Yes, it has been nine years (9!).
It feels both like yesterday that we opened the store. Five taps purchased from James and Nate at the old Green Frog, mostly shelves of products, a few tables my mom had given me to sit at, although we imagined this would be a beer experience that would be exciting but mostly for to-go purchases. We actually didn’t even know how to tap a keg. I do remember people were excited about Monk’s Cafe sour, which I had never tried and knew nothing about.
I never suspected anyone would want to spend time here hanging out. It took a month for the chairs and tables to break, and I knew it had become something I had not anticipated.
At the same time, it feels like it has been forever. I have met so many people, shared so many fantastic conversations with all of you, had so much fun. Not every day is sunshine and lollipops but over the last nine years I have so much to be thankful for and cherish.
To celebrate the anniversary, we have a calendar of fun stuff for this week:
- Yesterday: Aslan’s Mighty Pine IIPA release (see more below)
- Today (Saturday 3/13): Release of seventeen beers, from Portland breweries Ruse, Little Beast, and Von Ebert.
- Tomorrow: Extra Special Release. Watch our Instagram channel, or just come on over! This may be something people have been asking about for a while…
- Tuesday 3/16): Outdoor seating is back open, including a the tent and a beer garden in the parking lot!
9th Anniversary Collab Brew: “Mighty Pine” Spruce Imperial IPA
I want to thank Aslan Brewing, including head brewer Austin and business owner Jack, for making an anniversary beer for us. And like this year, yes this one is also tree themed. It is a hazy IPA but with a lot of piney resin dankness to it – because of course it was brewed with with spruce pine! I love this beer, and so far in just a few days the response has been incredible. Aslan folks really knocked this one out of the ballpark.
We have six-packs and singles, and we also have it on draft for Crowler and Growler fills.
They made us another tree beer last year called Timber Cruiser. It is a wild ale, and we still have about 20 bottles left. If you are interested in that, we have it at the store, or you can find it on our website by clicking here.
Outdoor seating coming this Tuesday!
We are putting the tent back up and serving pizza and pints (well, pizza starts at 4:00pm, Thursday through Sunday, but in a few weeks it will be everyday).
We know that it seems like everywhere you go the rules are different and confusing, so we have tried to make it as simple as possible. Making it simple, though, means not making exceptions, because that gets confusing. We are still dedicated to your safety and to the safety of everyone around you.
So if you come by Tuesday or later, please take a second to familiarize yourself with the posted rules. I appreciate it so much, and look forward to serving you here!
That’s it for now, as I have a lot to get back to! It’s been a busy day so far!
Cheers and thanks for a wonderful last nine years!!