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.
Friday, Jan. 30 5-8 PM
Fort George/The Commons Plazm Farmhouse Ale Release Party
Join us, Fort George, The Commons & Plazm Magazine as celebrate the release of their new collaboration, Plazm Farmhouse Ale -- a limited Pacific Northwest collaboration featuring the art of Plazm magazine and the craft brewing of Fort George and The Commons.
Meet the collaborators who will be in-house to chat and answer questions as we welcome this new seasonal collaboration.
In the biercafé, we will pour the Plazm plus two beers from both brewers. From Fort George: the latest Beta IPA (a "sneak preview" pilot brew of the upcoming Overdub IPA) and Bourbon Barrel Cavatica Stout. From The Commons: Citrus Myrtle and Plum Bretta. And, of course, we will have Plazm cans for sale in the bottle shop!
Thursday, Feb. 5 6-8 PM
Amnesia Barley Wine Release & Cans Tasting
Please join the charming Jen Stubbs as we celebrate the release of Amnesia's yet-to-be named barley wine! We will have the barley wine and Milk of Amnesia Milk Stout on draft and Jen still hold a tasting of Amnesia's Damnesia IPA and Dusty Trail Pale Ale in cans!
Wednesday, Feb. 11 5-7 PM
Flat Tail Tasting
Flat Tail Brewing is coming to Portland from the home of the Oregon State University Beavers -- beautiful Corvallis, Oregon! Join us in the bottle shop for a tasting of delicious Flat Tail beers! Watch this space for details on what will be available to sample.
Thursday, Feb. 19 5-7 PM
Crux Freakcake Oregon Release Party
After a year absence, it's baaaaaack! And we are honored to be the first place the Crux crew selected to release the second version of their incredible Freak Cake Oud Bruin! Join the Crux crew in the biercafé for a taster tray of Freak Cake plus three other drafts that have previously been available only in the Bend pub (TBA). Brewmaster Larry Sidor will be on hand for a FreakCake toast!
Thursday, Feb. 26 5-7 PM
The dynamic Erin Grey Kemplin joins us in the bottle shop for a tasting of Ecliptic Brewing's bottled beers. Expect samples of Ecliptic Spica Pils, Filament IPA and more! Watch this spot for additional details!