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A counter-top appliance that makes beer – meet the Pico C

Washington Beer News - 4 hours 22 min ago

By Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog

 

By now a lot of beer drinkers have probably heard of PicoBrew, the Seattle-based company that introduced the first all-grain brewing appliance. They recently released the Pico C, the smallest and most affordable of their brewing machines. Seriously, it’s the size of a microwave oven, sits on your counter and makes beer. Cool. Last month I test drove a Pico C. Here’s my report.

I should add, if you’re thinking of giving yourself or someone else a Pico C for Christmas, PicoBrew says that December 15th is the last day you can order one and get it in time for the big day. You’ll have to take that up with them; I am not at all affiliated with the company.

It has become increasingly popular in our society to make things. People often refer to this social phenomenon as the “maker culture.” It’s an extension of the Do It Yourself (DIY) culture. PicoBrew and the Pico C fit perfectly into that world. The Pico C starts at $449, a special deal happening right now. Learn more at https://www.picobrew.com/.

For the sake of disclosure, I want to clarify that I was not paid to write this post. They wanted me to do a story about the Pico C and I couldn’t do that without actually using it. In a true instance of “careful what you ask for,” they obliged and sent me a Pico C to test drive. As a recovering homebrewer (hello, my name is Kendall. “Hi Kendall!”), I was actually a pretty good person to put this thing through its paces. I am well acquainted with the process, the pains and the pleasures of home brewing.

My ultimate conclusion is pretty simple. If this sounds like the kind of thing you’d like, then you will like it. If you’re looking for a real, or complete, brewing experience, you probably won’t. If you want to make your own beer but don’t want to dive headfirst into the deep waters of home brewing, which requires you to purchase a lot of equipment and learn a lot of stuff, then the Pico C is perfect. If you want to sit around with other home brewers comparing notes about original gravity, flocculation rates, and fermentation temperatures, you probably won’t like the Pico C.

I’ve heard some people refer to PicoBrew as the Keurig of beer. That is not really a fair or accurate comparison. The Pico C allows you to make beer without needing to understand all the science behind the craft, but it does not replace or skip the science and it does not eliminate any steps in the process, it just automates a lot of the steps.

Inserting the PicoPak.

Where the Pico C does resemble a Keurig coffee maker is in the PicoPak. Your grains and your hops are provided in a package that, in concept at least, resembles a much larger version of one of those little Keurig pods. That’s a really simplified version of the truth, but like I said, in concept at least.

The Pico C recognizes what PicoPak you’re using (say, a PicoPak for a particular IPA or a particular Stout) and knows how to proceed with making that beer. It knows the mash temperature and mashing time. It knows when to add the hops—early addition hops, late addition hops and so on. It knows everything. It’s a really smart machine on its own, but it is even smarter when it talks to the master brain at PicoBrew. It connects to your WiFi network and phones home as needed.

Each PicoPak is based on a recipe. Some of these recipes were developed by the brewers at PicoBrew, others were developed by craft breweries. There are dozens of PicoPaks from which to choose, representing several different versions of the most popular beer styles. Each PicoPak costs roughly $20 – $30. You can even design your own PicoPak.

Among the beers I brewed were an IPA based on a recipe from Rooftop Brewing, a Pale Ale based on a recipe from Flying Bike Brewing, and a PicoBrew light-bodied lager. When I say recipe, not only do I mean the grains and the hops, but also things like mash temperature and timing, hop addition timing, and so on. It’s all automated and it happens like magic when the Pico C talks to the PicoPak.

Sitting next to the Pico C, connected by hoses, is the brewing keg. Once the brewing process is complete, this vessel also acts as your fermentation tank. Once the beer is done fermenting, in approximately 7 days, you transfer the beer to the serving keg.

Pitching yeast.

There are two methods available for carbonating the beer. First is natural carbonation—you add some priming sugar to the keg and then let it rest for up to seven days. The other involves a forced carbonation unit. Basically, it’s a little CO2 tank and regulator that attaches to the serving keg. The second method is much faster, allowing you to start drinking your beer after just a couple days, but I found the traditional method provided better results. The beers that I forced carbonated turned out a bit too volatile (over carbonated). Granted, there could have been some user error.

