Blog Tag: Press Release

Oakshire Brewing to release bottles of Watershed IPA and Overcast Espresso Stout

Last week, I got a press release from Oakshire Brewing in Eugene, OR. Nope, not a Portland beer, but if you've been able to taste their brews, you'll agree that everyone should keep an eye on them. Almost exactly a year ago, Oakshire Brewing emerged after a bit of legal prodding forced a name change from Willamette Brewing. They have continued to haul their beer and brand all over oregon throughout the year and are... Read More »

Oregon Brewers Festival: Buzz Tent

Oregon Brewer's Festival 2008. Well, the Oregon Brewers Festival is upon us. Every year, there is more beer, more people, and hotter temperatures. I use up a few vacation days each year so that I can make it out to the festival by noon on Thursday and Friday, avoiding much of the crowd and concentrating on the beer. This time, the organizers are adding another feature to the festivities: The Buzz Tent. It's kind of... Read More »

Full Sail Brewing Celebrates Oregon Craft Beer Month

Hood River, Oregon - Brewers know the best way to celebrate is to brew a special beer, and in honor of Oregon Craft Beer Month Full Sail Brewing Company will release a new beer in their Brewer's Share line up. The special beer, Andy's Ambrosia Red, was developed by Full Sail Brewer Andy Cummings. The Brewer's Share series is a line up of small batch draft beers where each of the Full Sail brewers takes... Read More »

Oakshire Brewing Expands, Adds Brewmaster

I received a press release from Oakshire Brewing Company with some information on their expansion and an introduction to Matt Van Wyk (a brewer from Flossmoor Station whose reputation precedes him by a mile). I don't know much about Oakshire personally, so I'll pass the press release on verbatim below.I was able to taste some of of Oakshire's brews at last year's Oregon Brewer Festival and OBF Brewers Dinner. Oakshire appeared at the dinner with... Read More »

Full Sail Brewing Co. Releases Brewmaster Reserve Keelhauler Scottish Ale

This just in from Full Sail:Hood River, Or - Full Sail Brewing Company is proud to release a new beer in their Brewmaster Reserve line-up for 2009, Keelhauler Scottish Ale. Keelhauler is a full bodied rich ale with slight notes of caramel and cocoa and a strong malty flavor. The hop character is spicy and earthy with a nice finishing hop flavor. "With this style we embark on a trip across the pond. Keelhauler, a... Read More »

The 5 things you can do to stop HB 2461

February 20, 2009
This came from the Oregon Brewer's Guild today, so I'm just passing it along verbatim:The Five things you can do to help fight House Bill 2461The Oregon brewing industry is facing a nearly $50 per barrel increase on beer taxes – an increase of over 1900% – which would make the Oregon beer excise tax the highest in the country. If House Bill 2461 passes, it could result in the loss of up to 3,400... Read More »

Renowned Last Abbey Brewer Tomme Arthur To Guest Brew at Bend Brewing Company

February 3, 2009
Award-winning Bend Brewing Co. Head Brewer Tonya Cornett will team with award-winning Lost Abbey Head Brewer Tomme Arthur to brew a traditional stein lager at Bend Brewing Co. on February 5 and 6, 2009.Cornett traveled earlier this year to the San Marcos, California, brewery, the Lost Abbey, to collaborate with Arthur to make the first batch of this unique beer. On March 5 and 6, Arthur will travel to Bend so that he and Cornett... Read More »

Beer and Film in PDX

January 29, 2009
BridgePort Brewing Company. "Seriously. Last night, man, I was so drunk, I was calling Morocco, man. Calling, trying to get to the Hotel Hilton at Tangiers in Casablanca, man. That's, I mean, that's, that's pathetic, man! Is that what you wanna do with your life? Suck down peppermint schnapps and try to call Morocco at two in the morning? That's senseless! But that's what happens, man." --Mark Borchardt, American MovieI can watch American Movie about... Read More »

Full Sail Releases Black Gold Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout

Hood River, Or - Full Sail Brewing is proud to announce the special release of Black Gold Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout 2009. This highly anticipated release from Full Sail's vintage barrel series has been a Full Sail brewing tradition since 1998. Every year since, Full Sail's talented team of brewers brew an Imperial style dark ale and fill roughly sixty oak bourbon barrel casks, then age them in their cellar for about a year."Wood... Read More »

Nation's Greenest State Honors Brewery for Responsible Business Practices

Full Sail Brewing Company Portland, Or - Full Sail Brewing Company was honored by the State of Oregon for their outstanding commitment to sustainable business practices. The Brewery received the Governor's Sustainability Award for small business. The State of Oregon, ranked the greenest state in the nation by and Business Facilities Magazine, presents the awards annually to innovative companies and organizations that demonstrate an exemplary commitment to sustainability.The second annual Governor's Sustainability Awards were... Read More »

