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Sour Fruit Fest at Cascade Brewing Barrel House and The Lodge at Cascade Brewing
Feb
27
to Mar 3

Sour Fruit Fest at Cascade Brewing Barrel House and The Lodge at Cascade Brewing

Press Release

PORTLAND, Ore. … Cascade Brewing has announced the details for its Sour Fruit Fest, taking place Feb. 27 through March 3 at its two Portland pubs: Cascade Brewing Barrel House at 939 SE Belmont St., and The Lodge at Cascade Brewing at 7424 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy.

The 8th annual Sour Fruit Fest will feature more than four-dozen exclusive Cascade sour fruit beers on rotation throughout the week, with at least 25 sour beers on tap each day at the Barrel House, and at least 20 at The Lodge. The event takes place from open to close daily, Wednesday through Sunday, at both locations. Admission is free, beer tasting costs additional. 

"The combination of sour beer and fruit is really at the heart of our blending program at Cascade Brewing, and we work incredibly hard to incorporate a wide variety of ingredients throughout the year,” explained Kevin Martin, Director of Brewing Operations. “Our Sour Fruit Fest is really a culmination of those efforts and celebrates the creativity of our team and the agricultural bounty of our region.”

The following beers will headline each day at both pubs: Pineapple Rosemary Sour on Wednesday, Fruitopian Noyaux on Thursday, Nectarine Dream on Friday (with a live tapping at the Barrel House that night at 6pm), Honeycot on Saturday, and Collab Day on Sunday––featuring Pearpawsterous (Upland Brewing Co.), One Way or Another (Bruery Terreux), Chêne Des Fous (Burial Beer Co.), and a sneak preview of a collaboration with Beachwood Brewing.

Throughout the week, fans can look forward to tasting dozens of sour fruit beers, including Vitis Melonious, Crème de Peches, Oregon Berry Live, Kriek Blanc, Kriek 15, Orange Bourbonic, Tangerine Dream, Blimeberry, Daytona Delight, Shrieking Violet 16, Noyaux 15, Crazy Navel, Manhattan 15, Cherry Vlad, Plumcot, Et tu Fruitis, Ruby Red, and Marionberry Spritzer.

Vintage bottles will be available for sale, as well as merchandise. Learn more at www.cascadebrewing.com and follow the brewery on Facebook  Twitter and Instagram for real time updates on the beer schedule.

About Cascade Brewing
Cascade Brewing has been a pioneer in the sour beer renaissance since 2006 and the proud innovator of the Northwest Sour Ale. Its distinctive sour beer blends feature fruit forward, barrel-aged ales with an emphasis on project year-to-year variation. These beers offer a complex array of flavors derived from the acid, the fruit and the residual flavors present in the barrels in which they age. The resulting beers offer a complex array of flavors and aromas derived from with each project year release capturing the unique subtleties of that year’s growing season. Cascade Brewing’s sour ales are brewed and blended in Portland, Oregon. For more information, visit CascadeBrewing.com. Cheers to the sours; enjoy in a profoundly wise manner.

Cascade Barrel House

 

The Lodge at Cascade Brewing

 
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Black Out Beer Fest at Lompoc Brewing's 5th Quadrant
Mar
1
4:00 PM16:00

Black Out Beer Fest at Lompoc Brewing's 5th Quadrant

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Black Out Beer Fest

The Black Out Beer Fest is for people who love the decadent, dark beers of winter. The event features at least two dozen rotating dark beers – including dark lagers, porters, stouts, coffee beers and black IPAs – from Lompoc and more than 20 guest breweries from around the Northwest (and one from The Netherlands). Admission into the Black Out Beer Fest is free; tasting packages, required to taste the beers, cost $20, which includes a souvenir tasting glass and eight beer tickets. Additional beer tickets are available for $1 apiece. All tasting packages and additional tickets are purchased at the door. The event is for ages 21+.

For more information about both events, visit LompocBrewing.com and follow @LompocBrewing on social media, using hashtags #BOBF19 and #ChowderChallengePDX.

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.

 
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Chowder Challenge at Lompoc Brewing's 5th Quadrant
Mar
2
12:00 PM12:00

Chowder Challenge at Lompoc Brewing's 5th Quadrant

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image courtesy Lompoc Brewing Company

image courtesy Lompoc Brewing Company

Chowder Challenge

The Chowder Challenge is a blind tasting of a dozen samples of clam chowders by area restaurants and brewpubs. Attendees receive a tray with a dozen numbered two-ounce samples of chowder, then vote for their favorite; the chowder receiving the most votes is named the People’s Choice Winner. This year’s challengers include Deschutes Brewery (Bend), Ds Brickhouse Pizza, EaT Oyster Bar, Ecliptic Brewing, Farm House Cafe, Le Bistro Montage, Lompoc 5th Quadrant, Paddy's Bar & Grill, Peter’s Bar & Grill, Renners’s Grill/Hawthorne Hideaway, Skyline Restaurant, and Ways & Means Oyster House.

A tray of all 12 chowder samples costs $15, or $20 for a tray and a Lompoc pint; all tickets are sold at the door. The event also features a beer garden, a raffle with prizes from the participants, and pub food for purchase. Minors are welcome at the family friendly event. All net proceeds are given to the Community Transitional Schooll for homeless children in the Portland area. The Chowder Challenge has taken place 11 times, and Lompoc Brewing has won seven of those; the four upsets were Morrison Hotel (2008), Ice Axe Grill (2013), and Farm House Cafe (2016 & 2018).

For more information about both events, visit LompocBrewing.com and follow @LompocBrewing on social media, using hashtags #BOBF19 and #ChowderChallengePDX.

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.

 
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Washington Beer Open House at McMenamins on the Columbia
Mar
2
12:00 PM12:00

Washington Beer Open House at McMenamins on the Columbia

Washington Breweries throughout the state are throwing open their doors and letting the public stream in! Stop by our brewery, where you can chat with the brewers and try a sample of their handcrafted brew. You can also get a tour of the brewery and a few stamps for your McMenamins Passport.

