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Beer releases

Bear Republic Brewing Co. Releases Sonoma Tart

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TweetA new sour ale has hit the marketplace from longtime Northern California brewer Bear Republic Brewing Company. Sonoma Tart is a fruited sour ale that blends guava and passion fruit to create a perfect beer for the warmer days ahead. Plus, it’s one of the better kettle sour ales on the market. Sonoma Tart takes […]

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Industry News

RIP Matt Bonney, Seattle Publican Passes Away at age 45

There are these few Seattle beer shops and bars that do more than stand the test of time. They become definitive examples of the city’s beer culture and Seattle beer drinkers’ support for craft beer. A beer shop like Bottleworks, for instance, or a pub-restaurant like Brouwer’s or the Burgundian, or a classic corner bar […]

Newswire

Highland Brewing Company Announces 25th Anniversary Collaboration Beer with Sierra Nevada

Early this morning, Highland Brewing Company mashed in a new collaboration brew – Rustic IPA – alongside Sierra Nevada Brewing Company and independent, family-owned hop and malt suppliers including Riverbend Malthouse, Briess Malting, Crosby Hop Farms, Roy Farms and CLS Farms.

Newswire

Red Hare Brewing Expands Distribution to Central Florida

Red Hare Brewing Company of Marietta, Georgia has announced that they will begin distributing in the Central Florida counties of Flagler, Volusia, Brevard, Osceola, Polk, Seminole, Orange and Lake. Further distribution has been made possible thanks to a new partnership with Sunshine State Distributing in Florida. 

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Beer events

Von Ebert Brewing to Host Hail the Boar – Von Ebert First Anniversary

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Tweet One year ago, Von Ebert Brewing opened in the former space that was home to the Portland franchise of Fat Head’s Brewery in Portland’s Pearl District. Then last summer it opened its second location, Von Ebert Brewing – East at the Glendoveer Golf Course. To celebrate this milestone, Von Ebert Brewing will host Hail […]

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Beer releases

Pike Brewing Celebrates 2019 Opening Day of the Seattle Mariners with 16oz Cans of Kilt Lifter

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Tweet Later this week, the Seattle Mariners will begin its 2019 campaign when it hosts the Boston Red Sox for Opening Day on March 28th. To help kick off the 2019 Mariners season in the newly named T-Mobile Park, Pike Brewing will be celebrating with the release of its Pike Kilt Lifter in 16-ounce cans […]

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North Coast Brewing’s Spring release of Tart Cherry Berliner Weisse

The great North Coast Brewing Company, of northern California is releasing their Spring seasonal Tart Cherry Berliner Weisse in bottles and on draft. Tart cherry Berliner-Weisse is a 4.1% abv traditional Berlin White style that’s flavored with Michigan Montmorency cherries that add a sweetness and rose color that softens the sharp, lactic finish of the spontaneously soured […]

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Redhook Brewery releases El Sonido Mexican-style lager in Cans

Seattle’s Redhook Brewery (part of Portland-based Craft Brew Alliance) reinvented themselves with the Brewlab in 2017 and they are now releasing that brewpub’s most popular beer “El Sonido Mexican-style Lager” as a year-round beer. El Sonido launches in 12oz, and 16oz cans, 6-packs and 4-packs with art by Seattle artist Victor Melendez and a partnership […]

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Industry News

Kona Brewing launches “Bruddahs” Island Wisdom TV Campaign

Red hot Kona Brewing Co. (part of Portland-based Craft Brew Alliance) is launching the “Bruddahs” campaign going into March Madness 2019. The Hawaii-based brewery plans to share their “island wisdom” to more fans than ever with their first-ever national TV campaign called the “Bruddahs.”   More from a press release: Hawaii’s own David Bell and […]

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Distilling

Rogue Farm Fresh Cocktail Competition Celebrates Gin & Craft Cocktails

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Newport, Ore. (March 21, 2019) — Rogue Ales & Spirits announces its first-ever cocktail competition, celebrating Rogue’s farm-grown Spruce Gin. Running from April 1–May 31, 2019, Rogue’s Farm Fresh Cocktail Competition invites bartenders and craft cocktail enthusiasts from all over the country to submit their best cocktail using Rogue Spruce Gin for a chance to win a trip to Rogue’s […]

