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Alameda Brewing Co.PortlandORAlamedaBrewing.comBlack Bear StoutExport-Style StoutThis is a surprisingly light-bodied stout with hints of chocolate and coffee. Despite being the same color as the dark side of the moon, this beer has a subtle and intricate mouthfeel. The Black Bear XX Stout has won four medals at the Great American Beer Festival.175.56.855MEDIUMBLACKPub
TastingsAlameda Brewhouse has been serving up handcrafted ales and freshly prepared food in the heart of the Beaumont Village in Northeast Portland since 1996. Its five-barrel brewery produces a number of award-winning beers, and its combination of fresh food and smooth ales makes it a neighborhood institution and a Portland favorite.
Ambacht BrewingHillsboroORAmbacht.usMatzobrauBelgian Dark WheatThis beer is truly a religious experience. The only beer in the world that uses matzo crackers in the mash (along with rolled oats, two-row, Munich and chocolate malts), it's fermented with Abbey II yeast and keg-conditioned with blackberry honey to create a complex yet smooth beer. Picture a dunkelwiezen made with Matzos and Belgian Yeast.150.57.817LOWBROWNPub
TastingsToursDebut at OBFAmbacht's handcrafted ales are Belgian-inspired and influenced by the bounty of the region. Ambacht ales are made using local, organically grown ingredients; and mashed at a low temperature, giving them a refreshing dryness with a clean, toasty flavor from organic malts. Ambacht bottle conditions its ales with Pacific Northwest honey for a sweet top note.
Anderson Valley Brewing Co.Boonville CAAVBC.comThe Kimmie, The Yink, & The Holy GoseSpecialty BeerThis beer's grist is 50% malted wheat, mashed with salt water and spiced with coriander and hops. Before boiling, the wort is kettle soured with lactobacillus, imparting an initial refreshing tartness that gives way to subtle fullness. Fermented with both traditional yeast and lactic bacteria, the result is a beer with flavors of guava and peach, followed by a slight sea salt dryness and lemon sourness.
TastingsToursAnderson Valley was founded in 1987, making it one of the oldest craft breweries on the West Coast. Sitting on 35 lush acres in Boonville, California, the brewery grounds include picnic groves, horse pastures and a famous disc golf course, while its Tap Room is where Anderson Valley residents and friends of the brewery come to meet. Proudly solar powered and sustainable, Anderson Valley is a unique world class brewery.
Ballast Point Brewing & SpiritsSan DiegoCABallastPoint.comGrunion Pale AleAmerican-Style Pale AleOriginating from an employee-only home brew contest, this award-winning hoppy ale is named after the tiny local fish known for late night frolics on shore. A pair of new hop varieties – Mosaic and Calypso – lend summer melon aromas and herbal flavors, balanced by a soft caramel malt sweetness.1345.535MEDIUMLIGHT AMBERPub
TastingsToursBallast Point started as a homebrew shop in 1992, added a brewery in 1996, a new production facility in 2005 and topped 10,000 barrels of production in 2008. You can even find its beer in Japan! Its dedicated team of craftsmen and women is still innovating, trying new methods and ingredients, and working constantly to increase capacity to try to meet demand. More than anything, they are staying true to founder Jack White’s dream, and their own: real beer lovers making real good beer.
Base Camp Brewing Co.PortlandORBaseCampBrewingCo.comHop in the 'Pool HellesSession BeerThis late hop Helles is fermented with lager yeast, and showcases Base Camp's proprietary lagering cellar techniques that result in a classic pilsner malt character and smooth, clean finish. Unique to this Helles lager, its only hop addition is in the whirlpool, meaning you'll find a huge hop taste and aroma with low bitterness.
TastingsToursBase Camp Brewing is the result of brewmaster Justin Fay’s determined vision and years of hard work. His and brewer Paul Thurston’s combined decades of professional brewing experience are evident in each of Base Camp’s recipes. Their beers have been crafted with an eye toward innovation and creativity as well as consistency and balance, making for awesome beers that are at once approachable for any beer drinker and satisfying for the most adventure-minded palate.
Bayern BrewingMissoulaMTBayernBrewery.comDump Truck Summer BockOther Strong Ale or LagerBrewed using the old-fashioned decoction mash method, this light, unfiltered lager uses German sauermalt, organic Montana spitz malt, pilsner malt, plus three doses of imported Hallertauer Perle and the rare Tettnang aroma hops. It also uses a yeast strain specially formulated in Germany to make this beer a rare experience.153.26.028VERY LOWGOLDENPub
TastingsToursBayern Brewing was founded in 1987 by Jürgen Knöller, a German-trained master brewer, and is the only German brewery in the Rocky Mountains, boasting two German Master Brewers and a German built vessel brewhouse. Jürgen brews all his beer according to the German Reinheitsgebot beer purity law of 1516. He has been coming to the OBF every year since its inception. Bayern Beer is available in bottles in stores around the Northwest.
Bear Republic Brewing Co.CloverdaleCABearRepublic.comDouble AughtBohemian-Style PilsenerIn the late 1800s, American brewing pioneers made a pilsener to be proud of, one brewed with 100 percent barley malt and hopped with noble hop varieties. Bear Republic uses Pilsen and Vienna malts and a moderate dose of Hallertauer hops for a rich, smooth, crisp taste.1125.015LOWGOLDENPub
TastingsToursBear Republic Brewing is a family business that's created quite a name and a following within the craft brew industry. The Norgrove family founders are third and fourth generation Sonoma County residents and have helped to promote a love for fine beer in a region where passions are energetically expressed in all kinds of food and drink.
Bent Paddle Brewing Co.DuluthMNBentPaddleBrewing.comPaddle Break BlondeBelgian-Style Blonde AleThe unique characteristic for this beer is a Belgian yeast that expresses a subtle spiciness: gentle clove, plum and banana accents, with a refreshing sweetness from the pilsner malt. Brilliant golden in color with crisp carbonation, its hints of citrus and spice emerge from the Czech Saaz and German Tradition hops.142.56.018LOWGOLDENPub
TastingsToursDebut at OBFBent Paddle Brewing is a 30-barrel production craft brewery and taproom located in the beautiful Great Lakes port town of Duluth, Minnesota. The brewery is owned by two married couples, Bryon and Karen Tonnis and Colin and Laura Mullen. The brewers use the amazing water of Lake Superior to brew the freshest and most dependable craft beer possible.
Bison Organic BeerBerkeleyCABisonBrew.comKermit the HopImperial India Pale AleIt isn't always easy being green and sustainable. Kermit the Hop is a beer that celebrates our farmers growing organic hops, including Centennial in first wort, and Centennial with Simcoe 15 minutes before flame-out and as dry hops. Tight filtration helps remove yeast and provides a smooth, clean flavor.17.538.590OrganicMEDIUM HIGHGOLDEN
This Berkeley brewery, established in 1989, went all organic in 2002 because of its belief that sustainable and ecologically sound food production is the best way to protect the environment, save energy, ensure sustainability - and brew great beers.
Boneyard BeerBendORBoneyardBeer.comBone LightSession BeerThis India Session Ale is a single hop beer showcasing Mosaic hops. Brewed with pale and pilsner malts, it’s light bodied and golden in color and low in bitterness and ABV for easy drinking. You know what that means? You can enjoy a full glass without wearing out your palate!9.524.020MEDIUM LOWGOLDENTastingsBoneyard Beer is a grassroots, owner-operated brewery that has been creatively pieced together "from the Boneyard" – the place where old/unused equipment goes to rust. The brewery opened to the public in May of 2010 with a 20-barrel system that produced 1,300 barrels of beer in the first year. Boneyard just opened its 2nd brewing facility in Bend, which will increase capacity to 45,000 bbls per year between both breweries.
Boulder Beer Co.BoulderCOBoulderBeer.comNothing Too FancyAmerican-Style Pale AleInspired by the progressive rock band Umphrey’s McGee, this is a sessionable, light-bodied pale ale brewed with pale barley malt and malted wheat for a soft mouthfeel. The unique Equinox hops provide aromas and flavors of fresh tropical fruits with a subtle peppery touch. This beer was brewed in collaboration with Rock Brothers and Cigar City Brewing.123.25.136MEDIUM LOWGOLDENPub
TastingsToursUnique to FestBoulder Beer was established in 1979, which makes it Colorado's first microbrewery and also one of the first in the nation. As a result, it is the first craft brewery since Prohibition to celebrate its 36th birthday this year. In addition to making excellent beers, its pub is PACE Certified (Partners for a Cleaner Environment) and the brewery makes sure to do its part to save the planet, one beer at a time.
Boundary Bay BreweryBellinghamWABBayBrewery.comDouble Dry Hopped Sorachi Ace Pale AleAmerican-Style Pale AleThis medium-bodied, double-dry hopped pale ale is hopped entirely with Sorachi Ace hops – added early, middle and late boil, as well as in the fermenter and the keg. The addition of this single variety of hop allows you to fully enjoy the flavors of Sorachi Ace; characterized by lemon, citrus and dill undertones. Enjoy its high hop flavor without the tongue-scraping bitterness!
TastingsToursUnique to FestIndependently owned and operated since 1995, Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro proudly celebrates 20 years in craft beer! Located in a historic 1922 warehouse in the heart of downtown Bellingham, Boundary Bay houses a 17-barrel brewing system and a lively brewpub complete with a taproom, family-friendly bistro, deck and beer garden with live entertainment all summer long. Boundary Bay is a destination and community hub for both locals and out-of-towners alike.
Breakside BreweryPortlandORBreakside.comRainbows & UnicornsSession India Pale AleThis session IPA is brewed with flaked rice to create as light bodied a beer as possible with juicy, tropical, dank and fruity hop flavors, alongside notes of pineapple, honeydew, lime and mango. Breakside employed four new hop varietals – Equinox, Calypso, Huell Melon and Eldorado – to achieve these flavors.
