynildson, “I have mad respect for Logan and what he has done with Beavertown. He’s also one of the nicest guys I know, so it’s been a pleasure to collaborate with him.”

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Beers Made by Walking and Washington Wild Team Up for the 2017 Seattle Hike Series

Courtesy of Beers Made By Walking

Now in its sixth year, Beers Made By Walking (BMBW) returns to Seattle! BMBW invites brewers to go on nature hikes led by volunteer naturalists and brew beer inspired by plants found on the trail. All the breweries participating are Partners of the Brewshed Alliance, which currently has over 50 Washington breweries on board. This Washington Wild outreach program helps people make a simple connection: healthy watersheds mean clean water, and clean water makes better beer.

Come out and join Washington Wild for a day on the trail, enjoying the outdoors and hanging out with some of the breweries that are behind protecting clean and healthy watersheds in Washington State. Each hike is free and open to the public, but RSVPs are required. Hikers are accompanied by local brewers who must create a hike-inspired beer in the fall for a special BMBW tapping event where you can try all the nature-inspired brews at once. A list of hikes and sign ups are available below.

These place-based beers serve as drinkable, landscape portraits of the trails that are walked. Tapped during special events at Naked City Brewery, the proceeds are donated to the Washington Wild. The full list of beers will be published after the hikes are completed, but you can see hike dates below if you'd like to add them to your calendar. We can't wait to get outdoors with our volunteers, Brewshed Partners, and you!


May 25, 10:00 AM - Upper CCC Trail
Breweries: Bale Breaker Brewing Company, Hellbent Brewing Company, Machine House Brewery, Postdoc Brewing Company

July 8, 10:00 AM - Wallace Falls Trail
Breweries: Hi-Fi Brewing, Flying Lion Brewing, Fremont Brewing Company

August 16, 12:00 PM - Cherry Creek Falls
Breweries: Flying Bike Cooperative Brewery, Lantern Brewing, Naked City Brewery and Taphouse


October 7, 2017
Naked City Brewery and Tap House
Stay Tuned for More Details!
Courtesy of Beers Made By Walking
About Beers Made By Walking
Beers Made By Walking (BMBW) is a program that invites people to step outside and see the place they live in a new light. We invite brewers to take nature walks and make beer inspired by the plants identified on the trail. Since 2011, we have worked with more than 100 breweries throughout the country to create over 200 place-based beers. Hiking and tasting events act as educational and fundraising programs for environmental organizations in the regions they serve. Additional info:

Contact Info
Eric Steen, Beers Made By Walking,
Ariel West, Washington Wild,

Terminal Gravity Brewing Releasing Eagle Cap IPA in Twelve Ounce Cans

Courtesy of Kevin Harlander, Terminal Gravity Brewing

We’ve been brewing beer in the Middle of Nowhere since 1997. We used to drive it to Portland 8 kegs at a time.  It was never about the vessel or the means, it was strictly about the liquid. It was, and still remains, about the beer. Over the last twenty years that mantra hasn’t changed. We pride ourselves on making handmade, work hard, brewed with grit, beer. We’ve known for a while now that the vessel does indeed matter, especially in the Middle of Nowhere. So that’s why we’re proud to offer Eagle Cap IPA in new twelve ounce cans. These cans are meant to be enjoyed deep in the Oregon backcountry, on the winding waters of the Snake River, or just as easily on the porch.   
 They’re on shelves now at New Seasons Markets, Whole Foods, Zupan’s Markets, Market of Choice, and other fine retailers. 

Courtesy of Kevin Harlander, Terminal Gravity Brewing
First brewed as an experimental one-off, Eagle Cap IPA quickly surged in popularity from Eastern Oregon to Portland. Packed with Citra hops, a clean yet sturdy malt backbone, and an approachable 6.1% ABV, Eagle Cap IPA boasts notes of citrus, tropical orange, and grapefruit. It’s a Northwest IPA, clean and bright and now available in a no nonsense vessel. So get yourself a six pack, we’ll see you in the Middle of Nowhere.

