Beyond simply selling beer, we want to educate our customers and expose them to the dizzying array of beer, cider and mead available in Oregon. To facilitate this, we frequently offer free tastings, "Meet the Brewer" nights, theme weeks, and other special events. These events offer an excellent way to learn about styles and the brewing process, as well as meeting the folks responsible for creating your favorite beers, meads and ciders. Unless otherwise noted, all events listed as "tastings" are free and open to everyone over 21 years of age.


#NLtoPDX Meet the Dutch Brewers Night

When Oregon Brewers Festival founder Art Larrance visited The Netherlands last fall, he quickly discovered a craft beer community that was on a similar journey as Oregon has been since 1984 -- and equally as passionate. At its start, the OBF gave locals a chance to taste what others were brewing in an industry that was only several years old, and helped notify the world that Portland, Oregon was going to be a craft beer Mecca.

The Oregon Brewers Festival this year is bringing in about a dozen Dutch brewers so they can pour their beers at the festival under a program called  #NLtoPDX. The OBF sees this as as a natural progression in the evolution of craft brewing worldwide as part of a collective celebration of great craft beer.

So do we! And we have invited the Dutch brewers to bring a keg of something they’ve brewed here to Belmont Station to share with all of us on Thursday evening of the OBF! Ten of the breweries will be pouring their beers and at least 10 brewers will be on site to chat with you and experience this unique cultural beer exchange.

The breweries and their beers that will be pouring in the Bier Café that night are:

  • De Molen Moord & Brand -- Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout
  • Duits & Lauret -- Rookbock Doppelbock
  • Het Uiltje -- UPA (Uil Pale Ale) India Pale Ale
  • Maximus --  Highhops India Pale Ale
  • Oedipus -- Thai Thai Tripel
  • Oersoep -- Pommes Bruxelles Cider Lambic
  • Ramses -- Naar de Haaien Traditional ale
  • Rodenburg -- Bronckhorster Angus Tripel
  • Rooie Dop -- Chica Americana IPA India Pale Ale
  • 't IJ -- Zatte Tripel

None of these beers have ever been poured here, so we invite you to seize this opportunity to enjoy this special treat and meet some really nice brewers from “across the pond”  at the same time!


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