The Hop & Vine’s “Ampersand” Collaborative Series in Bottles

Yetta Vorobik, owner ofNorth 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

Yetta Vorobik

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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:

Chapter 3
Collaboration with Gigantic Brewing
Simple Pale Ale
22 oz bottles
July Release

Chapter 4
Collaboration with Cana’s Feast Winery
80% Sangiovese 8% Syrah 7% Merlot 5% Cabernet Sauvignon
2009 Columbia Valley Red Wine
June Release

Chapter 5
Collaboration with Breakside Brewing & Cana’s Feast’s Patrick Taylor
Saison aged in Chinato Barrels
750 ml.
a very small amount of draft
October Release

Chapter 6
Collaboration with Guild Winemakers
Pinot Gris
2011 Rogue Valley
July Release

Chapter 7
Collaboration with Upright Brewing
Dark Biere de Garde aged in Pinot Noir Barrels w/ Black Truffels & Fernet
750ml bottles
Thanksgiving Release

Chapter 8
Collaboration with Grochau Cellars
Single Barrel Pinot Noir
Willamette Valley

Thanksgiving Release

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