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The 7th Annual Brews for New Avenues Event Series

Bokkereyder 101% Lambic Tasting – Thursday, August 23rd

A special lambic exploration tasting with Raf Souvereyns. Three sessions limited to 10 people per session. This event is only available through bidding process; CLICK HERE for auction instructions.


Lambic beers have a sense of place unlike any other beer style.  Although the breweries are located in the same Pajottenland area, every brewery houses its own mix of native yeasts and bacteria, freely flowing through the air and falling down in the wort during its overnight exposure to the air in the coolship.  In this tasting, we’re going to explore four different lambics and four different gueuze blends.

First, we’ll taste four lambics side by side to discover the different aromas, flavors, and characteristics.  Then we’ll taste four gueuze blends made with the same lambics.  Each gueuze blend has 50% of one lambic and equal proportions of the other lambics.  Through this tasting, we can discover how the different lambics develop together in the bottle. Every participant gets eight glasses (7 cl each) so we can compare all the different beers throughout the tasting session.

The four lambics include:

  • 1 yr-old Girardin
  • 1 yr-old De Troch
  • 1 yr-old Lindemans
  • 1 yr-old Bokkereyder

The four gueuzes include:

  • 50% Girardin, 17% De Troch, 17% Lindemans, 17% Bokkereyder
  • 50% De Troch, 17% Girardin, 17$ Lindemans, 17% Bokkereyder
  • 50% Lindemans, 17% Girardin, 17% De Troch, 17% Bokkereyder
  • 50% Bokkereyder, 17% Girardin, 17% De Troch, 17% Lindemans

SOLD OUT  Brewers DinnerThursday, August 23rd at Tournant

Features award-winning brewers Jester King Brewery from Austin, Texas and pFriem Family Brewers from Hood River, Oregon, paired with cuisine from Portland chef Connor Martin.   $150 per person, limit 2 tickets per purchase.


Jester King Brewery:  Set on a 200-acre ranch outside Austin, Texas, Jester King is an authentic farmhouse brewery committed to mixed culture and spontaneous fermentation.  Founded in 2010 by Jeffrey Stuffings and Michael Steffing, the brewery produces only about 1,500 barrels annually; we’re honored to highlight their highly sought-after beer at this year’s Brewers Dinner.

pFriem Family Brewers: Since 2012, this Hood River, Oregon brewery has produced award-winning Belgian and German inspired beers, most recently earning the distinction of being named Brewery of the Year at the 2018 Oregon Beer Awards.  Josh Pfreim, Ken Whiteman and Rudy Kellner are the visionaries behind pFriem Family Brewers, and we’re grateful to them for sharing some of their most special beers at this year’s Brewers dinner.


SOLD OUT  Oyster and Gueuze Social – Friday, August 24th at Park Avenue West Tower

Features special bottle pours from Cantillon, a bottle auction, a selection of draft lambic, and plenty of freshly shucked oysters on the half shell!  $65 per person; limit 2 tickets per purchase.


Check back for details on special pours, auction details and how to purchase commemorative t-shirt and poster!

SOLD OUT Brews for New Avenues VIP Event Saturday, August 25th from 2-5pm at LeftBank Annex

Before our General Admission doors open, this exclusive VIP event includes access to bid on hundreds of rare beer auction packages and the opportunity to purchase special event-only bottlings. $100 per person; limit 2 tickets per purchase. 


Check back for a complete list of VIP kegs and sneak peek of silent auction packages!

Brews for New Avenues, Saturday, August 25th from 5-11pm at LeftBank Annex

Our main event includes more than 50 international, national and local craft beers on tap, artisan food, live music by Kinky Brothers, silent auction, live auction of rare and large format bottles, and a 1,000+ bottle Wall of Beer.  $15 includes 4 drink tokens and commemorative glass.


Check back for complete list of beers on tap and sneak peek of LIVE auction items!

Bokkereyder 101% Lambic Tasting sale date TBD.  Check back!

General Admission tickets will be available June 1st.



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