Thursday, January 26th, 2017

Portland Farmhouse Weekend, Anthrax Wardance beer and Oreo beer

Ron Swarner


MORNING FOAM FOR THURSDAY, JAN. 26 2017: A seven-taster flight of craft beer and cider news, from the fluffy head all the way to the bottom show trick. …

April 2, Portland Farmhouse and Wild Ale Festival and the inaugural Farmhouse Weekend will celebrate the rustic, working-class, yeast-driven beers that originated in France and Belgium but have had a new renaissance in the United States.

The Lost Abbey Cuvee de Tomme is back in bottles. Last bottled in 2013, the quad — brewed with raisins, and aged with Brettanomyces in bourbon, brandy and red wine barrels — has arrived in 750ml bottles.

Avery Brewing Co. will release Apricot Sour, the latest in its newish Botanicals & Barrels barrel-aged series, in February. According to Apricot Sour hype, “This beer will add to the popular Raspberry Sour, Vanilla Bean Stout and Tangerine Quadruple Ale that currently make up the Botanicals & Barrels series. Apricot Sour is a bright and tangy sour ale that artfully highlights juicy apricots and barrel-aged tartness.” Avery plans to release Ginger Sour and Coconut Porter by early summer.

Photographer Dustin Hall, founder of the Brewtography Project, will publish Discovering Colorado Breweries later this year, a 200+ page photography book that captures the magic of Colorado breweries and the people who make them tick.

Metal band Anthrax will soon have its own craft beer, Wardance.

Oreo beer is now a thing.

When your new pair of Adidas shoes is worn out, they simply decompose when put in water.