Bring your 64-oz. growler and fill it with any McMenamins beer for $9 on this day only!

Here's a list of where we'll be pouring something special:

Anderson School Brewery
Kalama Harbor Brewery
McMenamins on the Columbia Brewery
Mill Creek Brewery
Queen Anne Brewery

Website:http://www.washingtonbeer.com/open-house/

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St. Patrick's Day at Kells
Mar
15
to Mar 17

St. Patrick's Day at Kells

Press Release

PORTLAND, Ore…. Thousands of locals and visitors will rejoice in their Irish heritage at the 28th annual Kells Irish Festival, the state’s largest Saint Patrick’s Day celebration. This year’s festivities will take place Friday, March 15 through Sunday, March 17 at Kells’ two Portland locations: the original Kells Irish Pub at 112 SW 2nd Ave. and Kells Brewery at 210 NW 21st Ave. The three-day event offers live music, traditional Irish dancing, bagpipers, Irish food, and libations. 

HIGHLIGHT EVENTS
The Smoker is a boxing event that pits Golden Glove boxers from Ireland against the best amateur pugilists of the Northwest. The event kicks off the festival on Friday, March 15, in the festival tent at Kells Irish Pub (Downtown). Advanced general admission tickets are separate from the festival cover and cost $30 at Ticket Tomato or at the door.

A new event debuting this year is “The Ride for Gold,” a bicycle race and scavenger hunt where teams of two riders follow clues around the region to find shamrocks hidden along the course. The ride will take place on Saturday, March 16, beginning at Cathedral Park and finishing at Kells Brewery. Registration and more information will be available soon at OBRA.

Family Day will take place at Kells Irish Pub (Downtown) on Sunday, March 17, and feature arts and crafts, face painting, Irish dancing, and visits with Irish wolfhounds. Attendees can browse Celtic jewelry vendors and learn about Celtic genealogy and history, including meeting and listening to members of the Ancient Order of the Hibernian’s Portland Chapter.

ADMISSION
A limited number of All Festival Wristbands are available now for $30 at the bar of each location. Weekend passes provide admission to both locations (Kells Brewery Northwest and Kells Irish Pub Downtown) March 15 to March 17. All Festival Wristband holders may skip the main line and check in with a valid ID. The All Festival Wristband includes a 2019 T-shirt, while supplies last; Kells recommends picking up the pass on Friday night to ensure a T-shirt. Advance weekend passes are only valid for ages 21 and older. They do not include the Kells Smoker on March 15, which is a separate ticketed event.

Kells Irish Pub (Downtown): General admission at the door is cash only and cost varies by day: Friday costs $10 starting at 7pm; Saturday costs $25 starting at 4pm (includes free T-shirt while supplies last); and Sunday costs $10 starting at 12pm ($5 for seniors, students age 21 and over, and veterans with ID). Minors are not allowed in the Pub after 3pm on Friday or any hours on Saturday or Sunday, although they are welcome in the restaurant and ballroom for dining. Minors are welcome in the Festival Tent on Sunday from 9am to 5pm and pay no cover charge.

Kells Brewery (Northwest): General admission at the door is cash only and cost varies by day: Friday costs $5 starting at 8pm, Saturday costs $20 starting at 5pm, and Sunday costs $10 starting at 12pm ($5 for seniors, students age 21 and over, and veterans with ID). Minors are welcome daily until 7pm and pay no cover charge.

ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE

Full schedule posted at the bottom of this release.

ABOUT KELLS IRISH FESTIVAL
Gerard and Lucille McAleese established Kells’ Portland location in 1990, and in 1991, they began the tradition of a St. Patrick’s Day Festival that has grown into the largest Irish celebration in the state. As a family owned business, Kells is deeply connected with the community it touches. In advance of the festival, Kells collects, matches and donates all the money – dubbed Irish Magic – on the restaurant’s ceiling to The Center for Medically Fragile Children at Providence Child Center. Kells has donated more than $300,000 over the last 25 years.

ABOUT KELLS
Serving the Northwest since 1983, Kells Irish Restaurant is a local family-run establishment that is consistently voted and ranked among the top Irish pubs in the United States. With locations in Seattle, Portland and San Francisco, it is a touchstone of each community that stays true to its roots. Owners Gerard and Lucille McAleese are also recognized for their generosity to a number of nonprofits and community organizations. For more information, visit www.kellsirish.com.

KELLS ST PATRICK’S DAY FESTIVAL ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE

All times and/or scheduled performers subject to change


 
FRIDAY, MARCH 15
Kells Irish Pub, 112 SW 2nd Ave (Inside)
5PM: Beltaine
7PM: Grafton Street
9PM: Sami and The Groove
11PM: Coming Up Threes


Kells Irish Pub Festival Tent (Back Parking Lot)
5PM: Dance Hall Days
7PM: Smoker


Kells Brewery, 210 NW 21st Ave (Inside)
6PM: O’Douling
8PM: Beltaine
10PM: Cul an Tí
12AM: Sami and The Groove


SATURDAY, MARCH 16
Kells Irish Pub, 112 SW 2nd Ave (Inside)
2PM: Wil Kinky Band
4PM: Boys of Malin
6PM: O’Douling
8PM: Grafton Street
10PM: Royal Enfield
12AM: Coming Up Threes

Kells Irish Pub Festival Tent (Back Parking Lot)
12PM: An Daire Irish Dance
1:30PM: Kells Pipers
2PM: Grafton Street
3:30PM: Yeates Irish Dance
4:15PM: Kells Pipers
4:30PM: Sami and The Groove
6PM: Murray School of Irish Dancing w/Mike Beglan & Geraldine Murray
6:45PM: Coming Up Threes
9PM: St. James Gate
10:30PM: Sami and the Groove

Kells Brewery, 210 NW 21st Ave (Inside)
1PM: Boys of Malin
3PM: St. James Gate
5PM: Grafton Street
7PM: Royal Enfield
9PM: Wil Kinky Band
11PM DJ Jupiter