TastingsUnique to FestOpened in 2010 as a nano-sized brewery, Breakside quickly expanded to a 3.5 BBL brewhouse while winning their first medal at the Great American Beer Festival in 2011 where they have earned medals each year since. In late 2012 the brewery expanded operations to Milwaukie, Oregon with a 30BBL production brewery and a 20 tap tasting room. In 2014 Breakside was awarded with the highly coveted Gold Medal for American-style IPA at the Great American Beer Festival.
BridgePort Brewing Co.PortlandORBridgePortBrew.comConviction Pale AleAmerican-Style Pale AleConviction Pale Ale is a NW style pale ale brewed using traditional malt styles and Northwest hops. Featuring a complex grist of six malts, including melanoidin and rye, it's bittered with Nugget hops, then aggressively dry-hopped using Crystal hops grown in the Silverton-Woodburn area of the Willamette Valley in Oregon.133.15.234MEDIUMLIGHT AMBERPub
TastingsToursOregon's oldest craft brewery continues to evolve from a microbrewery to a regional leader in the craft brewing market, while remaining faithful to its commitment to producing high-quality, innovative craft ales. The BridgePort family of ales includes IPA, Hop Czar, Kingpin and a list of seasonal releases.
Buoy Beer Co.AstoriaORBuoyBeer.comIndia Pale LagerAmerican-Style LagerWho says a lager can’t be hoppy? Not the brewers at Buoy. This India Pale Lager is brewed with imported German Pilsen and Vienna malts, dry-hopped with big heaping amounts of Citra and Galaxy hops and then lagered for four weeks at 32 degrees. The result is a beer that is smooth and crisp with a big hop finish.1536.669MEDIUM HIGHGOLDENPub
TastingsToursDebut at OBFUnique to FestAstoria overlooks one of the West’s most relentless rivers meeting the wilderness of an entire ocean; here Buoy Beer handcrafts beer with pride. With balance always a priority, it focuses on traditional lagers and NW ales – to savor after a hard days work and share to with friends.
Burnside Brewing Co.PortlandORBurnsideBrewCo.comSmoked Berliner WeissExperimental BeerOne of the least-bittered beers at the festival, this beer is all about the pilsner malt and the wheat malt hand-smoked with mesquite and applewood, brewed using a standard single infusion with a short kettle sour. It's cold fermented with the German 1007 ale yeast for a dry, crisp finish. LOWGOLDENPub
TastingsToursUnique to FestWhen Burnside Brewing opened its doors in 2010, the vision was concise: focus on easy to drink beers that accompany and enhance the culinary experience. Brewmaster Jason McAdam is a creative trendsetter in brewing, bold enough to take risks and smart enough to leave a creative impression on your taste buds. He balances desires for tradition such as the Oatmeal Pale, then throws in food inspired beers such as the Sweet Heat, an apricot wheat beer dry hopped with scotch bonnet peppers that is reminiscent of a Caribbean chutney.
Calapooia Brewing Co.AlbanyORCalapooiaBrewing.comSantiamberAmerican-Style Amber/Red AleNamed for one of Oregon's many scenic rivers, this is a rich, medium-bodied amber ale. Four different malts (two-row, crystal, DextraPils and acidulated malt) are moderately hopped with Willamette and Cascade hops for a finish rich in caramel and low in bitterness.1335.030MEDIUM LOWAMBERPub
TastingsToursCalapooia is located in Albany, where the brewers brew the finest microbrews in the Willamette Valley. Stop by on your way up or down I-5 and try "Fermentation at its Finest!"
Caldera Brewing Co.AshlandORCalderaBrewing.comDry Hop Mosaic IPAAmerican-Style India Pale AleThis fruity, hoppy American IPA joins premium two-row, light Munich and crystal malts with five healthy additions of Mosaic hops, including in the hop back and dry-hopping for extra hop flavor and aroma. Don't let the amber color fool you – this one has a noticeable hop presence.1536.4100MEDIUM HIGHLIGHT AMBERPub
TastingsUnique to FestCaldera is situated in a 28,000 square foot building in Ashland. The brew house is a 30-barrel system with fermentation tanks ranging from 30, 60 and 90 barrels, which means Caldera brews either single, double, or triple batches to fill the fermenters. Many of Caldera's beers are filtered by a plate and frame filter leaving a clear and bright product. One thing that sets Caldera apart from many other Northwest breweries besides the beer clarity is the incorporation of fresh whole flower hops into the brewing process, which have a cleaner taste than palletized hops.
Cascade BrewingPortlandORCascadeBrewing.comFrite GauloisWood and Barrel-Aged Sour BeerThis NW style sour ale is a blend of Weizen, Saison and Blond ales aged in oak wine barrels with white Royal Ann cherries, orange peel and a touch of sea salt. Frite Gaulois is designed to be a very mild, summer ale with a light sour tartness.141.77.410VERY LOWGOLDENPub
TastingsUnder the direction of Brewmaster Ron Gansberg, Cascade Brewing has pioneered the Northwest Sour Style, winning accolades and awards for its barrel-aged, lactic-fermented sour beers, which complement the well-balanced beers on draft year-round. The Cascade Brewing Barrel House, located just across the river, features no fewer than a dozen sours on tap at all times.
Central City Brewers & DistillersSurreyBCCentralCityBrewing.comRed Betty Imperial IPAImperial India Pale AleRed Betty Imperial IPA is dry-hopped with whole leaf hops from the Yakima Valley, combined with Maris Otter English barley, which is floor-malted in age old tradition. Long maturation ensures plenty of flavor, with strong aromatics of grapefruit, tangerine and mango, and a sensational lasting bitterness.2149.090VERY HIGHAMBERPub
TastingsToursCentral City got its start in Surrey in 2003. By 2005, it had launched a canning line, and by 2009 it had reached full capacity. Its Red Betty brand has become a cult icon among craft beer enthusiasts, and its craft beers are rated some of the highest in British Columbia and Canada from experts on sites like Beer Advocate and RateBeer.
Claim 52 BrewingEugeneORClaim52Brewing.comRunnermassFruit Wheat BeerThis Kölsch style pale ale was blended with a housemade lemon-lime soda to create a slight variation of the iconic and thirst-quenching Radler beer. The name is an homage to Claim 52's hometown, Tracktown USA – aka Eugene, OR – substituting the German word for cylist (radler) with “runner” and "mass" meaning liter in German. LOWGOLDEN
TastingsToursDebut at OBFUnique to FestEstablished in 2012, Claim 52 specializes in small-batch European style ales like Kölsch, brewed with a Northwest flair. Its 3.5 bbl brew system is scalable so it has the flexibility to take advantage of seasonal ingredients and pilot new styles, providing a variety of unique beers at the brewery and the Abbey taphouse. The brewery hand-crafts around 60 barrels a month, so each batch turns out a little different but is consistently tasty and delivered fresh from the tank to the tap.
Coalition Brewing Co.PortlandORCoalitionBrewing.comHoney TrapSpecialty Honey BeerThis supremely drinkable, crisp and clean seasonal ale will quench your thirst on these beautiful summer days. It features a blend of two-row barley and white wheat, accented with Bee Local honey. Single hopped with Galaxy, notes of tropical fruit intermingle with honey sweetness to create the perfect reason to cheat on your favorite beer. Don't worry, we won't tell anyone.111.54.540LOWGOLDEN
TastingsToursCoalition Brewing is an in-brewery tasting room and 10-barrel brew house in inner SE Portland whose ales reflect traditional brewing techniques and Northwest innovation. In addition to its house ales, the brewery features one off sours and other unique seasonals, including frequent collaborations with restaurants, other breweries, and the home brew community. Its beers strive for balance and drinkability while still remaining interesting and unique.
CollaboratorPortlandOROregonBrewCrew.orgValley Vanilla Pale AleAmerican-Style Pale AleThe Collaborator Project is a collaboration between homebrewers in the Oregon Brew Crew and Widmer Brothers Brewing. This recipe was created by Jodi Campbell, the first solo female winner, and features a dose of vanilla bean in addition to pale, crystal, victory and honey malts. Magnum, Northern Brewer and East Kent Golding hops balance the sweet malt and vanilla flavors. LOWLIGHT AMBERPub
TastingsToursNow 16 years running, Collaborator is one of the oldest collaborations in the nation between a craft brewer (Widmer Brothers) and homebrewers (the Oregon Brew Crew). Homebrewers design the beers and compete to win the opportunity to have their beer made and distributed by a world-class craft brewery. Want to be famous? Fire up your brew kettle!
Deschutes BreweryBendORDeschutesBrewery.comRed WheatDark American Wheat BeerThis beer is an American style wheat ale at heart, with a relatively neutral yeast character, medium bitterness and a unique hop flavor and aroma derived from several southern hemisphere hops. The use of caramel and roasted malts give a nice malt complexity and red hue that set this beer apart from other American style wheat beers. HIGHREDPub
TastingsToursFounded in 1988 as a brewpub in downtown Bend, Deschutes Brewery is known for such brands as Black Butte Porter, its flagship brew and the nation’s number one selling craft porter, and the popular Mirror Pond Pale Ale. In addition to its original Bend brew pub, the brewery opened a second brew pub in Portland’s Pearl District six years ago. The company’s main brewing facility is located in Bend on the banks of the Deschutes River and produces more than 250,000 barrels of beer annually for distribution in 20 states and two provinces.
Deschutes BreweryBendORDeschutesBrewery.comGluten FreeGluten-Free BeerWhat is floral, fruity, packed full of citrus and 100% gluten free? Deschutes Brewery’s gluten free NW pale ale. This tasty beer uses 100% gluten free ingredients, with rice instead of barley in the mash. This beer gets crafty with its use of Nugget, Crystal and Bravo hops, and its sweet blend of Belgian candi syrup. Brewed especially for those who could use a little less gluten in their lives.13.535.635MEDIUMGOLDENPub
TastingsToursFounded in 1988 as a brewpub in downtown Bend, Deschutes Brewery is known for such brands as Black Butte Porter, its flagship brew and the nation’s number one selling craft porter, and the popular Mirror Pond Pale Ale. In addition to its original Bend brew pub, the brewery opened a second brew pub in Portland’s Pearl District five years ago. The company’s main brewing facility is located in Bend on the banks of the Deschutes River and produces more than 250,000 barrels of beer annually for distribution in 20 states and two provinces.
