Oakshire & Cascade Meet the Brewers @ By The Bottle

By the Bottle owner Arlene Nunez gets down with Buck-It Tuesday

Be sure to mark your social calendars for some pretty cool events that By The Bottle has planned. Co-founder Arlene Nunez say “Each event promises to be a bountiful source of new beer flavors and provocative beer experiences. From an introductory home-brewing class, for ladies only, to sour ales, new beer explorations await you.”

COMINGLE: A Collaborative Beer Tasting with Oakshire Brewing and Cascade Brewing, Friday, February 4, 2011

All events are held at By the Bottle, 104 W. Evergreen Blvd, Vancouver, WA, 98660, 360-696-0012, unless otherwise mentioned. Must be 21, bring valid photo ID. So sorry, no minors are allowed in the Bottle Shop or in the Tap Room, and, our Tap Room is cash only, thanks.

A free “Cool-laborative” Beer Tasting with Oakshire Brewing (Eugene, OR) & Cascade Brewing (Portland, OR) Come-mingle with Matt Van Wyk with Oakshire and Curtis Bain with Cascade at the same tasting! Matt is the Brewmaster for Oakshire, and Curtis is Cascade’s Master Educator on their signature Sour Ales. Both will be pouring your samples while discussing their beers. The samples they will be providing are free. Larger taster flights of four, for $5 will be available. Glasses/pints, depending on the beer, will be sold on draft.

Beer Menu (subject to change):

Oakshire Brewing O’Dark:30 Cascadian Dark Ale-a beguiling combination of dark malt and NW hops, a tribute to the brewers of our region, IBU: 70, ABV: 6.3%

Oakshire Brewing Oak Aged Collaborative Evil 2009- This Belgian Golden Strong Ale was aged 18 months in a Pinot Noir Barrel. The base beer, Collaborative Evil, provides subtle hints of fruit. The barrel aging lays cinnamon, oak, and vanilla flavors over the layers of fruit provided by the Pinot. Limited release, only brewed once, O.G.:18.1, IBU: 20, ABV: 9%

Cascade Brewing The Vine: This Northwest Style Sour Ale is a blend of soured Triple, Blonde Quad and Golden ales that have been refermented with the fresh pressed juice of white wine grapes. The beer spent more than six months of lactic fermentation and aging in small oak barrels. 9.2% ABV

Cascade Brewing Sang Rouge: Previously called ‘Mouton Rouge’… Sang Rouge is aged up to 30 months in oak barrels. This American Wild Ale is a blend of as many as nine lots of aged reds, resulting in a very deep, rich and complex sour. 8% ABV

Event date: Friday, February 4, 2011

Event time: 5PM-8PM, tap room stays open till 11PM

Tasting fee: FREE! Only applies to the samples provided by the breweries