A Quick By-The-Numbers for Brews 2019:
Our sold out VIP event offered a unique experience in a laid-back atmosphere, where guests enjoyed world-class beers, artisan food and bid on hundreds of rare beer auction packages—all for the benefit of New Avenues for Youth.VIP KEG LINE UP & SPECIAL RELEASE INFO
VIP KEG LINE UP
The General Admission event included more silent auction items and a live auction featuring our rarest lots and large format bottles. Attendees enjoyed artisan food, live music and craft beer from over 50 different local, national and international breweries, and were able to purchase mystery bottles from the famous Wall of Beer featuring over 1,000 bottles of craft beer.GA INFO & KEG LINE UP
KEG LINE UP!
CLICK HERE to see our LIVE AUCTION PACKAGES!
Our annual Brewers Dinner featured International Brewer Pierre Tilquin from Gueuzerie Tilquin, Portland-based Breakside Brewery & Chef Conner Martin at Tournant.MORE INFO
Fed up with research after earning a degree in bioengineering and a PhD in statistical genetics, Pierre Tilquin turned to an interest that had spawned during his PhD studies – lambic. After an intensive brewing course at Leuven University, Pierre worked for a year at Huyghe Brewery before spending six months each at Drie Fonteinen and Cantillon under the tutelage of Armand Debelder and Jean van Roy, respectively.
The plan for a blender was fomented by these experiences. It had been twelve years since a new gueuze-producer had emerged in Brabant (the previous was Geuzestekerij De Cam in 1997). Pierre then took a job at a bank in order to pay the bills for the newly-created Gueuzerie Tilquin, which started in January 2009, but would not have any product to sell until 2011, which was a blend of 1 and 2-year-old lambics.
In the following seasons, 3-year-old lambics were used in the blends. The Gueuzerie Tilquin is the first gueuze blender in Wallonia and has been growing steadily since its inception and now enjoys a world-renowned reputation for creating top-notch lambic and gueuze.
Breakside Brewery’s Ben Edmunds
Ben Edmunds is the brewmaster at Breakside Brewery in Portland, Oregon where he oversees the company’s production brewery and two pub breweries. As founding brewer at
Breakside, he helped grow the company from a small brewpub into a successful regional brewery. Under Ben’s leadership, Breakside has won many medals at international competitions, including the World Beer Cup Great American Beer Festival, and Breakside has twice been named “Brewery of the Year” at the Oregon Beer Awards. Educated at the Siebel Institute and Yale University, he is a former President of the Oregon Brewers guild, a judge at the Great American Beer Festival, and a visiting lecturer in brewing science at Lewis & Clark College. He regularly speaks on the topics of sour beers, barrel-aging, American hoppy beers, fruit handling and brewery leadership.
Chef Connor Martin
Former sous chef at Boke Bowl, Connor is the co-founder of the acclaimed Mian PDX inspired by regional Chinese cuisines. Eater named Connor as one of the 2016 Young Guns semi-finalists and we’re thrilled to have him collaborate with our brewers again this year to create this special dinner.
OYSTER & GUEUZE SOCIAL
Our Oyster & Gueuze Social at Park Avenue West featured special bottle pours of exclusive beers from Brasserie Cantillon, an exclusive bottle auction, a selection of draft lambic, and plenty of freshly shucked oysters on the half shell.OYSTER & GUEUZE INFO & KEG LINE UP
The Brews for New Avenues Oyster & Gueuze Social took place on Friday, August 18th at the Park Avenues West Tower, located at 760 SW 9th Avenue.
The Oyster & Gueuze social featured special pours of Cantillon’s new La Vie est Belge and Carignan for $25 per 5 oz pour. A portion of the proceeds from pour sales will benefit non-profit Justine for Kids, whose mission is to support sick and disabled children, their families and pediatric centers in Belgium.
Oyster & Gueuze Keg Line Up
Oud Beersel Oude Lambiek
Hanssens Oude Lambic
St. Louis Gueuze Fond Tradition
3F AG bottles
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