Fire and Brimstone

Looks like a spectacular event going on at the The Hop & Vine this weekend: All smoke and chili beers!  This event is a great way to see how different, mostly local, breweries create their unique versions of these styles.  From the official press release:

Where there is smoke there is fire and The Hop & Vine is boiling with anticipation to be bringing them to the first annual Fire & Brimstone: A celebration of smoke & chili beers. Join us in our garden patio on Saturday, September 24th (3-10pm) & Sunday, September 25th (3-8pm) for a tasting of over a dozen beers of the spicy and smoky variety.Burnside, Emilisse, Alaskan, Deschutes, Breakside, Upright, Schlenkerla, Stone, Oakshire, Heater Allen, Lucky Lab, Migration, Coalition, Lompoc, 10 Barrel, Laurelwood & Calapooia will all be representing.  Come experience these demonically delicious concoctions from the cauldron’s of the underworld.  All Sinners welcome!

As a bonus, on Saturday at dusk we will be screening clips from the late great Bill Hicks a man who appreciated smoke and never backed off a chance to turn up the heat.  We'll be tapping a Smoked Porter made in honor of him by fans Ben Edmunds, Alex Ganum & Yetta Vorobik.  Don't ask, don't tell.

Ticket and Glass Package will be $15 for a beautiful tulip style Belgian glass branded with the Fire & Brimstone artwork and 8 tickets. Pours will be individually priced to reflect the huge range of prices and rarity of the beers.

The official beer list released today:

  • Alaskan Smoked Porter
  • Emelisse Rauchbier
  • Deschutes Black Butte XXIII
  • Oakshire Lil’ Smokey
  • Heater Allen Smokey Bob
  • Burnside Gratzer - Vintage Batch 1
  • Burnside Lord of the Sting- Sweet Heat Dry Hopped with Scotch Bonnet Peppers
  • Schlenkera Wine Barrel Aged Smoked Helles
  • Stone Vanilla Bean Smoked Porter
  • Upright Gunslinging Smoked Helles
  • Laurelwood Gold Smoke
  • Coalition Zozobra- Cream Ale with fire roasted New Mexico Hatch Green Chilis
  • Upright/Breakside/Hop & Vine Don't Ask, Don't Tell Bill Hicks Smoked Porter
  • Breakside - Aztec