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Portland Cider Co. Seeks Backyard Apples for its 4th Annual Community Cider Program

Brewpublic - Tue, 07/23/2019 - 10:10pm
CLACKAMAS, Ore. (July 23, 2019) –– Portland Cider Company has kicked off its fourth annual Community Cider program, which features a cider made with 100% recycled backyard apples and fruit from neighborhoods in the Portland Metro area. The ciderhouse is calling upon the community to donate its fallen and unwanted backyard apples, as well as other fruits and berries, to hand-press […]
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Beer release event for a great cause this Saturday – Olive Juice, Whitewall Brewing

Washington Beer News - Tue, 07/23/2019 - 5:43pm

By Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog

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When: Saturday, July 27, 2019 1-9pm
Where: Whitewall Brewing Company 14524 Smokey Point Blvd Suite 1 Marysville WA

Facebook Event Page

What: Come help us celebrate the release of Whitewall’s newest brew “Olive Juice,” an American style wheat beer with peaches and raise money for a very cool cause! 100% of the proceeds from this brew will be donated to Team Oli- a special little girl named Olive fighting a brain tumor who is raising donations for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Research Fund at Seattle Children’s Hospital. We will have a lemonade stand, activities for the kids and maybe some other fun surprises throughout the day. Yummy food will also be available from Fired Up Dogs- they’ve graciously agreed to donate some proceeds from the sales to Team Oli! Fun for everyone, delicious food AND great beer for a fantastic cause! If you can’t make it to the event, the beer will be on tap at the tasting room in Marysville, also it will be on tap at a number of locations around the sound. Some of these locations have also said they will donate some or all of their proceeds to the Pediatric Brain Tumor Research Fund.Thank you!

Steins Taphouse – Arlington
Cafe Neo Woodstone Taverna- Arlington
Another Castle Arcade – Marysville
Center Public House – Snohomish
Hops and Drops – Snohomish

About the Beer: An American style wheat beer conditioned on fresh peaches at the end of fermentation. Nice easy drinking beer with a slight tart finish. 5.4% ABV 24 IBU

 

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Ex Novo Presents Lagerhosen ’19 – Lagers, Sausages, and Lederhosen

Brewpublic - Tue, 07/23/2019 - 3:13pm
Hosted by Ex Novo Brewing, Lagerhosen ’19 will return for its second year to the North Portland brewery on August 24th, 2019 from Noon-9:00pm. This second installment of Lagerhosen will be bigger the second time around with lagers from 21 breweries from the Northwest and beyond. Of the 21 participating breweries, there have been a […]
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Beer release – Supernova Double IPA Hazy, Reuben’s Brews

Washington Beer News - Tue, 07/23/2019 - 12:41pm

By Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog

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Reuben’s Brews releases a new hazy, double IPA this Saturday. Details:

THIS SATURDAY we’re releasing SUPERNOVA, a brand new hazy double IPA, in cans and on draft at The Taproom, and on draft only at The Brewtap.

Supernova is brewed with oats and spelt, hopped with Citra, Galaxy, and Mosaic, and comes in at a balanced 9% ABV. It has a big, ripe tropical fruit salad aroma, with rich, dark berry, and a touch of lime on the body.

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Final Draft Taphouse celebrates 2nd anniversary this weekend

Washington Beer News - Tue, 07/23/2019 - 11:59am

By Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog

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Final Draft Taphouse in Vancouver, WA celebrates its second anniversary on July 26th and 27th. The festivities include a special beer release on Friday and a straight-up party on Saturday. Here are the details.

Friday, July 26 – Two-Year Brothers Cascadia Collab Beer Can Release Party – 6-9 pm

We’ll be releasing our special TWO-YEAR Anniversary beer we brewed in collaboration with Brothers Cascadia Brewing! This will be a special, limited CAN RELEASE …including a rad label included designed by Jeremy Backer, Jeremy Backer Design! We will have 4-Packs for sale. Limited case quantities! The Brothers Cascadia brewers/owners will be at the taphouse, and we will be giving away some sweet swag. This beer was brewed with a huge THANK-YOU in mind to all of you who have supported us this past two years!

Collaboration Beer Details: Name and label to be unveiled closer to the date. Hazy India Pale Ale, 5.5%, Made with Idaho 7 and Mosaic hops. “This beer pours wonderfully light in color with beautiful haze, giving the drinker a hint of the crushable beer they about to enjoy. The aroma is dominated by pineapple, fresh berries and orange creamsicles. It’s low bitterness and restrained body keeps this beer going down easy.”

Saturday, July 27 – Two-Year Anniversary Party – Christmas in July Celebration! Bringing back this themed celebration for our second year anniversary, we’re throwing a big ole two-year party this day/night that will feel like Christmas in July!

