Friday, November 28, 2014

Lompoc Pamplemousse In The House

On Tuesday got a nice little beer mail surprise from the fine folks at Lompoc Brewing.

Lompoc Brewings Pamplemousse Citrus IPA was released this summer as draft only addition to Lompoc's current lineup and is now being released in 22oz bottles as well . I'm looking forward to trying Pamplemousse out.

Let no risk go untaken: Lompoc Brewing celebrates scurvy 
old sea captains with year-round Pamplemousse Citrus IPA

Press Release:
PORTLAND, Ore. – Earlier this summer, Lompoc Brewing released Pamplemouse Citrus IPA as part of its mainstay of beers, complementing its lineup of C-Note Imperial Pale Ale and Kick Axe Dry-Hopped Pale Ale.

Pamplemousse, French for grapefruit, is a deep golden, medium-bodied Citrus IPA that offers up refreshment that promises to satisfy all the senses. Four hop varieties – Centennial, Chinook, Meridian and Tettnang – along with real grapefruit juice, build a solid hop bitterness highlighted by citrus notes, both on the tongue and in the nose. 

Pamplemousse is available on draft and in 22 oz. bottles at all Lompoc pubs as well as in various
establishments around the Northwest. The label design, by local brand builders Woody Adams and Andrew MacKenzie of Waamco, features a backdrop of a richly textured deep green tapestry with an intricate hop design; upon that sits a wall-mounted moose trophy sporting an armored helmet, reminiscent of the helmet in Lompoc’s logo. One of the helmet horns is skewering a half grapefruit.

The label design quickly prompted the creation of a mascot: Sir Pamplemousse, leader of the Kingdom of Lompoc. Sir Pamplemousse makes appearances at most Lompoc events and tastings, and randomly about town, sporting a helmet with moose antlers, a sword, a tunic, and clacking plastic grapefruits.

Sir Pamplemousse.

The legend of the Pamplemousse says that a scurvy old French sea captain was the first to discover grapefruit on the island of Barbados. Lompoc celebrates these scurvy captains and their discovery every damn day.

A Portland staple since 1996, Lompoc Brewing produces seven flavorful year-round beers, plus a ridiculous number of seasonals. You can find Lompoc in 22 oz bottles and on draft at locations around town, and at its five neighborhood pubs: Lompoc Tavern in NW Portland, Fifth Quadrant and Sidebar in North Portland, and Hedge House and Oaks Bottom in Southeast.

For more information, call 503-288-3996  Drink Local, Drink Lompoc!
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Monday, November 24, 2014

2014 Holiday Ale Festival Next Week

Coming up quickly is the annual Holiday Ale Festival. Starting next week on Wednesday the HAF will have 53 beers being poured each day, many made specifically for Holiday Ale Festival. Don't forget that Holiday Ale Fest will also be tapping limited release beers each day.

