Tomorrow, Brewer Bryan is heading down to the 11th annual Pacific Northwest Brew Cup in Astoria, where he’ll be serving up our LSD. This Oktoberfest style beer festival features more than three dozen beers, live music, food, and family games and takes place at Astoria’s Historic Train Depot, just east of the Columbia River Maritime Museum, along the Astoria Riverwalk. Spend the day at the beach and enjoy some great beer!
On Oct. 7th, the Portland Timbers will play a historic game against the Seattle Sounders. There will be 20 Buses, 1,500 Timbers Fans and One Goal: Bring Home the Cascadia Cup! There are still a few seats on the Lompoc Bus for this event. Ticket & transportation is $72 for 107ist Members or $85 for non-members – buses leave from Portland at 11:30 am on match day and return directly after. Buy tickets at http://seattleaway2012.
Speaking of the Timbers, they play DC United tomorrow at 7:30 pm. If you don’t have tickets, come watch the game at Oaks Bottom, 5th Quadrant or Sidebar.
Be sure to join us for the release of Monster Mash Imperial Porter and Monster Mash Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Porter on Friday, Oct. 5th from 4 to 10 pm at Sidebar at 3901 N Williams Ave. Both beers will be available on draft and in bottles. Monster Mash is an imperial porter featuring strong chocolate and roast flavors with a touch of red fruit (8.1% ABV). Bourbon Barrel Aged Monster Mash was brewed in Sept. 2010 and aged for two years in Heaven Hill Bourbon barrels; it has a vanilla aroma with flavors of oak, chocolate and coffee (8.1% ABV). Both beers feature an updated label design developed in partnership with WAAMCo, the design and idea team of Woody Adams and Andrew MacKenzie.
We will also be releasing North End CDA, the winning recipe from the Timbers Army Homebrew Competition, aptly named in honor of those brave souls who sweat it out on the North End of Jeld-Wen Field every game. This Cascadian Dark Ale brings out the best of Portland’s football club. Rounding out the taps will be Hammerin’ Hank IPA, Oktoberfest, and Kick Axe Dry Hopped Pale Ale. As with all Lompoc release parties, there will be complimentary appetizers, courtesy of Chef Mike. We hope you’ll come kick off the fall season with one of the area’s most highly-anticipated seasonal beers!
Tabor Tavern in SE Portland will host its first Brewers Dinner on Wednesday, October 10 at 7 pm. Lompoc Head Brewer Bryan will join Tabor Tavern chef Chris Greer for an autumn inspired feast featuring four courses and four beers. The first course features giant smoked prawn, arugula, Marie rose sauce and candied lemon, served with Zig’s Swig. The second course is grilled radicchio, bacon, blue cheese and thyme vinaigrette, served with Braggot. The third course is Monster Mash braised beef short rib, root vegetable hash, wilted chard and pickled shallots, served with Monster Mash. And the final course is raisin bread pudding, hazelnut caramel, goat cheese and black pepper ice cream, served with Big Bang Red. The price is $45 per person, not including gratuity. Call 503-208-3544 for reservations.
BREWVANA Brewery Tours is hosting a Connoisseur Tour for local craft beer enthusiasts that features our own Irena Bierzynski, who will be leading the tour to two breweries and two pubs in Portland on Sunday, October 7th from 1-5pm. The tour will begin with a beer sampling at Lompoc Brewery where Irena will introduce herself and lead a beer tasting and tour of the facility. Tour participants will hop on the bus and travel to Bridgeport Brewery where lunch will be provided, as well as a tour of the brewery. The last two stops will be the Tabor and Sunshine Taverns for more great beer. Tickets are $85 per person and are all inclusive, consisting of the tours, tastings and lunch. Register online at www.experiencebrewvana.com or call 503.729.6804.
We’re looking forward to our Brewers Dinner with 10 Barrel Brewing out of Bend on October 27 at Brasada Ranch in Powell Butte. Even more exciting? The event made NBCNews for Five Fantastic Fall Getaways! Head Brewer Bryan and Brewmaster Tonya Cornett of 10 Barrel are pairing their beers with a four-course meal prepared by Brasada Ranch’s chef Adrian Carpenter. Tickets are $65; call 888-651-4859 to make a reservation.
Have a great weekend, and remember: Drink Local. Drink Lompoc!