Saraveza Bottle Shop & Pasty Tavern takes beer seriously. Select from our curated bottle or rotating draft collection. Enjoy a dish from our Midwest-inspired scratch menu. Take any beer home at a discounted price. Our vintage bottles make great gifts!
Sunday, March 8, 2015
ENTRY IS CASH ONLY AT THE DOOR. ADVANCED TICKET SALES ENDED Friday, March 27th at 5:30pm
You know it’s Spring when the Portland Farmhouse and Wild Ale Festival comes around for it’s 3rd and freshest year yet with more than 70 different beers, artisan cheese, charcuterie and pickles. Taking place Saturday March 28th and Sunday March 29th at Saraveza Bottleshop & Pasty Tavern, outside along N. Michigan street and in the Bad Habit Room, this years festival has the grandest selection yet of saisons, barrel-aged, fruit, herb, spice and wild yeast inflected beers. Expect more than 30 beers on tap at one time at multiple stations with more than 70 beers total rotating in as kegs run out.
Crooked Stave, Almanac and Holy Mountain Brewing debuts:
Oregon is a hotbed of Farmhouse inspired beers that will be well represented but the festival is extremely excited to introduce nationally known brewers Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project from Denver, Colorado and Almanac Beer Co. of San Francisco who will both have their own booths outside on both days of the festival. Also debuting is Holy Mountain Brewing, a white-hot new brewery from Seattle who will be introducing their beers to Oregon for the first time with a special tapping and meet-the-brewers at 11am on Saturday.
Exclusive Beer and Bottle Release from Upright Brewing:
Upright Brewing, Portland’s first farmhouse brewery has kindly done an exclusive single cask wild ale with just 55 bottles and a few small kegs for the festival this year. Upright Farmhouse Festival Reserve is a single barrel-aged wheat-based saison transformed by adding several extra layers - oak spice, light minerality and metallic notes, mellow acidity, and a pinch of dark cherries. Still, with all those components to the profile, it still drinks crisp and easy while showing the hallmark of farmhouse style beers - individuality. 4.75% abv
Bottles of Upright Farmhouse Festival Reserve will be available for purchase on Sunday 3/29 for FESTIVAL ATTENDEES ONLY. Tickets for bottles will be available at the door when we open at 11:AM. Tickets are a limit of one per person and are $15 CASH ONLY. You may then redeem your bottle starting at 2:PM and we’ll be tapping a keg of the beer at 1:PM, so you can try the beer right away!
Artisan Cheese, Charcuterie and Pickles:
This years festival features an expanded outdoor area with booths for Cascadia Creamery, Olympia Provisions and Saraveza’s kitchen pickle plates. Festival attendees can snack and pair their beer with locally made and crafted foods as well as purchase a Cheese, Charcuterie or Pickle Plate or hot dogs. Cascade Creamery and Olympia Provisions will also offer their fine products available to-go.
The Ale Apothecary will have their own booth both days of the festival with bottle pours and the debut of a brand new hoppier beer line called “Carpe Diem Mañana” as well as their Sahalie and other even rarer bottles.
De Garde Brewing will have a booth at the festival Saturday 3/28 only and be offering pours of “Imperial Raspberry Bue”, “Saison Deuxieme” and “Saison Troisieme”
Block 15 Brewing and Agrarian Ales will share a booth on both Saturday and Sunday pouring up to 3 different rare beers each.
Almanac Brewing will be featured at their own booth both days of the festival featuring the debut of their new “Farmers Reserve Strawberry” along with four other saisons and sours.
Crooked Stave Artisan Beer will debut new distribution in Oregon with a booth operated both days of the festival and rotating between six different beers including their “Nightmare on Brett Port Barrel aged” as well as Cassis, Wild Sage and Noir beers.
Propolis Brewing who recently won a Gold Medal at the Great American Beer Festival will operate a booth with 3 of their beers (including the medal winner - Beltane) pouring on Sunday 3/29 with rare bottle treats.
FHF Brewers Brunch:
To kick-off each day of the festival, Bad Habit Room is hosting a Brewer’s Brunch on Saturday, March 28th and Sunday, March 29th.
For $25 you receive a full belly (your choice - order off the menu), a sneak peak of some of the Farmhouse Festival beers from Holy Mountain Brewing on Saturday and Propolis Brewing on Sunday, tip for your server and early entry into the fest. (FHF entries sold separately.)
A brewery or two will be highlighted at each breakfast with a brewer there to discuss their beer and chat with customers.