Dogfish Head Craft BreweryMiltonDEDogfish.comGlancing Blow English Pale AleEnglish-Style Pale Mild AleFrom the makers of 60, 90 and 120 minute IPA comes a moderately hopped English-style mild ale with a malt-forward flavor. Maris Otter and pilsner malts form the foundation, moderately bittered with Calypso and Citra hops. Another dash of Citras are used for dry-hopping for a little more crispness in the finish.1445.035MEDIUMAMBERPub
TastingsToursUnique to FestDogfish Head, Delaware's first brewpub, produces "off-centered ales for off-centered people." The original brewery, founded in 1995, produced only 12-gallon batches; in 1999, the company moved into a 100,000-foot former cannery, and has recently expanded again, tripling its size. Dogfish Head brews nearly 40 styles of beer that are sold in more than 25 states, plus a half-dozen kinds of hand-crafted spirits. The brewery takes its name from Dogfish Head, Maine, where founder Sam Calagione spent summers as a child.
Double Mountain Brewery & TaproomHood RiverORDoubleMountainBrewery.comHomesteadAmerican-Style Pale AleDouble Mountain's house Belgian yeast strain sets this beer apart from most other American pale ales, lending phenolic and spicy flavors and aromas, including orange, lemon and a little resinous evergreen. This pale ale is a little lighter on the booze, and highly drinkable. Brewed in honor of the Homestead at Denison University.
TastingsToursDouble Mountain Brewery & Taproom opened in 2007 in the heart of downtown Hood River. Brewmaster Matt Swihart brews with a clear mission: make great beer for craft beer fans. Double Mountain’s unique location lends to brewing with pure-clean glacial water with regionally grown hops, and ingredients. Double Mountain's unfiltered and long-aged beers deliver maximum flavor and character. They can be found on tap and in bottles throughout the Pacific Northwest and Southern California.
Dunedin BreweryDunedinFLDunedinBrewery.comMango Makrut ParadisoSession India Pale AleMango, makrut leaves and grains of paradise give this beer its unique fruity, spicy flavor. Pale malt, light crystal, victory and carapils malts form the grist and give it a light amber color. Summit & Nelson Sauvin hops in the boil provide the bitterness, and Hallertau Blanc hops in the whirlpool yield delicate, floral hop aromas.1234.850Medium HighLight AmberPubTastingsToursUnique to FestDunedin is Florida's oldest craft brewery, producing small, 20 barrel batches primarily for the Tampa Bay draft market. Seven year-round brews include an Apricot Peach Ale, American Classic IPA and AURA Gold, while seasonals include Local Honey, Mundofolbick, and a Belgian blonde with lactobacillus, oak & golden raisins known as “Exostenture." The brewers personally road-trip this beer across the country every year, so give them an extra friendly welcome.
Ecliptic BrewingPortlandOREclipticBrewing.comAurora Crimson SaisonFrench & Belgian-Style SaisonAurora Crimson Saison is a summertime refresher that matches up well with food options at the festival. Its light malt flavor from pale, wheat and acidulated malt is accentuated by a spicy Belgian yeast character and balanced with Sterling hops. Aurora refers to the rhubarb, which also adds a radiant tart character to the beer.
TastingsToursSituated in the hip North Mississippi Avenue district, Ecliptic matches its innovative, high-quality beer with equally ambitious and delicious food from a varied menu. The name Ecliptic Brewing unites owner/brewmaster John Harris’ two passions: brewing and astronomy. The ecliptic is the yearly path around the sun on planet Earth. Ecliptic Brewing celebrates this journey through the seasons with its beer and food menus, which change and rotate throughout the year.
Eel River Brewing Co.FortunaCAEelRiverBrewing.comEmerald Triangle Session IPASession India Pale AleA crisp, light and refreshing session IPA loaded with notes of resinous pine and tropical fruits from the generous hopping of Magnum, Simcoe and Citra hops. The simple grist of American two-row malt ferments clean with the California Ale yeast, letting the hop flavors and aromas shine through.10.524.537MEDIUMGOLDENPub
ToursUnique to FestEel River is America's first certified organic brewery. Located in a former old growth redwood mill just down the road from its Humboldt County brewpub, the facility is powered completely by renewable, bio-mass energy. Take a break from all that camping and hiking when you're in the area and sample its fine ales in the tap room "behind the Redwood curtain."
Epic BrewingSalt Lake CityUTEpicBrewing.comHop SyndromeAmerican-Style LagerGerman pilsner malt, American hops and American lager yeast give this beer a distinctly pleasing bitterness, with hop aromas ranging from sweet and tart to pine. Dry-hopping with Crystal, Calypso and Lemon Drop hops, plus an extra dose of Centennial in the hop back and 30 days of cold lagering add a clean, crisp finish. HIGHGOLDENPub
TastingsToursIn 2008, Utah law changed, allowing entrepreneurs David Cole and Peter Erickson to pursue their longtime dream of opening a strong beer microbrewery in Utah. With brewmaster Kevin Crompton, the EPIC team has a strong belief in doing everything "all out." They use no animal or other fining products, so all their beers are vegan friendly as well.
Fearless Brewing Co.EstacadaORFearless1.comStrawberry Cream AleAmerican-Style Cream AleThough Fearless is best known for its malty, Scottish style beers, once in a while they pull over to brew something just for fun, such as this light colored, light bodied cream ale finished with strawberries. Make a Fearless offering to the Viking gods as you sip this thirst quencher.
TastingsToursUnique to FestFearless' founder Ken Johnson applies a Viking-like passion and determination to create beers that are painstakingly brewed to style, with equal emphasis placed on creativity and technical integrity. And though Fearless is best known for its malty, Scottish style beers, once in a while it pulls over to brew its delicious fruit beers, just for fun.
Fire Mountain BreweryCarltonORFireMountainBrewery.comParadiseGolden or Blonde AleThis is a true German blonde ale, down to the delicate German noble hops. A smooth ale with flavor but moderate bitterness, it's excellent with all foods. to FestFire Mountain turns out 12- to 15-barrel batches of ales and lagers on a hand-operated steam-controlled system. Longer mash and sparge times maximize malt flavor. Long fermentations in horizontal tanks adds more unique character to these handmade brews. Spent grains feed the neighbor's cows and spent hops feed the garden – all so its beers can feed you.
Firestone Walker Brewing Co.Paso RoblesCAFirestoneBeer.comPivoGerman-Style PilsenerPivo, named for the Slavic word for beer, is a traditional German style pilsner with the American twist of dry-hopping in the lagering tank for two to three weeks. Weyermann pilsner and carafoam malts form the grist, with a hop bill of German Magnum, Spalter Select and Sahir.
TastingsToursFounded in 1996 by Adam Firestone (aka the Bear) & David Walker (aka the Lion), Firestone Walker began as a small brewery with roots in wine country on California’s Central Coast. Now a regional brewery, its singular purpose remains – to craft ever better beer. Passionately in pursuit of the perfect beer…and never satisfied.
Fish Brewing Co.OlympiaWAFishBrewing.comFish In A BarrelWood and Barrel-Aged BeerThis beer gets its name from being aged in red wine barrels for three months. Pilsner, caramel, wheat and acidulated malts are balanced by Hallertauer hops. A Belgian saison yeast produces spicy esters and mild fruitiness, leaving a crisp, mildly acidic finish, while Brettanomyces Lambicu wild yeast produces cherry flavors. Can you say complexity?
ToursUnique to FestFrom its home in beautiful Olympia, Fish Brewing has been handcrafting ales of Northwest proportions since 1993. Founded by Crayne and Mary Horton and a few dozen local investors, Fish began operations humbly with a 15-barrel brew house, two 15-barrel fermenters and one dairy tank. Growing steadily since, Fish is now an award-winning craft brewer with distribution throughout the great Pacific Northwest and beyond.
Flat Tail Brewing Co. CorvallisORFlatTailCorvallis.comBig GreenSpecialty BeerA grist of pilsner, light wheat, rolled oats and carafoam are balanced by a triple dose of Mosaic, Equinox and Cascade hops added 15 minutes before knockout, in the whirlpool, and for dry-hopping. A classic Belgian and French saison yeast blend ferments the wort without temperature control, lending peppery, mango and pineapple esters.1718.050MEDIUMGOLDENPub
TastingsToursUnique to FestFlat Tail Brewing Co. Is a 100% family owned craft brewery located in the heart of the Willamette Valley. Flat Tail creates a wide array and styles, including its GABF Medal winning Tailgater Kölsch and Little Green Session Saison; with seasonals and one offs always available. Stop by the full service sports pub and brewery in Corvallis, or pick up a six-pack or 22oz bottle at select retailers in Oregon and California.
Flying Fish Brewing Co.SomerdaleNJFlyingFish.comCold Pressed Pale AleCoffee BeerProof that you shouldn't drink with your eyes: this golden color beer features an ambitious coffee kick. Pilsner, aromatic, light Munich and honey malts give it the golden color. Cold pressed coffee from Revolution Coffee Roasters in Collingswood, NJ is added after primary fermentation. This is a true breakfast brew.12.224.615LOWGOLDEN
TastingsToursUnique to FestStarted as the web's first virtual brewery in 1995, Flying Fish became a real brewery the next year and hasn't looked back. In 2012 it moved into a new facility with a total focus on sustainability. Flying Fish has been fortunate to pour at the OBF several times. Its other Portland connection: US Route 30, which runs from Astoria through PDX, continues across the country and runs right by the brewery. Road trip anyone?
Fort George Brewery+Public HouseAstoriaORFortGeorgeBrewery.comSummer StoutClassic Irish-Style Dry StoutThis stout is just peachy. Really! Organic two-row, honey malt, midnight wheat and black barley give it the rich malt flavor and blackness, balanced with 100% Cascade hops. After an initial fermentation on the clean, crisp Fort George yeast, the beer gets a secondary fermentation on lots of organic peaches.
