I’ve been a fan of the NBC television series “Grimm” since its inception, not the least of which because it is set and filmed in Portland, Oregon. And because it’s Portland, of course you know at some point “Grimm” would intersect with beer—and it has, for the third time in fact. Old Town Brewing has once again collaborated with the series to brew up a special beer, proceeds of which will go to benefit OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital.
The official launch of this latest beer, Wesen Venom, is today, January 19. Old Town will donate $2 of every pint sold to OHSU Doernbecher—so get over there and get drinking!
Here’s the press release:
Old Town Brewing® (OTB®), a locally owned and operated Portland nationally recognized brewery, has just released its third limited batch beer in collaboration with Portland-filmed TV series, Grimm®. Wesen Venom (pronounced Vesen Venom), a red wheat lager, will benefit OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, and culminate the series’ final season. The beer will be available at both the Old Town location on NW Davis and the brewery location on Martin Luther King Blvd, with $2 of every pint going directly to the Grimmster Endowment at OHSU Doernbecher.
The Wesen Venom is a wheat lager brewed with red wheat and crystal malt, giving the beer a venom red color and hint of sweetness. Don’t be fooled, however, just like venom, the beer packs a bit of a bite thanks to the spicy hops used in the brewing process. This unique lager comes in with an ABV of 5.4 percent and 40 IBU.
The beer will be officially launch on Thursday January 19, at the brewery located at 5201 NE MLK Boulevard and Taproom on 226 NW Davis St.
“We have had so much fun working with the Grimm team over the last three years to develop out of the box beers inspired by the show to benefit such an amazing cause, OHSU Doernbecher,” said owner of Old Town Brewing, Adam Milne. “As a brewery, working with creative people in our community to create high quality beer keeps us excited, and as members of our community, the ability to positively impact people in our own back yard keeps us inspired.”
The beer will be served at this year’s third annual Grimm Gala on January 28, 2017 where Grimm cast members will join together with Comcast and NBC Universal in support of OHSU Doernbecher. Though the event is sold out this year, donations can be directly online in addition to purchasing the Wesen Venom beer.