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JUNE 2016

Volume 4, Issue No.12

Liberty: Philly Shines Light on Craft Beer Revolution

Founding father, inventor, scientist

and eloquent communicator Ben

Franklin is often credited with saying

“Beer is proof that God loves us and

wants us to be happy.”

While it certainly seems plausible that

the beloved figure from our nation’s history

would’ve stated his affinity for beer, there

is no evidence of this despite thousands of

citations in the form of cheap T-shirts and

gaudy mugs bearing the quote that are

peddled to tourists throughout Philadelphia. Franklin did,

however, write a similar line about wine in a letter to a

friend: “Behold the rain which descends from heaven

upon our vineyards; there it enters the roots of the vines,

to be changed into wine; a constant proof that God loves

us, and loves to see us happy.”

Even though the Franklin quote appears to

have simply been muddled over time, plenty of his

colleagues publicly promoted, made and consumed

beer. Additionally, Franklin’s longtime home —

Philadelphia — is where brewing took off after the

Revolutionary War. It seems fitting, then, that this

year’s Craft Brewers Conference was held in the City

of Brotherly Love. I had the privilege of going in May

and mingling with just some of the industry and media

professionals who were also in attendance -- a recordbreaking

13,600 people.

The Philadelphia Museum of Art was the scene of

the opening reception, which meant I got to run up the

stairs and raise my fists like the champion of champions

— Rocky — before heading inside and downing beer

samples (instead of raw eggs). I stuffed my face with

a melty cheesesteak at the always-bustling Reading

Terminal Market, which was conveniently located across

from the conference site. And a visit to Philadelphia

wouldn’t be complete without walking the skinny

streets past brick buildings where the beginning of this

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country’s story was written.

The conference also offered an

update on the state of the industry.

Brewers Association director Paul

Gatza and chief economist Bart Watson

provided a quantitative survey of the

craft beer landscape. Here are some of

their findings:

— In 2015, craft brewers produced 24.5

million barrels and saw a 16 percent

increase in retail dollar value.


Craft beer sales are at an all-time high, reaching 12

percent volume share.


The number of operating breweries in the U.S. grew

by 15 percent last year, totaling 4,269 breweries —

the most at any time in American history.


Growth in 2015 (13 percent) was not as rapid as in

2014 (18 percent), but craft brewers posted numbers

that would be the envy of virtually any industry.


IPA remains the most popular style, with more than

26 percent of dollar share.

Philadelphia and its suburbs also have a thriving beer

scene that was on display during the week of seminars,

special tastings and tours. The growth echoes the

city’s history, which is firmly rooted in brewing. Philly

surpassed all other ports in beer production in the

late 1700s, according to “The Brewing Industry and the

Brewery Workers’ Movement in America.” Additionally,

the city used 40,000 bushels of malt for brewing each

year and was known to produce a porter that was

of better quality than “the famous London porter and

was exported to China and the East Indies.” The beer

currently being made in Philadelphia is worth seeking

out — even if that means a field trip to Portland’s gritty

cousin on the other side of the country. If you go, be

sure to check out the new beer garden across the

street from Independence Hall — an addition I’m sure the

Founding Fathers would approve of.

—Andi Prewitt, Editor-in-Chief


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Individuals with ties to Alberta Street Pub gather outside the

business with instruments to highlight their commitment to

the arts. The building’s exterior was recently transformed with

a dandelion mural. The owners bought the business in 2012

and reopened in 2013 after renovating both the inside and

outside. A musician helped with the redesign to ensure there

was a focus on performance space. Inside The Art Issue this

month, you’ll find more stories about music, arts and crafts

and how they intersect with beer culture. Pictured, left to

right: JoAnn Schinderle (local comedian who runs a showcase

at the pub), Ian Cawley (bartender), Laina Amerson (owner/

manager, plays viola), Chris Andersen (sound engineer and

booking, plays guitar).

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Business Formation/Acquisition • Distribution

OLCC and TTB • Employment • Real Estate

Trademarks • Contracts • Litigation

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Oregon’s World Beer Cup 2016 Winners, Announced at

Craft Brewers Conference:


American-Style Wheat Beer With Yeast Gold: Fuzztail,

Sunriver Brewing, Sunriver and Bronze: Lost Meridian Wit,

Base Camp Brewing Co., Portland


Chili Beer Gold: Silver: Hellcat, Fort George Brewery + Public

House, Astoria


Other Strong Beer Gold: Brilliant, 10 Barrel Brewing Co., Bend


American-Style Sour Ale Bronze: DAM Wild - Hops and


Lemon Verbena, Flat Tail Brewing Co., Corvallis


Smoke Beer Silver: Breakside Smoked Porter, Breakside

Brewery- Pub Brewery, Portland


German-Style Doppelbock or Eisbock Gold: Lucubrator,

Occidental Brewing Co., Portland


Australian- or International-Style Pale Ale Silver:

Breakside Lunch Break ISA, Breakside Brewery, Milwaukie

PHILLY, Continued on Page 22


Celebrations........................ 4

Rat Hole/North Rim Changes.......... 5

Central Oregon Brewery Updates ...... 6

Homebrew Hints: Spruce and Juniper ... 7

Perfect Pints: Pale Ales............... 8

Brew Bites: Three Legged Dog.......... 9

John Harris’ Washboard Jams........ 10

Tap Handle Crafter ................. 11

Plank Town Kesey Mural............. 12

Hopped Up Jewelry.................. 13

New Art on Ninkasi Labels ........... 14

Alberta Street Pub Mural............ 15

Ferment Opening................... 16

Two-Shy New Taproom............... 17

Oregon Breweries Guide............. 18

BING: Music and Branding ........... 20

Bent Shovel ....................... 21

Calendar.......................... 22

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Beer Week Bonanza and Outdoor Fests Galore

Eugene Beer Week May 30-June 5

This year’s Eugene Beer Week, Monday, May 30

through Sunday, June 5, includes events, beer dinners,

special releases, brewery debuts, classes and more.

Participating businesses include breweries, brewpubs,

cideries, growler stations and taphouses.

Growler Guys Anniversary June 2

Help this growler fill station mark its second birthday!

The Growler Guys on Southeast Eighth Avenue is

throwing a party and promising awesome beer on tap

and giveaways.

Canby Wine, Food & Brew June 3-5

There’s a little bit of everything at the Canby Wine,

Food & Brew event this year. Besides what you would

expect to find as indicated in the title, there will be live

entertainment, a local artist gallery and offerings from

nurseries on display. The festivities are part of the

Portland Rose Festival and run 5-9 p.m. Friday, June 3,

11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, June 4 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday, June 5 in the Clackamas County Event Center.

Admission is $5 per person, but kids 15 and younger

get in for free.

Berries, Brews & BBQs

June 4-5, 11-12, 18-19

The trifecta of summertime foods is now available

for three weekends at the French Prairie Gardens in St.

Paul. On Saturdays, Berries, Brews & BBQs runs from

9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday’s start time will be at 10 a.m.

Check French Prairie Garden’s website for details about

admission packages. A portion of the proceeds will be

donated to Em’s Fight Foundation. The event is definitely

family friendly, as there is also U-pick strawberries,

tractor wagon rides and farm animals on display.

Pints in the Pearl June 4

There’s a new kid on the brew fest block. Pints in

the Pearl, operating noon to 9 p.m. Saturday, June 4,

boasts exclusive beers from 10 Barrel Brewing PDX,

BridgePort Brewing Company, Deschutes Brewery

Portland Public House and Fat Head’s Portland along

with a complementary food pairing menu. The all-ages

event also offers up food, music and family-friendly

entertainment. And no need to worry about traffic!

Northwest 13th Avenue and Everett Street will be closed

to vehicles. A $20 ticket gets you a stainless steel pint

glass and three tokens, which can be redeemed for

three pints or food items. Extra tokens cost $5.

Portland Beer Week June 9-19

Beer Weeks have gotten so big, they never actually

limit themselves to just seven days anymore. But that’s

fine by us! Portland Beer Week is a 10-day celebration,

June 9-19, dedicated to promoting the city and its

diverse craft beer culture. Both professionals and

beer enthusiasts will find something to enjoy at the

events this year, which include beer and food pairings,

educational seminars and plenty of festivals. Portland

Brewing is the sponsor this time around. Several local

businesses have returned to provide beer-related

goodies: Blue Star Donuts, Bunk Sandwiches and Salt

& Straw ice cream. Hot Lips Pizza has also joined the

lineup. Check the event’s website, pdxbeerweek.com,

for a complete list of happenings.

Rye Beer Fest June 10-11

The revival of rye beers is alive and well and will

be marked by a celebration at EastBurn in Portland

Feeling a bit cramped and sweaty at the last few Fruit

Beer Festivals? Well, there will be extra room to spread

out and enjoy even more beer as the event has moved to

the North Park Blocks June 10-12. This was the scene last

year at Burnside Brewing.

for the fifth year in a row. The Rye Beer Fest, which

begins at 4 p.m. Friday, June 10 and runs until 2 a.m.

Saturday, June 11, is part of Portland Beer Week. Rye

beers share the stage with beer cocktail and whiskey

pairings. There will also be live music. Some of the

proceeds benefit the Children’s Cancer Association.

Portland Fruit Beer Fest June 10-12

Were you feeling a bit cramped and sweaty at the

last few Fruit Beer Festivals? Due to the popularity

of the style and the party that honored these brews,

Burnside Brewing Company’s parking lot was packed

more tightly with people than hops in a vacuum-sealed

plastic bag. Thankfully, the Portland Fruit Beer Festival

got a larger space to call home. Portland’s North Park

Blocks will serve as the new site 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.,

Friday June 10; 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, June 11; and

11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, June 12. All of that extra space

allows for additional participating breweries and

cideries — from 27 in 2015 to as many as 35 this year.

Burnside Brewing is hosting the Burnside Can Garden

at the fest, with $3 and $4 cans of Burnside Couch

Lager and Burnside IPA as an alternative to the fruit

offerings. General admission is $25.

Barley Cup Brewfest June 11

You get to be the judge at this friendly competition

featuring multiple McMenamins and Salem-area guest

brewers. Each gets to choose one keg to submit to the

19th annual Barley Cup Brewfest at Salem’s Thompson

Brewery and Public House, held Saturday, June 11. The

winner will be decided by popular vote.

The Dalles Civic Beer Festival June 11

Kick off summer in The Dalles with the Civic Beer

Festival, which is in a new location this year. Lewis

and Clark Festival Park hosts the event, noon to 8 p.m.

Saturday, June 11. Admission is $5 and a tasting package

costs $20.

Vegan Beer & Food Fest June 11

Get your food and drink on without harming animals

at this vegan event, which moved to Saturday,

June 11 for its second year at Zidell Yards in Portland.

There are multiple packages and two different entry

times, so check the festival website, veganbeerfest.

Photo courtesy of Ritch Marvin, copyright Portland Fruit Beer Festival

com/pdx, for more details. Admission comes with an

event glass that you can use to enjoy pours of more

than 100 different beers, kombuchas and cold brews.

Vegan food trucks and vendors will also be onsite.

Randallized Beer Fest June 11

This fest promises to infuse some of your favorite

beers with unique flavors through the use of a

Randall. If you’ve not yet heard of this device, it’s a

double-chamber filter that you fill with ingredients

before connecting to a keg. The event takes place noon

to 11 p.m. Saturday, June 11 at Imperial Bottle Shop &

Taproom. There is no cover charge, but you can purchase

samples or 12-ounce pours.

Southern Oregon Craft Brew Festival

June 11

The streets of OldTown Medford will be transformed

into a giant beer hall to celebrate the region’s breweries.

The Southern Oregon Craft Brew Festival runs from

noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, June 11. Admission is $16 and

comes with a pint glass and five tasting tickets. Two

bucks are knocked off if you buy early at Beerworks.

No minors allowed at this event.

PDX: Brew City Premiere June 12

Attend the world premiere of the documentary “PDX:

Brew City” that will include a question-and-answer

session with the filmmaker as well as beer brewed especially

for the event. McMenamins Mission Theater is

host and doors open at 5:30 p.m. The film explores the

confluence of events that turned the Rose City into the

standard bearer in craft brewing. Portland’s own John

Lovegrove was one of the producers and he helped

make the beer that will be poured at the screening.

Tickets cost $12.

New Oregon Breweries Showcase

June 13

Meet some of Oregon’s newer brewers while sharing

a beer with them. The New School Beer news site

presents the New Oregon Breweries Showcase from 5-8

p.m., Monday, June 13 at Bailey’s Taproom in Portland.

All of the participating beer makers will have been open

for less than a year at the time of the event and plan on

having two brews on tap. The full lineup was still in the

works as of press time, but some confirmed attendees

are Alesong Brewing & Blending, Ancestry Brewing,

Freebridge Brewing, Great Notion Brewing, Public Coast

Brewing Company, Ruse Brewing and Wolves & People

Farmhouse Brewery. There’s no cover charge.

Down Under Smackdown June 16

It’s the Kiwis versus the Aussies in a competition

that highlights hops from the Southern Hemisphere. The

Down Under Smackdown takes place 5-10 p.m. Thursday,

June 16 at The Big Legrowlski in Portland. Nine Oregon

breweries and one cidery have created beverages using

hops from both New Zealand and Australia. Find out

which dominates. There will also be a sausage sizzle,

pub raffle and trivia. A VIP package costs $20 and

comes with a limited-edition glass, five 4-ounce samples,

two raffle tickets and a sausage. You can also get in for

free if you buy food and beer a la carte.

Oregon Garden Brewfest June 16-19

After moving the Oregon Garden Brewfest to

Father’s Day weekend last year, organizers are making

another change to help you take full advantage of

Portland Double Mountain rendering

Double Mountain Portland Site Update

Double Mountain Brewery has now released an

artist’s rendition of the planned Portland site. The Hood

River-based business is launching its second taproom

at 4336 SE Woodstock Boulevard and should be up and

running by mid-July. Crews are making improvements

to the location, which used to host Fenders Moto Cafe

& Brew Pub. The building will get a new artisan pizza

oven, a kitchen remodel, an expanded dining area

and updates to the exterior like an awning modeled

after a Super Cub aircraft wing. Guests can enjoy the

warm weather either sitting outside or next to large,

open-air windows inside. Expect to find your favorite

dishes from the Hood River menu along with some

new items and brewer-crafted cocktails.

“We’ve wanted a local spot to call home in Portland

for some time now and we love the Woodstock

area,” said owner/brewmaster Matt Swihart. “We’re

incredibly excited to be bringing a full lineup of our

experimental brews, new draft cocktails (Fast Plane to

London is one of my favorites) and a chance to dust

off my vinyl collection of old, forgotten albums to play

on the in-house record player. Plus, my band needs a

gig in Portland.”

The business is now accepting applications for

all restaurant staff, including servers, hosts, bussers,

prep cooks, line cooks, dishwashers and managers.

2016 Sasquatch Brew Fest Canceled

Citing logistics and permitting issues, the Northwest

Legends Foundation recently announced that

the Eugene 2016 Sasquatch Brew Fest has been

canceled. The annual homebrew contest, managed

by local homebrew organization Cascade Brewers

Society, is continuing as scheduled. The contest’s

entry deadline has passed, and CBS is finalizing

details for the awards ceremony. Information will be

available at cascade-brewers.com and northwestlegendsfoundation.org.

While the long-running festival has been canceled

for 2016, the Foundation states that it is “running

strong.” The Glen Hay Falconer Foundation will also

continue providing brewing scholarships and producing

the annual Brew Am Golf Tournament, which will

be held July 29 at The Pub Course at McMenamins

Edgefield in Troutdale. More information at glenfalconerfoundation.org.

Molalla Brewfest Canceled

Organizers of the Molalla Brewfest announced in

early May that the event would not happen this year.

The annual celebration also raised money for the

Wheeler Family Cancer Fund. According to a post on

the Brewfest’s Facebook page, the “sole backbone of

this event lost her battle against cancer in January

of this year. This event was one of her favorites and

she put much pride in bringing patrons the best local

talent there was to offer, the newest and most popular

brews along with a smile at the gate to greet each of

you personally.” Organizers, however, have not ruled

out holding some sort of festival in the future.

CELEBRATIONS, Continued on Page 9 BRIEFS, Continued on Page 6

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Central Oregon

Rat Hole Moves, Opens Space for North Rim

By Patty Mamula

For the Oregon Beer Growler

The space formerly occupied by Rat Hole Brew

Pub is now home to North Rim Brewing. The

new location for Rat Hole is in Sunriver. The

backstory is somewhat complicated with beer being

the common denominator — along with family.

We’ll begin with North Rim because it’s the

newcomer. The brewery, started in northeast Bend in

2014, had just lost both its beer maker and reputation

when Chris Hudson took over as head brewer last

October. He immediately started turning things around.

When he first met with the owner and looked over

the 10-barrel brewhouse, he was stunned at the lack of

standard operating procedures and equipment. Hudson

said, “After I cleaned everything up, I revamped it. All

the recipes are my own.”

Hudson brings more than eight years of experience

and skill to North Rim, where he is not only the head

brewer, but also the only full-time employee.