TastingsToursUnique to FestFort George crafts original beers distributed only in the Northwest. Whether in cans or kegs, at the pub in Astoria or on your front porch, its brews bring people together in aromatic headiness and lupulin ecstasy. Take a quick trip to Astoria and try its Sunrise Oatmeal Pale Ale, Working Girl Porter or its many seasonal brews. And visit the website to listen to the Fort George theme song and even download it as a ringtone!
Fremont Brewing Co.SeattleWAFremontBrewing.comSummer AleAmerican-Style Pale AleTangerine flower in a glass. Endless days distilled into a nectar of barley and hops. One grain, one hop. Simplicity – yet so much more.1335.245MEDIUMGOLDEN
TastingsDebut at OBFFremont Brewing is a family-owned craft brewery founded in 2009 to brew small-batch artisan beers made with the best local ingredients it can find…Because Beer Matters!
Full Sail Brewing Co.Hood RiverORFullSailBrewing.comSession IPAAmerican-Style India Pale AleIPAs are insanely popular these days. But let’s face it, sometimes it feels like there’s a hops arms race going on. Enter Session IPA. It pours a deep gold color with aromas of orange and spice that lead to a light malty body with a crisp hoppy finish. Not too hoppy. Not too bitter. Not too malty. Just right. The brewers at Full Sail like to call it Session-ability! AMBERPubThe Independent Full Sail Brewing Company has been making great beer since 1987. Perched on a bluff in Hood River – "the adrenaline capital of the Northwest" – Full Sail ferments godlike nectar as big as the scenery in the Columbia River Gorge. Full Sail is committed to brewing great beer while adhering to socially and environmentally sustainable practices.
Garage ProjectWellingtonNZGarageProject.co.nzVenusian Pale AleExperimental BeerThis down-under beer is brewed with spice additions (kaffir lime leaf, lemongrass, coriander seed and fresh grapefruit peel) throughout the boil, and then again after primary fermentation. Brewed in collaboration with local Wellington artist Greg Broadmore and his "Dr Grordbort" science fiction universe, the goal was to create a beer set in an alternative universe where colonial England traveled to outer space instead of India and created a VPA instead of IPA.7.560MEDIUMGOLDEN
TastingsToursDebut at OBFThe Garage Project started as a truly nano brewery. But what they brewers lacked in size they more than made up for in agility and the ability to experiment. Three years later, they’ve grown, and whether they’re brewing 50 liters or 2,000, they still like to take risks, have a bit of fun and try something new.
Garage ProjectWellingtonNZGarageProject.co.nzDeath From AboveExperimental BeerBrewed as an Indochine pale ale with the goal of melding aggressive American hop character with the sweet tropical heat of Southeast Asian flavors. Vietnamese mint and habanero chili are added during the boil, then the beer is conditioned on Southeast Asian mango, lime juice and Bird's Eye chili.7.560MEDIUM HIGHAMBER
TastingsToursDebut at OBFThe Garage Project started as a truly nano brewery. But what they brewers lacked in size they more than made up for in agility and the ability to experiment. Three years later, they’ve grown, and whether they’re brewing 50 liters or 2,000, they still like to take risks, have a bit of fun and try something new.
Gigantic BrewingPortlandORGiganticBrewing.comKölschtasticGerman-Style KölschWhat makes this Kölsch stand out is the use of whole leaf hops in the Gigantic hop back, lending hop flavor without the bitterness usually associated with this style. Only the finest German pilsner malt enters the mash tun, and it's fermented with a German ale yeast that produces some of the fruity character of an ale, with a clean lager-like profile.111.54.920VERY LOWGOLDENPub
TastingsUnique to FestGigantic Brewing is an independent, artisanal brewery started in 2012 by brewers/owners Ben Love and Van Havig. It only features one year-round beer, Gigantic IPA. Everything else is a seasonal, either brewed for three months or one-off, then never brewed again. The beer labels are created by different artists, with each beer numbered. Come visit Gigantic's Tap Room and Champagne Lounge and taste the awesome!
Gilgamesh BrewingSalemORGilgameshBrewing.comRadlerSpecialty BeerA blend of pink grapefruit juice and a crisp Bavarian lager fermented at kölsch temperatures, this citrus beer blend was created to refresh the body and relax the mind.91.54.016VERY LOWPINKPubBrothers Mike, Nick and Matt along with their dad, Lee Radtke, established Gilgamesh Brewing in 2009. With the slogan “A Beer for Everyone,” you’re sure to find your favorite Gilgamesh brew in draft, bottles and cans at a local pub or store. In 2012 the new brew house and restaurant, The Campus, was opened in the industrial area of Salem. With great beer, fantastic food and a beautiful outside seating area, The Campus makes for a must stop Salem destination.
GoodLife Brewing Co.BendORGoodLifeBrewing.comJay Bird Light American Wheat BeerBrewed with 100% Amarillo hops, this light wheat ale pours clear and delicious with huge hop flavors of grapefruit and citrus. A refreshing, thirst-quenching ale on a hot summer day.153.56.018LOWGOLDENPub
TastingsUnique to FestGoodLife takes its name from the lifestyle that most Bend-ites live: with tons of recreation sprinkled with hard work and friends, living in Bend is truly the GoodLife. The 30-barrel brewhouse and fermentation area are the focal point of the huge viewing windows looking out from within the Bier Hall Tasting Room, where you can grab a pint of small batch and specialty brews as well as year round offerings.
Great Divide BrewingDenverCOGreatDivide.comWhitewaterLight American Wheat BeerA good example of this quintessentially American style wheat, this golden ale is made from two-row, white wheat andlLight Munich malts. Moderately hopped with Simcoe and Goldings, its neutral yeast is highly attenuative and accentuates hop flavors.142.86.135MEDIUMGOLDEN
TastingsToursAssertive, flavorful and balanced is how Great Divide describes its beers, which have been around since 1994. From session beers to big brews, its lineup has a beer to please everyone. Maybe that's why it's won numerous awards, including an astounding 17 GABF and five World Beer Cup medals.
Green Flash Brewing Co.San Diego CAGreenFlashBrew.comSoul Style IPA American-Style India Pale AleThis beer's 75 IBUs come primarily from Warrior hops, with Citra, Cascade and Simcoe late in the boil and as dry-hops for plenty of hoppy aroma. Pale malt, crystal malt and Vienna malt create a wort that is fermented clean and dry with a California ale yeast. Hopheads will love this one.1536.575MEDIUM HIGHGOLDEN
TastingsToursMike and Lisa Hinkley established Green Flash Brewing in 2002. Today, they lead a talented team of like-minded craft beer enthusiasts, who embrace the Green Flash culture and brand vision with passion and zeal. Every batch of beer is a labor of love and is a true Green Flash collaboration. Credentials include five GABF medals, three World Beer Cup medals, a Best in Show at the California State Fair and another at the San Diego International.
Hale's Ales Brewery & PubSeattleWAHalesBrewery.comSupergoose IPAEnglish-Style India Pale AleCalled a "benchmark Northwest IPA" by the Tacoma News Tribune, this beer is heavily hopped – but well balanced. It's light amber in color with berry, pink grapefruit and lychee in the aroma. Hops include Amarillo, Centennial and Simcoe, providing an exquisite grapefruit finish. It's fermented by an English yeast strain that's over 100 years old. LOWGOLDENPub
TastingsToursHale's Ales was founded by Mike Hale in 1983; it's the longest-running continuously-operating independent brewery of any size in the Northwest. Hale's produces English and American style pub beers with an emphasis on cask-conditioned real ale and seasonal specialties. Try its small-batch specialties in its brewpub in Seattle's Fremont neighborhood.
Hop Valley BrewingEugeneORHopValleyBrewing.comPils to pay the BillsGerman-Style PilsenerThis is an all-German beer made right here in Oregon. Five hop additions, starting with German Magnum at first wort followed by four doses of German Hallertau and Tettnang, give this beer hoppy flavor without excessive bitterness. The grist consists of pilsner, carafoam and acidulated malts, and the yeast is a Southern German lager strain. It's a crisp, slightly bitter beer, with an herbal/spicy noble hop character.1124.720LOWGOLDENPub
TastingsToursUnique to FestHop Valley first opened its doors in 2009 in Springfield. Four years later, the brewery opened a second location to serve as its production brewery and tasting room in the Historic Whiteaker district of Eugene. Originally committed to brewing classic beer styles with an innovative spirit, Hop Valley continues to make unique, award winning beers on its 15 bbl brewhouse in Springfield and its 60 bbl brewhouse in Eugene.
Hopworks Urban Brewing PortlandORHopworksBeer.comEvie Radshine American-Style Fruit BeerImperial Evie Sunshine is HUB's summer Imperial IPA. The brewers took this hoppy, rich and golden beer and blended it with 50% organic lemon soda to create Evie Radshine, a summer session beer that is light and fruity with just the right amount of hops and body.1463.740OrganicLOWGOLDENPub
TastingsToursUnique to FestHopworks Urban Brewery, or HUB, is Portland’s first Eco-Brewpub to offer all organic handcrafted beers, fresh local ingredients, and a sustainable building with a relaxed and casual atmosphere. Check out the pub made of all recycled materials on SE Powell, or its BikeBar in the EcoFlats building on North Williams in Portland's NoPo beer district. The brewery is now producing organic hard cider as well!
Kaapse BrouwersRotterdamNLKaapseBrouwers.nlKaapse KoenRye BeerUnique to the festival as Kaapse Brouwers makes its Oregon Brewers Festival debut, Kaapse Koen is fermented and lagered on whiskey barrels to lend a slightly sweet hint of smokiness. The rye gives the brew a dry, crisp character and accentuates the beer's aggressive hop profile.26188.486Very HighLight AmberPub
TastingsToursDebut at OBFUnique to FestThe newest brewery in Rotterdam, Kaapse opts for daring recipes and experimental beers. The brewery is located in the Fenix Food Factory, a collection of culinary entrepreneurs with a love for crafts and fair trade products including coffee, cheese and beer. Together, this collective stands for a taste revolution in Rotterdam and is a tribute to how strong entrepreneurship can lead to extraordinary results.
