About Hanna Laney

Hanna Laney is that middle space in the Venn diagram between grammarian, beer geek and miniature horse aficionado. You can find her tweeting and Facebook-ing for Great Divide Brewing Company and staying around after hours to enjoy a couple cold ones. She will happily discuss picayune details related to the Portland Trail Blazers franchise with anyone silly enough to listen.

Yeti Emerges to Celebrate Leap Day

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The Yeti is a notoriously scarce monster, only emerging from the highlands occasionally to haunt the dreams of small Nepalese children. While its Oak Aged, Chocolate Oak Aged, Espresso Oak Aged, Belgian and classic Imperial Stout siblings may look nicer–rest assured, they’re equally fearsome. This Wednesday, Leap Day, we will be celebrating a rare day with a rare beast. Join Great Divide between […]

Great Divide Looks Towards Future With Pilot System

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Great Divide took delivery of a brand new 7-barrel pilot system last week. The system will complement the current 50-barrel brewhouse as a platform for experimental or one-off beers. The system is on track to be online within the next 30 days, the brewery reports. While no set beer list has been released for the […]

Great Divide New Year, New Beer Midnight Toast

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We’re expecting a baby… a beer baby that is. We can’t wait to debut our brand new pilsner, Nomad, on New Years Eve. Join us as we celebrate on December 31st in the Tap Room with our New Year, New Beer Midnight Toast. We’ll be pouring this tasty pilsner for the first time and will […]

Great Divide’s Awesomn Autumn Party This Friday

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We’re not sure if it was the great Romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley or the master of modern prose Rebecca Black who once said, “It’s Friday, Friday, gotta get down on Friday,” but we couldn’t agree more. Join us this Friday, October 14th, for our Awesomn Autumn release party. It’s that time of year again […]

Great Divide’s Expanded Tap Room: Bigger, Better, Beerier

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In all the craziness of GABF, the news of Great Divide’s expanded Tap Room was only one of a million big stories. However, it’s finally here! The Tap Room expansion added 450 square feet of swilling space and will be a welcome addition to a previously oft-cramped bar. As the cold weather approaches, the extra […]

Great Divide Red, White and Brew Release Party

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Great Divide will be throwing their Red, White and Brew Release Party on Friday, July 1st from 6-9pm. The party will be launching crowd favorites Rumble Wood Aged IPA and Smoked Baltic Porter, as well as the brand-spankin’-new Belgian Style Yeti. $20 gets you 3 beer tickets, 1 food ticket (food provided by Basic Kneads […]

Let’s Get Ready To Rumble

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Rumble, Great Divide’s wood-aged IPA, is back for another round. This beer gained momentous popularity when it debuted last summer and, according to brewery sources, the Great Divide brewing team has brewed five times as much Rumble as they did last year. This beer is normally available July-September, but given the popularity of Colette and […]

WWJD: What Would Jackson Drink?

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This article is part of a running series of historical event/ beer pairings. Andrew Jackson: America’s favorite president. OK, so more accurately, he was a highly controversial, as-much-hated-as-venerated Tennessean who happened to become president. I find him a more nuanced, tragic character; a victim of his own demons. Regardless, he was portrayed as a ruffian […]

Great Divide 17th Anniversary Party

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If there is only one Great Divide event you attend this year, this should be the one! We’ll open up the brewhouse, taproom, patio and close off the street to throw a big bash to celebrate 17 wonderful years of beer-making. Here’s the scoop: When Saturday, June 11, 2011 from 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM $25 COVER INCLUDES…. […]

A Field Guide To Fresh Beer

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It can be daunting to enter your favorite liquor store and see a plethora of bottled beer on the shelves, waiting to be gulped down. While many customers choose beer based on recommendation, label art or past tastings, there is one other important way to choose beer—bottling date. Purchasing out-of-date beer is a lose-lose. You […]

Great Divide puts a new 300 barrel brite tank in the Tank Farm

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We are happy to announce a new arrival in our expanding Tank Farm. Today, we welcomed a 300-barrel brite tank which, to put it simply, puts the bubbles in the beer. This tank is from a company called JV Northwest, located outside of Portland, Oregon. We are excited about our continuing expansion and look forward […]

Malt Destiny: Jefferson, Beer and Bald Eagles

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Beer and history go hand-in-hand (and I’m not just referring to my preferred method of late-night term-paper-writing or the proportionate relationship between consumption of beer and the languid pontificating of a rambling history buff). We love to fetishize the Founding Fathers as ale-swilling ruffians—underdog beer-lovers against a stuffy monarchy. Any victory for the nascent USA […]