Yes folks, it’s that time of year again — time to gird your loins for the onset of spring and summer — The Swell Season. Check out our Calendar page for an updated list of beer releases, bar nights, festivals and live music in the Taproom over the next couple of months. It’s going to be big!
To whet your whistle, here’s four DM gigs a’happenin’ in the next five days:
Thursday April 29:
BONNE IDÉE RELEASE PARTY at SARAVEZA
1004 N. Killingsworth, Portland
We’ll be previewing this beautiful new Saison in advance of Portland’s Cheers to Belgian Beers festival (see below). Chef Spence will be sharing some handmade boudin blanc from the kitchen. Get there early to sample an extra-special treat: a 30L keg of “Bonne Idee Avec Kriek”, which is the regular Bonne Idee blended 85/15 with Devil’s Kriek 2010, from the maturation tank.
Also on Thursday:
DOUBLE MOUNTAIN NIGHT at CLOCKTOWER ALES
311 Union St., The Dalles OR
Join us as we help break in The Dalles’ newest beer destination, Clocktower Ales. We’ll be sharing several beers, talking shop with the faithful, and raffling off some DM gear.
Saturday May 1:
PORTLAND’S CHEERS TO BELGIAN BEERS
Hopworks Brewery, 2944 SE Powell Blvd, Portland
Join us and our fellow Oregon brewers as we each pour special beers made with the same Farmhouse yeast strain. We will be offering Bonne Idée and Bonne Idée Avec Kriek.
Also on Saturday:
Mount Hood Meadows Ski Area
We’ll be celebrating the end of the season with a fun gig up at Meadows’ Mid-Mountain Lodge, otherwise known as The Mazot. Skiers and riders can compete in a timed gate race for cash prizes, while spectators enjoy DM brews and barbecue. 50 cents of each pint purchased will go to help support Mountain Rescue, so it’s for a good cause too.