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Deschutes Abyss 2015 Release Parties Today

deschutes-abyss2015It’s finally that time of year again friends – Deschutes The Abyss is back for 2015 today! Debuting at both pub locations in Bend and Portland, this will be the first taste of the brewery’s legendary imperial stout for fans in Oregon.

Release party details:

Bend Public House:
>Fireside chats with brewer Jake Harper 5pm-7pm
>Veritcal Tasting Flights – 2011,2012,2013,2014,2015
>Paired Culinary Specials prepared by Chef Brian Kerr
>Complimentary Tasting Bar & Snacks
>22oz Reserve Series Wax-Dipped Bottles (6 bottle limit)
>New 2015 Swag

Portland Public House:
>*Specialty Brunch Menu highlighting The Abyss 2015 starting at 9AM!*
>Vertical Tasting Flights – 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
>New swag for the 2015 vintage
>22oz bottle sales, with specialty gift boxes available (6 bottle limit)
>Reserve Series gift packages

Commercial description:

This imperial stout is accented with blackstrap molasses, vanilla beans, cherry bark, and brewer’s licorice straight from Italy. The heart and soul of our Reserve Series, The Abyss is partially aged for six months in barrels that once housed Bourbon, Oregon Oak, and Pinot Noir. It is as profound, infinite, and unfathomable as its name suggests. 12.6% ABV

Deschutes Brewery is located at 210 NW 11th Ave in Portland and 1044 NW Bond Street in Bend, OR.



Block 15 Late Fall Bottle Release & Brunch Nov. 14

Block-15-BreweryThe annual Block 15 Late Fall bottle release is back! On the docket for 2015 will be Figgy Pudding, Framboise White, and Imagine. The reservation lottery period for brunch reservations at Block 15 Restaurant and Les Caves is open now – get crackin!

For those of you looking to skip brunch (or miss out on reservations), the brewery will hold a public on sale at the taproom on Saturday, November 14 at 11am.

The details:

  • Enter the brunch reservation lotto and read full details here
  • Winners will be notified by Friday, October 30 at 6pm
  • Bottle limits – Figgy Pudding (limit 6), Framboise White (limit 3), and Imagine (limit 3)

Commercial descriptions:

Figgy Pudding – Our holiday offering brewed with English pale & specialty malts, white & black figs, and black strap molasses. Matured in freshly emptied brandy barrels and gently spiced with ceylon cinnamon and allspice. 10.5% ABV

Framboise White – Inspired by the unique character of local golden raspberries, this Belgian style white ale was aged in French Oak barrels with our whimsical blend of brettanomyces, acid-producing bacteria, and organic berries, producing a tart, complex beer. 8% ABV

Imagine – Belgian style stout ale, matured in bourbon barrels. 14% ABV

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Block 15 Restaurant is located at 300 SW Jefferson in Corvallis, OR. Les Caves is located next door. Block 15 Taproom is located at 3415 SW Deschutes Ave in South Corvallis, OR.

Block 15 Sticky Hands Cans Launch Oct. 2

block15-sticky-hands-cansBlock 15 Sticky Hands is now in cans! Expect to see their flagship double IPA dropping in 16oz cans at the taproom on Saturday, October 3 with availability at both locations on Sunday, October 4.

The details:

  • $3.25 per 16oz can, $13 per 4-pack
  • Limit 12 cans per person

Moving forward, the brewery expects to release fresh cans of Sticky Hands “approximately every other week.”

Commercial description:

This Hop Experience Ale features ample additions of sticky, resinous, lupulin packed hop buds grown in the Pacific Northwest. Enjoy a hop decrescendo that begins with an aromatic blast of tropical fruits, citrus and dank herbs; transitions into luscious hop flavor; and ends with a balanced bitter finish, gently propped up by pale malted barley and fermented with our privately banked Brewers yeast. 8.1% ABV

Block 15 Taproom is located at 3415 SW Deschutes Ave in South Corvallis. Block 15 Restaurant & Brewery is located at 300 SW Jefferson Ave in Corvallis.


Breakside Bon Vivant Hitting Retailers Now

breakside-bon-vivantPortland’s own Breakside Brewery has a brand spankin’ new limited release ready for the West this week, with Bon Vivant shipping to retailers now. This is a dry-hopped Belgian Golden Ale aged in Pinot Noir barrels, coming in at 8.4% ABV.

