Bazi Bierbrasserie 5th Anniversary

Bazi Bierbrasserie 4th Anniversary Cake from 2015. (photo by Cat Stelzer)
Bazi Bierbrasserie 4th Anniversary Cake from 2015. (photo by Cat Stelzer)

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.

Proprietor Hilda Stevens cutting the Bazi Bierbrasserie 4th Anniversary Cake from 2015. (photo by Cat Stelzer)
Proprietor Hilda Stevens cutting the Bazi Bierbrasserie 4th Anniversary Cake from 2015. (photo by Cat Stelzer)

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.

A bottle pour of Bazi Hofbrouw Tripel Ale, brewed for Bazi's 4th Anniversary in 2015. (photo by Cat Stelzer)
A bottle pour of Bazi Hofbrouw Tripel Ale, brewed for Bazi’s 4th Anniversary in 2015. (photo by Cat Stelzer)

Bazi Bierbrasserie
1522 SE 32nd Ave.
Portland, OR 97214

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