Blog Tag: Lucky Labrador Brewing

2013 Lucky Lab Big Beer and Barleywine Tastival

Lucky Lab Big Beer and Barleywine Tastival Fri. 3/8 - Sat. 3/9 12pm - 10pm Lucky Lab Beer Hall 1945 NW Quimby If you think the title of this post is tongue-twisting, wait until you try some of these beers! Cold and rainy March in Portland begs for big warming beers and every year the Lucky Labrador delivers with their Big Beer and Barleywine Tastival. This year will mark my 7th year in a row... Read More »

Barleywine and Big Beer Festival at the Lucky Lab

Barleywine and Big Beer Festival Lucky Labrador Beer Hall 1945 NW Quimby St. March 2nd and 3rd Noon – 10pm One of my favorite events of the year starts on Friday: Barleywine and Big Beer Festival. In the past, this event has gone by many names. In 2008, it was the Barleywine and Big Beer Tastival and in 2009 it was the Barleywine Festeroon. But, whatever it's called, it's a great event. As the name... Read More »

Lolatoberfest Release Party at the Lucky Lab

Tomorrow night, LOLA (Ladies of Lagers and Ales)  will be releasing it's latest creation at the Lucky Lab Quimby Beer Hall.  Coinciding with the LOLA release, the Lab will also be releasing two fresh hop beers!  Check uot the details below in the official press release: Lolatoberfest Release Party Tuesday, Oct. 4th, 4pm The Lucky Labrador 1945 NW Quimby Street LOLA will be celebrating the release of Lolatoberfest at the Lucky Lab Beer Hall (1945 NW Quimby) on Tuesday October 4th, 2011 starting... Read More »

2011 Lucky Labrador Hop Harvest

The annual Lucky Lab Hop Harvest celebration is happening on Tuesday August 30th. This year it seemed like the hops would never take off, but finally in August a few hot days allowed the hop growers to finally get their babies into usable cones. Hop Harvest celebrates the people who grow hops in their yard or on their farm for the pure joy of growing. Harvest your hops, regardless of what type and bring them... Read More »

LOLA Kolsch Release Party Tonight at the Lucky Lab

Come out and celebrate the first public beer release from the Ladies of Lagers & Ales tonight at the Lucky Lab Northwest location.  The party kicks off at 4:30pm and goes through 9:30pm.  From the Release Party Facebook page: Join LOLA and the Lucky Labrador Beer Hall for the release of the LOLA Kolsch! This brew is a first for the Ladies of Lagers and Ales (LOLA) crew with no less than a dozen women... Read More »

2011 Big Beer and Barleywine Festival Beer List

Hot off the presses is this year's Big Beer and Barleywine Festival beer list from the Lucky Lab. Of course, by the time we get to the event, it may be known as a festeroon, tastival, festerival, or something else as in year's past. Whatever the name, it's plenty of big beers, barleywines, verticals, and vintage releases. It's a favorite event of mine, full of interesting beers and fun people. You can check out photos... Read More »

Fermented Photo Flashback: Ben Flerchinger, Lucky Labrador Brewing Co.

Ben Flerchinger, Lucky Labrador Brewing Co. This is another early photo, this time at the Lucky Labrador on Quimby.  I remember thinking that shooting directly into the morning light with all of the grain dust coating my gear would be a disaster.  It turned out to be one of my favorite photos. Read More »

AKA 2010 Lucky Labrador Barleywine and Big Beer Tasting

In the past, it's been called a tastival. It's also been called a festeroon. This year? Who knows. But a festival by any other name would be as sweet! Whatever the name, you'll be tasting barleywines and big beers! The Lucky Lab's Ben Flerchinger just sent me the newest list: 46 beers with an average ABV of 9.8%—big beers indeed! Ben also said to expect about 15 or 20 more offerings by the time the... Read More »

