Thursday, August 6, 2015

Final Round of Sam Adams "Brewers Vault" Voting Open Now

Back in May, Sam Adams opened its "Brewers Vault" and asked beer drinkers to pick four retired beers from sixteen in the "Brewers Vault". From the sixteen beers, four have advanced to the final round. The four that have made it to the finals are Black & Brew Coffee Stout, Black Lager, Hefeweizen and Scotch Ale.

Sam Adams would like YOU to perform your craft beer civic duty and select your favorite brew. The top voted beer will be brewed and re-released nationally for a limited time in our January 2016 Samuel Adams Variety Pack!

“We’ve been brewing boundary-pushing beers for over 30 years, but with
innovation comes the inevitability of having to tuck away the recipes for some our favorite brews to save for another day,” said Samuel Adams founder and brewer Jim Koch. “We hear from our drinkers nearly every day asking us to re-release their favorites, so we’re excited to make these brews available once again on a national level.”
  Voting is open now through Monday, August 10th (you may vote once per day)

Here is the original list of the sixteen beers put up for voting back in May
  • Black Lager (2004)
  • Blackberry Witbier (2008)
  • Honey Porter (2002)
  • Mighty Oak Ale (2011)
  • Pale Ale (1999)
  • Brown Ale (2005)
  • Cranberry Lambic (1990)
  • East West Kolsch® (2011)
  • Revolutionary Rye® Ale (2010) 
  • Rustic Saison (2011)
  • Scotch Ale (1995)
  • Black & Brew Coffee Stout (2011*)
  • Vienna Lager (2002)
  • Weiss Bier (2001)
  • Golden Pilsner (1996)
  • Hefeweizen (2003)

    Tuesday, August 4, 2015

    Sam Adams & CIA Study Hops And Heat For #IPADAY

    Study results released in celebration of IPA Day

    BOSTON, August 5, 2015 – Looking to prove a long-held theory among brewers that the bitterness in hops affects the perceived heat of spicy food, the brewers at Samuel Adams turned to The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) to scientifically examine the correlation between hops and heat. Today Sam Adams is eager to share the results of its joint study with fellow brewers, foodies and craft beer enthusiasts. The experiment involved a clear scientific method and two key ingredients:  a flight of Samuel Adams Rebel IPA beers and Buffalo-style chicken wings. Who knew science could be this fun?

    To conduct this test, , traveled to the CIA campus in Hyde Park, N.Y., to join a group of distinguished chefs and culinary experts in a sensory tasting panel of epic proportions.  The group sampled three Samuel Adams West Coast-style IPAs Rebel IPA, Rebel Rider Session IPA, and Rebel Rouser Double IPA alongside Buffalo wings that foodies might describe as “medium hot.”  The panel set out to specifically test how a beer’s International Bittering Units (IBUs) and alcohol by volume (ABV) affect the perceived spiciness of spicy foods like Buffalo wings. The panelists concluded that together, the greater IBUs and higher ABV, does increase how taste buds perceive spiciness. However, how the mouth perceives “heat” depends on other characteristics in a beer, like the hops, malt and alcohol content.  

    In addition to Brewer Jennifer Glanville of Samuel Adams, the tasting panel included CIA experts Douglass Miller, Professor of Hospitality and Service Management; Chef Dave McCue, Associate Professor of Culinary Arts and a homebrewer; Chef Thomas Vaccaro, Dean of Baking and Pastry Arts; and Chef Jonathan Zearfoss, Professor of Culinary Science. The method was simple and the materials – delicious. A plate of spicy Buffalo wings, which served as the constant in the study, was tasted in comparison with each Rebel brew. The beers were tasted in ascending order of ABV and IBUs – starting with Rebel Rider Session IPA, moving to Rebel IPA, and ending with Rebel Rouser Double IPA.

