Thursday, March 15, 2018

Portland Farmhouse and Wild Ale announces De Garde Brewing Exclusive & much more

Courtesy of Portland Farmhouse and Wild Ale Festival

Saraveza and Point Blank Distributing present
The 6th annual Portland Farmhouse and Wild Ale Festival is pleased to announce an exclusive new collaboration with Tillamook brewers De Garde Brewing called The Nectarine Cuvée . Bottles will be available exclusively to festival attendees on a first come first serve basis this March 23-25th, 2018 at Saraveza, the Bad Habit Room and an outdoor tent along N. Michigan St. In addition to the exclusive beer from De Garde, the festival is pleased to announce the list of participating breweries and beers which will rotate through more than 25 available at any one-time.

The Portland Farmhouse and Wild Ale Festival is the largest celebration of rustic, complex, tart and funky Belgian and French-inspired ales from America. The fest features over seventy-five different farmhouse ales from over thirty different brewers over the three-day event. General Admission tickets are available in advance or at the gates for Saturday and Sunday sessions. VIP Friday night session is only available for pre-sale and will sell out in advance.

Courtesy of De Garde Brewing Co
De Garde The Nectarine Cuvée Bottle Sales
Portland Farmhouse Festival/De Garde Brewing’s The Nectarine Cuvée  will be on sale for $20, available in 750ml bottles with very limited draft to festival attendees-only while they last. First come, first serve.

The Nectarine Cuvée description:
Exclusively for the Portland Farmhouse & Wild Ale Festival,  we offer this limited and special coolship beer. Fermented & aged in oak with our native yeast and bacteria, re-fermented with Nectarines & conditioned in local Gin barrels.

Brewed & Bottled by: de Garde Brewing Tillamook, Oregon

In addition to Saraveza's regular full menu available inside the tavern, their kitchen will have farmhouse inspired offerings in the beer tent.  Enjoy a cheese plate, a charcuterie plate or a fresh chicken salad sandwich with bacon, avocado, cranberries, tarragon and almonds on a ciabatta bun from Saraveza's outdoor food table.  

Bring a friend and get a discount! 2 collectible branded farmhouse festival glasses and 15 drink tickets for only $40

Friday, March 23rd, 4-10pm: VIP SESSION (pre-purchased VIP tickets only)
Saturday, March 24th, 12-10pm: General  Admission
Sunday, March 25th, 12 - 6pm: General Admission & 2 person ticket special

Find the Brewery, Beer List and Tickets at

Second Date Announced In Tetherow’s Annual Brewery Smackdown Pairing Competition Series

Courtesy of the Tetherow

BEND, Ore. – On April 11, Central Oregon’s premier resort, Tetherow, will host its second Brewery Smackdown of the season. This time, two of Central Oregon’s finest breweries will battle to take home the title. In the Bend vs. Bend pairing competition, Silver Moon and Crux will enter the ring with Sunriver and GoodLife.

The mid-April event is the second in this year’s series of beer showdowns at Tetherow. The Brewery Smackdown will take place from 5:30 p.m. through 10 p.m. at the Tetherow Event Pavilion (61240 Skyline Ranch Rd, Bend, OR 97702).

Prior to the Brewery Smackdown, Tetherow chefs meet with brewers to sample the menu and select which beer pair best with each dish. Over the course of five rounds, it’s up to guests, brewers and distributors to crown a winner. Each guest receives a dish prepared by Tetherow’s culinary team and two blind beer tasters. After each course, they select the beer that pairs best with the dish.

The winners of the April 11 Brewery Smackdown will go head to head against a new set of breweries at next year’s event.

Learn more about the lineup and events here. Tickets are $69 per person and can be purchased at Tetherow is offering discounted room rates to Brewery Battle attendees: $164 for a Deluxe Queen Room with a Golf Course View. Offer valid April 9 through 12, taxes + fees not included. Must call 855.821.9753 to book.

About Tetherow Resort
Boasting magnificent mountain views and endless adventures, Bend, Ore.’s Tetherow Resort is just minutes from Mt. Bachelor, fishing and countless outdoor adventures. It sits on one of the region’s best golf courses, a 7,298-yard Scottish links-style David McLay Kidd-designed championship course. With 50 hotel rooms at The Lodges, vacation rental homes, an event pavilion, Tetherow Sport, Solomon’s and The Row pub, the resort was recently awarded the Tripadvisor Greenleader status and ranked top resort in the world by Tetherow was rated 54th by Golf Digest on its “Top 100 Greatest Public Courses” list in 2016.