“I started brewing on a fluke,” he said. Back home

in Joseph, he was 23 years old and broke after his

third season of commercial crab fishing. Looking

for something different, he went to Terminal Gravity

Brewing in nearby Enterprise where owner Steve

Carper hired him as a keg washer. Two days after he

started, two of their four brewers quit. That allowed

North Rim Brewing has moved into Rat Hole Brew Pub’s former home in the Old Mill District. Pictured, left to right:

marketing director Ken Deuser, brewer Chris Hudson and pub owner Les Keele.

Hudson to bypass keg washing and immediately begin

learning to brew with Carper. “I got into it and really

liked it,” he said.

Five years later, he had moved up to assistant

brewer when Widmer hired him. He followed that

with a short brewing stint at Three Creeks Brewing

Company in Sisters. “I prefer the artistry of brewing,

changing things up and trying new recipes,” he said. “I

was looking for that perfect place.”

On a whim, he went to a festival and met the North

Rim rep, who told him their brewer was quitting. He

liked the challenge and saw the opportunity to do

things his way.

“My most prized beer is the South Slope Saison. It’s

in production right now. Personally, I don’t drink IPAs and

IRAs. My dream and goal with brewing is to create beers

in the 4-6 percent ABV range that are drinkable, the kind

where you can enjoy three or four in one sitting.”

Photo by Patty Mamula

Around the same time Hudson took over at North Rim,

the Rat Hole Brew Pub in Bend was finding itself in a bind

for beer. Les Keele, retired teacher and principal, owns

the pub with marketing director Ken Deuser, his brotherin-law.

They’re not the only people with important roles at

the brewery. Al Toepfer makes all of Rat Hole’s beer. And

last October when he and his wife Susan Toepfer, Keele’s

sister, opened a second Rat Hole site in Sunriver. There

wasn’t enough beer to sustain both places.

“Even when we were the only outlet, we frequently

ran out of some beers,” said Keele. “We could go

through four kegs in a week.”

The Rat Hole team met with Hudson, tasted his beer

and felt it would be a great fit at the brewery’s Bend

location. Deuser said, “His style of beer matched up

with our original beer intent.”

Keele is planning on holding Meet the Brewer

events on Sunday afternoons this summer. “Chris

is very personable and knowledgeable. People will

enjoy talking with him and getting to know him.” He

also plans on hosting outside block parties featuring

Rat Hole, Continued on Page 7

PATTY Mamula has

been a writer and

photographer in

Oregon for many

years. She can

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Central Oregon


Central Oregon Breweries Expanding

By Gail Oberst

For the Oregon Beer Growler

There are lakes with landlocked salmon (they

can’t get away!). There are huge fields of

volcanic basalt and obsidian to explore. There

are rivers that flow right through the middle of

cities. There are unique Old West towns with horse

rails. Best of all, any day/week/month in Central

Oregon could include a visit to more than two dozen

local breweries, many of which are expanding.

Here’s an update on what’s happening in Central

Oregon’s beer world this summer:

To the Sky and Beyond

Roger Worthington, Worthy Brewing’s owner,

is watching his part of the universe expand — by

7,500 square feet, to be precise. The brewery

and restaurant campus on the east side of Bend

is growing to include a three-story observatory,

topped off with a telescope that will connect the

earthbound to the skies. The observatory is a silolike

structure rising at the edge of the brewery’s

new covered outside patio on the ground floor. An

open-air bar on a deck outside the second floor is

also under construction and due for completion this


Worthy Brewing’s expansion adds seating for

at least 100 more patrons on the 2,400 square foot

deck, according to Seth E. Anderson, architect at

Ascent Architecture & Interiors. Details include

custom furniture, lighting, circular staircases and

unique bi-fold garage doors. A new banquet hall will

also be a part of the $3.5 million renovation.

Monkless on the Move

Monkless Belgian Ales has moved their former

1-barrel, garage-based operation to a lucky space

in Bend’s Northeast business district. The new

location is not open to the public yet, but the

building on High Desert Lane was once the home of

10 Barrel Brewing’s original shop. Chris and Jeremy

Cox, former owners of 10 Barrel before it sold to

Anheuser-Busch InBev last year, still own the

building and have leased it to Monkless.

Monkless’ owner and head brewer Todd Clement,

an organic chemist who graduated from University

of California, Davis, spent the first 18 years of his

post-college career missing his obvious connection

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Worthy Brewing, already a large space, is expanding by 7,500 square feet. The $3.5 million renovation includes an

observatory/telescope, an open-air bar on a deck outside the second floor and a new banquet hall.

to brewing, working instead in the pharmaceutical

industry and then for a software company. His

travels took him to Belgium, and his work brought

him to Bend. “I grew to love Belgians,” he said.

Clement started the brewery in 2014 with his friend

Kirk Meckem, but recently purchased Meckem’s

interest in the company. With a 10-barrel brew

house in place, Clement in April gave up his full-time

job and is now focusing on getting the expanded

brewery online.

Demand for Belgians has increased in Central

Oregon, as evidenced by presence of the style at other

outlets like 10 Barrel Brewing, Bend Brewing Company

and Crux Fermentation Project, Clement said. Already,

Monkless has won kudos for its Pour Pour Pitiful Me, a

high-alcohol quadruple fermented on cherries.

Watch for more Monkless in the months to

come in Central Oregon brew pubs including Zydeco

Kitchen & Cocktails and White Water Taphouse in

Bend. The beers are also on tap at The Abbey Bar &

Bottle Shop in Portland.

Kobold Sells to More Outlets

How do you turn a quaint, Craftsman-style home

in a quiet neighborhood into a quaint, craft-style

brewery? Ask Steve Anderson of Bend’s Kobold

Brewing. His 2-barrel system is tucked into an

800-square-foot building that looks like it came

with his historic house, but was actually designed

specifically for its purpose. Above the tight brewery

is a second-story sales room with a small, sunny

deck that looks like the perfect place for a cold beer

on a hot day.

The shiny, new 2-barrel brewery is not open the

public, but Kobold beers are on tap in the region.

Anderson, a retired air traffic controller, originally

got his college degree in architecture. He used those

latent skills to design his brewery.

Anderson sold his first Kobold brews in December

2015 to Platypus Pub in Bend. Today, Anderson counts

about a dozen outlets that carry his beer, including

all three Baldy’s Barbeques, The Lot, Growler Guys,

Broken Top Bottle Shop, White Water Tap House, Pour

House Grill, Primal Cuts Meat Market/Growler Phil’s

and Big Dog Growlers. By June, you may find any one

of his three stouts, an IPA, a CDA, a blond, a couple of

red ales and an ISA on tap.

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BRIEFS, From Page 4

Estacada Gets another Beer OUTLET

After more than a decade in which Fearless Brewing

Company was the only dedicated craft beer venue

in town, Estacada finally has another spot on the map.

Mark Long and Linnea Landberg opened Clackamas

River Growlers in April 2016. The taproom is just around

the corner from Fearless, making it a convenient stop if

you’re in the area. Mark was introduced to craft beer

when he moved to Portland 10 years ago. After making

some beers at Portland U-Brew in Sellwood, he began

researching options for opening a beer-centric venue

near his home in Eagle Creek. The new taproom features

a rotating selection of 17 beers and three ciders,

with a focus on Pacific Northwest craft brews. Tasting

flights are available. Most of their business so far has

been growler fills, for which they sell 32- and 64-ounce

branded amber glass and 64-ounce insulated stainless

steel growlers. They do not serve food, but you are

welcome to bring your own. Clackamas River Growlers

hosted several Meet the Brewer events in May and will

continue to add more to the calendar. Hours: 2:30-8:30

p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays and noon to 9 p.m.

Fridays and Saturdays.

Growler House Opens Second Location

Sherwood’s Growler House is bringing its business

to craft beer lovers who are in neighboring Newberg.

The second site is slated to open this July at 2401

Portland Road/99W in a new business development

near Starbucks. It will feature 32 taps, a beer engine

to pour English-style brews and a refrigerated section

boasting more than 100 bottled beers. The Newberg

Growler House will continue the original location’s

tradition of hosting unique events, tastings, ladies’

nights and live music. Meanwhile, both businesses

are rolling out a Growler Club. Membership will cost

$199 and includes one specialty growler fill a month,

a T-shirt and other special tastings/offers.

7 Devils Brewhouse Upgrade

The couple behind 7 Devils Brewing Co. has a baby

on the way, as mentioned in their profile in February’s

issue of Oregon Beer Growler, and that means they

need to cut their brew time in half! Annie Pollard

and Carmen Matthews have been brewing twice in

succession to fill a single fermenter, making for some

long days. Their new larger brew house, which is

a 100-percent stainless steel, direct-fire system, can

now produce 500 gallons of beer at

at time and should last for many

years to come. It was manufactured

by Practical Fusion in Oregon City. 7

Devils said a startup brewery in La

Grande purchased the old system.

Lompoc Brewing Does Brunch

Portland loves brunch, so it may

come as good news that Lompoc

Brewing is adding the popular meal

to its service. The new menu is available

at Fifth Quadrant, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

BRIEFS, Continued on Page 8

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Homebrew Hints

Spruce Up Your Beer or Add Berries This Summer

By Chris Jennings

For the Oregon Beer Growler

The Reinheitsgebot is a 500-year-old law in

Germany that limits the ingredients used in

beer making to the big four: hops, barley,

water and yeast. But this prohibits all of the other

wonderful things in the world that can be used

to make a delicious homebrew. While the decree

has been in place for ages, people were making

beer long before its inception and many of those

early concoctions used plenty of flora. So let’s go

old school with this month’s Homebrew Hints and

explore two ways we can incorporate some local

plant life: juniper and spruce.

Juniper Berries

Most North American juniper trees grow in

Western states, like Oregon, so we have an ample

supply of juniper berries in our own backyard.

Spruce Juice (AG)

A ProMash Recipe Report

Recipe Specifics

Batch size (gallons): 5.00 Wort size (gallons): 5.00

Total grain (pounds): 10.75

Anticipated OG: 1.057 Plato: 14.14

Anticipated SRM: 11.2

Anticipated IBU: 33.5

Brewhouse efficiency: 75 percent

Wort boil time: 60 minutes


Percent Amount Name Origin Potential SRM

83.7 9.00 pounds Pale Malt(2-row) America 1.036 2

4.7 0.50 pound Cara-Pils Dextrine Malt 1.033 2

9.3 1.00 pound Crystal 40L America 1.034 40

2.3 0.25 pound Crystal 150L Great Britain 1.033 150

Potential represented as SG per pound, per gallon.


Amount Name Form Alpha IBU Boil Time

0.50 ounce Nugget Whole 13.00 28.1 60 minutes

1.00 ounce Fuggle Whole 4.75 5.5 15 minutes


Add .5 ounce of spruce tips seven days into fermentation.

Spruce Juice (Extract)

A ProMash Recipe Report

Recipe Specifics

Batch size (gallons): 5.00 Wort size (gallons): 5.00

Total extract (pounds): 8.75

Anticipated OG: 1.058 Plato: 14.23

Anticipated SRM: 12.2

Anticipated IBU: 33.5

Wort boil time: 60 minutes


Percent Amount Name Origin Potential SRM

80.0 7.00 pounds Briess LME- Gold America 1.035 4

5.7 0.50 pound Cara-Pils Dextrine Malt 1.033 2

11.4 1.00 pound Crystal 40L America 1.034 40

2.9 0.25 pound Crystal 150L Great Britain 1.033 150

Potential represented as SG per pound, per gallon.


Amount Name Form Alpha IBU Boil Time

0.50 ounce Nugget Whole 13.00 28.0 60 minutes

1.00 ounce Fuggle Whole 4.75 5.5 15 minutes


Add .5 ounce of spruce tips seven days into fermentation.

Commercial breweries that feature this ingredient

often do so in a standard pale ale, usually to allow

the juniper to shine and not compete with any other

flavors. That’s all well and good, but why not start

with a CDA base or even a Belgian wit to mix things

up a bit?

Most importantly, consider the berry’s flavor and

aroma profiles. Use this information to build a recipe

around the ingredient that’s going to complement

those characteristics. If you’re unsure about how

the berry is going to play out, the best thing to do

is test it out. Boil some water and make a tea with

the ingredient, which opens some of the aromatics

and flavors. You could also make a vodka infusion to

taste how it may react as a “dry-hopped” addition.

This infusion could also just be continually added in

small doses to the brew until you reach the desired

flavor. Of course, it’s helpful to research the new

ingredient — like the berry — before brewing.

Spruce Tips

There are a few special ingredients that can

only be used fresh. Spruce tips would be one of

those ingredients. They’re really only available in the

spring/early summer when the fresh growth forms

on the trees. Look for the light green “tips” on the

branches. Now you don’t want to rush out and just

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start harvesting them from your neighbor’s yard.

The tips should be as clean as possible — meaning

you don’t want to use them from trees that have

been sprayed with any sort of chemical.

When collecting the tips, you only want the bright

green new growth. Older growth could make your

brew taste like a pine-scented air freshener.

After you’ve gotten your tips, it’s time to brew.

As with hops, you don’t want to boil the spruce for

too long or else you’ll lose a lot of the flavor and

aroma. Optimally, don’t add them any earlier than 15

minutes into the boil, but they can be incorporated

as late as a keg addition.

The best part about using plant life for added

flavor is that you can continue to experiment with a

tradition that’s as old as the hills.

RAT HOLE, From Page 5

North Rim beers. North Rim may have a tasting

room in the distant future, but the former Rat Hole

pub with its Old Mill District location, comfortable

deck and established menu with a Southwestern

flair is a great fit.

Rat Hole’s Inception and Evolution

Al Toepfer got into brewing one Christmas

years ago when Susan gave him a Mr. Beer kit and

his first batch turned out great. He took to brewing

right away and expanded his home operation from

their kitchen table to the bathtub to their backyard

and started winning awards for his creations.

“He’s very creative and comes up with unique

ideas that everyone likes,” said Susan Toepfer.

While his beers were getting better and better,

his full time job as an auto technician in Seattle

was becoming more and more challenging

because of back issues. That’s when Susan

Toepfer’s brother invited the Toepfers to come to

Central Oregon, a place they loved, and set up a

brewery in the aging 700-square-foot outbuilding

on his ranch in southeast Bend.

Cleaning up the “rat hole” of a shed was a

full-time project that took the help of family and

friends. While processing the paperwork was a

years-long process, the 2.5-barrel nano-brewery

finally became operational in 2010.

“Everybody loved the beer,” said Deuser. “We

were hand-bottling 22s as fast as we could.”

Keele said, “Eventually we realized we needed

a tasting room. Because of the agricultural zoning,

we couldn’t have one at the barn, so we began to

look for a place.”

Fortunately, a space opened in the Old Mill

District when a brewery moved to a larger spot.

Rat Hole Brew Pub took over the lease and opened

in 2013. Like many new businesses, there were

ups and downs. Still, the beer was popular and

the quality was always high, with Al Toepfer taking

home awards, including a silver and bronze at the

Denver International Beer Competition in 2013.

The Toepfers moved to the Sunriver area and

started thinking about opening a larger brewery,

preferably a 7-barrel one. They also wanted a new

location, knowing their “rat hole” brewery was

short-lived since Keele was selling the ranch. They

found an interesting combination of warehouse

and restaurant space on the same lot, more than

6,000 square feet in all, and opened up Rat Hole

Brewing in Sunriver last October. The Toepfers

did most of the remodeling and refurbishing

of the bar and restaurant. They recruited David

Cohen, a creative chef who had just sold his half

of Rockin’ Dave’s Bagel Bistro in Bend. “The menu

is not typical pub fare,” said Susan Toepfer. Some

favorite dishes include Dungeness crab cakes, a

chile buttermilk-marinated roasted chicken and

a Monte Cristo sandwich — all made with fresh

ingredients. They also now serve breakfast.

The 2.5-barrel brewing system is installed in

the warehouse attached to the restaurant. Susan

Toepfer said, “We’re in the process of getting

approval from the county to open the brewery.

Once we do, we’ll be able to brew seven days a

week because we’re so close.” When it’s up and

running, she plans to seek funding for a 7-barrel

system. In the meantime, they have 21 guest taps

and a small amount of Rat Hole beer flowing.

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Perfect pints


BRIEFS, From Page 6

Saturdays and Sundays. Expect traditional selections,

such as eggs benedict and huevos rancheros, along

with more unique offerings like popcorn chicken biscuits

and gravy and breakfast sliders. Lompoc will

also serve bloody marys, mimosas, sangria, coffee

cocktails and two breakfast beers.

Fest-Goers Choose Best Oregon Pale Ales

By Gail Oberst

For Oregon Beer Growler

On a recent day when the mercury hit the 80s,

I was standing in my booth serving tastes

of Oregon’s pale ales to thirsty visitors at the

Hammer N’Ales Brewfest fundraiser for Habitat for

Humanity in Canyonville. Pale ales are the perfect

beer for a hot day — a great Oregon refresher.

In addition to fests, how about a pale ale on a lake

after the cast, on the bank of a river after floating the

rapids, behind a lawnmower, after weeding the garden

or on your shady porch watching the neighbors sweat

it out in their yards. They’re not too strong (official

range is from 4.5-6.0 percent ABV), so you can drink

them for a happy session. Also, pale ales tend to be

less hoppy than the India pale ale, so your tongue

may be less tarred after a few beers. Pale ale hoppiness

usually ranges from 30-45 IBUs, according Beer

Judge Certification Program standards. Oregon pales

are a bit hoppier, but mildly fragrant and fresh. This

popular English style landed in the New World with a

hearty “huzzah,” and is ours now.

