The Dark Ages Are Upon Us

Oakshire brewer Joe Jasper (left) and founder Jeff Althouse pull O'Dark :30 from tank.
Oakshire brewer Joe Jasper (left), founder Jeff Althouse pull O'Dark:30 from tank


TONIGHT! Monday March 15, 2010: OAKSHIRE O’DARK:30 Cascadian Dark Ale Release Party at Belmont Station from 5-8pm.

Join Brewmaster Matt Van Wyk and Founder Jeff Althouse and taste the new O’Dark:30 Cascadian Dark (Black IPA) brewed with dark malts, wheat malt, and a load of hops, now available in bottles. Also taste Watershed IPA and Overcast Espresso Stout. O’Dark:30 and a rare keg of Collaborative Evil’er (Belgian Golden Strong ale aged five months in Elijah Craig Bourbon barrel) on draft.

This past Friday, we attended an earlier release of O’Dark:30 at The Eastburn, where Van Wyk was also on hand. The new CDA is a stellar example of the emerging beer style marrying citrus and piny hops prevalent in Northwest IPAs with a robust mildly roasty malt character. Other prevalent styles of CDAs you can find around town include Hopworks Secession Black IPA and Widmer Brothers’ W ’10 Pitch Black IPA. Hopworks Ben Love was in attendance for the Eastburn release of O’Dark:30 where all proceeds from CDA purchases benefited the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Look for more more classic CDA styles to present themselves in the future.

At The Eastburn for O'Dark:30 release: (l to r) beer guru Preston Weesner, Oakshire's Matt Van Wyk, and Hopworks' Ben Love
At The Eastburn for O'Dark:30 release: (l to r) beer guru Preston Weesner, Oakshire's Matt Van Wyk, and Hopworks' Ben Love

Matt Van Wyk reminds us of the O’Dark:30: “Summer is fast approaching, so don’t put it off.”

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Belmont Station is located at 4500 SE Stark Street in Portland, Oregon. For more information call (503) 232-8538.


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