Wednesday, August 6, 2014
WED. AUGUST 20TH FROM 6-9PM - Claim 52’s Assistant Brewer, Joe Buppert & Sales Manager, AJ McGarry, will be in-house pouring samples and answering all questions beer! We’ll feature several of their European inspired brews on draft, including:
-Kölsch: Kölsch is a traditional German-style pale ale that was first coined in Cologne around the 1900s. This German Alt style bier features prominent hops and finishes crisp, leaving hints of melon and pear. The McKenzie River is mostly to blame for our award winning Kölsch as its mineral profile is perfect for the style.
5.2% ABV, 25 IBUs
-“Sugalumps” New Zealand IPA: Southern Cross, Pacifica, Motueka hops and a Southern Cross/Motu Dry-hop. Tropical Fruit nose. Medium Bitterness. Light amber in color. Flavors are sweet pine, citrus, and some fruity tropical notes- passion fruit/guava.
6.3% ABV, 70 IBUs
-“Monks Brunch” Belgian Strong Ale: Complex fruity esters with a honey like sweetness, oranges and sweet candy notes. Smooth medium body with some alcohol heat.
8.3% ABV, 20 IBUs
About Claim 52:
Established in 2012, Claim 52 specializes in small-batch European style ales such as Kolsch, brewed with a Northwest flair, as well as more familiar beers like pale ales, reds, wheats, and of course, IPAs. Their 3.5 bbl brew system is scalable so they have the flexibility to take advantage of seasonal ingredients and pilot new styles so there’s always a changing rotation at the brewery.
Hand crafted, each batch turns out a little different but is consistently tasty and delivered to fresh from the tank to the tap. They focus on the integrity of ingredients, practicing long-standing brewing techniques and uncompromising quality to create unique, approachable and flavorful beers that pair well with great food and good friends.
Brewing just about 30 – 40 barrels a month, they are a family-based operation striving to create a genuine connection between our suppliers, customers and the establishments serving their beer. Their beers are self-distributed, allowing direct interaction with restaurants and the ability to tailor beer styles to seasonal menus and changing customer preferences.
The name, Claim 52, refers to the pioneer land claim in south Eugene where local home-brewer Trevor Ross set up his system in his garage about five years ago.
Friday, August 1, 2014
SAT, AUGUST 16th from: 1pm-10pm and SUN, AUGUST 17th from 1pm-8pm at Saraveza & The Bad Habit Room, It’s our 5th Annual IIPA Fest! This year’s fest features over 30 rotating Imperial IPAs, Double Bacon BLTs, a new table dedicated to firkins, a Berliner Weisse Oasis & live music!
Cost: $20 for commemorative glass and 10 drink tickets, Purchase Your Advance Tickets Here!
Festival goers will have the opportunity to try unique IIPA Fest beers made by Block 15, Base Camp Brewing Co, Coalition, Gigantic, Solera and more! This year also boasts the release of “Freaky Nasty”, an Imperial IPA brewed by the Saraveza crew with Breakside Brewery especially for the Fest! The draft list also includes classics like Hopworks “Ace of Spades” , 10 Barrel “DUB”, Avery “Maharaja”, Dogfish Head “120 Minute” & Goodlife “Comatose”. Look for some surprise IIPAs (and even some IIIPAs) from both near and far making their way onto the festival list. Taps will be rotating at Saraveza, Bad Habit Room and in the outdoor seating area on N. Michigan. Advanced ticket purchase is encouraged.
To compete with big bold IIPA flavors, we’ve brought back our infamous BBLT (yes that’s double the bacon)! This year, we’ve also added Berliner Weisse Baby Sorbet Cones which will aid as a refreshing palate cleanser between the crazy hoppy goodness!
We’ll be featuring music from NW talents: Carinne Carpenter, Flat Rock Stringband, 1776 & Ryan McAlexander.
