- The Oregonian
Mixologists and writers Jacob Grier of Liquidity Preference and Ezra Johnson-Greenough of The New School have re-teamed with co-conspirator Yetta Vorobik owner of the great cocktail, wine and beer bar The Hop & Vine for the second installment of Brewing up Cocktails (http://www.brewingupcocktails.com) a spirited event exploring craft beers as interesting and relatively unexplored ingredient for combining with spirits to create something truly unique.
Last July's successful Brewing up Cocktails 1 as part of Oregon Craft Beer Month introduced craft beer lovers to the world of cocktails and spirits and Brewing up Cocktails 2 aims to go even further with a more Fall themed drink list offerings like the Hot Scotchy, one of the original beer cocktails nearly forgotten because of the extremely short and selective window that one can prepare it with its use of fresh hot first runnings of un-fermented beer wort, or the revival of a German classic with a NW twist the Wassail also served heated is a stewed concoction featuring Deschutes Brewery's favorite winter warmer Jubelale stewed with roasted apples, rye whiskey, sherry and spices. For those in the mood for something colder or lighter there are 4 more cocktails with a wide variety of flavors.
Brewing up Cocktails is Saturday Nov. 13th at The Hop & Vine 6-10pm and open to the public, drinks individually priced.
Jacob Grier is a freelance writer, barista, mixologist, and magician in Portland, OR. He writes, eats, and drinks a lot. His articles have appeared in The Washington Post, Reason Online, The Oregonian, and other publications. Contact: JacobGrier@Jacobgrier.com
Ezra Johnson-Greenough is a brewer, writer, artist and general conceptual creative designer of all things artistic from music, to events and drinks. Contact: SamuraiArtist1@gmail.com
Yetta Vorobik is the proprietor of The Hop & Vine with a longtime passion for wine and spirits and a recently discovered love of craft beer that has made The H & V a must visit for beer geeks. Contact: TheHopandVine@gmail.com
"The Hop & Vine balances a love of beer, wine, cocktails and food, plus a well-chosen bottle selection for there or to go. Few other beer bars offer the options of The Hop & Vine, which makes it stand out, as far as I am concerned. Couple that with their art gallery and beautiful backyard garden patio, and owner Yetta Vorobik has built one of the best and most up-and-coming hangout spots in Portland."~The New School
Photos by Ritch Marvin of Behind The Pint