|Commons owner Mike Wright
It’s a big week for The Commons Brewery, Portland’s second rustic farmhouse, Belgian-inspired brewery. Opened by Mike Wright last year as a full scale, 7-barrel brewhouse, it’s a big step up from his start brewing on a 1 barrel nano system in his garage as Beetje Brewing. This week he releases his first ever bottled beer, a dark, barrel-aged fruit beer called Brotherly Love. He’ll also do a tap takeover/meet-the-brewer event tonight at Bailey’s Taproom.
|The Commons building
A Portland favorite,Bailey’s Taproom will have 5 beers from The Commons on tap from6-8 PMonTuesday, March 20th, including the brand new Commons Pils I am looking forward to trying. The lineup:
Urban Farmhouse – our rustic, refreshing saison
Commons Pils – our newest beer, a Northern German style Pils
Madrone – a tasting room favorite, tart saison with west coast hops
Biere de Garde – a traditional amber French country ale
Fleur de Ferme – batch no. 2 of our popular dark saison with chamomile, lavender, and hibiscus
Beers will be available by the glass or as a sample tray. If you can’t make it between 6-8, the beers will be on tap when Bailey’s open at 4PM.
This Saturday, March 24th, is The Commons’ big day when they unveil their first bottlle-conditioned beer Brotherly Love at noon. It is the first in a small bottling series that celebrates the nano brewery roots of The Commons, appropriately titled the Beetje Series. From the brewery’s description:
A variation of our Little Brother Belgian dark strong ale, Brotherly Love is matured in Heaven Hill bourbon barrels with red tart cherries and roasted Peruvian cocoa nibs.Take your time with this rich, decadent beer – and share it with friends.<
March 24th, Noon
Commons Brewery 1810 SE 10th Ave (entrance on SE Stephens)
150 bottles (capped 750ml), $15 each.