NYE and the New School 1-Year Anniversary Party

The New School a Portland, OR based web mag/beer blog celebrates it’s First Anniversary fittingly on the New Years Eve with a party to benefit the Glen Hay Falconer Foundation at Portland’s new beer bar and foodie haven the Grain & Gristle.

Pouring will be special rarities from some of our favorite Oregon breweries with some of our favorite beers over the last year.

Lucky Lab: 2009 Son of Old Yeller (Bourbon Barrel-Aged Barleywine)
Over 100 International Bittering Units
23.0° Plato Original Gravity
4.2° Plato Final Gravity
9.67% Alcohol by Volume
Aged 4 months in Heaven Hills bourbon barrels

Hopworks: Bourbon Barrel Aged ‘For Those About To Bock!’
A Southern twist on a German classic, we barrel-aged this delectably crisp, malty lager in Buffalo Trace Bourbon barrels for 9 months.  What was once lightly caramelly, biscuity and crisp now has a rich, fruity flavor and warming alcohol finish.
16 Plato   6.9% ABV   25 IBU

Block 15: 2009 Pappy’s Dark

Brewed with six malts of Belgian & British origin. 100% aged in fresh emptied 9 & 10 year old bourbon barrels. Bourbon in color with a complex and unobtrusive malt backbone. Bright aromas of bourbon, fresh baked bread, caramel, and oak. Velvety texture, rich malt and bourbon flavours with an enticingly warm bourbon finish.   With age, Pappy’s Dark bourbon character has mellowed and transformed the beer into another experience.

10% alc/vol 40 IBU’s  $5/12oz

Deschutes: Bourbon Smoked Cascadian Dark Ale
We tried many a recipe in our development of the Hop in the Dark. Some were just ‘too much’ for the average drinker…this beer has an extremely complex malt profile with over-the-top hop bitterness, made even crazier with bourbon-barrel aging and 8% Cherry Smoked Malt. Yeeow!
IBU’s: 87 Alcohol Content: 6.5%

11pm Beer Trivia with Ben Edmunds of New Brew Odyssey/Oregon Beer Odyssey/Breakside Brewery
Prizes from: Hopworks, Upright, Coalition, Breakside and more.

And a special Midnight toast with:
Upright Brewing’s Old Tom Gin Barrel-Aged Apricot Anniversary Ale
from the upcoming limited edition Sole Composition Series.