The New School is excited to host one of our heroes, the inspirational and iconic Master Blender and Imbibe Magazine’s 2016 Beer Person of the Year, Lauren Salazar. Lauren holds the title of Wood Cellar Manager, Blender, and Specialty Brand Manager at New Belgium Brewing. Known for creating such modern beer masterpieces as Le Terroir, Lauren will be in Portland on December 14th and 15th for meet and greets, tastings and a special beer pairing dinner presented by The New School and New Belgium.
Wednesday, December 14th at 6:30pm $ 65 (includes gratuity)
Lauren Salazar Beer Pairing Dinner @ La Moule
2500 SE Clinton St, Portland, OR 97202. For reservations 971.339.2822 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome Hors D’oeuvre
Le Terroir Aperitif Cocktail
Hiramasa Crudo with green apple, wakame, peppery greens
Mussels, Prawns, Squid & Crispy Pork with brown butter
Trippel Belgian Style Ale
Braised Oxtail with dried fig, chile arbol & pepitas
Anne-Francoise Collaboration Spiced Strong Dark Ale
The Cheese Board
NBB Love Blackberry Oscar
Thursday, December 15th 5 – 8pm $5 (includes food)
Lauren Salazar’s Favorite Things! @ Bailey’s The Upper Lip
720 SW Ankeny St, Portland, OR 97205
A curated list of some of Lauren Salazar’s favorite things! Featuring both rare beers from New Belgium Brewing and special guest taps, tacos, pizza, cupcakes, rockabilly and much more.
Taplist: New Belgium Chateau Montelena Cabernet Barrel aged Oscar, New Belgium Tart Lychee, New Belgium Cherry Felix, North Coast Brewing’s Old Rasputin RIS, Perennial’s Abraxas and Burnside Brewing’s Belgian Table Biere.
Your $5 entry (cash at the door) gets you into the open Taco Bar from Santeria with pork, beef, chicken, and veggie options. Pizza from Sizzle Pie in multiple options including veggie and vegan and cupcakes for dessert! Lauren Salazar will be there enjoying drinks and snacks and answering any questions you might have. Don’t miss this unique opportunity!
About Lauren Woods Salazar, New Belgium Brewing Company
Lauren is the Wood Cellar Manager, Blender and the Specialty Brand Manager at New Belgium Brewing Company. She held the title of Sensory Staff Specialist from 1998-2012. Lauren focused primarily on sensory science, where she developed the sensory program from a basic production check to its present world-class program.
Another focus is the education of New Belgium’s sales staff and distributing partners in beer production and flavor profiles of craft beer.
Lauren is a judge at the World Beer Cup and Great American Beer Festival. She is a faculty member of Siebel Institute of Technology and has presented for the CBC, WBC, AHA, ASBC, MBAA and others conferences and associations with various acronyms.
Lauren received her BSW from the University of Georgia a lifetime ago and holds a Certificate from UC Davis for Applied Sensory Science and Consumer Testing.