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

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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)

Photo © Brewers Association

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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