    The study determined that the three unique IPA styles affected the perceived spiciness of hot wings
    ·         Rebel Rouser Double IPA (8.4% ABV/85 IBUs) produced far and away the highest spiciness rating and dramatically increased the heat intensity of the pairing. The panelists summarized that this complex pairing is perfect for hop heads and spicy food enthusiasts, and may be overwhelming for those that are less adventurous when it comes to beer and food. 
    ·         Rebel Rider Session IPA (4.5% ABV/45 IBUs), with its lighter body and lower alcohol content, allowed the beer and wings to complement each other nicely. Panelists also noted an increase in heat or a longer lasting heat from this pairing, compared to the other brews, likely because of the lighter malt profile of the beer, as well as a refreshing interplay between the piney, citrus hop notes in the beer and spiciness of the wings.
    ·         Rebel IPA (6.5% ABV/45 IBUs), which showcases a balance of malt and hop flavor rather than aggressive bitterness, was the most complementary pairing, which the panelists believed would appeal to almost any craft beer lover and Buffalo wing eater. Rebel IPA’s big citrus, piney and resinous hop flavors accentuated and showcased the sweet, meaty taste of the chicken and just the right amount of heat from the Buffalo spice.
    “If you visit any bar around the country, there’s a good chance you’ll find someone perched on a stool next to a delicious craft beer and a plate of Buffalo wings. Americans love this pairing, and we were thrilled to work with Samuel Adams to see first-hand how the bitterness found in hops affects the spiciness level in food from a culinary standpoint,” said Chef David Kamen, CIA Project Manager, who oversaw the sensory tasting panel. “Each of the pairings was unique in its own way. One of our panelists described the pairing of the wings and double IPA as a ‘freight train’ of spice and hops.”

    “At the brewery, we’ve known for a long time that beer and food interact and affect how we experience flavors. Having the opportunity to put this theory to a true test with experts from the CIA was wildly exciting as both a brewer and self-proclaimed foodie. This sensory tasting panel proved that beer’s complex flavor profile can truly create an elevated pairing experience,” said Glanville. “The pairing of wings and Rebel IPA struck me as the one that craft beer drinkers and hot wing lovers alike would enjoy frequently – at home watching the big game or out playing trivia at a bar – and now we know why we enjoy this pairing so much! There’s a nice interplay between the beer and wings.  The beer’s malt character ensures that the hops and the wings’ spiciness never overpower one another.  Instead, they allow both the bitterness and heat to really be evident on their own. When it comes to craft beer and food, half the fun is experimenting with different interactions and flavor combinations. The range of flavors in our family of Rebel IPAs showcased that the possibilities for pairing are endless.”

    To learn more about Jennifer’s experience at the CIA, visit

    For the Buffalo Wing recipe used by the panel, visit:

    How to get your hands on the Samuel Adams Rebel brews:
    • Samuel Adams Rebel IPA is available nationwide on draft, in six-packs for a suggested retail price of $7.99-$9.99, 12-packs (bottles and Sam Cans) for a suggested retail price of $14.99-$17.99, and in 16oz cans for a suggested retail price of $1.79 to $1.99. Price varies by market.
    • Samuel Adams Rebel Rider Session IPA is available nationwide in six-packs for a suggested retail price of $7.99-$9.99, and in 12-packs for a suggested retail price of $14.99-$17.99. Price varies by market.
    • Samuel Adams Rebel Rouser Double IPA is available nationwide in six-packs for a suggested retail price of $8.99-$10.99 Price varies by market.
    ·         To find where Samuel Adams brews are sold near you, visit:

    The Boston Beer Company began in 1984 with a generations-old family recipe that Founder and Brewer Jim Koch uncovered in his father’s attic. Inspired and unafraid to challenge conventional thinking about beer, Jim brought the recipe to life in his kitchen. Pleased with the results of his work, Jim decided to sample his beer with bars in Boston in the hopes that drinkers would appreciate the complex, full-flavored beer he brewed fresh in America. That beer was aptly named Samuel Adams Boston Lager, in recognition of one of our nation's great founding fathers, a man of independent mind and spirit. Little did Jim know at the time, Samuel Adams Boston Lager would soon become a catalyst of the American craft beer revolution.

    Today, The Boston Beer Company brews more than 60 styles of beer. It relentlessly pursues the development of new styles and the perfection of classic beers by searching the world for the finest ingredients. Using the traditional four vessel brewing process, the Company often takes extra steps like dry-hopping, barrel-aging and a secondary fermentation known as krausening. The Company has also pioneered another revolution, the 'extreme beer' movement, where it seeks to challenge drinker's perceptions of what beer can be. The Boston Beer Company has been committed to elevating the image of American craft beer by entering festivals and competitions around the globe, and is one of world’s most awarded breweries at international beer competitions. As an independent company, brewing quality beer remains its primary focus. Although Samuel Adams beer is America's leading craft beer, it accounts for only one percent of the U.S. beer market. The Boston Beer Company will continue its independently-minded quest to brew great beer and to advocate for the growth of craft beer across America. For more information, please visit

    Founded in 1946, The Culinary Institute of America is the world’s premier culinary college. Dedicated to driving leadership development for the foodservice and hospitality industry, the independent, not-for-profit CIA offers associate degrees in culinary arts and baking and pastry arts; bachelor’s degree majors in management, culinary science, and applied food studies; and executive education through its Food Business School. Its conferences and consulting services have made the CIA the think tank of the food industry in the areas of health & wellness, sustainability, world cuisines & cultures, and professional excellence & innovation. The college also offers certificate programs and courses for professionals and enthusiasts. Its worldwide network of 48,000 alumni includes leaders in every area of foodservice and hospitality. The CIA has campuses in New York, California, Texas, and Singapore.

