Fascination with names and words and people. That’s a nutty side of me. And, yes, damn it, I will soon force Bailey’s to host a Brown Ale Fest. All 25 taps. So much potential!
However, Tuesday October 20th, 2015 around 5 or 6pm will mark the kick-off to Chris Fest at The BeerMongers (1125 SE Division Street, Portland, Oregon). Last year we had Foyston Fest to hoist a pint to our friend (and now Brewpublican-for-reals), Mongers is mostly DGAF when in comes to creative curation…or just mongering the malty good stuff. Brewpublic has been proud to bring many crazy fun Fests!
We toast the abundance of the Multnomah county talented Chris’ of the regional beer (and cider) community.
Drink these beer and toast some of the coolest Chris’ in #craftbeer:
Chris’ Abyss – BeerMongers mainstay and friend to all, Chris Milner getting a keg of Deschutes‘ Abyss.
King C (Christopher Ensign), Kris McDowell (who might even have her own beer flowing as it is deserved for here allege to the Mongerian way…I am always last to know).
Chris Nelson – GoodLife is a brewery that I am a bit prejudice toward. Friends, great beer, and I have even gotten to demo some of their Big 3. For this night o’Chris, GoodLife of Bend, Oregon drops a new variance on them. Chris Nelson, a friend to all who like good beer, Bend, and GoodLife Brewing (not necessarily in that order). Here’s a cask filled with copious amounts of a beloves general varietal of fruity, citrusy New Zealand hops from the Nelson Valley at 45-degrees down under. The base beer is Chris’ brewery’s Mountain Rescue dry-hopped pale ale (5.5% ABV).
Cherry Crabb – Aged for two-years in Heaven Hill Distillery’s Bourbon barrels with the addition of 45 pounds of sour cherries. Holds a golden hue and possesses an oak and fruit nose, finishing slightly tart. 5& ABV. Thanks to brewmaster Bryan Keilty and Lompoc Brewing for this beer
Chris’ Java the Hop – The recipe for this hoppy to the hills Coffee ale. Fort George‘s Chris Nemlowill aka Chris Nimz developed this brew. Co-founder and brewmaster and all-around Fort George guy with a great smile and great beer along with Jack Harris (look for a collab with Ecliptic’s John Harris soon replete with a clever name). Chris will be on hand all the way in from the Land of the Goonies (Astoria, Oregon).
Spollenator – Conceived by yours truly and executed by the innovative brewers at Upright Brewing, The “Spollenator” is a toast to one of our most beloved Cascadian brewer, Chris Spollen. He’s brewed formerly and perhaps most notably at Amnesia Brewing and Rogue Ales and Spirits. Currently Chris leads brewing operations at Old Ivy Brewery & Taproom in downtown Vancouver, Washington. We are also excited to be seeing a very special release from the man, Spollen, himself.
There’s also some grumblings of other beery Chris’ like EyeLuvBeer‘s Chris Baker, Alebriated Distribution‘s Bake (Chrissy) Baker, Belmont Station’s Chris Ormand, and who the heck knows else? Long story short, come to our Killer Chris Fest! There will be more killer beers later, too!
Chris Fest Tuesday October 20, 2015 The BeerMongers 1125 SE Division Street Portland, OR 97202
Angelo grew up in Maine and is proud to call New England his original home. Cascadia is now his home. He fell in love with great beer in Oregon, Washington, and Northern California.
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