Posted by hilda on March 3, 2016
Join Global Beer Network importers on Tuesday, March 15th from 6-9 PM for the Hommel Invasion with Master Brewer Danny Dieussaert.
Brouwerij Van Eecke traces its origins back to 1629. The water comes from its own well under the brewery. The malts are bought in Northern France (the border is only 5 minutes away), and the hops are bought locally. The brewery uses only their own yeast-strains, cultivated in their laboratory.
Poperings Hommel Ale is the most famous and best selling beer of the brewery. It has been named “The 100 Best Beers in the World” by Men’s Journal Magazine and the “Top 25 Hop Beers in the World” by Thrillist 2014 (only Belgian beer listed). The Hommel ale is so unique that it has gained a large international customer base. Unlike American IPAs, Hommel bier highlights the elegant floral aromas of Hallertau and East Kent Goldings hops. Along with a few secret hops, this brew is rounded out with notes of citrus, honey and cumin seed. The re-fermentation in the bottle adds an extra dimension to the beer with a round mouth-feel, a full bodied and flowery aroma, with an alcohol strength of 7.5 %.
The Hommel Tasting Sampler will consist of the Hommel Golden Belgian Ale and Pop Hommel Dry Hopped on draft as well as bottles of the 2014 Fresh Hop and 2015 Fresh Hop. The tasting tray will be available for $12 and consist of 5 oz pours of each of the four beers. Bottles of the special edition 2014 and 2015 Fresh Hop will be available for purchase and Danny from the brewery will be on-site to sign them.
Posted by hilda on March 2, 2016
It’s daylight savings time! Spring forward to Bazi on Sunday, March 13th from 1-9 PM for a farmhouse ale tap takeover featuring domestic and imported Belgian inspired beers. The beer lineup includes:
- Drinking Horse Silk Rose Saison (Oregon): 5% ABV, light bodied and highly carbonated saison seasoned with peel from Meyer lemons and whole ginger root.
- Agrarian Winter Saison (Oregon): 8% ABV, aromas of spice and stone fruit, dry yet rich.
- Ruse Brewing Saison (Oregon): 4.8% ABV, a light bodied and dry modern farmhouse ale, dry hopped with crystal and cascade hops.
- Baerlic Wildcat Meyer Lemon Farmhouse Ale (Oregon): 5.3% ABV, farmhouse ale with meyer lemon, fruity, tart and slightly funky.
- Sasquatch Sister Skookum Imperial Saison (Oregon): 8.5% ABV, debuted at the Holiday Ale Festival, high octane Saison made with Rosehips and Grains of Paradise giving it a nice floral aroma and perfectly sweetened flavor.
- Culmination Sai What? Dark Saison (Oregon): 5.5% ABV, dry and drinkable with layers of chocolate, tropical fruit and saison esters.
- North Rim Saison (Oregon): 6.6% ABV, slight fruit and spice flavors that are sure to please.
- Du Bocq Saison 1858 (Belgium): 6.6% ABV, named “World’s Best Saison” World Beer Awards, 2013 and Gold Medal recipient at the World Beer Championship 2014 Gold Medal, 94 Points and Top-Rated Saison, World Beer Championships, May 2014.
- Saison Dupont (Belgium): 6.5% ABV, straw color, dense creamy head, estery with citrus and spice notes. Named 100 Beers to Try Before You Die.
- BFM 225 (Switzerland): 5% ABV, the little sister of the Bon-Chien, a slighlty sour and bitter rustical saison aged in oak barrels for about 4-5 months.
- Glazen Toren Saison D’Erpe-Mere Gerookt (Belgium): 6.9% ABV, cloudy, pale yellow color with a white head, smoky, lemon citrus aroma, mild bitterness, well carbonated.
- And more
Sampler trays will be available for purchase. The domestic flight will be available for $8 and the import flight for $12. Each flight consists of 4 – 5 oz pours. Pick one flight or try them side by side. And don’t forget our all Sunday Happy Hour is back, so come thirsty and hungry!
Posted by hilda on February 29, 2016
March is Dining Month Portland! Join Bazi and over 100 restaurants and bars for a 3-course menu. Ours includes the beer pairing.
Arugula salad with seasonal berries, feta cheese, sunflower seeds in a lemon vinaigrette
Paired with Breakside Pomegranate Gose
Tomato and kale sour
Paired with Rogue 7 Hop IPA
Black and blue chicken sandwich with grilled chicken, bacon, blue cheese, kale, potato bun
Homemade veggie burger, fried leeks, potato bun
Paired with Sierra Nevada Ovila Brown Ale
Substitutions will be politely declined. Beers are subject to change based on draft rotation. Available during the month of March only.
Posted by hilda on February 27, 2016
On Sunday, March 6 doors will open at 11:30 AM to kick off the SheBelieves Tournament hosted by the USWNT. This is a very important tournament as some of the top Women’s teams in the world will be playing and a great preparation for the Olympics. The first match against France kicks off at Noon.
Reservations for USWNT
If you’re joining us for the USWNT and plan to stay for the Timbers home opener, please mention that in the notes section of your online reservation. If you will be departing after this match, be aware that there’s a Timbers match immediately following and would appreciate your assistance so we can clean the tables and get it ready for those fans.
