US - Northwest Portland thread

Discussion in 'Beer Travel, Events and Releases' started by Yeastbreath, Sep 30, 2013.

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  1. Yeastbreath

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    Might as well kick this off to see who all is here. HotD release coming up on 10-11 at 10pm...anybody coming from out of town?
     
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    If I can get tickets I'll be sending it up from NorCal. Crooked Stave's here now.
     
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  3. Shmeal

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    I hear all the Portland traders are on the other site.
     
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  4. nablock

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    Damn. I'm going to miss this. In town Oct 23-26. Planning on going to HotD and Cascade while I'm in town. Anything else I need to check out?
     
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    Thanks for the heads up. I have yet to be banned there for posting here, so that'll work out alright.
     
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    For those who haven't been keeping tabs on De Garde, they have a release at the end of the month!

    Vin Rougie (draft and bottles)
    A wild Red Ale, based upon our recent 'Rougie.'
    We culled a single barrel from the batch, and added a prodigious amount of Merlot grapes from a distinctive Southern Oregon vineyard. Intense vinous notes, with a pronounced acidity and a soft barrel character provide for a fantastic brew.
    Limited to approximately 150 bottles.
    7.8%abv

    Lee Noir (draft and bottles)
    Another wild Red Ale, this one has a smooth profile somewhat reminisce of a Flanders style Red. Extended aging in both Port and Bourbon barrels lended a rich complexity to balance the acidity. Well rounded. Delicious.
    Limited to approximately 800 bottles.
    8.6%abv
     
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    Thinking about making the trek out to Tillamook for that one
     
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  8. Yeastbreath

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  10. Shmeal

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    I like girls.
     
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    That's allowed.
     
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    I'll bring da monies. Can I also bring a bottle of Ithica Le Bleu I've been wanting to open?
     
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    How early would you guys advise queuing in order to get one each of the HOTD releases? Could I show up at say 9 and still have a good chance of a bottle of each?

    I'm arriving in portland on Friday but not sure if I want to be spending the whole evening lining up. We are staying fairly nearby though, so perhaps it'd be worthwhile. Any advice would be welcome.
     
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    Honestly, I don't think anyone knows what they are going to do yet. No on has had to deal with a HotD evening release before.
     
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    Thanks - sounds like it might be best to leave this to you locals then :) Plenty of other awesome beers to drink in town, anyway!
     
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    Is it possible to purchase Heater Allen kegs?
     
  17. Yeastbreath

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    They definitely keg as I've seen draft around town. Not currently on their list, but I'd suggest contacting Belmont Station for what's available. http://www.belmont-station.com/index.php?id=kegs-to-go
     
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    Yea I knew they had draft accounts. Tried a couple of their beers around town and really fell in love. Was only wondering if there was a way for someone who doesn't own a bar/growler station to procure one.
     
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    Oops, I can see how what I typed could be misunderstood. You can get kegs from Belmont Station in addition to draft and bottles. The link I provided is a list of the kegs they have available for sale. No HA on the list at the moment unfortunately. One of their employees is a member here on TB, but I can't remember his handle. [Edit: thanks SaltyMalty; hopstar is your man] Nice guy, really helpful, he'd be the one I'd track down.
     
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    hopstar
     
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