Klamath Basin BrewingKlamath FallsORKBBrewing.comSpud Muffin Pale AleSpecialty BeerThis spud's for you! Klamath Basin used 300 pounds of russet potatoes sourced locally from a farmer in the Klamath Basin. Besides the spuds, fermentables include premium Northwest two-row, carapils and Vienna malts, balanced by Summit, Cascade, Centennial and Meridian hops. The clean-fermenting American ale yeast produces a medium-bodied, refreshing brew.133.25.230MEDIUMLIGHT AMBERPub
TastingsToursUnique to FestKlamath Basin Brewing is located on Main Street in the historic Crater Lake Creamery building originally built in 1935. One of the many things that makes Klamath Basin Brewing unique is its water, from naturally fed underground rivers that flow from the Cascade Mountains and Crater Lake. This crystal clear mountain water is heated by world renowned geothermal hot springs. It is the only known brewing operation that uses geo-thermally heated water for beer production.
Kona Brewing Co.Kailua-KonaHIKonaBrewingCo.comBig WaveGolden or Blonde AleBig Wave is a lighter bodied golden ale with a tropical hop aroma and flavor – a smooth, easy drinking refreshing ale, perfect after a day out on the water. The use of caramel malt contributes to the golden hue of this beer and a special blend of Millennium, Galaxy and Citra hops provides a bright quenching finish.10.124.421Medium LowGoldenPub
TastingsToursLocated in picturesque Kailua-Kona on Hawaii's Big Island, Kona is Hawaii's largest craft brewery. Its 10,000 barrel annual production covers a full spectrum of styles, flavors, and colors, from the darkest – Da Grind Buzz Kona Coffee Imperial Stout – to the Wailua Wheat. With a huge commitment to sustainability and the community, Kona is more than just another place with sand between its toes.
Lagunitas Brewing Co.
Petaluma, CA & Chicago, IL
Lagunitas.comSucks 366Imperial India Pale AleA variation of Lagunitas' year round "Lagunitas Sucks," 366 has flavors of mandarin orange and tangerine as well as some peppery notes. This beer is very resinous in mouthfeel, like pine sap coating the insides of the mouth, making for a lot of lip-smacking. In other words, this beer is lip-smacking good!2168.063MEDIUM HIGHREDPub
TastingsToursUnique to FestLagunitas Brewing was not so much an act of ordinary 'foundling' as it was willed into being by the unspoken desire of supportive beer-lovers in Northern California after which they continued to nurture their creation and urged the brewery forward to fulfill the unifying needs of that same beer-loving diaspora from coast to coast and beyond. It is good to have friends!
Laht Neppur Brewing Co.Milton-FreewaterORLahtNeppur.comFlaming PeachExperimental BeerContinuing its tradition of showing the fine beers that can be made from peaches, this time Laht Neppur added peach concentrates, spices and even Cayenne peppers to the brew – not with a heavy hand, but just enough heat to complement the sweetness of the peaches. A simple grain and hop bill and a clean-fermenting yeast allow the peaches and spices to shine.13.573.325.518VERY LOWAMBERPub
TastingsToursUnique to FestAfter homebrewing for more than 20 years, brewer Court Ruppenthal came to the Walla Walla Valley to learn the art of wine making. He quickly realized that what the valley really needed was good beer.So he opened a 3.5-barrel brewery in 2006, with nearly a dozen regular beers on tap. He's added an ale house that makes killer pizza and pub fare, so the next time you're in the Walla Walla Valley wine region, discover this oasis in the desert.
Laurelwood Brewing Co.PortlandORLaurelwoodBrewpub.comHipster SunburnFrench & Belgian-Style SaisonTraditionally, farmhouse beers were made in France and Belgium to refresh the farmhands in the hot summers days. Hipster Sunburn makes you want to turn your jeans into jorts and cut a deep-V into your dirty white T-shirt. (Kidding! Put those scissors down!) This was brewmaster Shane Watterson’s first Laurelwood beer and is still one of his favorite summer sippers. LOWGOLDENPub
TastingsToursLaurelwood is known for exquisite award-winning, certified organic pub beers in three locations in Oregon. Brewing Oregon’s first certified organic beers – and a host of other tasty brews – it's garnered lots of awards ands its beers are now available in Washington, Idaho, Alaska, Pennsylvania and even Japan. Its pubs are known as the place where friends and family meet.
Logsdon Farmhouse AlesHood RiverORFarmhouseBeer.comAberrantBelgian-Style Pale Strong AleLogsdon uses two different strains of yeast sourced from Belgium for this beer. While one strain provides abbey-like esters and phenols, the other brings a crisp drying character that makes this beer deceptively drinkable despite the high alcohol. The beer is then keg conditioned with organic cane sugar to achieve a velvety carbonation with a thick, long lasting head.16.118.236OrganicMEDIUM LOWGOLDEN
A traditional farmhouse brewery located in Hood River County on a small farm, Logsdon also grows some of the hops used in its handcrafted beer. Truly handcrafted in every sense of the term, its ales all fall into the farmhouse ale tradition and include Seizoen, Seizoen Bretta, and Peche 'n' Brett, a Seizoen Bretta oak aged and loaded with tons of local organic peaches.
Lompoc BrewingPortlandORLompocBrewing.comSaison de l'EvolutionFrench & Belgian-Style SaisonThis hazy Belgian style farmhouse ale is dry and crisp with plenty of fruitiness complemented by a spicy bitterness, obtained by adding candied ginger, coriander and dried orange and lemon peel to the kettle at the end of the boil. Saison de l'Evolution represents Lompoc's commitment to change and evolution in the brewing industry and beyond.1325.825LOWGOLDENPub
TastingsToursA long-time Portland craft beer fixture established in 1996, Lompoc (pronounced Lom-Pock, not Lom-Poke) creates seven flavorful year-round beers, plus a ridiculous number of seasonals. You can find Lompoc in 22 oz bottles and on draft at locations in Oregon and Washington, and at its five Portland neighborhood pubs: Fifth Quadrant and Sidebar in North Portland, Hedge House and Oaks Bottom in Southeast, and the Lompoc Tavern in Northwest.
Lucky Labrador BrewingPortlandORLuckyLab.com20th Anniversary IPAAmerican-Style India Pale AleMotivated by the acoustic and rhythmic inspiration of Rush, Lucky Lab brewed this IPA to celebrate 20 years of brewing in the world's best beer city. Pale, dark Munich and dextrapils malts create the amber-colored wort, boiled with Amarillo, Simcoe and Summit hops. It's dry-hopped with Cascade and Glacier hops. Did we mention hops? Oh, by the way: hops.141.55.796HIGHAMBERPub
Lucky Lab began in 1994 in an old timbered warehouse just across the Willamette River, a stone's throw from the Festival grounds. Brewer Alex Stiles generates some of the tastiest beer around with his nimble 14-barrel brewhouse. The Lab also features a Beer Hall in Northwest Portland, a Public House in Multnomah Village and a Tap Room in North Portland, all of which have a uniquely casual Portlandia feel.
Mad River Brewing Co.Blue LakeCAMadRiverBrewing.comJamaica Sunrise E.S.B.Extra Special BitterJamaica Sunrise E.S.B is a classic English-style Extra Special Bitter. Light and crisp, this refreshing session ale is brewed with mostly pale and aromatic malts and a dash of carastan. Full malty flavor and mouthfeel are balanced by a continental hop profile provided by Fuggle and Golding hops.1335.446.3MEDIUMLIGHT AMBERPub
TastingsToursUnique to FestMad River Brewing began in 1989 with its first release, Steelhead Extra Pale Ale. It now offers a wide variety of ales that can be purchased across the U.S. and abroad. For 26 years, every Mad River Brewery ale has continued to be made in the traditional fashion, hand-stirred and brewed in small batches. The brewery’s award winning ales are renowned for their unique flavor profiles and consistent quality.
Maui Brewing Co.KiheiHIMauiBrewing.comKihei KölschGerman-Style KölschThis light, crisp, flavorful ale is brewed with the lightest German pilsner malts; a blend of traditional noble hops from the old world; spicy, citrusy hops from the Pacific Northwest; and a true-to-style yeast. This beer will cleanse the palate, refresh, and offer a unique, traditional and fresh flavor that is otherwise nearly impossible to find this far from the Rhine. LOWGOLDENPub
TastingsToursMaui Brewing is Hawaii's largest craft brewery and the only regional craft brewery in the state. The brewery has a strong commitment to the local economy, and deep concern for the environment; 100 percent of its products are brewed in Hawaii, using many sustainable practices. Maui Brewing recently opened a new state-of-the-art production facility in Kihei that will allow it to double production in the first year.
Maximus BrouwerijUtrechtNLBrouwerijMaximus.nlSalvatorSpecialty BeerYou know English style IPAs and West Coast IPAs, but why always ales? This one uses a bottom-fermenting yeast at cool temperatures to turn this hoppy classic into a lager. Northern Brewer and Magnum hops in the boil, Cascade and Bramling Cross at flame-out, and Bramling Cross and Centennial as dry-hops give this beer its IPA-like hop character. Lagering keeps the flavor smooth.15.052.757.047MEDIUM HIGHAMBERPub
TastingsToursA young and ambitious brewery in the middle of The Netherlands, Maximus makes beers that the brewers find tasty and drinkable but remain surprising with every sip. The brewing system can be seen from its tasting room, situated adjacent to an apple orchard in the heart of Utrecht. Maximus prides itself on being a company that also offers a social purpose.
Mazama Brewing Co.CorvallisORMazamaBrewing.comRasplendentBelgian-Style Fruit BeerWhat could be more refreshing for a summer beer than crisp, juicy raspberries? Add hibiscus and it drinks like a glass of raspberry lemonade, but with a nice head of foam and a light touch of hops.111.55.413VERY LOWPINK
TastingsToursMazama Brewing specializes in producing true-to-style Belgian beers, with a Saison, Dubbel, Wit, Grand Cru and Belgian Blonde Ale among its regular year-round brews. The regular as well as seasonal and small batch beers are available in the taproom six days per week next to the brewery in Corvallis, where you can grab some munchies and maybe even take a tour of the brewery.