Here are the Oregon pale ales chosen as favorites

in the blind tasting by visitors to the festival:

Vertigo: Closer Pale Ale, Hillsboro

5.3% ABV; 55 IBUs

Brewer’s Description: This ale gets its light copper

color from 120 and 60L caramel malts. Magnum

and Amarillo hops added for bittering, flavor and

aroma give this beer a balanced profile.

Consumer Comments: Smooth, crisp and slightly

hoppy. I could be happy with this one because I

don’t like overly hopped beers. Great floral flavor.

Made my mouth feel like a velvet slipper dipped in

rosewater and lemon rind. Crisp, dry, firm bitterness.

A beer for beer drinkers. Great for a long afternoon

barbecue. Light, nice and bright. Nice summer beer.

Ordnance: RX Pale Ale, Boardman

5.6% ABV; 32 IBUs

Brewer’s Description: Pouring a light straw

color, this ale gets its spicy flavor from a healthy

dose of rye malt. The rye spice combines nicely

with Citra and Mosaic hop aromas to create a beer

that is perfect for day’s end, be it after work or a

long day of outdoor pursuits.

Consumer Comments: Light, interesting, mild

fruity hop flavor. Hoppy! Nose outstanding. Taste

is OMG. Drama in my mouth. Well done! Very nice

and exceptionally smooth, and not bitter. Clean and

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refreshing. Dry. I need to figure out how to get a keg

of this into my RV. Light and crisp.

Rogue: Pendleton Pale Ale, Newport

5.2% ABV; 30 IBUs

Brewer’s Description: A light, refreshing pale

ale brewed with hops and malts grown on Rogue

Farms, including Rogue Farms Risk, 2-Row, Sacchra

50 and Dextra Pils Malts; Delta and Rogue Farms

Alluvial and Rebel hops.

Consumer Comments: Malty highlights. Crisp and

clean taste. Easy drinking. Get out the fried chicken,

we’re taking this one on a picnic. Better than most.

Light hop and clean taste. Refreshing! Fruity!

Laurelwood: Piston Pale Ale, Portland

5.8% ABV; 37 IBUs

Brewer’s Description: Our seasonal pale is the

Northwest interpretation of a classic British style,

which essentially means — yup, you guessed it —

more hops! We have updated our recipe to please

the palates of our current crowd of beer drinkers.

Expect refreshing citrus hop flavors and aromas.

Consumer Comments: My perfect pale ale.

Drinkable and refreshing. Love the floral notes.

Hoppier and hoppier! Dude! Smells like killer bud.

Hint of sugar and spice. Eat it with simple carbs and

cheese. Piney. Nice hop notes. Great aroma – a real

winner. Fruit. A drink for a sunny day. Take it to the

cabin and drink it in front of the fire.

Big Horse; Badfish, Hood River

5.5% ABV; 45 IBUs

Brewer’s Description: Blond-colored pale with

intense hop flavors of tropical citrus and pine.

Finishes dry without a harsh lingering bitterness.

Consumer Comments: Well-balanced hops and

malt, great drinkability. Not as hoppy as the others.

Burst of flowers. Put me in the rose garden. Subtle

almost lager-ish mellowness with a satisfying bitter

accent. Clean and fresh. Crisp and dry. Best one so

far. Nice blend of bitter flavors. Pale ale, as it should

be. Not too hoppy, not too light. I loved this beer.

Arch Rock: Pistol River Pale, Gold Beach

6.0% ABV; N/A IBUs

Brewer’s Description: This recent gold medal

winner is robustly dry-hopped, giving way to the

intense hoppy aroma and flavor. Subtle bitterness

and drinkability set this beer apart. Its resinous,

citrusy and fruity character comes from CTZ,

Chinook, Nugget and Centennial hops. Even with the

hop-forward flavor of this beer, it’s well balanced

with medium bitterness.

Consumer Comments: Intense flavor for a pale.

All about the hops. Bold and strong flavor. Beautiful

nose, almost Donald Trump arrogant bitterness

presentation. Well played! Sweet up front – hop party

in the back. Solid and easy drinking. Good flavor.

Hop Haus: Dr. Bob’s Periodic Pale Ale, Gresham

5.8 % ABV; 40 IBUs

Brewer’s Description: A tribute beer to the late

Dr. Bob, this pale ale is true to the style — easy

drinking with a subtle malt backbone and smooth

balanced hop finish. Made with 2-row, C40, aromatic

and Victory malts; Chinook and Cascade hops.

Consumer Comments: Perfect amount of

hoppiness. Yes! I’d share this one with my friends. I

like this like sunshine. Subtle nose. I would date this

beer! Goes down well with a little bitterness on the

aftertaste. Tasty! A good all-around beer that could

be a staple for the fridge.

next Free tasting: Oregon Beer Growler’s IPA Tasting 2 p.m. Saturday, June 18 at F.H. Steinbart Co., 234 SE 12th Ave., Portland.

Photo by Gail Oberst

Terry Porter at Gilgamesh Brewing

Gilgamesh Terry Porter Beer

Fundraiser Results

Former Blazer Terry Porter is used to putting

points on the scoreboard as a basketball player,

but he also proved he can add to the final tally of a

fundraiser for OHSU. Gilgamesh Brewing and its distribution

partner Columbia Distributing announced that

the brewery’s limited-edition Terry Porter brought

in $50,000 for Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. The

donation was presented during an annual Heart of

Doernbecher dinner and auction.

“This entire experience has been a dream come

true,” said Gilgamesh’s Matt Radtke. “We are so

fortunate to be able to work with an Oregon legend

and utilize our growing business to generate a substantial

donation to OHSU Doernbecher. We’re grateful

for all of the support and contributions from the community,

otherwise none of this could have happened.

The success from the Terry Porter has inspired us to

develop more collaborative charitable beers.”

Retired NBA player and new University of Portland

coach Terry Porter is also a Doernbecher Children’s

Hospital Foundation board member. He was quick to

embrace the concept of the Terry Porter brew. “I’m

sincerely grateful for everyone getting behind this

in such a huge way. Beer fans, Gilgamesh fans, my

fans — they all stepped up.”

Tiny Wolf Update

After a year of completing all of the necessary

paperwork, Tiny Wolf Brewing expected to be in production

as of May 16. The 1-barrel system is housed

in a 750-square-foot space on Southwest Pacific

Highway/99W near Tualatin. Owner and brewmaster

David Bogle said he will not have a tasting room, but

may host events from time to time. He will focus on

making sour and wild ales. Bogle has collected wine

and spirit barrels from local producers that he’ll then

use for a collection of lambic-inspired beers. Expect

plenty of experimental concoctions and limited

releases due to the small size of the operation. There

will also be an IPA called “In the Weeds.” Bogle uses

a technique called hop bursting to produce a strong

hop aroma while keeping the flavors balanced and


Bogle began homebrewing about six years ago

and received positive feedback on his recipes. He

credits the team at Upright Brewing in Portland for

helping him make the leap to professional brewing.

And if you’re wondering about the name, it was

inspired by Bogle’s dog Kit. It’s a Shiba Inu, which is

BRIEFS, Continued on Page 14

Photo courtesy Gilgamesh Brewing

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the venue. The event is relocating from its traditional

indoor setting to the forest where participating breweries

will set up booths underneath the warm glow of

bistro lights. Some 60 breweries will pour 120 beers,

ciders and meads. Minors are welcome until 5 p.m.

Saturday and all day on Sunday. Tasting packages start

at $15. The Oregon Garden will kick off the festivities

with a Brewer’s Tasting Dinner at 7 p.m. Thursday,

June 16. Tickets are $50.

The Love of Beer June 17

More women are not only becoming craft beer

enthusiasts; a growing segment is also taking on

professional roles in the industry. The Love of Beer:

Five Year Anniversary Party + Women & Beer Meetup

helps honor some of those females who’ve had an

impact on the world of brewing. McMenamins Mission

Theater in Portland is showing the documentary, “The

Love of Beer,” which is based on women in the Pacific

Northwest. There will be multiple special guests on

hand, including the film’s director, along with beers

from each of the guest brewers. Doors open for an

industry meet-and-greet at 5 p.m. The film begins at 7

p.m.. That will be followed by a question-and-answer

session with the documentarian and four of her subjects.

Lakeside Brew Festival June 17-18

The organizers of this Coos County-based event

encourage you to get there by foot, bike, car — even boat

or plane! The Lakeside Brew Festival takes place 4-9

p.m. Friday, June 17 and noon to 9 p.m. Saturday, June

18. Enjoy craft beer, wine or cider along with some live

music on the shore of Tenmile Lake. Admission is $2 and

a beer glass, which is required for tasting, costs $5.

Culmination Anniversary June 18

This brewery has done a lot in one year, so

it’s hard to believe it hasn’t been around longer!

Nevertheless, help Culmination Brewing celebrate its

first year in business noon to 9 p.m. Saturday, June

18. The brewery says its resident food wizard will

be roasting a whole pig. It’ll come with all the fixin’s,

including baked beans, slaw and potato salad.

Eastern Oregon Beer Fest June 18

The less-populated side of the state can still produce

some mighty good beer and it’ll be on display

at this third annual event. The Eastern Oregon Beer

Festival takes place 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, June 18

at the Union County Fairgrounds in La Grande. More

than 20 breweries will be pouring beer. There will also

be live music, crafts, food and panel discussions with

brewers. General admission is $25, VIP entry is $50

and there are various tent and RV camping options.

Beer and Cheese Fest June 18

It’s hard to find a more perfect combination than

beer and cheese. And that’s exactly what this festival

aims to celebrate. The fifth annual event has a new

home at Wayfinder Beer in Portland. Cheesemonger

Steve Jones has paired 10 different beers from 10 breweries

with 10 spectacular cheeses. General admission is

$35 and includes a collectible branded glass, all 10 pairings

and complimentary bites of artisan chocolates and

charcuterie. A new VIP session allows entry an hour

before the official opening, limited to 100 ticket holders.


After nine straight days of drinking at Portland

Beer Week events, cap things off with the closing

party. SNACKDOWN! takes place noon to 4 p.m. Sunday,

CELEBRATIONS, Continued on Page 16

The Three Legged Dog’s peppered, maple-glazed pork belly paired well with Occidental’s Altbier, which brought out the

sweetness of the maple in the meat.

Haute Cuisine in Heart of Farm

Country: Pork Belly, Pies and Beer

By Gail Oberst

For the Oregon Beer Growler

Josh Cronin gets a faraway look in his eyes

talking about the first time he ate foie gras at

Little Bird Bistro in Portland. Before he bought

his own little place on Main Street in Independence

called The Three Legged Dog Public House, he

had worked a variety of jobs — from archeology to

marketing. He came to the area to work at Rogue

Farms (“boot camp”), just six miles from his pub.

Then in 2014, inspired to offer food that is fine and

different, he opened the pub with partners.

“Willamette Valley people will travel for good

food,” Cronin said. “If you create something good,

people will come.”

Cronin said Audrey Wales, 21, is a young chef

who will someday be a household name. Wales is

not the least bit shy and despite her youth, she’s

been a prep cook since she was a preteen. After

earning her diploma from Independence’s Central

High School, she graduated from the Oregon Coast

Culinary Institute. The recipes featured here are

hers and decidedly unique and delicious.

The Three Legged Dog is a small, familycomfortable

local favorite, offering an assortment of

local beers, wines, spirits and mixed drinks in a 1926

former Farmers State Bank building where original

A Mazama Rasplendent matched

the sweet-tartness of the rhubarb

hand pie, made by Chef Audrey

Wales at The Three Legged Dog in


The Three Legged Dog

chef Audrey Wales, 21,

earned her diploma from

Independence’s Central

High School. She graduated

from the Oregon Coast

Culinary Institute.

stained glass windows and tile and wood floors

remain, as does the walk-in (or eat-in) bank vault.

When I visited in early May, there was Breakside

Brewery Stout, Silver Moon Brewing ISA, Occidental

Brewing Company Altbier, Santiam Brewing

Edelweissbier and Citrus Mistress from Hop Valley

Brewing Co. You are likely to find something new on

tap for the summer, but variety is the constant.

We chose the suggested beer pairings after

trying several on tap and from my own “cellar” with

the recipes featured. Occidental’s Altbier was a great

beer for both dishes, bringing out the sweetness of

the maple in the pork belly, and offsetting the tart

rhubarb with caramel flavors. Surprising pepper

flavors popped out on the back of my tongue as

I washed the pork belly back with the pale ales.

More hops would have masked the delicate bacon-y

goodness, but a little certainly helped cut the soft

fat, preparing my tongue for more. Possibly the best

pair of the night was the fruit-forward Mazama

Rasplendent, a witbier, which matched the sweettartness

of the rhubarb hand pie, bite for sip.

Photos by Gail Oberst

Peppered, Maple-

Glazed Pork Belly

Paired with Occidental Altbier,

Salem Ale Works #503 Pale Ale,

Worthy Prefunk Pale Ale

Recipe by Chef Audrey Wales


1 pound pork belly

1 onion

3 carrots

3 celery stalks

1 teaspoon balsamic glaze

1 tablespoon Sriracha sauce

1/2 cup maple syrup

Salt and pepper to coat pork belly


–Cut onions, carrots and celery and place in the

bottom of a roasting pan.

–Place pork belly over the vegetables. Coat with pepper,

salt, Sriracha and maple. Cover up to halfway

with water, cover pan with foil.

–Braise for 3 hours, uncover and let the top caramelize

to a golden brown.

–Cool. Cut one-inch slices and sear on a grill until

golden. Serve with balsamic glaze, greens, Sriracha

and maple syrup.

Rhubarb Hand Pies

Paired with Mazama Rasplendent,

Occidental Altbier

Recipe by Chef Audrey Wales


For crust:

2 1/4 cups flour

8 tablespoons cold water

8 ounces cold butter

1/4 teaspoon salt


–Combine all in a food processor until dough forms

and chill.


For filling:

3 large rhubarb stalks, cut into cubes

1/2 cup sugar

1/4 cup brown sugar

Orange peel

1 ounce brandy


–Combine all in a pot and cook until rhubarb is


–Cut rounds from the chilled pie dough and place

rhubarb filling in the center.

–Place another round over the top and seal with a


–Cut slits on the top of the pie and bake for 15-20

minutes at 350 degrees.

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John Harris: Master of Brew Kettle and Washboard

By Kris McDowell

For the Oregon Beer Growler

Whether choosing the life of a brewer or

the life of a musician, it’s a choice that

means committing to a challenging career

that often requires long hours. Those who succeed

are the ones who combine skill and commitment to

crafting a product that they not only can be proud

of, but their fans can consume.

John Harris, an icon in Oregon craft brewing, has

managed to balance his primary career as a brewer

with a love of music by sitting in as a guest for bands

with both a local and national reach. As a kid, John

said he was “always banging on stuff,” which led

to banging on things in a more musical manner —

playing the drums in junior high band. Between band

and private lessons, he learned to read music and

keep rhythm, skills that he would draw upon years

later. Attending a concert in 1985 he saw Billy Hults, a

washboard player who, according to his posthumous

induction into the Oregon Music Hall of Fame, “played

with about everyone in Portland in the ‘70s and ‘80s.”

John thought what he was doing with the washboard

looked fun and he proceeded to pick one up for

himself at a thrift store.

When asked how he learned to play it, John replied

“You just kind of do it.” No doubt his background in

John Harris, an important figure in Oregon craft brewing

and founder of Ecliptic Brewing, has another talent:

playing the washboard. He plays with local and nationally

touring bands.

Photo by Kris McDowell

playing the drums helped him figure it out, and for

a couple of years he was officially part of a band

called the Hardly Boys. Being a musician generally

isn’t a high-paying gig and since washboard players

don’t hold the cache that a lead guitarist or vocalist

does, there’s a greater likelihood that they won’t be

paid often, so when he was kicked out of the band it

wasn’t the blow it could have been. At the time, John

was beginning a career in brewing, something that

would be at least a bit more lucrative than playing the


In 1986, John had a roommate that saw a

brewer position advertised in Willamette Week by

McMenamins Hillsdale Brewery & Public House and

encouraged him to apply for what he felt should be

“his job.” John had done some homebrewing and

read up as much as he was able to on it, which didn’t

amount to much formal literature at the time. Feeling

light on qualifications, he was somewhat surprised

when McMenamins offered him the position. His boss

proclaimed his chances of success directly from the

get-go: he would either get the flow of brewing or not.

As it turned out, John got it.

Two years later, with some professional brewing

experience under his belt, he once again saw an ad,

this time with Deschutes Brewery in Bend. They were

looking for someone with two years of experience,

which was considered a lot at that time. John knew

that this was his job to go after and he was in a

position to be able to relocate to Bend, which is what

he proceeded to do after accepting the job.

When he came on board at Deschutes, owner Gary

Fish taught him to brew three year-round offerings: a

golden ale, a bitter and a porter along with seasonal

beers. John’s first seasonal was a wheat, followed

by what is now a Deschutes staple — Mirror Pond.

