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Sour Fruit Fest at Cascade Brewing Barrel House and The Lodge at Cascade Brewing
Feb
27
to Mar 3

Sour Fruit Fest at Cascade Brewing Barrel House and The Lodge at Cascade Brewing

Press Release

PORTLAND, Ore. … Cascade Brewing has announced the details for its Sour Fruit Fest, taking place Feb. 27 through March 3 at its two Portland pubs: Cascade Brewing Barrel House at 939 SE Belmont St., and The Lodge at Cascade Brewing at 7424 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy.

The 8th annual Sour Fruit Fest will feature more than four-dozen exclusive Cascade sour fruit beers on rotation throughout the week, with at least 25 sour beers on tap each day at the Barrel House, and at least 20 at The Lodge. The event takes place from open to close daily, Wednesday through Sunday, at both locations. Admission is free, beer tasting costs additional. 

"The combination of sour beer and fruit is really at the heart of our blending program at Cascade Brewing, and we work incredibly hard to incorporate a wide variety of ingredients throughout the year,” explained Kevin Martin, Director of Brewing Operations. “Our Sour Fruit Fest is really a culmination of those efforts and celebrates the creativity of our team and the agricultural bounty of our region.”

The following beers will headline each day at both pubs: Pineapple Rosemary Sour on Wednesday, Fruitopian Noyaux on Thursday, Nectarine Dream on Friday (with a live tapping at the Barrel House that night at 6pm), Honeycot on Saturday, and Collab Day on Sunday––featuring Pearpawsterous (Upland Brewing Co.), One Way or Another (Bruery Terreux), Chêne Des Fous (Burial Beer Co.), and a sneak preview of a collaboration with Beachwood Brewing.

Throughout the week, fans can look forward to tasting dozens of sour fruit beers, including Vitis Melonious, Crème de Peches, Oregon Berry Live, Kriek Blanc, Kriek 15, Orange Bourbonic, Tangerine Dream, Blimeberry, Daytona Delight, Shrieking Violet 16, Noyaux 15, Crazy Navel, Manhattan 15, Cherry Vlad, Plumcot, Et tu Fruitis, Ruby Red, and Marionberry Spritzer.

Vintage bottles will be available for sale, as well as merchandise. Learn more at www.cascadebrewing.com and follow the brewery on Facebook  Twitter and Instagram for real time updates on the beer schedule.

About Cascade Brewing
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 release capturing the unique subtleties of that year’s growing season. Cascade Brewing’s sour ales are brewed and blended in Portland, Oregon. For more information, visit CascadeBrewing.com. Cheers to the sours; enjoy in a profoundly wise manner.

Cascade Barrel House

 

The Lodge at Cascade Brewing

 
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Black Out Beer Fest at Lompoc Brewing's 5th Quadrant
Mar
1
4:00 PM16:00

Black Out Beer Fest at Lompoc Brewing's 5th Quadrant

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Black Out Beer Fest

The Black Out Beer Fest is for people who love the decadent, dark beers of winter. The event features at least two dozen rotating dark beers – including dark lagers, porters, stouts, coffee beers and black IPAs – from Lompoc and more than 20 guest breweries from around the Northwest (and one from The Netherlands). Admission into the Black Out Beer Fest is free; tasting packages, required to taste the beers, cost $20, which includes a souvenir tasting glass and eight beer tickets. Additional beer tickets are available for $1 apiece. All tasting packages and additional tickets are purchased at the door. The event is for ages 21+.

For more information about both events, visit LompocBrewing.com and follow @LompocBrewing on social media, using hashtags #BOBF19 and #ChowderChallengePDX.

About Lompoc Brewing
Established in 1996, Lompoc Brewing is a longtime Portland favorite that brews eight year-round beers and an ever-rotating lineup of seasonals. You can find Lompoc in bottles, cans and on draft at locations throughout Oregon and Washington, and at its three Portland neighborhood pubs: 5th Quadrant and Sidebar in North Portland, and Oaks Bottom in Southeast. Lompoc beers are proudly brewed in #LompocOregon, a state of mind.

 
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Chowder Challenge at Lompoc Brewing's 5th Quadrant
Mar
2
12:00 PM12:00

Chowder Challenge at Lompoc Brewing's 5th Quadrant

  • Lompoc Brewing at the 5th Quadrant (map)
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image courtesy Lompoc Brewing Company

image courtesy Lompoc Brewing Company

Chowder Challenge

The Chowder Challenge is a blind tasting of a dozen samples of clam chowders by area restaurants and brewpubs. Attendees receive a tray with a dozen numbered two-ounce samples of chowder, then vote for their favorite; the chowder receiving the most votes is named the People’s Choice Winner. This year’s challengers include Deschutes Brewery (Bend), Ds Brickhouse Pizza, EaT Oyster Bar, Ecliptic Brewing, Farm House Cafe, Le Bistro Montage, Lompoc 5th Quadrant, Paddy's Bar & Grill, Peter’s Bar & Grill, Renners’s Grill/Hawthorne Hideaway, Skyline Restaurant, and Ways & Means Oyster House.

A tray of all 12 chowder samples costs $15, or $20 for a tray and a Lompoc pint; all tickets are sold at the door. The event also features a beer garden, a raffle with prizes from the participants, and pub food for purchase. Minors are welcome at the family friendly event. All net proceeds are given to the Community Transitional Schooll for homeless children in the Portland area. The Chowder Challenge has taken place 11 times, and Lompoc Brewing has won seven of those; the four upsets were Morrison Hotel (2008), Ice Axe Grill (2013), and Farm House Cafe (2016 & 2018).

For more information about both events, visit LompocBrewing.com and follow @LompocBrewing on social media, using hashtags #BOBF19 and #ChowderChallengePDX.

About Lompoc Brewing
Established in 1996, Lompoc Brewing is a longtime Portland favorite that brews eight year-round beers and an ever-rotating lineup of seasonals. You can find Lompoc in bottles, cans and on draft at locations throughout Oregon and Washington, and at its three Portland neighborhood pubs: 5th Quadrant and Sidebar in North Portland, and Oaks Bottom in Southeast. Lompoc beers are proudly brewed in #LompocOregon, a state of mind.

 
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St. Patrick's Day at Kells
Mar
15
to Mar 17

St. Patrick's Day at Kells

Press Release

PORTLAND, Ore…. Thousands of locals and visitors will rejoice in their Irish heritage at the 28th annual Kells Irish Festival, the state’s largest Saint Patrick’s Day celebration. This year’s festivities will take place Friday, March 15 through Sunday, March 17 at Kells’ two Portland locations: the original Kells Irish Pub at 112 SW 2nd Ave. and Kells Brewery at 210 NW 21st Ave. The three-day event offers live music, traditional Irish dancing, bagpipers, Irish food, and libations. 

HIGHLIGHT EVENTS
The Smoker is a boxing event that pits Golden Glove boxers from Ireland against the best amateur pugilists of the Northwest. The event kicks off the festival on Friday, March 15, in the festival tent at Kells Irish Pub (Downtown). Advanced general admission tickets are separate from the festival cover and cost $30 at Ticket Tomato or at the door.

