At present in beer-world bombshells: The Commons, the brewery behind one in all one in all Portland's signature beers, City Farmhouse Ale, will vacate their Southeast Portland house, making way for standard San Diego brewery Fashionable Occasions, in line with a press launch.
Fashionable Occasions will lease the area from The Commons proprietor Mike Wright, who owns the Southeast Belmont Avenue constructing. Fashionable Occasions plans to finally add a espresso roaster and cafe, a full meals menu and a canning facility in an adjoining area.
From its garagiste-roots, The Commons grew into one in all Portland's finest-recognized breweries, opening its excessive-ceilinged brewery and tasting room in 2015. In July, the Willamette Week reported that The Commons had lost longtime head brewer Sean Burke.
In the meantime, Fashionable Occasions had entered the Pacific Northwest market with a power, releasing collaboration beers with Portland breweries and, beginning in February, getting their tallboys and bombers into fridge instances all over the place good beer is offered. Quietly, proprietor Jacob McKean had been scouting Portland for a location to construct a brand new annex brewery, or Fermentorium, within the firm's parlance.
From McKean's entertaining press release:
The Brewbound beer weblog has a couple of quotes from Wright, who says the final chapter of The Commons has not been written.
After taking on the area on January , Fashionable Occasions will shut for a month to put in new brewing gear and paintings. For a style of what which may appear to be, take a look at the portray of MJ and Bubbles at their Lomaland Fermentorium.
Look for Fashionable Occasions' Belmont Fermentorium will open at 630 S.E. Belmont St. someday in late winter, 2018.
-- Michael Russell