Summer arrived this past weekend, well at least according to the calendar. Though it may still seem like mid spring outside, later this week the weather is said to break for the better with clear skies and temperatures in the 80’s. Along with this positive change in the weather, Portland will be welcoming in the 9th Annual North American Organic Brewers Festival.
With this year’s North American Organic Brewers Festival organizers have added an additional day to the festivities to make it a 4-day festival. NAOBF will now take place Thursday, June 27 – Sunday, June 30th beginning each day at Noon at North Portland’s Overlook Park located at North Fremont and Interstate Avenue.
This year’s edition of NAOBF will bring 39 breweries that will provide 57 beers and ciders. Many of these 39 breweries are ones that we’ve enjoyed during previous NAOBF’s but in their lies one new brewery.
Making their first NAOBF appearance this year is Wildwood Brewing from Stevensville, MT. Founded by Jim Lueders, Wildwood Brewing began operations in March 2012. However, this endeavor was 10 years in the making with a heavily involved Portland brewing history. Back in 1993, Lueders was hired as a startup consultant and head of production for Saxer Brewing Company. It was Lueders that setup this gorgeous German made brewery that planted the seeds in Portland’s craft beer revolution of the 1990’s. Then in 2002 when Saxer Brewing was sold to Portland Brewing Co., Lueders purchased all that was left of the brewery equipment and then held it in storage until his building was ready in 2011.
For their first appearance at NAOBF, Wildwood Brewing is bringing their 100% MDA/USDA Certified Organic Bodacious Bock and Mystical Stout. Wildwood’s Bodacious Bock is a Bavarian Spring Bock that uses only German Noble hops from Hallertau along with three organic malts. And their Mystical Stout is an Irish Dry Stout said to be similar to one that is brewed in County Cork, Ireland. Mmm, I wonder what they’re comparing it to? Hope this one is on nitro at the festival.
So make sure to pack some sunscreen and ride your bike or take TriMet and enjoy the sun this weekend in North Portland’s Overlook Park. We’ll be there!
North American Organic Brewers Festival
Overlook Park – Portland, OR
June 27 – June 30
Thursday, Friday & Saturday: Noon – 9:00pm
Sunday: Noon – 5:00pm
Admission into the event is free. The purchase of a $6 reusable, compostable cornstarch glass is required for tasting beer, as are tokens, which sell for $1 apiece. A full glass of beer costs four tokens and a four-ounce taste costs one token (select beers cost double tokens). Patrons receive a $1 discount toward the tasting glass with one of the following: a validated Tri-Met ticket, a ticket from the on-site fenced bike corral, or three cans of food for the Oregon Food Bank.
Children are allowed all hours when accompanied by a parent.
Alameda Brewing Co., Portland, OR
Yellow Wolves of Thailand / Imperial IPA 1.082 OG, 1.020 FG, 8.2% ABV, 100 IBU Organic Classification: 70-94% This is Alameda’s famed Yellow Wolf Imperial IPA with a Thai twist! Dried mangoes, flaked coconut, Thai basil and ginger are all added to this year round favorite. The brewers switched the usual malts out for organic and kept it extra hoppy, as usual!
Ambacht Brewing, Hillsboro, OR
Ambacht Dark Farmhouse / Belgian Specialty 1.063 OG, 1.008 FG, 7.2% ABV, 18 IBU Organic Classification: 95-99% Ambacht Dark Farmhouse Ale is a different sort of dark beer: dark in color, light in body and smooth in taste. This summer-weight porter was made with all organic malt and organic hops and keg-conditioned with blackberry honey.
Ambacht G++ Ale / Belgian Strong Golden 1.076 OG, 1.008 FG, 8% ABV, 9 IBU Organic Classification: 18 Ambacht G++ is incrementally better: it was aged in Heaven Hill whiskey barrels originally used by Hair of the Dog to age its Cherry Adam. HOTD left the cherries in the barrels, so this batch picked up a lot of the Cherry Adam influence in addition to the whiskey. This is a fruit beer unlike any other, made with organic malt and organic hops, fermented with Belgian yeast and keg-conditioned with blackberry honey.
