In the coming weeks there will be a major milestone celebrated in the brewing world when Reinheitsgebot, also known as the German Beer Purity Law of 1516, marks its 500th year in existence. Back on April 23, 1516, Wilhelm IV, Duke of Bavaria, issued the law that stated beer could only be brewed with water, barley, and hops. It wasn’t until later that the decree added yeast to what brewers were allowed to brew in Southern Germany.
Now 500 years later, Baerlic Brewing will host its inaugural Reinheitsge-Not Beer Fest on Saturday, April 23, 2016, but with a slight twist. Baerlic Brewing invited its favorite brewery friends from across the Pacific Northwest to celebrate the world’s oldest beer rules by brewing beers that break these said rules. From Noon to 5:00pm, drink beers brewed beyond what the old Reinheitsgebot allowed with over 13 beers the push the envelope when it comes to brewing ingredients.
The Reinheitsge-Not brewery and beer list will feature the following.
Baerlic Brewing Company
Nice & Easy Gose with Damiana Flower
Pale Ale with Rosemary
Schwarzbier with Coffee
Hopworks Urban Brewery
Smoked Dopplebock with Cherries
Gigantic Brewing Company
Superbad Imperial Stout with Coffee
English Golden Ale with Lemon and Earl Grey Tea
Occidental Brewing Co.
Mexican Lager with Flaked Corn
Ground Breaker Brewing
German Style Hefe w/ Quinoa
The Sister Imperial IPA with Grapefruit & Rosemary
Gose with Mango & Lemon Thyme
Coalition Brewing Co.
Smokin’ Reds Saison with Smoked Cranberries and brown sugar
Ex Novo Brewing Co.
Respect Your Elders Kolsch with Elderflower
Fat Head’s Brewery:
Goggle Fogger Hefeweizen with Grapefruit
Laurelwood Brewing Co.
Dry Hopped American Wheat Beer with oats, triticale and rye
Barrel Aged Frankie Claus with French Chocolate
Beyond the intriguing beer list Baerlic will also be bringing in Urban German Grill to provide its German-style food and will also have DJ Short Change laying down the tunes.
Advance tickets are now on sale at $20.00 each and include a Souvenir Glass and 8 taster tickets. This event is for those 21 years of age or older. Tickets are limited so don’t delay.
Follow the Reinheitsge-Not Facebook Event Page for any last minute updates. Prost!
Baerlic Brewing Co. & Taproom
2235 SE 11th Avenue
Portland, OR 97214