Public Coast Brewing Co. Introduces Blueberry Hard Seltzer

Public Coast Brewing Co. has recently added a Blueberry Hard Seltzer to its Farm Stand Series. Fermented with locally grown Public Coast Farm blueberries and unrefined cane sugar, this 4.5 percent ABV hard seltzer is crisp, light, and naturally gluten-free. 

“In these early days of summer, few things are as refreshing as our new Blueberry Hard Seltzer,” said Will Leroux, Public Coast’s head brewmaster. “With fresh blueberries harvested from our very own farm, this low-alcohol, easy-to-drink beverage is a fun addition to our line-up of brews, each of which is inspired by the beautiful, lush region in which we live.”

Public Coast’s Blueberry Hard Seltzer joins the NW Honey Red Ale in the brewery’s Farm Stand Series, highlighting ingredients grown at its sister property, Public Coast Farm, located at the base of the Coastal Range in Banks, Ore. The Blueberry Hard Seltzer is for sale on-tap and in cans at Public Coast’s brewpub in Cannon Beach. For a full list of beers on tap or order online for curbside pickup, visit publiccoastbrewing.com/beer/

Public Coast hooked me up with a couple of Blueberry Hard Seltzers to try and share with my buddies. They were super yummy! Not too sweet. Not too tart. A great drink for a day on the water. The blue color was a great surprise too and speaks to the quality of the ingredients (real fruit juice!). Thanks!

About Public Coast Brewing

Located just 70 miles west of Portland in Cannon Beach, Ore., Public Coast Brewing, named after the only true public coastlines in America: the Oregon coast is a 10bbl Brewhouse with one 20-barrel fermenter and two 10-barrel fermenters. Public Coast Brewing also offers fresh and delicious food from local farms and ranches for adults and children alike. Boasting a large pet-friendly patio, wrap-around bar, shuffleboard, and tall windows for peering into the brewery, Public Coast Brewing offers a relaxed and welcoming spot for the whole family. For more information please visit, http://publiccoastbrewing.com/

About Public Coast Farm

Oregon’s historic Route 26, known to Portlanders as the Sunset Highway, has welcomed generations of families traveling to and from the coast on its forested byway. Now Public Coast Farm sits on that very route, straddling West Dairy Creek at the base of the Coastal Range, on a 40-acre site lush with blueberry bushes, beehives, fruit orchards, and soon-to-be-planted hops. The farm is fertile ground for the farm’s sister properties – the Stephanie Inn, Surfsand Resort, Wayfarer Restaurant & Lounge, and Public Coast Brewing Co. – each of which incorporates Public Coast Farm’s fresh ingredients into delicious dishes and seasonal beers.

Public Coast Brewing Hits the Shelves of Green Zebra

Due to popular demand, Cannon Beach’s favorite brewery expands Portland offerings to all four Green Zebra Grocery locations

Public Coast Brewing, named after Oregon’s 363 miles of free and open coastline, has expanded its beer offerings in Portland to include all four Green Zebra Grocery locations. Green Zebra will carry the largest selection of Public Coast beers available in the metro area, including the Coastal Haze Hazy IPA, Imperial IPA, Blackjack Bumbleberry Sour Stout, and the World Beer Cup Gold award-winning ’67 Blonde Ale, among others.

“Green Zebra is committed to serving our community and providing it with the best beer from the region,” said Steve Byers, beverage director at Green Zebra. “In a time where we can’t travel to the coast, we are excited to bring some beachy flavors to our customers, by way of a diverse selection of Public Coast’s beers.” 

Will Leroux, lead brewer for Public Coast, is known for creating world-class and award-winning brews. In addition to his ’67 Blonde Ale winning the highest honor at the 2018 World Beer Cup for “Best Golden or Blonde Ale,” the beer also took home gold at the 2018 Oregon Beer Awards for Golden, Blonde and Light Ales. The brew is described as a freewheeling, easy drinking ale that’s clean, crisp and enjoyed by all; essentially, Public Coast’s beach philosophy in a glass. 

“Public Coast honors the spirit of the Oregon Coast and, while travel to the coast is currently on hold, we are proud to expand our reach in the greater Portland area,” said Ryan Snyder, owner of Public Coast. “Our beer is for everyone, from the novice to the aficionado, and was brewed combining the natural and rich flavors of Oregon. We’re eager to hear what Green Zebra customers think!” 

