North Coast Brewing Cheese & Beer Pairing @ Belmont Station

 ‘Tis the season to bundle up, dodge the weather, and cozy up to the bar with your favorite ales from California’s North Coast Brewing.  We will pour flights of Acme IPA, Brother Thelonius, and the new and rare Barrel-aged Old Rasputin XV, each paired with a delicious cheese from our favorite monger, Steve Jones.  Supplies are limited, so be sure to come early and not miss this incredible combination.

North Coast Brewing Co.

 

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Blue Dog Mead Red Collar (Raspberry) Release & Tasting @ Belmont Station

Join us for the release of Blue Dog‘s newest Mead creation, Red Collar (Raspberry, 13%/ABV). We will pour samples of this, along with their traditional Blue Collar and Green Collar, a carbonated mead that contains a sweet hint of honey, a gorgeous touch of apple, and a delicious vanilla finish.

Blue Dog Mead

 

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Pyramid & MacTarnahan’s Tasting @ Belmont Station

Taste Pyramid Outburst IIPA, Wheaten IPA, & Snow Cap Winter Ale plus Mac’s Humbug’r and other seasonal offerings like Goosebump Imperial Stout.  The perennial winter classic Snow Cap will be on tap.Pyramid Taproom

 

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Vancouver Winter Brewer’s Festival @ Esther Short Park

 

Vancouver Winter Brewer’s Festival Takes Aim at Esther Short Park December 7th & 8th
The Vancouver Winter Brewfest

Northwest winter ales are highlighted as well as Vancouver breweries

Vancouver, WashingtonThe Vancouver Winter Brewfest will be taking place at Esther Short Park in downtown Vancouver December 7th and 8th. This will mark the first ever winter beer festival of any kind to be held in Vancouver.

The Vancouver Winter Brewfest will be offering at least twenty northwest winter ales and be featuring two of Vancouver’s very own breweries; Mount Tabor Brewing and Loowit Brewing Company. As with many winter beer festivals around the northwest, dark, infused, aged, and/or higher alcohol content beers are often the norm being poured at these events. It gives the brewers creative choice to make specific beers, and often only found at, those festivals. The Vancouver Winter Brewfest will offer similar style of beers, but on a more widely found basis. Tim Ahaus, marketing consultant for The Vancouver Winter Brewfest states, “Winter ale festivals are extremely interesting as they offer specific and creative beers only found at those festivals. However, the problem lays in trying to find that beer again once you leave. We want to provide great, locally produced winter beers that attendees can find at their local stores or pub.”

Vancouver Winter Brewers Festival

The brewfest will be held outside at Esther Short Park, but be totally tented and enclosed. The festival will be held between the clock-tower and the lighted Christmas tree, creating a festive downtown environment. Energy Events is the creator and owner of The Vancouver Winter Brewfest and Brian Davis, owner of Energy Events, states “I’ve grown up all my life in Vancouver and love our sister city to the south, but after all the growth we’ve seen the past ten years, we still rely on Portland for our entertainment. During the summer we hold the Vancouver USA Marathon which is gaining in
popularity, but we wanted to do something for the winter months as well. The Vancouver Winter Brewfest is our way of showing the people of Vancouver and Portland that ‘hey, we’ve got our own brewfest and our downtown is pretty cool too’ and to come down and check us out.”

The Vancouver Farmer’s Market will also be headlining this event and will be the charity organization of this year’s Vancouver Winter Brewfest. The partnership between the two organizations makes perfect sense as winter is a slow time for the farmer’s market which has been growing each year in popularity and vendor participation. Not only will the market be the recipient of the donations ($1 dollar for every attendee will go back to the Vancouver Farmer’s Market), but they will have some of their summer time vendors down there as well providing food, snacks, and arts and crafts.

