Monthly Archive for November, 2004

Bridgeport closing for 10 months

It appears that Bridgeport’s brew pub will be closing for 10 months for renovation. Holy crap that’s a long time to go without cask IPA, Caesar salad and roasted garlic pizza.

“The project calls for major changes, including the creation of an on-site bakery, with freshly prepared breakfast pastries, espresso drinks and express lunch service. The bakery will act as the daily wholesaler for all of the breads, rolls and pastries offered at the pub and its sister restaurant, the BridgePort Ale House on Hawthorne Boulevard.”

Pastries and espresso? I figured they were making it bigger because its crowded with newbies lately, and the new wait to be seated model sucks. At least they’re adding a rooftop bar. Should I be worried about that? They had a Streetcar Saison to mark the introduction of the streetcars, an Rope-themed amber to celebrate their residence in an old rope factory, but will they create a Rooftop Brew to celebrate the new bar? I’d better speak to my wife lawyer.

Small Oregon Brewers Booming

A number of small Oregon craft brewers say business is booming with double-digit growth numbers in recent years. Odd that most of it ends up in Portland.

Rooftop South-of-Town Brown

This weekend should include the brewing of a Nut Brown – Porter hybrid called South-of-Town Brown for my sister and her friend’s move to town, and their affinity for brown ales. Plus, its fall, and it sounds really good.

Ingredients

  • 6 lbs. Pale LME
  • 0.5 lbs Crystal Malt (120L)
  • 0.5 lbs Victory Malt
  • 0.5 lbs Chocolate Malt
  • 1 oz. Cascade Hops – 60 minutes
  • 1 oz. Cascade Hops – 30 minute
  • 2 oz Willamette Hops – 5 minutes
  • Irish Moss
  • British Ale Yeast – pitched to starter

OG: 1.050

If the batch goes well, I may reuse the yeast cake for another.