Saturday, December 1st, 5PM:New Belgium Brewing’s “Lips of Faith” Series of beautifully unique craft beers has been tickling the taste buds of the masses for years now, and one of the primary forces behind these offerings and their development is Lauren Woods Salazar, the brewery’s wood cellar manager, blender and sensory specialist. Lauren just so happens to be coming to town soon, and we’ll have the opportunity for an evening of conversation, education and delectably satisfying pairings from the talented Saraveza kitchen.
This five-course dinner, to be held in our Bad Habit Room, will showcase the meeting of two places sharing passion for their craft and certainly love of a good time. Check out the menu, and grab your tickets from our Beer Boutique before they’re gone! Cheers!
Bruschetta w/ Roasted Game Hen, French Cheese and Relish •Paired With: New Belgium & Vivant’s “Biere De Garde” French-Style Farmhouse Ale w/ Bergamot Orange Peel
Black Friday, November 23rd, 5pm: Upright Brewing, Portland’s first farmhouse-style brewery, celebrates Black Friday appropriately with a new bottle release “Untitled,” brewed in tribute to punk band Bad Brains.
The release party at our newly remodeled Bad Habit Room includes a screening of the Bad Brains documentary “A Band in DC” and a listening party for their new album “Into the Future” released the same week on Megaforce Records. Meet Upright Brewing’s Brewer/Owner, Alex Ganum, Point Blank Distributing’sMorgan Torngren-Tatman, who conceptualized the beer, and label artist Ezra Johnson-Greenough. Look for 4 different Upright brews on tap including the Untitled “Bad Brains” beer. Limited edition T-Shirts featuring the Untitled Bad Brains beer label will also be available for purchase for $15 as well as bottles to go.
“Untitled”, a beer with no official name but inspired by the seminal D.C. punk band Bad Brains, is a double batch that is being released in both draft and bottled form. Made in a similar vein to 2010’s imperial pilsener-style “Clash Beer”, this one uses a nearly identical recipe but with just enough highly roasted malts to lend it a very dark brown color. The lager maintains a slight hoppy edge from perle, liberty, and tettnanger varieties but stays smooth all around. It also has the distinction of being the first true lager fermented in one of our open tanks. 6.4%
From here on out the two imperial lagers will be released in bottles every other year, with 2013 marking the return of the Clash beer while the Bad Brains beer will come back in 2014.
Sunday, November 18th, 5pm in Bad Habit Room: We all love the warmth of family and friends gathered together for this most American of holidays, and this year we decided to invite members of Saraveza’s extended family (this means you!) to join us for our unique take on the tradition with a prix fixe dinner of hearty dishes from our scratch kitchen and selected pairings with some very special draught beers from the cellar. Tickets are on sale now through our ”Beer Boutique”, and grab ‘em quick as we only have 35 seats available(...and they’ll go fast!)
Arugula Salad with cranberries, candied pecans, crumbled bleu, house-pickled red
onions & champagne apricot vin Paired WithCascade’s2009 Vintage “the Vine” 2nd
Crab & Mushroom Cake with Treadwell’s Own Plum Wine reduction Paired WithBurnside’s “Wild Plum” Gose 3rd
Sweet Potato & Sage Cream Soup with house smoked bacon Paired Withthe Bruery’s “Autumn Maple” 4th(Palate Cleanser) Sugar Pimp Cranberry & Cascade 2010 Kriek Sorbet Floating InCascade’s2009 Vintage Kriek 5th
House-Smoked Duck Breast with root vegetable & bacon hash Paired WithAlaskan’s Smoked Porter 6th Sugar Pimp Pumpkin Mousse in a hazelnut tuile Paired WithSouthern Tier’s2011 Vintage “Pumking”
Thursday, November 15th, 9pm Sharp: Love belgian beers? So do we! Raise a glass with us to one of the biggest reasons we have access to so many of these delicious brews from across the pond, the legendary importer, Vanberg & Dewulf. Nationwide, folks will be simultaneously toasting this Cooperstown-based juggernaut with any one of their myriad world-class offerings. Here at Saraveza, we’ll be pouring Dubuisson’s“Scaldis Peche Mel” Belgian Peach Ale&DuPont’s“Avec Les Bons Voeux” Strong Saison at special Happy Hour pricing for those participating in the toast. See you then!
Tuesday, November 6th, Starting at 6PM: Both Saraveza and Bad Habit Room will be showing live election coverage on dual screens this evening with Bad Habit Room showcasing a very special election edition of the weekly Quizavezastarting at 7. From 8-9, Saraveza will be showing special back-to-back live airings of The Daily Show & Colbert Report’s certainly hilarious election coverage with full sound! The night will go on from there with as many electoral updates as we can squeeze in before last call! As was the case during the debates, we’ll have plenty of Coalition Brewing’s “Wheat the People” to go around (after all, it is Portland’s unofficially official craft beer of the 2012 election) and it’s the perfect deliciously sessionable brew for an exciting evening such as this! See you here!
WED Dec 12th (12/12/12), 6PM: If only Congress could take a lesson from Wisconsin legislators and their moment of unanimous agreement. 12/12/12 was officially declared “Aaron Rodgers Day” by all members of the Republican and Democratic parties of the Wisconsin legislature. Thanks to Aaron, the question, “Can’t we all just get along?” was answered with an astounding YES!
A Super Bowl MVP, world championship, a single-season passer rating record and just a darn good role model, Aaron Rodgers is a guy we’re all proud of and now we have a day to celebrate it.
Wisconsin State Rep. Garey Bies, officially announced the declaration stating, “I think Aaron Rodgers really deserves it because he’s a tremendous football player on the field, but he’s also a tremendous human being off the field.”
“It’s a great opportunity to give perspective on how a career — and the way you live your life — can have an impact on the society you live in,” Aaron Rodgers said. (Man…almost as good as a Lombardi quote!)
On Dec 12th, wear your green, gold and 12s proud. Come in to Saraveza and celebrate a man, a team and let’s all just get along! And we’ve got a Championship belt for you to try on….