Saraveza New Updates — Monthly Archives: 07 2016

Minute by Minute with Dogfish Head!

Thursday, June 30, 2016


July 7th, 6-9pm!

What’s this whole minute by minute thing about? Well, glad you asked! You see, this crazy guy named Sam Calagione decided to make an IPA that was continuously hopped throughout the boiling process. It all started with 90 minute IPA. Ninety minutes of boiling and hops eventually lead to the next logical conclusion, 120 minute IPA! An even bigger, boozier, and hoppier version than it’s predecessor, it’s been a sought after sud since it’s inception. Of course, once you go big, you have to go small, so 60 minute IPA was born. 3 very different beers all born of the same idea, continuous hopping!

We’ll have all three on draft, side-by-side-by-side for your tasting pleasure! Plus Jim from Dogfish Head is going to be in the house talking about the process and raffling off some LPs from their Music to Drink Beer To series! It’s sure to be a continuously hopped extravaganza!

Saraveza New Updates — Monthly Archives: 06 2016

54-40 and The McPolander’s draft party!

Tuesday, June 28, 2016


Thursday June 30th, 6-9pm

Come join us for a great evening with our beer buds and best pals Jenn McPoland, Jeremie Landers, and the good folks over at 54-40 as we throw them a party!  Jenn and Jeremie have collaborated with breweries around town several times now and this time they took their talents to Washougal to brew a Honeydew and Cucumber light ale with Bolt and Badger from 54-40!

We’ll be tapping this beer at 6pm as well as the new “Mama Tried” Pre-prohibition style lager from 54-40!

See you here!


Saraveza New Updates — Monthly Archives: 06 2016

Finnriver’s Flight of Fancy!

Sunday, June 19, 2016


Thursday, June 23rd 6-9pm!

Come out and join us and our dear friends from Finnriver as we celebrate Portland Cider Week, and their flight of fancy, with some fancy ciders! Their regional and national ambassadors will be on hand to sample some very rare and special bottles for all of you lovely Finnheads! We’ll also have four very special draft offerings for you to choose from, as well as those very special bottles for sale to add to your cider collections at home!

Come out, taste some delicious ciders, drink some delicious ciders, and let’s all celebrate the wonderful flight of fancy that brought these delicious libations from Finnriver together!

Featured Specialty Bottles

Finnflusseweisse 6.5% abv
An idea was born from a bartender serving a Berlinerweisse style beer with a shot of Finnriver Brandywine (Raspberry or Black Currant) as the fruited syrup, per the traditional service of the style. We began with the tannic pomace of bittersweet apples, along with fresh organic apple juice, added lactic bacteria, Berlinerweisse yeast and a touch of rain water to capture the wildness of the dripping Doug Firs we hold so dear. We let this ferment and mature for 6 months to dryness, then added new lactic and fresh juice to get it alive and tart all over again. What you taste is ‘keg conditioned berlinerweisse inspired’ cider. Strong lactic twang, high acid achieved from low acid fruit. Dry, and nutty from the yeast cloud, but not ‘tannicy’ bitter from apples as that felt untrue to the form. Our dry and twangy Finnflusseweisse brings a version of apples gone Champagne of the North.

Chimacum Kreik 6.5% abv
A tribute to deep Belgian roots that crafted fermentation culture 300 years ago. This bottle is also a tribute to the restoration of the creek that runs through both of the Finnriver locations, the water from this creek waters our orchard, this creek is in our apples. Beginning with organic apples, we added cherries that were too ripe on the trees, a little split and sweet from days of Yakima sunshine at Tonnemaker Hill Farms. Lacto, Pedio and Bret worked their magic from September to April. Tart, tangy, puckering, lingering sweet dark cherry. The twang comes from the life after the tree and the oxidized depth from the life before the ferment. Here is a bottle conditioned, soured, sweet dark cherry, Cider. Here’s to you Chimacum Creek! May your salmon swim far and your eagles eat well.

Berry Barrel Sour 6.5% abv
Our Barrel Berry Sour is a combination of pear and apple wines fermented in barrels and steel tanks then combined. Once blended, we reached to a famous finishing technique from the Belgian beer world called Lambic. Historically, a fermented sour beer ‘gueuze’ is fruited with the brewer’s choice of fresh fruit. This fruit ferments on top of the beer and adds a fresh and sharp fruit profile to the nose and palate. At Finnriver, we added 30 gallons of barrel aged blueberry wine (and a touch of fresh blueberry) to a blended tank of soured cider (our gueuze) and let the resident yeast/bacteria finish their life on berries. This last fruit pushes our sour cider on to a form of cider lambic.  Bottle conditioned, disgorged to clear the yeast and then pasteurized to hold the final sweetness. The result being slightly sour, stupendously deep blueberry, tart, tannic and truly tangy.

Featured Specialty Draft

PearWood 6.5% abv
A blend of bittersweet apple wine made from Farnum Hill juice, blended with Organic Washington Granny Smith and Pink Lady which has undergone a malo-lactic ferment creating a different mouth feel and new acid punch. Finished with a fair bit of oak and organic pear juice to sweeten and lend a bit of fancy. A limited release of our contemporary pear cider with depth, complexity and wood.

