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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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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Ecliptic Brewing Hosts Holiday-Inspired Lunation Dinner

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Portland, Ore. (Nov. 19, 2014) – Ecliptic Brewing, a craft brewery and restaurant in Portland’s Mississippi neighborhood, will celebrate the holidays this month by hosting a seasonally inspired Lunation Dinner. Executive chef Michael Molitor’s delicious menu will feature the best of the region’s bounty paired with specialty beers crafted by brewmaster John Harris. Read More…

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This post was written by admin on November 23, 2014

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Firestone Walker Earns Top Honors at European Beer Star Competition

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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

Cascade Brewing promotes Kevin Martin to lead blender

Kevin Martin of Cascade Brewing
Brewery known for its NW style sour ales hires on a number of new employees, expands location

PORTLAND, Ore.Nov. 20, 2014 – Cascade Brewing announced today the promotion of Kevin Martin to lead blender. Martin, who has been with Cascade since early 2012 and has served as cellarmaster for the past two years, will now oversee putting all sour blends together, including stewarding the live barrels in the brewery’s popular Tap It Tuesday program.

“Kevin has been a huge asset to the blending program at Cascade since taking the reigns,” explained Ron Gansberg, brewmaster and blendmaster for the company. “We are excited to promote him to this position and allow him the freedom to further express his creativity.”

As lead blender, Martin will work closely with Gansberg to develop components of each blend, overseeing ratios and percentages and providing creative input. He will also steward the blends for Tap It Tuesday, a weekly event at the Cascade Brewing Barrel House that features exclusive one-off limited blends from the cellar, with the contribution of Cascade personnel.

Martin got his start in the wine industry in 2007, working multiple harvests in a number of wineries. A homebrewer, he chose to segue into beer and attended the American Brewers Guild Intensive Brewing Science and Engineering program from 2011 to 2012. Originally from Lancaster, Penn., he came to Portland for its vibrant beer and wine culture, securing a brief internship with Laurelwood Brewing Co. before settling in at Cascade.

Cascade has added a number of other recent new hires as well, including Read More…

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This post was written by Angelo on November 20, 2014

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Widmer Brothers Presents The Big Chill at Grand Central

Widmer The Big Chill at Grand Central

PORTLAND, Ore. – Winter will soon be upon us and that means that Portland’s annual snow season kick-off event is coming. Widmer Brothers Brewing is hosting the Big Chill 2014, a celebration of the best of the Northwest, at Grand Central Restaurant and Bowling Lounge in Southwest Portland on Friday, November 21, 2014, from 9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. Read More…

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Sierra Nevada Wild Hop IPA Features Neomexicanus Hop

Sierra Nevada Wild Hop IPA

Chico, CA—November 17, 2014—For the finale of its five-bottle 2014 Harvest series, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. is showcasing the wild Neomexicanus hop for the first time on a national stage. Originally found during a backcountry quest in the foothills of Taos, New Mexico, the bizarre cones of the Neomexicanus hop produce multiple heads—aptly nicknamed Medusa—and Harvest Wild Hop IPA boasts their vibrant melon, apricot and citrus aromas. The 24-ounce bottles ship to distributors starting this week and will be available through January 2015. Read More…

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This post was written by admin on November 18, 2014

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Pike Brewing Releases 2014 Auld Acquaintance Holiday Ale in Honor of Jack Joyce

Pike Brewing Auld Acquaintance Hoppy Holiday Ale

Seattle, Washington, November 17, 2014The Pike Brewery, celebrating 25 years, announces the release of Pike Auld Acquaintance Holiday Ale 2014.  Founded in 1989, the brewery introduced their annual holiday offering in 1990 and has brewed it for ‘auld’ and new friends alike, ever since. It was an early entry into the ‘Winter Seasonal’ craft beer category. Read More…

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This post was written by admin on November 18, 2014

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Alameda Brewing’s Oyster Fest & Oyster Stout Release

Alameda Oyster Fest

Alameda Brewing of Portland brewed an Oyster Stout with Buckley Bay Oysters and decided to make a party for this unique release.

Along with the stout they’re grilling fresh oysters with a red onion vermouth relish that will be out of this world. Grilling while supplies last – so hurry in – six grilled oysters for 9.50

This unique Oyster Stout was brewed with 4 pounds of Buckley Bay Oysters from Baynes Sound, BC. The Flavor Profile of these oysters: Specialty beach oyster, melon taste, salt spray finish. Shell is a grey/purple some barnacles. Learn more: http://ow.ly/EqeBK and come in & taste on Wednesday November 19, 2014!

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This post was written by Angelo on November 17, 2014

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