Fall is technically still two weeks away, but we’re feeling it in the air here in the Northwest. Join us for tomorrow’s Tap It Tuesday at 6 pm for LIVE: Fall Apple. This Northwest style sour triple ale was barrel aged for 19 months before being blended with fresh smoked beer. Aromas of deep, rich apple skins and light notes of smoke and cinnamon are noticed up front. Notes of sweet candy and apple skins on the palate lead to a light, soft, smoky note and dry sweet apple finish. It’s like fall in the orchard watching the fields burn. 9.5% ABV, $6.5/glass.
Bottle update: Kriek 2011 is bottle conditioning and we are looking for an early October release. Noyaux blend is in the tank and undergoing final blending. There are still a few cases left of Figaro, but it’s going fast. 750 ml bottles sell for $25 and there is a limit of two bottles per person. There are NO online sales for Figaro due to limited quantities. It is only available at the Cascade Brewing Barrel House and the Raccoon Lodge.
This week’s Barrel House food specials include Apple Bacon Risotto Cakes ($4), pan-fried risotto cakes with sautéed NW Fuji apple, bacon, basil & aged cheeses., drizzled with a Diesel cherry reduction; Carnitas Quesadilla ($7), a flour tortilla filled with seasoned smoked pork, cheddar & local queso fresco cheeses, panini grilled crisp and served with sour cream & salsa; Pickled Quail Eggs & Speck ($8) featuring sweet & dill pickled quail eggs, Speck (smoked/cured pork), Blueberry Sour Pie Kriek compote, Portland Ale crackers & our famous whipped Dork Fat; and Blueberry Sour Cream Cheese Pie ($3), a graham cracker crust striped with Blueberry Sour Pie Kriek compote, speckled with Oregon blueberries, drizzled with Diesel cherry reduction and served with dark chocolate Kriek ganache.
Soup this week is House Beer Cheese and Chicken Bok Choy w/Mushroom, offered daily, and Clam Chowder starting Friday and running through the weekend while supplies last.
Have a great week – Servus!