Thursday, December 27, 2012

Roscoe's 6th Anniversary Summit


Roscoe's is turning 6! We could think of no better way to celebrate than bringing you a phenomenal tap list with some of our favorite breweries represented. Our party will begin at 3pm on December 28th. Unlike most summits the Roscoe's 6th Anniversary Summit will be open to all styles of beers, and some great vintage brews. We will also be tapping additional special kegs all weekend and running through New
Years Eve! Be sure to show up on Friday to have the best selection, and meet some of the brewers.

Some of the Breweries (and beers) to be featured on Friday will include: 

Full Sail 2006 Old Boardhead 
Oakshire (6, a Brandy Barrel aged barleywine brewed to commemorate Oakshire's 6th Anniversary) 
Bear Republic (Racer 5000, the only keg coming to Portland of this special IPA brewed to commemorate Bear Republic's 5000th batch of beer) 
Upright (Blend Edmunds) 
Deschutes (A rare keg of 2009 Mirror Mirror)
Stone (A vintage keg of Vertical Epic 10.10.10) 
Double Mountain 
Boneyard (A special keg of 2011 Suge Knite aged on bourbon barrels) 
Amnesia (Cafe con Leche) 
Russian River 
Green Flash (Palate Wrecker)
And lots more. There will be taster trays available.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Festival of Dark Arts 2013: Save the Date



The Festival of Dark Arts: February 16th, 2013

The Festival of Dark Arts is the Carnival of Stout, the culmination of Stout Month (February). It’s a one-day, full on multi-media extravaganza based on one common theme: Dark. Well, Dark and Stout. Attendees will feast their senses on 30+ Stout beers, browse the Dark Arts Gallery, listen to a variety of live music, have their tarot read, forge iron beer openers, blow glass beer mugs, witness belly dancing, fire dancing, and even get tattoos inside the brewery. House-made, Stout-inspired cuisine will also be available for Stout soaking. This fest, now in its sophomore year is much more than a Beer Fest, it is one of the most unique parties that a brewery has ever thrown. The festival takes place on the Fort George Brewery block, throughout the Lovell Building Brewery + Taproom, Lovell Showroom and the Fort George Brewery + Public House, for the first time also utilizing the second story of the building. This date will also mark the release of Limited Edition 4 packs of Bourbon Barrel Cavatica Stout available on site for purchase. A hand-drawn map will serve as your guide, but your senses will lead the way.

One day ONLY! Saturday, February 16th, 2-10pm.

As more info is released, check it out at: fortgeorgebrewery.com/stout-month



Monday, December 10, 2012

Migration and Taplister Present: A Holiday Prefunk



A HOLIDAY PREFUNK
5 Breweries, Holiday Ales, Music, and Lot’s of Giveaway’s

Saturday December 15th Migration Brewing and Taplister present the second annual Holiday Prefunk. Join Migration, Pfriem, Gigantic, Breakside, and Burnside breweries who will be pouring choice holiday ale accompanied by 45 minutes of their favorite music. So before heading home for the holidays join these fantastic breweries for a night of limited release holiday ale, music and giveaways.

Giving Back: Since 2008 food box distribution has increased 41% leaving Oregon Food Bank in need of our help. Bring 4 non-perishable food items to Migration Brewing between Dec. 6th-15th in exchange for your first beer. (*1 beer per person per day.)

Migrator Series Big Beer #3: Frankie Clause The third and final installment of Migration’s Big Beer series. This imperial Belgian chocolate stout rules the roost. Brewed with French cocoa, Belgian Trappist yeast, and plenty of attitude Frankie Clause holds layered notes of banana, cocoa, dried red fruit, and roasted almonds. These complex flavors at 11.8% ABV this smooth stout leaves a soft warming finish.

* Limited screen-printed bottles of Frankie Clause will also become available on the 15th



Saturday, December 1, 2012

#HAF2012


You know the holidays are in full swing as soon as the tents are up in Pioneer Square. It's also a good indicator it's time for the Holiday Ale Festival. A five day line up of some of the most amazing beers perfect for the winter season.

This year I decided to attend on Wednesday. Usually a little quieter then the weekend. One of favorite things is seeing old friends, and maybe even making some new ones. Then there the beers, certainly the whole reason we are there. Of the ten or twelve beers I sampled, the real stand out for me was Cascade Diesel #2.  Also kudos to The Commons for Boysen!  Also as an added bonus event coordinators pulled out a few surprises.  Wednesday it was a 4 year vertical of Deschutes Abyss 07-10. What a wonderful treat.

If you haven't made it down the Pioneer Square I highly recommend it!


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