Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Ecliptic Brewing Hosts Masters of IPA III

Courtesy of Ecliptic Brewing and Portland Beer Week
PORTLAND, Ore. (June 13)- Ecliptic Brewing and Portland Beer Week have come together to present the third annual Masters of IPA invitational.  This year’s event brings together 14 of the best India Pale Ale brewers from across the country to share their brews during PDX Beer Week.
Masters of IPA III will be held this Friday June 16th from 4-9pm in Ecliptic’s expansive outdoor space overlooking downtown Portland.  The event will feature collectible glassware and an exciting IPA list curated by organizers Erin Grey Kemplin (Ecliptic Brewing) and Ezra Johnson-Greenough (Portland Beer Week).

About the event:
Masters of IPA III
June 16th, 4pm-9pm at Ecliptic Brewing
Participating Breweries: Melvin Brewing, Grains of Wrath, Cloudburst Brewing, Breakside Brewery, Boneyard Beer, Barley Brown’s Brew Pub, Great Notion Brewing, Ecliptic Brewing, Block 15 Brewing Co., Beachwood BBQ, Monkish Brewing Co., Fort George Brewery, Comrade Brewing Company, and Ballast Point Brewing Company. 

Entry package is $10 and includes collectible Masters of IPA glassware and 3 drink tickets.  Additional drink tickets are $2. 
1 ticket= 4oz pour
2 tickets= 8oz pour
*Some beers will only be available in 4oz pour size.
Ecliptic Brewing will have limited food items available in the outside area.  Full menu and Ecliptic beers by the pint will be available from the pub.
For more details including a sneak peek at the beer list visit here.
Masters of IPA III image here.

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: www.eclipticbrewing.com.

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’s Releasing PÊche Mode

Courtesy of Double Mountain Brewing
Hood River, OR - June, 2017 – Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom is pleased to release this years: PÊche Mode, Belgian Style Sour Ale brewed with Peaches. Currently available on draft and in bottles at the downtown Hood River Taproom and SE Portland Taproom in the Woodstock neighborhood. A small supply of bottles will also be sold in specialty bottle shops.

"The PÊche Mode is a very approachable Brett beer.  It is super juicy and has a nice Brett funk without being too sour.  I would recommend this beer to anyone looking to venture into sours and fruit beer fans alike!  Cheers!" Chris Byers - Brewer

 PÊche Mode
Belgiun Style Sour Ale Brewed With Peaches
8.7% ABV, 8 BU

Description: With nearly 500 pounds of peaches from Mt. View Orchards in Parkdale, OR, this Belgian Ale ferments on the fruit with our House yeast and Brettanomyces for nine months. The result is a juicy, farmhouse paradise. Lightly tart and refreshing, this one drinks easy, with peach and ripe citrus peeking through a farmhouse of funk.  

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

An exclusive look inside the world’s eleven Trappist monastery breweries in Trappist Beer Travels

Courtesy of  Schiffer Publishing
Atglen, PA— Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., would like to introduce you to the first American book covering all 11 Trappist breweries in Trappist Beer Travels, by Caroline Wallace, Sarah Wood, and Jessica Deahl. Trappist Beer Travels provides complete coverage of abbey histories, beer profiles, and travel tips in Belgium, Italy, Netherlands, Austria, and the United States.
Learn even more at trappistbeertravels.com
This combination beer journal, history book, and travelogue grants readers rare access inside monastery walls for an in-depth look at the legendary breweries of Trappist monks. Join three American beer writers as they travel the globe, and come to appreciate each abbey with a reverence informed by the brewery directors and monks themselves. Read about the origins of the Trappist religious order and the monks’ long-enduring relationship with the art of brewing. Journey to the eleven abbey breweries, including the expansive production facilities at Chimay, the coveted gates of Westvleteren, the ancient sun-baked walls of Tre Fontane, even America’s first Trappist brewery in Spencer, Massachusetts. Learn about their histories and beers along the way, gain helpful travel tips, and enjoy both new and historical photography and original artwork capturing the spirit of each destination.
Courtesy of  Schiffer Publishing
About the Authors
Caroline Wallace, Sarah Wood, and Jessica Deahl’s shared love of beer has taken them to some truly world-renowned breweries. As three of the writers behind the popular all-women-run beer blog BitchBeer.org, they’ve collectively visited hundreds of breweries, covered national beer events, and interviewed some of the biggest names in the industry. This is the second book for Wallace and Wood, two of the co-authors behind Austin Beer: Capital City History on Tap (The History Press, 2013). This is Deahl’s long form writing debut; the Chicago-based illustrator’s artwork has previously been published in Alternative Movie Posters II: More Film Art from the Underground (Schiffer Publishing, 2015). For this book, they’ve journeyed thousands of miles together, from the United States to Belgium, the Netherlands, Austria, Italy, and back again, for the complete tour of the world's authentic Trappist monastery breweries.

