This post was written by Angelo on March 22, 2013
Walking Man brewmaster Cory McGuinness will be inhouse to school folks with killer beers like Roscoe’s is hosting a Walking Man tap takeover and meet the brewer on Friday March 15, 2013 beginning at 5pm. “We will be featuring an array of rare and tasty Walking Man beers and giving you the opportunity to chat with the new head brewer Cory” says Roscoe’s publican Jeremy Lewis. 2010 Ironman IIPA, Chocolate-Orange Black Lager, A little Nippy, Coffee Stout… what do you need? It’s gonna rule! There will be taster trays. Read More…
This post was written by Angelo on March 14, 2013
2012 was one hell of a year. The craft beer industry saw more growth than ever before, and by the looks of things there’s really no slowing down anytime soon. Though the future remains to be seen, one thing is for certain – there are a hell of a lot of awesome new breweries that Oregonians have to be thankful for. Roscoe’s 3rd Annual New Breweries of Oregon Summit is evidence of this onslaught of awesomeness. This highly anticipated event that will take place on Friday January 25, 2013 will celebrate the great new breweries that have opened in in the past year in our fine state.
Some of the breweries that will be featured include: Read More…
This post was written by Angelo on January 23, 2013
It’s been pointed out quite a bit over the past few years that collaborative brews is a definite trend in the craft beer industry.
For some collaborative brewing is an opportunity to rub elbows with colleagues in the scene and to pick each others’ brains or to develop a new and interesting one-off style. For others, it is an excuse to travel and breathe in the craft culture of a different beer environment, sometimes in a new state, country, or continent. Some collaborations happen within a local scene, we’ve seen this a lot in Portland, where friends within the industry delve into teaming up with respected contemporaries to devise and execute new styles. Some collaborative brews are so well-received that a mainstay or seasonal beer is the result. We’ve seen this in Stone-Dogfish Head-Victory’s Saison du Buff which is now a perennial hit to craft beer lovers nationally. Both Stone and Dogfish Head are well known for their slew of collaborative beers over the last decade. Locally in Portland, Upright and Burnside Brewing’s Oyster Stout collab has become a popular semi-regular release for both brewhouses.
Let’s face it, collaboration beers are Read More…
This post was written by Angelo on January 14, 2013
The Holiday Ale Festival at Pioneer Courthouse Square will certainly be at the front of every beer lover’s mind this weekend. Each year the event offers a vast array of specialty releases to warm the cockles of your liver while providing an excuse to head into the festive sights and lights of downtown Portland and catch up with family and friends. Here under the heated tents, merriment is shared amongst many, illustrating the collective Cascadian love for great craft beer, a signature element of our region.
For some, the weekend crowds of Holiday Ale Festival may be a bit intimidating, especially if you head out on Friday and Saturday night when things are in full swing. Thankfully, here in Portland, there are plenty of wonderfully enticing satellite events that may offer a bit more intimacy, if not just simply serve as a nice supplement to Holiday Ale Festival itself. In addition to the in-tents fest downtown, here’s a look at where we plan to be quaffing great beer: Read More…
This post was written by Angelo on November 27, 2012
Roscoe’s Third Annual Holiday Beer Summit is coming up on Friday November 30th beginning at 3PM. We will be featuring 17 outstanding holiday beers on tap. We will be featuring some of the big winter beer styles that you love along with flavors that embody the holiday season.
This post was written by admin on November 26, 2012
This post was written by admin on October 26, 2012
The madness begins. 10 days of Killer Beer has kicked off, and if you missed the opening KillerBeerSummit / MikeFest at Roscoe’s, there’s still plenty of great beer to experience throughout the week / weekend.
KillerBeerWeek kicked off early on Saturday as we celebrated Saraveza’s 4th Anniversary with the grand opening of their Bad Habit room next door. Great beer, as is to be expected, and a special Saraveza deer cake made by Lori Adams Clinton aka the Sugar Pimp.
At Roscoe’s on Sunday night, Jeremy Lewis and Quyen Ly worked with us to lock in 16 taps of amazing limited edition brew including several Mike beers brewed by and for Mikes / Michaels / Micahs of the beer community.
-Buckman Botanical Brewery Michaelob Ultra
-Stout brewed with cherries, hazelnuts & nutmeg. (Mike “Shoes” Higgins)
-Fort George Brewing Polish’s Dry Hopped Amber Ale (Mike “Polish” Frankowicz)
-Vertigo Brewing Friar Mike’s IPA (Mike Haines & Michael Kinion)
-The Commons Menkel Belgian Single with Rye and Spelt (Mike Wright)
-Laurelwood Micah’s Firkin Workhorse IPA (Micah Bell and Mike DeKalb)
-Migration Mike-gration Scottish Ale (Michael Branes)
It was great to see so many Mikes under one roof. Now we are conditioning our livers for KillerPumpkinFest at The Green Dragon which looks to tap about 40 gourd-eous brews. For a full list of events happening during KillerBeerWeek, go to http://brewpublic.com/events.
Here’s some photos from the Saraveza’s 4th Anniversary party and KillerBeerSummit / MikeFest at Roscoe’s Pub: Read More…
This post was written by Angelo on October 22, 2012
We’ve said it before and it will undoubtedly be heralded once again – there really isn’t anywhere else on this planet, or at very least, on this continent, that holds a candle to Portland, Oregon when it comes to craft beer. As the last statement was typed, there may have just been another craft brewery open in what we know as Beervana.
The pinnacle of the region’s festive embrace of craft ales and lagers is without a doubt the month of July. It just makes sense for so many reasons, especially the climate. Despite the reputation that Oregon has deservedly earned for being a gray and rainy place, the summers here are simply unbeatable. Sure, this might not be until July that the season hesitantly reveals itself, but once it does, it is not to be beat. For the most part, little humidity and rain within a temperate quasi-rain forest climate means perfect beer sessioning weather. And if you’ve spent much time in the Midwest or East Coast, you know that the mugginess of those parts can really get to you. Further, for such as lush green environment, the Pacific Northwest, well, in most parts, is in comparison free of the pestering black flies, mosquitoes, minges, no-see-ums, etc that make portions of the summer months intolerable in said eastward regions. When people question why craft beer is king out here, one variable other than the obvious soft water and proximity to incomparable and bountiful hops is the climate. The dark and drizzly overcast months that keep the conifers happy between the Coastal Range and the Cascades is also quite conducive for enjoying Porters, Stouts, and other bolder styles that mightn’t be as approachable in other climate zones. Then when summer rolls in, there are so many light and quenching brews to appear that the opportunities appear limitless.This is why for the past seven years, July has been officially declared Oregon Craft Beer Month (OCBM). Read More…
This post was written by Angelo on August 1, 2012
This post was written by admin on July 27, 2012