This coming Sunday, October 14th, is the 2018 Willamette Week Pro/Am beer festival at the Leftbank Annex next to Upright Brewing from noon to 6pm and tickets are available here. This unique fest pairs homebrewers with pro brewers to create brand new collaboration beers and ciders competing head-to-head in a friendly competition with an all-inclusive ticket. Below is the final list of beers and ciders at this years Pro/Am, along with the homebrewer, pro brewer, name, and description of each.
BEER & CIDER DESCRIPTIONS:
Erik Nelson with 54’ 40′ Brewing
STYLE: Washougal-provincial Lagerbier ABV: 5.00% | IBU: 30
George Dimeo with Gigantic
Kick Out The Jams
ABV: 5.5% | IBU: 42
Starting with Marris Otter and Honey Malt we layered in Crystal hops then dry hopped with Experimental Hop 527 and Belma. The resulting beer has a jammy strawberry and citrus marmalade aroma and flavor.
Stephen Smith with Great Notion Brewing
STYLE: Hazy Double IPA / Fruited Brut DIPA ABV: 8.20% | IBU: –
Double IPA (Brut Style) fermented with Passion Fruit and Pineapple and dry hopped with Citra and Galaxy. We added amylase enzyme during fermentation to dry the beer out.
Dan Schlegel with Green Dragon Brewing
STYLE: Pina Colada Milkeshake IPA ABV: 7.60% | IBU: 39
Escape is a Pina Colada Milkshake IPA. Lactose and palm sugar was added to the boil to provide a creamy mouthfeel. Whirlpool additions of Sabro and Mosaic hops bring notes of pineapple, coconut and tropical fruit. To further accentuate these notes, it was fermented on pineapple puree and heavily dry-hopped with Galaxy and Vic Secret. Finally, we conditioned it on grilled pineapple, coconut, and vanilla to round out this tropical delight. If you’re not into health foods, and you have half a brain, this is the beer that you’ve looked for. Come with us and escape.
Jeff Roth with Josh Jennings
Brut We Got So Close!
STYLE: Imperial Red Brut IPA ABV: 8.00% | IBU: 30
Everyone said a Red Brut IPA couldn’t be done! Well, that was partially true, brut we got so close! Finishing off just shy of the dry Bruts we love and enjoy. This brew is crisp, clean, slightly malty and packed full of hops! We loaded this beer with as much Citra, Mosaic, and Nelson Sauvin that we could throw at it. So try one or 10!
Barry Webb with Leikam Brewing
STYLE: India Red Ale ABV: 6.00% | IBU: –
This India Red Ale won’t be a heartbreaker. With a whole lotta Centennial, Citra and Cascade this beautifully bodied beer is perfect for a celebration day. We bring it on home with a malt profile that is layered like a stairway to heaven.
Gordon Penner & Jack Hall with Level Beer
Drinkin’ the Kool-aid
STYLE: New Kewl Thing ABV: 5.90% | IBU: –
Fruited Hazy/Brut IPA with added Flavors.
Dan Trimarco with Lompoc Brewing
Marvelous Mr. Mustachio
STYLE: Sour Cherry Saison ABV: 5.30% | IBU: –
A mix of German malts with a touch of black grain gives this Saison a hint of the dark side.Fermented with sour cherries, then aged in zinfandel barrels with even more sour cherries, itÕs a last taste of summer thatÕs sure to have just enough tart to curl your mustache.
Dwayne Smallwood with Luke Barrett – Fort George Brewery
STYLE: Rye Saison ABV: 7.80% | IBU: –
A rye saison spiced with elderflower and pink peppercorns. Brewed and named in honor of St-Germain, the elderflower liqueur and the legendary spiritual master responsible for the New Age culture of the Age of Aquarius. A few sips will help focus your understanding of the floral nature of divinity and the spicy origin and purpose of the universe. **NUT ALLERGY WARNING: Pink Peppercorns are aromatic berries from the cashew family**
Mike Marsh with McMenamins Edgefield
STYLE: Oktoberfest Lager ABV: 11.50% | IBU: 11
Eis-toberfest is a traditional seasonal lager, but with one major difference. This beer was frozen multiple times to concentrate the aromas and flavors of toffee with a dry, subtlety spicy, citrus aftertaste.
John Drake with New West Cider
STYLE: Graff – Cider ABV: 4.60% | IBU: 20
Pie Graff is a beautiful cross between cider and beer, fermented with our hazy yeast strain and aged on a collection of spices. The result is a delicious spiced cider with a malty backbone.
