Doug Fir’s Deviled Eggs Will Enrapture You!

Doug Fir Deviled Eggs Great Food Great Stories by Steven Shomler

Doug Fir Deviled Eggs Great Food Great Stories by Steven Shomler

Doug Fir’s Deviled Eggs Will Enrapture You!

Enrapture – verb (used with object), en·rap·tured, en·rap·tur·ing. to move to rapture; delight beyond measure

This past weekend I had a number of fantastic adventures. One of my stops was for dinner at Portland’s own Doug Fir Lounge.

While there I devoured their Deviled Eggs.

Goodness!  These Deviled Eggs will make you want to swear in all the right ways.

Pimento Cheese, Horseradish and a Ham Chip – Now I know what goes into a near perfect deviled egg.

The Doug Fir is located at 830 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214 and you need to get there while these culinary delights are still on the menu!

By the way – the Doug Fir is also a great place for breakfast.

Cheers,

Steven

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Doug Fir Deviled Eggs Great Food Great Stories by Steven Shomler

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Portland Meet PieCake! A Brand New Food Cart!

Portland Meet PieCake! A Brand New Food Cart! – A Great Food Great Stories Article by Steven Shomler

Portland Meet PieCake! A Brand New Food Cart! – A Great Food Great Stories Article by Steven Shomler

Portland Meet PieCake! A Brand New Food Cart!

Amanda McCoy and her husband Rob moved to Portland answering the alluring call of the Food Cart and Brewer dreams that many hear, but not many have the courage to act on.

Amanda wanted to open a Food Cart and Rob wanted to work at a brewery here in Portland.

Last week Amanda’s Food Cart dreams came true when she opened PieCake at Carts on Foster.

Portland Meet PieCake! A Brand New Food Cart! – A Great Food Great Stories Article by Steven Shomler

Wee Buns

When Amada was a little girl her great aunt would make Amanda a culinary treat called “Wee Buns” and those “Wee Buns” inspired the PieCakes that Amanda crafts today.

What is a PieCake?

So what is a PieCake? Watch this video and let Amanda tell you in her own words –

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Where 

If you want to enjoy a PieCake for yourself, you can find the PieCake Food Cart at Carts on Foster at 52nd and Foster.

The Dishes

One Fun Note – If you get your PieCake order “for here” the dish you will get your PieCake on a dish that was used at Amanda and Rob’s wedding. Following her wedding, Amanda kept the dishes so that she could use them at the food cart she dreamed of someday opening.

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Portland Meet PieCake! A Brand New Food Cart! – A Great Food Great Stories Article by Steven Shomler

Found in The Fridge

By the way, while I was at Amanda’s Food Cart working on this story, she happened to open the refrigerator and inside, amongst the baking items, were cans of Great Notion Juice Jr. That’s right Rob moved to Portland to work at a brewery here, and he is a brewer at Great Notion Brewing!

Follow PieCake

Here are some links so you can follow the PieCake journey –

Facebook – www.facebook.com/PieCakePDX

Instagram – www.instagram.com/piecakepdx

Below are a few more photos from my visit to PieCake.

Cheers,

Steven Shomler

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What is a PieCake

So what is a PieCake? Watch this video and let Amanda tell you in her own words –

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The Moloaa Mai Tai

Moloaa Mai Tai - Koloa Coconut Rum Koloa Dark Rum and POG Great Food Great Stories Steven Shomler

The Moloaa Mai Tai

While I was in Kauai this past March I created a terrific cocktail – Moloaa Mai Tai!

This Mai Tai has Koloa Coconut RumKoloa Dark Rum, and POG!

For those who don’t know POG is a magical beverage made up of Passionfruit juice, Orange juice and Guava juice – POG!

By the way – while I was in Kauai I was lucky enough to record an “on the road” episode of the Portland Culinary Podcast with the good folks at Koloa Rum Co.

