Saraveza New Updates — Monthly Archives: 11 2015

Victory’s blast from the past plus java cask!

Friday, November 27, 2015


Wednesday December the 9th!

Come celebrate the return of a blast from the past! Our friends at Victory hare coming up on 20 years of making great beer and to celebrate they are releasing some old favorites. So starting at 6pm we are gonna have a party! Our good friend, Melissa, scored us not one but two special kegs just for this event. At 6pm we’ll be tapping some of our favorites!

Prima Pils - One of our all-time favorite pilsners! Whole flower German and Czech hops meld graciously with the 2-row German malts. This beer is sure to quench your thirst and warm up your palate for what’s to come!
Golden Monkey - Belgian Triples are an oft overlooked heavy hitter in the craft beer scene. A great example of what a brewery can achieve when playing with hops, yeasts, and barley. This Triple leads you through a disorienting adventure of delicious flavors and easy drinkability. At 9.5% ABV though, beware of the Fist of the Golden Monkey!
Hop Wallop - One of my personal favorite beers from Victory. It was retired a couple of years ago to make room for the delicious IIPA, Dirt Wolf. In celebration of their upcoming 20th anniversary, they went spelunking and found their old buddy Horace “Hop” Wallop! For a bit of gold, he agreed to help them bring back this beloved IIPA. We’ll be getting one of the few kegs that hit Oregon!
Java Cask - In typical Victory fashion, this bourbon barrel aged coffee stout is not messing around. With hints of vanilla dancing around with the chocolate malt and roasted coffee, it’s sure to awaken your senses. Don’t worry though, at 14.3% abv it will be happy to put you right back to sleep.

Beers are tapped at 6 and we’ll be here all night getting walloped by a golden monkey!


Saraveza New Updates — Monthly Archives: 11 2015

Saraveza’s Thanksgiving Hours, Brett Farve Playing Cards & Venison Pasty

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

THUR, Nov. 26, 4pm: Saraveza opens on T-Day to watch Farve hang up his jersey, sing “The Bears Still Suck” and give thanks to our Packer community.

Kate will open the doors at 4pm. Tae, in the kitchen, will be serving up a limited holiday menu including Venison pasties, and Sarah and Kyle will be providing all the warm fuzzies we get when sharing the holidays with our Packer family!  We’ll close shortly after the game is over.  We’ll be back to normal business on Friday.

To celebrate Brett Favre’s Thanksgiving retirement, we’re handing out all these Brett Favre playing cards at half time.  One for each of you (while they last)!

- Happy Holidays to all of you from the Saraveza crew!


Saraveza New Updates — Monthly Archives: 11 2015

Saraveza’s $25 for $20 Holiday Gift Certificate

Saturday, November 21, 2015

IMG_4885Black Friday-Christmas: For $20 you can give your favorite beer lover a $25 gift certificate to Saraveza.  Our $25 for $20 gift certificates are available Black Friday - Christmas! 

Available as in-store purchase only. 

Saraveza New Updates — Monthly Archives: 11 2015

54 40 tap takeover and meet the brewers!

Friday, November 20, 2015


Tuesday November 24th
We are excited to invite the great Charlie Hutchins (formerly from Rock Bottom) and Bolt Minister (most recently from Old Town brewing) will be here along with other 54 40 crew members to help kick off their arrival here in Oregon.

We will have 5 draft offerings from them, including:

Broken Record IPA
Crystal Fresh Hop Pale
If It Weren’t For Those Meddling Kids - dunkle weisse
Oatmeal Pale Ale

We’ll also have bottles of the IPA and the Kolsch for your at home enjoyment!

So come hang out with the crew and welcome them to Portland! It will surely be a great time!

Saraveza New Updates — Monthly Archives: 11 2015

Meet Clark!

Tuesday, November 3, 2015


Thursday November 19th!

Hi! I’m Clark! I’m the handsome fellow who types up all of these wonderful blog posts and plans all of the events here at Saraveza!  What’s that? We haven’t met? Well then, Thursday the 19th of November is your chance! I’ll be hanging out from 6 - 9 (probably later, to be honest) and eager to meet all of your smiling faces.

Hey… speaking of meat… I haven’t even used the smoker yet! So I’m gonna smoke a brisket too, and we’ll have some sandwiches for you to eat! They’ll go really well with a side of mac n’ cheese and a beer… Oh yeah! Beer!!! I should probably figure that out.

Full-ish draft list announced!
1. Heater Allen - Rauch Dunkle
2. Commons - Tinder Box - a saison with smoked tea, cedar bows and juniper bows
3. De Garde - Cherry Blue Bu
4. Upright - Rosa - a blend of a young and well hopped saison and their pinot noir barrel aged Rose
5. Barley Brown’s - No Hander Lander IIPA
6. Block 15 - Consortium VI IPA - A dual hopped IPA using Amarillo and Mandarina Bavaria lending some interesting tropical and rustic flavors
7. Fat Head’s - IBUsive IPA
8. Finnriver - Fire Barrel Cider - a Kentucky Bourbon barrel aged cider - the last keg known to exist!
9. Epic - Big Bad Baptisit - A barrel aged stout with coffee and cocoa nibs
10. ??? - Sometimes in the beer business, it just takes a while to get things lined up exactly - I’ll update this space once I know what it is or isn’t going to be.