Public Coast is available in cans at all four Green Zebra locations: Lloyd, PSU, Kenton and Division. Full list and pricing:

BeerPriceQuantity
‘67 Blonde Ale$11.496 pack of 12 oz. cans
Oswald IPA$12.996 pack of 12 oz. cans
Coconut Brown Ale$12.996 pack of 12 oz. cans
Coastal Haze Hazy IPA$12.994 pack of 16 oz. cans
StackStock Candy Cap Stout$3.9916 oz. cans
Imperial IPA$3.9916 oz. cans
Blackjack Bumbleberry Sour Stout$3.9916 oz. cans

We were lucky to get our hands on some of the great Public Coast beers. Overall, the whole line up was refreshing.

  • ’67 Blonde Ale – Has a smooth finish and light flavor. I know this is Jenna’s go-to beer whenever she goes to visit Public Coast at Cannon Beach.
  • Oswald IPA – Has the standard deliciousness that is an NW IPA. If you like IPAs, be sure to check this beer out.
  • Blackjack Brambleberry Sour Stout – Not too sour. Pairs well with a summer salad. Which is what we ended up eating while checking out this Public Coast Lineup.
  • Coastal Haze Hazy IPA – I thought this was the best of the bunch. With lovely grapefruit notes.

It has also been brought to our attention that Public Coast Brewing Co. recently launched ‘Crowlers For A Cause’ in support of local food banks.

The local Cannon Beach brewery, Public Coast, to donate $1 from every crowler sold to hunger-relief efforts at the Oregon Coast.

In support of local food banks, Public Coast Brewing Co. in Cannon Beach has launched “Crowlers for a Cause,” donating $1 of every crowler sold to hunger-relief efforts at the Oregon Coast. 

Available for both pickup and delivery, the crowlers (or giant 32 oz. beer cans) are offered in the brewery’s Coastal Haze Hazy IPA, Oswald IPA, Imperial IPA, NW Honey Red Ale, Coconut Brown Ale, La Noche De Cabra Dark Lager, Willy Vanilly, Old Bog Farm Cranberry Kettle Sour, Stackstock Candy Cab Stout and Blackjack Bumbleberry Stout, as well as the award-winning ‘67 Blonde Ale. 

Public Coast Brewing Co. is open Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from noon to 2 p.m. and 5 – 7 p.m. The brewery is currently offering both food and beer for pickup and delivery. To order online, see https://gotab.io/loc/publiccoast.

So support a great cause, order some local crowlers, and feel great while drinking amazing beer. As always, Jenna recommends the ’67 Blonde Ale. You can’t go wrong with this summer classic. While I would definitely recommend you pick up the Coastal Haze Hazy IPA.

About Public Coast Brewing

Located just 70 miles west of Portland in Cannon Beach, Ore., Public Coast Brewing, named after the only true public coastlines in America: the Oregon coast, is a 10bbl Brewhouse with one 20-barrel fermenter and two 10-barrel fermenters. Public Coast also offers fresh and delicious food from local farms and ranches for adults and children, alike. Boasting a large pet-friendly patio, wrap-around bar, shuffleboard and tall windows for peering into the brewery, Public Coast is a relaxed and welcoming spot for the whole family. For more information please visit, http://publiccoastbrewing.com/

About Green Zebra Grocery

Green Zebra Grocery is Portland’s healthy convenience store with a mission to make healthy food more convenient and accessible for everyone. Within an easy-to-navigate store layout, customers can find made from scratch grab-and-go meals, a full service coffee bar, a curated beer and wine selection filled with Oregon selections, carefully sourced groceries and everyday staples. Green Zebra provides catering and delivery services, as well as, online ordering for pick up in-store or at-home delivery. The company was founded in 2013 and currently has four locations. For more information, visit www.greenzebragrocery.com and follow @GreenZebraGrocery on Instagram and GreenZebraGrocery on Facebook.

Thank you to Public Coast for providing great beer as always and to Danner for being a great doggy model. See you at the coast this summer! (Socially distanced of course!)

Zupan’s Markets Partners with Breakside Brewery and Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider to continue their Farm to Market Lineup

Zupan’s Markets has partnered with Portland’s Breakside Brewery and Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider to develop the tenth beer and first cider in their Farm-to-Market lineup. The beer, a lightly hazy IPA features Chinook, Mosaic, Citra and Wakatu hops with notes of tropical fruit. The cider is dry-style, medium-bodied and crafted with a blend of Pacific Northwest apples. And both pair perfectly with all things Thanksgiving and holiday. 

“Zupan’s Markets is excited to continue to grow our Farm-to-Market lineup,” said Zupan’s Markets President and CEO Mike Zupan. “Both Breakside and Rev Nat’s are leading the way in innovation in their respective categories, and together we have created two beverages that showcase the best of Portland’s brewing culture.”


