Portland Beer Events November 14-20, 2015
The New School has fairly regularly posted weekend event guides for Portland and the surrounding areas for some time now but we are changing it up. From now on we will post an event guide for the week ahead rather than limiting it to just that weekend you can consult our article right up until the next Friday. Make your beery schedule now, here are the 9 events on our calendar from Friday November 14th through the 20th.
Friday November 14th 7:30pm
Breakside Imperial Red Release
Hop Haven, 2130 NE Broadway St. Portland, Oregon
Breakside Brewery releases their new draft seasonal a big malty and juicy hopped Imperial Red Ale. 3 Breakside beers on tap.
Saturday November 15th Noon – Midnight
Bailey’s Belgian Fest
Bailey’s Taproom, 213 SW Broadway Downtown Portland
Beer List: 13 Virtues Jean-Claude Van Damn!, Block 15 Fat Monk, Mazama La Gaule du Matin, Deschutes Not the Stoic, Double Mountain Off the Wagon, Upright Spollen Angel, Gigantic Table Beer, The Commons/Burnside Buckwheat Grisette w/ Brett, Breakside Hoppy Saison, Crux Barrel Aged Dark Belgian Strong, The Commons Pumpernickel Rye Saison, de Garde Beaucoup Desay, pFriem 2013 Belgian Christmas, Cascade Marzipan, Agrarian Ales Von Tassel, Pelican Bobblehead, Widmer Flanders Red, Claim 52 Wodan, Ecliptic Pluto
Monday November 17th 5:30pm $35
Mazama Beer Dinner
Saraveza’s Bad Habit Room, 5433 N Michigan Ave. Portland, OR
This beer dinner featuring Corvallis, Oregon’s Mazama Brewing is an absolute steal for only $35 and tickets are available by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 503-929-5454
Mazama Beer Pairing Menu with Tasting Notes
Puree of celery root and pear
Red peppercorn crème fraiche.
Extra virgin olive oil
-I really love the pear and peach aromas and flavors from this Belgian yeast strain. I am doing this soup to compare pear and the flavor of celery root with the beer while contrasting and adding a rich, savory and peppery aspect with house-made crème fraiche, red peppercorn and extra virgin olive oil.
White Wedding Belgian IPA
Butternut squash risotto
Roast brussel leaves
-I am not usually a white IPA fan but Mazama killed it on this beer. A great American IPA and Belgian wit combo with a fantastic spice blend and a good dose of hops. This is a risotto similar to one of the first I did at Wildwood. The slight residual sugars and fall spices pair well with butternut squash. To complement the hop profile I added roasted Brussel sprout leaves and walnut for a bitter, nutty touch. The Emmenthaler is for balancing flavor and the bright, crispness of this beer, a little funk and salt.
Orange compressed fennel
-To me this beer screamed pork belly. It’s my favorite protein. I made a rub out of the same spices used to spice the beer. I tried to mimic the flavors and sweetness of the beer with fennel, orange and savory carrot. Gin shares a similar spice blend so I made a gin gastrique to add acidity and sweetness.
Porter braised lamb
Oil cured olive
-A play off of many classic osso bucco dishes I have had. Using the porter and stock to braise lamb shoulder which lends well to the coffee/chocolate flavors in the beer. Creamy grits instead of, more classically, polenta since Gordon will be with me (Mississippi native). Sherried red onion to add a bit of texture and acidity. Oil cured olive and orange gremolata for a twist on a classic sauce also meant to tie back into the flavors of the porter and the lamb.
Sour Sunrise ice cream
Tuesday November 18th
BEER, 1410 SE Stark St. Portland, Oregon
Join us for a special tap takeover and meet some of the cider makers from our portfolio. Special products poured that evening and new releases from Bull Run Cider, Alter Ego Cider, Alpenfire Cider, and Half Pint Imports.
Wednesday November 19th 3pm – Close
Roscoe’s Going Dutch
Roscoe’s, 8105 SE Stark St, Portland, OR 97215
There will be at 8 or more Dutch beers on tap all night and all of the serving prices will be $5 or less! Come and enjoy some of the following beers: Brouwerij de Molen Op & Top, Het Uiltje UPA, Brouwerij ‘t IJ IPA, Oersoep sergeant brett pepper, Brouwerij de Molen Rooie Dop session IPA, Brouwerij Rodenburg. Hoptimist, and many more. There will be taster trays available.
Wednesday November 19th 5-7pm
Breakside La Tormenta Hillsboro Bottle Release
ABV Public House, 23588 NW Clara Lane, Hillsboro, OR 97124
Release party for Breakside’s new winter bottle release La Tormenta a dry-hopped sour ale. Also on tap New World Bruin a Flanders style sour and Hoppy Saison.
Thursday November 20th 5-8pm
Kenton IPA Widmer Collaborator Release Party
Horse Brass Pub, 4534 SE Belmont St. Portland, Oregon
Come join Jenn and Jeremie (the McPoLanders) in celebrating the release of their beer brewed with master brewer Dan Munch on the Widmer Innovation Brew System, “Kenton IPA”. 7.5% ABV with 70 IBUs, this beer will remind you what a true Northwest-style IPA is all about. Paul Bunyan would be proud.
Thursday November 20 5-7pm Northwest Brewing Tasting Belmont Station, 4500 SE Stark. Portland, OR Out of tiny Pacific, Washington, population 6,600-ish at the last census, comes Northwest Brewing. The brewery, formerly Trade Route Brewing Company, finds inspiration in the trade routes of old, which is why its brewmaster incorporates exotic ingredients such as ginger when crafting each batch with time-honored brewing methods. Come taste Northwest’s Northwest Ginger Pale and Hoppy B (rhymes with “itch) IPA and learn more about this enigmatic brewery. Thursday November 20th 6-8pm Breakside La Tormenta Portland Bottle Release The Beermongers, 1125 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97202 Release party for Breakside’s new winter bottle release La Tormenta a dry-hopped sour ale. Also on tap New World Bruin a Flanders style sour and Hoppy Saison.