Saraveza receives another compliment for their craft side

     Just posted on their site Saraveza (not Sarveza) has recently been complimented with a mosaic using spent bottle caps.

"A new addition to the Saraveza walls! Local artist/musician Jackie Sauriol created this bottle-capped deer for everyone to enjoy.  See more of her bottle cap art and photography" source, Saraveza’s ‘blog’ presence

     The picture speaks more than any words can spill out of my chapped lips. But if you are not one those with a mind for experiencing it in person I have attached a copy of the image. Yet another demonstration that you can do more with that $.05 deposit.

1004 North Killingsworth Street Portland, OR 97217 (503) 206-4252

Some Craft Beer with that Steak Sandwich

Now in its 26th year the Bite of Oregon this year includes craft beer to pair alongside the over 80 different food options. Listed on the website is the list of the participating breweries and their respective beers. Posted below is the list with my thanks as well to the Guild for their continued efforts to support Oregon Breweries by post helpful information such as this.

BridgePort Brewing Co., Portland 

Hop Czar Imperial IPA  - This latest release in the Bridgeport Big Brew Program has royal bloodlines. Brewed with three different malts and four hop varieties, Hop Czar has a deep malt background with enthusiastic citrus and floral notes paired with uber hop bitterness.  ABV 8.0%  IBU’s 100

Haymaker Extra Pale Ale – The newest brew from Bridgeport Brewing Company. Haymaker is a refreshing, Extra Pale Ale.  A distinct blend of four malts and three varieties of hops that create a slightly complex, crisp and bright ale.  ABV 5.3%  IBU’s 15

Deschutes Brewery, Bend

Green Lakes Organic Amber Ale - Discover Deschutes Brewery’s intriguing amber ale, our Ode to Mother Earth.  Experience its mellow malt profile intertwined with subtly surprising hop flavors.  Green Lakes Organic Ale is brewed with five types of 100% organic malted barley and balanced with Liberty and Salmon-Safe Sterling hops.  Easy to drink. Easy on the Environment. Downright Delicious. Who knew celebrating Mother Earth could taste so good. ABV 5.2%, IBUs 45

IVANNA - This traditional South German Hefeweizen was brewed with 50% wheat, Pilsner, and Munich malts. The aromas of banana and clove dominate this very drinkable wheat ale. IBU’s 20 Alcohol by vol. 4.8%

Full Sail Brewing Co., Hood River

Grandson of Spot - The next beer in our summer “sun” series that began with Sunspot IPA. This beer is brewed in the aggressive IPA style with Columbus hops accentuating a malt blend featuring Munich and Honey malts for a full malt flavor.
ABV 6% IBUs: 80

Full Sail Limited Edition Lager (LTD # 3) - A crisp, new pilsner-style lager that is pale golden in color, features a spicy floral hop aroma, a malty medium body, and a smooth thirst-quenching finish. Made with Sterling hops and 2 row pale malt.  ABV 5.6% 14 degrees Plato, IBU’s 35

Hopworks Urban Brewery, Portland
Organic 7 Grain Stout - Beer of the Ancients! Barley (Egyptian), Wheat (Mesopotamian), Oats (Egyptian), Amaranth (Aztec), Quinoa (Incan), Spelt (Mesopotamian), and Kamut (Egyptian) sustain the soul with a nutrients cultivated through the millennia. Finished with 15 pounds of cold-pressed Stumptown Hairbender espresso. 5.3% ABV 15 Degrees Plato IBU’s 35

Crosstown Pale Ale Organic - This beer bridges east and west with a lane dedicated to riders who aren’t afraid to get dirty. Three kinds of organic caramel malts and a 24 pound whirlpool hop bomb keep things interesting while the wheels go round and round. Cheers to narrow knobbies, kazoos, and more cowbell! 5.3% ABV 12.5° Plato 45 IBU

Pelican Pub & Brewery, Pacific City

Kiwanda Cream Ale - Inspired by one of America’s traditional 19th century beer styles, Kiwanda Cream Ale is pale gold with a fruity, floral hop aroma. A sweet malty flavor and a smooth dry finish round out this tasty, refreshing brew!
12.5 degrees Plato, Alcohol: 5.1% by volume, Bitterness: 25 IBU, Color: 5 lovibond

La Fleur Amère- With an abundance of floral, herbal hops and a rich, malty foundation, La Fleur Amère marries an assertive English-style IPA with exotic Belgian-style yeast.  Brewed especially for the Oregon Brewers Guild’s “Cheers to Belgian Beers” event, but making a return appearance only at the Bite of Oregon, La Fleur Amère features a sparkling light gold color, an aroma of floral, earthy, herbal hops and a fruity, spicy yeast character.  La Fleur Amère is dry-hopped with more than a pound of hops per barrel and finishes with a clean, snappy balance of malt flavor, hop bitterness, and slightly tart, spicy yeast character. ABV 7.%  IBU’s 65  16.4 Plato

Pyramid Breweries, Portland

Pyramid Haywire Hefeweizen - Our deliciously deranged American-Style Hefeweizen is an award winning take on this Bavarian classic. This refreshingly unfiltered wheat ale delivers a distinctively smooth flavor worth sharing with friends.