This IPA and hard apple cider are currently on shelves at all three Zupan’s Markets locations. The cider is sold in single 16 oz cans for $4.99 or a 4-pack for $16.25. The beer is sold in a 22 oz bottle for $6.99, and its label was designed by local artist Eric Abel. The beer and cider will only be available for a limited time. 


“Zupan’s Markets is one of our biggest champions, and we are really impressed by their excitement for craft cider,” said Nat West, Cider master and founder of Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider. “Partnering with them on our first collaboration cider is a perfect fit.”

“Breakside is honored to be partnering with Zupan’s Markets on their Farm-to-Market series during this holiday season.” said Breakside’s VP of Sales and Marketing E.K. MacColl. “Zupan’s Markets is a perfect showcase for this collaboration beer.”

Farm to Market Beer Profile: ABV 6%, IBU 52
Malts: German Pilsner, Vienna, Munich, Acidulated malts
Hops: Chinook, Mosaic, Citra, and Wakatu.
Tasting Notes: A persistently citrusy IPA, complex with tangible tropical fruit and brimming with aromas of lime zest and pine.
Beckie’s Thoughts: Fresh hop flavor. Easy drinking. Hop-forward.

Farm to Market Beer Profile

Farm to Market Cider Profile: ABV 6.5%

Tasting Notes: Fermented to crisply dry perfection, with light cloudiness to impart a softness of texture and body. Versatile enough to use in the kitchen, in a cocktail or simply enjoyed.

Beckie’s Thoughts: The cider was great! Not too sweet, not too dry. Great apple flavor!

Farm to Market Cider Profile:

About Breakside Brewery
Breakside Brewery opened in 2010 in Northeast Portland as a restaurant and pub brewery. The brewery is known for its innovative, experimental and diverse beers. In 2013, Breakside expanded operations to Milwaukie, OR with a 30 bbl production brewery filled with 30, 60 and 120 barrel tanks, barrel rooms for wild and non-wild/sour fermentations, a high-speed bottling line and a 24-tap tasting room. The brewery expanded to Northern California in 2016 and in 2017 Breakside opened its third location in the Slabtown district of Northwest Portland. In addition to winning several national and regional awards for its beers, Breakside was named Brewery of the Year at the 2019 and 2017 Oregon Beer Awards and the 2018 Best of Craft Beer Awards. Breakside sells on draft and in 22oz bottles in Oregon, Washington, Hawaii, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, North Carolina, South Carolina, Massachusetts, Northern California, British Columbia and Alberta. Learn more at https://breakside.com/

About Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider
Reverend Nat’s story begins in 2004 with Nat himself when he began experimenting with the abundance of apples from his friend’s apple tree. The first year he made 5 gallons of hard cider, then the next 15 gallons, then 40, then 6 years later he made 500 gallons of cider and was a better cidermaker and a popular neighbor and opened in an abandoned warehouse in Northeast Portland. While he loved the classic apple, he wanted to make ciders that no one else was making and began creating interesting flavorful profiles.  Learn more at http://reverendnatshardcider.com/

About Erik Abel Art
Erik Abel is an artist and designer currently living and working in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Inspired by his love of the ocean, surfing and travel, Abel’s work articulates the spirit of the water and awe of nature. His roots as a California surfer intermingle with his experiences living in the Pacific Northwest as well as traveling to the South Pacific and Central America, imparting an organic, tribal style to his subjects and compositions. His original pieces have been featured in galleries across the country and abroad while his commercial work has attracted clients including Patagonia, Reef, REI and Billabong. Learn more at abelarts.com.   

About Zupan’s Markets 

Founded by John Zupan in 1975, Zupan’s Markets is a local and family-owned gourmet market that has served Portland’s food-loving community for more than 40 years. Zupan’s Markets has three locations that focus on quality, selling everything from the best meats and wines to the freshest produce, baked goods, gourmet deli products, specialty foods, flowers and more, always emphasizing locally-sourced, artisan products when possible. For more information, visit www.zupans.com.

Barrel-Aged Sedna Tiramisu Stout – Ecliptic Brewing

Ecliptic Brewing is excited to announce its beer release calendar for the upcoming year. After a busy 2019 filled with its normally scheduled beer series, plus additional releases for its “Five Years/Five Beers” Series, the Portland company has made a few big changes for 2020. We were lucky to get our hands on some Barrel-Aged Sedna Tiramisu Stout and couldn’t be more excited!

Barrel-Aged Sedna Tiramisu Stout

This whiskey barrel-aged version hibernates for 11 months, picking up notes of caramel, spice and oak complexity.

ABV 11.5%

IBU 26

Beckie’s Thoughts: Good, rich flavor. A little hint of cinnamon.  Not overly sweet. Pair it with a brownie or chocolate ganache cake!

