Lots of Tastings at 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

Event Title: Meet the Brewmaster, Dave Flemming, Lompoc Brewing

Description: Have a say-so with Dave Flemming, Brewmaster of Lompoc while he pours you FREE samples of some of his magnificent ales. Larger taster flights of four, for $5 will be available, and all of the Lompoc featured beers will be available by the glass or pint, depending on the beer. Dave says if you buy a pint of any of his beers, he’ll let you keep the Lompoc pint glass for FREE.

A new bottle release of Lompoc’s Baltic Porter coincides with this event. There will be special bottle pricing during the event only, when all four featured beers are purchased in bottles.

In Dave’s own words, he says he was made in Japan, but born in Washington DC. He’s been brewing professionally for 14 years. For Lompoc, he’s been brewing for 1 year, 4 months, 17 days, 6 hours and 56 minutes, but who’s counting?

Beer Menu (subject to change): All on draft, C Note IPA, Proletariat Red, Baltic Porter, and a Bourbon Barrel aged ale to be confirmed. Full beer descriptions coming soon

Event date: Friday, February 11, 2011

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

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

Event Title: Southern Oregon Brewing (SOB) Beer Tasting

Description: SOB, Medford, info coming soon

Beer menu: coming soon

Event date: Friday, March 11, 2011

Event time: 5pm-8pm, tap room is open till 11pm

Event Title: Fem-ALES

Description: Ladies wanted! Join Arlene at Bader Beer & Wine Supply for an all Fem-ALE entry-level beer making class designed to show the first time brewer the beer making process. A 5-gallon batch of beer will be made in the class. The discussion will include the use of specialty grains, hops, yeast, malt syrup, sanitation and fermentation. I hope they have some tasty homebrews for us to sample. We can’t be dry for three hours! I’ll work on it.

Have your friends meet you back in the Tap Room at By the Bottle. Your class fee includes a pint! (does not include a tip for the bartender)

Our friends at Bader were kind enough to do a special Saturday class on this day, but we will need twelve beer enthusiastic beer chicks for it to happen, so tell a girlfriend or two. Sorry, guys, we’ll do another one for you, next time.

Class fee: $20.00 per student

Registration: Sign-up at By the Bottle, your fee will be required when you sign-up. I will take a phone call sign-up, but it will not reserve your space.

Event date: Saturday, March 12, 2011

Class time: 1pm-4pm, then a pint afterward at BTB

Event Title: By the Bottle’s 5th Year Anniversary Party!

Event date: Saturday, March 19, 2011

Details coming soon!

Lots of other stuff is in the works…stay tuned, BEERDOS!