Kells Brewery Festival Tent (Parking Lot)
1:30PM: An Daire Irish Dance
3PM: O’Douling
5pm: Yeates Irish Dance
6PM: Kells Pipers
7PM: Wil Kinky Band
9PM: Hans and The Wanted

SUNDAY, MARCH 17
Kells Irish Pub, 112 SW 2nd Ave (Inside)
11AM: O’Douling
1PM: Wil Kinky Band
3PM: Boys of Malin
5PM: Cul an Ti
7PM: St. James Gate
9PM: Royal Enfield
11PM: Grafton Street

Kells Irish Pub Festival Tent (Back Parking Lot)
10AM: Murray Irish Dance
11:30AM: Beltaine
1PM: Kells Pipers
1:15PM: An Daire Irish Dance
2PM: St. James Gate
3:30PM: An Daire Irish Dance
4:30PM: Coming Up Threes
6PM: Kells Pipers
6:15PM: Yeates Irish Dance
7PM: Grafton Street
9PM: Sami and The Groove

Kells Brewery, 210 NW 21st Ave (Inside)
12PM: Boys of Malin
2PM: Beltaine
4PM: Grafton Street
6PM: Sami and The Groove
8PM: O’Douling
10PM: St. James Gate

Kells Brewery Festival Tent (Parking Lot)
12PM: Murray Irish Dance
1PM: Sami and The Groove
2:30PM: Kells Pipers
3PM: O’Douling
4:30PM Kells Pipers
5PM: Yeates Irish Dance
6PM: Royal Enfield
9PM: Austin Randle

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Populuxe Brewing's 6th Anniversary "Retro Game Show Night" at Populuxe Brewing
Mar
23
12:00 PM12:00

Populuxe Brewing's 6th Anniversary "Retro Game Show Night" at Populuxe Brewing

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Next month, on the 23rd of March, Populuxe Brewing will celebrate their 6th year in Seattle's Ballard neighborhood. Inspired by retro game shows, the brewery will entertain you with unique prize contests, limited-edition beers, and even a friendly game of Family Feud between nearby Reuben's Brews and Populuxe Brewing.

From the beginning, the first 20 customers will receive a free commemorative t-shirt with purchase, before being entertained by Betty Wetter. At 5 pm, guests will have a chance to parody the Price is Right, estimating the costs of various with the winner getting a prize. Then at 7:30, teams of four will face off in a mock game of Family Feud, before being entertained as breweries Populuxe and Reuben's Brews compete for best brewery in a special round of the 'Feud.

If you're interested in being a contestant during the party, you can visit Populuxe's Facebook or Instagram page in the coming weeks.

Besides games, Populuxe Brewing will releases three unique India Pale Ales and one sour. Breaking it down, here are the beers.

  • Contestant #1 India Pale Ale
    West Coast IPA brewed with Experimental Hop 07270. Dank and resinous, this big IPA has a strong, spicy hop-forward character. Double dry hopped to really help the aroma of 07270 to fill the glass. 7.5%ABV, 65IBU

  • Contestant #2 India Pale Ale
    An IPA brewed with Experimental Hop 10416, Contestant #2 has fruit forward orange, citrus, pine and mint aromas. A simple malt bill of organic 2-row and white wheat keep the hop character front and center. 6%ABV, 65IBU

  • Contestant #3 India Pale Ale
    Buddahs Hand Lemondrop Brut IPA! This IPA is brewed with 100% Lemondrop hops with a Pilsner malt and Flaked Rice grist. Buddahs Hand was added post fermentation to help the citrusy Lemondrop hops really pop. Bone dry and bright! 6.5%ABV, 40IBU

  • Survey Says Sour
    American Sour ale brewed with Soursop and Tangerine. Fruity and tart, this refreshing experimental sour bursts with tropical flavor. 5%, 1IBU

Finally, the brewery encourages you to leave the cooking to guest food truck, Peasant Food Manifesto, as they serve up TV dinner-inspired recipes with varying prices.

Populuxe Brewing Company is located at 826 NW 49th Street in Seattle, Washington and Retro Game Show Night is sponsored by Verity Credit Union.

ABOUT POPULUXE BREWING:
Populuxe Brewing was founded in 2012 by husband-and-wife team Peter Charbonnier and Amy Besunder. The brewery offers a variety of rotating taps including IPAs, CDAs, saisons, sours, brown ales and more, and features Ballard’s largest beer garden and an arcade. Populuxe Brewing won Washington’s Small Brewery of the Year award for 2018.

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Pints for Parkinson's Kick Off Party at Urban Studio
Mar
27
5:30 PM17:30

Pints for Parkinson's Kick Off Party at Urban Studio

Join us for the Pints for Parkinson's kick off party! We'll be showing the Blazers game with food, drinks and a chance to pre-purchase your $25 Pints Passport before Parkinson's Awareness Month in April. Throughout April and May you can use your passport to get 10 pints at any of the locations participating in Pints for Parkinson's (one pint per location). Come out and help us kick off Parkinson's Awareness Month!

 
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Pints for Parkinson's Kick Off Party at Boneyard Pub
Mar
28
6:00 PM18:00

Pints for Parkinson's Kick Off Party at Boneyard Pub

The Brian Grant Foundation is heading to  Bend for a party on March 28, 2019 at Boneyard Pub. This event is open to the public and $1 of every beer purchased that night supports our programs. You’ll also get a chance to pre-purchase your $25 Pints Passport before Parkinson's Awareness Month in April. Throughout April and May you can use your passport to get 10 pints at any of the locations participating in Pints for Parkinson's (one pint per location). Come out and help us kick off Parkinson's Awareness Month!

 
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Meet the Brewer and can releases with pFriem at Belmont Station
Feb
22
10:00 AM10:00

Meet the Brewer and can releases with pFriem at Belmont Station

We are excited to announce that we will be the FIRST in Portland to receive a limited amount of pFriemIPA and Pilsner in CANS for the first time ever. The pFriem crew will be here celebrating this momentous occasion. Come say hi to the pFriem crew (from 10 a.m. to noon) and take a 6-pack or two home with you any time during regular business hours or until they are sold out.

