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 Brewing Co. has three new early winter/fall seasonals releasing in 16 oz can: Coffee N Cream Coffee Blonde, Sno’d In Winter IPA and Windward Export Pils.
More from a press release:
Coffee N Cream is a 5.2% ABV blonde ale brewed with a small amount of lactose and conditioned on THUMP washed Ethiopian coffee. Created in collaboration with our friends at THUMP Coffee, Coffee N Cream was developed to showcase the unique characteristics of THUMP’s washed Ethiopian coffee beans which feature distinct blueberry and stone fruit notes. Coffee N Cream was declared the winner of the 2019 NW Coffee Beer Invitational and received a Silver Medal at the 2019 Oregon Beer Awards. Available now through Bigfoot Beverages and Running Man Distribution.
The next release is the return of Sno’d In, our ever evolving annual collaboration with Bend based ski and snowboard builders, Sno Planks. 2019 Sno’d In was conceived as a “more sessionable” 6% ABV winter IPA perfect for crushing on the mountain. We constructed Sno’d In around a base of 2-row and Golden Promise malt with light carastan and rye malt providing depth. Comet, Chinook, Amarillo and Ekuanot hops create a balance of piney and citrusy hop flavor. Sno’d In cans and draft will hit distribution the week of Thanksgiving with a kick-off party held at our downtown Bend brewpub on December 7th.
Our final new release of 2019 will be Windward Export Pils, a collaboration with Astoria’s Buoy Beer Company. In early October Buoy Head Brewer Kevin Shaw made the trip down to Bend with a keg of Buoy’s lager yeast and to assist in brewing what will become Windward Export Pils. This 6% ABV export strength pilsner was hopped with Oregon grown Santiam and German Perle and Tettnang hops. Windward Export Pils is lagered on French oak spirals for three weeks before additional lagering in stainless for another 3 weeks. Windward Export Pils will be released in 16 oz cans at a number of release parties throughout the state starting in Bend at The Brown Owl on December 12 and On Tap on December 13, in Portland at Belmont Station on December 18 and finally in Eugene at the Bier Stein on December 20.
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.