Mactarnahan’s Amber Ale - A rich amber hue and full-bodied flavor begin with roasted, domestic caramel malt. Its sweetness is then tempered with genuine Cascade hops, which are added again at the end of the boil for a distinctive, citric-floral aroma.

Cascade Brewing, Portland

Razberry Wheat - A very special beer ordered for the Bite of Oregon.  This salmon pink ale is just the thing to transport you to berry time in the summer.  Very crisp with a refreshing tartness and the fresh aroma of Oregon raspberries.  ABV 4.5%,  IBU’s 12

Lipschmacker Gose - A NW version of a historic German wheat beer that was almost lost to the world. Unlike most beers from Bavaria which are Lagers, or bottom fermented, this beer was historically top fermented. Gose which originated in the small town of Goslar, near Leipzig which at the time was outside Bavaria and did not have to adhere to Reinheitsgebot, the German purity law. This historical wheat beer was made with the addition of coriander, and hint of salt. It then under goes a second lactic fermentation. Similar in style to a Geuze, but with a slight hint of spice. This is a perfect beer for quenching your thirst the heat of summer. It is 4.8% alcohol by vol.

Rogue Ales, Newport

Double Dead Guy Ale – So popular last year we just had to bring it back to the Bite again!  Double Dead Guy Ale is an evolution of Dead Guy Ale, the award winning maibock that has won 25 awards for product and packaging since its introduction in 1993. Double Dead Guy Ale is a German, Maibock-style brewed with an ale yeast. Deep amber copper color. Buttery peanut brittle, orange blossom tea aromas follow through to a rich chewy and fruity full body with nice notes of caramel drizzled dried apricot and roasted grains and spice. Finishes with a long, tangy grilled grapefruit and chocolate fade.20º PLATO, 60 IBU, 78 AA, 25º Lovibond

Sesquicentennial Ale -  After 150 years of statehood, Oregon deserves its own beer! Dedicated to Oregon, “The State of Beer” this brew features 5 ingredients: Two-row and Munich malts - a portion of which were grown in Oregon’s Klamath Basin - Willamette hops from Rogue Farms’ hop yard in Independence, Rogue’s proprietary PacMan yeast from Hood River and free range coastal water. Amber orange in color, with a sweet malt background this ale has a crisp citrus hop nose and finish.  15.75º Plato, IBU’s 48, 76 AA 20º Lovibond

Standing Stone Brewing Co., Ashland

Double India Pale Ale - An unfiltered ale with intense hop bitterness, flavor and aroma. This ale is well balanced with higher alcohol, maltiness and hop character. (95 IBU.)

Amber - A light copper-colored ale with moderate hoppiness which exhibits a spicy hint of fruit, notable maltiness and a medium body.

Widmer Brothers Brewing Co., Portland

Drifter Pale Ale - With its unique citrus character, smooth drinkability, and distinctive hop character, Drifter Pale Ale is truly an original. Brewed with generous amounts of Summit hops, a variety known for their intense citrus flavors and aromas, Drifter has a taste unique to the Pale Ale category. True to style, the bittering hops are perceptible enough to give the beer a crisp, clean, quenching finish, yet also soft enough to keep the beer smooth and balanced. 2006 GABF Silver Medal Winner.  ABV 5.7% 14 degrees Plato IBU’s 32,Citra Blonde -

Citra Blonde-This Blonde Ale is a very smooth, refreshing, and drinkable beer. Light in color, body, and bitterness, but it is not bland. Widmer Citra Blonde’s point of differentiation is that it delivers an abundance of flavor despite its lighter profile. What’s even more special is that Citra is a new, very rare hop variety that only Widmer and two other brewers have access to. Made with Alchemy and Citra hops. ABV 3.8%, IBU’s 15.

The Bite of Oregon which is celebrated on the grounds of the Tom McCall Park commemorates not only Oregon Craft Beer, Wine, and Restaurants, but also the annual fund raising recipient the Special Olympics Oregon.

“The Bite has laid claim to jumpstarting the careers of many now nationally know musicians, providing a stepping stone for local comedians and street performers. The event has introduced hundreds of new dishes from dozens of new and established restaurants, helped establish the popularity of the Oregon wine industry, and, most importantly, raised millions of dollars for Special Olympics Oregon.” source, Bite of Oregon’s website

     Please make plans to attend this event starting on August 5th and concluding August 9th. Regular Admission at the gate starts at $8.00 for Adults with Children 12 and under getting in free. Note, General admission fee covers entrance and entertainment but does not included food and beverage. For more information visit the Bite of Oregon’s website.

Bite of Oregon at Tom McCall Park
SW Front Avenue Portland, OR 97204

Oregon Brewer’s Festival breaks the over 72K mark!

     Finally a quick congratulations to the men and women of the Oregon Brewer’s Festival for another record by hosting 72,500 attendees to this year’s event. I was there this year and will be doing a post regarding that shortly. Raise a pint to yourselves for helping make 2009 the most attended year!


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