Stormbreaker Brewing’s 6th annual Brewstillery Fest arrives in time for leap day this Saturday, February 29th 12p-8p (11a for VIP). This conceptually unique brewfest is all about pairing spirits and beers with 19 pairings from 18 breweries and distilleries this year.
The 2020 Brewstillery Fest will also feature the debut of a new Whiskey from StoneBarn Brandyworks made from Stormbreaker’s Gold Medal winning Imperial Red ale with Rye called “Good…Not Great.” The whiskey will be paired with a barrel-aged version of the base beer.
Join your favorite Breweries and Distilleries to close out Oregon Craft Beer Month in style. Sip on the fantastic treats that have been in the making for months and years while enjoying live music all day under the heated tents at StormBreaker Brewing on Historic Mississippi Avenue. General Admission is only $25 for 10 taster tickets and a souvenir beer tasting glass. VIP is $45 and gets you 15 tickets, beer tasting glass, whiskey tasting glass, and 1 hour early entry to get the good stuff first and meet the makers. VIP is limited to 125, so hurry up! Brewstillery Fest gives you the opportunity to try unique pairings that you can’t get anywhere else. Join us February 29th from 12-8p at StormBreaker Brewing! Make Leap Day your best day!
Pairing Teams and Offerings:
StormBreaker / StoneBarn: 3 Years in the Making = Bourbon BA Imperial Red + Barnstormer Red Rye Whiskey
StormBreaker / StoneBarn: Blondie Wine and the 3 Peaches = Rye Peach BA Blondie Wine + Peach Rock & Rye Whiskey
Wayfinder / Westward Whiskey: Way Out West = Czech Dark Lager + Westward American Single Malt
Von Ebert / Clear Creek: Hood to Haze = Hazy IPA + Pear Brandy
Pono / Aria Gin: Joy Ride = Gin BA Farmhouse + Aria Portland Dry Gin
Old Town / New Basin: Stumbling Cowboy= Pinot BA Rye/Wheat + Wild Will Wheat Whiskey
Migration / Captive Spirits: Big Lush = Dry Hopped IPA + Big Gin
Level / Hood River: Excite Bike = Cream Ale + Easy Rider Bourbon
Leikam / Crater Lake: The Elixir = Lemon Pale + Sweet Ginger Vodka
Grains of Wrath / 4 Spirits: Spirits of Darkness = Dunkel Lager + Bourbon Whiskey
Gilgamesh / Eugenho Buriti de Minas: Tropical Old Fashion . . . No Cherry Required = Whiskey BA Red w/ Agnostura Bitters + Famo Cherry Cask Cachaça
Gigantic / Ransom: The Bramble = Gin BA Blackberry Beer + Ransom Old Tom Gin
Ex Novo / Rolling River: Rye Me A River = Aquavit BA IPA + Brown Bear Aquavit
Ecliptic / Rose City: Rye’d the Currants = Belgian Tripel + James Oliver Rye
Culmination / Wander Back: Beyond the Shimmer = Nitro Fruited Sour + Whiskey Aged in Rum Barrels
Cascade / Bull Run: Whiskey Rick = Pinot BA Fruited Sour + American Whiskey Finished in Pinot Noir Casks
Brewery 26 / New Deal: Sunny on the Inside = Saison + Pear Brandy
Breakside / Freeland: Sol Mates = Chardonnay BBL Aged Golden Tart + Gin
Baerlic / Shine: Shine Bright Baer = German Lager + Cascadian Blue Agave
Live Music: Left of the Dial, Pagan Jug Band, Buddy J’s Jamaican Jazz BandNon Profit Partner: Dollar for PortlandTicket
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.