Von Ebert Brewing is releasing the latest bottled beer from their Heritage Beer program of farmhouse ales this Friday –Valentine’s Day. Von Ebert is throwing a special Valentine’s Day prix-fixe dinner (no reservations necessary) showcasing the new release Bouquet Blanc starting at 5pm Friday the 14th at their NE Glendoveer location.
More from a press release:
Bouquet Blanc is a blend of two different base beers that were aged in oak puncheons with brettanomyces. Pressed sauvignon blanc juice and white chrysanthemum flowers were then added to the beer before bottling.
“When we make these beers that use wine grapes, we really like to see where we can take them,” said Von Ebert Glendoveer’s Head Brewer, Sean Burke. “In some areas of wine making there are rules or traditions that are followed. We get to explore the boundaries of these rules and traditions and bring in some beer making techniques and ingredients that might not typically be used. It allows us to be infinitely creative with our approach to both the flavor and experience of these beer/wine hybrids.”
Bouquet Blanc was fermented in stainless steel first, then moved to oak puncheons to condition with brettanomyces for 8 months. It was then taken out of the puncheons and put back into a stainless steel tank. Pressed Columbia River Gorge grown sauvignon blanc was then added followed by the white chrysanthemum flowers before finally being bottle conditioned. The final beer finishes at 7.1% ABV with a complementary floral/white wine character.
To showcase the beauty of this new beer, Von Ebert will be including it as part of a special prix-fixe Valentine’s Day Dinner Special at its Glendoveer location.
Von Ebert Glendoveer Prix-Fixe Valentine’s Day Dinner Special
Cost: $45 per person for the three course dinner, which includes a shared bottle of Bouquet Blanc and flowers. An optional suggested beer pairing is also available with each course for an additional $7 per course.
Time: Dinner starts at 5 PM on February 14. No reservations necessary.
aioli, tarragon, parsley
Suggested beer pairing: Sack of Hammers
Clams and Linguini
beer, herbs, butter
Suggested beer pairing: Bouquet Blanc
Olive oil cake
chantilly, orange, lemon
Suggested beer pairing: Vienna Lager
Bouquet Blanc is now available in bottles and on draft at both Von Ebert Glendoveer and Von Ebert Pearl.
Von Ebert Brewing sits at the crossroads where storied traditions meet bold new ideas in brewing. Independently owned and operated, Portland, OR, based Von Ebert produces award-winning beers in a variety of styles. In addition to modern IPAs and crisp lagers, the oak-aged, bottle-conditioned heritage beer program sets the brewery apart. All of the beers pair perfectly with the elevated American pub cuisine served at both brewpub locations. For more information, please visit www.vonebertbrewing.com.
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