Caroline Wallace, Sarah Wood, and Jessica Deahl- Courtsey of 
Schiffer Publishing

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About the Publisher
Schiffer Publishing, Ltd. is a family-owned, independent publisher of high-quality books. Since 1974, Schiffer has published thousands of titles on the diverse subjects that fuel our readers' passions. From our traditional subjects of antiques and collectibles, arts and crafts, and military history, Schiffer has expanded its catalog to publish books on contemporary art and artists; architecture and design; food and entertaining; the metaphysical, paranormal and folklore; and pop and fringe culture, as well as books for children. Visit www.schifferbooks.com to explore our backlist of more than 5,800 titles.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Brothers Cascadia Brewing Grand Opening - June17th & June 18th

Brothers Cascadia Brewing is having a Grand Opening this Friday and Saturday from 3pm to 10pm

Festivities Include

  • New Beers on Tap
  • Live Music
  • Raffles
  • Pig Roast (Sunday)

Lagunitas 12th of Never Ale Being Released in 19oz Cans

Courtesy of Lagunitas Brewing Co
Petaluma, Ca

You’re about to see a biiiiiiig difference in our 12th of Never Ale because we’re coming out with the same great flavor but in a 19 oz can! Check your friendly, neighborhood Lagunitas retailers for these new tallboys, coming to stores near you the week of June 19th, nationwide.

The new 19-ers will be available in single cans, and 4-packs. Prices vary depending on location, but you can count on them being affordable.
Courtesy of Lagunitas Brewing Co

The receptacle might be different, but the hoppy goodness inside is still the same. 12th of Never, our first canned beer, is a moderate expression of everything we’ve learned about making hop-forward beers. At 5.5% ABV, it’s slammable and flavorful, without being too much.

Visit www.lagunitas.com/beers/12thofnever for some additional information about 12th of Never

New Belgium Brewing Releases its 2017 Transatlantique Kriek, a 100% Wood-Aged Sour

Courtesy of New Belgium Brewing Co
 The beer blends a New Belgium Golden Sour with an authentic Kriek Lambic;
Also, just released is Passionfruit, the latest addition to the Voodoo Ranger Special Release Series

Ft. Collins, Colo., June 12, 2017 – New Belgium Brewing’s 2017 blend of Transatlantique Kriek is out now and it’s the first time the beer is 100% wood-aged. The sour is a mix of 50 percent New Belgium Foeder-aged Golden Sour and 50 percent Authentic Kriek Lambic from Brewery Oud Beersel in Belgium.

“This year’s beer is particularly iconic because it’s 100% wood aged,” said Andrew Emerton, New Belgium Specialty Brand Manager. “Because of our process with this beer, we actually had the incredible honor of having Transatlantique Kriek at this year’s Toer de Geuze in Belgium, the premier sour beer event in the world.”

“We showcased our beer alongside 12 other authentic lambic producers,” added Lauren Limbach, New Belgium’s Wood Cellar Director & Blender. “It was an incredible honor and a total dream come true!”

The kriek lambic process takes place in Belgium at a few select breweries including Oud Beersel, New Belgium’s collaborative producer. Authentic lambic is spontaneously fermented beer that is soured in oak barrels. Oud Beersel then matures the lambic on Polish cherries for months to produce the kriek, which is then sent from Belgium to New Belgium to blend with an oak-aged sour golden.

