Von Ebert Celebrates 6th Anniversary in Collaboration with Firestone Walker

This weekend, Von Ebert Brewing is celebrating its 6th anniversary by releasing two special collaboration beers with Firestone Walker Brewing Company from California.

Known for their award-winning Pilsner Pils and Volatile Substance IPA, Von Ebert Brewing wanted to feature those styles in their collaborations. Using Yakima Chief Hops 702 extracts, Von Ebert and Firestone Walker developed the “6th Anniversary West Coast IPA” and “6th Anniversary German-style Pilsner,” which will be available at all four Von Ebert locations and Portland-area bottle shops.

“For six years, Von Ebert Brewing has been striving to make some of the best beer in the Pacific Northwest and we’re excited that by expanding our production and distribution, we can sell more of our award-winning beer throughout Oregon and into some of our neighboring states with even more 12-ounce packaging beyond Pils,” said Sam Pecoraro, brewmaster of Von Ebert Brewing. “We wanted to celebrate this milestone with our friends at Firestone Walker Brewing Company, who are West Coast craft brewing pioneers and innovators, through collaborations that truly highlight our mutual drive to cultivate a brewery culture of continuous improvement to quench our beer drinkers.”

“I was honored to get the call from Sam to come to Portland to brew with the Von Ebert team. We both have a deep love of Pilsner beer and West Coast IPA. Our brewing styles are very similar, so it just came down to a few process tweaks and picking a couple great hop combinations. It was an easy and natural fit,” said Matt Brynildson, brewmaster of Firestone Walker Brewing Company. “As I expected, the experience was first-class all around and the Von Ebert team nailed the brew. I’d just be happy sitting in the Von Ebert pub sipping on these amazing beers, but to brew with these guys was next level. It was great to integrate some innovative hop products from Yakima Chief in this IPA and it was great to have the Yakima Chief Hops team come in and participate in the collaboration with us. I’m always excited to get back to Portland to check in on the beer scene here. I always learn something, but this collab experience with Von Ebert was super inspirational.”

Starting on Saturday, April 13, the 6th anniversary collaborative beers will be available on both draft and in cans at Von Ebert locations and select bottle shops. That same day, join Von Ebert in celebrating their anniversary at the Glendoveer location, which will have beer and pizza specials in honor of the milestone. And on Thursday, April 18, Wildwood Taphouse in Hillsboro, will hold a special release party from 4 to 10 p.m. with Von Ebert and Firestone Walker brewers in attendance. For those who can’t make the events but still want to toast the 6th anniversary, Von Ebert’s award-winning Pils is now available in 12-ounce cans in Pacific Northwest retailers.

With the purchase of the brewing facility on N. Cook Street in Portland, Von Ebert Brewing is expanding production and distribution from 4,000 barrels per year to as much as 20,000 barrels per year and has begun selling 12-ounce cans. Von Ebert Brewing plans to have the N. Cook Street taproom opened to the public later this spring and will grow its distribution throughout Oregon and Washington, and eventually Idaho and parts of California.

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