The Vancouver Winter Brewfest will be open December 7th from 3pm to 10pm and December 8th from 12pm to 10pm. As of now, breweries committed are Widmer Brothers, Loowit Brewing Company, Mt Tabor Brewing, Burnside Brewing, Ninkasi, 10 Barrel, Lompoc, and Red Hook. Cost will vary, but a mug must be purchased in order to enjoy any of the beers. Pre-sale purchase can be found on the website at www.vancouverwinterbrewfest.com and will save up to $9 dollars off retail price. Over 100 Volunteers are also needed for the festival and sign ups are offered at the website as well. This first year festival expects to bring in 3,000 attendees over the course of the two days.

The Vancouver Winter Brewfest is owned and operated by Energy Events based in Vancouver, WA. The festival will take place December 7th and 8th at Esther Short Park in downtown Vancouver. The Vancouver Winter Brewfest is being developed in close collaboration with brewers, distributors, the Vancouver Farmer’s Market, the City of Vancouver, and other sponsors.

 

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Vancouver Winter Brewer’s Festival @ Esther Short Park

 

Vancouver Winter Brewer’s Festival Takes Aim at Esther Short Park December 7th & 8th
The Vancouver Winter Brewfest

Northwest winter ales are highlighted as well as Vancouver breweries

Vancouver, WashingtonThe Vancouver Winter Brewfest will be taking place at Esther Short Park in downtown Vancouver December 7th and 8th. This will mark the first ever winter beer festival of any kind to be held in Vancouver.

The Vancouver Winter Brewfest will be offering at least twenty northwest winter ales and be featuring two of Vancouver’s very own breweries; Mount Tabor Brewing and Loowit Brewing Company. As with many winter beer festivals around the northwest, dark, infused, aged, and/or higher alcohol content beers are often the norm being poured at these events. It gives the brewers creative choice to make specific beers, and often only found at, those festivals. The Vancouver Winter Brewfest will offer similar style of beers, but on a more widely found basis. Tim Ahaus, marketing consultant for The Vancouver Winter Brewfest states, “Winter ale festivals are extremely interesting as they offer specific and creative beers only found at those festivals. However, the problem lays in trying to find that beer again once you leave. We want to provide great, locally produced winter beers that attendees can find at their local stores or pub.”

Vancouver Winter Brewers Festival

The brewfest will be held outside at Esther Short Park, but be totally tented and enclosed. The festival will be held between the clock-tower and the lighted Christmas tree, creating a festive downtown environment. Energy Events is the creator and owner of The Vancouver Winter Brewfest and Brian Davis, owner of Energy Events, states “I’ve grown up all my life in Vancouver and love our sister city to the south, but after all the growth we’ve seen the past ten years, we still rely on Portland for our entertainment. During the summer we hold the Vancouver USA Marathon which is gaining in
popularity, but we wanted to do something for the winter months as well. The Vancouver Winter Brewfest is our way of showing the people of Vancouver and Portland that ‘hey, we’ve got our own brewfest and our downtown is pretty cool too’ and to come down and check us out.”

The Vancouver Farmer’s Market will also be headlining this event and will be the charity organization of this year’s Vancouver Winter Brewfest. The partnership between the two organizations makes perfect sense as winter is a slow time for the farmer’s market which has been growing each year in popularity and vendor participation. Not only will the market be the recipient of the donations ($1 dollar for every attendee will go back to the Vancouver Farmer’s Market), but they will have some of their summer time vendors down there as well providing food, snacks, and arts and crafts.

The Vancouver Winter Brewfest will be open December 7th from 3pm to 10pm and December 8th from 12pm to 10pm. As of now, breweries committed are Widmer Brothers, Loowit Brewing Company, Mt Tabor Brewing, Burnside Brewing, Ninkasi, 10 Barrel, Lompoc, and Red Hook. Cost will vary, but a mug must be purchased in order to enjoy any of the beers. Pre-sale purchase can be found on the website at www.vancouverwinterbrewfest.com and will save up to $9 dollars off retail price. Over 100 Volunteers are also needed for the festival and sign ups are offered at the website as well. This first year festival expects to bring in 3,000 attendees over the course of the two days.

