Since this time the brewery expanded upon its original decision to only produce one year round beer, Gigantic IPA that was complimented by rotating seasonals by adding Ginormous Imperial IPA to its year round production. As Gigantic celebrates its fifth year it will now add its third beer to its year round lineup with a sessionable Kölschtastic.
Now five years later Gigantic Brewing is set to host Gigantic Beer Week, an eight-day week of Gigantic beer from May 4-11. This week is a rehash of what Van and Ben did for its first year in business when it hosted its first Gigantic Beer Week in 2013.
Taking some of the ideas that they had four years ago and expanding on them, Gigantic Beer Week to celebrate the brewery’s 5th Anniversary will feature art, music, food and of course beer…lots of beer! Events will take place around Portland and will conclude in Denmark. However the biggest day will be on Tuesday, May 9th when the official Gigantic Brewing 5th Anniversary takes place at the Gigantic Tap Room featuring $2.00 pints!
Here’s a rundown on the 8-day celebration that makes up Gigantic Beer Week.
Thursday May 4th
Come celebrate the release of our new year-round beer Kölschtastic. We will have 5 Gigantic Beers on Tap + DJs Cherri Rose and Danava playing tunes from the Rock N’ Roll Gods! White Owl Social Club – 1305 SE 8th Ave 5pm-Late Free
Friday May 5th
We celebrate our 5th anniversary with a night of tasty beer and awesome local music! The show features local favorites Y La Bamba, Wooden Indian Burial Ground, bed. and The Comfy Boyz. Tickets are just $15.00 and can be purchased HERE. Star Theater – 13 NW 6th Ave Doors at 7. Show at 8
Saturday May 6th
Art of Gigantic
Featuring original art from our label artists from our first 5 years. Artists attending 1-5pm Gigantic Taproom – 5224 SE 26th Ave noon-10pm
Sunday May 7th
Special taps of Gigantic & Juice, Too Much Coffee Man and Kölschtastic. A special brunch menu from Produce Row, and DJ Ben Love laying down chill soul to start your day. Produce Row – 204 SE Oak St 11am-3pm
Monday May 8th
Gigantic Tap Feature
10 Gigantic taps. Featuring the sneak preview of Fantastic Voyage, a saison fermented with brett and saison yeasts, aged one year in Oregon wine barrels, unfiltered and naturally carbonated.
Tap List: IPA – India Pale Ale Ginormous – Imperial IPA Kölschtastic – Kölsch-style Ale Axes of Evil – Collabo Pale Ale City Never Sleeps – Imperial Black Saison Massive – Barleywine Massive – Bourbon Barrel Barleywine Pipewrench – Gin Barrel-aged IPA
Belmont Station – 4500 SE Stark St 5pm-10pm
Tuesday May 9th
Gigantic 5th Anniversary Celebration
The day it all began! Celebrate our 5th Anniversary at the Gigantic Taproom! $2 pints all day Gigantic Taproom – 5224 SE 26th Ave 3-9pm
Wednesday May 10th
Gigantic + Ancient Heritage Collabo Cheese Release
Come try Ancient Heritage brie washed with Gigantic IPA. We’ll be offering a set pairing with a few Ancient Heritage cheeses and Gigantic beers. Cheese Bar – 6031 SE Belmont St 5-9pm
Thursday May 11th
Gigantic Tap Takeover
We take it to the magic number with 11 Gigantic beers on tap. Mikkeller Bar Viktoriagade – Viktoriagade 8, 1655 København V, Denmark 1pm-2am
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.