The New School 5th Anniversary New Year’s Eve Party


Friends, we are proud and excited to announce The New School 5th Anniversary New Year’s Eve Party to take place at Bazi Bierbrasserie at 1522 SE 32nd on–you guessed it–New Year’s Eve. This is a big milestone for us; it’s been an amazing five years, with especially big changes in 2014 that included our big website redesign and adding a number of great new contributors like Mike Sardina, Michael O’ Connor, and John Chilson. In celebration we are having our biggest blowout party yet from 7pm – 1am on December 31st; we will be rocking 10 special taps at Bazi with rare beers and a cider, with food from guest chef Paul Kasten and a raffle for all sorts of prizes. Advanced tickets are $5 and all proceeds from this event will go to our designated charity, Guide Dogs for the Blind.

Special thanks to ElGordo, the New School’s ever trusty editor who provides an invaluable service, and also to the continued great contributions from Bend correspondent Branden Andersen and columnist Brian Yaeger, as well as Corey Weddington, who is responsible for our new website and keeping things working.

Beer and Cider List (so far):

Block 15: Cuvee Rouge 2013
Flanders-inspired red ale matured in oak brandy barrels. Open fermented with our special blend of brewer’s yeast, two brettanomyces, and acid producing bacteria. A blend of five barrels matured 15 & 25 months in our wild cellar. Wonderfully complex malt body, aroma, and flavor with a balanced sour finish.Burnside Brewing: Carribean Chutney
A one-off wheat beer with the addition of apricots, Scotch Bonnet chilis, fresh lime, thyme leaves, red and yellow peppers, black peppercorns, and diced cucumbers.

The Commons: Dark Czar
An Imperial Stout and Baltic Porter blend with Stumptown Guatemala Finca el Injerto coffee and vanilla beans.

Lompoc: Mon Cheri
This Belgian style golden ale was brewed with the Ardennes yeast strain giving off a mild fruitiness and finishing with a coriander spiciness.  5.5% ABV

Ninkasi Brewing/Devil’s Backbone: The Devil Went Down To Oregon
Imperial Dark Rye collaboration beer with Virginia’s acclaimed Devil’s Backbone Brewery. 7.2% ABV.

Reverend Nat’s: Apple Pie
Apple pie is a blend of mixed fermentation cider with Mexican piloncillo and bourbon barrel-aged apple wine spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg. Heavy fruit notes from the cider and subtle spice from the apple wine combine to create a unique wintery, pie-like drinking experience. 8.0% ABV

Oakshire Brewing: Hellshire IV
The brewery’s fourth entry into the Hellshire series is a blend of 3 different beers matured in bourbon and brandy barrels. Oakshire’s Very Ill Tempered Gnome was the base beer and after aging and blending the final product is akin to an Old Ale or Barleywine. 10.3% ABV<

Upright Brewing: Spollen Angel
a Belgian-style tripel – a fitting style to pay tribute to one of our favorite brewers, Chris Spollen. The crew here met him during his days at Amnesia up the street from us, but he’s played a big part in making Oregon beer great for much longer. More important than his contributions to the brewing community is Chris’ special personality that makes him a true blast to crush a couple beers with. The Spollen Angel is one we think he’d enjoy sharing – with a big spicy nose and well integrated layers of malt, hops, and yeast notes. 9.4%

Barley Browns: CHAOS
Chaos is an imperial version of Gold medal-winning Turmoil Cascadian Dark Ale. Chaos is a 10.3% ABV beast with over 12 pounds of hops per barrel. “Moxee is a town near Yakima. It was there in 2003 that we got the inspiration to brew those styles of beer (Turmoil, Chaos),” said Barley Browns owner Tyler Brown, “which is why they have dubbed Chaos a “Moxee style Black Ale.”

Hopworks: Barrel-Aged Motherland Russian Imperial Stout
A rare Bourbon barrel-aged version of Hopworks Motherland Russian Imperial Stout.


Cider Riot: Burncider

Dry Draught Cider 6.8% abv – Silver Medal winner in the Portland International Cider Cup 2014 – Inspired by the pub draught ciders of the English West Country, Burncider blends Oregon-grown traditional English cider apples, tart wild apples and dessert apples from Hood River. Just like Portland’s Old Main Drag™, this cider has a rich history and flavorful character.

Tickets are on sale via Paypal for only $5 and include a buffet style dish from Chef Paul Kasten: Pork Collar braised in wort and sliced into portions, served over roasted winter veggies simmered in the pork braising liquid, and fried sage.

Raffle Tickets will be on sale for $2 with multiple chances to win everything from Double Mountain Kriek t-shirts, Allagash Brewing Hat, Portland Beer Week shirts and even the new book “Oregon Breweries” by Brian Yaeger, the 2015 Oregon Beer Calendar, bottles of Barley Browns Chaos (limited to 666 bottles), a coupon for one of the first Growler Works uKegs, and even a New Belgium Cruiser bicycle.

The New School 5th Anniversary New Years Eve Party
December 31st 7pm – 1am $5

Bazi Bierbrasserie
1522 SE 32nd Ave, Portland, OR 97214 , (503) 234-8888
Advanced tix:

Samurai Artist
Samurai Artist

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:


  • David
    Tue Dec 30, 2014 7:05 PM

    Will any tickets be available at the door or is there a waitlist?

    • Samurai Artist
      Samurai Artist
      Wed Dec 31, 2014 1:32 AM

      if you show up at the door we can probably get you in minus the complimentary food. We have a limited amount of that but tons of beer to go around!