Lompoc Brewing announces annual Holiday Beer Extravaganza with 8 Holiday Beers

Lompoc C-Sons Greetings

PORTLAND, Ore. – Just as Santa has eight reindeer, so does Lompoc have eight different holiday beers, including one brewed for Hanukkah. The annual Lompoc Holiday Beer Extravaganza will celebrate the release of them all on Tuesday, Dec. 2 from 4pm to Midnight at the newly renovated Sidebar, Lompoc’s barrel tasting room at 3901 N Williams Ave.

This year’s lineup of holiday seasonals includes Blitzen, a spiced golden ale; Jolly Bock Lager; C-sons Greetings Imperial IPA; Old Tavern Rat Barleywine; Brewdolph Belgian-style Red; 2013 Bourbon Barrel Aged Holiday Cheer, a vanilla porter aged in Heaven Hill Bourbon barrels; Pinot Noir Barrel Aged Cheval de Trait Belge, a dark Belgian strong ale aged in Maryhill Winery Pinot noir barrels; and the triumphant return of 8 Malty Nights, a chocolate rye beer brewed in honor of Hanukkah. (See all descriptions at the bottom of this release.) Read More…

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Cascade Brewing promotes Kevin Martin to lead blender

Kevin Martin of Cascade Brewing
Brewery known for its NW style sour ales hires on a number of new employees, expands location

PORTLAND, Ore.Nov. 20, 2014 – Cascade Brewing announced today the promotion of Kevin Martin to lead blender. Martin, who has been with Cascade since early 2012 and has served as cellarmaster for the past two years, will now oversee putting all sour blends together, including stewarding the live barrels in the brewery’s popular Tap It Tuesday program.

“Kevin has been a huge asset to the blending program at Cascade since taking the reigns,” explained Ron Gansberg, brewmaster and blendmaster for the company. “We are excited to promote him to this position and allow him the freedom to further express his creativity.”

As lead blender, Martin will work closely with Gansberg to develop components of each blend, overseeing ratios and percentages and providing creative input. He will also steward the blends for Tap It Tuesday, a weekly event at the Cascade Brewing Barrel House that features exclusive one-off limited blends from the cellar, with the contribution of Cascade personnel.

Martin got his start in the wine industry in 2007, working multiple harvests in a number of wineries. A homebrewer, he chose to segue into beer and attended the American Brewers Guild Intensive Brewing Science and Engineering program from 2011 to 2012. Originally from Lancaster, Penn., he came to Portland for its vibrant beer and wine culture, securing a brief internship with Laurelwood Brewing Co. before settling in at Cascade.

Cascade has added a number of other recent new hires as well, including Read More…

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This post was written by Angelo on November 20, 2014

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Ninkasi Brewing adds two beers to Flagship Series

Ninkasi Brewing Flagship Series

Starting next year, two beers will be added to the Ninkasi Brewing “Flagship Series” and will be made available year-round in all Ninkasi distribution areas. Lux, a German-Style Helles Lager, and Dawn of the Red, an India Red Ale, will join Total Domination IPA, Tricerahops Double IPA, Oatis Oatmeal Stout, and Vanilla Oatis Oatmeal Stout with Vanilla.

Below is the press release below as well as a video with founding brewmaster Jamie Floyd: Read More…

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This post was written by Angelo on November 20, 2014

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Oregon Brewers Win at 12th Annual Festival of Wood & Barrel Aged Beer

FoBAB 2014

With the colder weather that has recently hit us, there’s nothing better than to hunker down with a big, bold barrel-aged beer to warm you up. And this past weekend we braved the even colder weather of Chicago to take in the 12th Annual Festival of Wood and Barrel Aged Beers (FoBAB).

Our good friend, Pete Crowley now of Haymarket Pub & Brewery, founded FoBAB back in 2003 at downtown Chicago’s Rock Bottom location. Since this time FoBAB has evolved to larger locations, then adding two sessions and with this year’s event adding another day for a total of 3 sessions. Read More…

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Stone Enjoy By 12.26.14 IPA to Ship to Oregon

Stone Brewing Enjoy By 12 26 14 Oregon

In just a few days Stone Brewing will be bottling and shipping their latest batch of Enjoy By 12.26.14 IPA. And this batch will put all of the hopheads here in Oregon in a festive mood.

Stone’s Enjoy By 12.26.14 IPA will be hitting store shelves as early as later this week, just in time for the 2014 Holiday Season. Available in 22oz bottles and kegs, the shelf life for this double IPA is a mere 35 days. Sitting at 9.4% ABV, Enjoy By is a favorite of many here in the hop prolific Pacific Northwest. Read More…

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

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Widmer Brothers Presents The Big Chill at Grand Central

Widmer The Big Chill at Grand Central

PORTLAND, Ore. – Winter will soon be upon us and that means that Portland’s annual snow season kick-off event is coming. Widmer Brothers Brewing is hosting the Big Chill 2014, a celebration of the best of the Northwest, at Grand Central Restaurant and Bowling Lounge in Southwest Portland on Friday, November 21, 2014, from 9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. Read More…

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Sierra Nevada Wild Hop IPA Features Neomexicanus Hop

Sierra Nevada Wild Hop IPA

Chico, CA—November 17, 2014—For the finale of its five-bottle 2014 Harvest series, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. is showcasing the wild Neomexicanus hop for the first time on a national stage. Originally found during a backcountry quest in the foothills of Taos, New Mexico, the bizarre cones of the Neomexicanus hop produce multiple heads—aptly nicknamed Medusa—and Harvest Wild Hop IPA boasts their vibrant melon, apricot and citrus aromas. The 24-ounce bottles ship to distributors starting this week and will be available through January 2015. Read More…

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This post was written by admin on November 18, 2014

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StormBreaker Brewing Bottle Release Party

Stormbreaker Brewing Bottle Release

When longtime resident brewpub Amnesia Brewing closed their doors at their original location on Mississippi Avenue this past December there was some speculation if the new owners would be able to continue on with the brewing legacy that was known in this neighborhood. Well less than a year in with a nice new facelift both inside and out, StormBreaker Brewing is a focal point on this gentrifying stretch of Mississippi. Read More…

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Pike Brewing Releases 2014 Auld Acquaintance Holiday Ale in Honor of Jack Joyce

Pike Brewing Auld Acquaintance Hoppy Holiday Ale

Seattle, Washington, November 17, 2014The Pike Brewery, celebrating 25 years, announces the release of Pike Auld Acquaintance Holiday Ale 2014.  Founded in 1989, the brewery introduced their annual holiday offering in 1990 and has brewed it for ‘auld’ and new friends alike, ever since. It was an early entry into the ‘Winter Seasonal’ craft beer category. Read More…

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This post was written by admin on November 18, 2014

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Alameda Brewing’s Oyster Fest & Oyster Stout Release

Alameda Oyster Fest

Alameda Brewing of Portland brewed an Oyster Stout with Buckley Bay Oysters and decided to make a party for this unique release.

Along with the stout they’re grilling fresh oysters with a red onion vermouth relish that will be out of this world. Grilling while supplies last – so hurry in – six grilled oysters for 9.50

This unique Oyster Stout was brewed with 4 pounds of Buckley Bay Oysters from Baynes Sound, BC. The Flavor Profile of these oysters: Specialty beach oyster, melon taste, salt spray finish. Shell is a grey/purple some barnacles. Learn more: http://ow.ly/EqeBK and come in & taste on Wednesday November 19, 2014!

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This post was written by Angelo on November 17, 2014

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