Celebrate the King of Weird Portland with Gigantic Brewing’s Portland Elvis Gold Lager

Elvis has not left the building…well at least not here in Portland! On Friday, June 28th, Gigantic Brewing Company will partner with Weird Portland United on the release of Portland Elvis Gold Lager. Yes, a beer to honor the King of Weird Portland, the one and only Portland Elvis, aka John Schroder!

The release of Portland Elvis Gold Lager will take place at Gigantic Hawthorne, the brewery’s full-on brewpub beginning at 5:00pm. This release will feature the first public tasting of the new Portland Elvis Gold Lager, including a special “golden keg” made with gold glitter.

To celebrate the occasion, Portland Elvis himself will perform live in the outdoor beer garden throughout the evening. In true Elvis spirit, we’ll be serving up Peanut Butter, Banana, and Bacon Sandwiches – a favorite treat of the King!
Portland Elvis Gold Lager will be available in 16oz cans and on draft at all three Gigantic Brewing locations. It will also be sold at bars and beer shops throughout the Portland area. In a gesture of community support and in alignment with their mission statement, Weird Portland United will be donating the brewery’s portion of the proceeds from this beer directly to assist John “Elvis” Schroder in securing a new living arrangement.

image of Portland Elvis Gold Lager courtesy of Gigantic Brewing
image of Portland Elvis Gold Lager courtesy of Gigantic Brewing

If you are not aware of Portland Elvis, he has been a beloved figure in Portland, Oregon for well over 40 years. Known for his dazzling jumpsuits, slicked-back hair, and signature sunglasses, Schroder has entertained Portlanders at the Saturday Market, The Church of Elvis, The X-Ray Cafe, Satyricon, Dante’s, and various downtown streets. His spontaneous and energetic performances have made him a cherished local icon, spreading joy and nostalgia wherever he goes.

 Come join Weird Portland United, Elvis and Gigantic Brewing in celebrating the King of Weird Portland with a night of great beer, memorable performances, and delicious food!

Gigantic Hawthorne – 4343 SE Hawthorne Blvd – Portland, OR

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