Base Camp will be in the Bottle Shop pouring free samples of a wide variety of flavors and styles.
The tasting will include:
- S'more Stout - Stout
- Hop in the Pool Helles - Dry Hopped Lager
- Send It IPA - West Coast IPA
- Grisette - Oak fermented w/ Brett
- Saison Rose - Brewed w/ Pinot Nior grapes & fermented in Oak
Join us in wishing Three Creeks a happy 10th birthday, and maybe even win a prize for yourself! We will be selling bottles of their 10th Anniversary Double IPA in the bottle shop, and on draft, along with their Stonefly Session Ale, in the Biercafe. Their rep, Felicia, will be on site, giving away great Three Creeks stuff (including a gift certificate) for the celebration! Cheers to another decade for Three Creeks!
We're teaming up with our friends at Lagunitas to raise money for the Multnomah County Animal Shelter -- often the last resort for pets that are deemed difficult to adopt. And, in the process, you could win some great Lagunitas swag, or even a Lagunitas Beer Circus Experience in Seattle, which includes two Beer Circus tickets (August 25 -- $40 each) and a one-night stay in a Seattle hotel!
With every $5 donation to the Multco Animal Shelter, you get a chance to win a prize.
We are collecting donations August 3-17, with the drawings for Lagunitas prizes starting at 5 p.m. on the 17th. You need not be present to win, but you will want to be, because we are pouring some really great Lagunitas beers, including some rarities from both Petaluma and Ballard breweries!
Strange Brew Sally: Brett Barrel Aged Aunt Sally with Purple Sweet Potato, Sumac, Pink Peppercorns & Pequin Peppers
WTFarmhouse : Wilco Tango Foxtrot brown ale aged 30 months in red wine barrels
Fusion 2000 (aka Sakitumi Heavyweight): barley wine punched up with sake yeast and rice, then hopped up
Fusion 46 (aka Rum Shugga): Rum barrel-aged Brown Shugga
Tequila Pils w/ Kaffir Lime: Lagunitas PILS aged in tequila barrels with Kaffir Lime
Rum Eyeball: Hairy Eyeball aged on rum barrels from Martinique
Fusion 51: Pale Ale with tropical fruit notes
Northern Hemisfuzz: Yakima valley hops (Mosaic, Citra, HBC 431, Ekuanot) with peach puree
Southern Hemisfuzz (Peach version): Southern hemisphere hops (UI 108, Southern Passion, Galaxy, Mutueka, Vic Secret) with peach puree
Sonoma County, Calif.'s Hen House Brewing is peckin' its way up to Portland for a limited release, and we are the first to get their cans! We will have the following available all hours of the bottle shop:
Days Work Red Rye Saison
Stoked! On Citra Pale Ale
Time is a Flat Circle IPA
Plus, we will be pouring one of their beers in the Biercafe!
Sixpoint's Citrus Jammer is a darling of the summer ales! But this variant of the popular Sixpoint seasonal gose, Jammer, is just one of four different varieties. The other three have never made it to Oregon distribution UNTIL NOW! And we will be pouring all four variants on Wednesday to try side by side:
Citrus Jammer -- with lemon & lime juice
Tequila Barrel-Aged OJ Jammer -- with orange peel, aged in tequila barrels
Gin Barrel-Aged Juniper Jammer -- with juniper berries, aged in gin barrels
Yuzu Jammer -- with yuzu, Thai basil, Kaffir lime & habanero sea salt
It's hard to believe that 12 years ago, Belmont Station launched a celebration of sour and wild ales with just a handful of offerings. But here we are, a dozen years later -- and a LOT more great beer to share!
In addition to special releases and offerings from our long-time contributors such as Ale Apothecary, Block 15, Double Mountain, Upright, de Garde, Breakside, and so many others, we are bringing in a good number of great breweries that we usually don't see around here specifically for the event, including E9, Libertine, TRVE, Paradox,Stoup, Floodland, Hill Farmstead, Wunderkammer Bier, The Rare Barrel , The Good Beer Company and more!
Instead of having "themes" each day like we have in the past, we are just going to put all the great beers on tap and rotate them through as quickly as you can enjoy them. So it will be key to keep an eye on the live draft list on our website to make sure you don't miss anything!
That being said, we do have three special events happening during Puckerfest:
Thursday July 19: Cherries & Heavy Metal Puckerfest Kickoff
We kick things off with some tasty krieks and other delights from Double Mountain, and, as is tradition, Matt Swihart and friends will be bringing fresh cherries for us to nibble on. And Denver's true Heavy Metal brewery, TRVE, will be in-house, sharing their incredible sours and hanging out with us! Look for this all to happen around 5-8 PM
Sunday July 22: An Afternoon with Vasili
Fresh from his current home in Vermont, Oregon ex-pat Vasili Gletsos will be in the house from 2-5 PM! (And, yes, there will be Hill Farmstead and Wunderkammer Bier on tap!) Looking forward to seeing our old pal!
