Washington based Bellevue Brewing Company
, (located just across from Seattle and Lake Washington) is the latest new brewery to launch Oregon distribution. The fast growing Bellevue Brewing Co. was founded in 2012 and recently announced plans to expand into a second, larger brewing facility in downtown Issaquah, Washington with production space to produce 40, 0000 barrels a year and a full restaurant, bar with rooftop deck and live music. Next week, they launch in the Portland area with four parties each with brewers in tow and unique special tappings.
Managing member and founder John Robertson said about the brewery, “I founded the brewery with the intention of supporting children’s charities. Our goal was and still remains to support children in their pursuit to: 1) achieve personal safety, 2) acquire good health, 3) become educated, and 4) obtain employment opportunities. We work mainly through various organizations that perform these functions on a professional, ongoing basis to distance ourselves as a company from direct contact with minors for obvious reasons. The three full-time beers we currently brew for exclusive charitable benefits are the: 1) Washington Trails Tangerine Pale Ale, 2) the 102.5FM KZOK Electric Citrus IPA, and the 3) 102.5FM KZOK High Voltage DIPA. A portion of sales of these beers support Ronald McDonald House, Boys & Girls Club, Northwest Harvest, and the Washington Trails Association. Each year, we rotate one or more of our charitable recipients.”
Bellevue Brewing Co. beers will be available on draft and in 12oz cans and 6-packs through Columbia Distributing. Their mainstay regular releases in six packs are 425 Pale Ale, IPA, and Scotch Ale with a Double Red IPA available on draft or 22oz bottle but not cans. Also look for seasonals and other releases from the fourteen different beers they make per year.
Portland-area Launch Parties:
Tuesday, February 21st 6 – 8pm
Hop N Cork
17450 Boones Ferry Rd, Lake Oswego, Oregon 97035
Wednesday, Feb. 22nd 6 – 8pm
The Twilight Room
5242 N Lombard St, Portland, Oregon 97203
Thursday, Feb. 23rd 6 – 8pm
2809 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, Oregon 97232
Friday, Feb. 24th 6 – 8pm
Beer Store Milwaukie
10610 SE Main St, Milwaukie, Oregon 97222