CBC Events: Cascade Sour and Wild Invitational

Kicking off today and running all week during the Craft Brewers Conference is Cascade Brewing‘s Sour and Wild Invitational taking place at their Barrel House in southeast Portland. Each day from the 14th through the 18th from 3pm to closing, the Barrel House will feature pours of amazing sour and wild beers not only from Cascade but from a large number of guest breweries! Since it’s running all week there’s really no excuse not to stop by at least once!

Here’s the description from the press release:

The Sour and Wild Invitational will feature a number of exclusive Cascade blends alongside unconventional – and in some cases rare – sour and wild beers from breweries around the country. There will also be a limited food menu available, as well as a merchandise and bottles sale station. Hours for the event are 3pm to 11pm April 14-16, 3pm to Midnight April 17 and Noon to Midnight on April 18. There is no admission to attend the event. Admittance will be limited to ages 21 and over.

The event will sell 8-oz pours of the specialty beers; payment is by cash or credit. The lineup will rotate throughout the five days. Following is an ever-growing list of guest breweries/beers that are scheduled to appear:

7venth Sun Brewing, Dunedin, FL: Watermelon Berliner, Square Peg & Round Hole
Allagash Brewing Co, Portland, ME: Resurgam & Golden Brett
Almanac Beer Co., San Francisco, CA: Farmer’s Reserve Strawberry & Rum Barrel Peche
Beachwood Brewing, Long Beach, CA: Tart Simpson
Block 15 Brewing, Corvallis, OR: Peche & Golden Canary
Crooked Stave, Denver, CO: Motif & Nightmare on Brett
de Garde Brewing, Tillamook, OR: Special Rouge & Saison Deuxieme
Epic Brewing, Salt Lake City, UT: Old Sage Brett & Golden Brett
Green Bench Brewing, St. Petersburg, FL: Push It & Apple Brandy Barrel Aged Sour Stout
Jester King Brewery, Austin, TX: Ol’ Oi & Nocturn Chrysalis
Logsdon Farm Brewery, Hood River, OR: Seizoen Bretta & Cerasus
New Belgium Brewing, Fort Collins, CO: Love Blackberry Oscar & Love Cherry Felix
Night Shift Brewing, Everett, MA: Ever Weisse & Orion
Perennial Artisan Ales, St. Louis, MO: TBD
Real Ale Brewing, Blanco, TX: Tenebrae Aeterna & Imperium
Russian River Brewing, Santa Rosa, CA: Supplication & Beatification
Sante Adairius Rustic Ales, Capitola, CA: Cellarman & Palimpsest
The Bruery, Placentia, CA: Befuddlement & The Wanderer
The Commons, Portland, OR: Citrus Myrtle
The Lost Abbey, San Marcos, CA: Framboise de Amorosa & Cuvee de Tomme
Trinity Brewing Co, Colorado Springs, CO: Koelorado, 365 Day & Red Swingline
Upland Brewing, Bloomington, IN: VinoSynth White, VinoSynth Red, Dantalion & Permission Slip
Wicked Weed Brewing, Asheville, NC: Red Angel, Medora Blackberry Raspberry Sour & Genesis Blonde Sour

I have not seen any tap schedule, so don’t assume there’s any beer on at any time (though if you watch their Twitter or Facebook updates they might post what’s on tap).

The Barrel House is located at 939 SE Belmont Street, only a mile from the Convention Center—an easy trip no matter how you slice it.

Cascade Barrel House