    Stone 19th Anniversary Thunderstruck IPA Releasing August 10

    Courtesy of Stone Brewing Co
    ESCONDIDO, CA (August 4, 2015) – Now entering its 19th year in the craft beer business, Stone Brewing Co. is in a state of unprecedented expansion. In addition to constructing an East Coast brewing facility in Richmond, Virginia, the country’s ninth largest craft brewery—with a long history of forwarding a number of craft beer styles that are now some of the most popular—is on the verge of further differentiating itself by becoming the first American craft brewer to independently own and operate a brewery in Europe. Appropriately (yet, admittedly, by coincidence), Stone is introducing an internationally inspired, celebratory offering, Stone 19th Anniversary Thunderstruck IPA. An IPA brewed entirely with Australian hops and malt, the beer will begin appearing on draft and in commemorative 22-ounce bottles across the country on August 10.

    Over the past year, Stone has expanded international distribution of its decidedly bold beers into other countries, including Australia. When the time came to take Stone beers “down under,” Brewmaster Mitch Steele and Lead Brewer Jeremy Moynier traveled across the Pacific to personally introduce their liquid wares. While there, they brewed a collaboration rye-infused IPA with Australia’s Nomad Brewing Co. and sampled a bevy of the country’s exotic hop varietals, a number of which they were quite familiar with through hop trials and pilot brews back at home. The duo was so inspired by the country’s wealth of top-notch ingredients that, upon return, they developed a recipe for an all-Australian beer…that interestingly is rather unlike anything currently being brewed there, or here.

    Brewed exclusively with Australian hops—Ella, Vic Secret, Galaxy, Topaz—and malted barley shipped from Australia specifically for this one-time release, the beer is bitter as an angry wallaroo and punched up with intense flavors of mango, pineapple and citrus. Exotic tropical fruit and pineapple aromatics are followed up by prevalent fruity hop flavors and a lingering intense bitterness on the finish. Thanks to the Fairview malt used as the base grain, the result is an IPA that authentically showcases unique hop varietals from the land down under.

    Stone 19th Anniversary Thunderstruck IPA is the cornerstone of the company’s anniversary festivities, which include a two-day, three-part celebration in Stone’s home region of north San Diego County. Comprising a Friday Night Brewers Reception on August 14, followed by the West Coast’s largest annual ale and lager event, the dual-session Stone 19th Anniversary Celebration & Invitational Beer Festival on August 15, tickets to this year’s suds soiree are available at This year’s two-day celebration will attract upwards of 7,500 guests, with 100 percent of proceeds going to four charity organizations:
    “We’re immensely proud of the many unique beers we’ve brewed over the past 19 years, and it’s our fans’ love of those beers and their support of Stone that has allowed us to do what we do over such a long span,” said Stone CEO & co-founder Greg Koch. “We’re excited to be closing in on two full decades of craft brewing and our anniversary beers always offer us a special way of saying thank you to our supporters.”

    Courtesy of Stone Brewing Co
     Quick Facts: Stone 19th Anniversary Thunderstruck IPA
    Name: Stone 19th Anniversary Thunderstruck IPA
    Stats: 8.7% ABV, 95 IBUs
    Availability: Limited 22-ounce bottles and on draft, beginning August 10
    Hop Bill: Topaz, Galaxy, Ella and Vic Secret
    National Distribution: AK, AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WA and Puerto Rico
    International Distribution: Australia; Alberta and British Columbia, Canada; Japan; Singapore; and United Kingdom
    Courtesy of Stone Brewing Co
     About Stone Brewing Co.
    Founded by Greg Koch and Steve Wagner in 1996, San Diego-based Stone Brewing Co. is the 9th largest craft brewer in the United States. Stone has been listed on the Inc. 500 | 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies list 10 times, and has been called the “All-time Top Brewery on Planet Earth” by BeerAdvocate magazine twice. The multifaceted company will be the first American craft brewer to own and operate its own brewery in Europe, and is also building a production brewery and destination restaurant in Richmond, Virginia. Brewing at both locations is anticipated to begin in early 2016. Known for its bold, flavorful and largely hop-centric beers, Stone has earned a reputation for brewing outstanding, unique beers while maintaining an unwavering commitment to sustainability, business ethics, philanthropy and the art of brewing. For more information on Stone Brewing Co., please visit or the company’s social media sites: FacebookGoogle+InstagramPinterestTwitter and The Stone Blog.

