When Block 15 Brewing recently expanded with the summer opening of its new production space at its Brewery & Taproom location, this also brought the anticipation of forthcoming 16 oz cans of its popular Sticky Hands Imperial IPA. Well the 4-pack cans of Sticky Hands have now made its way to Portland and on Wednesday, October 7th; the official Portland release party will take place at Belmont Station from 5:00 to 7:00pm.
For the Sticky Hands Release Party expect to choose from a wide array of fabulous Block 15 beers as the Corvallis brewery will take over six of Belmont Station’s taps. There will also be a heavy inventory of 4-pack cans of Sticky Hands IIPA for purchase to take home.
And now for the evenings draft list and descriptions provided by the crew at Belmont Station.
Sticky Hands – Hop Experience Ale
This experience ale features ample additions of sticky, resinous, lupulin packed hop buds grown in the Pacific Northwest. Enjoy a hop decrescendo that begins with an aromatic blast of tropical fruits, citrus and dank herbs, transitions into intense hop flavor and then ends with a balanced bitter finish, gently propped up by pale malted barley and fermented with our privately banked English yeast. 8.1% ABV
Bad Fish IPA
This incredibly drinkable IPA was brewed with a sublime combination of American and New Zealand hops backed by organically grown pale malted barley and a whisper of wheat. We implemented a unique kettle steep of Citra and Simcoe hops which provides juicy flavors and aromas while restraining bitterness. Double dry hopped for balanced citrus, floral, and tropical hop notes. 7.75% ABV
Super Fly Rye
Hoppy Rye Ale Our fall inspired rye ale is brewed with 25% malted rye and dry hopped with Amarillo and Citra. Super Fly Rye pours dark red hue with a light, off white head. Bursting aromas of grapefruit, cracked pepper and citrus. Full hop flavor with a dry balanced bitter finish. 7.3% ABV
Consortium V Dual-Hop IPA
IPA with Falconer’s Flight & Zythos. This IPA series features a partnership between two unique hop varieties working toward the common goal of creating a new hop experience. Each specifically chosen variety contributes hop oils to the beer that when combined express unique characters. For this Consortium we chose to utilize 2 blended hops, Falconer’s Flight and Zythos. Aromas of tropical and grapefruit upfront fade into flavors of pineapple and mango with a light piney finish. 7.2% ABV
A Celestial IPA Brewed with Millennium hops for bittering and Falconer’s Flight Hops for flavor and aroma. Maris Otter& European specialty malts form a solid malt base. Pours a rustic red with a beige head. Bursting hop aromas of citrus & spice, big hop flavor with malt balanced and bitter finish. 7.3% ABV
Cardinal Coalescence Krieken
A blend of young and old Flanders style reds conditioned with Oregon cherries. The Cardinal highlights careful blending of old sour beers matured 2-3 years in brandy barrels and gently sweet young beer bursting with cherry character. 6% ABV
Belmont Station 4500 SE Stark Street Portland, OR 97215
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.