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Beer and Brewery List for the Spring Nano Beer Fest

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Portland’s Nano Beer Fest is back this Friday and Saturday April 21st and 22nd for a Spring edition and the final beer list has just been announced and posted below. The Nano Beer Fest will be held in southwest Portland outside of John’s Marketplace, the best bottle shop on the westside, so you can stock up on brews while you are there. More info on the Nano Beer Fest right here.

 

BEER LIST:

 

Agrarian Ales – Eugene

Style #1

Name: Dew Drop
IBU
ABV 5.2%
TASTING NOTES Like “Waking up as the rooster’s crow and stepping out of the yurt standing on the porch while taking a big deep breath as you watch the sun peaking over the cascade mountain range glistening off the fresh dew that’s covering the grassy field in front of you as you stretch out your arms and embrace the day knowing it is one to look forward to” that.
Style: Kettle Sour with lactobacillus brevis
Hops: Chinook and Crystal Dry hoppedMalt: Pilsner MaltYeast: la ChouffeFarm additions: Meyer Lemon Peels, Streaker Barley flakes

Style #2

Name: G-nome G-nectar
IBU
ABV 7.2%
TASTING NOTES While prepping the fields for spring, we had noticed tiny footprints leading towards the barn. Curiosity led us to follow the trail which led to the far side of the herb garden, where we found a group of Gnomes laying around and laughing in a patch of coriander. By their side sat tulips filled with an intriguing liquid. After a thimble size taste we found amazement in the gripping herbal essence. It was apparent that the Belgian yeast (la Chouffe) had faced the Challenger of a hop and won itself a golden Nugget delight. Perfect for fading away into the breeze of a warm summer day.
Style: Belgium Pale AleHops: Nuggets and ChallengerMalt: Pilsner and PaleYeast: la ChouffeField Additions: Corriander

 

Backpedal Brewing – Portland

Style #1

Name: Wildwood Witch
IBU 60
ABV 6.8%
TASTING NOTES Pine and citrus hops meet chocolate and caramel malts. Redolent and fresh like a walk along the Wildwood trail of Forest Park

 

Backpedal Brewing cont.

Style #2

Name: Abacaxi – Ah-bah-ca-shi (Portuguese for Pineapple) Pineapple Hef
IBU 30
ABV 5.1%
TASTING NOTES A fruity play on American Hefeweizen, a style pioneered by our neighbors across the river at Widmer. The malt for this beer is over 50% German Wheat for a very soft and quaffable finish. A large dose of Pineapple dances with Amarillo hops, which help double down on tropical vibes.

 

Batch 1 Brewing – Oregon City

Style #1:

Name: Petal‘R
IBU N/A
ABV 8.6%
TASTING NOTES Orange Blossom Mead with the essence of dry petal’d roses and a citrus honey notes.

Style #2:

Name: MANGOsa’
IBU N/A
ABV 9.6%
TASTING NOTES A semi sweet all natural unfiltered hard cider with an inviting Mango nose and taste that has a slight natural sour finish.

 

Brewed By Gnomes – Portland

Style #1:

Name: Seducer of Virility – Cardamom Orange Belgian Pale
IBU 40
ABV 5.5%
TASTING NOTES Fruity, floral notes balance the spice, layered with Belgian esters.

Style #2:

Name: Bringer of Dreams – Fennel Mugwort Brown Ale
IBU 10
ABV 5.0%
TASTING NOTES Brown fennelophillic substrate upon which Artemisian night dances play.


Brewery 26 – Portland

Style #1:

Name: Cully IPA
IBU 80
ABV 6.8%
TASTING NOTES Bright, hop filled IPA

 

Brewery 26 cont.

Style #2:

Name: Silent Rock Stout
IBU 55
ABV 7.2%
TASTING NOTES Oatmeal and dark malts combine to bring a balance of smoothness and rich dark flavors with a clean finish.

