Hopworks Urban Brewery Increases Capacity and New Distribution Deal

Hopworks Urban Brewery HUBPortland, OR - Responding to increased consumer demand, Hopworks Urban Brewery (HUB) today announced the recent signing of new distribution agreements to send its world-class, sustainably brewed beer to Alaska and Hawaii. In addition, HUB added three 80 bbl. fermentation tanks which expand its brewing capacity to 22,000 barrels annually. Starting in March, Hopworks award-winning beer will be available in cans, bottles and on-draft in leading taphouses, grocery stores and markets in the two states.

“We are working to incrementally grow in the region while meeting existing demands and increasing our capacity in a meaningful way,” said Christian Ettinger, Brewmaster and Founder of Hopworks. “For us, it’s all about sharing great organic and sustainably-made beer while modeling environmentally responsible business practices.”

K&L Distributors Inc. was selected to bring HUB beer to accounts in Anchorage, Fairbanks and the surrounding area and in Hawaii, Hopworks is partnering with Craft Northwest Distributors for accounts on Oahu, including Whole Foods Market and Tamura’s Fine Wine & Liquors. Read More…


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Limited Edition 2014 Noggin Floggin Released at Hopworks Urban Brewery

5589-HUB-NogginFloggin Proof

Yesterday, Hopworks Urban Brewery releases 2014 Noggin Floggin Barleywine. The beer was produced in a very-limited run of bottles. Hopworks has a small number of bomber bottles available for $9 per bottle at their Powell location. Bottles will also be available in limited distribution at Whole Foods Market in Oregon and Washington beginning December 26th. Read More…


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The Great Abominable Christmas Takeover at TILT

TILT Aboinable Christmas

Have you made it by TILT in Portland’s Pearl District yet? If not there will be reason to on Friday, December 5th when Hopworks Urban Brewery Founder/Brewmaster, Christian Ettinger will be in the house for a HUB Canned Beer Takeover! Read More…


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Hopworks Urban Brewery Celebrates 6 Years

Hopworks Urban BrewerySoutheast Portland’s Hopworks Urban Brewery will celebrate their 6th birthday tomorrow. No need to bring HUB a present, they’ll be giving all of their fans a sweet present with affordable pint prices all day long.

On Tuesday, March 11th, Hopworks Urban Brewery turns six years old. To celebrate this anniversary, HUB will be offering up $2.50 pints of their core beers, along with special pricing on their Imperial and Seasonal styles. In addition, they’ll have anniversary discounts on all HUB merchandise. Read More…


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Portland State of Mind: The New Brew – Tapping into the Business of Sustainable Beer

PSU New Brew

Portland State University has recently launched a comprehensive online program on The Business of Craft Brewing through the PSU School of Business. The Business of Craft Brewing program is designed for anyone with an interest in the business side of craft beverages, from grower to glass. The school’s focus is primarily on craft brewing, but they include business models for distilleries and alcoholic cider facilities as well.

Tonight you can join New Belgium Brewing’s CEO, Kim Jordan, and Hopworks Urban Brewery’s Brewmaster and Owner, Christian Ettinger, for a discussion on how to build a socially, environmentally, and economically sustainable business in the crowded craft brewing market. Moderated by Sustainable Business Oregon’s Editor, Andy Giegerich.

The New Brew – Tapping into the Business of Sustainable Beer

Lincoln Performance Hall, room 175, 1620 SW Park, Portland, OR 97201

Monday, October 21, 2013 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

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VIDEO: Hopworks IPA Broken Down By Brewmaster Christian Ettinger

Charlie Herrin, The Beer Traveler continues his visit with Christian Ettinger, founder and brewmaster of Hopworks Urban Brewery (HUB) in Portland, Oregon. This time they discuss HUB’s Read More…


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Cascadia on Overdrive! – 36 Hours in Portland for Craft Beer

Loading up the van with Cascadian craft beer

Brewpublic I don’t even know where to begin, but I suppose I will start somewhere… It really irks my bones when I can’t pump out some juicy craft beer fodder for the readers of Brewpublic, and the past few days have been lacking. I know it. I mean, Brewpublic prides itself of giving you a steady, daily glimpse into some of the many many goingson in and around Cascadian brewing and a little more. Being on planes, trains, and automobiles with a Smartphone, a thirsty palate, and a hankering to round up as many beers as possible makes the blogging a bit lacking at times, but it’s not because of will.

