Raise your pint to mark the first day of summer at the Raccoon Lodge & Brew Pub’s annual Summer Solstice Celebration. The family friendly, all ages event features an afternoon of live music, including Cascade Brewmaster Ron Gansberg’s bluegrass-folk band, Black Lodge, and The Redeemed, a Portland-based Cascade Country band with a hint of rockabilly and swing. No cover charge. There will be delicious bbq meats roasted over an applewood fire as well as other food for purchase.
Most exciting will be the debut of “The Four Goses of the Apuckerlypse!” This is a one-time opportunity to try and compare all four of Cascade Brewing’s Goses that have been stored away specifically for this party. We’ll be pouring last fall’s, winter’s, this spring’s and debuting this year’s summer gose: a classic style gose, this fairly light wheat beer was brewed with coriander and salt and soured slightly. There will also be a full barrel of our Summer Solstice IPA based on brewer Jon Berry’s recipe and made with Summit and Chinook hops. The ceremonial rolling out of this barrel on a handcarved wooden cart will take place at 5 pm. Rumor has it there may also be an appearance of The Vine!