Commons Brewery 3rd Anniversary on December 6th

Commons 3rd Anniversary Poster

Back in the summer of 2010 Mike Wright took the leap from home brewing to open one of Portland’s first nano-breweries, Beetje Brewing. Setting up shop in the garage of his Southeast Portland home, Wright began brewing on his not so quite 1.5 barrel system. Having found an appreciation for Belgian style beers, Wright took aim at this style.

The Beetje BreweryWright hit the limelight so to speak when Urban Farmhouse Ale had its inaugural tapping during Brewpublic’s Microhopic 2 at Bailey’s Taproom in early September of 2010. Those in attendance took notice of his light, thirst quenching Belgian inspired beer. As his beers became more and more popular he realized that he would need to find a larger space and a much larger brew system.

It was in December 2011 when Wright unlocked the doors to his new brewery in Inner Southeast Portland. Now with a new name, The Commons Brewery, and a much larger brew system he was ready to take on the challenge of eventually leaving his day job as an IT Manager for Multnomah County into a full time brewing position. Read More…


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The Row at Tetherow Launches Monthly Local Craft Brewery Beer Infused Dinners

Tetherow Course

With the upcoming Mt. Bachelor winter sports season on the horizon, Tetherow Resort in beautiful Bend, Oregon is hosting a daily beer infused dinner that features a different local craft brewer each month. The month of November will feature Cascade Lakes Brewing.

The Row, Tetherow’s upscale Scottish-style pub, is partnering with local craft breweries to create delicious new menu offerings for Fall and Winter. Each month, a different craft brewery will be featured, and new menu items created with ingredients from the featured brewery’s beers and spent grain. New menu items will be introduced weekly, created to perfectly pair with the featured beers. Read More…


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Widmer Brothers Collaborates with Deschutes & New Releases in 30 Beers For 30 Years Series

Widmer Deschutes AltBitter Label

Widmer Brothers Brewing is at once again with quite a few new releases to close out 2014. The brewery is in the midst of the next round of six releases in their ambitious 30 Beers for 30 Years Series. If this is not enough, Widmer is also set to release their six and final beer in their collaborative 30th Anniversary Collaboration Series with Deschutes Brewery. Read More…


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Black Beer Friday at Green Dragon

Green Dragon's Black Beer FridayHas Black Friday already gotten you down? Well disembark from the masses this Friday and head on down to Green Dragon for the 4th Annual Black Beer Friday!

Held now on the 4th consecutive year during the busiest shopping day of the year, relax and take in some of the regions best hoppy Cascadian Dark Ales (aka Black IPAs) stouts, porters, dark Belgian style and even some ciders and sodas beginning at 11:00am and lasting until the wee hours of the night. Read More…


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2014 Washington Brewers Guild Winter Beer Fest

Washington Winter Beer Fest
The Washington Brewers Guild will present their annual Winter Beer Fest on Friday, December 5 and Saturday, December 6. Now in the second year at the historic Hangar 30 the festival features 50 Washington Brewers and over 130 different beers and for the first time a couple of local ciders. This festival is for the BIG beer lover with additions of sugar and spice and everything nice! Read More…


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Three Creeks Brewing Joins The Can Revolution in Craft Beer

Three Creeks Brewing Co., Sisters, OregonThree Creeks Brewing Co. proudly joined the craft beer can revolution this month with the release of 12oz cans of Hoodoo Voodoo IPA and FivePine Chocolate Porter.  To follow shortly is the can release of Knotty Blonde scheduled for this winter.

Known as Central Oregon’s Gateway to Adventure, Three Creeks Brewing Co.’s decision to go cans was easy.  We believe cans fit our brand and lifestyle better than any other package option.  With hiking, biking, golfing, fishing, skiing and countless other adventurous activities just outside our doorstep, we’re excited to add canned product to our portfolio to encourage responsible enjoyment in our Central Oregon Wonderland. Ultimately recyclable, cans are light and don’t break leaving glass to affect our favorite outdoor recreation spots.  Cans also protect the quality of the beer inside at levels bottled product cannot compare with.  These are the kinds of pros that make us proud of going can.   Read More…


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This post was written by Angelo on November 25, 2014

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Ninkasi Brewing Company Announces New Chief Marketing Officer

Jon Rogers - Ninkasi Brewing's new CMO

EUGENE, Ore.—Nov. 25, 2014 Ninkasi Brewing Company proudly announces the hire of Jon Rogers to lead the brewery’s marketing department as chief marketing officer. Since 2006, the brewery has committed to hiring experienced professionals to build teams in-house and create a competitive job market in its home-base of Eugene, Ore.


Ninkasi Brewing Co.Ninkasi Brewing Co.Ninkasi Brewing Co.Rogers joins Ninkasi with a wealth of high-level experience in brand management and strategy at well-known entertainment companies like Lucasfilm Ltd. and The Walt Disney Company, where he managed programs in global marketing, strategy, and franchise management. Earning a degree in political science from Hobart College, post-graduate certificates from Stanford University’s Mass Media Institute and the London School of Economics for International Business Management, and an M.I.L.R. from Cornell University, Rogers began his career in politics as a speechwriter and press secretary for Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge. Rogers made the transition to brand management as a strategy consultant for Booz | Allen | Hamilton, where he specialized in change management and brand rejuvenation. In 2004, Rogers joined Lucasfilm as manager of global marketing and led global promotional campaigns for Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. In 2005, Rogers joined Walt Disney Studios as director of global marketing and, in 2009, was named the vice president of global franchise management. In this role, Rogers led a 12-person team to execute strategies and development plans for Disney’s live-action film brands and Muppet Studios. Read More…


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This post was written by Angelo on November 25, 2014

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TRiNiTY BREWiNG Garners Notable Awards

Jason Yester, aka "Saison Man", of TRiNiTY BREWiNG at 2014 FoBAB

Colorado Springs’ TRiNiTY BREWiNG has recently hit the national and international stage again with some notable awards and humbling mentions. Earlier this month TRiNiTY BREWiNG was awarded two Silver medals at Chicago’s Festival of Barrel Aged Beer (FoBAB) and has also been listed as one of the Top 25 beers in the world for 2014 from DRAFT MAGAZINE. Read More…


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Celebrate the Holiday Ale Festival in Portland with Stone Brewing Co.

Stone Brewing Logo

ESCONDIDO, CA (Nov. 20, 2014) – Stone Brewing Co. will celebrate Portland, Oregon’s Holiday Ale Festival from December 3 to 7 with events throughout the city featuring special-release and one-off beers, as well as appearances by Liberty Station Brewing Manager Kris Ketcham and Craft Beer Ambassador “Dr.” Bill Sysak.

Here’s what the San Diego County beer company has on tap: Read More…


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Firestone Walker Earns Top Honors at European Beer Star Competition

Firestone Walker Logo

Paso Robles, CA—Brewmaster Matt “Merlin” Brynildson and his team of brewing magicians at Firestone Walker Brewing Company have done it again, racking up top honors for the third consecutive year at the prestigious European Beer Star Competition.

Indeed, Brynildson was on hand in Germany to accept the competition’s award for “Consumers’ Favourite in Gold” for Firestone Walker’s Stickee Monkee, a barrel-aged “Central Coast Quad.” Read More…


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This post was written by admin on November 22, 2014