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.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 7 5-7 PM
Cascade Lakes Bottles Tasting
Cascade Lakes has been brewing up tasty beer in Central Oregon for more than 20 years. Come taste a nice selection of their bottled beers: India Red Ale, Cyclops IPA, 20th Anniversary IPA, Paulina Lake Pilsner and 20" Brown.
MONDAY, AUGUST 11 5-7 PM
Merchant du Vin 'Fancy Beers NOT at the PIB Tasting'
Can't get enough of those fancy-pants beers at the Portland International Beer Festival? Neither can we! And for the second year in a row, we will be hosting Merchant du Vin's charming Tom Bowers, who will be selecting from his portfolio of fine beers a lovely array of stuff you couldn't taste at the PIB for us to taste. Tom will be tasting:
Samuel Smith's Imperial Stout
Ayinger Oktober Fest-Marzen
Du Bocq Blanche de Namur
Du Bocq Saison 1858
Swing on by, taste a few and hear some of Tom's stories about the beers while you're sipping.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 13 TIME TBA
Goose Island Tap Takeover
This is just a "save the date" kind of thing right now, as plans are still brewin', but we hope to have nine very special Goose Island beers on tap and a tasting in the bottle shop. Watch this space for details!