Here is a link – www.portlandculinarypodcast.com/koloa-rum-co-portland-culinary-podcast-portland-culinary-podcast-episode-30

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The Moloaa Mai Tai Recipe

#1 Start with a few ice cubes in your glass, and add a generous pour of Koloa Coconut Rum.

#2 Fill the glass with POG.

#3 Add a float of Koloa Dark Rum.

#4 Enjoy!

You can easily share this recipe – just tell your friends to go to www.MoloaaMaiTai.com

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The Name

While we where in Kauai our lodging was on Moloaa Bay. we were a 5 minute walk from Moloaa Beach. It felt very fitting to name this magnificent beach after this magnificent beach. One fun note – in November of 1963 the pilot and first episode of Gilligan’s Island was filmed here.

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The Rum!

Goodness! Koloa Rum is sooo damn good! As I mentioned, I was lucky enough to record an “on the road” episode of the Portland Culinary Podcast while I was in Kauai.

Here is a link – www.portlandculinarypodcast.com/koloa-rum-co-portland-culinary-podcast-portland-culinary-podcast-episode-30

This episode was recorded at the distillery  itself. Later that day we headed down to the Koloa Rum Company Store / Tasting Room and purchased a bottle of both the coconut rum and the dark rum.

If you like coconut, you will love the Koloa Coconut Rum!

Koloa Dark Rum is so rich and smooth I was adding to my coffee in the morning! My normal boundary to stuck with only gin before noon, but Koloa Dark Rum was so good in my coffee, that on this trip, I had to make an exception.

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From the Koloa Rum Co. Website

“The Original Koloa Kauai Coconut Rum: Distilled, blended and bottled by Koloa Rum Company Kalaheo, Kauai, Hawaii 40% ABV/80 Proof.

Koloa Coconut Rum is made from the mash of raw Cane Sugar, distilled in an impressive vintage 1210 gallon steam powered copper pot still and cut with filtered water from the ancient Mount Waialeale.

The Rum is distilled 2 times at 160 – 180 ABV.

Appearance: Koloa Kauai Coconut Rum presents itself as a white rum with a hint of Chantilly green opalescence, even and thick viscosity and well defined sparkling white legs.

Nose: Intense Coconut aromatics with light hints of roasted coconut and pina colada undertones…

Taste and Finish: The initial taste is quizzically dry, probably from the pleasant 80 proof that Koloa has kept the rum at, which then leads to the wonderful flavor of baby coconut flesh at the front of the palate. The spirit finishes with light toasted coconut and hints of fresh lime zest and the slightest bit of caramelized pineapple.

The Original Koloa Kauai Dark Rum: Distilled, blended and bottled by Koloa Rum Company Kalaheo, Kauai, Hawaii. 40% ABV/80 Proof.

Koloa Dark Rum is made from the mash of raw Cane Sugar, distilled in an impressive vintage 1210 gallon steam powered copper pot still and cut with filtered water from the ancient Mount Waialeale.

The Rum is distilled 2 times at 160 – 180 ABV.

Appearance: This Dark Rum is a Genuinely Deep Chocolate Brown that rolls with a cloying viscosity around the glass, developing into thick slowly rolling light black coffee colored legs.

Nose: Koloa Dark Rum has a robustly vanilla nose that envelope the perimeter of the glass, upon further and closer whiffs of this aromatic vanilla behemoth, subtler notes of dark semi-sweet chocolate, fresh brewed espresso and chocolate cupcakes arrive to round out the olfactory experience.

Taste and Finish: This vanilla driven dark rum sings from the nose to the glass exactly; as it presents itself with robust flavors of vanilla, dark semi-sweet chocolate and lightly finished with espresso all encompassed within a dry highly flavorful dark rum.”

That’s it!

I highly encourage you buy some Koloa Coconut Rum,  Koloa Dark Rum, and POG and make yourself a Moloaa Mai Tai! Here is a link that shows you where you can buy Koloa Rumwww.koloarum.com/find-koloa-rum

More photos are below!