Cheers, Friends.
Courtesy of Terminal Gravity
Terminal Gravity Brewing is located in the small town of Enterprise, Oregon. Just a quick 320 miles from Portland, we’re nestled in the foothills of the Wallowa Mountains.  We cut our teeth on craft brewing twenty years ago and drove the first kegs of TG IPA to PDX in the back of a pickup truck, eight kegs at a time.  It quickly became a favorite of beer drinkers all over the PNW.

Twenty years later we’ve kept our roots a priority all the while envisioning and executing an exploratory path among new IPA’s, pilsners, American lagers, and barrel aged beers.  Our beers are an ode to our place, our people, and the kind of life worth living.  

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Ecliptic+Melvin Team up for a Cosmic Collaboration - Space Ghost Golden Session Barleywine

Courtesy of Ecliptic Brewing Co

PORTLAND, Ore. (May 23)- From Fort George to Worthy and on to Gigantic, the Cosmic Collaboration Series from Ecliptic Brewing has most recently been Oregon brewery focused.  This time around however, Ecliptic looked out east for their next collaboration partner.  Melvin Brewing from Alpine, WY traveled to Portland to create a beer that defies all explanations.  The Cosmic Collaboration is playfully named, Space Ghost Golden Session Barleywine and takes inspiration from Melvin’s illustrious Imperial IPA’s.

“When Jeremy Tofte (Co-Founder/Field Hoperative at Melvin Brewing) and I first talked about this beer he wanted to make a barleywine,” said Owner and Brewmaster of Ecliptic Brewing, John Harris.  “I thought a barleywine in the summer? No way! That’s when the idea for a golden session barleywine was born.” said Harris.

Courtesy of Ecliptic Brewing Co

Ecliptic+Melvin Space Ghost Golden Session Barleywine
Session Barleywine?! What cosmic sorcery!
An unclassifiable phantasm, Space Ghost explodes with a panopoly of Citra, Mosaic, Galaxy, Southern Cross tropical hop flavors with a taste not unlike Melvin’s famous Imperial IPAs.  Complex yet infinitely drinkable, Space Ghost defies all explanations.   ABV 8%  IBU 75
For high res image of the Space Ghost label, visit here.
For high res image of the Space Ghost 22oz bottle, visit here.

Space Ghost Golden Session Barleywine will be available in draft and 22oz package throughout Ecliptic’s distribution network starting early June.

Ecliptic+Melvin will be celebrating the release of the beer in both Portland and Seattle.  Details below:
·       Portland, OR.  Ecliptic+Melvin Space Ghost Release Party. June 6th, 5-7pm. The Side Street Tavern, 828 SE 34th Avenue. 
·       Seattle, WA.  Ecliptic+Melvin Space Ghost Release Party.  June 15th, 6-10:30pm. TeKu Tavern, 552 Denny Way.

About Ecliptic Brewing
Ecliptic Brewing is a venture from John Harris, an Oregon beer icon whose background is steeped in the state’s rich craft brewing history. The name Ecliptic unites Harris’ two passions: brewing and astronomy, and as such, the brewery celebrates the Earth’s yearly journey around the sun through both its beer and restaurant menus. Executive chef Michael Molitor rotates his seasonally inspired menu every six weeks in accordance with the old world calendar. Harris’ signature beers include Spectra Hoppy Pilsner, Orbiter IPA, Carina Peach Sour Ale, and Capella Porter. For more information, visit:

Ecliptic beers are available at the brewery (825 North Cook St), in package and on-tap throughout the area, and distributed by: Maletis Beverage (Portland, Salem, Vancouver WA), Bigfoot Beverage (Eugene, Bend, Coast), Fort George Distributing (Northern Oregon Coast), Summit Distribution (Southern Oregon), Click Distributing (Seattle, Tacoma, Spokane, Northern Idaho), Dickerson Distributing (Bellingham), Crooked Stave Artisans (Colorado), Freedom Distributors (North Carolina), BeerThirst (Canada), and Graybeal (Eastern Oregon).

Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom Introduce The Newest Addition To Their Year-Round Craft Beers: Hop Lion IPA.

Courtesy of Double Mountain Brewery
Hood River, OR - May, 2017 – Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom is proud to introduce the newest addition to their year-round craft beers: Hop Lion IPA. Currently available on draft and in bottles at the downtown Hood River Taproom and SE Portland Taproom in the Woodstock neighborhood. Hop Lion can be found throughout the Northwest and British Columbia, in early June.

