Brewpublic celebrates 5 years with 10 days and 12 events in October 18-27, 2013.
Since we kicked off this website in the fall of 2008, Brewpublic has been committed to celebrating the wonderful craft beer and the people who make it what it is. Focused mostly on Oregon and the Pacific Northwest, Brewpublic has had the great pleasure of meeting so many passionate and talented people who serve as the backbone to the region’s burgeoning craft beer community. Focusing on events and showcasing the plenitude of beers from a myriad of styles has always been at the core of what we have been trying to do here at Brewpublic. With Killer Beer Week, which began humbly in 2009 with two event, our 1st Brewniversary celebration at Saraveza Bottleshop and Pasty Tavern and KillerBeerFest at Bailey’s Taproom, before growing into a five-day and then eight-day hullabaloo, the now 10-day, 12-event conviviality of great local beer looks to highlight a portion of our finest craft beer establishments with some amazing offerings.
For 2013’s Killer Beer Week (KBW), we’ve added two of our favorite Eugene craft beer establishments to the mix as well as a few more from Portland. The fun and festive features of KBW ’13 begins at Roscoe’s Pub on Friday October 18 before a weekend at the Green Dragon’s Killer Pumpin Festival that will, for the first time, take to the streets. Other highlights of KBW ’13 include our Killer IPA Tasting at NWIPA, Killer Bend Beer Fest at Bridgetown Beerhouse, Killer Eugene and Corvallis Beer Fest at Hillboro’s newest craft beer destination Orenco Taphouse, before closing out with the week’s biggest jamborees including our 5th Brewniversary Celebration at Saraveza, and the storied Killer Beer Fest at Bailey’s Taproom. There’s much more. So much more. This year, we’ve added two events in Eugene, Oregon including a Tea Beer Fest at 16 Tons, and a paralleling Killer Beer Fest at the new Bier Stein.
Here’s a look at all that you can look forward to for 2013’s Killer Beer Week :
Killer Beer Summit
Friday October 18, 2013
8105 SE Stark St
Portland, OR 97215
Brewpublic team’s up with one of our favorite craft beer pubs in Portland for the kick-off to the whole she-bang known as Killer Beer Week. Publicans Jeremy Lewis and Quyen Ly have put their initially unassuming pub on the map by offering more than 16 of the finest craft beers on the the planet on draft as well as billiards, vintage pinball and some great eats. You can bet your sweet Bock that you will find an array of mind-blowing specialties from Oregon and beyond here. On this night the perma-fest turns it up to “11” with some exclusive and uber-delicious goodies you are not going to want to miss! Looks for limited and special releases from Pints, Breakside, Stone, Gigantic, Worthy, Laurelwood, Commons, Hopworks, and several others!
Killer Pumpkin Festival
Saturday & Sunday October 19-20, 2013
The Green Dragon
928 SE 9th Ave
Portland, OR 97214
Now in it’s third year, The Green Dragon takes to the streets to make their Killer Pumpkin Festival even more killer than ever! Closing down 9th Ave for this year we’ve partnered with Camp Ukandu, a non-profit for children diagnosed with cancer, and are moving to the street this year as part of a two day festival. One of the biggest pumpkin festivals in the region (tip of the hat to Elysian Brewing), here’s a look at what we have going on in 2013:
– 25+ Craft Beers made with Pumpkins and other Gourds.
– Special Pumpkin Menu
– Live music and vendors in the street from 11AM – 5PM
– The Elysian Pumpkin Roadshow will be on hand to tap a 85 lb. pumpkin on Sunday at 3pm!
– And of course, Pumpkin smashing all weekend.
Killer IPA Fest
Monday October 21, 2013
6350 SE Foster Rd
Portland, OR 97206
Portland’s first exclusively IPA taphouse, N.W.I.P.A., will be tapping more than a handful of the most floral and sought after India Pale Ales in the region for this event designed for lupulin addicts and hopheads in mind. Specialty beers from Boneyard, Laurelwood, Barley Brown’s, Breakside, Gigantic and more. Haven’t been to this great little spot with big hops, check it out, where the motto is “Only the tastiest of IPAs on tap or to go!” This special event will feature limited release tasting glasses so make sure to get down there early on.
Tuesday October 22, 2013
1125 SE Division St
Portland, OR 97202
There are so many talented folks in the craft beer industry that we’ve begun a tradition of celebrating many through our series of name themed events. First with BenFest, SeanFest, and MikeFest, we’ve now come to this year’s Chuck Fest at The BeerMongers. Several Chucks, Charlies, and Charles’ represent the regional craft beer industry. So to honor these goodly folks, we’ve brought forth some special offerings brewed for and by, and dedicated to, dudes of this noble name sake. To some, the meaning behind the name is “free man” or “old man” but to us, Chuck means “more beer, man!” This year, we look forward to beers from Fort George, Sasquatch Brewing, Green Flash, Alameda, Logsdon Farmhouse, Oakshire, and more. Look for beloved Chucks such as Charlie Devereux, Charles Culp, Chuck Porter, Charlie Van Meter, and Charlie Brown to..um..name…a few. Cheers to Chucks everywhere!
