Just in time for the Oregon Brewers Festival, Lardo will once again be taken over by two breweries for a Pop-Up Pub at each of its locations. Gigantic Brewing will be taking over the taps at Lardo West from Wednesday, July 27 to Wednesday, August 3. Pelican Brewing will be doing the same at Lardo East from Wednesday, July 27 to Tuesday, August 2. Gigantic Brewing will feature nine beers while Pelican Brewing will offer an astounding assortment of fourteen beers.
At Lardo West, Giganitc and Lardo teamed and designed a special sandwich named The American Dream. This sandwich features a pork burger that is made of ground bacon and pork shoulder, American cheese, dirty mustard, lettuce, and pickles. But the deliciousness doesn’t stop there as this tempting combination is placed between a Blue Star glazed donut as the bun that’s made less than a block away from Lardo West.
Then on the closing night of the Lardo West Pop-Up Pub, Gigantic will be featuring its friend, collaborator and provocateur Matt Wagner and his Tall Trees art books. Matt will be on site with his all three of his books: Tall Trees of Tokyo, Tall Trees of Paris and Tall Trees of Portland that features Gigantic Brewing. This book installment will take place on Wednesday, August 3, rom 6:00 to 8:00pm.
Here is a list of the nine Gigantic beers that will be pouring during its eight day Pop-Up Pub.
Scrilla Summer Pale
Lustrous Farmhouse Saison with Orange Peel
AmeriKölsch – dry hopped with Citra
Hearts & Stars Saison
VIVID New Zealand Hopped IIPA
Pipewrench Gin Barrel Aged IPA
Ginormous Imperial IPA
When it comes to the beers that Pelican Brewing will be featuring at Lardo East, this list is quite impressive with fourteen different offerings.
Kiwanda Cream Ale
Umbrella New World IPA
Dirty Bird IPA
Pelicano EXTRA! Lager Cerveza
Imperial Pelican Ale
MacPelican’s Scottish Ale
Silverspot English Style IPA
Rouge Flanders Red
More Fun C-Hop Blonde Ale
Wee Heavy Scottish Ale
Fuggles Yeah Single Hop IPA
2 Legit 2 Quit Meridian Cascade Pils
Tsunami Stout – NITRO
“We’re going live at Lardo at 11am this Wednesday with the entire pub Pelicanized inside and out to look like we brought our Oregon coast brewpubs to Portland,” states Maia Chong, Pelican brewery representative for Portland. “And on Friday from 6 to 8pm, guests to ‘Pelican Portlandia’ can meet one of our brewers, J Schilling who will be available to talk beer.”
But this is not where all of the fun ends as both breweries are also offering a special beer beginning today at the Oregon Brewers Festival. Pelican is debuting is employee-inspired Chongie Saaz Bohemian Pilsner while Gigantic will debut Le Petit Bâtard Abeille.
Pelican took the decision of its OBF beer to its employees. Pelican Brewmaster Darron Welch issued a Pelican-wide call to employees to come up with a beer for this year’s OBF. Chongie Saaz Bohemian Pilsner is named after Maia Chong, Pelican’s Portland sales representative. Chong conceived this refreshing summer brew, Chongie Saaz, a Bohemian pilsner, showcases spicy Czech hops paired with Weyermann Barke Pilsner and Vienna malt to create an incredibly clean flavored lager that showcases the beautiful Pilsner malt balanced with snappy bitterness and uncompromising drinkability.
OG: 12.0 FG: 1.4 ABV: 5.5 IBU: 45
Gigantic Brewing brewed a Belgian-Style Table Beer for this year’s OBF. Le Petit Bâtard Abeille uses single origin High Desert honey gathered from hives located in Eastern Oregon. High Desert wildflowers like sage, rabbit brush, larkspur, buckwheat and phlox dominate this extraordinary honey. Wort of all pilsner malt, lightly hopped with noble varieties, was fermented by French saison yeast, yielding an estery, peppery, spicy and citrusy beer with a silky, rich mouthfeel.
OG: 9.4 FG: 1.0 ABV: 4.6 IBU: 14
Make sure to find both of these two beers at the Oregon Brewers Festival that takes place from Wednesday, July 27 through Sunday, July 31.
Lardo West 1205 SW Washington St. Portland, OR 97205
Lardo East 1212 SE Hawthorne Blvd. Portland, OR 97214
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.