McMenamins Edgefield BreweryTroutdaleORMcMenamins.comQuatrophenia ISASession India Pale AleFour flaming stars aligned in the night sky, shone their varicolored light upon a silent brewery, and cast a celestial spell upon the brewers. The result is a satisfying, sessionable ale, bounded on four sides by cosmic order, reason, truth and love, that gets the most out of the Simcoe, Galaxy and Meridian hops used throughout the brew and for dry-hopping. This beer is compact, bold and drinkable.1124.644MEDIUMGOLDENPub
TastingsToursUnique to FestThe largest of McMenamins' breweries, the Edgefield Brewery opened in 1991 in the old cannery building of the former Multnomah County Poor Farm. It offers a great rotation of standards and seasonals, but perhaps most impressive are its legion of beers from the wood. Edgefield Brewery has easy access to freshly dumped whiskey and rum barrels from the Distillery up the path, and as such, a healthy barrel-aging program has been undertaken.
Melvin Brewing Jackson & Alpine WYMelvinBrewing.comMelvin American-Style India Pale AleModerately hard mountain spring water soaks the two-row and crystal malts in the mash and runs off into a kettle dosed up three times with hops of the C and S variety. Another dose of the same for dry-hopping, fermented with Chico yeast and bam! Beer, created by a PSU grad.1627.560MEDIUMAMBERPub
TastingsToursDebut at OBFWith big ideas and even bigger barrels of hops, Melvin Brewing has taken off in the hands of Jeremy Tofte, Kirk McHale and Dave Chichura. Melvin is now expanding from a 3bbl to a 30bbl system after winning two medals at the World Beer Cup earlier this year. With over 50+ years of experience in all corners of the Melvin Clan, there's some true mad science behind it all. Like many good beers, the magic is in the hops, and Melvin breaks the rules in all hop-science.
New Belgium Brewing Co.Fort CollinsCONewBelgium.comB-Side Peach IPASpecialty BeerThis IPA gets its citrus the most direct way: it's infused with organic peach concentrate, also lending some fruity sweetness. Salmon-safe Bravo and Amarillo hops also contribute some citrusy flavors and aromas as well as a bracing bitterness. Munich and pale malt comprise the grist and give the beer its golden color.132.46.060OrganicHIGHGOLDEN
TastingsToursUnique to FestFrom Fat Tire to Skinny Dip, New Belgium brews the gamut of rich-tasting beers friendly to your health and that of the planet's. From wind-power to bio-diesel, and recycling heat to recycling water, the company know it’s not just about brewing great beers, but making sure that future generations can too!
No-Li BrewhouseSpokaneWANoLiBrewhouse.comMosh PitAmerican-Style Fruit BeerNorthwest two-row pale malt is fermented with loads of cranberry and cherry purees from Oregon Fruit Products. This handcrafted fruit beer contains no flavorings, artificial colors or preservatives – only the highest quality Northwest fruit, malt and hops. This tart fruit beer is a mosh pit of sweet and tart, keeping your taste buds coming back for more.
TastingsBorn & Raised in Spokane in the heart of the Inland Empire, No-Li Brewhouse is an internationally award-winning brewery, crafting Spokane-style beers with No Boundaries: innovative beers brewed with locally sourced ingredients. No-Li has won 16 international awards, including a gold medal from the 2012 GABF. The brewery produces nine year-round brews, as well as seasonals, a specialty "No Boundaries" line up and a Barrel-Aged Series.
Oedipus BrewingAmsterdamNLOedipusBrewing.comVogelenBerliner-Style WeisseEver tried a dry-hopped Berliner Weiss? Here's your chance. This light-bodied brew is kettle soured with lactobacillus and fermented with American ale yeast. Oedipus used only a late addition of Cascade hops in the boil and then dry-hopped it with Chinook, Simcoe and Centennial, yielding a 0 IBU beer with a hoppy aroma and a tart finish.1024.00VERY LOWGOLDENPub
TastingsToursOedipus is a brewery founded by four friends in Amsterdam who share pleasure and knowledge through beer and want to promote a world where people are colorful and diverse. With this in mind, Oedipus Brewing creates quality brews for any kind of character at any given moment. And though most of the time they aren't serious, they take brewing very seriously. Oedipus stands for Creativity, Vulnerability and Flavor.
Oedipus BrewingAmsterdamNLOedipusBrewing.comMannenliefdeFrench & Belgian-Style SaisonSzechuan peppers add to the beer's natural pepperiness from its saison yeast, and lemongrass helps balance the Sorachi Ace hops used in producing this Dutch beer. East Kent Goldings are used for a gentle bittering with Citra and Sorachi Ace hops for aroma. Pilsner, wheat and biscuit malts balance its soft hop profile and provide its amber hue.12.516.025MEDIUM LOWAMBERPub
TastingsToursOedipus is a brewery founded by four friends in Amsterdam who share pleasure and knowledge through beer and want to promote a world where people are colorful and diverse. With this in mind, Oedipus Brewing creates quality brews for any kind of character at any given moment. And though most of the time they aren't serious, they take brewing very seriously. Oedipus stands for Creativity, Vulnerability and Flavor.
Oedipus BrewingAmsterdamNLOedipusBrewing.comThai Thai TripelBelgian-Style TripelA Thai spice dish in a beer! A simple mash of 100% pilsner malt is bittered lightly with East Kent Goldings and a dose of Ctitra and Sorachi Ace at flameout. Galanga root, orange peel, coriander seeds, lemongrass and chili pepper give this beer its spicy and peppery character, rather than the traditional sweetness of most tripels, with a hint of citrus fruit.1848.025LOWLIGHT AMBERPub
TastingsToursOedipus is a brewery founded by four friends in Amsterdam who share pleasure and knowledge through beer and want to promote a world where people are colorful and diverse. With this in mind, Oedipus Brewing creates quality brews for any kind of character at any given moment. And though most of the time they aren't serious, they take brewing very seriously. Oedipus stands for Creativity, Vulnerability and Flavor.
OersoepNijmegenNLOersoepBrewery.comBrettaliciousBrett BeerA mash of pilsner, Munchener, oats and malted wheat are moderately hopped with East Kent Goldings and Centennial hops, then fermented in one of Oersoep's four 7,000 liter foeders (wooden barrels). Every foeder maintains a different micro-climate of Brettanomyces yeasts and bacteria. The specific foeder gives its own taste and character to the beer.1316.035MEDIUMGOLDENPub
TastingsToursUnique to FestThe brewers at Oersoep (“primordial soup” in Dutch) love to brew layered and complex beers, finding flavors in the old European beer-tradition as well as in the experiment. From its soup of malt, hops and water they always try to make an exciting new beer, carefully selecting ingredients and brewing with local and organic products when available.
Old Town BrewingPortlandOROTBrewing.com1-Up Mushroom AleExperimental Beer1-Up Mushroom Ale is designed to give extra life to the risk takers of the world. The use of Candy Cap mushrooms gives this unique beer a sweet, wood-aged character that balances nicely with its bitterness and complex frame. LOWAMBERPubUnique to FestOld Town Brewing opened in NE Portland in 2011 with an emphasis on crafting beer to reflect the spirit, values, history and personality of the Northwest. Since then, the brewery has been awarded four GABF and World Beer Cup medals. OTB is the first brewery in the country to deliver beer by bike straight to consumers, rain or shine. Reclaimed materials were extensively incorporated into the design of the LEED Gold brewery, showcasing Northwest authenticity and sustainability.
Omission BeerPortlandOROmissionBeer.comFree Radical LagerGluten-free BeerFree Radical is a gluten-free lager brewed with açaí berry purée and real barley, specially crafted to remove gluten. A traditional berry flavor is highlighted by hints of bitter chocolate finishes in this beer brewed exclusively for the 2015 Oregon Brewers Festival. The festival is also the only location Omission beer is available on draft. to FestOmission is the first craft beer brand in the United States focused exclusively on brewing great tasting craft beers with traditional beer ingredients, including malted barley, that are specially crafted to be gluten-free. Brewed by Widmer Brothers in Portland, gluten levels in Omission beers are reduced through a unique brewing process to be well below the widely-accepted international gluten-free standard of 20ppm for food and beverages.
Panhead Custom AlesWellingtonNZPanhead.co.nzJohnny OctaneImperial Red AleContinuous whirlpool hop backing gives this Kiwi beer its intense hop aroma and flavor. Chinook, Columbus and Centennial join the wort in the boil, while the dry-hop regimen includes Simcoe, Amarillo and Nelson Sauvin hops. Somewhere in all that hoppiness, a grist of New Zealand ale, light toffee, Shepherd's Delight and Aurora malts compete for attention.19.2548.080HIGHRED
Debut at OBFThe brewers at Panhead Custom Ales apply every bit of their skill, creativity and impeccable taste to the business of brewing great craft beer. They love to strip a brew back to its essence and rebuild it in a way that honors tradition as well as the alchemy of creation. At their new brewery headquarters in Upper Hutt they’re turning out beers with character bursting from the glass, streamlined vehicles for malt, yeast and serious hopping.
ParrotDogWellingtonNZParrotDog.co.nzRiwakaSecretImperial India Pale AleThis double IPA showcases two unique New Zealand and Australian hop varieties, Riwaka and Victoria Secret, used in both the boil and as dry-hops. Pale ale, pilsner and light caramel malts give the beer its malty flavor and golden hue, and an American ale yeast ferments it clean so the hops shine through.18.547.970MEDIUM HIGHGOLDEN
TastingsDebut at OBFBeginning at the beginning; there were two characters named Matt who were just really into nice beer. They got to homebrewing out of the basement and found they could produce a fairly drinkable beverage. From smuggling the beer into local beer events, to delivering kegs in-between classes – ParrotDog quickly needed more space. A commitment was made and the brewery was born. From mere beverage to craft quality – at the end of the day, it’s all very well and good.