 

Deception Brewing – Dundee

Style #1:

Name: Apricot Cream Ale
IBU 19
ABV 4.6%
TASTING NOTES Light, smooth, easy drinking, subtle fruit.

 

Ethereal Meads – Battleground, WA

Style #1:

Name: Grumpy Troll
IBU N/A
ABV 6.75%
TASTING NOTES Wild-soured berry mead. Blackberry flower honey, raspberries, blackberries, meadowfoam honey. Tart & dry.

Style #2:

Name: FOXY
IBU N/A
ABV 6.75%
TASTING NOTES Strawberry-cranberry session mead. Semi-dry.

 

Fringe Mead – Portland

Style #1:

Name: Orange Cardamom
IBU N/A
ABV 8.5%
TASTING NOTES Fresh orange peel rides high on gentle waves of toasted cardamom + honey.

Style #2:

Name: Laissez – Pear
IBU N/A
ABV 8.5%
TASTING NOTES Northwest pears from the autumn harvest bathe in orange blossom honey, cinnamon, nutmeg +cloves to warm the soul.

 

Funhouse Brews – Portland

Style #1:

Name: Jamaican Wizard
IBU 52
ABV 6.8%
TASTING NOTES A Hybrid-wet saccharification process builds a 10% crystal malt bill, along with 5% lightly smoked barley (cherry wood) and 18% Rye with continuously-hopped Citrus-forward New Zealand hops.

Style #2:

Name: Mirror Maze Märzen
IBU 36
ABV 5.2%
TASTING NOTES A bouquet of imported German malt and yeast infuse with Northwest (Columbus) and German (Tettnager) hops to produce a bold ester profile of apricot, melon, honey and earthy aromatics.

 

Gateway Brewing – Portland

Style #1:

Name: Mahogany Lager
IBU 20
ABV 5.25%
TASTING NOTES First US beer to use Sacchara-50 malt. Balanced with Chinook & Cascade hops.

Style #2:

Name: Weidler Wheat
IBU 28
ABV 6.4%
TASTING NOTES Hopped with Citra hops. Our take on an American Hefeweizen.

 

Green Dragon Brewing – Portland

Style #1:

Name: Spring Porter
IBU 35
ABV 7.5%
KEG SIZE (please circle)                       30L
# DONATED 1
# EXTRA KEGS* 0
COST PER KEG** 90
TASTING NOTES A deliciously robust porter, full flavored without the roast of a stout.

 

Green Dragon Brewing cont.
Style #2:

Name: Belgian Rose
IBU 18
ABV 6.5%
KEG SIZE (please circle)                          30L
# DONATED 1
# EXTRA KEGS* 0
COST PER KEG** 90
TASTING NOTES A bright, red-hued Belgian ale brewed with Medusa, Hallertau, and Saaz hops, complimented by rose peony tea leaves for a subtle, floral note.

 

High 5 Cider – Portland

Style #1:

Name: Strawbasaurus Hop
IBU n/a
ABV 6.9
TASTING NOTES Off-Dry Strawberry Hopped Cider. Bright strawberry cider dry hopped with Sorachi Ace hops.

Style #2:

Name: TBD
IBU
ABV
TASTING NOTES

 

Hop Haus Brewing – Gresham

Style #1:

Name: Road Runner Rye – Smokey Rye Ale
IBU 47
ABV 5.7%
TASTING NOTES Subtle smoky sweet with balanced malt and late addition hops.

Style #2:

Name: Fruit Fly Berry Wheat
IBU 28
ABV 5.0%
TASTING NOTES American wheat ale with blueberry, raspberry and blackberries adding a clean, fruity, slightly sweet finish.

 

 

Kaiser Brewing – Forest Grove, OR

Style #1:

Name: Wheeze The Juice (NE IPA)
IBU
ABV 6.0%
TASTING NOTES Hazy, cloudy in appearance. Aroma gives bright grapefruit, stonefruit character. Taste is soft and mildy “juicy” with fruit flavors to make it a very enjoyable, easy drinking IPA.