FINAL Draft List:
R - 10 Barrel Brewing Company, Bend, OR
“DUB” – 9.5% ABV, 100+ IBUs
21st Amendment Brewery, San Francisco, CA
“Hop Crisis”, 9.7% ABV, 94 IBUs
**Alameda Brewing Co. Portland, OR
“Lobo Amarillo” Tequila BBL-Aged Yellow Wolf, 9.2% ABV, 100+ IBUs
**Alameda Brewing Co. Portland, OR
“Wolfenstein”, 9% ABV, 100+ IBUs
**Amnesia Brewing, Washougal, WA
“Doubly Damned”, 8.5% ABV, 80 IBUs
R – Avery Brewing, Boulder, CO
“Maharaja” 10.2% ABV, 102 IBUs
**Base Camp Brewing Co. Portland, OR
“F#ck Yeah!”, 8.9% ABV, 92 IBUs
Bear Republic Brewing Co. Healdsburg, CA
“Café Racer 15”, 9.75% ABV, 100+ IBUs
Bison Organic Beer, Berkeley, CA
“Kermit The Hop”, 8.5% ABV, 80 IBUs
**Block 15 Brewing Co. Corvallis, OR
Centennial Hop-Rocketed “Sticky Hands”, 8.7% ABV, 100+ IBUs
Boneyard Beer, Bend, OR
“Chingadera”, Imperial Red, 9% ABV, 60 IBUs
Boneyard Beer, Bend, OR
“Hop Venom”, 8.9% ABV, 70 IBUs
**Breakside Brewery, Portland, OR
“Freaky Nasty”, 9.3% ABV, 80+ IBUs
Breakside Brewery, Portland, OR
“Ales for ALS” Beer, 8.3% ABV, 80 IBUs
**Burnside Brewing Company, Portland, OR
“Project Ale” Dry Hopped Firkin, 8.3% ABV, 80 IBUs
**Coalition Brewing Co. Portland, OR
“Whoa”, 9% ABV, 75 IBUs
R - Crux Fermentation Project, Bend, OR
“French Connection”, 9% ABV, 80 IBUs
R - Dogfish Head Craft Brewed Ales, Milton, DE
“120 minute”, 15-20% ABV, 120 IBUs
Dogfish Head Craft Brewed Ales, Milton, DE
“Burton Baton”, Oak Barrel-Aged IIPA, 10% ABV, 70 IBUs
Double Mountain Brewery, Hood River, OR
“Molten Lava”, 9.4% ABV, 90+ IBUs
Epic Brewing Company, Salt Lake City, UT & Denver, CO
“Centennial Hopulent #100”, 8.3% ABV, ? IBUs
R - Evil Twin Brewing, Brooklyn, NY
“Molotov Cocktail”, 13% ABV, ? IBUs
**Gigantic Brewing Company, Portland, OR
“Ginormous” Dry Hopped Firkin, 8.8% ABV, ? IBUs
Goodlife Brewing Company, Bend, OR
“Comatose”, 9.5% ABV, 95 IBUS
R - Goodlife Brewing Company, Bend, OR
“Hat Trick”, 11% ABV, 90 IBUs
Hopworks Urban Brewery, Portland, OR
“Ace of Spades”, 9% ABV, 100 IBUs
Laurelwood Public House & Brewery, Portland, OR
“Megafauna”, 9.5% ABV, 140 IBUS
**NO-LI Brewhouse, Spokane, WA
“Belma Dry-Hopped Jet Star”, 8.1% ABV, 115 IBUS
Oakshire Brewing, Eugene, OR
“Glen’s Hop Vice”, 10.2% ABV, 196 IBUs
Old Town Brewing Co., Portland, OR
“MoJo RYE’sn”, 7.5% ABV, 90 IBUs
Rogue Ales & Spirits
“I2PA” 9.5% ABV, 74 IBUs
Russian River Brewing Co. Santa Rosa, CA
“Pliny the Elder”, 8% ABV, 100+ IBUs
Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, Chico, CA
“Hoptimum”, 10.4% ABV, 100 IBUs
**Solera Brewery, Parkdale, OR
“Cannonball”, 8.9% ABV, 60 IBUs
Stone Brewing Co., San Diego, CA
“RuinTen”, 10.8% ABV, ??? IBUs
Stone Brewing Co./Beachwood/Heretic – San Diego/Long Beach/Fairfield, CA
“Unapologetic”, 9% ABV, 90 IBUs
R - Trinity Brewing, Colorado Springs, CO
“Double Swingline” DIPA Primitif, 8.2% ABV, 150 IBUs
Widmer Brothers Brewing, Portland, OR
“Sensory Overload”, 7.8% ABV, 100+ IBUs
R - Worthy Brewing Company, Bend, OR
“Triple IPA”, 8.5% ABV, 85 IBUs
**Worthy Brewing Company, Bend, OR
“Reckless Indifference”, 9% ABV, 78 IBUs
BERLINER WEISSE OASIS Drafts:
10 Barrel Brewing Company, Bend, OR
“Apricot Crush”, 4.2% ABV
Breakside Brewery, Portland, OR
“Passionfruit Sour”, 4.4% ABV