Bison Brewing, Berkeley, CA
Honey Basil Ale / Herbed/ Spiced Beer 6% ABV, 12 IBU Organic Classification: 100% | CCOF certified Medieval Europeans commonly brewed with honey and gathered herbs, roots and flowers. Today, Bison carefully infuses caramel malts with basil and honey, creating an herbaceous, floral and virtually hop-less beer with a soft wisp of honey and just a hint of basil aftertaste.
Hop Cuvee / American Strong Pale Ale 5.5% ABV, 50 IBU Organic Classification: 100% | CCOF certified Like California sunshine in a bottle, Hop Cuvée radiates a golden hue with brilliant clarity and bright effervescence. It’s crisp, citrusy and tropical with a touch of pine-like bitterness, soft pale malts and a clean, dry finish.
Brunehaut Brewery, Brunehaut, Belgium
Brunehaut Belgian Amber / Gluten Free 6.5% ABV, 28 IBU Organic Classification: 95-99% | CERTISYS certified This amber beer features an auburn glow with the luster of a fine port. The first fragrance suggests pine seeds lightly sautéed in caramel, followed by a yeasty freshness. The initial taste precisely matches the aroma, finishing clean. This artisanal brewery grows all the barley on its family farm and the beer is as low in gluten as any beer on Earth.
Captured by Porches Brewing Co, Saint Helens, OR
Bavarian Style Hefeweizen / Bavarian Hefeweizen 1.060 OG, 1.018 FG, 5.7% ABV, 22 IBU Organic Classification: 95-99% This Bavarian style hefeweizen is brewed with the traditional yeast that imparts the banana/clove finish to the beer that is both light in color and full in bodice.
Invasive Species IPA / IPA 1.058 OG, 1.012 FG, 6.3% ABV, 70 IBU Organic Classification: 95-99% Brewed in the traditional British style, this IPA is a copper-colored ale that is at once hoppy and malty. Not a “West Coast” IPA, this brew is balanced between hops and malt, and pairs well with food or as a stand alone ale.
Coalition Brewing, Portland, OR
Bump’s Organic Bitter / ESB 1.054 OG, 1.012 FG, 5.5% ABV, 55 IBU Organic Classification: 70-94% A Northwest take on a traditional English bitter, this beer’s malt profile displays the bready and toasty notes of biscuit malt. Four hops give a Northwest flair to the traditionally malt forward style and complement the dry finish.
Eel River Brewing, Fortuna, CA
Acai Berry Wheat / Wheat Ale 1.040 OG, 1.009 FG, 4% ABV, 15 IBU Organic Classification: 100% | CCOF/USDA certified This is a delicate crystal wheat beer with a very light thirst quenching body, balanced by the equally refreshing aroma of organic açaí, pomegranate and other mixed berries.
Emerald Triangle IPA / American IPA 6.7% ABV, 60 IBU Organic Classification: 100% This American style IPA features crisp notes of citrus and pine with floral aromas.
Elliott Bay Brewing, Burien, WA
Organic No Doubt Stout / Oatmeal Stout 1.064 OG, 1.012 FG, 6.8% ABV, 30 IBU Organic Classification: 100% | WSDA certified The darkest of Elliott Bay’s year-round house beers, this robust beer, brewed with flaked oats, has an delicate smooth texture and rich aroma of roasted malt. This is a perennial favorite at the pub.
Organic Demolition Ale / American Strong Pale Ale 1.068 OG, 1.012 FG, 7.3% ABV, 70 IBU Organic Classification: 100% | WSDA certified This Imperial pale ale features a combination of organic pale, Pilsner, wheat honey, roast, black and caramel malts. It’s hopped with Northern Brewer, Chinook, Magnum, Simcoe, Amarillo and Cascade hops, then further dry-hopped with Cascade and Chinook.
