Today is Pearl Harbor Day, a day of remembrance for the surprise attack that catapulted the U.S. into World War II. Raise a toast in remembrance. And here’s the news for this Wednesday; as usual, I’ll be periodically updating this post throughout the day with the latest news, so check back often for updates. If you have news to share, please contact me and I can get that updated as well.
Culmination Brewing (Portland) has a new limited bottle release today: Funky Punch. “Funky Punch is a cured key lime cranberry Gose blended with a Flanders style red ale with cherries. The cherries, cranberries and mild salinity, in this beer, make this offering sour, juicy and refreshing. On the nose you get ripe berries and citrus aroma. On the tongue you feel light carbonation which lends a “punch” like body to this beer’s bright acidity. This beer is of limited quantity. *Limit of 3 bottles per person.* Funky Punch, 6%abv, 750ml, $14.00″
Michigan’s New Holland Brewing has recently made its way to Oregon, and tonight Portland’s Saraveza is holding a New Holland welcome party from 6 to 9pm: “The fine folks over at New Holland brewing are bringing their Dragon’s Milk bourbon barrel aged imperial stout to town, and we’ll be debuting it here on Wednesday the 7th! We’ll have 4-packs and 22s of Dragon’s Milk available for purchase, as well as Dragon’s Milk stout and the Coconut Rum Barrel Dragon’s Milk Reserve on draft!”
Roscoe’s (Portland) is hosting a Big Bad Baptist party tonight from 5 to 9pm featuring several versions of Epic Brewing’s big imperial stout: “There will be four tappings of different specialty kegs of Big Bad Baptist Imperial Stout:
– A rare vintage keg of Big Bad Baptist Batch 3 that has been cellared since 2011
-The brand new Big Bad Baptist (Batch 82) brewed with Cocoa nibs and Coffee beans
-Big Bad Baptista brewed with Mexican coffee, cacao, vanilla, and cinnamon
-Double Barrel Big Bad Baptist- The cream of the crop brewed with barrel-aged single origin coffee, artisan micro-batch cacao nibs, and a ceaseless passion for style
There will be taster trays available, so that you can try all of the diferent versions side-by-side!”
BridgePort Brewing (Portland): Tonight at the brewpub they have an Ebenezer Pint Night fundraiser from 4 to 7pm: “Join us at the BridgePort Brewpub on Wednesday, December 7 from 4-7pm for Ebenezer Pint Night in support of Oregon Wild’s Oregon Brewshed Alliance. Every $1 from every pint of Ebenezer sold will be donated to the Oregon Brewshed Alliance.”
Imperial Bottle Shop (Portland) is celebrating Migration Brewing and the Portland Trail Blazers today with “Migration’s Blazin Xmas Party” from 5 to 8pm: “The holidays are a great excuse to celebrate some of your favorite things, like Migration Brewing Company and the Portland Trail Blazers!!! We’ll be showing the game against the Bucks and have Migration’s 2015 and 2016 Frankie Claus (an 11.8% Belgian Chocolate Stout) and more on tap (see full taplist below). Buy any Migration beer on draft and get a raffle ticket to win one of many prizes, like Migration merch, gift certificates, or a pair of tickets to the Blazers game on 12/21 against the Mavs!!! (those tickets will be raffled off at the end of the game, and you must be present to win). And as always, wear any Blazers gear during a Blazers game and get $1 off pints!”
Belmont Station (Portland): Tonight they are hosting a pair of breweries for a tasting from 5 to 7pm: “Former brewer Pat of Three Magnets and now brewer of Matchless brewing has been pushing the boundaries and the palates of our staff since they’ve arrived on our shelves a year and a half ago. Having a large focus on community and collaborating with local business, while staying true to their roots of the Pacific NW, they also draw inspiration from the beers of Belgium. We will also have some of those very special Belgian-inspired bottles for sale as well. Wait till you will taste their beers!”
Portland’s Cascade Brewing‘s 18th anniversary celebration continues today (and through Sunday), at both the Barrel House and the Raccoon Lodge (east and west of the river, respectively). Bottles of their Tangerine Dream are sold out already, but there are other bottles listed on the event page still available. “The event will feature a number of rare vintage draft beers on tap during the week, including The Bourbonic Plague 2009, Kriek 2009, Sang Royal 2009, Vlad the Imp Aler 2009 and Apricot 2010. All vintage pours will be 4oz for $5.50 for the duration of the event.”
The Green Dragon (Portland): Tonight’s Green Dragon Brew Crew release is featuring “Old Russputin,” a big 9.5% abv Russian Imperial Stout. “As the Green Dragon Pub & Bistro transitions into Rogue Eastside Pub & Pilot Brewery, the Green Dragon Brew Crew wanted to express our gratitude to longtime manager and friend, Russ Menegat, by releasing one of our true gems from the cellar – Old Russputin. Brewed in 2013 by the Green Dragon Brew Crew with guest brewer and Green Dragon Pub & Bistro Manager, Russ Menegat, this massive offering to our loyal followers is truly extraordinary. A blend of four Russian Imperial Stouts were combined in a fresh Rogue Dead Guy Whiskey barrel and aged for four weeks. The beer was then cellared for over two years, allowing the rich flavors to meld into a cohesive whole. Very smooth, creamy and loaded with flavors; coffee, chocolate, oak, whiskey, bitter hops, and roast are all well represented in the beer – a fitting send-off for “The Dragon”.” Taps at 5pm.