Payette Brewing Co.BoiseIDPayetteBrewing.comLeaning Barb Farmhouse AleFrench & Belgian-Style SaisonShade can be hard to come by in the summer, and a barn – even a leaning one – is welcome shelter from the sun. This ale has a light, refreshing flavor with lemon and orange citrus aromas, a touch of tart and a dry finish. Payette brews it in the spring, just in time to make it a part of your summer survival kit.4.215LOWGOLDEN
TastingsToursFormed in 2010 in Boise, the founders chose the name Payette because it fit the way they live and work. Francois Payette was a French Canadian trapper whose name and memory is enshrined among numerous Idaho landmarks. The name has since become synonymous with an adventurous spirit that pervades Idaho's year-round outdoor lifestyle. Try its regular, seasonal and "Ales of No Return" in the tasting room while catching up with friends or watching the game.
PINTS Urban BreweryPortlandORPINTSBrewing.comHoney Bunches of OatsSpecialty BeerIf you are looking for a great breakfast beer, you can stop. Grab a spoon and head over to the PINTS tap! This beer has every pronounceable ingredient from a classic cereal, including American pale two-row, wheat, flaked corn, flaked rice, flaked oats, white sugar, Belgian dark candi sugar and Oregon honey. You can have your cereal and drink it, too. LOWGOLDENPub
TastingsToursDebut at OBFUnique to FestPINTS Brewing Company began brewing in 2012 as historic Old Town’s first new brewery since 1852. PINTS is dedicated to crafting the finest ales and lagers by using the best malts, hops and yeast available. It brews in small batches, so its beers are always at their peak flavor and aroma. Enjoy one of its hand-crafted brews with the pub's fresh food and it will ultimately beg another pint.
Port Townsend Brewing Co.Port TownsendWAPortTownsendBrewing.comThe S.H.I.P.American-Style Pale AleThis beer is part of a Single Hop Imagination Pale (S.H.I.P.) series at Port Townsend. In this case, the hop is Simcoe – three additions in the boil plus dry-hops, on top of Great Western two-row pale and caramel malts, as well as flaked barley. A clean, hop-friendly California ale yeast ensures the flavors and aromas of the Simcoe shine through.13.535.545MEDIUM HIGHGOLDENPub
TastingsToursUnique to FestThe original Port Townsend Brewing Co. was one of the largest breweries of its time before being shut down by Washington's Prohibition initiative in 1916. Kim and Guy Sands opened the new namesake brewery in 1997. One of the few breweries practicing open fermentation, it produces 13 styles of beer on its Olympic Peninsula home.
Portland BrewingPortlandORPortlandBrewing.comSuper S.M.A.S.H.American-Style Strong Pale AleThis is an amped up version of Portland Brewing's new summer seasonal – same malt and same hops, but more of them. The malt is exclusively Goldpils Vienna malt, and Simcoe hops are added at three different stages of the boil and in the whirlpool. Portland's house ale yeast gives this beer a crisp, clean flavor.174.37.060MEDIUM HIGHGOLDENPub
TastingsToursUnique to FestConsidered to be the epicenter of the American craft brewing resurgence, Portland is home to more breweries than any other city in America. Portland Brewing was one of the first craft brewers in the city and created Portland’s original Amber Ale. A favorite throughout the years, when Portlander’s say "Gimme a Mac's," it's understood they want the crisp, distinct flavor that MacTarnahan's Amber Ale is known for.
Prodigal Son Brewery & PubPendletonORProdigalSonBrewery.comHuckleberry WheatFruit Wheat BeerA blend of wild Blue Mountain huckleberries and natural huckleberry flavor are added during the conditioning of this beer to add a tart, Northwest sweetness to this easy-drinking ale. About half the grist is white wheat malt, with the balance made up by pale two-row, Vienna and acidulated malt. CTZ and Mt. Hood hop levels are kept low to let the fruit shine through.
TastingsToursLocated at the foothills of the beautiful Blue Mountains in Pendleton, the Prodigal Son is dedicated to exploring the possibilities of grain, hops and yeast. From its dry-hopped Northwest IPA to its malt-heavy porter, Prodigal Son incorporates regional ingredients into beers that go beyond convention. The same goes for the pub's great nosh menu. Head east!
Ramses BierHooge ZwaluweNLRamsesBier.nlAntenne TripelBelgian-Style TripelOrganic honey from Noli Me Tángere supplements a 100% pilsner malt grist in the boil, which enjoys 120 minutes of continuous hopping with Columbus hops. This beer changes with its temperature: when served cold the hops prevail, but as it warms up the honey will gradually present itself, as will the low concentrations of fruity and estery aromas.1778.865OrganicMedium HighGolden
TastingsToursRamses Beer is a small brewery with a passion. The brewery produces single hop and malt beers with a regional character due to the small scale of production and the addition of local ingredients, like Balsemien honey or cherries from Raamsdonk. Each beer has its own unique, distinct flavor, allowing everyone to enjoy liquid candy in the glass.
Rogue AlesNewportORROGUE.comImperial Smoked LagerSmoke BeerA collision between two German classic styles, Lichtenhainer and Berliner Weisse, this Imperial Smoked Lager was crafted with a special strain of yeast that ferments a high alcohol lager. With a light smoke aroma and flavor up front, a robust body showcases Rogue Farms Liberty Hops and ends with a slightly tart finish.2259.535LOWGOLDENPub
TastingsToursUnique to FestRogue is a Revolution that expresses itself through handcrafted ales, porters, stouts, lagers, braggots, meads, ciders, sodas and spirits. Known for creativity, flavor and variety, the brewery produces more than 40 beers, many of which are available at the Rogue Distillery and Public House on NW 14th and Flanders, less than a mile from the festival grounds; at Rogue Hall on the campus of Portland State University; and at the Green Dragon on SE 9th and Belmont just across the Morrison Street Bridge.
Rooie Dop & RUIGMaarssenNLRooieDop.nlSmoked Session Oatmeal StoutOatmeal StoutRogue Imperial Smoked Lager is crafted with seven ingredients including smoked malts, Rogue Farms McKercher Wheat and a proprietary strain of yeast. With a robust body showcasing Rogue Farms Liberty Hops, Rogue Imperial Smoked Lager starts with a light smoke aroma and ends with a clean finish.92.53.940MEDIUM LOWBLACK
Unique to FestMark Strooker at Rooie Dop likes to brew flavorful, interesting beers. He likes to make what he likes the best, and that changes all the time. He likes to experiment, and he doesn't care about style guidelines, only about flavor. He's always trying to find the borders of extreme brewing, whether it’s in IBUs or in crazy ingredients. He must be doing something right; the beer is available in more than 30 countries!
Seven Brides BrewingSilvertonORSevenBridesBrewing.comCrooked Finger IPAAmerican-Style India Pale AleWhen urgent care, safety meetings and electrical tape can’t help you, this will. A pale malt bill provides a base from which local hops smack of lemon and tangelo. Then it's dry-hopped without regard to hop safety!The aroma is brisk and citrusy. Cheers to all of us who have put a finger where it didn’t belong. HIGHGOLDENPub
TastingsToursSeveral years ago, three dads gathered on a Saturday in one of their garages to master the art of brewing. Between them, they had seven daughters and decided they needed to sell enough beer to pay for their daughters weddings – mission accomplished! Each of the daughters has a beer named for her. The brewery works hard at being environmentally friendly, using only local ingredients, recycling the cooling water sending the spent grain to a local farmer to feed livestock.
Sixpoint BreweryBrooklynNYSixpoint.comLittle RaspyBerliner-Style WeisseThis tart, light refresher is dosed up with raspberry puree, a great complement to the tartness provided by the lactobacillus. Euro pils, wheat and light Munich malts form a golden base that turns purple when the raspberries are added. Four low doses of Hull Melon hops late in the boil keep the bitterness low, just enough to balance.10.524.57VERY LOWPURPLE
Unique to FestRumor has it that Sixpoint Craft Ales was founded in 2004, but we all know it began thousands of years ago, when the earliest societies began cultivating cereal grains to make fermented beverages and iconized brewing vessels with the six-point brewer's star. 2004 was simply the year that Sixpoint breathed life into a patchwork of brewing equipment within an 800 square foot garage in a then-dilapidated neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY, knowing they must keep the Sixpoint tradition alive, in the tradition of the Mad Scientists.
Speakeasy Ales & LagersSan FranciscoCAGoodBeer.comBaby Daddy IPASession India Pale AleThe first edition of Speakeasy's Session 47 Series, Baby Daddy is an easy drinking unfiltered session IPA. Sunny straw in color and loaded with hops, the aroma and flavor yield citrus and tropical notes: grapefruit, melon, lime, passion fruit and a touch of spice. Baby Daddy has a full balanced body, with a crisp finish and low bitterness – ideal for long afternoons with friends. HIGHGOLDEN
TastingsToursSpeakeasy began in 1997, defiantly producing small batches of beer in a secret warehouse in San Francisco’s long forgotten Butchertown District. The brewery quickly gained a loyal following with bold, complex beers and striking 1920s imagery. From its humble beginnings delivering hand-filled kegs out of the back of a van, the company now boasts more than 30 distributors across the West Coast and major metropolitan markets across the country.
Sprecher BreweryGlendale WISprecherBrewery.comAbbey Triple Belgian-Style TripelOne of the few high-alcohol beers on the low-hop side of the spectrum, this beer's 12 IBUs come from the three additions of noble Goldings over a two-hour boil. This award-winning beer's fermentables are Pilsen malt, wheat malt and oats, fermented by a Belgian yeast with high alcohol tolerance yielding fruity, estery complexity. Unfiltered, its clarity comes from being lagered for three months.10.762.58.512LOWGOLDENPub
TastingsToursFounded in 1985, Sprecher was the first microbrewery in Milwaukee, WI since Prohibition. This small, neighborhood brewery was crafted after those founder Randy Sprecher visited in Augsburg, Germany. Sprecher uses old-world brewing methods to make European-style beers as well as gourmet sodas.
