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Sierra Nevada Brewing to Brew Resilience IPA for Camp Fire Relief

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. announced today that the company will brew Resilience Butte County Proud IPA to raise funds for those impacted by the Camp Fire. Sierra Nevada will donate 100 percent of Resilience IPA sales to Camp Fire relief and is asking every other brewery in the country to brew the beer and do the same.


Last Call: TTB Accepts Offer for Trade Practice Violations; Freetail Founder Scott Metzger Exits Company

In this week’s Last Call: The TTB and Elgin Beverage agree to a $325,000 offer in compromise; Freetail Brewing co-founder Scott Metzger departs the company he helped launch in 2008; Cape May Brewing plans to open a distributorship in 2019; and Massachusetts will become the first state east of the Mississippi to conduct legal recreational cannabis sales next Tuesday.

Beer releases

Zupan’s Markets Partners With Hopworks Urban Brewery On Farm-To-Market Hazy IPA

The latest in Zupan’s Markets Farm-to-Market Beer Series, Farm-To-Market Hazy IPA is now hitting its three Portland area stores. For this edition Zupan’s collaborated with Portland’s Hopworks Urban Brewery (HUB) to release the seventh Farm-to-Market beer in the grocer’s private label line. Farm-To-Market Hazy IPA is a take on the New England Style Hazy IPA […]


Pressing Matters Proper Cider & Real Ale Festival Showcases Old School Brewing Flavors

This Saturday, November 17th, there is no better place to be in Oregon than Cider Riot’s Pressing Matters Proper Cider & Real Ale Festival. This is one of the first and only events to properly merge craft beer and cider by focusing on traditional methods and ingredients for both. Cider Riot owner Abram Goldman-Armstrong is a […]

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Lompoc Brewing Fills The Void In Your Heart with 8 Holiday Ales

Lompoc Brewing always does the holiday/winter seasonals right and this year will be releasing eight festive beers at a party on Monday, Nov. 26 from 4pm to 11pm at Lompoc Sidebar, 3901 N Williams Ave. The beers will go on tap at Oaks Bottom and 5th Quadrant on Tuesday, Nov. 27. One of the beers, C-Sons Greetings, […]

Industry News

CANarchy Collective Announces Collaboratory Brewery Concept

Yesterday the CANarchy collective announced a major new innovative project worthy of national news called the Canarchy Collaboratory, a brewery coming to Asheville, North Carolina. This is especially interesting since the CANarchy collective is perhaps the largest independently owned craft brewery group in the United States. The group has been consistently growing and now includes […]

Beer Fundraiser

Beer Church Hazy IPA To Raise Money For Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation

Once again beer assists to raise funds for local charities. In Seattle the 20-year-old charity, Beer Church, founded by Kendall Jones and Kim Sharpe Jones from the Washington Beer Blog is at it once again with a new collaboration beer that they helped facilitate. For 2018 the brought together three Seattle area breweries to brew a […]

Beer Brewing

Jack Joyce Scholarship Awards $60,000 To Oregon State University Fermentation Science Students

Each year Rogue Ales & Spirits partners with Columbia Distributing on its annual Jack Joyce Scholarship that awards scholarships to students in the Oregon State University Fermentation Science program. Earlier this month the scholarship awarded a total of $60,000 to students learning about fermentation science. Now in its sixth year as a tribute to the late […]


An Interview with Legendary Brewer Karl Ockert by Wayfinder Beer’s Kevin Davey

The New School continues November “Interview Month” with another guest article by Wayfinder Beer’s brewmaster Kevin Davey, who interviewed legendary brewer and consultant Karl Ockert. Ockert was the founding brewmaster at Bridgeport Brewing, Oregon’s oldest still operating brewery, a pioneer of only Oregon’s status as a beer capitol of the world, and an instrumental actor […]

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Ecliptic Brewing Unveils 2019 Beer Release Lineup

