image courtesy Ezra Just a friendly reminder that a little over two weeks from now, Saraveza is hosting another in their series of unique events.

This time around ‘Veza is happy to host the first ever Portland Farmhouse and Wild Ale Festival.

To the uninitiated or those who don’t really care for the ‘odd’, a Farmhouse ale is the equivalent of farm owner's beer. With origins in France and Belgium, this style of beer was often a reward to the farmhands who slaved away in the fields. And there was nothing more representative of the land than a Farmhouse ale.

image courtesy of Ezra Which is why this style of beer makes perfect sense, given the fertile soil of the Pacific Northwest. For the beer lover you have only to drive around an hour, from any major cities in the Northwest to appreciate hops like Centennial, Amarillo, Simcoe, Chinook, or Warrior.

So why not trick your mind with thoughts of what it was like to walk the hop fields, while enjoying a crisp Saison, a satisfying Biere de Garde, or something pungent yet inviting like a Wild Ale?

So where does one go to enjoy a beer like this?

Obviously you weren’t paying attention. Or maybe you glazed over the first couple of paragraphs and saw the bold print. Either way you would be hard pressed to not be at Saraveza’s Bad Habit Room Saturday March 30th & Sunday March 31st.

With an estimated 20 farmhouse-style ales from across the country, this is not an event to be missed.

Need more incentive? Here’s what Upright’s Ezra Johnson-Greenough has to say about this year’s taplist.

… include classics like Ommegang's Hennepin to rare kegs from breweries like Anchorage's Anadromous and Rondy Brew, vintage beers such as 2011 Provisions from Block 15, exclusive one-off kegs like Byrd Stout from Upright Brewing and beers not even distributed in Oregon like Telegraph Brewing's Obscura Vulpine with Blackberries.

Oh yeah and here’s the list of beers you will miss out if you don’t make your plans right now.

  • Acadian Farms
  • Agrarian Ales
  • Anchorage
  • Block 15
  • Boulevard
  • Breakside
  • Bruery
  • Commons
  • Humble
  • Jolly Pumpkin
  • Logsdon
  • New Belgium
  • Ommegang
  • Pfriem
  • Solera
  • Telegraph
  • Upright

A $20 ticket includes One Official Portland Farmhouse and Wild Ales Festival Tasting Glass & 10 tasting tickets. Go to Saraveza’s Beer Boutique to purchase your tickets or at the door (cash only). As always there will be additional tastes for purchase at $1 each.

Saturday March 30th, 2013 1-10
Portland Farmhouse and Wild Ales Festival
1004 North Killingsworth Street Portland, OR 97217

Sunday March 31st, 2013 1-9
Portland Farmhouse and Wild Ales Festival
1004 North Killingsworth Street Portland, OR 97217


About Saraveza

Cold beer, hot pasties & lots of homemade pickles.  Saraveza is a place to celebrate beer, hang out, eat well and enjoy friends and strangers alike. We’re a North Portland watering hole and craft beer convenience store with over 200 bottles and 10 rotating taps. We adore good food and make our pasties and tavern treats w/ fresh, local ingredients and love … –source, Saraveza’s website

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