Portland, Ore.’s Montavilla Brew Works (MBW) used this COVID-19 forced slowdown to finally tackle its long-awaited debut of a 16-ounce can lineup. Beginning April 28, the brewery will be selling four-packs of 16-ounce cans of three of its core brands: Flam Tap IPA, Körabräu Helles Lager and East Glisan Mosaic IPA. P
“We originally had plans to start canning in commemoration of our fifth anniversary this July,” said Michael Kora, MBW founder and head brewer. “The COVID-19 shutdown signaled the perfect time to shift focus, finalize our ideas and start packaging some core beers, exciting seasonals and one-offs. We’re meeting this challenge head on and believe there are always alternatives.”
MBW’s flagship Flam Tap IPA is an old school hoppy Pacific Northwest IPA brewed with Centennial hops and dry hopped with tropical and citrusy Falconer’s Flight hops.
Körabräu is a thirst-quenching German style Helles lager brewed with 100% German ingredients.
East Glisan Mosaic IPA is a newer school, balanced Pacific Northwest IPA featuring “C” hops in the kettle and dry hopped with dank and stone fruity Mosaic hops. It also has our favorite label in a while.
Finally, the limited brew Palo Santo Wood Aged Porter is a strong, chocolaty porter aged on Peruvian Palo Santo wood, which imparts aromas of frankincense, cedar and mint.