Cheers!

Steven Shomler

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Moloaa Mai Tai - Koloa Coconut Rum Koloa Dark Rum and POG Great Food Great Stories Steven Shomler

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Moloaa Mai Tai - Koloa Coconut Rum Koloa Dark Rum and POG Great Food Great Stories Steven Shomler

Moloaa Mai Tai - Koloa Coconut Rum Koloa Dark Rum and POG Great Food Great Stories Steven Shomler

Moloaa Mai Tai - Koloa Coconut Rum Koloa Dark Rum and POG Great Food Great Stories Steven Shomler

Moloaa Mai Tai - Koloa Coconut Rum Koloa Dark Rum and POG Great Food Great Stories Steven Shomler

Moloaa Mai Tai - Koloa Coconut Rum Koloa Dark Rum and POG Great Food Great Stories Steven Shomler

Moloaa Mai Tai - Koloa Coconut Rum Koloa Dark Rum and POG Great Food Great Stories Steven Shomler

Moloaa Mai Tai - Koloa Coconut Rum Koloa Dark Rum and POG Great Food Great Stories Steven Shomler

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7 Fantastic Ways You Can Enjoy Reverend Nat’s Tepache!

 7 Fantastic Ways You Can Enjoy Reverend Nat’s Tepache! Great Food Great Stories by Steven Shomler

7 Fantastic Ways You Can Enjoy Reverend Nat’s Tepache!

I love Reverend Nat’s Tepache!

Every year on May 5th AKA Cinco de Mayo Reverend Nat’s release bottles of this wonderful pineapple “cider.”

7 Fantastic Ways You Can Enjoy Reverend Nat’s Tepache! Great Food Great Stories by Steven Shomler

What is Tepache 

If you don’t know what Tepache is – see this Great Food Great Stories article – What is Tepachewww.greatfoodgreatstories.com/what-is-tepache

I always make sure get myself a few bottles and I have a blast mixing it with all kind of other beverages!

This year I was lucky enough to get a pre-release bottle of 2018 Reverend Nat’s Tepache and I had a lot of fun with it this year!

7 Fantastic Ways You Can Enjoy Reverend Nat’s Tepache! Great Food Great Stories by Steven Shomler

Here are 7 Fantastic Ways You Can Enjoy Reverend Nat’s Tepache!

See below for photos

#1 Straight. Just drink it straight. That’s allowed.

#2 Mix if with a beer. I love Tepache mixed with Widmer Brothers Hefeweizen.

#3 Mix it with Tequila. I love Tepache Mixed with Patron.

#4 Mix it with sparkling wine and make a Tepache Mimosa!

#5 Mix it with Rum. This year I mixed mine with Casa Magdalena Rum from House Spirits Distillery, and a little lime juice.

#6 Mix it with POG!

#7 Mix it with Rum, POG and Lime Juice! Goodness this was amazing!

Lastly, here is a bonus 8th way you can enjoy Tepache –

Nat West the Founder of Reverend Nat’s’ loves to make himself a Tepache Float with Tepache and Vanilla Ice Cream!

I encourage you to seek out some Tepache for yourself and see what fun ways you can enjoy it!

Cheers,

Steven Shomler

 

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7 Fantastic Ways You Can Enjoy Reverend Nat’s Tepache! Great Food Great Stories by Steven Shomler

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7 Fantastic Ways You Can Enjoy Reverend Nat’s Tepache! Great Food Great Stories by Steven Shomler

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7 Fantastic Ways You Can Enjoy Reverend Nat’s Tepache! Great Food Great Stories by Steven Shomler

7 Fantastic Ways You Can Enjoy Reverend Nat’s Tepache! Great Food Great Stories by Steven Shomler

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What is Tepache?

What is Tepache? Great Food Great Stories by Steven Shomler

What is Tepache?

