Portland, OR - Hanukkah, Festival of Lights, Sha-Nuke-Uh. Whatever you call it there is no mistaken what these 8 days mean. It doesn't have anything to do with Black Friday specials, or a ham, or even a man in a white beard (and red coat).
Instead Hanukkah is a time when Jews celebrate that time when darkness almost entered the world again. So why not start things off by cracking open a bottle of 8 Malty Nights from Portland's Lompoc Brewing.
This Chocolate Rye beer features a roasted chocolate flavor and a sweet finish. It is dark brown in color and lightly hopped with English style hops. Raise a glass and toast, L’chaim, to Porltand’s first Hannukah seasonal. ABV: 6.5%
Released annually you can expect to see this beer on the shelves soon, or you can stop into their Sidebar on Wednesday December 14th from 4 PM to 10 PM.
As always, look for this to be featured on store shelves wherever you see Lompoc's regular lineup.
As an added bonus for those fans of the draft, the brewery will be featuring 8 Malty Nights and others at Green Dragon Saturday December 17th. Dubbed the Chanukah vs. Christmas: Battle Royale of Beers, this event will feature Shmaltz Brewing (Jewbelation 15, Genesis 15:15, Hop Manna, Vertical Jewbelation, and Geektoberfest) against Lompoc Brewing (8 Malty Nights, 2010 Franc'ly Brewdolph, Cherry Christmas, Old Tavern Rate Barleywine, and Bourbon Barrel-aged C-Sons Greetings).
Also be sure to try your hand at spinning the 'top' during the Extreme Dreidel tournament.
Saturday December 17th, 2011 4:00 PM (503) 517-0660
Chanukah vs. Christmas: Battle Royale of Beers
928 Southeast 9th Avenue Portland, OR 97214
The New Old Lompoc opened on May 6th, 2000. But the Old Lompoc Brewery (as it was formerly know) has been producing handcrafted ales and lagers since December 1996, while the tavern has been open since 1993.
The name originally came from the movie ‘The Bank Dick’ starring W.C. Fields and Mae West. Most of the movie took place in the ‘Old Lompoc House’, which was the local watering hole as well as a boarding house.