2016 Organic Beer Fest Product Descriptions
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54°40' Brewing CoWashougalWA54-40brewing.com@5440BrewingChaga-lug Chaga-lugMushroom Porter4.915
Made with Organic Ingredients
NOThe 54°40' brewers brewed a lovely chocolate porter with Northwest organic two-row and English chocolate malts. After fermentation, they pulled some of the beer and cold steeped it with locally sourced Chaga mushrooms that were ground to a powder. After 12 hours, they used that beer tea to infuse the rest of the batch. The Chaga mushrooms add a vanilla and maple syrup character to this chocolatey porter. Chaga-lug indeed.
54°40' Brewing CoWashougalWA54-40brewing.com@5440BrewingBroken Record IPAPale Ale560
Made with Organic Ingredients
NOThis batch of the brewery's year-round sessionable IPA was brewed with organic two-row and pilsner malt. Northwest grown Cascade, Centennial and Azacca hops add a pleasant fruity and floral character to this well balanced drinking beer.
Aslan Brewing CoBellinghamWAaslanbrewing.com@AslanBrewingDawn Patrol Pacific Ale5.410100% OrganicYESUSDAThis beer is mild yet complex in its delivery. The hop presence is noticed by subtle flavors of pineapples that meld beautifully with the slightly spicy and minty characteristic derived from the use of rye malt. A somewhat recently pioneered style, this Pacific Ale is delivered unfiltered to accentuate its fresh farm to glass, unprocessed and organic qualities.
Aslan Brewing CoBellinghamWAaslanbrewing.com@AslanBrewingBatch 15 IPA6.770100% OrganicYESUSDAThis hazy, juicy IPA is hopped heavily with Citra and Simcoe, then paired with choice American wheat and two-row barley. Intentionally unfiltered to spotlight the rawness of the organic hops, this IPA is less bitter but more flavorful and balanced than other West Coast variations.
Bison Organic BeerBerkeley CAbisonbrew.com@BisonBrewKermit the HopDouble IPA8.580100% OrganicYESUSDA, CCOFIt isn’t always easy being green. Sexy organic hops are hard to come by. Bison scored Organic Simcoe and brewed what is quickly becoming one of its best selling beers. With more than three lbs of hops per barrel, Kermit The Hop is bright, citrusy and tongue– tinglingly bitter. Resinous pine coats the tongue and reluctantly gives way to grapefruit and a grassy bitterness that lingers at the back of the tongue for days. Drinking green never tasted this good.
Calapooia BrewingAlbanyORcalapooiabrewing.com
Organic Pooia PalePale Ale5.555OrganicNOThis organic pale ale was brewed with organic pale Munich two-row malt and dry hopped with Citra and Mosaic hops for a huge hop nose. The resulting beer is crisp and smooth.
Coin Toss Brewing CoOregon CityORcointossbrewing.com
Half Penny LagerRice Lager4.210
Made with Organic Ingredients
NOLight, crisp and refreshing, this lager was brewed with two-row pale malt and flaked rice and lightly hopped with Hersbrucker and Nugget hops.
Dogwood Brewing Vancouver BCdogwoodbrew.com @DogwoodBrewOrganic IPAIPA5.950100% OrganicYESFVOPAThis well balanced and aromatic IPA boasts an abundance of caramel malts and West Coast citrusy hops. The hops and malt are proudly grown in British Columbia.
Dogwood Brewing Vancouver BCdogwoodbrew.com @DogwoodBrewOrganic FestMarzen6.920100% OrganicYESFVOPAInspired by a recipe refined through centuries of brewing, this organic marzen style brew boasts a beautiful copper-red color and a rich, malty body. Balanced sweetness, smooth and infinitely quaffable, this little number is sure to satisfy.
Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom
Hood RiverOR
Clusterf#ckSingle Hop IPA7.385
Made with Organic Ingredients
NOThe oft forgotten Cluster hop was the dominant hop in the US brewing industry for centuries. With this single hop IPA, the brewers at Double Mountain are putting it in the spotlight. Clusters were added at every stage of the brewing process, allowing a good taste of the complexity and versatility of this hop. A more delicate floral note at the top leads you deeper into a grove of pineapple and orange, with a dewy herbal character following closely behind. It glows like an early summer sunset, has a clean bitterness and dries out nicely, making it highly drinkable.
