Beyond simply selling beer, we want to educate and expose people 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 adult beverages. Unless otherwise noted, all events listed as "tastings" are free and open to everyone over 21 years of age.
Swift Cider is made right here in Portland from locally-grown, fresh-pressed apples. A blend of wild and cultured yeasts ferment the juice and the cider clarifies naturally by aging at cool temperatures. Their delicious ciders have been available on draft for a while now, and we are excited to help them launch their beautiful new bottles! They will be pouring samples of two of their ciders, newly in bottles: Wholesome Apple and Dank Hop. Plus, we will have their third cider, Marionberry, soon to be in bottles, on draft in the tap room. Swing by, taste their ciders and take some home.
In the shadow of a rather large industrial brewery in St. Louis, Missouri, Perennial Artisan Ales started brewing food-friendly Belgian- and American-inspired styles in 2011. They quickly caught the attention of craft beer fans with their focus on hand-crafted, small batches of beers. Using local, seasonal and organic ingredients such as fruits, spices or wild yeast strains, their beers often defy traditional categories.
Perennial's Saison de Lis is a straw-colored Belgian-style Saison brewed with chamomile flowers. It is fermented with a traditional saison yeast strain that imparts fruity and spicy notes that dovetail perfectly with the tea-like quality of the chamomile and finishes dry, tart, and refreshing. Previously only recently available here on draft, we are thrilled to bring in their beautiful bottles for the first time in Portland.
To celebrate, in the taproom, we will be pouring several special Perennial drafts, including some that have never been here before:
Savant Beersel (100% Brettanomyces-fermented Belgian Pale, aged in red wine barrels with red wine grapes)
Apricot Blonde (Belgian-style Blonde Ale with Apricots) Hommel Bier (Belgian-style Pale Ale)
Suburban Beverage (Gose with Lemon & Orange Peel and Key Lime Juice) and maybe a few more ...
Eugene-based WildCraft Cider Works ferments innovative, artisanal dry ciders inspired by traditional and wild methodology. Insisting on whole fruit and botanicals grown in Oregon to create pure ciders without artificial flavorings, sulfites or added sweeteners, WildCraft cider is uniquely dry cider unpasteurized & bottle conditioned. Come taste a nice selection of these ciders and take a few bottles home!
Test-drive your costume, sip from a curated list of special Halloween suds and ciders and shake your bones to the fun and funky grooves of DJ Murphy at our Halloween Pre-Funk Party! Costume contest for some great prizes like glassware, brewery schwag and Winterhawks tickets + a parking pass -- so make sure to dress appropriately! We have a few more treats (or tricks!) up our sleeve as well, so join us ... if you DARE!