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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)
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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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Collab' release with Grains of Wrath and Great Notion at Belmont Station
Oct
2
5:00 PM17:00

Collab' release with Grains of Wrath and Great Notion at Belmont Station

Straight West Coastin' Double IPA: As the name would lead you to believe, it's not hazy, but it is pure West Coast. Join brew crew members from both breweries as we tap this tasty treat. We also will have these beers from the breweries to enjoy:

Grains of Wrath:

  • Scatterbrained Fresh Hop IPA

  • Bines that Tie Experimental IPA (w/Sabro Experimental Hop)

  • Vienna Lager (recent bronze medal winner at GABF!)

Great Notion:

  • Key Lime Pie Sour

  • Wiggle IPA

  • Puppy Love Hazy IPA

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2018 Westside Beer and Soda Fest at Out of this World Pizza and Play
Sep
21
to Sep 22

2018 Westside Beer and Soda Fest at Out of this World Pizza and Play

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September 21 st and 22 nd 2018
Friday, September 21 st 4pm – 9pm
Saturday, September 22nd 10am – 10pm
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Great NW beers are not limited to Portland, Bend and Hood River. There are some amazing brewers and breweries just over the west hills of Portland. To highlight this Westside movement, several brewers came together to create a uniquely styled beer festival. Brewer Michael from Deep Space Brewing had a vision to create a family focused festival, accessible to all ages.  Having a brewery location inside of Out of This World
Pizza we have the ideal location to completely make this a family-friendly event. To that end we’ve included local craft soda makers and street entertainment giving the entire family the opportunity to enjoy the festival.  Hence, the Westiside Beer and Soda Fest was born.

The Westside Beer and Soda Fest will include local craft beer passports, local craft soda passports, food options, activities for all ages, music and entertainment and the option for the kids to check out the popular Out of This World arcade and play area.  A portion of the festival proceeds will benefit Candlelighters for Children with Cancer.  This amazing non-profit organization “provides support, education, advocacy and hope to all children and their families affected by childhood cancer in Oregon and SW Washington”.  Tickets
will be limited so get yours early! 

Tickets are available at www.deepspacebrewing.com and www.outofhtisworld.net. Advance purchasers receive the VIP package which includes additional exclusive tasters, discounted food prices, discounted Deep Space Brewing merchandise, $5 arcade card for future use and entry into a drawing for a 4 pack of Seattle Mariners tickets generously donated by Pepsi!

Beer passports (for ages 21 and over only) are available for $20 and include souvenir logo glass and one taster pour of every featured beer (12 total). Advance purchase/VIP passports receive 3 additional taster pours from the VIP exclusive beer taps. Full pours of the featured beers available for additional purchase.

Soda passports (all ages) are available for $10 and include souvenir logo mug and one taster pour of every featured soda (6 total). Advance purchase/VIP passports receive 1 additional taster pour from the VIP exclusive soda tap. Full pours of the featured sodas available for additional purchase. Limited availability of select featured beers and sodas will also be available for bottle purchase to enjoy at home.

Come out and enjoy yourself with the entire family.

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Oktoberfest at Belmont Station
Sep
21
to Oct 7

Oktoberfest at Belmont Station

Get your Oompah on with us! During all of the official Oktoberfest celebration (meaning, the one in Munich), we will be featuring special liters of Oktoberfest drafts, and Monk's Deli will be cooking up some tasty German-style sausages in the food cart. Make sure to stop in the bottle shop to grab some Okto beers to take home! It's going to be a lager-licious good time!

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Left Hand's 25th Birthday Party at Belmont Station
Sep
20
5:00 PM17:00

Left Hand's 25th Birthday Party at Belmont Station

So, Left Hand is turning 25, but YOU get all the goodies! Party games (Pin the Label on the Bottle!), party favors, cake … and even a chance to win your own birthday present! Join us and Left Hand on the back patio as we celebrate a quarter century of great beers from this iconic Colorado brewery!

We also will have their 25th Anniversary ale on tap, along with some other tasty Left Hand treats -- and of course we will have the 25th anniversary ale for sale in the bottle shop to take home!

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Fresh Hops Beers to benefit the Silverton Area Community at Seven Brides Brewing
Sep
17
to Sep 30

Fresh Hops Beers to benefit the Silverton Area Community at Seven Brides Brewing

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We wanted to find a way to make fresh hop beers using our hops more available to beer drinkers in the Silverton area, and realized that we could support a local non-profit organization at the same time.

… We will then donate the keg to Seven Brides who will pour it at their pub in Silverton and donate the profits ($3 per pint)  to Silverton Area Community Aid (also known as SACA, our local food bank).

The interest from brewers has been very impressive- we will have over 20 kegs donated and poured throughout the month of September. Seven Brides named the event “Fresh Hops for Hope” and is currently pouring the 4th keg we received, Level Beer’s Fresh Hop Oktoberfest. Seven Brides is posting new tapping announcements on Facebook as soon as a new beer is available.

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Oktoberfet at Lompoc Brewing
Sep
15
to Sep 16

Oktoberfet at Lompoc Brewing

Press Release

PORTLAND, Ore. – Lompoc Brewing is inviting beer lovers to celebrate Lompoktoberfest on Saturday, Sept. 15 from 4pm to close at its Sidebar Tasting Room, located at 3901 N Williams Ave.

