Showing posts with label Oregon. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Oregon. Show all posts

March 6, 2013

First Ever Micro Brew Fest Rocks Panama

Brewdog in Panama
Scotland's BrewDog was one of the
international craft breweries
served at the festival.
Photo credit: James Bloomfield
This weekend, the Republic of Panama enjoyed its first annual Panama Micro Brew Fest. 

Casa Bruja, one of Panama's newest craft breweries, was instrumental in organizing the craft beer festival. Richo Fernandez, Casa Bruja's Creative Director, reports that 900 tickets were sold for the event.

I asked a friend, James Bloomfield, to share a few words and some photos from the festival.

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Panama isn't exactly known for its good beer festivals.

At least, not til now.

So what happened? Well, the first Panama Micro Brew Fest happened, throwing open its taps to serve Panama a decent pinta. With more than twenty different styles of craft beer, the brew fest hosted some of Panama’s best up and coming breweries. Alongside international craft breweries such as Scotland's Brewdog and Oregon's Rogue, local legends Istmo Brew Pub and La Rana Dorada served their best, while craft beer newcomers Casa Bruja and Cervecería Legítima introduced themselves to the Panamanian crowd.

February 20, 2013

Panama Gets Its First Micro Brew Fest

Craft beer and homebrewing are far from strictly American phenomena. The contagion has spread south and it can't be stopped.

On March 2nd, Funky Brewster and N Producciones will present the first ever Panama Micro Brew Fest in Panama City, Panama. The event will feature craft beer from local producers and heavy hitters from abroad.

Breweries slated for festival include:

Check back after the fest for an exclusive review from a local blogger!

April 28, 2012

WA: Churchkey Can Company

You know it's big when even the celebs are getting on board.

Are you a fan of the HBO show Entourage?  Inc. and Techcrunch report that actor Adrian Grenier is a co-founder of Churchkey Can Company, a brewery start-up out of the Seattle area.  Their "shtick" is nostalgia for something most of us don't remember.  Instead of packaging in standard beer cans, Churchkey throws back to the old-style flat top beer can that you have to open with the pointy end of a can opener.  So that's what it's for...


The Washington Beer Blog tells us more about Churchkey Can Company and its interesting arrangement with the brewery next door.

So far Churchkey is keeping it local.  It can currently be found in these locations in Portland and Seattle.

March 12, 2012

More Craft Beer Events

Coming up, two events to combat some pretty detrimental diseases.  Fight 'em both with beer!

Find these events and more on the Craft Beer Events page of this blog!

BreastFest at Terrapin! - 90% of money raised in Athens, STAYS in Athens for breast health programs through the St. Mary’s Women’s Diagnostic and Imaging Center
March 24, 2012
12pm - 7:30pm
Terrapin Brewery, Athens, GA

More info and buy tickets here.
Going?  RSVP on Facebook and tell your friends here.

Pints for Prostates - The tasting event, which benefits the Pints for Prostates campaign, features pale ales from a dozen Oregon breweries and a dozen breweries from around the globe.
July 25, 2012
5:30pm - 8:30pm
Tom McCall Waterfront Park, Portland, OR


More info and buy tickets here.