Tepache is a traditional fermented Mexican beverage that is generally made from the rind and the peel of pineapples. Tepache is often mixed with beer.

I first encountered Tepache while working on my second book – Portland Beer Stories (FYI – You rad the Reverend Nast’s story in that book)

What is Tepache? Great Food Great Stories by Steven Shomler

Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider is a Portland based cider company that makes a fantastic Tepache.  FYI – You read the Reverend Nat’s  Hard Cider story in their Portland Beer Stories chapter.

The Tepache that Reverend Nat makes is composed exclusively of pineapples sourced from his second cousin’s plantation in Costa Rica, piloncillo (a brown “sugar”) from the Mexican state of Michoacan, and a selection of spices.

Every year on May 5 AKA Cinco de Mayo Reverend Nat’s release bottles of this wonderful pineapple “cider.”

I always make sure get myself a few bottles and I have a blast mixing it with all kind of other beverages!

This year I was lucky enough to get a pre-release bottle of 2018 Reverend Nat’s Tepache!

What is Tepache? Great Food Great Stories by Steven Shomler

See my Great Food Great Stories article – 7 Fantastic Ways You Can Enjoy Reverend Nat’s Tepache to see what I did with Tepache this year – www.greatfoodgreatstories.com/7-fantastic-ways-you-can-enjoy-reverend-nats-tepache

Why Does Reverend Nat’s Make Tepache?

 Here in Reverend Nat’s own words in his Tepache story –

“During a holiday in Veracruz I had a chance meeting with a peddler hawking Traditional Tepache out of a push-cart. A few pesos poorer and I was on Cloud Nine. ‘I unquestionably must have that recipe!’ I shouted. My Spanish is dreadful and his English was no better but over a few minutes of pictographic correspondence, I felt sanguine in my capacity to recreate that sumptuous drink upon my return to Portland.”

I encourage you to seek out some Tepache for yourself!

Cheers,

Steven Shomler

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Crazy DEEP FRIED Culinary Combinations That Work – Corndogs and Hash Browns, Mozzarella and Cinnamon & Sugar!

Crazy DEEP FRIED Culinary Combinations That Work – Corndogs and Hash Browns, Mozzarella and Cinnamon & Sugar! FOMO Chicken Food Cart Great Food Great Stories Steven Shomler

Crazy DEEP FRIED Culinary Combinations That Work – Corndogs and Hash Browns, Mozzarella and Cinnamon & Sugar! FOMO Chicken Food Cart Great Food Great Stories Steven Shomler

Crazy DEEP FRIED Culinary Combinations That Work – Corndogs and Hash Browns, Mozzarella and Cinnamon & Sugar!

Earlier today, I had a meeting at Guero No. 1 Tortas and since it was sunny and warm I decided to walk down to Coalition Brewing and enjoy a beer on their new delightful deck while I did some work.

When it was time for me to head home, I put my bag in the trunk of my car and as I reached for my car door, it occurred to me that I should walk over to Pod 28 and see what was new at that Portland Food Cart Pod.

I am soooo glad I did that!

When I got to Pod 28 I found that the FOMO Chicken Food Cart was serving two amazing specials!

I will let Chef Sun Kim the Founder of FOMO tell you tell all about them in these two short videos —

DEEP FRIED Hash Brown Corn Dogs!

 

DEEP FRIED Cinnamon Sugar Mozzarella Sticks!

They Really Do Taste Good!

I know what you are thinking and trust me – both of these culinary gems taste great! I highly encourage you to go to to FOMO and enjoy these specials while you still can!

This is a time that your really should have Fear Of Missing Out!

Where

The FOMO Food Cart is located at Pod 28.

Pod 28 is the Food Cart Pod located at 28th and Ankeny, just off of 28th and Burnside.

This Food Cart Pod has covered seating and it is home to the Captured Beer Bus Food Cart which always has a great selection of craft beer.