Something to SAVOR

Courtesy of the Brewers Association
Premier Craft Beer and Food Pairing Event Returns with
More Beer and More Breweries than Ever

What:  Returning to Washington D.C., SAVORSM: An American Craft Beer & Food Experience will unite craft beer lovers and independent brewers this June for the 11th year. Presented by the Brewers Association (BA), SAVOR is hailed as the premier craft beer and food pairing event in the U.S., serving up a selection of small bites perfectly paired with craft beer from independent breweries around the country. 
This year’s list of participating breweries is larger than ever, with 90 small and independent craft brewers set to serve a diverse range of over 180 beers poured by the visionaries behind the brands. Delight your senses, discover new tastes and learn about beer and food pairing under the soaring columns of the historic National Building Museum.

                        When: Friday, June 1 and Saturday, June 2, 2018
7:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. ET

Where: National Building Museum
401 F Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

Who: Ninety small and independent craft brewers—60 percent of which were not present at last year’s event, and 36 percent of which are first-time participants—will be serving 180 varieties of craft beer, representing 32 states and Washington D.C. A mouth-watering selection of small plates to pair with your beer will be prepared by Chef Adam Dulye, Brewers Association executive chef and author of newly released The Beer Pantry.
Why: Craft beer aficionados know that independently brewed beer is designed to dazzle their taste buds – especially when paired with the perfect small plate. As the world of beer becomes increasingly flavorful, there has been a surge of interest in how that can complement the culinary sphere. SAVOR celebrates the delectable harmony between craft beer and cuisine.
                        Ticket Info: Member Presale: Tuesday, March 20, 2018                          
Public Ticket Sale: Wednesday, March 21, 2018

SAVOR tickets include:
      • Craft beer and small-plate pairings: thoughtfully paired to illustrate how well beer and food complement one another
      • Meet and talk with the owners/brewers of the breweries participating in the event
      • Event program with room for tasting notes
      • Unlimited non-alcoholic beverages
      • Commemorative tasting glass
      • Attendee gift: exclusive collaboration beer

Extras: Collaboration Beer: Crux Fermentation Project of Bend, Oregon, and Port City Brewing Company of Alexandria, Virginia, join forces this year to create a beer that showcases each of their strengths while paying homage to their shared oenological roots. Their creation, Brett de Vinum, uses a higher gravity version of Port City's flagship wit as the foundation, crushed Pinot Noir and Viognier grapes and red wine barrels with Crux’s house strains of Brettanomyces, for the ultimate collaboration. Each SAVOR attendee will receive a bottle of this special beer as an exit gift.  

Purveyors and Producers: Specialty food stations at SAVOR 2018 will feature vendors serving up bites that can be paired with craft beer on the second-floor balcony of the National Building Museum. This year’s producers include:
·         Nathan Miller Chocolate, which will make and procure all chocolate selections;
·         Red Apron Butcher, which will provide a charcuterie station;
·         American Cheese Society, which will coordinate an artisan cheese station;
·         Choptank Oyster Company, which will host the ever-popular oyster bar;


                      Note to For media inquiries, please contact Abby Cohen at

Sponsors: SAVOR is made possible by a group of generous hosts, partners, breweries and supporters.

About the Brewers Association
The Brewers Association (BA) is the not-for-profit trade association dedicated to small and independent American brewers, their beers and the community of brewing enthusiasts. The BA represents 4,000-plus U.S. breweries. The BA’s independent craft brewer seal is a widely adopted symbol that differentiates beers by small and independent craft brewers. The BA organizes events including the World Beer CupSMGreat American Beer Festival®, Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America®SAVOR: An American Craft Beer & Food ExperienceHomebrew ConNational Homebrew Competition and American Craft Beer Week®. The BA publishes The New Brewer® magazine, and Brewers Publications™ is the leading publisher of brewing literature in the U.S. Beer lovers are invited to learn more about the dynamic world of craft beer at and about homebrewing via the BA’s American Homebrewers Association and the free Brew Guru™ mobile app. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

The Brewers Association is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or marital/familial status. The BA complies with provisions of Executive Order 11246 and the rules, regulations, and relevant orders of the Secretary of Labor.

Anderson Valley Brewing Company Launches Rosé Inspired Gose

Courtesy of Anderson Valley Brewing Co
“Framboise Rose Gose” to be available in cans

Boonville, CA (March 15th, 2018) On the heels of its highly acclaimed series of Gose beers, Anderson Valley Brewing Company has announced its latest release: Framboise Rose Gose.  Available in both draft and twelve-ounce cans, the Northern California brewery began shipping Framboise Rose Gose to its distributors nationwide in early March.

Inspired by the world-class wineries that dot the landscape of the bucolic Anderson Valley, as well as the rising popularity of rosé wines, the iconic brewery sought to create a “rosé for Gose drinkers.” “We spent countless hours experimenting with different variations of our classic Holy Gose recipe,” said Brewmaster Fal Allen. “But ultimately, we found that the subtle raspberry fruit notes and tangy hibiscus-like flavors from rose hips struck a perfect balance with the salty tartness of Gose.” With a mélange of flavors and aromas, Framboise Rose Gose boasts a light ruby-colored hue and lively effervescence to create a uniquely complex and refreshing drinking experience.

