Style: Imperial Oatmeal Stout
Fun Fact About the Brewery:
Okay, Hopworks Urban Brewery aka HUB brewing is just about as stereotypically Portland as you can get. I'll let them speak for themselves:
"Hopworks Urban Brewery and Hopworks BikeBar are Portland’s first Eco-Brewpubs. We offer handcrafted organic beers and fresh, local ingredients, all served in sustainably-built and operated buildings with a relaxed, casual atmosphere.
Hopworks incorporates many aspects of sustainability. From composting to rain barrels, and from pervious pavers to hand dryers, we have made every effort to protect 'our' future with a thoughtful alternative. Hopworks is 100% renewably powered and 'cradle to gate' carbon neutral."
I mean, my inner hippy is like "wow, mannnn, that is awesome!" but every other part of me is like "pssssssssssshhhhhhhh." But, they do make pretty outstanding beer and not that many microbreweries go to the trouble of going fully organic, so that is pretty neat.
I saw this on the menu at the Burgundian and was like "YUP." I do love me a good oatmeal stout and this is a one time, limited release brew made to celebrate Brouwer's pub 6th anniversary. It was only available at Bottleworks, the Burgundian and Brouwer's (all owned by the same folks FYI). This is a top notch stout. Hints of chocolate, molasses and even kinda fruity. Very strong, but smooth and easy to drink. Apparently it's a variation on HUB's 7 Grain Survival Stout, but without the coffee flavors. Good stuff.