UPDATE, Buzz Tent Extended to Sunday.
I Spoke with with the OBF commitee and they will be extending the Buzz Tent experience one more day. Check out the details below for additional information regarding the beers that may be on, Cilainte.

Today arriving in the mail was the one thing that assists me in avoiding having to reach for a pen and paper, business cards. Yes those little wafers manufactured from so many dead trees (or recycled dead trees in my case) are on my desk waiting to be handed out to those hapless people. No doubt some will fall victim to the wash machine, the sweaty ass cheek pocket, or the recycle bin. But those select few that remain in someone’s bill fold, purse, or planner, I thank those who took me seriously, despite my being a “blogger”.

So without ado onto the reason you are reading this sonnet of expulsion, the news.

Mountains and Oysters in PDX

The menu has arrived from Double Mountain regarding their collaborative efforts this coming 29th (of July) at EaT’s Oyster Bar. For the familiar and ignorant alike to beer dinners you would be odd for passing on a chance at oysters with beer pairing.

The appetizer course consists of various Pacific Northwest oysters presented on the half shell and paired with Double Mtn. Kolsch. Next up on the menu is House Smoked Oysters on field greens, accented with citrus vinaigrette that is sure to pair well with the D.M. Little Red Pils. Staying true to the them the Blackened Rockfish are paired against Hop Lava. Slightly different direction per se’ the Braised Short Ribs on Southern Style Grits still sounds awesome with the IRA.

Finally as a conclusion to the meal you will be treated to House Made Bread Pudding topped with Bourbon Sauce and complimented with Double Mountain “Barrel Aged” Terrible Two. I spoke to the hostess tonight and they still have seats available but I wouldn’t hold out till the last minute for something like this. Based on the menu alone $45 per person sounds reasonable given the average price of a meal.

For more information and to reserve a spot call the EaT Oyster Bar.

7:00 PM PST
Double Mountain Beer Dinner, EaT Oyster Bar (menu)
3808 North Williams Portland, OR (503) 281-1222

Getting a Buzz at OBF

For most of us that either avoid or arrive early to the Oregon Brewer’s Festival we now have a reason to stick around and give the ol’ girl another chance. The Buzz Tent is a first year experimental run at promoting craft beer to the uber geeks. More details are coming in but at only 1,000 tickets per day (Friday and Saturday), there is a good chance you won’t be among the lucky ones to try such beers as “Full Sail 1998 Old Boilermaker Bourbon Barrel Aged Barleywine”.

Want more information get in line and get a ticket starting on the 23rd at the Festival.

“The Buzz Tent will be open on Friday, July 24 and Saturday, July 25 from Noon to 4:30 pm each day. Admission is separate from the festival. A ticket costs $20 and includes a punch card good for eight four-ounce tastes. The ticket will give you tastes of six different buzz beers, plus two tastings of your choosing. Look for the chalkboard outside the tent, or follow the Buzz Tent on Twitter:OBFBuzzTent.”

“1,000 tix per day first come, first serve. Tickets can be purchased on site starting Thursday, July 23 in the “Tokens Only” lines on the south end of the mugs/tokens tent. You must purchase a Friday and/or a Saturday ticket. The Buzz Tent itself is located in between the Mug/Tokens Sales and the South Beer Trailers.”

“Admission to the Buzz Tent does not include a mug. Just use the mug you are using to sample all of the other beers at the festival. To whet your whistle, here’s a partial list of what will pour in the Buzz Tent during the two days:” source, Oregon Brewer’s Guild site

  • Alameda Horseshoe Hefeweizen,
  • Anderson Valley Huge’r Boont
  • Beer Valley Black Flag Imperial Stout 2008 Fresh Hop edition
  • BridgePort 2008 Stumptown Tart in firkin
  • BridgePort Bourbon Barrel Ebenezer
  • Cascade Brewing Sang Royale
  • Cascade Brewing Gold Yeller
  • Cascade Brewing Night Fall
  • Cascade Brewing Gose
  • Cascade Brewing Mouton Rouge
  • Deschutes Bourbon Quad
  • Dogfish Head Palo Santo Marron
  • Fifty Fifty Imperial Eclipse Stout
  • Firestone Walker Double Jack
  • Full Sail 1998 Old Boilermaker Bourbon Barrel Aged Barleywine
  • Laurelwood Organic Deranger Imperial Red
  • Laht Neppur Spiced Waitsburg Winter Warmer
  • Lazy Boy Pomegranate Belgian Golden Ale
  • Lompoc Barrel Fermented LSD
  • McMenamins West Linn Largo Laws Treasure Strong Scottish
  • McMenamins Crystal Ballroom Obama Nation Domestic Schwarzbier
  • McMenamins Old St. Francis Base Camp Coffee Stout
  • McMenamins Oak Hills Das Schwertz Maibock (Whiskey Barrel Aged)
  • Moylan’s Brewing Co. Batch #1000 Double Kilt Lifter
  • New Belgium La Folie
  • Oakshire Glen’s Hop Vice Imperial IPA
  • Redhook Raspberry Tripel
  • Rock Bottom Rod Flanders
  • Stone 13th Anniversary
  • Sprecher Brewery Bourbon Barrel Scotch Ale
  • Widmer X-114 IPA

Deschutes taps the rare and the divine

Starting today and on through the week Deschutes will be promoting the entire line of Reserve series beers at their Portland Pub & Brewery. If you haven’t heard of beers like The Abyss, The Dissident, Mirror Mirror, or Jubel; then you are missing out on the unique. Tonight if you are reading this I would advise you head down to the Pearl district and try their Oak Aged Super Jubel Ale. Need more incentive, try the 2008 Anniversary Beer Black Butte Porter XX tomorrow. Here’s the entire list to use for creating a wish list for this week.

  • 7/20 Monday Oak Aged Super Jubel
  • 7/21 Tuesday Black Butte Porter XX (2008 release)
  • 7/22 Wednesday Mirror Mirror Barleywine (2009 release)
  • 7/23 Thursday Black Butte Porter XXI (2009 release)
  • 7/24 Friday The Dissident
  • 7/25 Saturday The Abyss (2008 release)

Deschutes Public House & Brewery
210 NW 11th Avenue Portland, OR 97209 (503) 296-4906


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