Sales of it quickly outpaced the bitter 3-to-1. But even

with numbers to prove its popularity, Gary resisted

replacing the bitter with Mirror Pond. He finally gave in

a bit by bringing it on as a nine-month seasonal.

While John and his beers were successful at

Deschutes, he said living in Bend wasn’t much fun

for someone who was an outsider. After four years,

an opportunity with Full Sail Brewing came along

that would allow John (and his now-wife) to return

to Portland. John had known the Full Sail guys before

they started looking for someone to head up their

Portland location and both parties were comfortable

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John to continue to develop new beers for the Full

Sail Brewmasters Reserve series. It was there that he

also got the chance to learn more about the business

of having a brewery, which included traveling with

distributors and selling what he was making. From

the beginning, John had viewed Full Sail as a good

place to work and it was a solid job for a guy with a

wife and two young kids. John was loyal to his job and

ended up spending 20 years at Full Sail.

Throughout his career as a brewer, John continued

to nourish his love of music, attending concerts

and getting to know bands. That interest garnered

invitations to play a lot with local bands Crawdads of

Pure Love (based in Eugene), Ed and The Boats, and

The Buds of May. He has even played with national

bands such as The Mother Truckers, Zero, and

Kingfish, fitting in appearances around their touring

schedules and his brewing schedule — a brewing

schedule that changed in 2012 when he left Full Sail.

Some might have considered a 26 -year run as

a brewer a good one, especially when taking into

consideration that he created recipes for Mirror Pond,

Black Butte, Jubelale and Obsidian, among other

things. Perhaps this would be when John started

to think about spending his time doing something

else. In his own way, John was. He was brewing

up a plan for opening his own place and applying

what he’d learned on both the brewing and business

sides at Full Sail. In 2013 he opened Ecliptic Brewing,

a brewpub whose name and the names of the beer,

along with its interior design, speak to another love of

John’s: astronomy. When you have your own place,

you set the rules — and at Ecliptic, John has also

brought music into the mix with a regular schedule of

live performances. One band in particular, Off the Cuff,

plays often — with John shifting from brewer/owner to

washboard player when he can.

Beyond the regular schedule of live music at

Ecliptic, John has put together an event that will take

place there Thursday, June 16th. Brewers and Their

Bands will feature five brewers

and bands they play with: John

and Off the Cuff, The Moonshine

with Max Skewes of Burnside

Brewing, Indiana Tex Mex with

Matt Swihart of Double Mountain

Brewery, and Left Coast Convicts

with Shaun Kalis of Ruse Brewing.

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Crafter Creates Tap Handles That Tell a Story

By Andi Prewitt

Of the Oregon Beer Growler

Right now, Greg Swift’s shop might not look

like much. The converted detached garage

behind his house in Portland’s Arbor Lodge

Neighborhood — about a block away from stopand-go

traffic on North Lombard Street — is a

patchwork of organized spaces, like the pegboard

where wrenches, hammers and tape are hung with

care, and pieces of disorder as evidenced by the

planter supporting the weight of an old microwave

and some lime green Top-Siders resting on the

appliance. It is clear, however, that this is the home

base of a carpenter, as varying lengths and widths

of lumber lay against the roll-up door. Plain old

planks like these — scrap wood, really — provided

Swift with the inspiration to create his first tap

handle. And it didn’t take long before the budding

hobby grew into a full-time business, allowing Swift

to move into and develop the backyard shop.

You probably won’t find any of Swift’s tap handles

at breweries around town just yet, but there’s a

good chance that buddy of yours who homebrews

has picked up a few for a home kegerator. Swift’s

creations are hot sellers at beer-making supply

shops like F.H. Steinbart Co., Homebrew Exchange

and Mainbrew. Two years ago, Swift actually started

his business (currently called glsDESIGN on Etsy, but

he expects to change the name this summer) by

selling the handles on Etsy, the website dedicated

to handmade goods. Since he had some extra wood

left over from other projects, the newcomer to

homebrewing wondered whether he could put the

supply to good use and turn it into tap handles. The

resulting smooth rectangles with a mini chalkboard

in the center looked pretty good — good enough to

try to sell.

“And I had, like, 20 or so and I was like, ‘I’ll sell

them on Etsy and make a couple of bucks.’ And then

immediately they all sold out within a week,” Swift

recounted. He made another batch, which was also

Greg Swift is pictured here in a shop behind his home.

The carpenter, who went to college for architectural

design at UO, put himself on the path to self employment

by crafting tap handles.

snatched up. “And then it was just like, OK — I guess

there’s a niche for this.”

The handle design has changed slightly from the

original — it’s now a bit thinner and lighter. There

are also two sizes: a 6-inch tap that costs $20 online

and in stores and a taller version that retails for $5

more. Both come in cherry, maple, oak and walnut,

with walnut being the most popular wood. Swift

guesses it’s due to the darker, rich color, but cherry

is also a solid performer. While sales are strong, the

carpenter was initially met with some doubt when

he approached local homebrew supply stores about

stocking his product, including his first account

Mainbrew. Swift said they were hesitant because the

handles they had weren’t exactly flying out the door.

“And I was like, ‘I’ll show you them.’ And they’re

like, ‘Oh yes — THESE handles we’ll take.’ So it was

something about the chalkboard. Steinbart jumped

right on it too. I know Homebrew Exchange, they

Photos by Andi Prewitt

were like, ‘Yes, we need these.’ Something about it

seems to be working,” Swift said.

That something is the ability to personalize the

product with the chalkboard feature. Consumers can

write and draw on the handles, but easily change

up those images when they put on a new batch

of beer. And that can happen quite often with an

ambitious homebrewer or even at a busy bar.

“Homebrewers often have a lot of turnover. Or

bars have a lot of turnover. And most of the time,

like, a brewery will send their tap handle [to a bar],

but a lot of times they don’t. I know Side Street

bar off of Belmont — that was the reason they got

some,” Swift explained.

Beyond homebrewers, taprooms are becoming a

lucrative source of business. Swift recently shipped

36 tap handles to one in Chicago, and his creations

have been ordered by customers as far away as

Germany and Australia. To fill orders, he’s primarily

worked out of ADX, a shared workspace with tools

available via membership in Southeast Portland. The

facility has some key equipment that his shop lacks,

including a laser cutter, that would allow Swift to

add engravings. However, he hopes to purchase a

table saw, joiner and planer — moving most, if not

all, production to his home address.

From start to finish, Swift spends approximately

15 minutes on each handle by working on bundles

at a time. Getting the raw shape is the quickest part

of the process, while adding finishing touches takes

the longest. Swift hand sands every block, tapes

off each handle to spray paint the recessed middle

three times to create the chalkboard and then oils

the wood at the end. It’s a job that might sound

repetitive and one that surely keeps Swift on his

feet, but it’s the kind of job he prefers.

“I like working in a woodshop much more than

just sitting at a desk all day,” Swift said. “I find it

hard sitting at a desk.”

His previous work as an architectural designer

was more sedentary than his current endeavor.

And while he’s been formally trained in the field at

Greg Swift’s tap handles come in a variety of woods,

including cherry, maple, oak and walnut. In addition to

selling them on Etsy, he has the pieces stocked at several

local homebrew supply stores.

the University of Oregon, Swift has sawdust in his

blood. His grandfather was a carpenter. He grew

up with a dad who had him by his side completing

house projects — and this wasn’t just fixing a creaky

step or hanging a shelf — Swift’s childhood chores

included finishing the attic. But growing up in a shop

class on steroids prepared him for UO’s architecture

department, which has its own woodshop where

Swift spent much of his time. After college, he took

positions at local architecture firms, but the rise

of the tap handle business put him on the path to


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Ken Kesey Mural Brings Tourists to Plank Town

By Anthony St. Clair

For the Oregon Beer Growler

Have you ever wondered what “The Simpsons”

and renowned counterculture author Ken

Kesey have in common?

You’ll find both in downtown Springfield. However,

while an unofficial “Moe’s Tavern” is nearby, only

Ken Kesey has a direct connection to local beer.

Old City Artists, with offices in both Studio City,

Calif. and Portland, painted a 15-foot-by-30-foot

mural of the long-running animated TV show in

2014. Old City has also worked with Nike, Disney

and Madison Square Garden. Then, during four

days in August 2015, Old City Artists returned to

Springfield to paint a new mural, photorealistic and

two stories tall, of Ken Kesey, the Merry Prankster

of the 1960s, author of “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s

Nest” and “Sometimes a Great Notion,” and graduate

of Springfield High School (where he was voted

“Most Likely to Succeed”). Kesey originally moved

to Springfield in 1946 and lived much of his life just

south of town in the rural community of Pleasant

Hill. He died in 2001. The Kesey mural is on the wall

of the Odd Fellows Building at 346 Main St., better

known as Plank Town Brewing Company.

“The City of Springfield approached Plank Town

with their idea to honor Ken Kesey,” says Bart Caridio,

owner of Plank Town and Eugene-based Sam Bond’s

Brewing, as well as the pubs Sam Bond’s Garage

(Eugene) and the Axe & Fiddle (Cottage Grove). “The

Odd Fellows were instrumental in agreeing to this

idea, agreeing to have the mural on their building,

and Plank Town just had to agree to have in on their

business. It was a big fat ‘YES’ from both parties.”

A panel of Springfield civic and business

representatives, including Caridio and Kesey family

members, put out a call for designs. The panel

reviewed and selected the final design from eight

submissions. Caridio recalls the design’s innovative

incorporation of the wall’s windows and building

elements as being key in the panel’s decision. The

winning design was by Craig Ferroggiaro of Portlandbased

Willamette Valley Color, who has also created

images for Swiss Army, Toyota and Apple. The $28,000

project cost was funded by Springfield hotel taxes.

Once selected, Old City Artists collaborated closely

with the Kesey family to include memorabilia in the

bookcase that is the primary part of the mural, such

as the tie-dyed FURTHUR bus that Kesey and his

fellow Merry Pranksters drove around the U.S. during

the counterculture movement of the 1960s. In a

video about the mural, Old City Artists described its

“impossible idea” to tell Kesey’s story as a “father,

farmer, magician, writer, athlete and counterculture

icon,” focusing on imagery such as the bookshelf,

a family photo and a concert ticket. “The mural is

at once simple and complicated — just like Ken,”

concludes Old City Artists. In addition to owner Erik

Nicolaisen, Old City Artists members Christopher

Slaymaker, Eduardo Garcia, and Patrick McGregor

worked on the mural. The finished piece was

unveiled and dedicated at a public celebration, also

attended by Rep. Peter DeFazio, on Aug. 28, 2015.

Since its opening in 2013, Plank Town has

become a cornerstone of downtown renewal in

Springfield, once known more for strip joints and

dive bars, and now increasingly known for craft

Well-known counterculture author Ken Kesey is honored in a new mural on the side of Springfield’s Plank Town Brewing.

The finished piece featuring the Springfield High grad was unveiled and dedicated August 2015.

beer, the performing arts and small businesses.

Along with Hop Valley Brewing Co., Plank Town

serves as a Springfield destination — particularly

for folks working their way along the Eugene Ale

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“We all have noticed that there has been a

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and staring at the building for quite a while to read

and discover every part of the memorabilia in the

bookcase. It’s not uncommon to see people quite

taken and going through a range of emotions while

looking at the mural.”

Long sees the mural as enriching the Springfield

art scene and enhancing the city’s growing reputation

and new identity as a destination for art, culture,

food, craft beverages and the outdoors. “Springfield

has Second Friday Art Walks,” explains Long. “Adding

another mural in the downtown area of this caliber

is wonderful for getting people to notice what lovely

things we have going on out here.”

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Hop-Shaped Jewelry Hobby

Grows Into Business

By Dustin Gouker

For the Oregon Beer Growler

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When Bend’s Kimberly Markley decided to

make her first pair of earrings in 2012, she

says she just wanted to make some coollooking

jewelry shaped like hop flowers.

She had no idea it was the start of what would

become a full-time business.

From making beer-themed earrings just for kicks,

Markley turned her hobby into a growing endeavor

called Hopped Up Jewelry.

Through her sole proprietorship, she now makes

earrings, necklaces, rings and more, all based on

her own hops-shaped designs. The basic designs

are made of machined stainless steel, brass and

copper, and she finishes the pieces by hand. Her

business includes an account with the state’s

biggest beermaker, Deschutes Brewery.

But the decision to go from amateur jeweler to

starting a business wasn’t an easy one.

“I don’t have a business degree or a background

in jewelry making, so I started learning from

scratch — just reading books and branching out,”

Markley says while sitting in her studio in Bend.

She relates the story of making her first pair of

earrings, simply to express her individuality while

waiting tables at a Bend tavern called Brother Jon’s

Public House.

When she made that first pair, a friend and

regular customer at Brother Jon’s machined an

initial design — based on her artwork — on a

plasma cutter. She finished it off on her own, and

the reaction was almost immediate.

“I think the thing that really got me started on

starting a business were my friends,” Markley says.

“They were like ‘Kim, these are really cool, you

should make them. We want them!’ And I had to be

convinced that it was something that people would

actually want to wear.”

That reaction from customers and acquaintances

is what eventually led to Hopped Up Jewelry.

“So I just started making them for people who

asked,” Markley says. “It was definitely a labor of

love the first couple of years, because I was working

full time and I wasn’t making anything on them.”

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Kimberly Markley’s business,

Hopped Up Jewelry, began as a hobby

in 2012. She simply wanted some

cool-looking jewelry shaped like hop

flowers. Friends and acquaintances

encouraged her to take the craft to the next level.

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She continued making earrings on the side

before doing some traveling in 2014, which included

a stint living and working in New Zealand. When she

got back, she decided to give Hopped Up a go as a

full-time endeavor.

Despite a lack of jewelry-making experience, it’s

not like it was a huge leap for Markley, at least from

an artistic standpoint. She had been a wedding and

portrait photographer in the past, and photography

is still one of her passions.

That artistic creativity comes out in the

packaging as well — the products are mounted on

beer coasters she stamps by hand.

Hopped Up Jewelry is still pretty small; Markley

does everything from the jewelry making and

finishing to sales and order fulfillment on her own.

Her studio is in an RV, which she affectionately

refers to as Stella. “Good creative vibes happen

here,” Markley says with a smile.

But with two years of business under her belt

and a growing line of products, Markley says she

has aspirations of growing the business.

It’s a pretty good career fashioned out of some

earrings made on a whim.

Where to find Hopped Up Jewelry:




Deschutes Brewery in Bend and Portland


Worthy Brewing Company

Markley will also be at:


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Bend Brewfest, August 18-20

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Art is at the Heart of Ninkasi

By Anthony St. Clair

For the Oregon Beer Growler

Breweries use and support the arts in different

ways. For Eugene-based Ninkasi Brewing

Company, support of the arts and collaboration

with artists has been key to the 10-year-old brewery’s

brand and growth.

“The forward-thinking use of artwork in our

creative process has been a significant factor in the

success of our brand,” explains Jon Rogers, Ninkasi’s

chief marketing officer.

In 2015 Ninkasi launched an Artist in Residence

(AIR) Program, which celebrates its first anniversary

this month. In addition to his work for bands such

as The Black Keys and Dave Matthews Band, Eugene

artist Neal Williams created art for Ground Control, an

imperial stout fermented with yeast that survived a

trip to space and back. He’s now been working with

Ninkasi for a year as their current AIR, but plans are

for him to continue working with the brewery’s inhouse

design and marketing teams.

“When I came to Ninkasi, I got the chance to see

the brewing process and learn more about the care

and attention to detail that goes into the beer,” says

Williams. “It’s all about taking the time to produce

something of quality. I feel exactly the same way about

my illustration work.”




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With Ninkasi’s 10-year anniversary coming up, the brewery’s design team

and co-founder Jamie Floyd decided it was time to refresh Ninkasi’s branding.

The company has brought multiple artists into the fold over the years.

With the 10-year anniversary coming up, Williams,

Ninkasi’s design teams and co-founder Jamie Floyd all

decided it was time to refresh Ninkasi’s beer branding.

“Neal did our Dawn of the Red rebrand,” explains

Floyd, “but the full rebrand is a team effort, including

Neal. They worked together to create those new looks.

The beers have character, and they have personalities.

It’s good for us to be able to give some personalities

to things and have it look right. The rest of our brand

has shifted to more of a graphic style, and have more

stories that make it look like a brand suite, that gives

it all continuity.”

Ninkasi recently released the new looks as part

of their first full rebrand. Part of the success of the

new look, says Floyd, is that Ninkasi’s in-house design

and marketing teams can work alongside brewing

and sales teams. Through meetings with brewers,

marketing and sales, designers and artists gain a

better understanding of the stories and journeys that

each beer has gone through, from development to

customer feedback.

“Our art team has made some incredible strides,”

says Floyd. “Having so many skills in-house is

amazing, and it helps a lot to have it in-house. We

can see things all the way through, and have creative

ideas that are not borrowed. The brewing team

shares research beers they’re doing and [they] get

a chance to talk about the beers and why they’re

doing them. If those beers become beers we produce

commercially, then the marketing team knows what

the brewers thought, and that really gets their creative

juices going.”

Ninkasi’s interest in the arts also leads to some

arts that you might not normally think of — such as

running. Running is a large part of Ninkasi’s company

culture, including an end-of-run pint (a Wednesday

employee running club finishes at the tasting room).

