Rainier Beer to Celebrate Inaugural ‘R Day’ on October 24

Former Rainier Brewery

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SEATTLE (October 10, 2014) – On Oct. 24, Rainier Beer is kicking off the first annual R Day celebration honoring the anniversary of restoring the Rainier R atop the Old Rainier Brewery. The festivities will entail a city-wide ‘Jubilee Jaunt’ though several Seattle neighborhoods. The procession will be led by a giant replica Rainier Jubilee Can, equipped with a photo podium, housed on a flatbed trailer. The aim is to create a yearly tribute to the heritage and culture of Rainier Beer. Read More…

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Full Sail’s Session and Session Black named Top Lagers Brewed in the US

Full Sail Session Lager & Black

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Hood River, OregonFull Sail Brewing Company’s Session and Session Black lagers were recently honored with gold medals at the 2014 United States Open Beer Championships. According to Beerinfo.com, these gold medals combined with results from Great American Beer Festival® and Ratebeer.com rank Session and Session Black #1 in the “Top Ten List of lagers Brewed in the United States.”  Session is ranked the #1 American Pilsner, and Session Black is ranked #1 in the Munchner Dunkel category. Read More…

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This post was written by admin on October 15, 2014

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Stone Brewing Heads East

Stone Brewing Heads East

It seems as if you cannot escape the fact that craft beer has been and continues to be in the news, whether its for the jobs it provides or for all of the new start ups. One of the largest craft brewer’s, Stone Brewing Co., is one that has been in the media spotlight over the course of the past year.

This past July, Stone announced their intention to build a brewery in the Berlin, Germany. While this news was released Stone continued to seek a new location in the Eastern United States just as Sierra Nevada, Oskar Blues, and New Belgium have recently done. Rumors were floating that Stone could land in Read More…

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Oregon Brewers Take Home 22 Medals From 2014 Great American Beer Festival

Barley Browns Takes Home 4 Medals at the 2014 GABF (Photo © Brewers Association)

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So another Great American Beer Festival is now behind us, and our beloved state of Oregon fared quite well in this 28th year of this event. Breweries from Oregon have brought home 22 medals from the 2014 Great American Beer Festival. This is quite an impressive total.

The 2014 GABF saw 49,000 attendees savor more than 3,500 beers from 710 brewers presenting their beers on the convention floor. The average number of competition beers entered in each category was 61.2 with the highest number of entries being 279 in the American-Style India Pale Ale category. Read More…

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After 20 Years Dick’s Brewing Company Gets a Makeover

Dick's Brewing Logo
One of the stalwarts in the Pacific Northwest brewing scene,  Dick’s Brewing Company, has recently given itself a makeover with a new logo, new packaging and a revamped Dick’s I.P.A. recipe. This makeover assists the brewery in keeping up with the changing times along with celebrating the brewery’s 20th Anniversary next month. Read More…

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This post was written by admin on September 26, 2014

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Crux Fermentation Project Partners with Columbia Distributing

Crux Fermentation Project

(Bend, OR.) It’s time. The crew at Crux Fermentation Project has met its threshold to self-distribute its limited quantities of experimental, artisan ales. After completing a thoughtful and thorough selection process, Crux is excited to announce its partnership with Columbia Distributing and its newly assembled team focused exclusively on specialty craft beer. Read More…

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This post was written by admin on September 18, 2014

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The Craft Beer Boom Discussion at The Green Dragon

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Over the course of the past 30 years the state of Oregon has been at the forefront of the craft beer revolution that is taking place across the globe. As of today there are 188 breweries that call Oregon home and this number seems to be growing every month.

With all of this growth there are also concerns on where the industry currently stands and what does the future hold. Is the industry near capacity? If not is there room for more breweries and pubs? And when will this so called bubble burst?
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CraftBeer.com’s 2014 Great American Beer Bars

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This past month CraftBeer.com asked its readers to vote for their favorite craft beer bars in their annual Great American Beer Bars competition. Eugene, Oregon’s The Bier Stein won top honors in the Pacific region and Portland’s APEX Bar and Seattle’s The Pine Box also finished in the region’s top 5 finalists. Read More…

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Winners Announced in Beer Competition Brewed from Highly Purified Tualatin River Water

Pure Water Brew Competition Water

Hillsboro, Ore. — Winners of the Pure Water Brew Competition – the first-ever challenge to home brewers to create the best tasting suds with water drawn from the Tualatin River – were announced Monday. The winning Pure Water Brew was a Vox Max Belgian created by Ted Assur. Read More…

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This post was written by admin on September 9, 2014

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Widmer Brothers Teams Up With Gigantic Brewing and Gets All Crafty

Widmer Gigantic Craftylicious Label

For the 4th release in Widmer Brothers 30th Anniversary Collaboration Series they teamed up with Gigantic Brewing, the self proclaimed “world’s most crafty brewery”, to offer us Craftylicious. This Golden Ale is a bright, partial kettle-soured beer that is tart, hoppy, citrusy, and made for the late summer months. Read More…

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