The days are getting cooler and along with the seasonal change brings a few more barrel aged beers to the market. Crux Fermentation Project is set to release of its popular 2019 [BANISHED] Tough Love Imperial Stout on November 8th.
This year’s release of Tough Love will take place in both Bend and Portland. The event in Bend will be a bit more extravagant than the one in Portland at The BeerMongers but either one you choose will be a fun time.
Here are details on each of the Tough Love release celebrations in Bend and Portland…
Crux Fermentation Project 2019 Tough Love Release – Bend Crux Fermentation Project Production Brewery – 63065 NE 18th St. – Bend, OR Friday, November 8th (6:00-8:00pm)
Crux Fermentation Project will open its production brewery to host A Tough Love Affair that will feature the debut of this year’s release.
Come spend the night with founder and master brewer, Larry Sidor, in Crux’s barrel room and see where the magic happens. If you’re a Tough Love fan, this is a soirée you won’t want to miss.
Crux will sample through a vertical flight going back 5 years. Plus, you will be the very first to try the 2019 version of Tough Love and have the chance to take a bottle (or three) home.
There will be a special food menu of sweet and savory tapas to complement this deliciously complex barrel-aged imperial stout. And on top of all that, Crux will have a live jazz band playing under twinkling lights. At the end of the night, you’ll have a chance to shop Larry’s extensive library of vintage Tough Love bottles and stock up with discounts on multiple bottle purchases.
Vertical tasting flight (’15, ’16, ’18, & ’19)
Nail pull experience, we’ll sample tough love straight from the barrel
Keepsake Tough Love glass
Passed hors d’oeuvres and tapas pairings
Live jazz band
Tickets to the Bend release are $50 each and can be purchased by clicking HERE. Stay up to date on the Crux hosted event by following its Facebook Event Page.
Larry Sidor giving a toast at the 2016 Tough Love Release at The BeerMongers
Crux Fermentation Project 2019 Tough Love Release – Portland The BeerMongers – 1125 SE Division St. – Portland, OR Friday, November 8th (5:00-8:00pm)
Join Crux in Portland for a celebratory toast with Crux Head Brewer Cam O’Connor for the release of one of our most highly anticipated beers. This marks the official release of our 2019 [BANISHED] Tough Love Imperial Stout on draft and in bottles.
Crux Tap List:
2019 Tough Love Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout
2017 Tough Love Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout
Velvet Pants Juicy IPA
Viking’s Tears Nordic Saison
You Can Not Lager
Sultana of Swat IPA
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.