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2015 Whiskey Classes Announced!

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Our calendar of Hands-on Whiskey classes is here! Our five-hour classes offer a hands-on introduction to fermentation, distillation, and barrel-aging of a small-batch whiskey. Attendees participate in every aspect of production as well as learn how various factors such as grain choice, enzyme and yeast usage, distillation technique, and barrel aging affect the final whiskey product.

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2015 Classes Calendar

Sunday, February 22, 2015
Sunday, March 1, 2015
Sunday, April 12, 2015
Sunday, April 19, 2015
Sunday, May 3, 2015
Sunday, September 27, 2015
Sunday, October 4, 2015
Sunday, November 1, 2015

 

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5th Annual Season’s Eatings 2014: A Benefit for the Oregon Food Bank

new_deal_seasons_eatings_logoJoin us Saturday, December 13th, from noon-6pm, for our 5th Annual Season’s Eatings, a holiday bazaar that brings together local food and drink artisans to showcase the area’s finest chocolates, cheeses, spirits and foodstuffs. Proceeds will benefit the Oregon Food Bank and admission to the event is one non-perishable food item per guest. With the support and cooperation of the food community, this event raises hundreds of pounds of food in a single day.

The Oregon Food Bank (OFB) is the hub of a network of 947 hunger-relief agencies throughout Oregon and Clark County Washington. OFB distributes food to agencies and works to address the root causes of hunger through public policy advocacy and education programs. The mission of the OFB is to eliminate hunger and its root causes, because no one should be hungry.

Owner & Distiller, Tom Burkleaux, shares his enthusiasm for our annual holiday event:

We love hosting Season’s Eatings because we get to invite Portland businesses who are committed to the craft of gourmet food and drink to share their goodies with the public, while also helping to feed the hungry with our food + fund drive for the Oregon Food Bank. It’s a win-win, and probably the most fun holiday shopping in town. Craft cocktails and gourmet eats? You friends and family will thank you for doing your holiday shopping here, and you’ll come away with a smile.

While you peruse offerings from our local food and drink vendors, our Tasting Room will be open, offering tasting flights, specialty cocktails, bottle sales and holiday gifts. Bring your holiday shopping list and your appetite and enjoy holiday gift packages and samples from our artisan food and drink vendors.

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September Comedy and Cocktails

Comedy and Cocktails at New Deal

Join us on Friday, September 12th for Comedy & Cocktails at New Deal with your hosts, Jason Traeger and Brandy Feit. This month our showcase of top Northwest comedians features: Adam Pasi, Todd Armstrong, Anatoli Brant, Katie Rose Leon, Dan Weber, Jeremiah Coughlan, and Tim Ledwith. Join us at 7:30 for New Deal cocktails and two new flavors of Masala Pop popcorn made with New Deal spirits! The show starts at 8:00pm. Free admission!

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September Farm to Table Brunch

Join us for our next Farm to Table Brunch with The Side Yard Farm on Sunday, September 7th!

nd_brunch_sept_insetAt New Deal, we are always eager to collaborate with unique and creative people from Portland’s deep pool of culinary talent. We’ve embraced this spirit of adventure through our Farm To Table Brunch series with local urban farmer and chef Stacey Givens, owner of The Side Yard Farm. Join us at the distillery’s communal table for a seed-to-plate brunch experience with family-style courses highlighting the seasonal bounty of Stacey’s NE Portland farm. Enjoy a three-course smorgasbord of freshly-prepared fare (cooked on site!) paired with specialty cocktails designed to perfectly complement each stage of the meal.

Side Yard Farm & KitchenChef/Farmer, Stacey Givens of The Side Yard, is the magical combination of an urban farmer and chef. Based in Northeast Portland’s Cully Neighborhood, herself along with dedicated volunteers grow diverse vegetables on two urban lots. She sells her harvests to local restaurants, including Cocotte, Grain & Gristle, and Ned Ludd, in what she calls “chef-to-chef” produce service. She also uses her fresh produce in her own meals for brunches and suppers. Her inspiration to get her hands in the dirt sprouted when she was cooking at Rocket (now Noble Rot), which had the first rooftop garden of its kind in Portland.

