Hello Russian River Fans!
Today we start our tenth Russian River TION Weekend with 17 beers on tap at 5 pm. What better way to celebrate the pub’s 24th Anniversary? It is also my 15th Anniversary of owning O’Brien’s which seems like a long time but doesn’t feel like a long time as the pub is such a great place to spend time. Thank you all for so many great times – and great beers – over the years!
We have 10 TION beers – Belgian inspired ales all ending with a -tion name – including 6 wild and barrel aged beers. And we have 7 pub beers including a special batch of Pliny the Elder that our RRBC rep Gina Fronke went to Santa Rosa to help make (and yes we have lots of it!). Here is the complete list. We have one Barrel Aged TION beer that we have never tapped before and a pub favorite of mine, Shadow of a Doubt, is back for the first time in years.
All of these beers will be on tap all weekend while they last. Most are full size kegs. I expect to still be pouring 15 beers on Saturday.
RUSSIAN RIVER CelebraTION WEEKEND
For O’Brien’s 24th Anniversary – January 19th to 21st, 2018
Pub Beers: (7)
STS Pils Hoppy Pilsner 5.3% 5, 10 or 16 oz
Gaffers Bitter English-Style Bitter 4.7% 5, 10 or 16 oz
Ron Mexico Hoppy Session Ale 4.5% 5, 10 or 16 oz
Row 2 Hill 56 Simcoe Hopped Pale Ale 5.8% 5, 10 or 16 oz
Blind Pig IPA American IPA 6.2% 5, 10 or 16 oz
Pliny the Elder Double IPA (pub batch) 8.0% 5, 10 or 16 oz
Shadow of a Doubt Imperial Smoked Porter 9.8% 5, 10 or 16 oz
Belgian-styled “Tion” Beers on Tap: (with TION definitions below): (10)
Perdition Biere de Sonoma 6.1% 5, 9 or 13 oz
Benediction Belgian-style Strong Dubbel 6.75% 5, 9 or 13 oz
A prayer that asks for God’s blessing, the invocation of a blessing
Damnation Belgian-style Strong Golden 7.5% 5, 9 or 13 oz
To condemn to a punishment or fate
Salvation Belgian-style Dark Strong 9% 5, 9 or 13 oz
Deliverance from the power and effects of sin
Sanctification* 100% Brettanomyces Beer 6.7% 5 oz Only
The state of growing in divine grace as a result of Christian commitment after baptism or conversion
Intinction* Pilsner with Sauvignon Blanc Grape Juice Aged in Sauvignon
Blanc Barrels with Brettanomyces 5.5% 5 oz Only
The action of dipping the bread in the wine at a Eucharist so that a communicant receives both together.
Beatification* 100% Spontaneous Fermentation Sour 5.5% 5 oz Only
To declare to have attained the blessedness of heaven and authorize the title of “Blessed”
Supplication* Pinot Noir BA Sour Brown w/ Cherries 7% 5 or 9 oz
To ask humbly and earnestly of
Temptation* Chardonnay BA Golden with Brett 7.5% 5 oz Only
To entice to do wrong by promise of pleasure or gain
Consecration* Cab Barrel Aged Dark Sour with Currants 10% 5 or 9 oz
To devote irrevocably to the worship of god by a solemn ceremony, to effect the liturgical
transubstantiantion of (Eucharistic bread and wine)
* = sour/wild ale
We also have some Russian River glassware for sale. No news on Pliny the Younger yet, but we will likely learn more this weekend about the timing. Look for more info in future emails.
On a different note, we have just a few seats left for our Council Beer Dinner on Sunday the 28th. Sign up soon at the pub.
That is your good beer news for now. We’ll see you soon for a great Russian River beer! Cheers, Tom