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.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12, 2014 5-7 PM
Ballast Point Meet the Brewer & Bottle Tasting
Brewer Aaron Justus used to be a weatherman in Virginia, but turned his sights on brewing and has never looked back. You can meet Aaron and taste all the Ballast Point bottled beers on this night, plus we will be pouring a rare barrel-aged Navigator Doppelbock in the Biercafe. In the meantime take a look at this hilarious weather forecast Aaron did during a heat wave on the East Coast.
THURSDAY, MARCH 13, 2014 5-7 PM
Coalition Space Fruit Citrus-Infused IPA Release Party
The gang at Coalition will be here to launch Space Fruit Citrus-Infused IPA both in bottle and on draft! Citrus-infused IPAs seem to be the surprise trend of 2014 and this once promises to be a great one to add to the growing list!
MONDAY, MARCH 17-??
Our 17th Anniversary Celebration
How do you celebrate 17 years of great beers and cheers? By asking each one of our awesome, knowledgeable employees to pick a keg they want on tap and enjoying those kegs until they run out! That's how! We will be tapping our staff's picks on March 17, the actual date of our anniversary, and pouring them until they all run out, so come on by and help us celebrate!
THURSDAY, MARCH 20, 2014 5-8 PM
Central City Brewing Night
Our friends up in the Great White North (aka Vancouver, BC) are coming down to pay a visit and they will be tasting their Red Betty IPA and Red Betty ISA in the bottle shop, as well as hanging out in the biercafé, where we will be pouring rare kegs of their Imperial Porter and Imperial IPA. Come try these great beers from Canada and give our friends a warm Portland welcome!
TUESDAY, MARCH 25, 2014 5-7 PM
French & Basque Cider Tasting
French cider expert Rebecca Pagel will be in the bottle shop, tasting several French ciders and one Basque cider that recently entered the market: From Normandy, she will be sampling Le Pere Jules Poire, Cidre Brut and Cidre Demi-Sec. The other cider she will be sampling is Sagarnoa Txopinondo Cider, from Basque country. These are lovely ciders that you really should taste to believe!