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Beer and food

Block 15 Brewing To Host 2019 Oyster Week

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Tweet Corvallis, OR — Join Block 15 Brewing throughout the first week of April for the debut of Oyster Week—a weeklong celebration of oysters hosted by Block 15 and Caves Bier & Kitchen. In addition to oyster themed food specials and events offered throughout the week, Block 15 will kick off Oyster Week with the […]

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Business

OLCC Regulators Deny One Marijuana License and Severely Fine Another for Major Violations

Earth People’s Garden, LLC was denied a license for providing false information and Self Made Cannabis Company received three stipulated

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brewery opening

First Look at Assembly Brewing, Opening in Portland’s Foster-Powell Neighborhood

Assembly Brewing, one of our most anticipated new breweries of 2019, will finally soft open to the public this Saturday, March 23rd, with a grand opening next Friday, March 29th. The New School was granted an exclusive early release preview of the new SE Portland brewery that calls the under-served Foster-Powell (FoPo) neighborhood home. A […]

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Beer Education

BeerAdvocate to Debut Beers by BeerAdvocate, a New App for Reviewing Beers

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TweetJumping into the online app game of beer reviews will be BeerAdvocate with its new app, Beers by BeerAdvocate. The online beer review website that dates back to 1986 will join the beer review app craze that was created over eight years ago by Untappd. In developing Beers by BeerAdvocate over the course of the […]

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Beer releases

Proper Pint Taproom Collaborates With Level Beer on Up, Down, Left, Right, Hold Beer Start Pale Ale

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The team at Proper Pint Taproom recently ventured out to Level Beer to collaborate on a new beer, Up, Down, Left, Right, Hold Beer Start. This new Pale Ale will be released on Saturday, March 23rd at Proper Pint from 3:00-7:00pm. Up, Down, Left, Right, Hold Beer Start was brewed with Citra, Azacca and Galaxy […]

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Beer releases

Ecliptic Brewing Releases New Year-Round IPA – Vega IPA

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Tweet Portland, Oregon. Earth. (March 21, 2019)- Ecliptic Brewing is excited to announce a new year-round IPA. Vega IPA features an always evolving variety of hops with a focus on experimental and never before used options. The beer has been added to Ecliptic’s limited release series and will be available as draft only for the Ecliptic Brewing […]

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Industry News

Beers by Beer Advocate, a New Ratings, Reviews & Social Mobile App Debuts

With beer ratings and social media becoming the primary outlets of beer community and craft beer geekdom, BeerAdvocate will launch a new rating/reviewing mobile app called “Beers by BeerAdvocate” this April.  The new application, with a design from Heavy Craft, will be available for free on the iTunes App Store and Google Play. Beers by […]

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Ecliptic Brewing Adds Vega IPA to Year-Round Lineup

Portland’s hot interstellar Ecliptic Brewing has announced a new year-round lineup release called Vega IPA. Always keeping things interesting, Vega IPA will feature an ever evolving variety of hops and focus on experimental varieties and hops the brewery has not used before, in a similar fashion to Firestone Walker’s Luponic Distortion series. The beer has […]

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Beer news

Mayfly Taproom & Bottle Shop Opens Today In North Portland

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TweetPortland’s Kenton neighborhood is home to a new craft beer bar and bottle shop that opened today. Located in close proximity to the Kenton/North Denver Yellow Line MAX Stop, Mayfly Taproom & Bottle Shop serves 16 rotating taps of beer, cider and mead. Mayfly was founded by Ryan Born as he brings his many years […]

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Beer Fundraiser

Redhook Brewery To Release El Sonido Mexican-Style Lager To Benefit SMASH

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TweetLast year, Redhook Brewery released El Sonido, a Mexican inspired lager brewed at its Brewlab in Seattle and went on to become Brewlab’s most popular beer of 2018. Now El Sonido will join Redhook’s year-round lineup and will also benefit a very important charitable organization in Seattle. When released this month, El Sonido will partner […]

