We’re dropping a rad new uber-limited release beer tonight: our Brummitt Fir Saison. This black saison is brewed with fir tips from Oregon’s champion Douglas-Fir tree, the Brummitt Fir, courtesy of our friends at Ascending the Giants. We’re getting together for a release party tonight to celebrate ATG’s recent recognition as a 501c3 nonprofit. Way to go, guys!
Join us at 5pm! Don’t be late– this beer won’t last long!
Yes, yes indeed, a new IPA for you and yours! Our INTREPID INDIA PALE ALE will keep you coming back for more. A nice bright Northwest IPA to satisfy hop heads throughout the summer months, this beer shows off our locally malted Vienna malt, creating a extremely pleasant warm, rich, and slightly toasty malt base, that is lightly accentuated by a blend of light crystal malts. Upon this canvas is piled heaps of northwest hops that create a unique character through the deft blend of noble type and fruity northwest varieties, both in the end of boil hop addition and the dry hop added post-fermentation.
The rich golden color is topped by a firm white head that carries with it aromas of pine, citrus, and wildflowers, along with a warming maltiness. The flavor carries a floral earthiness from the hops, with hints of citrus and pine, followed by a deep bitterness that is supremely balanced with warm, toasty, clean malt character. The Intrepid IPA is, as brewer Paul Thurston most eloquently describes, “at once unique and familiar, to drink it is to meet a new friend and instantly discover that you share a deep, connecting history.”
We’re releasing this sexy dark beast THIS WEDNESDAY! Straight outta Bamberg with a Base Camp twist, our Rauch the Boat rauchbier has been lagerin’ away for a tidy spell. It’s finally ready!
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The fine folks at Eater PDX are taking notice of what our partners at Gonzo Falafel and Hummus have been turning out (see their write-up here!). As Portland’s premier purveyor of authentic, carefully crafted Israeli cuisine– with a dash of PacNW flavor– Gonzo gives us a line on awesome, fresh food that you can’t find anywhere else.
Stop in at the taproom, order at the bar, and Tal will bring some fresh shwarma and piping hot bureka right to your table. Yessssssssssssss!
Check Gonzo out on their website and on Facebook to learn about new menu items, specials, and deals. Open seven days a week! Über nomz.
Our latest waypoint in the Meridian Expedition, the Magnetic Meridian IPA, is almost here! ETA 26hrs.
We’ll officially tap the first keg of this crisp, aromatic, and balanced India Pale Ale at 6:30pm this Thursday, March 14th. BOOYAH!
We had a killer time at Zwickelmania 13! Portland, you know how to show the love! The turnout was spectacular, and our only hope is that we were able to keep up with all a’yas. We’re going to be racking and bottling that IPL we were pouring off the brite tank this week- thanks to everyone for your great feedback. And YES, the Westy Bar will return. Thanks also for everyone’s awesome interest and even greater patience throughout our whole crazy Saturday together. You guys made our day!
RAFFELMANIA was a big success. Bad news in that is that all of you who entered had slimmer and slimmer chances of winning/losing. . . next time don’t tell all your friends K? Of the several thousand entries, TWO names were drawn. <drum rolllllll>
- for our GRAND PRIZE WINNER: Jennifer Basham! Give us a holler and let’s get together for a rollickin’ adventure out in the backcountry. Sooooo stooooooked!
- for our GRAND PUNISHMENT LOSER: Jamie Koty! You cannot hide from your doom! Turn yourself in and surrender to the soul-crushing labor that awaits you upon the Malebolge floors of our brewhouse. Bwuuuh-ha-ha-haaaaaa!
We are just two days away from Zwickelmania 2013! Happy Valentine’s Day, and more importantly HAPPY BIRTHDAY OREGON! You look great.
Please join us this Saturday afternoon to celebrate the big ZM13 (#zwickel13, for all you Twittin’ types). We’ll have the brewhouse open, serving tasters of IPL straight off the brite tank. Our first-ever appearance of Base Camp’s Westy Bar will be happening as well, complemented by BBQ ribs cooked up in our S’more Stout. AWWWW YEAH. Also, enter into our Zwickelmania Raffelmania, through which one lucky BC fan will win a soon-TBD GRAND PRIZE and one other lucky BC fan will face a harrowing (also soon-TBD) GRAND PUNISHMENT. Intriguing, yes???
Hope to see you in here! It’s going to be a whole hell of a lot of fun! CHEERS!
We’ve got a totally killer dopplebock shaping up in the lager tank right now! We taste-paneled it yesterday, and we’re thinking it will be ready to rock right around mid-January.
Stats? 20.4 SRM, 30 IBUs, 17.4/3.6°P OG/TG. We’re really excited for this beer, and have put our own twist (á la all theeeeese) on the traditional dopplebock style. . . more details to come!
Yes, yes indeed, truly a hoptastic voyage. Our 2012 FIRST ANNUAL fresh hop brew has arrived in Portland. Meander through its subtle rolling foothills of Victory and Special B malts, scale the majestic sublimity of 250 pounds of delicious fresh hops; delve deeply into this 23 bbl ocean of 13.8 degrees Plato OG GOODNESS.
Now on tap and moving fast. Check it out at:
- Lucky Lab- Killingsworth
- FOTM Burnside
- Green Dragon
- Bailey’s Tap Room
- Landmark Saloon
- Hawthorne Hop House
- The Highland Still House
- Roscoe’s Bar and Grill
- Slingshot Lounge
- the Lion’s Eye
- Old Chicago Pizza- Hillsboro
- Tavin’s Pub
- Plew’s Brews
- Birra Deli
- Belmont Station
- Horse Brass
- Beer Bunker
- Yeasty Beasty
- Sellwood Public House
Hey, check it out! It’s been a little while since the brew blog got a tasty new tid-bit, and NOW I’m feeling too lazy to write much myself. . . So let’s let the oh-so-talented literati of Portland’s beer scene lit it up instead.
Holly at Eyes + Edge posted a little e-interview about the story of Base Camp. “Powerhouse of brews”??? Sweet!
At the New School, Ezra’s got a write-up from when he stopped in the other week. Thanks dude!
And John Foyston of The Beer Here has another one. . . can’t wait to serve you guys some Base Camp suds. It’s coming soon, we PROMISE!
No, seriously, we’re brewing on Thursday.