Ecliptic will brew all current All the Time beers – Ecliptic Starburst IPA, Carina Peach Sour Ale and Capella Porter – with one major change: Tucana Tangerine Sour Ale is moving from a Seasonal Release to the All the Time Series. “We couldn’t keep Tucana Tangerine Sour Ale on the shelves this year, and tangerine is such a popular flavor. We thought it would do well year-round,” says Ecliptic Brewing’s Sales Manager, Erin Grey Kemplin.

Ecliptic will continue its Seasonal Series with five rotations, bringing back Flamingo Planet Guava Blonde Ale, Quasar Pale Ale, and Filament Winter IPA. Two new beers will join the lineup next year: Meridian Vanilla Stout will be released in January and SunRay Juicy IPA in May.

Phaser Hazy IPA and the company’s two popular fresh hop options – Altair Fresh Hop Pale Ale and Astra Fresh Hop Lager – will return as Limited Releases. Another major change here is the addition of Vega IPA in 16-ounce cans, which was originally a draft-only option with rotating hops in each batch. Vega IPA is now completely experimental and allows Ecliptic’s brewers to play with any IPA style, whether that is hazy, juicy or beyond.

Another avenue in which Ecliptic will push the limits of creativity in the brewhouse is within its Special Release and Cosmic Collaboration Series. While a few fan favorites will return, like Oort Imperial Stout, Cosmos Coconut & Vanilla Hazy IPA and Orange Giant Barleywine, the company will also brew a fun new experimental ale and partner with some esteemed breweries to create exciting collaborations.

Ecliptic Brewing will also continue to release beers from its barrel-aging program as part of the Reserve Series.

2020 Beer Lineup

All the Time Series

·        Ecliptic Starburst IPA

·        Carina Peach Sour Ale

·        Capella Porter

·        Tucana Tangerine Sour Ale

Seasonal Series

·        Meridian Vanilla Stout (Jan-Feb)

·        Flamingo Planet Guava Blonde Ale (Mar-mid May)

·        SunRay Juicy IPA (mid-May-July)

·        Quasar Pale Ale (Aug-Oct)

·        Filament Winter IPA (Nov-Dec)

Limited Release Series

·        Phaser Hazy IPA

·        Vega IPA

·        Altair Fresh Hop Pale Ale

·        Astra Fresh Hop Lager

Special Release/Cosmic Collaboration (Listed in order of release)

·        Oort Imperial Stout

·        Callisto Blackcurrant Tripel

·        IO Experimental Ale

·        Ecliptic + Ruse Cosmic Collaboration

·        Cosmos Coconut & Vanilla Hazy IPA

·        Ecliptic + Cloudburst Cosmic Collaboration

·        Seventh Orbit Anniversary Beer

·        Sedna Tiramisu Stout

·        Orange Giant Barleywine Ale

Reserve Series

·        Red Wine Barrel-Aged Ecliptic + Russian River Belgian-Style Hoppy Golden Ale

·        Dry Fly Barrel-Aged Scotch Ale (Triticale and Wheatwine varietals)

·        Bourbon Barrel-Aged Orange Giant Barleywine

·        Gin Barrel-Aged Orange Giant Barleywine

Public Coast Brewing Co. Develops New Beers

I have some exciting news out of the Public Coast Brewing Company. They have developed two new beers that are sure to add to your holiday cheer. The StackStock Candy Cap Stout with a 5.5% ABV and notes of maple and vanilla goodness and the Old Bog Farm Cranberry Kettle Sour with a 7.2% ABV with the tartness of cranberries will be a perfect pairing for your Thanksgiving meal.

Public Coast Brewing Company is one of my favorite stops on the Oregon Coast. I was extra blessed to introduce my parents, aunt, uncle and cousin who were visiting from the East Coast last summer. I’m always excited when they launch new beers and am so proud of their farm expansion. Next time you are near Cannon Beach, make sure you stop at this family-friendly brewery for a pint or get one to go an enjoy on the sand. Their beers are becoming my go-to camping choice.

Public Coast StackStock Candy Cap Stout

StackStock Candy Cap Stout Profile: ABV 5.5%, 16. oz can

Tasting Notes: Maple, Vanilla

Beckie’s Thoughts: Lots of maple and chocolate notes. Super dark and creamy.

Old Bog Farm Cranberry Kettle Sour Profile: ABV 7.2%, 16 oz can

Tasting Notes: Cranberry

Editor’s Note: I’m so sorry for the delay in posting this. I was in a motorcycle accident and have been in recovery for some time now. Along with the beers Beckie received handmade candy cap mushroom shortbread cookies and Old Bog Farm cranberry kettle sour relish made by brewer Will Leroux that go along with the beers, respectively! Both were delicious!