They say the road to hell is paved in good intentions, and we intended to scare up some goods for you the past few days, but we were short a laptop, a spare liver, and more daylight hours (heck, we can often muster just fine in the dark!). On Monday we scheduled details for rounding up as many kegs as we could while in and around Portland, Oregon. The reasons were many. SF Beer Week events, a new pub opening, and simply to blow Bay Area artisan beer enthusiasts’ minds. Spending much time in the East Bay of the San Francisco area, it has been my goal to inject as much of the Cascadian craft beer culture into the locals down here as I possibly can. With SF SF Beer Week 2013Beer Week about to pop off (February 8-17, 2013), I couldn’t think of a better way to exemplify what amazingness Oregon’s uniquely saturated yeast culture has to present. Don’t get me wrong, Northern California is home to some legendary breweries and beer halls that rival some of the finest in this world. Further, NorCal is booming with new breweries that vivaciously illustrate the significance of the modern day Post-Prohibition beer revolution. Thus, it makes perfect sense that while living here, I find myself working at an Oakland pub named Beer Revolution with the best selection of regional, national, and international fermented malted pours. Soon, the adjacent revamped train depot in Jack London Square will beef up the neighborhood’s selection almost two-fold. Looking to open very soon, the Olde Depot Taphouse will assert the community as an even more undeniably world class destination.

Hopworks Brewmaster Christian Ettinger (left) with Dan "Bully" BollwinkelAppointed to manage Olde Depot is seasoned professional Dan “Bully” Bollwinkel who has further inspired us to take things on the West Oakland craft beer scene to the next level. Bully and I jaunted to Portland on a plane, rented a modest Dodge Caravan and sought to stock up on as many different beers as we could safely drive back 600 miles south to Oakland. On our journey, we even went a little overboard and maxed out the payload to the point where the chassis began to woefully sag toward the earth. With just 36 hours to obtain an optimal variety of mostly 1/6-barrel kegs and a few bottles, we were focused on making the most of our precious time.

Immediately upon touching down at PDX International Airport with just the clothes on our backs and 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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Hopworks BiKETOBEERFEST Returns for 4th Year


Nothing sums up the culture and spirit of Portland like local craft beer, bikes and live music.  And all of those are coming together at Hopworks Urban Brewery’s (HUB) BiKETOBEERFEST on Saturday, August 11, 2012.

Hopworks BikeToBeerFest

BiKETOBEERFEST is a family-friendly, bike-in Oktoberfest celebrating Portland’s bike culture. The event features 15 organic Hopworks beers, local bands, bicycle-themed entertainment, bike builder demonstrations, BMX stunt riders and the famous “Huffy Huck” bike toss competition.

Bands scheduled to appear include The Builders and The Butchers, Casey Neill & the Norway Rats and Fault Lines.

BikeToBeerFest is taking Read More…


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Weekend In Review: 2012 North American Organic Brewers Festival

2012 NAOBF

The last weekend of June marked the return of one of Oregon’s best brew festivals, the North American Organic Brewers Festival (NAOBF). Held at Overlook Park off North Interstate Avenue in Portland, the eleventh NAOBF’s grounds are arguably the best venue for an outdoor beer festival anywhere. And, despite some early humidity and the expected occasional rainfall that comes with late June in Oregon, the fest again came out a winner.

L to R: Lisa "Beer Goddess" Morrison, John Foyston, and Chris Crabb at 2012 NAOBF

beer signage at the 2012 North American Organic Brewers Fest (NAOBF)It was apparent that Oregon craft beer festival organizer and media coordinator Chris Crabb was a big force behind the success of this year’s NAOBF. Crabb also is a key component behind both the Holiday Ale Festival and the mother of all Northwest beer shindigs, the Oregon Brewers Festival. Working long days in preparation and during the fest, Crabb saw to it that all the ducks were in a row for this, the only organic festival of its kind (at least to our knowledge). She was at the fest at 4 a.m. on Thursday to coordinate television interviews with brewers and representatives. At 11 a.m. a media tasting that provided samplings of some of the festival’s highlights began. Here, Lisa “The Beer Goddess” Morrison directed a group of us through about a dozen recommended picks that would be featured to the public when the gates opened at noon. Here’s a look at some of the brews showcased for the 2012 NAOBF: Read More…


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