The Harmonic Convergence of Thursday Night

Thursday marks one of those bizarre harmonic convergence of events that makes you wonder if Jung was onto something. It actually makes me wonder if people should coordinate a little better, but hey, that's a different rant. In any case, you should probably plan to head out that night. To which location is the more difficult call.

Oakshire Skookumchuck Release
Belmont Station, 5-8pm

Matt Van Wyk will be on hand to launch a new line of Oakshire beers, the Brewers Reserve Series. First in the line is Skookumchuck, "It is a blend of three different beers (Belgian Golden with Brett, a Farmhouse Ale with Apricots and Brett, and an American Wheat Ale with lacto) all aged in Oregon Pinot Noir Barrels for 18-24 months." You can buy a bottle, or it will be on tap along with Ill Tempered Gnome and Hellshire II (an imperial stout). 4500 SE Stark

Christmasakuh with Sierra Nevada
Hop and Vine, 5-8pm

Sierra Nevada reps are on-site with eight special beers: Life and Limb, Black Hop Rising, Celebration, Foam Pilsner, Base Camp Beer #45 (Blackaliscious), Ovila Dubbel, Saison (which rocks), and Quad. Bring a can of food or a buck to get in, and bring a new toy for the Metro Toy Drive and receive a free Ovila chalice. 1914 N Killingsworth.

Occidental Tap Takeover at Bottles
Bottles, beginning at 6pm

Occidental is the groovy new St Johns brewery that focuses on German styles. Which, with great shame, I admit never having tried. They'll have six of their beers on, including a doppelbock and a tripel. (I'm guessing they'll have their regular line on beyond these two: an alt, kolsch, hefeweizen, and dunkel.) 5015 NE Fremont
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