To close out the last Saturday in July, Bailey’s Taproom will celebrate its tenth anniversary with its 10th Anniversary Block Party on July 29th from Noon-11:00pm.
Beginning at Noon, Bailey’s Taproom will be closing down SW Ankeny, on the north side of the taproom to allow for ample room for the daylong festivities. Here there will be ample beer pouring both inside Bailey’s and outside in the block party. Then upstairs at The Upper Lip there will be six additional beers pouring with a special VIP party from Noon until 3:00pm. Unfortunately the VIP tickets are already sold out but at 3:00pm The Upper Lip will open up to all.
When it comes to the beers for this anniversary the team at Bailey’s spent the past year collaborating with 13 Oregon breweries on some one off offerings. The list of collaborating breweries include Alesong, Block 15, Breakside, Culmination, Ex Novo, Flat Tail, Gigantic, Heater Allen, Laurelwood, Logsdon, pFriem, Upright and Minimus, and Yachats. All 13 of these beers will be on draft throughout the day on Saturday and many will be available to go in bottles and cans as well.
Here’s a rundown on the beers that will be pouring at Bailey’s Taproom and the Block Party beginning at Noon. Also listed are the beers pouring at The Upper Lip that opens at 3:00pm to the general public.
Bailey’s Taprrom Draft List:
WildCraft – Heirloom
Baird & Dewar – 2015 Sour Cherry Kriek
The Ale Apothecary – Sahalie Firkin (10th Anniversary Edition w/ cherries)
Fort George/Bailey’s Taproom – 2015 Anni, Are You Oak-Aged?
Oakshire – Hellshire VII
Matchless – Pink Moon
*Gigantic/Bailey’s Taproom – Bailey’s Gin Fizz
*Culmination/Bailey’s Taproom – Time & Space
*Yachats/Bailey’s Taproom – 10th Anniversary Ale
*Breakside/Bailey’s Taproom – Entropy
*pFriem/Bailey’s Taproom – Chateau Bailey’s
*Alesong/Bailey’s Taproom – Bailey’s Joy
*Laurelwood/Bailey’s Taproom – Cookie Monster
*Ex Novo/Bailey’s Taproom – Pinata’s Revenge
*Flat Tail/Bailey’s Taproom – Anniversary Barrel Blend
*Logsdon/Bailey’s Taproom – Diamond Princess
*Upright/Minimus/Bailey’s Taproom – Going Gris
Fremont – Rusty Nail
Boulevard – Love Child #8
Crooked Stave – Origins: Blueberry
New Holland – Incorrigible
Lost Abbey – Deliverance
North Coast – BA Old Rasputin
Lagunitas – Gin Barrel Aunt Sally
Royale – Barrel-Aged Old Fashioned
Firestone Walker – Parabola
The Upper Lip Draft List:
(VIP Noon-3:00pm/GA after 3:00pm)
Logsdon – Peche N Brett
Founders – KBS
Firestone Walker – Parabajava
Cantillon – Saint Lamvinus
Russian River – Consecration
The Bruery – Melange #3
Leading up to huge 10 Year Anniversary Block Party are three other events that begin daily on Wednesday, July 26th.
Block 15/Bailey’s HausParty Wednesday, July 26 – 5:00-8:00pm
Last fall Bailey’s Taproom launched its Hausbier program and is now about to tap its third beer in this revolving series. The first beer was from The Commons and the second beer was from Flat Tail. With its third offering the crew at Bailey’s enlisted Block 15 Brewing for Hoptonize IPA.
Hopnotize IPA Description:
This sunny IPA was designed as the summer edition for Bailey’s Taproom’s Hausbier program. Its generous hopping with a captivating blend of citrusy varietals imparts notes of lemon, lime, tangerine, and grapefruit. A unique Pilsner-based grist makeup and fermentation with English ale yeast combine to contribute a crisp, drying mouthfeel with just enough body to round out this bright, refreshing IPA. 6.25% ABV
Block 15 Draft List:
Hausbier: Hopnotize IPA
Sticky Hands: Southern Exposure
Willie Nelson Pale Ale
Hypnosis Cognac Barrel-Aged Barleywine
Modern Times Fly! Thursday, July 27 – 4:00-8:00pm
Modern Times landed in Oregon at the top of the year and have quickly proven to be one of the best in the west.
Modern Times Draft List:
Hedge Witch Hazy IIPA
Transit of Venus Grisette
Lightning Helix Barrel-Aged Saison w/ Meyer lemon
Critical Band IPA (test batch)
Fruitlands: Passion Fruit & Guava
Ice Czech Pils
Black House Stout on Nitro
Firestone Walker Anniversary Vertical Friday, July 28 – Noon-Midnight
On the eve of Bailey’s 10 Year Anniversary the beloved beer bar will host a brewery that they hold high regards for, Firestone Walker Brewing. During this day Bailey’s will tap Firestone Walker Anniversary Ale – Vintages 14th-18th. This sounds like an excellent way to prepare for the big block party the following day!
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.