If you can’t make it to Hedge House, join us at Sidebar today & tomorrow where we’ll be serving Hammerin’ Hank IPA, Santiam Pale, India Passion Elixir, Bourbon Barrel Aged LSD, Monster Mash & C-Son’s Greetings.
Tomorrow, if you happen to be in the Seattle area, join Bryan & Jerry for a Meet the Brewer at the Über Tavern in Seattle beginning at 6:30pm. They’ll be pouring Scarlet Red, Bourbon Barrel Aged Wee Heavy and Fleming Red. Come say hi and join them for a pint or two!
On Friday & Saturday, hangout at Sidebar from 4-10pm and enjoy The Yankee Clipper IPA, Roar of ’84 IPA, Fleming Red, North End CDA, ’11 Fresh Hop Harvest Man Red & Old Tavern Rat Barleywine.
We’re releasing our popular Batch 69 Baltic Porter on Wednesday, February 6th at Sidebar. This batch was aged over two years in Bourbon barrels, and will be released on draft and in bottles. This is a an excellent beer you won’t want to miss. Details on the rest of the lineup will come in next week’s eblast.
Mark your calendars now for the Black Out Beer Fest on Feb. 22 and the 7th annual Chowder Challenge on Feb. 23, both at the Fifth Quadrant. The Black Out Beer Fest will feature a dozen dark beers from us and special guest breweries. Look for 2008 Bourbon Barrel Aged Pagan Porter, 2009 Le Chat Noir, 69 Baltic Porter, Bourbon Barrel Aged 69 Baltic Porter, Rosemary Stout, 2011 Monster Mash, 2011 Bourbon Barrel Aged Monster Mash, and the release of Cherry Stout aged for 16 months in Merlot barrels with 45# of sour cherries. The event will take place from 4 to 11pm. No cover charge, plus live music!
The Chowder Challenge will take place on Feb. 23 from Noon to 4pm. A dozen samples of traditional New England-style clam chowders from local participants are served in non-labeled, two-ounce cups. After tasting all entries, attendees vote for their favorite, and the chowder receiving the most votes is named the People’s Choice Winner. Attendees ages 12 and over purchase sample trays for $10 to participate in the tasting. All of the money raised is donated to Portland’s Community Transitional School, which provides important educational services to homeless children. The festivities also feature a beer garden, live music, a soda garden for kids, Joe the Balloon Guy, a raffle with prizes from the participants, special beers, and pub food for purchase. Minors are welcome at the family friendly event. This year’s participants include Breakside Brewery, Buffalo Gap Saloon & Eatery, Columbia River Brewing Co, D’s Bar, EaT: An Oyster Bar, Fifth Quadrant, Fishbox, The Green Dragon, Ice Axe Grill, Salty’s on the Columbia, Tabor Tavern & Widmer Gasthaus.