Ecliptic Brewing is getting a jump on 2019. The Portland, OR-based and John Harris-fronted restaurant and production brewery has already announced its 2019 lineup and slate of releases. Ecliptic has updated us with the year-round beer lineup, as well as seasonals, one-offs, and limited series and there are some changes to the status quo as […]


Oregon City Brewing 4th Anniversary Celebration

Oregon City Brewing celebrates its 4th anniversary this Saturday, November 17th, 2018, with fun for the entire family.  From 2-9pm visit OC Beer Co for a variety of activities including live music, a charity raffle, a kids corner, beer releases, and food and merchandise specials.   More from a press release: To fend off any inclement […]

Beer events

Fremont Brewing To Release B-Bomb on Black Friday 2018

Taking the lead from Goose Island Beer Co., Seattle based Fremont Brewing will celebrate Black Friday with the release of its popular B-Bomb or what was known as Bourbon Abominable. On Friday, November 23rd, Fremont Brewing will release its 2018 B-Bomb Bourbon Barrel-Aged Winter Ale at its Urban Beer Garden in Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood. B-Bomb will […]

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Fremont Brewing Announces Release of 2018 Bourbon Abominable, aka B-Bomb

Seattle’s Fremont Brewing makes some of the finest barrel-aged beers in the country. One of the most sought-after is Bourbon Barrel-Aged Abominable Winter Ale, aka B-Bomb. Fremont Brewing is excited to celebrate the release of 2018 B-Bomb (formerly known as Bourbon Abominable) on November 23rd at Fremont’s Urban Beer Garden on #BBombFriday. B-Bomb will be on-tap and available […]

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Beachcrest Brewing To Celebrate Its Grand Opening On December 22, 2018

The Oregon Coast is about to get a bit more beery as its newest brewery is about to open its doors to the public. Beachcreast Brewing, located in the Shops of Salishan in Gleneden Beach will open on Saturday, December 22, 2018 from Noon-10:00pm Lifelong musicians Matt White and Amy White along with Megan Leesley […]

Beer releases

Breakside Brewery Releases Quiescence, Its Final Beer In Its 2018 Barrel-Aged Sour Program

The final beer release from Breakside Brewery’s 2018 Barrel-Aged Sour Program is now upon us. To close out this year of its wide spectrum of sour beers is Quiescence now available in 500mL bottles. “This program allows us to express some of the most challenging, exciting and inspiring styles in brewing today, and we have […]

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Breakside Brewery “Quiescence” Is Last of 2018 Barrel-Aged Sour Series

Breakside Brewery likes bugs and barrels as much as hops and barley. The last of the brewery’s barrel-aged sour series of 2018 is Quiescence. This final edition of this year’s series of sour 500ml bottle releases is a heavily pinot barrel-aged blend of barrels. Ben Edmunds, brewmaster for Breakside, said, “This program allows us to express some […]

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Cascade Brewing Releases Bourbonic Plague bottles for 20th Anniversary

For the occasion of its 20th anniversary, Cascade Brewing will be releasing a limited amount of bottles of Bourbonic Plague. In December 1998, Art Larrance opened Cascade Brewing and the Raccoon Lodge and Brewpub in Southwest Portland. Twenty years later, the brewery is recognized worldwide for its highly-rated Northwest sour ales. More from a press release: The Cascade Brewing 20-Year […]


Goodlife Brewing Presents the 2018 Central Oregon Winter Beer Festival

GoodLife Brewing proves there is still plenty of brewfest fun even in the cold and snow when it hosts the 6th Annual Central Oregon Winter Beer Festival on Saturday, December 8th, 2018. Co-presented by Bigfoot Beverages in the Century Center parking lot in Bend. Expect about 22 breweries and over 1,000 attendees with a $15 admission. […]

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Lompoc Brewing Releases Eight Beers For Its 2018 Holiday Beer Extravaganza

