8th Annual Firkin Fest @ PDX Green Dragon

Firkin Fest

Rogue Ales will host the 8th Annual Firkin Fest at the PDX Green Dragon in Portland, Oregon, on Saturday, February 21st, 2015 from 11am-6pm.

The event will feature firkin beers from 40 of Oregon’s top breweries – Firkin beers are unpasteurized, unfiltered, naturally carbonated in the cask and served at cellar temperature. Artisan cheeses, chocolates, meats, and snacks will be served alongside the beer. There will also be a limited VIF (Very Impressive Firkin) tapping and tasting in the Green Dragon Barrel Room for those who purchase a VIF ticket. All attendees will receive a souvenir tasting glass with admission.

For tickets and more information go to the Facebook Event:



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This post was written by admin on February 21, 2015

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2nd Annual High Gravity Extravaganza @ McMenamins Old St. Francis School

McMenamins Saint Francis SchoolDrinking cold beer in the cold days of winter may seem counter-intuitive to some, but throw outdoor fire pits into the mix and you’ve got the 2nd Annual High Gravity Extravaganza. Last year’s first event proved that there’s no better place to celebrate than in the High Desert of Central Oregon at McMenamins Old St. Francis School. So, they’re doing it again!

2nd Annual High Gravity Extravaganza – Jan. 17, 2015 – McMenamins Old St. Francis School, Bend, Ore.

In the spirit of Central Oregon and the uniqueness of the High Desert in January, step out and celebrate big, bold beers while basking in the crisp winter air at the High Gravity Extravaganza at McMenamins Old St. Francis School (OSF). This second annual “Go Big or Go Home” event brings together high gravity ales from some of Central Oregon’s top breweries (list below) and McMenamins around the Northwest with a backdrop of snow-covered mountains while huddling around blazing firepits. With live music by Mark Ransom & The Mostest and Down North,  you can also stop by the brewer’s corner to meet the makers, discuss technique or just share a couple pints with friends.

When: Saturday, January 17, 2015 from 1-10 p.m.; Music begins at 3 p.m.

Where: Old St. Francis School, 700 Bond St., Bend, Ore., 97701

Beer: Joining 10 McMenamins brewers from around the Northwest are 12 local Central Oregon breweries including Bend Brewing Co., Goodlife Brewing Co., Solstice Brewing Co., Deschutes Brewing Co., Worthy Brewing Co. and more.

Cost: Free to attend, special taster pricing.



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Occidental Brewing’s Annual Humbug Lager Fest

Occidental Humbug Lager Fest

It’s time to celebrate cold weather and lager beers, Occidental Brewing Co. style. Our yearly Humbug Lager Fest will be stocked with terrific lagers from Occidental and great breweries from Portland and beyond. There will be a wide range of beers, light to dark, easy drinking to strong and bold.

Urban German will also be on site serving up his traditional German fare. The soundtrack will be provided by attending Brewer DJs.

The event will take place indoors in our new larger taproom and adjoining spaces. Attendance is free.


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This post was written by Angelo on December 13, 2014

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A Week Tue Give Back Event @ Coalition Brewing

“The Beer That Gives Back”

Join us Friday Dec 5th at the Brewery from       5 PM with “A Week Tue Give Back” event.

Partnering with Impact Flow local businesses come together in support of local non profits. We will have specials on beer and proceeds go to help BTA help kids in the city purchase bikes and helmets. Come support the community while drinking delicious beer! More Details here –> https://impactflow.com/givingtuesday


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Crux Fermentation Project Tough Love Imperial Stout Release + @ The BeerMongers

Crux Tough Love Imperial Stout

Let’s celebrate the release of this delicious Barrel Aged Imperial Stout with a great tap lineup featuring…Snow Cave, Prowell Springs Pre-Prohibition Lager, French Connection, Half Hitch, Outcast and Tough Love. There will also be bottles of Tough Love to go.

Tough Love is described as bold but nuanced, a homage of sorts to the tradition Russian Imperial Stouts. Constructed with Dark Roasted Malts, malted rye, and oak-smoked wheat, and then banished for 9 months in Kentucky bourbon barrels. Tough Love is big but smooth with strokes of vanilla.

-This is a Matt Molletta and BeerMonger’s production.


