Culmination Brewing Teams with Doug Fir Lounge on Black Lime Kolsch Ale

Culmination Brewing has teamed up with popular Portland music venue Doug Fir Lounge on a new beer for summer nights–Green Room Black Lime Kolsch Ale. ccording to a statement, the Doug Fir wanted a crisp, refreshing, beer to pair with its new seasonal dinner menu, happy hour and late nights on the patio, and, of course, for a show in the downstairs venue.

More from a press release:

Culmination offered up the idea to brew a classic Kolsch Ale the the update of adding Black Lime Leaf and Zest. Kolsch grains and fruity yeast character are present and highlighted by a subtle herbaceous and thai aromas. The name Green Room ​Black Lime Kolsch Ale, is inspired by the many a tallboys chugged backstage at Doug Fir. The cold, light, canned beer in the ice bucket backstage is a staple of the band’s green room experience, but the team wanted to add a bit of class and local flavor to this treasured moment with the collaborative release.

The 16oz Tallboy can is wrapped with 100% recyclable label designed by Culmination’s in-house designer Marcelo Fontana. He featured classic show posters from Doug Fir’s rich musical history in the background of each of the 4 distinct labels.

Culmination Brewing Co. was founded in 2015 by Tomas Sluiter. That year the brewery received top billing in Beer Advocates Class of 2015: 33 Best New Breweries in America. In February of 2016, Culmination was awarded Best New Brewery at the Oregon Beer Awards. More recently, Head Brewer Conrad Andrus was named 2018 Portland Rising Star Brewer by Star Chefs Magazine. Known for brewing an eclectic range of styles, Culmination has made over 250 different beers in it’s first three years. Often taking familiar flavors and providing subtle twists and turns. Built around the idea that sustainable manufacturing and building practices can and will lead to superior products and customer satisfaction. Great beer, with good food, and community can be brought together in one concept, under one roof.

About Doug Fir Lounge:

Internationally renowned architect Jeff Kovel completed the design for a 2004 opening and Doug Fir was established as the first cornerstone of the now-thriving East Burnside neighborhood. Inspired by rock ‘n’ roll hotels like the Phoenix in San Francisco, co-owners Mike Quinn and John Plummer wanted to build a similar space but provide the missing link—a state of the art live music venue located within. Doug Fir shares the property with Jupiter Hotel, a stylish independent boutique hotel, and is situated across the street from Jupiter NEXT, Portland’s latest homegrown luxury hotel. The venue features music almost every night of the week, featuring anything from up-and-coming acts to internationally recognized artists. Over the years, many historic shows have taken place in the Lounge including Spoon, The Shins, Cold War Kids, Cake, Built to Spill, James Blake, St. Vincent, Vampire Weekend, Diplo, Portugal. The Man, Future Islands, The Decemberists, Thurston Moore, Thee Oh Sees, Four Tet, Alabama Shakes, M83, The Thermals, and more. Doug Fir fosters a relationship with bands by serving as an “incubator for acts,” sending many groups on to perform at larger venues around the Northwest.

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