After years of an idea of hosting a festival dedicated to Kölsch, Gigantic Brewing will finally host a Kölsch Party that’s chock-full of pure German themed fun! Kölsch is a beer style that is near and dear to Gigantic Brewing’s co-founder, Van Havig as he is always up to discussing the beauty of a Kölsch. Now the eleven year old brewery will finally host a proper fest to celebrate all things Kölsch!
Kölsch Party will take place on Saturday, August 19th from noon-9:00pm at its brewery taproom in Southeast Portland. Beyond Gigantic’s own Kölschtastic, there will be Kölsch beer being served from other local breweries. This includes Kölsch from 54-40 Brewing, Chuckanut Brewery, Double Mountain Brewing, Living Haus, Occidental Brewing, Rosenstadt Brewing, Upright Brewing, and Zoiglhaus Brewing. In addition to the Kölsch being served, there will be live German music, and mouthwatering locally made Kölsch beer sausages.
A commemorative Kölsch Party stange glass, just like they use in Cologne, Germany, is just $4, and is required to partake in the tasting. Guests can try any of the nine Kölsch style beers for just $4 per 12 oz. pour, buying up to 5 beers at a time via a special Kölsch Party coaster.
Adding to the lively atmosphere, the Kölsch Party will feature live German music performances by the talented Festival Brass. Attendees can immerse themselves in the vibrant melodies and rhythms of authentic German tunes throughout the afternoon, enhancing the festive ambiance of the event.
No beer celebration would be complete without delectable food pairings, and the Kölsch Party has that covered too. Otto’s Sausage Kitchen, a local favorite known for its exceptional sausages, has prepared special Kölschtastic Beer Sausages that Gigantic will be grilling to perfection. The mouthwatering sausages, designed to perfectly complement the Kölsch beers, will provide a delightful culinary experience for attendees.
Additionally, the Inkbus will be making an appearance on-site during the early afternoon, with custom Gigantic flash, so choose wisely.
Kölsch Party is open for those 21+ years of age and is free to attend, though you will need to purchase a Kölsch Party glass for $4 to sample the Kölsch beers. For more information and updates, please visit www.giganticbrewing.com.
Gigantic Brewing Taproom
5224 SE 26th Ave
Portland, OR 97202