Widmer Brothers Brewing Warms Up Winter With A Cold One

Widmer Brothers Brewing. PORTLAND, Ore. – October 9, 2008 – Widmer Brothers Brewing says “Baby its cold outside!” with its first new winter ale in four years: Brrr. The highly anticipated brew, perfect for winter, is a moderately strong dark red ale that embodies the notable “Pacific Northwest style” citrus hop aroma and flavor.“I have many fond memories of my brew-studies in Germany. In particular, the tradition of crafting beers that reflect the unique attributes... Read More »

Full Sail Brewing Celebrates the Bounty of the Holiday Season with Wassail Ale

Hood River, Or - A few unmistakable signs tell us when winter has arrived in Hood River. The waterfalls in the Gorge start kicking out the jams. The snow report for the backcountry regains its hold over us. And the Wassail starts flowing once again. And that means friends and family will surely be close behind."Historically, brewers craft small batches of darker beers, generously adding extra hops and malts to make exceptionally robust tasty ales... Read More »

BridgePort Brewing Company Joins the Fight Against Breast Cancer

BridgePort Brewing Company PORTLAND, Ore. – October 1, 2008 – Bridgeport Brewing Company is teaming up with the Komen Race for the Cure of Oregon, SW Washington and Puget Sound® with ‘Case for the Cure.’ Throughout October – National Breast Cancer Awareness Month - BridgePort Brewing Company’s ‘Case for the Cure’ program will donate one dollar for each case of BridgePort Brewing product sold at participating retailers to Komen for the Cure of Oregon, SW... Read More »

Full Sail Brewing Celebrates 21 Years with "21" A Special Anniversary Brew

Full Sail's "21" Doppelbock. Hood River Oregon - "Over the last year, we have been working on a special beer to celebrate a special occasion - the brewery's 21st birthday which is coming up in September. This means we are finally old enough to drink our own beer. They say your 21st birthday is a rite of passage - the milepost that marks your evolution from child to adult, with all the attendant privileges &... Read More »

Holiday Ale Festival celebrates the season with 40 specialty and vintage winter beers from across the nation

During last year's Holiday Ale Festival setup, I helped by drinking beer. PORTLAND, Ore. - Sept. 9, 2008 - The winter season holds many gifts for beer lovers in the form of big, bold ales designed to fend off the cold chill of a long winter night. The Holiday Ale Festival has gathered together 40 of these winter warmers, most of which cannot be tasted outside of the event, for a joyous weekend celebration. The... Read More »

Beer lovers reap the benefits of Oregon's fall hop harvest at Oregon Bounty's Fresh Hop Beer Tastivals

September 9, 2008
Fresh Cascade hops. PORTLAND, Ore. – Sept. 9, 2008 - Hopheads, rejoice! The autumn air is turning crisp, heralding the annual harvest of hops, and with it, the celebration of fresh hop beers by Oregon’s famed craft brewers. Oregon Bounty and the Oregon Brewers Guild have collaborated to host a statewide series of three Fresh Hop Beer “Tastivals,” each featuring more than 20 original fresh hop beers from many of Oregon’s top craft breweries.The Oregon... Read More »

Full Sail Brewing Releases New Brewer's Share Beer - Phil's Existential Alt

Full Sail Brewer Phil Roche. Hood River, Oregon - This year Full Sail celebrates 21 years of doing what they love, brewing beer. As a continuation of their 21st birthday celebrations, Full Sail is proud to announce the next beer in their line up of small batch draft beers called "Brewer's Share." To celebrate the release of Phil's Existential Alt, brewed by Full Sail brewer, Phil Roche, the brewery invites you to "Meet the Brewer... Read More »

Full Sail Brewing Celebrates the Bounty of the Hop Harvest with Lupulin Fresh Hop Ale

Full Sail Brewmaster John Harris checking out the fresh hops on the vine. Hood River, Or - Full Sail Brewing is proud to announce the release of Lupulin Fresh Hop Ale as part of their Brewmaster Reserve series. Brewing a fresh hop ale to celebrate the hop harvest is an annual tradition at Full Sail. Every year, the Full Sail brewers travel to area hop fields and gather all the fresh hops they can carry... Read More »

Fresh Hop Flavors Drive Interest in Microbrew Lineup as Hood River Hops Fest Celebrates Fifth Anniversary

Oregon grown hops! HOOD RIVER, Ore. (June 23, 2008) — Celebrating its fifth year as the premier fresh hops beer tasting event in the Pacific Northwest, the Hood River Hops Fest on Oct. 4, 2008, will feature beers from more than 20 Northwest craft brewers, an expanded menu of food with an emphasis on local restaurants, Columbia Gorge wines and activities for the entire family.“Hops Fest started as a tribute to the great, fresh-hopped microbrews... Read More »

Oregon Brewers Festival bucks the economic downturn, celebrates banner year with record attendance and sales

