(OR) Alpacas and Winter Beer at Lompoc This Season

Have a beer with an Alpaca?

image courtesy of Lompoc BrewingPortland, OR - This Saturday (November 21st from 12:00 PM PST to 5:00 PM PST), the Lompoc Sidebar will be hosting a fundraiser in support of the Quechua Benefit Orpanage Project.

"Browse the finest selection of luxurious alpaca garments - sweaters, coats, scarves, hats, gloves and more, from Goodness!, an alpaca boutique at Good Fortune Farms in Parkdale, OR.  You'll feel even better knowing your purchase will help build an orphanage in Peru."

Located at the base of Oregon's beautiful Mt. Hood, Good Fortune Farms raises huacaya and suri alpacas, many from elite full Accoyo championship bloodlines. Owners Marcus and Cathryn Whitman are dedicated to supporting the nonprofit Quechua Benefit.  In fact, Marcus is currently living in Peru, serving as the on-site supervisor during the construction of Casa Chapi, a sustainable children's home that will provide 100 youth from the Colca Valley of Peru with a place to live while going to school and learning a trade that will provide themselves and their families a livelihood when they complete their education.

Lompoc’ Annual Winter Beer Release Party

image courtesy of Lompoc BrewingSEASONS GREETINGS!  The brewers have been as busy as elves preparing for the holiday season.  On Tuesday, Dec. 1 from 4 to 9 p.m., they'll hold their annual winter beer release party at the New Old Lompoc, 1616 NW 23rd.

Brewing special seasonal beers predates modern history and has its origin in the pagan celebrations of winter solstice. Designed to fend off the cold of a long winter night, winter beers are traditionally complex in aroma and flavor, big in body, and high in alcohol. This year, we've created a half- dozen different beers, because we know you've been extra nice!

Blitzen / Golden Ale
A refreshing, crisp golden ale, Blitzen is dry hopped in the conditioning tank with coriander, orange peel and Crystal hops, which give the beer a floral aroma and a slight spicy flavor.  5% ABV.

Brewdolph / Belgian Style Red
This Belgian style red ale features a malty and creamy body.  Brewed with the Belgian Ardennes yeast strain, it boasts a mild fruitiness and a spicy clove character.   7.9% ABV.

C-Son's Greetings /  Imperial Pale Ale
This is the popular C-Note's big brother.  It has a caramel malty body with an extremely intense hop profile.  Brewed with all seven of the "C" hops - Crystal, Cluster, Cascade, Chinook, Centennial, Columbus and Challenger - it has a piney, resiny flavor.  This is the only Lompoc holiday beer sold in bottles. 8% ABV.

Holiday Cheer / Porter
This porter has a malty body and a soft roastiness in the nose.  An addition of vanilla beans was added to the brewing process, giving the flavor a unique finish.  7.5% ABV.

Jolly Bock / German Style Bock
A dark, German style Bock with a super malty aroma and flavor, balanced by roastiness and a touch of hops.  7.9% ABV.

Old Tavern Rat Barley Wine / Barley Wine
A very intense strong ale with a malty body and plenty of caramel, dried fruit and roast flavors. This is the ideal beer to keep you warm on a cold winter's night.  9% ABV.

Happy Holidays

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