Breakfast starts at 9:30am. This breakfast is Advanced ticket-only and has limited seating.
Rare Beer Debuts and Highlights:
pFriem Family Brewers will debut their first barrel-aged and sour beers, a Flanders Red and Flanders Blonde. Follow Portland Farmhouse and Wild Ale Festival on Facebook for tapping updates.
Ecliptic Brewing will share their first wild/brett beer “Syrah barrel aged Aries Brett Pale”
Crux Fermentation Project will debut an extremely rare “Brett’ed Saison aged on Pears”
Pelican Brewing has sent us two rare barrel-aged kegs “Nector Sectorr” a Chardonnay Barrel Aged Saison with Nectarines and “Queen of Hearts” a Gin Barrel-Aged Saison.
Oakshire Brewing has busted out rare wild ales “Hermanne 1882” a barrel-aged brett saison with wine grapes, “Admiral Raspberry” a sour Framboise-style beer and “Oude Bes” a Flanders Red with Strawberries and Balsamic.
Parking and Public Transportation Options:
First come, first serve off-street parking is available in PCC Cascade Parking Lots C & D, on either side of the Telephone Exchange Building, located at 1011 N. Killingsworth Street, directly across from Saraveza during festival hours.
#72 & #4 bus lines run right to the Festival/Saraveza and the MAX Yellow line N. Killingsworth stop is just a few blocks away.
WHAT: 3rd annual Portland Farmhouse and Wild Ale Festival presented by Saraveza, Willamette Week and Maletis Beverage.
WHEN: Saturday March 28th 11am - 9pm and Sunday March 29th 11am - 7pm
WHERE: Saraveza - 1004 N Killingsworth St. Portland, OR 97217
TICKETS: $25 Entry includes 10 beer tickets and a commemorative tasting glass. Choose from 70+ Rotating Farmhouse and Wild Ales. Tickets available at the door or advanced presale at http://www.beerboutique.com/product/portland-farmhouse-and-wild-ale-festival-entry
Follow us on Facebook for updates at: https://www.facebook.com/PortlandFarmhouseAndWildAleFestival
Saturday, March 7, 2015
THURS. MARCH 5TH from 6 to 9PM Join Lagunitas Brewing Company for a night all about helping dogs find their forever homes! A portion of all Lagunitas draft beers will be donated to Family Dogs New Life Shelter and we’ll be raffling off some really cool Lagunitas people and dog swag to help the cause as well!
Family Dogs New Life Shelter is is a non profit 501c3 no kill dog shelter dedicated to rescuing and re-homing needy dogs of all ages, breeds and backgrounds. Their organization was built on the belief that all dogs deserve a second chance at a new life. It’s not about being the perfect dog, it is about dog and adopter being perfect for one another. Started in 2004, Family Dogs New Life Shelter has helped to find permanent homes for over 10,000 dogs! Members of their staff will be in-house for the evening to talk more about their cause, how you can help and maybe even match you up with a new furever friend???
Our draft list for the evening will include:
-ScareCity #3: High West-ified Imperial Coffee Stout - Ale Brewed with Coffee & Then…Aged in High West Rye & Bourbon Barrels! Lagunitas brewed a rich, malty imperial stout with some “Dogfather’s Roar” coffee beans from Petaluma Coffee & Tea Company and then let it “vintage-ize” in High West Rye & Bourbon Barrels, 12.1% ABV
-ScareCity #2: Rye Cocoa Porter - A red-ish porter chock full of rye and cocoa nibs, it’s like eating a big gob of tasty Nutella on a slab of warm, delicious whole grain bread, 10.19% ABV
-Hairy Eyeball: A roasty, toasty, malty, hangover-halting beer. Especially formulated for when you wake up feelin’ like you need to shave your eyeballs to see the new day. 9.4% ABV
And for those of you looking for something on the lighter side:
-Pils: Lagunitas’ only lager, brewed with loads of imported Saaz hops and a bottom-fermenting yeast strain that leaves it a bit lighter with a lot of smoothishness. 6% ABV
-DayTime: Sometimes you want a beer, then you realize how much crap you need to do before you call it a day. This is it. Nicely dosed with Big, Round Hop Flavors and a Toasty Malt Foundation to satisfy your every need. But it still lets you stay in the game to do what needs to be done. Yup. 4.65% ABV
It’s going to be a night worth barking about!