A new event debuting this year is “The Ride for Gold,” a bicycle race and scavenger hunt where teams of two riders follow clues around the region to find shamrocks hidden along the course. The ride will take place on Saturday, March 16, beginning at Cathedral Park and finishing at Kells Brewery. Registration and more information will be available soon at OBRA.

Family Day will take place at Kells Irish Pub (Downtown) on Sunday, March 17, and feature arts and crafts, face painting, Irish dancing, and visits with Irish wolfhounds. Attendees can browse Celtic jewelry vendors and learn about Celtic genealogy and history, including meeting and listening to members of the Ancient Order of the Hibernian’s Portland Chapter.

ADMISSION
A limited number of All Festival Wristbands are available now for $30 at the bar of each location. Weekend passes provide admission to both locations (Kells Brewery Northwest and Kells Irish Pub Downtown) March 15 to March 17. All Festival Wristband holders may skip the main line and check in with a valid ID. The All Festival Wristband includes a 2019 T-shirt, while supplies last; Kells recommends picking up the pass on Friday night to ensure a T-shirt. Advance weekend passes are only valid for ages 21 and older. They do not include the Kells Smoker on March 15, which is a separate ticketed event.

Kells Irish Pub (Downtown): General admission at the door is cash only and cost varies by day: Friday costs $10 starting at 7pm; Saturday costs $25 starting at 4pm (includes free T-shirt while supplies last); and Sunday costs $10 starting at 12pm ($5 for seniors, students age 21 and over, and veterans with ID). Minors are not allowed in the Pub after 3pm on Friday or any hours on Saturday or Sunday, although they are welcome in the restaurant and ballroom for dining. Minors are welcome in the Festival Tent on Sunday from 9am to 5pm and pay no cover charge.

Kells Brewery (Northwest): General admission at the door is cash only and cost varies by day: Friday costs $5 starting at 8pm, Saturday costs $20 starting at 5pm, and Sunday costs $10 starting at 12pm ($5 for seniors, students age 21 and over, and veterans with ID). Minors are welcome daily until 7pm and pay no cover charge.

ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE

Full schedule posted at the bottom of this release.

ABOUT KELLS IRISH FESTIVAL
Gerard and Lucille McAleese established Kells’ Portland location in 1990, and in 1991, they began the tradition of a St. Patrick’s Day Festival that has grown into the largest Irish celebration in the state. As a family owned business, Kells is deeply connected with the community it touches. In advance of the festival, Kells collects, matches and donates all the money – dubbed Irish Magic – on the restaurant’s ceiling to The Center for Medically Fragile Children at Providence Child Center. Kells has donated more than $300,000 over the last 25 years.

ABOUT KELLS
Serving the Northwest since 1983, Kells Irish Restaurant is a local family-run establishment that is consistently voted and ranked among the top Irish pubs in the United States. With locations in Seattle, Portland and San Francisco, it is a touchstone of each community that stays true to its roots. Owners Gerard and Lucille McAleese are also recognized for their generosity to a number of nonprofits and community organizations. For more information, visit www.kellsirish.com.

KELLS ST PATRICK’S DAY FESTIVAL ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE

All times and/or scheduled performers subject to change


 
FRIDAY, MARCH 15
Kells Irish Pub, 112 SW 2nd Ave (Inside)
5PM: Beltaine
7PM: Grafton Street
9PM: Sami and The Groove
11PM: Coming Up Threes


Kells Irish Pub Festival Tent (Back Parking Lot)
5PM: Dance Hall Days
7PM: Smoker


Kells Brewery, 210 NW 21st Ave (Inside)
6PM: O’Douling
8PM: Beltaine
10PM: Cul an Tí
12AM: Sami and The Groove


SATURDAY, MARCH 16
Kells Irish Pub, 112 SW 2nd Ave (Inside)
2PM: Wil Kinky Band
4PM: Boys of Malin
6PM: O’Douling
8PM: Grafton Street
10PM: Royal Enfield
12AM: Coming Up Threes

Kells Irish Pub Festival Tent (Back Parking Lot)
12PM: An Daire Irish Dance
1:30PM: Kells Pipers
2PM: Grafton Street
3:30PM: Yeates Irish Dance
4:15PM: Kells Pipers
4:30PM: Sami and The Groove
6PM: Murray School of Irish Dancing w/Mike Beglan & Geraldine Murray
6:45PM: Coming Up Threes
9PM: St. James Gate
10:30PM: Sami and the Groove

Kells Brewery, 210 NW 21st Ave (Inside)
1PM: Boys of Malin
3PM: St. James Gate
5PM: Grafton Street
7PM: Royal Enfield
9PM: Wil Kinky Band
11PM DJ Jupiter

Kells Brewery Festival Tent (Parking Lot)
1:30PM: An Daire Irish Dance
3PM: O’Douling
5pm: Yeates Irish Dance
6PM: Kells Pipers
7PM: Wil Kinky Band
9PM: Hans and The Wanted

SUNDAY, MARCH 17
Kells Irish Pub, 112 SW 2nd Ave (Inside)
11AM: O’Douling
1PM: Wil Kinky Band
3PM: Boys of Malin
5PM: Cul an Ti
7PM: St. James Gate
9PM: Royal Enfield
11PM: Grafton Street

Kells Irish Pub Festival Tent (Back Parking Lot)
10AM: Murray Irish Dance
11:30AM: Beltaine
1PM: Kells Pipers
1:15PM: An Daire Irish Dance
2PM: St. James Gate
3:30PM: An Daire Irish Dance
4:30PM: Coming Up Threes
6PM: Kells Pipers
6:15PM: Yeates Irish Dance
7PM: Grafton Street
9PM: Sami and The Groove

Kells Brewery, 210 NW 21st Ave (Inside)
12PM: Boys of Malin
2PM: Beltaine
4PM: Grafton Street
6PM: Sami and The Groove
8PM: O’Douling
10PM: St. James Gate

Kells Brewery Festival Tent (Parking Lot)
12PM: Murray Irish Dance
1PM: Sami and The Groove
2:30PM: Kells Pipers
3PM: O’Douling
4:30PM Kells Pipers
5PM: Yeates Irish Dance
6PM: Royal Enfield
9PM: Austin Randle

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Pints for Parkinson's Kick Off Party at Urban Studio
Mar
27
5:30 PM17:30

Pints for Parkinson's Kick Off Party at Urban Studio

Join us for the Pints for Parkinson's kick off party! We'll be showing the Blazers game with food, drinks and a chance to pre-purchase your $25 Pints Passport before Parkinson's Awareness Month in April. Throughout April and May you can use your passport to get 10 pints at any of the locations participating in Pints for Parkinson's (one pint per location). Come out and help us kick off Parkinson's Awareness Month!

