5-7 p.m. Thursday Dec. 10, Belmont Station, 4500 S.E. Stark St.; Talk beer and hang with with one of Oregon’s best-loved brewers, John Harris, who’ll be bringing some special treats to this tasting.
Meet the Heretic 6-9 p.m. Thursday Dec. 10, Saraveza, 1004 N. Killingsworth St.; Meet Jamil Zainasheff, the man behind the tasty concoctions from Heretic. The Sar5avezans and Rob Merolis from Running Man Distributing have some special Heretic beers on tap, including Evil Cousin IIPA, Primo Diablo Habanero IPA, Russian Imperial Stout and AHA Saison with brett.
Beers, Booze Together 6-9 p.m. Thursday Dec. 10, C-Bar, 2880 S.E. Gladstone St.; Eastside Distilling & Base Camp partner to create special pairings featuring their Holiday Ale Fest collaboration Bourbonator bourbon barrel-aged Triplebock.
Meet the Thunder Island Brewer 5 p.m. Thursday Dec. 10, Green Dragon, 928 S.E. Ninth Ave.; The brewer from Thunder Island Brewing of Cascade Locks makes the trek to Portland bringing kegs of Dry Creek IPA, Mosaic Pale Ale, Chocolate Stout, and Barrel Roll.
5-8 p.m. Thursday Dec. 10, Imperial Bottle Shop, 3090 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd.; $10 for four-beer sampler tray $13 for beer/cookie pairing. Warm up with a special taplist from Crux Fermentation Project, featuring their barrel-aged [BANISHED] series — plus homemade Christmas cookies to pair with the beers.
Better Off Red Flanders Red Ale
Freakcake Oud Bruin
Candied Fruitcake Balls
2014 Tough Love Imperial Stout
Spiced & Salted Gingerbread Cookie
2015 Tough Love Imperial Stout
Espresso & Dark Chocolate Coconut Macaroon
Tacky Sweater Party
6-11 p.m. Thursday Dec. 10, Migration Brewing, 2828 NE Glisan St.; Join the Make-A-Wish Emerging Leaders Board for the annual holiday tacky sweater party and Migration Brewing will donate 20 percent of sales from the evening.
John Foyston is Oregon's longest serving beer writer, and wrote a
weekly beer column for The Oregonian until just recently. His
work has appeared on CNN, and in Beer Connoisseur, Celebrator Beer
News, Oregon Beer Growler, Mix Magazine and other publications and
will occasionally appear on these pages, at least until Angelo and DJ
get tired of him too...He can be followed on Twitter at @beerherejohnny.