It’s the time of year as we here at BREWPUBLIC celebrate our anniversary with our 9th annual Killer Beer Week from October 20-29, 2017. As BREWPUBLIC turns 10 years old next year, we bring you, our devoted readers, 10 days of Killer Beer Week to close out our ninth year.
Back in 2008 Angelo De Ieso began reporting on the craft beer news of Portland and beyond. A year later he began organizing what is Oregon’s longest running beer week with Killer Beer Week.
If you’ve ever attended a BREWPUBLIC Killer Beer Week you know that we love to get creative. Our motto has always been and remains “Yeast, Malt, and the Pursuit of Hoppiness”! Great beer, great people, lots of fun, and this year we have lined up 10 Portland area events that bring our love of craft beer to the forefront.
For BREWPUBLIC’s 2017 edition of KBW we have 10 days of special beer events lined up. This year we return with many of our popular events along with a few new ones at a couple of new locations around the Portland area. So, without further adieu, here’s the venue line up for our 9th anniversary celebration a.k.a. Killer Beer Week 2017.
Killer Beer Summit
Friday, October 20
Roscoe’s – 8105 SE Stark St. – Portland, OR
A killer beer festival by its own right, we keep tradition here along with our dear friends Quyen and Jeremy and the staff at Roscoe’s in Portland’s Montavilla neighborhood. Killer Beer Summit will bring you some exclusive seasonal and cellared offerings Portland has to offer while welcoming the madness of KBW to the hearts and livers of those with truly eclectic palates. Look for delectable treats Gigantic Brewing, Pizza Port Brewing, Breakside, Stillwater, Crux Fermentation Project, Modern Times, Everybody’s Brewing and Full Sail Collaboration and many more!
Killer Pumpkin Festival
Saturday, October 21 – POSTPONED DUE TO PENDING WEATHER
Rogue Eastside Pub & Pilot Brewery – 928 SE 9th Ave. – Portland, OR
It’s October and pumpkin beer season is in full force with our annual Killer Pumpkin Festival. Come on out to the Rogue Eastside Pub, formerly Green Dragon, and sample from over 35 pumpkin beers. This family friendly daylong event will feature all things pumpkin including pumpkin foodie treats, the beloved pumpkin smashing festivities, and more pumpkin beers than you can shake a stick at!
Pumpkin Beer List:
Anderson Valley – Fall Hornin x2
Anderson Valley – Pitchy Jeek Barl Ale
Vagabond – In Gourd We Trust Pumpkin
Uinta – Imperial Black Pumpkin Ale
Reuben’s – Imperial Pumpkin
pFriem – Pumpkin Bier x2
Red Tank Cider – Pumpkin Pie
Laurelwood – Pumpkin Ale x2
Ghost Runner – Sasquatch Finest
New Belgian – Voodoo Ranger Atomic Pumpkin
Oakshire – Big Black Jack
2 Towns – Hollow Jack
Lompoc – Monster Mash
Epic – Imperial Pumpkin Porter
Epic – Imperial Pumpkin Porter (Nitro) x2
Portland Cider Company – Pumpkin Spice
Rogue – Pumpkin Patch x6
Rogue – Pumpkin Patch (Nitro)
Rogue/Danny Conners – Pumpkin Oreo Stout
Green Dragon Brew Crew – Belgian Pumpkin Ale
Green Dragon Brew Crew – Black Dragon Imperial Pumpkin Stout
Hopworks – Pumpkin Abominable
Hopworks – Great Gourds of Fire
Almanac – Pumpkin Pie de Brettaville (350ML Bottles)
Victor 23 – Excuse Me Sir You’re Gonna Have to Check That
StormBreaker – Pumpkin Pedaler
Mckenzie – Pumpkin Ale
Seattle Cider Company – Pumpkin Cider
Two Kilts – Pumpkin Ale
Three Mugs – “A Clever Pumpkin Name” Ale
Stickmen – Imperial Sour PumpkinLager
Labrewatory – Pumpkin Corruption
Elemental – Pumpkin Spice Cider
Doc’s – Draft Pumpkin Cider
Pono – Haunting Saison
PINTS – Punkleweiss
Wildride – Pumpkin Spiced Nut Crusher Peanut Butter Porter
Dog, kid and adult costume contests, giant pumpkin beer tapping at 5:00pm, live music starting at 4:00pm and local vendors. Suggested donation of $5 at the door to benefit CAMP UKANDU.
Killer IPA Fest
Saturday, October 21 – Sunday, October 22
N.W.I.P.A. – 6359 SE Foster Rd. – Portland, OR
Two days of Killer IPAs at N.W.I.P.A. in Portland’s Foster-Powell neighborhood for the 2017 Killer IPA Fest.