“We thought that a lot of times breweries tried to

make beers for runners, it didn’t work,” says Floyd.

“We are runners, and we know that when we’re done

we don’t want a light lager — we want an IPA. And we

just ran, so we don’t worry about the extra calories. ”

Creating the beer went beyond usual test brews

and pilot batches. During March and April, initial

batches were produced and distributed to runners

at 25 Beer Run Test Batch events, held nationwide

in partnership with local running communities. “It

was great to get the input of what runners wanted

NINKASI, Continued on Page 15

Photo courtesy of Ninkasi Brewing Company

BRIEFS, From Page 8

considered one of the oldest dogs native to Japan as

well as the closest to wolves of all the breeds.

Ninkasi Makes New IPA for Olympic Trials

Some of the country’s best track and field athletes

will gather in Eugene this July for the U.S. Olympic

Team Trials and the enthusiasts who turn out to

watch them have the opportunity to sample a unique

brew. Ninkasi Brewing Company’s Beer Run IPA is

set to be on tap at four locations throughout the Fan

Festival during the meet, July 1-10 at Hayward Field.

The brewery wanted to produce a beer specifically

crafted with runners in mind and even tested a batch

with runners from across the country. Beer Run IPA

can also be found in 22-ounce bottles and on tap in

Ninkasi’s distribution area.

Crosby Hop Farm Now Certified B Corp

One grower of little green cones in the Willamette

Valley is using its business as a force for good. Crosby

Hop Farm is the first hop supplier to become a Certified

B Corporation, which means it has met rigorous

standards of social and environmental performance

and demonstrated it’s improving the quality of life

in the community. Crosby Hop Farm said the certification

is a natural extension of its company culture

that includes a zero-waste initiative, biodiversity

enhancement and native habitat restoration initiatives,

a solar project, reduction targets for operations and

office energy consumption, and a generous benefits

package for employees.

Standing Stone Seeks

Fundraiser Partners

Standing Stone Brewing

Company of Ashland is now

accepting applications for its

2016-2017 Pints for a Purpose

campaign. The program raises money for organizations

by donating $2 from every pint sold one night a

month from November through March. Five beneficiaries

are selected by staff members at Standing Stone.

The brewery encourages nonprofits from Rogue

Valley to apply — particularly those that concentrate

on education, environmental sustainability, community

or local food production. Go to the company’s website

for more information. Applications will be accepted

until Sept. 30.

New Fruit Puree Flavors

Due to popular demand from brewers, Oregon Fruit

Products LLC will release new, limited-edition Fruit

for Brewing puree each quarter. The offerings are

intended to provide craft producers with the ingredients

needed to create their own specialty-release,

fruit-infused beer and cider — a trend that continues

to grow. Oregon Fruit tentatively plans the release of

the puree as follows: spring 2016 — mango, summer

2016 — pineapple, fall 2016 — passion fruit, winter

2016/17 — rhubarb.

Portland Breweries Expand Distribution

Many more states will now get to step into the

House of Sour without ever leaving home. Cascade

Brewing has expanded into more than a dozen new

markets, including Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware,

Indiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New

York (upstate), Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia,

BRIEFS, Continued on Page 16

Standing Stone Brewing

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Mural Allows Business to Blossom on Alberta

By Patty Mamula

For the Oregon Beer Growler

day we hear customers say, ‘I never

noticed this place was here,’” described


Laina Amerson of the Alberta Street Pub

in Northeast Portland. She and her partner Robert

Bouchard decided to brighten up the exterior of

their nondescript rectangular building with a light,

cheerful mural.

Amerson’s brother purchased the pub in 2012,

which used to be a well-known dive bar. He closed it

and totally renovated the interior and outside seating

space before reopening in 2013. “Still,” said Bouchard,

“it was an unfinished work. We wanted to do some

facade improvements to attract attention. We also

wanted to create a mural to contribute to our

neighborhood community, the Alberta Arts District.”

They enlisted help from Bouchard’s brother, Jon

Olsen, a street artist from Miami. After considering

several different sketches, they decided on a

dandelion gone to seed. “First he painted the blue

sky gradient over the dull gray parapet. Immediately

it changed the feeling to one of blue skies are here

again,” said Robert. “We wanted to set an expectation

that this was a happy place to get away from the

daily stress of life.”

The mural wraps around three sides of the

building. On the corner side, the large dandelion,

just past its bloom, is starting to go to seed. Across

the front of the building, the wispy seeds float by.

And wrapping around the side of the structure are

sprouting dandelions.

“We liked the concept,” said Amerson. “Kids blow

on a dandelion and make a wish, hoping all your

wishes come true. And dandelions are hardy plants

that grow everywhere. Personally, the painting is a

tribute to a deceased family friend. And, last but not

least, dandelions are liver cleansers.”

Furthering the pub’s commitment to the arts,

Amerson enlisted the help of her brother, a

musician, to help redesign the building while making

sure to include performance space with the help of

other local musicians.

“He always wanted a music venue. That was a

big deal to him,” said Amerson. The inviting pub

has three different areas: the front bar section with

tables and booths that seat around 35, the back

NINKASI, From Page 14

and do test batches with them,” says Floyd. “Running

clubs liked it too because they were involved, and felt

involved. It was a lot of fun, and it worked.

Ninkasi is now partnering with local wholesale

partner Bigfoot Beverages and TrackTown USA, the

local organizing committee for the Olympic Trials, to

bring Beer Run to the University of Oregon’s Hayward

Field during the July 1–10 competition. Beer Run IPA

will be on tap at four locations during the Trials, which

are expected to attract more than 172,000 fans.

For Floyd and Rogers, the arts are at the heart

of Ninkasi. “We bring multiple artists with varied

skills into our brewery,” states Rogers. “Our goal is to

continue to enhance our brand, our workplace and the

greater Ninkasi community.”

“We liked the concept,” said Laina

Amerson of the new design on the

Alberta Street Pub. “Kids blow on a

dandelion and make a wish, hoping

all your wishes come true. And dandelions

are hardy plants that grow


Artist Jon Olsen is seen here putting the finishing touches

on the new mural at the Alberta Street Pub in Northeast


room or live room for music and other events and a

large outside space that can seat up to 100.

“This place is totally different,” said Amerson. “The

outside area used to be a garbage pit.”

Amerson took over as general manager in 2013. Not

long after that she met Bouchard, who had moved to

Portland from Port Townsend, Wash. where he was

a wooden boat builder. Amerson’s family is also from

Port Townsend. “I heard that this place was a Port

Townsend hangout, so I started coming,” he said.

Bouchard has a background in construction and

project management and was in the restaurant

industry, both managing and bartending for 15 years.

He stepped right into the same role at the pub.

When Amerson and Bouchard became parents

to a baby boy, now a little more than a year old,

Amerson stayed home with the baby while Bouchard

took over at the pub. Now, they’re switching roles

again and Amerson is coming back to the pub as

manager. Bouchard is taking over child care and

handling the business side of the pub, including

marketing, operating systems, inventory and finances.

The bar has a full selection of craft beers with

21 rotating taps. “We focus on local products —

local farms for the food, local distillers and local

803 sw Industrial Way #202 • Bend

541.647.2772 • craftkitchenandbrewery.com

Small batch ales and lagers

hand-built food

spectacular river views

Photos by Patty Mamula

breweries,” said Amerson. “With the craft taps, we

have two on nitro, two IPAs and two ciders. We

always have a fizzy wine; right now it’s a citrus

wine from Hi-Wheel. We often have a mead. The one

now is from Nectar Creek out of Corvallis. We try to

balance styles and adjust for seasonals.” Of course,

they also have Dandy Porter on tap from Agrarian

Ales, which is made with dandelion roots.

In another nod to the Alberta Arts District,

Bouchard recently put up a display of midcentury

era photographs. The photos are from

a collection of slides Robert discovered that his

deceased stepfather had saved in a cigar box. The

photographer is unknown, but the prints are highquality

and wouldn’t be out of place in a publication

like LIFE magazine.

“The idea behind the display is to engage the

viewer in the mystery of it. The thread is the idea

of the American Dream. This was an era of great

growth and optimism in the United States. And these

photos reflect that,” he said.

Alberta Street Pub

(a) 1036 NE Alberta St., Portland

(p) 503-284-7665

(w) Albertastreetpub.com

(h) 4 p.m. to 1 a.m.(ish) daily

Large one-topping pizza

and pitcher $17

Tuesdays 3pm to close

$3 pints Mondays after 3pm

In the Hollywood District

1728 NE 40th Avenue

Portland, Oregon 97212

503 . 943 . 6157

Monday – Thursday 11am – 10pm

Friday 11am – 11pm

Saturday 10am – 11pm

Sunday 10am – 10pm


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Former pFriem Brewer Has Own Business Fermenting

By Kirby Neumann-Rea

For the Oregon Beer Growler

Ferment: verb /fur-ment/

the process of fermentation involved in

the making of beer, in which sugars are

converted to ethyl alcohol

Ferment: noun /fur-ment/


Dan Peterson is the microbiology-trained brains

and brawn behind Ferment, one of Oregon’s

newest breweries. Based in Hood River but

brewed in Portland, Peterson plans a Hood River

brewery and a Portland pub.

“Food will be made to suit the beer,” Peterson

said. The pub should open by late summer and the

brewery would follow in late 2016 or early 2017.

“It’s nice to have this kind of clean slate

opportunity and say, ‘This is what I want to do,’”

described Peterson. Last year, he left pFriem Family

Brewers in Hood River, where he was one of Josh

Pfriem’s first hires, to start his own brewery.

“It was a tough decision, but it was a great

opportunity at the right time to have creative control

over the beers,” Peterson said. He is doing the

entire brewing process himself, and distribution is

limited at this point. Peterson focuses on “balanced,

English-style” beers.

“The cool thing is they go really well with food.

And with Ferment, the focus is more experiencefocused

rather than beer as a liquid or beverage

or commodity or bottles being distributed as far

possible. It’s the synergy of food, beer, experience

and environment.”

Ferment brewery and pub will both be known

simply as “Ferment.” The pub will be in Portland,

at a location soon to be announced. The brewery,

however, will be in Hood River. Peterson is looking

at a variety of locations, including a planned building

Dan Peterson left pFriem Family Brewers last year to

launch Ferment, which will have a pub in Portland and a

brewery in Hood River. He focuses on English-style beers.

on the Hood River waterfront, two blocks from


Peterson, a University of Vermont microbiology

graduate, got his fermenting start at Brooklyn

Brewery in New York. He had worked in a cancer

research lab before his love of homebrewing took

him to a combination lab/entry-level brewing job at

Brooklyn in 2003. He then came west to work at Full

Sail in 2009.

“I was brewing with friends and I slipped down

the slope of thinking a lot about brewing and

thinking of it as a profession,” Peterson said.

Photo by Kirby Neumann-Rea

Peterson started Ferment in Portland in 2015,

brewing at Pints in Old Town and at the new

Zoiglhaus cooperative. His yeast concoctions start

wild on the slopes of Mt. Hood, where he leaves

cultures out overnight.

At this point, Peterson experiments with small

batches. “This is a chance to do recipe development

— see how things are received on a really small

scale. I can get a couple of kegs out there to places

and check in with people,” he said. “I’ve been doing

test batches, making tweaks. And instead of just

tasting them myself and deciding whether I like it,

this is a way to see, in general, how consumers like

it,” Peterson said.

He uses special malts out of England for most of

the brews in order to find a balance with the hops

and yeast. “My background is mostly English-style

brewing practices,” he said. “There’s not a whole

lot of English-style brewing in the Northwest. I like

seeing what people think of it — to say, ‘This is a

pale ale that’s not all that hoppy,’ compared to our

standards now.”

In general, the yeasts will tend to exhibit a “pretty

fruit ester character,” Peterson said, adding that

they flocculate easily and leave a clear beer.

“Traditionally, (the English) brew a lot in casks

and count on the yeast to settle in the bottom

and expect the beer to be really clear. That’s kind

of my goal also.” Peterson is not currently cask

conditioning, but said, “I want to in the future as

I get more established and have some good cask


In Portland, you can find Ferment on tap at Clyde

Common and The Richmond Bar. In Hood River,

Ferment beers are available at Camp 1805 Distillery,

Pine Street Kitchen and Volcanic Bottle Shoppe.

BRIEFS, From Page 14

West Virginia, Wisconsin and Washington, D.C.

Meanwhile, Ground Breaker Brewing, well-known

for its full line of gluten-free beer, is bringing its

products to Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho.

The country’s first dedicated gluten-free brewery

has been distributed in the territory since 2012, but

recently faced an interruption in distribution. Ground

Breaker has partnered with Click Distributing East.

New Beer in Sustainable Series Released

As we head toward summer, GoodLife Brewing

Company wants its consumers to remember to

protect the environment that we all enjoy when

the temperatures warm. That’s why it’s donating

a portion of the sales of Wildland Session Ale to

the Deschutes Collaborative Forest Project. The

beer is the second release in the brewery’s Sustainable

Session Series. The DCFP is working with

19 different agencies to create a unified voice to

help develop a game plan beneficial to all while

restoring unhealthy forestland.

Rogue Introduces Canned Beer


Ales has


a beer in


cans for

the very

first time.

Pendleton Pale Ale is a liquid ode to Oregon’s

beloved Crater Lake Park. You can find them at

Rogue’s outlets or in retail stores.

Rogue Ales Photo GoodLife Brewing Company Photo


June 19 at The Evergreen event space above Loyal

Legion. Ten brewers will be teamed with 10 chefs to

create their greatest beer and snack pairings. Guests

then choose the winners, but not before they hear

competitors hype their creations WWE style since the

SMACKDOWN! Belt is at stake. Advanced tickets are $49.

Fermentation Celebration June 23

Care to go for a stroll with some

beer? Then get ready to burn a little

shoe leather at the Fermentation

Celebration from 4-10 p.m. Thursday,

June 23 at Bend’s Old Mill District.

Wind your way near the Deschutes

River and stop by beer stations for

a fill-up along the way. Beyond beer,

you can also find cider, kombucha

and wine. Live music will accompany

your walk. Entry is $20 and includes a

Silipint or glass and nine drink tickets.

The Fermentation Celebration is family

and pet friendly.



International Beerfest June 24-26

Holladay Park will become the United Nations for

beer when this fest rolls into town. The Portland

International Beerfest takes place noon to 10 p.m. Friday,

June 24 and Saturday, June 25 as well as noon to 7

p.m. Sunday, June 26. Expect to find more than 200

beers, many billed as hard-to-find. Advanced tasting

packages cost $25-35. Entry at the gate is $25, but only

cash is accepted.

New Top Chef

Ingrid Rohrer!





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1740 NW P E NC E LN B E ND

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Southern PERFECT PINTS Oregon

Not So Shy About Good Beer

By Anthony St. Clair

For the Oregon Beer Growler

It’s happened to just about anyone

who homebrews: that 5-gallon

batch came out a little short of

its expected bottle yield. But for Paul

Singleton and Lyle Hruda of Roseburg,

batch after batch kept coming up

about two bottles shy of two cases.

The neighbors began homebrewing together in

2009 and in 2010 they decided to start pursuing a

commercial brewery. That “two shy” label stuck with

them throughout setting up a website, securing a

location and doing their Alcohol and Tobacco Tax

and Trade Bureau paperwork. Licensed since 2012,

Two-Shy Brewing is now a growing brewery in the

Umpqua Valley city of 22,000.

“Everyone asks about the name,” says Singleton.

“There’s a little self-deprecation in there, but then

again, our tagline on our T-shirts is ‘Not so shy.’”

The economic downturn got both men thinking of

different ways they could be in business. “Every batch

we brewed — we had a couple of loser batches — but

the overwhelming feedback we got from friends and

family for our beers was so positive, that we decided

maybe we wanted to head in the direction of opening

a brewery,” explains Singleton.

His parents were born and raised in Roseburg,

and his family goes back six generations to the

days of the Oregon Trail. Now 46, Singleton grew

up in California but returned to Roseburg at 16.

Hruda, 39, grew up in California, went to tech

school in Arizona, and has lived in Seattle, Portland

and Eugene. His professional background includes

equipment maintenance for breweries such

as Widmer Brothers Brewing, Ninkasi Brewing

Company and Oakshire Brewing. He married and

moved to Roseburg in 2009.

Together he and Hruda “bootstrapped” Two-Shy,

incrementally expanding the brewery as time and

capital allowed. During its lead-up to licensure,

Two-Shy kept brewing, developing recipes and used

events such as weddings and downtown wine walks

to do “some real grassroots marketing, giving away

beer all over the place,” says Singleton. “By the

time we were really setting up, people had some


Once licensed and officially able to open their

doors — and taps — to the public, Two-Shy began

opening for growler fills, says Singleton. “A few

months later, we started having open hours on

Fridays and Saturdays. Over time, we’ve built out

and grown the taproom to be a pretty nice setup.”

Currently, the co-founders keep the brewery as a

side project, balanced with careers and families.

Inaugural beers such as Influence IPA, Dead-On

Amber, Phat Odd Stout, Toby’s Best English Session

Ale and Reformation Red are still in production.

