The Dissident Release Celebration

12/12/14
11 am – 11 pm
Deschutes Brewery Portland Public House
210 NW 11th Ave.
Portland, OR
(503) 296-4906
It’s finally time for the release of The Dissident! Pucker up craft beer fans…this Flanders-style sour brown ale has fresh tart pie cherries from Oregon, Brettanomyces, and hints of barrel aromas and flavors from the aging process. This beer is very limited so grab a bottle or two if you see it around. We will be celebrating the release at our pubs in Bend and Portland on December 12th all day with samples, snifters, food specials, and bottles and swag for sale. See you there!
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The Dissident Release Celebration
12/12/14
11 am – 11 pm
Deschutes Brewery Bend Public House
1044 NW Bond Street
Bend, OR
(541) 382-9242
It’s finally time for the release of The Dissident! Pucker up craft beer fans…this Flanders-style sour brown ale has fresh tart pie cherries from Oregon, Brettanomyces, and hints of barrel aromas and flavors from the aging process. This beer is very limited so grab a bottle or two if you see it around. We will be celebrating the release at our pubs in Bend and Portland on December 12th all day with samples, snifters, food specials, and bottles and swag for sale. Our Bend Pub will have a sour flight featuring:
The Dissident 2010, The Dissident 2012 ,The Dissident 2014 ,Bellmore Sour Quad,Sour Black Butte XXII,and a Smoked Gose
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WIDMER BRRRBON ’14 PARTY
12.12.14
White Owl Social Club
1305 SE 8th
Portland, Ore
4-7pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/656885487764700/
Hello lovers of the craft! White Owl Social Club is proud and excited to once again host the release party for the yearly BRRRBON! The celebrated winter release is back, and in very VERY small quantities this year, due to Widmer’s high velocity “30 for 30” campaign. No bottles have been produced, so if you want it, come get it at one of Portland’s most cozy environments, and settle in next to the patio fire raging at full blast!
For those who don’t know, BRRR is Widmer’s annual Winter ale, and every year they take a small batch and age it in bourbon barrels for extra tasting pleasure. Most years, however, Widmer blends the raw aged batch with a little of the regular BRRR to cool it down a notch. But not this year! According to Widmer, for the 2014 BRRRBON, “100% of this beer was aged in barrels, it was not blended with non-barrel aged beer like our previous vintages.” That’s right folks, what you get is the raw product, 100% pure flavor country clocking in at a red hot 13% ABV after sitting in bourbon barrels for a cool 16 months!
Need I say more? Well, I will. Widmer brewers will also be on hand to drink the good stuff and talk the good word. We’ll be tapping a few more Widmer flavors as well, such as the Hop Jack (2001 re-issue, from the 30 f0r 30 campaign), Big Ben Porter (1996 re-issue, from the 30 f0r 30 campaign), and of course the impressively competitive Upheaval IPA.
So come on down this Friday and get it done in 2014, possibly your only chance to taste the raw BRRRBON alongside some tasty White Owl menu treats and a hot patio fire.
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SNOW BRAWL 2014
12.12.14-12.13.14-12.14.14
Concordia Ale House
3276 NE Killingsworth
Portland, Ore
11am-11pm
$10
10 Holiday Ales on a taster tray for $12-vote for your favorite.snow brawl 2014
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COMMONS/UPRIGHT RECIPE EXCHANGE
12.12.14
Saraveza
1004 N. Killingsworth St
Portland, Ore
6-9pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/871244146241003/
What happens when two world-class breweries admire each others work from across town? A budding bromance. And how did they choose to act on their feelings? With a good old fashioned recipe exchange! The Commons and Upright have swapped recipes for their flagship brews and we get to taste the final results! The Commons brewed their interpretation of Upright’s “Four”, a wheat based table saison and Upright brewed The Commons “Urban Farmhouse”, a simple, refreshing farmhouse ale.
When we asked Josh Grgas of The Commons on what initially sparked the idea of an exchange, he replied, “These beers should be a showcase of how fermentor shape plays a role in flavor development. Our house yeast will likely behave differently in Upright’s open fermentors, giving the Upright version of “Urban Farmhouse” a slightly different flavor profile. Similarly, Upright’s house yeast will give the Commons “Four” a different profile due to our closed, cylindrical-conical fermenters. We’re really excited to taste the similarities and differences.”
We’ll be tapping both tribute versions alongside the originals so you can compare and contrast. Be forewarned: the brewers and their crews will be in attendance so it might get a little huggy in here.
FULL DRAFT LIST:
The Commons:
-Urban Farmhouse
-Four
-Adlinger Pilsner
-Putin from the Wood
-Buckwheat Grisette
Upright:
-Four
-Urban Farmhouse
-Engelberg Pilsner
-Five
-Todo Modo/Alex’s Cider Blend
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ST. JOHN’S WINTER BEER FEST
12.12.14, 12.13.14, 12.14.14
Plew’s Brews
8409 N Lombard
Portland, Ore
Noon
https://www.facebook.com/events/785847501483077/
The 4th Annual St. Johns Winter Beer Fest will be the best one yet! We’ll have Dub’s out front and the kitchen will be rockin’! Beer package will be $15 for the glass and 8 tickets, including the FREE Sunday Ticket!
