Five years ago Hilda Stevens took a chance and opened up Portland’s first dedicated Belgian Beer bar. Now a half decade in, Bazi Bierbrasserie is one of the more popular beer destinations along Southeast Hawthorne. On Friday, May 27, Bazi will welcome its friendly patrons to celebrate its 5th Anniversary with Stevens and her staff from 5:00 to 11:00pm.
For the 5th Anniversary celebration there will be raffle prizes including a Delirium Tremens soccer ball, a DJ spinning some Euro tunes, and a beer list that includes the official 5 Year Anniversary Quad brewed in collaboration with Upright Brewing. And of course there will be cake! The official cake and toast will take place around 7:30 pm.
Here is the special draft list for Friday nights 5th Anniversary celebration.
Upright & Bazi Sole Composition Quad – Exclusively brewed in collaboration with Hilda Stevens, Bazi’s owner, at Upright Brewing, and aged in port whiskey barrels.
Bazi Hofbrouw Tripel – Brewed in collaboration with Hilda Stevens, Bazi’s owner, at ‘t Hofbrouwerijke in Beerzel, Belgium for the 4th year anniversary, golden light, slightly sweet with a dry bitter finish. 8.5% ABV
10 Barrel Pink Roots Saison – Ginger honey hibiscus Belgian saison. 6% ABV
Breakside Fitzcarraldo Barrel Aged Reserve – Bourbon barrel aged Belgian strong ale mixed with bourbon barrel aged Salted Caramel Stout and some extra magic. 11.2% ABV
Cascade Barrelhouse Cherry Bourbonic Plague, 2012 – Blend of strong dark porters aged in oak, wine and Bourbon barrels, then blended with a dark porter that had been brewed with vanilla beans and cinnamon. The blend was then aged an additional 14 months on dates. 11.5% ABV
The Commons Zeven Dubbel – Dubbel with star anise, raisins, Hawaiian cacao nibs and orange peel.
Double Mountain Pale Death Imperial IPA – Aromas of ripe kiwi, mango, and pineapple consort with the coriander and orange peel of the Ardennes yeast. A noticeable bitterness hangs in balance with a hint of malt sweetness hiding in the vast, pale orange foundation. 9.5% ABV
Ecliptic Biere de Mars – Deep honey orange in color from pale malt and unmalted wheat. Aromas of lemon and wintergreen from the yeast and Mandarina Bavaria hops. 6.3% ABV
Lompoc Mystical Apricorn Belgian Pale Ale – 4.6% ABV
pFriem Peche Lambic-Style – Heirloom peaches added to year-old lambic aged in foeders. 5.8% ABV
Russian River Consecration Barrel Aged – Sour dark ale aged in Cabernet Sauvignon barrels with currants. 10% ABV
Russian River Supplication Barrel Aged – Wild ale aged for 12 months in Pinot Noir barrels from local Sonoma County wineries with sour cherries, brettanomyces, lactobacillus, and pediococcus. 7% ABV
There will also be some Belgian classics that inspired it all including Tripel Karmeliet, St Bernardus, Delirium Tremens, Bosteels Kwak, Chimay Doree, and La Trappe Bock.
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 20 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 Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter at @hopapalooza.