Ron Gansberg of Cascade Brewing has released his Cuvee du Jongleur. Apparently it has been quite a process. The Belgian ale is a blend of brews including soured Belgian Triples that have been aged in oak barrels for up to 18 months. The Cuvee was hand bottled, corked, and has been bottle conditioned through lactic fermentation. It is available at the Raccoon Lodge and Brew Pub, 7424 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy, 296-0110. Get it now before it's gone.
Rachael Ray Has Nothing to Do with It.
Evoe, Pastaworks' new dine-in space at 3731 SE Hawthorne (232-1010), opened late last month. The space will feature a small menu of soups, sandwiches, and charcuterie. It will also host readings, tastings, and small, themed dinners. Patrons will be able to quaff wines by the glass or purchase bottles from the Pastaworks collection to enjoy on site (with a small corkage fee.) It will be open weekly, Wednesday through Sunday.