"We’ve been experimenting with various hop varieties and techniques for over a year on this new year-round IPA. I’m not sure what I like better; the beer or its inspirations of the vibe.” – Matt Swihart, Brewmaster

Tropic resin, tangerine                                                                                                                                     
Petrichor and evergreen                                                                                                                                    
Fill your chalice, fill it wide                                                                                                                                   
Then pass it upon the left hand side

Hop Lion


6.7% ABV, 65 BU

Description: Tropic resin, tangerine, evergreen, and the earthy scent of Northwest petrichor leap from the nose of this proud IPA. Tangelo and fresh bread stalk closely behind, finishing with orange and dank pine.

Courtesy of Double Mountain Brewery
 Local artist ITES provided the vibe for the original Hop Lion artwork.

See more at

Courtesy of Double Mountain Brewery

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

Announcing the 16th Annual Pacific Northwest Brew Cup: Sept. 22-24

Courtesy of the Pacific Northwest Brew Cup
Astoria is a city known for its outstanding craft beer in a state regarded for craft brewing and stunning scenery. Both will be on full display at the 16th annual Pacific Northwest Brew Cup taking place Friday, September 22 through Sunday, September 24 on the banks of the Columbia River in downtown Astoria, Oregon.

Beer lovers, music lovers, and food lovers all have a place at the PNW Brew Cup, which features 40 Oregon brewed libations on tap, local food carts, and three days of live music.

Freak Mountain Ramblers will be headlining the music stage on Friday night, with Sassparilla wrapping up Saturday, followed by Benyaro closing the festival on Sunday. The music stage will host 16 bands over the course of the weekend with the Columbia River in the background.

Throughout the weekend, guests will have the chance to chat with brewers as they vie for the coveted “Thar She Blows” prize for the first keg to blow. Festival goers will be voting for the “People’s Choice” choice award throughout the weekend. Festivities kick-off at noon on Friday, September 22 and continue through 4pm on Sunday, September 24.

The Pacific Northwest Brew Cup is a fundraising event benefiting the Astoria Downtown Historic District Association, whose mission is to encourage community involvement and investment in preserving the character of downtown Astoria while promoting its health and future. For more information about ADHDA, or to volunteer or sponsor the event please contact Executive Director, Sarah Lu Heath at
For more information, please visit and “like” us on Facebook: Pacific Northwest Brew Cup.

Monday, May 22, 2017

GoodLife Brewing Announces Secret Stash Experimental IPA #003

Courtesy of GoodLife Brewing Co

BEND, OR (Monday, May 22nd, 2017) People’s palates change with the seasons and we want  to adapt with you. GoodLife Brewing is excited to announce Secret Stash #003 is a refreshing Blood Orange IPA that is 6.5% and 60 IBU’s. We brewed Secret Stash #003 with Comet, Mosaic, Idaho 7, and Cascade. We didn’t want to stop using hops there, so we then dry hopped it with Galaxy and Citra.

Secret Stash #003 has a burnt orange/golden color, slight haze, and a white head. Subtle citrus and blood orange notes on the nose combine well with bright citrus flavors finishing with subtle bitterness. Re-fermented on blood orange puree and lighter in alcohol at 6.5% ABV, this is a refreshing IPA with a playful palate.   

Secret Stash Experimental IPA Series will be available in draft (1/2 BBLS and 1/6 BBLS) only throughout Oregon, Washington, and Idaho with limited volume so make sure you find every Secret Stash!
Courtesy of GoodLife Brewing Co

About GoodLife Brewing Company 
As brewers of hand crafted ales, we are outdoor enthusiasts who look forward to sharing our craft beers that are most balanced and of the highest quality. GoodLife Brewing Company has been making award-winning beers since 2011 in its home of Bend, Oregon. GoodLife's “Adventurous Ales” are Descender IPA, Sweet As! Pacific Ale and a selection of seasonal beers. In addition to making beer, GoodLife enjoys giving back to the community by supporting many local and national non-profit organizations. Play hard, live easy and enjoy GoodBeer for GoodLife! For more information, visit, or find us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter at @GoodLifeBrewing