Eel River Brewing CoFortunaCAeelriverbrewing.com
Simcoe IPASingle Hop IPA6.765100% OrganicNOThis is a light bodied American style IPA brewed entirely with Simcoe hops.
Elliott Bay Brewing CoSeattleWAelliottbaybrewing.com@elliottbay_beerOrganic Riot AleStrong Pale Ale7.375OrganicYESWASDAOriginally brewed during the 1999 WTO riots in Seattle, this strong-ish pale ale is dry hopped with organic Washington grown Amarillo and Simcoe hops. No amount of teargas or pepper spray can keep the people from enjoying this Earth-friendly ale.
Ex Novo Brewing CoPortlandORexnovobrew.com@ExNovoBrewCasual Ex Session IPA - Fresh HopFresh Hop Session IPA540
Made with Organic Ingredients
NOA light and drinkable IPA with a big hop aroma, lots of tropical fruit and a smooth finish.
Falling Sky BrewingEugeneORfallingskybrewing.com@FallingSkyBrewOrganic Matters Pale AleAmerican Pale Ale5.448100% OrganicNOOrganic matter really matters. Without it we wouldn't have the malt and hops used to make this pale ale. Organic Bravo and Cascade hop flavors balance a light and soft malt profile.
Feckin Brewery Oregon CityORfeckinbrew.com@feckinbrewingArnold Feckin PalmerGolden Ale 525OrganicNOThis is an organic golden ale made light in body with a crisp finish. Subtle lemon and cold brew tea is added to give this summer ale a refreshing taste on a hot summer's day.
Finnriver Farm & CideryChimacumWAfinnriver.com@FinnriverCiderFinnriver Habanero CiderContemporary Craft Cider6.5n/a100% OrganicYES
Washintgon State Certified Organic
A bright, contemporary craft cider made with organic Washington apples and infused with fresh, organic habaneros for bit of heat.
Finnriver Farm & CideryChimacumWAfinnriver.com@FinnriverCiderFinnriver Lavender Black Currant Cider
Seasonal Botanical Craft Cider
6.5n/a100% OrganicYES
Washington State Certified Organic
This seasonal botanical craft cider is made from organic Washington apples and organic black currants and infused with local lavender for a sweet tart taste of summer.
Fortside Brewing CoVancouverWAfortsidebrewing.com
Ripple EffectHoppy Wheat640
Made with Organic Ingredients
NOThis dry hopped wheat pale ale gets its seductive flavor and aroma from Amarillo and Cascade hops and a white wheat framework that proves it's not your father's wheat beer.
F.O.T.M Brewing Co.PortlandORportlandwings.com@PortlandWingsMountain LitePilsner513OrganicNOMountain Lite is a small batch organic pilsner featuring premium organic grains and hops grown and harvested in the Pacific Northwest. The lager is crisp, refreshing and balanced with a grassy hop flavor. The brewers spent a lot of time in the brewing and conditioning of this beer with the sincere hope that you enjoy it just as much as they do!
Golden Valley BreweryMcMinnvilleORgoldenvalleybrewery.com
Buzzed BaristaBlonde Ale with Coffee4.814
Made with Organic Ingredients
NOThis organic version of Golden Valley's Great American Beer Festival gold medal-winning blonde ale was infused with cold brewed Ethiopia Teppi coffee from Caravan Coffee Roasters of Newberg, Oregon. Rich and fruity notes of fresh coffee abound in this refreshing hybrid beverage.
Hopworks Urban BreweryPortlandORhopworksbeer.com@HopworksBeerIPX AzaccaIPA660100% OrganicYESOregon TilthThis single hop IPA features Azacca hops, showcasing pineapple, grapefruit and orange flavors and aromas. The Azacca hops come from Roy Farms, a sustainable grower of a variety of hops in Washington for 109 consecutive years.
Kells Brew PubPortlandORKellsbrewpub.com@KellsBrewPubBlood Orange Summer WheatAmerican Wheat4.845
Made with Organic Ingredients
NOFresh organic blood oranges were added to a hoppy American wheat ale for this refreshing summer beer. Fruity citric aroma combines with a subtle blood orange flavor upfront, finishing with a balanced bitter citrus hop.
Kells Brew PubPortlandORKellsbrewpub.com@KellsBrewPubKells Irish Red Irish Red Ale 5.428
Made with Organic Ingredients
NOThis is a traditional Irish style red ale with a malty dry nose. Hints of light toffee on the mid palate blend with red pitted fruit notes.