New Belgium has a rich history of brewing sour beers and this year marks its 14th year of Transatlantique Kriek. The beer’s flavor profile is spritzy, mouthwatering and fruity, along with tartness from the cherries. The 2017 Transatlantique Kriek is 6.5 percent ABV and is available in 22 oz. bottles and on draft. 
Courtesy of New Belgium Brewing Co
Voodoo Ranger Passionfruit Imperial IPA
New Belgium Brewing also just released its latest addition to the Voodoo Ranger line, a specialty brew called Passionfruit Imperial IPA. Tropical aromas and passionfruit flavors are backed by a strong presence of Citra and Galaxy hops. The double IPA’s crisp and refreshing taste is perfect for the summer weather.

Passionfruit Imperial IPA is 8 percent ABV and is available in both 22 oz. bottles and on draft for a limited time only.

To find either of these beers, along with others from New Belgium, visit the libation locator at http://www.newbelgium.com/beer/locator.aspx or download New Belgium’s Beer Mode app.

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 and the new Fat Tire Belgian White coming August 2017, New Belgium brews fourteen year-round beers; Citradelic Tangerine IPA, Citradelic Lime Ale, Voodoo Ranger IPA, Voodoo Ranger Imperial IPA, Voodoo Ranger 8 Hop Pale Ale, Dayblazer Easygoing Ale, Tartastic Lemon Ginger Ale, Sunshine Wheat, 1554 Black Ale, Bohemian Pilsner, Abbey Belgian Ale, Trippel and a gluten-reduced line, Glutiny Pale Ale and Glutiny Golden Ale. Learn more at www.newbelgium.com.

Sixth Annual Oregon Cider Week Begins June 15th

Courtesy of Northwest Cider Association
Sixth annual event series designed to educate & celebrate all things cider around the state & beyond

PORTLAND – (June 12, 2017) – The sixth annual Oregon Cider Week, celebrating all things cider, starts Thursday, June 15 and continues through the 25th. This 11-day celebration, sponsored by Davis, Wright, Tremaine LLP and the Oregon Department of Agriculture, highlights our locally crafted cider. The week kicks off with the awards announcement from the Northwest Cider Association’s Portland International Cider Cup, sponsored by Grandstand Glassware. The competition winner –the best cider in the Pacific Northwest—will be announced Thursday night at an industry ceremony along with medalists in each category, from hopped ciders to barrel aged to heritage ciders and more.
Throughout the week, more than 70 fantastic events will wet your whistle including Cider Summit PDX--Oregon Cider Week’s largest event--which provides a chance to sample more than 150 selections from around the world, June 16 and 17.
Portland's Pearl District cider bar, Cider Bite, is hosting the official Summit After Party. Throughout the week, Oregonians can enjoy hikes through Forest Park that end with a cider BBQ, a Snakebite (beer + cider) Showdown, OMSI After Dark Ciderfest, a special cider week tour by Brewvana, meet the maker events, anniversary parties, grand openings, and much more.
More details and a full list of events are available at www.nwcider.com/orciderweek.
About Northwest Cider Association:
Founded in 2010, the Northwest Cider Association (NWCA) brings cideries and cider lovers together to learn, experience and enjoy the Northwest cider culture. Representing 80 commercial cidermakers from throughout Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and British Columbia, the group is dedicated to supporting, promoting and growing this thriving industry. NWCA hosts cider-themed events including Cider Rite of Spring, and Cider Weeks in Oregon, Washington and British Columbia. For more information about the Northwest Cider Association, visit www.nwcider.com or follow on Facebook and Twitter.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Puppy love, wee bites and booze festivals: Summer at McMenamins