Falling Sky Brewing, Eugene, OR
Done Rye’t Pale Ale / Rye Pale Ale 1.047 OG, 1.008 FG, 5.1% ABV, 35 IBU Organic Classification: 100% We believe that if you’re going to do something, do it right or not at all. Made with 100% organic ingredients, this rye pale ale has aromas of citrus blossoms and grapefruit rind with a refreshing spicy rye finish.
Biopiracy Best Bitter / Best Bitter1.047 OG, 1.012 FG, 4.6% ABV, 35 IBU Organic Classification: 100% So you want to save your own seeds? Yargh! Think your crop is safe from genetically modified contamination? Yargh! Scalawags using indigenous knowledge for profit? Yargh! This beer is made with 100% organic ingredients and features aromas of honeysuckle and pears with flavors of stone fruit and malt in the finish.
Fish Brewing Company, Olympia, WA
Fish Tale Organic Amber Ale / Amber 1.055 OG, 1.014 FG, 5% ABV, 22 IBU Organic Classification: 100% | WSDA certified Medium-bodied with an appealing amber hue, this beer’s organic pale, Munich and crystal malts create a gentle, sweet character that is difficult to resist. From organic Hallertauer hops comes a zesty flavor and aroma that beautifully balance the malt profile.
Fish Tale Organic IPA / IPA 1.061 OG, 1.013 FG, 6.7% ABV, 42 IBU Organic Classification: 100% | WSDA certified This medium-bodied beer features a rich, golden color. The organic pale and crystal malts lay down a firm malt body that provides the backbone for an assertive hop profile featuring organic Pacific Gems. The result is a Cascadian treasure.
Fort George Brewery & Public House, Astoria, OR
Forbidden Wonder Fruit Ale / Fruit Ale 1.055 OG, 1.014 FG, 5.1% ABV, 0 IBU Organic Classification: 95-99% Organic kiwis (translated in Chinese as wonder fruit), caramel and organic two-row malts are fermented with “Forbidden Fruit” yeast. According to the brewer, fruit beers are endlessly entertaining to brew. Hmmm, must be a story there.
Spruce Budd Pale Ale / Pale Ale 1.051 OG, 1.013 FG, 5% ABV, 0 IBU Organic Classification: 100% Spruce Budd Ale is made from organic two-row malted barley, slow sand-filtered water, house yeast and hundreds of pounds of hand-foraged fresh spruce tips. Delicious is the only word that comes close to describing this labor-intensive beer.
FOTM Brewing Company, Portland, OR
Shocks of Sheba / IPA 1.064 OG, 1.010 FG, 6.9% ABV, 70 IBU Organic Classification: 95-99% Featuring 100% organic malts, this Northwest IPA is inspired by KBOO’s mainstay Reggae program, Shocks of Sheba. As strong as its inspiration, this IPA is made with organic malts and copious amounts of hops for a strong rhythm and a good vibe.
Gilgamesh Brewing, Salem, OR
Chai Oatmeal Porter / Black Porter 5.5% ABV, 18 IBU Organic Classification: 70-94% This organic stout was brewed with a special blend of black tea and Dragonfly Chai spices. This low hop beer has a medium body and a bit of sweetness that blends perfectly with the bold flavor.
Golden Valley Brewery, McMinnville, OR
Hop Bracket IPA / IPA 1.065 OG, 1.014 FG, 6.5% ABV, 67 IBU Organic Classification: 95-99% Hop Bracket IPA fills that niche among Northwest craft beer drinkers who demand bracing bitterness and heady hop aromas in their beer. Organic pale and crystal malts provide a modicum of balance against an onslaught of hops, hops and more hops. Organic Nelson Sauvin hops from New Zealand add their distinctive aroma to this IPA. Hop heads take heed; Hop Bracket is right up your alley.
Milo Mild Ale / Mild Ale 1.038 OG, 1.008 FG, 3.8% ABV, 22 IBU Organic Classification: 95-99% Milo features organic pale and crystal malts, with a dash of chocolate and black malts for a ruby hue and round palate. Hopped with homegrown Willamette hops, and fermented with an English yeast strain, this ale exhibits the traditional character of an English mild, as well as the fine quality imparted by organically grown ingredients. Best enjoyed by the Imperial pint, so the brewers will understand if you come back for more.