The Vancouver Winter Brewfest is owned and operated by Energy Events based in Vancouver, WA. The festival will take place December 7th and 8th at Esther Short Park in downtown Vancouver. The Vancouver Winter Brewfest is being developed in close collaboration with brewers, distributors, the Vancouver Farmer’s Market, the City of Vancouver, and other sponsors.

 

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Cheese Wars IV (with Galaxy Wine & Block 15 Brewery) @ 16 Tons Cafe

 

Cheese Wars IV at 16 Tons Cafe

Presented by: 16 Tons, Galaxy Wine Company, & Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant

On Saturday December 8th, 16 Tons Cafe at 29th & Willamette will host CHEESE WARS IV.

Cheese Wars is a food-pairing showdown between two ancient beverages. We will feature 5 courses of carefully selected cheese. Each cheese course will be paired with a beer and a wine. Block 15 Brewmaster Nick Arzner will choose and present the beers. Champagne enthusiast Karly Kercheval of Galaxy Wine will present the wines, with emphasis on Grower’s Champagne! Cheese Wars past participants have included Ninkasi, Oakshire, King Estate, Brooks Winery, Upright Brewing, The Commons Brewery, and other notable producers. Award winning artisan cheeses have been sourced from Oregon, Washington, France, England, and Italy.

Which pairings work best only you can decide. Cheese Wars is a fantastic opportunity to learn about the processes of making beer, wine, and cheese. This is a fun and lively sit down affair! Tickets are limited. $25 includes all tasting and food (cheese and bread). Purchase tickets at either 16 Tons location or online at BrownPaperTickets.com http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/297845. There is a 5:30 session and an 8pm session, each lasting approximately 2 hours.

About 16 Tons: Offering Eugene’s largest selection of fresh draft beer to go in eco friendly reusable containers. 16 Tons has a combined 30 taps of rotating craft beers that are available to go or by the pint. 16 Tons Taphouse offers a constantly evolving and updated selection of 300+ craft beers and 250+ wines in bottles, Sake, Cider, and more. Taphouse located on the corner of 13th & High St and Cafe located in Woodfield Station at 2864 Willamette. Info: Mike Coplin (541) 953-2530, mike@sixteentons.biz

About Galaxy Wine Company: Established in 1999, Galaxy is an Oregon Importer, Wholesaler and Distributor of premium wines. We passionately represent an impressive array of the most desirable estates from Oregon, Washington and California, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, and beyond. We take great pride in our climate-controlled warehouse and strive to bring the finest selection of wines to the market with integrity and professionalism. www.galaxywinecompany.com

About Block 15: We are dedicated in bringing beer enthusiasts traditional, unique, and challenging ales brewed with the finest ingredients from our region and around the world. Drop by our brewpub and enjoy over 13 hand crafted ales and lagers in our historic downtown Corvallis location. Through planning and training, Block 15 takes the steps to reduce waste and limit resource consumption producing the highest quality beer and food in a sustainable manner. Menus, events, and more info at www.Block15.com

 

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3rd Annual Holiday Beer Summit @ Roscoe’s

Roscoe's publicans Quyen Ly (left) and Jeremy Lewis (right) with Chris Nelson and Curt Plant of GoodLife BrewingRoscoe’s Third Annual Holiday Beer Summit is coming up on Friday November 30th beginning at 3PM.  We will be featuring 17 outstanding holiday beers on tap. We will be featuring some of the big winter beer styles that you love along with flavors that embody the holiday season.