The event will feature the release of Lompoc Oktoberfest, a German style lager with a clean malt flavor balanced by a touch of Perle hops. A portion of the grain used was roasted in the oven at Lompoc’s Fifth Quadrant, lending a slight biscuit flavor. It comes in at 5% ABV.

There will also be traditional German music on the stereo, German-themed food specials, and anyone sporting traditional German gear will receive a raffle ticket for a drawing of Lompoc schwag throughout the evening. The pub will also be showing the Houston Dynamo vs. Portland Timbers game starting at 5:30pm.


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 Portland neighborhood pubs: Fifth Quadrant and Sidebar in North Portland, Oaks Bottom in Southeast, and the Lompoc Tavern in Northwest. Proudly brewed in #LompocOregon, a state of mind. For more information, visit LompocBrewing.com and follow @LompocBrewing on social media.

 poster courtesy Lompoc Brewing Company

poster courtesy Lompoc Brewing Company

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Ancestry Oktoberfest at Ancestry Brewing Company
Sep
15
2:00 PM14:00

Ancestry Oktoberfest at Ancestry Brewing Company

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 image sourced from Ancestry Brewing Company

image sourced from Ancestry Brewing Company

Our favorite celebrating season is here again, and we're ready to go full Bavarian in Tualatin!

We will be tapping four Ancestry festive German-style lagers—Pilsner, Vienna Lager, Oktoberfest, and Schwarzbier—to go with some delicious beer-infused sausages made by SP Provisions.

We're hosting our first ever stein hoisting competition, as well as ourfirst ever string-pretzel eating contest! Winners will be crowned pretzel king and queen.

Live oompah music and more by Yaazda!

Admission = Commemorative Ancestry tasting mug and 6 drink tokens!
Online early-bird special = $10
At the door = $15
Additional tokens = $1

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The Upper Lip Beer Symposium hosts Industry Growth & Future at The Upper Lip
Sep
9
2:00 PM14:00

The Upper Lip Beer Symposium hosts Industry Growth & Future at The Upper Lip

For our third edition of the Beer Symposium, the topic will focus on the future of the craft beer industry. The Upper Lip will host Van Havig (Gigantic Brewing), Sarah Pederson (Saraveza), Jeff Alworth (Beervana), and Elise Spitzer (Shelton Brothers) to talk about the craft beer industry's growth potential and what their predictions are for the future.

Moderated by Advanced Cicerone® Ryan Spencer, the discussion series focuses on a particular subject each gathering. The goal of these talks is to share some of the knowledge and opinions industry veterans have gained over the years through an open panel discussion.

Each seminar features a unique list curated to drive home some of the topics discussed by the panel. Attendees of the event will get an opportunity to participate in a thirty minute Q&A session at the end of the discussion.

The price of entry is $10 and includes two of the six featured beers on draft during the symposium. Tickets are available online or can be purchased in-store at either Bailey's Taproom or The Upper Lip.

Space is limited so please reserve your tickets sooner than later. We look forward to seeing you!

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Portland Lager Festival at Zoiglhaus Brewing Company
Sep
8
12:00 PM12:00

Portland Lager Festival at Zoiglhaus Brewing Company

Zoiglhaus Brewing Company is proud to present our first ever Portland Lager Festival!

Craft Lagers are all the rage and we couldn't be more excited. Join us in the Pop-Up Beer Garden next to the brewery where we'll be pouring OVER THIRTY lagers from all over Portland and beyond!!

Admission Info

  • Entry into the event is FREE, that means no charge for DD or kids
  • If you want to drink you need to get a wristband at the door and purchase a ticket package
  • $20 gets you a limited edition glass plus TEN drink tickets (price goes up at the door so snag yours early!!)
  • Additional drink tickets and food will be available for purchase.
  • 12pm - 4pm: All Ages
  • 4pm-8pm: 21+

Raffle Info

  • Every brewery will be featuring a gift basket for the raffle. Super cool swag like hats, shirts, tackers, and more! Raffle tickets will be $1 and 100% of proceeds will go to benefit National Brain Tumor Society.

Schedule of Events (still growing!)

  • 1pm-3pm Face Painting, Fancy Faces by Amy - Free!
  • 5pm-6:30pm Comedy Showcase Presented by Hunter Donaldson

Mini Flea

We're excited that the Lager Fest will also play host to a Mini Flea, featuring a variety of Portland artisans and makers. Including such vendors as Walking Womyn, Molten Color Studio, and more! 

Participating Breweries

  • Migration Brewing Company
  • Ordnance Brewing
  • Wayfinder Beer
  • Bent Shovel Brewing
  • Sasquatch Brewing Company
  • Pono Brewing
  • Heater Allen Brewing
  • Breakside Brewery
  • Zoiglhaus Brewing Company
  • StormBreaker Brewing
  • Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
  • West Coast Grocery Company
  • Binary Brewing
  • Ex Novo Brewing
  • Level Beer
  • Rosenstadt Brewery
  • Klosterbrauerei Andechs
  • Ancestry Brewing
  • Ecliptic Brewing
  • 54-40 Brewing Co
  • pFriem Family Brewers
  • Modern Times PDX
  • Widmer Brothers Brewing
  • Old Town Brewing
  • Gigantic Brewing Company
  • Upright Brewing
  • Little Beast Brewing
  • Oakshire Brewing Company

Food Info

  • We will have various food stands set up, check back for specifics!

There will be beer, there will be food, there will be music, there will be games.  What better way to spend a Saturday afternoon?? We'll see you there!

 image sourced from Zoighaus

image sourced from Zoighaus

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