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Crafting mixed culture ale in the beautiful Pacific Northwest

Founded by partners in life and work, Charles Porter and Brenda Crow, Little Beast is a family brewery with a passion for making great beer and sharing it with others.

We craft wild, wood-aged and blended beer naturally with diverse cultures, including Saccharomyces, Brettanomyces, Lactobacillus, and wild flora. By harnessing the little beasts that ferment our beer, we capture their untamed beauty and produce farmhouse beers that are diverse in flavor and rare in character.

 

BEER GARDEN
3412 SE Division St.
Portland, OR 97202

HOURS
Sun.-Thur. 12pm-10pm
Fri.-Sat. 12pm-11pm

HAPPY HOUR
Wed.-Mon. 3-5pm & 9-close

PHONE
(503) 208-2723

EMAIL
hello at littlebeastbrewing.com

 

Photos by Cheryl Juetten

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Guardians of Funk Bottle Club Registration

Guardians of Funk are an adventurous group of beer lovers who have set out to explore Little Beast Brewing’s exclusive and most limited small-batch experiments in fruit, funk, fermentation, spirit barrels, single barrels, and blending. Read the complete Terms & Conditions below to learn about the bottle club, read about the first four releases, and make sure to sign up right away as memberships are limited.

Little Beast Guardians of Funk
Terms & Conditions

Membership Costs and Details: 

  • $105 per quarter, plus a $25 one-time fee the first time you sign up

    • Your membership auto-renews every three months on: September 01, December 01, March 01, and June 01. Your card will be charged automatically until you cancel.

    • You will never have to pay the $25 sign up fee again, even if you cancel your membership and join again later 

Benefits:

  • 8 members-only 375ml bottles every quarter. That’s 2 bottles of 4 different beers per quarter.

  • Attend club-only beer releases with special beer tastings

  • Exclusive shirt and glassware when you sign up

  • Quarterly complimentary beer sample tray at the Little Beast Beer Garden with active membership

  • Access to our members-only online shop page with:

    • Ability to purchase extra members-only bottles online when available

    • Access to our vintage bottle list with a 10% discount on bottles

    • First opportunity to purchase certain specialty releases at 10% discount

    • 10% off non-member bottled beers that we add to the site

  • 10% off bottles/cans to go from our beer garden with active membership

  • Access to members-only Facebook group

  • Membership automatically renews every quarter until you cancel

About the Members-Only Beers

Our intention is to provide you with our most unique and special creations when our brewer determines that the beers are ready. We will select 4 small-batch, barrel-aged, and/or exclusive beers per quarter specifically for this bottle club. Members receive two of each bottle with membership and the opportunity to purchase more if available. Members-only bottles will retail between $15-$22. No one besides members will be able to purchase these bottles. We do reserve the right to serve the beers at very special beer events or festivals (like Brews for New Avenues and What The Funk?)--typically this would be one small keg of beer, so still very limited.

Club Only Beer Release Events

To celebrate each new quarterly allocation we will host club-only beer release events at our brewery. We will require RSVPs so that we know how many people to expect. At the event you will get samples of club-only beer, you will have the ability to purchase more exclusive beer on draft and in bottles (if available), and we’ll offer brewery tours during the event. 

Due to the unpredictability of these beers, we are not able to plan event dates far in advance. We will do our best to give everyone 1-3 months head’s up on upcoming beer release events.

How Do I Order and Pick Up My Beer?

Every quarter we will announce the upcoming beer releases and you will have 90 days to pick up your beer (more info below). Through our members-only online shop, you will also be able to order more members-only beer or vintage beers. You can also add any special release beers to your order when they are available. We will box up all your orders and you will have a few options for pick up:

  1. Pick up the beer during the quarterly beer release event. We’ll have your box ready for you.

  2. Schedule a pick up (for yourself or a proxy) at our brewery:

    • Pick ups are available once per month according to a calendar that we will send to our Guardians.

    • Our brewery is not located at our beer garden and we do not have a taproom at that location. When we’re in the brewery we are usually brewing, cleaning, and packaging, so it’s important that you come only during the announced times.

    • Assigning a Proxy

      • You will have the ability to assign a proxy through our online interface. Only the proxy will be able to pick up the beer.