For more information about the FOMO Chicken Food Cart see this Great Food Great Stories here – www.greatfoodgreatstories.com/the-fomo-chicken-food-cart.

Below you will find a few more photos from my visit to FOMO today!

Cheers,

Steven Shomler

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Crazy DEEP FRIED Culinary Combinations That Work – Corndogs and Hash Browns, Mozzarella and Cinnamon & Sugar! FOMO Chicken Food Cart Great Food Great Stories Steven Shomler

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The FOMO Chicken Food Cart!

 

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The FOMO Chicken Food Cart!

Sun Kim opened the FOMO Food Cart May 2017 and my first visit to this great Portland Food Cart was that very same month!

The Fomo Food Cart specializes in Korean style fried chicken.

I have not yet been to Korea, however if the fried chicken there, tastes anything like the magnificent friend chicken that Sun is serving at FOMO,  I cannot wait to get there!

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The FOMO Menu

At FOMO you can get four different fried chicken bowls – Spicy Korean, Sweet Soy Garlic, Chicken Katsu & Turmeric Curry, and Southern Fried Chicken.

The first three bowls come with rice, and the fourth one comes with mashed potatoes that will make your southern Grandma want to steal the recipe.

I have to say – the fried pickles that come with each bowl are stupendous!  I still want Sun to add those to the “A La Cart” (side dish) portion of his menu.

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Where

The FOMO Food Cart is located at Pod 28.

Pod 28 is the Food Cart Pod located at 28th and Ankeny, just off of 28th and Burnside.

This Food Cart Pod has covered seating and it is home to the Captured Beer Bus Food Cart which always has a great selection of craft beer.

One Fun Note – Pod 28 is where two great Portland restaurants both got their start – Burrasca, and Guero No. 1 Tortas.

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Follow FOMO

Website – www.fomochicken.com

Facebook – www.facebook.com/fomochicken

Instagram – www.instagram.com/fomochicken

Twitterwww.twitter.com/FOMOChicken

Below are some more photos of the wonderful food they have at FOMO.

Needless to say — I highly recommend that you GO To This Food Cart! 

Cheers,

Steven Shomler

 

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Paiku Food Cart Goes Brick and Mortar!

Paiku Food Cart Goes Brick and Mortar!

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Paiku Food Cart Goes Brick and Mortar!

 Four years ago in May of 2014, Marica and Justin opened the Paiku Food Cart with the hope of someday being able to make the leap to brick and mortar.

The last week of March 2018 Marica and Justin will be opening the Paiku Restaurant at 7425 N Leavitt Avenue Portland, Oregon 97203 in the St John’s neighborhood.

The Menu

While Paiku was a Food Cart the menu primarily featured fantastic pies, both savory pies and sweet pies.

Making the move to brick and mortar will allow Justin and Marica to have an expanded breakfast menu as well as add soups and sandwiches to the menu!

Breakfast

The expanded breakfast menu will feature a number of terrific hashs including a Bacon and Potato Hash made with Nueske’s bacon, a Wild Boar Chili Hash, a Vegan Hash and a Veggie Hash.

The breakfast menu will also include Biscuits and Gravy, and an Italian Omelette made with Olympia Provisions Sausage, Provolone, and Peppers.

Lunch Sandwiches

The lunch menu will include sandwiches such as a Venison Sandwich made slow simmered venison, cheese, and onions, a Curry Chicken Salad Sandwich, an Italian Sandwich made with Olympia Provisions soppressata, ham and cheese, a vegan sandwich, as well as veggie sandwich.

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Savory Pies

Some of the savory pies they will be serving include a Chicken Pot Pie, a Venison Shepherd’s Pie, and a Vegan Pot Pie, Macaroni and Cheese Pie, Pastrami and Swiss Pie, Corned Beef Pie and a Easter Pie – an Italian egg pie made with Olympia Provisions soppressata, Olympia Provisions ham, provolone, mozzarella, Parmesan, and hard-boiled eggs.

