Ferment Brewing partners with Orcas for Washington Distribution

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Ferment Brewing in Hood River, OR

Hood River, Oregon’s Ferment Brewing Co. and their new 16oz cans will now be available throughout Washington via Orcas Distributing. Ferment will continue to self distribute in the Columbia River Gorge and Portland, but Orcas will make their beers available from the Seattle-metro area to the East Side and surrounding regions of Lake Washington.

More from a press release:

Ferment Brewing entered the Washington market earlier this week with its full line of signature bottled beers and two bottled premium ales. In June, the brewery will add its newly launched quarterly line of 16-ounce cans: Top Ferment, a series of seasonal, experimental, and one-off ales that explore different hops, malts, and yeasts; and Bottom Ferment, a collection of cooler, subtler lagers brewed with pure water from springs at the base of Mount Hood. The cans are sold individually and in four-packs. The brewery will also be distributing select handcrafted ales and lagers in 500ml bottles and draft kegs. 

“We’re excited to bring Ferment Brewing beers into Washington for the first time,,” said Dan Peterson, Ferment Brewing Co. brewmaster. “We’re looking forward to introducing the state’s beer lovers to our unique family of ales and lagers.”

Founded in 2018, Ferment Brewing Co. currently self distributes its beers throughout Northwest Oregon, with products available at the brewery and in bottle shops and select groceries, including New Seasons Market, Green Zebra Grocery, Zupan’s Markets, and Market of Choice. During the COVID-19 quarantine, Ferment Brewing is operating a take-out window at its brewery at 403 Portway Ave. in Hood River, from 12pm to 8pm daily. 

Learn more at FermentBrewing.com, and engage on social media at @FermentBrewing.

Ferment Brewing Bottom Ferment and Top Ferment

About Ferment Brewing Co.
Ferment Brewing Co. opened in 2018 as a 20-barrel brewery and tasting room in Hood River, Oregon. Born out of an appreciation for the art of fermentation, the company prides itself in providing a modern brewery and tasting room experience that fuses traditional farmhouse techniques with a forward-thinking scientific approach. Ferment offers a unique family of beers and kombuchas that tap the wild terrain of the Columbia River Gorge for inspiration.

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