Lompoc Brewing will have you seeing red next weekend on July 19th and 20th with a flight of red ales. Night of the Living Red, is a tasting event held at their Sidebar barrel tasting room at 3901 N Williams Ave. in Portland. $15 gets you a taster tray of six Lompoc red ales which includes classic, new, vintage and barrel-aged beers.
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The lineup includes the award-winning Proletariat Red, along with Red Runner, The Baron, 2018 Red Ryeder, 2017 Franc’ly Brewdolph, and 2009 Bourbon Barrel Aged Dagda. Each beer may also be ordered individually.
Headlining the beer list is Proletariat Red, a Lompoc flagship ale and a silver medal winner at the 2015 Great American Beer Festival. Proletariat Red is deep chestnut in color, and features toasted malt with biscuit undertones leading to caramelized pear and cinnamon. It strikes a good balance between malt and hops (6.2% ABV).
A collaboration with Mark Buscher, Red Runner is a dry hopped Red Ale that’s crimson in color with a slight bitterness and a malty backbone. It features notes of citrus, pine, and spice (6% ABV).
The Baron is a Red Ale with a slight bitterness followed by a spicy and floral character with some fruity notes (5.5% ABV).
A collaboration with Nomcraft Brewing of Aridagawa, Japan, Red Ryeder is an India Red Ale that’s crimson in color with a citrus and spice profile (6.7% ABV).
2017 Franc’ly Brewdolph is a Belgian style Red Ale aged in Maryhill Winery Cabernet Franc barrels for 11 months, offering an oaky aroma with a mild fruitiness and finishing with a spicy clove flavor (7.7% ABV).
Bourbon Barrel Aged Dagda is Lompoc’s traditional St. Patrick’s Day seasonal aged in bourbon barrels for 11 months and cellared for an additional month. It has a mohagany color and a cherry, oak aroma with a malty body and a slight toasted oak flavor (5.5%).
About Lompoc Brewing Established in 1996, Lompoc Brewing is a longtime Portland favorite that brews eight year-round beers and an ever-rotating lineup of seasonals. You can find Lompoc in bottles, cans and on draft at locations throughout Oregon and Washington, and at its three Portland neighborhood pubs: 5th Quadrant and Sidebar in North Portland, and Oaks Bottom in Southeast. Lompoc beers are proudly brewed in #LompocOregon, a state of mind. For more information, visit LompocBrewing.com and follow @LompocBrewing on social media.
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