Portland hospitality group Chefstable is teaming with Culmination Brewing founder Tomas Sluiter to open a new brewery and taproom called Craft Beer Collective (CBC) in the former Burnside Brewing and Mikkeller space at 701 E Burnside St.
The craft beer industry has a diversity problem, which should be obvious to anyone who has ever seen the overwhelming amount of burly bearded white dudes (full disclosure: I am one of those dudes) roaming tap rooms or spraying down tanks in the brewery.
Bend, Oregon’s Sunriver Brewing Company is releasing their award-winning Cocoa Cow Chocolate Milk Stout in 16-ounce cans on September 4th. Cocoa Cow is the first year-round release for the brewery in 16oz cans, following the announcement of their limited edition can series.
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Cocoa Cow has won numerous People’s Choice awards over the last few years, including Bend Brewfest, KLCC Brewfest and McKenzie Brewfest. It has also received a bronze medal at the North American Beer Awards in 2017 and a gold medal at the same competition in 2018.
“Customer demand has been the driving force behind this beer – the response has been unbelievably positive since the first time we brewed it.” says Brett Thomas, Director of Brewing Operations. “We couldn’t be happier to give the people what they want and in the package they want it in.”
16-ounce cans will be available throughout Sunriver Brewing Company’s distribution network starting in early September. All three Sunriver Brewing Company pubs will be holding “Release the Cows!” events in September.
The events will feature $2 cans of Cocoa Cow, which makes for $8 four packs and $48 cases! This is half the price of suggested retail going forward! These events will include Moo Offs, where you can compete by voicing your best cow call and have it voted on to win a $250 Sunriver Brewing Company gift card. “Release the Cows!” will be held from 4pm-6pm each of these three days.
• September 5th, Galveston Pub in Bend • September 6th, Oakway Pub in Eugene
about Sunriver Brewing Company – Sunriver Brewing Company’s pub in the Village at Sunriver opened to rave reviews in the summer of 2012. Recognizing that the original pub would not accommodate demand, a 13,000-square foot building was purchased in the Business Park in 2014. Since that time, Sunriver Brewing Company has garnered many national and international awards for their craft beer. In February of 2016, Sunriver opened its second pub location on Galveston Avenue in Bend Oregon. The year of 2017 included a major national accomplishment with winning Small Brewing Company of the Year at the Great American Beer Festival. In 2019 Sunriver opened their third pub in the Oakway Center located in Eugene, Oregon.
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.