Amnesia's Festival to Remember

Amnesia assistant brewer Chris (left) and owner/brewer Kevin King
Amnesia assistant brewer Chris (left) and owner/brewer Kevin King

Eighteen beers, including six special releases from Amnesia, made the inaugural Amnesia Winter Ale Festival an unforgettable jubilee. The event was a benefit for the Glen Hay Falconer Foundation to provide Siebels scholarships in the name of the late, much beloved Falconer.  Falconer’s brother Quenton heads the foundation and traveled from the Bay Area to attend the event.

A 2007 and 2008 Amnesia Sleigh Jerker were among crowd favorites, as were two Walking Man brews (My Old Kentucky Homo and the Walktopus), a Caldera Old Growth Imperial Stout, and a 2007 New Old Lompoc Holiday Cheer Vanilla Porter.

The event was divided into two areas – a heated outdoor tent featuring jockey boxes filled with some scrumptiously brawny brews, and the inside pub area, cleared of tables to make room for early crowds.  In all, the event was surprisingly roomy with sightly holiday decor and lots of familiar faces from the Portland beer community.  Amnesia owner and head brewer Kevin King was pleased with the event and says he looks forward making it a yearly happening. “It was a great event in our first year” said King. “And for a great cause.  Glen was a great guy.”

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