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Beer events

The Bier Stein to Host its 4th Annual Invitational Beer Fest

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Eugene’s beloved taproom and bottle shop, The Bier Stein will host its 4th Annual Invitational Beer Fest on Saturday, June 1st, 2019. Taking place from Noon-8:00pm, the 2019 Invitational will bring together 36 of many of the region’s best breweries and cideries. In curating the 2019 Invitational Beer Fest, The Bier Stein is securing a […]

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Beer releases

Fort George Brewery Announces Details on 2019 3-Way IPA Release with Ruse Brewing + Cloudburst Brewing

https://brewpublic.com/beer-releases/fort-george-brewery-announces-details-on-2019-3-way-ipa-release-with-ruse-brewing-cloudburst-brewing/

Over Memorial Day Weekend, Fort George Brewery will release its annual 3-Way IPA. For the 2019 edition of 3-Way IPA the Astoria brewer invited Ruse Brewing from Portland and Cloudburst Brewing from Seattle into the mix. After months of Beta IPA testing various recipes of 3-Way IPA and gathering feedback the final version will be […]

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Headlines

Texas Lawmakers on Verge of Approving Beer-to-Go Sales

The Texas Craft Brewers Guild’s effort to legalize beer to-go sales inched closer to reality this week, when powerful lobbying group the Wholesale Beer Distributors of Texas (WBDT) agreed to back a measure that, if passed, would allow consumers to purchase up to a case of beer a day from the Lone Star State’s manufacturing breweries.

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Beer personalities

An Interview with John Maier on 30 Years of Brewing at Rogue Ales

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In today’s world it’s hard to fathom working for the same employer for over a decade. One such employee in the brewing industry that has been at it along the Oregon Coast is John Maier. He’s been the Brewmaster at Rogue Ales & Spirits since May 1989 and during this span has brewed 22,582 batches […]

Newswire

Short’s Brewing, Imperial Beverage Collaborate on Psychedelic Cat Grass

On Friday, May 17, Short’s Brewing Co. and statewide beer, wine and spirits distributor Imperial Beverage will again team up for the release of Short’s Psychedelic Cat Grass, triple dry hopped IPA that will be packaged and delivered to retailers throughout Michigan in less than 24 hours.

Newswire

Five Wits Brewing Company to Open in Chattanooga

Former Chattanooga resident Nathan Michaels has returned home to open Five Wits Brewing Company with long-time Denver brewers, Elliot Kehoe and Bryan Harris. Five Wits Brewing Company is slated to open in the Fall of 2019 and will reside in the new Southside Chattanooga Market South development in the former Grocery Bar space on Main Street. 

Supplier News

Yakima Chief Hops to Showcase Hop Varieties at Savor

Yakima Chief Hops (YCH) is thrilled to announce they will be joining the craft beer and culinary event, SAVOR, in Washington DC on May 17. The annual event, organized by the Brewers Association, invites beer lovers from around the world to sample more than 200 beers from 92 independent breweries, with each beer paired with a food offering.

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Beer Release

Pelican Brewing introduces cocktail inspired ‘Sea Breeze Ale’

The 2019 Lone Pelican Series explores cocktail style beers. Pacific City, Oregon-based Pelican Brewing Company has announced the release of Sea Breeze Ale—the next in a cocktail-inspired line of Lone Pelican series. The limited production small batch brew combines the flavors of fresh cranberries, juniper and citrus peel for a refreshing and bright, early summer seasonal […]

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Beer Release

Double Mountain Brewery releases single hop IPA ‘Simcoe a GoGo’

Hood River, Oregon-based Double Mountain Brewery has announced a new seasonal single hop IPA called ‘Simcoe a GoGo.’ This new addition to the breweries seasonal lineup showcases the simcoe hop and utilizes the hop back and two dry-hop additions. Simcoe a GoGo shines with resinous pine, earthy citrus, ripe red berry, and deep citrus aromas. […]

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Cider

Portland Cider holds Summer Luau Party

Portland Cider Co. kicks off summer on Saturday, June 1st with the Portland Cider Luau. The Summer Luau features a pineapple cider bar, island tunes, hula dancers, and a Hawaiian food menu. The all ages event will take place from 12pm to 6pm at the Clackamas Pub & Cidery, located at 8925 SE Jannsen Rd, […]