Hours are 3 to 10 pm this day:
**15 Barrel Aged beers on tap
**Fun Presents aka Giveaways – 5 and 8 pm
**Santa is Coming! Get your photo with Santa! – 7-8 pm
**Cake – 8 pm
**Beery Christmas Caroling led by our Couve Brew Bevy ladies! – 8:30 pm

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Ravenna Brewing celebrates 3rd anniversary on July 27

Washington Beer News - Tue, 07/23/2019 - 11:58am

By Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog

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This Saturday, Ravenna Brewing Company celebrates its third anniversary. Here’s what they have planned to commemorate the occasion. Details from Facebook.

We’re throwing our biggest party ever to showcase the new expansion and brewing system

As we put the final touches on our brand new expanded seating and brewing area, this year’s anniversary party is sure to be bigger and better than ever! We’ve doubled the size of our indoor seating, tripled our beer production capacity, and ramped up our sour and saison program. After almost half a year of construction, we’re proud to unveil the new Ravenna Brewing Company and what better way to show it off than with a blowout?

On July 27th from 12-10pm, we’ll be pouring a full taplist of our house-made beers, including new IPAs, saisons, sours, and our gold medal-winning Woodinville Whiskey Barrel-aged Lion Tamer Porter. Local string band The Warren G. Hardings will be here to party with us and provide tunes starting at 4:30. We’ll have not one, but TWO food trucks! So So Good New Mexican and Chavoya’s Sausages will be on hand, and if you’re in the mood for dessert we’ll have an ice cream station with root beer floats for the kids and beer floats for the adults.

We want as many people to come check out our expansion as possible, so we would love to be added to your events calendar or if you could write up a short event preview. Better yet, come party with us! Anything you could do to make this the best party yet would be very much appreciated. I’ve included photos and the event poster that you are welcome to use for any online or print publication. Please let us know if there is anything else you need and we hope to see you at our party!

 

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Beer Release – Holding Pattern Hazy Pale Wheat, Black Raven Brewing

Washington Beer News - Tue, 07/23/2019 - 10:40am

By Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog

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New beer release from Black Raven Brewing. Here are the release notes straight from the source

Release Date: Friday, July 26th

HOLDING PATTERN
Hazy Pale Wheat

This is the first beer from our Flight Test taproom series to be spun off into a seasonal beer. As we have been building and continue to build the Woodinville brewery, we have all felt like we were in a holding pattern. We could see the runway, the brightly lit city but just could not land.

Brewed in the hazy style, this new ale is built on a pilsner, pale, wheat and oat malt base. The hop varietals used in this are Mandarina Bavaria and El Dorado.

Taproom draft and 16oz 4 pack cans to go
Growler fills also available

ABV: 5.8%
IBU: 45

Available at the Redmond and Woodinville taprooms

 

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New brewery opens in Moses Lake – Squirrel Fight Artisan Brewing

Washington Beer News - Tue, 07/23/2019 - 10:06am

By Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog

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Squirrel Fight Artisan Brewing opened last week in Moses Lake, Washington. The location (map below), near the intersection of N. Central Way and W. Valley Road, may be familiar to locals; it’s right next door to Chico’s Pizza. The two people behind the new brewery are Troy Watson and Ruben Vela, co-owners and alternating brewers. According to the company’s website, the brewery’s name is a metaphor for how the brewery’s co-brewers develop their beer recipes.

Photos via Facebook.

“Our brewing model is that we take turns developing and brewing a beer recipe. As homebrewers, we use to compete with each other and had our friends in the local homebrew club judge which of us brought a better beer to that meeting. We have carried that friendly competition (the fight in Squirrel Fight) over to our brewery and we are letting our customers pick the “winner” of their visit.”

The taproom is family-friendly. Dogs will likely be allowed once the outdoor seating area is open.

Squirrel Fight Artisan Brewing creates its beers using a 3.5-barrel brewing system. “We’re using what we call a ‘Discovery Brewery’ model, where we’re doing a lot of different beers,” Watson said in an interview with ifiberon.com. “People can come in one week then come in two weeks later there’s gonna be different beers that they haven’t tried down here. We’ll always have certain styles but the recipes are gonna rotate quite a bit and then our guest tap list, we’re gonna kinda those around as well.”

Guests at the new brewery and taproom are welcome to bring in pizza from Chico’s Pizza or anywhere else.

HOURS
Wed – Fri. 4:30 – 11:30.
Sat and Sun 11:30 – 11:30.