      • Anyone picking up beer MUST have a valid ID and must be over 21. No exceptions, it’s the law.  

  3. If you live in Oregon, we can ship the beer to you. 

    • You will need to pay for shipping and handling and provide an address where you will be able to show your ID and sign for the package.

How Long Will You Hold My Allocations and Orders?

Beginning with the release date of a beer, you will have 90 days to pick up your beer. After 90 days we will not be able to store your beer for you and we will not be able to issue a refund.

Why is there a one-time $25 fee when I register?

$25 gets you set up as a member. Once you’re set up you’ll never have to pay the fee again, even if you cancel your membership and join again at a later date. 

Do I have first right of refusal every year?

Actually, you don’t even need first right of refusal! You’re automatically renewed every quarter until you cancel your membership. 

Additional details:

  • Once charged, we are not able to refund your membership payment or your purchases

  • To cancel your membership, simply change your membership settings in our members only shop page

  • As a member, you agree not to resell our beer. If beer is resold we reserve the right to end your membership without refund.

  • Memberships are only available to persons 21 years of age or older. 

Got Questions?

Shoot us an email at members@littlebeastbrewing.com!

A Look at the First Four Guardians Of Funk Beers

The first members-only bottle release will take place on September 21 from 1:00-4:00pm. Members will receive additional details via email. Here is a look at the first four beers:

  • 2017 Sherry Brandy Cask Golden Stone - Made with peaches, nectarines, and apricots racked into a sherry brandy cask and aged for one year. 9.3% ABV

  • 2017 Camus XO Cognac Barrel Aged Radical Forces -- Ale fermented with whole cluster Pinot Noir grapes from Finnigan Hill Vineyard in the Chehalem Mountains. Instead of aging six months on French oak like the Radical Forces released through the pub, this version was aged for a year in a Camus XO Cognac barrel. 11.8% abv

  • Game of Patience - A hefty Saison racked into French oak barrels that previously contained Oregon Pinot Noir. Rhubarb picked by Porter and Crow on Mt. Hood was added and they left it to age two years until perfection. 7.5% ABV

  • Funky Earthtones - A sour Brown Ale that started its journey with pale malt, dark wheat, oats, and Belgian chocolate malts and was fermented with Abbey yeast, Saison yeast, and Lactobacillus. It aged for a year and a half in Oregon Pinot Noir barrels. 8% ABV

Crafting mixed culture ale in the beautiful Pacific Northwest

Founded by partners in life and work, Charles Porter and Brenda Crow, Little Beast is a family brewery with a passion for making great beer and sharing it with others.

We craft wild, wood-aged and blended beer naturally with diverse cultures, including Saccharomyces, Brettanomyces, Lactobacillus, and wild flora. By harnessing the little beasts that ferment our beer, we capture their untamed beauty and produce farmhouse beers that are diverse in flavor and rare in character.

 

BEER GARDEN
3412 SE Division St.
Portland, OR 97202

HOURS
Sun.-Thur. 12pm-10pm
Fri.-Sat. 12pm-11pm

HAPPY HOUR
Wed.-Mon. 3-5pm & 9-close

PHONE
(503) 208-2723

EMAIL
hello at littlebeastbrewing.com

 

Photos by Cheryl Juetten

 

Our Beer

Flagship Beers / Available year-round

 
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Fera / Brett  Ale

Farmhouse saison crafted with European malts and Noble Hops, and then fermented entirely with a strain of Brettanomyces yeast known for its bright fruit character. Dry and crisp with a mildly tart and complex finish.

6.25% ABV / 25 IBU / 750 mL

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Bes / Tart Wheat Ale

Brewed with Belgian malts, Lemon Drop Hops and chamomile flower then fermented with a blend of unique Saccharomyces yeast and conditioned with Lactobacillus. Juicy, bright and balanced. Notes of pineapple and citrus. 

6% ABV / 8 IBU / 750 mL

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Animal Family / Foeder-aged Farmhouse Ale

Seven distinct microflora come together in this oak-aged ale to produce a dynamic mixed culture beer. Aged for six months in a Foeder that formally held Cabernet Sauvignon, this beer has earthy and vinous qualities layered with tart stone fruit character.

