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Liz Crain

Author’s Note

Liz Crain

Author of Food Lover's Guide to Portland

<p>Basil Hayden’s David Kearns talking up one of the tastiest bourbons around at last night’s This is My Portland event with The A.V. Club, <cite>The Onion</cite> and all sorts of Portland literary folks at Reverend Nat’s Hard Cidery & Public Taproom.</p>

Basil Hayden’s David Kearns talking up one of the tastiest bourbons around at last night’s This is My Portland event with The A.V. Club, The Onion and all sorts of Portland literary folks at Reverend Nat’s Hard Cidery & Public Taproom.

This is My Portland with The A.V. Club, The Onion & Basil Hayden's at Reverend Nat's Cidery

Posted by Liz Crain on 09 Oct 2014

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We had so much fun at last night’s event. A little tooooo much fun if you know what I mean. What’s not to love when combining Basil Hayden’s bourbon, The A.V. Club, The Onion, Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider, Hawthorne Books, Creep of Light Books, Poor Claudia +++ all in ONE night. Our good friends at Reverend Nat’s cleaned up the cidery and taproom so it was all sparkly lovely and then they let us mess it all up ;) It was the perfect eat, drink and be merry celebration of local lit.

I read a poem by the lovely Karen Karbo all about Tyler Stevens’ (Teardrop Cocktail Lounge) cocktail crafted for the night—the Il Pallio and Sarah Mirk, of Bitch Magazine and author of Sex from Scratch, read a poem inspired by Dave Shenaut’s (Raven & Rose) cocktail—the Stone Fence. Both were super tasty and incorporated ingredients such as black walnut bitters, mint syrup, bourbon barrel aged cider, and of course Basil Hayden’s bourbon.

Max Wastler was the man of the hour and talked all things Basil Hayden’s as did David Kearns. Andrea Battleground explained the A.V. Club’s longstanding commitment to literature in an inspiring way. Anyhow, enough words—we’ll let the photos do the talking. Thanks to all who came out and made the night so fun!

Tyler Stevens of Teardrop Cocktail Lounge crafting delicious cocktails with Reverend Nat’s Cider and Basil Hayden’s bourbon

The super charming Max Wastler of Basil Hayden kicking of This is My Portland.

Party!

Me reading Karen Karbo’s sweet Il Palio cocktail story.

Draaaaanks!

Nat and Sarah West of Reverend Nat’s being the cutest.

Some of the Hawthorne titles displayed on the barrel ;)

Lovely ladies!

Max Wastler and Rhonda Hughes.

The Il Palio cocktail crafted by Tyler Stevens with Basil Hayden’s, Cynar, Punt e Mes, The Commisary Mint Syrup and The Commisary Ginger Beer. Delicious!

The Reverend Nat and me. Happy.

Jim and Lia of Reverend Nat’s enjoying all that Mr. Hayden has to offer.

Kick-ass Sona Jones of The A.V. Club NOT enjoying all that Mr. Hayden has to offer.

The A.V. Club’s Andrea Battleground telling it like it is—literature + The A.V. Club.

All that jazz.

Dave Shenaut and Tyler Stevens behind the bar making deliciousness all night with Basil Hayden’s Bourbon + Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider.

Tyler’s Wide River cocktail with Basil Hayden’s Bourbon, Laird’s Bonded Apple Brandy, honey and Fee’s Black Walnut Bitters.

Sweetness all around. Me and my friend Jim Bonomo.

David Kearn’s of Basil Hayden doing some bourbon-speak. Non-slurring bourbon-speak ;)

Dave Shenaut and Sarah Mirk talking about the Stone Fence cocktail. Sarah wrote and read a great poem inspired by it.

This may or may not have happened. Me and Nat checking on the ferments. Oh shit, there’s a lamb leg in the cider!

The scene of the crime earlier in the day. Thank you for all the fun!

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