American Craft Beer Week Nationwide Toast
For the first time ever, American Craft Beer Week (ACBW) will be commemorated by a simultaneous nationwide toast. At 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on Thursday, May 16, small brewers and craft beer lovers across the country will raise a glass of their favorite craft brewed beer.
If there’s not yet a toast in your area, grab some friends and host a toast of your own! Download the ACBW Toast to make your toast official and celebrate along with the craft beer nation on May 16!
Be sure to look for other events in your area happening during the week using the American Craft Beer Week Events page. To keep up with the latest annoucements, be sure to check out the ACBW Facebook and Twitter (#ACBW) pages.
Ninkasi Brewing Co.
National Toast and Fundraiser for Walama Restoration Project
Join us as we raise our glasses to American Craft Beer Week! We will be donating 25% of all pint sales from the day to the Walama Restoration Project, and it’s mission to enhance, rehabilitate and restore the waterways, forests and grassland ecosystems throughout the area we call home – the Willamette Valley.
Grab a pint and join us for the American Craft Beer Week National Toast at 5p.m. on the patio and stay for live music by local band, Battlesnake playing 6-8p.m. We’ll be giving away prizes throughout the night, so plan to arrive early.
Event Type: ACBW Nationwide Toast
Location: Ninkasi Tasting Room & Patio
Ninkasi Tasting Room & Patio
272 Van Buren St.
Eugene, OR 97405
Logsdon Beermaker Dinner
The Kingdom of Roosevelt
2035 SE 39th
$100-6 course dinner
Featuring Logsdon’s award winning and highly coveted ales (as well as their unreleased cider). The menu will highlight the bounty of Spring with Wild Mushrooms, Foraged Greens, Partridge, Pigeon, Rabbit, Venison and much more. Seating is limited to 26 people. Tickets are $100 per person (gratuity not included)
The Green Door Grand Opening
1001 SE 9th
Free– Tastings from over a dozen breweries/cideries- Tours of Rogue’s Corporate Headquarters- Corn Hole- Skee-Ball Competition- Rogue Nation Swear in by Global Ambassador Al Jorgenson- Free SlideRides. The Green Door is a bottle shop, growler fill station and purveyor of fine cheeses, meats and chocolates. It is open from 11AM – 7PM everyday.
Governor John Kitzhaber has appointed Ninkasi Brewing’s Nigel Francisco to the Oregon Tourism Commission (dba Travel Oregon).
“The tourism industry generates $9.2 billion in economic impact in Oregon and supports more than 91,000 jobs,” the Governor said. “These new Commissioners will carry forward the intensive state effort to help tourism grow and thrive, which is good for all sectors of Oregon’s economy.”
Made up of nine members, the Commission provides expertise and sets policy direction for Travel Oregon staff. Francisco and Evenstad fill two vacancies created by the departure of Jackie Edmunds-Manz, owner of Edmunds/Manz marketing and management consulting company, and Win McCormack, director and treasurer of MEDIAmerica Inc., who will both complete five years of service in June. The new Commissioners terms begin on July 1, 2013.
“Tourism fuels small business development and generates revenue in every corner of the state,” said Todd Davidson, CEO of Travel Oregon. “We are pleased to welcome Nigel and Ken to the Oregon Tourism Commission. The Governor has selected two insightful and talented people with the capabilities to advance the tourism industry in our state.”
Evenstad is the owner and president of Domaine Serene Vineyards and is involved in every aspect of the business, including promotion, advertising and brand building. His objective is to make tourism a larger industry in Oregon, thereby contributing to the state’s economy.
Francisco is the Chief Financial Officer for Ninkasi Brewing Company. He began his career as a pilot for Horizon airlines. His experience in the airline industry and the craft-brewing business gives him unique insight into the tourism industry and its impact on the state’s economy.
In a Commission meeting last month, Karen Utz, the owner of the Black Walnut Inn in Dundee was elected to serve as the Chair to the Oregon Tourism Commission. Alana Hughson, President & CEO of the Central Oregon Visitors Association, was selected as Vice-Chair.