StormBreaker BrewingPortlandORStormBreakerBrewing.comMississippi Red Dry Hopped RedAmerican-Style Amber/Red AleAn homage to the street this brewery now calls home, this Citra dry-hopped red gives the appearance of an IPA to the nose and with hops apparent on the palate, but it's balanced with caramel flavors for a smooth finish. It's fermented at warmer temperatures to accentuate its hop character and increased fruitiness.
Debut at OBFStormBreaker is two beer loving guys busting their humps every day to make some of the best beer around. They are working hard around the clock and putting their heart and soul into every ounce of every batch. Go visit them on N. Mississippi Ave and say hello.
Sunriver Brewing Co.SunriverOR
Oh MANdarin! White IPASpecialty BeerThis IPA is specialty-built for summer with a complex flavor profile: spice and clove from Belgian witbier yeast, bready sweetness from imported pilsner malt and malted wheat, and bright citrus flavors from Mandarina Bavaria hops, fresh orange peel and coriander. This tasty beverage is dry, fruity and mildly tart14.52.56.250MEDIUMGOLDENPub
ToursDebut at OBFUnique to FestSunriver Brewing launched in 2012, using some of the nation’s purest natural water, which originates in the shadow of the Cascade Range’s Mt. Bachelor. The owners act as stewards of the environment, believing that by paying a little attention to environmental issues, they can do a lot to improve the state of landfills, rivers and watersheds, all while making and serving delicious craft beer.
Terminal Gravity BrewingEnterpriseORTerminalGravityBrewing.comWallowa Lake LagerAmerican-Style PilsenerWallowa Lake Lager is a pre-prohibition style pilsner. Light in body, the grist is comprised primarily of six-row brewer's malt, with some two-row malt and flaked maize. Its prominent hop finish comes from Cluster, Crystal and Ultra hops. A neutral yeast leaves the beer clean, crisp and sessionable.122.74.837MEDIUM HIGHGOLDENPub
TastingsFounded in 1997, Terminal Gravity Brewing sits in the foothills of the Wallowa Mountains. TG first entered the Oregon beer market with its TG IPA. Often referred to as the “old standard” in today’s market, TG IPA quickly changed the beer scene in Oregon in the late 90s. With a wide selection of bottled beers, draught varieties, and seasonal specialties, Terminal Gravity distributes its beer in Oregon, Washington and Idaho, and recently expanded its market to Hawaii.
The Lost AbbeySan MarcosCALostAbbey.comWitches WitBelgian-Style WitbierOrange blossom honey, sweet and bitter orange peel and coriander make this Belgian witbier special. Golden in color, light-bodied and refreshing, its grist of two-row, unmalted wheat and rolled oats produce a highly fermentable wort, hopped by Amarillos and turned into beer by the hard-working Belgian Wit yeast. This beer is flavorful, refreshing and very Belgian.1224.810OrganicVERY LOWGOLDEN
TastingsToursDebut at OBFFounded in 2006, Port Brewing and The Lost Abbey produce an extensive line-up of continental and American- inspired ales and lagers. Under the direction of visionary brewmaster and co-founder Tomme Arthur, the brewery has garnered dozens of awards in its seven-year history. The company’s beers, many of which are aged in oak barrels for 12 months or longer, are universally recognized for their complexity, unique flavors and bold boundary-pushing styles.
Three Creeks Brewing Co.SistersORThreeCreeksBrewing.comHop DammeBelgian-Style Pale Strong AleThis beer offers a bipolar twist on the classic Belgian golden ale. A unique abbey ale yeast, Belgian grown pilsner malt and Styrian Golding hops form the base, which is then dry-hopped in the Northwest tradition using a proprietary blend of the brewer's favorite hops, thus creating a double impact of Belgian and American flavors.1637.025MEDIUM LOWGOLDENPub
TastingsUnique to FestLocated in the small Central Oregon town of Sisters, Three Creek's Old West livery stable provides a comfortable, warm and rustic atmosphere that includes a full restaurant, 10 barrel brewing system, comfortable bar area complete with large screen TVs and pool tables as well as a large patio for the enjoyment of its hand crafted ales.
Tuatara BrewingWellingtonNZTuataraBrewing.co.nzSauvinovaInternational-Style Pale AleAll New Zealand-grown malt and hops are featured in this IPA. Pale and light crystal malts yield the light amber fermentables. The light malt body and neutral American ale yeast allow the intense tropical fruit and passion fruit aromas of its multiple doses of Sauvin hops to shine through.1335.238MEDIUM HIGHLIGHT AMBERPub
TastingsToursDebut at OBFUnique to FestTo say that Tuatara Brewery has taken off in the last few years is an understatement. Heck, it's been propelled into orbit. The local demand for good beer is insatiable, and with volumes running at about a million liters a year, Tuatara's become one of the leading lights in the craft industry. It probably helps that it's based in Wellington where beer appreciation is not so much a cult as a full-blown religion
Uiltje Crafty BeerHaarlemNLBrouwerijHetUiltje.nlCC:PorterCoffee BeerIf you are into coconut, this liquified Bounty bar (think Almond Joy without the almonds) is the beer for you. Chopped up coconut chunks and Guatemalan Antica Pastores coffee provide hints of coffee and full blown coconut aroma. Pale, amber, cara50 and chocolate malts, roasted barley and a bit of heavily peated malt get balanced by Challenger, Simcoe and East Kent Golding hops.18450MEDIUMBLACKPub
TastingsToursThe love for craft beers brought the Uiltje brewers to the beautiful town of Haarlem, where their mission is to create f*&#king good beer, period! The brewery produces only over the top hopped IPAs, sour beers, rauchbeers and oak and barrel aged Imperial stouts, Scotch ales and barley wines. Now go ‘’Even een Uiltje knappen!’’ (Have a Nap!).
Upright BrewingPortlandORUprightBrewing.comGolden GoatFrench-Style Bière de GardeGolden Goat is a Bière de Garde, employing the traditionally French method of lager yeast fermentation at an elevated temperature. It's set apart from classic examples by the addition of two ingredients – sun dried black lime and a secret herb grown in arid mountain regions, yielding a smooth yet complex brew.12.525.520LOWGOLDEN
TastingsUnique to FestUpright Brewing specializes in farmhouse inspired beers rooted in France and Belgium but made with local ingredients and a Pacific Northwest twist. The name is a reference to Charles Mingus, a musician whose compositions defy categorization. Upright uses a special saison yeast and open fermenters to produce beers that are a true hybrid style, sharing Mingus’ spirit of exercising creativity and craft.
Uptown MarketBeavertonORUptownMarketPDX.comUSA (Uptown Session Ale)Session BeerUptown keeps it simple with two-row, crystal malts, a dash of rye malt and 100% Crystal hops, which give a wonderful citrus, floral note to the beer and nose that some mistake for Mosaic or Citra. Sometimes oldies are goodies, and a hop that has been around since the 90s (while oft-over looked by many brewers) finally gets a well-deserved spotlight. LowGoldenPub
TastingsToursDebut at OBFUptown Market is a brewery, taproom, craft beer bottleshop, and local hangout in Southwest Portland. It began by offering a large selection of local Northwest craft beer and specialty imported brews, but there was always a pipe dream to start a brewery.In 2013, two years after opening and following months of sweat, toil, hair pulling, red tape and constant delays, that delusion became a reality.
Vertigo BrewingHillsboroORVertigoBrew.comLemongrass WheatLight American Wheat BeerAn unfiltered American wheat beer brewed with more than 35% white wheat base malt provides a hazy wheaty backbone for the citrus zest in this ale. Lemongrass and lemon peel provide a citrusy aroma and fruit flavor profile, bittered just enough for balance with Sylva hops.12.525.617LOWGOLDEN
TastingsToursUnique to FestVertigo Brewing was founded in 2008 as Hillsboro's first nano brewery. Its taproom opened a few years later in June of 2012. Vertigo produced over 700 bbls last year and is estimating 1,000 bbls in 2015. Co-founders Mike Haines and Michael Kinion's passion for brewing outstanding craft beer continues to thrive as their brewery continues to grow. Vertigo beer can be found in bottles as well as on draft throughout NW Oregon and SW Washington.
Victory Brewing Co.DowningtownPAVictoryBeer.comPrima PilsGerman-Style PilsenerPrima is a German exclamation of joy – a recognition of accomplishment that escaped from the brewers' lips the first time they sampled this mighty pilsner. Heaps of whole flower European hops and fine German malts achieved the bracing herbal bite and smooth malt flavor they sought. All German malt subtleties linger beneath a long, dry finish of this classic quencher. LOWGOLDENPub
TastingsToursVictory Brewing opened its doors to the public in 1996. What was once a Pepperidge Farm factory became home to a restaurant, bar and full-scale brewery. In its first year, Victory brewed 1,725 barrels of beer. Since then, the brewery has expanded just a bit, producing 125,713 barrels of beer in 2014. As loyal craft beer drinkers continue to show their dedication to flavorful, quality beer, Victory plans to continue its own growth. Onward to Victory!
Viking Braggot Co.EugeneORDrinkViking.comGypsy TearsSpecialty Honey BeerBraggot is a hybrid of beer and mead (a honey wine). Viking uses a large amount of Oregon clover honey in each brew – roughly 30-40% of the fermentable sugar – to create the ancient style of braggot you're tasting today. Organic hibiscus flowers lend a berry-like, fruity and floral flavor and aroma, while blueberries add a touch of tart sweetness.132.55.656MEDIUM LOWPINK
TastingsToursFounded in 2012 by University of Oregon graduates Daniel McTavish and Addison Stern, Eugene's Viking Braggot Company provides a full line of braggot style ales that are handcrafted with local area honey, organically grown grain and ancient herbs. Try the Valhalla Belgian-style Pale, Reverence Dry Hopped Red or Battle Axe Dry Hopped American IPA at the source, or here in town at Growlers on Hawthorne.