Laht Neppur Brewing CoWAITSBURGWAlahtneppur.com@LahtNeppurFlaming Peach 2.0Fruit Beer5.417
Made with Organic Ingredients
NOThis American amber ale was made with highly concentrated peach juice, ginger, cinnamon and milk sugar, plus jalapeno and cayenne peppers. It's slightly sweet with just a little heat.
Laht Neppur Brewing CoWAITSBURGWAlahtneppur.com@LahtNeppurStrawberry Cream AleFruit Beer5.519
Made with Organic Ingredients
NOConcentrated strawberry juice and puree were added to an American amber ale for a subtle fruit flavor that allows the malt profile to come through. Milk sugar balances the sweetness lost during fermentation.
Lakefront BreweryMilwaukeeWIlakefrontbrewery.com@LakefrontFuel Cafe Coffee StoutStout with Coffee6.418100% OrganicYESOregon TilthThis stout pours a deep, dark color with a creamy tan head. Coffee aromas dominate the nose, with a background of roasted malt. The balance of mild organic hops, gentle brightness of coffee and the full mouthfeel from roasted barley makes this an unforgettable brew.
Lakefront BreweryMilwaukeeWIlakefrontbrewery.com@LakefrontGrowing Power Organic Farmhouse Pale AleBelgium Pale Ale6.735100% OrganicYESOregon TilthGrowing Power hits the glass pale copper with a fluffy white head. Grapefruit, pear and floral aromas prevail from organic Cascade, Centennial and Calypso hops, followed by clove esters and spicy phenols. Citrus and clove greet the palate first, with organic caramel and Munich malt rounding out the flavors, adding a balanced sweetness and a medium mouthfeel.
Logsdon Farmhouse AlesHood RiverORfarmhousebeer.com
The Conversion Series 2Belgian Wit 5.59100% OrganicYESOregon TilthThis sour wit is a white beer that is brewed in the farmhouse tradition and opened to fermentation from a variety of wild yeast and lactic bacteria. The Conversion series represents Logsdon's transition to wild ales; tart and juicy with lots of traditional farmhouse goodness.
Logsdon Farmhouse AlesHood RiverORfarmhousebeer.com
Szech 'n BrettSpiced Brett Saison6.525100% OrganicYESOregon TilthThis session-style Szechuan Brett is farmhouse saison with pink and szechuan peppercorns, finished with a house brettanomyces yeast. It's a lighter beer that extends the limit.
Lompoc BrewingPortlandORlompocbrewing.com@LompocBeerSaazAllDry Hopped Pilsner525OrganicNOThis Czech style pilsner has a clean, bready maltiness. It's dry hopped in the fermenter with strictly Saaz hops for a spicy hop finish.
Loowit Brewing CoVancouverWAloowitbrewing.com@LoowitBrewingGuenhwyvarSession IPA5.240OrganicNOGuenhwyvar is a crushable session IPA made with Galaxy and Mosaic hops and all organic malts.
McMenamins Concordia BreweryPortlandORmcmenamins.com@CaptainNeonOtto Pilot LagerCalifornia Common5.445
Made with Organic Ingredients
NOOtto "Fred" Eckhardt was truly a pilot, guiding the way for the craft beer industry, and because of him Portland is a much cooler place. Perusing his homebrew recipes shows that he was also a huge fan of California Common or "Steam" Beers. In honor of the man who had such a tremendous influence on brewers, McMenamins humbly offers you Otto Pilot Lager. Brewed with the Cable Car Yeast strain, Northwest malts, hops, water and, most importantly, love. This California Common is light, refreshing and easy to drink with hints of wood and mint. We can't thank you enough Fred.
McMenamins Cornelius Pass Roadhouse
HillsboroORmcmenamins.com@CaptainNeonPlowheart Oatmeal PaleOatmeal Pale Ale5.936
Made with Organic Ingredients
NOA plow atop the family crest and soil in their veins, the Imbrie family worked the land of the Tualatin River Valley for five generations. With a body crafted from organic grains, once grown right outside the Cornelius Pass Roadhouse Brewery door, and a citrusy aroma from hops the neighbors used to pick on stilts, Plowheart Oatmeal Pale pays tribute to the hard work and great joy that comes in living from the land.