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Beer Fundraiser

Occidental Brewing Releases Limited Edition Pride Pilsner Cans To Benefit Basic Rights Oregon

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Fresh off the canning line, Occidental Brewing releases Limited Edition Pride Pilsner cans. The first glimpse of these new cans will be on Friday, May 17th when Occidental Brewing hosts the Pride Pilsner Release Party from 6:00-9:00pm. For the month of June, Occidental Brewing is packaging its Pilsner in a rainbow-colored 16-ounce cans to celebrate […]

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Beer releases

Double Mountain Brewery Releases Simcoe a GoGo

https://brewpublic.com/beer-releases/double-mountain-brewery-releases-simcoe-a-gogo/

Hood River’s Double Mountain Brewery has a brand-new single hop IPA out in the market. A tribute to the legendary Whisky A Go-Go, the brewers at Double Mountain have released Simcoe A GoGo, In brewing Simcoe A GoGo, the brewers have allowed the Simcoe hop to shine through on this IPA. At 6.5% ABV and […]

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Beer releases

Pelican Brewing Releases a Cocktail-Inspired Beer – Sea Breeze Ale

https://brewpublic.com/beer-releases/pelican-brewing-releases-a-cocktail-inspired-beer-sea-breeze-ale/

Pacific City, Oregon (May 16, 2019)—Can you feel it? There’s a delicate, warm summer wind wafting around Pelican Brewing Company this week with the release of Sea Breeze Ale—the next in a cocktail-inspired line of Lone Pelican innovations. The limited production small batch brew combines the flavors of fresh cranberries, juniper and citrus peel for an incredibly refreshing and bright beer. […]

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Beer releases

Breakside Brewery Spring 2019 Beer Releases

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In time for Spring, Breakside Brewery is set to release six beers in the coming weeks. Out now is Rainbows and Unicorns, a session beer that was originally released in 2015 is now available in bottles and on draft. Joining this IPA are Grandmammy, Grandpappy, Louiza, Coldest Beer In Town, and Passionfruit Sour Ale. “This […]

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Anniversary

Goodlife Brewing 8th Anniversary Party

With over 2,920 days in business and 3,854 batches of beers, Bend, Oregon’s Goodlife Brewing has reached their 8th Anniversary. This Saturday, May 15th from 1-8pm, Goodlife hopes you will celebrate with them in their biergarten and thank their customers for their loyal support. Entry is $10 which includes a free beverage with proceeds going […]

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Brewbound Podcast

Brewbound Podcast Episode 36: Iron Hill Brewery on Future Growth Plans and Innovation

In episode 36 of the Brewbound Podcast, Edelson and Boerema discuss the opportunities and challenges of running a brewpub chain at a time when brewery taprooms have become so popular, and explain how they see the taproom-focused business model evolving.

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Industry News

GrowlerWerks uKeg introduces Nitro Cold Brew Coffee Maker

Portland-based GrowlerWerks has already helped refresh the standard growler with their uKeg and is now set to introduce a Nitro Cold Brew Coffee Maker. Nitro served coffee is a hot new category, it’s similarity to beer is undeniable. Both coffee and beer are brewed and roasted, nitro was first introduced in beers and now a […]

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Events

Celebrate Hefe Day this Saturday

Portland brewing industry pioneers, Widmer Brothers Brewing introduced Hefeweizen to America, this Saturday, May 18th is the 4th annual Hefe Day. Widmer Brothers Brewery is opening their recently closed brewpub/taproom for the occasion with food carts, swag and closeout specials on old merch at the party which runs 2-8pm. More from a press release: In […]

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sports and beer

Deschutes, Migration and Crux Become Official Beer Partners of the Hillsboro Hops

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Prior to the first pitch at the home opener on June 21st, the Hillsboro Hops have a new beer partner for the 2019 season at Ron Tonkin Field. Wait, make that three new beer partners as Deschutes Brewery, Migration Brewing and Crux Fermentation Project take over for the shuttered BridgePort Brewing. Hillsboro Hops fans can […]

