We were honored to be invited to the 2015 Craft Brewers Conference in Portland, Oregon. It was our first big road trip in Big Red and our schedule for the week quickly filled with events.
April 12th, 2015
After a slow and fairly smooth ride up the I-5, Big Red made it to Eugene for our first event. On April 12th we were happy to be pouring delicious organic Bison Beer for their friends and distributor, Point Blank Distributing at their third annual Eugene Trade Show. The beautiful sunshiny day made it easy to rock out in front of Point Blank’s warehouse on Cleveland St.
April 13th, 2015
The following day, Big Red made its next stop to see our friends and fellow B-Corp at Hopworks UrbanBrewery. HUB’s Brewmaster, Christian Ettinger and his awesome team gave us the VIP tour of their facilities. We gave Christian and his crew a VIP tour of Big Red AND the honorary space on the back of Big Red for its first official partner sticker! If you are in Portland, a visit to Hopworks Urban Brewery is a must. You won’t be sorry -the beer is awesome,the food is fresh and tasty, and the company and atmosphere can’t be beat!
That same evening, Big Red was invited to Point Blank Distributing’s 9th annual trade show in Portland. Despite the clouds and a little rain, we had an awesome time inviting people aboard to sample Bison Organic Beer and sharing the space with some of Point Blank’s other awesome partners.
April 15th, 2015
Wednesday, April 15th Big Red was invited to the Crosby Hop Farm, located just south of Portland for a very special CBC event. Point Blank Distributing sponsored an evening at the farm featuring tours, dinner, live music, and beer! We had a blast sharing showing off Big Red and talking about our organic beers with the nearly 500 guests.
April 18th, 2015
After a week of super fun CBC events, Big Red began its journey back down the I-5. Just before Eugene, Oregon, Big Red started to show some signs of a cold. She was coughing and just feeling a bit sluggish. We were nervous to push her much further and so it was just before the Siskiyou Summit that we stopped to have Big Red looked at. The awesome guys at Valley View Auto Repair in Ashland, Oregon replaced the fuel filter and did a bit of a tune up.
Big Red finally made it to the beautiful town of Mt Shasta, California. In honor of Big Red passing through, our friends at Native Grounds Nursery & Garden Center hosted a very special Saturday Happy Hour with Big Red. Native Grounds Nursery is a beautiful, family owned and operated retail nursery. Their goal is to encourage customers to maintain sustainable, organic practices associated with any garden. We had so much fun working with their staff and sharing our mutual passion of promoting sustainability and educating about the impact of choosing organic, GMO-free products.