Official gritty and mbn beer festival thread

Wife and i heading to portland shortly for some beer festival shenanagans!! Said preggers wife is driving our silly asses around all day, and is the best!!

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Yep I'm gonna sub to this! cmon Gritty! where are you're beer undies! yaay! have fun you two! kiss the wife for me! Phone Post

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But first we must do lunch at a new brewpub that is making a serious name for itself in the biz...

 

 

 

The foreign invasion begins! Carlos of Ales Agullons in Spain mashing in today. Tomorrow another brew day with Kjetil of Nogne-o in Norway. And on Friday a third collaboration with Yvan from De la Senne in Belgium. The Festival is in town this weekend and we will be packed with some of the best brewers in the world. Come share a pint and shake the hands of these international brewing legends.
Photo: The foreign invasion begins!  Carlos of Ales Agullons in Spain mashing in today.  Tomorrow another brew day with Kjetil of Nogne-o in Norway.  And on Friday a third collaboration with Yvan from De la Senne in Belgium.  The Festival is in town this weekend and we will be packed with some of the best brewers in the world.  Come share a pint and shake the hands of these international brewing legends.
 

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Put some shoes on those fucking Hobbit Feet!



 



Ten beers to watch for at Portland festival

While this short list is enough to make any beer enthusiast swoon, it is only a portion of the more than 200 beers scheduled to be poured. Below is a list of 10 to keep an eye out for.

1. De Ranke XXX Bitter: Brewed especially for this fest, this "hoppy golden ale" is under 6 percent ABV (alcohol by volume), making it a great beer to warm up with.

2. A treat for those into Geuze (blended lambic beer) is that there will be some very old bottles of Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze, from 1998, 1999 and 2001. There will be only "a few cases," and one vintage will be poured at each session.

3. Cantillon Brewery is arguably the best known of the Belgian brewers whose beer is imported into the U.S. Its beer is hard to find on a normal day. At The Festival, a new Cantillon beer will make its debut: a high-density lambic named, aptly, Lambic d'Haute Densite. Described by event organizers as something akin to a lambic/barleywine cross, it may be hard to forget.

4. Cantillon Zwanze is a beer that many may not have been lucky enough to try when it was released on Dec. 1 at Novare Res Bier Cafe. This dry and fruity beer is infused with rhubarb, and was brewed to re-create the first edition of Zwanze, brewed in 2008.

5. Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch is brewed with Civet coffee beans that are unique in that they can be brewed into coffee only after passing through the digestive system of a small weasel-like mammal in Southeast Asia. Try it for the story, stay for the taste.

6. You may not have heard of New Zealand-based 8 Wired, but its Bumaye, a 16 percent ABV Imperial Stout aged in Pinot Noir barrels, may turn your head.

7. Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project brews up meticulous beers brewed with Brettanomyces strains of yeast that give beer characteristic sourness. While only one of its beers -- Hop Savant -- has been leaked, don't be surprised if it brings something from its "Wild Wild Brett" series.

8. Be sure to stop by and see what De Struise Brouwers is pouring, which may even include the famed Black Albert, its very famous Imperial Stout.

9. A collaboration between Brasserie De Blaugies (Belgium) and Hill Farmstead (U.S.) resulted in La Vermontoise. Made only once and released in an extremely limited quantity, this peppery saison will very likely be poured at De Blaugies' station.

10. Once listed as the "Best Beer in the World," monk-brewed Westvleteren XII hit the mainstream media in the last few years, and the fervor for the beer has risen considerably. Is it worth the hype? Here's your chance to find out.

I heard Crooked Steve is awesome. Anybody had their stuff? Also looking forward to Hill Farmstead out of Vermont

Tonight will end like this:

 

Gritty -


Ten beers to watch for at Portland festival



While this short list is enough to make any beer enthusiast swoon, it is only a portion of the more than 200 beers scheduled to be poured. Below is a list of 10 to keep an eye out for.



1. De Ranke XXX Bitter: Brewed especially for this fest, this "hoppy golden ale" is under 6 percent ABV (alcohol by volume), making it a great beer to warm up with.



2. A treat for those into Geuze (blended lambic beer) is that there will be some very old bottles of Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze, from 1998, 1999 and 2001. There will be only "a few cases," and one vintage will be poured at each session.



3. Cantillon Brewery is arguably the best known of the Belgian brewers whose beer is imported into the U.S. Its beer is hard to find on a normal day. At The Festival, a new Cantillon beer will make its debut: a high-density lambic named, aptly, Lambic d'Haute Densite. Described by event organizers as something akin to a lambic/barleywine cross, it may be hard to forget.



4. Cantillon Zwanze is a beer that many may not have been lucky enough to try when it was released on Dec. 1 at Novare Res Bier Cafe. This dry and fruity beer is infused with rhubarb, and was brewed to re-create the first edition of Zwanze, brewed in 2008.



5. Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch is brewed with Civet coffee beans that are unique in that they can be brewed into coffee only after passing through the digestive system of a small weasel-like mammal in Southeast Asia. Try it for the story, stay for the taste.



6. You may not have heard of New Zealand-based 8 Wired, but its Bumaye, a 16 percent ABV Imperial Stout aged in Pinot Noir barrels, may turn your head.



7. Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project brews up meticulous beers brewed with Brettanomyces strains of yeast that give beer characteristic sourness. While only one of its beers -- Hop Savant -- has been leaked, don't be surprised if it brings something from its "Wild Wild Brett" series.



8. Be sure to stop by and see what De Struise Brouwers is pouring, which may even include the famed Black Albert, its very famous Imperial Stout.



9. A collaboration between Brasserie De Blaugies (Belgium) and Hill Farmstead (U.S.) resulted in La Vermontoise. Made only once and released in an extremely limited quantity, this peppery saison will very likely be poured at De Blaugies' station.



10. Once listed as the "Best Beer in the World," monk-brewed Westvleteren XII hit the mainstream media in the last few years, and the fervor for the beer has risen considerably. Is it worth the hype? Here's your chance to find out.

Those beers all look amazing! I've only had the mikkeller and the beer was a little too sweet for any of the civet ass funk to come through. Phone Post 3.0

In line for hill farmstead Phone Post 3.0

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Lunch and pregame Phone Post 3.0

Cantillon ftw Phone Post 3.0

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My last beer was 17.3 %. My eyeballs! Phone Post 3.0