Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on May 3rd, 2007 at 8:45 am
The Lucky Lab Brewery on SE Hawthorne is a well-known watering hole for Portland bike lovers. It’s the meeting place for big rides and club meetings, and on any Friday after work, you’re sure to see PDOT’s finest sharing a bowl of peanuts and pitcher of ale.
Now comes word from BikePortland correspondent Carl Larson that Lucky Lab’s Head Brewmaster Ben Flerchinger has created a new beer called Bike Route Rye. Dat Nguyen and Steve Kirkendall stopped by after the Shift meeting last night for a sample. Dat says it’s “really good, like a super light IPA, that isn’t too heavy…perfect for cyclists.”
Flerchinger told me on the phone this morning that he made it in honor of the city’s cyclists,
“We’re right in the middle of Hawthorne and the bridge, which are major bike routes, so we thought we’d do a little something as a nod to all that.”
And about the beer he says,
“It’s a light rye, it’s easy drinking, not too high in alcohol, so you can have a couple and still ride home.”
He said he’s only made one batch, but he’ll make more,
“We’ll definitely make another batch…it’s only been on tap for about a week now, and it’s been selling well. We also can do kegs with a few week’s notice.”
It’s a good thing they recently added a second row of bike racks.