If you’ve ever attended a Brewpublic Killer Beer Week you know that we love to get creative and put the interests of the true to heart craft beer lovers first. Our motto has always been and remains “Yeast, Malt, and the Pursuit of Hoppiness”, and were we ever so serious. Great beer, great people, lots of fun, and this year 10 Portland area events and a bonus Eugene Killer Beer Fest at the Bier Stein on Halloween (10/31) should be proof that we are still on top of our game and refuse to back down when beer is on the table (or at the bar top).
As always, in conjunction with our anniversary, our pioneering spirit of Beervana flavor is delivering to you a big, bad-ass beer week with some traditional favorite events as well as some creative new happenings to appease the seemingly unquenchable palates of the world’s undeniably best beer regions. Since 2008 we’ve made it a point to try to give back to the community which has always provided a delicious malted beverage to us with ever-evolving styles as well as unbridled creativity and charisma. So, without further adieu, here’s the venue line up for our 7th anniversary celebration a.k.a. Killer Beer Week 2015.
Killer Beer Week 2015 will kick off on Friday, October 16, at Roscoe’s for Killer Beer Summit and will end on Sunday, October 25, at Old Salt Marketplace for our annual Killer Recovery Beerunch. *Please use hashtag #KBW15 in social media posts & visit brewpublic.com/kbw for updates. Here’s the complete lineup for Killer Beer Week 2015.
Killer Beer Summit (KBW Kick-Off)
Friday, October 16
5pm-2am Roscoe’s Pub – 8105 SE Stark St – Portland, OR
A killer beer festival by its own right, we keep tradition here along with our dear friends Quyen and Jeremy and the staff at Roscoe’s Pub in Portland’s Montavilla neighborhood and bring you some exclusive seasonal and cellared offerings Portland has to offer while welcoming the madness of KBW to the hearts and livers of those with truly eclectic palates. Look for delectable treats from Upright, TRiNiTY, Oakshire, Fort George, Dogfish Head, Commons, Boneyard, GoodLife, Breakside, Ex Novo, Fremont, Vertigo, and many more!
Killer Pumpkin Fest
Saturday, October 17
11:00am – Midnight Green Dragon – 928 SE 9th Ave. – Portland, OR
What can we say? If you like pumpkin craft beer, you’re going to once again LOVE this event hosted by the Green Dragon pub. All things pumpkin, including pumpkin foodie treats, the beloved pumpkin smashing festivities, and more pumpkin beers than you can shake a stick at (well over 40 locked in so far!). The Dragon has a permit to close SE 9th Ave down to traffic in order to make room for surplus family pumpkin fun. This will again be Portland’s biggest pumpkin party. Don’t miss it!
Killer IPA Fest
Sunday, October 18
Noon – 8:00pm N.W.I.P.A. – 6350 SE Foster Rd. – Portland, OR
Dank, bold, floral, and mighty India Pale Ales are the boss at this event that has over the past few years become a KBW favorite. Publican Jackson Wyatt has transformed SE Foster Blvd’s craft beer wasteland into a mecca for top notch beers, in particular the big bad IPA. The jockey-boxes are prepped and the staff is ready as can be to serve up what they’ve sought out far and wide as some of the best IPAs in IPA heaven. Melvin’s, Barley Brown’s, Fat Head’s, TRiNiTY, Bale Breaker, Knee Deep, Block 15, Fort George, GoodLife, and more! Are you a HopHead? If so, this is the main event! $10 entry fee for a collectible glass and 5 drink tickets.
Killer Black Velvet Fest (Stouts & Ciders)
Monday, October 19
5:00pm – 10:00pm The Big Legrowlski – 812 NW Couch St. – Portland, OR
One of the best new craft beer locales to emerge on Portland’s Westside (and in the city in general) is The Big Legrowlski in the Pearl District. With their motto being “Never trust someone who doesn’t drink beer”, it’s easy to see why this dude-lovin’ cool-ass joint has quickly climbed the ranks as one of the best quaff houses around. On this special night, there will be offerings for those who don’t drink beer and prefer cider, but the overall experiment is one of tradition with a modern spin. You see, “black velvets” is a blend that was first created in London in the late 19th Century as a way to mourn the death of Prince Albert. Instead of Guinness and champagne or wine here, we celebrate some of the region’s best stouts and craft ciders. Don’t want to blend? That’s fine. Order separately while still channeling your inner Alannah Myles.
Killer Chris Fest
Tuesday, October 20
6:00pm – 11:00pm The BeerMongers – 1125 SE Division St. – Portland, OR
It all began some years back with the Name Fest shenanigans when Brewpublic’s Angelo decided that there were a rather significant number of brewers named Ben. So, Ben Fest was brought to life. Since that fateful day at the Grain and Gristle (inspired by a photo of a pack of Bens) in 2010, it was decided that other packs of similarly named craft beer personnel were in need of their own special days. Sean Fest, Chuck Fest…you get the point. This year we honor the Chris’ of the craft beer world with this special night at The BeerMongers. Keep your eyes peeled and your taste buds ready for specialty beers by and dedicated to the likes of beer fest wrangler Chris Crabb, Old Ivy and former Amnesia/Rogue brewer Chris Spollen, GoodLife beer dude Chris Nelson, Fort George co-founder and brewer Chris “Nimz” Nemlowill, and several other awesome folks representing the namesake, including a pack of mainstays from the ‘Mongers.
