Friday, April 30, 2010

Portland's Cheers To Belgian Beers - May 1, 2010

The 4th Annual Portland's Cheers to Belgian Beer will be be held at Hopworks Urban Brewery tomorrow Saturday May 1, 2010.  I was able to make it to last year's event for the first time and loved it!
Here is the details for this year's event:

Hopworks Urban Brewery
Upper Parking Lot
2944 SE Powell Blvd
Admission is Free.
$5 for tasting goblet which is required to taste.
$1 for tastes.

This year's featured Belgian yeast strain is Wyeast 3726 Farmhouse Ale.
From Wyeast' website:
This strain produces complex esters balanced with earthy/spicy notes. Slightly tart and dry with a peppery finish. A perfect strain for farmhouse ales and saisons.

Attenuation                 74-79%        
Alc. Tolerance            12%
Flocculation                variable
Temperature Range     70-95°F (21-35°C)

I have had some experience with this yeast in homebrewing and really like it. 
And here is a list of the beers:

2010 Portland’s Cheers to Belgian Beers Beer List

Ambacht Brewing Co.Ambacht Black Gold15.26.825Y
Amnesia Brewing Co.Dilemma17.37.970N
Big Horse BrewpubCuvee de Ferme-6.3-Y
Block 15 BreweryLa Ferme’ de Demons198.831Y
BridgePort Brewing Co.Fallen Friar Firkin-8.2-N
Cascade BrewingFrite Galois144.613Y
Deschutes Brewery – Bend PubTropisch Bruin12.54.835Y
Deschutes Brewery – Portland PubSinfully Delicious DSA199.217Y
Double Mountain BreweryBonne Idee17.28.450Y
Double Mountain BreweryBonne Idee Kriek-848Y
Eugene City BreweryBannister Belgian Strong188.825Y
Fanno Creek BrewpubReverands Daughter165.420N
Fort George BreweryMagnifera Indica Belgae197.915Y
Green DragonKing Ghidorah209.225Y
Hopworks Urban BreweryDiaBlato231120Y
Laurelwood Brewing Co.Infared177.565Y
Lompoc 5QSaison The Beach-5.5-Y
Lucky Labrador BeerHallDoggie Kong17.36.40Y
Lucky Labrador BrewpubMalt Bomb V16.25.425Y
MacTarnahan’s Brewing Co.Lip Stinger13.54.832N
McMenamins Crystal BreweryThe Big Worm219.310Y
McMenamins Kennedy SchoolThe Life of Riley Honey Wheat13.35.720Y
New Old LompocNorman Invasion-5.6-Y
Oakshire BrewingLa Ferme15.87.815Y
Old Market Pub & BreweryRed Headed Step Child14610Y
Pelican Pub & BreweryLe Pelican d’OR18.18.445Y
Philadelphia’s Steaks & HoagiesPhilly’s Belgian IPA19.5888Y
Rock Bottom BreweryFloreal IV135.935Y
Rogue AlesJohn’s Dark & Scary18.8935Y
Roots Organic Brewing Co.Brune “O”176.628Y
Silver Moon BrewingSaison de Moon13.35.924Y
Upright BrewingMingus and Monk16.87.222Y
Widmer Brothers Brewing Co.Biere De Table83.726Y

I've been fortunate enough to have tried a few of these beers  already and  look forward to trying them all (or as many as I possible)!

For further informaton on the festival check out these fine blogs:
The New School Brew Blog
And Jeff at Beervana has posted a great primer for the event.

I hope to see you there!

(BTW- I apologize for the poor formatting of this post! I suck at formatting. Hope to get better at it with practice...)

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