Fermented Photo: Beer at the Lucky Lab

Beers at the Lucky Lab, from this year's Barleywine Festeroon.Today's photo is in honor of the festivities that are starting in a few hours at the Lucky Lab (Quimby): Cheers to Belgian Beers. Sample about 40 or so Belgian styled beers, today and tomorrow, noon to 10pm. Read More »

2009 Barleywine Festeroon Aftermath

Ben Flerchinger, Lucky Lab Brewer and Festeroon Operator. Another Lucky Lab Barleywine Festival has come and gone, and it'll be another year until we can see what surprises pop up for next year's event--and that's way too long. As a strong beer lover, this festival is a highlight on my busy beer calendar.About 50 different barleywines and strong beers flow throughout the weekend with several vertical tastings available so that people can try different years... Read More »

Photos: 2009 Barleywine Festeroon

Here are some photos from this past weekend's 2009 Barleywine Festeroon at the Lucky Labrador. Wow! Big. Strong. Beers. We'll post a recap later this week, but for now, here's a glimpse of what was going on Saturday afternoon. Check out the rest of the photos here. Read More »

Updated Beer List for the 2009 Barleywine Festeroon at the Lucky Lab

Just got an email from Ben Flerchinger from the Lucky Lab containing the final list for the 2009 Barleywine Festeroon this weekend! I updated the old post, but here it is again:.nobrtable br { display: none } Year: Brewery: Name: Style: ABV: 2007 ANCHOR OLD FOGHORN BARLEYWINE 8.80 2006 ANCHOR OLD FOGHORN BARLEYWINE 9.40 2006 ANDERSON VALLEY HORN OF THE BEER BARLEYWINE 10.30 2008 ASTORIA BITTER BITCH STRONG ALE 8.20 2007 B.J.s TATONKA STOUT IMPERIAL... Read More »

2009 Barleywine Festaroon!

Last year's list... Don't be confused by the name. This year's Barleywine Festaroon is a continuation of last year's Barleywine and Big Beer Tastival. As much as I am part of the Portland beer scene, it's hard for me to blog about these events. The simple reason is that I want to keep it all to myself. Not that I could drink all of this fantastic beer by myself (though I could put a pretty... Read More »

Photos: The Lucky Labrador Brewing Company [Quimby]

Photos from the Lucky Labrador Brewing Company on Quimby. Check out the rest of the photos here. Read More »

2008 Barleywine and Big Beer Tastival Beer List

Previously, I posted my notes and photos on the Barleywine and Big Beer Tastival 2008. I finally got around to typing up the beer list from the event. I know it's a bit late, but at least it's a reference for next year's event..nobrtable br { display: none } Barleywines           Brewery Beer OG FG ABV IBUs Anchor 2006 Old Foghorn - - 9.4% - Anchor 2007 Old Foghorn - -... Read More »

Photos: Barleywine and Big Beer Tastival 2008

Photos from the Barleywine and Big Beer Tastival 2008 at The Lucky Lab. Check out the rest of the photos here. Read More »

10 Questions with Dave Fleming of Lucky Labrador Brewing

Lucky Lab Brewing Company. Brewer's Name:Dave FlemingBrewery:Lucky Labrador Brewing1) If you were stranded on a deserted island, and you could only choose one pound of either hops, water, barley, or yeast, which would it be, and why?Yeast!!! We'll find something to ferment on that island.2) What is the best aspect of NW beer drinkers?People love beer. I can't imagine living in Mississippi where there is no beer culture. Okay, I'll be ready to respond to... Read More »

10 Questions with Ben Flerchinger of Lucky Labrador Brewing

Lucky Lab Brewer Ben Flerchinger. Brewer's Name:Ben FlerchingerBrewery:Lucky Labrador Brewing1) If you were stranded on a deserted island, and you could only choose one pound of either hops, water, barley, or yeast, which would it be, and why?Yeast. There has to be something with sugar in it on the island.2) What is the best aspect of NW beer drinkers?Knowledge. NW beer drinkers know their stuff. Also, I would say that they are not afraid to... Read More »