Style #2:

Name: Kb Red Ale
IBU 28
ABV 7.0%
TASTING NOTES Irish red ale. Low to no hop aroma. Toasted malt character. Roasted barley and light caramel.

 

Leikam Brewing – Portland

Style #1:

Name: TBD
IBU
ABV
TASTING NOTES

Style #2:

Name: TBD
IBU
ABV
TASTING NOTES

 

Little Dipper Brewing – Battleground, WA

Style #1:

Name: North Sky IPA
IBU 80+
ABV 6.5%
TASTING NOTES Classic IPA base malts cleanly fermented with copious quantities of Simcoe, Amarillo, Cascade and Citra hops. I final addition of macerated lemons and Oregon meadowfoam honey create a treat for your taste buds that goes beyond a typical IPA.

 

Moonshrimp Brewing – Portland

Style #1:

Name: Starlight White (gluten free white ale)
IBU 25
ABV 5.5%
TASTING NOTES A very light summery beer with a touch of crisp sweetness rounded out with coriander and citrus notes. Light and refreshing.

Style #2:

Name: Negative Space (gluten free dark pale ale)
IBU 40
ABV 6.0%
TASTING NOTES A dark colored, light tasting ale perfect for a long evening outside.

Strong hop finishing flavor and light body with a some dark fruit notes on top.

 

PINTS Brewing – Portland

Style #1:

Name: Smoked Helles
IBU 22
ABV 5.4%
TASTING NOTES Beachwood smoked German malts balanced with crisp hop notes and smooth lagering.

Style #2:

Name: Hoppy Saison
IBU 55
ABV 6.9%
TASTING NOTES Tropical fruits, peach and citrus notes with the classic Saison background.

 

Pono Brewing – Portland (6 styles, our first annual Alumni invitee!)

Style #1:

Name: Pineapple Express Kölsch
IBU 12
ABV 4.9%
TASTING NOTES A delicious Kölsch style beer with malt from Germany and real pineapple creating a balanced beer with slight pineapple aroma and flavor that goes well with food and by itself. Was it named after the weather pattern or the movie? Only Josh knows! (Winner of the Widmer Collaborator Award 2011 and 2nd Place at Portland Spring Beer and Wine Festival 2016)

 

Pono Brewing cont.

Style #2:

Name: Tropic Thunder Tart IPA
IBU 62
ABV 6.2%
TASTING NOTES A unique and refreshing twist on an American favorite. We combine a west coast style IPA with the wonderful flavors and aroma you would find on a vacation to the South Pacific or the Caribbean! Despite what your taste buds tell you, there are is no fruit in this beer. The flavors and aromatics all come from both the hops and our special yeast blend courtesy of the great people over at Imperial Organic Yeast in Portland, OR. All of the ingredients are locally grown in the Northwest.

Style #3:

Name: El Garrote IPA
IBU 70
ABV 6.9%
TASTING NOTES This bad boy comes in at 6.9% ABV and 70 IBU and will quickly win over the palate of IPA fans. Packed with Simcoe, Mosaic, Centennial and Cascade hops. Beautiful notes of tangerine in the nose and the taste.

Style #4 – 6:

Name: Mystery Styles
IBU
ABV
TASTING NOTES

 

Ridgewalker Brewing – Forest Grove, OR

Style #1:

Name: NE IPA
IBU 60
ABV 7.0%
TASTING NOTES A cloudy, golden IPA with judicious amounts of Columbus, Cascade and Mosaic hops. Juicy and Fruity.

Style #2:

Name: Noctilucent Stout
IBU 28
ABV 6.5%
TASTING NOTES A full bodied American Stout with a heavy chocolate and roasted barley backbone.

 

Shattered Oak Brewing – Oregon City

Style #1:

Name: Childs Play IPA
IBU 60
ABV 6.0%
TASTING NOTES Smooth, well balanced IPA with heavy grapefruit nose and taste. Brewed with Eldorado, Mosaic and Mandarina Bavaria hops.

