Bailey’s Taproom To Host BrettFest, Orval Day & Claim 52 Brewing Can Launch

Portland, Oregon – Continuing our 10 Year Anniversary celebration, Bailey’s Taproom presents BrettFest! Join us Saturday, March 18th from Noon to Midnight as we sample through our collection of beverages featuring a spectrum of “Brett” characteristics.

It’s no secret, we love Brettanomyces! The versatility of this yeast strain ranges from kicking off flavors of pineapple juice to barnyard funk. Brett has a voracious appetite and loves sugars, which can dry out a beer during it’s slow fermentation. It can also be added at conditioning to extend a beer’s shelf life. Brett is living on the skins of your favorite fruit and can even be found on the human body!

Some beverages will contain 100% Brett, others will feature Brett in secondary fermentation, and some may be mixed culture to examine how Brett interacts with fun bacteria like Lactobacillus & Pediococcus. Follow our event page and stay tuned for a full list of BrettFest beers!

March Events Calendar

Thursday March 16: Claim 52 Cans Debut! – Claim 52 is gearing up to release new 16oz cans! They’ll have their Westside IPA & Kolsch available as year round options with a rotating third can available on a monthly(ish) basis. For this debut, it’ll be the awesome Juice Station Flash, their super juicy pale ale. On draft, we’ll be pouring all three plus the new Teaches of Peaches, Peach Cobbler IPA. Stake Your Claim!

Saturday March 25: Imperial Session presents Orval Day at The Upper Lip – Advanced Cicerone™ Ryan Spencer + Chef Spencer Watari are hosting this year’s Orval Day at The Upper Lip with a cheese pairing! Three cheeses will be paired with three different Orval date/vintages as an upgrade option to the tasting