Saturday, March 7, 2015
WED. MARCH 11th from 5 to 8PM - Join, local representative and Saraveza friend, Ray Rohsler for an Epic Brewing can and bottle tasting. We’re celebrating the release of “Lil’ Brainless Raspberries” cans. Lil’ Brainless® Raspberries is an easy drinking canned version of Epic’s big, bold 22 oz. bottle of Brainless® Raspberries, crafted especially for those who seek bright, fresh, and real raspberry flavors in a convenient size. Epic brews exclusively with natural raspberry puree, which give this beer its unique pink color as well as hints of raspberry bubble-gum, sweet fruit jam, and a pleasant dryness that makes this beer perfect for easy going affairs, indoors or out, 5.2% ABV
We’ll have “Lil’ Brainless Raspberries on draft and Ray will also be pouring samples of:
“Escape to Colorado” IPA - An IPA brewed with Mosaic hops, 6.2% ABV
“Santa Cruz” Brown Ale - A Hoppy Brown Ale inspired by the dark IPA trend, 6.8% ABV
Saturday, March 7, 2015
WED. MARCH 25TH from 6 to 9PM Anchor Brewing will be in-house to launch their new IPA cans! They will be pouring samples of IPA & the California Lager and we will have them on draft as well. Look for glassware giveaways, great times and great beer from one of the pioneers of U.S. Craft Beer!
SOME FUN INFO ON ANCHOR IPA: The California Gold Rush lured thousands west to “see the elephant,” a 19th-century metaphor for the hopeful but risky pursuit of happiness, adventure, and fortune. As early as 1849, India Pale Ale - prepared by British brewers for export to India by adding dry hops to barrels of hoppy ale - was also heading west, from England around the Horn to San Francisco. Thirsty ‘49ers savored the best imported IPAs, but it wasn’t until 1975 that Anchor, Americas’ original craft brewery, pioneered the revival of dry-hopped handmade ales. Now, that tradition fast-forwards to an adventurous new brew: Anchor IPA.
Anchor IPA is made with 2-row barley malt and fresh whole-cone hops, its bright amber color, distinctively complex aroma, spiky bitterness, malty depth, and clean finish unite to create a uniquely flavorful, memorable, and timeless craft IPA, 6.5% ABV
The elephant you see on Anchor IPA was hand-drawn by label artist, James Stitt. To “see the elephant” was a popular 19th-century expression that originated with a tale that predates the California Gold Rush.
There once lived a farmer who had heard of elephants but had never seen one. He longed for the day when he might catch a glimpse of this rare, exotic creature. When the circus came to town, he loaded his wagon with fresh produce and headed to market. On the way, just as he’d hoped, he came across the circus parade, nobly led by an enormous elephant. The farmer was ecstatic, but his horses were terrified. They reared and bucked, overturning his wagon and scattering its precious contents in the road. “I don’t give a hoot,” exclaimed the farmer. “I have seen the elephant!”
The elephant became the universal symbol of the Gold Rush, as evidenced by the journals, letters, and sketchbooks of the forty-niners. Whether or not they struck it rich in the diggings, those plucky pioneers would forever treasure their California adventure as the defining moment of their lives. Have you seen the elephant?
Sunday, February 22, 2015
THURS. FEB. 26TH from 6 to 9PM We’ll be hosting our new NoPo neighbors from Ex Novo Brewing Company! Head Brewer, Jason Barbee and key members of the Ex Novo crew will be here for pints and conversation regarding their cutting edge non-profit business model and their newest IIPA Release, “IPA, Brah”! Look for swag giveaways and awesome beers on draft to include:
-“IPA, Brah” - the newest IIPA from Ex Novo. This SoCal style double IPA has big hop aroma of pine and tropical fruit with a very light body. Extremely drinkable and aggressively hopped with Equinox and Citra for a clean, bitter finish. 8% ABV
-“The World’s Most Interesting Mexican Lager” - A Golden Session Lager brewed using Negra Modelo yeast, 5% ABV
-“Gose Either Way” - A Blackberry Gose (an Oregon spin on the classic German tart/salted wheat beer) brewed in collaboration with Gigantic Brewing, 5.8% ABV
Ex Novo is a non-profit brewery established in July of 2014. Their 10-barrel brew house was built from the ground up and their goal is to make as much money as they can, so they can give it away! They are committed to donating 100% of their net profits to organizations that are working to affect positive social change both in Portland and around the world. A few of the non-profits they work with include: Friends of the Children, IJM, Impact NW & Mercy Corps.