Belmont Station Craft Brewers Conference Week of Events


While the 2015 Craft Brewers Conference is in town this week, Belmont Station will not be left out of the fray. The best bottle shop in the land will be hosting a weeks worth of events that kicks off tonight and lasts through Saturday. This will be one epic week for us craft beer lovers!

Here’s a run down of what to expect all week long at Belmont Station.

Victory Meet the Brewer & Deep Cocoa Release Party
Monday, April 13   5:00-7:00pm
Meet, Bill Covaleski, the founder and brewmaster of Victory Brewing Co.!

Enjoy a taste of Philly with The Italian Market food truck (on-site) and savor several special Victory beers on draft, plus bottles of Deep Cocoa Baltic Porter will be available for sale in the bottle shop!

On tap:

  • Dirt Wolf DIPA
  • Earth & Flame Scotch Ale
  • Old Horizontal Barley Wine
  • Deep Cocoa Baltic Porter

CBC Kick-Off Party with Deschutes & Woody! Deschutes Brewery
Tuesday, April 14   3:00-6:00pm
Giant beer barrel? Mobile tavern? No matter how you look at it, whenever Woody,  Deschutes’ginormous beer-barrel shaped party-on-wheels, rolls into town, you know it will be a good time.

And Woody just got a makeover, with all kinds of shiny new features. This will be his Portland debut, so swing on by to see Woody in action! Belmont Station will be pouring 8 different and very special Deschutes beers on draft (4 in Woody!) and they will even be handing out commemorative CBC/Deschutes/Belmont Station glassware (while supplies last)!

Here are the beers that will be pouring:

  • Super Jubel 2015
  • India Red Ale
  • Nuggetzilla IPA
  • Evergreen Piquant
  • Must Have Trippel
  • Hoppy Pils Dry-Hop Lager
  • Kiss From A Rose Collaboration w/ The Commons Brewery
  • 2014 The Abyss

Bell’s After Dark
Tues., April 14     8-CLOSE
The last time the Craft Brewers Conference was in Portland, Bells’ Brewery Co. founder Larry Bell threw what continues to be one of the most legendary after-parties ever. In his hotel suite, no less.

We don’t expect this gathering to come close to topping that epic night, but The Station thought it would fun to host Larry and some of his crew and enjoy several Bell’s beers on tap — a rarity in these parts for quite some time. Belmont also will have bottles of Two Hearted Ale for sale in the bottle shop!

Come by, enjoy some Bell’s beers, pick up a bottle of Two Hearted, and say hello to one of craft beer’s pioneers. (Make sure to ask him how many times the police showed up at that Portland after-party!)

Here’s what will be pouring:

  • Two Hearted Ale (IPA)
  • Cherry Stout
  • Special Double Cream Stout
  • The Wild One Sour Ale
  • Roundhouse IRA
  • Kalamazoo Stout
  • Third Coast Old Ale
  • Oberon American Pale Wheat Ale
  • Oarsman Berliner Weisse
  • Midwest Pale Ale

Celebrating American & Belgian Craft Beer
Wednesday, April 15   4:00-6:00pm
Belmont Station is honored that Yvan de Baets of Brasserie de la Senne in Brussels, Belgium, has brewed a special beer for us. You see, the label for Taras Boulba Extra Hoppy Ale depicts a man shouting “Smeirlap!”, and the staff at Belmont Station have adopted that Flemish interjection as our unofficial curse word (it means “Bastard!”). Unfortunately, Yvan won’t be able to join us, but Luc de Raedamaeker of the Brussels Beer Challenge (an international beer competition) will be on hand to present and discuss Smeirlap! Additionally, we have asked several local/regional breweries to contribute a beer to this event and join us to talk about how they’ve been influenced by Belgian brewers.

The breweries/brewers include:

  • Brasserie de la Senne
  • Breakside Brewing (Jacob Leonard)
  • Hair of the Dog
  • pFriem Family Brewers (Josh Pfriem)
  • Upright Brewing (Alex Ganum)
  • Mazama Brewing (Jeff Tobin)
  • Russian River Brewing (Vinnie Cilurzo)
  • The Commons Brewery (Mike Wright)

One will be able to enjoy all the beers and chat with the brewers about the influences that Belgian and American brewers have imparted on each other’s works.

