It's down right cold here in Bend this week and we are reminded of our super fun and WARM trip out to Tucson a couple of months ago. We took "The Kids" (Black Butte Porter and Mirror Pond Pale Ale) out there for a week of beer events and to meet some amazing fans! While we were there, we had the chance to do a bit of exploring just outside of the city.
We know you've got your favorite Thanksgiving classics that make an appearance every Turkey Day. Why not spice things up a bit and make some new classics while cooking with beer this Holiday Season. Before heading out to the grocery store this weekend, take a look at these recipes!
It's official. Thirsty fans in our Nation's Capital can now quench their palates with their favorite brews from Bend, Oregon. Black Butte Porter, Mirror Pond Pale Ale and Fresh Squeezed IPA are now on tap in the greater DC area and we have a few parties lined up to kick things off. Our new collaboration with Chef Jose Andres, Zarabanda, is also on tap and available in bottles so you might want to check that out too! We hope you'll join us at one or all of the following events next week to help us celebrate this momentous occasion!
Every Sunday, we watch our beloved football teams go head to head in battle for the win! This gave us an idea of our own. How about putting our beers head to head in a battle of the hops?
(In the voice of a famous announcer)...
We're excited to announce today that we'll start selling beer in our nation's capital and the surrounding areas starting next month! After many visits to SAVOR and throwing a few parties at places like ChurchKey and Scion over the years, we're finally sticking around. The recent release of Zarabanda, our collaboration with Chef Jose Andres, also jump started the process since we had to make sure this fabulous saison was available in his restaurants.
The days are growing shorter, the weather a bit cooler, the leaves are starting to turn from green to yellow, orange and red, and you know that Fall is finally here. For us in the brewing industry, Fall is the most wonderful time of year because that means...it's FRESH HOP SEASON!
The wait will finally be over for our fans in Western Michigan when we start selling our beer there on October 6th. We're excited to enter yet another great Midwestern state after launching Ohio, Kentucky, and Wisconsin earlier this year. And, although our core line up of beers (Black Butte Porter, Mirror Pond Pale Ale, Inversion IPA, and Jubelale) will only be available in the greater Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo and Lansing areas for now, we look forward to expanding into the rest of the state in 2015. So, from one great beer state to another, we say cheers! See you soon and we hope you'll come out for one or more of our kick-off events.
We've definitely got some super fans out there and love it when they take the time to write in with a story, song or poem about their favorite beer. Whether you are a fan of dark beers, lighter beers, wheat beers, imperial beers, or something in between; then we've got a beer for you.
Sheila Kelly's favorite beer is Cinder Cone Red and she was very excited when we brought it back in 22 oz bottles earlier this year. She was so excited, in fact, that she wrote this "Ode to Cinder Cone Red"