Paiku Food Cart Goes Brick and Mortar!

Sweet Pies

When it comes to sweet pies Paiku will be offering a number of seasonal pies including Apple Pie, Blueberry Ginger Pie, Marionberry Port Pie, Blackberry Cabernet Pie, and a Cranberry Apple Pie, Pumpkin Pie, Strawberry Rhubarb Pie,

They will also have a number of specialty sweet pies that will be available every so often on the menu including – a Mango Blackberry Pie made with candied ginger and coconut, Chocolate Walnut Pie, Chocolate Pecan Pie, a variety of Cheesecake Pies including a Chocolate Cheesecake Pie, a Berry Cheesecake Pie, a Thai Iced Coffee Cheesecake Pie with a cardamom cream sauce.

Stay Tuned!

When the exact dates this week for Paiku’s First Day Open, and their forthcoming Grand Opening Celebration happening in April  are announced, I will update this article.

Paiku Food Cart Goes Brick and Mortar!

Paiku – From Food Cart to Brick and Mortar Restaurant – Portland Culinary Podcast Episode 26

Marica and Justin were featured on Episode 26 of the Portland Culinary Podcast.

Here is a link – www.portlandculinarypodcast.com/paiku-from-food-cart-to-brick-and-mortar-restaurant-portland-culinary-podcast-episode-26

Or if you prefer you can listen here –

Paiku Food Cart Goes Brick and Mortar!

Paiku Restaurant Friends and Family Preview!

If you are look for Information about the Paiku Restaurant Friends and Family Preview see this link here – www.stevenshomler.com/paiku-restaurant-friends-and-family-preview

 

Cheers!

Steven Shomler

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Brewstillery at StormBreaker Brewing – Beer ~ Spirits ~Jucy Lucy Burgers ~ and More!

Brewstillery at StormBreaker Brewing - Beer ~ Spirits ~Juicy Lucy Burgers ~ and More!

Brewstillery at StormBreaker Brewing - Beer ~ Spirits ~Juicy Lucy Burgers ~ and More!

Brewstillery at StormBreaker Brewing!

Beer ~ Spirits ~ Jucy Lucy Burgers ~ and More!

On Saturday Feb 24th, 2018 from Noon – 8 PM StormBreaker Brewing will be hosting  the 2018 edition of Brewstillery – Portland’s Beer and Spirits Pairing Festival!

They will have 21 Breweries, 20 Distilleries, and one great burger!

This will be my 4th year attending this awesome Portland Beer Festival, and each year it just gets better!

Below, at the end of this article – I have advance photos of the program so you can read about each pairing and scope out the ones that you want to enjoy when you attend Brewstillery.

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Between the Brewstillery Media Preview I attended and the Portland Beer Podcast Brewstillery 2018 Preview I recorded, I have been lucky enough to enjoy quite a few of the Beer/Spirit Pairings they will be pouring this year.

Of the ones I have previewed – my very favorite 2018 Brewstillery pairing was the

Nocino Vlad – Cascade Brewing Orange Vlad + Stone Barn Brandyworks Nocino

I also really enjoyed these parings-

Gin Beast: Little Beast Brewing Bes Tart Wheat ale + Rose City Distilling Cricket Club Gin

Mesclando Sabores – Baerlic Brewing Oatmeal Stout + Engenho Buritide Minas Famosinhade Minas Cachaca

Noble’s big Triple – StormBreaker Brewing Barrel Aged Big Bottom Triple XL IIIPA + Big Bottom Distilling Bourbon Finished in Port Casks

To Peach Their Own: Ecliptic Brewing Carina peach sour ale + Townshend’s Distillery Bluebird Alpine Liqueur

Breakfast Time! Great Notion Brewing Double Stack Imperial Stout + Bull Run Distillery Oregon Single Malt Whiskey

Douglas Rain: Pelican Brewing Umbrella IPA + Clear Creek Distillery Douglas Fir Brandy

 

Brewstillery at StormBreaker Brewing - Beer ~ Spirits ~ Juicy Lucy Burgers ~ and More!

