Press Release

ASTORIA, OR - Buoy Beer Co. announces it is expanding their distribution by partnering with Bigfoot Beverages to reach southern and central Oregon.
"We are very excited to be partnering with Buoy Beer Co. and the opportunity to bring their award winning beers to the craft consumers of the Southern Willamette Valley, South Coast, Central Oregon and Douglas County," says Eric Forest, Bigfoot Beverages owner.  "Buoy Beer is not only an excellent beer to be consumed at home or a local pub, but also a one-of-a-kind place to visit.  From their location on the mouth of the Columbia River to the first class food combined with their unique in-pub Sea Lion viewing, Buoy Beer Co. is truly a special place.  It is our honor to be working with them within our Bigfoot territory."
Marking their 2 year anniversary this Spring, Buoy Beer Company now distributes throughout the majority of Oregon and Southwest Washington. "People around the state have continuously asked if they can get our beer in their hometown because our brew team of Kevin, Kirk, Austen, Andrew, Dan and Wally continue to make great beer that people want to drink. We're excited to partner with a standout company in Bigfoot Beverages to accomplish our goal of pushing distribution throughout our home state of Oregon. The team at Bigfoot aligns with our values and we're happy to add them to our small list of dedicated partners, including Clatsop Distributing and Maletis Beverage,  that are growing with us to supply beer in Oregon and Southwest Washington," mentions Buoy Beer Company co-founder David Kroening.

To celebrate the new distribution area, Buoy Beer Company is returning to the KLCC Beer Festival later this week with their flagship brews, Buoy IPA and Buoy Czech Pils. The party doesn't end, or even start there. The night before the festival, on February 11th, Buoy Beer Company will be hosting their Eugene Distribution kick-off at The Bier Stein from 5-8pm. Buoy's founder will be tapping its flagship beers, plus a few special Astoria taproom only beers including Buoy's first ever barrel aged beer, an Imperial Whiskey Barrel Stout.
"Bier Stein employees and customers have been enjoying Buoy IPA and Buoy Czech Pils for a few months now. With a trade route opened, we are excited to have a regular supply of its delicious standard lineup, and look forward to showcasing its special release beers," says Aaron Brusatt of The Bier Stein.
"The Bier Stein was one of the first spots we got on tap in Southern Oregon and it's going to be a fun weekend in Eugene giving people their first tastes of both our main line-up and some fun one-offs," adds Kroening. 

About Buoy Beer Company

Buoy Beer focuses on brewing traditionally made European style lagers and Northwest influenced ales, always keeping an emphasis on balance. The brewery, taproom and restaurant are located in Astoria, OR in a 90-year old former Fish Cannery. The building is situated on pilings in the Columbia River, making for the perfect place to enjoy a pint at the end of a hard day's work or a relaxing day off. For more information see our website  or social media: @buoybeer &

About Bigfoot Beverages

Bigfoot Beverages is an Oregon company rich in family tradition, steeped in community involvement, and an unwavering commitment to delivering quality beverages for over 65 years. The name, Bigfoot, captures the variety and spirit of the brands it distributes.  It projects the resourceful individualist living in the Northwest as well as the rugged and fun legend that Bigfoot offers.

About The Bier Stein Bottleshop & Pub

The Bier Stein Bottleshop & Pub opened in July of 2005 as a craft beer and sandwich shop. It quickly became a microbrew mecca in Eugene, and has been recognized as one of the best beer bars in the country. In 2013, The Bier Stein relocated to a much larger space to accommodate over 1,000 bottles, 30 taps, and lots of friends. We strive to create a space where fellow beer enthusiasts can gather and enjoy the widest selection of beer in Oregon under one roof. We love and support our community of independent breweries around the world!
image courtesy Buoy Brewing Company

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