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Lompoc’s new ‘Parkways Pilsner’ will benefit Sunday Parkways

Posted by on April 3rd, 2018 at 10:23 am

(Image: Lompoc Brewing)

Just in time for Sunday Parkways season, a local brewer has released a beer in honor of the annual open street events.

Lompoc Brewing now makes Portland Parkways Premium Pilsner. According to the company, the beer is an “unofficial tie-in” to the City of Portland’s events and they plan to donate an unspecified amount of profits from every case sold to the Sunday Parkways program. The beer’s label features people enjoying bicycles set against the backdrop of an idyllic cityscape.

As we’ve covered many times in the past, despite it’s wild success over the past decade, Sunday Parkways still relies heavily on sponsorship funding in order to survive. This year alone PBOT had to raise nearly $300,000 from individual and corporate donors in order to pay for traffic control and other related expenses. If you’ve never donated, maybe you can grab a six-pack of Lompoc’s latest to do your part.

How does it taste? Here’s how the company describes it: “A golden straw colored German style pilsner, Lompoc’s Portland Parkways Pilsner is clean and crisp, with a bready maltiness that is balanced by the spiciness of Saaz hops. It is a session beer, coming in at 5% ABV, and an ideal beer to sip during the summer months.”

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The full label.

Lompoc owner Jerry Fechter says the beer will available in beer gardens along this year’s Sunday Parkways routes.

The beer will also be used to boost Lompoc’s bike-friendly bona fides. Their press release touts the brewery’s location along the “busy North Williams bicycle corridor” and reminds us that Lompoc Brewing was an “early adopter of the on-street bicycle parking corral” (there’s one outside their pub) and that the company, “has always been a proponent of Portland’s bicycle culture.”

Six-packs will be officially released at a May 10th party to be held at Lompoc Sidebar (3901 N Williams).

Sunday Parkways’ five-event 2018 season begins on May 20th.

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  • mh April 3, 2018 at 10:31 am

    The corral outside what used to be their now-mourned Hedge House is still there. May it serve the incoming (soon?) Little Beast well.

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    • Brian April 3, 2018 at 10:39 am

      I hope so. I miss the Hedge House. Apparently, Little Beast is going to maintain the same outdoor space with some updates to the interior. I can live with that, if they keep Tightwad Tuesday going.

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  • SilkySlim April 3, 2018 at 10:45 am

    Nice! I’ve always been a big fan of Lompoc, I think they were actually the very first brewery/pub I ever visited in Portland. And alas, it was good ole’ Hedge House. But I’m a smooth bike ride away from the Oaks Bottom spot, so I’ll survive. Will pick a pack of pilsners to enjoy in the sun some month soon.

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  • Dan A April 3, 2018 at 11:07 am

    Thumbs up! And I’ve switched to (mostly) canned beer, so that’s a plus too.

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  • Alan Love April 3, 2018 at 11:08 am

    In keeping with recent Sunday Parkways tradition, the beer won’t be served anywhere on the West side of town (perhaps downtown).

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    • Chris I April 3, 2018 at 12:22 pm

      Next we can complain about SW Portland not having enough brewpubs.

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  • bikeninja April 3, 2018 at 11:15 am

    I will pick some up at 5Q and thank Jerry for his support of Sunday Parkways

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  • Andy K April 3, 2018 at 11:25 am

    Thank you to all the good people at Lompoc and all the other hundreds of sponsors and volunteers who continue to make Portland the country’s #1 bike city.

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  • Middle of the Road Guy April 3, 2018 at 11:43 am

    Glad it’s not an IPA!

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    • Dan A April 3, 2018 at 12:25 pm

      Wish it was ;).

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      • Brian April 3, 2018 at 12:30 pm

        How about a never been done before quintuple IPA, one for each of the five Parkways events.

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      • John Lascurettes April 3, 2018 at 4:26 pm

        I wish it was anything but a pils.

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        • Dan A April 4, 2018 at 8:21 am

          Also this.

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        • Brian April 4, 2018 at 9:08 am

          How about a beefheart IPA?

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  • X April 4, 2018 at 1:49 pm

    Wish there was a bike corral on the Williams St. side! 🙂

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  • Eric Ivy April 5, 2018 at 1:11 pm

    Cheers to Lompoc! I’ll buy some for a friend and order an IPA for myself 🙂

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