Monday July 23: The Culmination of Strange Loop
Culmination brew crew members unveil their new side project, Strange Loop Brewing. Culmination will also have something sour on tap for us! Brewers on site 5-8 PM.
- At least 20 of our 35 taps will be pouring a rotating variety of sour and wild ales -- many rare -- for the duration of Puckerfest 12! (For those who are sour fans, that means we still will have taps pouring other tasty things to drink.) Find out what is currently on tap by checking our LIVE DRAFT LIST on the website.
- Puckerfest runs all biercafe hours of operation each day during the celebration. Special times when brewers will be in-house are listed above.
- Kiddos (those under 21) are allowed in the biercafe until 7 p.m. (They are always welcome in the shop).
- In addition to a lot of rare draft beers we usually don't see around these parts, many of these brewers also sent package options, so make sure to also check out our blog for those new arrivals (updated Tuesdays and Fridays). And get here early for those, as they no doubt will go fast!
- Bring friends, share your beers. It's a great way to sample more of these special offerings.
- Speaking of which, we will have wine and cider on tap, not to mention a great variety in the shop you can bring over to drink on-site, so bring your friends who aren't beer crazy, too. (Just make sure your bartender opens that bottle or can for you -- it's the law!)
- Remember to eat! Our on-site food cart, Monk's Deli, is going to be cranking out some great grub to help soak those sour suds. Check out the menu.
- Have fun! It's going to be an awesome Puckerfest -- so prepare to pucker up!
Melvin's latest addition to their core lineup is "Crafted on Wyoming’s West Coast ... with 100-percent lupulin cryopowder, we hit the cross-fader between old-school brewing skills and new-school hop technology, creating this tasty remix guaranteed to keep your head ringing."
Sure, it will be delicious. But it also will be life-changing. Maybe not for you, but for people benefiting from the great works of RIP Medical Debt. RIP is working to raise enough in donations by the end of 2018 to purchase and abolish $50 million in unpayable veteran and military personnel medical debt in America.
Because of their buying power, $100 in donations can forive $10,000 in debt. And all the money raised through Your IPA sales in Oregon stays in Oregon!
So come taste this futuristic approach to homegrown beer. And help get some Oregonians back on their feet financially!
Join AleSmith for an enlightening evening of great beers paired with delicious cheeses, hand-selected from Steve Jones of the Cheese Bar and Chizu! Purchase of a pairing plate includes three beer and cheese pairings, plus two additional cheeses for you to experiment. Supplies are limited, so plan to get here early!
Here's your chance to meet a few of the fine folks that keep the beers at Revision Brewing flowing: Jeremy Warren (CEO/Brewmaster) and Darla Roberts (VP, Sales & Marketing)! Whole Lotta Ruckus, described as a "Northeast-Style Double IPA, combining the best of Northeastern tropical juiciness and West Coast piney aggressiveness," will be on tap, along with State of Haze, a hazy IPA! And of course, there's Revision offerings in the bottle shop to take home.
There's a reason the Northwest is leading the new wave of lagers: we have brewers with amazing lager pedigrees!
Join us as we explore lager offerings from three of the Northwest's leading lager producers: pFriem, Wayfinder and Chuckanut. Josh Pfriem and Kevin Davey of Wayfinder will both be on-site to help us celebrate these amazing lagers. Coincidentally, they both cut their lagering teeth at ... Chuckanut! Proof again that it's not a small world, just a large brewpub!
Lagers being poured:
~pFriem Mexican Lager
~pFriem pFriem Cereveza Negra
~pFriem Japanese Lager
~Chuckanut Gerste Lager
~Wayfinder Hidden Hand Cerne Pivo (Czech Black Lager)
**While not a lager, pFriem's award-winning Nectarine Golden Ale will also make a special appearance!
Meet the mad scientists who created Native Oregonism, a new collaboration from Ale Apothecary and Culmination. Paul Arney and members of the Culmination crew will be on hand to talk about the collaboration. We will have this new beer available to take home in bottles as well as enjoying on draft in the Biercafe!
Cider meets beer in this love story that goes back at least two years. That's when Portland Cider Co. decided to fill a few Breakside anniversary barrels with some tasty cider. The result was so delicious, they did it again last year. The results are two very rare draft ciders that also are quite different -- from each other and from other beers or ciders!
Come taste both ciders, plus a handful of Breakside barrel-aged beers on draft:
- Portland Cider Co. Ocular Patdown (Breakside Beer Barrel Project #1)
- Portland Cider Co. Breakside Beer Barrel Project #2 (blended with peach puree)
- Breakside Dog & Pony Show (Belmont Station 20th Anniversary Ale)
- Breakside Bourbon Barrel-Aged Aztec Strong Ale
- Breakside 4th Wave Bourbon Barrel-Aged Coffee Vienna Lager
- Breakside Big Bug Hunter gin-barrel-aged sour conditioned with peaches
We are super excited to join our "crosstown" friends at Saraveza in this evening-long celebration of two of Washington State's finest breweries! Brewery crew members will be on-site at both locations to meet and greet fans and enjoy some fantastic Reuben's and Bale Breaker beers with us! Our event runs 5-8 PM and Saraveza's runs 6-9 PM, so you can swing by both establishments or just stick closer to whichever part of Portland you call home! Check back here for details on what we will be pouring that night!
