We continue our look back at yet another year in craft beer in a three part series of some of our favorite photographs that the BREWPUBLIC staff captured in 2017. This installment is the final that showcases some of our top photos from September – December 2017.
For this final segment we look back at events and images that highlight that final four months of 2017. Things kick off interestingly at The Bite of Oregon and its Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest. We also see the unveiling of the restored Paul Bunyan statue in North Portland along with judging at The Bloody Mary Festival. September also included a fun weekend at Feast. This annual event keeps getting better each and every year. Portland was finally a host spot for Deschutes Street Party that closed out the month.
In October BREWPUBLIC celebrated its 9th anniversary with our annual Killer Beer Week. We also visited the new Redhook Brewlab in Seattle and took in a weekend in The Gorge at Everybody’s Brewing Local Love Fest along with a great stay at the Lyle Hotel.
BREWPUBLIC’s 2017 Year In Photos (Part 1 of 3)
BREWPUBLIC’s 2017 Year In Photos (Part 2 of 3)
We closed out the final two months with another great event, The Art & Beer at the Portland Art Museum. Level Beer had its grand opening in early November as well. But we also saw the closing of one of our favorite breweries, The Commons Brewery on November 11, 2017.
In December we ventured to Los Angeles for the BeerAdvocate Extreme Beer Fest. What a great well run event! We sure hope they return to the west coast for another run. And the year came to an end at our annual New Year’s Eve Party at Bailey’s Taproom!
We give you Part 3 of
BREWPUBLIC’s 2017 Year in Photos September 2017 Photos
Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest at 2017 Bite of Oregon in Portland, Oregon. (photo by Cat Stelzer)
Erik the Red Denmark at Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest at 2017 Bite of Oregon in Portland, Oregon. (photo by Cat Stelzer)
Nick Phillips (left) and Ian McGuinness, founder of Natian Brewery at his new Tasting Room.
Brian Napiany (General Manager), Cory Hoekstra (Chef) and Miriam Bradley (pFriem Sales Manger) at Michael Jordan’s Steak House. (photo by Ryan Spencer)
A large festival crowd at the Portland Fresh Hop Fest at Oaks Park.
A rainbow of colors on this taster tray at Bailey’s Taproom.
Attended and judged at The Bloody Mary Festival was a fun, yet challenging day.
Gordo and Katie from Jam on Hawthorne offered up a tasty Bloody Mary at Portland’s Bloody Mary Festival.
Earlier this year John’s Marketplace added taps to its cozy deli and feature Friday night tastings of beer, cider and wine. We made a visit when Alesong Brewing was there and had its Strawberry Symphony.
The freshly repainted Paul Bunyan statue. Widmer Brewing assisted in raising money for the statue’s restoration.
Drink Tank is always a fun, educational portion of Feast. This one on pilsners featured Ben Edmunds, Lisa Allen, Alan Taylor, and Sarah Jane Curran and was moderated by Lucy Burningham.
Always a top event at Feast is its Night Market.
Bulleit Whiskey was pouring some delightful cocktails at the at 2017 Feast Night Market.
The lights and setting along the Willamette River is a highlight of Feast Night Market.
Ransom Spirits provided some tasty libations at the at 2017 Feast Night Market.
Jackrabbit Chef Chris Cosentino having some fun during a Feast After Party at his restaurant in downtown Portland.
Smoked! is a highlight of Feast. Unlimited smoked foods and drinks does not disappoint.
Geoff Phillips from Level Beer and Rob Merollis from Running Man at the 2017 Feast Smoked!.
Some of the meats on the grill at the 2017 Feast Smoked!.
Erick Russ from Pono Brewing at 2017 Feast Night Market
Don Scheidt enjoyed some smoked meat during Feast Smoked!.
American Single Malts were one of the Drink Tank sessions during the 2017 Feast.
Reyka Vodka was part of Feast Brunch Village and to help quench your thirst.
Reyka Vodka was part of Brunch Village during 2017 Feast.
Carl Singmaster, John Foyston, Gary Fish, and Karl Ockert prior to the start of the 2017 Deschutes Brewery Street Pub in Portland.
A few of us from BREWPUBLIC took advantage of the Deschutes Brewery Shotski at the 2017 Deschutes Brewery Street Pub in Portland.
Canal, Carl, Bill and D.J. at the Deschutes Brewery Street Pub Portland stop. (photo by Cat Stelzer)
An aerial view of the Deschutes Brewery Street Pub Portland stop from the Burnside Bridge. (photo by Cat Stelzer)
Deschutes Brewery Street Pub Portland stop with Life During Wartime and the band’s number 1 fan. (photo by Cat Stelzer)
Over 50 beers poured during the Deschutes Brewery Street Pub Portland stop. (photo by Cat Stelzer)
The McMenamins are serious about making good beer, thanks to guys like regional manager Graham Brogan — who brewed at the Crystal for a great run with Jeff Cooley, also a regional manager now — and Edgefield head brewer Matt Bergfield. While Brogan and Cooley and crew rack up the miles, determining equipment and training needs for the company’s many breweries, Bergfield and his crew are busy doing things such as brewing an authentic Marzen-style Oktoberfest lager — a lovely beer which they were kind enough to bring a growler to share to my office at BeerMongers. (FoystonFoto) October 2017 Photos
Charlie Goman at Second Profession Brewing. (photo by Cat Stelzer)
Second Profession Brewing opened in the former spot that BTU once had.
