As Higgins continues its 25th Anniversary throughout the month of March, the longtime Portland restaurant has just released its beer that it collaborated on with pFriem Family Brewers.
Higgins Anniversary Ale is a Belgian-style farmhouse saison that was brewed with Calamondin oranges, cardamon, and green peppercorn. The beer features notes of lemon and spice, though it finishes delicate and dry. The beer was a collaborative effort of James Beard award-winning chef Greg Higgins; chef de cuisine Patrick Strong; beer steward Pauly Miller; and the brewers at pFriem Family Brewers.
Higgins Anniversary Ale is available on draft only at the restaurant and at pFriem Family Brewers in Hood River, Oregon. The beer is also available in a limited number of cage and cork 375mL bottles at Higgins, Belmont Station, and John’s Marketplace.
Higgins is also celebrating Portland Dining Month through the end of March with a $33 three course meal. Here are details on this year’s fare.
First course (choose one): Pâté ardennais: brandied pork terrine with pickled witloof and onions, mustard and croutes -or-
Beet salad with shallots, herbs, radishes, lemon and walnut oil
Second course (choose one):
Belgian farmhouse-ale sausage with stoemp, braised red cabbage and mustard glaze -or-
Spaetzle and brussels sprouts gratin with washed-rind abbey cheese
Pave of dark Belgian chocolate
Vegan Dining Month menu available onsite
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 25 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 the archives of Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter and Instagram at @hopapalooza.