Portland Brewing Unveils Small-Batch Pumpkin Beer


PORTLAND, ORE — As the first autumn leaves fall from their trees, Portland Brewing honors the change in season and our local community with the limited edition Rico Sauvie Pumpkin Ale with Spices. The seasonal brew celebrates Sauvie Island, which at 26,000 acres is one of America’s largest fresh water islands, and one of Portlanders’ most cherished fall getaways. This benefit beer also supports the Oregon Food Bank.

With Rico Sauvie, the pumpkin patch never tasted so good. This draft-only beer, brewed specifically for fall, showcases notes of roasted pumpkin and a balanced blend of spices. Featuring a huge malt bill and bustling with high-roasted malts including Chocolate, Black and Special Roast, Rico Sauvie presents the perfect canvas for strokes of cinnamon, nutmeg, clove and ginger, along with a slight aroma of Willamette hops to round out the experience. “There is no better way to celebrate fall harvest than to head out to the farm and see it for yourself. That is my inspiration behind this harvest ale brewed with real pumpkins,” said Head Brewer, Ryan Pappe. “I am thrilled to drive down Hwy 30 from our brewery and pick the best pumpkins to cook and incorporate into the brew. With delicious pumpkin spice aromatics and a rich malt body, this beer is a great pint to raise in celebration of another year’s bounty.”

  • ABV: 6.5%
  • IBU: 30
  • SRM: 24
  • OG: 16

The Rico Sauvie Pumpkin Ale with Spices is the fourth installment in the Guild’s Lake Series of neighborhood-focused beers, with others in the works. The Series derives its name from Guild’s Lake, a former wetlands in NW Portland where Portland Brewing is now located. A portion of the proceeds from each pint benefit the Oregon Food Bank and its holistic approach to ending hunger by bringing our community together to provide food, education and hope to our neighbors in need.

Rico Sauvie is available, beginning in October, for a limited-time and can be found at Portland Brewing’s Taproom and select Portland-area bars and restaurants.

Portland Brewing Company:

Founded in 1986, Portland Brewing Company was one of the first craft breweries established in the city. Offering year-round, seasonal, and now the Guild’s Lake Series, Portland Brewing is committed to giving the public what they want: great 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.

Oregon Food Bank:

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

Sauvie Island:

Located just 10 miles north of Portland, off of Hwy 30, Sauvie Island houses a wildlife refuge, farmland, and public beaches. It is the largest island in the Columbia River and one of the largest islands in the United States. Summer and fall are especially busy with sunbathing and fruit picking. For more information, visit the website at www.sauvieisland.org