Brian Koch is the owner of North Portland’s Lombard House pub, and like many others he is grappling with a pandemic, a pivot to delivery, and worldwide protests of an unjust system that have implications far more important than beer and bars.
Oregon City Brewing will be featuring 5th Flight, its first-ever hazy Imperial IPA. Brewed with pilsner malt, wheat, and flaked wheat, and hopped with Simcoe and Citra, 5th Flight is fermented with Imperial Yeast’s Juice yeast and clocks in at 8% ABV and 55 IBUs.
The festivities will begin at 5 p.m., when Portland rock band Pulp Romance takes the stage in front of Oregon City Brewing’s brewhouse. There will be a heated tent on the patio to shield partygoers from any inclement weather.
After that, Portland-based Rum River Cult takes over from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., and finally, The Celebrators – featuring Oregon City Brewing employees Nicolai Carrera and Aaron Tackett – finish up the live music from 8 p.m. to 9:30 pm.
Oregon City Brewing’s food partner, Olympia Provisions Public House, will have food specials running all day, as well as their full menu. Oregon City Brewing will also be partnering with Moore Than Just A Cupcake in Oregon City to provide over 350 mini-cupcakes to customers and attendees.
In addition to the cupcake giveaway, Oregon City Brewing will be revealing new merchandise with specials on other select merchandise, as well as a special gift card discount promotion. Minors are welcome until 9 p.m., and until 10 p.m. outside on the patio.
More about Oregon City Brewing: The American dream is starting a business in your garage. Then growing out of the garage and transforming a derelict carpet store into a living room for the community. Our goal is to build a multi-generational business where employees and customers are treated like family. Oregon City Brewing is a new American brewery, the product of our thriving Oregon craft beer culture, shaped deeply by Oregon City values: quality craftsmanship and a spirit of innovation. “We were born and raised in Oregon City and most of our family still lives there,” co-owner Bryce Morrow says. The last time there was a brewery in downtown Oregon City was 1895 by Henry Weinhard. Oregon City Brewing aims to do Henry proud by pioneering beer for the Pioneer City. Visit Oregon City Brewing at ocbeerco.com.
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.