EventsBase Camp Brewing’s 2nd annual Collabofest

This Saturday, January 30, Portland’s Base Camp Brewing is hosting their second annual Collabofest, which features 16 breweries and two cideries teaming up to produce 17 unique collaboration brews. Base Camp has pulled together a Who’s Who of the Portland brewing scene to participate, and proceeds from the event will benefit … Continue reading

Marketing/PRReceived: Calapooia Norman Ale

Here’s an interesting package that came for me yesterday: The new Norman Ale from Calapooia Brewing out of Albany (Oregon); the brewery teamed up with Pacific Northwest band Norman to brew and release this beer (a Northwest Pale Ale) with the release of Norman’s new album, Into the Eventyr, coming … Continue reading

BreweriesJohn Harris / Golden Valley Brewery collaboration brew

I had been hinting in my Oregon beer news posts about John Harris‘ latest collaboration beer project, with Mark Vickery of Golden Valley Brewery. Originally it was a beer slated to be released this Thursday for Golden Valley’s Beaverton location’s first anniversary, but unfortunately the timing brew day had been … Continue reading

BreweriesDeschutes Brewery and the Class of ’88

Earlier this year I was chatting with Deschutes Brewery‘s Gary Fish about various beery things, and he had mentioned the “Class of ’88” concept—those breweries along with Deschutes that started in 1988—and how they should all get together to commemorate 25 years of brewing in 2013. At the time, I … Continue reading

BreweriesGoodLife and Worthy Brewing collaboration

On Friday the 25th, one of Bend’s newest breweries, GoodLife Brewing, teamed up with yet-to-open Worthy Brewing to brew up a collaboration beer they’re calling “The Good and Worthy.” I was able to stop by on my lunch break to chat a bit with the brewers (GoodLife’s Curt Plants and … Continue reading

BreweriesGoodLife, Bend Brewing collaboration

I’m a big fan of collaboration brews, and here in Bend Tonya Cornett of Bend Brewing is the go-to brewer for collaboration: in addition to numerous collaboration with Sean Paxton (the Homebrew Chef), she has also brewed with Tomme Arthur of The Lost Abbey and JD Wetherspoon’s in England. And … Continue reading

The SessionThe Session #39: Collaborations

The first Friday of the month means that among beer bloggers it’s time for The Session—a collaborative blogging effort where each month’s “host” suggests a topic and everyone writes about that. The host then compiles a summary and links to everyone’s respective writings. Appropriately enough, this month’s collaborative blogging efforts … Continue reading

BreweriesDeschutes and Hair of the Dog collaboration

There’s a press release that came through last week that has me excited: Deschutes Brewery and Hair of the Dog are collaborating (for the first time ever for both of them) on a beer that will be released in 2011: [Hair of the Dog’s Alan] Sprints came over to Bend … Continue reading