Courtesy of McMenamins
1.       Wee, Wee, Wee All the Way to Small Bars
Whether you’re taking some time for yourself or catching up with friends, nothing compares to enjoying cocktails in a European-inspired small bar. At McMenamins, small bars are often found (or sometimes hidden) tucked inside larger McMenamins properties, like Edgefield or Old St. Francis School. All are designed to give visitors variety when it comes to their drinking spot and an opportunity to rub elbows with strangers, possibly while listening to the Grateful Dead. And now McMenamins is introducing wee bites and drams to menus at all of their small bars. These wee snacks satisfy big cravings without the pressure (and price) of a whole plate of food. Our summer picks? Wine connoisseurs can gather in Hotel Oregon’s cool Cellar Bar, foodies can sample wee fondue bites at Cornelius Pass Roadhouse’s Little White Shed and others can heal their hunger at Grand Lodge’s Doctor’s Office Bar with RX bottles of Tom Kah peanuts and probiotic drams. Cigar aficionados are welcome to hide out behind Bagdad Theater at Greater Trumps and trouble makers can enjoy study hall wee bites and cocktails at Kennedy School’s Detention Bar. Whether it’s the wee bites and drams, or the cozy atmosphere, let the small bar vibes in this summer. 

2.       Attend a Booze or Beer Festival
Usually summer means beer festivals, but what about the hard stuff? Lucky for booze travelers, this June marks the 6th Annual Oregon Distiller’s Festival, where guests can sample 100 handcrafted spirits from distillers across the state and quench their thirst with original craft cocktails. It’s like Portland’s Distillery Row, but under the shade trees at Edgefield. Okay, McMenamins has beer festivals this summer, too. If you’re in the Seattle area and bummed about missing spring beer events, then save the date: the Inaugural Anderson Summer School Brewfest will take place at the former junior high on July 29. Fans in Oregon and Washington can fest with the best of ‘em.

3.       Embrace the Dog Days of Summer
What’s a relaxing summer day without man’s best friend? Most McMenamins pubs and restaurants, as well as lodging properties, now allow you to bring your pet along for the ride. Sip teacup cocktails street side at Ram’s Head with your furry friend by your side or take them to Cornelius Pass Roadhouse to roam the 6-acre farmstead wonderland. Feeling indulgent? Make a trip of it and book an overnight escape at Edgefield for you and your loyal companion. 

4.       Enjoy a Classic Flick on the Lawn
    Nearly every Northwesterner has the goal of getting as much sun as possible during the summer  months. McMenamins Edgefield and Grand Lodge are helping by bringing the movies out of the theater and onto the lawn – perfect for a date or for the whole family. To see what other movies are planned, check out Edgefield and Grand Lodges’ events pages throughout the summer months.

Firestone Brewing Announces Thw Release Of Adversus—an unfiltered double IPA

Courtesy of Firestone Brewing Co
Double IPA Improbably Brewed for Summertime Sipping

Paso Robles, CA: Combining the aggression of North American hops with the tranquility of traditional pilsner malts, the next release in Firestone Walker’s Leo v. Ursus Chronology achieves the improbable: a big, bold beer made for summertime sipping. 

Adversus—an unfiltered double IPA—is set to be unveiled at all Firestone Walker locations this Saturday, and will roll into Firestone Walker’s national markets for a limited time starting next week.

“We’ve always wanted to use a light European-style pilsner malt for brewing an IPA, and this was our opportunity,” said Brewmaster Matt Brynildson. “Some of the more delicate malt nuances might be lost because we are hopping the bejusus out of this beer, but the pilsner malt still provides a certain palate levity that is fitting for the summer season.”

Adversus marks the second release in the Leo v. Ursus Chronology that was launched in late February. The chronology is composed of limited one-off beers released on a quarterly basis. Adversus will land in different Firestone Walker markets at variable times this June in both draft and 16-ounce can (four-pack) formats. It will be available for a short period before yielding to the next release in the Leo. v. Ursus Chronology. 
Courtesy of Firestone Brewing Co
High and Dry

“Adversus is high on aromatics, balanced in bitterness and relatively light in color owing to the pilsner malts,” Brynildson said.

Adversus is prodigiously dry hopped with a blend of Pacific Northwest hops, with an emphasis on Ekuanot—creating an intriguing aroma profile of stone fruit, pineapple, mango and pine resin. There is also a pungent element that creates a suggestion of, in Brynildson’s words, “dank piña colada.”