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Harmon Brewing closing Stadium District Hub and Taproom, ceasing brewing operations

Washington Beer News - Tue, 07/23/2019 - 9:11am

By Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog

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The company’s brewer “has been brewing like a mad man the last month to have a back stock of kegs.” That’s what Kristyn Gronka, head of human resources at Harmon Brewing, told the Tacoma News Tribune. The back stock of kegs is needed because the company is ceasing its brewing operations.

The company announced the news on Facebook yesterday (July 22nd) and it was reported almost immediately by the Tacoma News Tribune: Stadium District Hub and Tap Room are closing. No more in-house brewing for now.

In addition to the Hub Tacoma and Taproom in the Stadium District, Harmon Brewing Company operates restaurants in Downtown Tacoma, Puyallup’s South Hill, and Gig Harbor, all of which serve Harmon Brewing beers. The company says that the closure only impacts the Stadium District location. This Saturday, July 27 is the last day of operations. All other locations remain open, but in-house beer production is being halted at this time. Thus, the need to create a back stock of kegs.

According to the statement on Facebook: “The company faced substantial financial challenges when we purchased Harmon Brewing Co. last year. These decisions have been difficult, but this will allow us to reinvest in our other restaurants.  Our in-house brewing operations will discontinue for now, and we are seeking a contract brewing partner to continue production of our craft beers while searching for an opportunity to re-establish a brewery.”

Reportedly, the plan is to find another brewery to brew the beers on contract. That is, have someone else brew the company’s beer, with the goal of reestablishing in-house brewing.

The report in the Tacoma News Tribune also stated that the company is for sale, or at least looking for investors. Again.

“We were looking for investors to buy into the company, and we’re still looking,” Gronka told the TNT.

 

 

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A Toast to Rogue Brewmaster John Maier on his Retirement

Brewpublic - Tue, 07/23/2019 - 7:19am
This is a huge week for Oregon craft beer with the Oregon Brewers Festival in Portland that takes place beginning on Wednesday. Then later this week on Saturday, Rogue Ales will honor John Maier, Rogue Brewmaster, as he will retire from the brewdeck after serving 30+ years at the Newport, Oregon brewery. A Toast to […]
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McMenamins Grand Lodge 2nd Annual Sundown Grand Ol’ Country Festival

Brewpublic - Tue, 07/23/2019 - 3:00am
The final Sunday of July will feature a day of country music and craft beer as McMenamins Grand Lodge is set to host the 2nd Annual Sundown Grand Ol’ Country Fest. Over a dozen local and nationally renowned country, bluegrass and Americana artists will perform, including Northwest local and American Idol finalist Britnee Kellogg, a downhome […]
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10th Annual Cider Summit Seattle Moves to The Museum of History & Industry

Brewpublic - Tue, 07/23/2019 - 2:00am
After a successful season of Cider Summit events in Chicago, San Francisco and Portland in 2019, the original Cider Summit makes its return to Seattle the first full weekend of September. This year will see the 10th Annual Cider Summit Seattle bring its largest tasting festival to a new and improved location in Seattle’s South […]
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Ghostfish Brewing Returns with Ghost Pepper Saison

Brewpublic - Mon, 07/22/2019 - 10:57pm
Seattle’s gluten free brewery, Ghostfish Brewing returns with its Ghost Pepper Saison. First brewed three years ago during the summer of 2106, Ghost Pepper Saison is a gluten free beer that is sure to tempt any fan of spicy food or beverage! Available at its taproom, Ghostfish Brewing added fresh ghost peppers to its funky […]
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Bailey’s Taproom Hosts Pinthouse Pizza Brewpub Showcase

Brewpublic - Mon, 07/22/2019 - 5:45am
In preparation of its 12th Anniversary on the final Saturday in July, Bailey’s Taproom will host a Pinthouse Pizza Brewpub Showcase on Wednesday, July 24th. Earlier this summer a few of the employees from Bailey’s Taproom traveled to Pinthouse Pizza in Austin, Texas to brew a beer for the bar’s upcoming anniversary. Once in Austin […]
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Roscoe’s Presents Cocktail Beer Summit

Brewpublic - Mon, 07/22/2019 - 4:30am
For its July Beer Summit, Roscoe’s is going to mix things up a bit as it drops its usual All Oregon Beer Summit for the new Cocktail Beer Summit. Taking place on Friday, July 26th beginning at 2:00pm, Roscoe’s will feature a lineup of beers inspired by various cocktails. This new Cocktail Beer Summit comes […]
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Ninkasi Brewing to Join the Tumwater Craft District at Former Olympia Brewing Plant

