Beyond simply selling beer, we want to educate and expose people 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 adult beverages. Unless otherwise noted, all events listed as "tastings" are free and open to everyone over 21 years of age.
Salem's Santiam Brewing is putting out some tasty stuff these days, and have recently started bottling too. Join their rep, Cassie, for a tasting in the bottle shop of three of their beers, available in 22-ounce bottles: Ecotopia IPA, 1859 Maibock Lager and Pirate Rum-Barrel Aged Coconut Stout.
Belmont Station will close at 7 PM on July 4 to commemorate Independence Day. Come and get your draft, growlers, cans and bottles early and have a safe and fun Fourth of July!
Zeb Dewar and Trevor Baird started their farmhouse cidery with the intention of bringing traditional small-batch vintage English-style farmhouse cider to the Northwest. Zeb makes cider from fruit grown on Trevor's farm. Both have a mission to grow and produce interesting, honest, subtle, traditional, and unique vintage ciders. They will be sampling:
2012 Constitution - A cider of antique American apples (Newtown Pippin and a field blend of heirloom varieties) fermented with dark brown sugar and raisins for a higher alcohol and greater body, then aged in freshly emptied American oak rum barrels with an infusion of vanilla beans, whole cloves, cinnamon sticks, and cracked nutmeg.
2013 Farmhouse - A delicate, complex honeyed apple aroma, an astringent tannic backbone, and plenty of yeasty farmhouse funk from bottle-conditioning and native fermentation. Fairly Champagne-like and drinkable now, with a nice dry finish, it will only improve over the next few years.
Come taste these impressive offerings from this Portland cidermaker!
Who doesn't love to wash down some tasty Fire on the Mountain wings with a beer fresh from the brewery? Now you can meet the brewer, Ben Neirling, right here at Belmont Station. Of course, we will have their bottles of IPA on sale to take home. Wings not included. ;)