Hopworks Urban Brewery, Portland, OR
Evelyn Sunshine Imperial IPA / Imperial IPA 1.068 OG, FG, 7.4% ABV, 90 IBU Organic Classification: 100% | Oregon TIlth certified Evelyn Sunshine Ettinger was the first Craft Baby of 2008 Oregon Craft Beer Month. Her namesake Imperial IPA is every bit as rambunctious and sassy as she is, with bushels of resinous citrus hop energy, a bright golden smile and just enough sweetness. The recipe is simple and the beer is delicious. Cheers to a great upcoming Oregon Craft Beer Month!
Laht Neppur Brewing Co., Waitsburg, WA
Peach Hefeweizen / Hefeweizen 1.053 OG, 1.014 FG, 5.3% ABV, 17 IBU Organic Classification: 95-99% Laht Neppur took its American hefeweizen recipe and added peaches, concentrated peach juice and peach puree to create this clean, easy drinking, summer refresher. Lactose was added to balance the sweetness lost during fermentation.
Backseat Blonde / American Blonde Ale 1.049 OG, 1.014 FG, 4.6% ABV, 21 IBU Organic Classification: 95-99% This beautiful straw colored ale has a crisp clean aftertaste and just a slight hop bite. Its an excellent choice by itself or when paired with grilled summer foods.
Laurelwood Brewing Co, Portland, OR
Free Range Red / NW Red Ale 1.057 OG, 1.009 FG, 6.2% ABV, 60 IBU Organic Classification: 100% | Oregon Tilth certified Free Range Red is a rich copper-colored ale with loads of fresh hop flavor. Medium in body, the caramel sweetness blends wonderfully with the smooth hop flavor creating a balanced, super drinkable beer. This beer is brewed with 100% organically-grown malts.
Green Elephant IPA / IPA 1.064 OG, 1.011 FG, 6.9% ABV, 80 IBU Organic Classification: 95-99% The Green Elephant is big, strong and green – organic, that is. A relative of the American IPA, the Green Elephant takes big hop flavor to the next level. Brewed with 100% organic malts, Cascade, Amarillo and Ahtanum hops, this is a unique and beautiful creature. The Green Elephant’s smooth and subtle malt character gives way to a bold, aggressive hop flavor. But be warned, this is one elephant that can sneak up on you!
Logsdon Farmhouse Ales, Hood River, OR
Aberrant / Farmhouse Golden Ale 1.065 OG, 1.004 FG, 8% ABV, 30 IBU Organic Classification: 95-99% | Oregon Tilth certified Aberrant Golden is a beer with a deceptive nature. Organic Pilsner malt, Liberty hops, cane sugar and a mix of special Belgian yeast strains produce a marriage of fruity, spicy and alcohol flavors supported by a soft malt character.
Seizoen Bretta / Saison 1.066 OG, 1.005 FG, 8.00% ABV, 35 IBU Organic Classification: 95-99% | Oregon Tilth certified This organic farmhouse ale was brewed with barley, wheat, oats, whole cone hops and 5-6 yeast strains including Brettanomyces. It’s filled with fruity and spicy flavors balanced by the hops and soft malt character. It was refermented in the keg with unfiltered pear juice for natural carbonation.
Lompoc Brewing, Portland, OR
Santiam Pale Ale / Pale Ale 1.050 OG, 1.008 FG, 5.5% ABV, IBU Organic Classification: 95-99% Smooth, mildly bitter-sweet, and full-bodied, this pale ale defines hop/malt balance. With floral notes and hints of tropical fruits, the earthy Santiam and Willamette hop varieties are well showcased in this beer. Dark wheat and Munich barley contribute the “ying” to the hop “yang.”