The process takes a few hours. The hands-free brewing process takes the Pico C about two to three hours once you’ve pushed the button, depending on the recipe. There are other hands-on things to do that add up to maybe another hour—like pitching the yeast, racking the beer, cleaning up and so on.

In the end, the beer is real beer. It is not instant beer and it is not like home brewing with extract. Brewing with the Pico C is way more sophisticated than that. The beers that I brewed (a Pale Ale, an IPA, and a Lager) were all good, maybe as good as any home brew I ever made. To be honest, the beers were not mind-blowing, but I was new to the process and only made three beers. I assume you get better with experience.

Here’s what I liked:

As a homebrewer, I grew weary of cleaning and sanitizing my equipment. It becomes an obsession because you know that any slipups in your cleaning process can cost you a batch of beer. The Pico C makes that part of the process much easier. There is still some stuff you must sanitized by hand, but being able to run a cleaning cycle at the push of a button is a joy.

I like the fact that the Pico C is able to accomplish some pretty complicated brewing processes so easily. For instance, a multi-step mash is pretty sophisticated stuff for a home brewer. For the Pico C, such a process is no problem at all: it does whatever the recipe calls for. You can see it happening on the display screen, which tells you exactly what’s happening and at what temperature.

Using the Pico C to rack your beer (transfer it) from the fermentation keg to the serving keg is super easy. Totally awesome. Way better than the way I used to do it as a home brewer.

Maybe the coolest thing about the Pico C is the ability to design your own beers. Sure, it’s great to get a recipe from a brewery you know and trust, but you can literally build your own beer, deciding what percentage of what grains you want to use and what kind of hops you want to use for the different hop additions. Granted, there are some limitations, but it’s still pretty darn cool that you can modify recipes to suit your own tastes. This is probably of most use to people who know a thing or two about brewing and have actually built beer recipes before. Still, very cool.

Here’s what I didn’t like so much, and these are pretty minimal.

The Pico C produces about one gallon of beer at a time. Eight pints is not a whole lot of beer. This isn’t a problem, but it is something to consider. If you’re having a party, you’ll probably need to make more than one batch of beer. As far as the economics are concerned, each PicoPak cost about $20 – $30. Pretty simple math. In the end, the price per pint isn’t much cheaper than drinking at the local pub.

There are a couple points in the process where you risk contamination. This is a fact of life when home brewing so I don’t know why it bothered me. First, you have to wait for the wort (unfermented beer) to cool to room temperature before you pitch the yeast. The PicoBrew system is closed and sealed, so there’s really no risk of anything going wrong while the wort cools, but it still kind of freaked me out. Granted, this is probably because of my experience as a home brewer. Like I said, probably nothing to worry about.

Second, to pitch the yeast you have to remove the fermentation keg’s lid and very carefully set it aside, making sure it does not get contaminated. Then you pitch the yeast and return the lid to the fermentation keg. This isn’t a difficult feat to perform, if you’re careful, but it still kind of freaked me out. If there was a way to pitch the yeast without needing to remove the lid, that would be a bonus.

Another issue I had is probably more like advice for the user. Read through all the instructions and get familiar with all the equipment before you get started. Make sure you understand each step in the process before you get there. I am sure PicoBrew has videos up on the web somewhere. As for me, I approached it like I was an analog numbskull for the sake of my test drive. I wanted to approach it as if I were the lowest common denominator.

My wife thought the Pico C was too loud. It sits on the counter like a microwave, but when it’s brewing beer it makes quite a bit of noise. Not “wake the neighbors” loud, but certainly louder than your dishwasher. I didn’t think this was a problem because, well, there’s a lot of stuff happening over there. We are making beer, after all. But, like I said, my wife commented that it was too loud. In an open concept home like ours, with one kitchen-dining-living space, it was hard to watch TV while the Pico C was running, for instance.

