Twosday: two events and two new beers to look for

Widmer Brothers Brewing and Bamboo Sushi Biere de Bambou (photo courtesy of Widmer Brothers Brewing)
Widmer’s new Biere de Bambou is a small-batch French-style strong pale ale now available on draft at Bamboo Sushi restaurants and at the Widmer Pub, 955 N. Russell St.

Perennial Saison de Lis Release Party
5-7 p.m. Tuesday Oct. 20, Belmont Station, 4500 S.E. Stark St.;

From the Belmont Station press release:

Perennial Artisan Ales started brewing food-friendly Belgian- and American-inspired styles in 2011in the shadow of A-B’s St. Louis, Missouri brewery. They focus on hand-crafted, small batches of beers using local, seasonal and organic ingredients such as fruits, spices or wild yeast strains, and their beers often defy traditional categories.

Perennial’s Saison de Lis is a straw-colored Belgian-style Saison brewed with chamomile flowers. It is fermented with a traditional saison yeast strain that imparts fruity and spicy notes that dovetail perfectly with the tea-like quality of the chamomile and finishes dry, tart, and refreshing and is available in bottles for the first time in Portland. They’ll also be pouring several other Perennial draft beers:

Savant Beersel (100% Brettanomyces-fermented Belgian Pale, aged in red wine barrels with red wine grapes)
Apricot Blonde (Belgian-style Blonde Ale with Apricots)
Saison de Lis (Belgian-style Saison)
Suburban Beverage (Gose with Lemon & Orange Peel and Key Lime Juice)

Chris Crabb

Killer Chris Fest
5 p.m. Tuesday Oct. 20, The BeerMongers, 1125 S.E. Division St.;

The latest of the Brewpublic namefests honors the the craft beer worlds bounty of Chrises with a special night at Mongers. Look for specialty beers by and dedicated to the likes of beer fest wrangler the indispensable Chris Crabb, Old Ivy and former Amnesia/Rogue brewer Chris Spollen, GoodLife beer dude Chris Nelson, Fort George co-founder and brewer Chris “Nimz” Nemlowill, Mongers mainstay Chris Milner, Kris McDowell and several other awesome folks…

Widmer Biere de Bambou
Widmer Brothers Brewing and Bamboo Sushi announce Biere de Bambou, a small-batch classic Biere de Garde, a French-style strong pale ale. The beer was brewed specifically for Bamboo Sushi, which has long served Widmer Brothers’ beer, andshares a mutual commitment to sustainability; both companies have taken great measures to reduce their impact on the earth.

The press release says “Biere de Bambou is a brilliant orange color and features a flavor profile of bread, ripe melon, strawberries, and hints of spice. A mild but enticing bitterness complements the full flavor maltiness. The beer is strong but not overpowering, making it a perfect pair for many dishes, including tuna sashimi, okonomiyaki, and even spicy food such as Bamboo’s “House on Fire” mackerel.”
Biere de Bambou will be on the Bamboo Sushi menu in limited quantities starting this week, and on tap at the Widmer Pub, 955 N. Russell St.

Portland Brewng Guilds Lake Rico Sauvie Pumpkin Ale

Rico Sauvie Pumpkin Ale
Portland Brewing’s Guild’s Lake Series of beers represents the beauty and diversity Portland and takes its name from Guild’s Lake, a former lake upon which our brewery’s neighborhood rests. These beers take their inspiration from the Portland community, and the brewery donates a portion of the proceeds from each pint to specific community groups to benefit Portland one beer at a time.

Rico Sauvie
Pumpkin ale with spices
benefiting Oregon Food Bank
6.5 percent ABV, 30 IBU, available through November 2015
Rico Sauvie is a pumpkin ale brewed with roasted pumpkin and the perfect blend of spices for a big fall flavor. A robust malt bill features high roasted malts like chocolate, black and special roast – the perfect base for cinnamon, nutmeg, clove and ginger and the slightest whiff of Willamette hops rounding it out. Proceeds from each pint of Rico Sauvie will benefit the Oregon Food Bank and their holistic approach to ending hunger by bringing our community together to provide food, education and hope to our neighbors in need. Rico Sauvie Punpkin Ale is on tap now at the Portland Brewing Taproom, 2730 N.W. 31st Ave.;