 
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Meet the Brewer & Tasting with Breakside at Belmont Station
Feb
20
5:00 PM17:00

Meet the Brewer & Tasting with Breakside at Belmont Station

Breakside is here to release Oligarch, their LARGEST barrel-aged beer release to date.

Oligarch is a barrel-aged Russian Imperial Stout, and Breakside has crafted eight different variants, all of which we will be showcasing on draft in the taproom (and all but one will be available in bottles to take home).

Oligarch - aged in bourbon barrels

  • Bocconotto - aged in bourbon barrels with chocolate, cinnamon, almonds and lemon zest

  • Candy Cap - aged in bourbon barrels with mushrooms

  • Champurrado - imperial sweet stout aged in bourbon barrels with chocolate, vanilla and corn

  • Coco Breakfast - imperial sweet stout aged in maple bourbon barrels with chocolate, vanilla and toasted wheat

  • Maple Oligarch - aged in maple syrup barrels

  • Piedmontese - aged in maple bourbon barrels with hazelnut, vanilla and sea salt

 
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"Girl Scout Cookies & Beer Pairing" at Belmont Station
Feb
17
1:00 PM13:00

"Girl Scout Cookies & Beer Pairing" at Belmont Station

The Station’s very own Rosalia Porter & Captain Neil Yandow will be here sharing the Girl Scout love. Learn about what Girl Scout Rosalia is raising money for, help her learn a valuable lesson in money management and how to be a small business owner -- and enjoy some expert beer pairings with your favorite Girl Scout cookies at the same time. Cheers to empowering girls and to a future filled with a strong female workforce!

 
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26th Annual Hillsdale Brewfest at Hillsdale Brewery & Public House
Feb
16
11:00 AM11:00

26th Annual Hillsdale Brewfest at Hillsdale Brewery & Public House

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Many of the finest beers from McMenamins' breweries will be sent in to battle, their brewers vying for bragging rights as well as the notorious championship belt. Patrons order trays of beer samples, arranged from lightest to darkest, then it is our guests' official duty to decide who deserves the coveted title. The beers cover the spectrum of brew styles - from Hefeweizen to Oatmeal Stout, Barleywine to Smoked Amber Ale and beyond. Each taster casts one ballot that lists his or her top three choices. (And beware of the brewers' shameless vote-mongering. Don't say we didn't warn you.)

So head to the Hillsdale Brewery & Public House in February to drink, vote and be merry - and may the best brewery win. The winner will assist in the development of the beer that will represent McMenamins at the Oregon Brewers Festival later the same year.
Curious about what brewers and breweries have captured the Belt in year's past? Take a trip down memory lane for here is the lineage, taken directly from the words stamped into those big leather weight belts.

2018
Shady’s Back Whiskey Stout
Brian Riley • Ryan Lund • Concordia Brewery

2017
2016 Lord of Misrule
Will Gaither • Matt Bergfield • Nathan Whitney • Shane Kono • Mike Brady • Edgefield Brewery

2016
Cowabunga Radler
Jesse Grover • McMenamins on the Columbia Brewery

2015
Cerberus Wild Ale
Nathan Whitney • Bruce Loux • Will Gaither • Jesse Grover • Edgefield Brewery 

2014
Double Helix Double IPA
Matt Carter • Dave Kosanke • Concordia Brewery

2013
Silvercone India Pale Lager
Brady Romtvedt • Chris Oslin • Cornelius Pass Roadhouse

2012
Free Will IPA
Tim Proctor • John Barleycorns

2011
Dark Star CDA
Brady Romtvedt • Chris Oslin • Cornelius Pass Roadhouse

2010
Lucky Charms Irish Red Ale
Tim Proctor • Ben Nehrling • Concordia Brewery

2009
Hot For Teacher IPA
Tim Proctor • Ben Nehrling • Concordia Brewery

2008
Madman Jacks Insane Pale Ale
Matt Carter • Hillsdale Brewery & Public House

2007
No Mas Lento IPA
Chris Haslett • Fulton Brewpub

2006
White Lightning Whiskey Stout
Tim Proctor • Brian Riley • Concordia Brewery

2005
Royal Oil Oatmeal Stout
Mike "Curly" White • Fulton Brewpub

2004
Big Bully Organic IPA
Greg Balch • Hillsdale Brewery & Public House

2003
Hoof-To-The-Head Organic Oatmeal Stout
Greg Balch • Hillsdale Brewery & Public House

2002 
Stronghold Imperial Stout
Jason McAdam • Hillsdale Brewery & Public House

2001
Beltfester Lager
Bart Hance • Antonio Gonzalez • Cornelius Pass Roadhouse

2000
Armadillo IPA
Vince Howell • Highland Brew Pub

1999
Reincarnation Pale
Andrew Collins • Craig Gulla • Crystal Brewery

1998
Jabba The Porter
Jon Green • Hillsdale Brewery & Public House

1997
Brahma Mama Pale
Clay P. Riley • Hillsdale Brewery & Public House

1996
Chewbaccan Stout
Mike Hogan • Lighthouse Brew Pub

1995
Old Bushwacker
Bart Hance • McMenamins West Linn

 
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"A Very Pono Valentine" at Belmont Station
Feb
14
5:00 PM17:00

"A Very Pono Valentine" at Belmont Station

Join us as we wish Pono Brewing’s owner/brewer Larry Clouser a happy birthday. Not only is it Larry’s birthday but it happens to be the day to celebrate love. Keeping with the theme of the holiday, Pono is bringing some tasty beers to help romance your loved one and celebrate another year around the sun for Larry.

The beers will include:

  • Stupid Sexy Flanders - Flemish blonde

  • Aw Shucks - Imperial pils w/ oyster shells, fennel, fennel pollen, star anise and citrus peel

  • Lovers’ Quarrel - Double Dry-hopped Hazy IPA

  • All Mai Love - Stout w/ raspberry puree from Larry’s wife, Mai

 
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Chocofest 2019 at Pike Brewing Company
Feb
10
6:00 PM18:00

Chocofest 2019 at Pike Brewing Company

Fall in love with beer, chocolate, and savory bites at Pike Chocofest! This culinary adventure celebrates Valentine's Day in Seattle with unlimited food bites from premiere local restaurants and talented chocolatiers, alongside delicious sips from local brewers, wineries, and distillers. Chocofest benefits Washington Trails Association (WTA), who work to mobilize hikers and everyone who loves the outdoors to explore, steward, and champion trails and public lands. Pike is honored to be partnering with WTA for the first time this year, and our goal is to raise $10,000 for them in a single night.

