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The Mutt Fresh Hop

The Mutt will be released tonight at all four pubs by 6 p.m. The fresh hop beer, thanks to all our dedicated pickers, turned out fantastic this year! Cheers!

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Dogtoberfest 2017!

It's our 23rd Annual Anniversary, and that means it is time to wash some dogs and raise money for the Dove Lewis Emergency Animal Hospital.

This year’s Dogtoberfest is on Saturday, September 16th from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. — so bring your pooch down to get clean while you get to hang out and have a pint, enjoy some tunes, and help out a good cause. This year we brewed up a special batch of "Dogtober Festbier", a German classic styled Oktoberfest.  This beer is just like the beer served in Munich for the real Oktoberfest. Click for more info on Dove Lewis and Dogtoberfest

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Hop Harvest 2017

For twelve years now we have been picking hops out on the back patio of the Hawthorne Brew Pub for a fresh hop beer called The Mutt. Join us Sept. 6th at 4 p.m. for hops and beer while we nibble on some crazy-good Memphis style dry rub chicken wings with a Mosaic hop infused cider mop sauce. Cheers!

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New Brewer – Mark Vickery

Meet our newest brewer! Mark Vickery will be teaming with Alex at the Hawthorne brewery and brings with him an incredible 29 years of brewing experience. Afetr starting at BridgePort in 1988, Mark had a ten year stint at Deschuttes, another 11 years at Golden Valley, and was most recently at the Ram in Salem. We are totally psyched to have this super talented, veteran brewer and all-around nice dude.

Fun facts: 1) Mark competed in road cycling in the 1988 US Olympic Trails and continues to ride his bike around Portland. 2) His favorite style to brew is Pilsner 3) His favorite beer is Steigl Pils. 4) Mark has jumped right in to the Lucky “Laboratory” so keep on the lookout for a new double IPA and pilsner.

Mark is taking over for Chris "Weabs" Weaber, only the fifth brewer to leave us in our 22 year history, who has been with the Lab for over ten years. We will miss having Weabs, his positivity, and his Rush inspiration around here and wish him the best over on the east coast.

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Ben

A little over a week ago we lost a friend. All of us at the Lucky Lab were absolutely stunned by his passing. Ben Flerchinger worked for the Lab for 13 years and was a kind, funny, dedicated, and easy-going guy. We already miss him dearly. Here are a few memories of gentle Ben...

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Dear Public,

We named the Lucky Lab because we imagined the Labrador would be a great symbol of what we were trying to achieve, serving our patrons in a friendly, unpretentious, and accepting atmosphere. The recent episode of a group of hate mongering people trying to spead their ignorant views is against everything we stand for as a pub, as owners, as staff, as Portlanders, as humans. We will not tolerate any individual or group attempting to push any form of hate at our business. Over the years we have tried to support our community with philanthropic activities and being a meeting place where people can come together and share their experiences, interests, and fellowship in an accepting and peaceful environment.

We raise our glasses and toast our staff who do an excellent job of taking care of our patrons yet do not tolerate these idiotic behaviors.

Cheers,

The Lucky Lab

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Twentieth Annual Barleywine Festival (March 3-4)

We can hardly believe it's been 20 years! This year we will have 70+ barleywines throughout the weekend at the Quimby Beerhall on March 3 and 4, from Noon to 10 p.m.

Four tickets and tasting glass for $15.00 (glass is required for tasting)
1 ticket = 4 oz.
Additional tickets $2.00
Tickets are available at the festival and cash or credit/debit cards are accepted.

The Lucky Lab Beer Hall is conveniently located next to Tri-Met lines 15,16,77, and the Portland streetcar. Our full menu of beer and food will be available during the event.

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DOGTOBERFEST 2016

It's that time of year again...it's our 22st Anniversary, time to wash some dogs, and raise a bunch of money for the Dove Lewis Emergency Animal Hospital's Blood Bank at this year's Dogtoberfest!

Dogtoberfest is this Sunday, September 18th from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. — so bring your pooch down to get clean while you get to hang out and have a pint of out very own Dogwash Pale Ale, enjoy some tunes, and help out a good cause. Click for more info on Dove Lewis and Dogtoberfest

Hop Harvest

Hop Harvest 2016

Further back than we can remember (eleven years we thinks), we have been picking hops out on the back patio of the Hawthorne Brew Pub for a fresh hop beer called The Mutt.  This year the hop crop has been a little late, but we will commence picking on Tuesday, Sept. 6th at around 4 p.m. Join us for hops and beer while we nibble on some crazy-good hop infused chicken wings.

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Dogtoberfest 2016

It's that time of year again...it's our 22st Anniversary, time to wash some dogs, and raise some money for the Dove Lewis Emergency Animal Hospital.

This year’s Dogtoberfest is on Sunday, September 18th from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. — so bring your pooch down to get clean while you get to hang out and have a pint, enjoy some tunes, and help out a good cause. Click for more info on Dove Lewis and Dogtoberfest

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Barleywine Festival

Come join us for the big, crazy beers at this year’s Barleywine Festival at the Quimby Beer Hall on Friday and Saturday, March 4th and 5th, noon to 10 p.m. both days. An event glass and four tokens are just $15 and extra tickets are $2 each for a four oz pour. We have over 50 different beers. We will have about 25 on tap at any one time so you might want to make this a two day event..

Facebook Barleywine Event Page

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DOGTOBERFEST !

It's that time of year again...it's our 21st Anniversary, time to wash some dogs, and raise some money for the Dove Lewis Emergency Animal Hospital.

This year’s Dogtoberfest is on Sunday, September 27th from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. — so bring your pooch down to get clean while you get to hang out and have a pint, enjoy some tunes, and help out a good cause. Click for more info on Dove Lewis and Dogtoberfest