Saturday – Day One Distribution Day
Beachwood Brewing, Hop Ninja IIPA, 8.9%
Structures Brewing, Secret Fate of All Life, 8.2%
Pizza Port Brewing Co. , Graveyard’s, 6.2%
El Segundo w/ Alvarado St., Sidekicks, 7.2%
Highland Park Brewing, Quick Perfect, 6.6%
Faction Brewing, Diverge IPA, 7.0%
Sunday – Double Trouble
Claim 52-Fluffier, 8%
Great Notion- Chronically Ill, 8.2%
Block 15- Story Of The Ghost, 8.75%
Ruse Brewing-Brunch Bliss, 9%
Culmination Brewery-Momentary Lapse of Reason, 8.2%
Barley Brown’s-Tankslapper, 10.2%
Killer Case of the Mondays
Monday, October 23
Lombard House – 7337 N Lombard St. – Portland, OR
Lombard House will help get us through the dreaded start of the workweek with a Killer Case of the Mondays. Publican Brian Koch will open his pub on a Monday (normally its closed on Mondays) and will serve some killer beers from Pizza Port Brewing, Little Beast and more while watching some football on the television. Since Brian is a big Philly fan, Lombard House has become a gathering place for Eagles fans. On this Monday night the Eagles will take on the Washington Redskins.
Killer Matt Fest + Cribbage
Tuesday, October 24
The BeerMongers – 1125 SE Division – Portland, OR
With our revolving yearly event of Name Fest shenanigans, 2017 will be the year of Matt. Back in 2011 BREWPUBLIC’s Angelo De Ieso decided that there were a rather significant number of brewers named Ben. So, Ben Fest was brought to life. Since that fateful day at the Grain and Gristle it was decided that other packs of similarly named craft beer personnel were in need of their own special days. Sean Fest, Mike Fest, Chuck Fest, Chris Fest and Dave Fest followed. This year we honor the Matt’s of the craft beer world with this special night at The BeerMongers. During Killer Matt Fest look for beers and appearances from brewers named Matt from Alesong, Double Mountain, Hopworks Urban Brewery, Pint’s, Rogue and more!
Tuesday night is also the weekly night of cribbage at The BeerMongers. Cribbage game boards will be available but if you have a lucky one from home feel free to bring it along.
Killer Eugene Night
Wednesday, October 25
Craft Pour House – 16055 SW Regatta Lane – Beaverton, OR
For the sixth night of Killer Beer Week we will be venturing to Beaverton’s Craft Pour House for a night to celebrate beers from Eugene with Killer Eugene Night. We have a killer taplist developing that features the only keg in existence of Alesong Brewing’s Killer Hibiscus Ginger Berliner Weisse plus beers from ColdFire – St. James IRA, Claim 52 – C-137 IPA, Ninkasi – Sleigh’r, Oakshire, Falling Sky and more!
Killer Bend Night
Thursday, October 26
Growlers Taproom – 3343 SE Hawthorne Blvd. – Portland, OR
For Killer Bend Night we partner with the newly revamped Growler’s Taproom on SE Hawthorne. If you haven’t checked out the new Growler’s Taproom this night will be the perfect opportunity to drink beers from Boneyard Beer – Skin N Bones, Crux Fermentation Project, Cascade Lakes Brewing Company, Silver Moon Brewing, GoodLife Brewing and more!
BREWPUBLIC’s 9th Brewniversary
Friday, October 27
Saraveza – 1004 N Killingsworth St. – Portland, OR
Celebrate BREWPUBLIC’s 9th year with our Brewniversary at Saraveza by hanging out with the crew, drinking some of our favorite picks in all the land of craft beer. Saraveza will be pour offerings from Block 15 – Dab Lab: Fume Ninja, Firestone Walker Bretta Rosé, Holy Mountain – Dust to Dust, Founders – 2017 Kentucky Breakfast Stout, Level Beer – Chocolate Dynamite, Gigantic – Catch 23 and more!
Saturday, October 28
Bailey’s Taproom – 213 SW Broadway – Portland, OR
The long week of killer beers culminates with what we feel is the BEST little beer fest in Portland. Each and every year KillerBeerFest happens at one of the best beer bars in this fair land of ours, Bailey’s Taproom in downtown Portland. It’s during this day that we seek out only the finest craft beers and try to present the very, very best of what is available and even some brews that you might never find again. And to make our 9th year event better, we will be hosting a Pizza Port Brewing Tap Takeover upstairs at The Upper Lip on its 6 taps.
Killer Beer Week Recovery Beerunch
Sunday, October 29
Tournant – 920 NE Glisan Street – Portland, OR
The best way to recover from this year’s Killer Beer Week is with our annual KBW Recovery Beerunch. Join Imperial Session for BREWPUBLIC’s annual “Recovery Beerunch” this year at Tournant! We will be offering five courses prepared by chef Spencer Watari (Jack Rabbit, Clyde Common) next to pairings curated by Ryan Spencer (Bailey’s Taproom). This brunch will feature beers selected from the wide and diverse offerings of Shelton Brothers Oregon. Ticket price includes all courses, paired beverages, and gratuity. Don’t delay as we expect this beerunch to sell out very soon. Complete details including the menu along with tickets can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/imperial-session-presents-a-shelton-brunch-tickets-36740227008?aff=ehomecard
Entry is free at all of our KBW events except for the $5.00 suggested donation to CAMP UKANDU at Killer Pumpkin Festival and our Killer Recovery Beerunch.
Again, thank you for all of the support during the past nine years.
Please use the hashtag #KBW17 for all of your social media posts.