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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10th Annual Sasquatch BrewAm Golf Tournament

 Quentin Falconer Giving Out Instructions at BrewAm

The 10th Annual Sasquatch BrewAm Golf Tournament returns to McMenamins Edgefield on Friday, July 25th. The BrewAm is your chance to rub shoulders with your favorite brewers and enjoy a great day of fun, beer, and golf on grounds of the beautiful McMenamins Edgefield.

If you have never played in the Sasquatch BrewAm Golf Tourney you’re missing out. This charity golf outing allows you to get paired up with one of your favorite brewers and then go out and play this par 3 course. Read More…

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CRAFT Beer Documentary Launches Film Tour in Portland April 3

An exciting new beer documentary is about to make its debut and the best beer city this side of the globe will be hosting. CRAFT, the beer documentary from filmmaker and beer Cicerone Craig Noble, kicks off a multi-city film tour on Thursday, April 3, at 7:00 pm at the Hollywood Theatre in Portland, Oregon. Read More…

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Apply Now For Falconer Foundation Scholarship to American Brewers Guild

Glen Hay Falconer Foundation

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 2013

** APPLY NOW FOR FALCONER FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP TO AMERICAN BREWERS GUILD  **

In collaboration with the American Brewers Guild, we are offering a full-tuition scholarship to the Guild’s Intensive Brewing Science & Engineering program.

The Intensive Brewing Science & Engineering course is a 22-week distance education program with a final week of residential instruction.  The course is designed for brewers and homebrewers who lack formal training in brewing science and covers all the fundamentals of beer production and quality assurance.

The American Brewers Guild is a premier school for the craft brewing industry dedicated to providing a comprehensive learning experience that focuses on the technical, scientific, and operational matters and issues that brewers face in a craft brewing environment.

The American Brewers Guild is now accepting applications for the Glen Hay Falconer Foundation slot in the Intensive Brewing Science & Engineering course that runs from January 20, 2014 through June 27, 2014 with the final week of onsite instruction in Middlebury, Vermont.  The full application must be received no later than November 12, 2013.  Note: This class is full except for this scholarship slot. Read More…

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9th Annual Sasquatch BrewAm at McMenamins Edgefield

 Pre Golf Gathering

One of the more entertaining and enjoyable events of the summer is coming up later this week at McMenamins Edgefield. Now in its 9th year, the annual Sasquatch BrewAm is a fun golf outing that benefits the Glen Hay Falconer Foundation brewing scholarship program.

 Quentin Falconer Giving Out Instructions

Taking place on Friday morning, July 26th during the 2013 Oregon Brewers Festival, Read More…

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Acacia Cooper Named Recipient of Falconer Foundation American Brewers Guild Scholarship

Acacia Cooper of Anderson Valley Brewing
Press release:
From an outstanding group of talented applicants, Acacia Cooper of Anderson Valley Brewing Company (Boonville, CA) has been named recipient of the 2013 Glen Hay Falconer Foundation scholarship to the American Brewers Guild.  Acacia will be attending the American Brewers Guild’s Intensive Brewing Science & Engineering course which runs from January through June 2013.  The Intensive Brewing Science & Engineering course is a 22-week distance education program with a final week of residential instruction.  The course is designed for brewers and homebrewers who lack formal training in brewing science and covers all the fundamentals of beer production and quality assurance.  
 
In making its final decision, the Selection Committee members were impressed by Acacia’s dedication, passion, and contributions to the broader brewing community.  In the words of committee members: “We were impressed by Acacia’s commitment to craft brewing as demonstrated both by her work as a brewer and her use of her chemistry background to produce an original study of green beer analysis that was presented to the MBAA.”  Adds another Read More…
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Apply Now For Falconer Foundation Scholarship To American Brewers Guild

Glen Hay Falconer Foundation

Good news for Pacific Northwesterner craft brewers who are seeking assistance in furthering their experience and education in the field. The Falconer Foundation has recently announced that they are now accepting applications for a full-tuition scholarship to the American Brewers Guild‘s Intense Brewing Science and Education program. This 22-week course “designed for brewers and homebrewers who lack formal training in brewing science and covers all the fundamentals of beer production and quality assurance.”  Here’s the full details from the Glen Hay Falconer Foundation: Read More…

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Craft Beer Weeks Focus Nationally and Locally

Rock Bottom server Jen with pints of the good stuff

Beer Weeks Galore

Seems these days there’s a beer festival every weekend. Moreover, there are several beer weeks being organized nationwide to celebrate our world’s burgeoning interest in craft brew. May 14-20 marks American Craft Beer Week, a nationwide celebration of artisan brewing. This week-long celebration, according to CraftBeer.com “offers an exciting opportunity for small and independent craft brewers and the community of better beer retailers to celebrate the ever advancing beer culture here in the U.S. Plus, tens of thousands of today’s beer beginners, beer enthusiasts, and hard core beer geeks make time to toast the week.” Look for many regional toasts highlighted by tastings and events to pop off in 2012.

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Apply Now – Applications are Now Being Accepted for Falconer Foundation Brewing Scholarships

Glen Hay Falconer Foundation

Glen Hay FalconerGlen Hay Falconer (1961-2002) was a man who did more than he probably imagined for craft beer in the Pacific Northwest. A young Falconer began his professional career began at Steelhead Brewing in Eugene in 1990. The brewer took his passion to the next level by completing the Siebel Concise Course in Brewing Technology four years later. Soon after, Falconer began working in Newport with Rogue’s John Maier, one of the nation’s most recognized brewmasters. In 1996, Falconer assumed the role of head brewer at the now defunct Wild Duck Brewery of Eugene. His untimely death,a decade ago at the age of 40, was a huge loss to the craft beer world. However, it is quite evident how much he is loved, as his spirit lives on through the Glen Hay Falconer Foundation, a not-for-profit organization with a mission to “contribute to the Northwest craft brewing community by providing opportunities for professional and aspiring brewers to further their knowledge and expertise. The Foundation is also committed to honoring Glen’s broader interests by working with the Northwest Legends Foundation to contribute directly to local Eugene-based organizations that represent his ideals and passions.”

Today the Falconer Foundation offers the opportunity of offering two educational scholarships to the World Academy of Brewing at the Siebel Institute and one to the American Brewer’s Guild. It was recently announced that the 2012 scholarships are now being accepted by the foundation. If you are a brewer or aspiring brewer located here in the Pacific Northwest, you are encouraged to apply. Here are the details: Read More…

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Don’t Miss the Opportunity of Your Lifetime — Apply Now For Scholarship to American Brewers Guild – Application Deadline is November 10th

Upright brewer Gerritt Ill

One of the coolest legacies any brewer has ever left behind is that of Wild Duck brewer Glen Hay Falconer. Though the man is no longer with us in person, his spirit lives on through the Falconer Foundation which greatly helps in the furthering of aspiring brewers’ education. Here’s the details from the organization for the next scholarship program. The deadline is soon approaching, so those interested are encouraged to get after it: Read More…

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This post was written by Angelo on October 17, 2011

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