As we approach National Beer Day later this week, Altabira City Tavern will celebrate the occasion when it hosts A tap takeover and food pairing featuring Culmination Brewing. National Beer Day is celebrated to honor the day, April 7, 1933 when it was once again legal to purchase 3.2% beer (4% ABV). This date predates the official repeal of Prohibition that took place later the same year on December 5th.
Beginning at 3:30pm and lasting until closing time on Thursday, April 7, Altabira will serve a flight of Culmination beers that can be paired with beer-inspired cuisine from chef Luis Escorcia. This special food and beer pairing menu will be able to be ordered at anytime throughout the evening and into the night. Culmination brewer, Paul Francis will be on hand to answer any questions you may have regarding Culmination Brewing as patrons can dine either inside the restaurant or its rooftop patio that offers an amazing view of downtown Portland.
Culmination Beer Flights and Altabira Food Pairings:
Cold and Calculated Golden Ale Pretzel with housemade beer mustard and pimento cheese Baked macaroni and cheese with wild mushrooms, peas, leeks and bread crumbs
Euphoric Brett IPA Ceviche of cod calamari and shrimp with chilies, avocado and tortilla chips Braised lamb shank with fregula sarda, spring vegetables and mint pesto
Phaedrus IPA Pork and lemongrass skewers with pickled papaya salad and crispy shallots Roasted half chicken with herb gnocchi, fava beans, peas, cipollini onions and Meyer lemon vinaigrette
Choco Mountain Stout – Nitro Al ceppo pasta with braised beef cheek, Pecorino Romano and marjoram Chocolate peanut pretzel bomb with salted caramel and pretzel brownie
Altabira is the restaurant and bar this is part of the recently renovated Hotel Eastlund located in Portland’s Lloyd Center area. The bar features 16 craft beers on tap along with local wines and distilled spirits. Open daily for lunch and dinner, Altabira offers large floor to ceiling with gorgeous views of Portland’s downtown skyline and west hills.
Altabira City Tavern 1021 NE Grand Avenue #600 Portland, OR 97232
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 20 years under his belt of drinking beer at festivals across America and the world, he has developed a strong appreciation and understanding of craft beer and the industry that surrounds it. He can be found in any of the great breweries or beer bars that make Portland the best beer city in the world. His writing can also be found in Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter at @hopapalooza.