OREGON FEATURE

Along side breweries from across Canada and the United States Cask Days has invited the state of Oregon to be this years international brewery feature. A very special thank you to Ben Love of Gigantic Brewing for helping us put together this amazing collective of breweries. Stay tuned, we will be announcing more participating breweries over the next several weeks!

Gigantic Brewing Co. is an independent, crafty brewery located Portland,  Oregon. Brewer/owners Ben Love and Van Havig are veterans of the Oregon brewing community that hold themselves to a simple principle: never give an inch. They vowed to start small and (stubbornly) stay small, focusing their efforts on making exceptional beer, rather than a lot of beer. When you drink Gigantic, know that they didn't just put their names on the label – their effort, imagination, and dry wit are in every bottle as well. 


With 20 years professional brewing experience, Jason McAdam presides over our custom designed 15 Barrel system manufactured locally in Portland by Metalcraft Fabrication.  We believe in creativity and the highest quality malt, hops, yeast, and Bull Run water to create the finest local brews.  In 5 years we’ve churned out 180 unique brews, in addition to the craft staple Burnside IPA, we take new spins on time tested brews like our Oatmeal Pale Ale, and flex our chops with the Sweet Heat and Lime Kolsch recipes.  
All Burnside Ales remain unfiltered, instead we opt for the lagering process to remove particulates.  This requires an increased time commitment, but pays dividends in the depth, character, and flavor profile of our offerings.  


Buoy Beer Co. focuses on brewing traditionally made European-style lagers and Northwest influenced ales while always keeping an emphasis on balance. The Brewery occupies a former fish cannery built on pilings in the Columbia River where the river meets the Pacific Ocean, creating an ambiance perfect for enjoying a pint.


 

Settled on the banks of the wild and scenic Deschutes river, Deschutes Brewery's handcrafted ales are brewed naturally with pristine water from the Cascade mountains.


 

Our home is the beach. In 1995, here on the beach in Pacific City, sat an old brick building just waiting for new life. Inspiration soon arrived, and so it was, in 1996 the original Pelican Pub and Brewery was born. With quality comes success and today we have taken our breweries and our values to other Oregon coastal towns where we’re thankful to wake up each day in a place that reminds us that amazing is possible. Cheers fellow fanatics. This is as good as it gets.


Laurelwood Pub and Brewery is a restaurant and public brewery chain located in the state of Oregon. They have a total of 5 locations as of 2014 around the Portland Metropolitan Area. It was founded by Mike De Kalb and his wife Cathy Woo-De Kalb.


Literally translating to ‘of barley’ in old english, bærlic reiterates the fundamental idea that all things, no matter how complex or involved, can always be traced backward to a single, simple core or point of view. Our point of view comes from a belief that we are all in this together and that our actions shape our world — by being honest, we are approachable; by being consistent, we can be trusted; by being considerate, we can sleep at night; and by choosing to keep it simple, we are able to do this really well. 


Hopworks Urban Brewery strives to revolutionize and inspire the brewing industry with practices that drive quality, protect the environment and improve the community we live in. Utilizing organic malts and a combination of locally-sourced, organic and Salmon Safe hops, the company’s 20-barrel brewery produces 13,500 barrels of beer and cider a year for HUB’s two brewpubs and for distribution throughout the Northwest. Hopworks is a family-owned and operated business, the first Certified B Corporation brewery in the Pacific Northwest, a gold-level bike friendly business, and is recognized as one of the Best Green Companies To Work For In Oregon. Learn more online at hopworksbeer.com


About Double Mountain Brewery and Taproom: Double Mountain Brewery and Taproom was established in 2007 in the heart of downtown Hood River, OR. Double Mountain opened with a clear mission: make great beer for craft beer fans. Double Mountain’s unique location lends to not only using pure and clean glacial water for their beers, but they also take advantage of regionally grown hops. Double Mountain’s long-aged beers deliver maximum flavor and character. 


The Commons Brewery is a small craft brewery located in the Central Eastside of Portland, Oregon. We are inspired by European brewing tradition and layer on our Northwest grown experience. We take a very hands-on approach to brewing our small batch beers.