Full Sail Brewing Releases New Brewer’s Share Experimental Beer:Bello-Torres y Amigos Lager for American Craft Beer Week
Full Sail Brewing Invites you to Meet the Brewers and the Beer
Hood River, Oregon – To celebrate American Craft Beer Week (May 13-19th), Full Sail Brewing will release a new beer in their Brewer’s Share Experimental line up: “Bello-Torres y Amigos Lager” crafted by Maintenance Supervisor Eduardo Bello and Bottling Technician Leo Torres. Eduardo and Leo were inspired by the beers of their native country, Mexico and the fond memories of sharing cervezas with friends and family on hot summer afternoons. Both Eduardo and Leo have been valued members of the Full Sail crew for over 20 years and have since developed a passion for great beer and a deep respect for the art and science of brewing. “We are excited to have the opportunity to share our beer with you and invite you to fill your glasses and raise them with your own friends and family. We hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed brewing it. Cheers to good times with family and friends. Salud!”
This crisp, light bodied lager was brewed with 2 row pale malt and a touch of corn. NW Glacier and Sterling hops were used throughout to provide a subtle hop character. This is the perfect brew for the warm days of summer. ABV 5.0% IBU 21.5
Full Sail has scheduled a “Meet the Brewers and the Beer” event at their Tasting Room and Pub in Hood River, on Thursday, May 16th from 5:00 to 6:30PM. Join the Full Sail Crew to celebrate and toast a pint of this new brew. With each Brewer’s Share series beer, Full Sail picks a local charity to receive a portion of the proceeds from the sale of the beer. Eduardo and Leo have chosen to support the Mid Columbia Community Action Council. Their mission is to alleviate the causes and conditions of poverty in Wasco, Hood River and Sherman Counties. Every keg of Eduardo and Leo’s crisp lager benefits this organization.
The Brewer’s Share series is a line-up of small batch draft beers where each Full Sailor takes a turn hand-crafting their own single batch recipe and a portion of the proceeds benefit a local charity of their choosing. Full Sail’s Brewer’s Share Experimental beers will only be available on tap at Full Sail’s Tasting Room and Pub in Hood River, Oregon, and at Full Sail’s Brewery at Riverplace, in Portland, Oregon. Growlers to go are available. The next Brewer’s Share Experimental will be crafted by brewer Francisco Martinez and is expected in July.
210 NW 11th
O2C or 11am-11pm
1044 NW Bond
Bend, OR 97701
At our pubs in Bend and Portland join us for Sausagefest 3 – a different sausage platter and beer pairing recommendation every day as well as a specialty Reserve Series beer on tap to enjoy! We hope to see you at our pubs for good times, great food & killer brews!
FLAT TAIL BREWING EXPANDS, RENOVATES and RENEWS
Corvallis Oregon’s Flat Tail Brewing Co.is making some major changes. While up-sizing their current 7bbl brewhouse to a brand-new Metalcraft 15bbl is a big step up, its only the tip of the hop cone, says Co-Owner and Brewmaster Dave Marliave. “We’re really going for broke with this one. New system, new tanks, new distributor, and even new labels. We’re bordering on a total re-launch of the brand”
The new distribution partner, Great Artisan Beverages, and added capacity of the new system should give Flat Tail a 3,500 barrel a year capacity, something Marliave hopes to realize by the end of 2014, maybe even sooner. In addition to more of what you’re used to, Flat Tail also hopes to launch its Tailgater Kolsch, and Little Green Dry Hopped Saison in 12oz cans this summer-fall.
Not enough new for you? In addition to cans, Flat Tail’s wild ale program is going mobile. A line of ever-rotating barrel aged and fermented projects will now be available in 750ml champagne bottles, many brewed with Flat Tail’s proprietary Brettanomyces strain, hand harvested off of Corvallis Plums.
Last, but certainly not least, expect to see all new labels for Flat Tail’s core lineup, and seasonals, coming this June or July. The new system and logo should be launch ready for Flat Tail’s third anniversary party on July 20th
Anniversary Dinner with Widmer Brothers Brewing
Wednesday marks Riffle NW’s 1-year anniversary!
