One of the first of Portland’s new wave of brewpubs that opened in 2010, Burnside Brewing Co. is celebrating its 4th anniversary with a party on Sunday, December 28, from 6-11pm. With free live music and snacks plus $4 beers all day, it’s hard to go wrong. Burnside Brewing will even be releasing two new beersm a NW Cedar IPA and a firkin of a new English-style Bitter.
“The last four years have flown by and the brewing industry continues to change at a torrid pace, especially here in Portland. We expect to stick to our philosophies of food-friendly beers while being unafraid to take chances in the brewhouse,” remarked co-founder/owner Jay Gilbert. Burnside Brewing launched its first canned beer in 2014; the best-selling Couch Select Lager has been a tremendous success in stores and will be followed up by a new beer in cans in 2015, as well as more new one-off and seasonal beers in 22oz bottles. Looking forward to the anniversary and the impending 5th year, Jay Gilbert exclaimed, “we feel like we’re hitting our stride as a brewery. Here’s to many more years brewing and selling beers with my best buddies. Cheers!”
On Sunday, December 28, from 6-11pm Burnside Brewing Co. will host live music from Big Wet County and Oleana at the pub, as well as a special tapping of the brewery’s 500th batch, “NW Red Cedar IPA,” and a firkin of a new release, “Highbury Bitter.” In honor of the four year anniversary there will be free hors d’oeuvres, prizes, and $4 beers!
Batch 500 is a Cedar IPA based on the popular one-off brewed for Beers Made By Walking. To celebrate making it halfway to 1,000 brews, Burnside has brewed a Northwest-style IPA aged on Western Red Cedar. Fermentation with a Northwest ale yeast provides a gentle, fruity aroma to complement the generous use of Amarillo and Meridian hops. The cedar lends a dry, piney, and resinous finish to this NW inspired nectar.Highbury Bitter is inspired by our love of all things pub culture, and our favorite squad, this strong bitter reminds us of a rainy day at the old grounds. English Maris Otter and caramel malts provide a biscuit, bread, and caramel base to balance the fruity London ESB yeast. UK Challenger and East Kent Golding hops round out this traditional English recipe. One-Nil to the Arsenal! 5.814% ABV and 37 I.B.U.s.