Are you in the mood for an Imperial Stout? But, which one? On February 21, Imperial Bottleshop & Taproom will make the choice easy by hosting a festival where you can sample from 13 of Oregon's best! For more details about Heart of Darkness Imperial Stout Day, check out the details below.
Heart of Darkness
Imperial Stout Day
Portland, OR – On February 21st, Imperial Bottle Shop & Taproom (3090 SE Division St) is hosting Portland’s first exclusively imperial stout beer fest, featuring a variety of 13 rotating local imperial stouts on tap all day long from noon until midnight.
Imperial stouts have been one of the most coveted beer styles dating back to the 1800s, when extremely heavy stouts to the Russian empire, which loved the viscous, highly-alcoholic brews perfect for cold weather. Fast-forward a few hundred years, and the burgeoning American craft beer scene sees breweries brewing up stouts with massive grain bills and carefully aging them in choice bourbon barrels, and the very best imperials stouts are hunted like white whales and traded like vintage baseball cards by beer geeks across the country.
To honor the deepest, darkest beers around, Imperial Bottle Shop & Taproom has collected an amazing lineup of the most sought after imperial stouts brewed in Oregon, including:
• Base Camp Jack Daniels Aged S'more Stout
• Block 15 Super Nebula
• Boneyard Suge knight
• Commons 3rd Anniversary Imperial Stout
• Crux Tough Love
• Deschutes Abyss
• Ecliptic Oort
• Fort George Coffee Girl
• Full Sail Bourbon Barrel Imperial Stout 2013
• Gigantic Most Premium Russian Imperial Stout
• Hopworks Bourbon Motherland 2013
• Laurelwood Pinot-Aged Moose and Squirrel
• And more!
Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door, and attendees will get a commemorative glass snifter and five drink tickets, each good for a 4 oz pour. Additional drink tickets will be offered for $2 each. Information on tickets and the full draft lineup is available on Imperial’s website, imperialbottleshop.com.
Imperial Bottle Shop & Taproom
3090 SE Division St