Double Mountain Brewery has announced the return of its beloved Belgian-style sour Kriek ales to bottles this year. The limited release of the 2013 vintage of Devil's Kriek and Tahoma Kriek will be available on draft and in custom-designed 375ml (12.7oz) split champagne bottles for purchase at Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom, located in downtown Hood River, on Saturday, July 26th upon opening at 11am. Starting July 28th, a limited supply of bottles will be sold in specialty bottle shops throughout the Northwest.
"Four Years of Bens" should be the tagline as the the strangest and most eccentric beer fest in Portland returns. BenFest will be held this year at Imperial Bottle Shop & Taproom on Thursday, July 31. BenFest serves as the official closing ceremony of Oregon Craft Beer Month and features new or special-release beers from each of the seven Oregon brewers named Ben.
Interurban, perhaps the finest bar on North Mississippi, has brought pFriem Family Brewers back for its 2nd annual Crawfish Boil this Sunday July 27th.
It has now been an astounding 7 years since nano breweries started blowing up, and Max's Fanno Creek has been hosting its annual Nano Beer Fest each August.
Are American brewers trying to conquer Europe? First Brooklyn Brewery opens a brewery in Sweden, last weekend Stone Brewing announced a German location, and now--not to be outdone--San Diego brewer Green Flash has announced its own European partnership with Belgium's St. Feuillien. Each brewery wants dibs on a first of some sort. Green Flash says that starting this month, it will be the first American craft brewery to brew, bottle, and distribute fresh IPA in Europe via a production partnership with a legendary old-world brewery in St-Feuillien.