“I wake up kind of angry every day, but we gotta get over that and look forward to a brighter future,” says Dan Hart, co-owner of Prost, Mississippi Marketplace, Stammtisch, Bantam Tavern and Interurban.
Belmont Station Celebrates 22 Years as Portland’s Place to Be(er) on April 22
Portland’s classic bottleshop and bier cafe Belmont Station is celebrating its 22nd anniversary on April 22nd. Belmont Station was the city’s first bottleshop and taproom combo, and has served as a model for hundreds of other similar businesses. In honor of its anniversary, Belmont Station has teamed up with Barley Brown’s, Culmination, Ruse, and Wayfinder to brew four different anniversary beers.
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Fresh off the heels of several recent accolades—including the Oregon Beer Awards Best Beer Bar/Bottle Shop for five years straight (since the awards’ inception) and listed among USA Today’s “10Best Beer Bars in the U.S.” for the past three years –Belmont Station celebrates 22 years of beers on Monday, April 22, with an Earth Day fundraiser and special beers made just for the event.
This year, Belmont Station teamed up with four Oregon breweries to craft four special beers for their 22nd anniversary, most of which will be available both on draft and cans:
Barley Brown’s Belmont Anniversary IPA – a draft-only offering that founder/brewmaster Tyler Brown says is one of the original recipes for his famous Pallet Jack IPA. (A current version will be pouring alongside it for those wishing to taste the difference).
Culmination Psychic Oasis Hazy Double IPA – brewed with Motueka, Citra and Mosaic hops.
Ruse 45th & Stark IPA – this West Coast IPA is named for the corner where Belmont Station lives.
Wayfinder ‘Tasties’ Export Lagerbier Hell – a refreshing lager dedicated to Belmont Station’s employees who call getting a small sample of a beer at the bar after their shifts “grabbing a Tastie.”
Of course, other tasty beverages will be on tap from these and other breweries and cideries, and a portion of the proceeds from the day will be donated toFriends of Trees since the party takes place on Earth Day!
About Belmont Station
Belmont Station was founded in 1997 in a space adjoining the Horse Brass pub. Joy Campbell and Horse Brass owner, the late Don Younger, opened a combination craft and import beer bottle shop with a British foods and novelties store. As demand for craft beer expanded the beer and cider selection edged out the food and novelties and Belmont Station was arguably the first specialty beer store in the Northwest. In 2006 Carl Singmaster assumed majority ownership and moved the Station to its current location at 4500 SE Stark Street, both expanding the bottle selection of beer, cider, and mead and adding a taproom that now offers 3 always rotating and lovingly curated beers. With the new location the Station began hosting many more tastings and Meet the Brewer events (these weren’t very common 10 years ago!) and became the launching point for many of today’s most well-known craft brewers. In 2013 renowned Beer Goddess Lisa Morrison took over the reins and has led the Station to numerous local, national and international awards. Belmont remains fiercely independently owned by Lisa and Carl today.
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.