 
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Pints for Parkinson's Kick Off Party at Boneyard Pub
Mar
28
6:00 PM18:00

Pints for Parkinson's Kick Off Party at Boneyard Pub

The Brian Grant Foundation is heading to  Bend for a party on March 28, 2019 at Boneyard Pub. This event is open to the public and $1 of every beer purchased that night supports our programs. You’ll also get a chance to pre-purchase your $25 Pints Passport before Parkinson's Awareness Month in April. Throughout April and May you can use your passport to get 10 pints at any of the locations participating in Pints for Parkinson's (one pint per location). Come out and help us kick off Parkinson's Awareness Month!

 
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Meet the Brewer and can releases with pFriem at Belmont Station
Feb
22
10:00 AM10:00

Meet the Brewer and can releases with pFriem at Belmont Station

We are excited to announce that we will be the FIRST in Portland to receive a limited amount of pFriemIPA and Pilsner in CANS for the first time ever. The pFriem crew will be here celebrating this momentous occasion. Come say hi to the pFriem crew (from 10 a.m. to noon) and take a 6-pack or two home with you any time during regular business hours or until they are sold out.

 
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Meet the Brewer & Tasting with Breakside at Belmont Station
Feb
20
5:00 PM17:00

Meet the Brewer & Tasting with Breakside at Belmont Station

Breakside is here to release Oligarch, their LARGEST barrel-aged beer release to date.

Oligarch is a barrel-aged Russian Imperial Stout, and Breakside has crafted eight different variants, all of which we will be showcasing on draft in the taproom (and all but one will be available in bottles to take home).

Oligarch - aged in bourbon barrels

  • Bocconotto - aged in bourbon barrels with chocolate, cinnamon, almonds and lemon zest

  • Candy Cap - aged in bourbon barrels with mushrooms

  • Champurrado - imperial sweet stout aged in bourbon barrels with chocolate, vanilla and corn

  • Coco Breakfast - imperial sweet stout aged in maple bourbon barrels with chocolate, vanilla and toasted wheat

  • Maple Oligarch - aged in maple syrup barrels

  • Piedmontese - aged in maple bourbon barrels with hazelnut, vanilla and sea salt

 
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"Girl Scout Cookies & Beer Pairing" at Belmont Station
Feb
17
1:00 PM13:00

"Girl Scout Cookies & Beer Pairing" at Belmont Station

The Station’s very own Rosalia Porter & Captain Neil Yandow will be here sharing the Girl Scout love. Learn about what Girl Scout Rosalia is raising money for, help her learn a valuable lesson in money management and how to be a small business owner -- and enjoy some expert beer pairings with your favorite Girl Scout cookies at the same time. Cheers to empowering girls and to a future filled with a strong female workforce!

 
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26th Annual Hillsdale Brewfest at Hillsdale Brewery & Public House
Feb
16
11:00 AM11:00

26th Annual Hillsdale Brewfest at Hillsdale Brewery & Public House

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Many of the finest beers from McMenamins' breweries will be sent in to battle, their brewers vying for bragging rights as well as the notorious championship belt. Patrons order trays of beer samples, arranged from lightest to darkest, then it is our guests' official duty to decide who deserves the coveted title. The beers cover the spectrum of brew styles - from Hefeweizen to Oatmeal Stout, Barleywine to Smoked Amber Ale and beyond. Each taster casts one ballot that lists his or her top three choices. (And beware of the brewers' shameless vote-mongering. Don't say we didn't warn you.)

So head to the Hillsdale Brewery & Public House in February to drink, vote and be merry - and may the best brewery win. The winner will assist in the development of the beer that will represent McMenamins at the Oregon Brewers Festival later the same year.
Curious about what brewers and breweries have captured the Belt in year's past? Take a trip down memory lane for here is the lineage, taken directly from the words stamped into those big leather weight belts.

2018
Shady’s Back Whiskey Stout
Brian Riley • Ryan Lund • Concordia Brewery

2017
2016 Lord of Misrule
Will Gaither • Matt Bergfield • Nathan Whitney • Shane Kono • Mike Brady • Edgefield Brewery

2016
Cowabunga Radler
Jesse Grover • McMenamins on the Columbia Brewery

2015
Cerberus Wild Ale
Nathan Whitney • Bruce Loux • Will Gaither • Jesse Grover • Edgefield Brewery 

2014
Double Helix Double IPA
Matt Carter • Dave Kosanke • Concordia Brewery

2013
Silvercone India Pale Lager
Brady Romtvedt • Chris Oslin • Cornelius Pass Roadhouse

2012
Free Will IPA
Tim Proctor • John Barleycorns

2011
Dark Star CDA
Brady Romtvedt • Chris Oslin • Cornelius Pass Roadhouse

2010
Lucky Charms Irish Red Ale
Tim Proctor • Ben Nehrling • Concordia Brewery

2009
Hot For Teacher IPA
Tim Proctor • Ben Nehrling • Concordia Brewery

2008
Madman Jacks Insane Pale Ale
Matt Carter • Hillsdale Brewery & Public House

2007
No Mas Lento IPA
Chris Haslett • Fulton Brewpub

2006
White Lightning Whiskey Stout
Tim Proctor • Brian Riley • Concordia Brewery

2005
Royal Oil Oatmeal Stout
Mike "Curly" White • Fulton Brewpub

2004
Big Bully Organic IPA
Greg Balch • Hillsdale Brewery & Public House

2003
Hoof-To-The-Head Organic Oatmeal Stout
Greg Balch • Hillsdale Brewery & Public House

2002 
Stronghold Imperial Stout
Jason McAdam • Hillsdale Brewery & Public House

2001
Beltfester Lager
Bart Hance • Antonio Gonzalez • Cornelius Pass Roadhouse

2000
Armadillo IPA
Vince Howell • Highland Brew Pub

1999
Reincarnation Pale
Andrew Collins • Craig Gulla • Crystal Brewery

1998
Jabba The Porter
Jon Green • Hillsdale Brewery & Public House

1997
Brahma Mama Pale
Clay P. Riley • Hillsdale Brewery & Public House

1996
Chewbaccan Stout
Mike Hogan • Lighthouse Brew Pub

1995
Old Bushwacker
Bart Hance • McMenamins West Linn

 
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"A Very Pono Valentine" at Belmont Station
Feb
14
5:00 PM17:00

"A Very Pono Valentine" at Belmont Station

Join us as we wish Pono Brewing’s owner/brewer Larry Clouser a happy birthday. Not only is it Larry’s birthday but it happens to be the day to celebrate love. Keeping with the theme of the holiday, Pono is bringing some tasty beers to help romance your loved one and celebrate another year around the sun for Larry.

