Barrel-Aged Beer Seminar Is Tonight

Like last year’s Barrel-Aged Beer Seminar for Portland Beer Week, this year’s (taking place today, Wednesday, June 13th) brings together 4 brewers for an educational yet fun tasting and Q&A where participants will likely taste beers they will never be able to find again. This year’s panel of brewers features Mitch Steele – Brewmaster at Stone Brewing Co.; Matt Van Wyk – Brewmaster at Oakshire Brewing; and Doug Rehberg – Widmer Brothers Brewing, and is MC’d by Ben Edmunds of Breakside Brewery. There will be a total of 11 beers poured and even more knowledge shared. It all takes place this evening at 6pm in the Widmer offices across the street from the Gasthaus. At last count, there were only 10 seats or so remaining, and sales were to be cut off around 1pm today. Tickets are available in advance only.

Beer Sampling List

Stone Brewing Co.

2008 Stone Imperial Russian Stout Aged in Heaven Hills Bourbon barrels
Hwy 78 aged in Glenlivet Scotch barrels
2010 Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine aged in Heaven Hills Bourbon barrels

Oakshire Brewing Co.

Rye Whiskey Barrel Aged Very Ill Tempered Gnome
Bourbon aged Nutcracker (Gingerbread Imp Porter)
Brandy Barrel Aged Barleywine

Widmer Brothers

Pre-blended Kill Devil Brown aged in Rum barrels
Finished BA Kill Devil Brown
Brrrbon vintage winter strong ale aged in Bourbon barrels

Breakside Brewery

Bourbon Barrel-Aged Wheatwine
Single Barrel Young American Lambic

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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: