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21st Annual Hillsdale Brewfest

Posted by on Feb 18, 2014 in Beer, Beer event, Blog | 1 comment

Hillsdale Brewfest flyerThe Hillsdale Brewery & Public House, the first brewing location for McMenamins and Oregon’s first brewpub since Prohibition days, will be hosting the 21st Annual Hillsdale Brewfest on Saturday, February 22 in SW Portland, Ore.

This McMenamins-only brewfest holds great significance due to the fact that the winning beer will be McMenamins’ entry for the Oregon Brewers Festival taking place in July. Patrons will have the opportunity to order 10-beer sampler trays, try out all 20 entries and vote for their favorite. Along with their beer being brewed for OBF the winning brewer will receive the notorious championship belt. The beers run the gamut from pale to porter, competing head-to-head.

An addition to this year’s festival is that a special Hillsdale Brewfest stamp will be available for people working on filling their McMenamins Passport.

21st Annual Hillsdale Brewfest
Hillsdale Brewery & Public House
Saturday, February 22, 2014
Open at 11:00 a.m.

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Black Out Beer Fest at Lompoc Brewing

Posted by on Jan 28, 2014 in Beer, Blog | 18 comments

PrintBlack Out Beer Fest, a festival showcasing dark beers from Lompoc Brewing and nine other Oregon breweries, will take place on Friday, February 21st 4:00 – 11:00 p.m.

The 15 beers will be spread out between Lompoc’s adjacent spaces – Sidebar and the 5th Quadrant brewery bar – as well as the parking lot they share which will be tented and heated. In addition to the beers, ranging from sweet stouts to Baltic porters and barrel-aged beers, live music will be provided by Leslie Lou and the Lowburners for the 21+ event.

Tasting packages include 15.5 oz souvenir glass tasting mug and 10 tasting tickets for $15 with additional tickets available for $1 each.

Beer Lineup:
Alameda 2012 Siberian Bear Russian Imperial Stout
Breakside Salted Caramel Stout
Cascade Milk Stout
The Commons Boysen Imperial Belgian Porter
Ecliptic Mintaka Export Stout
Laurelwood Baltic Porter
Lucky Lab CDA
pFriem Belgian Stout
Widmer Creaminess Rye Stout
Lompoc 2013 Sour Stout
Lompoc Batch 69 Baltic Porter
Lompoc 2010 Bourbon Barrel Aged Monster Mash
Lompoc 2009 Merlot Barrel Fermented Batch 69 Porter
Lompoc Galia Belgica Belgian Strong Dark
Lompoc Cherry Wood Porter

Black Out Beer Festival
Friday, February 21st 4:00 – 11:00 p.m.
3901 N. Williams Ave, Portland

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Breakside Big Country Release & Party

Posted by on Dec 2, 2013 in Beer, Beer event, Blog | 0 comments

Big-Country-Breakside_22OZ_Label-final-smallBreakside Brewery in Portland, OR is releasing Big Country, the first in a series of limited release, seasonal beers. The beer is the brewery’s take on a winter ale and inspired by the starkbiers and weinnachtsbeirs found in Germany. It is available now through February 1, 2014 both on draft and in 22 oz bottles in Oregon, Washington, Idaho and British Columbia.

To mark the occasion a release party will take place on Monday, December 2nd at Saraveza Bottle Shop & Pasty Tavern. The entire Breakside brewing staff will be at the party and bottles of Big Country will be for sale. They will also have two other Breakside beers on tap – Smoked Apple Ale and Wanderlust IPA – and plenty of cool schwag for the 7:00 p.m. raffle.

Big Country Release Party
Monday, December 2nd 6:00 p.m.
Saraveza Bottle Shop & Pasty Tavern
1004 N Killingsworth St, Portland

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Drink for De leso FUNdraiser

Posted by on Nov 20, 2013 in Beer, Beer event, Blog | 0 comments

Drink for De lesoBridgePort Brewing, a staple of craft beer in Oregon for 30 years, is hosting a FUNdraiser to benefit beer blogger and craft beer champion, Angelo De leso.

Angelo is well known in Portland, Ore. and beyond for his love of craft beer and tireless promotion of the industry through his blog, Brewpublic. He’s had a bad run of luck health wise, starting with seizures and resulting in a diagnosis of a brain tumor. The tumor was found to be benign however the diagnosis and treatment has resulted in massive medical bills.

To help with those bills BridgePort Brewpub in the Pearl district of Portland is hosting Drink for De leso on Thursday, November 21st. All of the proceeds from BridgePort’s new IRI, Imperial Red Ale, will go straight to Angelo, along with 20% of food purchases made by customers that mention Angelo that night. Stop in to contribute while enjoying BridgePort’s beer and food, help spread the word through the Facebook event or visit Angelo’s Fundly campaign.

Drink for De leso
BridgePort Brewpub, 1313 NW Marshall St., Portland
Thursday, November 21st 5:00 – 10:00 p.m.
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BridgePort Brewing Celebrates 30 Years

Posted by on Nov 11, 2013 in Beer, Blog | 0 comments

BridgePort BrewingBridgePort Brewing, Oregon’s oldest craft brewery, will be honoring three decades of brewing by releasing a set of three beers, The BridgePort Trilogy Series, in 2014.

Brewmaster Jeff Edgerton chose his favorite variety of hops, Crystal, to use in the first beer in the series. The varietal is known for its spice and citrus notes and was used to dry-hop the pale ale that will be available January 2014. The other two beers in the series will be released in May and September, available where all BridgePort beers are sold. Fans will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite beer from the series and the winning brew will return as a year-long offering in 2015.

BridgePort Brewing
1313 NW Marshall St.
Portland, OR
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Migration Brewing Announces Expansion

Posted by on Nov 7, 2013 in Beer, Blog | 0 comments

Migration logoMigration Brewing of Portland, Ore. opened in 2010 in a leased 3,000 square foot facility. After three years of producing year round and seasonal beers they have announced expansion plans that will nearly double their size. The construction plans on an additional 2,000 square feet of space in the existing building will not only allow a 60% increase in beer production but a 50% increase in seating, larger patio, new kitchen and reinvented menu.

During construction the pub will remain open so patrons can continue to cheer on the Timbers, Blazers and World Cup teams. To celebrate the changes that will take place in 2014 Migration will be throwing a party on New Year’s Eve with live music, DJ, extended hours and a new beer in 750ml bottles.

Migration Brewing
2828 NE Glisan Street, Portland
Open daily at 11:00 a.m.
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