Thursday, July 30, 2015

Limited-Edition Lager Joins Portland Brewing’s Roster of Benefit Beers


Night Market Special Lager Celebrates Rose City’s Jade District

PORTLAND, ORE. (July 22, 2015) — Portland Brewing shines the spotlight on community, adding the Night Market Special Lager to its Guild’s Lake Series of neighborhood-focused beers. The unique, small-batch brews celebrate the Rose City’s collection of diverse and tight-knit communities, benefiting Portland one beer at a time.

The Night Market Special Lager honors the 2nd annual Jade International Night Market. The cultural event, hosted by the Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO), unfolds this August in SE Portland’s Jade District. The draft-only beer is an Asian-spiced lager brewed with lemongrass stalks, Kaffir lime leaves and ginger. It features Pilsner, Carapils and Munich 20 malts, along with Liberty hops. Citrus notes swirl as upfront aromas, while a subtle heat from the ginger rounds out the experience. “Inspired by the flavors and aromas of the rich food heritages throughout SE Asia, I created a light-bodied lager that is bright and refreshing,” explains Portland Brewing head brewer Ryan Pappe. “Crisp, lemony, spicy and quenching, I hope this beer is the perfect companion while exploring the sights, sounds and smells of the Night Market this August.” Portland Brewing is the exclusive beer sponsor of the Jade International Night Market. Todd Struble, Jade District Manager, is enthusiastic about the partnership, “We are thrilled to partner with Portland Brewing to highlight the Jade International Night Market. We love supporting Portland breweries and part of our event is to include Portland's vibrant beer culture with our community and visitors!” One-dollar of every pint sold at the two-day event goes right to APANO.

When: Saturday, August 15, 5:00pm – 10:00pm Saturday, August 22, 5:00pm – 10:00pm
Where: PCC SE Campus, 2305 SE 82nd Ave, Portland, OR 97216
What: FREE event featuring multi-ethnic food & retail vendors, multi-cultural stage performances, mini farmers market, kids activities and Portland Brewing beer garden.

The Night Market Special Lager is only available for a limited-time, and can be found at the Jade International Night Market, Portland Brewing’s Taproom, and select Portland-area bars and restaurants. It’s the third beer in the Guild’s Lake Series, with others in the works.

The Guild’s Lake Series derives its name from Guild’s Lake, a former wetlands in NW Portland where Portland Brewing is now located. These beers pull inspiration from the local community with one-dollar of the proceeds from each pint going to specific neighborhood organizations.


APANO: The Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon is a statewide, grassroots organization, uniting Asians and Pacific Islanders to achieve social justice. APANO uses its collective strength to advance equity through empowering, organizing and advocating with Oregon communities.

Portland Brewing: Founded in 1986 by craft brewing pioneers, Portland Brewing was a forerunner of the Portland craft beer movement. Driven by a love for brewing great beer for the people of Portland, Ore. and beyond, Portland Brewing is committed to delivering the best every time. From unique small batches, to seasonal brews and new year-round offerings, beer drinkers can expect variety, innovation, quality and great-tasting beer in 2015 from a company that, simply, brews with a passion for beer. Portland Brewing is located at 2730 NW 31st Ave., Portland, OR 97210. For more information about Portland Brewing Company, head to their website, Facebook and Twitter.

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