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Migration Brewing and S. Africa’s Drifter Brewing collaborate on Wild Coast Gose IPA

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Portland and Gresham, Oregon’s Migration Brewing has collaborated with South Africa’s Drifter Brewing on a cross-continental beer called Wild Coast Gose IPA that is being released in cans. Migration hosted Drifter Brewing’s owner and head brewer Nick Bush and decided to craft a beer with an adventure theme as that’s what both breweries names allude to. The result was Wild Coast Gose IPA, a beer made with only ingredients from South Africa and Oregon.

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“We worked really hard to come up with a recipe that highlighted unique ingredients from both countries.  I was excited to see how African Queen and Southern Passion hops played with our Oregon grown Amarillo and Chinook,” says Trever Bass, Migration’s Head brewer.  “We teamed up with Mecca Grade Estate Malt for the grain and Crosby Hop Farms for the hops. It was awesome that Nick was able to bring hand harvested sea salt from Cape Town to put the finishing touch on the beer,” says Bass.   

“The name is a tribute to the annual sardine run that takes place off the Wild Coast in Africa.  This migration is the largest on earth, and is an amazing display of nature at work as dolphins and sharks work together in an effort to capture the fish,” says Anna Anderson, Drifter’s Brand Manager. “Our company is making a specific focus to international markets so this collaboration was a great chance for us to create a fun brew in a great beer city like Portland,” states Anderson.  

To celebrate the new beer release the companies will be holding a keg tapping party at Migration Brewing at 2828 NE Glisan Street on Friday November 9th starting at 3pm.  This will be followed by a limited run of 16 ounce canned 4-packs to be released to independent bottle shops across the Portland, Oregon area in mid-November.   

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At Migration Brewing, you’ll find handcrafted beers created from high quality grains and local hops. As an award-winning brewery, the Migration team takes great pride in producing world-class beers that embrace innovation while respecting classic styles. For more information please visit the Migration brewpub, or Gresham production facility. You can also call 503-206-5221. Connect with Migration on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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:

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