McMenamins Concordia Brewery, Portland, OR
Sommerziet Organic Kölsch / Kölsch 1.046 OG, 1.008 FG, 4.9% ABV, 24 IBU Organic Classification: 95-99% This smooth and crisp ale was brewed to quench that summertime thirst. Kölsch is more than a beer style, it is a word for the German dialect spoken in Cologne. With that in mind, the brewers attempted to keep this ale as traditional as possible, even using a Kölsch yeast strain. Sommerzeit Kölsch has a subdued maltiness throughout, leading to a pleasantly refreshing tang in the finish. Remember that Kölsch is the only language that one can also drink!
McMenamins Crystal Brewery, Portland, OR
Omega Moo Organic Cream Ale Deluxe / Imperial Cream Ale 1.076 OG, 1.012 FG, 8.3% ABV, 39 IBU Organic Classification: 95-99% This big, beefy cream ale packs quite a punch (or kick if you’re not looking out). It was made with a wide variety of organic grains, including two-row, wheat and unmalted wheat, rolled oats and Carapils, then generously hopped with Perle and Golding hops to add a good balance to this otherwise malty beer.
McMenamins Edgefield, Troutdale, OR
Going Back to Cali Organic Common / California Common 1.055 OG, 1.009 FG, 5.9% ABV, 38 IBU Organic Classification: 95-99% When trying to find inspiration for their entry to the NAOBF, the brewers turned – as they often do – to the Notorious B.I.G. for guidance. The resulting California Common style beer is a light amber lager fermented at ale temperature with a malt profile smoother than Biggie’s rhymes, and a hop presence to provide the balance that will have you “going going back back” for another.
McMenamins Old Church and Pub, Wilsonvile, OR
Spring Fling / India Session Ale 1.043 OG, 1.007 FG, 4.7% ABV, 50 IBU Organic Classification: 95-99% This ISA was brewed using Amarillo, Simcoe and Citra hops for your summertime drinking pleasure. You will find a slight biscuit and citrus character on the palate with this beer, leading to a crisp and bright finish.
Neumarkter Lammsbräu Lammsbräu
Pilsner / Pilsner 4.8% ABV, IBU Organic Classification: 100% | USDA certified This pale yellow organic imported Pilsner was brewed only from mineral water, natural hop flowers, organic malt and GMO-free yeast. It features a strong hop flavor with a light, mild taste from the natural cone hops, developing into an aromatic mild aftertaste. The nose is reminiscent of lemon and a fresh flower field combined with a pronounced hop aroma. This beer is also 100% vegan.
Oakshire Brewing, Eugene, OR
Save the Farmhouse Ale / Farmhouse 1.051 OG, 1.007 FG, 5.80% ABV, 20 IBU Organic Classification This hazy, blonde farmhouse ale was made with spelt, buckwheat, unmalted wheat and flaked oats. Save the Farmhouse Ale is a dry, crisp and rustic ale with fruity notes on the finish.
Old Town Brewing, Portland, OR
“I’d like to buy the world a Kölsch” / Kölsch 1.046 OG, 1.007 FG, 5% ABV, 20 IBU Organic Classification: 70-94% “I’d like to teach the world to sing, in perfect harmony. I’d like to buy the world a Kölsch, and keep it company.” That’s the beer thing!
PINTS Brewing Co, Portland, OR
Green Line Organic IPA / IPA 1.050 OG, 1.011 FG, 5.1% ABV, 37 IBU Organic Classification: 100 Situated right on the MAX Green Line in historic Old Town Portland, PINTS brews its 100% organic session IPA with Great Western two-row, wheat and C-15 organic malts. The heavy lifters in the organic hop category are Bravo and Cascade, which provide the classic NW IPA aroma and flavor of grapefruit, citrus fruit and floral notes.
Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider, Portland, OR
Overlook Organic Heirloom / Hard Cider 1.065 OG, 1.004 FG, 8.7% ABV, 0 IBU Organic Classification: 95-99% Made with a blend of organic Golden Russet, organic White Winter Pearmain and a smattering of other organic heirloom apples, then back sweetened with a hint of local raw honey, this cider was created specifically for the NAOBF. Expect an off-dry, crisp cider free of cloying sweetness.