333 NW 13th Ave
Portland, Oregon, 97209
Now, the celebration! Come take a seat and cheers to 1-year over a special dinner with our friends at Widmer Brothers Brewing. Rub shoulders with brewer Ben Dobler, who’ll hang out and tell us about what we’re drinking. We’ll take care of the rest. Dinner takes place on Wednesday, May 15, at 6:30 PM and includes 5-courses with beer pairings. Check out the menu below.
Riffle NW Anniversary Dinner with Widmer
Wednesday, May 15 | $55/person
Beer Broth Mussel Frites-Widmer Hefeweizen “The Original”
Oyster Po’ Boy-Nelson IPA
Spring Panzanella Salad with Poached Egg and Square Mile Cider Vinaigrette-Citra Blonde
RNW Signature Octopus with Chorizo Cream-Alchemy Ale
Strawberry Shortcake with Crème Fraiche Chantilly-Raspberry Russian Imperial Stout+Chocolate Russian Imperial Stout
American Craft Beer Week® 2013 Toasts the Red, White and Brew
Celebrations Expected in All 50 States from May 13-19
Boulder, CO • April 25, 2013—From May 13-19, craft beer connoisseurs and beginners alike will come together for the eighth annual celebration of American Craft Beer Week (ACBW). With the tagline “Big Week, Small Breweries,” ACBW is an opportunity to toast the more than 2,400 small and independent American craft brewers who continue to make the U.S. the world’s most diverse brewing destination. Once again, ACBW celebrations are expected to be held across all 50 states.
“The popularity of American Craft Beer Week is indicative of the craft beer renaissance that continues to captivate the U.S.,” said Julia Herz, publisher of CraftBeer.com and craft beer program director at the Brewers Association. “This week is about uniting for a common cause: support and celebration of our nation’s small and independent brewers and the millions of beer lovers who have helped evolve an industry and put the U.S. on the brewing map.”
New for 2013 is the American Craft Beer Week National Toast. For the first time ever, ACBW will be commemorated by a simultaneous toast. At 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT on Thursday, May 16, small brewers and craft beer lovers nationwide will raise a glass of their favorite craft brewed beer to toast ACBW and the delicious beer that it celebrates. To find a toast location near you, visit the official American Craft Beer Week events page, hosted by CraftBeer.com.
Untappd, the mobile-based social network that connects breweries with craft beer lovers, is also offering an American Craft Beer Week Badge for users who check-in during ACBW events.
Additionally, craft beer fans from across the country can sign the American Craft Beer Week Manifesto, pledging their support to craft beer and their love for “the artisans who approach their craft with originality, dedication and passion.” From tap takeovers and tasting tours to food pairings and festivals, ACBW will be celebrated in many ways across the U.S. To find a local celebration, event or promotion, visit the above-mentioned ACBW events page. A selection of scheduled 2013 celebrations includes:
Enjoy Mother’s Day Brunch at PBC Taproom & Help Feed Seniors!
Proceeds from Mother’s Day Menu Benefit the Meals on Wheels People – Loaves & Fishes Centers
When: Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 12 from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Where: Portland Brewing Co. Taproom, 2730 NW 31st Avenue, Portland, OR
What: Take mom out for brunch at the Portland Brewing Co. Taproom on Mother’s Day and help feed seniors at the same time. The PBC Taproom will donate half the proceeds from its special Mother’s Day Brunch to the Meals on Wheels People – Loaves & Fishes Centers. Options include a fantastic buffet for $17 or our special a la carte options with brunch buffet included. Flowers and free pint glasses for all moms.
Reservations strongly encouraged. Call 503.228.5269.
View the brunch menu!
The Green Door Grand Opening
1001 SE 9th Ave, Portland, OR 97214
Friday, May 31st: 4-7PM
Open Daily from 11am-7pm
We will be having tons of fun things happening during the event!
- Tastings from over a dozen breweries/cideries
- Tours of Rogue’s Corporate Headquarters
- Corn Hole
- Skee-Ball Competition
- Rogue Nation Swear in by Global Ambassador Al Jorgenson
- Free Slide Rides
Here is a little more info about the bottle shop as well.
The Green Door, located at 1001 SE 9th Ave, Portland, OR 97214 is a bottle shop, growler fill station and purveyor of fine cheeses, meats and chocolates. It is open from 11AM – 7PM everyday.
All Events here 1st
Appointed to Oregon Tourism Commission