News: Eugene: Portland's Old Town Brewing expands distribution to Eugene, through Bigfoot Beverages

Press Release

Eugene, Ore. ... Old Town Brewing ® (OTB®), a locally owned and operated Portland brewery, announced today its partnership with Eugene-based distributor, Bigfoot Beverages. Just over a year after bottling and distributing its award winning, Pacific Northwest inspired beers to customers in the Portland market, Old Town Brewing is yet again expanding its reach through availability in Eugene.

“This is somewhat of a coming home for us as a brewery, and for me especially,” said Adam Milne, owner of Old Town Brewing. “I was raised in Eugene and Marcola, and actually fell in love with Old Town Pizza’s Eugene location, now Ambrosia, where I celebrated my 9th birthday. To now be announcing Old Town’s availability to Eugene craft beer lovers is an incredible milestone for our team, and I couldn’t be more excited to partner with Bigfoot to make it all happen.”

“We are excited to work with Old Town to bring their award-winning craft beers to central and downstate Oregon,” said Paul King, Director of Craft Beer at Bigfoot Beverages, “they are precisely the kind of partner that is critical to helping us achieve our goal to provide the best possible assortment of local beverages to our consumers.”

Milne grew up in the Eugene area, attending Eugene Montessori, Meadowlark Elementary, Mohawk High School and graduating from the University of Oregon with a degree in Marketing and Business.  Many years after dining at his favorite childhood restaurant, Eugene’s Old Town Pizza, he saw the original Old Town Portland location up for sale, and he knew he had to buy it, so he left his marketing career at Adidas to purchase the landmark pizza parlor.

Fast forward to 2016, and Old Town now has two locations, including its full-fledged brewery operation that boasts five national and international awards. Following the Eugene expansion, the brewery has big plans to continue growth throughout Southern and Central Oregon through its partnership with Bigfoot Beverages.

OTB is driven by the pursuit of perfecting sessionable, craft beer that reflect the unique flavors and culture of the Pacific Northwest, using local, quality ingredients and not forgetting to experiment and have fun – as proven through their Mushroom Ale which earned the brewery regional and national accolades among top media

You will find Old Town’s international gold medal winning Shanghai’d IPA, two-time silver medal winning Sun Dazed Koslch, and bronze medal winning Paulie’s Not Irish, a red ale, on shelves soon. The brewery will be hosting launch events in the area over the next month, including an Old Town Brewing launch party at The Tap & Growler at 207 E 5th Ave, #115 Eugene, Or 97401 from 6-9pm.

About Old Town Brewing
Old Town Brewing (OTB) opened in northeast Portland, Ore., in 2011 with an emphasis on crafting its beer to reflect the spirit, values, history and personality of Portland and the Northwest. OTB is the first brewery in the country to deliver beer by bike straight to consumers, rain or shine. Reclaimed materials were extensively incorporated into the design of the LEED Gold brewery, evoking an atmosphere of Northwest authenticity and sustainability.

Owner Adam Milne opened OTB to complement his Old Town Pizza® location in Portland’s historic Old Town neighborhood. A devoted Old Town Pizza customer since celebrating his ninth birthday at the Eugene restaurant, Milne purchased Old Town Pizza from the original owners, the Accuardi family, in 2003. For more information visit www.otbrewing.com, or check out the brewery on Facebook and Instagram.

Old Town Brewing Awards
  • GABF 2015, Gold, Shanghai’d IPA, English-style IPA category
  • GABF 2014, Silver, Sun Dazed, German-Style Kölsch category
  • GABF 2013, Gold, Cents and Sensibility, Fresh Hop category
  • World Beer Cup 2014, Silver, Sun Dazed, German-Style Kölsch category
  • World Beer Cup 2014, Bronze, Paulie’s Not Irish, Irish Style Red Ale category

About Bigfoot Beverages
Bigfoot Beverages is a locally owned and family operated distribution company,
headquartered in Eugene, with a footprint that covers 11 counties and operates facilities in Eugene, Bend, Coos Bay, Newport and Roseburg.  Committed to growth and brand development, Bigfoot serves it’s communities by offering leading brands in all beverage categories, including national suppliers PepsiCo, Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Starbucks, Lipton and Gatorade, plus local suppliers such as Humm Kombucha, Ninkasi Brewing, GoodLife Brewing, Oakshire Brewing and many others.  Please visit www.bigfootbeverages.com for more information.
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