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 Project, Ferment Brewing Company, Little Beast Brewing, Oakshire Brewing, Terminal Gravity, Von Ebert, Wolves & 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.
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.
- 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 Zebra||N. Portland | SE Portland|
|Volcanic Bottle Shoppe||Hood River|
|Market of Choice||Eugene – Willakenzie|
|John’s Market||Portland – SE|
|John’s Market||Portland – SW|
|Market of Choice||Ashland|
|Market of Choice||Portland – Cedar Mill|
|Market of Choice||Wilsonville|
*Ninkasi’s beer is only available at the brewery.