    Reuben’s Brews marks 3RD anniversary with special beer & Party

    Courtesy of Reuben's Brews

    SEATTLE, Wash. (Aug. 4, 2015) Reuben's Brews is turning three and we're getting ready to celebrate. Join us in our new taproom (5010 14th Ave NW) on Saturday, Aug. 15 at noon for our birthday party!

    “These last three years have been an amazing ride,” says co-founder and head brewer Adam Robbings. “Even in just the last few months we’ve opened a new brewery and taproom, started working with a distributor, won Brewery of the Year for our size category at the Washington Beer Awards and expanded our taproom hours to be open seven days a week. We feel very lucky and are thankful for the support we’ve gotten from the community and the beer industry, and we’re excited to see what the next three years bring!”

    Our anniversary beer, “Three Years Gose Fast!” will be available on tap and in a limited release of 300 bottles at the party (limit of two per person). The second brew in our sour series, our Gose is a tart, refreshing, lemony brew with just a little salinity to balance. It’s brewed with lactobacillus, coriander, and Fleur de Sel.  

    The first 200 people to have a pint will receive it in a commemorative British pub glass to keep (limit one glass per person). We’ll also feature some beers from the cellar, all 24 of our taps pouring Reuben’s for the first time, and a raffle to benefit Seattle Children’s Hospital. Prizes include bottles of 2014 Bourbon Barrel Imperial Stout, brewery swag, and more! The Burgerphenia food truck will also be onsite, serving up some great burgers and fries.

    Additional information will be posted on the brewery's Facebook and Twitter accounts.  We hope to see you there!

    About Reuben’s Brews
    Reuben’s Brews is a small, family-owned brewery located in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle, WA. Since we opened in 2012, our beer has been awarded several local, regional, national and international awards. We were a top 10 brewery at the 2014 and 2013 U.S. Open Beer Championships, have won 21 medals at the World Beer Championships, and were named Mid-Sized Brewery of the Year at the 2015 Washington Beer Awards. In May, we opened our new taproom and production brewery. For more information, visit or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.


    Courtesy of Hopworks Urban Brewery
    AUG 4, 2015 | PORTLAND, OR - Hopworks Urban Brewery (HUB) today announced it earned certification as the world’s first Salmon-Safe Certified brewing campus. Salmon-Safe is a non-profit organization that links land management practices with the protection of agricultural and urban watersheds through whole-site inspections with rigorous peer-revised standards.

    The site of HUB’s brewery and original brewpub was certified through Salmon-Safe’s Urban Development Certification Program. Since 2004, Salmon-Safe certified urban projects include the Nike World Headquarters campus, Portland State University, Oregon Museum of Science & Industry (OMSI) and others. Salmon-Safe also works with more than 450 West Coast farms and vineyards to certify for clean water and habitat restoration. They seek to have the same impact in the craft beer sector.

    "Hopworks has inspired the Salmon-Safe hops movement by seeking certified hops in beers like the IPX series. Now they take a powerful next step by becoming the first Salmon-Safe certified brewery site,” said Dan Kent, Salmon-Safe Co-Founder and Executive Director. “Joining with Hopworks means that we are working with a national environmental leader in craft beer. We anticipate that breweries across the West Coast will follow their lead in transforming how brewing sites and operations impact local watersheds.”

    Salmon-Safe certified HUB’s site based on an assessment that considers the overall development and maintenance practices of stormwater management, water use management, chemical and pesticide reduction, water quality protection, and enhancement of urban ecological function. The certification includes an annual review to ensure the site reaches the goal of treating one-hundred percent of stormwater on site over five years, up from the current twenty-five percent.

    HUB’s stormwater management includes a retention pond and pervious pavers in the upper parking lot. In addition to site factors that are the focus of Salmon-Safe assessment, HUB’s restaurant utilizes low-flow faucets kitchen equipment, and waterless urinals. The brewery minimizes intensity through water-saving equipment including a heat exchange unit, and a recently installed Clean In Place Skid and Centrifuge.

