Beer School at Belmont Station
Jan
26
1:00 PM13:00

Beer School at Belmont Station

Join Belmont Station and Master Cicerone® Rich Higgins for a special day of tasting seminars and sensory training on beer! Rich is one of 18 Master Cicerones® in the world, a former brewmaster, and a Certified Sommelier. He has taught over 100 beer classes in San Francisco, New York City, Washington DC, London, and Hong Kong. His classes are always super fun and incredibly informative.

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Wayfinder and S&H Imports Blind Lager Tasting
Dec
5
5:00 PM17:00

Wayfinder and S&H Imports Blind Lager Tasting

We did an event with both of these folks earlier this year and it was so much fun we decided to do it again. This time with some other, more seasonally appropriate lagers.

Wayfinder and S&H Imports are bringing some darker offerings to taunt your festive taste buds during this blind tasting.

The flights will include.

  • Weltenberger Barock Dunkel

  • Wayfinder Time Spiral Dunkel

  • Andechs Doppelbock

  • Wayfinder Doppelbock

Kevin of Wayfinder & Dan from S&H Imports will be on hand to reward you the efforts for those who can guess all beers correctly. Test your lager knowledge and try to guess which one is brewed locally and which has been imported.

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Jester King Exclusive Bottles & Special Drafts
Dec
3
12:00 PM12:00

Jester King Exclusive Bottles & Special Drafts

Over the last few years we’ve seen a number of Jester King’s bottles come and go from our shelves, and we are excited and humbled for another opportunity to showcase some of the country's best farmhouse beers to the Oregon market.

We will have a few special kegs as well as some rare and very special, ON-SITE ONLY bottles for your imbibing pleasure.

The draft list will include the following:

  • La Vie en Rose - An ale re-fermented w/ "spent" raspberries

  • Kollaborations - A hoppy pilz wort from Live Oak fermented w/ Jester King’s mixed culture

The ON-SITE ONLY bottles will be:

  • Spon - 2017 (5th) Three Year Blend

  • Spon - 2018 Raspberry & Cherry

These bottles are extremely limited so get here ASAP so you can enjoy one of the most unique "Méthode Gueuze" beers produced in the country.

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Drake's Brewing Special Tapping & Meet the Maker
Dec
1
2:00 PM14:00

Drake's Brewing Special Tapping & Meet the Maker

Meet the Barrel Program Manager for Drake’s Brewing, Travis Camacho, who is in town for the Holiday Ale Festival. Each year, Travis works with HAF director Preston Weesner to create their collaborative Vin Drakonic Grape Fermented Imperial Stout.

Here’s what Travis has to say about this very special beer:

“Every year for the Holiday Ale Fest in Portland, Oregon, we create a beer that will be sure to stun the fest goers at what is one of the best Beer Fests in the Pac NW. We’ve taken our Drakonic Imperial Stout and fermented it on Grenache grape skins with our house blend of wild yeast and bacteria to turn our malty monster into a completely new creature. Initial fermentation was in a stainless tank, and was then transferred into Zinfandel as well as Petit Syrah barrels, and left to condition for 8 months. The final blend is a blend of strong raspberry/grape fruitiness with a pleasant dark chocolate and tobacco-like malt profile. The beer also gained a pleasant tartness from wild fermentation; the final product walks the line somewhere in between a glass of wine, Imperial Stout, and Flemish Red.”

We’re lucky enough to get one of those kegs, plus we will be putting their Brut IPA and Denogginizer DIPA on tap too!

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An Introduction Garden Path Fermentation
Nov
29
5:00 PM17:00

An Introduction Garden Path Fermentation

We are excited to help introduce Garden Path Fermentation to Oregon. We will be pouring four beverages in the Biercafe, and we will have a small selection of bottles in the bottle shop to go.

Since we are not too familiar with Garden Path Fermentation, we’ll let them share a bit of history and what they’re all about in their words:

Garden Path Fermentation’s co-creators, Ron Extract and Amber Watts, have a long history in the brewing industry. Most recently, they were at Jester King Brewery in Austin, TX, where Ron was an owner and managing partner, and Amber helped manage the tasting room and front office. While it was inspiring to be part of the team that helped Jester King grow into a world-class farmhouse brewery, Ron and Amber were ready to start their own project from the ground up.

Garden Path Fermentation is a brewery/winery/cidery/meadery in beautiful Skagit County in the far northwest corner of Washington State. We focus on the slow fermentation of local products—Skagit grains, honey, and fruit, and Northwest hops—all of which are fermented in oak with our native yeast culture cultivated from the air, flowers, and fruits of the Skagit Valley.

Draft list will include:

  • The Garden Paths Led to Flowered

  • The Subtle Blend Raspberry Barrels

  • The Dry Hopped Streams Well

  • The Curious Mix Methods

Bottle offerings will include:

  • The Curious Mix Methods

  • The Dry Table Mead

  • The Garden Path Led to Flowered

Ron and Amber will be here to take you on a guided tour of their fermented products. Look closely, we have a mead on the list.

The guided tasting is open to anyone. Simply purchase a flight at the bar in the Biercafe and join us on the back patio. Tasting will start around 5:30 in our covered and heated back patio. Ron and Amber will walk you down the path, sharing stories of inspiration and talk a bit about the beverages themselves.

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