The hoppy character is balanced on the palate with a sense of dryness rooted in pilsner malts from Gambrinus Malting, a small malt house in British Columbia managed by Matthias Haaben.

“For me, it’s the most authentic pilsner malt malted in North America,” Brynildson said. “Matthias is a classic German brewing school graduate, and everything they do is very artisanal in style and method.”

He added, “The touch of dryness is what distinguishes Adversus. From the nose, you might expect something stickier, but instead you get this soft, refreshing finish.”

Courtesy of Firestone Brewing Co

Firestone Walker Brewing Company is a pioneering regional craft brewery founded in 1996 and located on the coast of California. Firestone Walker’s main brewery in Paso Robles produces a diverse portfolio ranging from iconic pale ales to vintage barrel-aged beers. The Barrelworks facility in Buellton makes eccentric wild ales, while the Propagator pilot brewhouse in Venice specializes in R&D beers and limited local offerings. For more information: FirestoneBeer.com.

The 6th Annual Rye Beer Fest Tap List Announced

PORTLAND, Ore. – June 8th, 2017 - The 6th Annual Rye Beer Fest features 24 diverse rye beers and 1 cider.

The Rye Beer Fest, a celebration of the revival of rye beers, will be held Saturday, June 17th, 2017 from 11 am to 9 pm at Happy Valley Station Food Cart Pod (13551 SE 145th Ave, Happy Valley, OR 97015). This year the festival is benefitting New Avenues For Youth.

There is no cost to enter the festival, but a $10 package is required to drink beer. This includes an official tasting glass and four drink tickets. Additional tickets can be purchased for $1 a piece. A majority of the beers will cost one ticket for a four-ounce pour or four tickets for a full glass. A few of the beers may require multiple tickets. Purchase your tickets in advance and save money by gaining additional drink tickets. Get eight tickets and an official rye beer fest tasting glass for $10 online at www.ryebeerfest.com.

As always festival organizer Kerry Finsand tries to curate a beer selection that highlights the impact of rye in a beer. Festival attendees will have the opportunity to try rye beers with a subtle hint of rye while others will feature more aggressive spicy characteristics.

After a few years of unsuccessfully getting a brewer to brew a rare style of rye beer called Kvass, this year it happened. Widmer Brother’s Brewer Thomas Bleigh brewed Kvass is that?, a sour fermented beverage that is traditional in the Slavic and Baltic regions made from old rye bread. The drink is low ABV, salty and tart and comes in at only 1.5%.

This is our first year of ever having a cider in our festival as well. Portland Cider Company has made Brigid, a rye hopped cider (not gluten free) in the hopes of bringing beer and cider lovers together.

If you are not that adventurous enjoy award winning IPA’s or fruit beers, amongst other styles.

You can find the complete tap list with descriptions here:

