The Civic Taproom & Bottleshop Grand Opening on Saturday

Beer at The Civic Taproom & Bottleshop

Portland’s Westside has been underserved over the years when it comes to craft beer.  The last dedicated taproom and bottleshop with a heavy emphasis on the total craft beer experience west of the Willamette was Bailey’s Taproom. This has now changed with the opening of The Civic Taproom & Bottleshop near Providence Park. The Civic will celebrate their Grand Opening tomorrow, Saturday, December 20th with some fantastic events.

Having opened their doors a few weeks back we made our first visit earlier this week, The Civic Taproom & Bottleshop was the result of high school friends, David Bloom and Spencer Raymond. These two friends left Portland after high school for college, Bloom to University of Oregon and Raymond headed to Syracuse University. Now just in their mid 20’s this duo now opened their first business together. It’s hard to fathom that when Brewpublic started, they weren’t even of legal drinking age.

David Bloom, Sean Hiatt and Spencer Raymond at The Civic Taproom & Bottleshop

David Bloom, Sean Hiatt and Spencer Raymond at The Civic Taproom & Bottleshop

But when it came to hiring a manager for their new establishment, Bloom and Raymond were wise enough to hire a General Manager that is experienced in the service industry. This turned out to be Read More…


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Launch of WhiskyBack Red at Coalition Brewing

Launch of WhiskeyBack Red at Coalition Brewing

With the maturing of the craft beer industry, many of us craft beer drinkers look elsewhere to enlighten our libations that we consume. One of the more popular explorations is into another malt based beverage, whisky.

Tomorrow, Saturday December 20th, Coalition Brewing will be providing such assistance. Taking place from 5:00 to 8:00pm, Coalition will host the launch of Stuart Ramsay’s WhiskyBack Series.

Coalition is extremely honored to brew the first of the WhiskyBack beers for Stuart Ramsay, one of Portland’s (and possibly the world’s) foremost whisky gurus. These beers are designed to pair with specific spirits, and Whisky Back Red is made for single malt Highland scotches. Read More…


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Roscoe’s 8th Anniversary

Roscoe's owners Quyen Li (left) and Jeremy Lewis sampling some Imperial Workhorse at Laurelwood

The day after Christmas will bring in the 8th year of Roscoe’s. Yes, on Friday, December 26th Roscoe’s will be celebrating their 8th year of bringing the Montavilla neighborhood great craft beer paired with mouth watering food.

There is no better way to celebrate than bringing you a phenomenal tap list with some of Roscoe’s favorite breweries and beers represented. The party will begin at 2:00 pm on December 26th. Unlike most summits the Roscoe’s 8th Anniversary Summit will be open to all styles of beer, and some great vintage brews. Read More…


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This post was written by D.J. Paul on December 19, 2014

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Holiday Ale Festival raises $20,000 for Children’s Cancer Association

Celebrate Beer at the Holiday Ale Festival

PORTLAND, Ore. – Nearly 14,000 beer fans took part in the 19th annual Holiday Ale Festival Dec. 3 through 7 at Pioneer Courthouse Square. Collectively, they helped raise $20,000 for the Children’s Cancer Association MusicRx program, which delivers the healing power of music to children battling cancer and their families.

Heated tents, coupled with mild temperatures outside, provided so much warmth that the coat check took in a record number of garments – great news for the Children’s Cancer Association. All the proceeds brought in from the coat check, the Crater Lake Root Beer Garden, a raffle, and sales of the festival’s classic pin up girl posters and temporary tattoos are annually earmarked for the non-profit. At the festival’s conclusion, organizers count all the funds, round up to the nearest $1,000, then double it, and double it again. Festival organizers are excited that this year’s donation will make an immediate impact on the holiday needs of the Music Rx program. Read More…


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Baerlic Brewing Wood Worker Barrel Aged Series Bottle Release

Baerlic Brewing's Woodworker
Baerlic Brewing will release their first barrel aged beer on Saturday, December 27th beginning at 3:00pm. The first release of Baerlic Brewing’s WoodWorker Series, an ongoing series of barrel aged beers is Old Blood & Guts Bourbon Barrel Aged Barleywine.

