Hey beer lovers: NE Portland’s Migration Brewing will have new digs by New Year’s Eve.

Despite their name, the brewery isn’t finding a new home for the winter or anything; rather, they will be taking over the rest of their building, expanding their bar, kitchen, and production facility into the space recently vacated by Mexican restaurant Blue Agave on NE Glisan.

The expansion gives Migration an extra 2,000 square feet, increasing their seating by 50% and eventually allowing them to increase production of beers like Lupulin IPA and Old Silenus English Old Ale by 65%.

To celebrate their new space, Migration is brewing a new champagne beer they’re calling Cross Pollination. If the only champagne beer you know is High Life, it’s time to expand your horizons: this traditionally Belgian beer style is typically stored for several months while it undergoes a second fermentation, much like traditional-method champagne. Migration’s version uses Meridian Hops and 65 pounds of local honey from Bee Local, and will be released both on draft and in wax dipped 750ml bottles. Sounds like a great way to toast the start of 2014 to us.

Both the new beer and the new space will debut at Migration’s annual New Years Eve bash, which will include live music and a brand new food menu. Festivities begin at 8 pm.

Migration Brewing Co.
2828 NE Glisan St
503-206-5221

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