Bailey’s Taproom & The Upper Lip Presents Dark Days – A Week Of Barrel-Aged Beers

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As we enter the final week of November, Bailey’s Taproom and The Upper Lip have put together Dark Days, five days of barrel-aged beers. The events will take place from Monday, November 28th through Saturday, December 3rd.

Events will include barrel-aged beers from Culmination Brewing, Fremont Brewing, Goose Island Beer Co., Firestone Walker Brewing, Lagunitas Brewing, Belching Beaver Brewing, Crux Fermentation Project, Full Sail Brewing, Sierra Nevada Brewing and more. Dark Days will culminate on Saturday, December 3rd when BREWPUBLIC presents Struck on Sierra: Moonstruck & Sierra Nevada Beer & Chocolate Pairing that will feature Sierra Nevada’s Trip In The Woods Series paired with chocolates by Master Chocolatier, Julian Rose, from Moonstruck Chocolate.

Events on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday will begin at 4:00pm. Saturday’s event, Struck on Sierra, will take place from 3:00 to 7:00pm. Entry is free to all events.

Bailey's Taproom will selling bottles of Culmination Brewing 2016 Multnomah County Stout. It will also be on draft
Bailey’s Taproom will be selling bottles of Culmination Brewing 2016 Multnomah County Stout. It will also be on draft.

Culmination’s Multnomah County Stout Release
Monday, November 28th – Bailey’s Taproom
Bailey’s Taproom is proud to be host to the inaugural release of Culmination Brewing’s Multnomah County Stout – Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout that will be available in 22 oz. bottles to go and on draft. (Read more about this beer from our write up here.)

Fremont Brewing Dark Star Release
Tuesday, November 29th – The Upper Lip
Fremont’s Dark Star will be commandeering three of the taps at The Upper Lip. Look for Bourbon Barrel-Aged Oatmeal Stout, Coffee Edition, and Spice Wars on tap.

A pour of 2016 Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Stout.
A pour of 2016 Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Stout.

Goose Island Beer Co. Bourbon County Brand Stout Release
Wednesday, November 30th – The Upper Lip
Black Friday was last week and The Upper Lip celebrates Goose Island and its world famous Bourbon County Brand Stout on the day that the Holiday Ale Fest kicks off. Pouring during this complete Goose Island tap takeover will be 2016 BCBS, 2015 BCBS Vanilla Rye, Juliet, Hombre Secreto Tropico, Pere Jacques, and Demolition.

Enter the Void
Thursday, December 1st – The Upper Lip
Honoring the independent film of the same name, Enter the Void is a day of big, barrel-aged beers from a well-rounded lineup of breweries. Here’s what will be pouring:

  • Firestone Walker Velvet Merkin
  • Lagunitas Willet Barrel Aged Imperial Stout
  • Belching Beaver Bourbon Barrel Aged Horchata
  • Stickmen Bourbon Barrel Aged Russian Imperial Stout
  • Full Sail Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout
  • Crux 2016 Tough Love!

BREWPUBLIC Presents Struck on Sierra: Moonstruck & Sierra Nevada Beer & Chocolate Pairing
Saturday, December 3rd – The Upper Lip (3:00 – 7:00pm)
To end out Dark Days we have partnered up Sierra Nevada Brewing and Portland based Moonstruck Chocolate for a special pairing of Sierra Nevada’s Trip In The Woods Series of barrel-aged beers. Master Chocolatier, Julian Rose, from Moonstruck Chocolate will be conducting the pairing at The Upper Lip. Rose is the mastermind behind the successful Oregon Craft Brewers Truffle Collection. (Read more about this collection from our review here.)

Julian Rose displaying his Moonstruck Chocolate Oregon Craft Brewers Collection Truffles. (photo by D.J. Paul)
Julian Rose displaying his Moonstruck Chocolate Oregon Craft Brewers Collection Truffles. (photo by D.J. Paul)

Trip In The Woods Series:

  • Bourbon Barrel-Aged Narwhal w/ Red and Black Currants (12.9% ABV)
  • Barrel-Aged Bigfoot w/ Ginger (12.6% ABV)
  • Barrel-Aged Biere de Garde (8.8% ABV)

Other Sierra Nevada Beers On Tap:

  • 2012 Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale (9.6% ABV)
  • Otra Vez Gose-Style Ale (4.5% ABV)
  • Celebration Fresh Hop IPA (6.8% ABV)

Barrel-Aged Biere de Garde recently received Third Place at the 2016 Festival of Wood and Barrel Aged Beers in Strong Pale Beer category.

Bailey’s Taproom
213 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97205

The Upper Lip
720 SW Ankeny
Portland, OR 97205

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