This exclusive event features at least four special Belgian-style beers that are not available at the regular festival, along with a European-style brunch. Tickets are limited, and go on sale in the fall so check back as the event gets closer to guarantee yourself a spot at this exclusive event.
This will take place up above the regular Holiday Ale Festival in a heated tent. You must be 21+ to enter this venue.
2009 Menu and beer line up included……
|The European-Style Brunch Menu
- • A variety of local award winning cheeses from Willamette Valley Cheese Co.
- • Fresh croissants lightly toasted and served with your choice of either warmed honey ham with Havarti or slow-roasted turkey breast with smoked Fontina
- • A selection of cured Artisan salamis
- • Fresh boiled eggs
- • Mini Pain Au Chocolate (a heavenly puff pastry with a small ribbon of chocolate baked inside)
- • Chouquettes (a puff pastry ball sprinkled with rock sugar)
- • Mini Chausson aux Pommes (a French applesauce turnover)
- • Mini raspberry croissants
- • Fresh yogurts infused with seasonal fruit
- • NW granola with dried apples and blueberries
- • A hand carved fresh fruit platter
- • Fresh orange juice and strong black coffee will also be served
|Cascade Brewing Company • Golden Spiced Blonde
|Unibroue • La Fin du Monde (2007)
|Strong Triple-Style Golden Ale [Belgian Ale] • ABV: 9.0%
La Fin du Monde offers both subtlety and strength, with a chorus of fruit, spice and hop notes that make this highly effervescent “liquid gold” so distinctive. Its complex flavor and natural carbonation make La Fin du Monde an ideal pairing for aged cheeses and succulent cuisine like scallops, filet mignon and duck confit. La Fin du Monde (The End of the World) became the first North American beer to rival the monk-brewed Trappist ales of Belgium in terms of complexity and strength. It was developed through 18 months of research on a unique strain of yeast that produces subtle flavors with champagne-like effervescence. This beer is brewed in honor of the intrepid European explorers who believed they had reached the ‘end of the world’ when they discovered a ‘new world’, later called America.
*** This is a special 9-liter vintage bottle that will pour at 12:00pm! ***
Quebec, Canada • unibroue.com • •
|Brasserie Dupont • Avec Les Bons Voeux (2008)
|Cascade Brewing Company • Cascade Apricot Ale (2008)
|Mikkeller • Beer Geek Brunch [aka Weasel]
Imperial Oatmeal Stout [Stout] • ABV: 10.9%
Okay, so it’s not Belgian, but instead Danish, and that sounds mighty worthy of the Brunch. This Imperial Oatmeal Stout is brewed with one of the world’s most expensive coffees, made from the droppings of the weasel-like civet cat. The fussy Southeastern Asian animals eat only the best and ripest coffee berries. Enzymes in their digestive system help to break down the bean. Workers collect the bean-containing droppings for Civet or Weasel Coffee. The exceedingly rare Civet coffee is around $300/lb. This beer is almost as rare, and it’s “what’s for breakfast” at the Brunch only!
Copenhagen, Denmark • mikkeller.dk • •