The beers will include:

  • Stupid Sexy Flanders - Flemish blonde

  • Aw Shucks - Imperial pils w/ oyster shells, fennel, fennel pollen, star anise and citrus peel

  • Lovers’ Quarrel - Double Dry-hopped Hazy IPA

  • All Mai Love - Stout w/ raspberry puree from Larry’s wife, Mai

 
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6th Annual Brewery Smackdown at Tetherow Resort
Feb
7
5:30 PM17:30

6th Annual Brewery Smackdown at Tetherow Resort

Press Release

BEND, Ore. (Jan. 24, 2019) – At the beginning of February, Central Oregon’s premier resort, Tetherow, will host its sixth annual Brewery Smackdown, where Central Oregon breweries will challenge each other in the ultimate pairing competition. The Feb. 7 event will take place in the Tetherow Event Pavilion starting at 5:30 p.m., and the competition begins at 6 p.m. Reigning champions, Crux Fermentation Project and Silver Moon Brewing are back, with newcomers Wild Ride Brewing and Boneyard Beer joining the competition.

“It’s no secret that Central Oregon has the most renowned breweries in the country,” said Meranda Baker, Director of Food & Beverage for Tetherow. “As we approach our sixth Brewery Smackdown, our team is super pumped by the opportunity to be creative and prepare interesting dishes to inspire the choices of the four competitors. This could be our best Brew Smackdown yet.”

Prior to the Brewery Smackdown, Tetherow chefs meet with brewers to sample the menu and select which beers pair best with each dish. Different this year, beers will not be announced prior to the event and some of the selections could be from never-before-released batches.

Each guest receives a dish prepared by Tetherow’s culinary team and two blind beer tasters. After each course, they select the beer that pairs best with the dish. Over the course of five rounds, it’s up to guests, brewers and distributors to crown a winner. Guests can expect to receive a welcome beer, delectable five-course meal and 10 generous pours from the competing breweries.

Learn more about the lineup or purchase tickets for $75 per person at: https://tinyurl.com/y7by9p39. With the purchase of a Brewery Smackdown ticket, guests get 20 percent off a one-night stay in The Lodges at Tetherow with promo code BREW2019.

About Tetherow Resort
Boasting magnificent views of the Cascade Range, Bend, Ore.’s Tetherow Resort is just minutes from Mt. Bachelor and countless outdoor adventures. With 50 hotel rooms at The Lodges, vacation rental homes, an event pavilion, Tetherow Sport, a year-round outdoor pool, Solomon’s restaurant and The Row pub, the resort was recently awarded the Tripadvisor Greenleader status and ranked top resort in the world by Booking.com. The property is also home to the region’s best golf, a 7,298-yard Scottish links-style David McLay Kidd-designed championship course. Tetherow was recently named as the #1 resort in Central Oregon by Condé Nast Traveler’s 2018 Readers Choice Award and was on Golf Digest’s list of “Top 100 Greatest Public Courses” for the second year in a row. Golf Digest’s travel editors also listed Tetherow as one of its “Top 40 U.S. Public Courses.” More information available by visiting www.tetherow.com.

 
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Beer School with Master Cicerone® Rich Higgins at Belmont Station
Jan
26
1:00 PM13:00

Beer School with Master Cicerone® Rich Higgins at Belmont Station

Glass will be in session at Belmont Station for this double-header day of beer learning, using sensory science to uncover brewing technique, assess beer quality, and blind taste beer.

Session 1: Beer Off-Flavors Tasting Seminar (1:00 - 3:00 PM):

How beer is brewed, aged, and handled can sometimes create flaws called off-flavors. This session is a double tasting of beers spiked with 12 common off-flavors, and concludes with a blind taste test to try out your new skill. From sour lactic acid to eggy sulfides, learn what they taste like, how to prevent them from occurring, and in which beer styles they can be acceptable.

Session 2: Deductive Beer Tasting Method (3:30 - 6:00 PM):

Higgins has developed a Deductive Beer Tasting Method and teaches this class to help both novice and advanced tasters hone their palates. Higgins, who is a Certified Sommelier in addition to being a Master Cicerone®, says “Sommeliers have an incredibly useful deductive method for tasting wine. Beer is more complex than wine, and Cicerones, brewers, and beer fans deserve a proper method for consistent tasting, description, and comprehension of all that a beer has to say.” Students in this class will receive a downloadable Guide to the Method during the class.

After the school day’s final bell rings at 6 PM, Higgins will offer his favorite version of “open office hours.” He’ll be found mingling in the biercafe to meet and greet. No doubt, he’ll be fielding questions from aspiring Cicerones studying for February’s upcoming Portland Certified Cicerone® Exam.

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Beer School discounted tickets are available for $115 for both sessions, and are also available per-session from $60-$75. Event information and tickets are available right here.

 
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Buoy Foeder Series Bottle Release at Belmont Station
Jan
18
5:00 PM17:00

Buoy Foeder Series Bottle Release at Belmont Station

Buoy Beer Company releases the first batch of their Foeder Series, bottled in refillable 500ml bottles, right here at Belmont Station!

A total of three variations of Buoy Beer's first Foeder release will include a Brett Saison, a dry-hopped Brett Saison, and a Brett Saison with cranberries.

Buoy will release the first two, Brett Saison and Dry-Hopped Brett Saison on Jan. 18 at Belmont Station. The third release, Brett Saison with Cranberries, still needs some time and will be released later in the season.

 
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Bale Breaker re-designed cans release at Belmont Station
Dec
19
5:00 PM17:00

Bale Breaker re-designed cans release at Belmont Station

We are very excited to be the first in Oregon to showcase Bale Breaker's new look. To help out our good friends up north we will have a mountain of cans, with the new look in the bottle shop and a few fun tasty things on draft in the Biercafe.

We will also have Dormancy Breakfast Stout in cans for the first time.

A side note: We will be the first and only retailer in the state of Oregon to receive these new branded cans until after the first of the year.

image courtesy Bale Breaker Brewing

image courtesy Bale Breaker Brewing

ABOUT BALE BREAKER BREWING CO.
Bale Breaker Brewing Company focuses on handcrafted ales that showcase the world-class hops grown in the heart the Yakima Valley. Hops are in the family's DNA: the great-grandparents of sibling-owners Meghann Quinn, Kevin Smith, and Patrick Smith first planted hops in the Yakima Valley in 1932, the year before Prohibition ended. Over four generations, their love of hops has evolved into a passion for craft beer. Today, M­­­eghann, Kevin and Patrick are in the midst of running an independent production brewery surrounded by their family’s hop fields, just down the road from where they were born and raised.

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Cans release with Grains of Wrath at Belmont Station
Dec
19
5:00 PM17:00

Cans release with Grains of Wrath at Belmont Station

We are stoked to be one of the first places in Portland to get our hands on Grains of Wrath’s first canned offering.

Overkill IPA is brewed in the vein of a classic west coast style IPA. It boasts notes of stonefruit, diesel, passionfruit, citrus, piney, dank all rounded out by a sturdy yet subtle malt backbone.

Founder/owner/brewer Mike Hunsaker will be here hanging out talking shop and helping us introduce you to the fine folks of Grains of Wrath brewing.

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Pint fundraiser for brewery pioneer Jim Parker at Belmont Station
Dec
13
10:00 AM10:00

Pint fundraiser for brewery pioneer Jim Parker at Belmont Station

Our good friend and longtime beer industry maven, Jim Parker, is recovering from a stroke and needs our help!

