Brian Koch is the owner of North Portland’s Lombard House pub, and like many others he is grappling with a pandemic, a pivot to delivery, and worldwide protests of an unjust system that have implications far more important than beer and bars.
Today, Hopworks Urban Brewery is releasing Evergreen Dry Irish Stout a few days ahead of St. Patrick’s Day. The release coincides with Hopworks 5-year anniversary as a certified B Corp. Evergreen Dry Irish Stout has a tight tan head, rich coffee aroma and creamy mouthfeel and is on tap exclusively at Hopworks’ three locations beginning March 13.
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“We’re excited to brew ‘green’ beer every day with practices that drive quality, protect the environment and support the community,” said Christian Ettinger, founder and brewmaster at Hopworks. “We wanted to flip the idea of green beer on St. Patrick’s Day on its head. Throw in the fact that March is B Corp month and you’ve got a perfect reason to brew and drink green beer.”
Certified B Corporations are businesses that meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose. B Corps form a community of leaders and drive a global movement of people using business as a force for good. In addition, Hopworks will donate 1% of 2020 beer sales to three environmental nonprofits: Friends of Trees, The Street Trust, and The Nature Conservancy through its 1% For The Planet membership.
Watch a video of “Green Beer Time” with Christian Ettinger and learn what it means to brew green beer. Keep in the know by following Hopworks social channels (everything @hopworksbeer), newsletter, and website for more details.
About Hopworks Urban Brewery Founded in Portland, Oregon, in 2008 by Christian and Brandie Ettinger, Hopworks Urban Brewery creates world-class beer and food with sustainable business practices that protect the environment and support our community. Family-owned and operated, Hopworks sources thoughtfully, operates efficiently and minimizes waste in an effort to protect the planet. The company’s 20-barrel brewery produces 10,000 barrels of beer a year for Hopworks’ brewpubs and distribution throughout Cascadia. Hopworks is the first Certified B Corporation brewery in the Pacific Northwest and a proud member of 1% For The Planet. # # #
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.