MORNING FOAM FOR MONDAY, JUNE 27 2016: A seven-taster flight of craft beer news, from the fluffy head all the way to the bottom gunk. …
The third annual Pacific Northwest Cider Awards drew an exciting 188 ciders from 40 cideries throughout the Pacific Northwest, including Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and parts of Canada. Divided into 15 distinct categories, gold, silver and bronze medals were awarded in every category.
Deschutes Brewery’s annual release of Double Black Butte Porter aged in barrels is today with release parties for Black Butte XXVIII at the Portland and Bend, Oregon pubs. Deschutes has also revealed the schedule for some of their upcoming seasonals and new beers to come out throughout the rest of the year.
The Laurelwood Brewing Co. is the official sponsorship of the local Great West League baseball team, Portland Pickles, for its inaugural season. Laurelwood didn’t make a Portland Pickle Juice sour, but the brewers have probably chosen more wisely in making the limited-run Portland Pickles Pale Ale.
Hampton Hargreaves recently designed these special edition labels for Lanikai Brewing’s partnership with the new Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina. The resort wanted to bring authentic Hawaiian beer to its guests. As one of the island’s first breweries to brew 100 percent of their beer locally — incorporating native ingredients — LBC was a natural choice.
New York’s Shmaltz Brewing is releasing a new golden ale that celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Gene Roddenberry’s Star Trek Series, that debuted in 1966.
Starbucks has branched out into beer and wine with moderate success. Taco Bell has tested alcohol on their menu as well. Now, Barnes & Noble looks to be placing a bet on beer and wine. At an investor meeting on Thursday, Barnes & Noble announced that on premise beer and wine will be available at at least four of their new stores opening soon. This move? To compete with Amazon.