At Belmont Station, we don't just sell you beer, we want you to learn about it too! We believe that every beer has a story. That's why we host a lot of great events. From Meet the Brewer nights to can release parties and from simple in-store tastings to Puckerfest, our annual weeklong celebration of sour and wild ales, we hope you take away a little more about the beverages you're enjoying. Unless otherwise noted in the event description, events have a free entry. You must be 21 or over to enjoy tasting events. Please be prepared to present proof of age. Cheers!
Merchant Du Vin’s very own Tom Bowers will be on hand in the Bottle Shop pouring free samples of beers that would pair well with your Holiday festivities: Sam Smith’s Winter Welcome, Smith's Organic Chocolate Stout, Westmalle Tripel, Rochefort 10 and Lindeman’s Framboise. In our Taproom, we will feature the first-time appearance of Ayinger Kirtabier, a slightly maltier, unfiltered Märzen-style lager.
Crazy Mountain from Colorado and Bitter Root from Montana bring a wide range of beers for your sampling pleasure. Whether you’ve had the beers before or they are new to you, it is for sure going to be a crazy, bitter evening.
Bitter Root Brewing:
Former brewer Pat of Three Magnets and now brewer of Matchless brewing has been pushing the boundaries and the palates of our staff since they’ve arrived on our shelves a year and a half ago. Having a large focus on community and collaborating with local business, while staying true to their roots of the Pacific NW, they also draw inspiration from the beers of Belgium. We will also have some of those very special Belgian-inspired bottles for sale as well. Wait till you will taste their beers!
The Finnriver crew have really out done themselves to create a nice array of festive ciders for this tasting. They also put together some beautiful gift baskets which will surely be at the top of any cider lover’s holiday gift list. Seven different gift baskets including Finnriver logo glasses, a variety of very special ciders/brandy wines, and a “cocktail, cooking, tips and pairing” book. Supplies are limited so make sure to get here early for best selection.
Forbes Magazine recently named The Belgian Beer Book one of the top beer books of 2016, and with good reason: at 702 pages, it may rightfully be considered the most comprehensive book on Belgian beer and its culture. With lush photographic landscapes and topics that cover everything from history to styles to café etiquette to tourism to beer cuisine, it's both armchair travel book and a Belgian beer encyclopedia. One of the two authors, Luc De Raedemaeker, will be on hand in our Biergarten for the book signing and to talk Belgian beer.
Oregon’s own pFriem Family Brewers took home the American Revelation Fermentis Trophy for their Super Saison. The prestigious award was given in November to Super Saison for the Best American Beer in the competition. This exceptionally reputable competition brought in 80 international experts to judge over 1,250 entries from all over the world.
Festival organizer Luc De Raedemaeker will be personally hand-delivering the American Revelation award to pFriem co-founder and brewmaster Josh pFriem and many members of the brew crew will be in attendance to celebrate. Of course, Super Saison will be on draft and available in bottles to take home!