Wyoming’s Award Winning Melvin Brewing is Headed To Oregon

Melvin Brewing Oregon 2x4 Day at NWIPA, Roscoe's, APEX and The BeerMongers

Over the past few years Melvin Brewing has been sending its award winning beers here to Oregon for a few special events here and there. The Wyoming based brewery known for its hop forward beers will be in Portland once again on February 4, also known as National 2×4 Day. On 2/4, Melvin Brewing will be sending its famous 2×4 Imperial IPA to 24 different bars in 9 different states from the Pacific to Atlantic Ocean.

The usual suspects here in Portland will be serving 2×4 IIPA on February 4 that includes N.W.I.P.A., Roscoe’s, The BeerMongers and APEX. Up north in Seattle it’ll be Brouwer’s Café, Toronado, Pinebox, and Beveridge Place Pub.

But this is only temporary great news as we have learned that Melvin Brewing will enter the Oregon craft beer market this summer in August most likely from what we hear via General Distributors. For those of you that cannot wait until August, Melvin Brewing will be joining Barley Brown’s Beer to be part of Fort George Brewery’s 2016 3-Way IPA collaboration.

2016 Fort George 3-Way IPA Collaborators, Chris Nimz, Tyler Brown, and Jeremy Tofte (image courtesy of Fort George Brewery's Brad Blaser)
2016 Fort George 3-Way IPA Collaborators, Chris Nimz of Fort George Brewery, Tyler Brown of Barley Brown’s Beer, and Jeremy Tofte of Melvin Brewing. (image courtesy of Fort George Brewery’s Brad Blaser)

Founded in 2009 by Jeremy Tofte and Kirk McHale, Melvin Brewing has been satisfying hop fans across the country with its enticing West Coast Style IPAs. This original 3 barrel brew house has been the source of Melvin IPA and 2×4 Imperial IPA, which went on to win gold medals at the 2012 Great American Beer Festival, back-to-back Alpha King awards in 2012 and 2013, and a Gold Medal at the World Beer Cup. Then in 2015 Melvin was awarded the Small Brew Pub and Small Brew Pub Brewer of the year. Then this past December Melvin Brewing increased its production to a brand new 30-barrel brew house at its production facility in Alpine, WY.

With this increased capacity Melvin Brewing is now able to share its award-winning 2×4 Imperial IPA across the U.S. on February 4. The swag, the hip-hop, the ninjas, and – of course – Melvin’s 2×4 will all be out to party.

Boneyard Beer, Melvin Brewing and Barley Brown's at Brouwer's Cafe
2/3 of the 2016 Fort George 3-Way IPA, Boneyard Beer, Melvin Brewing and Barley Brown’s at Brouwer’s Cafe.

2×4 is an Imperial IPA that is described as offering a stupid amount of hops. Checking in at 10% ABV, 2×4 has a light malt base that reveals notes of pine, citrus and tropical fruit. Up until now Melvin’s 2×4 Imperial IPA has only been available on draught at Thai Me Up restaurant in Jackson, Wyoming and a few other temporary locations in the region.

Participating bars include:

San Diego:
Hamilton’s Tavern, 1521 30th Street, San Diego 92102

Backcountry Tap House, 2319 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder 80302
Backcountry Nederland, 20 Lakeview Drive, Nederland
Falling Rock, 1919 Blake Street, Denver 80202
Hops and Pie, 3920 Tennyson Street, Denver 80212
Fort Collins:
Tap and Handle, 307 S College Avenue, Fort Collins 80524

Bier Thirty Bottle & Bistro, 3073 S Bown Way, Boise 83706
Pre Funk Beer Bar, 1100 West front Street, Boise 83702
Twisted Timber – 4563 Cloverdale Road, Boise 83709

Alewife, 21 N Eutaw Street, Baltimore 21201

Lord Hobo, 92 Hampshire Street, Cambridge

New York:
Alewife NYC, 5-14 51st Ave, Long Island City 02139

N.W.I.P.A.,6350 SE Foster Road, Portland 97206
Roscoe’s, 81-5 SE Stark Street, Portland 97215
The BeerMongers, 1125 SE Division Street, Portland 97202
Apex, 1216 SE Division Street, Portland 97202

Brouwer’s Café, 400 North 35th Street, Seattle 98103
Toronado, 1205 NE 65th Street, Seattle 94115
Pinebox, 1600 Melrose Avenue, Seattle 98122
Beveridge Place Pub, 6413 California Avenue SW, Seattle 98136

Elizabeth Station, 1400 W Holly Street, Bellingham 98225
The Copper Hog Gastropub, 1327 North State Street, Bellingham 98225
McKay’s Taphouse and Pizzeria, 1118 E Maple Street, Bellingham 98225
Trainwreck bar and grill 427 E Farihaven Ave, Bellingham, 98233

Jackson Hole:
Thai Me Up (original home of Melvin Brewing), 75 E Pearl Ave, Jackson, 83001

National 2×4 Day is your first (or second) chance to taste this outstanding beer before it launches into wider distribution. For more information, including tapping times, check out www.2x4man.com or search #2×4 on all social media platforms.