In December 1998, Art Larrance opened Cascade Brewing and the Raccoon Lodge and Brewpub in Southwest Portland. Twenty years later, the brewery is recognized worldwide for its highly-rated Northwest sour ales. The brewery will commemorate its 20-year milestone anniversary with a celebration that will include the exclusive 750ml bottle release of Cascade's Bourbonic Plague, one of its fan favorite projects.
The Cascade Brewing 20-Year Celebration will take place on Friday, Dec. 7, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Lodge at Cascade Brewing (formerly the Raccoon Lodge and Brewpub, which was rebranded in 2017), located at 7424 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy. The evening will feature raffles, games, cupcakes, brewery tours, a birthday toast, and select menu items from the brewery's 1998 menu. Guests can enjoy 90s music on the stereo, and chat with Larrance and Cascade's brewing team. The event is for ages 21+ in the downstairs Den; minors are welcome upstairs in the restaurant.
The highlight of the event will be the exclusive bottle and draft release of Cascade’s Bourbonic Plague 2016, a blend of sour imperial porters aged in bourbon and wine barrels for up to two years with dates, cinnamon, vanilla and orange peel. The original Bourbonic Plague won Cascade its first gold medal at the 2009 Great American Beer Festival in the wood- and barrel-aged sour beer category. This marks the first time in seven years Cascade has bottled Bourbonic Plague, and each bottle will be individually numbered in this extremely limited project.