 

Shattered Oak Brewing cont.

Style #2:

Name: Roggenbier
IBU 14
ABV 5.0%
TASTING NOTES Rye Bavarian ale with notes of spice and banana.

 

Three Mugs Brewing – Hillsboro

Style #1:

Name: Damsel’s Raspberry Desire
IBU 14.7
ABV 6.5%
TASTING NOTES A beautiful blonde…light, delicious, desirable. But, what lies beneath this demure exterior will shock the senses. The delicate aroma of white chocolate and raspberries hit the nose. Take a sip…light, malty sweetness bathes the palate, and then comes the raspberries dipped in white chocolate with a hint of sweetness

Style #2:

Name: Tongue Smack IPA
IBU 70
ABV 7.0%
TASTING NOTES The big hop aroma is the prelude to the tasty attack. The first is a light tap that hits your tongue with 70 lBUs of bitter alpha acids. Then, the backhand comes around to hit your tongue with resinous citrus, pine and fruit hop flavors. Our secret combination of Northwest and New Zealand hops will slap your taste buds silly!

 

Tuebor Brewing – Portland

Style #1:

Name: Seize the Saison
IBU 25
ABV 6.0%
TASTING NOTES Lemony and bright, semisweet, slightly

Style #2:

Name: Per Diem
IBU 40
ABV 4.6%
TASTING NOTES Lots of citrusy hops supported by a solid malt backbone.

 

Waltz Brewing – Forest Grove, OR

Style #1:

Name: Pastor Rudi’s Pale – single hop Pale Ale.
IBU 80
ABV 6.3%
TASTING NOTES Resinous pine. Citrus peel. Lemon grass. Simple grain profile with American 2 row as a backbone using Vienna to add body and depth and a touch of crystal 40 for a bit of sweetness


Style #2:

Name: Coffee Porter  
IBU 23
ABV 5.8%
TASTING NOTES Dark Chocolate, Crème, Rich Espresso, Roasted Malts

 

Wolf Tree Brewing – Seal Rock, OR

Style #1:  

Name: Fog Belt Double IPA
IBU 80
ABV 9.5%
TASTING NOTES Much like the mist that sits along our coastal forest our tropical hopped Double IPA has a cloudy glow and a sweet malt balance. A good counterpart to have when you are hunkered down watching the storm roll through.

Style #2:

Name: Barrel Aged Spruce Tip Ale
IBU 25
ABV 7.8%
TASTING NOTES (Tart Cherry, Oak, caramel malts)
We took out flagship ale, tucked it away in Pinot Noir barrels for over a year and refermented with Brettanomyces.  The result? An earthy, tannic nose followed by slightly tart, sweet fruit notes with an oak backbone.  This beer will continue to develop as it ages, the Brett and spruce tip flavors becoming more prevalent.

 

Woodbox Cider – Portland

Style #1:

Name: Pippin Dry
IBU N/A
ABV 7.4% Alc. by Vol
TASTING NOTES Subtle apple blossom aromas.  Bright acid up front, then crisp green apple, followed by lingering complexities on bone dry finish.

 

Woodbox Cider cont.

Style #2:

Name: Heritage 8 Imperial Dry
IBU N/A
ABV 8.1% Alc. by Vol.
TASTING NOTES Rounded complex apple, minerals, slight spice and long complex finish. Completely dry.

 

Founder of The New School and most frequent contributor Ezra Johnson-Greenough has worked in the craft beer industry for almost 10 years, doing everything from illustrating beer labels to bartending at renowned beer bars and breweries like Belmont Station, Apex, Laurelwood and Upright Brewing. He has also had a hand in creating events like the Portland Fruit Beer Festival, Portland Beer Week, and the Brewing up Cocktails series. He is available for freelance consultation in marketing, events, graphic design and branding. Contact: [email protected]

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