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Cascade Brewing announces Sour and Wild Invitational During Craft Brewers Conference

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In celebration of the national Craft Brewers Conference taking place in Portland this month, Cascade Brewing will be hosting the inaugural Sour and Wild Invitational from April 14 to 18 on the production side of the Cascade Brewing Barrel House, 939 SE Belmont St.

The Sour and Wild Invitational will feature a number of exclusive Cascade blends alongside unconventional – and in some cases rare – sour and wild beers from breweries around the country. There will also be a limited food menu available, as well as a merchandise and bottles sale station. Hours for the event are 3pm to 11pm April 14-16, 3pm to Midnight April 17 and Noon to Midnight on April 18. There is no admission to attend the event. Admittance will be limited to ages 21 and over.

The event will sell 8-oz pours of the specialty beers; payment is by cash or credit. The lineup will rotate throughout the five days. Following is an ever-growing list of guest breweries/beers that are scheduled to appear:

7venth Sun Brewing, Dunedin, FL: Watermelon Berliner, Square Peg & Round Hole
Allagash Brewing Co, Portland, ME: Resurgam & Golden Brett
Almanac Beer Co., San Francisco, CA: Farmer’s Reserve Strawberry & Rum Barrel Peche
Beachwood Brewing, Long Beach, CA: Tart Simpson
Block 15 Brewing, Corvallis, OR: Peche & Golden Canary
Crooked Stave, Denver, CO: Motif & Nightmare on Brett
de Garde Brewing, Tillamook, OR: Special Rouge & Saison Deuxieme
Epic Brewing, Salt Lake City, UT: Old Sage Brett & Golden Brett
Green Bench Brewing, St. Petersburg, FL: Push It & Apple Brandy Barrel Aged Sour Stout
Jester King Brewery, Austin, TX: Ol’ Oi & Nocturn Chrysalis
Logsdon Farm Brewery, Hood River, OR: Seizoen Bretta & Cerasus
New Belgium Brewing, Fort Collins, CO: Love Blackberry Oscar & Love Cherry Felix
Night Shift Brewing, Everett, MA: Ever Weisse & Orion
Perennial Artisan Ales, St. Louis, MO: TBD
Real Ale Brewing, Blanco, TX: Tenebrae Aeterna & Imperium
Russian River Brewing, Santa Rosa, CA: Supplication & Beatification
Sante Adairius Rustic Ales, Capitola, CA: Cellarman & Palimpsest
The Bruery, Placentia, CA: Befuddlement & The Wanderer
The Commons, Portland, OR: Citrus Myrtle
The Lost Abbey, San Marcos, CA: Framboise de Amorosa & Cuvee de Tomme
Trinity Brewing Co, Colorado Springs, CO: Koelorado, 365 Day & Red Swingline
Upland Brewing, Bloomington, IN: VinoSynth White, VinoSynth Red, Dantalion  & Permission Slip
Wicked Weed Brewing, Asheville, NC: Red Angel, Medora Blackberry Raspberry Sour & Genesis Blonde Sour

Cascade Brewing, which is known worldwide for its NW style sour ales, will be featuring dozens of its sour beers; some of the highlights include Cheri d’Amour, Cherry Bourbonic, Hibiscus Rose, Honeycot, Mad Mango, Manhattan 2013, Melon Melange, Pineapple Wheat, Shrieking Violet, Vintage 2011 Elderberry, Vintage 2012 Frite Galois and Vintage Blackberry 2009.

Cascade will also be selling vintage bottles of past favorites, including, but not limited, to Apricot 2012, Bourbonic 2011, Figaro 2012, Kriek 2012, Sang Noir 2012, Strawberry 2012, The Vine 2012 and Vlad the Imp Aler 2011.

The Cascade Brewing Barrel House will be open regularly scheduled hours and will operate independent of the Sour and Wild Invitational. For more information, visit www.cascadebrewingbarrelhouse.com or call 503-265-8603.

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: SamuraiArtist@NewSchoolBeer.com

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