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World's Largest Negroni; Lon Symensma at Los Chingones

And a new bottle release at Crooked Stave.

Negroni at the Green Russell
Negroni at the Green Russell
Kevin Galaba

LODO — Starting at noon today, the bartending team at the Green Russell has put together the world's largest aged Negroni. There are 53 gallons of Campari, gin, and sweet vermouth in a barrel that once held Wild Turkey Bourbon. The bar will host a tapping party on Monday, June 1 from 6 to 10 p.m. to kick off Negroni Week.  $10 admission will get you two barrel aged Negronis and appetizers - with all of the proceeds being donated to charity. This barrel will be able to produce over 2,000 drinks.

RINO — The popular modern Mexican spot Los Chingones is hosting chef Lon Symensma of ChoLon tonight for its weekly El Jefe series. Every Wednesday, the eatery invites a local chef to share his or her take on Mexican food. Symensma is serving a Tac-Ryo tonight made with lamb asada, grilled roti flatbread, and an herb yogurt sauce.

RINO On Wednesday, May 6 at 6 p.m., Crooked Stave will release its HopSavant, an American Brettanomyces IPA. HopSavant Amarillo (7.0% ABV) was primary fermented in oak and was dry-hopped with over 3 pounds per barrel of Amarillo hops, a varietal from the Yakima Valley known for its floral and citrus notes. At the same time, the May 2015 batch of Surette Provision Saison will become available.