Held at Pike Brewing Company on Sunday, February 10, 6-9pm, Chocofest is Pike's biggest event of the year, welcoming 900 attendees. To achieve an event of this size, Pike uses all three levels of our downtown space at 1415 First Avenue including the brewery, Tankard & Tun and The Pike Pub, as well as the Pike Place Market atrium. Known for selling out yearly, Chocofest is one of Pike’s most popular events of the year. Chocofest is not only a fan favorite, it’s also been praised over the years as a must-attend event, including these kind words:

 

“Wildly popular […] One of my favorite events of the year.”—Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog

“This event was made for pre-funking Valentine’s Day.”—Rosin Saez, Seattle Met

“More than your money’s worth.”—Kayda Norma, Seattle Refined

“An event you won’t soon forget.”—Michael Dieterle, Craft Beer Monger

 

Chocofest tickets are the perfect last minute Christmas gift. Ideal for foodies, craft beverage aficionados, nature lovers, and folks who love experiential gifts over material goods. Tickets can be purchased here.

 

Pike Brewing Company is an independent craft brewery founded in 1989. Located in Seattle's iconic Pike Place Public Market neighborhood, Pike Brewing Company is home to two restaurants,The Pike Pub and Tankard & Tun.

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6th Annual Brewery Smackdown at Tetherow Resort
Feb
7
5:30 PM17:30

6th Annual Brewery Smackdown at Tetherow Resort

Press Release

BEND, Ore. (Jan. 24, 2019) – At the beginning of February, Central Oregon’s premier resort, Tetherow, will host its sixth annual Brewery Smackdown, where Central Oregon breweries will challenge each other in the ultimate pairing competition. The Feb. 7 event will take place in the Tetherow Event Pavilion starting at 5:30 p.m., and the competition begins at 6 p.m. Reigning champions, Crux Fermentation Project and Silver Moon Brewing are back, with newcomers Wild Ride Brewing and Boneyard Beer joining the competition.

“It’s no secret that Central Oregon has the most renowned breweries in the country,” said Meranda Baker, Director of Food & Beverage for Tetherow. “As we approach our sixth Brewery Smackdown, our team is super pumped by the opportunity to be creative and prepare interesting dishes to inspire the choices of the four competitors. This could be our best Brew Smackdown yet.”

Prior to the Brewery Smackdown, Tetherow chefs meet with brewers to sample the menu and select which beers pair best with each dish. Different this year, beers will not be announced prior to the event and some of the selections could be from never-before-released batches.

Each guest receives a dish prepared by Tetherow’s culinary team and two blind beer tasters. After each course, they select the beer that pairs best with the dish. Over the course of five rounds, it’s up to guests, brewers and distributors to crown a winner. Guests can expect to receive a welcome beer, delectable five-course meal and 10 generous pours from the competing breweries.

Learn more about the lineup or purchase tickets for $75 per person at: https://tinyurl.com/y7by9p39. With the purchase of a Brewery Smackdown ticket, guests get 20 percent off a one-night stay in The Lodges at Tetherow with promo code BREW2019.

About Tetherow Resort
Boasting magnificent views of the Cascade Range, Bend, Ore.’s Tetherow Resort is just minutes from Mt. Bachelor and countless outdoor adventures. With 50 hotel rooms at The Lodges, vacation rental homes, an event pavilion, Tetherow Sport, a year-round outdoor pool, Solomon’s restaurant and The Row pub, the resort was recently awarded the Tripadvisor Greenleader status and ranked top resort in the world by Booking.com. The property is also home to the region’s best golf, a 7,298-yard Scottish links-style David McLay Kidd-designed championship course. Tetherow was recently named as the #1 resort in Central Oregon by Condé Nast Traveler’s 2018 Readers Choice Award and was on Golf Digest’s list of “Top 100 Greatest Public Courses” for the second year in a row. Golf Digest’s travel editors also listed Tetherow as one of its “Top 40 U.S. Public Courses.” More information available by visiting www.tetherow.com.

 
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Chinese New Year Celebration at Lucky Envelope Brewing! (Day 1)
Feb
5
12:00 PM12:00

Chinese New Year Celebration at Lucky Envelope Brewing! (Day 1)

image sourced from Lucky Envelope Brewing Company

image sourced from Lucky Envelope Brewing Company

Chinese New Year falls on February 5th in 2019. To celebrate the Year of the Earth Pig we'll be throwing a 2-day party at the tasting room from Friday, February 1st to Saturday, February 2nd!!!

We'll have a full lineup of CNY beers, including customer favorites returning for the holiday:
Mijiaya Historic Chinese Beer
Lychee Sour
Buddha's Hand Citron IPA

Stay tuned for some BIG beer announcements!

We'll have a very limited quantity of 2019 Year of the Earth Pig T-Shirts that will go on sale when we open on Friday at Noon.

As a gift to our amazing customers, the first 88 people each day will receive a lucky envelope with redeemable coupons for branded merch and a variety of discounts.

Panda Dim Sum food truck will be onsite serving both days.

Gong Xi Fa Cai
恭喜发财

Looking for the Feb 2nd Event Page?
https://www.facebook.com/events/1986350521451374/

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BEERlesque at Brouwer's Cafe
Jan
31
7:00 PM19:00

BEERlesque at Brouwer's Cafe

Press Release

BEERlesque – A special evening of world-class beer and the ladies of burlesque to show us how it’s done withn grace and style.

After the rousing success of last year, it was inevitable that we’d give it another go at hosting one of our favorite events of 2018. This year’s performers will be Boom Boom L’Roux, Ruby Mimosa, Lady Drew Blood, and Amara Strutt. Joining us once again to MC will be none other than Sailor St. Claire.

