GET YOUR IRISH ON
Kick off St Patrick's Day early with the release party for Lompoc Brewing's Dagda Irish Ale. Join us at Lompoc Sidebar on Tuesday, March 16th from 4 to 9 pm for an Irish celebration, including complimentary corned beef sliders, a screening of the classic movie Darby O'Gill, and pints of Dagda Irish Ale, High & Dry Irish Stout, and rotating taps. There's no cover charge, just good times in a great location.
Dagda Irish Ale is a Strong Irish Red Ale that features a rich, malty body and underlying hoppiness. Lompoc uses a small portion of black malt and a four-hour boil to give Dagda its ruddy red color and sturdy body.
The beer is named after named after the "good god" of the Celts who was in important figure in Irish mythology. Tales depict the Dagda as a figure of immense power, armed with a magic club and associated with a cauldron. The club was supposed to be able to kill nine men with one blow; but with the handle he could return the slain to life. The cauldron was known as the Undry and was said to be bottomless, from which no man left unsatisfied. He also possessed Daurdabla, a richly ornamented magic harp made of oak, which, when the Dagda played it, put the seasons in their correct order; other accounts tell of it being used to command the order of battle.
ON TAP AT SIDEBAR
This Friday and Saturday at Sidebar, we're serving up Lompoc Sour Draft, our LSD brewed in
February of '08 and aged in Maryhill Vineyard Merlot barrels for two years, giving it an oak aroma and lots of cherry and berry flavors (6.9%); Saison The Beach, a light colored beer featuring candied ginger and dried peppercorns for a dry peppery finish with spicy, earthy notes (5.5%); Crazy Dave's Imperial Stout, pitch black color with hints of chocolate and coffee (8%); 2009 Le Chat Noir, brewed in February '09 with the Dutch Castle yeast strain, which gives off a slight acidity balanced with a dark fruit aroma and complex malt flavors (8.1%); High and Dry Stout, an Irish style dry stout with lots of roasted barley (5.1%); and Centennial India Pale Ale, our classic Northwest IPA brewed with crystal malts for a rich golden color and Centennial hops for a floral nose and sharp bitter finish (6%).
Sidebar is open every Friday from 4 to 10 pm and Saturday from 2 to 10 pm. The intimate barrel lined room boasts a fireplace, leather couches, amazing beers and light snacks.
DIVISION STREET BREWPUBLICRAWL
Lompoc Hedge House is please to be a part of The Division Street BREWPUBLICRAWL, the first Meet-the-Brewers pub crawl in Portland. This event is happening on March 20, 2010. In total, 8 brewers will be showcasing their Cascadian-brewed beer at four pub stops:
Noon: Victory Bar with Hopworks Urban Brewery (PDX) and Double Mountain (Hood River, OR)
1:30 pm: New Old Lompoc Hedge House with Lompoc (PDX)
3:00 pm: Bar Avignon with Full Sail (Hood River, OR/PDX) & Fort George (Astoria, OR)
4:30 pm: The BeerMongers with Walking Man (Stevenson, WA), Barley Browns (Baker City, OR), and Beer Valley (Ontario, OR)
For more details, check out the BREWPUBLIC events page at www.brewpublic.com/events