Winter seasonal beers that celebrate Christian or agnostic holidays are common, but how often (or ever) have you had a Hanukkah (or Chanukah) beer? Portland’s only kosher certified brewery Leikam Brewing has dropped their 2019 Maccabeer, a Hanukkah beer that supports Habitat for Humanity’s House That Beer Built project.
The house of sour is throwing a Trashy Beach Bash party at the Cascade Barrel House in Portland on July 6th to celebrate their first beer ever in cans. Cascade Brewing’s Ocean Views Hazy Pale Ale will be available in 16oz cans at the party, along with similarly ocean themed Coastal Gose in 500ml, a beer made in partnership with the Surfrider Foundation. Both beers will be available in Cascade’s two Portland pubs, while Coastal Gose will also be distributed nationwide.
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To celebrate the release of these two special beers, Cascade Brewing is throwing a Trashy Beach Bash on July 6 from 12pm to 8pm at the Cascade Brewing Barrel House at 939 SE Belmont St. The event will feature plogging––a Swedish fitness trend that combines running and picking up litter––beers, music, food specials, a raffle, and prizes for the best ocean-themed outfits.
Registered ploggers will meet at 12pm at Cascade Brewing Barrel House, then run, walk or jog down Belmont St. and around Colonel Sumners Park, picking up trash along the way. A $10 plogging entry fee goes to the Surfrider Foundation and includes an Ocean Views T-shirt and a voucher for a can of Ocean Views (ages 21 and older). Tickets with full details are available at Eventbrite.
The Trashy Beach Bash will follow the plogging, starting at 1pm at the Barrel House with no tickets required. Special beers on tap include Ocean Views and Coastal Gose, as well as Cascade Mint Condition Gose. Food will be available for purchase on the patio from Pura Vida Ceviche and Faballicious Sweets, in addition to food specials from the Cascade kitchen. DJ Mr. Romo will be spinning tunes on the patio from 2 to 8pm. The event will raffle off Cascade Brewing swag and Oregon Brewers Festival 2019 packages. A portion of the event’s daily proceeds will be donated to the Surfrider Foundation.
Ocean Views offers a first-class ticket to a tropical place — metaphorically speaking. El Dorado, Cascade and Ekuanot hops create this tropical hazy pale with notes of pineapple and citrus (5% ABV). Coastal Gose is an interpretation of the historic Gose beer featuring sour wheat ales aged in oak barrels with ground coriander seed and sea salt harvested from Oregon’s coastal waters (7.3% ABV).
“Few places embody the wild spirit of the Pacific Northwest like the Oregon Coast,” said Kevin Martin, Cascade Brewing Director of Brewery Operations. “To help protect this venerated landscape, we partnered with the Portland Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation and created Coastal Gose. We’re committed to donating a portion of the profits from each bottle of Coastal Gose sold to help the Surfrider Foundation protect and preserve the world’s oceans, waves and beaches––one beer at a time.”
About Cascade Brewing Cascade Brewing has been a pioneer in the sour beer renaissance since 2006 and is the proud innovator of the Northwest Sour Ale. Its distinctive sour beer blends feature fruit forward, barrel-aged ales with an emphasis on project year-to-year variation. These beers offer a complex array of flavors derived from the acid, the fruit and the residual flavors present in the barrels in which they age. The resulting beers offer a complex array of flavors and aromas derived from with each project year release capturing the unique subtleties of that year’s growing season. Cascade Brewing’s sour ales are brewed and blended in Portland, Oregon; the company also has two taprooms in Portland, the Cascade Brewing Barrel House in Southeast, and the Lodge at Cascade Brewing in Southwest.
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