Reservations for Timbers
Kick off for the Timbers home opener match is scheduled at 1:30 PM. Please note that there potentially could be a 30 minute overlap (pending official kick off time). Our secondary screen will be set-up next to the 114″ HDTV so you can view both matches. As soon as the USWNT match is over, the HDTV will be converted over to the Timbers match with sound. As is tradition, we will be giving away a pair of tickets to the next home match.
So that we can better prepare for these matches reservations are encouraged through our online system. RCTID, PTFC, SheBelieves
Posted by hilda on February 27, 2016
Doors open at 8 AM, Sunday, February 28 for the Capital One Cup Final viewing party. Match will be on both HDTVs (114″ & 52″) with sound.
There will be a special breakfast buffet available consisting of scrambled eggs, Pitt Hill bacon, veggie sausage, roasted potatoes, fresh fruit, bread and condiments. Cost for the breakfast buffett will be $10 per person.
Full bar and drink specials will be available including $5 mimosas, $1 off selected beer and $3.5 well drinks.
THE OSCARS (PRIVATE EVENT)
After the match, we’ll be closing around 11 AM to prepare for a private event and will remain closed to the public the rest of this evening.
Posted by hilda on February 17, 2016
Bazi will be showing all USWNT Olympics Qualifier matches between February 10-21. For matches outside our normal hours of operations, expect doors to open 30 minutes prior to kick off. Watch parties are open to all ages and reservations are encouraged for dining patrons.
Posted by hilda on February 14, 2016
Jump aboard the Gueuze Crueuze on February 25 from 7-9 PM! Experience six rare Belgian Gueuzes including Cantillon, De Cam, Lindemans, Oud Beersel, De Troch and Hanssens in a blind tasting all while learning about cycling tours available in Belgium from Beercycling.
Tasting is limited to 25 participants and tickets may be purchased through https://gueuzecrueuze.eventbrite.com. Cost is $19 (inclusive of gratuity) plus processing fees. Tasting includes 6 – 3 oz pours of each. A limited amount of bottles (except Cantillon and De Cam) will also be available for purchase following the event while supplies last.
Posted by hilda on February 14, 2016
Since 1999 Brouwerij Het Anker has been brewing Gouden Carolus Cuvee van de Keizer, the Grand Cru of the Emperor, every February 24th, to celebrate the birthday of Emperor Charles V. Charles was the only Holy Roman Emperor to rule Europe from Belgium, and he had his court in the small Belgian town of Mechelen, the home of Het Anker. In 1999 Charles Leclef, the 5th generation owner of Het Anker, decided to brew a special beer to honor the Emperor, creating a stronger version of the beer which Het Anker had brewed for the Emperor’s court centuries ago.
On February 24, 2016 from 5-9 PM Wetten Importers is hosting the first annual Cuvee van de Keizer Day, to celebrate this very special brew. Having won numerous international awards, including World’s Best Belgian-Style Strong Beer at the 2015 World Beer Awards, if any beer is worthy of having its own day, it is the Grand Cru of the Emperor. To celebrate, Wetten Importers and Bazi will be hosting a tasting event of the Cuvee Van De Keizer along with three other beers from the Gouden Carolus line: Classic, Hopsinjoor and Easter.
A special tasting tray of all 4 will be available for $12 – 5 oz pours each.
Posted by hilda on February 13, 2016
Grab one of the first copies available for purchase of Cup Bound and Crowned at Bazi on Friday, February 19 and Saturday, February 20th. Meet the authors and get your copy autographed.
Cup Bound & Crowned covers the Portland Timbers 2015 MLS Cup winning season, with coverage of the games, the players as well as the personalities. It’s the book that every Timbers fan should have on their coffee table.
Friday, February 19 from 5:30 PM – 8 PM during the Women’s Soccer Olympic Qualifiers. Timber Jim plus the book authors will be on site signing books. Everyone who purchases a book will be entered to win a pair of tickets to the Timbers Simple Invitational. Raffle will take place at half time and after the match.
Saturday, February 20 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM. Special Q&A session with Timbers Capo member, Sunday White, plus the book authors will be on site signing books. Everyone who purchases a book will be entered to win a pair of tickets to the Timbers Simple Invitational. Raffle will take place very half hour.
Posted by hilda on February 3, 2016
Brewpublic hosts its 7th Annual My Beery Valentine on Sunday, February 14 from Noon-6 PM. Spend your Valentine’s Day with a decadent craft beer, crème brulee beer pairings and specialty themed cocktails.
The draft list includes:
Alesmith My Bloody Valentine
Breakside Pomegranate Gose
The Commons Brotherly Love
Ecliptic Electra Framboos Raspberry
Gigantic Something Brown
Hopworks Vishnya Babushka
Ninkasi Sour of Love
Oakshire Chocolate Covered Cherry Stout
Sierra Nevada Ovila Brown with Mandarin and Cocoa
Wingman Chocolate Raspberry Brett Trios Saison
Bring someone special or come make new friends because Valentine’s Day is so much better with a beer in hand.