So come out and introduce yourself, take a look around at the beer in the coolers, tell me what I’m doing wrong (or right?), drink some beers, and maybe even get a coveted brisket sandwich!

About Clark
Originally hailing from Corydon, Indiana, Clark relocated to Bedford, Texas as a child. He became a wonderful mix of all things that make a Texan and a Hoosier great! He developed a passion for photography and worked as a camera store manager for nearly a decade before leaving to explore the Pacific North West. After a week long stint in Portland, OR, he sold most of his belongings back in Texas, loaded up whatever he could fit in his car, and moved to Portland in the spring of 2009 to pursue a career in the beer industry.

After a short stint in the land of call centers, he was hired by Belmont Station in November of 2012 to stock bottles and help customers in the bottle shop during the holiday rush. Luckily for him, he didn’t break things very often, so they decided to keep him around after the holidays as a full time employee in the bottle shop. His time there was filled with fun, hard work, a creepy cardboard cutout of himself, and an ever expanding knowledge of beers and breweries from across the globe.

In August of 2015, Clark applied for the position of Beer Buyer and Events Coordinator at Saraveza that was previously held by our beloved Erika. After being thoroughly interviewed, screened, and put through a “Double Dare” style obstacle course, he was officially hired on-board. His duties are to curate the draft and bottle selection, as well as to plan and orchestrate all of the great annual events we do here at Saraveza.

Saraveza New Updates — Monthly Archives: 11 2015

Ecliptic and Ft. George JH2 IPA release

Tuesday, November 3, 2015


Friday November 20th

Join us, the Fort George crew, and the Ecliptic crew as we help celebrate the release of Ecliptic’s newest collabo series beer!

John Harris from Ecliptic and Jack Harris from Fort George collaborated on this special beer. Thus the JH2 name of this collaboration. They are bouncing from beer bar to beer bar on the Brewvana bus and will be here at Saraveza from 4:30 to 5:30 on Friday. Come taste this beer and some other special draft offerings from Ft. George and Ecliptic, or stop in anywhere along the tour.

Saraveza, 1004 N Killingsworth St. Portland, OR           4:30pm-5:30pm
Roscoe’s, 8105 SE Stark St. Portland, OR                 6:00pm-7:00pm
Horse Brass Pub, 4534 SE Belmont St. Portland, OR       7:15pm-8:15pm
C Bar, 2880 SE Gladstone St.                              8:30pm-9:30pm

Here at Saraveza, we’ll have the following on draft:

JH² IPA - brewed with pale malt, Munich malt, and Pinot Noir and Syrah juice, giving it a subtle wine taste. Mosaic, Calypso, Simcoe, and Centennial hops add a wonderful hop aroma and flavor to the beer. ABV 7.0%
Ft. George - The Road to Ryea rye base IPA from one of our favorite IPA breweries in Oregon!
Ecliptic - Polluxa delicious IIPA that drinks like a single IPA! Loads of hop aroma and flavor throughout this tasty seasonal release!



Saraveza New Updates — Monthly Archives: 11 2015

Wisco Tavern Beer!

Monday, November 2, 2015


Sunday November 15th

As you all know, we are a craft beer bar, with a constantly rotating and changing draft list. Well… except for one tap, which has been a nod to the macro beer industry ever since we’ve opened our doors. Well that changes on November 15th as we are excited to announce a new house beer for Saraveza! We’ve teamed up with the wonderful folks over at Breakside Brewing to create “Wisco Tavern Beer”.  This beer is a nod to the Midwest’s brewing history and reputation of being hard working, beer loving, blue collar folks. Wisco Tavern Beer (Wisco for short) will be unveiled on Sunday, November the 15th. We open at 9:30am for all of your Packers football needs and we will have it on draft all day!

“This is a big moment for Saraveza.  For seven years we have honored the world of domestic beer by always pouring a pint of Hamm’s alongside some of the best craft beers in the world.  It was important to me to acknowledge the industry that created a springboard for our recent craft beer revolution,” said Sarah Pederson, owner of Saraveza Bottle Shop & Pasty Tavern.  “Breakside’s Wisco Tavern Beer does the same thing for us, but with a new twist that we are proud to stand behind.”

“Wisco” clocks in at an almost sessionable 5.5% ABV, a cream ale that features Pilsner and Vienna malts at it’s base. Breakside Brewing will be serving the beer at their locations starting in January of 2016, but we at Saraveza will be serving it in our beloved frosty mugs starting November 15th!

As for all of you fans of our soon to be former house beer, Hamm’s, don’t fret! We will still be offering this tasty treat in 16oz pint cans, and it will still be served with a frosty mug (when volume allows) to go with it!

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