Roxanne Kilpatrick with Portland Cider Company
STYLE: Hopped Cider ABV: 7.50% | IBU: –
A classic french saison… cider. We brought all the familiar and love-able aromas of this traditional beer style to a fruit and juicy dry cider. This balanced and straight forward blend will trick your senses and keep you reaching for more.
Brandon Kilpatrick with Sasquatch Brewery
Are You Yeti For a Great Beer?
STYLE: Belgian Dubbel ABV: 7.00% | IBU: 20
Six different malts combine for a deep copper color and rich malt flavor. Tettnanger hops for bittering and a combo of Tettnanger & Goldings hops added late in the boil provide an herbal & spicy character. Belgian candy syrup and a Belgian abbey yeast create pleasant raisin and dried fruit flavors. Light-bodied and highly carbonated for an effervescent finish.
Jenn McPoland & Jeremie Landers with Schilling Cider
STYLE: Barrel Aged Cider ABV: 13.00% | IBU:
The cider started out life as a traditional imperial apple cider made with French and English bitter sharp apples alongside a blend of NW grown apples. We then fermented the cider with a very expressive fruit and citrus forward yeast strain. We then fortified this cider with a 4 year barrel aged Pommeau. This Pommeau was made from Schilling Cider distilled into apple brandy by Mischief Distilling. It was then proofed with fresh pressed apple juice and barrel aged in an American oak barrel formerly filled with cabernet sauvignon. In the fortification process, we took the ABV from 8.5% to 13%. This cider is tannic from both the apples and the oak, with a smooth heat, notes of aged fruit, and a lingering finish.
Margaret Havlik with Second Profession Brewing
Bohemian Like You Czech Pilsner
STYLE: Czech Pilsner ABV: 5.50% | IBU: 35
How do you take a classic beer styles and make it better? You don’t. We crafted this beer using only ingredients that recreate this timeless style from Bohemia: Floor malted Bohemian pilsner malt and Czech Saaz hops. Crisp and balanced with subtle hop spice and floral aromas will have you feeling so bohemian (like you).
Miranda Karson with Swift Cider
Mugolio Pine Bud Cider
STYLE: Conifer-Infused Cider ABV: 6.50% | IBU: –
Mugolio is a one-of-a-kind, wild-grown product made by forager Eleonora Cunaccia in Trento, Italy. She is one of a few local residents given permission to gather by hand the tender young buds of the Mugo pin in early May. The fragrant buds macerate in water and sugar during the sunny summer months until September, when the must is _ltered and cooked over a wood _re into a pungeant golden brown syrup. Because the buds are harvested young and allowed to age, they avoid the bitter astringency of mature pine boughs. The result is slightly sweet syrup with a deep woodsy ßavor pro_le. This is the only Mugo pine bud cider in the world, so enjoy it while it lasts.
Jon and Parker Hall with Upright Brewing
Self-Portrait in Three Colors
STYLE: Peppercorn and Sage Witbier/Barrel-aged sour blend ABV: 5.00% | IBU: 12
Self-Portrait In Three Colors is a blend of Nepalese peppercorn and sage-infused witbier and a unique cask of barrel-aged sour ale from Upright’s Lambic-inspired Ives program. Unlike Western peppercorns, the varietal used in this beer impart hyper-citrusy notes of lime pith and grapefruit zest, and were purchased by Parker Hall during a trek through the country’s Annapurna region. The sage, which was grown in Upright owner Alex GanumÕs backyard, is also an unusual varietal, offering a subtle floral quality in the finished beer. Light and refreshing, this three-way collaboration is designed to showcase the brewers’ combined love of unique ingredients, processes, and terroir.
Ashley Rose Salvitti with Widmer Brothers Brewing
Dank Crystal Fresh Hopped Lager
STYLE: Fresh Hop Lager ABV: 5.00% | IBU: 30
Widmer Brothers Brewing partnered up with Ashley Rose Salvitti of BREWVANA fame to make a fresh hopped lager utilizing fresh Crystal hops from Goschie Farms. The result is a dank, crisp and clean lager that highlights not only the fresh Crystal hops used, but the many talents of the one and only Ashley Rose!
Craig Vanaken with Zoiglhaus
Hazy is Lazy
STYLE: Hazy IPA ABV: 7.20% | IBU: 38
Fruit Juice forward Hazy IPA. Low on the bitterness, high on flavor. Notes of Melon, citrus, tropical and stone fruit come from generous dosages of Citra, Mosiac and Azacca hops. Grain bill consists of 2 row, White wheat, oats and a pinch of honey malt to give this IPA a round full mouthfeel. Fermented with Imperial Juice to maximize the tropical, juicy notes these hops are known for.