New Oregon Breweries Showcase @ Bailey’s Taproom


This coming Monday, June 15th, is the 2nd annual New School New Breweries Showcase as part of Portland Beer Week. Last year’s party was a terrific time and a rare opportunity to meet and try beers from new breweries popping up all over the state, from small to large. This year we have an eclectic lineup with only a few from Portland and brewers coming from as far as Grants Pass and Cottage Grove, Oregon.

Please join us on Monday, June 15th, to try 20 new beers from 10 breweries, on tap all day at Bailey’s Taproom and the adjacent upstairs bar, The Upper Lip; from 5-8pm all of the brewers and many of the brewery owners will all be on-hand. This is your chance to meet the next great Oregon brewery you have never heard of!

Beer & Brewery List:

Leikam Brewing

Leikam Brewing – Portland, OR

Portland and Oregon’s first Jewish Kosher-certified brewery has been on our radar for some time now. Theo Leikam and his wife Sonia are making some technically proficient and clean beers from a brand new brewery constructed behind their house in inner southeast Portland. This will be the first chance to try the beers produced on their pro system.

Janis Hoplin IPA
Raise your hand if you love hops! Made with NW hops, a pint of  Janis Hoplin IPA will for sure take a piece of your heart.

Grateful Red
Our Grateful Red reminds us of a scarlet begonia.  This ale will ripple through your taste buds with the fragrance of Cascade, Willamette and Columbus hops.

Brannon’s Brewery & Pub – Beaverton, OR

An ambitious new brewpub that opened in December of 2014, Brannon’s is mostly focusing on classic styles, but brewer Devin  Benware has had some room to experiment on barrel-aging and Belgian brews. So far Brannon’s beers have only made it on tap outside of the brewpub a few times.

James Oliver Rye Barrel aged Deputation Imperial Red
A dry warmth of rye whiskey intermingles with scents of smoke and ripe cherries. Hints of dark caramel and rye malt complement the natural character of the charred oak barrel.
OG: 1.071 SRM: 18.6  IBU: 50.9 ABV: 8.0%

Orange BOOM!
This dry hopped ale was aged on fresh Valencia orange peels. A nose of warm shortbread and light citrus contrasts with herbal, earthy characteristics reminiscent of noble hops.
OG: 1.061 IBU: 15  SRM: 7.0  ABV: 7.5%

Oregon City Brewing Co. – Oregon City, OR

Late last year Bryce Morrow and his father and father-in-law opened Oregon City Brewing. Already an OC staple, the brewery has an amazing rotating tap list full of guest beers from outside breweries as well as a few of its own. This is one of the first times you can try the beer on tap in Portland.

Hank’s Marionberry
We’re trying to break the record for the most subtle flavored fruit beer, and think we’ve come close.  Organic Marionberries come from our friends at Schmidt Family Farms in Hubbard. ABV: 5.0% IBU: 25

Scottish Ale
“Imagine eating a loaf of dark bread drenched in honey and sprinkled lightly with cinnamon and butterscotch.” – Dan Koperski. ABV:  5.2% IBU:  28

Culmination Brewing – Portland, OR

I have been following Culmination owner/brewer Tomas Sluiter for quite some time on his trials and tribulations in opening Culmination Brewing. The brewery opened a few months back, but only recently got the actual brewery operation running; the early samples are promising.

A fruit-forward beer with a orange, melon, citrus nose from an ample dry-hopping of Citra, Mandariana Bavaria and ElDorado. 6.5% ABV

“Euphoric” Brett IPA
A golden IPA brewed with Pilsner, Pale and Wheat malt, hopped with CTZ, Cascade Armarillo and dry hopped with ElDorado and Citra. Hopefully the Trios Brett will add a fruity, pineapple nose that melds with the hops


Oblivion Brewing – Bend, OR

Founded in 2012 by Darin and Meghann Butschy, Oblivion Brewing Company operates a 10BBL production system in beautiful Bend with a focus on traditional ales.

Backside Oblivion IPA
This straw colored IPA is named after the backside of Mt. Bachelor.  The malt backdrop is mellow with a small hint of spiciness. This dry hopped IPA boasts five hop additions that create essences of citrus, grapefruit and bitterness. It will send you to the summit and down the backside. Tasting notes: Grapefruit, dry hopped ( strong dry hopped aroma to it). ABV: 5.9% | IBU: 70

Road Ryder Red
This is a dry hopped bomb. The malt profile is sweet and smooth with toffee undertones that are complimented with tastes of citrus, mango and a hint of blueberry.  Affectionately known as “The Sweet Red.” Tasting notes: Mosaic hop. Known as the sweet red. ABV: 5.9% | IBU: 38

Climate City Brewing logo

Climate City Brewing – Grants Pass, OR

Opened last year in a historic building that was once the home of some of Oregon’s earliest brewers, this restored brewpub looks like a must stop location in Grants Pass. They have only recently began brewing and this will be the first time to try the beers in Portland.

