Join Taplister, Sierra Nevada Brewing, Green Flash Brewing, and Ratebeer for our re-launch party at the Great American Beer Festival (GABF). In addition to great company and beer, there will be a raffle for awesome giveaways from hats to an Outdoor Research Jacket.
RSVP here and you’ll automatically get a raffle ticket when you show up. Want to increase your odds? You can score additional raffle tickets by setting up a consumer account, claiming your bar on Taplister, or downloading our iPhone app (up to 4 tickets maximum per person).
In addition to the raffle, there will be special beers on tap including:
Taplister will be offering special GABF discounts to attendees on the new social tap list manager. Also, any bar attending will get 1 FREE month off our case or keg packages.
Will we see you there?
Hi beer lovers,
The newest update to our iPhone app is live in the App Store. Now, you can update taps via the app!
Download the app today and start updating taps tonight — we’ve got more than 10,000 beers on tap, but we need your help to grow Taplister into the largest real-time database of beer on tap in the U.S. and Canada.
P.S. Headed to Denver for the Great American Brew Fest? You’re invited to our launch party at Freshcraft! Click here for more information and to RSVP.
I am about to begin live beer tasting and blogging at BBC 11.
Rob Widmer is serving and describing Widmer Brothers Prickly Pear Braggot. He describes it as a combination of mead and old ale. My tasting of it reveals a sweet, smooth brew with a pronounced honey flavor and hint of prickly pear juice. I don’t get a lot of aroma from the glass, but I find this beer very drinkable with a nice, lingering sweetness. I like it!
Ryan Ross from Karl Strauss is now having us try their Boardwalk Black Rye. The aroma is rich and round. Tasting reveals malty richness followed by a medium hoppy bite. Great finish. Very nice!
Now tasting Blue Moon Vintage Blonde Ale. It has light golden color and looks like Chardonnay. This beer has an upfront sweetness that has a clean white grape flavor. Like drinking a light white wine. Nice.
Now trying New Planet Off Grid Pale Ale, which is Gluten free. It has an interesting nose without the grain or hop notes you would expect from a beer. The flavor has a little sweetness, some bitterness and other flavors. Personally, I find it a mishmash and it’s not working for me.
Next up, Ninkasi Total Domination IPA. Ahhh, an old friend! Jamie Floyd is serving the beer wearing a a Darth Vader costume (representing Imperium). I call him Darth Lager. Now on to the tasting. Not a lot of aroma, but a wonderful smooth taste. Some lingering bitterness, but not overpowering. It is one of my favorite year round IPAs, for good reason. I’m just going to go ahead and enjoy this beer.
And now, Deschutes JubelAle. Normally it doesn’t come out till October, so this is an early taste. A quick swig of water to clean my palate. The appearance is a nice medium dark brown. The aroma is a mild sweetness. The taste is smooth, sweet, and with a nice maltiness. Very drinkable and enjoyable. I always liked this beer.
Woo hoo, Oakshire!! Matt Van Wyk brought one of my favorites, Overcast Espresso Stout. I just told him it was one of the beers that I bought for the bottle sharing last night (didn’t bring them, long story). First sniff, coffee. First taste, strong coffee followed by stout roastiness. Matt is talking about how good it is with dessert. Where’s the cake!?! Wandering Goat is the name of the roaster. It won 2009 Coffee Beer category at GABF.
Finally Breakside Brewery’s Ben Edmonds with his Gin Barrel Sour Double Wit. Some Gin botanicals in the aroma. The taste, wow! It has a fizzy sourness with a strong grapefruit with a good gin undertone. It’s a lot like a gin grapefruit cocktail. Very refreshing and really good after the espresso stout.
Groupon (http://www.groupon.com), a shopping website that offers daily deals on the best local goods, services and cultural events in 43 countries around the world announces the partnership with the Glen Hay Falconer Foundation during Portland Beer Day on July 28, 2011 to raise money for scholarships.
On July 28th, in honor of the Oregon Brewers Festival, Groupon is dedicating the Portland, OR page of their website (www.groupon.com/Portland) to deals that spotlight Portland’s brewing community. Groupon will be featuring Portland’s best breweries, restaurants, and beer bars while creating awareness and raising funds for the Glen Hay Falconer Brewing Scholarship. Groupon will donate $1 for each Groupon sold on July 28, 2011 up to $2,000 toward the scholarship fund.
The Glen Hay Falconer Foundation is a non-profit organization created to commemorate and celebrate the life, interests, and good works of Glen Hay, a well-loved and leading Northwest brewer. The mission of the Foundation is to contribute to the Northwest craft brewing community by providing opportunities for professional and aspiring brewers to further their knowledge and expertise. The Foundation is also committed to honoring Glen’s broader interests by working with the Northwest Legends Foundation to contribute directly to local Eugene-based organizations that represent his ideals and passions.
In 2011, the Foundation is offering two educational scholarships to the World Academy of Brewing at the Siebel Institute and one to the American Brewer’s Guild.
Taplister turns 2 years old today. When we started, we were just in our home town of Portland, Oregon. Now, we support 52 cities across the US. We most recently added Olympia, Washington.
To commemorate our anniversary, we’re planning on celebrating this evening (July 6) at Apex (SE 12th and Division). It’s a good evening to join us for some good beer, because Fort George is taking over the taps at Apex today. We at Taplister are big fans of Fort George. If you like pepper spiced beer, make sure you check out the Hellcat Smoked Pepper Tripel. We’re looking forward to trying some of their other small batch beers. We hope to see you there!
Here’s what John Foyston had to say about the Fort George event. http://blog.oregonlive.com/thebeerhere/2011/07/fort_george_takes_over_the_tap.html
Tired of the same old beer festivals? If you answered yes, then you need to attend The Portland Fruit Beer Festival. For a list of all of the beers and all of the details check out the official festival website at http://burnsidebrewco.com/FruitBeerFest.php