Finally, I should make it clear that this appliance represents some pretty damn cool brewing technology. I mean this in the most respectful way, this is a very nifty gadget. As I said earlier, getting into home brewing is a bit daunting. It requires quite a commitment in terms of money, time and brain power. There’s a lot to learn and the learning curve is long and steep. In addition to being a really cool, web-connected gadget, the Pico C gets you brewing without such a hefty investment of time and dollars.

 

 

 

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Ninkasi Brewing Releases Cans Of Prismatic, Yours Truly, and Pacific Rain

Brewpublic - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 11:08pm
When we enter the New Year, Ninkasi Brewing will release two new beers and the launch of its first 12-ounce cans. The two new offerings of Prismatic Juicy IPA and Yours Truly Easy-Drinking Ale will join Pacific Rain Northwest Pale as the first beers to be canned by Ninkasi Brewing. Having been known for its hoppy offerings since […]
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The Beer Institute Unveils A Three Part Video Series on Brewers’ Voluntary Disclosure Initiative

Brewpublic - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 10:53pm
Washington, D.C. –  The Beer Institute unveiled a series of three videos today explaining the Brewers’ Voluntary Disclosure Initiative and its members’ commitment to disclose information about their products’ ingredients, nutritional facts, alcohol by volume and freshness. “We are proud to uphold our reputation as a leader in the alcohol beverage industry in quality and […]
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Roscoe’s Hosts Pure Project Brewing

Brewpublic - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 12:15am
With the brewery’s beginnings in Costa Rica, the husband and wife team of Jessi and Agi Pine along with co-founder Mat Robar, left the island and moved the brewery to San Diego, California in 2015. It was also at this same time that the brewery name was changed from Manuel Antonio Brewing to Pure Project […]
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Fort George Brewery Sweet Virginia Series: Apéritif & Three Wise Men

Brewpublic - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 12:10am
In time for the Holiday Season, Fort George Brewery will release two new beers as part of its Sweet Virginia Series. On Saturday, December 16th, beginning at 12:00pm, Fort George’s Lovell Taproom will begin selling bottles of Apéritif and Three Wise Men. There are only a total of 70 cases of both Apéritif and Three […]
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Samuel Adams – The Official Beer of the Boston Red Sox and Fenway Park

Brewpublic - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 10:17pm
Before the first sounds of the crack of the bat permeates the beginning of the 2018 Major League Baseball season, Samuel Adams will become the Official Beer of the Boston Red Sox. In doing so Sam Adams has knocked out Budweiser as the ballclub’s official beer. The parent company of Samuel Adams, Boston Beer Co. […]
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Cascade Brewing Releases Midnight Bramble

Brewpublic - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 4:12pm
PORTLAND, Ore. – Dec. 8, 2018 –  Cascade Brewing has released its newest project, Midnight Bramble. The Northwest sour ale is now available in 750ml bottles and on draft through Cascade Brewing’s worldwide distribution channels, as well as at its two Portland pubs: the Cascade Brewing Barrel House at 939 SE Belmont St. and The Lodge at Cascade Brewing at 7424 SW […]
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Wingman Brewers bid you a Merry Dankmas – IPA event on Dec. 16th

Washington Beer News - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 2:51pm

By Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog

 

Wingman Brewers in Tacoma invites you to join them on Saturday, December 16th for Merry Dankmas, a celebration of IPAs. The event features a number of fun, one-off IPAs, as well as the brewery’s normal lineup of beers. Also, a collaboration beer they brewed with Powerhouse Brewery in Puyallup — an 11.8 percent ABV Imperial IPA. Along with that, live music and glass blowing. Keep an eye on Facebook for details.

The collab beer is called “It’s 420 Somewhere” because the fruity/dank aroma is reminiscent of another popular Northwest pastime. It’s 420 Somewhere was brewed with Eureka!, Cryo Mosaic, Ekaunot and Simcoe hops. The aroma is described as blueberry, pineapple, earthy, herbal and resinous.

