The New School presents Class of 2014 New Portland Breweries Night at the White Owl Social Club on Friday, April 3rd, from 6-10pm. This special event is to celebrate a successful graduating class of new Portland breweries with a unique collaboration beer spun off into five different versions. Ex Novo Brewing, Baerlic Brewing, Fat Head’s Brewing, Stormbreaker Brewing, and Royale Brewing Co. all got together with The New School and decided to brew a basic Belgian/Saison style golden ale with the same yeast–Wyeast 3726, Farmhouse Ale–but each brewer would brew their own unique version with a special ingredient of their choice.
The inaugural batch was brewed at Ex Novo Brewing, where Joel Gregory helped spearhead the collaboration. Nearly all the brewers were able to gather for that first beer and the yeast was then cropped from that initial brew and handed down to each brewer for their beers. On Friday, April 3rd, from 6-10pm, the White Owl Social Club will host all five breweries and all five beers pouring side-by-side on the patio, with each brewer also pouring an additional beer from their respective brewery. It’s a great chance to meet the entire new class of Portland breweries at once while trying their stuff out and the unique variations of their collaboration, like versions with Meyer lemon, jackfruit, galangal, tamarind, coffee, and peppercorns.
(first beer listed from every brewery is collaboration)
The Motivator, a coffee saison brewed with Tettnanger and Meridion hops with Ethiopian Golba cold press coffee from Extracto Coffee Roasters. 5.4% abv, 20 IBUs
Tacenda Pilsner, 5.5% abv / 50% Weyermann pilsner malt, tett hops.
Wildcat Saison with Meyer Lemon: Fruity, tart and slightly funky, Wildcat is our take on a traditional Belgian saison. We added Meyer lemon peel and beechwood smoked malt to give this beer a rich and complex mouthfeel and finish.
Primeval NW Brown Ale: A NW take on an American Brown Ale. Aromas of evergreen, cocoa & sweet orange dance with biscuit, roast and malty sweetness that finishes dry with bittersweet chocolate and citrus.
Ex Novo Brewing
Jacked Up! Farmhouse: A tart farmhouse ale with 8 gallons of Jackfruit puree. Funky tropical fruit flavors. 7.5% ABV, 9 IBU.
Ex Novo Brewing
The Most Interesting Mexican Lager: Crisp and refreshing, this light lager was brewed with Vienna and Pilsner malts with a hint of flaked corn. Fermented with Mexican lager yeast, Saaz hops add a delightfully balanced bitterness. 5.5% ABV, 17 IBU.
Stormbreaker & Friends: Brewed in collaboration with the class of 2014 (Ex Novo, Baerlic, Fat Heads, & Royale), this saison has aromas of citrus & big spicy ginger from the galangal. Slight sweet & sour flavors from the tamarind give way to a clean, smooth, dry finish. ABV 6.4% IBU 18
Triple Double IPA: Achieving a triple double in hoops is impressive, but achieving it in your beer is even better. With ten hop additions of three hop varietals, Mosaic, Citra, and Amarillo, this beer scores on your palate, rebounds in your nose with big aromas of grapefruit citrus and pineapple, and is assisted by the punchy, juicy citrus flavors to balance the slight upfront bitterness and big 8.5% ABV to make this a Rip City slam dunk. ABV 8.5% IBU 90
Bier De Mars: Wallonian style farmhouse ale. Brewed with 4 types of peppercorns and a bit of smoked malt, this belgian farmhouse is spicy, earthy and has a light tartness with just a hint of smoke. 7.3% abv 17 ibu
Semper FiPA: Our to all who have served in the armed forces, past and present. This IPA is piney and dank with aromas of pineapple and mango from copious amounts of Chinook and Equinox hops! 7.3% abv 80 ibu
Class of 2014 new Portland Breweries Night
Friday April 3rd, 2015 6-10pm No Cover
White Owl Social Club
1305 SE 8TH Ave & Main