Block 15, Sunriver & Buoy Partner on Where Rivers Meet Pale Ale

Three Oregon breweries have come together to support the non-profit Ocean Blue Project. A few weeks ago, Block 15 Brewing and Buoy Beer traveled to Sunriver Brewing to collaborate on a new beer – Where Rivers Meet Pale Ale.

This new benefit beer will debut when the three breweries convene along the Oregon Coast in in celebration of World Ocean Day. On Saturday, June 24, 2023, the breweries will be meeting up at the Historic Nye Beach in Newport, Oregon for a beach clean-up from 1:00-4:00pm. Then following the beach clean-up, the beer release will take place at the Taphouse at Nye Creek in Nye Beach from 5:00-8:00pm.

The concept behind the beer was inspired by an effort to broaden awareness of Ocean Blue Project’s mission to our industry.

“With all three breweries located by 3 major river waterways, Where Rivers Meet pale ale is a representation of our awareness and impact that our distance from the ocean is still connected by these rivers,” said Buoy Beer Marketing Manager Jessyka Dart-Mclean.

Sunriver Brewery, located by the Deschutes River, and Block 15, by the Willamette River, are significant tributaries to the Columbia River, located by Buoy Beer. Therefore the three breweries have a simple connection.

Where Rivers Meet Pale Ale was crafted and brewed by all three breweries on May 26th in Sunriver, OR. Head Brewer Patrick Raasch describes the beer as “a light-colored, clear, West Coast-style Pale Ale with a bright citrus and tropical hop character”.

While developing the beer concept and recipe, the breweries recognized the impact of sourcing ingredients from sustainable suppliers. “We brewed with a selection of Salmon-Safe hops from some of Oregon’s finest hop growers – Crystal from Goschie Farms, Strata from Coleman AG, and Estate Grown Comet and Chinook from Crosby Hop Farm.” Brett Thomas, Sunriver Brewing Director of Brewing Ops, explains.

Where Rivers Meet Pale Ale will be available on draft and in cans throughout Oregon and at the three brewery locations after the launch party in Newport.

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