2008 Oregon Brewers Festival (Brewers Dinner). PORTLAND, Ore. – July 31, 2008 – America’s economy may be in a downturn, but the effects didn’t show at the 21st annual Oregon Brewers Festival (OBF). The nation’s largest outdoor craft beer festival witnessed record attendance with 70,000 people, a 15 percent increase over last year’s all time high. Beer sales followed suit, also showing a 15 percent increase. The four-day event concluded on July 27th at Tom... Read More »

2008 Oregon Brewers Festival Beer Descriptions

Oregon Brewers Festival 21st Amendment BrewerySan Francisco, CA21st-amendment.comHell or High Watermelon / Wheat Beer with fruitOG: 1.048FG: 1.010ABV: 5.2IBUs: 17Color: GoldenOne of the most popular beers at the OBF for several years, this wheat beer is flavored with real watermelon, giving the beer a subtle aroma and a dry, tart flavor. Low hopping levels let the unique taste of wheat and watermelon shine through.Alameda BrewhousePortland, ORalamedabrewhouse.comEast Village Amber / AmberOG: 1.054FG: 1.014ABV: 5.2IBUs: 33Color: Dark... Read More »

Full Sail Brewing Celebrates Oregon Craft Beer Month

Brewmaster John Harris and Brewer Phil Roche from Full Sail's Brewery at Riverplace in Portland. Hood River, - June 27, 2008 -- This year Full Sail celebrates 21 years of doing what they love, brewing beer. As a continuation of their 21st birthday celebrations, Full Sail is proud to announce the next beer in their line up of small batch draft beers called "Brewer's Share." The brewery will launch their second offering, Lizama Summer Weizen,... Read More »

70+ Beers Not Enough? More Events During The Oregon Brewers Festival

Oregon Brewers Festival Four days of drinking at the Oregon Brewers Festival not enough for you? 70+ beers not enough to keep you occupied? No problem! Check out these other events preceding the 2008 Oregon Brewers Festival.July 23, 2008Oregon Brewers DinnerTom McCall Waterfront Park, SW Pine St and Bill Naito Parkway6 to 8:30 p.m.$ or 503-288-2739/800-440-2537The Oregon Brewers Dinner is an annual barbecue held the eve of the Oregon Brewers Festival. The event is attended... Read More »

Oregon Brewers Break Record Production Numbers

April 24, 2008
Portland, Oregon PORTLAND, Ore. (April 24, 2008) – Figures released today by the Oregon Brewers Guild show 2007 was a banner year for Oregon's craft brewing industry as production across the state grew at a rate of 8.1 percent. Total beer production for the state was approximately 860,000 barrels, or 285 million bottles of beer. That is an increase of more than 64,000 barrels, up from 796,000 barrels in 2006.The industry posted strong growth despite... Read More »

Bridgeport Brewing Company WinsTwo Medals at 2008 World Beer Cup

Bridgeport Brewing Co. PORTLAND, Ore. – April 22, 2008 – BridgePort Brewing Company, Oregon's oldest craft brewery, recently claimed a gold and silver medal in the Brewers Association (BA) World Beer Cup 2008, a global beer competition that evaluates beers from around the world and recognizes the most outstanding beers being produced in the world today.Gold, silver and bronze medals in the competition's 91 beer-style categories were awarded April 19, 2008 during the World Beer... Read More »

Spring Beer & Wine Fest People's Choice Awards

Sorry for the delay on this one. Here's the official press release for the People's Choice Awards at this year's Spring Beer and Wine Fest:Bitter Bitch Makes It A Double (IPA) In Spring Beer & Wine FestPeople's Choice AwardsPORTLAND, OR -- For the second straight year, Astoria Brewing Co.'s Bitter Bitch Double IPA has grabbed the People's Choice Award at the Spring Beer & Wine Fest.Despite the brew's bitter name, the win is an especially... Read More »

Bridgeport Brewing Company Unveils its First Fruit Ale -- Stumptown Tart

Bridgeport Brewing Company Pucker Up for the Debut of the Next 22-Ounce Big Brew, an Oregon Marion Berry Belgian Style Infused Ale, at the Stumptown Tart Release Party April 24thPORTLAND, Ore. – April 7, 2008 – BridgePort Brewing Company, Oregon's oldest craft brewery, is unveiling its next limited-edition 22-ounce Big Brew Stumptown Tart, a Belgian Style Ale infused with Oregon Marion Berries. BridgePort's Stumptown Tart, at 8.3-percent ABV (alcohol by volume) is more than just... Read More »

21st Annual Oregon Brewers Festival Official Press Release

Scene from last year's Oregon Brewers Festival. PORTLAND, Ore. - March 26, 2008 - In 1933 the 21st Amendment to the United States Constitution repealed the 18th Amendment, which had mandated nationwide Prohibition. Since the Oregon Brewers Festival turns 21 this year, the event finds it fitting to celebrate the ratification of the 21st Amendment during its four-day course. One of the nation's longest-running and best-loved craft beer festivals will take place July 24 through... Read More »