The Growler Guys Presents the Brewmaster’s Series with Ben Edmunds and Matt Van Wyk


Southeast Portland’s The Growler Guys outpost is launching a new premium beer geek events called the Brewmaster’s Series. The first chapter will focus on barrel-aged beer with Breakside’s Ben Edmunds and Alesong’s Matt van Wyk. In the vein of Portland Beer Week’s barrel and wild ale seminars, this event will feature samples of barrel-aged beers and snacks from Steve’s Cheese while the brewers wax poetic. Tickets are on sale now for the event on Thursday, January 19th.

Private tasting event with Ben Edmunds, Breakside Brewmaster, and Matt Van Wyk, Alesong Brewmaster

Theme: Barrel-Aged beers with complimentary snacks from Steve’s Cheese
Event Details: Here
The Growler Guys – SE Portland (816 SE 8th Ave)

Date/Time: Thursday, January 19th6:30 – 8:30pm
Tickets: Limited tickets available here
Featured Beers: 


  • #MakingFriendsMakingMemories: Blend of sour wheat beers aged on raspberries then partially aged in French oak with Brettanomyces
  • Fitzcarraldo: A blend of Belgian dark strong ale that spent over 18 months in Bourbon barrels, small portion of a Bourbon barrel-aged stout that had spent 12 months in barrels a dash of Toro Red, a smoky amber ale.
  • Wunder Brett: Experimental blonde beer fermented 100% with Brettanomyces, conditioned on aged whole leaf hops, and blended with our Sour Golden ale.


  • Shake Your Tree: American wild ale aged in oak barrels with peaches.
  • Saison du Vin ’16: Farmhouse ale aged in oak and acacia barrels and conditioned with Muscat juice.
  • Rhino Suit: Imperial milk stout aged in bourbon barrels.
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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: