Brewpublic’s Annual KillerBeerWeek Returns Bigger and Better Than Ever with More Venues and More Events

KILLER BEER WEEK OFFICIAL

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.

KillerBeerWeek 2013For 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 : Read More…

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Block 15 Pappy’s Dark & Super Nebula Release at The Hop & Vine

Block 15 Pappy's Dark PDX Release (yeah we see the typo)

Press Release:

Block 15 founder Nick Arzner (left) and The Hop & Vine founder Yetta VorobikOn February 17th, for the third consecutive year, North Portland’s the Hop & Vine has the distinct pleasure to welcome Corvallis’ Block 15 back to Portland to celebrate the bottle release for two of their most coveted, barrel-matured beers.  Both the Pappy’s Dark Ale, an American strong ale, and the Super Nebula, an imperial stout brewed with cocoa nibs, spent time in the famed 20-year Pappy Van Winkle Family Reserve Bourbon barrels. Very nice indeed…

Block 15′s H&V tap takeover will commence at 11am in the bar, with off premise sales kicking off in the bottleshop at 12 noon.  Given the limited nature and rampant demand for these fine brews, they will be imposing a two-bottle per customer purchase limit (only one of which can be Super Nebula) . While supplies last, Pappy’s Dark Ale will retail for $15 and the Super Nebula will be priced at $16. Please join the crews from Block 15 and the Hop & Vine for what is sure to be a delicious Sunday affair. Further event and pricing details below. Cheers! Read More…

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The Hop & Vine 4th Anniversary Party

Once aH&V 4 yr Anniversary year the stars align over North Portland as the cosmos prepares for an exaltation of fermentation, fire, friends, and loud ass music. If you had not yet sensed it… The Hop & Vine is turning four!!!! We are pleased to invite you and yours to this year’s anniversary party to be held Sunday, August 5th. As always and forever, there will be a host of special beverages, delicious grillibles, and fine conversation for revelers of all tastes. We’re also ratcheting things up a notch this year with a bombastic array of local musical talents doing their thing out on the patio. Performers include the Johnny Connolly Trio, Steak Knife, Bison, Bison, and Fruit of the Legion of Loom. If you don’t know, you should; and if you do know, we’ll have the drinks waiting. Festivities kick off at 3pm and go all night. Tell your friends, brace yourself, and join us in celebrating some of our favorite things!

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This post was written by admin on August 5, 2012

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Sustainability In The Brewing Industry: Why More Women Drinking Beer Will Leverage the Craft Brewing Industry

Babylonian Brewster from second Millenium B.C. By Jen Sotolongo

Although the modern brewing industry is primarily dominated by males, women were the original brewers. Credit for the creation of beer is often given to Ninkasi, the Sumerian goddess of beer. Inscribed on a tablet dating back to 1800 BC, the “A Hymn to Ninkasi,” a poem that describes the first-known recipe for beer. From Europe to Egypt, women dominated the brewing world. Men were not permitted to brew and women ran the beer halls and taverns.

Considered a food and form of hydration, due to poor water quality, beer was an important source of sustenance for all members of the household and beermaking was among a wife’s household duties. Brewsters, a nearly extinct term for female brewers, experimented with different spices and ingredients and brewed for special occasions and community gatherings. Additionally, brewing was a form of economic empowerment for women, as it allowed them to earn a small income through the sales of surplus beer.

Once beer became a mass-produced commodity during the Industrial Revolution, men took the Read More…

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Brewing Up Cocktails: Winter Edition @ The Hop & Vine

Brewing up Cocktails: Holiday Edition

This holiday season welcome back Brewing up Cocktails for a special winter warmer/holiday themed evening of Beer Cocktails at The Hop & Vine. Last winter’s edition was perhaps the most popular installment of Brewing Up Cocktails ever, featuring acclaimed drinks like the Hot Scotchy, Wassail, and the Furburger, all three of which will make their return on December 10th. There will also be four brand new beer cocktails to set your head right and warm the cockles of your heart as the holidays near.
The new beer cocktails run the gamut of styles:  Three varieties will be served hot to fend off the winter cold, an effervescent and citrusy take on the French 75, a fruity and hoppy punch made with IPA, and a silky smooth beer flip. There will be something for everyone at this event, even an ugly Christmas sweater contest! Drink list…

Hot Drinks Wassail
Returning from last year’s hit Brewing up Cocktails is the hot mulled classic Wassail made with a base of Deschutes Jubelale slowly heated in a crockpot with brandy, sherry, cinnamon sticks, cloves, and orange. Served warm in a mug with a lemon slice.


Hot Scotchy

Beervana described  the Hot Scotchy as “The Greatest Beverage in the World.” Perhaps the most popular beer cocktail to date, made with hot unfermented beer and Scotch. It may be the perfect winter brewers beverage.


Hot Choklat


A new creation served steaming hot, it is one boozy treat. Starting with a base of dark rum, a little Galliano Ristretto is added and then topped off with steamed 9% abv Choklat Imperial Stout and a float of whipped cream. Served with or without a dash of chili powder.


Cold Drinks


Trade Winds Punch: Rum, gin, vanilla Beans, grapefruit zest, ripe guavas, Chinese five spice powder, and a stalk of lemongrass are infused over night and then built into a tasty beer punch the next day with fresh lime juice, citrusy IPA, and sugar. This is our recreation of punch originated by Washington, DC bartender Jon Harris. You have never had anything like it, we promise you.