10 Barrel Brewing Co., Double Black Diamond, Double Black Ale with Black Licorice
13 Virtues Brewing Co., Barrel-Aged MAX Stout, Imperial Stout
2 Towns Ciderhouse, Bourbon Barrel Nice & Naughty, Cider
Alameda Brewing Co., Admiration IPA, American IPA
Baerlic Brewing Company, The Great Bear, NW Red Ale aged on Beechwood
Base Camp Brewing Company, Dunkelrauch Weizenbock, Imperial Gr├Ątzer
Bear Republic Brewing, Do You Want to Build A Snowman?, Golden Barrel Aged Blend
Burnside Brewing, Jingleberry, Imperial Stout aged on Fresh Cranberries
Cascade Brewing, Gingersnaps, NW Style Sour Strong Ale
Coalition Brewing, Big Maple, Imperial Maple Porter
Deluxe Brewing Company, Dunkel the Halls...With Beer & Jolly, Dunkel Bock
Deschutes Brewery, Scarlet Flame IRA, India Red Ale
Dick's Brewing Company, Black Friday Stout, Imperial Stout
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, Dogfish Head Raison d'Etre, Belgian-style Brown Ale
Drake's Brewing Co., Jolly Rodger 2014, Imperial Coffee Stout
Eel River Brewing, Gargantua II, Whiskey Barrel Vanilla Imperial Strong Ale Blend
Elysian Brewing Company, Knock on Nelson, IPA with Nelson Sauvin
Ex Novo Brewing Co., Moonstriker, Mexican Chocolate Baltic Porter
Fearless Brewing Company, Ichabod, Pumpkin Ale, Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Feckin Brewery, Top O' The Feckin' Mornin', Imperial Espresso Milk Porter
Finnriver Farm & Cidery, Finnriver Stone & Pome Cider, Barrel Aged Plum and Peach Cider
Fort George Brewery and Public House, Santa's Dinner Jacket, Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Red Ale
Gigantic Brewing, Red Rider BB Gun, Saison with Cranberries
Gilgamesh Brewing, Eastside Bandit, Bourbon Barrel Aged Porter
Golden Valley Brewery, Pinot Noir Barrel-Aged Tannen Boom, Barrel-Aged Belgian-Style Strong Ale
Hopworks Urban Brewery, The Incredible Abominable of the Enchanted Barrel Forest, Barrel Aged Imperial Winter Ale
Kells Brew Pub, MIC Stout AKA Boom Roaster, Milk Imperial Coffee Stout
Lagunitas Brewing Company, Scare City, Wheatwine
Lompoc Brewing, Pinot Noir Barrel Aged Cheval de Trait Belge, Belgian Strong Ale
Mazama Brewing Co., Noel Rouge, Imperial Wit
McMenamins Edgefield Brewery, Lord of Misrule, Rum Barrel Aged Habanero
Migration Brewing, Frankie Claus, Belgian Imperial Stout
Natian Brewery, Irish Water, Imperial Golden Ale
Nectar Creek Mead, Triple Brett, Barrel Aged Sour Session Mead
New Belgium Brewing Company, La Folie, Sour Brown Ale
Ninkasi Brewing Co, Doppelbock, Doppelbock
No-Li Brewhouse, Whiskey Barrel Aged Winter Warmer, Winter Warmer
Oakshire Brewing, Prestidigitation, White Chocolate Milk Stout
Old Town Brewing Company, Bluth's Original Chocolate Banana Hefeweizen, Chocolate Bavarian-style Hefeweizen
Payette Brewing Company, Bandito, IPA with Agave and Tequila Soaked Oak Chips
Portland Brewing, 2014 Bourbon Barrel-aged Imperial Stout, Bourbon Barrel Aged Cherry Stout with Coffee
Rock Bottom, Yul Brynner, Santo Poco style Strong Ale
Rogue Ales, BIG ASS BARREL Maple Doppelbock, German Style Doppelbock
Rusty Truck Brewing Co, Santaweizen, Weizenbock
Santiam Brewing, Golden Sultan, Belgian Golden Strong
Seven Brides Brewing, The 503, Barleywine
Sixpoint Brewery, Lump of Coal Porter, Robust Porter
Slanted Rock Brewing Company, Cordial Tease, Spiced Winter Ale
Stickmen Brewery & Skewery, Big Chocolate Banana, Dunkelweizen
Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Liberty Station, New Desecrator, Black Barley Wine
Vertigo Brewery and Taproom, Busted Head Red, Imperial Red Ale
Viking Braggot Company, Aurora, NW Amber Braggot
Widmer Brothers Brewing, Frosty The Munchieman, Porter

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Craft Brewing comes to the High Desert Museum In Bend

If your from Bend or will be visiting Bend, make sure to check out a new exhibit at the High Desert Museum called Brewing Culture: The Craft of Beer. The exhibit opens January 17th and runs through Memorial Day weekend. See info below.

