Hillsboro, OR (May 15, 2019) - The Hillsboro Hops (@HillsboroHops) announced today that they have entered into partnerships with three award-winning breweries, who are all Oregon-based - Deschutes Brewery (@DeschutesBeer), Migration Brewing (@MigrationBrew) and Crux Fermentation Project (@CruxBrew).
Starting this season, the popular brews will be available at point of purchase locations throughout Ron Tonkin Field, during Hillsboro Hops home games. All three breweries will be on-site for Saturday's Hops Fan Fest at Ron Tonkin Field and will give fans 21-and-over an opportunity to taste their beers before the Hops season starts next month. Attendance, parking and hot dogs are FREE for Hops Fan Fest and the breweries will be sampling from 10:00am - 2:00pm.
The Hops and the new beer partners will work together to develop a Hops-themed specialty brew in the future.
The partnership also includes the three brands being featured throughout Ron Tonkin Field via signage and logo placement, highlighted by a rebranded and refreshed "Deschutes Deck" space down the right field line behind Section 1.
"We are excited to partner with three Oregon-based, award-winning breweries to provide Hillsboro Hops fans with the best and highest quality beer selection of any team in baseball," said Hillsboro Hops President K.L. Wombacher. "Fans coming to Ron Tonkin Field for a Hops game, will see for themselves that the quality of the offerings from Deschutes Brewery, Migration Brewing and Crux Fermentation Project is second to none. Because of our name, we know that our beer partnerships are very important. We wanted to align with craft partners that take enormous pride in their product like we do in our fan experience and we think we've found the perfect match."
"Hops Baseball and Deschutes Brewery is a highly anticipated partnership that comes with the territory of the Pacific Northwest," said Deschutes Pacific Northwest General Manager Chris Hudson. "Deschutes Brewery is proud to be the official beer of the Hillsboro Hops. Play ball!"
"Migration Brewing is excited to announce this summer we will be partnering with the Hillsboro Hops for the 2019 season. What better way to enjoy a summer day then attend a baseball game while drinking a Hazy IPA in the sunshine," said Migration Brewing co-owner Eric Banzer-Lausber.
"Cam O'Connor, head brewer for Crux, played a little baseball in college and knows there's no better way to spend a summer afternoon than at the ballpark with a beer in hand. That's why he's excited about this partnership so folks can enjoy a cold Crux Pilz or Gimme Mo IPA this summer at one of the Hillsboro Hops games," said Jason Randles, Branding/Marketing Manager, Crux Fermentation Project.
About Deschutes Brewery:
Deschutes Brewery, family and employee owned since 1988, is the quintessential beer of the Pacific Northwest. Founded on the guiding principles of true craftsmanship, ultimate quality and extraordinary consumer experience, Deschutes Brewery is recognized for defining beers such as Black Butte Porter, Mirror Pond Pale Ale, Fresh Squeezed IPA and the non-stop release of pioneering small batch experimental and barrel-aged beers. Deschutes can be found at its brewpubs in Bend and Portland, Oregon, Tasting Rooms in Bend, and Roanoke, Virginia and at accounts across the country. Visit Deschutes Brewery's beer finder at https://www.deschutesbrewery.com/beer-finder/ to find a Deschutes beer near you. www.deschutesbrewery.com
Press contact for Deschutes Brewery: Erin Rankin email@example.com
About Migration Brewing:
Migration Brewing was established in 2010 when four friends came together over a passion for craft beer and a dream of opening a brewery. Since opening, our brewery has been serving award-winning beers ranging from IPA's, Hazy IPA's, Pilsners and specialty releases. Not only does our company have a passion for beer but we also enjoy baseball. It is with great pleasure to announce the Mo-HAZE-ic IPA will be available on draft at the Hillsboro Hops stadium this season.
Press contact for Migration Brewing: Eric Banzer-Lausberg; firstname.lastname@example.org
About Crux Fermentation Project:
Crux Fermentation Project is brewer-owned and operated. We may be a bit hard to find, but we're right smack in the middle of Bend, Oregon. Take the road less traveled and brave the "Private Road" and "No Outlet" signs- you'll be rewarded with 20+ original craft beers on tap and an expansive panoramic view of the Cascade Mountains which at dusk hosts Central Oregon's most incredible sunsets. More at www.cruxfermentation.com
Press contact for Crux Fermentation Project: Jason Randles:email@example.com
In addition to these new partnerships, the Hops have also extended partnerships with MillerCoors, Modelo Especial and Corona for the coming season.
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