Summer releases will include Everything Is

Awesome (summer session rye ale), Ignition Double

IPA, Island Hop Red and Permission Pale (featuring

Mosaic hops). They’ll also bring out Oregon Rebel

Stout, their first barrel-aged beer, which comes in at

11% ABV and exhibits “notable bourbon notes” from

barrels sourced from Oregon Spirit Distillers in Bend.

Being in a smaller urban area, Singleton and

Hruda also realized it would help to have an

introductory beer for people branching

out from mass-market American

lagers. Singleton calls Ignition IPA

“unsettlingly drinkable,” and made for

people who are new to craft beer.

Hruda manages mechanical

operations and equipment buildouts.

Singleton focuses on sales and

marketing, including social media,

graphic design and self-distributed

beer deliveries to local accounts. “We shared

and continue to share the brewmaster title,” says

Singleton. “We all do recipe development and we are

the brewers.”

Two-Shy currently uses a 3-barrel fermenter and

a 7-barrel fermenter, giving some flexibility for brite

tank space and brewing single or double batches.

With 200 barrels in 2015 and 300 barrels estimated

for 2016, Two-Shy plans to scale up production to

2,400 barrels a year within the next three years.

In addition to two taproom employees, Lyle’s

wife Danielle manages the taproom and helps

organize private events. Jason Mecham has also

come on board as “our production guy, and he has

been brewing with and for us for several months,”

says Singleton. “He does cellar work, brewing and

kegging. He’s a great guy with a lot of mechanical

and fabrication background, and he’s sharp.”

Located a few minutes north of downtown,

Two-Shy’s production brewery and tasting room

opened a new outdoor area last summer and

opened up more indoor seating space after a

brewery expansion into the rear section of their

building. In lieu of having an in-house kitchen, Two-

Shy welcomes local food trucks to the property.

The tasting room hosts live music, and Two-Shy

supports other local functions and events based in

the arts. During Roseburg Beer Week+ in May, Two-

Shy unveiled its first pilsner, Ella, which is named

for Hruda’s daughter and based on a recipe they

enjoyed from their homebrew days.

Currently, Two-Shy focuses on taproom and dock

sales, along with limited accounts in the local area.

“Our taproom is pretty busy now, so we actually had

to scale back distribution because we needed the

beer in-house,” says Singleton. “It’s been essential to

maintain taproom volume.” Two-Shy beers can also

be found in Grants Pass, Bend, Eugene, Salem and


Through events such as Roseburg Beer Week+,

breweries and the public are also doing more to

raise the profile of local craft beer. “It’s a close-knit

community. Being a timber town, we really hadn’t

had anything defining us, in terms of a product

or industry, since the timber industry,” explains

Singleton. “Wine has helped Roseburg show up

pretty well in food and drink culture, but beer is

really putting us on the map.”

Two-Shy Brewing

(a) 1380 NW Park St., Roseburg

(p) 541-236-2055

(w) twoshybrewing.com

(h) Thursdays 5–8 p.m., Fridays 4–8 p.m.,

Saturdays 2–8 p.m.

Two-Shy Brewing, which was licensed in 2012, now has open hours on Fridays and Saturdays and the founders have built

out the taproom.

Passports available at Visit Corvallis

and most participating locations

Photos courtesy of Two-Shy Brewing

JUNE 2016 | oregon beer growler 17


KEY: BWB- Beer Without Brewery CSB–Community Supported Brewery

Central Oregon

10 Barrel Brewing Company • B

1135 NW Galveston Ave. Suite • Bend


10 Barrel Brewing Company • B

62970 NE 18th • Bend


Below Grade Brewing • B

1362 NW Fort Clatsop St. • Bend


Bend Brewing Company • B

1019 Brooks St. • Bend


Boneyard Beer • B

37 NW Lake Pl. Suite • Bend


Bridge 99 Brewery & Tasting Room

63063 Layton Ave. • Bend


Cascade Lakes Brewing Co. • B

2141 SW 1st St. • Redmond


Cascade Lakes Brewing/

7th Street Brewhouse • B

855 SW 7th St. • Redmond


Cascade Lakes Brewing/Cascade West • B

Grub and Ale House • B

64 SW Century Dr. • Bend


Cascade Lakes Brewing/Lodge • B

1441 SW Chandler Ave. • Bend


Cascade Lakes Brewing/Tumalo Tavern • B

64670 Strickler, #103 • Bend


Craft Kitchen & Brewery • B

803 SW Industrial Way #202 • Bend


Crux • B

50 SW Division St. • Bend


Deschutes Brewery • B

1044 Bond St. • Bend


Deschutes Brewery / Mountain Room • B

901 SW Simpson Ave. • Bend


GoodLife Brewing Company • B

1355 SW Commerce Ave. • Bend


Growler Guys • BWB

2699 NE Hwy 20 • Bend


Growler Guys • BWB

1400 NW College Way • Bend


Immersion Brewing

550 SW Industrial Way, Suite 185 • Bend

Jersey Boys Pizzeria • BWB

527 NW Elm Ave. • Redmond


Juniper Brewing Company

1950 SW Badger Ave. #103 • Redmond


Kobold Brewing

NW Third St. • Bend


McMenamins Old St. Francis School

700 NW Bond • Bend


Monkless Belgian Ales

1178 NW Remarkable Dr. • Bend


North Rim Brewing

20650 High Desert Lane #7 • Bend


Oblivion Brewing Co

63027 Plateau Dr #4 • Bend


Ochoco Brewing Company

234 N Main St. • Prineville


Platypus Pub

1203 NE 3rd St. • Bend


18 oregon beer growler | JUNE 2016

Rat Hole Brew Pub • B

384 SW Upper Terrace Dr #108 • Bend


Rat Hole Brewing • B

22440 Mcardle Rd. • Bend


Rat Hole Brewing at Sunriver • B

56880 Venture Lane • Sunriver


Riverbend Brewing • B

2600 NE Division #101 • Bend


Shade Tree Brewing • B

580 NE Hemlock #106 • Redmond


Silver Moon Brewery/Brew Pub • B

24 NW Greenwood Ave. • Bend


Silver Moon Brewery/Brew Pub • B

2095 SW Badger Ave. • Redmond


Smith Rock Brewing Company • B

546 NW 7th St. • Redmond


Sunriver Brewhouse • B

57100 Beaver Dr #4 • Sunriver


Sunriver Brewing Company • B

56840 Venture Ln #2 & 3 • Sunriver


Sunriver Brewing Company

1005 NW Galveston Ave. •Bend


The Ale Apothecary

61517 River Rd. • Bend


The Wine Shop and Beer Tasting Bar • BWB

55 NW Minnesota Ave. • Bend


Three Creeks Brewing Co

506 N Pine St. • Sisters


Three Creeks Brewing Co. • B

721 Desperado Ct. • Sisters


Wild Ride Brewing • B

332 SW 5th St. • Redmond


Worthy Brewing Company • B

495 NE Bellevue Dr. • Bend


Oregon Coast

7 Devils Brewing Co. • B

247 S 2nd St. • Coos Bay


Arch Rock Brewing Company •B

28779 Hunter Creek Loop • Gold Beach


Astoria Brewing Co. • B

1196 Marine Dr. • Astoria


Bier One •B

424 SW Coast Hwy • Newport


Bill’s Tavern & Brewhouse • B

188 N Hemlock • Cannon Beach


Buoy Beer Company • B

01 8th St. • Astoria


Chetco Brewing Company • B

16883 Yellowbrick Rd. • Brookings


Chetco Brewing Tap Room • B

927 A Chetco Ave. • Brookings


Defeat River Brewery • B

473 Fir Ave. • Reedsport

de Garde Brewing • B

6000 Blimp Blvd. • Tillamook


Fort George Brewery & Public House • B

426 14th St. / 1483 Duane St. • Astoria


Growler Guys • BWB

2264 Marine Dr • Astoria


Hondo’s Brew & Cork • B

2703 Marine Dr • Astoria


McMenamins Lighthouse Brewpub • B

4157 N Hwy 101 #117 • Lincoln City


McMenamins Sand Trap • B

1157 N. Marion Ave. • Gearhart


Misty Mountain Brewing & Tap House • B

15440 Museum Rd., #B • Brookings


Pelican Brewing Co

1708 First St. • Tillamook


Pelican Pub • B

33180 Cape Kiwanda Dr • Pacific City


Pelican Brewing Co. • B

1371 South Hemlock St. • Cannon Beach

Public Coast Brewing Company • B

264 E. Third St. • Cannon Beach

Rogue Ales / Brewers on the Bay • B

2320 SE Marine Science Dr. • Newport


Rogue Ales Public House • B

748 SW Bay Blvd. • Newport


Rogue Ales Public House • B

100 39th St., Pier 39 • Astoria


Rusty Truck Brewing Company • B

4649 SW Hwy 101 • Lincoln City


Seaside Brewing Co. • B

851 Broadway • Seaside


Twisted Snout Brewery • B

300-318 S Main St. • Toledo


Warren House Pub • B

3301 S Hemlock • Cannon Beach


Wet Dog Cafe & Brewery • B

144 11th St. • Astoria


Wild River Brewing & Pizza Co. • B

16279 Hwy 101 S • Brookings


Wild River Brewing & Pizza Co. • B

249 N Redwood Hwy • Cave Junction


Wolf Tree Brewery • B

99 N Wolkau Road • Seal Rock


Yachats Brewing

348 Hwy 101 N • Yachats


Eastern Oregon

1188 Brewing Company • B

141 E Main St. • John Day • 541-620-1327

Baker City Brewing Company

2200 Main St. • Baker City


Barley Brown’s Brew Pub • B

2190 Main St. • Baker City • 541-523-4266

Beer Valley Brewing Company • B

937 SE 12th Ave. • Ontario


Bert’s Growler Garage • BWB

1635 SW Fourth Ave. • Ontario


Dragon’s Gate Brewery • B

52288 Sunquist Road • Milton-Freewater


Hermiston Brewing Company • B

125 N 1st St. • Hermiston


Laht Neppur Brewing Co. • B

525 N Elizabeth St. #1 & 2 • Milton-Freewater


Mutiny Brewing Company • B

600 N Main St. • Joseph


Ordnance Brewing • B

405 N Olson Rd. • Boardman


Prodigal Son Brewery & Pub • B

230 SE Court Ave. • Pendleton


Tandem Brewing • B

298 S Oregon St. • Ontario


Terminal Gravity Brewing • B

803 School St. • Enterprise


Mount Hood/Gorge

Big Horse Brew Pub

115 State St. • Hood River • 541-386-4411

Cascade Locks Ale House • BWB

500 Wa Na Pa St. • Cascade Locks


Double Mountain Brewery • B

8 4th St. • Hood River


Freebridge Brewing • B

710 E 2nd St. • The Dalles


Full Sail Brewing Company • B

506 Columbia • Hood River


Logsdon Farmhouse Ales • B

4785 Booth Hill Road • Hood River


Logsdon Barrel House & Tap Room • B

101 Fourth St. • Hood River


Mt Hood Brewing Co. • B

87304 E Government Camp Hwy •

Government Camp • 503-272-0102

pFriem Family Brewers • B

707 Portway Ave. #101 • Hood River


Sedition Brewing Company • B

208 Laughlin St. • The Dalles


Solera Brewery • B

4945 Baseline Dr. • Mt Hood


Thunder Island Brewing Co. • B

515 NW Portage Road

Cascade Locks • 971-231-4599

Volcanic Bottle Shoppe • BWB

1410 12th St. • Hood River


Portland Metro

Ambacht Brewing • B

1060 NE 25th Ave. Suite B • Hillsboro


Ancestry Brewing • B

20585 SW Tualatin-Sherwood Hwy. • Tualatin

Bent Shovel Brewing Co.

21678 S. Latourette Rd. • Oregon City


Boring Brewing Co. • B

13503 SE Richey Rd. • Boring


Boring Taphouse • B

28150 SE Highway 212, Suite A • Boring


Breakside Brewery • B

5821 SE International Way • Milwaukie


Bunsen Brewer • B

16506 SE 362nd • Sandy


Captured By Porches Brewing Company • B

40 Cowlitz St. #B • St. Helens


Cascade Brewing Blending House • B

6750 & 6770 SW 111th Ave. • Beaverton


Coin Toss Brewing Co. • B

14214 Fir St., Suite H • Oregon City


Columbia County Brewing • B

164 & 170 S 15th St. • St. Helens


Drinking Horse Brewing Co. • B

11517 SE Highway 212 • Clackamas


Fearless Brewing Co. • B

326 S Broadway • Estacada


Feckin Brewery • B

415 S Mcloughlin Blvd. • Oregon City


Flyboy Brewing • B

15630 SW Boones Ferry Road #1a

Lake Oswego • 503-908-1281

(Big) Guide to

Golden Valley Brewery & Restaurant • B

1520 NW Bethany Blvd. • Beaverton


Growler Guys • BWB

7642 SW Nyberg Road • Tualatin

Krauski’s Brewskis • B

328 N Main • Gresham


Mainbrew • BWB

23596 NW Clara Lane • Hillsboro


Max’s Fanno Creek Brewpub • B

12562 SW Main St. • Tigard


McMenamins Cedar Hills • B

2927 SW Cedar Hills Blvd. • Beaverton


McMenamins Cornelius Pass Roadhouse &

Imbrie Hall • • B 4045 NW Cornelius Pass

Road • Hillsboro • 503-640-6174

McMenamins Edgefield Brewery • B

2126 SW Halsey, Bldg F • Troutdale


McMenamins Grand Lodge • B

3505 Pacific Ave. • Forest Grove


McMenamins Greenway Pub • B

12272 SW Scholls Ferry Road • Tigard


McMenamins Highland Pub & Brewery • B

4225 SE 182nd Ave. • Gresham


McMenamins John Barleycorns • B

14610 SW Sequoia • Tigard


McMenamins Murray & Allen • B

6179 SW Murray Blvd. • Beaverton


McMenamins Old Church & Pub • B

30340 SW Boones Ferry Road • Wilsonville


McMenamins Oregon City • B

102 Ninth St. • Oregon City


McMenamins Rock Creek Tavern • B

10000 NW Old Cornelius Pass Road •

Hillsboro • 503-645-3822

McMenamins Sherwood • B

15976 SW Tualatin-Sherwood Road •

Sherwood • 503-625-3547

McMenamins Sunnyside • B

9757 SE Sunnyside Road • Clackamas


McMenamins West Linn • B

2090 SW 8th • West Linn


Old Castle Brewing Company • B

988 NE Josephine St. • Hillsboro


Oregon City Brewery • B

1401 Washington St. • Oregon City


Ram Restaurant & Brewhouse • B

29800 SW Boones Ferry Road • Wilsonville


Ram Restaurant & Brewhouse • B

9073 SE Sunnyside Road • Clackamas


Red Ox Brewing • B

9795 SW Murdock St. • Tigard


Rock Creek Tavern • B

10000 NW Old Cornelius Pass • Hillsboro


Short Snout Brewing • B

9554 SE 38th Ave. • Milwaukie


Stickmen Brewing Company • B

40 N State St. • Lake Oswego


The Beer Station • BWB

8633 SW Main St. #400 • Wilsonville


The Hop Haus • B

2568 SW Orchard Ct • Gresham


The Hoppy Brewer • B

328 N Main • Gresham


Three Mugs Brewing Company • B

2020 NW Aloclek Dr #108 & 110 • Hillsboro


Tiny Wolf Brewing • B

18435 SW Pacific Hwy, Suite B • Tualatin

Two Kilts Brewing Co. • B

14841 SW Tualatin Sherwood Road #501

Sherwood • 503-467-9569

Uptown Market • B

6620 SW Scholls Ferry Rd. • Beaverton


Uptown Market Brewing • B

3970 Mercantile Drive • Lake Oswego


Vanguard Brewing Co. • B

27501 SW 95th Ave. • Wilsonville


Vertigo Brewing • B

21420 NW Nicholas Ct D6 & D7 • Hillsboro

• 503-645-6644

Waltz Brewing • B

1900 A St. • Forest Grove


Portland N

Fifth Quadrant • B

3901B N Williams Ave. • Portland


Ecliptic Brewing • B

825 N Cook St. • Portland


Ex Novo Brewing • B

2326 N. Flint Ave. • Portland


Hopworks BikeBar • B

3947 N Williams Ave. • Portland


Humble Brewing • B

7419 N Hurst Ave. • Portland


Lucky Labrador Tap Room • B

1700 N Killingsworth Ave. • Portland


Lompoc Brewing/5th Quadrant • B

3901 N. Williams Ave. • Portland


McMenamins St. Johns Theatre & Pub • B

8203 N Ivanhoe • Portland


McMenamins/White Eagle Cafe Saloon &

Rock ‘n’ Roll Hotel • B

836 N. Russell St. • Portland


Occidental Brewing Company • B

6635 N Baltimore Ave. • Portland


Rogue Ales at Portland Airport • B

Concourse D • 7000 NE Airport Way •

Portland • 503-282-2630

StormBreaker Brewing • B

832 N Beech St. • Portland


The Labrewatory • B

670 N. Russel St. • Portland


Tin Bucket • BWB

3520 N Williams Ave. • Portland


Upright Brewing Company • B

240 N Broadway • Portland


Widmer Brothers • B

929 N Russell St. • Portland


Portland NE

Alameda Brewhouse • B

4765 NE Fremont • Portland


Bottles • BWB

5015 NE Fremont St. • Portland


Breakside Brewery • B

820 NE Dekum • Portland


Broadway Grill & Brewery

1700 NE Broadway • Portland


BTU Brasserie

5846 NE Sandy Blvd. • Portland


To be highlighted on the Oregon beer map, contact Will Oberst-Cairns at 503-507-5251, or email sales@oregonbeergrowler.com

Oregon Breweries

Columbia River Brewing Company • B

1728 NE 40th Ave. • Portland


Concordia Ale House • BWB

3276 NE Killingsworth St. • Portland


County Cork Public House • BWB

1329 NE Fremont St. • Portland


Culmination Brewing • B

2117 NE Oregon St. • Portland


Fire on the Mountain Buffalo Wings • B

3443 & 3437 NE 57th Ave. • Portland


Gateway Brewing • B

102nd & Halsey St.

