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20th Annual Dogtoberfest Dogwash

What a long time it's been.  Back in 1995 at the inaugural Dogtoberfest there was already a line when we opened and by the end of the afternoon, we (just Alex and Gary) had washed 60 dogs.

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Tour de Lab 2014

Are you a big dog or just a puppy?  Join us this Sunday, Sept. 7th for the Tour de Lab bike event.  Register here: http://tourdelab.com/

 

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Wiener Dog Race 2014!

Join us this Sunday, August 24th for the First Annual Wiener Dog Race benefiting Oregon Dachshund Rescue. We are teaming up with the Portland Mercury for a family friendly Wiener Dog Race, where the top WIENER takes all!
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Hop Harvest 2014

Join us Tuesday, August 26th at the Hawthorne Brew Pub for our Tenth Annual Hop Harvest Party.  A bunch of us get together, pick hops, drink beer, and nibble on some crazy-good hop infused chicken wings.

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The Mutt is Here!

It's out! The Mutt will be served starting today, while supplies last, at all four pubs. Using Cascade hops grown at the Hawthorne Pub along with several mysterious hops varieties grown by our hop enthusiast friends, we used 250 pounds this year in one seven barrel batch! Our kettle, doubling as a jam-packed hop back, was full of the mongrel menagerie of humulus lupulus.

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19th Annual Dogtoberfest – 8,165 Dogs And Counting!

It all started back in the fall of 1995 when we decided as part of our very first anniversary we would do a free dog wash for our loyal patrons. We placed a small ad in the Willy Week and hoped a few dogs would show. At 11 a.m. there was already a line and by the end of the afternoon, we (just Alex and Gary) had washed 60 dogs. We were completely “dogged tired.”

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Hop Harvest

Join us August 27th for our annual Hop Harvest Party on the patio at the Hawthorne Pub. The picking starts at 4 p.m. We will have the usual BBQ fired up for those that help us pick hops for our fresh hop beer, "The Mutt".

Call Ben at the Quimby Brewery (503-517-4352) if you need to make hop drop-off arrangements.

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Konigs Kolsch

Today we are re-re-re releasing Konigs Kolsch, a top-fermented beer named after the German style ale brewed only in Cologne (technically it has to be brewed in Cologne, but pretty much everyone breaks the rules these days). It has a straw color, a malty golden flavor, a prominent Hallertauer hop finish, and comes in at 4.9% abv. In Cologne, Kolsch is served in small, .25 liter, tall narrow glasses and servers have round trays with holes holding about 15 glasses. Servers roam the Bierhaus, exchanging empties for fulls, and marking customer's coasters to keep track of tabs.

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Why Clean Tap Lines Matter

Ever wonder why the same beer you order in one establishment tastes different than another? It is most likely the condition of the tap lines. It's sad that craft brewers work so hard rolling out their artisan product only to have the end consumer disappointed in their product because the beer is running through old, nasty tap lines.