Northwest Brewing News April/May 2017 : Page 2

Northwest Brewing News Bill Metzger bill@brewingnews.com Abram Goldman-Armstrong abe@brewingnews.com (503) 730-5597 Next Editorial Deadline: MAY 5 John Norton john@brewingnews.com (503) 319-6433 Ian Webb ian.webb@brewingnews.com (778) 350-6990 Next Ad Deadline: MAY 10 Publisher Editor APRIL/MAY 2017 By Abram Goldman-Armstrong P hoto by t yler P aris Advertising British Columbia Ad Sales Next Ad Deadline: MAY 10 NIPAC Top Hop Honors Are In! By Bill Metzger, p. 3 Alaska Bill Howell bill.howell@brewingnews.com British Columbia Joe Wiebe joe.wiebe@brewingnews.com Northern California WRITER WANTED ncal@brewingnews.com Bay Area Mario Rubio mario@brewingnews.com Oregon Casey McDonald oregon@brewingnews.com Portland D.J. Paul portland@brewingnews.com Willamette Valley Aaron Brussat aaron.brussat@brewingnews.com Central Oregon Will Thompson dryside@brewingnews.com Washington Jeannie McWilliams jeannie@brewingnews.com Seattle Geoff Kaiser geoff.kaiser@brewingnews.com Trails and Ales Joe Concannon joe.concannon@brewingnews.com Homebrew News Mitch Scheele mitch@brewingnews.com Illustrations/Cover Design Hans Granheim hans@brewingnews.com Graphic Designer Jennifer Reed designer@brewingnews.com Webmeister Jamie Magee jamie@brewingnews.com Province & State News Beer Gardening By Aaron Brussat p.4 Tasting Panel: Barleywines By Geoff Kaiser p.8 Homebrewers Corner By Mitch Scheele, p.10 Brewers Pantry Barleywine BBQ Sauce By Izaak Butler, p.11 Trails and Ales By Joe Concannon, p.12 Brite Tanks: Wolves and People Brewing By D.J. Paul p. 13 PROVINCE & STATE NEWS Brewery Directory.................... p.14 Northern California.................. p.20 Oregon......................................... p.22 Washington.................................. p.26 British Columbia....................... p.28 Events Calendar........................ p.28 Alaska.......................................... p.29 JUNE/JULY ISSUE IS THE BUBBLE ABOUT TO BURST? CRAFT BEER GROWTH For advertising info contact John Norton 503-319-6433 john@brewingnews.com Office Number Northwest Brewing News is published bimonth-ly, on 100% recycled paper. Over 50,000 copies are distributed to breweries, brew on premises, homebrew supply shops, and high variety beer bars and stores throughout the Northwest. All material ©2017 by Northwest Brewing News, unless otherwise noted. Northwest Brewing News P.O. Box 86, Welches, OR 97067 1-800-474-7291 n the cover story Aaron Brussat invites us to “grow your own beer.” Beyond malt and hops there are many traditional and not so traditional beer ingredients that can be grown in backyards and small scale farms. Having grown up on subsistence farm in the foothills of the Oregon Coast Range, farming has a special place in my heart, and I find farm breweries topping my lists of favorite breweries I’ve visited. There is something mag-ical about them breweries, and the symbiotic nature of the work of farming and brewing. At Crannóg Ales in BC, spent grain becomes livestock feed, chick-ens roam amongst the hop bines to keep down the pests, and hops and produce from the farm are used in the brewery’s beers. At Agrarian Ales near Eugene, the farmer-brewers keep a hot pepper beer in rotation made with peppers grown on the farm, and the annual hop harvest party is well known through-out the Willamette Valley. Rogue’s hop farm near Silverton, Oregon has grown into a full-fledged hobby farm with everything from jalapeños and pumpkins, to marionberries grown on the farm and used in brewing. As the return to farm brewing ploughs ahead, there are some threats, mostly in the form of land use laws. Yamhill County, Oregon’s Wolves and People brewery, featured in our Brite Tanks column this issue just won a battle to have events at the farm throughout the year. These events, which are permitted for wineries in the County, will allow Wolves and People to host on-farm beer dinners. A nosy neighbor who’d recently moved from California decided to protest their per-mit, and the brewery had to fight for its rights before the local planning com-mission. In BC, a change to legislation governing farm breweries threatens the very existence of established breweries such as Crannóg Ales and Persephone Brewing as well as sev-eral breweries in planning. The powers that be are requiring 50% of a brew-I ery’s ingredients be grown on site, but are not counting hops. The breweries and the BC Hop Growers Association have started an online petition to get hops counted as part of farm brewer-ies’ ingredients. For more information visit cran-nogales.com or to sign the petition to include hops: https://www.change.org/p/minis-ter-of-ag-update-the-alr-to-allow-hop-farming-breweries On a happier note, we wel-come our new Dryside writer Will Thompson, who will be cover-ing beer east of the Cascades in Oregon and Washington. In the Mugshots column Jeannie McWilliams profiles Steve Luke of Cloudburst Brewing. In Northern California we are still seeking a writer to cover the area North of the Bay Area to the Oregon border. Please send resumes and cover letters to nwbneditor@brewingnews.com if interested in applying. Our tasting panel focuses on Barleywine, as we big farewell to a truly epic winter here in Cascadia. In the Brewers Pantry Izaak Butler whips up a tasty barleywine barbeque sauce. Wildflower season has come to the wilds of the Great Northwest and Joe Concannon’s Trails and Ales gives a guide to hikes where flowers become beer. As always we update you with all the latest happenings in the beer scene, from openings and closings to the Oregon Beer Awards.

