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The Portland Debut of Nick Velasquez’s Cerveceria Norte


A brand new Portland based mostly brewery will make its debut this week. After almost twenty years in brewing, Nick Velasquez is worked up to announce the debut of his new brewery, Cerveceria Norte. Nick’s day job is the Assistant Brewmaster at Zoiglhaus Brewing Firm in Portland and it’s there the place he has brewed his first two beers – Clara IPA and Gallo Mexican-Type Lager.

Cerveceria Norte – Norte for brief – is a brand new beer model that focuses on traditional-style beers with a up to date American Craft Beer imaginative and prescient. Norte makes use of solely North American malts and hops to create high quality, distinctive to model beers with a contemporary eye and palate.

Nick has nearly 20 years of brewing expertise within the craft brewing business. First beginning within the early 2000s at Steelhead Brewing Firm in Eugene, OR, the place he was capable of acquire insights into the method. When he moved again to Southern California, he took on a place brewing at BJ’s Brewhouse in Oxnard, CA, his hometown.

After spending a pair years there, he stepped out of the business for to work at Patagonia Company Headquarters in Ventura, CA. In time, the need to get again into the brewing business grew. He began his personal model, Ouroboros Ales, that he owned and operated. Ouroboros Ales was distributed all through the Southern California space.

image of Nick Velasquez courtesy of Cerveceria Norte
picture of Nick Velasquez courtesy of Cerveceria Norte

He then labored as Head Brewer at Surf Brewery in Ventura earlier than shifting to Bozeman, Montana. There he was capable of create enjoyable and thrilling beers as Head Brewer at Bunkhouse Brewery.

Through the years Nick knew that in time he wish to return to the Pacific Northwest He missed the tradition that the realm has to supply. Again in Portland in January of 2020, he was employed on at Widmer Brothers Brewing. After a brief keep there, he was employed on because the Cellar Supervisor at Nice Notion Brewing.

In an effort to additional his profession alternatives, Nick took on the position because the Assistant Brewmaster at Zoiglhaus. It’s right here the place Norte was born.

Now, others can lastly style Nick’s imaginative and prescient as he launches his beer at a handful of occasions over the subsequent week.

Cerveceria Norte Launch Occasions:

  • Belmont Station – Thursday, Could 11 4-7 p.m.
  • Johns Market Beaverton – Friday, Could 12 4-7 p.m.
  • Loyal Legion Beaverton – Saturday, Could 13 Midday-3 p.m.
  • Loyal Legion SE Portland – Saturday, Could 13 4-7 p.m.
  • Noble Hop – Thursday, Could 18 4-8 p.m.
  • Lents Draft and Bottle – Friday, Could 19 5-8 p.m.

The primary two beers from Cerveceria Norte can be found year-round in draft (50L and 1/6 bbl sizes) and 12oz cans by Maletis Beverage, River Barrel Distributing and Bigfoot Drinks. Beneath are particulars on every beer as supplied by the brewery.

Clara IPA
Further pale IPA with mild malt complexity and fruity citrus aroma. Hopped with Amarillo, Azacca and Citra. 6.2% ABV 35 IBU

Gallo Mexican-Type Lager
Camacho “El Gallo” Maldonado struts by the yard. Gallo (Homosexual-yoh) refreshingly plumes with mild, crisp and clear flavors. A conventional Mexican-Type Lager made with a excessive proportion of Non-GMO corn, North American malt and hops, Gallo will get your “quiquiriquí” on. 4.7% ABV 19 IBU

Nick is worked up to convey Norte to life within the Pacific Northwest and is raring to affix this nice beer scene!

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