Collaborative beer series will raise funds for Growing Gardens through sales of Chef Andy Ricker’s Pok Pok Rhubarb Som Shandy brewed by Gilgamesh Brewing available beginning May 15
PORTLAND, Ore. (May 8, 2017) – Nicky USA is excited to release the fourth beer in the Nicky USA Curated Portland Chef Beer Series with Gilgamesh Brewing. This May, Nicky USA welcomes James Beard winning chef Andy Ricker of Pok Pok and his Pok Pok Rhubarb Som Shandy, available all summer long May through August. The Rhubarb Som Shandy is brewed with Pok Pok’s own line of housemade drinking vinegars, and will be available throughout Portland including at all Andy Ricker restaurants (on tap at Pok Pok PDX, Pok Pok NW, Pok Pok Noi, Whiskey Soda Lounge, and in bottles at Pok Pok Wing) beginning Monday, May 15th. The series launched in August of 2016 with a collaboration between Gilgamesh Brewing and chef Carlo Lamagna of Clyde Common, later welcoming chef John Gorham and his Turkish Coffee Stout and chef Aaron Barnett and his La Moule de L’Amour Red Brett Saison, raising over $4,000 for charity to date. Each beer will be available at the Gilgamesh Brewing Campus in Salem, the participating chef’s restaurants, Zupan’s Markets, Green Zebra Grocery, and local bottle shops. $1 from the sale of each bottle, and $10 per keg will benefit a charity of each chef’s choosing. Andy Ricker’s Rhubarb Som Shandy will benefit Growing Gardens , which partners with diverse, multi-generational families and community to build and sustain food-producing home gardens, with strengthen the health of people, communities and the environment.