Alameda Brewing Co. began producing craft beers in 1996 in the heart of Beaumont Village in NE Portland. The 5-barrel system was turning out 1,530 barrels of beer per year but it wasn’t enough to supply the thirsty Portland beer scene. In 2011 a 20-barrel production facility was opened in SE. The two facilities produce a wide range of beers including Yellow Wolf Imperial IPA , Siskiyou Golden Ale and Black Bear XX Stout. Black Bear is one of Alameda’s best known beers and has taken home GABF gold and silver medals in the foreign-style stout category multiple years.
Brewer of the Month
Carston Haney, a Pennsylvania native, admits that he was never a very good homebrewer but that didn’t stop him from getting into the brewery game by helping to build a 8.5bbl brewery from the ground up. He apprenticed with a master brewer and spent two years as Assistant Brewer at Elk Creek Café and Aleworks in Millheim, PA before taking the Head Brewer position at Alameda Brewing Co. five years ago.
He subscribes to the idea many craft beer lovers do – which is his favorite beer is the one in his hand – with the caveat of “unless it is seriously flawed.” In terms of brewing, his preferred styles to create are “English ales with a Northwest twist (i.e. lots of hops).”
HOP on the bus Sunday, October 6 to learn more about Carston while enjoying an afternoon of beer at both Alameda’s SE production facility and NE brewpub, Belmont Station and Landmark Saloon. Book your seat today!