Greeting parched friends!
Let the battle begin! We are proud to be hosting PDXbeerweeks Mussels from Brussels Wednesday, June 22nd. Five breweries — Von Ebert, Upright, pFriem, Gorges, and Wayfinder, – create five secret sauces for dipping in one pound of mussels served with fries, and paired with their beer. You vote for your favorite pairing, winner announced at 8 PM. Mussel Frites are served all day and we now have additional parking across the street after 5PM.Here are the pairings:
PFRIEM – SAUCE: Tarragon & Lambic Aioli. Traditional aioli base and add shallots, tarragon and Pruim to replicate a béarnaise. BEER: Orange Zest Golden Ale. This Belgian-inspired blonde ale is deliciously complex and deceptively strong, with nuances of lemon meringue, tangerine, and clove. It’s a fruit-forward ale with a dry finish and a most refreshing, citrus kiss. Great with rich pasta, shellfish, hearty greens, and a robust dialogue.
VON EBERT SAUCE: Peaches grilled, smoked, and marinated in a mixed culture peach beer “Alma”, are given a spicy kick and a floral note with the addition of intensely aromatic rose harissa, a North African chili paste. The viscous broth goes from sweet to savory thanks to the addition of house-made fish stock and a generous dose of mussel liquor gives it just a hint of briny ocean water. BEER: KAVS – Volatile Substance, a special version of our Northwest IPA. On top of its normal Mosaic, Simcoe, and Columbus, KAVS receives an addition of Fukushu Kumquats and Azacca hops for an added layer of refreshing citrus zest and stone fruit.
GORGES SAUCE: Fennel, preserved lemon, and za’atar BEER: Saison Blanc – This Belgian-style farmhouse ale had Sauvignon Blanc grape juice added during fermentation. It has notes of citrus, melon, and coriander, finishes dry.
UPRIGHT SAUCE: – Nam Jim Jaew – a northeastern Thai dipping sauce with a base of fresh lime juice and fish sauce, sweetened with palm sugar, and flavored with toasted rice powder, shallots, cilantro, and bird’s eye chiles. BEER: Midwest Wheat – a classic summer wheat beer, low in alcohol but medium bodied. Open fermented, hopped with Willamette and Cascade, notes of stone fruit and citrus.
WAYFINDER SAUCE: Spicy Roasted sweet corn sauce with Cotija cheese BEER: Kollaps – Kölsch Style Ale: drying, delicate, pillowy-effervescent with a mellow, spicy hop finish.
Cost – $35
FRESH BEERS THIS MONTH
KOLLAPS – KÖLSCH STYLE ALE: drying
Drying, delicate, pillowy-effervescent with a mellow, spicy hop finish.
The city of Cologne on the Rhine river in western Germany is renowned for its “Kölsch” beer. Although it utilizes a top-fermenting ale yeast, Kölsch is fermented relatively cold and further cold-conditioned. The purity law of 1516 outlaws using any wheat in lager beer, but since it’s an ale, Kölsch uses up to 20%. It ends up being very clear and yellow, with a slightly fruity aroma, and a sharp crispness.
RETRO GOLD – West Coast IPA
Brewed in classic California fashion, Retro Gold is an assertive IPA that reminds us of beer before the NE Juicy IPA explosion. Big aromatics of pine and citrus. Lean, in your face, supernaturally clean and clear. Out Now.
PARTY TIME – Bavarian-Style Pilsner
A foam-crowned, hillside song-starter with a fine hint of noble hops. High meadow flowers give way to a lemon crispness. The perfect Summer Pilsner. Absurdly delicious, joyously inspired, it’ll have you singing, “Party Time.” Out Now.
NUMBER 6 – LAGER BEER
Back by popular demand! Incredibly drinkable, crowd-favorite, can of enjoyment. Backyard crushed, shotgunned, fireside or shower-beered, this one is for the masses. Our rebel forces rescued this style from the Dark Side and made it our own. We hijacked our favorite parts and added the Wayfinder Crispness® you expect with delicate amounts of German noble hops and long, cool ferments. Comes in six 12 oz metal flavor vessels.
COMING JUNE 27TH
BEER TO GO!
You can reserve beer for pickup seven days a week here. We are also offering delivery to your doorstep through the fine folks at Roadbeers, just smash that delivery button when you are ordering from our site and you never need to leave your house.
“Refresh with the best”
– CHEERS FRIENDS
304 SE 2nd Ave
PARTY HOURS: Sunday – Thursday Noon to 9PM Friday & Saturday Noon – 10PM