Brewstillery at StormBreaker Brewing - Beer ~ Spirits ~ Juicy Lucy Burgers ~ and More!  Brewstillery at StormBreaker Brewing - Beer ~ Spirits ~ Juicy Lucy Burgers ~ and More!

The Jucy Lucy Burger!

They have a fantastic burger at Stormbreaker Brewing  — The Jucy Lucy!

This gem of a burger is inspired by the wonderful regional burger  you can get in the Twin Cities, is a fontina cheese stuffed burger  and it comes with bacon jam, iceberg lettuce, tomato and herb aioli.

My suggestion – go to Stormbreaker for Brewstillery  and have some off the Beer and Spirit pairings and then take a break and fuel up with the Jucy Lucy before going back for even more of the 2018 Brewstillery Beer and Spirit pairings!

Brewstillery at StormBreaker Brewing – Beer ~ Spirits ~Jucy Lucy Burgers ~ and More!

Tickets to the 2018 Brewstillery edition of Brewstillery

Advance Tickets will be on sale on the Stormbreaker website until Saturday 2/24/18 at 10 AM

Advance Regular Admission is $25. Includes festival beer tasting glass and 10 tickets.

Advance VIP tickets are $45. Includes festival whiskey snifter, festival beer tasting glass, 15 tickets, and early entry and mingle with makers such as Big Bottom, New Basin, Rose City Distilling, StormBreaker and more!

Use code “stormbreaker5” at checkout to save $5 off advance general admission tickets

Use code “brewstillery5OFF” at checkout to save $5 off of Advance VIP tickets

 

Link for Tickets

www.merctickets.com/events/50901994/4th-annual-brewstillery-festival

Music

Playing this year at Brewstillery 2018

Noon – 2:00 PM Ben Rice Band

2:30 PM – 4:30 PM Folk Inception

5:00 PM – 8:00 PM Jumptown Aces

Breweries and Distillers

Here is the complete list of Breweries and Distillers participating in Brewstillery 2018

Baerlic Brewing / Engenho Buriti de Minas
Base Camp Brewing / Wild Roots
Breakside Brewing / House Spirits
Cascade Brewing / Stone Barn Brandyworks
Coalition Brewing / 4 Spirits Distillery
Coin Toss Brewing / Trail Distilling
Double Mountain Brewing / Hood River Distillers
Ecliptic Brewing / Townshend’s Distillery
Ex Novo Brewing / New Basin Distilling
Golden Valley / Stein Distillery
Great Notion Brewing / Bull Run Distillery
Hopworks / New Deal Distillery
Laurelwood Brewing / Camp 1805
Little Beast Brewing / Rose City Distilling
Lompoc Brewing / Rolling River Spirits
Migration Brewing / Hood River Distillers
Pelican Brewing / Clear Creek Distillery
Rogue Brewing / Rogue Distilling
Von Ebert Brewing / Eastside Distillery
Wild Ride Brewing / Bend Distillery
StormBreaker / Big Bottom Distilling

The 2018 Brewstillery Pairings

 

Brewstillery Portland’s Beer and Spirits Pairing Festival 2018 Preview - Portland Beer Podcast Episode 58

Brewstillery Portland’s Beer and Spirits Pairing Festival 2018 Preview - Portland Beer Podcast Episode 58

Brewstillery Portland’s Beer and Spirits Pairing Festival 2018 Preview - Portland Beer Podcast Episode 58

Brewstillery Portland’s Beer and Spirits Pairing Festival 2018 Preview - Portland Beer Podcast Episode 58

Brewstillery Portland’s Beer and Spirits Pairing Festival 2018 Preview - Portland Beer Podcast Episode 58

 