About Anderson Valley Brewing Company
For over 30 years, Anderson Valley Brewing is constantly striving to excite and reach new consumers with high quality craft beer. Located in the bucolic Anderson Valley region of Mendocino County, California and founded in 1987, the Anderson Valley Brewing Company is a pioneer of the American craft brewing industry. An environmentally friendly, solar powered brewery, it produces highly respected craft beers including Boont Amber Ale®, Hop Ottin’ IPA®, Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout®, Summer and Winter Solstice® and Wild Turkey® Bourbon Barrel Stout.

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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Everybody’s Brewing Announces the Release of 12oz Cans of Mountain Mama Citra Pale Ale

Courtesy of Everybody's Brewing Co

Everybody’s Brewing announced the release date of their new 12oz can, Mountain Mama Citra Pale Ale, available beginning Friday, March 16th. Coming in at 5.6% ABV, and 55 IBUs, the hop profile is led by Citra, but also uses Cascade and CTZ for bittering. The brewery plans to keep this beer available year-round, with a release party scheduled at Volcanic Bottle Shoppe in Hood River from 5-8pm that Friday night.

 Mountain Mama’s Citra-forward recipe gives it a juicy aroma and flavor, with thirst-quenching citrus flavor. Rolled oats are used in the grain bill, which adds body and gives the brew a silky mouthfeel. They were given permission by Yakima Chief - Hopunion to use the word “Citra” in the name, as it is a proprietary hop grown by the farm.

Choosing which beer to package for year-round distribution is a big decision for a brewery, but they are confident in Mountain Mama. Owner/Brewmaster Doug Ellenberger said they carefully considered current market trends. “We see a lot of things coming full circle. IPAs are still king, but a lot of consumers want a juicy IPA flavor with a lower ABV, so they can enjoy more of them. It makes a Pale the perfect style for a can.” Six packs will first hit the shelves of local bottle shops and small grocery stores, and rollout into major chain stores is expected by the start of this summer. 

Just five years ago, Ellenberger found his brewery on the leading edge of a different market trend: craft beer in a can. At that time, glass bottles were the preferred package type, and almost no one was using cans. Everybody’s Country Boy IPA helped pave the way for what is now commonplace: IPA in a can. When mentioned as a trendsetter, Ellenberger is humble, “Yeah, we were early adopters, but it just made sense. It’s better for the beer, the consumer, and the environment. I’ve loved canned beer since I was a kid, so I couldn’t wait to put our IPA in a can. Now everyone is doing it, and I couldn’t be happier about it.”  The new Citra-Pale will join their current can lineup of Country Boy IPA, and Local Logger Lager.

Mountain Mama was originally brewed exclusively for Mount Hood Meadows Ski Resort.  It’s overwhelming popularity and positive reviews made it the clear choice to put in a can. “The Citra Hops we got this year from Yakima Chief - Hop Union were so flavorful and bright; they really make this beer pop. Getting first hop selection is an honor, and you can taste the difference. It’s got a huge aroma, and clean finish,” said Head Brewer, Adam McClure

The beer is named Mountain Mama in honor of co-founder of the brewery, Christine Ellenberger, who graduated from West Virginia University, where she was a whitewater rafting guide and kayaker. A true outdoors-woman, her love of snowboarding and rivers brought her to the Northwest, which inspired Doug to give her the nickname Mountain Mama. “She’s the heart and soul behind this brewery. We wanted the artwork on the can to represent what a strong and amazing woman she is”, said Doug. “We hope to see lots of people celebrating with us at Volcanic on Friday.”


About Everybody’s Brewing…

Everybody’s Brewing opened in 2008 in White Salmon, WA by Doug and Christine Ellenberger with over 20 years of professional brewing and restaurant experience.  Their award-winning beers are widely distributed throughout Washington, Oregon, and Northern Idaho. The brew pub offers fantastic, locally sourced food, with an outdoor deck that provides a stunning view of Mt. Hood and the Columbia River Gorge.  This combination makes Everybody’s Brewing a must-visit attraction when traveling to the Northwest. 

Central Oregon Homebrewers Organization Annual Spring Fling Competition Returns April 27-29

Courtesy of Central Oregon Homebrewers Organization

Bend, OR – March 13, 2018 – The Central Oregon Homebrewers Organization (COHO) annual Spring Fling homebrew competition returns this April and is now accepting entries. The event takes place the weekend of April 27 - 29, 2019, at the Aspen Ridge Retirement Community in Bend.

Judging takes place Friday and Saturday, April 27 and 28, with the awards ceremony on Sunday, April 29. The awards ceremony is open to the public starting at 1:00 p.m. and in addition to the announcement of the winners there will be a raffle and the opportunity to sample many of the submitted beers.

