Lompoc’s Sidebar location
The national Craft Brewers Conference is coming to the Oregon Convention Center April 14 through 17, and Lompoc Brewing has a number of special events planned at Sidebar, its barrel tasting room and bottleshop located at 3901 N Williams Ave. All events are open to the public from 4pm to Midnight, and free appetizers will be offered nightly from 5 to 7pm.
Monday, April 13: CBC Welcome Reception
Lompoc will showcase a number of its barrel aged and seasonal specialty beers on tap, plus cider and guest tap Grapefruit Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing of San Diego.
Tuesday, April 14: Touched by Oak
Lompoc will be serving 2009 Bourbon Barrel Aged Big Bang Red, 2011 Bourbon Barrel Aged Old Tavern Rat, 2012 Franc’ly Brewdolph, 2013 Port Barrel Aged Big Bang Red, 2014 Pinot Noir Barrel Aged Cheval de Trait Belge, plus other specialty beers and cider and guest tap Barrel Aged Victory at Sea from Ballast Point.
Wednesday, April 15: Night of the Living Red
Lompoc will be serving 2013 Revelry Red, 2014 Brewdolph, Dagda Pan Gaelic Red, Proletariat Red and Cherry Bomb Smoked Red Ale (brewed for International Women’s Collaboration Brew Day), plus other specialty beers and cider.
Thursday, April 16: Fruit & Sour Power
Lompoc will be serving 2013 Pear n’ Kramer, 2013 Cherry Christmas, 2014 Peachy Keen, Plumed Procession & Cherry Gold, plus cider and guest tap Raspberry Sour Wench from Ballast Point.
Bryan Keilty gazes upon his latest beer
Lompoc head brewer Bryan Keilty will be present at the start of each of the events, along with other key Lompoc team members.
A long-time Portland craft beer fixture, Lompoc has remained relevant and continues to earn respect from local beer lovers and media. In 2014, Oregonian beer writer John Foyston named Lompoc’s Pamplemousse Citrus IPA his Beer of the Year, while The New School Beer Blog named Lompoc “The Most Underrated Oregon Brewery.” Just last week, Willamette Week newspaper featured Lompoc for its insane number of IPAs brewed.