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events

Central Oregon Homebrewers Spring Fling Homebrew Competition

The Central Oregon Homebrewers Organization (COHO) have announced the 2019 Spring Fling homebrew competition that is now accepting entries. The homebrew competition will take place the weekend of April 26–28, 2019, at the Aspen Ridge Retirement Community in Bend. More from a press release: Judging of the beers takes place Friday and Saturday, April 26 and 27, […]

Calls for Wine

Sip Northwest Magazine seeks local wine, drink ideas for Summer 2019

Sip Northwest Magazine Summer 2019 (July-October) Submission Deadline: April 8, 2019 Website Sip NW Magazine is seeking editorial ideas for its Summer 2019 issue, and they want to hear from Oregon winemakers. Below is what the summer 2019 issue will be covering. If you wish for your story or pitch to be considered by the Sip editorial team, please […]

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Block 15 Brewing Presents Oyster Week

In Corvallis, Oregon, Block 15 Brewing is producing an entire week of oyster and beer events running from April 1-7th. If you love bivalves and brews (and definitely don’t have any shellfish allergies), then this week-long celebration of oysters spread out between 3 locations is the pearl you have been looking for. The inaugural Oyster […]

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beer release

Laurelwood Brewing Releases Happy Mountain Kombucha Co. Collaboration

Collaborations between breweries and kombucha makers are already looking like a trend on the rise for 2019, with the latest being Laurelwood Brewing Co.’s new “Lost in Happy Mountain Saison” Collaboration. Portland-based Laurelwood teamed with Happy Mountain Kombucha Co. on this hybrid beer, which the brewery is releasing as a new spring seasonal on draft […]

Trade Marketing

2019 TEXSOM International Wine Awards Results

The Oregon wine industry made its mark among preeminent wine influencers this year at the TEXSOM International Wine Awards (TIWA). The producers of the annual TEXSOM conference, considered by many to be the most influential wine trade education conference in the U.S., are the force behind TEXSOM IWA. At the beginning of November the OWB issued a call for wines […]

Calls for Wine

All Oregon varietals, including Rosé, sought for Int’l Wine Report and Washington Wine Blog

The International Wine Report and Washington Wine Blog Submission Deadline: April 19, 2019 Website It’s time again for the annual International Wine Report Oregon Report by reviewer Owen Bargreen CS. Owen said: “I am looking for people to send their new release red and white wines. All varietals will be reviewed, whether it is Pinot noir, Pinot gris […]

Grapevine Edition Archive

Grapevine Newsletter March 19 2019

View this email in your browser NEWS FOR MARCH 19, 2019 Marketing Research Education Calls for Wine Opportunities Upcoming Events LETTER FROM JESS WILLEY Dear friends, I’d like to open by extending an invitation. As you may have heard at the Symposium, the OWB is undertaking efforts to review, revise and refocus the strategic vision […]

Calls for Wine

Sunset Magazine seeks sparkling wines for domestic sparkling story

New Sunset Magazine editor-in-chief Matt Bean is seeking domestic sparkling wines for an upcoming domestic sparkling story.  To have your sparkler considered, please send a bottle with tech sheet inside by March 30 to: Matt Bean 1 South Park #210 San Francisco, CA 94107 Phone for shipping: (510) 858-3400

Announcement

2019 Marketing & Communications Listening Tour

Register to Join OWB for a Listening Session on Marketing & Communications The Oregon Wine Board is undertaking efforts to review, revise and refocus the strategic vision and plan for our marketing and communications work. This work touches a wide range of audiences – from tourists to buyers, from writers to restaurants – creating a […]

News

Oregon Ascends

Wine Spectator – MARCH 2019 ISSUE A trio of classic-quality vintages since 2014 and winemakers’ pursuit of top terroirs stir excitement in Willamette Valley. Oregon Pinot Noir is ascendant on consumers’ radars, and the 2016 vintage delivers classic quality sure to win even more converts. Wine Spectator‘s Tim Fish explains.  Read full article.