Bailey’s 8th Anniversary: Barrel-Aged Beer Festival at Bailey’s Taproom

Saturday, July 25th
Noon-11 PM

Bailey’s 8th Anniversary is looming large on the horizon and we’re here to tease you and tempt you with more juicy details about another of the three bars running that day.

The main event will be located at the original Bailey’s Taproom, where our courageous bartenders will be battling twenty-four taps of barrel-aged monstrosities and taming them into snifter glasses for you, our loyal and generous patrons. With a list so dangerously delicious that foreign powers are actively seeking to weaponize it for their own nefarious ends, it’s safe to say that our eighth annual barrel-aged beer extravaganza is not intended for the faint of heart.

For the uninitiated, barrel-aged beers are rich, complex, and surprisingly smooth beers that have been stored in oak barrels that previously contained other spirits. Whiskeys, wines, rums, tequilas, you name it; if it’s a liquor that spent time in a barrel, it’s fair game to pair with a particular style or styles of beer.

The spirit-soaked wood imparts its complexities on ales that are no slouches in layered flavors to begin with, whether that’s a wee heavy or imperial stout, a barleywine or a Belgian-style beer like a saison or a sour ale. The process of aging beer in these barrels results in the best of both worlds: the comparatively softer, less boozy flavor of a beer combined with the exotic overtones of a fine spirit.

In addition to over twenty barrel-aged beers, we will also be offering two rare barrel-aged ciders for the first time in the festival’s history. And best yet, admission to Bailey’s will be free and unticketed, and most beers will be available in both 4 oz pours and 12 oz glasses.

To get your saliva glands sweating, here’s a sneak peek of what we’ve got in store for you:

  • Almanac Devil’s Advocate – Dry Hopped Sour (Wine)
  • Barley Brown’s Don Venucchi – Imperial Stout (Bourbon)
  • The Bruery Cuivre – Old Ale w/ Belgian yeast strain (Oak)
  • Block 15 Cardinal Coalescence – Flanders Red w/ Raspberries (Brandy)
  • Breakside Cerveza Carajillo – Imperial Stout w/ Mexican Coffee (Rum)
  • Crooked Stave Surette – Sour Saison (Oak)
  • Crux Freakcake – Oud Bruin w/ dark fruits (Bourbon)
  • Finn River Fire Barrel – Cider (Bourbon)
  • Firestone Parabola – Imperial Stout (Bourbon)
  • Flat Tail Wild from the Vine (Wine)
  • Fort George/Bailey’s Taproom Anni, Are You Oak-Aged – Wee Heavy (Bourbon)
  • Fremont Abominable – Winter Warmer/Strong Ale (Bourbon)
  • Green Flash Natura Morta PLUM – Saison w Brett (Red Wine)
  • Holy Mountain Third Nail – Saison w/ Brett (White Wine)
  • Laurelwood Santa’s Woody – Barleywine (Bourbon) – nitro
  • Local Option Die Konigin – Kellerbier (Oak)
  • McMenamin’s Edgefield Cerberus Wild Ale (Whiskey)
  • Oakshire Hellshire V – Imperial Stout (Bourbon)
  • Pelican Mother of All Storms – Barleywine (Bourbon)
  • pFriem Flanders Blonde (Pinot Noir)
  • Reverend Nat’s Hallelujah Hopricot (Bourbon)
  • Russian River Supplication – Sour Ale w/ cherries (Pinot)
  • Santiam Pirate Stout – Stout w/ coconut (Rum) – cask
  • Sun King Paradis – Wee Heavy (Cognac)
  • Upright Heart’s Beat (Wine)

A portion of all proceeds will be donated to New Avenues for Youth.

ABOUT NEW AVENUES FOR YOUTH: Since 1997, New Avenues for Youth has offered programs and services that empower homeless youth to exit street life. New Avenues believes that every young person should have food, shelter, and access to education and job training. New Avenues for Youth’s mission is to work in partnership with the Portland community to prevent youth homelessness and provide homeless and at-risk young people with the resources and skills needed to lead healthy, productive lives.