What -This Portland beer festival celebrates beer made with Brettanomyces AKA Brett. Brett is a yeast strain that brewers sometimes use when brewing beer. For info about Brett see the two articles we have linked to below.
Bailey’s says this about Brett and the beers they will be pouring at the 2017 edition of BrettFest –
“The versatility of this yeast strain ranges from kicking off flavors of pineapple juice to barnyard funk. Brett has a voracious appetite and loves sugars, which can dry out a beer during it’s slow fermentation. It can also be added at conditioning to extend a beer’s shelf life. Brett is living on the skins of your favorite fruit and can even be found on the human body!
Join us Saturday March 18th as we sample through our collection of beverages featuring a spectrum of Brett characteristics. Some beverages will be 100% Brett, others will feature Brett in secondary fermentation, and some may be mixed culture to examine how Brett interacts with fun bacteria like Lactobacillus & Pediococcus.”
Draft Magazine –Yeast and bacteria 101: Brettanomyces, lactobacillus, pediococcus — www.draftmag.com/brettanomyces-lactobacillus-pediococcus-beer
The New York Times – Brettanomyces, a Funky Yeast, Makes Flavorful Beers — www.nytimes.com/2013/01/02/dining/brettanomyces-a-funky-yeast-makes-flavorful-beers.html
When –Saturday, March 18th, 2017.
Hours are Noon to Midnight.
Location – Bailey’s Taproom
Address – 213 SW Broadway, 97205 Portland, Oregon
Admission – No tickets needed. Simply show up and buy pints of the beers that look good to you. They will be offering 4 oz. samples or 12 oz. full pours.
Beers being poured at the 2017 BrettFest
Woodbox – Americana
Nectar Creek – Triple Brettt
Culmination – The Trumpet Major
Double Mountain – Meadow Lane
Yachats – Intellectual Prophet
Modern Times – Oracle of the Bottle
Flat Tail – Waldananas
Ex Novo – Gettin’ Classy with Squash
Crooked Stave – L’Brett d’Or
Baerlic – Harshmellow Mtn
Alesong – Shake Your Tree
Sixpoint – Farmhouse Renovation
Belching Beaver – Brett Hart IPA
Heretic – Cruel Beauty
Logsdon – Rood Wilde Kalf
Almanac – White Label
Firestone Walker – 15 Bretta Weisse
pFriem – Brett Wit
Laurelwood – The Brettfast Club
The Bruery – Terreux Humulus
Upright – Tribble
Lost Abbey – Carnevale
Block 15 – Laissez-Faire IPA
de Garde – Petit Blanc
10 Barrel – Hucklebiere
Here is a link to the BrettFest 2017 Facebook event page – www.facebook.com/events/1841554626086658