Hopworks Urban Brewery

Happy Holidays to all of Portland from Hopworks Urban Brewery! Big releases this week including one of the standouts at this year's Holiday Ale Festival: Kentucky Christmas (on Thursday). Today from the brewery is a double header of their Noggin' Floggin' Barleywine. As of noon, you can stop in and do a side-by-side comparison of the vintage 2009 version against the 2010 bourbon barrel aged version. Tuesday's Imperial Stout sounds great as well, so you may find me strapped to a barstool this week to check out these special big beer releases from Hopworks.

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Sunday, December 18 – We’re re-releasing our 2009 Noggin Floggin barleywine and 2010 barrel-aged Noggin Floggin barleywine. Come on in and cozy up with these special vintage beers and explore the nuances time and bourbon barrels add to our winter warmer. Both beers go on at noon and run until they’re gone.

Tuesday, December 20 – Special release of Hopworks Brouwer’s Anniversary Imperial Stout.  We brewed an imperial version of our 7-Grain Stout (minus the coffee) to help celebrate the 6th anniversary of Seattle’s famed Brouwer’s Café. The beer has a very complex roasted, fruity, brown sugar aroma and is full-bodied with flavors of roast barley, chocolate, cocoa nibs, molasses and dark fruit.  It’s followed by a warming alcohol finish and lingering notes of all the aromas and flavors listed above.  Look for it on-tap beginning at 4:00 p.m.

Thursday, December 22 – Drop into the brewery on  Powell Blvd. and take advantage of our 12/22 case beer sale. Purchase a case of any of our core brands (IPA, DOA and Stout) for $36 as well as special discounts on seasonal offerings including  Bike Beer Kolsch, Noggin Floggin Barleywine and Abominable Winter Ale. At Hopworks Urban Brewery, 2944 SE Powell only.

Thursday, December 22 – Track down our elusive bourbon barrel-aged Abominable Winter Ale, better known as Kentucky Christmas, before it disappears. We’ve lined up a limited release at both Hopworks locations at 4:00 pm until it’s all gone for the season.