Oktoberfest, Firepits, Fresh Hops – Beer Events Week of September 22

As befits the town that was instrumental in giving fresh hop beers to the world, Portland was an early adopter of the style thanks to BridgePort Brewing and its Hop Harvest. This shot from August 2008 shows then-brewmaster Karl Ockert (right) and current BridgePort brewmaster Jeff Edgerton with a jam-packed hopback full of just-picked hops. (FoystonFoto)

Oktoberfests, Crux Firepits, Fresh Hops along with the rest of the beer events for the week of September 22nd.

Portland Fresh Hop Pop-Up Beer Fest
Continues through Sunday Sept. 24, Burnside Brewing Parking Lot, 701 E. Burnside St.; no cover.
A pop-up outdoor covered beer garden featuring daily tappings of the freshest beer of the season is the best way to enjoy the bounty of the season by collecting the freshest brewed fresh hop beers from the pacific northwest into one place. This 5-day outdoor beer garden features a covered tent, food specials, daily tappings and fire pits, plus new beers daily.
Farmhouse Night – Fri. 9/22
Allegory Brewing: Fresh Hop Centennial Sour collab w/ Crosby Hop Farm
Allegory Brewing: Fresh Hop Amarillo Saison
Little Beast Brewing: Fresh Hop Fera
Little Beast Brewing: Fresh Hop Belgian Pale
Bend/Central Oregon Night – Sat. 9/23
GoodLife Brewing: Fresh Hop Descender IPA
Riverbend Brewing: Straight Outta Crosby
more tba
Kill the Keg Growler Fills – Sun. 9/24
$14 growler fills of everything all day…

Oakstoberfest
4 p.m. – Midnight Friday Sept 22; 11 a.m – Midnight Saturday Sept. 23; 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday Sept. 24, Oaks Amusement Park, 7805 SE Oaks OPark Way; $4-$6 admission, kids OK all hours.
Paulaner Oktoberfest at Oaks Amusement Park features authentic German food and beer, local wines, live oompah bands, polka dancing, wiener dog races, cooking demonstrations, Kinderplatz children’s activities, a full schedule of rides on the Oaks Parki midway, skating in the vintage skating rink and much, much more. The taplist includes some O-fest classics including Paulaner Oktoberfest, Paulaner Hefeweizen, Salvator and Paulaner Pilsner.

The Crux team brings their firepit orb — and some fine new fresh hop beers — to the Landmark Saloon…

Crux Firepit/Fresh Hop Tour
5-10 p.m. Friday Sept. 22, Landmark Saloon, 4847 SE Division St.;
Didn’t make it to Bend this summer to visit Crux? No problem — the Crux crew is packing up the fire pit orb, cornhole boards, and a keg or two of fresh hop beers and bringing the Cruxperience to you. Join them on the Landmark patio and gather round the warmth of the fire and raise a pint to fall. And what better pint than one of Crux Fresh Hop Series—three distinctive beers designed to celebrate the vibrant hops that inspire our every brew here at Crux. Featuring Northwest hops harvested at peak freshness, this collection is an opportunity to explore these great hops at their fullest and most flavorful. The beers will also soon be available in cans:
Release Schedule:
Dr. Jack ~ Sept. 20; Way Two Fresh ~ Sept. 27; Crystal Zwickle ~ Oct. 4

Deschutes Street Pub arrives in inner Southeast Portland on September 23, 2017. (photo courtesy of Deschutes Brewery)

Deschutes Street Pub
2-10 p.m. Saturday Sept. 23, 400 SE Second Ave.; $5 includes admission and one beer.
Deschutes has been taking its Street Pub around the country as  a family friendly one-stop shop to try lots of their beers and they’re headed for the Central Eastside with more than  50 taps from Black Butte Anniversary Series to Pub Exclusives like Botanic Ale, Overnight Phenom, Wayfarer Cider, and Schwarz Lager, plus old favorites such as like Mirror Pond Pale Ale and Fresh Squeezed IPA. You’ll also find several Innovative/Experimental Pub Exclusive Beers that you won’t find in any other city, including a guest tap from the neighborhood brewery, Wayfinder Beer and they’ll pair these beers with culinary creations from  Executive Chef Jeff Usinowicz and chefs from Wayfinder Beer & other Portland restaurants. Also: bands on two stages, kid friendly activites, local food trucks, a bike valet and a Maker’s Row with goods, services, & crafts from local merchants you know and use, & more.

Partners this year include Hydro Flask, Humm Kombucha, KEEN and Breedlove Guitars and proceeds benefit Cascade AIDS Project, Children’s Cancer Association, & Farmers Ending Hunger. Deschutes Street Pubs have raised $700,000 this year and they want to top the million-dollar mark here in Portland…

Edgefield Oktoberfest Tapping
2-4 p.m. Saturday Sept 23, McMenamins 23rd Ave Bottle Shop, 2290 NW Thurman St.; all ages ok, 21&older to sample.
The McMs crew celebrates the equinox with a special keg of Oktoberfest lager brewed at Edgefield. . The Edgefield Oktoberfest is a traditional seasonal lager, brewed in honor of the changing seasons. It pours a beautiful, crystal-clear copper color with a creamy off-white head. Subtle aromas of sweet bread and toffee greet the senses. The first sip opens up with a crisp, clean toffee flavor with a touch of sweetness and a dry, subtlety spicy, citrus aftertaste. A quaffable fall lager to celebrate the annual harvest. They will also be selling special Oktoberfest Can glasses for $9 with a fill of McMenamins Beer while supplies last.

Kells Brewery Fifth Anniversary Party
3 p.m.- close Saturday Sept. 23, Kells Brewery, 210 NW 21st Ave.;
Festivities include live music, a Rose City Futsal arena in the parking lot, discounts on the newly released Kells IPA six-packs, and the debut of Kells’ two fresh hop beers, one of which will feature hops freshly picked from bines at the Kells Farm in Wilsonville. Soccer fans can also play pick up games in the Rose City Futsal portable arena in the parking lot. At 7 p.m., owner Gerard McAleese and lead brewer and pub manager Garrett McAleese will raise a toast in honor of the occasion. And local singer/songwriter Jordan Harris will round out the evening with live music in the pub from 9 p.m. to Midnight.

OP Wurst Brewers Series
4 p.m. Saturday Sept. 23, OP Wurst Division, 3384 SE Division St.;
The Olympia Provision Brewer’s Series continues every Saturday through Oktoberfest — September 30 — at OP Wurst Division. This weekend features Zoiglhaus Brewery, whose brewer, Alan Taylor, trained in Germany, and whose beers are classic renditions of the style. They’ll feature Zoigl Hefe-Weissbier, Haus IPA and more. Also: live music, food specials, patio games and giveaways.

Ancestry Brewing Meet and Greet
5-8 p.m. Monday Sept. 25, Belmont Station, 4500 Stark St.;
Ancestry Brewing has been making exceptional beer in the Portland area and the Belmont Station crew wants to help introduce them to you: Fresh Hop Piney IPA on tap, with more to come.

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