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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.
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.
Hello world! Things are about to really go down here in a big way and we want YOU to be part of it!
Pop some corn, wash it down with some sudds and laugh along with us as we play with heavy machines.
What’s going on in this photo?
Hints: Justin and Paul are brewers. They are REALLY interested in whatever’s in those boxes. Whatever it is, it smells like heaven. Aaaand we are going to fire up the ol’ pilot brewery for its first test batch tomorrow.
Any guesses? No?
Me neither. But it is pretty cool that we’re brewing tomorrow.
ps. They’re smelling our first mini-batch of hops. Thanks, Hopunion!