Black Stave 6.5% abv
A special edition of our well-loved Black Currant Cider, farmcrafted with organic Washington apples, fermented dry, stave aged for depth and then married with an oaked, funky currant ferment. A deep drink of the density of currants. A limited release of our award winning, contemporary dark fruit cider made with wood.

Hopping Through the Forest 6.5% abv
Finnriver’s Hopping Through the Forest, a special release crafted for the hopped cider lover made with Organic Washington Apples, Organic Cascade, Comet, Magnum and German Hallertauer Hops, Doug Fir tips, Grand Fir tips and a touch of organic cane sugar. Bright and crisp up front—clearly citrus peel notes with herbaceous edges, a resinous finish that lingers as a true bitter.

Saraveza New Updates — Monthly Archives: 06 2016

Portland Beer Week Events!

Friday, June 10, 2016

pdx beer week

June 9th - 19th - See specific events below!

It’s that time of year again! Time for you to hoist your plastic mug, don your pretzel necklace, and celebrate a city where every week is Portland beer week! This year we are pulling no punches and putting together an all-star lineup of fun events and great beer! Check out the list below!


Cascade Weekend

June 11th and 12th - ALL DAY!

Join us on both Saturday and Sunday for a very special event! We are teaming up with the fine folks over at Cascade to bring you some seriously sour treats! Including a limited blend put together by all of us Saravezeans here at Saraveza!

We’ll be pouring our own special blend along with:
Elderberry Blond
Nectarine Dream
Rose City Sour

and Mixed Plum

Our special blend is titled: Bluecumber Melon! A special blend of live barrels from the past, this light purple hued blonde ale has a bright watermelon and cucumber nose with a lingering blueberry and lemon finish.

In addition to the special draft offerings, we’ll be breaking off the doors to our cellar and putting out a massive selection of vintage Cascade bottles that we’ve been hoarding! So come get some great deals on some sour specialties to share, or continue to hoard them all for yourself!


Fremont Bacon Night!

June 13th, 6-10pm!
It’s our usual once a month event, Free Bacon Night, but with a bit of a twist! The fine folks over at Fremont brewing are joining in on the meat-stravaganza! They’re invading our taps with some special and rare treats! They’ll be bringing some taproom only beers with them, as well as some barrel aged goodies as well!

Draft list is as follows:
Dark Heron The Official beer of Seattle Comicon is a 7% IPA with experimental hop strains!
Gose A lightly tart and salty concoction usually only found at their taproom!
Summer 2-Row Pale malt and Amarillo hops. Nutten else.
Fremont Bacon Night Porter A special maple smoked coffee bean infused porter made just for our Fremont Bacon Night event!
BA Abomb Bourbon Barrel Aged Abominable. Nutten else.

Speaking of special goodies and treats, as always, our BBF (Bacon Best Friend) Zeph from Proletariat Butchery will be on hand, passing out FREE samples of his delicious meats! We’re not real sure what he’s bringing either, but knowing him, it’s going to be awesome!


Michigan on Michigan II, The Yoopering!

June 14th, 6 to 9pm
What once was a secret event, is now out in the open. Remember that time we had Bell’s Brewery up here on Michigan? Well, we’re doing it again, but with a twist!

Come by and enjoy some Upper Hand Brewery beers, and meet the owner of both Upper Hand, and Bell’s, Larry Bell! We’ll have packaged beer available for sale, as well as four special things on draft! So don’ forget yer choppers, ay!

Rumor has it we’ll have some Bell’s goodies as well, so we won’t leave any of you Michiganders out in the cold. We’ve got you yoopers and you trolls covered!

On draft:
Barrel aged Baltic Porter
Double Ringer DIPA
Old Fighter Barleywine
Yooper Ale
Two Hearted

Double Ringer DIPA
Escanaba Black Beer
Old Fighter Barleywine
UPA Upper Peninsula Ale
Upper Hand Lager
Two Hearted

The festivities start at 6pm, 


Jeffers Drops Acid… Knowledge

June 15th, 6-9pm!
Come hang out with Jeffers from Firestone Walker as he drops some serious acid knowledge on your brains! We’ll have 4 delicious sours on tap from their Barrelworks program, as well as some Pale 31 and DBA for your palette cleansing needs!

Draft list:
2015 Krieky Bones
2015 La Piccola
2015 Slo Ambic
2015 Feral One
2016 Pale 31

Alpine logo

Drink Alpine beer or go to bed!

June 16th, 6-9pm!
Come out and meet Pat and Val McIlhenney from Alpine brewing tonight! We’ll have some special offerings from Alpine and their partners in crimebeer this night, including some Nelson and a treat from the Green Flash Cellar 3 series! Sure to be a great time welcoming these fine folks to the neighborhood.

Draft list:
Alpine Hop Boxed IPA
Alpine Nelson
Alpine Duet
Alpine Ugly
Green Flash Nouveau Succulente

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