Rock Bottom Brewery, Portland, OR
Reinheitsgebrah / Honey Blonde Ale 1.050 OG, 1.010 FG, 5.3% ABV, 25 IBU Organic Classification: 95-99% You take some honey, add some hops and some Kölsch yeast – baby, you’ve got a honey Kölsch going!
Silver Moon Brewing Inc., Bend, OR
Nelson the Spacefish / Rye IPA 1.066 OG, 1.010 FG, 6.7% ABV, 84 IBU Organic Classification: 95-99% Alpha Project #4: Nelson the Spacefish Rye IPA is a rye infused IPA brewed with New Zealand Green Bullet and Nelson Sauvin hops. This unique IPA has both a creamy and spicy graininess from the malted rye, as well as a distinct white wine/fruit punch character from the Nelson Sauvin hops. Enjoy this radically different IPA.
The Crystal Ship / American Hefeweizen 1.052 OG, 1.010 FG, 5% ABV, 22 IBU Organic Classification: 95-99% This hazy, refreshingly smooth wheat beer is a true juggernaut. Silver Moon’s Crystal Ship American Hefeweizen is brewed with Northwest two-row malt, malted wheat and premium caramel Pilsner malt. Apollo and Crystal hop varieties contribute to the citrus, spicy and floral notes of this amazing beer.
Summit Brewing, St. Paul, MN
Unchained #12: 100% Organic Ale / Session IPA 1.044 OG, 1.008 FG, 4.7% ABV, 65 IBU Organic Classification: 100% | MCIA certified Presenting Batch 12 in the Summit Unchained Series – 100% Organic Ale. It’s Minnesota’s first USDA-certified 100% organic beer. It’s also Brewer Gabe Smoley’s first offering from Summit’s limited-release Unchained Series, where individual brewers are free to make whatever they want. Gabe went all out to make this session IPA as enjoyable as it is sustainable, even developing his own organic yeast strain. 100% Organic Ale offers up a pronounced rose, potpourri and floral hop character with a light malt backbone, making it the perfect beer for summer.
Two Kilts Brewing Co, Sherwood, OR
BEET-nik / Organic Beet Ale 1.063 OG, 1.012 FG, 6.6% ABV, 30 IBU Organic Classification: 70-94% A rich malty beer with a very unique character – beets! A bright reddish purple color with a frothy pink head gives this beer quite the appearance. It features fragrant, earthy aromas with a slightly sweet taste and nice beet finish. Coriander was also added to add a nice little bit of spice to this beer.
Highway to Helles / Organic Helles Lager 1.052 OG, 1.013 FG, 5% ABV, 20 IBU Organic Classification: 70-94 This is a clean, crisp refreshing lager. A slight malt sweetness is balanced out with nice hop character and aroma. It’s really smooth, easy to drink, and good for any time of year.
Uinta Brewing Co, Salt Lake City, UT
BABA Organic Black Lager / Schwartzbier 1.046 OG, 1.014 FG, 4% ABV, 32 IBU Organic Classification: 100% | USDA This full flavored lager is pitch black in color, with chocolate and roast notes. It’s robust, smooth and exceptionally drinkable.
Sum’r Organic Summer Ale / Golden Ale 1.042 OG, 1.010 FG, 4% ABV, 17 IBU Organic Classification: 100 | USDA certified Citrusy and thirst-quenching, this refreshing golden ale is highlighted by the use of appealing Sorachi hops, an uncommon hop from Japan. It’s balanced with lighter malts, resulting in a citrusy, fresh and clean summer ale.
Uncommon Brewers, Santa Cruz, CA
Bacon Brown Ale / Nut Brown Ale 11.058 OG, 6.8% ABV, 65 IBU Organic Classification: 95-99% | CCOF certified Bacon Brown is an American nut brown ale brewed with buckwheat and bacon – yes, bacon! An initial hop bitterness cleanses the palate for the smoky bacon finish of this uncommon beer.
