Meet Alesong’s owner, blender and master craftsman, Matt Van Wyk.
If you are a Blenders Circle member this is your Portland opportunity to pick up your allocation of this quarter’s beers. If you are not a member but have questions or have been meaning to sign up, come down chat with Matt and do it!
Beers on draft will include:
Rhino Suit – First released back in 2016 and it’s back. This spirits barrel-aged imperial milk stout has flavors of vanilla and coconut over the velvety chocolatey malty profile of the base stout.
Four Merchants – Matured Four Brothers quad in red wine barrels with just the right blend of spices to complement the complex flavors of the base Belgian-style quad.
Raspberry Parliament – Inspired by the red and brown ales from the Flanders region in Belgium, we initially matured this unique wild ale in Oregon Pinot Noir barrels. It was then moved into second-use charred American oak barrels that formerly held bourbon with Oregon raspberries to provide tart and sweet flavors that marry with the mild oak and funkadelic yeast complexities.
Farm Fresh – Fall in the Pacific Northwest brings the harvest of one of our beer-loving state’s most prized crops - hops! Alesong took advantage of this year’s bounty by stuffing fresh Centennial hops from nearby Norton Hop Farm into barrels of an aged, light-bodied, and tart farmhouse ale.
All of these draft beers will be available to the general public along with a limited amount of Rhino Suit and Raspberry Parliament bottles.