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10 Barrel Brewing in Portland Names its Head Brewer

Expect creative, Belgian-style ales when Whitney Burnside takes over the tanks.

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Belgian beer fans (as well as anyone who would like to see more women moving into the brewing industry) will be happy to hear who will be manning the tanks when 10 Barrel Brewing opens its new location in the Pearl this January.

The New School reports that the Portland outpost of the Bend-based brewery will have brewer Whitney Burnside at the helm.

The 27-year-old Washington native spent time working with Chad Kennedy at Laurelwood Brewing, became an assistant brewer at Upright Brewing, brewed for Elysian in Seattle, and most recently brewed at Pelican Brewery, winning a bronze medal at the 2014 Great American Beer Festival for "Poire" a Belgian-style fruit beer brewed with pears.

When Burnside takes over the tanks, expect even more Belgians like saisons and biere de gardes, as well as at least one regular lager. 10 Barrel's standard line will come from the original Bend brewery, leaving Burnside free to exercise her creativity.

Located in the former Mellow Mushroom space, 10 Barrel Brewing Portland is aiming for a January 2015 opening.

10 Barrel Brewing

1411 Northwest Flanders Street, , OR 97209 (503) 224-1700 Visit Website