The winter celebration is here. Below is some info on the location and menu. I strongly recommend bringing some friends, ordering everything and sharing. Once you have identified your favorite, and I promise that everyone will, order your own. Please do not be skeptical of beer cocktails. Prior to the premier, I told Ezra Johnson-Greenough, one of the founders, that, "it scared me." He told me something to effect of, "don't be scared, we worked really hard and we are very proud of what came out of it." Okay, so the quote may be a little off because it is from about 18 months ago, yeah, they are still going strong after that long and he was right. I tried it, loved it and have been to every Portland Brewing Up Cocktails. Notice that I said, Portland, because the crew has made it to other states and Canada with the amazing recipes. I can't emphasize enough that if you miss out on Brewing Up Cocktails, then you are missing out on supporting the expansion of craft beer. See you on Saturday.
Brewing up Cocktails presents Winter Holiday Special Edition at The Hop & Vine!
Saturday December 10th 6-9pm
(Drinks individually priced)
The Hop & Vine
1914 N. Killingsworth
Portland, OR 97217
Returning from last year's hit Brewing up Cocktails is the hot mulled classic Wassail made with a base of Deschutes Jubelale slowly heated in a crockpot with brandy, sherry, cinnamon sticks, cloves, and orange. Served warm in a mug with a lemon slice.
Beervana described the Hot Scotchy as "The Greatest Beverage in the World." Perhaps the most popular beer cocktail to date, made with hot unfermented beer and Scotch. It may be the perfect winter brewers beverage.
A new creation served steaming hot, it is one boozy treat. Starting with a base of dark rum, a little Galliano Ristretto is added and then topped off with steamed 9% abv Choklat Imperial Stout and a float of whipped cream. Served with or without a dash of chili powder.
Trade Winds Punch:
Rum, gin, vanilla Beans, grapefruit zest, ripe guavas, Chinese five spice powder, and a stalk of lemongrass are infused over night and then built into a tasty beer punch the next day with fresh lime juice, citrusy IPA, and sugar. This is our recreation of punch originated by Washington, DC bartender Jon Harris. You have never had anything like it, we promise you.
The lightest and most refreshing of the bunch, the Euclidean 75 is made with gin, lemon, and sugar, then topped off with an effervescent and refreshingly tart Berliner-Weisse. A creation from Denver bartender and beer cocktail afficionado Ryan Conklin of Euclid Hall.
The lovingly named Furburger returns from the very first Brewing up Cocktails. Black and thick as night with chocolate and roasty creaminess from Great Divide's Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout, balanced with herbal Chartreuse and bourbon.
Smoked Vanilla Bean Flip
This creamy dessert of a beer cocktail has an incredible melange of flavors, from the anise-tinged aquavit to cream sherry, rhubarb and chocolate bitters, one whole egg, and Stone Brewing's Smoked Porter.