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Beer & Music

GoodLife Brewing Celebrates its 8th Anniversary Party

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GoodLife Brewing will be serving up the special sauce when it hosts its 8th Anniversary Party with a special musical appearance by G. Love. This is the second year that GoodLife has collaborate on a beer, The Juice IPA, with Garrett Dutton, better known as G. Love. Celebrating 2,920 days in business and 3,854 batches […]

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craft cider

Portland Cider Co. to host the Portland Cider Luau

https://brewpublic.com/craft-cider/portland-cider-co-to-host-the-portland-cider-luau/

Pineapple will be the theme when the Portland Cider Co. hosts its annual Portland Cider Luau. This annual Luau will feature a pineapple cider bar, island tunes, hula dancers, and a Hawaiian food menu. The all ages event will take place on Saturday, June 1, from Noon-6:00pm at its Clackamas Pub & Cidery. During the Portland Cider Luau, you’ll be […]

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Beer List

Beer List for Brouwer’s Cafe 2019 Sour Fest

It’s Seattle Beer Week and that means it’s time for Brouwer’s Cafe’s annual Sour Fest on Thursday, May 19th. The party kicks off at 11am for this tap takeover-style festival and the always impressive taplist is posted below. 2019 Sour Fest Taplist: Alesong Kind of Blue Oak-Aged Sour w/ Blueberries  Almanac Farmers’ Reserve Pluot ’16 Sour Ale  […]

Grapevine Edition Archive

Grapevine Newsletter May 14 2019

View this email in your browser NEWS FOR MAY 14, 2019 Marketing Research Education Calls for Wine Opportunities Other News Upcoming Events LETTER FROM TOM DANOWSKI Dear Friends, We’re at the midpoint of Oregon Wine Month and here’s a quick look at a few numbers that reflect the continued expansion of the program: Wine country […]

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Events

Brewers Burger Brawl returns for Portland Beer Week

Portland Beer Week and Wayfinder Beer are bringing back an old popular pairing event previously held at The Hop & Vine with the help of Nicky Farms. The Brewers Burger Brawl originally debuted as one of the first Portland Beer Week events but was later held in the summer, by the late great Hop & […]

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Business Operations

Farmers Union Coffee Roasters Elevates the Scene in Eugene

Inside a pair of historic buildings with connections to industry and agriculture, the Farmers Union Marketplace collection of sustainability-minded retail businesses in Eugene, Oregon, is now also home to a…

Recipe Pairings Featuring Biodynamic Wines of the Willamette Valley (#WinePW)

Willamette Valley Biodynamic Wines Featured by Wine Bloggers Thank you to Twitter’s active wine blogger community for featuring the Willamette Valley’s Biodynamic wineries this past weekend. Those who followed along with the hashtag #winepw were treated to some fabulous recipes paired with wines from our Biodynamic wineries. The recipes are listed below, along with the […]

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Anniversary

Culmination Brewing 4th Anniversary Week Celebrations

Culmination Brewing, (Oregon’s new brewery of the year according to The New School and Oregon Beer Awards in 2016) is now celebrating their 4th anniversary with a week of events. Culmination Brewing will kickoff a week-long fourth anniversary celebration this coming Sunday, May 19th. Below is info from the brewery on their daily events featuring […]

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Charity

Charbay releases Racer 5 IPA distilled Whiskey to benefit California Wildfire Relief

Ukiah, California-based Charbay Distilery has released a limited edition CharRacer 5 (R5) Aged Whiskey to benefit the survivors of the devastating California Camp Fire. The newly released Lot No. 5 was distilled by 13th generation distiller, Marko Karakasevic in July 2013, in collaboration with Bear Republic® Brewery. The whiskey was distilled from his favorite IPA, Racer 5 […]

Calls for Wine

Wine Press Northwest seeks sparkling wines for peer review, results in September issue

Entry Deadline: Friday, May 31 Wine Submission Deadline: Tuesday, June 4 Website Based in Washington, Wine Press Northwest is seeking sparkling wines produced by Pacific NW wineries with fruit sourced from Washington, Oregon or Idaho. Top judged wines will appear in 20,000 copies of Wine Press Northwest magazine, as well as online. Wines earning the top […]