We are bringing out a LOT of great Firestone Walker beers from the cellar for this one! Come meet and chat with one of the most highly lauded craft brewers in the world! From 5-8 PM, Matt will be on site, talking with friends and fans, and, of course, enjoying some great Firestone Walker beers!
Buy a Firestone Walker bottle in the shop and Matt will sign it for you! (Sorry, no outside bottles allowed, just to keep things simple.) Matt's one of the nicest, most humble guys around, so we know it will be a great time!
We are proud to once again host this amazing fundraiser for the American Cancer Society! We will be pouring Silver Moon's delicious F*ck Cancer IPA on tap and there will be stacks of the bottles for sale in the bottle shop to take home. This year's bottle label features the names of cancer fighters! Proceeds from each case and keg go to the American Cancer Society to help find a cure against this terrible disease.
This is truly one of our favorite events each year, and we hope you will join us as we raise a glass to all the fighters: those who have survived, those who lost their valiant battle, and all their supporters. Let's raise a middle finger to cancer and raise some money to find a cure.
You've seen him here for many years and even more beers. And now, Shane Welch, one of our more irregular regulars (hey, he owns a brewery in Brooklyn, he can't be here all the time) will be on hand to share samples of his delicious Sixpoint beers with us! The extensive lineup includes:
Puff Hazy DIPA (fresh from the brewery!)
Alpenflo Munich Helles Lager
Citrus Jammer Gose
The Crisp Pilsner
Lo-Res Session IPA
Barrel-Aged Righteous Rye Ale
Plenty of cans will be available to take home, too!
We are super excited to be the first to welcome New Braunfels' "Pucker Gangster" Kelly Meyer to Portland! Come say hi, learn about this amazing Texas sour house, and taste what they're all about! Of course, we also will have bottles available to take home! Here's what Kelly will be sampling:
Blondine Sour Wheat
Das Lokal Barrel-Aged Sour
Heavenescent Barrel-Aged Sour
Saison de Roncier Brambleberry Saison
Remember – or imagine – what beer drinking was like in America in 1978, before the first Samuel Smith’s shipment arrived. There were about 85 breweries in the US and only one was a craft brewery. Imports were few, and almost all were pale lagers.
Today, the American beer scene is the most dynamic on the planet.
Savor the benchmark beers from Samuel Smith’s, and recall the prominent role this iconic British brewery has played in the US craft beer revolution. The Annual Samuel Smith Salute is a national call to toast the iconic British brewery that has played a prominent role in the US craft beer revolution!
Join us at 7:30 PM on Friday and raise a glass to this iconic brewery with Samuel Smith's Nut Brown Ale ON TAP!
Come enjoy this racy reinterpretation of the Firestone Walker classic!
The story of this beer begins with a select lot of Parabola racked into premium rye whiskey barrels for extended aging. A year later, the FW crew toasted shaved coconut over coals of rum barrel wood, then commingled it with the rye-aged Parabola for one month.
The inclusion of the caramelized coconut amplifies the natural coconut notes found in regular bourbon barrel-aged Parabola, while the influence of the rye whiskey barrels adds a distinct peppery character.
The progeny of London yeast and a breathtaking plethora of juicy hops, this 7% stunner promises to be a hazy IPA of the highest order. Prepare your taste receptors for a rousing chorus of tropical wonderment that will have you singing its praises long after the final sip.
Join the MT crew as we help them release this fantastic beer in equally beautiful cans! We also will have a couple of their beers on tap to help in this celebration!
Join us for a very special afternoon and evening with our friends at Fort George! We will be tapping four variants of their incredible Matryoshka Russian Imperial Stout:
2017 Matryoshka with cocoa nibs
2018 Matryoshka aged in Pinot Noir and Bourbon barrels with cocoa nibs
2018 Matryoshka aged on vanilla beans
2018 Matryoshka with vanilla beans and marionberries
Fort George will be pouring samples of their awesome lineup of core beers from 4:30-6 p.m. In addition to the fabulous four Matryoshkas we will be pouring, we also will be pouring Beta IPA 16.6 (the FINAL Beta before it officially becomes 3-Way IPA) and Fields of Green IPA!
You've seen him here for many years and even more beers. And finally, "Tall Tim" will be performing his original music loosely based on his observations from all this "studying" he's done at Belmont Station. Grab a beer and find a seat in the biercafe to listen to this modern-day trou-BREW-dor as he sings his "Tales from the Station" for one night only! **Any resemblance to real people, dead or alive, is purely coincidental.
Or so Tim says.