Discover the art and skill of barrel-aging in this educational but fun tasting event and seminar presented by Portland Beer Week and the Caputo Group.
The discussion will follow techniques, styles and other theories on aging beer in barrels as well as covering multiple kinds of spirit barrels. Attendees not only get a one-of-a-kind learning experience but will get to sample two specialty barrel-aged beers from each brewer over the course of the roughly two hour seminar. Time will be allotted to ask questions and mingle with the brewers and drink more exquisite barrel-age beer at the end of the talk.
This years speakers:
Darron Welch (Brewmaster, Pelican Brewing Company
* Mother of All Storms (Bourbon Barrel-aged Barleywine)
* Queen of Hearts (Gold medal winning Gin barrel-aged Saison)
Jake Harper (Assistant Brewmaster, Deschutes Brewery
*Meanstick Rye Maibock-ABV 9.9% IBU 22: 100% aged in freshly emptied Rye whiskey barrels for 6 months. Deceptively smooth and drinkable, floral, slightly herbal, fruity, clean full malt character with a big whiskey nose.
*Black Butte Cubed- ABV 14.1% IBU 44: The Imperial Black Butte base recipe, 100% aged in first use whiskey barrels that previously aged Black Butte Whiskey. Notes of bourbon, chocolate, caramel, vanilla and oak with a slightly smoky, roasted finish.
Ben Edmunds (Brewmaster, Breakside Brewery
Sam Pecoraro (Head Brewer, Von Ebert Brewing