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.
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 5-8 PM
Only from the collective minds of your humble Belmont Station staff (who shall remain anonymous) and Merchant du Vin's ridiculously silly-yet-knowledgeable Tom Bowers (who shall not remain anonymous) comes this holiday extravaganza in the biercafé of beers that are perfect for the holidays. From the office party appetizers to the star of the show at Thanksgiving, these beers are sure to turn every holiday event into a special experience. We will be offering bottle pours of specialty imports such as Samuel Smith's Winter Welcome, Orval, Rochefort, Westmalle and more. Buy a bottle to enjoy on site and keep the proper glass! We also will be sharing Belmont Station's owner, Lisa Morrison's, special recipe for CranBEERy Relish, featuring Lindeman's Framboise, to taste and take the recipe home! Watch this space for more details on this super fun, festive event! Bazoodilly-Bop!
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 5-7 PM
Elysian's David Chappell will be pouring tastes of the full lineup of Elysian bottled offerings, including Space Dust, Men's Room Red & Black, Bi-Frost, Immmortal IPA and more. Additionally, we will be pouring two very special drafts in the biercafé -- Men's Room Black and the new Swipe Right IPA -- the only keg available in Oregon! Here's a description from Elysian: Love at first sip. No need to read the description, the words "IPA" should be good enough. Lucky for you - it's a match! But on your first encounter, the aromatic effervescence of pineapple, peaches, pine resin, and tangerines scream freak in the mouth. Keep your cool. Take a slow sip. That sweet, bready depth propping up all those hops? That's from her English heritage base malt. That quenching bitterness, the nashing of tropical and citrus hops, you'll be lucky to ever see her again. Enjoy it while it lasts. 16.0P, 62 IBUs, 7% ABV
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2-5 PM
Wild Friday Featuring De Garde Brewing
Ditch the shopping malls and help De Garde'sTrevor Rogers and Linsey Hamacher celebrate the release their first-ever official bottled beers here at Belmont Station. We will be selling 22-ounce bottles of their wild-fermented Bu Weisse barrel-fermented and -aged Berliner Weisse and Petit Desay, a tart farmhouse ale.
And what better way to work off that Thanksgiving dinner stupor than with a flight of delicious wild-fermented sour ales? In the biercafé, we will be pouring a flight of four De Garde beers:
- Bu Weisse (Barrel fermented and aged Berliner)
- Dark Harvest (dark wild farmhouse ale blended from strong bourbon barrel-aged and wine barrel-aged wild saison)
- Nelson Hose (Nelson Sauvin dry-hopped gose aged in oak barrels)
- Stone Bu (barrel-aged Berliner with peaches and apricots)