When Fat Head’s Brewery opened its doors on November 3, 2014, there was some doubt as to how and why a Midwest based brewery would want to compete in the proliferated craft beer market of Portland, Oregon. Well what the brewers, led by Mike Hunsaker, showed Portland craft beer fans right out of the gate is that this brewery can produce some of the best beer in all of Beervana.
On Tuesday, November 3, Fat Head’s will host its One Year Anniversary Celebration. The fun begins at 5:00pm and will feature 6 barrel-aged beers that have been spending some time in wooden casks above the bar and a few new beers including a new Triple IPA, Head Crusher IIIPA. Also on tap will be one last keg of the brewery’s Great American Beer Festival Gold Medal winning Rye Beer, Blitzkrieg Bock.
Here’s a list of barrel-aged and anniversary beers that will be pouring.
Weekend Wine Trip – Head Trip Tripel aged in Cab/Sauv barrels with black currants 9.5%
Purple Worm IPA – blend of mescal barrel aged HH and Sunshine Daydream with grapefruit zest and lavender 6.5% 72 IBU
Gin Barrel Aged Bier de Mars – Imperial BDM aged in Ransom Gin barrels 7.4%
Satyr – Zeus Juice aged in bourbon barrels 10%
Bourbon Barrel Iron Mike – Old Ale aged in bourbon barrels 9.2%
2 Kilts Walk into a Bar… – Wee Heavy Scottish, 66% aged in Rum, 33% aged in bourbon 10%
Hammer – Russian Imperial Stout on Nitro 10%
Owen’s Demise American Style Barleywine 11%
Head Crusher IIIPA – Triple IPA with Mosaic and Galaxy Hops 11% 100 IBU
Maple Tripel – Belgian Tripel with Maple Syrup 9.5%
Also of note is that Fat Head’s will be offering up its Happy Hour all day long.
Fat Head’s Portland 131 NW 13th Ave Portland, OR 97209
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 25 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 the archives of Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter and Instagram at @hopapalooza.