On December 13--Jim's birthday--we will be pouring beers from some of the breweries that Jimmy has been involved with, including BaerlicWayfinderNorth Jetty and Asher David, with all proceeds from those taps going straight to help Jim with his mounting medical bills.

We also will have giant birthday & get well cards for us to sign which we will take to Jim while he's rehabilitating!

Please come and enjoy a pint or two, sign the cards and help one of the Firestone Walker enthusiastic and passionate beer people on the planet!

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Wayfinder canned release at Belmont Station
Dec
11
5:00 PM17:00

Wayfinder canned release at Belmont Station

Wayfinder is canning a couple of tasty offerings and we are on the list to be the first to get them.

Lagerbier Hell - Crisp, light, refreshing, brilliantly effervescent with a floral, noble hop aroma. NOW in CANS!

BeYOB Doppelbock - Quadruple-decocted, extra-strong lager, spawned in homage to Oregon’s legendary doom-metal band YOB. A deep, intense and nourishing brew, conditioned at below-freezing temps for weeks. Epic, crushing, heavy beyond words.

BeYOB Doppelbock will be also be on draft for this day’s festivities. Please note: cans will be available in thecans and bottle shop all day!

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Gigantic's Holiday Craft Market at Gigantic Brewing
Dec
8
1:00 PM13:00

Gigantic's Holiday Craft Market at Gigantic Brewing

Please join us as we host local artists and makers to help you check everyone off your holiday gift lists! We are excited to be hosting various local businesses for a one-stop-shop for all your favorite people this December.  Vendors include: Marshall's Haute Sauce, Letterpress PDX, LM Inspired Jewelry, Pinky Swear Jewelry, Overcup Press, John McGloughflin ceramics, Heidi West Designs, Sweetbody Labs, Woodblock Chocolate, Adom Fashion Group and more!  We will also have some special Gigantic beers and discounted Gigantic merch.  Grab an IPA, gifts for your loved ones and support local businesses!  

We will be showing the MLS Cup on two screens in our taproom and barrel room, as the market will be held in our brewery!  GO TIMBERS!  

December 8th from 1 - 6 pm.

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Firestone Walker Anniversary XXII release at Belmont Station
Dec
7
5:00 PM17:00

Firestone Walker Anniversary XXII release at Belmont Station

We are honored to once again be help the good folks at Firestone Walker celebrate their anniversary!

Of course, we will have bottles of their anniversary beer for sale in the shop and some great stuff on tap in the biercafe. More details to come! Watch this space for updates!

image sourced from Belmont Station/© 2018 FIRESTONE WALKER BREWING COMPANY. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

image sourced from Belmont Station/© 2018 FIRESTONE WALKER BREWING COMPANY. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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"Lager Off! Blind Tasting with Wayfinder and S&H Imports" at Belmont Station
Dec
5
5:00 PM17:00

"Lager Off! Blind Tasting with Wayfinder and S&H Imports" at Belmont Station

Join us in the biercafe for a blind tasting and chance to vote for your favorite lagers between the folks at Wayfinder and imports from S&H.

This event was a huge hit last year and we expect it to be just as fun this time around. Watch our website for updates and additional details!

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"Jester King Exclusive Bottles & Special Draft Celebration" at Belmont Station
Dec
3
11:00 AM11:00

"Jester King Exclusive Bottles & Special Draft Celebration" at Belmont Station

Over the last few years we’ve seen a number of Jester King’s bottles come and go from our shelves, and we are excited and humbled for another opportunity to showcase some of the country's best farmhouse beers to the Oregon market.

We will have a few special kegs as well as some rare and very special, ON-SITE ONLY bottles for your imbibing pleasure.

The draft list will include the following:

  • La Vie en Rose - An ale re-fermented w/ "spent" raspberries

  • Kollaborations - A hoppy pilz wort from Live Oak fermented w/ Jester King mixed culture

  • Correlation - Brewed w/ chamomile & fermented w/ gala apples in oak

The ON-SITE ONLY bottles will be:

  • Spon - 2017 (5th) Three Year Blend

  • Spon - 2018 Raspberry & Cherry

These bottles are extremely limited so get here ASAP so you can enjoy one of the most unique "Méthode Gueuze" beers in the country.


image sourced from Belmont Station/© Jester King Craft Brewery

image sourced from Belmont Station/© Jester King Craft Brewery

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"Drake's Brewing Special Tapping & Meet the Maker!" at Belmont Station
Dec
1
2:00 PM14:00

"Drake's Brewing Special Tapping & Meet the Maker!" at Belmont Station

Meet the Barrel Program Manager forDrake’s Brewing, Travis Camacho, who is in town for the Holiday Ale Festival. Each year, Travis works with HAF director Preston Weesner to create their collaborative Vin Drakonic Grape Fermented Imperial Stout.

Here’s what Travis has to say about this very special beer:

“Every year for the Holiday Ale Fest in Portland, Oregon, we create a beer that will be sure to stun the fest goers at what is one of the best Beer Fests in the Pac NW. 

"We’ve taken our Drakonic Imperial Stout and fermented it on Grenache grape skins with our house blend of wild yeast and bacteria to turn our malty monster into a completely new creature. Initial fermentation was in a stainless tank, and was then transferred into Zinfandel as well as Petit Syrah barrels, and left to condition for 8 months. 

"The final blend is a blend of strong raspberry/grape fruitiness with a pleasant dark chocolate and tobacco-like malt profile. The beer also gained a pleasant tartness from wild fermentation; the final product walks the line somewhere in between a glass of wine, Imperial Stout, and Flemish Red." 

We’re lucky enough to get one of those kegs, plus we will be putting their Brut IPA and Denogginizer DIPA on tap too!

image sourced from Belmont Station/© Drake’s Brewing Co.

image sourced from Belmont Station/© Drake’s Brewing Co.

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"An Introduction to Garden Path" at Belmont Station
Nov
29
5:00 PM17:00

"An Introduction to Garden Path" at Belmont Station

We are excited to help introduce Garden Path Fermentation to Oregon.

We will be pouring four beverages in the Biercafe, and we will have a small selection of bottles in the bottle shop to go.

Here's a little on they’re all about in their words:

"Garden Path Fermentation’s co-creators, Ron Extract and Amber Watts, have a long history in the brewing industry. Most recently, they were at Jester King Brewery in Austin, TX, where Ron was an owner and managing partner, and Amber helped manage the tasting room and front office. While it was inspiring to be part of the team that helped Jester King grow into a world-class farmhouse brewery, Ron and Amber were ready to start their own project from the ground up.

Garden Path Fermentation is a brewery/winery/cidery/meadery in beautiful Skagit County in the far northwest corner of Washington State. We focus on the slow fermentation of local products—Skagit grains, honey, and fruit, and Northwest hops—all of which are fermented in oak with our native yeast culture cultivated from the air, flowers, and fruits of the Skagit Valley."

