Tuesday, August 26, 2014
FRI. SEPT 5th from 6-9PM We host “An Apple for Teacher Finnriver Cider Tasting” as part of our Annual Back to School Cider Showcase. Enjoy complimentary samples of Finnriver Farm & Cidery’s craft ciders, award-winning port style apple wine and healthy bites of organic, local apples. Limited release Seasonal Ciders from Finnriver will be available on draft and in bottles to go. Fresh, raw apples will be sliced to taste, showcasing culinary varieties sometimes used in cider making. Jana-Daisy will be here to enlighten you about culinary and cider fruit and to guide your palate as you explore a variety of flavors, tastes and generally enjoy the bounty of the fermented (and unfermented) apple. Your teacher would want it this way!
Featured Ciders & Wine:
-Farmstead Cider 6.5% abv (in bottle)
Farmstead Cider is the product of a community collaboration. Each Fall, Finnriver invites neighbors across the north Olympic Peninsula to bring their bruised, bitter or bizarre backyard apples in honor of World Apple Day. This charismatic collection of fruit is then fermented. The result is a semi-sweet, unfiltered, frontier-style cider with rustic origins and a juicy apple character. Farmstead then returns the good will of the community as Finnriver allocates 1o cents on every bottle sale of this blend to local food banks.
-Forest Ginger Cider 6.5% abv (on draft & in bottle)
Forest Ginger Cider, a Fall seasonal blend in the Elijah K. Swan Botanical line tastes like a walk through the orchard and in the woods. A crisp cider with a bright apple core, earthy resinous notes and the warmth of crushed ginger root for a hint of heat. Made from a base of organic Washington and heirloom apples with fir tips harvested from the forest at Finnriver and organic ginger.
-Lavender Black Currant 6.5% abv (draft & bottle)
Lavender Black Currant Cider celebrates the botanical bounty and beauty of the Olympic Peninsula. Savor the lingering tastes of summer with this special limited release cider, also from the Elijah K. Swan Botanical line. A refreshing purple-hued sparkling cider featuring the organic Washington apple fermented and blended with the sweet and tart delights of black currant. Add to that the delicate floral notes of organic Sequim lavender, sourced from Purple Haze farm, and you have a delicious taste of the summer season.
“Elijah K. Swan” Ciders are named after the good folks who sold us the farm (Lige & Kay Christian) and who first planted apple trees here, as well as for the trumpeter swans that overwinter in the valley. This cider is a tribute to them and to those big white birds who remind us that earth is still wild.
-Port-Style Apple Wine 18.5% abv (in bottle)
Port-Style Apple Wine or Spirited Apple Wine is a richer, dessert offering. The wholesome apple may surprise you with the sultry side revealed in this sumptuous apple wine, handcrafted on Finnriver’s Olympic Peninsula family farm. After fermenting the fruit, the tantalizing sweetness of the apples is captured by fortifying with custom-distilled apple brandy. May it bring you warmth and good cheer!
DOUBLE GOLD, Finnriver Spirited Apple Wine, WA, Seattle Wine Awards, 2013
GOLD, Finnriver Spirited Apple Wine, Great Lakes International Cider and Perry Competition, 2013
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
WED. AUGUST 20TH FROM 6-9PM - Claim 52’s Assistant Brewer, Joe Buppert & Sales Manager, AJ McGarry, will be in-house pouring samples and answering all questions beer! We’ll feature several of their European inspired brews on draft, including:
-Kölsch: Kölsch is a traditional German-style pale ale that was first coined in Cologne around the 1900s. This German Alt style bier features prominent hops and finishes crisp, leaving hints of melon and pear. The McKenzie River is mostly to blame for our award winning Kölsch as its mineral profile is perfect for the style.
5.2% ABV, 25 IBUs
-“Sugalumps” New Zealand IPA: Southern Cross, Pacifica, Motueka hops and a Southern Cross/Motu Dry-hop. Tropical Fruit nose. Medium Bitterness. Light amber in color. Flavors are sweet pine, citrus, and some fruity tropical notes- passion fruit/guava.
6.3% ABV, 70 IBUs
-“Monks Brunch” Belgian Strong Ale: Complex fruity esters with a honey like sweetness, oranges and sweet candy notes. Smooth medium body with some alcohol heat.
