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Microbrewer Honors Famous Dog on Oregon Coast
|Brewer the Brewdawg, a famous cannine icon in Oregon who passed
away in 2006, is remembered with a beer named after him
(Newport, Oregon) - For a dog, he certainly had his days:
days in the spotlight, that is. But that kind of fame is not entirely
over for Brewer the Brewdawg, who was part of the branding for Newport
microbrewers Rogue, on lottery commercials and all over the beer dynasty’s
Rogue Ales is honoring their revered Chairman, Brewer the
Brewdawg, with his own beer, Brewer's Ale. Brewer was the black lab and
best friend of Rogue Brewmaster John Maier for 13 years prior to passing
away on May 20, 2006.
debut of the ceramic 750ml Brewer's Ale bottle was held May 17th in Newport
during the 2nd Annual Brewer's Memorial Ale Fest, the largest dog-friendly
beer fest in the world. Proceeds from Brewer's Memorial Ale Fest benefited
local animal charities like Oregon Coast Therapy Animals and the Central
Oregon Coast Humane Society.
Brewer was featured on an Oregon lottery commercial, with
Maier laughing rather maniacally and the dog barking in the background.
Brewer was also a kind of icon all over the Rogue website, creating an
interesting web experience. When the user's mouse passed over the dog's
picture, a loud bark would come piercing out of the computer, causing
many users to jump in surprise.
spokesman Brett Joyce said Brewer followed Maier everywhere inside the
brewing facility - even in the public areas. "It was common for him
to meet, greet the public during brewery tours," Joyce said.
Brewmaster John "More Hops" Maier made only a
single batch of Brewer’s, a strong ale that is rich, complex and
hoppy. It will be available on a very limited basis during May and June
at fine beer retailers across the country, as well as at Rogue Meeting
Halls in Newport, Astoria, Eugene, and Portland, Oregon as well as San
Francisco and Issaquah, Washington. Brewer's Ale is "Dedicated to
our Chairman, 1993-2006" and is accompanied by a Rogue Dog Tag.
Brewer's Ale is created from 10 ingredients: 2 Row, Munich,
Melanoidin, Amber, and C-120 Malts; Newport, Simcoe, and Centennial Hops;
Free Range Coastal Water and Top Fermenting Pacman Yeast.
Celebrating its second century, Rogue Ales is an Artisan
Varietal Brewery founded in Oregon in 1988, as one of America's first
50 microbreweries. Rogue has 550-plus awards for taste and quality and
is distributed nationally and in 10 other countries. www.rogue.com.
Mark Your Calendars,
Also in Newport
The final chapter of Newport’s 125th Anniversary
celebration happens at the town’s Fourth of July fireworks display.
The result is a massive flurry of 125 explosions at the end of the fireworks
Other events coincide:
Oregon Coast Aquarium holds its Sea Otter Encounter for
ages eight and up on July 4 (2820 SE Ferry Slip Rd. Newport, Oregon. 541-867-3474.
The Newport Symphony Orchestra gives a free 4th of July
Concert at the Newport. High School. 4 p.m. (541) 574-0614.
The Nye Beach Clambake takes place on Saturday, July 5,
where the entire beachfront district holds a seafood barbecue and a fair
with live music, food booths, arts and crafts and a celebration of the
For more information on Newport’s fireworks
and Fourth of July activities, call the Newport Chamber of Commerce at
Rockaway Beach. All rooms are immaculate and have TV’s, VCR’s
and in-room phones w/ data ports. Oceanfronts have queen bed, a
double hide-a-bed, kitchen, cozy firelog fireplace and private deck.
Both types sleep up to four people. Others are appointed for a two-person
romantic getaway, yet still perfect for those on a budget. Elaborate
oceanfront Jacuzzi suite has two bedrooms, kitchen, double hide-a-bed,
fireplace and private deck, sleeping as many as six. For family
reunions or large gatherings such as weddings, some rooms can connect
to create two-room and three-room suites. Some rooms pet friendly.
523 N. Pacific St., Rockaway Beach. (503) 355-2112 - 1-800-824-0938.
at Cannon Beach. Beautifully wooded natural setting at quiet south
end of Cannon Beach. Great during winter storms with a new book by
the fireplace – or when the sun is out for family fun and beach
strolling. Handsome beach cottage-style architecture. Lush flowering
gardens and naturalized courtyard pond. Warm, inviting guest rooms.
Continental buffet breakfast. Warm Cookies. Family and Pet Friendly.
Welcome gifts. Smoke-free. Complimentary Wireless Connectivity. Wine
and book signing events. 800-321-6304 or 503-436-9085. Hemlock At
Surfcrest, Cannon Beach, Oregon. www.atcannonbeach.com.
Ocean Lodge. There will not be another property built
like this in Cannon Beach in our lifetimes. Rare, premiere ocean
front location; handsome, dramatic architecture and tasteful, fun
(nostalgic) beach interiors. Overlooks Haystack Rock. 100 percent
smoke free. Imaginative special occasion packages. Massive wood
burning lobby fireplace. Library w/ fireplace, stocked with impressive
book collection. Pet and family friendly. Lavish continental buffet
breakfast. In-room fireplaces, mini-kitchens. Jacuzzi tubs in select
rooms. DVD players, complimentary movies. Morning paper. Warm cookies.
888-777-4047. 503-436-2241. 2864 Pacific Street. Cannon Beach, Oregon.
Cape Property Services.
Dozens of homes in that dreamy,
rugged stretch between Cannon Beach and Manzanita known as Arch
Cape. Oceanfront and ocean view , or just a short walk from the
All homes are immaculate and smoke free; some pet friendly (with
a fee). Some with broadband, indoor or outdoor hot tubs, fireplaces,
decks, and fire pits or barbecues. Call about tempting winter specials
that go until March (not valid holidays, however). www.archcaperentals.com
here for video of Dec. storm aftermath
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in nature and stunning moments for 2007
Transformations of Oregon Coast Beaches Seasons change
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of Valentine's or be it any time of the year, Oregon's coastline has
essentially cornered the market for cuddle-inducing possibilities and
gushy activities for the hand-holding set
or Night Mysteries and Merriment on Oregon Coast It's
more than just nightlife that comes to life, but the beaches offer major
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