Altabira City Tavern & Sound Brewery – October Craft Beer Dinner


PORTLAND, Ore. – October 5, 2017 – Altabira City Tavern welcomes Sound Brewery to its October craft beer dinner on Wednesday, October 18th. Guests will enjoy a four-course, modern pub-style menu paired with craft beers from Sound Brewery and prepared by chef de cuisine Luis Escorcia and pastry chef Natalie Harkness. The menu will be paired with several of the award winning craft brews being produced this month by guest brewer, J. Mark Hood of Sound Brewery in Poulsbo, WA.

Reception begins at 6:30 p.m.
Four-course dinner 7:00-9:00 p.m.
$50 per person includes beer and food. Gratuity not included.
Reservations available by calling Altabira at (503) 963-3600.

Craft Beer Dinner Menu 

with Pairings from Sound Brewery

Passed Appetizers
Chorizo deviled eggs
Honey BBQ chicharones
Explorateur cheese tarts with huckleberry compote
Paired with Liberty IPA, a refreshing fresh Northwest IPA that epitomizes our local lifestyle. Along with the burst of citrusy Citra and Galaxy hop aromas and flavors, you can almost taste the forest and mountains in the Cascade hops.

Starter Course
Roasted pumpkin bisque with toasted pepitas and chive oil
Paired with Monks Indiscretion, a dry-hopped beer fermented with an aromatic Belgian yeast strain. This beer has an intense tropical aroma and flavor, with balanced bitterness. 

Second Course
Soft shell crab French toast, preserved cherry tomatoes, basil oil and microgreens
Paired with Humulo Nimbus, a thunderstorm of Northwest hops against a sky of clean, dry malt. This Double IPA is crisp, yet satisfying for the extreme hop lover and has a balance that brings it all together.

Main Course
Beer-braised short rib, new potatoes, Shishito peppers, Maitake mushrooms
Paired with Dubbel Entendre, offering comforting aromas of chocolate malt and dark toffee, with a hint of banana and stone fruits. This beer is a dark abbey-style ale with a subtle rich maltiness and a dry, spicy finish. 

Pistachio upside down cake with malted ice cream and fresh berries
Named for a long extinct Russian Cave Bear, Ursus Spelaeus is a Belgian Style Imperial Stout with a blend of rich maltiness, notes of chocolate, coffee, toffee and subtle licorice with a perfect balance of hops. The Belgian yeast strain adds touches of fruit, herbs and spices. 

Luis Escorcia, Chef de Cuisine
Natalie Harkness, Pastry Chef
Brewmaster, J. Mark Hood, Sound Brewery

About Altabira City Tavern
Altabira City Tavern offers regional American cuisine focused on updated classic dishes with 16 taps of local craft beers, select Northwest wines and locally distilled spirits. The restaurant and bar is open for lunch and dinner in a modern setting with large floor-to-ceiling windows with sweeping views of Portland’s downtown skyline and inner eastside. For more information and menu, please visit

About Sound Brewery. Poulsbo, WA.
Sound Brewery was founded by award winning home brewers in 2010 to bring their interpretations of classic beers styles to market in the Northwest, Japan, and Canada. With dozens of medals and awards from North American Brewing Awards, World Beer Cup, Great American Beer Fest, US Beer Open, Northwest Brewing news and others, Sound focuses on quality, balance and drinkability and not on chasing fleeting trends.