The 18th Annual Barleywine & Big Beer Tastival returns for another run to the Lucky Labrador Beer Hall on NW Quimby this coming weekend. Yes, it’s hard to believe that this “big beer” fest is now legal to vote.
Taking place on Friday, March 6th and Saturday, March 7th, from Noon to 10:00pm each day, the Barleywine & Big Beer Tastival will feature over 50 different barleywines, strong ales, scotch ales, olde ales and more. These 50 or so beers will be rotating throughout the two days through the 25 tastival taps.
Entry to the 18th Annual Barleywine & Big Beer Tastival will be $15.00. This entry fee will allow you to receive the required tasting glass along with 4 drink tickets. Additional drink tickets will be $2.00 each. Each tasting will be 4oz each.
Here is the preliminary draft list for the 18th Annual Barleywine & Big Beer Tastival along with the supplied ABV from the event organizers:
2012 THREE CREKS – BIG BAD SISTERS IMPERIAL COFFEE STOUT 9.20%
2012 UINTA – ANNIVERSARY BARLEYWINE 10.40%
2013 UINTA – ANNIVERSARY BARLEYWINE 10.40%
2013 UINTA – COCKEYED COOPER BARLEYWINE 11.00%
2013 WICKED CIDER – BAKED APPLE STRONG CIDER 8.50%
2012 WIDMER – COLLABORATOR HALLICINATOR OLDE ALE 7.50%
2012 WIDMER – OLD EMBALMER BARLEYWINE 10.20%
2013 WIDMER – OLD EMBALMER BARLEYWINE 10.20%
2013 WIDMER – OAK AGED OLD EMBALMER BARLEYWINE 10.20%
As with previous years, this event will focus on barleywines as well as other rare and aged big beers that Lucky Lab keeps around from year to year until they finish out the keg or its tasting panel decides that the beer is no longer aging well. The selection will include several vintages of barleywine to showcase how the beers can develop over time. In years past we have found this event to offer up some gems along with a few that may have seen some better days.
Friday, March 6, Noon – 10 pm
Saturday, March 7, Noon – 10 pm
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall 1945 NW Quimby St Portland, OR 97209
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.