Beyond simply selling beer, we want to educate our customers and expose them to the dizzying array of beer, cider and mead available in Oregon. To facilitate this, we frequently offer free tastings, "Meet the Brewer" nights, theme weeks, and other special events. These events offer an excellent way to learn about styles and the brewing process, as well as meeting the folks responsible for creating your favorite beers, meads and ciders. Unless otherwise noted, all events listed as "tastings" are free and open to everyone over 21 years of age.
THURSDAY, DEC. 12 5:30-7:30 pm
Ecliptic Bottle Release & Tasting
Legendary brewer John Harris recently opened Ecliptic Brewing in North Portland, and now he's already bottling his first beer: Filament Winter IPA. John will be in the bottle shop on Thursday from 5:30-7:30 to chat with customers and pour samples of this new IPA, described as a well-balanced American IPA with a spicy, citrusy hop character and rich malt profile. And we will have 22-ounce bottles available for sale as well.
MONDAY, DEC. 16, 2013 5-8 PM
Speakeasy Syndicate #1 Release and Tasting
The Bay Area's Speakeasy Brewing is launching Syndicate, a new series of blended strong beers that have been aged in American spirits barrels for no less than nine months. These bottles will age gracefully for years in your cellar, revealing new ﬂavors over time. Syndicate #01 is a Barrel-Aged Vintage Ale of 10.5% ABV. The base of the blend is our Old Godfather Barleywine (51%) which was aged in bourbon barrels for over 2 years. Two diﬀerent Imperial Stouts, Black Hand Volume I (15%) and Two Minutes to Midnight (14%) introduce rich, dark chocolate notes and a creamy mouthfeel. Final additions of barrel-aged Betrayal Imperial Red (11%) adds notes of dark fruit and toﬀee malt, Double Daddy (5%) imparts a bright, fruit-forward hop spice and Payback Porter (3%) introduces subtle notes of bitter cocoa. Come taste this very special beer that's delicious now and promises to develop over time.
THURSDAY, DEC. 19, 2013 5-7 PM
Harvester Gluten-Free Tap Party
Here at Belmont Station, we want everybody to love beer (and cider and mead) as much as we do. But we also know that a growing number of people find themselves with a gluten intolerance or sensitivity. That is one reason why we offer a permanent cider tap. And now we will be test-driving a dedicated gluten-free beer tap. Our friends at Harvester Brewing have started kegging their certified gluten-free beer and they will be here to help us launch our gluten-free beer tap! Come say hi, learn about their gluten-free beers, and maybe even get a great gluten-free sandwich from our food cart, The Italian Market! Make sure to tell all your friends and family who are on gluten-restricted diets that, started Dec. 19, they can enjoy tasty gluten-free draft beer at Belmont Station!