Editor's Draught

Abram Goldman-Armstrong



PHOTO BY TYLER PARIS



In the cover story Aaron Brussat invites us to “grow your own beer.” Beyond malt and hops there are many traditional and not so traditional beer ingredients that can be grown in backyards and small scale farms. Having grown up on subsistence farm in the foothills of the Oregon Coast Range, farming has a special place in my heart, and I find farm breweries topping my lists of favorite breweries I’ve visited. There is something magical about them breweries, and the symbiotic nature of the work of farming and brewing.



At Crannóg Ales in BC, spent grain becomes livestock feed, chickens roam amongst the hop bines to keep down the pests, and hops and produce from the farm are used in the brewery’s beers. At Agrarian Ales near Eugene, the farmer-brewers keep a hot pepper beer in rotation made with peppers grown on the farm, and the annual hop harvest party is well known throughout the Willamette Valley. Rogue’s hop farm near Silverton, Oregon has grown into a full-fledged hobby farm with everything from jalapeños and pumpkins, to marionberries grown on the farm and used in brewing. As the return to farm brewing ploughs ahead, there are some threats, mostly in the form of land use laws.

Yamhill County, Oregon’s Wolves and People brewery, featured in our Brite Tanks column this issue just won a battle to have events at the farm throughout the year. These events, which are permitted for wineries in the County, will allow Wolves and People to host on-farm beer dinners. A nosy neighbor who’d recently moved from California decided to protest their permit, and the brewery had to fight for its rights before the local planning commission. In BC, a change to legislation governing farm breweries threatens the very existence of established breweries such as Crannóg Ales and Persephone Brewing as well as several breweries in planning. The powers that be are requiring 50% of a brewery’s ingredients be grown on site, but are not counting hops. The breweries and the BC Hop Growers Association have started an online petition to get hops counted as part of farm breweries’ ingredients.

For more information visit crannogales.com or to sign the petition to include hops: https://www.change.org/p/minister-of-ag-update-the-alr-to-allowhop-farming-breweries

On a happier note, we welcome our new Dryside writer Will Thompson, who will be covering beer east of the Cascades in Oregon and Washington. In the Mugshots column Jeannie McWilliams profiles Steve Luke of Cloudburst Brewing.

In Northern California we are still seeking a writer to cover the area North of the Bay Area to the Oregon border. Please send resumes and cover letters to nwbneditor@brewingnews.com if interested in applying.

Our tasting panel focuses on Barleywine, as we big farewell to a truly epic winter here in Cascadia. In the Brewers Pantry Izaak Butler whips up a tasty barleywine barbeque sauce. Wildflower season has come to the wilds of the Great Northwest and Joe Concannon’s Trails and Ales gives a guide to hikes where flowers become beer.

As always we update you with all the latest happenings in the beer scene, from openings and closings to the Oregon Beer Awards.

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