Posted by Jonathan Maus ( Publisher/Editor ) on April 26th, 2012 at 1:58 pm
(Photos: Old Town Brewing)
Portland’s Old Town Pizza (with locations in Old Town and northeast) has recently gotten into the beer business and, just like they’ve done for years with their pizzas and salads, their new Old Town Brewing company will deliver beer by bike.
a network of bike boulevards is to facilitate
the safe transport of beer by bike.
Owner Adam Milne tells us the service will launch next week. Once it’s up and running, his staff will pedal either a keg or a 64 ounce growler to your home or office via his fleet of bakfiets with a simple phone call. Old Town Brewing is making and delivering a pale ale, an IPA, a stout, an Irish red, a winter ale, a porter, and a pilsner.
Costs are $150 for a delivered keg and $10 for a 64 ounce growler plus the cost of the growler container (about $5). “Like milk,” Milne says, “we will swap out growlers at no cost if they return an empty one.”
Delivery is only available for folks who live within a two mile radius around each Old Town Pizza location (226 NW Davis or 5201 NE MLK Jr Blvd).
While many local businesses use cargo bikes to deliver products, and we’ve got a few beer bikes in operation, I’m not aware of any other restaurants in Portland delivering beer by bike. Nice one Adam! I look forward to seeing these beer-laden rigs rolling around town.