Blog Tag: Lompoc Brewing Company

PDX Beer Braul Finals Tonight at Hawthorne Hophouse

Base Camp's In-Tents IPL was one of the easier beers to identify in the Braul While the rest of you were potentially loading up on cheap pints at Hopworks on the Tuesday of Portland Beer Week, I was enjoying the relative calm at the Fifteenth Avenue Hophouse for their PDX BEER BRÄUL at half price. The official write-up from the Hophouse can be found below, but I hope everyone was able hit either location (the original... Read More »

Happy Hour Weekly Planner – N/NE Portland Edition

Although many folks tout the Northwest’s cold and wet winters as a reason we have such great beer and pub culture, I do not find myself excited to seek out a killer happy hour deal when I punch out and it is already pitch black by 4:30. Therefore, I have held back this post until the sun returned, the days got longer and the mercury routinely rose above 60. The stars have now aligned, so... Read More »

Taste the Holiday Spirit at Lompoc Brewing

November 25, 2012
Lompoc Holiday Beer Extravaganza November 27th, 4p-10p Lompoc Sidebar 3901a N. Williams Ave Brewers Bryan Keilty, Irena Bierzynski and Josh Merrick have been hard at work to stuff your stockings with seven holiday seasonals! On Tuesday November 27th, these beers will be available at the Sidebar at the annual Lompoc Holiday Beer Extravaganza. Complimentary appetizers and sampler trays will be ready for consumption starting at 4pm. Last week, some of the local beer media were... Read More »

Rise of the Urban Winery

Now that November has arrived, many folks in Portland will start to make plans for the Thanksgiving holiday. Most beer lovers will rightly look past Thanksgiving weekend to the 17th Annual Holiday Ale Festival the following week (November 28th to December 2nd this year). However, for those with family in town you might need to entertain them with Portland things to do. A great tradition for the last 30 years is Wine Country Thanksgiving in the Willamette... Read More »

Lompoc Beer and Cheese Pairing

Lompoc Beer and Cheese Pairing Sept. 12th, 4pm to 10pm Lompoc Sidebar 3901 N Williams Ave Next Wednesday, the kind folks from Lompoc Brewing and The Cheese Bar do what they do best: cheese and beer! Brewer Bryan Kielty and cheesemonger Steve Jones will be on hand from 7p to 9p to answer any questions you may have about the night's offerings. For those of you that made it to the inaugural Portland Beer and... Read More »

Fermented Photo: Lompoc Brewing Fermentation Tank

In honor of our March Photo Contest sponsor, I give to you: A Lompoc Brewing Fermentation Tank. 14 barrels to be exact. Oh yeah, and there's still plenty of time to enter and win some beer gear by submitting a photo! Read More »

Monthly Giveaways at!

Brought to you by: Lompoc Brewing Facebook | Twitter We're kicking off a new series here at the site. Beginning this month, you'll have a chance to win prizes from Portland breweries, bottleshops, and festivals! We are teaming up with local beer businesses and and creating monthly contests so you can win things like: free beer, beer swag, festival admission, and anything else we can get our hands on. For now, most of these contests... Read More »

Lompoc Holiday Beer Extravaganza!

Tuesday November 29th 4pm-10pm Lompoc Sidebar Just a reminder about tomorrow night at the Lompoc Sidebar: Nine holiday beers released! From 4pm-10pm, you can check out this year's seasonal releases from the brewers at Lompoc Brewing. We talked about the releases in our previous article here, so we're just passing along the official press release for tomorrow night's big event. Don't let the looming Holiday Ale Festival scare you from going out on a Tuesday... Read More »

Season's Greetings from Lompoc Brewing

November 18, 2011
Holiday Beer Release Party Lompoc Sidebar Tuesday, Nov. 29th 4pm-9pm 3901 N Williams Ave. One of the perks of covering the Portland beer scene—as you might expect—are the media previews that we get to attend: beer, food, stories, history, beer stats, media handouts, and a lot of great people. One Tuesday night, we all gathered at Lompoc's Sidebar to sample Lompoc Brewing's ten seasonal releases. Uh, yep, ten. In fact, when these are released to... Read More »

Fermented Photo: Lompoc Brewing Sidebar

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... Read More »

Monster Mash Release Party at the Sidebar

Lompoc Sidebar Friday, Sept. 30th 4pm-11pm 3901A N Williams Ave Portland, Oregon This Friday at the New Old Lompoc Sidebar, plenty of amazing beers will be pouring. Of course, the headliner is Monster Mash Imperial Porter which will be pouring on draft and available in bottles. Weighing in a 8.1% ABV, the beer is not one of those boozy, overpowering imperial style beers. Instead, the focus of this beer is the balance of all of... Read More »