 
Some of the breweries (and beers) we will feature include: a special Firkin of Weissenohe Christkindl (Christmas beer from Germany), 2011 St Bernardus , 2010 Lagunitas (Brown Mashuggana), Amnesia (Sleighjerker), Double Mountain (Fa La La La La),  10 Barrel (Nitro Belgian Noel), To Ol (Snowball Saison), Upright (Pearwood Smoked Lager), Jolly Pumpkin (La Parcela),  pFriem (Belgian Christmas Ale), Rock Bottom (Wenceslas Bohemian Christmas Pilsner), Oakshire, and more.
 

 

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Double Mountain “Brewer’s Kitchen” Beer Dinner

Come join the Double Mountain brew staff as they present five down-home courses paired with beers
designed by five different brewers. Menu highlights:
• Free Rise Pale with assorted appetizers including hop crusted cheese, brussels sprouts w/
pancetta and falafel bites.
• Wedhead Wit with glazed salmon, micro greens and roasted beets
• Dunkelvision with local Dunkel sausage and fresh pretzels
• Little Red Pils with Wrayal’s smoked brisket sliders
• Imperial Chaos with housemade vanilla ice cream with a stout reduction sauce and a brown
butter sugar cookie
The cost is $50 per person, gratuity not included. To purchase reservations, please visit Double
Mountain during regular hours or call 541-387-0042.
Double Mountain Brewery

For more info, please contact Charlie Devereux at 503-939-0606 or
charlie@doublemountainbrewery.com.

 

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Podnah’s German-Style Family Dinner with Double Mountain

TPodnah's Pituesday November 27th, 2012
at Podnah’s Pit, 1625 NE Killingsworth Ave, Portland
Two seatings, 5:30 & 8pm
Time for another all-you-can-eat-and-drink extravaganza! The meal is going to feature smoked pork
chops, ribs, sausages, bacon, sauerkraut, salads, pickled vegetables, charcuterie, etc., served family-style
along with 8 different Double Mountain beers, including some rarities. House-made kolaches for dessert
will round out the feast.
The cost is $45 per person, gratuity not included. To purchase reservations, please visit Podnah’s during
regular hours or call 503-281-3700.

For more info, please contact Charlie Devereux at 503-939-0606 or
charlie@doublemountainbrewery.com.

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Cans 4 Kids Fundraising Event @ Coalition Brewing

Northwest Canning, the PacificNorthwest Canning NW’s first mobile canning business has teamed with Coalition Brewing, a local micro-brewery, and Envision Ambiance, a local event planning company, to host the Cans 4 Kids fundraiser benefiting the non-profit Outside In.

For a small fee(see below) home brewers can bring their beer and have it canned by NW Canning’s mobile machine.  Non-home brewers can also get in on the action by coming to hang out at Coalition’s Pub where a portion of beer and food sales will go to the charity as well. About the charity – Outside In is a Portland non-profit helping at-risk homeless youth get off the streets and on to a better life. To get more information you can visit their website at www.outsidein.org.

To sign-up for canning, send an email to envisionamabiance@gmail.com or RSVP via Facebook to tell us how much beer you are bringing and your preference for a time (will try to accommodate everyone at your chosen times).

Below are the fees to can your beer.

$25 for 5gal (about 40 16oz cans)
$65 for 15gal (about 120 16oz cans)

Note to brewers: You will need to bring your beer in corny or sankey kegs. Also we will not can any beers Wild Beers (those made with Brett, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brettanomyces).  Your beer should also be carbonated ahead of time.

Custom labels – We have created custom labels for the 16oz. cans. They include the name of our event, the logos of our sponsors, and a space for home brewers to write their name and style of beer they’ve created!

Presenters:
NW Canning’s website – www.northwestcanning.com
Coalition Brewing Co.’s website – www.coalitionbrewing.com
Envision Ambiance – (website is under construction)

Sponsors:
F.H. Steinbart Co – SE Portland, OR
Main Brew – Hillsboro, OR

If you’re interested in sponsoring this event please email envisionambiance@gmail.com.

Here is a link to the Facebook event with more information.

http://www.facebook.com/events/534025263293502/

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