This past week, Portland's Wayfinder Beer announced the release of an overlooked style, hailing from the Czech Republic - černé pivo. Described by some as the Czech equivalent of a German-style Schwarzbier (pronounced Sh-var-z-beer) but more roundness with bit more malt, while remaining smoother and with a bit more body; this beer can be addictive if one is willing to give it a go. Available for a limited time, the brewery had this to say about their interpretation. Also, at 5.2% and 30 IBU this beer is downright sessionable should Spring cleaning or a backyard barbecue become the inspiration of the day.
Hidden Hand is a Czech-style black lager (černé pivo) with subtle malts, light caramel notes and a deeply satisfying mouthfeel. Our decoction mash process provides richness without heaviness.
Upon further review, the team at Wayfinder Beer summed up Hidden Hand as having "Roasty, Malty, Dark, Coffee" notes.
For head brewer Kevin Davies, this beer represents the further breadth and depth of lager-brewed beers at Wayfinder.
Sold from the source either in cans or on draft, Hidden Hand can also be had at a limited number of locations in Oregon and Washington.
For more information about Wayfinder Beer, visit them at 304 SE 2nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97214 or at https://www.wayfinder.beer/.
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WAYFINDER BEER is a new brewery in Portland, Oregon. We have transformed 8,900 square feet of a century-old brick warehouse in Portland's Central Eastside into a classic destination for beer and food lovers.
Wayfinder is the brainchild of Charlie Devereux (co-founder of Double Mountain Brewery), Matthew Jacobson (co-founder/owner of Sizzle Pie, Quality Bar, and Relapse Records) and Rodney Muirhead (co-founder/owner of Podnah's Pit and La Taq). Our mission: to bring simple and authentic pleasures of the highest quality to the Rose City and beyond.
Guests to Wayfinder will find enjoyment in our 110-seat taphall, or outside on our 2000 square-foot deck with a fire pit. We use our four-vessel, 10-barrel brewhouse to create world-class lagers and ales for onsite enjoyment and wholesale distribution. We hope you dig it!