Draft list will include:

  • The Garden Paths Led to Flowered

  • The Subtle Blend Raspberry Barrels

  • The Dry Hopped Streams Well

  • The Curious Mix Methods

Bottle offerings will include:

  • The Curious Mix Methods

  • The Dry Table Mead

  • The Garden Path Led to Flowered


Ron and Amber will be here to take you on a guided tour of their fermented products.

The guided tasting is open to anyone. Simply purchase a flight at the bar in the Biercafe and join us on the back patio. Tasting will start around 5:30 in our covered and heated back patio. Ron and Amber will walk you down the path, sharing stories of inspiration and talk a bit about the beverages themselves.

image sourced from Belmont Station/© Garden Path Fermentation

image sourced from Belmont Station/© Garden Path Fermentation

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Holiday Beer Extravaganza at Lompoc Brewing Sidebar
Nov
26
4:00 PM16:00

Holiday Beer Extravaganza at Lompoc Brewing Sidebar

Press Release

PORTLAND, Ore. … Lompoc Brewing will release eight holiday beers on draft this season. The beers will be available at a release party on Monday, Nov. 26 from 4pm to 11pm at Lompoc Sidebar, 3901 N Williams Ave. The beers will go on tap at Oaks Bottom and 5th Quadrant on Tuesday, Nov. 27. One of the beers, C-Sons Greetings, will also be released in 22-oz. bottles, which will be available at the release party.

Blitzen: A bright, straw-colored holiday favorite, this golden ale is dry hopped with Centennial hops, orange peel, coriander, and cinnamon. The hops and orange peel combine for a citrusy aroma and flavor with a slight spice finish. Something tells us Rudolph won’t be your favorite reindeer anymore! 4.6% ABV

Smoking Bishop Helles: Let us take you on a holiday journey with this German-style lager that was brewed with smoked malts from Weyerman Malting. With an aroma that will remind you of cozying up to the fire, this golden lager has a crisp and dry finish. 5.1% ABV

Red Ryeder IRA: This India red ale is a collaboration with Nomcraft Brewing out of Aridagawa, Japan. Crimson in color with a citrus and spice profile, it’s everything you’ll want on your Christmas list...just be careful not to shoot your eye out! 6.7% ABV

C-sons Greetings Imperial IPA: A deep copper colored ale brewed and dry-hopped with all seven "C" hops for a piney, citrusy, floral and resinous aroma. C-sons Greetings offers a full hop flavor with a rich caramel malt finish and an endless developing hop presence. 8% ABV

2016 Old Tavern Rat: A dark amber colored barley wine that was aged for two years prior to its release, this barley wine features a strong bitterness that is balanced with the sweetness of caramel and toffee flavors. 9.4% ABV

2016 Rye Barrel Aged Belsnickel: Whether you’ve been impish or admirable, a visit from Belsnickel is a critical part of Christmas. This robust American porter was aged in Heaven Hill Distillery rye whiskey barrels for two years. Hints of oak, chocolate, tobacco, and roasted malts permeate the palate. 6.2% ABV

2017 Franc'ly Brewdolph: This Belgian-style red ale was aged in Maryhill Winery Cabernet Franc barrels for 11 months. It has an oaky aroma with a mild fruitiness, finishing with a spicy clove flavor. Sure to go down in history. 7.7% ABV
 
2017 St. Nick’s Nightcap: This Bier de Garde is a malt-forward French style pale ale that was aged for 17 months in Maryhill Winery Cabernet Sauvignon barrels. Reddish-bronze in color with a toasted oak aroma, it has a malty sweetness with flavors of rhubarb and tart cherry. 7.2% ABV

About Lompoc Brewing
Established in 1996, Lompoc Brewing is a longtime Portland favorite that brews eight year-round beers and an ever-rotating lineup of seasonals. You can find Lompoc in bottles, cans and on draft at locations throughout Oregon and Washington, and at its three Portland neighborhood pubs: 5th Quadrant and Sidebar in North Portland, and Oaks Bottom in Southeast. Lompoc beers are proudly brewed in #LompocOregon, a state of mind. For more information, visit LompocBrewing.com and follow @LompocBrewing on social media.

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Gigantic "The Cat Ate My Stash & Pissed On the Xmas Tree" release at Belmont Station
Nov
20
5:00 PM17:00

Gigantic "The Cat Ate My Stash & Pissed On the Xmas Tree" release at Belmont Station

On the label

Consider this IPA our holiday gift to you. It’s loaded with the dankest, stickiest, drippiest, piniest hops we could get our hands on.

You should always leave the party 10 minutes before you do. -Gary Larson

Swing by Belmont Station to check out the latest from Gigantic Brewing.

More on the beer.

Beer Name: The Cat Ate My Stash & Pissed on the Xmas Tree Festive IPA 

Description: Consider this IPA our holiday gift to you. It’s loaded with the dankest, stickiest, drippiest, piniest hops we could get our hands on. 

Tasting Notes: Piney, resinous and DANK 

History & Style: Inspired by the enigmatic John Mallett of Bell's Brewery, this festive IPA is loaded with the dankest, sticky, drippy, and piney hops the Gigantic brewers could get their hands on. 

Artist: Rob Reger 

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Sandy Paws Baltic-style Porter release at Heater Allen Brewery
Nov
10
12:00 PM12:00

Sandy Paws Baltic-style Porter release at Heater Allen Brewery

We will be releasing Sandy Paws, our Baltic Porter, at the Tap Room on Saturday November 10th. This year we have two different labels, each with a different dog; Lottie, a sheep-doodle, graces one of the labels and Noci, a terrier, is on the other (labels can be viewed at the bottom of the email). We'll be pouring tastes and steins, and selling bottles of Sandy Paws along with our other beers. The beer is tasting delicious--malty, roasty, and rich, and we will have soft pretzels available for purchase. Also, Lisa recently collaborated on two beers over at Modern Times in Portland, Tentbier (a fest bier/marzen hybrid) and Path of Perspective (a hazy IPA), which we will have on tap for the event as well. 

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"The Pint is Right: 12 Year Anniversary Party" at the North 45 Pub
Nov
7
7:00 AM07:00

"The Pint is Right: 12 Year Anniversary Party" at the North 45 Pub

North 45 Pub is proud to celebrate 12 years of serving libations and mussels & frites on NW 21st on Saturday, November 17th from 6pm to midnight! 

Join us for our game show themed 12th anniversary party, “The Pint is Right”. The game show wheel spins every hour from 6pm to midnight with guests in the pub and on our heated, covered patio enjoying prizes that include custom pop sockets, trucker hats, beer koozies, and lip balm not to mention celebratory cupcakes, complimentary champagne, and discounted pints. This event is free and open to all pub patrons and guests!

Enjoy exclusive specials like the Vanna White (Pinnacle vodka, grapefruit juice, thyme simple syrup, soda) and our Next Contestant (smoked buffalo chicken sandwich, bacon, crispy mozzarella, iceberg-blue cheese slaw and a side of onion rings), and take home cool prizes as we toast a dozen years at North 45 Pub!

From Kentucky Derby to Brew Hog beer tastings to Timbers games to tours of the whiskey wall, thank you for a dozen years of friends and frolic at our travel themed pub on the 45th parallel...cheers to a dozen more!

