Brewfests!

Oregon Brewers FestKlamath Basin Brewing will be available at two well loved Brewfests this summer.  The first on the calendar is the Oregon Brewers Festival, taking place in Portland July 23rd to July 27th.  We’ll be pouring a specialty brew called Breakfast Blend IPA, whose light golden color belies the strong coffee aroma and complex flavors this beer delivers.   With 88 different beers from around the country – plus another 100 in the Specialty Tent – this will be a big celebration of craft beer!  

 

Vancouver brewfest thumbnail (589x589)Two weeks later, Klamath Basin Brewing will be pouring our beer at the Vancouver Brewfest.  It runs from August 8th-10th at the beautiful Esther Short Park in Downtown Vancouver.  This festival presents 70 beers, ciders, mead, spirits and wines, amidst delicious food and fine music, and supports several local charities.   We hope to see you at these great events!

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Bottling Defiance!

Defiance LabelOur Brewer, Corey Zschoche, is so fond of Defiance Double IPA, he has decided to bottle it year round. We are bottling it this week, so look for it soon on the shelf.  With an uncivilized volume of hop flavor, Defiance Double IPA is a rule breaker amidst a world of rule makers. While citrusy and piney bitterness do the talking, this full-bodied ale isn’t a one-trick-pony.  Subtly sweet caramel notes linger in the background, providing remarkable balance.  From first sip to last gulp, Defiance delivers on the promise of bold flavor.

Available in 22 oz. bottles or draft.
8.6 % ABV 95 IBU’S

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We’ve Changed Our Logo

Circular_LogoAs you can see, we’ve moved away from our “Mountain” logo, to one with a crossed ax and cross pein hammer.   The hand tools speak to history of the our region and its hard working people, while encompassing the hand crafted nature our brews.   And we think its distinctive look will be easier to recognize, whether it be on a bottle, a tap, or even on your hat!

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New Look- Same Great Beers

IMG_0485Lest we surprise our fans, we wanted to share that we are in the process of making some updates to our brand.  Be assured that although we are updating our image and giving new names to many of our beers, we are continuing to produce the same high-quality, award winning beers that you, our customer, have come to expect.

So why make this change?  Our goals with this project are to give ourselves a more unique and distinct look for our brand so that when the consumer sees our product they can more easily recognize and identify it as ours. We have also designed our labels to be more eye-catching so that they draw more attention. We’ll give you more information in future posts, but you will start seeing changes to our logo, names, bottle designs and web page in the next few weeks.  Cheers!

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Fresh Hopican Pale Ale Brings in the Fall

 

Fresh-Hopican-AleFollowing on the footsteps of our Oktoberfest beer, we’ve  just added a fresh hops seasonal beer, Hopican Pale Ale.  Squeezed from fresh Mosaic hops, it offers a blend of tropical and citrus flavors to the fresh hop aroma.  It’s paired with just enough of a malt profile to balance the moderate bitterness, making it a refreshing thirst quenching beer.  Stop in and give it a try.

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Bringing Home the Medals

IMG_1377We’re happy to announce that our brewers and our chef have been busy winning awards.   In June, our brewers brought home medals from the North American Brewer’s Association Beer Awards.  Our Crystal Springs IPA won a gold medal in the Double/Imperial Red Ale category, and we received a silver medal for our Vanilla Porter in the Herbed/Spiced Beer category.  Add to this the “Best Bite” award from the Taste of Klamath contest this spring to our chef, for his marinated and garnished Tri-tip bite, and you can see we have every reason to be proud of them.  Great job Corey, Billy and Dustin!

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Lone Pine Double IPA Bottled!

Our Brewer, Corey Zschoche, is mighty fond of this double IPA, and wanted to make a special bottling with it.  It takes additional time to brew, and a few more ingredients, but it’s well worth the wait.  He drew its name from the mighty and time carved tree that stood as a sentinel above town, majestic despite the elements thrown at it.  With hints of caramel and a dominating citrus aroma, this beer moves from a soft sweetness with first taste to a  lingering bitterness and signature warmth at end.   It’s sure to fortify you with a smile, but remember to give this ale some respect and savor it over a bit more time .   Available  in 22 oz. bottles or draft.

O.G. 1.084 F.G. 1.019
8.6 % ABV 95 IBU’S 10 SRM

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Buttcrack Brown is Back

 

Our infamous Nut Brown Ale is now available for a limited time.  It has just the right combination of malts and toffee nut flavor to make this a great dark ale.   A touch of humor and a taste of this will put a new twist on your day.

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Vanilla Porter wins “Peoples Choice” Award at the Bend Brewfest

The Bend Brewfest took place from August 16th thru 18th, 2012 at the Les Schwab Amphitheater in Bend.  Each year, a brewery from Bend, and a brewery from outside of Bend, share the “Peoples Choice” Award, voted on by the participants at the Brewfest.  This year, Klamath Basin Brewing Company came home with the People’s Choice award for our Vanilla Porter.  Approximately 50 breweries from around the Pacific Northwest gather together for a three day event packed full of live music, good food and great beer to raise money for two local charities, BIG SISTER/BIG BROTHER OF CENTRAL OREGON and NEIGHBOR IMPACT.

Seventeen different styles of beer and more than your share of flavors for each style make the Bend Brewfest a sure “Bucket List” item for any beer novice or enthusiast.  Not only is the beer sampling out of this world but there are lots of other attractions to make your day, such as live music, a plethora of local cuisine and local vendors selling merchandise.  To  see the official results, click on the following link:  http://www.bendbrewfest.com/Peoples-Choice-Awards.html  or click on the 2012 Bend Brewfest website  http://www.bendbrewfest.com/files/Files/BendBrewfest_2012.pdf  to learn more about the event, the charities it promoted, and the breweries and beers that were represented.  Remember that it comes around every year, so mark your calendars now for next year’s 10th Annual Bend Brewfest which returns Thursday- Saturday August 15-17, 2013 at the Les Schwab Amphitheater.

 

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We’re a Wee Bit Excited about McLoughlin Scottish Ale

In a tribute to the Father of Oregon and to the snow capped peak bearing his name that sits to our West, KBB has brewed a new beer, McLoughlin Scottish Ale.  The notes of caramel and smoke come through the aroma of this copper-colored beer, but on the tongue this Scottish Ale starts with a slight malty sweetness that gives way to a mellow bitterness.  This beer finishes with a soft sweetness and a hint of its smoky malt origins.  So grab a pint and get in touch with your inner Scot.

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