 Like last year, this will be a ticketed event and proceeds will go to charity. The charity this year will be the Old Dog Haven, a wonderful organization dedicated to taking care and finding forever homes for older pups. Tickets are $30 and include a beer from one of the partner breweries – Ayinger, Brasserie du Bocq,Dupont, Lindeman’s, and Weihenstephan.

There will be a change in protocol this year, however. Doors will open at 7 and the show will begin at 9. This will allow attendees to order and enjoy dinner beforehand. Dinner service will end when the show begins to limit interruptions.

Please go to www.brownpapertickets.com to secure your ticket to what we’re sure will be a sold out show.

For more information on the Old Dog Haven, please visit: www.olddoghaven.org

For more information on the performers, please visit:

http://www.sailorstclaire.com

www.AmaraStrutt.com

www.burlesqueboutique.com/ruby-mimosa/

www.facebook.com/LadyDrewBloodBurlesque/

www.boomboomlroux.com/about

 
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Food Tech Meetup: The Future of Beer at Pike Brewing Company
Jan
29
6:00 PM18:00

Food Tech Meetup: The Future of Beer at Pike Brewing Company

Food Tech Meetup: The Future of Beer

Pike Brewing is thrilled to collaborate with The Spoon on their next Food Tech Meetup: The Future of Beer. This Meetup is free to the public, but tickets are limited. The Spoon’s Food Tech Meetups are a popular panel series exploring the intersection of food and tech featuring field experts and pioneers. Hosted in the Microbrewery Museum within Pike Brewing Company’s The Pike Pub, ticket-holders will be welcomed with complimentary snacks and a Pike beer.

Moderator:

Erin James, Editor-In-Chief of Sip Northwest

Panelists:

Drew Gillespie, President of Pike Brewing Company

Annie Johnson, Master Brewer in Residence at PicoBrew

Scott Riefler, VP of Science at Tarukino

 Join us January 29, 6-8pm at Pike Brewing Company. Tickets available here.

image courtesy Pike Brewing Company

image courtesy Pike Brewing Company

 
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Beer School with Master Cicerone® Rich Higgins at Belmont Station
Jan
26
1:00 PM13:00

Beer School with Master Cicerone® Rich Higgins at Belmont Station

Glass will be in session at Belmont Station for this double-header day of beer learning, using sensory science to uncover brewing technique, assess beer quality, and blind taste beer.

Session 1: Beer Off-Flavors Tasting Seminar (1:00 - 3:00 PM):

How beer is brewed, aged, and handled can sometimes create flaws called off-flavors. This session is a double tasting of beers spiked with 12 common off-flavors, and concludes with a blind taste test to try out your new skill. From sour lactic acid to eggy sulfides, learn what they taste like, how to prevent them from occurring, and in which beer styles they can be acceptable.

Session 2: Deductive Beer Tasting Method (3:30 - 6:00 PM):

Higgins has developed a Deductive Beer Tasting Method and teaches this class to help both novice and advanced tasters hone their palates. Higgins, who is a Certified Sommelier in addition to being a Master Cicerone®, says “Sommeliers have an incredibly useful deductive method for tasting wine. Beer is more complex than wine, and Cicerones, brewers, and beer fans deserve a proper method for consistent tasting, description, and comprehension of all that a beer has to say.” Students in this class will receive a downloadable Guide to the Method during the class.

After the school day’s final bell rings at 6 PM, Higgins will offer his favorite version of “open office hours.” He’ll be found mingling in the biercafe to meet and greet. No doubt, he’ll be fielding questions from aspiring Cicerones studying for February’s upcoming Portland Certified Cicerone® Exam.

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Beer School discounted tickets are available for $115 for both sessions, and are also available per-session from $60-$75. Event information and tickets are available right here.

 
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Craft Beverage Dinner featuring Côte Bonneville, Co Dinn Cellars, and Varietal Beer Company at Bon Vino's Bistro & Bakery LLC
Jan
19
5:00 PM17:00

Craft Beverage Dinner featuring Côte Bonneville, Co Dinn Cellars, and Varietal Beer Company at Bon Vino's Bistro & Bakery LLC

Come together with three Craft Beverage Makers in Sunnyside on January 19th.  Côte Bonneville, Co Dinn Cellars, and Varietal Beer Company are teaming up again!  Share in an evening of fun, flavor, and celebration of what makes Sunnyside and the Yakima Valley such a special place.  The four course dinner is created and hosted by Roger Hazzard of Bon Vinos.  Coming from out of town?  Stay at Sunnyside Inn and get 10% off with the code CBASS when booked directly.  Get tickets and mark your calendar now!

image sourced from  Varietal Brewing’s Facebook  page

image sourced from Varietal Brewing’s Facebook page

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Chuck's CD 5th Anniversary Party at Chuck's Hop Shop in the Central District
Jan
19
11:00 AM11:00

Chuck's CD 5th Anniversary Party at Chuck's Hop Shop in the Central District

It's once again time to celebrate the anniversary of Chuck's Hop Shop CD! As has become our custom, we're assembling the dankest draft list we can muster. You can expect Barrel Aged Stouts, Sours, Barrel Aged Barleywines, and many more incredible beers!

This year Modern Times PDX brewed us a draft exclusive Hazy IPA!

Draft List TBA!

 
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Buoy Foeder Series Bottle Release at Belmont Station
Jan
18
5:00 PM17:00

Buoy Foeder Series Bottle Release at Belmont Station

Buoy Beer Company releases the first batch of their Foeder Series, bottled in refillable 500ml bottles, right here at Belmont Station!

A total of three variations of Buoy Beer's first Foeder release will include a Brett Saison, a dry-hopped Brett Saison, and a Brett Saison with cranberries.

Buoy will release the first two, Brett Saison and Dry-Hopped Brett Saison on Jan. 18 at Belmont Station. The third release, Brett Saison with Cranberries, still needs some time and will be released later in the season.

