Occidental Brewing Celebrates 5 Years

Crawfish 2016 Poster

Next week Occidental Brewing will celebrate five years of brewing German inspired beers in Cathedral Park neighborhood under the beautiful St. Johns Bridge. Prior to Occidental’s 5th Anniversary Crawfish Boil on Saturday, June 11, Occidental will be taking over all of the taps for one special night at The Upper Lip on Thursday, June 9. Then in July Occidental hopes to open its Wursthaus, a restaurant that they partnered with Urban German Grill on in the former Cathedral Park Kitchen space that’s located across the parking lot from the brewery.

Beginning at 4:00pm on Thursday, June 9, The Upper Lip will become a Occidental Brewing pop-up bar when all six taps will be pouring German inspired beers. Located above Bailey’s Taproom, The Upper Lip will kick off PDX Beer Week by celebrating Occidental Brewing’s fifth anniversary.

The lineup of Occidental beers will include the following.

  • Barrel-Aged Lucubrator
  • Maibock
  • Kölsch
  • Special Anniversary Beer
  • Zwarte Betje
  • 2011 Tripel
Dan Engler preparing the crawfish during the Occidental Brewing Crawfish Boil in 2015.
Dan Engler preparing the crawfish during the Occidental Brewing Crawfish Boil in 2015.

Then two days later the famous Occidental Crawfish Boil returns to the outdoor beer garden at Occidental Brewing. The 5th Anniversary Crawfish Boil will take place on Saturday, June 11, from Noon to 9:00pm for those 21 years of age or older. As in year’s past, Dan Engler will be cooking up some fresh crawfish along with all of the fixings. Swing by in the early afternoon for some fresh crawfish compliments of the brewery. Don’t delay as these little mudsharks won’t last long.

Occidental Brewing Crawfish Boil and a German-style Pilsner.
Occidental Brewing Crawfish Boil and a German-style Pilsner.

And since its Occidental’s anniversary, there will be a special beer release on this day, Jahrfünfbier. Brewed to commemorate Occidental Brewing fifth anniversary, Jahrfünfbier is described as a crisp and refreshing lager, brewed in the tradition of producing a special pils or helles lager beyond the brewery’s flagship. Bohemian floor-malted pilsner malt delivers a delicious yet dry grainy character while several late additions of German Hersbrucker hops lend a noble floral aroma. At only 5.1% ABV, Jahrfünfbier will be a perfect beer to pair with some fresh crawfish!

Occidental Brewing Company
6635 N Baltimore Ave.
Portland, Oregon 97203

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