North Portland's Waypost Tavern will continue its popular “Brewer of the Month” series in December with a focus on the beers from Portland's Stormbreaker Brewing. The month-long celebration of Stormbreaker beers will kick off with a meet-the-brewer reception Tuesday, Dec. 2 from 4-7. The team from Stormbreaker Brewing will be on hand to discuss the beer and brewery and there will be three Stormbreaker beers on tap. For the rest of December, The Waypost will dedicate three taps to Stormbreaker beers – meaning when one keg of Stormbreaker blows, a new Stormbreaker beer will take its place.
Rob Lutz and Dan Malik opened Stormbreaker Brewing in February of this year in the Mississippi Ave. space that formerly housed Amnesia Brewing. Lutz, the head brewer, had been a brewer for Amnesia for several years before he and Malik took over the space. They chose the name Stormbreaker as a tribute to Mount Hood, which has been referred to as “the stormbreaker” in local lore.
For the opening event, The Waypost will pour Stormbreaker's Total Rekolsch, a light, crisp, golden Kolsch, Cloud Ripper IPA, a bright, citrus India Pale Ale and Fall of the Iron Curtain Baltic Porter, a dark, smooth, silky porter fermented with a lager yeast.
“I've been super impressed with what Rob has done in such a short time at Stormbreaker. The breadth and quality of his beers is pretty incredible,” says Jim Parker, manager at The Waypost who devised the Brewery of the Month project. “I'm excited to introduce a wide range of his beers to our customers.”
The opening night event will coincide with the opening of The Waypost's December art exhibit by Jen Reynolds an will be followed by music from Chadwick Fergusson, KLX, Jai Milx and August Gunderson.
The following Tuesday, The Waypost will begin a four-week focus on the ciders of North Portland's Swift Ciders with a meet-the-cidermaker night with Swift's Aiden Currie.
Then, on Tuesday, Dec. 16, Tom Burkleau of New Deal Distillery will be on hand for a meet-the-
distiller night to kick off a four-week New Deal showcase.
“The Waypost has always been focused on showcasing artists of all sorts, so with these brewer, cidermaker and distiller months, we can also highlight fermentation and distilling arts,” said Parker.
All the events will start at 4 p.m.
Northwest Beer Guide