Threshold’s 4th Anniversary!
Threshold Brewing & Blending heartily invites you to their upcoming 4th anniversary celebration, with
festivities occurring on the afternoon of Saturday, February 25 th ! Special beer releases, a live DJ and
Polish food specials are on the docket at their neighborhood-centric SE Portland Montavilla taproom.
Owners Jarek and Sara Szymanski say they’re looking forward to raising a glass (or most likely many) in
huge appreciation of their enthusiastic Montavilla regulars as well as the PNW bars, stores and shops
who go out of their way to support small and local, the close-knit PNW craft beer industry, their
exceptional and growing team of employees and all of the whirlwind ups and downs that have driven
the past 4 years.
Threshold’s 10-barrel brewery first opened its doors in early 2019, an upstart and tight-budget venture
that quickly built its reputation on consistently excellent craft beer, genuine hospitality and small
operation scrappiness. All of the above have allowed Threshold to navigate not only Covid challenges
but an increasingly competitive craft beer market.
As a brewery and at year 4, the Szymanski’s seem to have finally begun to achieve the growth that
seemed so promising back in early 2020. They report that their brew house capacity increased by over
60 percent this past year and they’ve been able to triple their staff. While you no longer find Sara or
Jarek brewing by day and bartending by night, their new front of house team extends the same
Threshold warmth and hospitality that was their signature from the get-go.
Threshold’s 4th anniversary celebration on February 25th will feature special beer releases, including a
highly anticipated NW-style Pilsner collaboration with ForeLand Beer, called FourShadow. Both the beer
and the name promise nothing but good things to come for both breweries, which were fast friends and
opened within a year of each other. Equally exciting is Threshold’s brand new Polish-style IPA, a hoppier
veer from the Polish Lagers and Pilsners they’ve previously crafted. Called Veles, it’s brewed with new
wave Polish hops and European malts that fans have come to appreciate from Threshold’s native Polish
brewer and founder Jarek. The IPA’s foreign-sounding Iunga and Książęcy hops give plenty of
modern stone fruit, tropical and citrus notes and are a telling showcase of the innovative hop
and beer culture happening in Poland right now. In addition, and indicative of Jarek’s own innovative
nature, Threshold will be releasing the 3rd in their smoothie sour line Savage Crush, piña colada in flavor
and excellent in execution. Say what you will about trend beers, but when done right, they just make
The Threshold anniversary taplist on the 25th will be insane (watch their website and social media for
updates), opening at noon and kicking back with DJ Yum Yum from 12 – 4 p.m., and serving up Fourth
Anniversary $4 Zapiekanka (Threshold’s traditional Polish street food) while supplies last.
Congratulations to Threshold and their impressive first four years! Here’s to many, many more.