Brewstillery Portland’s Beer and Spirits Pairing Festival 2018 Preview - Portland Beer Podcast Episode 58

Other 2018 Brewstillery Articles

Beer Musings PDXwww.bitteredunits.blogspot.com/breweries-20-distilleries.html

Brewpublic – brewpublic.com/beer-events/previewing-stormbreaker-brewwings-4th-annual-brewstillery-festival

Portland Beer Podcastwww.portlandbeerpodcast.com/brewstillery-portlands-beer-and-spirits-pairing-festival-2018-preview-portland-beer-podcast-episode-58

I will be at the 2018 edition of Brewstillery and I hope to see you there!

Cheers,

Steven Shomler

Brewstillery at StormBreaker Brewing – Beer ~ Spirits ~Jucy Lucy Burgers ~ and More!

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The 2018 Oregon Tempranillo Celebration Grand Tasting

Oregon Tempranillo Celebration Grand Tasting 2018

The 2018 Oregon Tempranillo Celebration Grand Tasting

The Oregon Tempranillo Celebration Grand Tasting is happening on Sunday Jan 21st from 1 PM – 4 PM at the Double Tree Hotel – 1000 Multnomah St, Portland, Oregon.

At the Grand Tasting attendees will have the opportunity to sample all the best Tempranillo from around the state – 24 different Oregon winemakers will be on hand pouring their Tempranillo.

The wine you enjoy will be accompanied by an array of sumptuous tapas and you will receive a logo souvenir wine glass.

Tickets are $75, however if you use code “Shomler15” at checkout you will be able to save $15.

For tickets go to www.oregontempranilloalliance.com/oregon-tempranillo-celebration-2018

Oregon Tempranillo Celebration Grand Tasting

The Tapas Menu Includes:

Grilled Baguette with Roasted Tomato & Kalamata Olive Tapenade

Cherry Smoked Beef with Sweet Onions & Pommery Mustard, Served on a Garlic Toast Point

Prosciutto & Mozzarella Roulade on Lavosh, Watercress & 25 year Balsamic

Pork Pot Stickers with Soy Ginger Dipping Sauce

Smoked Chicken Tartlet with Rogue River

Bleu & Caramelized Onions

Farm Fresh Vegetable Display with Crisp Seasonal Vegetables, and a Green Chile Cilantro Dip

Mediterranean Display with Lemon Oregano Grilled Chicken, Roasted Mushrooms, Olives, Roasted Zucchini & Peppers, Pesto Roasted Prawns, Hummus, Cracked Pepper Crusted Pita Chips, and Warm Brie en croute

House Made Jam · Sliced Baguette · Crackers

Mini Eclairs

Oregon Tempranillo Celebration Grand Tasting

The Oregon Tempranillo Celebration Grand Tasting is an event put on by the Oregon Tempranillo Alliance and it is occurring at the end of the Oregon Tempranillo Celebration — a wine industry event happening here in Portland from Jan 19 – 21. For more information about this event go to www.oregontempranilloalliance.com

Oregon Tempranillo Celebration Grand Tasting

Oregon Tempranillo Celebration – Portland Culinary Podcast Episode 20

For more information about Oregon Tempranillo and about the Oregon Tempranillo Celebration Grand Tasting check out Portland Culinary Podcast Episode 20.

Here is a link – www.portlandculinarypodcast.com/oregon-tempranillo-celebration-portland-culinary-podcast-episode-20

In this episode of the Portland Culinary Podcast Host Steven Shomler visits with Julie Meyers with Clink Wine Events, Bill Holloran with Holloran Vineyard Wines, Patrick Reuter from Dominio IV Wines, and Jim Seufert with Seufert Winery.

I will be at the Oregon Tempranillo Celebration Grand Tasting and I hope to see you there!

Cheers,

Steven Shomler

Oregon Tempranillo Celebration Grand Tasting

Oregon Tempranillo Celebration Grand Tasting

 

 

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