503-975-9103 (call before arriving)

Great Notion Brewing • B

2204 NE Alberta St. #101 • Portland


Hollywood Beverage • BWB

3028 NE Sandy Blvd • Portland


Laurelwood Public House & Brewery • B

5115 NE Sandy Blvd • Portland


Laurelwood Brewing Co. at Portland

International Airport • B

Concourse A and Concourse E

7000 NE Airport Way • Portland

503-493-9427 • 503-281-6753

McMenamins Kennedy School • B

5736 NE 33rd Ave. • Portland


McMenamins On Broadway • B

1504 NE Broadway • Portland


Migration Brewing • B

2828 NE Glisan St. • Portland


Natian Brewery • B

1321 NE Couch St. • Portland


Old Town Brewing • B

5201 NE Mlk Jr Blvd • Portland


Royale Brewing • B

55 NE Farragut # 6 • Portland


The Oregon Public House

700 & 704 NE Dekum St. • Portland


Portland NW

BackPedal Brewing • B

1425 NW Flanders St. • Portland


BridgePort Brewing Company • B

1313 NW Marshall • Portland


Deschutes Brewery & Public House • B

210 NW 11th Ave. • Portland


Fat Head’s Brewery • B

131 NW 13th Ave. • Portland


Kells Brew Pub • B

210 NW 21st Ave. • Portland


Lucky Labrador Brew Pub • B

1945 NW Quimby • Portland


Lompoc Brewing/Lompoc Tavern • B

1616 NW 23rd Ave. • Portland


McMenamins/23rd Ave. Bottle Shop • B

2290 NW Thurman St. • Portland


McMenamins Abbey Bar • B

716 NW 21st Ave. • Portland

McMenamins Blue Moon Tavern • B

432 NW 21st • Portland


McMenamins/Mission Theater • B

1624 NW Glisan St. • Portland


McMenamins Oak Hills Brew Pub • B

14740 NW Cornell Road #80 • Portland


McMenamins/Tavern & Pool • B

1716 NW 23rd Ave. • Portland


McMenamins/The Rams Head • B

2282 NW Hoyt St. • Portland


Old Town Pizza Co • BWB

226 NW Davis St. • Portland


Pints • B

412 NW 5th Ave. • Portland


Portland Brewing • B

2730 & 2750 NW 31st Ave. • Portland


Rogue Ales Public House • B

1339 NW Flanders • Portland


Portland SE

13 Virtues Brewing Co. • B

6410 SE Milwaukie Ave. • Portland


Apex • BWB

1216 SE Division • Portland


Baerlic Brewing Co. • B

2235 SE 11th Ave. • Portland

Base Camp Brewing • B

930 SE Oak Street • Portland


Bazi Bierbrasserie • BWB

1522 SE 32nd Ave. • Portland


The BeerMongers • BWB

1125 SE Division • Portland


Belmont Station • BWB

4500 SE Stark St. • Portland


Buckman Village Brewery • B

909 SE Ninth Ave. • Portland


Burnside Brewing Company • B

701 & 717 E Burnside St. • Portland


Carts On Foster • BWB

5205 SE Foster Road • Portland


Cascade Brewing Barrel House • B

939 SE Belmont • Portland


Coalition Brewing Co. • B

2705 SE Ankeny St. • Portland


Double Mountain Brewery Taproom • B

4336 SE Woodstock Blvd. • Portland

Gigantic Brewing Company • B

5224 SE 26th Ave. • Portland


Green Dragon Bistro & Brew Pub • B

928 SE 9th Ave. • Portland


Grixen Brewing Co. • B

1001 SE Division St. #1 • Portland

Growler Guys • BWB

816 SE 8th Ave. Suite 109 • Portland


Ground Breaker Brewing • B

2030 SE 7th Ave. • Portland


Hair of the Dog Brewing Co. • B

61 SE Yamhill • Portland


Hawthorne Hophouse • BWB

4111 SE Hawthorne Blvd • Portland


Hopworks Urban Brewery • B

2944 SE Powell • Portland


Horse Brass Pub • BWB

4534 SE Belmont St. • Portland


Imperial Bottle Shop • BWB

3090 SE Division St. • Portland


Laurelwood Public House & Brewery • B

6716 SE Milwaukie Ave. • Portland


Leikam Brewing • CSB

By appointment only • 503-230-9636


Let’s Brew • B

8235 SE Stark • Portland


Lompoc Brewing/Hedge House • B

3412 SE Division St. • Portland


Lompoc Brewing/Oaks Bottom

Public House • B

1621 SE Bybee Blvd. • Portland


Lucky Labrador Brew Pub • B

915 SE Hawthorne • Portland


McMenamins/Back Stage Bar • B

3702 SE Hawthorne Blvd. • Portland


McMenamins Bagdad Theatre & Pub • B

3708 SE Hawthorne • Portland


McMenamins Barley Mill Pub • B

1629 SE Hawthorne • Portland


McMenamins/Greater Trumps • B

1520 SE 37th Ave. • Portland


McMenamins Mall 205 • B

9710 SE Washington • Portland


Montavilla Brew Works • B

7805 SE Stark St. • Portland


Portland U Brew & Pub • B

6237 SE Milwaukie Ave. • Portland


Rogue Company Store • B

1003 SE 9th Ave. • Portland


The Commons Brewery • B

1810 SE 10th Unit E • Portland


Unicorn Brewing Company • B

6237 Southeast Milwaukie Ave. • Portland


Wayfinder Beer • B

304 SE Second Ave. • Portland


Zoiglhaus Brewing Company • B

5716 SE 92nd Ave,Portland


Portland SW

Full Sail Brewing Company/

McCormick & Schmick’s Harborside • B

0307 SW Montgomery • Portland


Growler Guys • BWB

0650 SW Gaines St. Suite 3739 • Portland

John’s Market • BWB

3535 SW Multnomah Blvd • Portland


Lucky Labrador Public House • B

7675 SW Capitol Hwy • Portland


Moonshrimp Brewing • B

8428 SW 22nd Ave. • Portland


McMenamins Crystal Ballroom/Brewery • B

1332 W Burnside • Portland


McMenamins Fulton Pub & Brewery • B

0618 SW Nebraska • Portland


McMenamins Hillsdale Brewery & Public

House • B • 1505 SW Sunset Blvd • Portland


McMenamins/Market Street Pub • B

1526 SW 10th Ave. • Portland


McMenamins/Ringers Annex • B

1223 SW Stark St. • Portland


McMenamins/Ringlers Pub • B

1332 W. Burnside St. • Portland


McMenamins Raleigh Hills Pub • B

4495 SW Scholls Ferry Road • Portland


Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub • B

7424 SW Bvrtn Hlsdl Hwy • Portland


Rock Bottom Brewery • B

206 SW Morrison • Portland


Rogue Ales Public House / Saturday

Market • Waterfront Park • B • Portland


Rogue Hall • B

1717 SW Park Ave. • Portland


Sasquatch Brewery • B

6440 SW Capitol Hwy • Portland


The Old Market Pub & Brewery • B

6959 SW Multnomah Road • Portland


Tugboat Brewing Company • B

711 SW Ankeny St. • Portland


Uptown Market Brewing • B

6620 SW Scholls Ferry Road • Portland


Southern Oregon

Backside Brewing • B

1640 NE Odell Ave. • Roseburg


BricktownE Brewing Company • B

44 S Central Ave. • Medford


Caldera Brewery & Restaurant • B

590 Clover Lane • Ashland


Caldera Tap House • B

31 Water St. • Ashland


Climate City Brewing Co. • B

509 SW G St. • Grants Pass


Conner Fields Brewing • B

1494 Kubli Road • Grants Pass


Draper Brewing • B

7752 Hwy 42 • Tenmile


Draper Draft House • B

640 Jackson St. • Roseburg


Fire Cirkl • B

16110 Jones Road • White City


Griess Family Brews & Taproom • B

220 SW H St. Unit B • Grants Pass


JD’s Sports Pub

690 Redwood Hwy • Grants Pass


Klamath Basin Brewing Co. • B

1320 Main St. • Klamath Falls


Lookingglass Brewery • B

192 SE Main St. • Winston


McMenamins Roseburg • B

700 SE Sheridan St. • Roseburg


Mia & Pia’s Pizzeria & Brewhouse • B

3545 Summers Lane • Klamath Falls


Old 99 Brewing Co. • B

3750 Hooker Rd. • Roseburg


Opposition Brewing Company • B

545 Rossanley Dr. Suite C • Medford


Portal Brewing Company • B

100 E 6th St. • Medford


Rusty Bucket Brewing • B

2019 Griffin Creek Road • Medford


Southern Oregon Brewing Co. • B

1922 United Way • Medford


Standing Stone Brewing Co. • B

101 Oak St. • Ashland


Swing Tree Brewing Company • B

300 E Hersey St. #7 • Ashland


Two Shy Brewing • B

1308 NW Park St. • Roseburg


Walkabout Brewing Company

921 Mason Way • Medford


Wild River Brewing & Pizza Co. • B

2684 N. Pacific Highway • Medford


Wild River Brewing & Pizza Co. • B

249 N. Redwood Highway • Cave Junction


Wild River Pub & Publik House

533 NE F St. • Grants Pass


Willamette Valley N

Chehalem Valley Brewing Co. • B

2515 B Portland Road • Newberg


Deception Brewing Company • B

1174 SW Hwy 99w • Dundee


Fire Mountain Brew House/Outlaw Brew

House • B • 10800 NW Rex Brown Road •

Carlton • 503-852-7378

Gilgamesh Brewing • B

2065 Madrona Ave. SE • Salem


Golden Valley Brewery & Pub • B

980 E 4th St. • McMinnville


Grain Station Brew Works • B

755 NE Alpine Ave. #200 •

McMinnville • 503-209-9591

Growl Movement • BWB

5137 River Road N • Keizer


Growl Movement • BWB

2990 Commercial St. SE • Salem


Heater Allen Brewing • B

907-909 NE 10th Ave. • McMinnville


Long Brewing • B

29380 NE Owls Ln • Newberg


McMenamins Boons Treasury • B

888 Liberty St. NE • Salem


McMenamins Hotel Oregon • B

310 N Evans St. • McMinnville


Ram Restaurant & Brewery • B

515 12th St. • Salem


Rogue Farms Tasting Room • B

3590 Wigrich Road • Independence


Salem Ale Works • B

2027 25th St. SE • Salem


Santiam Brewing • B

2544 19th St. SE • Salem


Seven Brides Brewing • B

990 N 1st St. • Silverton


Thompson Brewery & Public House • B

3575 Liberty Road S • Salem


Vagabond Brewing • B

2195 Hyacinth #172 • Salem


Wolves & People Farmhouse Brewery • B

30203 NE Benjamin Road • Newberg


Willamette Valley S

Agrarian Ales Brewing Company • B

31115 W Crossroads Lane • Eugene


Block 15 Restaurant & Brewery • B

300 SW Jefferson St. • Corvallis


Block 15 Brewery & Tap Room • B

3415 SW Deschutes St. • Corvallis


Brewers Union Local 180 • B

48329 E 1st St. • Oakridge


Calapooia Brewing Co. • B

140 Hill St. NE • Albany


Claim 52 Brewing & Taproom • B

1030 Tyinn Street, #1 • Eugene


Claim 52 Brewing / The Abbey • B

418 A Street, Suite B • Springfield


Coast Fork Feed Co. • BWB

106 S 6th St. • Cottage Grove



Conversion Brewing • B

833 South Main St. Lebanon


Cornucopia Bar and Burgers • BWB

207 E. 5th Ave. • Eugene


Cornucopia Restaurant & Catering • BWB

295 W. 17th Ave. • Eugene


Corvallis Brewing Supply • BWB

119 SW 4th St. • Corvallis


Deluxe Brewing Company

635 NE Water Ave. Suite B & D • Albany •


East 19th Street Cafe

1485 E 19th Ave. • Eugene


Elk Horn Brewery & Ciderhouse • B

686 E Broadway Ave. • Eugene,


Eugene City Brewery • B

844 Olive St. • Eugene


Falling Sky • B

1334 Oak Alley • Eugene


Falling Sky • B

790 Blair Blvd • Eugene


Flat Tail Brewing • B

202 SW 1st St. Suite B • Corvallis


Growler Guys • BWB

472 W 7th Ave. • Eugene


Hop Valley Brewing Co. • B

980 Kruse Way • Springfield


Hop Valley Brewing Company II • B

990 W 1st • Eugene


Mazama Brewing Company • B

33930 SE Eastgate Circle Unit A • Corvallis


McMenamins Corvallis • B

420 SW Third St. • Corvallis


McMenamins High Street Brewery & Cafe • B

1243 High St. • Eugene


McMenamins North Bank • B

22 Club Road • Eugene


McMenamins On Monroe • B

2001 NW Monroe Ave. #106 • Corvallis


Ninkasi Brewing Company • B

272 Van Buren St. • Eugene


Oakshire Brewing • B

207 & 225 Madison St. • Eugene


Oakshire Brewing • B

1055 Madera St. / 2950 A Allane St. • Eugene


Oregon Trail Brewery • B

341 SW Second St. • Corvallis


OSU Food Science & Technology

100 Wiegand Hall • Corvallis


Plank Town Brewing Co. • B

346 Main St. / 150 4th St. • Springfield


Plough Monday Brewing • B

25327 Jeans Road • Veneta


Sam Bond’s Brewing • B

540 E. Eighth St. • Eugene


Sky High Brewing and Pub • B

160 NW Jackson Ave. • Corvallis


Steelhead Brewery & Cafe • B

199 E 5th Ave. • Eugene


The Bier Stein • BWB

1591 Willamette St. • Eugene


JUNE 2016 | oregon beer growler 19

usiness is brewing

Business is brewing

What’s the Perfect Beat for Your Beer?

By Doug Cooke

For the Oregon Beer Growler

Why is it that some things just seem to

belong together, like baseball and hot

dogs, popcorn and movies — even Sonny

and Cher? Often there are good reasons for these

perfect pairings, like when sweet, yet savory,

ketchup is served with crisp, yet still moist, fries.

Other times, there’s no clear explanation for why

these matches work. But we still seek answers.

Boston-based research firm Crimson Hexagon

recently set out to analyze and compare the type

of beer consumers drank along with their music

preferences. The study focused on two brands:

Budweiser and Sam Adams. Findings showed that

Bud drinkers are more likely to be drawn to country

music (and, for some inexplicable reason, Justin

Bieber’s tunes). Meanwhile, people who purchase

Sam Adams have a penchant for rhythm and blues.

These varying tastes could be shaped by decades

of brand promotions. But the results can’t help but

raise some questions. For instance, do lighter color,

flavor and ABV go better with country twang? Does a

fuller body and higher ABV somehow add to the R&B

experience? A growing number of breweries have

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of Open Manufacturing,

creators of custom bottle

openers for great craftbrewing

brands. Visit

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or @OpenMfg.

sought to associate themselves with certain genres

of music. Odell Brewing Company in Fort Collins, Colo.

features live artists that lean toward bluegrass, roots

Business is Brewing is

written by B.I.N.G.

Members meet the third

Wednesday of each month.

Info at: bingoregon.


and folk — independent musicians that reinforce the

non-corporate ethos of craft brewing. Stone Brewing in

Escondido, Calif. highlights a diverse range of musical

genres, including folk, Latin, pop, soul and world

beat. All of this emphasizes the richness, color and

diversity of its many beers. And Flying Dog Brewery

of Frederick, Md. features high-energy rock-and-roll in

keeping with the tone of its dynamic labels, which are

designed by Ralph Steadman of Pink Floyd’s album

covers fame.

Whether music and beer are best paired by

flavor, color or brand, one thing is for sure: enjoying

music and your favorite beer together can be a

great experience. Whether you are into Led Zeppelin,

Tupac, Johnny Cash or Lady Gaga, there is a beer that

offers the perfect accompaniment to round out and

complement the experience.

If you are part of a brewery team, you might

want to consider what music genres best fit your

brand attributes and beer styles. And the next time

you are listening to music and selecting a beer,

you might want to consider which beer is the

perfect match for the mood, tempo and harmonic

progression of the music.

TAP HANDLE, From Page 11

of their beers. Taps have become a critical medium

for craft producers to introduce drinkers to their

brands. A simple piece of wood or metal needs to

convey a lifestyle, message or feeling that’s easily

identifiable. But homebrewers largely lack the ability

to provide a succinct narrative in their own bars at

home, where friends are just as likely to gather as

they are at the neighborhood bar.

