Breakside Brewery in Portland, OR is releasing Big Country, the first in a series of limited release, seasonal beers. The beer is the brewery’s take on a winter ale and inspired by the starkbiers and weinnachtsbeirs found in Germany. It is available now through February 1, 2014 both on draft and in 22 oz bottles in Oregon, Washington, Idaho and British Columbia.
To mark the occasion a release party will take place on Monday, December 2nd at Saraveza Bottle Shop & Pasty Tavern. The entire Breakside brewing staff will be at the party and bottles of Big Country will be for sale. They will also have two other Breakside beers on tap – Smoked Apple Ale and Wanderlust IPA – and plenty of cool schwag for the 7:00 p.m. raffle.
Big Country Release Party
Monday, December 2nd 6:00 p.m.
Saraveza Bottle Shop & Pasty Tavern
1004 N Killingsworth St, Portland
BridgePort Brewing, a staple of craft beer in Oregon for 30 years, is hosting a FUNdraiser to benefit beer blogger and craft beer champion, Angelo De leso.
Angelo is well known in Portland, Ore. and beyond for his love of craft beer and tireless promotion of the industry through his blog, Brewpublic. He’s had a bad run of luck health wise, starting with seizures and resulting in a diagnosis of a brain tumor. The tumor was found to be benign however the diagnosis and treatment has resulted in massive medical bills.
To help with those bills BridgePort Brewpub in the Pearl district of Portland is hosting Drink for De leso on Thursday, November 21st. All of the proceeds from BridgePort’s new IRI, Imperial Red Ale, will go straight to Angelo, along with 20% of food purchases made by customers that mention Angelo that night. Stop in to contribute while enjoying BridgePort’s beer and food, help spread the word through the Facebook event or visit Angelo’s Fundly campaign.
Drink for De leso
BridgePort Brewpub, 1313 NW Marshall St., Portland
Thursday, November 21st 5:00 – 10:00 p.m.
BridgePort Brewing, Oregon’s oldest craft brewery, will be honoring three decades of brewing by releasing a set of three beers, The BridgePort Trilogy Series, in 2014.
Brewmaster Jeff Edgerton chose his favorite variety of hops, Crystal, to use in the first beer in the series. The varietal is known for its spice and citrus notes and was used to dry-hop the pale ale that will be available January 2014. The other two beers in the series will be released in May and September, available where all BridgePort beers are sold. Fans will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite beer from the series and the winning brew will return as a year-long offering in 2015.
1313 NW Marshall St.
Migration Brewing of Portland, Ore. opened in 2010 in a leased 3,000 square foot facility. After three years of producing year round and seasonal beers they have announced expansion plans that will nearly double their size. The construction plans on an additional 2,000 square feet of space in the existing building will not only allow a 60% increase in beer production but a 50% increase in seating, larger patio, new kitchen and reinvented menu.
During construction the pub will remain open so patrons can continue to cheer on the Timbers, Blazers and World Cup teams. To celebrate the changes that will take place in 2014 Migration will be throwing a party on New Year’s Eve with live music, DJ, extended hours and a new beer in 750ml bottles.
2828 NE Glisan Street, Portland
Open daily at 11:00 a.m.
The peach, a fruit that brings the warm days of summer to mind and the memory of sweet juice on your chin and hands, is taking center stage at Fest de Peche.
On Saturday, November 9th the event will showcase peach beers, ciders and meads in a one of a kind event featuring extremely rare barrel aged sours, medal winning brews and imports.
In addition to a lineup of 10 peach beers, the always creative kitchen at Saraveza will offer a peach menu that starts with a simple fall green salad and peachy beerigrette, offers two entrée items – peach wood smoked pork medallions, peach glaze and sweet potato mash and chicken breast stuffed with peaches and ricotta cheese served over brown rice – and finishes sweet with a peach sorbet.
Fest de Peche
Saturday, November 9th 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Saraveza, 1004 N. Killingsworth St., Portland, Ore.
$18/10 tickets, additional tickets $2 each
Upright Brewing: Fantasia
Logsdon Farmhouse Ales: Peche n’ Brett
Block 15 Brewing: Peche
Great Divide: Peach Grand Cru
Solera Brewery: Peche
Bushwhacker Cider: Peach Ginger Cider
Epic Ales: Brainless on Peaches
Nectar Creek: Peach Mead
Scaldis: Peche Mel
Lompoc Brewing: Peach Wheat
HEATHENS AND HOPS, a heavy metal tribute to the annual hop harvest! Hang out with us as we rock out and play metal trivia while gulping down fresh hopped beers from 15 different killer breweries! Event starts at 6pm with trivia, the great DJ Rob Castle, and the first batch of brews. At 9pm, we switch out to the second batch of brews and relax while watching our heavy metal video jockey take us back to the days that really mattered! If it’s too loud, you’re too old! Actually, we’re old now so it won’t be too loud… White Owl Social Club Tuesday, October 8th 6pm – Midnight FEATURED BREWS: Fort George – XVI chapel (Belgian Style fresh hopped Vortex IPA) Deschutes – Chasin’ Freshies (Fresh hopped IPA) Elysian – Kama Citra (Fresh Citra Hopped Red Ale) Double Mountain – Killer Red and Killer Green Sierra Nevada – Northern Hemisphere Ninkasi – Total D (Fresh Crystal Hopped Total Domination) Coalition – Green Pig (Fresh Hopped Mr Pig’s Pale) Bridgeport – Hop Harvest (Imperial Double Fresh Hopped Pilsner) Laurelwood – Fresh Hopped Workhorse IPA Schooner Exact – Fresh Amarillo Hopped Pale Ale Widmer – Dark N’ Dank (Fresh Santium and Golding Hopped Red) Hop Valley – Citra Self Down (Fresh Citra Hopped Pale Ale) Goodlife – 150 Hippies Migration – Better Off Fresh (Fresh Hopped IRA) H.U.B. – Bitchin’ Camaro (Fresh Crystal Hopped Lager) Updates and beer details at our Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1401938360036034/ — Zack Danko Beer Curator