OREGON BREWERS FESTIVAL 2016:

The annual Oregon Brewers Festival is celebrating 29 years this year at Tom McCall Waterfront Park this Wednesday through Sunday.  While many of you will be getting off work early this Friday to attend, many of you are here on vacation just to visit this impressive and renowned fest.  Oregon Brewers Festival 2016 is one of the nation’s oldest beer festivals, not to mention the last one of the summer, so get out there and quench your thirst in this hot weather.  While you may see a lot of first time brewers at the festival this year, be sure to stop by Made in Oregon in Place Mall or the Lloyd Center Mall which sells beer from many of the longstanding breweries being represented at the festival including:

BaseCamp Brewing Co

Breakside Brewery

BridgePort Brewery

Caldera Brewing Co

Cascade Brewing

Deschutes Brewery Double

 Mountain Brewery

Ecleptic Brewing

Ex Novo Brewing Co

Gigantic

Hopworks Urban Brewery

Laurelwood Brewing Co

Ninkasi Brewing Co

Rogue Ales

StormBreaker Brewing

Sunriver Brewing

Three Creeks Brewing Co

Widmer Brothers Brewing

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OREGON WINE NEWS AND EVENTS:

         

30TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL PINOT NOIR CELEBRATION

July 29-31 2016 at Linfield College

McMinnville, OR

This 3 day event is internationally known as a Mecca for Pinot Noir connoisseurs and northwest cuisines. This weekend will feature attendance by the country’s best winemakers, local chefs and epicures.  Wine lovers will thrill at the speakers, the events, tastings, and an unforgettable learning experience from tastings and enjoying their vacation in Oregon’s wine country. 

Buy Tickets here: http://ipnc.org/shop/

 

Can’t make it and want to try some great Oregon wines? Look no further than our featured gift baskets and our top rated Oregon wines selected by our certified sommelier, Timothy Nishimoto.

http://www.madeinoregon.com/Premium-Oregon-Wine-Gift-Sets/

 

 

MUSIC AND WINE UNDER THE STARS – Dundee, OR

Looking for a classy way to spend your summer nights? Hawkin Cellars hosts “Music and Wine Under the Stars” at the Dundee Tasting Room every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month where you can enjoy live performances from local musicians from 5pm to 8pm.  However if you can’t wait until then,  the Dundee Tasting Room is open from Noon to 8pm with Happy Hour food and specials.

 

FRIDAY NIGHT CONCERT SERIES – Eugene,  OR

If you’re in need of a relaxing way to cap off your work week, visit Silvan Ridge Winery. From 6:00-9:00pm every Friday night through mid October, Silvan Ridge hosts live music on their outdoor stage and serve guests with their famous wood-fired pizzas and the award winning wines. All ages are welcome at the concert, and admission is free.  Be sure to bring your own picnic blanket or lawn chair and watch the sun set over the beautiful hills of the winery while enjoying your favorite wine.

 

EVENINGS AT IRIS– Eugene,  OR

For the remainder of summer ’16, Iris Vineyards opens its doors every Friday evening from 6:00pm-9:00pm for guests to enjoy free music by Jesse Meade on its large patio overlooking the gorgeous Chalice Vineyard. Here you can enjoy Iris’ wine, beer from Plank Town Brewing, and food specials from local companies.  If the view and wine options aren’t enough, guests are even welcome to bring their own picnic.

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The Buzz About Bee Local

5/12/2016 1:37 PM

Bee-local

The controversy of bees disappearing has been on many peoples minds over the last couple years. Bee Local has come up with a great way to help honey bees in a big city, like Portland. Instead of driving honey bees away, Bee Local is trying to keep them where they are.

By placing hives in multiple locations throughout Portland, Bee Local is helping protect and save Oregon’s honey bees. Each Bee Local honey has the name of the neighborhood the honey was harvested from. Whether it’s on the rooftop of a hotel or in the hidden farmlands around Portland, Bee Local has spread their hives into all different Portland neighborhoods.

Bee Local Jars

Every Bee Local honey taste a little different. This is mainly due to where the pollen is collected. Bee Local founder, Damian states, “pollen can affect the flavor so much that many honeys can actually taste different depending on the region and where bees are foraging for the nectar.” 1 You could say that each Portland neighborhood has their own unique taste.

Bee Local has started crafting new honey products, like their Hot Scorpion Chili Honey. This Hot Honey is infused with Scorpion Chili and vinegar. Bee Local really knows how to make your taste buds jump with this honey. Bee Local is always buzzing with new ideas. Keep on the look out for new and up coming products.

1. The Scary Truth Behind the Honey Sold in Grocery Stores. http://www.popsugar.com/food/What-Honey-Laundering-41160412#photo-41160423 POPSUGAR Inc., Retrieved  May 7, 2016

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Timothy Nishimoto

May is always a fun time for me. As a huge champion of Oregon wines, I revel in this industry’s opportunity to bring people together to celebrate, and share their passion for, this awesome elixir, honor the people who bring it to us, and to learn more about, and promote, Oregon’s growing place in the world of wine.

This particular Oregon Wine Month, however, also marks the beginning of some nice improvements in Made in Oregon’s wine department to make the wine-buying experience more enjoyable for both the novice and connoisseur. We have started to feature some exciting new wines on our shelves, we have designated a wine steward at each store, we will have a shelf talker with a description for every wine on the shelf, there will be more in-store tastings, and I hope to host winemaker dinners monthly. Basically, we want Made in Oregon to be more of a destination for wine! (To read more about my vision, click here for an interview article in the May issue of Oregon Wine Press magazine.)

Did you know there are over 600 wineries, and 18 AVAs (American Viticultural Areas) in Oregon? The first commercially-made wine was produced 50 years ago, by pioneer, David Lett, who started Eyrie Vineyards, against all doubt by many others that Oregon was suitable for quality wine grape growing. Well, lucky for the world, Lett was right, and it seems as though every time I look up, there’s someone moving to Oregon to start a winery!

As someone who travels around the world every year, it is thrilling to have so many opportunities to spread the word about Oregon wine. Most people outside of the state equate Oregon wine with Pinot Noir, but there are over 70 grape varietals produced here! To be fair, I LOVE my Oregon Pinot Noir, but I encourage everyone to seek out something new and different from Oregon!

During this month we having a sale of 10% off all wines in the stores and on our website, come celebrate Oregon Wine Month with us!!

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