As you are no doubt aware, coronavirus (COVID-19) poses serious risk to the most vulnerable among us, and young people experiencing homelessness — who often live in close quarters and may not be able to take the recommended precautions—are particularly susceptible. New Avenues is stepping up in this crisis to help ensure the safety and well-being of youth in our services. Moments like these require the best in us. This is not business-as-usual. We need this time to pull together and support the vulnerable young people of our community. Help us meet the increased need with a special one-time or monthly donation.
James and Melissa Priest from The Referend craft some of the best 100% spontaneously fermented beers this side of the Atlantic, relying on traditional methods, time, skill, and impeccable ingredient sourcing to achieve consistent excellence. On a visit to Portland that just happened to coincide with Brews a few years ago, they poured some of their creations for our guests, and we haven’t stopped inviting them back since. Their generosity is abundant, we are honored to have them and can’t wait to see what they come up with for 2020!
One of the Northwest’s most talked-about breweries, Great Notion’s hazy IPAs and culinary-inspired ales took Portland by storm when they opened in 2016. Four years on, their momentum and diversity of styles continue growing and evolving. Co-Founders James Dugan, Andy Miller, and Paul Reiter have supported Brews for New Avenues since their brewery’s inception, not only with their quality products, but with their time – providing one-of-a-kind, hands-on experiences to some of our lucky auction winners. We are thrilled to have them and to see what they have in store for us this year! Originally hailing from San Diego, Modern Times arrived on the Portland scene in 2018 and immediately made an impression with their mastery of a wide array of styles and over-the-top taproom design. Over the past two years, they have not only seamlessly integrated into the local beer community, but through Michael Christy and Marissa Zebold, have generously supported our cause at every opportunity. We are beyond excited to have them, and look forward to some show-stopping collaborations and packages!
Back in November, European Co-Chair Don Lowman visited our great friends at Brasserie Cantillon to construct an exclusive Brews for New Avenues blend. This unique gueuze consists of equal parts 1, 2, and 3 year-old lambic, with the 3 year-old portion coming from Cognac barrels. Stay tuned for more information on obtaining it, or join the Cap & Cork Crew today to guarantee your bottle!