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
Hop Harvest 2013 – DOUBLE THE HOPS, DOUBLE THE FUN
This year’s Hop Harvest adds Oregon hops at both ends of the brewing process
PORTLAND, Ore. – September 10, 2013 – BridgePort Brewing Company decided to try something new this year with its Hop Harvest beer. BridgePort’s brewmaster, Jeff Edgerton, took two trips to Annen Farms in Mt. Angel, Oregon to harvest over 900 pounds of fresh hops to use at the top and the bottom of the brewing cycle.
The BridgePort team was on their way to harvest four hundred pounds of fresh, green Oregon Fuggle hops earlier this summer to get Hop Harveststarted. At the end of fermentation, the team returned to collect an additional five hundred pounds of green Tettnang hops to add before cooling. The two step process of adding hops at both ends of brewing embodies the meaning of fresh and local.
The result of two trips south and 900 pounds of hops later is this year’s Hop Harvest: a double fresh hopped imperial pilsner that locks in the aromas and flavors of the fresh green hops picked straight from the field.
“We wanted to showcase the delicate fresh hop flavors so we used Pilsner malt and fermented with lager yeast,” said Brewmaster Jeff Edgerton. “By finishing off the beer with a very light filtration the fresh hop aroma is better preserved. Be sure to drink this one right off the shelf to truly experience the fresh hop flavor.”
BridgePort’s Hop Harvest Stats:
IBU’s: 60 ABV: 8 % Color: Golden OG: 17
Ingredients: Green (undried) Oregon Fuggle hops and green Tettnang hops with a Great Western Superior Pilsen base malt.
Description: An Imperial Pilsner with a golden color around 60 IBUs with Oregon Nugget Hops and Oregon Fuggle in the hopjack. Green Tettnanghops were added at the end of fermentation before cooling.
About BridgePort Brewing Company
Oregon’s oldest craft brewery continues to evolve from a microbrewery to a regional leader in the craft brewing market, while remaining faithful to its commitment to producing high-quality, innovative craft ales. The BridgePort family of ales includes IPA, Hop Czar, Kingpin, a seasonal lineup including Witch Hunt and Ebenezer and a collection of Big Brews. BridgePort Brewery is located at 1313 N.W. Marshall St. For more information, call 503-241-7179 or visitwww.bridgeportbrew.com.
The 10th annual Hood River Hops Fest takes place this Saturday, September 28, 2013 in beautiful downtown Hood River. The event, organized by the Hood River County Chamber of Commerce, will bring together 44 breweries and 65 fresh-hopped beers for a one day celebration of the great microbrews of the Pacific Northwest.
General admission to the festival starts at noon but for those looking to get an early start pre-sale VIP packages can be purchased online and allow an 11:00 a.m. entry. The $20 VIP package includes beer tasting stein and 8 tokens. $10 general admission packages, available online and at the door, include beer tasting stein and 4 tokens. Additional tokens will be available for purchase for $1 each.
In addition to the beer, there will be a day-long lineup of live music, local culinary favorites, a great selection of Gorge wines, arts and crafts vendors and a children’s play. Minors are welcome until 5:00 p.m.; dogs are not allowed.
Hood River Hops Fest
Saturday, September 28, 2013 Noon – 9:00 p.m.
Downtown Hood River, OR between 5th and 7th streets and Cascade and Columbia Streets (free street parking throughout Hood River)
Tickets: $20 VIP/$10 general admission online or at the door
Brewvana Brewery Tours, Portland’s Ultimate Craft Beer Tour Experience, is launching their Kickstarter campaign with a party at Hopworks Urban Brewery Thursday, September 26th 8:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Since starting the company two years ago owner Ashley Rose Salvitti has grown the operation, adding a second, 14-passenger bus, hiring more tour guides and increasing the number and scope of tours. The two buses, affectionately named “Angel” and “Rosie” transport beer enthusiasts to and from breweries in Portland and beyond. A successfully funded $10,000 Kickstarter campaign will provide the buses with not only a cosmteic makeover but also some under-the-hood work. Ambitious as always, Salvitti has set a stretch goal of $25,000 that would allow Brewvana to obtain the permits and licenses necessary to extend tours into nearby Washington State and take longer trips to Oregon beer-centric locals such as Bend.
An all-ages launch party will take place at Hopworks Urban Brewery on Thursday. Brewvana will be equipped to take donations onsite with donors receiving a raffle ticket for each $5 donated. The entire Brewvana team along with bus artwork designer Cassandra Stemler will be on hand, Kickstarter reward packages will be on display and throughout the event pints of Hopworks beer will be $3.
Brewvana Kickstarter Launch Party
Thursday, September 26th 8:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Hopworks Urban Brewery 2944 SE Powell Blvd, Portland
(In addition to contributing to the Taplister blog, Kris McDowell is also the Director of Marketing for Brewvana.)