Brunch at New Deal is great fun. Diners enjoy an intimate family-style atmosphere where the chef talks about the food and how it is sourced, and New Deal staff explain and educate about the cocktail pairings. Eating together at one long table also provides an immediate and natural way to make new friends and experience the food and drink in a fun, communal environment. Please join us in May for our next brunch!

September 7th from 10am-1pm | New Deal Distillery | 900 SE Salmon PDX

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Comedy and Cocktails for August

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Fall Whiskey-Making Classes

New Deal Fall Whiskey-Making ClassOur hands-on whiskey-making classes have proved so popular that we’re offering four new classes in the Fall, all on Sundays: September 21st, September 28th, October 12th, and October 19th, all starting at 10am.

Each five-hour class offers a hands-on introduction to fermentation, distillation, and barrel-aging of a small-batch whiskey.

Attendees will participate in every aspect of production, as well as learn how various factors such as grain choice, enzyme and yeast usage, distillation technique, and barrel aging affect the final whiskey product.

Students will collaborate with New Deal Distillery owner and master distiller, Tom Burkleaux, and leave the class with a working knowledge of craft whiskey production as well as vouchers for two bottles of whiskey. Register & pay online here.

Classes are all full – Thank you!

 

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New Deal 10th Anniversary Party

Help us celebrate our 10th birthday on Saturday, July 12th from 5-10pm

New Deal Distillery invites you to help celebrate ten years of perfecting the art of craft distilling. Located in the heart of Portland since opening in 2004, New Deal now owns a beautifully renovated building with a parking lot perfect for a summer celebration! We’re bringing in some long-time partners to help make the party unforgettable, with New Deal cocktails by Merit Badge and a Yelp-sponsored Bloody Mary bar, food by Smokehouse 21, Salt & Straw ice cream, and Masala Pop, and entertainment featuring stand-up comedy hosted by Jason Traeger and Brandy Feit, and music by DJ Dickel.

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New Spirits Introductions and Specialty Cocktails

Help welcome New Deal’s first whiskies to the Distiller’s Workshop line, and enjoy the release of Barrel #4 Aged Rum, with tasting flights and insights from New Deal distiller, Tom Burkleaux.

Merit Badge will rock the cocktails and highlight all the New Deal spirits you’ve come to know and love. Look for a Hot Monkey Bloody Mary garnish station sponsored by Yelp.

Barbecue, Small Bites and Ice Cream!

Barbecue by Smokehouse 21 will feature lots of yummy meat and BJ’s famous Hot Monkey Barbecue Sauce. Salt & Straw is completing the barbecue madness with a batch of Spicy Monkey Banana Walnut Ice Cream made with Hot Monkey Vodka, and pour-over ice cream cocktails. Masala Pop will bring their special release Hot Monkey Pineapple Popcorn and introduce Ginger-Sesame Popcorn with Jaggery and Ginger Liqueur. And to go with all that great food, DRY will provide a variety of flavors of soda to quench your summer thirst. The barbecue is from 5-7pm, and this portion of the night is all-ages.

Live Comedy and DJ Music Sets

Jason Traeger and Brandy Feit host an hour of stand-up comedy from 7-8pm to showcase some of the Northwest’s best comedians. DJ Dickel will set the mood with a live DJ set from 8-10pm.

Goodies and Schwag

New Deal is collaborating with the talented craftspeople at Maak Lab to launch an exclusive New Deal Juniper Berry Soap, made with berries used in our small-batch gins. Plus, commemorative New Deal merchandise and barware will debut for the special occasion.

Sponsored by Willamette Week | Hashtag for the event: #NDDx10

A little about our sponsors

Merit Badge offers craft cocktail & bar catering services for events in the Pacific Northwest, providing thoughtfully crafted drinks and honest, top-notch service.