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This post was written by admin on December 5, 2014

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Barley Browns / TRiNiTY Brewing Horizontal Tasting and Bottle Share

Imperial Bottle Shop and TaproomDespite your take on bottle shares at commercial beer establishments, we’ve found that you’re not going to miss out on. Not only are the folks from PDX Bottle Share straight up good peeps, but the selection that will be making rounds will be awesome featuring some of the best breweries imaginable, as will the taps for this night. Did me mention that there is so much more including a horizontal tasting from Barley Browns / TRiNiTY that features their collaborative Tongue Stapler Wild IPA and some choice grub. Here’s the full details from hosting venue Imperial Bottle Shop & Taproom: Read More…


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This post was written by Angelo on December 5, 2014

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Heater Allen Meet the Brewers @ The Horse Brass Pub

Heater Allen

Heater Allen Brewing
5pm  Thursday, December 4th  

Meet the Brewers


  • Seasonal Favorite
  • Sandy Paws, Baltic Porter
  • Bobtoberfest
  • Pils, Bohemian-style Pale Lager
  • Coastal, Northwest Amber Lager
  • Dunkel 
  • Sticke Alt 

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Cam O’Connor joins Crux as Head Brewer

Both former Deschutes brewers, Cam O'Connor (left) joins Larry Sidor (right) and the Crux Fermentation Project team

(Bend, OR) Crux Fermentation Project announced this week that Cam O’Connor joined the team as its Head Brewer. Bringing with him more than a decade of high-end craft brewing experience, Cam significantly expands the talent bandwidth allowing Crux to focus more time, imagination and energy on high-touch experimental brews such as their [BANISHED] Series of barrel-aged beers.

Cam will work closely with Crux Founder and Brewmaster, Larry Sidor, with whom he also worked with at Deschutes Brewery for eight years. “Cam is extremely creative and entrepreneurial,” according to Larry, “And has the vision and the talent to help take Crux to the next level.”

Cam began his brewing career at Sierra Nevada Brewing Company in Chico, California, after completing the Master Brewer Program at University of California–Davis. He then spent the next ten years brewing for Deschutes Brewery in Bend, Oregon, where some of his most notable accomplishments were developing their Fresh Squeezed IPA and Hop In The Dark Cascadian Dark Ale and opening their PDX Pub.

“I really enjoy all the beers Crux is making—their mainline beers, their barrel-aged beers, their Brewdeck Release beers,” Cam said, adding that [BANISHED] Better Off Red Flanders Red Ale is his current favorite Crux beer. “Crux is already pushing boundaries and I can’t wait to push them further with stuff like wild yeast and Read More…


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Silver Moon Brewing launches in Washington

Silver Moon Brewing Co.'s Matt Barrett and James Watts
KENT, Washington – Only eighteen months after business partners Matt Barrett and James Watts took over the Central Oregon brewery, Silver Moon Brewing is positioned to expand sales of its craft beer line into Washington State. The Bend, Oregon brewery’s success has skyrocketed in short order; demand for its award-winning beers and small batch creativity has doubled production, and spurred the need for a larger brewing facility. The owners attribute much of that success to a partnership with Columbia Distributing.
“We’ve had tremendous momentum over the last six months,” said Matt Barrett, President and Co-Owner of Silver Moon Brewing. “Since purchasing the brewery in June of 2013, and partnering with Columbia Distributing in March of this year, our fan base has helped us to enjoy significant growth, while remaining true to our roots in specialty and barrel-aged crafts. This was made evident at this year’s North American Beer Awards, where we received a Gold Medal for our Get Sum Pale Ale, and a Bronze Medal for our Nelson the Spacefish Rye IPA. We’re excited to bring our beers’ eclectic style into Washington.”
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This post was written by Angelo on December 4, 2014

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Ex-Novo Hires New Head Brewer, Jason Barbee

Ex Novo Brewery hires new head brewer Jason Barbee

PORTLAND, OREx Novo Brewing Co. has hired Jason Barbee as their new head brewer, effective December 15, 2014. Jason brings an outstanding brewing background as a brewer at Portland’s Deschutes pub since 2009. Jason was responsible for brewing the majority of the beer that the Portland brewery produced, including beers from Deschutes’ core lineup, seasonal releases, and R&D trials for the Bend facility. He has a degree in Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Molecular Biology which will certainly help maintain Ex Novo’s standards in quality control and help launch their sour beer program.

Jason will be the leader of the brewing team, and will be critical in Ex Novo’s future as it grows its presence in Portland and is considering options for growth and distribution. He is a native Portlander with a young family and has a wonderful personality that will be a great fit for Ex Novo. “I am so excited to bring Jason on as our Head Brewer. One can easily tell in conversations with him that he is incredibly bright and a talented brewer, as well as being personable and professional on every level. This is a huge hire for us, and I can’t wait for Jason to bring his talent and creativity to Ex Novo.” – Joel Gregory, Founder and President.

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This post was written by Angelo on December 3, 2014

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