Cheers! 8 New Beers Inspired by Oregon

Beer in Celebration of Place

We are excited to announce the release of eight brand new beers that celebrate Oregon’s diverse landscapes! We’ve partnered with local breweries to create beers inspired by place in celebration of the brand new “The Oregon I Am” map—the first-of-its-kind that features 81 outdoor places across the state that anyone can visit, thanks to the work of land trusts.

As Oregonians, we love our trees, we love our deserts, we love our mountains, and we love our beer. Many of our land trust members have strong relationships with local breweries because brewers deeply understand the connection between healthy environments and the healthy water, hops, and malt that make great beer.

We knew that working with like-minded breweries would be the perfect way to celebrate the incredible bounty of Oregon and give cheers to these hidden gems in our state. We are so grateful to partner with Crux Fermentation ProjectFerment Brewing CompanyLittle Beast BrewingOakshire BrewingTerminal GravityVon EbertWolves & People Farmhouse Brewery and Ninkasi Brewing, who thoughtfully crafted beer in support of Oregon’s landscapes and our 30 member organizations.

Meet the Brewers & Join Us for Happy Hour!

June 25, 4:30 p.m.-6 p.m.

Mark your calendars for our Virtual Happy Hour and beer launch on the first Friday of the summer! Pick up The Oregon I Am beers and join brewers and land trusts for a free, statewide virtual happy hour celebrating the Oregon landscape through the lens of beer. 


The Beers

All 8 beers inspired by place.

Each beer was thoughtfully crafted with Oregon in mind. Breweries set out to pay tribute to the state in several ways, including using Oregon-grown ingredients, fermenting beer outdoors in a nature preserve using microbes from the air, capturing the essence of a sunny Oregon summer day, and/or collaborating with a local land trust. 

Each brewery’s beer label features special artwork directly from the map—designed by the local creative firm Jolby—and an invitation to get the map, which is available in English or Spanish when you provide your name and email.

  • Crux Fermentation Project (Bend) – Experimental IPA with 95% Oregon-grown ingredients, fermented in the open air at Deschutes Land Trust’s Camp Polk Meadow Preserve, finished with a Norwegian yeast strain. Released in 500ml bottles.
  • Ferment Brewing Company (Hood River) – Hoppy Pale Ale brewed in partnership with Columbia Land Trust. The beer is made with Mecca Grade malt from Madras, and hop hash from Crosby Hop Farm in Woodburn. Released in 16oz 4-pack cans.
  • Little Beast Brewing (Portland) – Sour ale inspired by the bounty of fruit that grows in Oregon. The beer is packed full of marionberries, Oregon’s “unofficial state berry.” Released in 16oz 4-pack cans.
  • Ninkasi Brewing (Eugene) – Unfiltered NW Pale Ale brewed in partnership with McKenzie River Trust and inspired by volunteer days at Green Island—a diverse ecosystem where the McKenzie and Willamette rivers meet. Released in limited edition 32oz crowlers available exclusively at Ninkasi’s Better Living Room restaurant and taproom.
  • Oakshire Brewing (Eugene) – Hazy Extra Pale Ale brewed with all Oregon-grown ingredients in honor of the McKenzie River Watershed and the McKenzie River Trust. Released in 16oz 4-pack cans.
  • Terminal Gravity (Enterprise) – Light and fruited sour ale brewed with huckleberries and wheat, inspired by a favorite Oregon past-time—picking huckleberries. The beer celebrates the important work of Wallowa Land Trust. Released in 12oz 6-pack cans.
  • Von Ebert (Portland) – Designed to remind us of being outdoors in Oregon—the beer includes Mosaic, Incognito, Enigma and Mosaic Cryo hops to mimic flavors of pine, evergreen, berries and cannabis. Released in 16oz 4-pack cans.
  • Wolves & People Farmhouse Brewery (Newberg) – Unfiltered Farmhouse India Pale Ale with Oregon-grown Mecca Grade estate malt, Oregon-grown Crystal, Meridian, and Cashmere hops, and wild mustard flowers. Released in 16oz 4-pack cans.


Where to Get The Oregon I Am Beer

All eight beers will be available mid-June with limited cans, bottles, or crowlers, respectively, at each brewery’s taproom, and most beers will receive limited distribution to specialty beer shops throughout the state. 

You can pick up the full suite of beers* at select locations including:

Green ZebraN. Portland | SE Portland
Volcanic Bottle ShoppeHood River
Market of ChoiceEugene – Willakenzie
Broken TopBend
Bier SteinEugene
John’s MarketPortland – SE
John’s MarketPortland – SW
Belmont StationPortland
Market of ChoiceAshland
Market of ChoicePortland – Cedar Mill
Market of ChoiceWilsonville

*Ninkasi’s beer is only available at the brewery.

Kelley Beamer

Kelley Beamer

Kelley's our Executive Director for the Coalition of Oregon Land Trusts and has over 15 years of experience leading collaborative efforts that support conservation.

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.” ― Margaret Atwood

Brought to you by your friends at COLTthe Coalition of Oregon Land Trusts, with 30 member organizations statewide. The Oregon I Am is a collaborative effort and celebration of the land and communities we love. #oregoniam

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