Block 15 Announces Figgy Pudding Bottle Release and New Brewery & Taproom

Block 15 Brewery in Corvallis, Oregon

With word that Block 15 Restaurant & Brewery has broken ground on their new production brewery and taproom in south Corvallis with a tentative opening date of June 2015, the brewery also has set the date for their next highly coveted bottle releases. On November 22nd, Block 15 will release Figgy Pudding, Framboise Black, and Giving Thanks.

It may be some time for Block 15′s new facility to open at 3415 SW Deschutes Ave, by the old DMV building in Corvallis. But in the meantime they do have another set of bottle releases and brunch that’s coming up next month. Read More…

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Lagunitas Is So Borning as they release Born Yesterday – Fresh Hop

 

Lagunitas Born Yesterday Fresh Hop

Though we are in the last week of October, Lagunitas Brewing Company has released their new fresh hop beer aptly named Born Yesterday. This limited release will be hitting store shelves and draft handles in Oregon, Washington, and California this week in 6-Packs and on draft.

Born Yesterday was bottled a mere day ago and just hit our excited hands…er mouth. The basis of Born Yesterday is a re-born version of New DogTown Pale, just with some major fresh hop additions. The kind that gets us hopheads all excited. Read More…

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19th Annual Holiday Ale Festival Beer List Revealed

Holiday Ale Festival

PORTLAND, Ore. – Oct. 28, 2014 – Tickets are now on sale for the 19th annual Holiday Ale Festival, taking place Dec. 3 through Dec. 7 at Pioneer Courthouse Square in the heart of downtown Portland. The popular event will feature 53 big, bold ales in the main festival, plus another two dozen rare, vintage and specialty beers that will be tapped at various times throughout the event — including a vintage draft J. W. Lees 2009 Harvest Ale barleywine to be tapped at the start of the event. Read More…

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Kells Brew Pub Hires New Chef & Wins Brewing Awards

Kells Brew Pub Stout
PORTLAND, Ore. – Oct. 23, 2014Kells Brew Pub on NW 21st Ave is pleased to announce the addition of Travis Stark as its new head chef. Stark’s first order of business was to refresh the existing menu, adding a variety of new appetizers, salads and entrees. Read More…

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Laurelwood Brewing Co. Hires New Brewmaster

Shane Watterman of Laurelwood Brewing

New Laurelwood Brewmaster Shane Watterson

Laurelwood Brewing Company can count it’s history of notable brewmasters on one hand, which speaks volumes considering the turnover we see in many other regional craft brewhouses with the success and quality, innovation, and consistency that this particular brand has established. Following in the footsteps Hopworks Urban Brewery’s founding brewmaster Christian Ettinger, Worthy Brewing’s first brewmaster Chad Kennedy, and most recently, well-traveled and much studied and accomplished recent brewmaster Vasilios Gletsos, Laurelwood proudly has announced the designation of our friend, brewer Shane Watterson. Watterson has been brewing with Laurelwood over the past four years. Before that, we knew him as a familiar brewery face at Deschutes Brewery. Congrats to Shane! Here’s more details from Laurelwood about Shane, his history with beer and what to expect: Read More…

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Old Town Brewing Co. Taps Grimm Collaboration Beer to Benefit Doernbecher

Old Town Brewing Portland
Portland, Ore. – (October 21, 2014) Old Town Brewing Co.® (OTB®), a locally owned and operated Portland brewery, will celebrate the season premiere of Grimm’s® fourth season on Oct. 24, 2014, with the tapping of its Wesen Wiezen specialty brew. For every pint sold, OTB will donate $2 to the Grimmster Endowment at OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. Read More…

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ChillNFill Growler Shop Opens in North Portland

ChillNFill Shop

One of the more barren beer areas of Portland is in North Portland. Yes, there are some great, sought after spots but there are many blocks in between establishments in this part of Portland. Located only a few blocks north of the University of Portland and only a block away from Twilight Room, ChillNFill is the new growler shop and beer bar that features 29 rotating taps of craft beer, wine and cider. Read More…

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

Former Rainier Brewery

Press Release:

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

Press Release:

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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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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