Yetta Vorobik, owner of North Portland's The Hop & Vine, has embarked on a collaborative spree with local craft brewers and winemakers to produce the H & V's own private label collection of beers and wines. Dubbed the "Ampersand (&)", the first beer and wine in the series are both available now.
"A friend may well be reckoned the master piece of nature" -Ralph Waldo Emerson
Collaborations invite the unforeseen, unfamiliar, & unprecedented. The Hop & Vine offers you this bottle, imbibed with inspiration from our fondest alchemists, in hopes that it will evoke joy & laughter at your table. Fermented with our friends to be shared with yours.
Volume 1 available right now.
Chapter 1 is Berliner Weisse "with a little wood". Created in collaboration with Burnside Brewing, this refreshingly tart twist on a classic Berliner-Weisse is aged in both Pinot and Old Tom Gin Barrels with Star Fruit. The beer is on tap now at both Burnside Brewing and The Hop & Vine, with 22oz bottles available for $6 at both locations. Get some while you can.
Chapter 2 is a wine created in collaboration with Cana's Feast Winery.
60% Cabernet Sauvginon 31.5% Cabernet Franc 8.5% Petite Verdot
Non-Vintage Columbia Valley Red Wine
Available now at The Hop & Vine
Coming later this summer:
Collaboration with Gigantic Brewing
Simple Pale Ale
22 oz bottles
Collaboration with Cana's Feast Winery
80% Sangiovese 8% Syrah 7% Merlot 5% Cabernet Sauvignon
2009 Columbia Valley Red Wine
Collaboration with Breakside Brewing & Cana's Feast's Patrick Taylor
Saison aged in Chinato Barrels
a very small amount of draft
Collaboration with Guild Winemakers
2011 Rogue Valley
Collaboration with Upright Brewing
Dark Biere de Garde aged in Pinot Noir Barrels w/ Black Truffels & Fernet
Collaboration with Grochau Cellars
Single Barrel Pinot Noir
Willamette ValleyThanksgiving Release