Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Crosby Hop Farm and the ALS Association of Oregon and SW Washington Will Tap HAZELAND, the Hazy IPA Collaboration Beer at Proper Pint on March 23rd

Group Photo During the Brew
A Portion of the Beer Proceeds Will Benefit the Local ALS Chapter

What: This special collaboration beer, HAZELAND, is a result of a chance meeting between two Portland residents featured on the Portland episode of BEERLAND, VICELAND’s series which showcases different homebrewing communities around the United States. Zak Schroerlucke, marketing specialist at Crosby Hop Farm was interviewed to discuss different hop varieties and what makes them so unique. Mark Keene was featured as an avid homebrewer and his hazy IPA took 1st place in the episode.

Mark’s brewing style is unique as he is diagnosed with ALS and dictates his ideas, recipe, and methods to his brewing partners who follow his directions for every step in the brewing process. His inspirational story led to the idea of brewing his recipe on a production scale and donating a portion of profits to the ALS Association.

Late last year the Portland episode of BEERLAND premiered at Proper Pint. Zak and Mark attended the premier and quickly became friends. They shared stories from filming and reminisced on the craft beer scene both locally and abroad. Jeb Hollabaugh, head brewer at Labrewatory was also in attendance and offered his services and equipment to brew Mark’s recipe on Labrewatory’s 5-barrel production brewhouse. Crosby Hop Farm donated El Dorado and Idaho 7 hops and Hop Hash for the beer.

When: Friday, March 23rd from 6 PM – 11 PM
·       Zak Schroerlucke, marketing specialist at Crosby Hop Farm
·       Mark Keene, avid homebrewer and winner of the BEERLAND Portland competition
·       Jeb Hollabaugh, head brewer at Labrewatory
NOTE: Zak, Mark, and Jeb will speak at 8 pm to give a brief history and discuss the beer. 

Beer Details:
Style: Hazy IPA
Hops: El Dorado, El Dorado Hop Hash, Idaho 7, Idaho 7 Hop Hash
Malt: Golden Promise, Flaked Rye, Acidulated Malt
ABV: 5.6%
Giving Back:
Half of the proceeds from pints sold at the Proper Pint will be going to The ALS Association Oregon and SW Washington Chapter.
HAZELAND is also on tap at Labrewatory, located at 670 N Russell St, Portland, OR 97227, where $1 from each pint sold will be donated to the ALS Association.

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