Doors open at Noon on Friday, September 2 as the USMNT take on St Vincent & The Grenadines in a World Cup Qualifier match. It’s Labor Day weekend, so we’re kicking it off with an early Happy Hour and The Chapter 66 Kolsch as our game beer #aopdx
The Human Foosball Cup is coming to the Hawthorne Street Fair on Sunday, August 28 from 11 AM – 7 PM outside Bazi’s Beer and Cider Garden (1522 SE 32nd Ave – Hawthorne District) in partnership with Base Camp Brewery and General Distributors.
What is Human Foosball? The game is just like table top foosball but with real people. Each team will consist of 6 players. Players can sign up as a team or as an individual. Individuals will be placed on a team prior to the event.
Eligibility. This is a family friendly event and any person over the age of 12 is eligible to participate. Minors must have parental waiver form signed prior to first match.
Matches. Each team will play a minimum of 3 matches before proceeding to the single elimination bracket. During the group stage, matches will last 10 minutes and 20 minutes during the elimination bracket. Full rules are available at bazipdx.com
Pre-Registration. Cost is $30 per team and $5 for individuals. Teams will receive up to 6 drink tickets, and individuals receive one drink ticket with pre-registration. Drink tickets can be used in the outdoor beer/cider garden area. Non-alcoholic beverages will be available for minors.
Open Play. There will also be times during the Street Fair for open play. Exact hours for these will be announced once the tournament bracket is complete. Cost for open play is $5 per person.
Prize: Each team player will receive a $20 gift card to Bazi (up to $120 per team) and the Team Name will be on display in the coveted Hawthorne Foosball Cup at Bazi.
Registration is now open and runs through Friday at noon via Eventbrite. The bracket will be emailed Friday, August 26.
Charity: The Hawthorne Boulevard Business Association has elected Mt Tabor Middle School Arts Program as the beneficiary for this year’s Street Fair. All proceeds after expenses from the Foosball Cup will be donated to the Arts Program. This event is made possible through our partners General Distributing and Base Camp Brewery.
9 AM – Bronze Medal Match Brazil vs Canada
1:30 PM – Gold Medal Match Germany vs Sweden
4:00 PM – AOPDX 5th Anniversary birthday with the official release of the Chapter 66 Kolsch. A collaboration between AOPDX, Bazi and Widmer.
This is a family and pet friendly event. Outdoor chairs are encouraged for the block party. Widmer draft beer/cider outside will be available for $4 and Hef cans for $3.
Portion of proceeds from the Outdoor Activities will be utilized to purchase much needed soccer youth gear for AC Portland. Donations for gently worn soccer gear (clothing, cleats, shoes, etc) are also appreciated.
In addition to a medal worthy cider flight, Bazi will be creating a cider dessert utilizing Finnriver’s Sparkling Black Currant and some cider cocktails. Jana and her team will also be on site sampling Finnriver’s various lines of ciders.
About the Finnriver cider flight. A cider flight will be available for $10 – 5 oz pours of each of the following four ciders:
Apple Abbey - 6.5% ABV, Belgian-inspired craft cider fermented in two batches, with two strains of Belgian-style abbey yeast. Nose of tropical fruit with hints of spice and pepper. Subtle infusion of oak to fill in the body and then sweeten with organic can sugar for a semi-sweet finish. Double Gold Medal winner at the 2015 Seattle Wine Awards.
Oak & Apple – 6.5% ABV, barrel-aged craft cider. Citrus is layered with a smooth whiskey depth and spicy rye spirit showcasing American Oak, Northwest Rye Whiskey and Washington organic apples for a semi dry finish. Gold Medal winner at the 2015 Portland International Cider Cup.
Sidra - 6.5% ABV, Spanish-American craft cider fermented with open head space in the tank allowing exposure to oxygen, which promotes the wild vinegar bacteria that provide the pungent acetic nose these ciders, are famous for. Fermented with oak and lightly sweetened with organic cane sugar for a dry finish.
Sparkling Black Currant - 6.5% ABV, a light cider with a purple blush that blends heirloom and organic dessert apples with the tart mysteries of organic black currant. Immensely drinkable with a semi-sweet finish. Gold Medal winner at the 2015 World Cider Championship.
About Finnriver Farm and Cidery
Based along the Olympic Peninsula, Finnriver grows over twenty varieties of traditional and heirloom apples in their organic orchard, to feature in their traditional and specialty ciders. They source organic WA dessert apples for their contemporary ciders. And also glean wild apples from their neighbors and local homesteads.
Doors open at 8:30 AM for the Women’s Soccer Olympics Semifinals on Tuesday, August 16 and the Men’s Soccer Olympics Semifinals on Wednesday, August 17. Drink and food specials during all 4 matches. This is a family friendly event and minors are welcomed til 9 PM each night.
Doors open at 8:30 AM on Friday, August 12 for the USWNT vs Sweden match. The street will be closed all day until 9 PM with a beer/cider garden and a third TV with sound outside. Bring your lawn chairs if you plan to seat outside, or join us inside. All Women Soccer Quartefinals will be played on the big screen with sound. Event is family and pet friendly.
Proceeds to support AC Portland. Bring used, gently worn youth gear to donate.
Join Manneken Brussel Imports on Thursday, August 11 from 5-9 PM for a unique opportunity to taste the Chimay Trappist collection on draft: Doree, Cinq Cents (Tripel), Premiere (Red), and Grand Reserve (Blue).
About Chimay Trappist Ales. Brewed by Cistercian monks since 1862, Chimay Trappist Ales’ home is in the Abbey of Scourmont in southern Belgium. They use sustainable farming practices to harvest their ingredients and utilize wind and solar power to grow crops. Chimay bears the authentic Trappist product logo which signifies the beer is 1) brewed within a Trappist monastery, 2) under the control and responsibility of the monastic community, and 3) a majority of their profits go to charitable causes.
About the beers.
Doree: 4.8% ABV, brewed with dried orange peel and coriander, this spicy ale was created by the Trappist monks to pair with their evening meals. In 2015, the monks made this table beer available outside the monastery.
Cinq Cents: 8% ABV, this blonde ale is dry and floral with a slight hop bitterness. Ratebeer score of 99 points.
Premiere: 7% ABV, this copper colored ale boasts flavors of apricots, brown sugar and nutmeg. Ratebeer score of 99 points.
Grande Reserve: 9% ABV, this dark ale has rich flavors of mulling spices and caramel with a smooth palate and warming finish. Perfect 100 points on Ratebeer.
The tasting tray will be available for $12 for all 4 beers (5 oz pours of each) and can also be purchased by the glass.
A portion of the food and beverage sales for the evening to support the International Gay & Lesbian Football Association (IGLFA) who is hosting the International World Cup in Portland Aug 6-13.