Hopworks Celebrates 13th Anniversary on Earth Day at the Powell Mothership
Portland, Ore. — April 19, 2021 — Hopworks Urban Brewery (HUB), the first Certified B Corporation brewery in the Pacific Northwest, is celebrating its 13th anniversary and Earth Day this Thursday, April 22, with exclusive draft beers, live music, and food specials all day long at its restaurant located at 2944 SE Powell Boulevard.
Hopworks’ Powell pub will be celebrating the day with dine-in guests by offering special-release beers on tap and brand-new food options throughout the day, with live music in the beer garden from 6:00 p.m.to 9:00 p.m. Additionally, Hopworks will be giving a free packet of pollinator-friendly garden seeds with every pack of to-go beer sold on Earth Day, while supplies last.
“Spring is here, the weather’s beautiful, and we can’t wait to welcome in our guests to celebrate our 13th anniversary and Earth Day safely with us this week, whether at the pubs or through takeout,” said Christian Ettinger, Founder & Brewmaster at Hopworks. “We’re looking forward to showing off more organic beer and delicious food with our customers!”
Exclusive Brews on Tap
For their 13th anniversary, head brewer Matt Speckenbach has come up with some very special beers available on tap only at Hopworks’ two restaurants. The first is U-Bahn Kölsch, a returning favorite that’s crisp, clear and bright with subtle floral notes and hop spice. The second is Vandelay Import/Export Lager, named in honor of the great George Costanza. Vandelay is an organic Export Lager with a deep gold color and floral aromas of grass and biscuits paired with a touch of crackery sweetness. These will be on tap while supplies last at the Powell Mothership as well as HUB Vancouver. Guests may also be among the first to try Hopworks’ newest year-round release, the award-winning Beestly Organic Honey Porter made with local GloryBee Honey.
Hopworks’ Executive Chef Erin Connell has reworked the menu to include new items in addition to some of the fan favorites, with fresh appetizer, salad, bowl and burger options, along with some tantalizing new pizza choices. The menu offers abundant options for vegetarian guests, and a kid’s menu with popular choices.
Among the new items are nachos featuring Juicy Bear IPA-braised pork, house-fried corn tortilla chips, and a smattering of cheese and toppings; the Flaming Frijoles, a black bean burger featuring a house-made patty, guacamole, crispy jalapenos, and cheese; and the Northwest Best, a special pizza created just for the Earth Day celebration. The Northwest Best is topped with a seasonal veggie medley of local mushrooms, Washington state leeks and asparagus, and Portland Creamery Chèvre, and is garnished with a salad of hand-harvested wild salad greens from Eastern Oregon.
Local artist Caleb Jay has been engaged to paint three murals inside the restaurant, the last of which will be completed during the celebration and the day following. The murals feature ideas core to Hopworks’ brand, including cycling and beer along with homages to legends of beer history and a few fun Easter eggs. Guests during the lunch hour can watch Caleb put the finishing touches on the murals while they enjoy their meals on April 22.
As always, safety is the priority for Hopworks’ guests and staff, and many Covid-related precautions are in place to ensure that everyone can enjoy themselves safely. These include:
- Distancing between tables
- Limited capacity inside and outside
- Touchless QR code menus
- Sanitizing of high-touch surfaces between every use
- Plexiglass dividers at the host stand, bar, and between musicians and guests during performances
- All employees masked and handwashing
- All guests required to wear masks when not seated
Hopworks on Powell is open from 11:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. this Thursday for the celebration.
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.