Stone After Dark Stone-Brewing-Logo
Wednesday, April 15   8:00-Close
Join some of the Stone Brewing gang for a chill night of hanging out with some great Stone beers on tap!

The Station will be pouring:

  • Arbalest Belgian Pale Ale aged in bourbon barrels
  • New Desecrator Black Barley Wine
  • Stone w00t Stout
  • Spotlight Series Imperial Mutt Brown Ale, the 2015 champion of Stone’s in-house brewing competition.

Green Flash/Alpine Freak Show & Silva Stout Bottles Release Party
Thursday, April 10   4:00-6:00pm
Green Flash Head Brew Master Chuck Silva will be on hand to help launch the Cellar 3 series, featuring Silva Stout bottles. Chuck will be signing bottles in the bottle shop for you to take home. Plus, the debut Alpine Brewing in Portland at the same time!

Green-Flash-CELLAR-3-LOGO-01-270x300In the biercafé, we will pour:

  • Green Flash Super Freak
  • Super Freak with Apricot
  • Super Freak with Black Currant
  • Sour Blonde
  • Silva Stout
  • Alpine Duet IPA
  • Alpine Nelson IPA

Also, be on the lookout for the photo booth that will be on-site to commemorate your Freakiness — take home your souvenir CBC photos!

Cascade Barrel House ‘Battle of the Belmont Blends!’
Thursday, April 16   7:00-9:00pm
The Belmont Station staff split up into four teams and blended four unique, one-off beers at Cascade Barrel House. The Station will be pouring the only existing kegs of these four beers during this event.

Purchase a flight of all four and vote for your favorite! The winning beer will be announced at the event. Members of the Cascade crew will be on hand to chat with as well. Expect a lot of smack talk between Belmont Station folk. Just sayin’.

An Evening with Barley Brown’s Barley-Browns-Logo
Friday, April 17   5:00-8:00pm
The brewery that brewed Belmont Station’s 18th Anniversary will be celebrated for this CBC night. Barley Brown’s from beautiful Baker City will be in the house! Join founder/owner/brewer Tyler Brown as he busts out some special stuff that’s never made it out of the brewpub until now!

This list isn’t entirely confirmed, but here’s a start:

  • HeadShake IIPA
  • Fork Lift IIPA
  • Predictable IIPA (colab with Fat Heads)
  • Chaos Imperial CDA
  • Belmont Black 18th Anniversary CDA
  • Pallet Jack IPA
  • Ratchet Strap IPA
  • Tumble Off Pale Ale
  • Hand Truck Pale Ale
  • 80 Schilling Ale
  • Breakfast Stout
  • Starbottle Stout
  • Throttle Jockey Old Ale
  • Citra Hot Blonde IPA
  • Joan Red Ale with Ginger and Jalapenos

Kick the Kegs with Beer Advocate
Saturday, Apri 18   2:00-til the kegs kick
Yup, the bros — Jason and Todd Alström will be on-site, along with a number of BA magazine and online writers and contributors. Help Belmont Station put the final flourish on a successful Craft Brewers Conference, Portland-style, and also give The Station a hand in getting rid of some of these kegs that have piled up all week long!

Dogfish Head Record Store Day Party & Turntable GiveawayDogfish Head Record Store Day
Saturday, April 18   2:00-4:00pm
Dogfish Head, with its slogan, “analog beer for the digital age,” has been named the Official Beer for Record Store Day, a celebration of the unique culture of record stores and the special role they play in their communities.

With the help of concert poster artist Marq Spusta, Dogfish Head has created the Official Poster of Record Store Day. The limited-edition poster will be available for free at Belmont Station while supplies last.

Spusta’s art also appears on a mini traveling turntable from Crosley. Featuring built-in stereo speakers and 3 speeds, the Dogfish Crosley will be on display during our Record Store Day event! Bring in a favorite piece of vinyl and play a couple of tracks!

Then at 4:00pm Belmont Station will be giving the turntable away to a lucky winner in a raffle. Everyone who attends the party gets a ticket, so come on by, listen to some tunes, enjoy some great beer with the Beer Advocate gang and cross your fingers that you win!

Belmont Station
4500 SE Stark St
Portland, OR 97215