Celebrating Oktoberfest at Bazi Bierbrasserie with Paulaner and Occidental Brewing along with a sausage platter.
Guinness celebrated 200 years of exporting its beers to the United States. We enjoyed this 200th Anniversary Export Stout.
Redhook Brewery closed its Woodinville, Washington brewery but opened Redhook BrewLab in Seattle.
Nick Crandall, Head Brewer at Redhook BrewLab in Seattle.
A stunning mural at the new Redhook BrewLab in Seattle, Washington.
Tugboat Brewing, one of the original downtown Portland breweries closed its doors during the fall of 2017.
Everybody’s Brewing celebrated its 9th Anniversary in October with its Local Love Fest that featured many collaborations with fellow Gorge businesses.
The bar at the Lyle Hotel offers an excellent tap list and the meals are equally amazing.
Dinner while out in the Gorge is must when near the Lyle Hotel.
During a visit out to the Gorge we had this amazingly presented Full Sail Brewing Taster Tray.
Local Beerlebrity Joseph Sundberg supports his team, the LA Dodgers during Killer Beer Summit at Roscoe’s.
The always photogenic Bolt Minister celebrating another year at 54 40 Brewing.
A trip over the Columbia River to Washougal means a visit to 54 40 Brewing is always in the cards. On this visit we celebrated the brewery’s anniversary.
Roby Roda of Day One and Kerry Finsand of Beer Heard at Killer IPA Fest at N.W.I.P.A.
Thanks to Day One we had some rare, KIller IPAs at our annual Killer IPA Fest at N.W.I.P.A.
Brewers named Matt showed up The BeerMongers for Killer Matt Fest.
A new event during 2017 Killer Beer Week was held at Lombard House for Killer Case of the Mondays. This cozy bar is also home to viewing Philadelphia Eagles games.
A speical, one off release from Alesong Brewing for Killer Eugene Night at Craft Pour House.
John Harris surrounded by the Eclipitc Brewing sales and marketing crew celebrating another orbit around the sun.
John Harris speaking at Ecliptic Brewing’s Anniversary.
John Harris digs deep in his cellar for this Sierra Nevada Brewing Bigfoot from 1995.
Our 9th Brewniversary Tap List at Saraveza.
We had a fun night at Saraveza celebrating our 9th Brewniversary.
Looking down the bar at Saraveza during our 9th Brewniversary.
In late October BridgePort Brewing celebrated 21 years of its iconic and still satisfying BridgePort IPA. This beer has forever changed brewing in mondern day America.
This 7 year old Goose Island Bourbon County Rare from 2010 has held up quite well. One of the beers we shared at KillerBeerFest.
We opened this 2010 Firestone Walker Parabola during BREWPUBLIC’s KillerBeerFest at Bailey’s Taproom.
The menu at our Killer Recovery Beerunch hosted by Imperial Session that featured beers from Shelton Brothers portfolio.
Beerunch is about to be served at our annual Killer Recovery Beerunch. Thanks for Imperial Session for preparing an amazing meal!
Ryan Spencer and Spencer Watari from Imperial Session. (photo by Cat Stelzer) November 2017 Photos
Eric Steen, organizer of Art & Beer at the Portland Art Museum.
Tom Bleigh from Widmer speaking during Art & Beer at the Portland Art Museum.
Phil Roche from Ecliptic Brewing speaking during Art & Beer at the Portland Art Museum.
Little Beast owner:brewmaster Charles Porter speaking during Art & Beer at the Portland Art Museum.
A Hazy IPA at Level Beer’s Grand Opening.
An amazing amount of beer fans turned out for the Grand Opening of Level Beer.
Anchorage Brewing has been brewing some exclusive beers for The Masonry in Seattle. The pizza there is so good and the beer list is equally amazing.
A mouth watering pizza from The Masonry in Seattle with an exclusive IPA from their friends at Anchorage Brewing.
Attend a beer and seafood dinner at a casino? Why not? Line & Lure provided a great dinner and experience when it partnered with 10 Barrel Brewing for a dinner inside ilani Casino & Resort.
Sierra Nevada representative Kat Leipzig at Woodstock Wine & Deli for the annual Celebration Vertical.
Rodney Kibzey won some Sierra Nevada Celebration Socks at the annual Celebartion Vertical at Woodstock Wine & Deli.
When in downtown Seattle a visit to Cloudburst Brewing is a delight. Its taproom puts its customers inside the brewery.
The Upper Lip hosted a rare cocktail night with Bit House Saloon. We hope that this concept returns in 2018!
So sad to see The Commons Brwery closing its doors.
Geoff Phillips and Mike Wright at the final eveing of The Commons Brewery. (photo by Cat Stelzer)
Charles Culp at the final day of The Commons. (photo by Cat Stelzer)
The turnout was strong on the last day of The Commons Brewery. (photo by Cat Stelzer)
Canal Macwhaler at the final day of The Commons Brewery.
