New Belgium Brewing to Break Ground on East Coast Facility

New Belgium Brewing NC

Press Release:
Ft. Collins, Colo., April 17, 2014 – Going up! New Belgium Brewing is officially breaking ground and starting construction on its second brewery—a 133,000 SF brewery and tasting room. At full build out, New Belgium will brew 500,000 barrels annually and support upwards of 140 jobs. The groundbreaking includes a private ceremony on May 1 and a public celebration on May 2. Read More…


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Every Day Wine Ventures Into Craft Beer

Every Day Wine Draught Board

By C. Baker

Attention Northeast Portland and beyond, Every Day Wine on NE Alberta now has five taps of craft beer to aid in wetting your whistle. These new beer taps are in addition to their excellent selection of wine. Read More…


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Oregon Takes Home 17 Medals at 2014 World Beer Cup

Two Kilts Brewing, World Beer Cup, Photos © Brewers Association

Last evening in Denver, Colorado the Brewers Association presented the awards for the World Beer Cup. Held every other year during the Craft Brewers Conference, this biennial global competition pits breweries from across the globe against one another in 94 different beer categories.

Breweries from the state of Oregon came home with medals from 17 beers along with the Small Brewing Company Category won by Pelican Brewery. Our neighbors to the north, Washington, went away with 8 medals and our eastern neighbor, Idaho, received 2 medals. Read More…


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10 Barrel Brewing To Open New Portland Brewpub



As Brewpublic reported yesterday, it is now confirmed that Bend, Oregon’s 10 Barrel Brewing will be opening a new brewpub in Portland this summer. 10 Barrel will be taking over the spot that currently is home to the west coast’s only Mellow Mushroom located at NW 14th Ave and Flanders in Portland’s Pearl District. Mellow Mushroom will shut their doors on Sunday, April 13th. Read More…


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New Growler Carriers: The Alcohauler and CarryAll

The Alcohauler with 2 Glass Growlers

Have you ever had difficulty carrying or transporting your glass beer growlers from where they’re being filled to your car and then into your house? If so, there are two brand new products currently hitting the market that will assist you with carrying multiple beer growlers. Both the Alcohauler and CarryAll are designed to help carry your empty and filled glass growlers in a safe and effective manner. Read More…


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Breakside Brewery, Indie Hops and JV Northwest Featured On “Inside Clackamas County”

Clackamas County

The Clackamas County Government Channel has a new video feature that discusses the brewing industry in Oregon’s Clackamas County. This well put together segment incorporates three pieces of the brewing industry, all from Clackamas County. This 24 minute video features Breakside Brewery in Milwaukie, Indie Hops in rural Hubbard and JV Northwest in Canby. All three of these businesses located within the county contribute greatly to the brewing scene here locally, nationally and worldwide.

Learn more about these three companies from the informative and educational video below: Read More…


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Portland’s Mellow Mushroom To Close, Rumors Are 10 Barrel Brewing is the New Tenant

Soon To Be Closing Mellow Mushroom of Portland

Portland’s Mellow Mushroom pizza will close their doors in one week. Home to 50 rotating taps and what we feel was some tasty grub, this spot will be missed. Even more so when it comes to their great pint specials on Mondays. It’s hard to beat a $2.50 pint these days.

What is coming to take its place is still up in the air but rumors are that this will be the first location for 10 Barrel Brewing outside of Bend in the state of Oregon. Read More…


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Ninkasi Brewing Expands Brewery & Boasts Sustainability and Innovation

Ninkasi New Brewery

Press Release:

EUGENE, Ore.—April 4, 2014—With more than three years of planning, countless hours of hammering, welding and commissioning, and hundreds of gallons of its signature teal paint, Ninkasi Brewery Company’s second Eugene brewery brewed its very first batch of beer last week. The first official brew not only marks a new era of growth, but also establishes the brewery as an industry leader in sustainable practices and innovation. Working hand-in-hand with ecoReal Solutions of Portland, Ore., the brewery’s design and construction teams have been able to add numerous sustainable features to the brewery, setting it on the path to reach LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certifications from the U.S. Green Building Council. Read More…


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Widmer Brothers Brewing Celebrates 30 Years of Beer With Special Bottle Releases

Widmer 30 Beers For 30 Years First 3 Releases

There’s been a lot of buzz happening as of late regarding Widmer Brothers Brewing’s 30th Anniversary. Today back on April 2, 1984, Kurt and Rob Widmer incorporated their business, Widmer Brewing Company, and started cobbling together their brewhouse on NW Lovejoy in Portland, Oregon. Now long gone, their brewhouse sits in North Portland with a re-opening of their remodeled pub taking place tomorrow, April 3rd.

To help ring in these first 30 years, Widmer has launched the first three beers in the 30 Beers for 30 Years Series. The first three releases will be Altbier for 1984, Weizenbier for 1985, and Hefeweizen for 1986 in great new looking labels in limited edition bottles. And now Widmer has an interactive website that gives a rundown on the 30 Beers for 30 Years Series and the label artists: Read More…


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This post was written by D.J. Paul on April 2, 2014

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The Abbey Bar Opens In Northwest Portland

Outside The Abbey Bar

For many years Northwest Portland has never been known as a gathering place to drink rare, hard to find imported beers along with their American brewed counterparts. Yes, there may be a few spots here and there but there were not many places to get all excited about to be able to drink some rare and exciting beers. Has this now changed with a brand new Belgian beer bar, The Abbey Bar, that recently opened in the former Melt Bistro spot on NW 21st Ave? Read More…


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