Portland, OR – Bazi Bierbrasserie invites you to the official Oregon market launch of Diep9® (deep 9) genever on Thursday, January 17 from 6-9 PM located at 1522 SE 32nd Ave (Hawthorne District). Diep9® has been officially launched on the East Coast and Oregon has been selected as the first city for their West Coast expansion.
Genever is the traditional liquor and protected spirit of origin from Belgium. Distilled from a mash of grains (malt wine) flavored with juniper berries, the origin of genever can be traced back to the Middle Ages when pharmacists and alchemists in the Low Lands (now modern day Belgium and the Netherlands) used the distilled drink for medicinal purposes.
Quite popular in the U.S. during the 19th century, before prohibition in 1920 brought legal liquor consumption to a halt, the import of genever to the U.S. was six times greater than gin. Many of today’s classic cocktails were originally made with genever. At the same time, prohibition was also enacted in Belgium, prohibiting the serving of distilled spirits in public places. Belgium’s strong beers owe something to this period: many brewers upped the alcohol content of beer to console drinkers forced to give up genever.
Representatives from Diep9® will be providing complimentary samples of the seven genevers to be released in the Oregon market: Genever oude (old) barrel-aged, Genever jonge (young), Passion Fruit, Red Currant, Peach & Apricot, Vanilla, and Chocolate. Classic cocktails such as a Genever Oude-Fashioned, Negroni, and Oude Sazerac as well as an Upright Engelberg Pilsner Kopstootje (kop-stow-che) a pairing of genever and beer will be available for purchase. A number of guests will be selected to practice the traditional Kopstootje ritual by participating in a contest at 7 PM and 8 PM.
For more information about the event visit www.bazipdx.com or call 503-234-8888.
Bazi Bierbrasserie is located in the heart of Hawthorne, just south on SE 32nd Ave. A full service bar, Bazi brings centuries of brewing expertise under one roof by pouring domestic and imported Belgian craft beers. Wine and a premium liquor selection compliment many along with signature cocktails. The food menu blends a heritage influenced by the French, Dutch and German. Just like the European tradition, Bazi embraces local sports and encourages enthusiasts to gather together to cheer for your team on a 114” HDTV!
Pronounced “deep9″, Diep9® gets its name from the deep 500 year-old history of genever, the legendary pre-prohibition spirit and classic cocktail ingredient, and from the nine botanicals used in its unique distillation process. Diep9® genever is handcrafted in small batches from grain to drop at De Moor, Belgium’s smallest active grain distillery. Double distilled in a traditional copper pot still from rye, wheat, malted barley and nine botanicals, Diep9® genever delivers an award-winning taste truly characteristic of its country of origin. To learn more visit www.diep9genever.com