Once simply known as “The Feed Store” by locals (and still occasionally referred to as such), downtown Cottage Grove’s Brewstation / Coast Fork Feed store has begun brewing on a nano-sized system as Coast Fork Brewing.
The New School is proud to present our annual New Oregon Breweries Showcase at Bailey’s Taproom on Monday, June 10th. This all-day event showcases 10+ new breweries, all that have opened within the last year. Each brewery (and one cidery) will pour two beers or ciders and you can meet the brewers/owners of each spot from 5-8pm.
What makes this event especially unique is that The New School gathers brewers from across the state, many of which have never been on tap outside of the brewery. The lineup will include breweries from Portland all the way to Bend and Gleneden Beach.
The New Oregon Breweries Showcase is a FREE event to attend, beers will be individually priced by the glass or pint as usual. Here is a sneak preview of four of the brewers and the one cidery that will be at NOBS, with 6 more to be announced.
A new brewery out of Redmond, OR, Porter Brewing Co. stands out by focusing on cask conditioned real ales. Porter Brewing will serve one beer on cask and another gravity-poured firkin on the bar for this event. Read more about Porter Brewing here.
The Oregon coast beer scene is improving year after year. Beachcrest Brewing is a small new taproom and brewery in Gleneden Beach, just south of Lincoln City that’s gaining some buzz. Owners Amy White and brewer Matt White will be in attendance from 5-8pm. More info on Beachcrest Brewing here.
A new nano-farmhouse brewery out of Eugene, Oregon, Freehand Brewing already has great word-of-mouth for their authentif Belgian-styles and farmhouse ales. From their excellent saison and Flanders Red to balanced fruit mixed culture beers with peaches and cherries. All of Freehand’s beers are in caged and corked 750ml bottles but the occasionally keg some beers which will be on hand for this event. Read more about Freehand Brewing here.
Nano breweries are still all the rage, but it’s not so easy to brew lagers when you are only a few barrels of production. Their small size and production has not prevented Super Brewing Co. for going all in on lagers, their German-style Pilsner was awarded #2 in the judges choice at the Nano Beer Fest. Read more about Super Brewing here.
Oregon’s first Basque-style cidery, Son of Man is making gorgeous tart, funky, rustic hard cider in Oregon’s gorge using natural fermentation. These Spanish-style ciders are the funky brett saisons of the cider world and really show off nuance of both the yeast profile and the apples. Read all about Son of Man Cider here.
The rest of the 2019 New Oregon Breweries Showcase and the full beer list will be revealed soon. For now, check out our event page and spread the word.
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.