    “Hopworks has long recognized the relationship between clean and abundant water and great beer,” said Hopworks Brewmaster and Founder, Christian Ettinger. “Using Salmon-Safe hops was a first step. Now we that we have received our Salmon-Safe Site Certification we can ensure that all water leaving our campus is fit for the fish and the people of the Pacific Northwest. Cheers to that!”

    About Salmon-Safe
    More information about Salmon-Safe is available by visiting  Salmon-Safe’s mission is to inspire the transformation of land management practices so Pacific salmon can thrive in West Coast watersheds. Salmon-Safe has worked cooperatively with more than 400 private landowners and certified approximately 80,000 acres of farmland in critical West Coast salmon watersheds. Founded by river and native fish conservation organization Pacific Rivers Council, Salmon-Safe became an independent Oregon-based nonprofit in 2002. Hopworks founder Christian Ettinger joined the Salmon-Safe board in 2015 to help guide the organization’s expansion in the craft brewery sector.
    Courtesy of Hopworks Urban Brewery
    About Hopworks Urban Brewery
    Hopworks Urban Brewery (HUB), a certified B Corporation, strives to revolutionize and inspire the brewing industry with practices that drive quality, protect the environment and improve the community we live in. Utilizing organic malts and a combination of locally-sourced organic and Salmon Safe hops, the company’s 20-barrel brewery produces 16,000 barrels of beer a year for HUB’s two brewpubs and for distribution throughout the Northwest. In 2015 Hopworks expanded its range of sustainably-made offerings with HUB Hard Cider and will open its third pub at the Pine St. Market in Downtown Portland. HUB is 100% renewably powered and “cradle to gate” carbon neutral. 

    Monday, August 3, 2015

    The Hollywood Theatre Comes to Fort George Brewery

    Courtesy of Fort George Brewing Co
    Astoria - August 3, 2015 - Coinciding with the 119th annual Astoria Regatta, the oldest Oregon celebration in the West Coast’s oldest city, Fort George Brewery and the Hollywood Theatre present a special outdoor showing of The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, starring Bill Murray. Don your red caps and assemble the crew in the Fort George courtyard, as Team Zissou takes you on an underwater hunt for the mysterious Jaguar Shark.

    Captain Zissou explains the rest of the details in this personalized letter:

    Dear Members of the Zissou Society,

    I encourage you all to enjoy a special free outdoor showing of my film The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou this Friday, August 7th. Although I am unable to attend, the friendly hosts at Fort George will be filling in as my honorary B squad. And a big thank you to The Hollywood Theatre, without whom this event would not be possible. For those of you with junior members, be advised the screening is rated R for language, adult situations, and brief nudity. Please take the appropriate precautions.

    Your friend.
    Capt. Steve Zissou.
    Dictated, but not read (SZ/bb)

    Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and arrive early – seating in the courtyard is limited. Food and beverages are available through the Fort George pub and Lovell Taproom, with a special bourbon-glazed popcorn just for the show. Look for the Hollywood Theatre and Fort George small-batch collaboration, Vertigo Effect. This very limited, draft only pale ale will be on tap while it lasts.

    Where: Fort George Brewery courtyard
    1483 Duane Street, Astoria, Oregon

    When: Friday, August 7th at sundown
    Never a cover

    Links to Fort George Brewery:
    Link to Astoria Regatta:
    Link to Hollywood Theatre:

    Courtesy of Fort George Brewery

    4th Annual The Mighty Mites Session Fest Returns August 16th

    Portland, OR – The 4th Annual The Mighty Mites Session Fest returns outside Bazi Bierbrasserie (1522 SE 32nd Ave) on Sunday, August 16 from 11 AM – 7 PM as the premier beer event of the Hawthorne Street Fair.

    In a world full of Double IPA’s and Imperial Stouts a hero will rise to stand up for the small, lighter, sessionable beers of equal flavor and tastiness. Featuring beers that fall under the “Session” style category as defined by being 5% ABV or below, The Mighty Mites presents a selection as varied as they are flavorful from session IPA’s to tart refreshing Berliner-Weisse’s, Ciders, and even sessionable, quaffable, poundable cans. The taplist has includes a variety of new and classic beers and ciders:

    1. 2 Towns: OutCider - Like the rugged outdoors of the Northwest, the OutCider is raw and unfiltered. 5% ABV

    1. Reverend Nats/EZ Orchards: EZ-Kin -  consists of exclusively French bittersweet and bittersharp varieties. The re-wetted pomace begins a wild fermentation for 48 hours before being pressed. The resulting juice is low in fermentable sugars but extremely high in flavor due to the extended contact time on the skins and meat of the apples. The final product is full of wild lacto flavors, high in tannins and incredibly complex. 4% ABV.

