The granddaddy of them all, KillerBeerFest makes its triumphant return for the eighth consecutive year at Bailey’s Taproom. Our biggest event during Killer Beer Week has always been KillerBeerFest and this year’s event returns on Saturday, October 22nd from Noon until Midnight. Craft beer fans will have 12 hours to sample from over 30 curated taps of craft perfection.
This year’s edition of KillerBeerFest is the largest one ever as we not only take over the 26 taps at Bailey’s Taproom but we are also invading its upstairs at The Upper Lip and its 6 taps. What we along with Bill Murnighan of Bailey’s Taproom came up with is quite an amazing list of beers. Bailey’s will be pouring some rare, out of market treats from legendary brewery Jeff Bagby and his Bagby Beer alongside fellow SoCal brewery Noble Ale Works.
Then when you look at the small, yet well managed draft list upstairs at The Upper Lip, we even secured the best American-Style IPA for KBF with Bohdizafa IPA from Georgetown Brewing. And we here at Brewpublic do not forget about brewing history as we are one of the few to secure a keg of Pilsner UrquellNefiltrovaný, its unfiltered and unpasteurized Pilsner. There are only a half dozen of these kegs in the country that arrived via plane this week. This is going to be some fresh Pilsner Urquell that is rated an impressive 99 at RateBeer. And just when you think this cannot get any better, we have Matt Geary, Trade Quality Manager – Pacific Region, from Pilsner Urquell setting up a special faucet that will pour Netrofiltranýthree different ways; Na Dvakrat (Crisp), Hladinka (Smooth), and Mliko (Milk/Sweet). And if you have never had it Mliko style, please do yourself a favor and try it this way.
Without further ado, here’s one hell of a KILLER Taplist for KillerBeerFest 8.0 at Bailey’s Taproom and The Upper Lip!
Wildcraft Cider – Winter Witch’s Brew
Nectar Creek – Mellifera Sour Mead
Gigantic Brewing – Most Premium Russian Imperial Stout – Firkin
Wayfinder/Widmer – Supergeil Festbier
Bend Brewing – India Pale Kolsch
The Common/Oedipus – Transatlantic Foosball
Noble Ale Works – Naughty Sauce Blonde Stout – Nitro
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 20 years under his belt of drinking beer at festivals across America and the world, he has developed a strong appreciation and understanding of craft beer and the industry that surrounds it. He can be found in any of the great breweries or beer bars that make Portland the best beer city in the world. His writing can also be found in Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter at @hopapalooza.