Dave Fleming, Jean Fleming and the Goose Hollow Inn’s annual NW Coffee Beer Invitational festival has become one of my favorite little-known events of the year and is returning Saturday, January 30th. This small beer fest features a dozen or so breweries chosen by Dave to brew a coffee beer for the fest, and, refreshingly, many of this year’s offerings are not the typical coffee stouts and porters.
Sixteen talented brewers were asked to create freshly-brewed beer made with locally-roasted coffee. With the emphasis on flavors, and an ABV of 7% or less, this event promises to surprise us with both provocative and inspired combinations. Past styles have included IPA, Vienna Lager, Breakfast Stout, Baltic Porter, and even a Berliner Weisse!
Held in the tented parking lot around Goose Hollow Inn in close-in Southwest Portland, this year’s NW Coffee Beer Invitational is sponsored by Ristretto Roasters, Willamette Valley Hops, and the Goose Hollow Inn. Entrance fee is $15 for a custom branded glass and 8 taster tickets.
10 Barrel Brewing • 54˚40′ Brewing • Buoy Beer Company • Burnside Brewing Co • Cascade Brewing • The Commons Brewery• Deschutes Brewing • Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom • Everybody’s Brewing • Feckin Irish Brewing Co.• Fire on the Mountain Brewing • Gigantic Brewing Company • Lompoc Beer • Lucky Labrador Brew Pub • Pints Brewing • Widmer Brothers Brewing
The Austin Stewart Quartet
NW Coffee Beer Invitational
Saturday, January 30, 2016 • 12–7 pm
Goose Hollow Inn, 1927 SW Jefferson St, Portland, OR