Portland Brewing Collaborates with the Oregon Brew Crew for Limited Edition Belgian Wit


PORTLAND, Ore.  — Portland Brewing and the Oregon Brew Crew have teamed up to celebrate the Rose City’s warmest months with the launch of a brand new collaboration brew — Sander’s Wit. Their refreshing take on this classic light beer style is the first in Portland Brewing’s Home Brewer’s Series — a small-batch brewing project launched to connect brewing enthusiasts with professional brewers. In the spirit of community, for every pint poured, Portland Brewing will donate a portion of the proceeds to the Oregon Food Bank.

Home brewing is where many great breweries get their start, and Portland Brewing has enlisted Oregon Brew Crew member, Sander Hoekstra, to kick off the Home Brewer’s series with his recipe. Brewed as a classic wit, this beer is unfiltered and cloudy with the heavy use of unmalted wheat and oats. “Sander’s Wit has notes of spiced coriander and bitter orange peel with the yeasts adding additional flavors, making for a very refreshing beer, perfect for drinking on a summer day,” says Ryan Pappe, Head Brewer at Portland Brewing. “Brewing with Portland Brewing has been a big honor, a wonderful recognition of my home brewing hobby.” says Hoekstra. “It’s been a really educational experience as well. Ryan and I were able to share brewing tips and tricks. I love making great beer. He loves making great beer. We were a good team.”

The beer comes in at ABV: 4.2% | IBU: 20

The three-beer Home Brewer’s Series celebrates and recognizes the dedicated and passionate individuals who contribute to Oregon’s world-class brewing scene every day. The series provides each winning home brewer with the opportunity to pitch their brew to their favorite local watering hole. Sander’s Wit is available beginning August 2, for a limited-time and can be found at the Portland Brewing Taproom, the Abbey Bar & Bottle Shop, and the Old Chicago Pizza and Taproom in Happy Valley. Catch up with Sander and the Portland Brewing team at the Portland Brewing Taproom on Wednesday, August 3 from 5-7pm, for the launch of Sander’s Wit. The next beers in the series debut in September and November.

About Portland Brewing Company

Celebrating 30 years of passionate brewing in the Rose City, Portland Brewing looks ahead to a future of unwavering obsession over what our civilized world simply can’t live without: great beer. Founded in 1986, the brewery is one of Portland’s craft brewing pioneers and remains committed to the city for which it is named. 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.

About the Oregon Brew Crew

Headquartered in Portland, the Oregon Brew Crew is one of the oldest and largest home brewing clubs in the United States. They are a non-profit organization dedicated to the education and advancement of home brewing and beer appreciation. For more information about the Oregon Brew Crew, head to their website, Facebook, and Twitter.

Oregon Food Bank

Originally known as the Oregon Food Share, the Oregon Food Bank is a non-profit, charitable organization whose mission is to eliminate hunger and its root causes. The Oregon Food Bank works with a network of statewide partners to distribute an emergency food supply to families in need. For more information, or to donate directly, please visit www.oregonfoodbank.org.