9% ABV / 27 IBU / 375 mL

Ferme Rouge / Oak-Aged Tart Red Ale

Our mixed-culture farmhouse red ale has bright flavors resulting from a balance of developed malt character, toasted oak and soft acidity. Unfiltered and bottle conditioned.


7.5% ABV / 6 IBU / 375 mL


Seasonal Beers

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Dream State / Foeder-aged Ale with Strawberries

Aged for over 6 months in our Cabernet Sauvignon foeder and with 7 distinct microflora, Dream State contains 100 pounds of fresh whole Oregon strawberries per barrel. Full of lush fruit flavor, soft acidity and a complex depth of character.

7% ABV / 13 IBU / 375 mL

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Tree Spirit / Foeder-aged Ale with Tart Cherries

Whole Montmorency cherries combined with our foeder-aged mixed culture ale result in a beer that's layered with complexity and predominant flavors of vanilla, almond and vibrant cherry. Unfiltered and bottle conditioned.

7% ABV / 16 IBU / 375 mL

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Modern beast / barrel-aged sour ale

A collaboration ale with Modern Times. Brewed with Vienna malt and Denali hops, it was fermented with our house yeast blend and then aged in Pinot Noir oak barrels with Modern Times's own mixed culture. Wild and tropical flavors.

8.5% ABV / 26 IBU / 375 mL

POMME SOUR /  Quince mixed culture beer    Using Belgian Pilsner and German Wheat malts as a base, we fermented this beer with two Belgian yeast strains and then conditioned the beer with Quince fruit, two strains of Lacto, one strain of Brett, and Pediococcus for 6 months. Notes of apple, pear, lemon the unique flavor of quince.  6% ABV / 5 IBU / 375 ML

POMME SOUR / Quince mixed culture beer

Using Belgian Pilsner and German Wheat malts as a base, we fermented this beer with two Belgian yeast strains and then conditioned the beer with Quince fruit, two strains of Lacto, one strain of Brett, and Pediococcus for 6 months. Notes of apple, pear, lemon the unique flavor of quince.

6% ABV / 5 IBU / 375 ML

GOLDEN STONE /  Oak-Aged Ale w/ Peaches, Nectarines & Apricots    A blend of peaches, nectarines and apricots gives a luscious elegance to this farmhouse ale. Prevailing notes of vanilla, toasted French oak & juicy stone fruit.  8.1% ABV / 12 IBU / 375 ML

GOLDEN STONE / Oak-Aged Ale w/ Peaches, Nectarines & Apricots

A blend of peaches, nectarines and apricots gives a luscious elegance to this farmhouse ale. Prevailing notes of vanilla, toasted French oak & juicy stone fruit.

8.1% ABV / 12 IBU / 375 ML

BLACK CAP / Foeder-Aged Ale with Blackcap Raspberries    Seven distinct microflora and an abundant amount of whole Oregon blackcap raspberries combine to create a jammy, medium-bodied earthy ale with bright acidity.  8.4% ABV / 12 IBU / 375 ML

BLACK CAP / Foeder-Aged Ale with Blackcap Raspberries

Seven distinct microflora and an abundant amount of whole Oregon blackcap raspberries combine to create a jammy, medium-bodied earthy ale with bright acidity.

8.4% ABV / 12 IBU / 375 ML

 
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Charles Porter

Little Beast is the culmination of nearly twenty-five years experience brewing for Founder & Brewmaster Charles Porter. His love of the craft and background in biology led him to discover and hone farmhouse style ale. With a keen ability to harness the diverse microflora that ferment our beer and to capture their untamed beauty, Charles creates unique ales celebrated for their originality.  

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Brenda Crow

Brenda is a Portland native, culinary arts graduate and expert in the business of specialty food. Working alongside and promoting farmers, fishermen, and makers, she has passionately followed her belief that great food is the essence of a good life. A Founder & Partner at Little Beast Brewing, Brenda helps guide the ship, sees to the details and spreads the love of craft food and beer.     

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Paul Rey

Head Brewer and slayer of tasks large and small, Paul has been instrumental in making our Little Beast roar. A graduate of the Advanced Brewing Theory Program at the Siebel Institute of Technology, he specializes in mixed-culture fermentation, barrel-aging, and experimental beer styles and has worked at celebrated breweries such as Telegraph, Libertine and Royale. Paul's perspective in life manifests in his approach to brewing: Cultivate the unique.