Hopworks Urban Brewery releases one for the bees



By now, I think that everyone who gives a damn about anything important knows about the disturbing decline in bee populations around the world and how that decline impacts our food ecosystem. Well, Hopworks Urban Brewery of Portland, Oregon is stepping up to support an initiative to protect honey bee populations. It involves a new year-round beer.

Hopworks Urban Brewery created Beestly Organic Honey Porter to help raise awareness of the important role that pollinators play in our food supply chain. Here is the press release with all the info.


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Hopworks Releases Buzzworthy New Beestly Organic Honey Porter

Celebration to be held at the HUB Mothership April 1

PORTLAND, Ore. Mar. 30, 2021 —Hopworks Urban Brewery (HUB), the first B Corp brewery in the Pacific Northwest, has officially launched its new, gold medal award-winning Beestly Organic Honey Porter. Brewed in collaboration with GloryBee, this new brew utilizes their organic clover honey and supports their Save The Bee initiative. Beestly is the third in HUB’s lineup of organic beers available year-round.


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“We couldn’t be more stoked to work with GloryBee to make this beer a part of their Save The Bee initiative,” said Matt Speckenbach, Head Brewer at Hopworks. “We wanted to create a brew that would be unique and tasty, and that could also help to raise awareness about the importance of pollinators to the food supply.”

GloryBee estimates that one-third of our diet is currently derived from plants that require pollination, and in the US, honeybees are responsible for 80% of agricultural pollination.

Hopworks is celebrating the Beestly’s release on April 1, 2021, at their Powell Boulevard brewpub. From 6 pm to 9 pm, Jermaine will be playing live music in the outdoor beer garden. The first 30 guests who order a pint of Beestly Organic Honey Porter will receive their drink in a keepsake Save The Bee pint glass. Every pint of porter served during the day will come with a ramekin of honey roasted peanuts. Learn more about the release here

Beestly Organic Honey Porter will be available beginning April 1, 2021, on tap and in 12 oz 6-packs ($9.99) at both the Powell Mothership, 2944 SE Powell Blvd., and HUB Vancouver, 17707 SE Mill Plain Blvd., as well as at gourmet grocery chains throughout the area. 

Save The Bee 

The Save The Bee initiative is partnership of researchers, beekeepers, businesses and consumers committed to protecting honeybee health by increasing awareness, funding scientific research, and providing “best practices” education for farmers, gardeners, and beekeepers. Learn more here. 

Beestly Organic Honey Porter 

Beestly is an organic, robust American Porter that exudes clover and honey aromas with delicate notes of caramel and a light, roasty finish. Beestly is brewed with GloryBee organic clover honey and a blend of organic malts and hops. 6.0% ABV. 24 IBU. Beestly Organic Honey Porter won gold at NY International Beer Competition’s 2021 Robust Porter, $10 or Less category. More about Beestly is available here

About Hopworks Urban Brewery 

Founded in Portland, Oregon, in 2008 by Christian and Brandie Ettinger, Hopworks Urban Brewery creates world-class beer and food with sustainable business practices that protect the environment and support our community. Family-owned and operated, Hopworks sources thoughtfully, operates efficiently and minimizes waste in an effort to protect the planet. The company’s 20-barrel brewery produces 10,000 barrels of beer a year for Hopworks’ brewpubs and distribution throughout Cascadia. Hopworks is the first Certified B Corporation brewery in the Pacific Northwest.

HopworksBeer.com | @hopworksbeer 

For more news about recent beer releases, visit the Washington Beer Blog’s New Beer Releases page.



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