We’re now just one week away from the PORTLAND BEER WEEKkickoff party. More and more events and news about the week are coming out, including a handful from Portland’s premier bottleshop, Belmont Station.
THURSDAY JUNE 7 5 – 7PM GLUTEN FREE BEER TASTING.
Taste the wide range of Gluten Free Beers from Portland’s own Harvester & Omission, to imports like Green’s and Estrella. We’ll be pouring every gluten free beer available in Oregon (currently 16 and growing). A brewer from Harvester and some of the distributor/brand reps will be present. This is the first night of Portland Beer Week.
FRIDAY JUNE 8 4 – 6PM PORTLAND BEER WEEK BOTTLE RELEASE
The official reserve release for this year’s Portland Beer Week is a collaboration between Deschutes and Hopworks Urban Brewery: the result is an India Red Lager, a dry-hopped red lager utilizing Pacific Northwest hop varieties. Two different versions have been brewed with slight differences, one at HUB and one at Deschutes Portland pub. We’ll pour both on tap and debut the sale of bottles of the Hopworks version (Deschutes is not bottled). Join Hopworks head brewer Tom Bleigh and reps from Deschutes for this limited release.
TUESDAY JUNE 12 2 – 11PM. ROCKY MOUNTAIN HI!
For Portland Beer Week we asked a number of brewers in the Rocky Mountain States to send us something special to pour. We’re still assembling a list but expect something fun from Epic, Boulder, Uinta, Funkwerks, New Belgium, Wasatch/Squatters and… the list is growing.
THURSDAY JUNE 14 5 – 8PM SCHOONER EXACT PORTLAND LAUNCH PARTY.
Join Brewmaster/co-owner Matt McClung from this wonderful Seattle Craft Brewery as they introduce their beer to Portland. We are assembling a tap list that will include standouts from their year-round lineup and an enticing assortment of barrel-aged and one-off kegs. Matt is a former Portland resident with deep ties to our town and he’s excited to bring his beer to Beervana! Watch this space and our website for the lineup.
FRIDAY JUNE 15 BELMONT STATION 15TH ANNIVERSARY BEER RELEASE.
Brewed by Block 15, this amazing beer is a strong Scottish Ale matured in 15year Pappy Van Winkle Barrels and blended with 11% Oud Bruin aged for 2 years in Bourbon barrels and 11% Oud Bruin aged for 9 months in Bourbon barrels. While the plan is subject to change (watch this space), we expect to begin pouring the beer on draft at noon so you can get a glass to try it and then sell bottles at 1PM. Bottles will be limit 2 per person. We cannot guarantee it, but we expect the bottles to last for hours. From 5 – 8PM Block 15 owner and brewer Nick Arzner will join us as we tap some other great Block 15 beers in our Biercafe.