PORTLAND, Ore. – Winter will soon be upon us and that means that Portland’s annual snow season kick-off event is coming. Widmer Brothers Brewing is hosting the Big Chill 2014, a celebration of the best of the Northwest, at Grand Central Restaurant and Bowling Lounge in Southwest Portland on Friday, November 21, 2014, from 9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
The party will feature music, art, fashion, and Widmer Brothers’ classic winter seasonal, Brrr Seasonal Ale. Admission to the Big Chill is free and Widmer Brothers glassware for the event will be free while supplies last with the purchase of a Brrr.
Brrr is a Northwest-style red ale featuring Simcoe and Cascade hops for a big, citrusy aroma and Widmer Brothers’ Alchemy hop blend for bittering. Brrr emphasizes hoppiness while embracing a feeling of winter with a solid malt backbone and a rich red appearance.
Attendees are invited to check out the latest winter styles in snowboarding and winter apparel during the Big Chill’s fashion show produced by Portland’s Jillian Rabe. Apparel and accessories will be provided by evo, which will soon be celebrating its grand opening in Portland.
The silent auction is back again this year and will benefit The Snowdays Foundation, a local non-profit whose mission is to empower Portland metro area youth through snowboarding.
Local artists have been asked to create winter-themed works of art from used snowboards donated by Mt. Hood Meadows, which will be displayed on-site in the artist gallery. Guests will be asked to vote on their favorite works of art, with the winning artists receiving some great prizes.
More info can be found at www.widmerbrothers.com, or the Widmer Brothers Brewery & Pub Facebook page.
The Big Chill 2014
Where: Grand Central Restaurant and Bowling Lounge; 808 SE Morrison St., Portland, OR 97232
When: Friday, November 21, 9pm – 1am
What: The seventh-annual snow season kick-off event featuring music, art, fashion, and Widmer Brothers’ winter seasonal, Brrr.
Cost: Admission to the Big Chill ’14 is free. Widmer Brothers glassware for the event will be free with the purchase of a Brrr Seasonal Ale, while supplies last.
About Brrr Seasonal Ale
Warm up with a cold one. Or two. Our winter red ale is the perfect treat, naughty or nice. The deep red body fills your glass and a citrusy hop aroma fills your nose. Then caramel and chocolate malts reward you with a perfectly balanced, malty sweet flavor, and a velvety finish.
Malts: Pale, Caramel 10L & 80L, Carapils, and Dark Chocolate
Hops: Alchemy Hop Blend, Cascade, and Simcoe
OG: 17.0° Plato