PORTLAND, OR – Baerlic Brewing Company officially opens at 4pm on Saturday, June 28th at 2235 SE 11th Avenue near Ladd’s Addition—next door to Blitz Ladd in the former home of Kettlemen’s Bagels. Baerlic Brewing Company’s Grand Opening Extravaganzcon will launch with five (5) standard Baerlic beers. Additionally, as a result of playing with fruit, coffee, bourbon, cocoa nibs, and beech wood they will release 4-6 one-off Baerlic beers throughout the evening. Brewery tours, wood fired pizza from TasteBud and a brewhouse christening will be followed by live music from Maris Otter to close out the evening.

5 Baerlic Beers at Grand Opening
Invincible IPA
Noble Oatmeal Stout
Cavalier Classic Cream Ale
Primeval NW Brown Ale
Ultra Summer Ale (USA)

Baerlic’s 10BBL brewery and taproom has been built into a 7300 square feet warehouse and storefront and is lit up by skylights, original fir woodwork and beams, with a utilitarian and contemporary aesthetic. Born out of an undying passion for the perfect pint of beer, Baerlic Brewing Company is a collaborative entity created by Ben Parsons and Richard Hall. After years of brewing on the small scale in a basement and winning numerous awards in amateur competitions all over the region, Parsons and Hall decided they should finally give in to the voices in their heads and move toward a small scale production brewery and taproom.

“When we say The Beer Here Is Near And Dear, we mean it,” says co-owner and brewer Ben Parsons. “We strive to work in as close a proximity as possible for all our ingredients, materials, vendors, supplies, and suppliers. And that allows us to absolutely love the beer that we brew.” Baerlic is focused on brewing the beers they love to drink and doing it in a way that respects the history and art of brewing while also pushing the boundaries on styles and processes. Beer is beer is beer, and historically hasn’t liked to be pigeon-holed in restraints such as styles and norms and old ways of doing things.

“I think the biggest thing we have learned in this process is that Baerlic is not just us, Rik and Ben, and we absolutely could not have done this without the support of our wives and families, and all the incredible friends we have made along the way,” said Hall, co-owner and brewer. “The Portland beer scene is incredibly friendly and supportive and we consider this a friends and family business and want to build something that tells that story. Beer is an amazing and communal thing and we strive to emphasize that in our beers and our taproom.”

For more complete details on the Grand Opening Extravaganzcon, visit Baerlic’s Facebook event page at

What the Hell’s a Bearlic?
Literally translating to ‘of barley’ in old english, bærlic reiterates the fundamental idea that all things, no matter how complex or involved, can always be traced backward to a single, simple core or point of view. Our point of view comes from a belief that we are all in this together and that our actions shape our world – by being honest, we are approachable; by being consistent, we are trusted; by being considerate, we can sleep at night; and by choosing to keep it simple, we are able to do this really well.

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