 
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Fanny Bay Oyster Bar: Seafood & Brews Dinner
Jan
14
7:30 PM19:30

Fanny Bay Oyster Bar: Seafood & Brews Dinner

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Join us for our second pairing dinner of the season!

Executive Chef Chris Andraza curates a hand crafted four-course seafood menu to accompany some of the season’s best beers from Black Kettle Brewing, including an exlcusive Fanny Bay Oyster Stout brewed just for this event! Join us for Seafood & Brews this Jan. 14th at 7:30pm at our downtown Vancouver oyster bar location. We will be bumping Soul & Blues music, drinking great local beer, and having a shucking good time! For more information please call us at 778.379.9510.

Ticket price includes the meal & beer tasting, gratuity, and taxes.

Sample Menu:

Fresh Oysters

Crab & Beef Carpaccio

Porchetta & Prawns

Dessert

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Holy Mountain Beer Dinner & Full Restaurant Takeover at The Shambles
Jan
14
6:00 PM18:00

Holy Mountain Beer Dinner & Full Restaurant Takeover at The Shambles

Holy Mountain comes to The Shambles—for one night only
In a special pairing event that will take over the entire restaurant, beer and meat lovers alike will want to sign up for a 5-course dinner and paired drinks event at The Shambles on Monday, January 14th, 2019, from 6-11 pm. This dinner features five courses from from Chef Seamus Platt, complete with an interesting assortment of perfectly paired beer and other beverages.

$125 per person (before taxes and service charge). Give The Shambles a call at 206.659.0074 to reserve your spot.

 
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Jester King (20)19 Tap Takeover at The Masonry (in Fremont)
Jan
10
5:00 PM17:00

Jester King (20)19 Tap Takeover at The Masonry (in Fremont)

It's 2019 and why not kick it off by tapping 19 kegs from one of our favorite breweries. The fine folks at Jester King were kind enough to send us a whole mess of awesome beers to celebrate with, join us and drink some of the best they have to offer.

Tap list
Biere de Blanc du Bois 2017
Biere de Blanc du Bois 2018
Biere de Coupage 2017
Biere de Coupage 2018
Colonel Toby
Correlation
Detritivore
Fen Tao
Grim Harvest
La Vie en Rose
Le Petit Prince
Meowzah!
Noble King
Omniscience & Proselytism 2017
Omniscience & Proselytism 2018
Snorkel
SPON
Super Ultra Mega Hyperforce
Vague Recollection

We'll also have bottles available of:
Biere de Blanc du Bois
Biere de Coupage (green bottle)
Birra di Sangiovese
Cerveza de Tempranillo
CRU-55
SPON
SPON Raspberry & Cherry

 
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Brewery Release with Northish Beer Company at Peaks and Pints
Jan
9
6:00 PM18:00

Brewery Release with Northish Beer Company at Peaks and Pints

Press Release

Wednesday, Jan. 9, Peaks and Pints will be invaded by fantastical creatures, witness a battle between darkness and light, be visited by a beautiful, innocent maiden and the unicorn she loves, kneel before the bright-red, horny glory Lord of Darkness, and — most importantly — be drenched in glitter.

Enter a world of unicorns, magic swamps, dwarves and rainbows when Northish Beer Co. transforms our weekly Lodge Meeting into a ludicrous, middle ages fairytale starring the Tacoma brewery’s glitter imperial oatmeal stout, "Feat. Tim Curry as The Darkness." 

“We were enamored with the visual style of infamous Ridley Scott’s fantasy film, Legend,” says R.J. Adler, sales executive for Northish. “The film is drenched in glitter. So we embarked on a grand experiment to capture the film’s themes of light and darkness in a glitter beer. Built on a recipe of a rich, dark imperial oatmeal stout, the oats lighten up the roast, revealing a delicate cocoa note. And, we named the beer for the best actor in the movie, ‘Feat. Tim Curry as The Darkness’.”

Legend was a flop when it came out in 1985. Most criticisms of the film then, and now, cite the good/evil clichés at the center of the plot, the overly dark tone of the film and Tom Cruise’s flat performance. But, as Adler notes, the film is visually remarkable including the forest shot inside of a studio and Tim Curry’s Academy Award-nominated makeup. Speaking of Curry, even though this movie represents a lull in Cruise’s career between Risky Business and Top Gun, Curry is especially good in his bombastic personification of Darkness. 

Peaks and Pints will screen a closed caption version of Legend on our 130-foot screen while (hopefully) mystically dressed guests sip on Feat. Tim Curry as The Darkness, as well as other Northish craft beers including cold-conditioned Festish German Lager, Werifesteria barrel-fermented saison and Wolf Link IPA. Katie Lowry of The Warehouse will DJ.

Legend had Tom Cruise, unicorns, and the director of Blade Runner behind the camera. Why did Ridley Scott's fairy tale end so unhappily? Discuss it over a glass of glitter.

STARRING NORTHISH BEER FEAT. TIM CURRY AT THE DARKNESS, 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, Peaks and Pints, 3816 N. 26th St., Basecamp Proctor, Tacoma, no cover

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New Year's Eve at McMenamins Kalama Harbor Lodge
Dec
31
to Jan 1

New Year's Eve at McMenamins Kalama Harbor Lodge

  • McMenamins Kalama Harbor Lodge (map)
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Make it a night to remember by booking one of our exclusive overnight packages and partying to live music. Click here to make your reservation!

LIVE MUSIC:

Harbor Lounge
JoAnna Lee • 9 pm - 12:30 am • Free admission

CELEBRATION PACKAGE

• Lodging for two in a cozy guestroom, including surprise amenities
• $140 per couple to be spent at your discretion on dinner and drinks in our Pub
• A sparkling wine toast at midnight
• Admission to live music featuring Never Come Down in Old 97
• $30 credit for breakfast on New Year's Day in the Kalama Pub

Packages start at $455 per couple

Make your reservations online

About JoAnna Lee

A singer-songwriter from Austin Texas, JoAnna’s songs cross between AAA (Adult Album Alternative) and Country Music.