Scott Guckel, Kawehiwehi Mahealani Murray and Jason Jamie at The Commons. (photo by D.J. Paul)
Travis working the turntable at The Commons last day. (photo by Cat Stelzer)
The turntable at The Commons Brewery. (photo by Cat Stelzer)
Morgan Miller from Gigantic Brewing hosting a tasting at Victory Club in downtown Salem.
Fat Head’s Brewery celebrated its 3rd Anniversary in early November. It later announced that the brewery will change names in the coming months.
As Thanksgiving wound down a shotski of Malort felt like an excellent idea.
Ambassadors from Guinness made their way to the Highland Stillhouse to present the 200th Anniversary Export Stout.
Adam Milne from Old Town Brewing at his brewery in Northeast Portland. He continues his trademark fight with the City of Portland. The city wants to market Old Town’s trademarked Stag Logo to other alcohol producers. Shame on you Portland.
Canal Macwhaler at the Holiday Ale Fest. (photo by Ritch Marvin) December 2017 Photos
Aalborg Aquavit was the featured pour at the 2017 Aquavit Week Kick Off Party. (photo by Cat Stelzer)
Dan Wecker of BridgePort Brewing celebrating the 9th Annual Ebenezer Pub Crawl at John’s Marketplace.
The Los Angels County fires from early December upon landing at LAX.
Firestone Walker Propagator in Marina Del Ray, California.
Firestone Walker Scotch Parabloa at Firestone Walker Propagator.
The tap list at Firestone Walker Propagator during our visit in early December 2017.
DJ Paul and Evan Partridge, brewer at Firestone Walker Propagator.
Inside Mikkeller Bar DTLA in Los Angeles.
Welcome to the 2017 BeerAdvocate Extreme Beer Fest in Los Angeles.
The event space at BeerAdvocate Extreme Beer Fest in Los Angeles was large and spacious.
Firestone Walker Scotch Parabola at BeerAdvocate Extreme Beer Fest in Los Angeles.
Fremont Brewing made the trek to LA for BeerAdvocate Extreme Beer Fest in Los Angeles.
Mumford Brewing at BeerAdvocate Extreme Beer Fest in Los Angeles.
Phantom Carriage at BeerAdvocate Extreme Beer Fest in Los Angeles.
Sam Calagione from Dogfish Head at BeerAdvocate Extreme Beer Fest in Los Angeles.
LIC Beer poured a selection of beer at BeerAdvocate Extreme Beer Fest in Los Angeles.
Shorts Brewing at BeerAdvocate Extreme Beer Fest in Los Angeles.
The crew from Breakside Brewery at BeerAdvocate Extreme Beer Fest in Los Angeles. This booth had the best flower bouquet.
Great Notion was a very popular brewery at BeerAdvocate Extreme Beer Fest in Los Angeles.
The line for Great Notion at BeerAdvocate Extreme Beer Fest in Los Angeles was one of the longest.
Great Notion sold out of its beer during the afternoon session at BeerAdvocate Extreme Beer Fest in Los Angeles.
DJ Paul along with Jeff and Niki Ganong at BeerAdvocate Extreme Beer Fest in Los Angeles.
BeerAdvocate Extreme Beer Fest in Los Angeles lived up to its hype.
Mumford Brewing is located on the edge of downtown Los Angeles. The brewery is located in part of this creatively painted building.
Welcome to Mumford Brewing in downtown Los Angeles.
The bar with the tap list at Mumford Brewing in Los Angeles.
A taster tray at Mumford Brewing in Los Angeles.
A taster tray at Dry River Brewing in Los Angeles.
Save Water Drink Beer at Dry River Brewing in Los Angeles.
The tap list at Dry River Brewing in Los Angeles. This brewery brews on a 1 barrel system and puts out some great sour beers.
The taps at Indie Brewing in downtown Los Angeles.
Indie Brewing in downtown Los Angeles.
Three Weavers Brewing is a great stop when heading to or from LAX in Los Angeles.
The beer list at Three Weavers Brewing.
Golden Road Brewing has a tap room at Grand Central Market in Los Angeles.
Tap handles at Golden Road Brewing’s tap room at Grand Central Market in Los Angeles.
Deschutes Brewery and Bendistillery released the second bottling of its Black Butte Whiskey in early December. This whiskey is available by the dram at Deschutes in the Pearl District.
Burnside Brewing released Fable Flanders Red in December.
Chip Conlon pours from a 2005 Roots Epic at the Burnside Brewing Holiday Party.
Baerlic Brewing once again hosted its WoodWorker Market in early December.
Andrea Lins and Greg Passmore at Back Pedal Brewing.
Once again we welcomed in 2018 at Bailey’s Taproom. This year we partnered with Modern Times Beer. (photo by Cat Stelzer)
Ringing in the New Year at Bailey’s Taproom with a few of our friends and Modern Times Beer.
Again, thank you for reading BREWPUBLIC and we all wish you a Happy New Year as we begin to celebrate our 10th Year Anniversary!