Full Sail Brewing Releases Double Bock, Part of Its Pub Series

Full Sail Double Bock Famly Photo

Full Sail Brewing has just announced the release of Double Bock. This is the brewery’s latest release in its rotating line of classic style beers called the Full Sail Pub Series.

Full-Sail-Double-Bock-Bottle“After a long day on the mountain carving turns, snowboarders and skiers make their way down the mountain to warm up and relive all those great runs in our Brew Pub. Our Double Bock helps fuel the stories of deep powder and epic yard sales. It’s lush and full-bodied with hints of caramel, coffee and chocolate in the aroma followed by flavors of caramel and dried figs with a long creamy smooth finish. Brewed with 2 row Pale, Munich, Caramel, and Chocolate Malts and hopped with Santiam and Perle hops,” said Jamie Emmerson, Full Sail’s Executive Brewmaster.

This gold medal winner will be available in six packs on draft for the next 90 days. Double Bock has an ABV 7.0% and IBU 34. Read More…


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Paws 4 Ales: A Beer Benefit for Our Furry Four-legged Friends

Coalitin Paws 4 Ales

The craft beer community is known for its support at fundraisers and raising money and awareness for our four legged friends is something that happens from time to time. Coalition Brewing is partnering with Meat for Cats and Dogs, in support of The Pixie Project and Born Again Pit-Bull Rescue, to proudly present Paws 4 Ales!

Coalition BrewingTaking place at the Coalition Brewery and Tasting Room on Saturday, March 7th, from 2:00 to 8:00pm, Paws 4 Ales will help celebrate the expansion of Meat for Cats and Dogs. Then as a thank you to the generous patrons who helped make it happen, Coalition has brewed two very special small batch beers inspired by our furry friends. Not only can you come enjoy these unique one-off creations, but also you’ll be doing a good deed at the same time! Read More…


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10 Barrel Brewing’s new Easy Black IPA

10 Barrel  Easy Black 6pk front

Though we are only a little over a month into winter, Bend, OR based 10 Barrel Brewing has just released its new Spring Seasonal, Easy Black IPA. The latest from 10 Barrel is available in 12oz and 22oz bottles and on draft.

10 Barrel Easy BlackForgoing the other classification of this beer style, Cascadian Dark Ale, 10 Barrel chose the more challenging Black IPA classification. The brewery says that its “A Session Black IPA that’s seriously difficult to brew but refreshingly easy to drink!”

We say its quite easy to drink too. Easy Black IPA pours a deep, rich black color and offers up some solid roasty malt characters that explode with a hop wallop from the 5 hops that were used.

How did this new beer come about? According to the brewery “To change it up for our next seasonal we split our brewers into four teams and laid down the challenge to come up with our Spring Seasonal beer. 3 weeks later we held a blind taste test competition in the brewery to decide the winner. It was close but our Brewmaster, Jimmy Seifrit prevailed with his Session Black IPA. Read More…


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This post was written by D.J. Paul on January 29, 2015

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Return of the 2nd Annual Victoria Beer Week

Welcome to Victoria BC

As craft beer gains more and more traction additional cities with strong beer scenes are offering up official Beer Weeks. Our neighbors up north in Victoria, BC will be host to the 2nd Annual Victoria Beer Week from March 7-15, 2015.

Victoria Beer Week 2015 LogoVictoria has been home to the Great Canadian Beer Festival sine 1993 and has developed a strong knit beer scene over the years. Most recently the capital of British Columbia has seen many additional breweries pop up to make it a true craft beer destination.

Victoria Beer Week takes place over the course of nine days that brings the attention to the growing craft breweries of BC and more specifically Victoria. The goal for VBW is, “to electrify Victoria during the dreary days of mid- March, igniting beer lovers’ sense of excitement and exploration, and offering newcomers to craft beer the opportunity to learn more about BC’s diverse and thriving craft beer industry.”

Having launched this past year in 2014, the inaugural VBW captivated over 3,000 people that attended 14 events held in venues throughout Greater Victoria. This year VBW teams up with Tourism Victoria and returns with 22 events celebrating craft beer. Read More…


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Firestone Walker Core Lineup Set For Release In Cans

Firestone Walker Can Lineup

After introducing its 805 Blonde in 12oz cans last year in May, Firestone Walker Brewing is now ready to launch Union Jack IPA, Easy Jack Session IPA and Pivo Hoppy Pils in six pack, 12oz cans beginning in mid February.

Known for doing things its own way, Firestone Walker took its time to make sure that when canning its core line of beers. The brewery made sure to tackle this endeavor the correct way.

Firestone Walker BerweryWe could have rushed into canning a few years ago, but we wanted the timing to be right,” said brewery co-proprietor David Walker. “The market for canned craft beer is now hitting its stride, and canning technology has come a long way in a short period. Also, cans are a perfect fit for life here on the Central Coast. All of these factors converged to finally reach a tipping point for us.”

Last year while attending the Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest we were able to take a tour led by Brewmaster Matt Brynildson. During this private tour we were able to take a look at the brewery’s new canning line that had only recently been fired up to can its 805 Blonde. As with most of its projects, Firestone went all out when purchasing a canning line that was manufactured by leading beer packaging company KHS based in Dortmund, Germany. Read More…


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Stone Brewing Co. Contributes More Than $490,000 to Charity in 2014

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ESCONDIDO, CA (Jan. 28, 2015) – Thanks to loyal fans, passionate volunteers, craft brewing compatriots and Stone employees, Stone Brewing Co. contributed more than $490,000 in cash and donated more than $230,000 worth of beer to various charities in 2014. As in previous years, the past 12 months were filled with fundraising events and other endeavors that benefitted a diverse group of organizations.

