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Zwanzig Fest: Lompoc Brewing’s 20th anniversary

Portland, Oregon-based Lompoc Brewing celebrates their 20th anniversary this month, and accordingly they are kicking off their Zwanzig Fest this week. This fest (“Zwanzig” meaning “twenty” in German) takes place starting Tuesday, December 13 and concludes four days later on Friday, December 16. Each Lompoc location will host food and beer specials as well as a tapping of the special Zwanzig beer they brewed.

Here is the full press release:

PORTLAND, Ore. – A long-time Portland craft beer fixture established in 1996, Lompoc Brewing will celebrate its 20th anniversary this month with Zwanzig Fest, a week-long lineup of special events at Lompoc’s five pubs from Dec. 13 to Dec. 16 (Zwanzig means 20 in German).

To commemorate the 20th Anniversary of Lompoc Brewing, the brewers – with the help of a number of local beer writers and past brewers – have brewed Zwanzig, a bitter Märzen ale in a nod to Lompoc’s very first brew, Erst Ale. Pale orange in color, its full, malty body and eight hop additions will make you reminisce tipping back a few pints on the New Old Lompoc patio (7.0% ABV).

Much like most of Lompoc’s beers, this one doesn’t really fit into a true style, so the brewers have dubbed it a bitter Märzen ale. Every day at 4pm during Zwanzig Fest, a different Lompoc pub will tap the beer; everyone who orders a Zwanzig or that day’s featured taster tray will receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win a variety of Lompoc swag. Owner Jerry Fechter and head brewer Bryan Keilty will be present at the events to share Lompoc’s history and talk about the good old days.

Schedule of events:
Tuesday, Dec. 13 @ Sidebar & Fifth Quadrant, 3901 N Williams Ave
Tapping Zwanzig at 4pm
Beer Special: Monster Mash Vertical Taster Tray featuring 2010, 2013, 2015 & 2016 (taster trays are $12)
Food Special: Monster Mash Chocolate Cake cutting at 6:30pm inside Sidebar
Raffle

Wednesday, Dec. 14 @ Hedge House, 3412 SE Division St
Tapping Zwanzig at 4pm
Beer Special: Fruit & Sour Night Taster Tray featuring 2008 Bluebird, 2012 Peach Wheat, Brewdolph’s Revenge & Cherry Christmas (taster trays are $12)
Food Special: Pierogies
Raffle

Thursday, Dec. 15 @ Lompoc Tavern, 1620 NW 23rd Ave.
Tapping Zwanzig at 4pm
Beer Special: Barrel Aged Night Taster Tray featuring 2009 Bourbon Dark Side Porter, 2012 Bourbon Big Bang Red, 2013 Pinot Noir Forbidden Fruit & Brewdolph’s Revenge (taster trays are $12)
Food Special: Cheese Board
Raffle

Friday, Dec. 16 @ Oaks Bottom Public House, 1621 SE Bybee Blvd
Tapping Zwanzig at 4pm
Beer Special: Belgian Night Taster Tray featuring 2007 Brewdolph, Just Once Think Twice…Belgian Tripel, Brewdolph’s Revenge & Cherry Christmas (taster trays are $12)
Food Special: Belgian Totchos
Raffle

About Lompoc Brewing
Lompoc (pronounced Lom-Pock) creates eight flavorful year-round beers, plus a ridiculous number of seasonals. You can find Lompoc in 12-ounce and 22-ounce bottles and on draft at locations in Oregon and Washington, and at its five Portland neighborhood pubs: Fifth Quadrant and Sidebar in North Portland, Hedge House and Oaks Bottom in Southeast, and the Lompoc Tavern in Northwest. For more information, call 503-288-3996 or visit www.lompocbrewing.com and @LompocBeer on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Drink Local, Drink Lompoc!

Lompoc Brewing is a Portland beer institution, and 20 years in the business is no mean feat. This Zwanzig Fest sounds like a great line-up of beer and fun for the week. Big congrats to Lompoc, keep up the good work for another 20 years!