8.3% ABV, 20 IBUs
About Claim 52:
Established in 2012, Claim 52 specializes in small-batch European style ales such as Kolsch, brewed with a Northwest flair, as well as more familiar beers like pale ales, reds, wheats, and of course, IPAs. Their 3.5 bbl brew system is scalable so they have the flexibility to take advantage of seasonal ingredients and pilot new styles so there’s always a changing rotation at the brewery.
Hand crafted, each batch turns out a little different but is consistently tasty and delivered to fresh from the tank to the tap. They focus on the integrity of ingredients, practicing long-standing brewing techniques and uncompromising quality to create unique, approachable and flavorful beers that pair well with great food and good friends.
Brewing just about 30 – 40 barrels a month, they are a family-based operation striving to create a genuine connection between our suppliers, customers and the establishments serving their beer. Their beers are self-distributed, allowing direct interaction with restaurants and the ability to tailor beer styles to seasonal menus and changing customer preferences.
The name, Claim 52, refers to the pioneer land claim in south Eugene where local home-brewer Trevor Ross set up his system in his garage about five years ago.
Friday, August 1, 2014
SAT, AUGUST 16th from: 1pm-10pm and SUN, AUGUST 17th from 1pm-8pm at Saraveza & The Bad Habit Room, It’s our 5th Annual IIPA Fest! This year’s fest features over 30 rotating Imperial IPAs, Double Bacon BLTs, a new table dedicated to firkins, a Berliner Weisse Oasis & live music!
Cost: $20 for commemorative glass and 10 drink tickets, Purchase Your Advance Tickets Here!
Festival goers will have the opportunity to try unique IIPA Fest beers made by Block 15, Base Camp Brewing Co, Coalition, Gigantic, Solera and more! This year also boasts the release of “Freaky Nasty”, an Imperial IPA brewed by the Saraveza crew with Breakside Brewery especially for the Fest! The draft list also includes classics like Hopworks “Ace of Spades” , 10 Barrel “DUB”, Avery “Maharaja”, Dogfish Head “120 Minute” & Goodlife “Comatose”. Look for some surprise IIPAs (and even some IIIPAs) from both near and far making their way onto the festival list. Taps will be rotating at Saraveza, Bad Habit Room and in the outdoor seating area on N. Michigan. Advanced ticket purchase is encouraged.
To compete with big bold IIPA flavors, we’ve brought back our infamous BBLT (yes that’s double the bacon)! This year, we’ve also added Berliner Weisse Baby Sorbet Cones which will aid as a refreshing palate cleanser between the crazy hoppy goodness!
We’ll be featuring music from NW talents: Carinne Carpenter, Flat Rock Stringband, 1776 & Ryan McAlexander.
FINAL Draft List:
R - 10 Barrel Brewing Company, Bend, OR
“DUB” – 9.5% ABV, 100+ IBUs
21st Amendment Brewery, San Francisco, CA
“Hop Crisis”, 9.7% ABV, 94 IBUs
**Alameda Brewing Co. Portland, OR
“Lobo Amarillo” Tequila BBL-Aged Yellow Wolf, 9.2% ABV, 100+ IBUs
**Alameda Brewing Co. Portland, OR
“Wolfenstein”, 9% ABV, 100+ IBUs
**Amnesia Brewing, Washougal, WA
“Doubly Damned”, 8.5% ABV, 80 IBUs
R – Avery Brewing, Boulder, CO
“Maharaja” 10.2% ABV, 102 IBUs