Craft Brewing comes to the High Desert Museum In Bend

New exhibit captures the history, culture, art and science of beer making.
Press Release:
Bend, OR —  Oregonians love their stouts, ales and IPAs, and no Oregon town has more brewpubs per capita than Bend. So it’s only natural that the High Desert Museum would create an exhibit about the craft of beer-making.

Brewing Culture: The Craft of Beer opens January 17th and will be on display through Memorial Day weekend.  Special brewing events, tastings, and beer-themed programs will be presented at the Museum throughout the 19-week run, starting with a big kick-off party on January 16th at 6:30 p.m.

The exhibit, conceived and designed by the High Desert Museum staff, will present the history of brewing, the ingredients used in craft beers, the process of brewing and the culture of the craft brewing industry.

“Needless to say, there’s a bustling beer culture in this town,” said Museum President Dana Whitelaw. “We thought it would be interesting to provide our own unique perspective on the craft.  I think the timing is perfect, and no one can do it quite like the High Desert Museum.  We will explore the history of beer in the West, the economic impact of the craft brewing business, the agricultural practices associated with brewing as well as the commendable practices of sustainability that we’re seeing from regional brewers.”

Curator Faith Powell has connected with craft brewers, hops farmers, writers, historians and home brewers while preparing the exhibit.
“Everyone I’ve talked with has been tremendously supportive,” Powell said. “It’s exciting to unpack the story of craft brewing and explore the impact that it’s having on our community and beyond. There are some very innovative and sustainable practices going on here… Filling your growler at a local pub is a great practice. It reduces waste by bringing the consumer directly to the product and it supports the local economy. It’s the essence of the local food movement. ”

About the Museum
The High Desert Museum is nationally acclaimed for inspiring stewardship of the natural and cultural resources of the High Desert. It offers wildlife encounters, living history performances, Native American and Western art, music, nature trails, tours and classes.  It is located 10 minutes from downtown Bend on South Highway 97.
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McMenamins Cornelius Pass Roadhouse Holiday Events

If your looking for some fun family Holiday events look no further than McMenamins, see holiday events below. Also don't forget to try the winter seasonal Kris Kringle while visiting any McMenamins pub location

McMenamins Cornelius Pass Roadhouse
                When: Saturday, November 29, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
                Cost: $25 per person; tickets required
Stop by after picking out the perfect tree to learn how to make a beautiful wreath while sipping on a glass of Kris Kringle! All ages welcome.

McMenamins Cornelius Pass Roadhouse
                When: Sunday, December 8, 12 noon ‘til 5 p.m.
                Cost: Free admission; all ages welcome.
Nothing will get you in a festive mood quite like McMenamins’ annual Holiday Market. More than 60 local vendors will be showcasing Northwest artisan homemade wares from jewelry to fudge. Bring the whole family!

McMenamins Rock Creek Tavern
                What: Happy Hour Specials
                When: Daily 3-6 p.m. and 10 p.m. – close
Come warm up with friends and family after picking out the perfect tree with a $4.25 pint of Kris Kringle and $2, $3, and $4 food specials during Happy Hour at the Rock Creek Tavern. Check the event calendar for nightly live music!

6th Annual Ebenezer Pub Crawl

The 6th Annual Ebenezer Pub Crawl through Multnomah Village in Southwest Portland is coming up On December 4th. See details below.

Event Name: BridgePort Brewing Company’s 6th Annual Ebenezer Pub Crawl
Start of the Pub Crawl: John's Market 3535 SW Multnomah Blvd, Portland, OR 97219 
Pub Stops:
Date/Time: Thursday, Dec. 4th at 5:00 p.m.
5:00 – 6:00 p.m. at John’s Market 
6:00 – 6:30 p.m. at Journey’s 
6:30 – 7:00 p.m. at Renner’s 
7:00 – 7:30 p.m. at O’Connors 
7:30 – 9:00 p.m. at The Ship
Price: Free
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