Old Blood & Guts Bourbon Barrel Aged Barleywine – an American style barleywine ale with rich aromas of dark fruit, molasses & brown sugar amassed with loads of NW hops that impart piney, citrus & spicy flavors & aromas. Read More…


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Bottles Celebrates “Nightmare Before Beermas”


Bottles, located on NE Fremont and 51st, will be celebrating their 4th holiday party with a new twist this year. On Saturday, December 20th, from 7:00 to 9:00pm, Bottles will be hosting their inaugural Nightmare Before Beermas Party. This will be an evening full of great beer, food and prizes along with being a fundraiser for Albina Head Start.

The evening will feature some rare specialty beers. Bottles will have six special beers on tap from Goose Island, Oakshire, Sierra Nevada & Bells, and Finnriver on their newly renovated back patio. Read More…


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Full Sail Beers Sweep the World Beer Championships


Hood River, Oregon – Nine gold and five silver medals from the World Beer Championships have just been added to Full Sail Brewing’s impressive list of awards and accolades. Every single beer entered by Full Sail has earned gold or silver medals at this year’s competition.

“To take home a silver or gold for every one of our beers is such an extraordinary accomplishment. At Full Sail we believe that brewing is the perfect blend of art and science and this sweep acknowledges the passion and commitment to quality that we bring to every brew with our 27 years of brewing. Balance, elegance and Session-ability are our defining brewery characteristics and we’re thrilled to once again earn the highest awards for our beers,” said Jamie Emmerson, Full Sail’s Executive Brewmaster. “We don’t brew our beers to win medals, but we’re honored when we do. Our customers are the ultimate judges and we strive to consistently brew all our beers with them in mind. Thanks to all our beer fans and friends for your ongoing support!” Read More…


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New Belgium Brewing Adds 50% More Onsite Solar Capacity

New Belgium Brewing
Ft. Collins, Colo. – December 17, 2014 – New Belgium Brewing is once again partnering with Boulder-based Namasté Solar to add an additional 96.525kW of photovoltaic solar paneling at its Fort Collins facility. The new system will be in addition to 870 panels New Belgium installed in 2009 and will bring total onsite solar production to 4.5% of the brewery’s total electrical need. Coupled with New Belgium’s onsite Process Water Treatment Plant (which produces methane that is harvested to fire a co-gen engine creating around 15% of New Belgium’s electricity), the brewery will soon be able to produce 19.5% of its total electricity through renewable energy on site. The $250,000 installation will reside next to the original solar system atop the brewery’s bottling and canning facility. New Belgium is paying for the system through funds raised through an Internal Energy Tax the brewery created two years ago to develop more onsite power generation. Read More…


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Prospect Bottleshop & Bar Opens in Northeast Portland

Prospect Bottleshop & Bar

Northeast Portland has added another new bottleshop and bar to the gentrifying area. Now open is Prospect Bottleshop & Bar, located in the newly renovated One-Stop Building next door to the popular Podnah’s Pit Barbecue.

Adam Hobbs is bringing his background from 1856, another bottleshop in NE Portland, to the corner of NE 16th and Killingsworth. Partnering with Laurent Albouze, a local entrepreneur, Prospect Bottleshop & Bar, offers a wide and eclectic selection of imported and local beers, wines, and ciders to drink on site without corkage fees. You’re welcome to take any of the selections home as well. Read More…


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Limited Edition 2014 Noggin Floggin Released at Hopworks Urban Brewery

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Yesterday, Hopworks Urban Brewery releases 2014 Noggin Floggin Barleywine. The beer was produced in a very-limited run of bottles. Hopworks has a small number of bomber bottles available for $9 per bottle at their Powell location. Bottles will also be available in limited distribution at Whole Foods Market in Oregon and Washington beginning December 26th. Read More…


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