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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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Hate

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

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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

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Dogs’ Days of Summer

Join us Sunday, August 30th from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. for the Wiener Takes All Dog Race benefiting Oregon Dachshund Rescue. Soon after we will be hosting the Pug of War from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m..  We are teaming up with the Portland Mercury for these family friendly K-9 Races.
Please visit the Facebook Event Page for the contestant registration details:

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CHOPPER IPA – Gluten Reduced!

We are proud to release the Lab's first "Gluten reduced" beer, Chopper IPA.  Laboratory tests show that the beer has less than 10 parts per million(ppm) which is less than the FDA's 20 ppm tolerance for gluten free food.  But, we cannot call it, "gluten free" because the feds in charge of alcohol won't let us.  How'd we do it?  We add an enzyme during the fermentation process, isolating the gluten protein and "chops" it into bits.  We then filter out those bits prior to conditioning so they don't end up in your pint glass.  This IPA is based upon our existing Triple Treat IPA.

It is a common myth that gluten intolerant people cannot tolerate any level of gluten.  According to www.CeliacCentral.org, "researchers agree that most people with celiac disease can safely tolerate up to 20 ppm of gluten."

So, come on in and give it a try.  Regardless of the gluten level, we think it's a great beer.

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18th Annual Barleywine and Big Beer Tastival

Come join us for the the 18th Tastival at the Qimby Beerhall Friday, March 6th and Saturday, March 7th, from noon to 10 p.m.

We have over 50 beers so far!  We will have about 25 on tap at any one time and we will rotate through as the event progresses.

An event glass and four tasting tokens are just $15 and extra tickets are $2.00 each

Did you know the first barley wines were actually Greek?  Well, sort of.  According to Wikipedia, the Ancient Greeks brewed krithinos oinos (barley wine), although hops were not used until Bass made the first modern beer sold as a barley wine in 1870.  Here in America the first modern barley wine did not come around until Anchor brewed Old Foghorn in 1976. In the late eighties BridgePort fired out the #1 bottling of Old Knucklehead here in Portland.  Here at the Lucky Lab we have brewed Ol’ Yeller since 1998.  At this year’s Tastival we will have a vertical tasting of four year’s worth of Ol’ Yeller plus the Son of Ol’ Yeller.

-Cheers!

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20th Anniversary

Yep, we made it!  That's 140 dog years.  It all started back in 1994 in a former roofing company warehouse.  After five months of grueling remodeling we open the original Lucky Labrador on Southeast Hawthorne and what was to become, as some say, an icon of Portland.