Returning with the holiday festive spirit once again is Lompoc Brewing as it will release eight holiday beers on draft this season. The eight beers that Lompoc will release for its 2018 Holiday Beer Extravaganza includes Blitzen, Smoking Bishop Helles, Red Ryeder IRA, C-Sons Greetings Imperial IPA, 2016 Old Tavern Rat, and 2016 Rye Barrel […]

Beer releases

Ecliptic Brewing Announces 2019 Beer Release Calendar

Portland, Oregon. Earth. (November 12, 2018)-This year was an eventful one for Ecliptic Brewing and their 2019 calendar indicates that this upcoming one will be no different. Their 2019 beer calendar reveals the return of all year-round beers, some exciting changes to the seasonal and special release selections, along with the addition of the limited […]

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Pike Brewing Launches New Can Artwork Designs

Seattle’s Pike Brewing Company recently launched new 12 ounce can artwork designs for its four year-round beers: Pike Space Needle IPA, Pike Kilt Lifter, Pike Monk’s Uncle, and Pike IPA. Long-time Pike fans will recognize the new design’s through-line. “The star, as well as the sweeping font, have been part of the Pike brand since […]

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BREWMASTER Makes Its Portland Premiere at Living Room Theaters

This evening the Portland premiere of the film BREWMASTER will take place at the Living Room Theater. The 7:00pm screenings will be shown tonight, Tuesday, November 13th and Thursday, November 15th. BREWMASTER is a new film directed and written by Douglas Tirola and produced by Susan Bedusa, Douglas Tirola, and Danielle Rosen from 4th Row […]


Central City Coffee Rebrands, Seeks More Jobs for Homeless Women

Some coffee rebranding efforts simply have loftier goals than others. Yes, they’re all designed to move more coffee, but to what end? In the case of Portland, Oregon’s Central City…


OWB Sponsoring WISE Academy Workshops to Augment 2019 Symposium DTC Education

Coming to the 2019 Oregon Wine Symposium in February? Take advantage of your time in Portland at the to extend your DTC education. The Oregon Wine Board will be sponsoring two WISE Academy workshops on the days preceding and following the Symposium. Normally $700, these workshops are offered at only $55 per person per workshop. The two […]

Grapevine Edition Archive

Grapevine Newsletter November 6, 2018

View this email in your browser NEWS FOR NOVEMBER 6, 2018 Oregon Wine Symposium Marketing Education Research Calls for Wine Opportunities Other News Quick Links Upcoming Events Over the past several days we have seen media coverage related to our industry with some unusual and emotionally-charged comments.   The letter below was written before those were published. […]


Everyone’s a Winner (sort of) at the Third Cascadia Roaster’s Competition

Now in its third year, the Cascadia Roaster’s Competition at Buckman Coffee Factory brought together scores of roasters in the spirit of collaboration and collegiality last weekend in Portland, Oregon….


IPNC 2019 Call for Submissions

The International Pinot Noir Celebration (IPNC) is accepting submissions for consideration for participation in IPNC 2019. The deadline for submissions and samples is Nov. 30. Each year in the fall, the IPNC accepts wine submissions from Pinot noir producers who are interested in being featured at the next July event. If you have never participated […]

Oregon Wine Month

Tools & Strategies for Pitching Oregon Wine Month 2019 to Your Distributors

Did you know that over 75 distributors in 35 states participated in Oregon Wine Month in 2018, doubling the exposure from 2017? The Oregon Wine Board marketing team is determined to keep that momentum going. The first step in our game plan is providing you with the tools you need as early as possible so […]

Calls for Wine

SavorNW Wine Awards 2019 Competition Accepting Entries | Deadline: Jan. 31, 2019

The SavorNW Wine Awards, one of the largest competitions focusing on wines from Pacific Northwest wine regions, is open for entries. The SavorNW Wine Awards are now accepting entries for their 2019 competition. Designed to showcase Northwest wines and wine regions, the SavorNW Wine Awards expects more than 700 wines for the judging which is […]