Lompoc Brewing Announces Release of Eight Holiday Beers, Including Two for Hanukkah

PORTLAND, Ore. - Nov. 16, 2010 - The Lompoc brewers have been as busy as elves preparing for the holiday season.  This year, they are releasing eight different holiday beers - including two for Hanukkah. The Lompoc Holiday Beers Release Party will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 30th from 4 to 10 pm at the Lompoc Sidebar, located at 3901 N Williams Ave. next to Pix Patisserie. This year's offerings include Blitzen Golden Ale, Brewdolph Belgian... Read More »

Looking Ahead: Upcoming Portland Bottle Releases

The crystal ball has sent out its predictions again. From big, bold winter releases to a Framboise that's been in the works for nearly two years, these upcoming seasonal releases should help you through the rainy season! Read More »

Looking Ahead: Laurelwood and Old Lompoc 22 Ounce Bottle Releases

Portland needs more great year-round Brown Ales. It's an often neglected style here, with many breweries opting for the hoppier Red Ale to fill in the color spectrum of styles. In fact, over at Laurelwood, their Free Range Red has long held the title of being their biggest seller. But this did not dissuade them from creating one of the best Brown Ales in town: Hooligan. Rich, malty, complex, available year-round at the brewery, and... Read More »

Lompoc Sidebar: Back Catalog

I stopped into the Lompoc Sidebar on Saturday to see what beers have been sitting on wood.   The Bourbon Barrel Big Bang Red was released the night before and available on draft and in bottles.  Both versions were very good, but I picked up an extra bottle to store for a few months—if I can hold onto it that long.  Sidebar tender and brewer Zach also reached into the secret cellar and pulled out... Read More »

Fermented Photo: Bourbon Barrel Aged Dark Side Porter, Lompoc Brewing

Bourbon Barrel Aged Dark Side Porter, Lompoc Brewing. Read More »

Meet the Brewers: Lompoc Brewing

Jonathan Berry and Brian Kielty of Lompoc Brewing. Not pictured: [the other guy] Get out to the Green Dragon tomorrow night to check out some great beers and meet up with the brewers from the New Old Lompoc's 5th Quadrant: Jonathan Berry, Brian Kielty, and [the new guy]. I met up with all three of them at the Firkin Fest this past weekend, and unfortunately, due to several cask ales and lack of a notebook,... Read More »

Old Lompoc Blasts Portland with Six Holiday Seasonal Beers!

Bryan Keilty, New Old Lompoc's 5Q Brewery. Sometimes it's best just to let the beers speak for themselves. This is one of those times. New Old Lompoc has released six distinct seasonals covering a huge range of styles: Spiced Golden Ale, Belgian Style Strong Ale, Imperial Pale Ale, Strong Amber Lager, Aged Dark Barleywine, and a Vanilla Porter! Five of the releases are available at the various Old Lompoc locations and Brewdolph will be exclusive... Read More »

Lompoc Lager Night hosted by Bailey's Taproom

Limited Space: New Old Lompoc's 5Q Brewery Cooler. Portland is a land of ales. Lagers pop up as seasonals at a lot of breweries, but it's ales that dominate the Portland beer scene. Lagers are brewed the same as ales, with the exception of the yeast used. Lager yeast is a bottom fermenting yeast, that requires colder temperatures and a longer primary fermentation time than ales. Colder and longer fermentation has a large impact on... Read More »

Beer of the Month - Lompoc Old Tavern Rat [December 2007]

Lompoc Old Tavern Rat [December 2007] Ah, December. Colder. Darker. Wetter. But even with all of this, there is a bright spot: barleywine!Barley Wine had to be strong – often between 10% and 12% -- and was stored for prodigious periods of as long at 18 months or two years. When country houses had their own small breweries, it was often the task of the butler to brew ale that was drunk from cut-glass goblets... Read More »

Beer of the Month - Lompoc Strong Draft [July 2007]

Lompoc Strong Draft [July 2007] Well, I've been stuck indoors all summer because of my motorcycle accident which has caused me to miss out on some of the heat and sunshine of the summer months here in Portland. Because of this, some of my summer picks are a bit untraditional for this time of year. Usually in July, a nice crisp Pale or Kolsch will cure the summer heat. However, trapped in an air conditioned... Read More »