The Merry Dankmas taplist is:
Ace IPA
Hop of the Walk IPA
Crump Juice NEIPA
The Dank Nebula CDA*
Purple Urkle Blueberry IPA*
Powerhouse Brewing Co. Collab: It’s 420 Somewhere Imp IPA*
Red Hot Chili Ace IPA
Tangerine Dream Ace IPA
GUEST TAP: Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA

 

 

 

 

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Meet the new Urban Family Brewing – bottle releases this Saturday

Washington Beer News - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 10:11am

By Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog

 

About a year ago, Andy Gundel was working for Urban Family Brewing in Seattle helping manage some of the nuts and bolts of the brewery’s business operations. That’s when the opportunity to assume ownership of the brewery presented itself. For whatever reason, the previous owners were looking to move along and say goodbye to the beer biz. Andy jumped at the opportunity.

Upon taking the reins, Andy decided to maintain the name, the logo, and the brand in general, but he pretty much overhauled everything else. Today, Urban Family Brewing is a completely different animal. He says that taking over Urban Family presented a rare opportunity to start his own brewery without all the headache of actually starting a brewery.

To the casual observer, it probably looks pretty much the same, but a lot has changed. Along with a lot of new staff members, they’ve added some fermentation tanks, a big and beautiful foedre, and an experienced brewer with some pretty serious chops. Isaac Koski joined the team last January, bringing with him more than five year of experience at New Belgium Brewing, where he worked as a cellarman and a brewer.

I recently sat down with Andy and Isaac to sample some of their latest creations and upcoming releases. First of all, the beers are very good, with much of the focus on barrel-aged, fruited sour beers. The sour and barrel-aged beers I sampled all tasted mature and sophisticated. Not green and simple. Complex, interesting, well-considered and well-executed. Don’t like sour beer? No worries. Isaac also seems to have a passion for hazy IPAs.

Urban Family has established a relationship with Collins Family Orchards, a fourth-generation family farm in Selah, WA, which provides much of the fruit the brewery needs for its beers. Collins grows lots of familiar stuff like apples and cherries, but of particular interest to Andy and Isaac, the farm also grows a lot of hybrid fruit, like apriums (apricot-plum) and nectarcots (nectarine-apricot). In fact, those two fruits are featured in the Urban Family Reserve Series No. 1.

This Saturday, December 16th, Urban Family will release bottles of its Reserve Series No. 1 and Reserve Series No. 2. Doors open at noon.

To give you an idea of the kind of stuff their doing at Urban Family, the Reserve Series No. 1 is a foeder-fermented sour ale that was aged for five months in French oak barrels with the aforementioned apriums and nectarcots. The Reserve Series No. 2 is a Saison aged in Muscat wine barrels from Minimus Wines in McMinnville, OR.

Urban Family Brewing is located at 4441 26th Ave W, Seattle, WA 98199. Map

Taproom Hours:

Monday thru Thursday 4:00 – 9:00

Friday 4:00 – 10:00

Saturday and Sunday 12:00 – 10:00

Urban Family Brewing is on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/urbanfamilybrewing/ and on Twitter at @urbanfambrewing

 

 

 

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Gig Harbor Brewing plans to open a new taproom, this time in Gig Harbor

Washington Beer News - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 9:13am

By Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog

 

When Gig Harbor Brewing opened for business two years ago, the name was a bit misleading. The brewery and taproom is in Tacoma, not Gig Harbor. John Fosberg, the owner of Gig Harbor Brewing, named his business before he’d secured a location, and though he had every intention of opening in Gig Harbor, he found a suitable spot in nearby Tacoma. Fosberg never gave up on the idea of opening a location in Gig Harbor.

Today we learned that in the spring of 2018 the brewery will open a taproom in Gig Harbor. “This space is perfect,” said Fosberg in a report in the Business Examiner. “In the heart of Gig Harbor — next to Skansie Brothers Park and the water — along Harborview Drive. Exactly where we wanted to be.”

The 1,900-square-foot space is located at 3155 Harborview Dr. at the Gig Harbor Marina and Boatyard. Map.

The location in Tacoma will remain open, and that is still where they’ll brew the beers. Fosberg hopes to open the satellite taproom in April of next year.