Nookie IPA
Citra, Mosaic, and Summit hops lend aromas of pine, grapefruit, and tangerine to this NW IPA.  Flavors of tropical and stone fruits hit the palate first followed by a crisp clean hop bitterness. 6.5%, 65 IBU

Rainie Falls Red
A deep copper colored ale with floral and citrus hop characteristics from Cascade and Horizon hops at the end of boil and a hint malt sweetness in the aroma.  A strong caramel malt backbone with notes of citrus flavors from Cascade and Willamette hops.  An easy drinking classic red ale. 5.5%, 50 IBU –

ManCave Brewing logo

ManCave Brewing logo

Mancave Brewing Company – Eugene, OR

We have been reporting about and awaiting ManCave Brewing to open in Eugene, Oregon since early 2014 and previewed the team this last January. Finally brewer/owner Brandon Woodruff has his operation off and running, featuring his highly developed homebrews. The brewery is so new, barely anyone even in Eugene has heard of it or tried the beer.

Exalted IPA
An uncompromising malt bill laced with the best hops from the NorthWest, Exalted IPA™ is hand crafted with Simcoe, Cascade, Citra, Amarillo, Columbus and Centennial hops. Brewed in the heart of the NorthWest where the IPA is EXALTED. 8.2 ABV 100 IBU

Dueling Hop Series Pale Ale
We would like to use this event to introduce a first tasting of a brand new series called Dueling Hops Series This first Dual hop pale is packed full of Simcoe and Amarillo.


Yachats Brewing – Yachats, OR

I first heard about Yachats Brewing from Chuck Porter, Head Brewer at Logsdon Farmhouse Ales, as he was consulting for Yachats founder Nathan Bernard. Yachats Brewing is housed in a farmstore that sells everything from equipment and gifts to a big rotating selection of draft beer. Recently brewer Charlie Van Meter of Sasquatch Brewing and Logsdon joined Yachats as head brewer, adding a little Portland flair.

Perpetua Xtra
an extra Pale ale meant to be a sessionable pale ale with a juicy hop character 6%abv 30IBU
Coastal Dark Ale 
A CDA style beer emphasizing a dark character without too much of  a roast flavor profile, but a nice hopping of course. 7%abv 45IBU


Hard Knocks Brewing – Cottage Grove, OR

I have been trying to chase down the guys at Hard Knocks Brewing for quite a while, only semi-successfully. It is one of the few new breweries to open with a full restaurant focusing on Chicago-style pizzas. The two main owners also have eclectic tastes, one focused on hops and the other Belgians and sours. This should be interesting….

Throat Punch Imperial IPA
For those days when you have to tolerate someone who ought to wash their mouth out with a revolver, you need a full body, 9.2% ABV, beer. So kick back, and let the stupid disappear. 9.2% ABV 100 IBU

Riveter Red Ale

Our tribute to Rosie the Riveter. A smooth body red, with just enough hop bite to balance the delicious Red. 8.6% ABV, 40 IBU

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Ordnance Brewing – Boardman, OR

First covered by The New School in August of 2014, Ordnance Brewing is an off-shoot of the Neighbor Dudes tap houses that have locations in Wilsonville, Silverton and Hermiston. They have slowly been getting beer out to market from their Boardman, Oregon based brewery.

Rivercrest Kolsch
This ale in lager clothing is our take on an old German style. Of course we revamped the droll style with a little northwestern malt backbone. If you’re looking for an easy drinking anytime beer, this one goes down smooth.
ABV:  5.5%            IBU:  16

Double Recoil IIPA
Double Recoil will knock you back with each sip. This imperial is saturated in hops to give it a piney citrus nose. Matching that is a flavorful experience of fruity yeast esters, alcohol, hops and malt inviting you to take another sip.
ABV:  10.5%          IBU:  80+

Monday June 15th

The New School presents New Breweries Showcase
Bailey’s Taproom
213 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205

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Founder of The New School and most frequent contributor Ezra Johnson-Greenough has worked in the craft beer industry for almost 10 years, doing everything from illustrating beer labels to bartending at renowned beer bars and breweries like Belmont Station, Apex, Laurelwood and Upright Brewing. He has also had a hand in creating events like the Portland Fruit Beer Festival, Portland Beer Week, and the Brewing up Cocktails series. He is available for freelance consultation in marketing, events, graphic design and branding. Contact: