With its celebrated history dating back to 1984 making it Oregon’s oldest craft brewery, BridgePort Brewing has announced a few new beers along with a few changes as we enter the month of March. Hitting taps and shelves are two new beers, Tiny Horse Pilsner and India Pale Wheat. Along with these two new beers, BridgePort is also refreshing its packaging on its entire lineup of beers.
Also in store for 2017 will be the installation of a 5-barrel pilot brewery at BridgePort to assist in product development. Once installed this new pilot brewery will take over from its current use of traveling to Corvallis, Oregon and brewing on Oregon State University’s 1.7-barrel system. This new pilot system will also increase the variety of beers that will be on tap at its brewpub in Portland’s Pearl District.
Circling back to the two new beers, Tiny Horse Pilsner marks the first pilsner for BridgePort Brewing in its 33 years. Then with its new India Pale Wheat (IPW), this is the first release in the brewery’s new Deep Cut Series of beers, a rotating brew selection, available only within the Beervana 12 Pack.
Here are more details from the brewery’s press release…
Inspired by the great European pilsners from Germany, Austria, and the Czech Republic, Tiny Horse Pilsner, on shelves beginning today, is BridgePort’s own spin on the classic style. Brewed with locally-sourced Pilsner malt as well as a touch of Vienna malt for a signature crisp, clean finish. The liquid is then topped with Willamette Valley hops for a perfectly balanced aroma of bitterness and floral notes. As a nod to the great European brewing tradition, BridgePort’s brewers finish this beer with a classic pilsner hop variety, Czech Saaz.
In addition to the new year-round, IPW is the first in BridgePort’s rotating Deep Cut series. Not a Hefeweizen but not an IPA either, this beer starts with a base of 50% pale malt and 50% wheat. Brewers then use Sterling, Crystal and Cascade hops in the kettle for a classic Northwest hop base. Next, they dry hop Cascades for a refreshing floral and citrus finish. Final touches on this brew include light filtering to ensure IPW’s light haze and bright hop aroma.
“We’re excited about all the new happenings at the brewery right now, especially the new brews,” states Jeff Edgerton, BridgePort Brewmaster. “Tiny Horse and IPW are both unique to BridgePort’s current lineup and we couldn’t be happier about the taste profiles each of these beers feature. But don’t just take my word for it; go grab yourself a beer and enjoy!”
For more information on BridgePort’s newest beers, Tiny Horse Pilsner and IPW, visit BridgePort’s brand new website www.bridgeportbrew.com or come down to the BrewPub at 1313 NW Marshall St.
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 20 years under his belt of drinking beer at festivals across America and the world, he has developed a strong appreciation and understanding of craft beer and the industry that surrounds it. He can be found in any of the great breweries or beer bars that make Portland the best beer city in the world. His writing can also be found in Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter at @hopapalooza.