R - de Garde Brewing, Tillamook, OR
“Bu Weisse”, 2.10% ABV
R - Pelican Pub & Brewery, Pacific City, OR
“Peliweisse”, 3.5% ABV
**Debuting or Brewed Especially for IIPA Fest
R – Rare or Normally ‘Pub-Only’ Keg
Entrance fee to the festival is $20 which includes a commemorative IIPA Festival glass and 10 drink tickets good for a 4oz sample of beer (some beers are more expensive and cost 2 tickets per sample). Advanced ticket purchase is encouraged.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
WED JULY 23RD 5PM - 6:30PM Share a pint with Shaun & Nico from 21st Amendment Brewery! We’ll be pouring some super rare, pub-only beers and Shaun and Nico will be in-house to visit, sign autographs and talk shop!
We’ll be pouring the following 21st Amendment Beers:
By using more late hop additions, the flavor and aroma of the hops to come through in perfect balance with the delicious caramel malts in this recipe rather than that typical over-bittered IPA that is like a spike on the back of your tongue. Silver medal winner at 2014 Los Angeles International Beer Competition
ABV: 6.7% IBUs: 65
MCA Session Stout
Delicious roast coffee notes in the flavor and aroma are complimented beautifully by the orange zest of Cascade hops. A surprisingly easy-drinking stout for your next jam session!
Silver Medal Winner 2013 Great American Beer Festival
ABV: 4.5% IBUs: 27
Mo’Tcho Risin’ Stout
Cocoa nibs from local San Fran chocolatier TCHO were used during secondary fermentation. There is also a fine citrus aroma in the finish from Centennial hops. The result is a marriage of delicious dark flavors and spice. This smooth concoction goes great with desserts or on its own.
ABV: 8.2% IBUs: 55
This American session ale packs a lot of hop and malt flavor into a refreshingly lower-alcohol brew, making it the perfect beer to have on hand when you have a little history to make.
ABV: 4.4% IBUs: 42
ABOUT 21st Amendment:
In 2000, Nico Freccia and Shaun O’Sullivan founded the 21st Amendment Brewery in San Francisco’s historic South Park neighborhood. The popular brewpub is now at the heart of the new city center, just south of the financial district and only two blocks from the San Francisco Giants baseball park. In addition to eight rotating taps of multiple award-winning hand-crafted house beers, the pub has been voted “Best Brewpub”, “Best Burger” and “Best Happy Hour” by the San Francisco press.
Freccia and O’Sullivan met in early 1995 in San Francisco. Both had just moved from southern California to the Bay area when they heard the calling of beer. O’Sullivan, a former photographer and paralegal, “traded his suits for boots and was saved by beer”. He moved to Berkeley and took a job as assistant brewer at the Triple Rock Brewery there. Freccia, a writer, actor and, by extension, restaurant professional, was also an avid homebrewer. Frustrated with the lack of beer culture in the L.A. area, he moved to San Francisco and began writing for the Celebrator Beer News, the west’s largest beer publication. Freccia and O’Sullivan met, became friends and, while sitting together in a summer class on brewing science at UC Davis, hatched their plan for what would become the 21st Amendment.