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"A Celebration of the Dark Side of Beer" at Belmont Station
Nov
2
to Nov 7

"A Celebration of the Dark Side of Beer" at Belmont Station

As we "fall back" to standard time, we are going to The Dark Side with special drafts of imperial stouts which will run running through the darkest day of the year.

Along with the release of Founders CBS we will also be tapping special kegs from Prarie, AleSmith, Great Notion, Fremont, and others.

Founders CBS Bottle and Draft Release Party

Friday, November 2| 5-8 PM

We are hosting Founders for the release of CBS (Canadian Breakfast Stout), both on draft and in bottles.

For those whom may not yet be familiar with this beer. CBS is a maple syrup Bourbon barrel aged coffee chocolate imperial stout, which Founders describes as a beer with rich maple syrup, roasted coffee and velvety chocolate meld together in what can only be described as a transcendental drinking experience.

On tap in the Biercafe will be:

  • Founders Canadian Breakfast Stout 2017

  • Founders Canadian Breakfast Stout 2018

  • Founders KBS 2018

  • Founders Curmudgeon’s Better Half 2018

Along with this great draft list Monk’s Deli will be serving up a “Canadian Breakfast Sandwich” using the very maple syrup that was once aged in the same bourbon barrels as CBS!!!

Come to The Dark Side! We have beer!…and sandwiches!

The Dark Side of Beer w/ the Deconstruction of Pairie Bomb!

Our Days of Darkness celebration continues with a tapping of Prairie’s famous Imperial Stout, Bomb!, which has been deconstructed for you.

Each component listed below will be on tap and served together in a flight for you to create your own “Bomb!” blend.

  • Coffee

  • Vanilla

  • Chocolate

  • Chili

All of the above beers are an imperial stout base with a the single adjunct added.

Along with these components we will also be pouring the “constructed’ Bomb! for comparison.

AleSmith Speedway Stout Variant Tapping

Our Days of Darkness celebration continues with a Speedway Grand Prix Event.

We will be tapping AleSmith’s famed Speedway Stout along side some pretty cool variants.

Drafts will include:

  • Vietnamese Speedway - w/ Vietnamese coffee

  • Mokasida Speedway - w/ Ethiopian coffee

  • Jamaican Blue MountainSpeedway - w/ Jamaican coffee

  • Hawaiian Speedway - w/ Ka'u Coffee, Coconut, and Vanilla

  • Celestial Dawn Speedway - w/ NOLA Celestial Dawn coffee


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Lomporter Lomparty at Lompoc Brewing's Sidebar
Oct
26
4:00 PM16:00

Lomporter Lomparty at Lompoc Brewing's Sidebar

Press Release

PORTLAND, Ore. …  Lompoc Brewing recently took home a Gold Medal for its Lomporter Premium Northwest Porter at the 2018 Great American Beer Festival® in Denver, Colo. The Portland brewery will celebrate its historic win with a Lomporter Lomparty on Friday, October 26, from 4pm to 10pm at Sidebar, Lompoc’s barrel tasting room located at 3901 N Williams Ave. The event is for ages 21 and up.

The Lomporter Lomparty will feature a Dark Beer Taster Tray for $16 that will include its award-winning Lomporter, as well as 2009 Bourbon Barrel Aged Monster Mash, 2010 Batch 69 Baltic Porter, 2012 Black Mamba Sour Stout, 2016 8 Malty Nights, and 2018 Monster Mash Imperial Porter. 

At 7pm, Lompoc owner Jerry Fechter and Head Brewer Bryan Keilty will oversee a cake cutting ceremony featuring a rich chocolate cake made with Lomporter, with complimentary slices for attendees.

Guests who wear black in honor of the occasion will receive a gratis raffle ticket; there will be several drawings for a number of Lompoc prizes. The event will also offer Lomporter six packs for sale, with one six pack featuring a hidden gold coin. The lucky purchaser who finds the gold coin will win a brew day at Lompoc Brewing. Attendees can also visit and take photos with Lompoc’s cast of mascots, including Geraldo Brewvana and Sir Pamplemousse.

Lomporter is a classic robust porter that offers a creamy taste of dark chocolate complemented by dark cherry and hints of coffee. Brewed with dark wheat, rauch, and chocolate malts, this beer strikes a fine balance between heavy and light. It’s robust enough to sip, but smooth enough to have another. It comes in at 6.4 percent ABV and is available in 12-oz. cans and on draft.

Lomporter won its gold medal in the robust porter category, out of a total of 91 entries. This marks the second GABF medal win for Lompoc; the Portland brewery took home a silver for its classic Proletariat Red in 2015.

About Lompoc Brewing
Established in 1996, Lompoc Brewing is a longtime Portland favorite that brews eight year-round beers and an ever-rotating lineup of seasonals. You can find Lompoc in bottles, cans and on draft at locations throughout Oregon and Washington, and at its three Portland neighborhood pubs: 5th Quadrant and Sidebar in North Portland, and Oaks Bottom in Southeast. Lompoc beers are proudly brewed in #LompocOregon, a state of mind. For more information, visit LompocBrewing.com and follow @LompocBrewing on social media.

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Two Simple Proofs of Global Warming at the Worthy Garden Club
Oct
24
6:30 PM18:30

Two Simple Proofs of Global Warming at the Worthy Garden Club

Two Simple Proofs of Global Warming:

The "smoking guns" that prove fossil fuels are warming the Earth.

Saturday, October 24th: Doors open @6:30 lecture @7pm

Free event - Seating is limited, come early!

Location: Worthy Hop Mahal

Humans burning fossil fuels are responsible for 100% of the excess heat building up in our oceans and atmosphere, but half the people you know are ideologically preconditioned to reject that fact. Too much of its supporting evidence comes from sources they don't trust, and the sources they do trust provide them with an ample supply of alternative facts.


Fortunately, basic science has given us two "smoking guns" that provide the solid proof laying the blame squarely on fossil fuels. They are easy to understand, and no part of either proof is in any dispute. Here are your two talking points that will make you invincible in any global warming conversation.

About the speaker:
Science writer Brian Dunning is the host and producer of the Skeptoid podcast (skeptoid.com) with a weekly audience of 127,000 listeners, and the author of seven books on scientific skepticism. He has appeared on numerous radio shows and television documentaries, and also hosts the science video series inFact with Brian Dunning (infactvideo.com). A computer scientist by trade, Brian uses new media to showcase the rewards of science and critical thinking. He is a member of the National Association of Science Writers and lives in central Oregon with his family.

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6th Annual Boones Ferry Autumn Ale Fest at McMenamins Wilsonville Old Church & Pub
Oct
22
5:30 PM17:30

6th Annual Boones Ferry Autumn Ale Fest at McMenamins Wilsonville Old Church & Pub

  • McMenamins Wilsonville Old Church & Pub (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

On a brisk Saturday in November, Wilsonville’s McMenamins will herald the return of the Boones Ferry Autumn Fest.