Euclidean 75

The lightest and most refreshing of the bunch, the Euclidean 75 is made with gin, lemon, and sugar,  then topped off with an effervescent and refreshingly tart Berliner-Weisse. A creation from Denver bartender and beer cocktail afficionado Ryan Conklin of Euclid Hall. FurburgerThe lovingly named Furburger returns from the very first Brewing up Cocktails. Black and thick as night with chocolate and roasty creaminess from Great Divide’s Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout, balanced with herbal Chartreuse and bourbon.

Smoked Vanilla Bean Flip

This creamy dessert of a beer cocktail has an incredible melange of flavors, from the anise-tinged aquavit to cream sherry, rhubarb and chocolate bitters, one whole egg, and Stone Brewing’s Smoked Porter.

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This post was written by admin on November 29, 2011

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Brewing Up Cocktails: Winter Edition

Brewing up Cocktails: Holiday Edition

This holiday season welcome back Brewing up Cocktails for a special winter warmer/holiday themed evening of Beer Cocktails at The Hop & Vine. Last winter’s edition was perhaps the most popular installment of Brewing Up Cocktails ever, featuring acclaimed drinks like the Hot Scotchy, Wassail, and the Furburger, all three of which will make their return on December 10th. There will also be four brand new beer cocktails to set your head right and warm the cockles of your heart as the holidays near.
The new beer cocktails run the gamut of styles:  Three varieties will be served hot to fend off the winter cold, an effervescent and citrusy take on the French 75, a fruity and hoppy punch made with IPA, and a silky smooth beer flip. There will be something for everyone at this event, even an ugly Christmas sweater contest! Drink list… Read More…

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Fire & Brimstone: A Celebration of Smoke & Chili Beers @ Hop & Vine

Fire and Brimstone at Hop and VineWhere there is smoke there is fire and The Hop & Vine is boiling with anticipation to be bringing them to the first annual Fire & Brimstone: A celebration of smoke & chili beers. Join us in our garden patio on Saturday, September 24th (3-10pm) & Sunday, September 25th (3-8pm) for a tasting of over a dozen beers of the spicy and smoky variety. Burnside, Emilisse, Alaskan, Deschutes, Breakside, Upright, Schlenkerla, Stone, Oakshire, Heater Allen, Lucky Lab, Migration, Coalition, Lompoc, 10 Barrel, Laurelwood & Calapooia will all be representing. Come experience these demonically delicious concoctions from the cauldron’s of the underworld. All Sinners welcome!

As a bonus, on Saturday at dusk we will be screening clips from the late great Bill Hicks a man who appreciated smoke and never backed off a chance to turn up the heat. We’ll be tapping a Smoked Porter made in honor of him by fans Ben Edmunds, Alex Ganum & Yetta Vorobik. Don’t ask, don’t tell.

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Fire & Brimstone: A Celebration of Smoke & Chili Beers @ Hop & Vine

Fire and Brimstone at Hop and VineWhere there is smoke there is fire and The Hop & Vine is boiling with anticipation to be bringing them to the first annual Fire & Brimstone: A celebration of smoke & chili beers. Join us in our garden patio on Saturday, September 24th (3-10pm) & Sunday, September 25th (3-8pm) for a tasting of over a dozen beers of the spicy and smoky variety.

Burnside, Emilisse, Alaskan, Deschutes, Breakside, Upright, Schlenkerla, Stone, Oakshire, Heater Allen, Lucky Lab, Migration, Coalition, Lompoc, 10 Barrel, Laurelwood & Calapooia will all be representing. Come experience these demonically delicious concoctions from the cauldron’s of the underworld. All Sinners welcome!

As a bonus, on Saturday at dusk we will be screening clips from the late great Bill Hicks a man who appreciated smoke and never backed off a chance to turn up the heat. We’ll be tapping a Smoked Porter made in honor of him by fans Ben Edmunds, Alex Ganum & Yetta Vorobik. Don’t ask, don’t tell.

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The Hop & Vine 3rd Anniversary Party

The Hop & Vine 3rd Anniversary

While a whirlwind of beer events storm past us, one of Portland’s most unique craft beer and wine quaffing hideouts quietly raises a glass to their third birthday. The Hop & Vine, founded by well-liked publican Yetta Vorobik turns three today. Featuring live music and a toast with “the three B’s: beer, bubbly, and bacon wrapped dates,” the Hop & Vine, with its spacious back patio, is the perfect mid-summer hangout for palates of any desired libation. Check it out today, Friday August 5, 2001, from noon until midnight!

The Hop & Vine is located at 1914 N. Killingsworth Street in Portland, Oregon. For more details, call (503) 954-3322.

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This post was written by admin on August 5, 2011

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The Hop & Vine Turns 3

The Hop & Vine 3rd Anniversary

While a whirlwind of beer events storm past us, one of Portland’s most unique craft beer and wine quaffing hideouts quietly raises a glass to their third birthday. The Hop & Vine, founded by well-liked publican Yetta Vorobik turns three today. Featuring live music and a toast with “the three B’s: beer, bubbly, and bacon wrapped dates,” the Hop & Vine, with its spacious back patio, is the perfect mid-summer hangout for palates of any desired libation. Check it out today, Friday August 5, 2001, from noon until midnight!

The Hop & Vine is located at 1914 N. Killingsworth Street in Portland, Oregon. For more details, call (503) 954-3322.

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This post was written by Angelo on August 5, 2011

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