Monster Mash Release Media Preview
Lompoc Sidebar Wednesday and Thursday: 4pm-10pm Friday and Saturday: 4pm-11pm Sunday: 4pm-9pm

Lompoc Brewing's Sidebar is one of the best spots in Portland to enjoy a distinct barrel-aged beer. A friendly and knowledgeable staff, a great list of barrel-aged beers, and a fridge full of beers to take home.  It's a small cozy spot, right between the 5th Quadrant and the new Hopworks Bike Bar. In the summer, you can sit outside--in the winter, an awesome fireplace keeps you warm. Look for great beers aged in all kinds of barrels: Bourbon, Oak, Cabernet Franc, Port, Whiskey, and others.

Tonight at the Sidebar from 4pm to 11pm, Lompoc is also release two fresh hop beers: Crystal Missile and Fresh Hop Harvest Man Red. From the official press release:

We'll be serving Crystal Missile Fresh Hop Pale Alebrewed with 100 pounds of wet Crystal hops direct from Sodbuster Farms. This beer is golden hued with a huge earthy hop aroma and crisp fresh hop flavor that dominates throughout. Brewer Zach used his Lompoc Hop Press method, resulting in the quintessential fresh hop beer.  We'll also be pouring Fresh Hop Harvest Man Red,brewed with 100 pounds of fresh Crystal hops. It's malty and full-bodied with a deep, rich red color.

As with all of our release parties, there will be free appetizers! We'll also be serving up Monster Mash, an Imperial porter featuring strong chocolate and roast flavors with a touch of red fruit; Bierz Brown, a dark brown ale with a malty body and strong chocolate and roast flavors; Franc'ly Brewdolph, a Belgian-style red ale fermented with the Belgian Ardennes yeast strain itwo years ago and aged in Maryhill Winery Cabernet Franc barrels for 13 months. It was then blended in a tank with last year's Brewdolph, resulting in a creamy and malty body, a mild fruitiness and a spicy oak flavor; and C-Note.

FYI, Sidebar will be closed this Saturday and Sunday for private parties, so you'll need to spend the weekend at the other Lompoc locations.