Hopworks Urban Brewery Celebrates 10 Years of Sustainably Brewing World-Class Beer
HUB is marking the occasion with three new, environmentally focused beer fests
Portland, Ore., March 21, 2018 – Hopworks Urban Brewery (HUB), the first Certified B Corporation
brewery in the Northwest and member of 1% for the Planet, today announces its 10 th anniversary. In
conjunction with this important milestone, HUB is hosting three new beer festivals throughout the
year. The first event, (B)Earth Day Beer Fest, takes place on Saturday, April 21 and features 10
special beers, a spotlight on sustainability, and a look back at the last decade.
“Since day one we have set out to brew world-class beer as sustainably as possible. I’m proud of
what our whole team has accomplished so far,” said HUB Brewmaster and Founder, Christian
Ettinger. “Beer is an incredible mash up of art, science, and passion. Throughout history beer has
been the center of every great table and we are honored to have a small part in that history. We love
beer and look forward to coming to work every day, and now with 10 years under our belt we look
forward to 100 more.”
A Decade of HUB History Highlights
Hopworks Organic IPA, considered a classic in the West Coast IPA style, was HUB’s first
brew in 2007.
Built with as many reclaimed materials as possible, and a host of energy and water efficient
features, Hopworks Urban Brewery opened its doors for the first time in 2008 with Hopworks
Organic IPA and Organic Rise Up Red on tap.
HUB expanded production from 3,000 barrels of beer in its first year to 13,300 barrels of beer
and cider in 2017.
HUB expanded into North Portland with Hopworks BikeBar in 2011. The building is efficiently
designed to meet the Net Zero energy building standard.
In 2012, the Oregon Sustainability Board presented HUB with the Governor’s Oregon
Sustainability Grand Champion Award.
From B-Corp Certification, its 1% for the Planet membership, Salmon-Safe campus
certifications, and its “Good Beer Does Good” campaign, HUB continues to make high
quality beer while prioritizing environmental stewardship.
HUB opened its third location complete with an 8-barrel brewhouse in December 2016 in
Vancouver, Washington. This Salmon-Safe Certified development includes a 10Kw solar
array, native landscaping and energy and water efficient design.
Over the last 10 years, HUB has partnered with hundreds of organizations and businesses
for special beer projects. Many focus on sustainability, including Patagonia Provisions’ 2016
release of Long Root Ale brewed with Kernza, a perennial wheatgrass. HUB’s Organic
Velvet ESB beer is one of the main ingredients in Tofurky’s Ham Roast.
2017 was a monumental year of growth for HUB. This growth coincided with the revision of
the flagship Hopworks Organic IPA, upgraded for the contemporary palate.
“We are enthusiastic supporters of local schools, non-profits and environmental organizations. We
love seeing how our brewpub has become a community ‘hub’ for families of all shapes and sizes,”
said HUB Co-Owner and Community Engagement Director, Brandie Ettinger. “We would like to
thank our incredible, thoughtful team and our guests for their continued support and dedication to the
idea that beer is a force for good in the community!”
HUB’s 10-year celebration is marked with three major zero-waste beer festivals. Each is designed to
highlight partners that share the company’s commitment to make a positive environmental impact in
the Pacific Northwest and beyond.
HUB’S 10 TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION EVENT SCHEDULE
(B)Earth Day Beer Fest — Saturday, April 21 st from 4:30-9:00 pm
HUB kicks off its 10 th anniversary with a warehouse party filled with great beer, music, food
and friends. The festival is a retrospective on “10 years of sustainable beer” and pays
homage to HUB’s birthday, B Corp status, and Earth Day. HUB will have 10 special beers
available including a revived Deluxe Organic Ale brewed in collaboration with Ashley from
Brewvana (an original HUB employee), and select HUB Mug Clubbers. Tickets are $20 and
include anniversary glassware, 5 drink tickets (6-ounce pours), a food ticket, and access to a
special HUB history and sustainability presentation by founder and brewmaster, Christian
Ettinger. Attendees will enjoy music from the band Weekend Assembly, a set by DJ Dave 2
and can pick up new 10-year anniversary branded merchandise. Tickets go on sale on
March 21 st and are limited to 300 people.
o Location: Hopworks Urban Brewery (Warehouse) | 2944 SE Powell Blvd. Portland
Salmon-Safe IPA Festival, Saturday, August 25 th – In August, HUB turns its attention to
water conservation and protecting clean water. This year, HUB invites 20 breweries to brew
an IPA using Salmon-Safe Certified beer ingredients. Hopworks has long recognized the
relationship between clean and abundant water and great beer, which includes using
Cascadian Beer Fest, Saturday, November 10 th – The final event in HUB’s 10 th anniversary
lineup, the Cascadian Beer Fest, will bring together 20 breweries to brew Cascadian-style
beers using only ingredients from Cascadia. Each brewery is also partnered with an
environmental organization from the region. As part of the event’s 1% For The Planet
association, breweries will donate 1% of their beer’s sales to their partner organization.
For all 10-year events, information and news, check hopworksbeer.com/10.