“Since establishing Stone Brewing Co. in 1996, we have donated more than $3 million to charitable and nonprofit organizations throughout the world,” said Stone CEO and Co-founder Greg Koch. “We are dedicated to supporting our community and promoting a culture of social responsibility. Through the various events held this year and the donations we provided, Stone is investing in organizations that make a positive difference in the cities where we live. Cheers to our fans and the people who made these donations possible!” Read More…


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This post was written by admin on January 28, 2015

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BridgePort Brewing Announces Conviction Pale Ale as New Year-Round Beer

BridgePort Brewery's Conviction Pale Ale

Trilogy 1, Winner from Trilogy Series, is back in 2015 as Conviction Pale Ale

PORTLAND, Ore.— January 28, 2015 — BridgePort Brewing Company, Oregon’s oldest craft brewery, proudly announced today the newest beer in its year-round line-up: Conviction Pale Ale, available now.

Throughout 2014, BridgePort fans had the chance to try each of the three Trilogy beers, created to celebrate the brewery’s 30th anniversary. At the end of the year, they placed their vote for which beer should come back as a year-round brew in 2015. Trilogy 1, a crystal dry-hopped pale ale, was the clear fan favorite and is now back on shelves in 2015 as Conviction Pale Ale.

“Last year, we came out with a record number of new beers for people to try. Don’t get me wrong, our team loves experimenting, but it’s also nice to have a beer that we all feel confident serving up to our fans throughout the seasons,” commented brewmaster Jeff Edgerton. “A large part of that confidence comes from the fact that Conviction was the fan-favorite so we know our fans already stand behind it.”

Conviction Pale Ale is an Read More…


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Falconer Foundation Offers Two Full Scholarships to Siebel Institute

Glen Hay Falconer

In collaboration with the Siebel Institute of Technology, the Glen Hay Falconer Foundation is offering two full-tuition brewing education scholarships in 2015. Both scholarship are full tuition grants and come with generous travel/lodging stipends.

The first scholarship is to the World Brewing Academy Concise Course in Brewing Technology in Chicago in October 2015. The Concise Course in Brewing Technology is a two-week intensive program that covers every topic critical to successful brewery operations. The program is designed for brewers pursuing a wider knowledge of professional brewing standards and techniques in order to advance their brewing careers as well as individuals planning to enter the brewing industry. The Concise Course scholarship includes a $1,000 stipend to help offset travel and lodging expenses.

Glen Hay Falconer Foundation
The second scholarship is to the World Brewing Academy International Diploma Course running from September to November 2015 at Siebel’s Chicago and Munich campuses. The International Diploma course is a 12-week comprehensive course intended for brewers seeking an in-depth understanding of the technical aspects and practical application of brewing science and technology. The International Diploma Course scholarship includes a stipend of up to $5,000 to help offset travel and lodging expenses. Read More…


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Victory Brewing Rolls Out Helles Lager to Entire Distribution Network

Victory Helles Lager

DOWNINGTOWN, PA, January 26, 2015 – In response to growing consumer demand and appreciation for a crisp-tasting lager beer, Victory Brewing Company (Victory) is excited to share their best-kept secret with full distribution of Victory Helles Lager to 35 states. Long held as an extremely popular favorite in the Philadelphia region because of the area’s longtime love affair with lagers, Victory Helles Lager is made in traditional German style creating a full-bodied golden brew with unsurpassed balanced flavors.

Originally known as Brandywine Valley Lager when it made its debut in 1996, this lager paid homage to Victory’s pristine water source, one of the four crucial ingredients in beer.  The brand transformed into Victory Lager and is now rebranded as Victory Helles Lager marrying the preservation of the traditional German style and the critical water source.  Historically, helles lagers have relied on high-quality, pure ingredients to excite the senses.  This flavorful brew does just that with its straw-blond coloring and lingering notes of Victory’s trademark whole flower hops that results in a delicious beer that is something of a refreshing throwback to when American brewing was largely inspired by Germany. Victory Helles Lager has an ABV of 4.8% and is available year-round in bottles and on draft. Read More…


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This post was written by admin on January 28, 2015

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Saraveza 7th Annual Meat Raffle

Saraveza 7th Annual Meat Raffle

Since we’re now in the midst of winter it’s the time of year for Saraveza and their 7thAnnual Meat Raffle. This is when our favorite ‘Sconnie bar in Portland gets back to their roots to bring their home state’s tradition to us here in the Pacific Northwesterners.

Join Saraveza for their 7th Annual Meat Raffle on Friday, February 6 from 6:30 to 9:30pm that all goes to charity. This evening is homage to the legendary Wisconsin winter tradition of hunters and farmers donating meats to raise funds for those in need. Saraveza invites select meat purveyors to take on the role of Wisconsin’s hunters and farmers, and this year they have chosen local non-profit Street Roots as their beneficiary.

Winner, Winner! At Saraveza Meat RaffleOn Friday, February 6th, Saraveza will be raffling mouth-watering cuts from Wisconsin’s Nueske’s, Portland’s Chop, and Nicky USA, as well as Saraveza’s own handmade smoked sausages and bacon. They will also be featuring beers from Ninkasi Brewing throughout the raffle. Tickets are only $2 to enter for a chance to win yummy meats and awesome beer schwag! Read More…


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