Portland, Oregon’s Lompoc Brewing brewed this years wining entry into the Timbers Army Duane Graf Memorial Homebrew Competition the “Pride of Cascadia.” The winning beer is Citra Down Pale Ale, and it will be released on Sunday, Sept 29, at 4pm at Lompoc Sidebar, located at 3901 N Williams Ave.
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Timbers Army member Ross Quenzer entered the winning recipe and brewed a full batch of the beer alongside Lompoc head brewer Bryan Keilty. Citra Down Pale Ale is pale orange in color with big notes of citrus and pine coming from the Cascade and Citra hops. It comes in at a sessionable 5% ABV.
The release party coincides with the final Timbers away match of the year––against Sporting Kansas City––which will be shown at 4:30pm.
The history of the Timbers Army Duane Graf Memorial Homebrew Competition dates back to 2010, when the Oregon Department of Justice declared homebrew competitions illegal. A few bold brewers of the Timbers Army brought their homebrew to a tailgate and held a People’s Choice competition. In 2011, the Portland Timbers joined the MLS and the Oregon Legislature re-legalized homebrew competitions; the Timbers Army Homebrew Competition became official. In 2013, longtime Timbers Army member Duane Graf was tragically killed in an auto accident; as Graf was a homebrewer, the Timbers Army chose to rename the competition in his memory.
This year marked the 10th annual competition, and the 5th under the Duane Graf moniker. Lompoc Brewing has produced a full batch of the winning recipe every year since the competition began.
About Lompoc Brewing Established in 1996, Lompoc Brewing is a longtime Portland favorite that brews eight year-round beers and an ever-rotating lineup of seasonals. You can find Lompoc in bottles, cans and on draft at locations throughout Oregon and Washington, and at its three Portland neighborhood pubs: 5th Quadrant and Sidebar in North Portland, and Oaks Bottom in Southeast. Lompoc beers are proudly brewed in #LompocOregon, a state of mind. For more information, visit LompocBrewing.com and follow @LompocBrewing on social media.
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