Flavors from and inspired by the Nordic countries will take over Bazi Bierbrasserie on Friday, September 22nd from 5:00-9:00pm. Bazi will host An Evening in the Nordics that will feature Jacob Grier preparing cocktails made with Linie Aquavit, Opal and Reverend Nat’sJon Teiste’s Tonic Cider.
Grier is a professional bartender, author of Cocktails on Tap, founder of Aquavit Week and overall fan of the Nordics. An Evening in the Nordics will see Grier serving up bjor “beer” cocktails, spirits pairings and refreshing Opal shooters!
Spirits & Cider Descriptions: LINIE is a potato-based aquavit from Norway, flavored with distillates of caraway and other botanicals. The spirit is aged in Spanish Oloroso sherry casks. Ultimately the casks are sent on a sea journey across the world to mature, from Norway to Australia and back again. The result is an extraordinarily smooth and well balanced aquavit with leading notes of caraway and star anise, and finer hints of vanilla and sherry.
OPAL is one of the most popular drinks in Iceland. Opal Icelandic Liqueur is created by infusing the namesake Opal candy in grain neutral spirits, offering intense notes of salted black licorice, menthol, and eucalyptus.
Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider – Jon Teiste’s Tonic Cider is named for the first aquavit distributor, a ‘Cider of Life’ with caraway, cumin, fennel, paradise seeds, lemon and dill. 6.9% ABV
Bazi Bierbrasserie 1522 SE 32nd Ave. Portland, OR 97214
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.