4th Annual Beer Cider Love: February 14th

Can't decide between beer or cider for your Valentine? Do the best of both! On February 14th, Beer Belly will host the 4th Annual Beer Cider Love. At this special event, you'll be treated to five pairings of beer (from Fort George Brewery), cider (from Finrriver Farm & Cidery), and delectable bites prepared by Beer Belly.

For more details, check out the news release below.

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Beer Cider Love with Fort George + Finnriver @ Beer Belly 2/14

Celebrate Pacific Northwest craft with two of the region’s most beloved beverage producers and their ambassadors at the fourth annual Beer Cider Love event 5-9pm Tuesday, February 14th at Portland’s new downtown hot spot Beer Belly. Fort George Brewery’s Tim Ensign and Finnriver Farm & Cidery’s Jana Daisy-Ensign join forces for one incredible evening, featuring a specially curated draft list paired with fare by none other than Lardo and Grassa co-owner, Rick Gencarelli at Beer Belly. Five mouth-watering pairings match a selection of five artisan beers and ciders including an exclusive, one-off draft only collaboration. No reservations required, food pairings available until sold out. Food Pairing Flight $15, Beverage Pairing Flight $15. Beer Belly is located at 1205 SW Washington St, Portland, OR 97205.

Featured Pairings:

Fort George Beta IPA
Citrus Salad, Chicory, Fennel & Honey Goat Cheese

Finnriver Habanero Apple Cider
Hush Puppy, Habanero Jelly

Finnriver Oak & Apple Cider
Smoked Pork Loin Crostini, Apple Butter, Cheddar

Fort George Matryoshka Stout
Prosciutto Wrapped Fig, Gorgonzola Dolce

Fort Gorge Matryoshka & Finnriver Sour Cherry Collab
Black Forrest Cupcake

Additional draft offerings:
Fort Coffee Girl Stout
Fort George Vortex IPA
Finnriver Black Currant Cider
Finnriver Solstice Saffron Cider

Fort George Brewery - Established in 2007, Fort George crafts original beers distributed only in the Pacific Northwest. Whether in cans or kegs, at the pub in Astoria or on your front porch, our beer brings people together in aromatic headiness and lupulin ecstasy.

Finnriver Farm & Cidery - Finnriver is honored to be on the forefront of the Pacific Northwest cider revival and committed to producing both traditional and innovative ciders using premium, organic ingredients while maintaining an authentically farmcrafted and land-based operation. Finnriver is certified Salmon Safe and a certified B corporation, sourcing organic apples from across Washington state and growing their own organic orchard of over 5,500 trees, with 20 varieties of heirloom and traditional cider apple varieties. Finnriver aspires to serve the land with cider, by caring for soils, watershed and community while crafting award-winning premium ciders.

Beer Belly - From the founders of Lardo and Grassa, Beer Belly a newly opened Portland beer bar and bottle shop, rounds out this ChefStable West End hot spot with 30-taps, a focus on local brews and a menu that boasts geeky aged beers and a crowler machine, that makes it possible to fill 32 ounce cans to-go from the draft lines! The ambience is set by cassette-tape music, televisions airing select sports and the ultimate hipster vending machine selling artisan salts and salami. Housed in Southwest Washington Avenue's Indigo building at 1205 S.W. Washington St., Portland, OR. Beer Belly is open daily from 12noon to 10pm.

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