 

 

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Elysian Brewing To Raise Money For Doernbecher Children’s Hospital & Special Olympics

Brewpublic - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 6:52am
This week Elysian Brewing will get into the holiday spirit when it hosts two fundraisers, one for the Doernbecher Children’s Hospital on Tuesday and the other for Special Olympics – Multnomah County on Friday. During these two events Elysian Brewing will also release its annual winter seasonal, Bifrost Winter Ale. This hearty winter ale is […]
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Founders Brewing Announces Its 2018 Beer Release Calendar

Brewpublic - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 4:00am
After celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, Founders Brewing has some changes in store for 2018. A few of its beers will go from limited release to full on year-round offerings as well as a few beers will be eliminated for the coming year. Here’s a rundown on what to expect from the Grand Rapids, […]
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Fish Brewing opening new pub in Tacoma next week

Washington Beer News - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 10:07am

By Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog

 

About a year ago we told you about Fish Brewing’s plan to open a pub in Tacoma’s Ruston Neighborhood (read that story). The plan has been realized and they are now ready to open. The grand opening is on Friday, December 15th.

The new pub is located at Point Ruston, Tacoma’s largest mixed use development project. Here is the complete announcement as published on the Point Ruston website.

We are excited to announce the grand opening of Fish Brewing Pub and Eatery at Point Ruston, December 15th!

The restaurant is approximately 6,900 square feet with a seating capacity of 350 guests including a second story terrace and outdoor seating. It will feature a similar menu as the Olympia Fish Tale Brewpub including award-winning handcrafted beers from Fish Tale Ale, Leavenworth Biers and Spire Mountain Ciders as well as six wine taps featuring Piccola Cellars and a selection of fine spirits. The full Olympia pub menu will be imported to Point Ruston, plus some additions, such as a macaroni and cheese menu with several variations and additional upscale steak, chop and seafood dishes. A kids menu (Guppy Menu) will also be incorporated. The new Fish Brewing Pub and Eatery will also have an oyster bar stocked daily with 4 to 6 different kinds of fresh oysters.

40 taps will hold 32 beers and ciders and eight wines

The taps will feature a half dozen guest beers with the rest dedicated to Fish Brewing’s extensive line of organic and regular beers, plus Spire Mountain Ciders and Leavenworth Biers. The bar also will feature Fish’s newest addition: spirits from the company’s newly launched distillery. Just like in Olympia, there will be six-packs, growlers and kegs-to-go, as well. The restaurant will also produce a special brewed in house Ruston IPA resembling a typical northwest style hop-heavy IPA that will only be available at this location.

Having Fish Brewing as a part of our waterfront community is certainly a refreshing evolution for Point Ruston adding more variety to the wonderful dining destinations we already enjoy. We are eager to watch Fish Brewing Pub & Eatery grow with the community on the waterfront and even more excited to enjoy the products of their wonderful craft as they fill our bellies with joy and our hearts with delight.

Fish Brewing believes that fresh beer and cider, fine food, and enduring friendships are what life in the Great Pacific Northwest is all about. For more information visit www.fishbrewing.com

Hours:
11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday-Wednesday
11 a.m. to midnight Tuesday-Saturday
11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday

 

 

 

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Tickets now on sale for Belgianfest – January 27th in Seattle

Washington Beer News - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 9:03am

By Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog

 

The Washington Beer Commission cordially invites you to join them for the 9th Annual Belgian Fest in Seattle on January 27th. Tickets are on sale now. The event takes place at Seattle Center’s Fisher Pavillion and features over 100 Washington-brewed Belgian-style beers—Tripels, Dubbels, Saisons, Wits and more. 

This event regularly sells out. The first session (afternoon session) is usually the most popular. Here are the event details.

Saturday, January 27th, 2018
Fisher Pavilion at Seattle Center!
305 Harrison St
Seattle, WA 98109
Session 1: 12-4pm
Session 2: 5:30-9:30 pm

Tickets are $37 Advance or $45 at the door. Limited tickets at the door.
Admission includes a tasting glass and 10 tasting tokens. Each taste is 4 oz.
Separate tickets required for each session.
$5 designated driver admission is available at the door. Designated driver includes includes soda and/or water.