Cascade Brewing has been a pioneer in the sour beer renaissance since 2006 and the proud innovator of the Northwest Sour Ale. Our 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 Northwest grown ingredients with each project year release capturing the unique subtleties of that year’s growing season. Our beers are brewed in our own brewery in Portland, Oregon, and then aged and blended at the Cascade Blending House, which holds more than 1,500 oak barrels and nine foudre tanks.


Opened in 2010 in the quiet Woodlawn neighborhood of Northeast Portland as a restaurant and nano-sized brewery, Breakside expanded to a 3.5 BBL brewhouse while winning their first medal at the Great American Beer Festival in 2011 where they have earned medals each year since. In 2013 the brewery expanded operations to Milwaukie, Oregon with a 30BBL production brewery filled with 60 and 120BBL tanks, barrel rooms for wild and non-wild/sour fermentation's and a 24 tap tasting room. In 2014 Breakside was awarded with the highly coveted Gold Medal for American-style IPA at the Great American Beer Festival for their flagship IPA, which was also named to Men's Journals 100 Best Beers In The World and Sip Northwest's Best IPA in the Northwest. 

Boneyard started brewing in 2010 and in 2015 we produced 24,500 BBLs of mostly IPAs styles . Distribution is in the Pacific North West and draft only . Excited and looking forward to launching are wild beer program in 2016 .


Hair of the Dog Brewing Company was founded in November of 1993 with the purpose of providing beer lovers with new and unusual beer styles. Creativity and originality have been cornerstones of the company's philosophy since it was founded.  Each Beer has its own name and unique identity; like the people who have inspired them. The brewery is family owned and operated, a proud member of the Oregon Brewers Guild as well as the Pacific Northwest's rich brewing heritage. We produce over 600 barrels of Beer a year in our 4 barrel (120 gallon) Brewhouse and bottle approximately 5000 cases a year. The rest of our beer is served on draft in our tasting room and at a few select accounts in Oregon and elsewhere. Hair of Dog is proud to be one of the first breweries in America specializing in the production of high alcohol, bottle conditioned beers as well as experimenting with the barrel aging process since 1994. Currently, the brewery has 180 oak barrels used to age Beer from 6 months to 8 years. We use new oak as well as previously filled spirit and wine barrels. All the Beer is made by two Brewers, Denver Bon and Alan Sprints. 


 

Founded in 2014, Ex Novo has burst on the scene with a wide array of beer styles from traditional English and German recipes to many one-off experimental offerings. Located in North Portland, the brewpub is warm, unique and inviting. Aside from great beer, Ex Novo is also the first nonprofit brewery in the country, using our success for good in donating 100% of net profits to charity!

Fort George crafts original beers distributed only in the Northwest. Whether in cans or kegs, at our pub in Astoria or on your front porch, our brews bring people together in aromatic headiness and lupulin ecstasy.


 

Ecliptic Brewing located in Portland, OR is a venture from John Harris, an Oregon beer icon whose background is steeped in the state’s rich craft brewing history.  John started as a brewer at McMenamins in 1986 before moving on to Deschutes Brewery where he created the recipes for beers such as Mirror Pond Pale Ale, Black Butte Porter, and Obsidian Stout.  From there John went to work at Full Sail Brewing and in 2013 he opened Ecliptic Brewing.  The name Ecliptic unites Harris’ two passions: brewing and astronomy, and as such, the brewery celebrates the Earth’s yearly journey around the sun through both its beer and restaurant menus.  Harris’ signature beers include Orbiter IPA, Phobos Single Hop Red Ale, and Capella Porter. 


Reverend Nat is a single-minded cider evangelist who searches the world for superior ingredients to handcraft the most unusual ciders that no one else will make.


Upright Brewing specializes in farmhouse inspired beers rooted in France and Belgium but made with a Pacific Northwest twist, while also dabbling in both classic and quirky projects from around the world. The name references the primary instrument of Charles Mingus, a musician whose compositions defy categorization. At Upright the recipes and processes are decidedly unbound, making for true hybrid styles that share Mingus’ spirit of exercising creativity and craft.