Culmination Brewing Releases “Hop Berry IPA” for Portland Beer Week

With the 2017 Portland Beer Week (June 8-18th) quickly approaching, news like the official 2017 beer “Hop Berry IPA”–a collaboration between Culmination Brewing, Hotlips Pizza, and Oregon Fruit Products–is coming quickly. This unique collab will be available only at participating Portland Beer Week accounts in 500ml bottles and on draft through General Distributors. Release parties are planned for Fri. June 9th at locations all across town and into the ‘burbs.

In addition to the official beer “Hop Berry IPA” comes news that downtown Portland’s Mark Spencer Hotel (conveniently located right by Lardo Sandwiches West) is offering 15% off hotel rooms for beer week guests, including up to one day before and after beer week starts, so June 7-19th. Guests may book online with Group ID BEERWEEK and password PDXBEERWEEK or call in to our Front Desk at 503-224-3293.

The Mark Spencer will also be hosting complimentary wine and “Portland Beer Week” beer pours every evening for hotel guests 5-6 PM.

The Mark Spencer Hotel, 409 SW 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97205

trying Oregon Fruit Products aseptic natural fruit purees. Photo by Eric Carlson.

Merging a pale, fruity hopped India Pale Ale with Oregon’s signature fruit, marionberries, has resulted in a drinkable, balanced beer that’s equal parts tropical hop and berry with a mild bitterness. We used sexy hop varieties Vic’s Secret and Galaxy along with the same natural fruit puree from Oregon Fruit Products that Hotlips uses in its sodas.

Celebrate the release of the official 2017 Portland Beer Week beer – “Hop Berry IPA” on Friday, June 9th at seven different locations across town. Culmination Brewing’s staff will split into three teams for a pub crawl that will go across the city celebrating “Hop Berry IPA” release and Portland Beer Week’s opening weekend.

Culmination brewer Devin Benware adds Marionberry puree to the tanks with an assist by Chris Hodge of Oregon Fruit Products. Photo by Eric Carlson.

Fri. June 9th “Hop Berry IPA” Release Party Crawl

Hotlips Pizza – Hollywood 5pm – 630pm
4630 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97213

Culmination Brewing Taproom 6:45pm – 7:45pm
2117 NE Oregon St, Portland, OR 97232

Hawthorne Hophouse 8pm – late
4111 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214

Beer Store Milwaukee 5:30pm – 7:15pm
10610 SE Main St, Milwaukie, OR 97222

The Beermongers 7:30pm – late
1125 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97202

Lardo Sandwiches 5pm – 7:15pm
1205 SW Washington St, Portland, OR 97205

The Westgate Bourbon Bar & Taphouse 7:45pm – late
3800 SW Cedar Hills Blvd, Beaverton, OR 97005

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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: