Faction Brewing beers in Portland

Alameda, California’s Faction Brewing is coming to Portland on a test run, starting with a tap takeover with founders Rodger and Claudia in attendance at APEX today, Tuesday, September 19th from 4-8pm. Draft beer is coming to Portland, as well as limited packaged bottle distro, thanks to Day One Distribution.

Word is Faction Brewing is dipping their toes into Portland and may be distributing here but for now we can look for a brief run of their products at specialty beer bars and bottle shops. The taplist for today’s event at APEX is the following:

1. Paulie Pour IIPA (T30 Anniversary)
2. All In IPA – Experimental 522 Hops
3. Diverge IPA – Collab w Anchorage
4. Faction Pale – Simcoe, Mosaic & Columbus
5. Penske File – Mosaic & Ekuanot Pale
6. Faction Pils – South African Hops
7. Anomaly Milk Stout – White Stout on Nitro
8. Defcon 5 – Belgian Pale

The Faction Brewing beers that will be available at select bottle shops in package are: Faction Pale, Penske File Pale, Diverge IPA, Faction Pils and Imperial Stout.

About Faction Brewing:
Faction Brewing opened to the public in December of 2013 in a repurposed 25,000 sq. ft. Marine Corps helicopter hangar on the old Alameda Naval Base with sweeping views of the SF skyline and Bay Bridge. With pints, tulips and tasters of 20+ beers, 32 oz. and 64 oz. growlers and bottles to go, Faction offers a wide variety of pales, IPAs, Belgians, porters and stouts- and, when the barrels tell us they are ready, barrel-aged beers. Faction Brewing has dabbled in just about every style but the locals especially love  A-Town Pale, only available in Alameda, and keep coming back to fill their growlers and tip a few pints with friends.

The 20-barrel brew house has expanded quite a bit since opening- producing 4,500 barrels in 2015 and 6,500 in 2016. Likewise, the tasting room has expanded from a 6-tap kegerator and a few seats to a 20-tap direct draw system, 30 ft. redwood bar and ample seating indoors and on the 4,000 sq. ft. deck. Children and dogs are always welcome and there is plenty of room for them to play. While inside, you can see the brew deck, equipment and brewers hard at work alongside beautiful murals painted by local artists.

Meet the Faction Brewing founders and try the beers today at APEX, 9/19 from 4-8pm.

APEX
1216 SE Division St. 
Portland, Oregon 97202
(503) APEX-BAR
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