Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Roadhouse Refreshments

High Gravity Beer Tasting:
Lord of Misrule 2016 from Edgefield Brewery
Ballena 1697 from Monroe Brewery
Barrel-Aged Philosopher's Stone
Voorhees Vortex from High Street Brewery

6 p.m. 'til 9 p.m.
All ages welcome | 21 and over to drink

About Roadhouse Refreshments

Here at Cornelius Pass Roadhouse, you'll find one of McMenamins' top producing Breweries, and the modern day Imbrie Hall Pub that was built from the timbers of Portland's historic Henry Weinhard's Brewery. Initially housed in the old Roadhouse, this small Hillsboro Brewery shared space with the restaurant kitchen, to the extent that they shared the same hood fan as the burger grill. It also featured old school open fermenters, which are problematic in a kitchen for obvious reasons. A decade later, the Roadhouse Brewery got its own decidedly upscale quarters. This is where Brewers Brady Romtvedt & Chris Oslin reside, putting their passion to work as they carefully craft each unique brew. You'll be glad you brought your curiosities as they have decades of experience that have lent stories they're willing to share with you. Enjoy these one time offerings because when they're gone, they will be no more.

This event is an Official Limited Edition Beer Tasting! You can obtain an experience stamp, getting you one step closer to a $20 gift card, if you've purchased the Passport Insert that allows for additional experience stamps.

About Lord of Misrule 2016 from Edgefield Brewery

Appointing a Lord of Misrule, the official in charge of Christmas revelries and the Feast of Fools, is a holiday-time peasant tradition that can be traced back to Roman times. A new lord is elected every year so must a new beer be brewed! This Imperial Stout, styled after Irish coffee, was brewed with lactose, dark sugar, cocoa nibs, aged in whiskey barrels eight months and finished with vanilla beans and cold-brew coffee.
Special Techniques: Barrel-Aged
Special Ingredients: Lactose, Dark Sugar, Cocoa Nibs, Vanilla Bean, Cold Brew Coffee
Malts: Optic, Flaked Barley, Kilned Coffee, Brown, Chocolate Malt, Roast
Hops: Chinook, Golding
OG: 1.092 TG: 1.022 ABV: 9.5 IBU: 30 SRM: 33

About Ballena 1697 from Monroe Brewery

Ballena translates to whale in Spanish, making it a very fitting name for this very big beer. A plethora of roasty malts make this brew as black as a moonless night in the Ural Mountains. Huge amounts of hops were added and then this delicious Imperial Stout was dry-hopped. This beer will chase away the winters cold and bring you good cheer in the New Year.
Special Techniques: Dry-Hopped
Special Ingredients: Licorice Root
Malts: Pilsner, Pale, Munich, Flaked Oats, Crystal 135/165, Chocolate Malt, Black, Roast
Hops: Chinook, Nugget, Crystal, Mosaic
OG: 1.085 TG: 1.018 ABV: 8.64 IBU: 58 SRM: 45

About Barrel-Aged Philosopher's Stone

Legend has it that a great alchemist, or philosopher, once turned lead (or maybe dirt) into gold using a magic crystal. This crystal became known as the Philosopher's Stone. Many quests were launched to acquire this stone, but it was never recovered. Over the years, the phrase "Philosopher's Stone" came to mean ‘that which is pursued but never obtained' or ‘unobtainable perfection'. This particular Philosopher's Stone is an English Strong Ale, brewed to emulate the beers of the Dark Ages. Aged for three months in oak, its original sweetness has morphed into malt complexity and the finish is now deliciously dry and woody.
Special Techniques: Aged Three Months in Second Run Whiskey Barrels
Malts: Premium 2-Row, Munich, Carastan 30/37, Crystal 135/165, Roast
Hops: Chinook, US Golding
OG: 1.067 TG: 1.013 ABV: 6.97 IBU: 15 SRM: 16

About Voorhees Vortex from High Street Brewery

This delicious Strong Ale was brewed last year and aged in tank with Hogshead soaked oak spirals. This particular batch was aged further with more oak spirals down here at the High Street Brewery. An oaky aroma will rise from the off-white head that sits on top of the thick, deep brown beer. This strong, silent brew masks it's malty complexity with a not so subtle sweetness. The name comes from Friday the 13th... sort of. Jason Voorhees is the killer and we happen to have an employee named Jamie Voorhees that isn't afraid to sick her brother (presumably Jason) on you. She asked for a beer named after her, or else! I thought it wiser to appeal to her brother.
Malts: Bairds Pale, Best Munich, Crystal, Briess Blackprinz
Hops: Galena, Cascade
OG: 1.100 TG: 1.031 ABV: 8.90 IBU: 79 SRM: 26

This event is an Official Limited Edition Beer Tasting! You can obtain an experience stamp, getting you one step closer to a $20 gift card, if you've purchased the Passport Insert that allows for additional experience stamps.