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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BridgePort Brewing Announces Conviction Pale Ale as New Year-Round Beer

BridgePort Brewery's Conviction Pale Ale

Trilogy 1, Winner from Trilogy Series, is back in 2015 as Conviction Pale Ale

PORTLAND, Ore.— January 28, 2015 — BridgePort Brewing Company, Oregon’s oldest craft brewery, proudly announced today the newest beer in its year-round line-up: Conviction Pale Ale, available now.

Throughout 2014, BridgePort fans had the chance to try each of the three Trilogy beers, created to celebrate the brewery’s 30th anniversary. At the end of the year, they placed their vote for which beer should come back as a year-round brew in 2015. Trilogy 1, a crystal dry-hopped pale ale, was the clear fan favorite and is now back on shelves in 2015 as Conviction Pale Ale.

“Last year, we came out with a record number of new beers for people to try. Don’t get me wrong, our team loves experimenting, but it’s also nice to have a beer that we all feel confident serving up to our fans throughout the seasons,” commented brewmaster Jeff Edgerton. “A large part of that confidence comes from the fact that Conviction was the fan-favorite so we know our fans already stand behind it.”

Conviction Pale Ale is an Read More…

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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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VIDEO: Exclusive Interview with Rogue Ales President Brett Joyce (Part 1)

Rogue FarmsRecently we had the extreme honor of sitting down and speaking with Rogue Ales & Spirits president Brett Joyce. Not only that, we got it on film in an exclusive two-part series. Here we were able to discuss in-depth many topics and goings-on in and around Rogue Nation direct from Rogue headquarters.

Joyce discusses the changes that have been afoot at his brewery which has a very widespread distribution (they are in more states and countries than any other Oregon brewery). He also talks about the loss of his father, Rogue founder Jack Joyce who passed away in 2014 and will be sorely missed by all of us in the craft brewing industry. Stay tuned also because we have a lot to ask him in part two!

 

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This post was written by Angelo on January 8, 2015

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The Real Meaning of Christmas and Special Thanks from Brewpublic co-founder Angelo De Ieso II

Sean and Angelo toast to the holidays and kickass New England sport teams
Here is a throwback to 2010 when I was toasting to the spirit of Christmas and the New Year with my dear friend Sean of 2 Beer Guys. Check out his blog which features an awesome beer advent calendar.  May your days continue to be merrier and brighter as we approach longer, warmer ones ahead (we can only hope), while in the meantime, grab ourselves a nice wintry craft beer treat. Keep reading. We will soon be featuring our annual best of 2014 lists where we get feedback from many of those in the know. If you work in the craft beer industry or are an avid craft beer lover, let us know what your favorite beers of the year have been.

I would very much like to extend a personal thank you to Read More…

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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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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

Pouring:

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