Thursday, March 3, 2016

Lompoc Brewing Announces Two Upcoming Beer Release Parties

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Lompoc Brewing has two upcoming release parties this month, both taking place at Sidebar, Lompoc’s Barrel Tasting Room and Bottleshop, located at 3901 N Williams Ave, just around the corner from the Fifth Quadrant Brewpub.   

On Wednesday, March 9 from 4pm to close is the draft and bottle release of Barrel Aged Derail Olde Ale, a collaboration with Lompoc bartender Cody Bottorff. This English style Olde Ale was aged in Heaven Hill Distillery Rye Whiskey barrels for eight months and features a fruity nose with a malty body and flavors of toffee, oak and a hint of sherry. 5.6% ABV.

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Then on Wednesday, March 16 from 4pm to close, enjoy “Night of the Living Red,” a party featuring six red Lompoc beers. Patrons can purchase a taster tray of all six beers for $12, or buy each beer individually. Look for the following on tap:

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Dagda: Lompoc’s St. Patrick’s Day seasonal is a Pan-Gaelic Red Ale that features a malty body with caramel flavors, a touch of smoke and a tart finish. 5.5% ABV

Proletariat Red: Deep chestnut in color, this red features toasted malt with biscuit undertones leading to caramelized pear and cinnamon. This beer strikes a good balance between malt and hops. 6.2% ABV, 2015 GABF Silver Medal Winner American Style Amber/Red

2015 Cherry Christmas: This red ale was aged for two years in Maryhill Winery Merlot barrels on 45 pounds of sour cherries. It has a malty body, a strong oak aroma and hints of cherries and finishes. 6.2% ABV

2015 Cherry Bomb Smoked Red Ale: Brewed for International Women’s Collaboration Brew Day, this was brewed with women brewers from Burnside, 10 Barrel, Heater Allen and Crosby Hop Farm. 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

2013 Fleming Red Ale: Named in honor of former Lompoc brewer Dave Fleming, this is a blend of four different beers: Lompoc Wheat Wine, Stout Out Loud, Proletariat Red and a red ale aged in Heaven Hill Bourbon barrels for 10 months. The resulting beer has a strong sour nose, a malty body with hints of raisins and oak, and finishes with a sharp sourness. 6.6% ABV

2012 Franc’ly Brewdolph: This Belgian style red ale was aged in Maryhill Winery Cabernet Franc barrels for 10 months and then blended with the non-barrel aged version of the same beer. It has an oaky aroma with a mild fruitiness and a spicy clove flavor. 7.7% ABV

Venue Details
Name: Lompoc Sidebar
Address: 3901 N Williams Ave (cross street Failing)
Phone: 503-288-3996
Twitter: @LompocBeer
Instagram: @LompocBeer

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