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4:02 pm
Mon August 4, 2014

Hop Valley Expands Into Washington And Idaho

Credit Brent MacCluer, Hop Valley Brewing

Hop Valley Brewing is expanding into Washington and Idaho later this month. A new distribution partnership is making it possible to supply these states with the Eugene business' beer.

Hop Valley is adding four new beer tanks ranging in size from 4,000 to 6,000 gallons to its Whiteaker facility. In October, additional 12,000 gallon tanks will arrive. Jonas Kungys, a Hop Valley owner says the tanks are needed to meet demands in the Northwest.

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Northwest Beer
7:26 am
Thu June 19, 2014

Tasting Old Growth Forest In Your Beer

Matt Wagoner points to a standing dead tree on a recent hike.
Credit Cassandra Profita / Earthfix

Some Portland brewers have a challenge for you. Can you taste the forest in their beer? Is it an old growth forest or one that's been logged? They’ve been collecting wild yeast from both types of forest and using it to ferment some beer. EarthFix reporter Cassandra Profita joined a recent hiking group that tasted the results.

Wagoner: "Alright, let's stop right here."

Matt Wagoner of the Forest Park Conservancy, is leading a hike through a little known parcel of old growth forest. It's about 20 minutes from downtown Portland.

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Beer
7:15 am
Mon May 26, 2014

After Portland and Seattle, ‘Brew Dogs’ take on Alaska

Scottish beer-makers James Watt and Martin Dickie host the TV show Brew Dogs.
Credit http://tv.esquire.com/shows/brew-dogs

A reality TV show about the craft beer industry has taken on breweries in Portland and Seattle. Now, it’s headed north to feature the Alaskan Brewing Co., in the capital city of the nation’s northernmost state.

In 2007, Scottish beer makers James Watt and Martin Dickie started BrewDog, now one of the most popular craft breweries in the U.K.

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KLCC Beer Week 2014
6:45 pm
Thu February 6, 2014

Collaboration Brew 2014: A Tour Of Germany

Oakshire Brewing's German Collaboration Brew is Unterstutz KLCC Hefeweizen.
Amanda Butt

Taking a Tour of Germany for the 2014 KLCC Microbrew Festival's Collaboration Brew, an annual interpretation of a certain style of beer. KLCC's Angela Kellner spoke with Matt VanWyck of Oakshire Brewing, Jason Carriere and Scott Siebar of Falling Sky Brewing and had a taste of the 2 beers made by the brewers.

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Beer
7:37 am
Thu February 6, 2014

LagerBot Will Be At KLCC BrewFest

Erik Erikson and Mark Davis with LagerBot
Credit Rachael McDonald

There will be a lot of beer to taste at the KLCC Microbrew Festival this Friday and Saturday. But only one of the ales will be poured out of a robot's nose. LagerBot which will be dispensing at the Ninkasi booth at the Brewfest.

Erikson: "I'm Erik Erikson. I'm a software engineer at 3Cinteractive. A company in downtown Eugene."

Davis: "My name's Mark Davis. I'm a managing member over at CodeChops co-working space in Eugene."

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Beer Week 2014
12:40 am
Wed February 5, 2014

The Hazards Of Beer Naming And Other Musings

Credit Public Domain

It’s beer week here at KLCC, a time when Oregon brewing and beer culture come into focus.

Clever beer names are abundant in the industry.  Some breweries take things a step further, using religiously insensitive or sexualized names.  For example, Polygamy Porter from Utah or “La Tite Pute” or "The Little Slut" from Quebec.  

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