PORTLAND, OR – The brewers at Lompoc Brewing have been as busy as elves preparing for the holiday season; this year, the Portland brewery has created 10 different holiday beers. The Lompoc Holiday Beer Extravaganza will feature nine of these on Tuesday, Nov. 29 from 4 to 10 pm at the Lompoc Sidebar, located at 3901 N Williams Ave. The tenth, a Chanukah beer, will be released at its own party at Sidebar on December 14.
The 2011 Lompoc holiday seasonals include Blitzen Spiced Golden Ale, Cherry Christmas Sour Blend, Brewdolph Belgian Style Red, Holiday Cheer Robust Vanilla Porter, Jolly Bock German Style Bock, C-sons Greetings Imperial IPA, Bourbon Barrel Aged C-sons Greetings, Old Tavern Rat Barley Wine, Bourbon Barrel Aged Old Tavern Rat and 8 Malty Nights Chocolate Rye.
All beers except 8 Malty Nights will be on draft at Sidebar on November 29; most of the beers will also be available at the other Lompoc pubs: New Old Lompoc, Hedge House, Oaks Bottom and Fifth Quadrant. Two of the beers, C-sons Greetings and Bourbon Barrel Aged Old Tavern Rat, are also available in 22 ounce bottles.
Portland’s first and only Chanukah seasonal, 8 Malty Nights Chocolate Rye, will be released at its own party at Sidebar on December 14 from 4 to 10 pm. This will be followed by an event on December 17 at Green Dragon, 928 SE 9th Ave, titled “Chanukah vs. Christmas: The Battle Royale of Beers.” This event will pit five beers from Shmaltz Brewing (Jewbelation 15, Genesis 15:15, Hop Manna, Vertical Jewbelation and Geektoberfest) against five beers from Lompoc Brewing (8 Malty Nights, 2010 Franc’ly Brewdolph, Cherry Christmas, Old Tavern Rat Barley Wine and Bourbon Barrel Aged C-sons Greetings). There will also be an Extreme Dreidel Tournament.