Beer/Cider Information
Brewery: Yachats Brewing
Beer Name: Ryedonkulous
Style: Farmhouse rye
IBU: 25
ABV: 6%
Description: A crisp rye beer brewed with experimental hops and aged in barrels
Brewery: Back Pedal Brewing
Beer name: Simple Machine
Style: Lager
IBU: 22
ABV: 6.5%
Description: A soft and lightly citrusy lager to start off the summer pedaling season. Get your bike out of the garage and let the elegant and simple machine liberate you from the constraints of daily life as you ride through our beautiful city and countryside. This Rye Lager is mostly Pilsner malt with 11% Rye Malt. Gently hopped with Mandarina Bavaria.
Brewery: StormBreaker Brewing
Beer name: Boysenroggenbierry
Style: Roggenbier
IBU: 14
ABV: 4.4%
Description: This German style Roggenbier was aged on 125 lbs of boysenberries. Try lifting a 125 lbs of boysenberries, it's heavy, which give it a big berry aroma, with a hint of clove from the hefeweiss yeast. A spiciness upfront gives way to a sweet, yet slightly tart, fruity berry flavor, finishing dry and refreshing. And it looks amazing too!
Brewery: Reuben's Brews
Beer name: Blood Orange American Rye
Style: American Wheat/ Rye
IBU: 32
ABV: 5.4%
Description: This american style rye beer is brewed with blood orange and fermented with a Kolsch yeast giving it notes of tangerine, rye spice, and a dry finish.
Brewery: Founders Brewing
Beer Name: Red Rye IPA
Style: IPA
IBU: 70
ABV: 6.6%
Description: Serious hop bitterness, along with an unyielding grapefruit bouquet from the Amarillo dry hop, balances the malty richness of four varieties of imported Belgian caramel malts. Pours a spectacular crimson with a creamy tan head. A generous addition of rye malt accentuates a spicy, crisp finish.
Brewery: Worthy Brewing
Beer name: Stoker Red Ale
Style: NW Red
IBU: 66
ABV: 6.6%
Description: Passionate about spicy fruit flavor? Stoker is fuel for your firebox. Tantalizing lemon, tangerine, pear, and rye aroma. Empowering fruit and
flower flavor. Seaworthy rye spiciness with sturdy citrus sweetness. Worthy keeps your ship running, you tell it where to go. Keep your stoke alive.
Brewery: Breakside Brewery
Beer name: Imperial Porter
Style: Porter
IBU: 45
ABV: 8%
Description: A strong porter brewed with rye and Ceylon cinnamon; a collaboration with our friends at Reuben's Brews in Seattle
Brewery: Baerlic Brewing Company
Beer name: Cooper and the Rye
Style: Barrel Fermented Mixed Cultured Rye Ale
IBU: 20
ABV: 7%
Description: Brett, Lacto, Rye, Oak. A touch of sweet, spice, and acidity. Some bright fruit notes on the palate and in the finish. You may want another to find out how deep its story goes.
Brewery:Zoiglhaus Brewing Co
Beer name: Rockin’ Roggen
Style: Roggenbier
IBU: 15
ABV: 5%
Description: German Roggenbier is a rarity, even in Germany, but we wanted to take something fun to the Rye Beer Fest, so here it is! The Bavarian Weizenbier yeast provides the banana and clove aromatics (yes, we did do a ferulic acid rest!). The rye, wheat and barley malts give it a light breadiness with a touch of spice. The hops are there to keep it all together, spicy and grassy. Rogg’ on, Dude!
Brewery:PINTS Brewing Co
Beer name: Free Ryeder
Style:Rye Kölsch
IBU: 26
ABV: 4.9%
Description: Rye beer fermented with our house Kölsch strain, it offers spice from the rye malt that we paired up with a variety of German hops.
Brewery: Vagabond Brewing
Beer name: Code Name: Pinetra
Style: IPA
IBU: 50
ABV: 6.5%
Description: Pinetra is a fragrant IPA that blends the tropical fruit-forward character of Ekuanot with the spicy, resinous stickiness of Chinook hops. The resulting beer is a face-full of spice and pine dankness over a bed of lush, tropical delights.
Brewery: Widmer Bros Brewing
Beer name: O’Ryely
Style: IPA
IBU: 50
Description: Rye IPA using three types of rye and spicy hops to amp up the spice ingredient quotient!

