PINTS Brewing Plows Through

PINTS Urban TaproomWith this past weekends snowmageddon PINTS Brewing kept a very busy schedule distributing their beers to the masses in their own unique way. “We weren’t sure if there is a Self Distributor of the Year award, but we are doing our best to make our partners happy! In between the two storms, we schlepped, dragged and hoisted kegs across the MAX lines to our cars to get beer to the thirsty folks in St Johns Central Hotel.” said PINTS Alan Taylor. Read More…

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Uptown Market to Open First Brewery in Beaverton, Oregon

Uptown Market

Good news for craft beer lovers in Beaverton, Oregon, Uptown Market has just announced that they will be opening the first brewery in town during the summer of 2013. Believe it or not, there are no other breweries in the Portland suburb. Even cooler, the company says they will donate half of their profits during the first year of business to local charities. Here’s the skinny from the folks at Uptown:

Press release:

Uptown Market, a specialty brew store, today announced the opening of the first brewery in Beaverton, Oregon projected for completion July 2013. The brewery which currently includes an extensive list of beer and wine, as well as brewing supplies, espresso, friendly staff, and a full schedule of promotions, tastings, competitions and events, will now feature Uptown Market’s own finely crafted brews.

During its first year of operation, Uptown Market’s brewery will honor its inaugural year in the community by donating 50 percent of its profits to local charities. The brewery will continue to honor this ideal by hosting annual fundraisers and supporting other community initiatives. Read More…

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This post was written by Angelo on February 27, 2013

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BridgePort Brewing Releases Bear Hug Cherry Chocolate Stout

BridgePort Brewing Bear Hug Cherry Chocolate Stout

By D.J. Paul

BridgePort announces pub release of new beer on Thursday February 21, 2013.

Over the past few years the line up of beers coming from Oregon’s oldest craft brewery has been evolving. There have been some hits and a few misses. But when BridgePort Brewing releases one of their small batch brews I tend to seek those out.

Being released this week is BridgePort’s newly developed Bear Hug Cherry Chocolate Stout. Only 1,500 cases of 22-ounce Bottles are being released throughout Bridgeport’s distribution network. Fortunately for us here in the Pacific NW they have a very limited amount of kegs that will be showing up at finer establishments over the next few months. BridgePort's Bear Hug Cherry Chocolate Stout

Jeff Edgerton handing out samples of Bear Hug Cherry Chocolate StoutBridgePort Brewmaster, Jeff Edgerton, took a lot of time and effort in developing this new beer. Jeff stated, “This was the most expensive beer I ever made”.  He began this process by cranking up a previous stout recipe to produce more alcohol along with adding more chocolate malt to get the base beer that will be used. Jeff then sourced out cocoa nibs from Africa and dark sweet cherry puree. From here they brewed three batches. Two of these batches were with the dark sweet cherry puree and the other was with crushed cocoa nibs. They used 15 pounds of the Read More…

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This post was written by D.J. Paul on February 20, 2013

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Go Time for Beer at Worthy Brewing in Bend

Worthy Brewing Co.

It was announced by the much anticipated Worthy Brewing of Bend, Oregon that brewpub door will open and house-brewed craft beer will flow. The beers are being crafted by some of the area’s finest with access to prime water and ingredients, including a bead on some choice hop varietals. The grand opening is slated for February 26, 2013 with a soft opening earlier on February 4. Here’s the goods from today’s presser: Read More…

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This post was written by Angelo on January 11, 2013

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Worthy Brewing Making Moves -
Wrangles Another Laurelwood Brewer For Soon To Open Bend Brewhouse

Dustin Kellner of Worthy Brewing

Worthy Brewing of Bend, Oregon is another step closer to opening their doors to the public and the anticipation could not be any greater. Founded by attorney turned Indie Hops lupulin spice merchant Roger Worthington, Worthy is taking some plays out of a few successful breweries’ playbooks to construct a successful and sustainable brewpub juxtaposing artisan wood-fired pizza with what promises to be world class craft beer.

As we first reported in July of 2011, Worthy Brewing will rely greatly on their brewmaster Chad Kennedy to help develop some recipes and work with innovative hop varietals and brewing techniques to set the company apart in an already bustling and ever-growing Bend craft brewing scene.

Worthy Brewing Company

Now, not long after recently announcing the acquisition of Chief Beertopian Chris Hodge, who spent 18 years with Columbia Distributing, Worthy has acquired another invaluable piece to their brewhouse, and another former Laurelwood brewer, Dustin Kellner. Read More…

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Laurelwood Brewing’s Portland Pale Project Creates Specialty Product Line

 

Laurelwood Portland Pale Project

One of Oregon’s most renowned breweries, Laurelwood Public House & Brewery has announced their Portland Pale Project to exemplify the skills of their gifted brew staff. Shaking things up in the already more than vibrant Portland craft beer scene, this new undertaking headed by brewmaster Vasilios Gletsos will make room to display the creativity of the company’s talented brewers.

Here’s the details as laid out by a recent press release sent out by Laurelwood: Read More…

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This post was written by Angelo on October 27, 2012

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Ninkasi Expansion Project To Break Ground in Eugene

Ninkasi Brewing Co.

More exciting news from the folks at Ninkasi Brewing Company in Eugene, OR – another expansion for the six year old brewhouse looks to get underway in just a few days. This, the fourth expansion since 2006 when the company opened, will push the brewhouse to record breaking heights with a 78,000 square foot warehouse and cold storage facility, 28,000 square feet for offices and a new pilot system for experimentation and education. Ninkasi anticipates completing this expansion by 2014 with an anticipated capacity output of about 295,000 barrels/year.

Here’s more information from Ninkasi: Read More…

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This post was written by Angelo on October 15, 2012

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Interview with BeerPulse.com Founder Adam Nason

BeerPulse creator Adam Nason

Those in the know when it comes to craft beer are aware of the amazing resource that BeerPulse.com provides. Originally founded in 2008 by Adam Nason when he was just 23 years old and then called BeerNews, the website has continued to grow and provide information on releases, happenings, and stories from all around the beer world. For us at Brewpublic, Nason’s prolific reporting work has been a great inspiration to say the least. We finally caught up with Adam at the Craft Brewers Conference in San Diego where he agreed to grant us this exclusive interview. Read More…

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This post was written by Angelo on May 17, 2012

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50+ New Bottles/Cans To Look For in Oregon & Washington

Coalition King Kitty Red Ale

Here’s a look at more than 50 new beer labels you can expect to find out soon in Oregon and Washington. Some of these may be familiar to you, as they are season releases or simply new labels on old favorites. Others are making their first appearance in smaller to-go packaging or have made the switch from bottles to cans. And, others are brand spanking new beers from newly emerging breweries. Read More…

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This post was written by Angelo on February 28, 2012

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Short Snout Brewing Kickstarting in Milwaukie OR.

Short Snout Brewing, a Milwaukie home-based nano-brewery, is looking to expand its production and eventually open a brewpub in Milwaukie. They are raising funds through a campaign on the fundraising site Kickstarter.

Brewmaster and proprieter Brian VanOrnum says Short Snout Brewing will “focus on delivering high quality, hand crafted, unique and flavorful beers. American style ales with a heavy NW influence.” Read More…

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This post was written by Aaron on October 19, 2011

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