Old Town Brewing Releases Grimm Collaboration for TV Series Finale

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Locally-filmed cult favorite TV series Grimm is collaborating with Portland’s Old Town Brewing® (OTB®) once again on a new beer called Wesen Venom (pronounced Vesen Venom), a red wheat lager. Wesen Venom will benefit OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital with $2 of every pint sold, and culminate with the series’s final season. The collaborative beer will officially launch on Thursday, January 19, at the brewery at 5201 NE MLK Boulevard and Taproom on 226 NW Davis St.

The Wesen Venom is a wheat lager brewed with red wheat and crystal malt, giving the beer a venom red color and hint of sweetness. Don’t be fooled, however; just like venom, the beer packs a bit of a bite thanks to the spicy hops used in the brewing process. This unique lager comes in with an ABV of 5.4 percent and 40 IBUs.

“We have had so much fun working with the Grimm team over the last three years to develop out of the box beers inspired by the show to benefit such an amazing cause, OHSU Doernbecher,” said owner of Old Town Brewing, Adam Milne. “As a brewery, working with creative people in our community to create high quality beer keeps us excited, and as members of our community, the ability to positively impact people in our own back yard keeps us inspired.”

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The beer will be served at this year’s third annual Grimm Gala on January 28, 2017, where Grimm cast members will join together with Comcast and NBC Universal in support of OHSU Doernbecher. Though the event is sold out this year, donations can be directly online in addition to purchasing the Wesen Venom beer.

About Old Town Brewing Co.

Old Town Brewing (OTB) opened in northeast Portland, Ore., in 2011 with an emphasis on crafting its beer to reflect the spirit, values, history and personality of Portland and the Northwest. OTB is the first brewery in the country to deliver beer and pizza by bike straight to consumers, rain or shine. Reclaimed materials were extensively incorporated into the design of the LEED Gold brewery, evoking an atmosphere of Northwest authenticity and sustainability.

Old Town’s award winning brews can be found statewide in Oregon and in Southwest Washington at retailers like New Seasons, Whole Foods, Safeway, Albertsons, and Costco.

Owner Adam Milne opened OTB to complement his Old Town Pizza® location in Portland’s historic Old Town neighborhood. A devoted Old Town Pizza customer since celebrating his ninth birthday at the restaurant, Milne purchased Old Town Pizza from the original owners, the Accuardi family, in 2003. For more information visit www.otbrewing.com and www.oldtownpizza.com.

Old Town Brewing Awards

  • GABF 2015, Gold, Shanghai’d IPA, English-style IPA category
  • GABF 2014, Silver, Sun Dazed, German-Style Kölsch category
  • GABF 2013, Gold, Cents and Sensibility, Fresh Hop category
  • World Beer Cup 2014, Silver, Sun Dazed, German-Style Kölsch category
  • World Beer Cup 2014, Bronze, Paulie’s Not Irish Red, Irish Style Red Ale category

About the Grimmster Endowment,

After visiting with patients at OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, the cast of Grimm were inspired to establish the Grimmster Endowment to provide critical support to OHSU Doernbecher’s most vulnerable patients and families, including help with uncompensated care, travel, lodging and other services integral to their care and comfort.

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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: SamuraiArtist@NewSchoolBeer.com

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