Today the term Tap Takeover is used way to often when a “beer bar” hosts a brewery for a special event. When a bar that has about 20 taps hosts an event called a Tap Takeover that only features 3 beers from the selected brewery is this truly a Tap Takeover? We think not.
The Upper Lip located above Bailey’s Taproom will host Sixpoint Brewery for a true Tap Takeover on Monday, October 19th. Beginning at 4:00pm when The Upper Lip opens it’s doors all six taps will be dedicated to Sixpoint Brewing and six of its beers, a few that are not very common to see on tap here in Portland.
One beer being featured is Sixpoint’s new wet hop beer, SENSI, that just arrived in Portland only one week ago. Here’s a primer on SENSI from the following Sixpoint video.
Sixpoint Draft List and descriptions:
SENSI Harvest – The Mad Scientists make a pilgrimage to the hop motherland during harvest time to find the ripest, juiciest cones to put into SENSI. This year, Amarillo and Cascade were calling our name. Crack open SENSI 2015 and be transported to the hop fields… it’s Mad Science.
Brett Safe – Saison aged in red wine barrels from Brooklyn Winery for 4 months, with the addition of Brettanomyces. Slight red wine flavor, a bit of horsey/brett funk, finishes with saison esters.
Oyster Stout – This stout is brewed using oyster shells in the mash to give it a seawater/brine aspect to the flavor. Black in color with a distinct Northern Brewer & Nugget aroma.
Pound 4 Pound – Esters and aromatic galaxy hops combine for a complex yet easy drinking brew.
Oktoberfest – A golden amber lager with a clean, malty, grassy aroma and a good balance between malty, grassy, European grains and spicy noble hops. Just a hint of lingering bitterness.
Crisp – A light easy-drinking Pilsner with clean flavors and touch of citrus hops.
Also don’t forget to go on the newly appointed Westside Ale Trail and walk a few blocks to The Big Legrowlski as this Pearl District killer beer bar hosts Killer Black Velvet Fest as part of Killer Beer Week. Killer Black Velvet Fest features a killer selection of ciders and stouts. The Big Legrowlski is located at 812 NW Couch Street.
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.