Brewpublic - Sun, 07/21/2019 - 6:18pm
For over a century, the city of Tumwater, Washington was known for its artesian water made famous by its hometown brewery, Olympia Brewing. However, the brewery known for its slogan, “It’s the Water”, filled its last keg in 2003 and the brewery along Interstate 5 has sat vacant. Now there’s a new development happening just […]
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Celebrate National Ice Cream Day with the Salt & Straw Ice Cream Cookbook

Brewpublic - Sun, 07/21/2019 - 11:31am
Every third Sunday during the month of July is National Ice Cream Day. It’s very fitting that Portland’s beloved ice cream shop, Salt & Straw, has its very own ice cream cookbook perfect for a warm summer day like today. Released a few months back, Salt & Straw Ice Cream Cookbook is a new book from Salt & […]
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Ninkasi Brewing Company opening a new location in Washington

Washington Beer News - Sat, 07/20/2019 - 9:20am

By Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog

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I’m still waiting for some details to come in. Will the new Ninkasi Brewing Company in Tumwater, Washington be a full-on brewery or just a tasting room. Sounds like it’ll be a brewery, but how big? What’s the timeline? These are things that I expect to find out in the coming days. For now, I share the press release from Ninkasi Brewing below.

For years now, the city and local officials down in the Olympia-Tumwater metroplex have been pushing to do something with the old Olympia Brewing facility, focusing their efforts at creating some kind of hub for fermentation sciences. Sounds like the plan is coming together.

Ninkasi Brewing Coming to the Tumwater Craft District Helping to revitalize Tumwater and strengthen the craft brewing industry

Eugene, Oregon – Ninkasi Brewing Company has signed on as a key partner in the new Craft Brewing and Distilling center of excellence in Tumwater, Washington. The vision of the center is to bring a team of regional and industry experts to create a hub focused on craft brewing and distillation education, research, workforce development, and public information. As well as be a gathering spot in Washington for the craft brewing and distilling industries.

Tumwater was home to the iconic Olympia Brewing Co. that closed its doors in 2003. Ninkasi is proud to be a part of the Tumwater craft movement in this mindfully-designed district that will also feature a distillery, marketplace, and amphitheater. The Craft District sits in the shadow of the old brewery and will eventually be connected to Brewery Park by the Deschutes Valley Trail that features cascading waterfalls and the historic Old Brewhouse Tower.

“We are thrilled to be part of such a collaborative project, that brings together the strengths of many small businesses, South Puget Sound Community College, and City of Tumwater to create an amazing experience,” says Ninkasi Brewing Company CEO and co-founder Nikos Ridge. “Having a space to host Ninkasi fans in Washington, where Ninkasi has been distributed for a long time is very exciting for us, given the historic brewing legacy of the area.”

Tumwater’s natural beauty, pristine water, cultural history, and industrial legacy were all huge positives when evaluating the partnership. However, it was the opportunity to collaborate with South Puget Sound Community College on the educational programming that really excited the Ninkasi team.
“Education is something our team is genuinely passionate about,” says Chief Customer Officer Sarah Johnson. “Providing students with hands-on learning opportunities in brewing techniques and technologies, as well as the business and hospitality sides of the industry is something the entire team is delighted to be a part of.”

Ninkasi Brewing is looking forward to meeting the Tumwater community and tasting a few delicious beers with them at the Tumwater Artisan Brewfest on Saturday, August 17.

About Ninkasi Brewing Company: Founded in 2006 by Jamie Floyd and Nikos Ridge, Ninkasi Brewing Company continues to grow from its first batch of Total Domination IPA to a three-brewhouse operation (90-barrel, 55-barrel, and its new 5-barrel pilot brewery) located in Eugene, Oregon. Ninkasi’s year-round beers are sold throughout Alaska, Alberta, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington, as well as Vancouver, British Columbia. The brewery remains privately-owned and is committed to community support and giving. Ninkasi’s Beer Is Love program offers in-kind donations and support for organizations throughout its footprint.

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Modern Times Beer Presents The First Annual Portland Festival of Dankness

Brewpublic - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 6:33pm
After four years of hosting its Festival of Dankness in San Diego, Modern Times Beer will be bringing its hopcentric beer festival to Portland over Labor Day Weekend. With its own Portland outpost, The Belmont Fermentorium fully ingrained into the local beer scene, Modern Times is set to host The First Annual Portland Festival of […]
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10 Barrel Brewing – Portland Day at the Park

Brewpublic - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 3:25pm
The streets surrounding 10 Barrel Brewing in Portland will be transformed into a neighborhood park when the brewer will host its first ever Day at the Park. This new street fair in Portland’s Pearl District will take place on Saturday, July 20th from 4:00-10:00pm outside of 10 Barrel Brewing – Portland. Day at the Park will […]
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