    1. Oakshire: Sun Made Cucumber Berliner-Weisse - Sun Made is a hazy golden ale with a bready aroma blended with a cool refreshing wiff of cucumber water. It begins with a mild zip of acidity that is refreshing and light. It is light bodied and low in alcohol making for a very refreshing and quaffable beer. It ends clean and refreshing with a lingering melon freshness. We owe it all to the sun, so kick back after a long day in the garden with a tall glass of Sun Made Cucumber Berliner Weisse. 4% ABV

    1. Breakside: Birra Minestra - experimental blonde ale brewed with fresh Oregon basil, Creative Growers Sungold tomatoes, and tart pluots. inspired by a dessert from legendary Portland farm-to-table restaurant Park Kitchen. 5% ABV

    1. Gigantic: Tiny Empire ISA - 4.7% ABV

    1. Upright: Lite - is made annually in the style of a classic American lager using corn, rice, and an authentic yeast strain. Think cheap beer, but fresh and crafty! 4.1%

    1. Lompoc: Cherry Bomb Smoked Red - A collaboration for International Women’s Collaboration Brew Day with Burnside Brewing, 10 Barrel and Heater Allen, this red ale is crimson in color with a strong smoked flavor and aroma. Cherry smoked malt was used in the mash and in-house smoked dried cherries were added to the bright tank. There is a mild hop profile. 3.7% ABV

    1. The Commons: Petit Classique - table saison with pink peppercorns

    2. Widmer: Hefe Shandy -Bright, refreshing and sessionable, Hefe Shandy is made for summer. The Original American Hefeweizen gets a bold, new citrusy aroma and flavor and lemon drop hops and natural lemonade flavor. Soak up the summer with Hefe Shandy. 4.2% ABV

    1. pFriem: Session IPA - Filled with aromas of fresh strawberries and citrus, this brew has hops that fill the mouth with lemon, pine and a hint of kiwi. This IPA is begging to be enjoyed on our outdoor patio! 4.5%, 25 IBU's

    1. 12oz CAN: Firestone Walker: Easy Jack  - Brewmaster Matt Brynildson went to the mountain and returned with a vision for a different kind of Session IPA, one that would be brewed and dry hopped with a globetrotting selection of new hop varieties from Europe, New Zealand and North America. He foresaw a beer that would deliver massive hop aromas, a signature malt balance and an empty glass before you knew what hit you. And so the newest member of our Jack IPA family was born. 4.5% ABV

    1. 16oz CAN: Breakside: Kolsch - we've crafted an easy-drinking golden ale with a kiss of hop flavor and a touch of malt-driven sweetness. We've stuck close to German tradition in making this beer while also injecting it with our own Oregon twist, combining imported German malts with Willamette Valley-grown hops. Whether you're floating a river, grilling with friends, or watching the races we guarantee that this beer will satisfy all your summer drinking needs. 5%ABV

    Beer and cider tasting is $10 for a cup and four tickets each good for a large 7 oz beer or cider tasters and two tickets for a full cup. Additional tickets are $2 each. Individual cans of Firestone Walker Easy Jack and Breakside Post Time Kolsch are only $4 each!

    Outside in the beer garden, this family friendly event features Scoop Ice Cream and food from the Taco Pedaler. To keep the party going DJ Phil will be spinning World Music. There will also be outdoor games like Cornhole and a kiddie soaking pool to dip your toes into!

    At the bar, Bazi has created a special (non-sessionable) beer cocktail for the occasion dubbed the Shandy Mighty for $5, it contains gin, honey coriander syrup, egg white, and Hefe Shandy served on the rocks. There will also be a full menu available inside Bazi with Happy Hour specials on food and drinks all day!

    For more information visit or call 503.234.8888.

    If Monks lived in Portland, this would be their watering hole. Bazi brings centuries of Belgian inspired beer and food under one roof plus a premium liquor selection. Explore with a nationally recognized Bier-Cocktail or simply sip on a glass of wine. As a Euro-centric establishment we embrace bringing community together through sports. We are an official Thorns, Timbers and American Outlaws partner and showcase these and other events on our 114" HDTV with surround sound. Named “Top 100 Beer Bars in America” by DRAFT Magazine 2014, 1015 and “Top 10 Best Beer Bars in Portland” by The Oregonian. Located in the heart of the Hawthorne District, tucked away just off of SE 32nd Avenue.