“I think the people they like more design than

just black tap handles, like a little black piece of

plastic,” which is the common handle available

at homebrew shops. “Yeah, I think it’s just more, I

guess, why do we buy nice furniture or other nice

accessories? So I think it’s just this nice added

touch that has, like, it’s just more impressive to look

at than the black plastic.”

Beyond bringing flair to the functional, Swift gets

most of his satisfaction by creating something out

of nothing. He wants to expand his focus by also

building carriers for six-packs and 22-ounce bottles

as well as taster trays. So if you happen by a home

in Arbor Lodge and catch a glimpse of an open

garage with the sound of a table saw buzzing as a

man’s hands make quick work of a piece of walnut

— that just might be Swift in his completed shop.

“When you get a piece of wood from the store,

it’s really rough around the edges and then it

comes out as this nice polished piece of craft,” Swift

described. “Yeah, it’s rewarding to see that.”

20 oregon beer growler | JUNE 2016

usiness is brewing

Portland-Metro Area

Rural Brews: Bent Shovel Brewing Serves Up Beer in Barn

By Alethea Smartt LaRowe

For the Oregon Beer Growler

Midway between Clackamas and Estacada, and

less than a half mile from the banks of the

Clackamas River, you can find some excellent

beer served out of a bright red barn near the back of

a residential property. Nestled among bucolic pasture

land and Christmas tree farms, Bent Shovel Brewing

may require a little effort to reach, but you will be

rewarded with a solid lineup of at least eight (and up

to 11) different brewed-on-premises beers, along with a

guest cider tap.

Rick Strauss, an IT professional by day, is the

brewer, and his wife Shelly handles other aspects of the

business. Their barn was originally a repository for “too

much stuff,” but it eventually morphed into Rick’s man

cave where he has homebrewed for nine years. After

entering his brews in some local competitions, Rick

cultivated a peer group that acted as a sounding board

and helped him refine recipes and processes.

In 2011, Rick won Best in Show at the Cheers to

Belgian Beers homebrew competition and was awarded

an opportunity to scale up and brew his recipe as a

guest at Block 15 Brewing in Corvallis. While brewing

at Block 15, as Rick was shoveling out the mash, Nick

Arzner, the owner of the Corvallis brewery, said “Hey,

we’ve never put that much grain in the mash tun

before” and Rick replied, “I guess I’m going to bend

your shovel.” The idea stuck and the resulting beer was

released by Block 15 as Bent Shovel Belgian Dark Strong.

Beyond that experience, Rick also gives a lot of credit

to the Green Dragon Brew Crew, with whom he brewed

for a couple of years — the organization ultimately

serving as a launch pad for his brewery. “That’s where

I got my first taste of bringing a product to market and

I am thankful that Rogue pays for the program and

supports the homebrewing community. That experience

helped me get to where I am today.”

Rick is like many homebrewers who have gotten lots

of positive feedback on their beers. “You say ‘What if I

started my own brewery?’ I figured I wasn’t getting any

younger. It’s pretty physical work. And if I’m going to do

this, let’s do it now because you only live once.” When

the decision was finalized in May 2014, Rick instantly

knew what he wanted to name his new brewery. With

Nick Arzner’s blessing, Bent Shovel Brewing was born.

Officially open since Labor Day weekend in 2015, the


Alethea Smartt

LaRowe has traveled

to 49 states and more

than 50 countries in

search of craft beer.

She lives life to the

fullest in Portland.

brewery consists of a 5-barrel brewhouse. Rick

can have 20 barrels of beer in production at

one time and he typically brews in 10-barrel

batches. “At this point I’m brewing what

interests me,” Rick says. “That’s the great thing

about beer consumers in this area. They’re

adventurous and they’ll drive across the county

to find this little place. Our focus is to always

put our best beer in front of the consumer!”

Many of Bent Shovel’s beers are “classic

styles, exceptionally well-executed.” Their pilsner

has been really well-received as has their

Schwarzbier, which should be on tap again this

summer. Other favorites are the Clashing Plaids

Irish Red and CiPinON IPA, which was originally released

last December. Made with orange peel with a hint of

piney bitterness, the beer is light and refreshing, making

it the perfect summer IPA.

Currently Rick is self-distributing kegs to about

20 accounts. The majority of his sales are in Sandy,

Gresham, the Clackamas/Sunnyside corridor and

Sherwood, but you can usually find a Bent Shovel

beer at The Civic Taproom & Bottle Shop in Southwest

Portland. Rick does not have any imminent plans to

bottle or can, but definitely intends to bottle in the future.

Now Rick’s early successes in brewing have come

full circle. At the dart throw for this year’s Cheers to

Belgian Beers, the result was once again dark and

strong. Rick decided to brew the same beer he made

in 2011, but with the current yeast strain (58 Lioness).

The stainless steel-fermented beer called Namesake is

a limited release — the festival received one keg, several

more kegs were delivered to a couple of key accounts

and some was reserved for a tap at the brewery. The

remainder is being put away until this fall and will be rereleased

along with a whiskey barrel-aged version.

The unique setting is only part of the charm of Bent

Shovel. Drinking beer served directly by the owners/

brewers is a “great opportunity to get acquainted with

our customers,” says Rick. “People wouldn’t think twice

about going out to a rural area for a glass of wine,

especially a rare vintage that’s only available at the

winery. We just happen to be a brewery that has a

similar vibe.”

Bent Shovel Brewing has expanded its hours for the

summer. You’re welcome to bring outside food to enjoy

with your beers, as this is the perfect spot for a picnic.

Rick Strauss

is Bent Shovel’s

brewer and

his wife Shelly

handles other

aspects of

the business.

Quality since 1928 • Expert customer care •

Bent Shovel Brewing

is a bit of a drive

for most folks, but

your journey will be

rewarded with solid

beer and a bucolic

setting near the

Clackamas River

in a red barn.

Bent Shovel Brewing

(a) 21678 S. Latourette Road, Oregon City

(p) 503-898-0220

(w) bentshovelbrewing.com

(h) Fridays 3-8 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays

noon to 8 p.m.

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FIND More details and events in this issue and in our calendar at oregonbeergrowler.com


Blues Jam

Calapooia Brewery | 4 p.m.

(a) 140 Hill St. NE, Albany

(p) 541-928-1931

(w) calapooiabrewing.com


Miser Mondays

Lompoc Oaks Bottom Brewery | All Day

(a) 1621 SE Bybee Blvd., Portland

(p) 503-232-1728

(w) lompocbrewing.com


Homebrew Bottle Share

Stickmen Brewery | 5:30 p.m.

(a) 40 N. State St., Lake Oswego

(p) 503-344-4449

(w) stickmenbeer.com


Tap it Tuesdays

Cascade Barrel House | 6 p.m.

(a) 939 SE Belmont St., Portland

(p) 503-265-8603

(w) cascadebrewingbarrelhouse.com


Dine Out for Schools

Pelican Pub and Brewery | 4-10 p.m.

(a) 33180 Cape Kiwanda Drive, Pacific City

(p) 503-965-7007

(w) yourlittlebeachtown.com/pelican


Ideas on Tap

Sam Bond’s Brewing Co. | 7-9 p.m.

(a) 540 E. Eighth Ave., Eugene

(p) 541-246-8162

(w) calendar.uoregon.edu/event/



Brews and Boulders

Migration Brewing | All Day

(a) 2828 NW Glisan St., Portland

(p) 503-206-5221

(w) migrationbrewing.com


Pints and Politics

Broken Top Bottle Shop | 7 p.m.

(a) 1740 NW Pence Lane, Suite 1, Bend

(p) 541-728-0703

(w) facebook.com/BrokenTopBottleShop/events


Live Music

Bend Brewing Co. | 6:30 p.m.

(a) 1019 NW Brooks St., Bend

(p) 541-383-1599

(w) bendbrewingco.com


Brew Demonstration

Brew Brothers | 11 a.m.

(a) 2020 NW Aloclek Drive #107, Hillsboro

(p) 971-222-3434

(w) brewbrothers.biz


Eugene Beer Week

Locations throughout Eugene | All Day

(w) eugenebeerweek.org

JUNE 4-5, 11-12, 18-19

Berries, Brews & BBQs

French Prairie Gardens | Saturdays 9 a.m.

to 6 p.m., Sundays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

(a) 17673 French Prairie Road NE, St. Paul

(w) fpgardens.com

($) $8-55

JUNE 3-5

Canby Wine, Food & Brew

Clackamas County Event Center | Friday

5-9 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.,

Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

(a) 694 NE Fourth Ave., Canby

(w) clackamas.us/fair/wine.html

($) $5 admission; tastings $1 and up


Pints in the Pearl

Fat Head’s, Deschutes, BridgePort, 10

Barrel | Noon to 9 p.m.

(a) NW 13th Ave. and Everett St., Portland

(w) pintsinthepearl.com

($) $20 includes stainless steel pint and

three tokens


Tie-Dye Party

Hop Valley Tasting Room | 2-5 p.m.

(a) 990 W. First Ave., Eugene

(w) eugenebeerweek.org/?page_id=362

($) $25 includes T-shirt to dye and a beer

JUNE 9-19

PDX Beer Week

Locations throughout Portland | All Day

(w) pdxbeerweek.com/events-calendar

JUNE 10-12

Portland Fruit Beer Festival

North Park Blocks | Friday 11:30 a.m. to 9

p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday 11

a.m. to 6 p.m.

(a) NW Eighth Ave. and NW Davis St.

(w) fruitbeerfest.com

($) $25 includes Govino cup, 12 drink tickets


Rye Beer Fest

EastBurn | 4 p.m. to 2 a.m.

(a) 1800 E. Burnside St., Portland

(p) 503-236-2876

(w) pdxbeerweek.com/events/rye-beer-fest


Southern Oregon Craft Brew Fest

OldTown Medford | Noon to 8 p.m.

(a) East Main St. and South Bartlett St.

(w) socbrewfest.com

($) $16 includes pint glass, five taste tickets

Barley Cup Brewfest

Thompson Brewery | All Day

(a) 3575 Liberty Road S., Salem

(w) mcmenamins.com

($) $12 for 12 tasters

Crafts and Drafts Street Fair

PDX Green Dragon | 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

(a) 928 SE 9th Ave., Portland

(p) 503-517-0660

(w) facebook.com/RogueAlesSpirits/events

The Dalles Civic Beer Festival

Lewis & Clark Festival Park | Noon to 8 p.m.

(a) West First St., The Dalles

(w) thedallescivic.com/?page_id=173

($) $5 admission; $20 for mug, eight tastes

Vegan Beer and Food Festival

Zidell Yards | 1-7 p.m.

(a) 3121 SW Moody Ave., Portland

(w) veganbeerfest.com/pdx

($) $45 includes 40 beer or wine vouchers

Randallized Beer Fest

Imperial Bottle Shop | Noon to 11:30 p.m.

(a) 3090 SE Division St., Portland

(w) pdxbeerweek.com/events/ randallizedbeer-fest

($) Free event, drink tickets for purchase


PDX: Brew City Premiere

Mission Theater | 6:30 p.m.

(a) 1624 NW Glisan St., Portland

(w) pdxbrewcity.com

($) $15 includes #SpiritOf77BreweriesCDA


New Oregon Breweries Showcase

Bailey’s Taproom | All Day

(a) 213 SW Broadway, Portland

(w) pdxbeerweek.com/events/


($) Free


Sour and Wild Ale Seminar

Upright Brewing | 5:30 p.m.

(a) 240 N. Broadway, Suite Two, Portland

(w) pdxbeerweek.com/events/sour-wildale-seminar

($) $45 includes samples from each of

the five brewers/panelists


Barrel-Aged Beer Seminar

Ecliptic Brewing | 5:30 p.m.

(a) 825 N. Cook St., Portland

(w) pdxbeerweek.com/events/barrel-aged-beer-seminar

($) $40 includes samples from each of

the four brewers/panelists

The Weird Beer Bonanza

Imperial Bottle Shop | Noon to 10 p.m.

(a) 3090 SE Division St., Portland

(w) pdxbeerweek.com/events/the-weirdbeer-bonanza

($) Free event, drink tickets for purchase

Cicerone® Meet and Drink

Commons Brewery | 5-7 p.m.

(a) 630 SE Belmont St., Portland

(w) pdxbeerweek.com/events/ciceronemeet-and-drink-at-the-commons-brewery

($) First drink is free for Certified

Cicerones or Certified Beer Servers


Brewer’s Tasting Dinner

Oregon Garden Resort | 7 p.m.

(a) 879 W. Main St., Silverton

(w) oregongarden.org/events/brewers-tasting-dinner

($) $50 for a six-course dinner with beer


Down Under Smackdown

The Big Legrowlski | 5-10 p.m.

(a) 812 NW Couch St., Portland

(w) merctickets.com/


($) $20 VIP package includes glass, five

4-ounce samples, two raffle tickets and

a sausage


The Love of Beer: Anniversary

Party + Women & Beer Meetup

Mission Theater | 5-11 p.m.

(a) 1624 NW Glisan St., Portland

(w) pdxbeerweek.com/events-calendar

($) Free

JUNE 17-18

Lakeside Brew Fest

Tenmile Lake County Park | Friday 4-9

p.m., Saturday Noon to 9 p.m.

(a) 170 S. 12th St., Lakeside

(w) lakesidebrewfest.com

($) $2 admission; $5 beer tasting glass

JUNE 17-19

Oregon Garden Brewfest

Oregon Garden Resort | Friday 3-11 p.m.,

Saturday Noon to 11 p.m., Sunday Noon

to 6 p.m.

(a) 879 W. Main St., Silverton

(w) oregongarden.org/events/brewfest

($) $15 one-day ticket, $30 three-day

ticket, $55 VIP weekend ticket


Sour Solstice Sour Beer Festival

Imperial Bottle Shop | Noon to Midnight

(a) 3090 SE Division St., Portland

(w) pdxbeerweek.com/events/sour-solstice

($) Free event, drink tickets for purchase

Portland Beer and Cheese Fest

Wayfinder Beer | 1-5 p.m.

(a) 304 SE Second Ave., Portland

(w) pdxbeerweek.com/events-calendar

($) $35 general admission is all inclusive,

with a glass, 10 beer and cheese pairings,

chocolate and charcuterie

Eastern Oregon Beer Festival

Union County Fairgrounds | Noon to 8 p.m.

(a) 3604 N. Second St., La Grande

(w) eobeerfest.org

($) $25 includes mug and eight tokens

Culmination One-Year Anniversary

Culmination Brewing | Noon to 9 p.m.

(a) 2117 NE Oregon St., Portland

(w) culminationbrewing.com

($) Food tickets for purchase



Evergreen at Loyal Legion | Noon to 4 p.m.

(a) 618 SE Alder, Portland

(w) pdxbeerweek.com/events/snackdown

($) $49 includes 10 small plates, 10 4-6oz

beer pours and a glass


National Radler Day Radler Ride

Hopworks BikeBar | 5-9 p.m.

(a) 3947 N. Williams Ave., Portland

(p) 503-287-6258

(w) facebook.com/HopworksBeer


Fermentation Celebration

Old Mill District | 4-10 p.m.

(a) 450 SW Powerhouse Drive, Bend

(w) theoldmill.com/events/fermentation-celebration

($) $20 includes a 5.5 oz. Silipint or glass

and nine drink tickets

JUNE 24-26

Portland Beer Festival

Holladay Park | Friday and Saturday Noon

to 10 p.m., Sunday Noon to 7 p.m.

(a) NE 11th Ave. and Holladay St., Portland

(w) portland-beerfest.com/index.php

($) $25 advanced regular admission

includes glass and 15 beer tickets

JULY 1-3

Portland Craft Beer Festival

The Fields Neighborhood Park | Friday

4-10 p.m., Saturday Noon to 10 p.m.,

Sunday Noon to 7 p.m.

(a) 1099 NW Overton St., Portland

(w) portlandcraftbeerfestival.com

($) $25 includes mug and 10 beer tickets

PHILLY, From Page 3


German-Style Altbier Bronze: Breakside

Will’s Alt, Breakside Brewery, Portland


German-Style Sour Ale Gold: Volkssekt,

Bend Brewing Co., Bend


Belgian-Style Pale Ale or Blonde Ale

Silver: Raise the Roost, Portland Brewing,



Classic English-Style Pale Ale Gold:

Caldera Ashland Amber, Caldera Brewing

Co., Ashland and Bronze: Breakside ESB,

Breakside Brewery, Portland


Brown Porter Gold: Capella Porter, Ecliptic

Brewing, Portland


Oatmeal Stout Silver: Stumblers Stout,

Columbia River Brewing Co., Portland

and Bronze: Sasquatch Shadow, Elk Horn

Brewery, Eugene


Barley Wine-Style Ale Bronze:

Stormwatcher’s Winterfest, Pelican Brewing

Co., Pacific City


American-Style Pale Ale Gold: Pistol River

Pale, Arch Rock Brewing Co., Gold Beach


American-Style Black Ale Gold: Turmoil,

Barley Brown’s Brew Pub, Baker City


World Beer Cup Champion Brewery and

Brewmaster Very Small Brewing Company

Arch Rock Brewing Co., James Smith

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