The delightfully tart and refreshing Berliner Weisse and Gose styles were all but dead in the United States just a decade ago. They've staged a remarkable comeback in recent years, and that's a good thing. This weekend, Imperial Bottleshop is hosting Sour Solstice, a festival dedicated to these styles. Whether you're a newbie or a die hard fan, this is an event you should consider.
Imperial Bottleshop and Taproom
3090 SE Division St.
Kick off the official start of summer at the 1st annual Sour Solstice Berliner Weisse & Gose Festival! Spend the longest day of the year sipping a selection of 10 tart and refreshing, German-style sour wheat beers brewed by breweries across the States. To turn up the flavor dial to your liking, a handful of house made syrups will be available for mixing with the Berliners, including traditional Woodruff, seasonal berry, peach, dry-hopped, bourbon ginger, and jalapeño agave.
Also from 2-8 each day, Portland’s first bicycle food cart, The Portland Crab Cart, will be onsite cooking up delicious Dungeness crab cakes. Initial tap list includes:
• De Garde Imperial Orchard Bu
• Bend Brewing Ching-Ching
• Bear Republic Tartare Berliner Weisse
• Bell's Oarsmen Berliner Weisse
• Oakshire Gose to 11
• DESTIHL Brewing Black Berliner Weisse
• Breakside / Fat Head's Juggling Plums Gose
• Ex Novo / Gigantic Blackberry Gose
• Victory Kirsch Gose
• Commons / Occidental CBC 2015 Gose
• And more world-class Berliners and goses will be tapped as these initial kegs kick!
A limited amount of early-bird tickets will be $15 and include entry, commemorative glass, and 5 drink tickets. Available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sour-solstice-berliner-weisse-gose-festival-tickets-17131294162. Tickets at the door will be $20. Pours will be a 6 oz and additional drink tickets will cost $2.