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Portland's Bike-Powered Mill Delivers A Low-Carbon Beer

OPB/EarthFix | May 26, 2017 1:45 p.m. | Portland

A Portland brewery has teamed up with an environmental group to brew a low-carbon “Bike Crush Saison.”

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Springfield's Plank Town Brewing Co. To Open Taproom In Pleasant Hill

The Register-Guard | May 7, 2017 8:22 a.m. | Pleasant Hill, Oregon

After establishing itself as the central watering hole in downtown Springfield, Plank Town Brewing Co. plans in June to open a taphouse in ­Pleasant Hill, a community about 12 miles southeast of Eugene.

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Digestable Battery | Vancouver Mural | A Craft Brewing Crisis

OPB | Dec. 20, 2016 noon

Oregon's microbrewing economy faces a new hurdle; an Oregon student won a scholarship for inventing a digestible battery; and Vancouver High School students recently painted a mural on police headquarters.

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My Beer Sold Out (Or When Small Beers Go Big Time)

KLCC | Oct. 3, 2016 midnight | Eugene, Oregon

Recently, corporate labels including MillerCoors and Anheuser-Busch have acquired independent breweries, including Bend’s 10 Barrel Brewing and Eugene’s Hop Valley.

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Multnomah County Has Most Excessive Drinkers In Oregon

OPB | April 1, 2016 3:13 p.m. | Portland

Multnomah County has the most excessive drinkers in Oregon, according to a study from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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Deschutes Brewery To Open East Coast Facility In Virginia

AP | March 22, 2016 11:43 a.m. | Richmond, Virginia

A trade group says Deschutes was among the top 10 craft brewing companies in the country in 2014, based on sales volume.

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Breweries Team Up To Produce Fundraising Ale For UCC Victims And Families

The Register-Guard | Dec. 8, 2015 12:35 p.m.

Hop Valley Brewing and five Roseburg craft brewers have produced an ale to raise money for Umpqua Community College shooting victims and their families.

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Oregon Historical Photo: Columbia Saloon

OPB | July 20, 2015 6 a.m.

Portland is known for good beer. It is a long tradition starting in the mid-1800s. Henry Weinhard paved the way for an industry which has turned into the Beervana we have today. 

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Restaurateur Chooses To Raise Minimum Wage For Employees

OPB | July 16, 2015 12:35 p.m. | Portland

Kurt Huffman is paying his The Loyal Legion employees starting wages between $15-18 to assure them a livable income.

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Craft Brewers Conference Brings In Thousands of People And Even More Beer

OPB | April 15, 2015 5:30 p.m. | Portland

Portland – known as Beervana or the Beer Capital of the U.S. to some – will own the title with the 32nd annual Craft Brewers Conference in town this week.

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Craft Brewers Gather In Portland

OPB | April 16, 2015 12:06 p.m.

More than 11,000 people are in the Rose City for the 32nd annual Craft Brewers Conference.

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Salem Brewery Capitalizes On 'Angry Owl' Saga With IPA

OPB | March 19, 2015 8:45 a.m. | Portland

It was really only a matter of time until someone in Oregon immortalized Salem's angry owl as a beer.

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Environmental Update On Beer, Salmon, And Marijuana

OPB | Feb. 9, 2015 12:45 p.m.

MONDAY: Members of our EarthFix team will join us to discuss greener beer, energy efficient marijuana, and a new salmon tracker.

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Pacific Northwest Brewers Have A Message For Budweiser's 'Brewed The Hard Way' Ad

OPB | Feb. 3, 2015 9:13 a.m. | Portland

Budweiser's new "Brewed the Hard Way" commercial left a bad taste in the mouths of craft brewers and beer drinkers. Seattle-based video company Hopstories saw the opportunity to say what craft beer is really all about.

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Anheuser-Busch Gains Another Pacific Northwest Brewery: Seattle's Elysian Brewing

OPB | Jan. 23, 2015 3:03 p.m. | Portland

Big beer business Anheuser-Busch has picked up another Pacific Northwest brewery.

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Bend Crowned No. 1 Beer City In US

OPB | Dec. 8, 2014 2:21 p.m. | Portland

Move aside, Portland. There's a new beer capital in the state: Bend.

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10 Barrel Brewing Sold To Anheuser-Busch

OPB | Nov. 7, 2014 12:30 p.m.

FRIDAY: What happens when a beer giant buys an Oregon craft brewery?

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10 Barrel Brewing In Bend Sells To Anheuser-Busch

OPB | Nov. 5, 2014 12:27 p.m. | Portland

Anheuser-Busch has acquired one of Oregon's most successful craft brewing companies.

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Barley The Hop Settles Midwest Debate About What He Is: A Champion

OPB | Sept. 4, 2014 11:51 a.m. | Portland

Looks like the Hillsboro baseball team's mascot, Barley the Hop, is of the bitter variety.

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OLCC Plays Catch Up With Growler Craze

OPB | Aug. 27, 2014 1:31 p.m. | Portland

Alcohol service permits have been piling up at the Oregon Liquor Control Commission as the agency tries to catch up with the influx of applications to serve tasty Oregon microbrews.