Chapman Crafted Beer now Available in Portland-area

Day One Distribution does it again, they are now bringing in limited quantities of Chapman Crafted Beer, a one-year-old brewery from Old Towne Orange, California. Their lineup features an array of popular beer geek styles from tropical IPA’s to craft lagers, cacao and vanilla spiced darker ales and fruited Berliner-Weisse. Look for the following Chapman Crafted Beer to hit the Portland-area market on draft this November.


Name: Identifying Features
Style: IPA
ABV: 6.5%
IBU: 45
Hops: Citra & Galaxy


Identifying Features is a modern tropical IPA with a big Citra and Galaxy hop punch!

Name: Liquid Chords 
Style: Nitro Brown w/Cocoa & Vanilla
ABV: 6.6%
IBU: 18
Additions: Cacao Nibs – Vanilla Beans


Liquid Chords is a Brown Ale w/ Cacao Nibs & Vanilla Beans served on Nitro.

Name: Hop Shade
Style: Dark IPA
ABV: 6.5%
IBU: 60
Hops: Cryo Simcoe, Centennial & Amarillo


Hop Shade is an IPA which is dark in appearance. Cryo Simcoe, Amarillo & Centennial hops work in perfect conjunction with each other. While not overpowering the malts, aromatics of citrus and dried fruit are present on the nose with flavors of pine and resin. It has a medium body and finishes with mild bitterness.

Name: Personal Perspective
Style: Pale Ale
ABV: 5.8%
IBU: 50
Hops: Ekaunot & Hull Melon


Personal Perspective is our latest West Coast style Pale Ale. With its gleaming golden hue and fluffy soft head it showcases nicely in the glass. The fresh aromatics of lime and gooseberries burst on the nose in perfect combination with the flavor. Bright and earthy notes of fresh cut grass, citrus and subtle hints of melon shine on the palate while maintaining a medium body and finishing with a mild bitterness.

Name: Blogger
Style: Dark Lager
ABV: 6.5%
IBU: 15


One of our favorite Lagers is back by popular demand. This very satisfying Dark Lager has a deep copper color with perfectly balanced roasted malt flavors, ending with a clean and smooth finish. “This may just be the best Dark Lager in the world!” – Anonymous Beer Blogger

Name: Slow Riser (Nitro Coffee Red Ale)
Style: Red Ale
Gas: Served on NITRO
ABV: 6.3%
IBU: 15
Additions: Bangarang Coffee – Blend of 70% Tanzania & 30% Ethiopia Natural


The blend of 70% Tanzania & 30% Ethiopia Natural beans that were locally sourced from Bangarang Coffee have provided a bright and fruity flavor profile of orange and spice. Combining both fresh roasted coffee aromatics along with the creamy mouthfeel which is provided by the Nitro gas, it’s easy to see why this has become one of our most requested beers.

Name: Absofruitly : Mango & Peach
Style: Berliner Weisse
ABV: 5.3%
IBU: 10
Additions: Mango & Peach


Absofruitly is our latest offering of fruited kettle sours. We added both mango and peach to our take on a Berliner Weiss. The golden appearance of this unfiltered beer literally glows in your glass. The aromatics of tropical fruit dance around the nose while the stone fruit flavors linger on the palate with a mild yet tart finish.

Name: Table Friendly
Style: Belgian-style Pale Ale
ABV: 5.3%
IBU: 15
Hops: Spalter


Table Friendly is our latest take on a Belgian-style Pale Ale. The aromatic esters from the Belgian yeast selected provide both subtle hints of banana and spice but still allow for the malt to shine through with perfect balance. A deep golden color and cloudy appearance is the result from the Rolled Wheat which was used. This low ABV beer delivers a creamy full-bodied mouthfeel along with a smooth and lingering finish.

Name: A.M. Lager
Style: Amber Lager
ABV: 5.6%
IBU: 15


Have you ever wondered what the Meridiem tastes like? We have and found out that it’s pretty damn refreshing! With a bright amber color and incredibly balanced yet crisp finish, this timely Amber Lager proves that it’s never too early or too late to lift your glass for a toast.

Name: Wit-Tea
Style: Wit Beer
ABV: 6.5%
IBU: 10
Additions: Dream of Flowers Tea


Wit-Tea is a creative take on a Belgian-style Witbier. Cloudy in appearance, the bright aromatics are a direct result of a special blend of tea called “Dream of Flowers”. We added orange peel and just a touch of Cinnamon to both compliment as well as enhance the yeast profile. Flavors of rose petals and spice dance on the palate while finishing both medium-bodied and dry.

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