Brewery: Widmer Bros Brewing
Beer name: Kvass is that?
Style:Kvass .Sour fermented beverage made from Rye Bread
Description: Sour fermented beverage that is traditional in Slavic and Baltic regions made from old rye bread. The drink is low ABV, salty and tart.
Ross Island Brewing
tRYEsome IPA
American IPA
65 IBU's
7.5% ABV
tRYEsome IPA is a deceptively light bodied ale for ringing in at 7.5% ABV. Its aroma has notes of pine and spice which complements the following flavor. The straw colored appearance comes from the Vienna malt. Cascade hops lend their traditional West Coast flavor and aroma. Prost!
Brewery: Hopworks Urban Brewery
Beer Name: Bee Here Now
Style: Belgian Golden Strong Ale
ABV: 9.5%
Description: Organic Belgian-Style Golden Strong Ale with rye, organic GloryBee clover honey and red clover blossoms.
Brewery: Ordnance Brewing
Beer name: RX Pale Ale
Style: Rye Pale Ale
IBU: 34
ABV: 5.6 %
Description: Pouring a light straw color, this ale gets its spicy flavor from a healthy dose of rye malt. The rye spice combines nicely with a Citra and Mosaic aroma present a beer that is perfect for day's end be it after work or a long day of outdoor pursuits.
Brewery: Bear Republic Brewing
Beer Name: Hop Shovel
Style: American IPA
IBU: 100
ABV: 7.5%
Description: Hop Shovel is dry, but with a soft and rounded mouthfeel achieved by using a high proportion of wheat and rye. Hop varieties Mosaic, Meridian, and Denali provide an abundance of flavor and aroma.
Brewery: Pono Brewing Company
Beer name: Divine Rye’t
Style: Rye IPA
IBU:62 (Haven’t dry hopped it yet so it may be more)
ABV: 6.9%
Description: A Rye IPA (RIPA) that has a beautiful reddish hue to it using both malted rye and crystal rye with a combination of Mosaic and the new BRU-1 experimental hops that have notes of pineapple.
Brewery: Sedition Brewing Co.
Beer name: Rye IPA
Style: Rye IPA
IBU: 50
ABV: 6.3%
Description: This American IPA is brewed with flaked and malted rye, providing a dry, grainy foundation for a clean, spicy hop bitterness.
Brewery: Oregon City Brewing
Beer name: Rye'll Bee Bock
Style: Maibock
IBU: 35
ABV: 7.5 %
Description : Maibock made with malted Rye and Local Meadowfoam honey from the Salem OR area. A strong lager with caramel sweetness and spiciness from the rye. Like the Terminator, the flavors just keep coming and coming...
Brewery: Bent Shovel Brewing
Beer name: Belgian Rye
Style: Belgian Blonde w/Rye
IBU: 24
ABV: 5.7%
Description: This golden copper ale showcases delicious Belgian yeast character typical of the Ardennes region. Brewed with Belgian malt and rye this limited production malt focused ale drinks crisp and light with aromas of spice and complex fruit.
Brewery: Three Creeks Brewing Co.
Beer name: Grapefruit Stonefly Session Ale
Style: Dry hopped unfiltered rye ale with fruit
IBU: 25
ABV: 4.8%
Description: Our classic unfiltered rye beer made with 20% rye malt along with a splash of honey malt, Crystal hops, and dry hopped with Experimental 0331. This special version made just for the Rye Beer Fest features the addition of grapefruit puree.
Brewery: Hop Haus Brewing
Beer name: Roadrunner Rye
Style: Smoke / Rye
IBU: 45
ABV: 5.8%
Description: A subtle salute to the German rauchbier style, the smoky rye ale incorporates both cherrywood and beechwood smoked malts to bring out a very smooth, slightly sweet smoke flavor complimented by the spice of the milled rye - balanced out with Chinook and Willamette hops. The result is a wonderful, easy drinking smoky rye ale that will leave you feeling like a crafty and speedy Sonoran desert roadrunner.

Brewery: Alpine Beer Company
Beer Name: Nelson IPA
Style: Golden Rye IPA
Description: Named after Nelson Sauvin, an outstanding hop varietal from New Zealand. The hop is introduced through the brewing and dry-hopping of this complex and well-balanced IPA. A hazy straw hued ale, Nelson is topped by bright white beer foam and offers a tropical hop aroma. The pine and fruity hop notes linger, but are well-balanced by the smooth, malty addition of European rye malts. Enjoy this stunning and multifaceted, yet mellow IPA.
Cidery: Portland Cider Company
Beer name: Brigid
Style: Rye hopped cider
IBU: 0
ABV: 6.5% ABV
Description: The celtic goddess of unity, craft, and new growth. Said to have kept an apple orchard in the otherworld, Brigid has inspired us to create a drink that brings beer and cider lovers together. A poetic blend of fresh apple and old country hops give way to a lightly sweet rye finish. We hope this cider pleases Brigid, her powerful father Dagda, and you! **NOT GLUTEN FREE**

What You Need To Know:

-24 beers/1 cider

- 16+ Food Carts

-The event is kid-friendly

-Dogs are allowed outside of the food hall

-The Food Hall is covered and has AC

- Free Crater Lake Root Beer for kids with parent’s showing proof of buying admission into the event.

