Portland, OR – Embark on a festive journey with Gigantic Brewing as we dare you to get mischievous with Krampus this holiday season. Our brewery is set to host an exclusive event, offering an unforgettable opportunity to infuse your holiday photos with a dash of terror. Join us on Friday, December 1st, from 4 to 9 pm at the Gigantic Brewery (21+), and on Saturday, December 2nd, from 1 to 6 pm at the Gigantic Hawthorne Pub (All Ages), to capture the moment with the notorious Krampus – the horned beast known for meting out justice to the naughty during Christmas.
Hailing from Central European folklore, Krampus is the enigmatic counterpart to Santa Claus. Armed with a bundle of birch branches to discipline misbehaving kids and a sack or basket for an express trip to hell, Krampus is recognized by his long tongue, sharp teeth, and goat-like features.
For just $20, brace yourself for an encounter with Krampus. Your admission includes a professionally photographed digital photo, a pint of Gigantic’s delectable beer, and a $3 donation made to P:ear Mentor, a local nonprofit dedicated to building positive relationships with homeless and transitional youth through education, art, and recreation.
Ben Love, the brewmaster of Gigantic Brewing, expressed his excitement about the event: “We wanted to create a unique and entertaining holiday experience, and Krampus seemed like the perfect fit for our brewery. We’re passionate about crafting creative and flavorful beers, and we equally love supporting our community. This event allows us to celebrate both aspects and gives attendees a chance to unleash their inner naughty child.”
In addition to the Krampus spectacle, Gigantic Brewing will launch the hellishly delightful Firebird Smoked Hefeweizen. Crafted with German malt kilned over beechwood fires, this refreshing beer with Bavarian roots pairs perfectly with the Krampus theme.
And what’s a Krampus event without tantalizing food pairings? Gigantic Brewing has partnered with local favorite Otto’s Sausage Kitchen, renowned for its exceptional sausages. Otto’s has prepared special Firebird Smoked Beer Sausages, expertly grilled to perfection, providing a mouthwatering accompaniment to the festivities.
For those seeking a memorable and hilarious way to kick off the holiday season, this is an opportunity not to be missed. Immerse yourself in the spirited atmosphere, savor some of the finest beers in town, contribute to a charitable cause, and show your support for the local brewery scene. But don’t delay – Krampus won’t be lingering for long, as he has a long list of naughty children to attend to. Join us, and let the holiday hilarity begin!
- Friday, December 1st, 4 to 9 pm at the Gigantic Brewery, 5224 SE 26th Ave (21+ with ID)
- Saturday, December 2nd, 1 to 6 pm at the Gigantic Hawthorne Pub, 4343 SE Hawthorne Blvd (All Ages)