Killer Bend Beer Fest
Wednesday October 23, 2o13
915 N Shaver St
Portland, OR 97227
One of Portland’s best spots for great beer is undoubtedly Bridgetown Beerhouse. Just off Mississippi Ave., in a neighborhood filled with stellar beer options, Bridgetown offers the best selection of bottled beers to go or to drink in house as well as a handful of choice taps. On this evening, Michael and Mychal are sure to always ensure that every beer is carefully selected to express the wide scope of craft beer. Look for some special beers from Bend, Oregon, a town with more beers per capita than any other city in Oregon, fir not the country. See you there.
Tea Beer Fest
Wednesday October 23, 2o13
265 E. 13th Ave
Eugene, OR 97401
When it comes to zany and imaginative beer events, no one does it better than Sixteen Tons’ Mike Coplin. We are looking forward to the unusual and flavorful event that is rather fitting with Coplin’s other cafe that matches beer and wine with coffee and tea. Some special one-off beers made with teas and herbs that are sure to excite the palates of those with an affinity for the unusual and complex. Some highlights include tea-infused beers from Walking Man, Oakshire, Stone, Burnside, Agrarian, and more. Kudos to Sixteen Tons for never shying away from the most inventive beer styles and so often having a bead on the most esoteric malted barley creations!
Eugene & Corvallis Killer Beer Fest
Thursday October 24, 2013
1198 NE Orenco Station Pkwy
Hillsboro, OR 97124
With Hillsboro, Oregon establishing itself more and more as a craft beer destination with breweries like Vertigo and Ambacht in the mix, husband and wife publican duo Dirk and Tammy Baker left everyday work to follow a deep passion for craft beer. Now, their killer Orenco Taphouse is thee spot to hit up in Hillsboro. With 20 rotating taps, the 1,500 square-foot pub will turn into a tastival for some of Central Willamette Valley’s best craft breweries. Many seldom found breweries from the Eugene and Corvallis area will include Falling Sky, Claim 52, Plank Town, and Agrarian Ales as well as well known and beloved favorites such as Ninkasi, Oakshire, Flat Tail, and 2 Towns Cider. There will be many more so, get a designated driver or hop on the Max light rail train (Orenco is right off the NW 231 stop). This event will be a great opportunity for folks to check out this awesome new pub as well as an absolute highlight of this year’s Killer Beer Week!
Brewpublic’s 5 Year Brewniversary Party
Friday October 25, 2013
1004 N. Killingsworth St
Portland OR 97217
Always a special event for us here at Brewpublic, this year’s 5th anniversary party at one of the best craft beer bars anywhere on the planet is especially meaningful this year. Publican Sarah Pederson and curator and general manager Erika Huston have graciously organized this year’s event as a fundraiser for Brewpublic founder Angelo De Ieso II who has amassed and continues to amass an unfathomable debt from medical bills associated with treatment of a brain tumor. Forget the downer side of all this, this event is going to be an absolutely stellar night of amazing beer from the likes of Fort George, Cascade, Amnesia, Solera, Widmer, Block 15, Laurelwood, and more! There will be prizes and giveaways as well as many familiar and friendly faces. Hope to see you there!
Killer Beer Fest (Portland)
Saturday October 26, 2013
213 SW Broadway St
Portland, OR 97205
Year 5 of Brewpublic’s Killer Beer Fest at Bailey’s Taproom promises to be just as killer as ever before with more new and inspirational brews including several special and one-off delights. Look for mustn’t miss treasures from Barley Brown’s, Ninkasi, Oakshire, Cascade, Logsdon, Flat Tail, Old Town, Upright, The Commons, Walking Man, Laurelwood, Elysian, Worthy, GoodLife, Falling Sky, Pints, Stone, and so so much more! If you are a craft beer geek, you are NOT going to want to miss this event which is the highlight of KillerBeerWeek! Entry to Bailey’s KBF includes a commemorative Brewpublic festival pint glass.
Killer Beer Fest (Eugene)
Saturday October 26, 2013
1591 Willamette St
Eugene, OR 97401
Since Angelo has been living in Eugene for the summer and into the fall, he decided it made perfect sense to team up with the most Killer of Emerald City beer bars, The Bier Stein. This year the Stein moved into a gorgeous new 15,000 square-foot location set up with all the fixings for a perfect state of the art beer geek utopia. Many of the same beers featured at Bailey’s Taproom will pour parallel at the Stein as well as a few regional exclusive treats. Big thanks to the entire staff here including Chip, Kristina, and Dave for helping to orchestrate this sure to be kick ass event!
Killer Beer Week Recovery Brunch
Sunday October 27, 2013
11 a.m.-2 p.m.
1914 N. Killingsworth St
Portland, OR 97217
Killer Beer Week is longer than most weeks. This year with 12 events spanning 10 days, it’s the biggest yet. So to revitalize and recoup after this staggering series of imbibing and fun, we’ve returned with the Killer Beer Week Recovery Brunch with our friends at The Hop & Vine. Known for their famous Sunday brunch. This special brunch will feature the beers and brewers from Upright, The Commons, Laurelwood, Hopworks, Pfriem, Breakside, Fort George, and more! Get your grub on and your brew on and chat with the superstars behind the magical flavors!