The craft beer industry has a diversity problem, which should be obvious to anyone who has ever seen the overwhelming amount of burly bearded white dudes (full disclosure: I am one of those dudes) roaming tap rooms or spraying down tanks in the brewery.
One of the Willamette Valley’s best breweries – ColdFire Brewing company, is celebrating its 4th anniversary this weekend January 17-19th, 2020.
Coldfire will dig into their cellar of barrel-aged beers and have already cold called their favorite musicians while ordering up a bunch of cupcakes. Polly’s Cakes and Pastries have baked up cupcakes made with Coldfire’s beers special for this occasion.
More info direct from the brewery:
Friday 1/17 That community favorite IPA, Cumulus Tropicalus, leads the charge with a special of half price from noon to 4 as a way for us to express our thanks for all the citrus loving fans. We will be giving out cupcakes made with Cumulus and Honky Tonk Angel (a dark lager made with our friends at Izakay Meiji), with the purchase of a beverage. Try the suggested pairing or find something unique on your own. Bonus: free mini cupcakes for the kids. Double Bonus, we got our friends Dirty Spoon to come jam for us! Join us as they bring their hills stomping, knee thumping good tunes to our taproom. Music starts at 6pm. Kids welcome until 9pm. Food Trucks, desert and Barrel Aged Beer. Special Barrel Tapping: Foeder on Peche, The Branch the Barrel and the Vine.
Saturday 1/18 Saturday we are back with more cupcakes this time made with St. James India Red Ale and our Nocturne Sonnet Imperial Chocolate Porter. Mark Alan, one of our absolute favorite musicians returns to fine form in our taproom. Mark’s soulful acoustic guitar and singing will pair nicely with that dinner, desert and barrel aged beer in your hand. Music starts at 6pm. Kids welcome until 9pm. Mini cupcakes available for the kids. Special Barrel Tapping: Vintage Seeds of Infinity, Foeder on Blackberry.
Sunday 1/19 Day 3 caps the fun and celebration with another round of cupcakes, this time made with Citra Solstice, a black IPA and our American Stout. Andrew Robinson starts his acoustic set at 3pm, singing classic Americana. Bring the kiddos and get the last cupcake fix before it’s over. Enjoy lunch or dinner from our very own food truck, ColdFire Eats. Special Barrel Tapping: 2018 Bourbon Council & 2019 Bourbon Council.
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.