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THE DUDE BEER RELEASE
12.13.14
Vertigo Brewing
21420 NW Nicholas Ct-Suite D-6
Hillsboro, Ore
2-9pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/685972148167442/
Phone: 503.645.6644
The Dude. A fine barrel-aged brew so big, so right for it’s place and time, it’s epic, if not heroic. 12.13.14 in the taproom. 2:00pm. Wear your favorite Dude attire. We will provide the rug to tie it all together. Also Bro-Dogs on the westside with their favorite offering…The Dude…. Movie starts at 6:30pm. Abide. 21+ only
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BEND BEER BOOK SIGNING
12.13.14
Worthy Brewing
495 NE Bellevue Dr
Bend, Ore
1-3pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/371071786390333/
This Saturday, take a break from your Christmas shopping and head over to Worthy Brewing for lunch, beer, and a book signing! Join us from 1 to 3pm for a meet the author event where you can buy the book and enjoy a special firkin keg of Eastside Pale Ale with French Oak spirals that Worthy is tapping just for this event!
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SOLERA UGLY SWEATER PARTY 2014
12.13.14
Solera Brewery
4945 Baseline
Parkdale, Ore
6pm
$10
https://www.facebook.com/events/297919633742048/
It’s that time of year again, Ho Ho Ho! Join us on Saturday, Dec 13 for our annual Ugly Sweater Party. Festivities will begin at 6pm. $10 at the door gets you all you can eat Apple Valley BBQ and all you can hear Bonneville Power Trio live Rock n Roll.
And since it’s the season of giving, we’ll be giving away a growler filled with your choice of our delicious beer if you have the UGLIEST sweater at the party!
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HUMBUG LAGER FEST
12.13.14
Occidental Brewing
6635 N Baltimore Ave
Portland, Ore
Noon-10pm
Join us at the brewery for our Third Annual Humbug Lager Fest! Look for beers from Widmer Brothers Brewing, Upright Brewing, The Commons Brewery, Rock Bottom, Pyramid Breweries, Oakshire Brewing, Lompoc Brewing, Laurelwood Brewing, Hopworks Urban Brewery, Heater Allen Brewing, Fort George Brewery, Burnside Brewing, Breakside Brewery and more.
There will also be food for sale from Urban German, including a menu of items made with Occidental brews. No advance tickets necessary and all beer drank from glass. Full pours and tasters available. Christmas sweaters encouraged.
occidental humbug lager fest
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BREWERY TOURS
12.13.14
Portland Brewing
2730 NW 31st Ave
Portland
Noon-3:30 p.m.
Phone: 503-228-5269
Tours of the PBC Brewery are held every Saturday between noon and 3:30pm . Call (503) 228-5269 to reserve your space.
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LOMPOC GARAGE SALE
12.13.14
Lompoc Sidebar
3901B N Williams
Portland
Noon-4pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/808925669146868/
Join us for our annual Lompoc Garage Sale from Noon to 4pm this Saturday, Dec. 13 at Sidebar. We’ll be selling Lompoc hats, shirts, glassware and more at discounted prices. Also, pick up bottles of Bourbon Barrel Aged Old Tavern Rat Barleywine, C-sons Greetings and possibly a few special bottles from the cellar. The new Lompoc bottle opener pint glass makes a great gift for the beer lover in your life!
Central Oregon Winter Beer Festival
A benefit for the Central Oregon Brewer’s Guild.
12/13/14
1 pm – 9 pm
GoodLife Brewing
70 SW Century Drive
Bend, OR
www.goodlifebrewing.com
(541) 728-0749
Head to GoodLife Brewing on Dec. 13th from 1-9pm to enjoy the Central Oregon Winter Beer Festival.
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Uptown Market Anniversary
12/13/14
Uptown Market
6620 SW Scholls Ferry Rd
Portland, Oregon
O to the C – I think
Hop Valley Brewing Co., Logsdon Farmhouse Ales, LLC., Breakside Brewery.,  Oakshire Brewing, Fort George Brewery, The Commons Brewery and Sasquatch Brewing Company
808 grindes Hawaiian Food , Maiale di Volo Wood fired Pizza, Hungry Heart Cupcakes,
Three Bands
Raffles, Give Away’s, Prizes
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Cascadian Dark Ale Tasting: 
12/13/14
F.H. Steinbarts
234 SE 12th
Portland
1pm
It’s black. It’s bold. It’s the Cascadian Dark Ale. The rebellious beer style has prompted much debate and now’s your chance to sample some of what the state’s breweries have to offer.
Join Oregon Beer Growler for a free tasting event that will feature Oregon CDAs. The darker beer suits the darker winter months and provides the added kick of hoppiness.
Sample and vote for your favorite in this friendly competition. Results and consumer comments will be featured the next issue of Oregon Beer Growler.
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Oregon Championship Day
12/14/14
Portland Meadows
1001 N Schmeer Rd
Portland, Oregon
 11:30 am
$15 includes souvenir glass mug, 8 tickets and a racing program.