Plus some more late-breaking Thursday events at the end of the list…
National 2 x 4 Imperial IPA Day Thursday Feb. 4, The BeerMongers, 1125 S.E. Division St.; Apex, 1216 SE Division Street;NWIPA, 6350 S.E. Foster Rd.; Roscoe’s, 8105 S.E. Stark St.;
Wyoming’s Melvin Brewing is celebrating their award-winning 2×4 Imperial IPA across the U.S. with special events at two dozen bars around the country, including four of Portland’s finest. The reason for the party is 2×4, an Imperial IPA with a stupid amount of hops, says the press release. Checking in at 10 percent, 2×4 has a light malt base that reveals notes of pine, citrus and tropical fruit. 2×4 has won a gold medal at the Great American Beer Festival, back-to-back Alpha King awards (2nd in 2015) and holds the current World Beer Cup Gold Medal Until now, the beer has been on tap only in Jackson, Wyoming. There’ll be other Melvin Brewing beers pouring, too, including Clinic ISA, Hubert MPA, Dready Copper, IPA and Shaolin Double IPA, plus ninjas and swag.
Brewshed Session Ale Portland Release Party 5 p.m. Wednesday Feb. 3, Roscoe’s, 8105 S.E. Stark St.;
The first beer in GoodLife Brewing’s Sustainable Session Series is BrewshedSession Ale, which benefits the Brewshed Alliance whose goal is simple: protected water makes superior beer. GoodLife Brewing will donate one percent of all sales to the Brewshed Alliance through June, so buy a beer and support conservation. As a bonus, at the Portland release party, brewery folks will be giving out Brewshed Session Ale shirts throughout the night and raffling off other GoodLife swag.
Hypernova Triple IPA Release Wednesday Feb. 3, Ecliptic Brewing, 825 N. Cook St.; Hypernova Triple IPA will be released in both draft and 22oz bottles for the first time on Wednesday. The 12 percent IPA from one of Oregon’s IPA masters should satisfy any craving for a hop forward beer with layers of character. Hypernova Triple IPA is a once-a-year offering as part of Ecliptic Brewing’s Special Release line-up.
Meet the Brewer 5 p.m. Thursday Feb. 4, Green Dragon, 928 S.E. Ninth Ave.;
Everybody’s Brewing owner Doug Ellenberger will be on hand as they tap Local Logger, Lil Sister ISA, Pucker Huddle Porter, and the Trifecta collaboration Biscuit Shooter IPA.
Oakshire Winter Beer Showcase 5-8 p.m. Thursday Feb. 4, Imperial Bottle Shop, 3090 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd.
Join the Imperial folks for some great Oakshire beers including 2013 Barleywine 2014 Barleywine 2015 Barleywine 2014 Bourbon Barrel Very Ill Tempered Gnome CranBerliner Weisse
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