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Dutch King’s Day Celebration with Upright Brewing and La Trappe

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This Wednesday, April 26th is Bazi Bierbrasserie’s annual celebration of King’s Day and Upright Brewing has made a special edition of their Kopstootje biere de garde for the Dutch celebration. Each year at the end of April the Dutch celebrate their King. It’s a day of parties and charmingly orange clothing! Bazi is encouraging patrons to wear ORANGE – the color of royalty – on Wednesday and come experience beers by the only Dutch trappist brewery as well as a special Kopstootje pairing with Upright Brewing.
La Trappe is one of only ten Trappist breweries in the world allowed to carry the logo “Authentic Trappist Product”. This logo guarantees authenticity, recipe, tradition and, in the case of La Trappe, a thriving working relationship between monastery and brewery. These world-class beers have been brewed at the Cistercian Abbey of Onze Lieve Vrouw van Koningshoeven since 1884.

 

 

Kopstootje Biere Tasting. The Kopstootje, or “little headbutt”, is the Dutch version of beer and a shot. A tulip glass is filled to the rim with genever and served with a beer back. Since the glass would overflow if moved, the drinker bends down to take the first sip off the top, following that with a sip of beer. Upright Brewing returns with the fourth release of their twist on a Biere de Garde recipe that shares many ingredients with their national spirit, genever, and also pairs well with it. Those ingredients include barley, wheat, corn, and rye in the grist, and a blend of ginger, angelica, aniseed, juniper, clove, allspice, bitter orange, and hops in the kettle. The beer was openly fermented to generate some pleasant orange and pear notes from the yeasts, ultimately drinking like a lightly spiced French bière de garde. 6.2% ABV.

Complimentary “King’s Day” t-shirts will be available with every La Trappe beer or Kopstootje pairing. Expect orange beads, crown’s fit for a Queen or King, sunglasses, plus other swag.

Celebrate the Netherlands King’s Day at Bazi (1522 SE 32nd Ave – Hawthorne District) on Wednesday, April 26 from 5-8 PM.

For more information visit www.bazipdx.com or call 503.234.8888.

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: SamuraiArtist@NewSchoolBeer.com

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