Friday, January 25, 2013

Events on the Horizon...

 On Wednesday, February 13th @6pm New Belgium we will be hosting a New Belgium Lips of Faith evening.  We will be pouring Trip XV(a beer that our Matt Bonney and Jesse from the Apex in Portland designed.) A buckwheat, dandilion, date sugar, black saison,  using an Orval yeast, Heavenly Freijoa Tripel, a Feijoa/Hibiscus Tripel made in collaboration with Dieu De Ciel, Cascara Quad, an ale brewed with date and has coffee cherries added, La Folie, Shift, and the Imperial Choc Coffee Stout.
On Thursday, February 21st at 6pm we will have Goodlife Brewing from Bend in the house.  They will be pouring Descender IPA, Sweet As, Pass Stout, 29er Brown, and hopefully their IIPA.

On Wednesday, February 27th at 6pm we will be hosting an evening with Upright Brewing from Portland.  They will be sending some of their usual suspects like Six and Seven.  They will be bringing some of their lesser seen beers in this market like Spollen Angel( tripel), Blend Edmunds ( a blend of barrel aged fruit beers) and Chocolate Stout.  We are also working on getting some other options, but have not had any confirmation on the possibility of that..we will keep you posted.

Everybody's favorite weekend, Hardliver Barleywine Festival is March 23rd@ 11am and 24th.  We hope that you are prepping your liver as we speak.  We plan on getting the list in front of you sooner than later.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

We have some events...Hardliver starts March 23rd this year!

 We will be hosting an event with Ninkasi, on Tuesday, January 22nd @ 6pm,  that they have dubbed "Wait, I thought you guys just made IPA's?" Here is all the information on the beers we will be pouring.

Ancient Aleiens-Deep mahogany hued and fermented with an Alt yeast strain, it has a clean toasted malt profile that finishes with a bright citrus and floral hop presence. This beer was conditioned on 80 pounds of Chocolate Nibs (from Theo Chocolates in Seattle) with the addition of Guatemalan Coffee (from Water Avenue Coffee in Portland). Ancient Aleiens has a deep dark cocoa taste up front that warms into a sweet coffee expression, finishing with a fruity hop aroma. Smooth toasted malt flavor balances the rich cocoa bitterness. It has the brown hue of iced coffee with a tan head. The coffee sweetens the beer in the middle, lending to nutty, caramel, and chocolate coffee flavors.
IBU's: 60
ABV: 7.1
Hops: Nugget, Summit, Amarillo and Crystal.

2013 ReNEWale: E.S.B.ReNEWale Extra Special Bitter has smooth caramel malt notes upfront and fruity esters contributed by the yeast. Kent Goldings and Northern Brewer Hops add a deep earthy and grassy hop flavor and aroma.
IBUs: 44
ABV: 5.8
Hops: Nugget, Northern Brewer and East Kent Goldings

Sasquatch Legacy Wheatwine- A Wheat Wine is a Barley Wine strength beer that is made with a large amount of wheat in its grist. Wheat Wines are typically smoother than their Barley Wine cousins with the wheat exhibiting toasted, bready, and Bock-like malty richness. The Falconer’s Flight hops used for bittering are balanced with the earthy and grassy Willamette and Brewer’s Gold Hops. Elegant, full-bodied maltiness with a balanced finish, this is a big beer with a little bite!
IBUs: 80
ABV: 9.0
Hops: Falconers Flight, Brewers Gold and Willamette

We will also be pouring Allies win the War, and ImperiAle Stout.

On Wednesday, January 23rd at 6pm we welcome Coronado Brewing to the market.  There will be a brewery representative on hand to answer all of your questions.  They make some really good ipa's.  We hope you choose to join us and welcome this brewery to the market.

On another note Hardliver Barleywine fest starts on Saturday, March 23rd this year.  Mark your calenders and plan accordingly.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Houston we have a problem...

We hope everyone had a great New Year, and is primed and ready for a great 2013.  In the middle of all the holiday craziness we had a computer go down, and it had to be rebuilt.  In that process we lost our ability to update the draftlist, menus etc in the side bar.  We are currently working on reestablishing this ability but for the time being most of the information in the side bar will not be up to date.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may be causing you. 

As I am sure some of you are aware Russian River is no longer going to be available here in our great state, for a couple reasons.  We will give you a quick run down of the major reasons:  1. they can't keep up with current demand in their home state, why ship it 800 miles when you can sell it right at your pub  2. they don't have as much control over their brand when it is in our state due to the way some of the liquor laws are written.  While this is unfortunate news, and Pliny the Elder, Damnation and their Sour beers will be missed, it is not the end of the world.   Geoff Kaiser over at Seattle Beer News, who is much better versed in the prose than I am wrote a couple of nice articles speaking exactly to this point, in one of them you can even read the letter that we are paraphrasing. We have one last keg that we will be tapping soon, it will be announce here, on Facebook, and Twitter.  Keep your eyes peeled for that!  There will be no shortness of Ipa's have no fear.