**Base Camp Brewing Co. Portland, OR
“F#ck Yeah!”, 8.9% ABV, 92 IBUs
Bear Republic Brewing Co. Healdsburg, CA
“Café Racer 15”, 9.75% ABV, 100+ IBUs
Bison Organic Beer, Berkeley, CA
“Kermit The Hop”, 8.5% ABV, 80 IBUs
**Block 15 Brewing Co. Corvallis, OR
Centennial Hop-Rocketed “Sticky Hands”, 8.7% ABV, 100+ IBUs
Boneyard Beer, Bend, OR
“Chingadera”, Imperial Red, 9% ABV, 60 IBUs
Boneyard Beer, Bend, OR
“Hop Venom”, 8.9% ABV, 70 IBUs
**Breakside Brewery, Portland, OR
“Freaky Nasty”, 9.3% ABV, 80+ IBUs
Breakside Brewery, Portland, OR
“Ales for ALS” Beer, 8.3% ABV, 80 IBUs
**Burnside Brewing Company, Portland, OR
“Project Ale” Dry Hopped Firkin, 8.3% ABV, 80 IBUs
**Coalition Brewing Co. Portland, OR
“Whoa”, 9% ABV, 75 IBUs
R - Crux Fermentation Project, Bend, OR
“French Connection”, 9% ABV, 80 IBUs
R - Dogfish Head Craft Brewed Ales, Milton, DE
“120 minute”, 15-20% ABV, 120 IBUs
Dogfish Head Craft Brewed Ales, Milton, DE
“Burton Baton”, Oak Barrel-Aged IIPA, 10% ABV, 70 IBUs
Double Mountain Brewery, Hood River, OR
“Molten Lava”, 9.4% ABV, 90+ IBUs
Epic Brewing Company, Salt Lake City, UT & Denver, CO
“Centennial Hopulent #100”, 8.3% ABV, ? IBUs
R - Evil Twin Brewing, Brooklyn, NY
“Molotov Cocktail”, 13% ABV, ? IBUs
**Gigantic Brewing Company, Portland, OR
“Ginormous” Dry Hopped Firkin, 8.8% ABV, ? IBUs
Goodlife Brewing Company, Bend, OR
“Comatose”, 9.5% ABV, 95 IBUS
R - Goodlife Brewing Company, Bend, OR
“Hat Trick”, 11% ABV, 90 IBUs
Hopworks Urban Brewery, Portland, OR
“Ace of Spades”, 9% ABV, 100 IBUs
Laurelwood Public House & Brewery, Portland, OR
“Megafauna”, 9.5% ABV, 140 IBUS
**NO-LI Brewhouse, Spokane, WA
“Belma Dry-Hopped Jet Star”, 8.1% ABV, 115 IBUS
Oakshire Brewing, Eugene, OR
“Glen’s Hop Vice”, 10.2% ABV, 196 IBUs
Old Town Brewing Co., Portland, OR
“MoJo RYE’sn”, 7.5% ABV, 90 IBUs
Rogue Ales & Spirits
“I2PA” 9.5% ABV, 74 IBUs
Russian River Brewing Co. Santa Rosa, CA
“Pliny the Elder”, 8% ABV, 100+ IBUs
Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, Chico, CA
“Hoptimum”, 10.4% ABV, 100 IBUs
**Solera Brewery, Parkdale, OR
“Cannonball”, 8.9% ABV, 60 IBUs
Stone Brewing Co., San Diego, CA
“RuinTen”, 10.8% ABV, ??? IBUs
Stone Brewing Co./Beachwood/Heretic – San Diego/Long Beach/Fairfield, CA
“Unapologetic”, 9% ABV, 90 IBUs
R - Trinity Brewing, Colorado Springs, CO
“Double Swingline” DIPA Primitif, 8.2% ABV, 150 IBUs
Widmer Brothers Brewing, Portland, OR
“Sensory Overload”, 7.8% ABV, 100+ IBUs
R - Worthy Brewing Company, Bend, OR
“Triple IPA”, 8.5% ABV, 85 IBUs
**Worthy Brewing Company, Bend, OR
“Reckless Indifference”, 9% ABV, 78 IBUs
BERLINER WEISSE OASIS Drafts:
10 Barrel Brewing Company, Bend, OR
“Apricot Crush”, 4.2% ABV
Breakside Brewery, Portland, OR
“Passionfruit Sour”, 4.4% ABV
R - de Garde Brewing, Tillamook, OR
“Bu Weisse”, 2.10% ABV
R - Pelican Pub & Brewery, Pacific City, OR
“Peliweisse”, 3.5% ABV
**Debuting or Brewed Especially for IIPA Fest
R – Rare or Normally ‘Pub-Only’ Keg
Entrance fee to the festival is $20 which includes a commemorative IIPA Festival glass and 10 drink tickets good for a 4oz sample of beer (some beers are more expensive and cost 2 tickets per sample). Advanced ticket purchase is encouraged.