McMenamins Crystal BreweryPortlandORMcMenamins.com@CaptainNeonRose City 'Til I RyeRye Beer4.467
Made with Organic Ingredients
NOBrewed for the Timbers Army and PTFC supporters, this beer features classic citrus and pine notes of Centennial and Simcoe hops, as well as the signature resins of the brand new Idaho 7 hop. The brewers added generous dry pellet additions of Idaho 7, Simcoe and fruity Mosaics for good measure. Balanced by a rich malt bill led by bready British pale malt, Rose City 'Til I Rye will have you singing 'til the match, or another MLS cup, is won!
McMenamins Edgefield BreweryTroutdaleORmcmenamins.com@CaptainNeon
2016 Hogshead Whiskey Barrel Aged Pavol the Collector Organic Baltic Porter
Baltic Porter8.639
Made with Organic Ingredients
NOThis boozy Lager bomb is named after Pavol “Pali” Olsavsky, who lives in Košice, Slavakia and was hoping for some “promotional materials such as flags, etiquettes, and such to enrich [his] collection” of beer paraphernalia. The brewers sent him some schwag and went to the next level by naming their submission to the Organic Beer Fest after him. Here you have one dark, chocolaty brew. This batch spent over six weeks aging in Hogshead Whiskey Barrels from the Edgefield Distillery. The resulting liquid has hints of oak, vanilla and a slight whiskey note.
Migration BrewingPortland ORmigrationbrewing.com@MigrationBrewHop Pop India Session Ale4.440
Made with Organic Ingredients
NOThis summer session ale smells of passion fruit, orange and tangerine flowers and features flavors of melon, grapefruit and fresh cut herbs. The light body has just enough sweetness to balance the resins from hops bursting at three pounds per barrel!

Montavilla Brew WorksPortlandORmontavillabrew.comOrganic Warp Session AleSession Ale4.450OrganicNoLight and clean organic German pilsner malt sets the pace for what turns into a Cascade hop circus of flavor. This beer's finish is dry and snappy with a nice, lingering bitterness. Dry hopped with organic Newport hops for a pleasant lemony aroma, this is a perfect summer beer!
Natian BreweryPortlandORnatianbrewery.com@NatianBreweryKnockback Organic Amber LagerMexican Amber Lager4.418OrganicNOA style originally brewed in Vienna and brought to Mexico by Austrian brewers, Natian used the same Mexican lager yeast to produce Knockback, which comes in at a very sessionable 4.4% ABV.
Natian BreweryPortlandORnatianbrewery.com@NatianBreweryEveryday Organic IPAAmerican IPA5.560OrganicNOThe brewers stopped just short of calling this a “session IPA” at 5.5% ABV, but hop-philes and hop-curious alike can enjoy more than one. Hop-bursting techniques utilized during the brewing process – Falconer’s Flight, Zythos, Palisades and home grown, organic Cascade hops – are used late in the boil and heavily during dry hopping to create a complex hoppy flavor and aroma without excessive bitterness.
Nectar CreekCorvallisORNectarCreek.com@Nectar_CreekStingGinger Session Mead6.20
Made with Organic Ingredients
NOMead is its own category of alcohol and is defined by the fermentation of honey. Fresh ginger and pure Oregon honey combine for a sting of warmth and a tease of sweetness in this refreshing session mead.
Old Town BrewingPortlandORotbrewing.com@OTBrewingCoCardamum's the Word
Hibiscus and Cardamon Wheat Ale
Made with Organic Ingredients
NORefreshing, full flavored and a little bit different; this beer has been designed to not smell and taste what you see. The pink hue comes from the beer being aged on hibiscus flowers, while the spicy kick comes from the cardamon used in the brewing process.
Organic Münster Alt (BOTTLE)Altbier5.120100% OrganicYES
USDA-accredited ABCERT GmbH
"Alt" is the German word for "old" or "original" and the alt style is certainly older than German lager styles. Unlike altbier from Dusseldorf, alt from the city of Münster is pale golden in color with an excellent, herbaceous aroma, delicate fruit-acid palate and long, dry finish.
Organic Ur-Pils (DRAFT)Pilsner5.232100% OrganicYES
USDA-accredited ABCERT GmbH
Pinkus Ur Pils is brewed with organic malt and hops and is free of any chemical fertilizers or pesticides. Pale golden in color and light to medium in body, this pilsner is dry and well-balanced with a clean hop and malt character. "Ur" translates roughly from German to "original."
Reverend Nat's Hard CiderPortlandORrevnats.com@RevNatsCiderOrganic Overlook HeirloomCider8.90
Made with Organic Ingredients
NOMade with a blend of organic Golden Russet and Newtown Pippin apples, then backsweetened with raw, local honey, this once-a-year cider is created especially for the Organic Beer Fest. Expect an off-dry and crisp cider, free of cloying sweetness.
Samuel Smith's
Tadcaster, North Yorkshire
Organic Chocolate StoutChocolate Stout528100% OrganicYES
USDA-accredited UK Soil Association
This beer offers a full body, roasted barley flavor and fruity notes from the Samuel Smith yeast strain, all of which support a lush chocolate aroma, taste and finish.
Samuel Smith's
Tadcaster, North Yorkshire
Organic Strawberry AleFruit Beer5.114100% OrganicYES
USDA-accredited UK Soil Association
Strawberries offer a soft and subtle flavour, making the character of this fruit beer extremely sophisticated and refined. The smooth malt and aromatic strawberry flavours merge together in an elegant fashion, with fresh, ripe strawberries shining through.
Thirsty Bear Organic BrewerySan Francisco CA thirstybear.com
Valencia Wheat Belgian Wit 517OrganicYESCCOF This Belgian Wit was brewed with Weyermann organic pils and wheat malt, organic unmalted wheat from Full Belly Farms and organic oats. Lightly hopped with organic Sterling hops, it's fermented with a true Belgian yeast.
Thirsty Bear Organic BrewerySan Francisco CA thirstybear.com
Helles Munich Style Helles 5.624OrganicYESCCOFThis classic golden Bavarian-style lager was brewed with organic Weyermann pils and carahell malts; hopped with organic Perle and Crystal hops; and fermented cool with Southern German lager yeast.
Two Kilts Brewing Co.SherwoodORtwokiltsbrewing.com
Manbun IPASMASH IPA6.969
Made with Organic Ingredients
NOCrisp and refreshing, this single malt and single hopped IPA was brewed with Pilsner malt and Simcoe hops for a nice sweet fruit flavor and aroma. Medium bodied, but well balanced, it's sure to please beer drinkers of all kinds.
Uinta Brewing Co.Salt Lake CityUTuintabrewing.com@UintaBrewingReady Set GoseGose414OrganicYESUSDAInspired by 16th century brewers in Goslar, Germany, this organic, salted wheat beer is snappy and tart with a remarkably refreshing finish. Perfect for a hot summer day!
Vagabond BrewingSalemORvagabondbrewing.com
Into the WildIPA6.570
Made with Organic Ingredients
NOLight golden in color, this beer's dry but rich, malty sweetness with caramel complexity is balanced with a spicy citrus flavor. Columbus, Simcoe, Citra and Kohatu hops offer tropical and spice flavors with a citrusy nose. Not overly bitter, this beer allows the hop flavor to shine through.
Wandering Aengus CiderworksSalemORwanderingaengus.com@waciderBloomHeirloom Cider6.50100% OrganicNOBloom is an authentic medium sweet cider that offers an aromatic apple nose and a bright clean dry finish. The blend for this cider is typically 80% dry base and 20% juice. It's sweet and fruit forward, with hints of tropical fruit.
Wandering Aengus CiderworksSalemORwanderingaengus.com@waciderGolden RussetSingle Varietal9.30100% OrganicNOThis is a single varietal cider, made exclusively with Golden Russet apples from orchards in Ashland and Salem. Dry and fruit forward, this cider features rich honey aromas.
Wolf Tree BrewerySeal RockORwolftreebrewery.com
Saison des BoisSaison520100% OrganicNOA refreshing saison brewed with organic grains and yeast, unfiltered natural spring water, spruce tips harvested from the ranch and a couple sprigs of rosemary. This lightly hopped beer has a crisp, fruity, citrusy taste and a backbone of specialty malts that balance well with the rosemary. It's a perfect summertime beer!
Yachats BrewingYachatsORyachatsbrewing.com
CetaceaSaison6.5100% OrganicNOA thoughtful addition of Szechuan peppercorns, combined with the brewery's house saison yeast, reveal a bright, floral and citrus experience.