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Buoy Beer Partners with Zupan’s Markets on Exclusive Farm-to-Market IPA

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Buoy Zupan's Farm to Market series IPA

Zupan’s Markets has partnered with Buoy Beer Co. to release an IPA, the third farm-to-market beer in its private label line. This limited edition Northwest-style IPA was brewed exclusively with NW grown hops and in honor of local farms, whose dedication and ingenuity keeps us drinking incredible IPAs.

More from the press release:

“Zupan’s Markets is honored to be partnering with Buoy Beer, where their passion for brewing has taken the Oregon craft beer community by storm,” said Zupan’s Markets’ President and CEO Mike Zupan. “Together, we’ve created a great beer that showcases our thirst for local, quality ingredients, and our love for beer.”

This limited edition IPA will be available on Sept. 2 at all four Zupan’s Markets locations in 22 oz. bottles for $6.99 and on tap at the Belmont store’s growler station.

“Zupan’s Markets is one of our biggest champions, and we are really impressed by their excitement for Oregon craft beer,” said David Kroening of Buoy Beer Co. “Partnering with them on our first bottled collaboration beer is a perfect fit.”

  • Profile: IBU: 65, ABV: 6.7%, Gravity: 14.5°P
  • Malts: Pale Malt, Vienna, and White Wheat
  • Hops: Azacca, Amarillo, El Dorado, and Equinox (most from Willamette Valley Hop Farms)


About Buoy Beer Co.
Buoy Beer focuses on brewing traditionally made European-style lagers and Northwest influenced ales, always keeping an emphasis on balance. The brewery, taproom and restaurant are located in Astoria, Ore. in a 90-year-old former fish cannery. The building is situated on pilings in the Columbia River, making for the perfect place to enjoy a pint at the end of a hard day’s work or a relaxing day off. For more information see our website or social media: @buoybeer and

About Zupan’s Markets 

Founded by John Zupan in 1975, Zupan’s Markets is a local and family-owned gourmet market that has served Portland’s food-loving community for more than 40 years. Zupan’s Markets has four locations that focus on quality, selling everything from the best meats and wines to the freshest produce, baked goods, gourmet deli products, specialty foods, flowers and more, always emphasizing locally-sourced, artisan products when possible. For more information, visit


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