I forgot to include this on the Oregon beer news post this week: if you’re in the Portland area tonight, check out The Hop and Vine for a special winter and holiday-themed edition of Brewing Up Cocktails, the latest in the “series of events explores the interplay of craft beer and spirits to create a new breed of beer cocktails” masterminded by Ezra Johnson-Greenough of The New School as well as Jacob Grier, and Yetta Vorobik of The Hop and Vine. The event is from 6 to 9pm and includes an ugly sweater contest as well.
Of the seven beer cocktails that will be featured tonight, three are hot (Wassail, Hot Scotchy, Hot Choklat) and four are cold (Trade Winds Punch, Euclidean 75, Furburger, Smoked Vanilla Bean Flip). You can see the descriptions at the event page. There’s no cover charge for entry; each cocktail is individually priced.
One of these days I’ll have to make the trip to Portland to check out a Brewing Up Cocktails event, they sound really good—or perhaps I can convince Ezra to bring the event to Bend at some point(!).