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Our educational seminars are for those with a desire to learn more about the making of Barrel Aged Sours and Farmhouse Ales. We’ve invited industry experts from two influential breweries to discuss these topics; Kevin Martin, Director of Brewing Operations at Cascade Brewing Company and Tim Adams, founder of Oxbow Brewing Company. Seminars will take place from 9:00 AM – 11:30AM and are sold as a package. Speaker and Brewery information can be found below.


Barrel Aged Sour Beers with Kevin Martin from Cascade Brewing Company

9:00AM – 10:00AM

About Kevin Martin

A homebrewer since 2003, Martin has served as a winery cellarman in Oregon, New Zealand and Australia. He was a brewery intern at Laurelwood Brewing in Portland and went on to graduate from the American Brewers Guild course in Brewing Science and Engineering. He joined Cascade Brewing in 2012 as a cellarman, and was promoted to Lead Blender in 2014. Martin graduated Portland State University’s Business of Craft Brewing program in 2015. Kevin Martin was promoted to the Director of Brewery Operations in 2018.


About Cascade Brewing Company

Cascade Brewing has been a pioneer in the sour beer renaissance since 2006 and the proud innovator of the Northwest Sour Ale. Its distinctive sour beer blends feature fruit forward, barrel-aged ales with an emphasis on project year-to-year variation. These beers offer a complex array of flavors derived from the acid, the fruit and the residual flavors present in the barrels in which they age. The resulting beers offer a complex array of flavors and aromas derived from with each project year, capturing the unique subtleties of that year’s growing season. Cascade Brewing’s sour ales are brewed and blended in Portland, Oregon.

Cheers to the sours; enjoy in a profoundly wise manner.        @CascadeBrewing      #CascadeBrewing


FOCUS ON Farmhouse Ales with Tim Adams from Oxbow Brewing Company

10:30AM – 11:30AM

About Tim Adams

Adams has been active in the beverage industry since the age of 15, when he began bartending at an Izakaya in Tokyo, Japan during High School. Upon returning to the United States, he moved to Colorado to attend University, started homebrewing and continued his work within the industry.  

In 2018, he began working for a supplier, selling beer around the east coast of the United States, exposing him to various Belgian styles; as a result, his homebrewing transitioned to Saisons, Brett, and mixed-culture beers. 

Adams moved back to his home state of Maine in 2010 and began raising funds and building his brewery.  He officially opened Oxbow in 2011 as the first brewery in Maine to focus exclusively on Farmhouse Ales, and the second in the state to produce mixed-fermentation/sour beers. Adams has brewed and poured Farmhouse Ales throughout North America, Europe, and Japan. 


About Oxbow

Oxbow is a small farmhouse brewery located in rural Newcastle, Maine. The brewery is nestled in an enchanted forest amongst rolling farmlands and winding tidal rivers, of which the ebb and flow provide a constant reminder that the coast is near. The name Oxbow is inspired by the bends in these rivers, the Dyer in particular, which features stunning horseshoe-shaped oxbows where the river covers tremendous ground to travel what could otherwise be a very short linear distance. They employ a similar approach when crafting their beers, taking months or years to create a beverage that is commonly produced in a matter of days.             @oxbowbrewingcompany             #oxbowbeer