Tag Archives: collaborations

Received: 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 out next month. Obviously beer-and-music collaborations aren’t a new idea, but it’s a cool concept nonetheless and I’m looking forward to listening and review both … Continue reading →

John 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 pushed back and the beer won’t be ready in time for the anniversary. Harris, who had announced his departure from Full Sail Brewing nearly a … Continue reading →

Deschutes 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 figured it meant throwing a big “birthday” type party at the GABF or similar, but the news came out yesterday just what it is they … Continue reading →

GoodLife 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 new assistant brewer Jeff Schauland, and Worthy’s Chad Kennedy) and grab a few pictures. The local TV news was there in the morning and has … Continue reading →

GoodLife, 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 now, she’s teamed up with GoodLife Brewing‘s Curt Plants for a Scotch Ale that GoodLife is releasing tomorrow: Come join us on Wednesday, November 30th … Continue reading →