We're back for the sixth year with more than 20 different beers and ciders that are perfect for the season. Help choose the best beer or cider of the bunch, whose maker will be awarded the famed Boone's Ferryman oar trophy. We'll have beer and cider from McMenamins and local guests, and live music!

With doors opening at 11 am, guest will have the option to purchase a brewed onsite McMenamins beer or one of 20 unique beers and ciders from breweries both nearby and across the state, including:

  • Ancestry Brewing Hazy Pale. A 5.6% ABV Fall Pale Ale

  • Bent Shovel Brewing International Waters. A 8.5% ABV Rum Barrel-Aged American Strong Ale

  • Breakside Brewery Amateur Hour Red IPA. A 6.3% ABV India Red Ale

  • Cornelius Pass Roadhouse Brewery Black Barrel. A 8% ABV Barrel-Aged Imperial Oatmeal Stout

  • Culmination Brewing’s Bier De Garde

  • Edgefield Brewery’s Peach Pie Berliner Weisse. A 6.32% ABV Berliner Weisse with peaches and rum-soaked cinnamon sticks

  • Fort George Brewery’s Magnanimous. A 7% ABV India Pale Ale

  • John Barleycorns Brewery’s Coco Porter. A 5.55% ABV Chocolate Porter

  • Level Beer Vienna Lager

  • pFriem Family Brewers’ Rauch Helles. A unique 4.8% Smoked Helles Lager

  • SunRiver Brewing’s Shred Head. A 7.4% Winter Warmer

  • Thompson Brewery’s Oregon Night. A 5.68% Boysenberry Ale with Tequila-soaked Peppers

  • Vanguard Brewing’s Blackberry LPR. A 8.5% Imperial Stout.

  • Wayfinder Beer Time Spiral. A 5.5% Munich Dunkel

  • Wilsonville Brewery’ Blood on the Hops Double IPA. A 9.03% Double IPA

  • Anthem Cider’s Honeycrisp. A 5.5% Cider.

  • Vanilla Bean Pear from AVID Cider Co.

  • Bauman's Cider Oregon Cranberry Cider weighing in at 6.70%

  • Edgefield Cider

  • Portland Cider Company Pumpkin Spice. A 5.5% Spiced Cider

  • Nectar Creek Mead’s Top Bar. A Coffee Session Mead at 6.5%

Besides live music from the Garcia Birthday Band, two presentations will be held starting at 11 am with “Walt Morey: Oregon Author”, an un-moderated slideshow presentation showcasing the life and times of one of Oregon’s iconic children’s books writers. Shortly after, from 1 pm to 2:30 pm, guests are encouraged to listen to panelists present “Women in Brewing: A Discussion with McMenamins Employees”. Listen to McMenamins employees both current former as they share their experiences as well as take audience questions.

Finally, the brewery encourages its guests to take advantage of brewery tours (from 1 pm to 5 pm), spirit and wine tastings (from 2 pm to 6 pm), and of course live music from 7 pm to 10 pm.

For more event information, visit the brewery at McMenamins Wilsonville Old Church & Pub, 30340 SW Boones Ferry Road, in Wilsonville (Oregon) or goto https://www.mcmenamins.com/event.aspx?id=183230.

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Willamette's Week's Beer & Cider Pro/Am at Leftbank Annex
Oct
14
12:00 PM12:00

Willamette's Week's Beer & Cider Pro/Am at Leftbank Annex

Press Release

PORTLAND, ORE. – Tickets are on sale now and the teams have been announced for Willamette Week’s 6th annual Beer & Cider Pro/Am, happening Sunday, October 14 from Noon to 6:00 p.m. at the Leftbank Annex (101 N Weidler Street). The Pro/Am is Portland’s original home brewer and professional brewer collaboration event, and benefits Oregon Wild.Guests meet 30 teams of homebrewers and pro brewer/cider makers, who debut (and pour for themselves) their new beer or cider available for the first time at this event!

Entry allows samples of all beer and cider in the competition, no tokens, no tickets, no huge lines. Guests can also vote for their favorite in the People's Choice competition, and see which beer and cider the esteemed judges (including Jeff Alworth, Ryan Spencer, Kat Martin and others TBA) decide are best. Music by DJ Lemix.Food by Tamale Boyand PDX Sliders,Tickets include commemorative, reusable, recyclable pint glass, made possible by Gnome Grown Gardens.


General admission tickets ($30) allow entry from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. VIP tickets ($40) allow entry one hour early for an exclusive, line-free tasting opportunity and the chance to win a special beer experience giveaway to be announced soon. A non-drinker / designated driver ticket ($10) is available. 21+ only allowed at this event,


For more information, visit bit.ly/ticketsproam2018 or email Steph Barnhart at beer@wweek.com.

2018 Beer & Cider Teams

Erik Nelson with 54-40 Brewing Co

Kristen Walters with Alameda Brewing Co.

Jason Jaimie with Ascendant/PINTS Brewing Company

Ezra Johnson-Greenough & Heather Egizio with Baerlic Brewing Co.

Andrew Bisbee with Bianary Brewing

Ritch Marvin with Breakside Brewery

Jarret Creason & John Moore with Coalition Brewing

Bill Schneller with Culmination Brewing Company

Felicia Reninger with Dirty Pretty

Dean Ehnes with Ecliptic Brewing

Coyan Corder with Evasion Brewing

Chad Graham with Ex Novo Brewing

Dwayne Smallwood with Fort George Brewery

Will Minderhout with Funhouse Brews

George Dimeo with Gigantic Brewing Company

Stephen Smith with Great Notion Brewing

Dan Schlegel with The Green Dragon Brew Pub

Barry Webb with Leikam Brewing Company

Jack Hall & Gordon Penner with Level Beer

Dan Trimarco with Lompoc Brewing

Mike Marsh with McMenamins Edgefield

Brandon Kilpatrick with Sasquatch Brewing Company

Margaret Havlik with Second Profession Brewing Company

Jeff Roth with Three Mugs Brewing Company

Parker & John Hall with Upright Brewing

Ashley Rose Salviti with Widmer Brothers Brewing

Craig Vanaken with Zoiglhaus Brewing Company

Corrie Heath with AVID Cider Company

Nathan Mock with Bauman's Cider

John Drake with New West Cider

Roxanne Kilpatrick with Portland Cider Co.

Jenn & Jeremie McPolanders with Schilling Cider

Miranda Karson with Swift Cider

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Collab' release with Bale Breaker and Crux Fermentation Project at Belmont Station
Oct
5
5:00 PM17:00

Collab' release with Bale Breaker and Crux Fermentation Project at Belmont Station

Two breweries making the same Fresh Hop beer at the same time! Come try Way Two Fresh Double IPA -- both versions -- on tap in the Biercafe. Then stick around for some other great offerings from both Bale Breaker and Crux Fermentation Project:

Bale Breaker:

Palm Springs Pils

Piled High Fresh Hop IPA

Crux:

Dr. Jack Fresh Hop IPA

Off the Fence Fresh Hop Pale Ale

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