Killer Farm-To-Glass Fest
Wednesday, October 21
5:00pm – 10:00pm Imperial Bottleshop & Taproom – 3090 SE Division St. – Portland, OR
Help us celebrate the historic and symbiotic relationship between farmers and craft beer at this not-to-be-missed fundraiser for the National Brain Tumor Society (an important charity to help folks like Brewpublic co-founder Angelo De Ieso who live with brain cancer). The entire List for this event will feature beers and ciders sourced directly from local farms, or even cultivated by the brewers themselves. Look for undeniably unique and tasty offerings from Agrarian Ales, Rogue Farms, Cascade Brewing, Double Mountain, H.U.B., Heathen, Almanac, Fort George, Block 15, Art + Science, Finn River Cider, Crux and more.
Killer Oregon Coastal Brewery Night
Thursday, October 22
6:00pm – 11pm Orenco Taphouse – 1198 NE Orenco Station Pkwy – Hillsboro, OR
Right off the Max train line in Hillsboro’s Orenco Village, enjoy a slew of craft beer from Oregon’s coast. Find special releases from Pelican, Yachats, Fort George, Arch Rock, Astoria Brewing, Rusty Truck, Seaside Brewing, Chetco, and much more. If you haven’t made it out to Orenco Taphouse yet, check them out, especially on this killer night of beer that you don’t often find too often here in the Willamette Valley.
Brewpublic’s 7th Brewniversary Party
Friday, October 23
6:00pm – 11:00pm Saraveza Bottle Shop & Pasty Tavern– 1004 N. Killingsworth St. – Portland, OR
Celebrate Brewpublic’s 7th year in existence by hanging out with the crew, drinking some of our favorite picks including Upright, GoodLife, Commons, BridgePort, Fort George, and more! There might just be some giveaways too. Thank you to all who have supported by reading our blog and attending our past events. -Brewpublic team
KILLER BEER FEST
Saturday, October 24
Noon to 11:00pm Bailey’s Taproom – 213 SW Broadway St. – Portland, OR
The Best little beer fest in Portland as we see it. Killer Beer Fest happens every year at the one and only Bailey’s Taproom in downtown PDX. If you’ve ever attended a past KBF, you know that we don’t mess around with these things. We seek out only the finest craft beers and try to present the very best of what is available and even some brews that you might never find again. We don’t want to ruin the surprise of what will specific beers will be pouring just yet, but we can promise some truly KILLER goodies!
While the event is free of charge to attend, Brewpublic and Bailey’s Taproom are offering the following VIP package for awesome people that we love. $15 gets you 5 beer tokens, an extra 2 ounces of beer for every taster pour, and an exclusive KillerBeerFest 7 souvenir glass that’s yours to take home with you after the event. Click HERE to pre-order VIP Tickets. This will be the only way to acquire your Brewpublic Killer Beer Fest glassware as there are very limited supplies.
Killer Beer Week Recovery Beerunch
Sunday, October 25
11:00am to 2:00pm Old Salt Marketplace – 5027 NE 42nd Ave. – Portland, OR
This special one of a kind brunch will be held in Old Salt Marketplace’s intimate Carver Room. This setting will allow patrons to order form Old Salt’s spectacular brunch menu while talking up beer with a few local brewers that will be on hand.
Making its Portland debut at Killer Beer Week Recovery Beerunch will be Oakshire Brewing’s 9th Anniversary Ale. This Farmhouse Ale was aged for two years over a mountain of peaches and was then matured for another month with a smaller wild beer and a second dose of peaches. Only 60 cases of this 750ml Belgian-Style bottles exist and is Matt Van Wyk’s swan song at Oakshire Brewing.
The other beers to be poured in a flight for $20, 12oz pours of each includes:
Commons Petit Classique
Breakside Oui Chef
Laurelwood Cable Knit Rye Pale
Bonus event to close out the month of October:
Killer Bier Fest (Eugene) & Costume Party
Saturday, October 31
5:00pm – Close The Bier Stein – 1591 Willamette St. – Eugene, OR
Eugene’s best craft beer spot is going to blow your mind (especially if you live down there) with some hard to find treats, no tricks on this Halloween’s KBF Eugene. Get after it, Emerald City!
Angelo grew up in Maine and is proud to call New England his original home. Cascadia is now his home. He fell in love with great beer in Oregon, Washington, and Northern California.
He has been a correspondent for the Portland Tribune's Guest on Tap column, LivePDX.com, and has been featured in publications such as Beer Northwest and PDX Magazine. Angelo also has a great interest in independent music, and has been a booker and organizer for shows around the Portland under the name Pop Tomorrow! Angelo garnered much knowledge regarding beer from his experiences homebrewing, working at Belmont Station, Pyramid Brewing, Upright Brewing, By the Bottle, Beer Revolution, Olde Depot Public House, Falling Sky Brewing, Cascade Brewing, and from many many knowledgeable, passionate, and loving people along the way. It is Angelo's mission to bring "infotainment" and "edumation" to the readers of this website. If you have any questions or comments, or would like to contribute, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org