On February 16th, Stoel Rives LLP held its 5th Annual Law of Wine Seminar at The Allison in Newberg. The seminar focused on the trends and developments in the wine industry as well as touched on issues facing the distilled spirits and brewery industries. After presenting at the seminar, three Stoel attorneys Jeremy Sacks, Reilley Keating,and Elaine Albrich ventured to McMinnville to visit Heater Allen, a small seven-barrel artisan brewery specializing in all-malt lager and other German and Czech style beers. Lisa Allen, Assistant Brewer and daughter of Owner and Brewer Rick Allen, greeted us and hosted a tour of the facility, including the area for the proposed expansion. Lisa offered us tastes of three of Heater Allen’s brews: the Pils, the Coastal and the Dunkel. In addition to tasting great beers, we learned about Heater Allen’s history, its philosophy on brewing, and its approach of marketing and distribution.

Thanks Heater Allen for a great visit!