Yelp makes everything better, by helping you find great local businesses.

Smokehouse 21 rubs and smokes a variety of barbecued fish, fowl, pig, lamb and cow. All of their meat and vegetables are sourced from local butchers and farmers, and the buns for their sandwiches come from Ken’s Artisan Bakery, right here in Portland

Salt & Straw is Portland’s farm-to-cone ice cream shop. Their ice cream is handmade in small-batches using only all-natural dairy with the best local, sustainable and organic ingredients Oregon has to offer, as well as imported flavors from small, handpicked farms and producers around the world.

Masala Pop handcrafts tasty Indian-spiced popcorn snacks with a kick in their Pop Shop in Southeast Portland.

Maak Lab is an exploration of the habits. Playing with nature from the streets, plant-based scents, and the Pacific Northwest environment, Maak reconstructs the ephemeral moments from nature for utility, intimate routine, and pleasure.

DRY is soda for everyone. Created specifically to be a less sweet soda, DRY has just four all natural ingredients and is sweetened with a minimal amount of pure cane sugar.

DJ Dickel is Matt Dickel from The Dickel Brothers playing songs and tunes from around the world that were recorded between 1900-1945.

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June Whiskey Making Classes

We’ve been practicing our whiskey-making skills since we moved into the new distillery, last February. We’ve honed our skills and now it’s time to spread the love. We’re offering our next two classes on June 15th & June 29th, each starting at 10am.

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Each five-hour class offers a hands-on introduction to fermentation, distillation, and barrel-aging of a small-batch whiskey.

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Comedy and Cocktails at New Deal in May

Join us at New Deal Distillery on May 9th and every second Friday for Big Laughs and Small Bites!

Your hosts, Jason Traeger and Brandy Feit will welcome the Northwest’s top comedic talent each month, and we’ll be featuring small plates from local eateries and cocktails prepared by New Deal! The punchline? There’s free admission!

This months line-up features: Sean O’Connor (from Conan and MTV), Amy Miller (Voted Portland’s Funniest Person 2013), Nariko Ott, Stephanie Purtle, Trevor Thorpe and Becky Braunstein.

Small bites will be provided by AnniePies – serving sweet and savory pies, and specialty cocktails will be served by New Deal.

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May Farm to Table Brunch at New Deal

Join us for our next Farm to Table Brunch with The Side Yard Farm on Sunday, May 4th!

new deal may brunchAt New Deal, we are always eager to collaborate with unique and creative people from Portland’s deep pool of culinary talent. We’ve embraced this spirit of adventure through our Farm To Table Brunch series with local urban farmer and chef Stacey Givens, owner of The Side Yard Farm. Join us at the distillery’s communal table for a seed-to-plate brunch experience with family-style courses highlighting the seasonal bounty of Stacey’s NE Portland farm. Enjoy a three-course smorgasbord of freshly-prepared fare (cooked on site!) paired with specialty cocktails designed to perfectly complement each stage of the meal.

Side Yard Farm & KitchenChef/Farmer, Stacey Givens of The Side Yard, is the magical combination of an urban farmer and chef. Based in Northeast Portland’s Cully Neighborhood, herself along with dedicated volunteers grow diverse vegetables on two urban lots. She sells her harvests to local restaurants, including Cocotte, Grain & Gristle, and Ned Ludd, in what she calls “chef-to-chef” produce service. She also uses her fresh produce in her own meals for brunches and suppers. Her inspiration to get her hands in the dirt sprouted when she was cooking at Rocket (now Noble Rot), which had the first rooftop garden of its kind in Portland.

Brunch at New Deal is great fun. Diners enjoy an intimate family-style atmosphere where the chef talks about the food and how it is sourced, and New Deal staff explain and educate about the cocktail pairings. Eating together at one long table also provides an immediate and natural way to make new friends and experience the food and drink in a fun, communal environment. Please join us in May for our next brunch!

May 4th from 10am-1pm | New Deal Distillery | 900 SE Salmon PDX

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