Event Planner: OR: The New School Beer Blog & Burnside Brewing Celebrate Anniversaries, 12/31

It's New Year's Eve. Which means that you’re like many of those that aren't pub crawlers or bar hoppers you’re looking for something to do. Although your plans might have already been set by now we would like you to reconsider.

Tonight from 8:00 (20:00 for you military / European types) The New School Beer Blog, Pink Boots Society, and Burnside Brewing; are collaborating for a dual celebration.

First it's New Year's Eve so we preety much don't have to say much more here. But if you need further justification for why you would abandon your plans for New Year's Eve at Burnside we have this ... 

1. Alameda Brewing: 2010 Siberian Bear Russian Imperial Stout

Brewmaster Carston Haney has graciously donated a keg of his kick ass Imperial Stout from his cellar that was brewed a year ago.

2. Breakside Brewery: Mystery Beer TBA

3. Burnside Brewing: Gooseberry Berliner-Weisse - Special Midnight Toast ONLY. A special barrel-aged version of Burnside Brewing's tart refreshing seasonal Berliner-Weisse this one aged on very rare and expensive Gooseberry's. Only half a keg is left in existence and Burnside will be pouring a free midnight toast with it.

4. Coalition/Pink Boots Society: Raspberry Chocolate Porter. Brewed at Coalition Brewing in Southeast Portland in collaboration with the Pink Boots Society uses all donated Great Western Malting Oregon Select malt and Country Malt Group donated hops with an addition of Oregon Raspberry puree and Cocoa nibs from Theo Chocolate in Seattle.

5. Full Sail: 2010 Old Boardhead Barleywine

6. Laurelwood: Cardinal Sin Quad

7. Oakshire: Very ill-Tempered Gnome

8. Portland U-Brew: Oak-Aged House IPA with Target hops

9. Upright Brewing: Dorham’s Dunkel. is being brewed in a traditional German style, with some malt forward flavors but remaining balanced throughout. Using the same Munich lager yeast as the Engelberg Pilsener and a mix of German and Belgian malts, this should be a fine beer to enjoy throughout January. Named after the underrated jazz trumpeter/composer Kenny Dorham, because the dunkel style just doesn’t get much love in Portland.

If this is still not enough then you won't mind missing out on (FREE) brewery-sponsored raffled items, guest beers (like the ones listed above), or the chance to wish Burnside Brewing & The New School Blog a happy anniversary.

Besides what we just mentioned there’s also peace of mind knowing your participation at this year's party will benefit the Pink Boots Society, through donations generated with each pint purchase.

Further details for those still not convinced.

Starting at 8pm Burnside Brewing will be pouring 6 out of the 8 special beers donated to The New School's 2 Year Anniversary, the beers will be specially priced at $4 for a pint or glass with $2 of each sold going to PBS. The Pink Boots Society and Coalition Brewing's collaboration beer of which yielded only a single 1/2 barrel will be on tap from 8pm until the keg kicks with other specialty beers rotated in as kegs blow. Almost all of the donated beers are in very short supply and should turn over quickly. At Midnight Burnside Brewing has graciously offered to tap the last only half full keg of their Gooseberry Berliner-Weisse that was barrel-aged and brewed specifically for a small release at the Portland Fruit Beer Festival early this year. The last remaining gallons of this beer will be poured free as a midnight toast for those who stick around.

In addition to the special beers The New School has put together raffle prizes including free beer schwag like Hats and T-Shirts but also special bottled beers like select Barrel-Aged brews from Breakside Brewery, Sierra Nevada Ovila series and beer books like The Craft of Stone Brewing, Brewed Awakenings and the first ever hand numbered special bottling by Burnside Brewing. Before it's release later this year Burnside Brewing offers up the hand numbered #1 bottle of Neptune's Wrath an ultra rare beer packaged in magnum bottles and limited to only 100.

Burnside Brewing's 1st Year Anniversary
701 E Burnside St  Portland, OR 97214

The New School Beer Blog Celebrates 2 years
701 E Burnside St Portland, OR 97214 (503) 946-8151

image of The New School Beer Blog's founder Ezra courtesy of Portlandbeer.org's Flickr page About The New School

All about the craft beer culture The New School website is the most up to date source for Craft Beer News in the Pacific NW. Consistently breaking more stories about new breweries and shakeups in the Oregon community and peppered with beer reviews, commentary, interviews and it's own Hi-Def video series Behind The Pint.http://www.newschoolbeer.com/

 About Burnside Brewing

Burnside Brewing Co. logo sourced from the brewery's website.When Burnside Brewing Co. opened its doors in 2010, the vision was concise. Focus on easy to drink beers that accompany and enhance the culinary experience. Brew master Jason McAdam is a creative trendsetter in brewing, bold enough to take risks and smart enough to leave a creative impression on your taste buds. He balances our desires for tradition such as the Oatmeal Pale, then throws in food inspired beers such as the Sweet Heat, an apricot wheat beer dry hopped with scotch bonnet peppers that is reminiscent of a Caribbean chutney.

Burnside has also extended this alchemist approach in their food using indigenous and handcrafted ingredients making anything possible. You will encounter tasty lineups such as the “Cohiba” duck confit cigar with a Stock Ale, homemade seasonal brewery sausages with our IPA, or a Brewery Burger with our signature Oatmeal Pale Ale.

Our menu and seasonal brews are constantly evolving, so make sure to stop in often to check out or newest lineups. http://burnsidebrewco.com/

About the Pink Boots Society

Pink Boots Society is a nonprofit association created to inspire, encourage, and empower women beer professionals to advance their careers through networking and education. We are just starting to build our scholarship program, and sales of our Coalition Pink Boots Scholarship Raspberry Porter tonight will help us send a deserving women beer professional back to school. Thank you for your support. Enjoy! http://pinkbootssociety.org/


About the photo’s author
"Matt Wiater is a photographer covering the Portland beer scene for portlandbeer.org."

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