-Growler fills are available for most rye beers for $10 until 6 pm with Rye Beer Fest admission.

- Starting at 6 pm all of the remaining rye beer will be available for $6 a growler fill (up to 64 oz) that you provide. Get a glass growler (up to 64 oz) filled with the rye beer of your choice for only $8. Growler fills special pricing is available to festival attendees with wristbands the day of and is open to the general public on Sunday.

Transportation Options:
Bus Stop: SE Sunnyside & 147th bus stop close by (ID #12924).  

Parking is limited at Happy Valley Station but the adjacent church is graciously allowing us day parking in their lot.

Getting to the rye beer fest is easy with Brewvana. They are offering a VIP Rye Beer Fest experience for $30, which includes round trip transportation from the Lloyd Double Tree, VIP entry, 4 hours at the fest from (11 am - 3 pm), official rye beer fest tasting glass and 12 drink tickets. Description: https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/proxy/AVvXsEhUKgEYC3h8vRGd7ZYNgGN0o8ZmbWPK3QOqnwKmjog-6MJzuCaMUvTOkLWLMl3EvDei5m1_7ffkh6aKa-M_Rh8fpEFtHTahqjlSns5SOhgUUUitZgW75dSq4ARKjRClajQAk6RCjBMkuV5uq9Der1VB8i6aQPcBTCUTIY_T=s0-d-e1-ft

Proceeds from Rye Beer Fest will go towards New Avenues For Youth, a local non-profit that supports homeless and at youth-risk in Portland. Representatives from the New Avenues will be on site to answer questions and run a raffle with prizes ranging from event tickets to various brewery apparel. We also want to thank all of our sponsors including General Distributors, Inc, Happy Valley Station Food Carts and all of the participating breweries.


New Avenues:
New Avenues for Youth was established in 1997 by local business and community leaders in response to the growing needs of homeless and at-risk youth in downtown Portland. Our founders believed that every young person should have food, shelter, and access to education and job training and that we must go beyond meeting those basic needs by offering programs that heal young lives and nurture growth and independence. Since 1997, we have impacted the lives of more than 20,000 individuals through a range of services that address basic needs & safety, provide opportunities for education & career, and help youth achieve self-sufficiency. Our mission is to work in partnership with our community to prevent youth homelessness and provide homeless and at-risk young people with the resources and skills needed to lead healthy, productive lives.

Beer Heard brings together the people and technology that innovates the craft beer industry. This new blog is a holding place online for its founder, Kerry Finsand's (Taplister, Portland Beer Week, Rye Beer Fest) passion for craft beer, technology, gadgets, events, and marketing.

Happy Valley Station Food Carts
Happy Valley Station Food Carts is a one of a kind food cart pavilion in Oregon.  Boasting over 16+ delicious food carts, heated indoor seating and kids play area HVS is a great place to bring your family and friends for a meal and get together.  There are numerous events at HVS including fundraisers, live music, bazaar’s, trivia nights and beer & cider tasting events.  We are always trying to plan new and exciting ways to get the community together.  SO check our page for News & Events and Happy Valley Station Food Cart Pod.  
General Distributors, Inc:
General Distributors, Inc. was founded by Charles A. Fick, Sr. and his brother George Fick, Sr. in 1921. During Prohibition, together they ran "Fick Cigar Co." and distributed candy, cigarettes, and cigars. After Prohibition repeal, they began selling the Olympia beer brand. The warehouse was located in downtown Portland and had three delivery trucks, three drivers. The current warehouse is located in Oregon City, OR and employs over 120 people and distributes a wide variety of brands. General Distributors Inc., is committed to providing superior service to our customers and suppliers. We strive to represent the best quality beer, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages. It is our goal to create the opportunity for our employees to achieve their professional and financial success.

Columbia Bank:
Wherever you’re headed, Columbia Bank has the people and resources to help get you there. It starts with “hello.” We never forget a name or a face. Real human beings answer our phones. And our commitment to providing all the services required to help build strong Northwest communities is firmly rooted in our DNA.

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