Portland Brewing and Double Mountain Debut Portland Beer Week Subcontinental IPA

Beer Week Subcontinental IPA

Portland Brewing is joining forces with Double Mountain Brewery to unveil the official beer of Portland Beer Week. Subcontinental IPA honors the best beer city on the planet with a label designed by famed local comics creator (Powers) Michael Avon Oeming. It’s not just for drinking–several Rose City culinary all-stars will create special treats infused with Subcontinental IPA. This one-of-a-kind collaboration brew makes its public debut during Portland Beer Week’s kickoff party on June 9.
Collaborating on a Pacific Northwest IPA was a no-brainer for head brewer Ryan Pappe (PortlandBrewing) and brewmaster Matt Swihart (Double Mountain). The duo had fun incorporating their love for traditional Indian Garam Masala spiced food and beer. “Inspired by the intriguing spice blends used in Indian cuisines, we carefully added our own blend of spices to help draw out the tropical notes from the El Dorado, Calypso, Centennial and Challenger hops,” says Pappe. “I believe the spice blend we ultimately chose creates an impression that is greater than the sum of its parts,” adds Swihart.
To help bring the collaboration beer to life, the team reached out to Portland-based comic book artist, Michael Avon Oeming. “Beer labels have become their own art form lately, embracing graphic arts to give each brew its own identity,” Oeming noted.
The folks behind Portland Beer Week recruited local culinary experts to amp up the festivities. BUNK Sandwiches, Salt & Straw, HOTLIPS Pizza, and Blue Star Donuts are all creating limited-edition specialties with the official beer. These will be available at the creators’ respective locations, with the exception of Salt & Straw’s beer-infused ice cream. You’ll find it exclusively at the Wiz Bang Bar in Pine Street Market.
Subcontinental IPA ABV: 7% | IBU: 50
Subcontinental IPA beer week portland bottle
Find Subcontinental IPA on draft at the Portland Brewing Taproom, Double Mountain Brewery, Whole Foods Markets in Oregon, and select bottleshops like Imperial Bottleshop & Taproom, Belmont Station, BEER, and more.
●      6/09: Rooftop Kick-Off Party @ Ecotrust
●      6/10: Official Bottle Release @ Whole Foods Market Pearl 4-6pm
●      6/11: Portland Brewing/Double Mountain Tap Takeover @ Belmont Station 3-5pm
●      6/16: Posters & Pints @ Produce Row
●      6/18: Portland Beer & Cheese Fest @ Wayfinder
●      6/19: Snackdown! @ The Evergreen
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Samurai Artist

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: SamuraiArtist@NewSchoolBeer.com