Monday, June 9, 2014

2014 Rye Beer Fest Taplist Announced

Rye Beer Fest Tap List Announced
A Benefit For Dawn To Dusk & The Children’s 
Cancer Association

Portland, Ore. -- Taplister announces the third annual Rye Beer Fest complete tap list of 22 beers.

Melvin Brewing/Thai Me Up ~ Johnny Ryeale IPA
Burnside Brewing Company ~ Spring Rye with coriander ~ Roggenbier
Deschutes Brewery ~ Bourbon and Rye ~ Rye Ale
Widmer Brothers Collaborator ~ Red Molly Rye Lager
Crooked Fence Brewing Company ~ Risen Rye Stout
Oakshire Brewing ~ Line Dry Pale Ale
Stone Brewing ~ Spröcketbier Black Rye Kölsch
Old Town Brewing Company ~ TBD
Humble Brewing ~ Comet Rye'd Farmhouse Saison
Vagabond Brewing ~ All Rye, All Rye, All Rye IPA
Hopworks Urban Brewery ~ Rye-heitsgabot Berliner Weiss
Elysian Brewing Company ~ The Same Mistake Rye IPA
Occidental Brewing Company ~ Roggenweizen
Ale Industries ~ Rye'd Piper Red Ale
Breakside Brewery ~ Brett Rye IPA
Firestone Walker Brewing Company ~ Wooky Jack Black IPA
Stickmen Brewery & Skewery ~ One Rye Bitch Barley Wine
Agrarian Ales ~ Coalescense Saison
Base Camp Brewing Company ~ Ripstop Rye Pilsner
Snipes Mountain Brewing ~ NW Crossing American IPA
Alameda Brewing Company ~ American Rye Double IPA
Alameda Brewing Company ~ Easy Ryeder Mosaic ISA

About the fest:
The Rye Beer Fest, a celebration of the revival of rye beers, will be held at EastBurn (1800 E. Burnside. Portland, Ore.) during Portland Beer Week. The fest will take place on Friday June 13th, from 4pm-2am with no entry fee and live music starting at 10pm. Partial proceeds from the sale of beer will be donated to
the Dawn to Dusk paddle fund for the Children’s Cancer Association.

In addition to rye beers, there will be rye cocktails and rye themed food. The pricing for the beer is $2 for a 5oz sample and pints start at $5. The price of cocktails and DJ Rhienna starts in the downstairs Tap Room at 9pm Buddy Jay’s Jamaican Jazz Band has replaced Unsafe Dartz at 10pm upstairs.

To keep up with the latest news regarding the Rye Beer Fest check out out

About Dawn To Dusk:
Dawn to Dusk is an endurance paddling event where paddlers do laps for 12 hours around Ross Island in downtown Portland to raise money for the Children's Cancer Association. Last year Bridge City Paddling Club raised more than $43,000 for this great organization. Bridge City Paddling Club is a non-profit organization, dedicated to both community service and competition.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

2014 North American Organic Brewers Festival

North American Organic Brewers Festival celebrates 10th
year of drinking organic, saving the planet
Eco-conscience beer festival will serve up 60 organic beers and ciders 

PORTLAND, ORE – More than 15,000 beer lovers, music fans and supporters of sustainable living will come together at the North American Organic Brewers Festival (NAOBF) the last weekend of June to “Drink Organic, Save the Planet, One Beer at a Time.” The 10th annual event will take place June 26 through June 29 at Overlook Park in North Portland. Event hours are Noon to 9pm Thursday through Saturday and Noon to 5pm Sunday.

Admission into the event is free. The purchase of a $6 reusable, compostable cornstarch cup is required for tasting beer, as are tokens, which sell for $1 apiece. A full cup of beer or cider costs four tokens and a four-ounce taste costs one token; select beers cost extra tokens. Patrons receive a $1 discount toward the tasting glass with a validated Tri-Met ticket or a ticket from the Hopworks Bike Corral (one discount per person).

Designed to raise awareness about organic beer and sustainable living, the NAOBF typically serves up more than 50 organic beers and ciders from three-dozen different breweries. Many of the breweries brew a one-off batch just for the event; styles run the gamut from goldens and Belgians to porters and stouts, with a bit of everything in-between. There's also live local music, organic food and sustainability-oriented vendors and non-profits. The NAOBF is a family friendly event, and minors are welcome with parents. The Chipotle Kids’ Zone will offer free activity books, grow pots and Chipotle kids’ meal cards, plus face painting and a root beer garden with complimentary Crater Lake Root Beer for minors and designated drivers.

The NAOBF is known as the most earth-friendly beer festival on the planet. Festival attendees sample beer from reusable and compostable cornstarch cups made from domestically grown corn by a zero-waste, solar-powered company. Electricity needs are met with biodiesel generators. Volunteers receive organic cotton t-shirts (returning volunteers can wear past T shirts and get extra tokens instead). Food vendors are required to use compostable cutlery and plates and employ sustainable practices, and onsite composting and recycling stations are provided for festival waste and are supervised by recycling czars. Last year’s event recycled and composted 92% of the total waste, marking the second year in a row that more than 90% of the event’s waste was diverted from the landfill.
The NAOBF encourages responsible drinking and urges patrons to take advantage of the MAX Light Rail; the Yellow Line “Overlook Park” Station is directly across from the festival. Attendess can also take advantage of the Hopworks Bike Corral, where volunteers from Rotary Club of Portland-Westside’s Cycling 2 Serve Fellowship will watch over bikes for free (donations will benefit Rotary International’s “End Polio Now” efforts to eradicate polio worldwide).

Why an organic beer festival? Studies show that the world's population currently consumes 30% more natural resources than the Earth's ecosystems can replenish. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, commercial agriculture is accountable for 70% of the pollution in our country's rivers and streams. Genetically modified ingredients can be found in nearly every grocery store. The NAOBF believes that education and exposure lead to awareness, and awareness can translate to passion. If everyone becomes passionate about sustainability, as a whole we can make the planet a cleaner and healthier place for all of us to inhabit. For more information visit

Overlook Park
1301 N Fremont St, Portland, OR 97227
(intersection of N Fremont St & N Interstate Ave)

June 26 – June 29, 2014

Noon to 9 pm Thurs - Sat
Noon to 5 pm Sun
Contact Information

Friday, June 6, 2014

#pdxbeerweek Give Away!

In celebration of the return of Portland Brewing and PDX Beer Week, we are hosting a give away! Up for grabs we have a beautiful ceramic growler. We will run the contest from now until the midnight PST June 13th. There are some other rules of course. 

  1. Must be over 21 to enter
  2. Be able to meet up at a local Portland watering hole to receive. (We love you all, but aren't willing to pay for shipping.)
  3. Post a comment below of one of your favorite classic Portland Brewing beers.
  4. You may enter once a day, but may not duplicate your beer choice.
  5. Entries must be placed before midnight PST on 6/13/14.
  6. Have fun, and tell your friends.
Also Portland Brewing is proud to donate a portion of its proceeds of ZigZag River Lager to the Sandy River Basin Watershed Council during Oregon Craft Beer Month this July!

Sandy River Basin Watershed Council Mission Statement:
The Sandy River Basin Watershed Council (SRBWC) works together with landowners, public agencies, and community volunteers to protect and restore the ecological, cultural and historic resources of the 500 square mile Sandy River basin and its tributaries — including Zigzag River — which serve as the water supply for a third of Oregon’s population, anchor habitat for wild salmon, and a year-round recreational Mecca for
metro Portland.