Black Out Beer Fest

What: Beer Festival

When: Friday - February 21, 2014 @ 04:00PM to Friday - February 21, 2014 @ 11:00PM

Where: Lompoc Sidebar, Portland, Oregon
From Oregon Brewers Guild website:

Lompoc Brewing will host its annual Black Out Beer Fest on Friday, Feb. 21 from 4 to 11pm at Sidebar, 3901 N Williams Ave. The Black Out Beer Fest will feature 15 dark beers from Lompoc and special guests Alameda Brewing, Breakside Beer, Cascade Brewing, The Commons Brewery, Ecliptic Brewing, Laurelwood Brewing, Lucky Lab Brewing, pFriem Family Brewers and Widmer Brothers Brewing. There will also be live music and food specials. Admission into the event is free.

Tasting packages are required to drink the beers and cost $15, which includes a souvenir 15.5 oz glass tasting mug and 10 beer tickets. Additional tickets are available for $1 apiece. It costs four tickets for a full mug or $1 for a taste.

Beers confirmed to date include Alameda’s 2012 Siberian Bear Russian Imperial Stout; Breakside’s Salted Caramel Stout; Cascade’s Diesel Barrel Aged Imperial Stout; Ecliptic’s Export Stout; Lucky Lab’s CDA; pFriem’s Belgian Stout; and Lompoc’s Sour Stout, Batch 69 Baltic Porter, 2010 Bourbon Barrel Aged Monster Mash, 2010 Merlot Barrel Fermented Batch 69 Baltic Porter and the release of Cherry Wood Porter. The remaining beers are TBD.

Original mug and ticket sales take place in Sidebar. The Black Out Beer Fest will serve the beers in Sidebar, the 5Q restaurant, the brewery and the tented and heated parking lot. The event is for ages 21+.

The Black Out Beer Fest is a preview to the 8th annual Chowder Challenge, which will take place at the Fifth Quadrant on Feb. 22 from Noon to 4pm. The blind tasting competition pits the clam chowder from a dozen area restaurants and brewpubs against each other to determine who wins the coveted Chowder Cup. The event is a fundraiser for Portland’s Community Transitional School, which provides important educational services to children who are homeless or otherwise at risk of school failure.

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