About Never Come Down

Website:https://nevercomedownband.com/
Instagram :https://www.instagram.com/nevercomedownband/

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New Year's Eve at McMenamins Olympic Club
Dec
31
to Jan 1

New Year's Eve at McMenamins Olympic Club

  • McMenamins Olympic Club (map)
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Make it a night to remember by booking one of our exclusive overnight packages and partying to live music. Click here to make your reservation!

LIVE MUSIC:

Sassparilla • Indie roots, Americana • 9 pm - 12:30 am • $15 at the door

NEW YEAR'S EVE PACKAGE

• Lodging for two in a cozy guestroom, including surprise amenities
• $50 per couple to be spent at your discretion on dinner and drinks in our Pub 
• Admission to the Dance Party in the Theater 
• A sparkling wine toast at midnight
• $20 credit for breakfast on New Year's Day in our Pub

Packages start at $195 per couple

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About Sassparilla

Sassparilla was fermented in the bold-dank regions of Chicago and Pittsburgh and spewed onto the sidewalk of Portland's 24th & Alberta from the mouth of a 5-gallon bucket, with homemade instruments in their clutches: a cigar-box guitar made from Granny's old jewelry box, a washtub bass given a severe beating with a stick, a polka dotted bucket drum kit with rusty break-drum & a hat-box bass. Adding to the mix is a smooth, lulling washboard's rat-tatting - articulated by a man named "Sweet Pea'" and a melodic and blustery fiddle/harmonica duo that dances and interjects like a muscular horn section. With passion, fury, speed, hustle and emotion, the whiskey rains like hellfire, the fingers fly over resonators, and this sextet muster their collective will to never play like cowards.

The result is a one-of-a-kind concoction of homemade, punk-infused, Portland blood-jug holler music.

Website:https://www.sassparilla.info/home

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New Year's Eve at McMenamins Anderson School
Dec
31
to Jan 1

New Year's Eve at McMenamins Anderson School

  • McMenamins Anderson School (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Make it a night to remember by booking one of our exclusive overnight packages and partying to live music. Click here to make your reservation!

LIVE MUSIC:

Haynes' Hall
Glass of Hearts • Blondie tribute band • 9 pm - 12:30 am • $20

Patty Murray Room
Coyote Willow • 9 pm - 12:30 am • Free admission

CELEBRATION 2019 PACKAGE

• Lodging for two in a cozy guestroom, including surprise amenities
• $140 per couple to be spent at your discretion on dinner and drinks in our restaurants
• Admission to the New Year's Eve Bash with live music 
• A sparkling wine toast at midnight
• $30 credit for breakfast on New Year's Day in our restaurant

$470 to $510 per couple

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About Glass of Hearts

Formed by guitarist Matt Bradley in 2014 to fulfill a local need and exorcise a desire to play some of the greatest music put onto vinyl, Glass of Hearts started small and has been building a powerhouse ever since.  Over the years they've added a number of quality players from the local scene; including a drummer from Baldie, an all male Blondie tribute that played in the  90's, and a local actress and model with pitch perfect vocal control and raw energy to match. 

 Together they've built a look and sound to give you the show you missed from Blondie's first time around.  Combining all the hits with deep cuts and a few surprises, Glass of Hearts prides themselves on a tight, polished, energetic show for fans and casual listeners alike.  Glass of Hearts will bring the music, you just need to bring your dancing shoes and a positive attitude.  

Glass of Hearts, the northwest's premier Blondie tribute.

Website:http://www.glassofhearts.net
Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/GlassOfHearts/
Youtube:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_drBeTCn1KQ

About Coyote Willow

Coyote Willow blends progressive Folk and Americana, with hints of Celtic influence, for an extraordinary mix of vocal harmony, haunting instrumentals and foot-stomping rhythms. Their exciting combination of cello, guitar and rich vocals combine to take you on a musical journey that will have you laughing, crying, dancing and celebrating the rhythms of life. This artistic partnership of genre-crossing styles flows from Tim Coffey's soulful baritone voice and Kat Hilst's powerful cello, with styles ranging from folk, blues, rock to intriguingly complex instrumentals. Their new CD, "Raising the Barn" was recently named one of the top 5 releases in Central Oregon for 2016 by The Bend Bulletin. In the last year, the duo has opened for national acts such as Robert Earl Keen, Shawn Mullins and Sean Watkins (of Nickel Creek).

Coyote Willow's unique sound hails from a blend of diverse musical backgrounds. Kat Hilst started playing piano at 5, graduating from Oberlin Conservatory. She grew up playing the violin and later switched to the cello. Tim Coffey hit the road at 19, spending 20 years as a professional touring backup guitarist. Their talents attracted the attention of Breedlove Guitars, who invited them to join their stable of artists. The duo is a regional favorite, performing multiple venues, festivals and private events throughout the Pacific Northwest year round.

Press quote: Coyote Willow has a "penchant for making the personal universal in their songs." ~ Brian McElhiney, The Bend Bulletin (Oregon), January 29, 2016

Photo Credit: Gary Calicott Photography

Website:http://www.coyotewillowmusic.com
YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/user/hilstcoffey

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"North Fork Brewing/Latona Collaboration Release" at the Latona Pub
Dec
29
6:00 PM18:00

"North Fork Brewing/Latona Collaboration Release" at the Latona Pub

If you've never been to North Fork Brewery (and Pizzeria, and Beer Shrine, and Wedding Chapel), here's your chance to try some brewer Eric Jorgensen's incredible beers—including our collaboration chocolate mint porter. We'll have some truly unique beers from one of Washington's most truly unique breweries on tap for the evening. 

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"Annual Pictures With Santa" at  Foggy Noggin Brewing
Dec
22
1:00 PM13:00

"Annual Pictures With Santa" at Foggy Noggin Brewing

Annual Pictures With Santa @ Foggy Noggin Brewing.  Get your family pictures with Santa at Foggy Noggin Brewing and help Northwest Harvest. With a donation to Northwest Harvest, you will get the once in a lifetime opportunity to get your family portrait with Santa in the Foggy Noggin tasting room. Bring your kids and pets too! This is the Santa picture you will cherish for generations to come. https://www.facebook.com/events/2002581580042414/

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