Spring Fling is an AHA sanctioned event and open to any amateur homebrewer age 21 or older. Professional brewers are also welcome as long as their beer is brewed on a home-system and not a professional system. The competition is open to all homebrewed beer, mead, and cider represented in the 2015 BJCP Guidelines, and the deadline to submit entries is April 11.

Brewers may enter more than one beer in each category but may enter each subcategory only once. There is a limit of 350 total entries that will be accepted. Visit the official competition website at for full details and to register to participate in Spring Fling.

About COHO
Central Oregon Homebrewers Organization was founded in 2005 in Bend as a means for homebrew enthusiasts to educate themselves and others about brewing beer, wine, and other fermentable beverages. The goal of the club is to associate ourselves with like minded individuals that have a thirst for knowledge and an appetite for an enjoyable time. The club is open to the public, and anyone with an interest is encouraged to participate. Visit for more information.

About Aspen Ridge Retirement
Bend’s Aspen Ridge Retirement Community is home to the Aspen Ridge Brew Crew, a group of seniors whose homebrewed beers have won numerous awards and who collaborate with a local brewery each year to release a beer to raise money for Alzheimer’s research. Aspen Ridge generously donates time and meeting space to COHO as well as helping to promote homebrewing within Central Oregon.

Ecliptic Brewing + Reuben’s Brews Cosmic Collaboration

Courtesy of Ecliptic Brewing Co
Portland, Oregon. Earth. (March 13)- Ecliptic Brewing’s Cosmic Collaboration Series has always featured an exciting line-up of beers with everything from an IPA brewed with Pinot Noir juice to a Session Barleywine.  And the fun doesn’t stop now. Ecliptic Brewing has teamed up with Reuben’s Brews out of Seattle, Washington for their first Cosmic Collaboration of 2018. 

“As our team went through this year’s planning, we found that Reuben’s Brews was on everyone’s Cosmic Collab wish list,” said Owner and Brewmaster of Ecliptic, John Harris. “We were lucky enough to make it happen and when working with Adam Robbings (Co-Founder and Brewmaster of Reuben’s) on the brew we decided to go with a hazy beer but play with it a bit.” explained Harris.

In a time where hazy beers are found in almost every bar and bottle shop in the northwest, seeing how breweries ‘play’ with or further experiment with the style is something to look forward to.  Named after a reddish star hidden in the fur of Lepus the hare, Crimson Star is a Hazy Double IPA brewed with pomegranate and guava and dry hopped with Citra, Azacca, Ekuanot, and Motueka hops.

About Crimson Star Hazy Double Pomegranate IPA
Brewed with our friends at Reuben’s Brews, Crimson Star fuses juicy and citrusy hop aromas with crisp pomegranate notes, igniting them in a hazy flavor storm.   ABV  9%
Ecliptic + Reuben’s Crimson Star will be celebrated with release events in both Portland and Seattle.  Details below.

·       Alberta Street Bar Crawl Release Party, March 28th, 5-8pm, Alberta Street
Come hang out with the Ecliptic Brewing and Reuben’s Brews teams on Alberta Street and celebrate the release of Crimson Star.
Bar Crawl details:
Alberta Street Pub, 5-6pm
The Hilt, 6m-7pm
Imperial Bottle Shop-Alberta, 7-8pm

·       Beer and Benefit Release Party, March 30th, 6-8pm, Beer Bunker
Celebrate both of man’s best friends, beer and dogs, with a release party and benefit for One Tail at a Time at Beer Bunker in the Montavilla neighborhood of Portland.

·            Cosmic Collab Release Party, April 6th, 5-9pm, Reuben’s Brews (Seattle)
Join the Ecliptic and Reuben’s crew at Reuben’s Brews in Seattle for a night to celebrate Crimson Star!  Both John Harris and Adam Robbings will be in attendance.

For up to date details about the release events, visit Ecliptic Brewing’s Facebook event page, 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, Starburst IPA, and Capella Porter. For more information, visit:

Ecliptic beers are available at the brewery (825 North Cook St), in bottle 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), and Graybeal (Eastern Oregon).

About Reuben’s Brews
After the birth of their first child Reuben, Adam and Grace embarked on a mission to brew bloody good beer. Originally from the UK, Adam turned a passionate hobby into a family-run brewery crafting nationally and internationally recognized beers in a wide variety of styles. Since opening in 2012, Reuben’s has won awards for its beers around the world including at the Great American Beer Festival, the World Beer Cup, the US Open and was named Mid-Sized Brewery of the Year at the 2015 Washington Beer Awards. Find Reuben’s Brews in Western Washington and at its taproom located at 5010 14th Ave NW in Ballard, open 7 days a week. For more information, visit or follow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@reubensbrews).