Brew & Booze News

Portland Brewery Uses Bikes to Make Beer

KGW.COM – We here in Portland love our bicycles. We also love our beer. Now a local brewery has found a way to use one to make the other and help out the environment in the process. Ben Parsons has been brewing beer at the Baerlic Brewing Company for going on three years. This year he is doing something he has …

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World’s First-Ever Airport Tasting Room

PASTEMAGAZINE.COM – Traveling sucks. Frantic people, crowds, delays, turbulence … it’s undeniably stressful. Luckily if you’re flying in or out of the Portland International Airport, you have the unique opportunity to take the edge off at one of the country’s top distilleries before you continue on to your final destination. Known for an exceptional variety of food and drink options, …

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Eugene Welder Finds Niche in Beer-Making Systems

REGISTERGUARD.COM – Aaron Keeney about a decade ago fused his welding skills with a brewing hobby, creating a Eugene company known in the craft beer world. Keeney’s Synergy Brewing Systems makes stainless steel beer-making equipment for home-based and commercial brewers. The equipment, which includes three kettles and propane burners mounted on a stand with wheels, can make from five gallons …

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How Trump’s Tax Reform Push Could Make American Liquor Great Again

WASHINGTONPOST.COM – America’s growing ranks of craft distillers think that an excise tax cut from Washington could spur unprecedented growth in their industry, putting their small-batch, traditionally made whiskeys, gins, vodkas, brandies and more into more hands and on more menus than ever. It’s not so much drunk talk. Just look at what happened with craft beer. In September 1976, Congress …

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Beer Industry’s Bill on Hold

MYAJC.COM – The beer industry, from the smallest craft brewers to the giant Anheuser-Bush InBev, is behind a long-awaited rewrite of the federal tax code on beer. More than half the members of the U.S. House have signed on as co-sponsors of a bipartisan bill to do that, and nearly half the U.S. Senate has put its name on that …

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Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Stores Stocking Up for Eclipse

BENDBULLETIN.COM – Craig Palmer, owner of the OK Garage and Grocery, in Long Creek, Grant County, is bracing for a human tsunami. His gas station-grocery-liquor store lies along the path of totality for the Aug. 21 solar eclipse, where the disc of the moon will completely cover the face of the sun for about two minutes. Normally a town of …

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N. Oregon Coast’s Pelican Brewing Wins Big Internationally

BEACHCONNECTION.NET – If you’re looking for some serious award-winning beer in Oregon, you need only look in our backyard. The north Oregon coast’s Pelican Brewing Company recently grabbed ten prestigious awards, and it is about to release a new line of beer. Pelican Brewing Company will soon release its new Udder Tugger Milk Stout as the next chapter in the …

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Northwest Brewery Makes Special Beer for Pride

BREWBOUND.COM – Hop Valley Brewing Co. has released Reveal, a pale ale brewed in collaboration with ambassadors from the LGBTQ communities in Oregon, Washington and California. Available on tap and in 12-ounce bottles throughout those states, a portion of proceeds from the sale of Reveal support local and regional LGBTQ nonprofit organizations. “When we realized no brewery had created a …

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Oregon Marine Veterans Find Their Next Calling in Beer

DEMOCRATHERALD.COM – Dean Howes, one of the founders of Vagabond Brewing in Salem, had noticed Albany’s evolving and expanding beer scene, as well as the area’s growing population. So when a storefront near Heritage Mall opened up, right in the epicenter of town, where people go to the movies or shopping for groceries and more, he and his business partners …

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Booze-Free Distilled Spirits?

OZY.COM – It’s an intoxicating idea. U.K. native Ben Branson can’t make Seedlip, distilled herbal concoctions that mimic the flavor of hard liquor without alcohol, fast enough. The notion of a botanical base for booze-free drinks that are complex and nuanced — and not pumped full of caffeine or sugar — is befuddling to many. But to non-drinkers or designated …

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