Siamese Twin Ale / Belgian-style Dubbel 1.07 OG, 8.5% ABV, 25 IBU Organic Classification: 95-99% | CCOF certified The Twin is a Belgian-style dubbel brewed with lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves and Indian coriander. It’s amber bodied and sweet on the palate with floral esters in the nose from a bold Abbey yeast.
Upright Brewing, Portland, OR
Reggae Junkie Gruit / Hopless Herbal Beer 1.046 OG, 1.006 FG, 5.3% ABV, 0 IBU Organic Classification: 95-99% Reggae Junkie Gruit is a hopless beer that uses a blend of lemongrass, hyssop, bitter orange peel and Sichuan peppercorns instead. The base is a light saison made with all organic malts and flaked spelt. Its botanical mix gives the beer a pleasant and complex nose while also providing an invigorating tonic-like quality, even in small doses.
Vertigo Brewing & Taproom , Hillsboro, OR
Organic Friar Mike’s IPA / IPA 1.057 OG, 1.011 FG, 6.1% ABV, 64 IBU Organic Classification: 70-94% This organic version of the brewery’s flagship IPA is a handcrafted IPA recipe with help from the Friar himself. Brewed with a generous amount of Columbus hops, with late additions of Amarillo and Cascade, this IPA boasts a prominent hop flavor up front with a well balanced malt/hop finish. Cheers to the Friar!
Wandering Aengus Ciderworks, Salem, OR
Anthem Cider / Semi-Dry Session Cider 6% ABV, IBU Organic Classification: 70-94 Anthem Cider is a gluten-free cider that offers the tart acidity of the apple’s natural malic acid with a clean fruit forward finish. It’s semi-dry and medium tart.
Anthem Hops / Dry-Hopped Session Cider 6% ABV, 10 IBU Organic Classification: 70-94% Anthem Cider’s tribute to the Northwest’s love of hops, Anthem Hops is a gluten free cider dry-hopped with Oregon grown Cascade hops for more than three weeks. The result is a light, lagerish cider with all the beautiful citrus and floral aromas of Cascade hops with a only slight bitterness on the finish. It’s just shy of dry and mildly tart.
Widmer Brothers Brewing Co, Portland, OR
Tiny Tim’s Organic Mild / Mild Ale 1.040 OG, 1.012 FG, 3.8% ABV, 15 IBU Organic Classification: 95-99% This organic dark mild was brewed with New Zealand Wakatu hops, which are prized for their well-rounded flavor.
Wildwood Brewing, Stevensville, MT
Bodacious Bock / Bavarian Spring Bock 1.064 OG, 1.012 FG, 7.5% ABV, 24 IBU Organic Classification: 100% | MDA/USDA certified Three organic malts are employed to give this traditional German spring bock a complexity that hints of honey. Only German Noble hops from the Hallertau region are used for a soft bitterness and floral aroma. It’s decoction mashed in the old world tradition. This is a strong beer, imbiber beware!
Mystical Stout / Irish Dry Stout 1.054 OG, 1.008 FG, 5.6% ABV, 34 IBU Organic Classification: 100% | MDA/USDA certified Mystical Stout is an Irish style dry stout similar to that brewed by a renowned brewery in County Cork, Ireland. Organic two-row barley and black roasted malts give this beer a flavor and aroma reminiscent of coffee. This beer is easy drinking and user friendly.
5-5:45: Tuck and Daisy
7:15-8:30: The Hill Dogs
1-1:45: Brad Mackeson
3-3:45: The Ruby Pines
5-5:45: Leaves Russell
6-6:45: Device Grips
7-8:30: World’s Finest
1-1:45: Chris Marshall
2-2:45: There is No Mountain
3-3:45: The Bottlecap Boys
4-4:45: Wil Kinky
6-6:45: Jordan Harris
12-12:45: Chronic Rock
1-1:45: Je_rey Martin
2-3: Kory Quinn Duo
3:15-4:30: Twisted Whistle
This post was written by D.J. Paul on June 25, 2013