Breweriers, beer list and food truck list coming soon!

21+ only. No refunds. No dogs. Registered service dogs ok.

 

 

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Pike Brewing introduces Monk’s Uncle Belgian-Style Tripel in cans

Washington Beer News - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 8:39am

By Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog

 

Pike Brewing Company just announced the release of Monk’s Uncle, a Belgian-style tripel, in 12-oz cans. Here is the press release from Pike Brewing.

Pike Monk’s Uncle
Belgian style Tripel released as third can from Seattle brewer.

After years as one of the hottest selling 22 oz. bottles in Washington State, Pike Brewing Company is now introducing Pike Monk’s Uncle in 12 oz. cans. This Belgian style Tripel ale is light & complex with fruity and spicy esters and a pleasing sweetness. Hints of clove, banana and floral honey from the Belgian yeast enliven this bright beer, which finishes dry with a citrusy zing. Sip and savor this NW influenced Tripel, which in the style’s tradition has a 9.0% ABV.

Pike Monk’s Uncle is Pike Brewing Company’s only year-round Belgian style beer. Pike founders, Charles and Rose Ann Finkel, introduced American palates to Belgian beers in the 1980’s when they imported Orval, Lindemans and Rodenbach. It was their respect for these classic and exotic beers which inspired Pike’s brewers to create this Tripel, using organic malts and authentic Westmalle Monastery yeast.

When Pike Monk’s Uncle was introduced in 2008 it quickly won a Gold medal at the North American Beer Awards. Accolades have continued for this rare style, with Pike Monk’s Uncle recently winning a Silver medal at the Great International Beer & Cider Competition and Best of the Northwest at the United States Beer Tasting Championship. In addition to awards, Pike Monk’s Uncle has a loyal following of beer enthusiasts who appreciate this hard-to-find style and its hints of honey, spices and local hops.

Pike Monk’s Uncle cans are available now at the brewery in downtown Seattle and will begin appearing at Western Washington independent retailers in January 2018.

 

 

 

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2017 Mt. Hood Meadows Winter Brew Fest

Brewpublic - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 2:00am
After spending the morning on the slopes, après ski in the afternoon at the 2017 Mt. Hood Meadows Winter Brew Fest. Taking place on Saturday, December 16, 2017, at Vertical North inside the day lodge at Mt. Hood Meadows, this five-hour fest will feature beer tastings and live music. From Noon-5:00pm the annual Winter Brew Fest […]
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Chuckanut Brewery To Release 2017 Baltic Porter

Brewpublic - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 1:00am
For those of you fortunate enough to be in the Skagit Valley on Friday, December 15th, Chuckanut Brewery will release its small batch bottling of its Baltic Porter. The release is part of the Big Beer Series Chuckanut has created for a group of four heavy beers (Bock in November, Baltic Porter in December, Doppelbock […]
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GoodLife Brewing Releases Secret Stash #005

Brewpublic - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 9:40pm
BEND, OR – Just in time for the Holiday’s, it’s time GoodLife Brewing releases Secret Stash #005. We hope you’ve enjoyed all the secret stashes we’ve shared with you this year, but we feel we saved the best stash of the year for last. The latest IPA in our Secret Stash IPA Series is an […]
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Two Pub Crawls, A Mystery Keg & All of the Craft Beer Events For The Week of December 7th

Brewpublic - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 11:49am
Two pub crawls – one celebrating BridgePort Ebenezer Winter Ale and the other an anniversary for Its Pub Night, a mystery keg and lots more. Here are the Portland craft beer events for the week of December 7, 2017. Ninth Annual Ebenezer Multnomah Village Bar Crawl Starts 5 pm Thursday Dec. 7, John’s Marketplace, Multnomah […]
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Beerland Season Two – An Interview With Meg Gill

Brewpublic - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 8:08am
Beerland – Season Two kicks off tonight on Viceland with the first episode filmed here in Portland, Oregon. Part travel show, part competition, Beerland features Golden Road Brewing co-founder Meg Gill as she travels across the country meeting and learning about each of the community’s homebrewers. During each episode Gill explores the brewing season visiting […]
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