Expect to find Bon Vivant at select locations in Oregon, Washington and Colorado for a suggested retail price of $13 per 22oz bottle. A limited amount of draft will also be available at the brewery’s taproom and brewpub.

Commercial description:

In time for fall, we present Bon Vivant, a beer that celebrates two of Oregon’s great autumn crops: hops and grapes. We filled old Pinot Noir barrels from Archery Summit Winery with a hoppy Belgian golden ale and aged it for six months. The barrels contribute notes of light cherry, acidity, oak, and cola; mean- while the hops are Comet and Amarillo, varietals prized for their pungency and fruitiness. Together they harmonize beautifully with the yeast and malt character of the base beer.

A Bon Vivant is not only someone who relishes the luxuries of life– a good beer, a great wine, a delicious meal–but who also loves sharing those luxuries with friends. We hope that you’ll embrace that gregarious spirit as you enjoy this rare beer. Cheers! 8.4% ABV

Breakside Brewery is located at 5821 SE International Way in Milwaukie and 820 NE Dekum St in Portland, OR.

Gigantic Brewing Brain Damage Bottle Release Sept. 3

gigantic-brain-damageA little something special coming out of the Pacific Northwest this week, as Portland’s own Gigantic Brewing Company is slated to drop Brain Damage on Thursday, September 3 at 3pm. This is a Belgian-style Quad aged in bourbon and pinot barrels, featuring exclusive label art designed by Austrian urban artist, Nychos.

The details:

  • $20 per 22oz bottle
  • Limits TBD
  • 120 cases produced

Commercial description:

What began as a Belgian-Style Quadruple was aged in bourbon and pinot noir barrels for over 2 years. The resulting liquid is lusciously rich, with caramelized sugar, bready and biscuit malt, subtle cherry, vanilla and oak – some might say resembling port. 13% ABV

Gigantic Brewing Company is located at 5224 SE 26th Ave in Portland, OR.

New De Garde Bottles On Sale Today: Peach Bu, Fauxder, Saison Cinquieme

De Garde BrewingHope you’re thirsty, Oregon. De Garde Brewing has a trio of fresh beers in store for ya this afternoon when doors open at 3pm. New on the docket is Peach Bu, Fauxder and Saison Cinquieme, joined by familiar friends such as Hose, Special Rouge, Mosaic Hose and Petit Azacca. Pucker up!

The details:

  • Peach Bu – $9 per 750mL bottle, limit 6 per person
  • Fauxder – $10 per 750mL bottle, limit 6 per person
  • Saison Cinquieme – $10 per 750mL bottle, limit 6 per person
  • No bottle limits on Hose, Special Rouge, Mosaic Hose and Petit Azacca

Commercial descriptions:

Peach Bu; Our Berliner inspired ale, fermented and aged in oak barrels with massive amounts of Oregon Peaches.

Fauxder; A wild/sour ale fermented and aged in Chardonnay barrels. Bright acidity with rounded barrel notes and fruity fermentation character.

Saison Cinquieme; A wild farmhouse inspired ale, fermented and aged in Chardonnay barrels, then dry hopped with Amarillo.

De Garde Brewing is located at 6000 Blimp Blvd, Unit A in Tillamook, OR.

Hair of the Dog Adam from the Wood 2015 Release Jun. 6

HOTD-Adam-From-the-WoodYesssss – Hair of the Dog Adam from the Wood is back for 2015, including a brand new variant! Joining the original bourbon barrel-aged treatment will be a rye whiskey version, both hitting the brewpub in bottles on Saturday, June 6 at 10am.

The details:

  • Price TBA
  • Limit 12 bottles of each per person
  • Bottles are available to drink onsite starting today

Commercial description:

Adam From The Wood is our Adam aged in American Oak barrels. First released in 2000, and released again in November 2011 in 12oz bottles. This 12% beer has lots of the typical HOTD aromas: Caramel, brown sugar, tons of raisin and tobacco. Fig, date, and plum fruitiness in that order. This has a fairly strong earthy vinousness as well as oak vanilla. 12% ABV

Hair of the Dog Brewing Company is located at 61 SE Yamhill Street in Portland, OR.