Portland’s First IPA turns 21, Its Most Famous Pub Turns 41 – Beer Events for the Week of October 26

The legendary Don Younger often presided over the bar of the Horse Brass Pub, which he opened 41 years ago when 45th and Belmont was the back of beyond in Portland. Younger was the heart and soul of Portland craft brewing until his death in 2011, and he nurtured many a young brewer and gave them encouragement and a place for their beers to pour. His spirit lives on at the Horse Brass…(file photo)

Portland’s BridgePort IPA turns 21 on Saturday as its famous Horse Brass Pub turns 41 on Wednesday. All of the beer events for the week of October 26th.

BREWPUBLIC’s Killer Beer Week Continues…

BREWPUBLIC Ninth Brewniversary Party
5 -10 pm Friday Oct. 27, Saraveza, 1004 N Killingsworth St. ;
Celebrate Brewpublic’s ninth year by hanging out with the crew at Saraveza, and drinking some of the Brewpublicans favorite craft beers.

9th Brewniversary Tap List:
Finnriver – Black Currant
Holy Mountain Brewing – Dust to Dust
Gigantic Brewing – Catch 23 American Pale Ale
Block 15 Brewing – DAB Lab: Fume Ninja
Level Beer – Chocolate Dynamite
Boulevard Brewing – Rye on Rye
Founders Brewing – 2017 Barrel Aged Kentucky Breakfast Stout
Firestone Walker Brewing – Bretta Rose
pFriem Family Brewers – Pêche
Widmer Brothers Brewing – Hat Trick Pils

Allegory Brewing Tap Takeover
6-11 pm, Friday Oct. 27, Lombard House, 7337 N. Lombard St.;
The Lombard House crew hosts their friends From Allegory Brewing and the debut of their new Coffee Stout produced in collaboration with Bespoken Roasters. They’ll also feature another collaboration, Nachbarschaft IPA, a collaboration with Heater Allen: the beer is an all German ingredient IPA and Heater Allen’s first IPA. Other features beers will include Tickle Me NelMo, a hazy IPA made with Nelson and Motueka hops, Fresh Hop Saison Nouveau and a Gin Barrel Aged IPA.

Third Annual Boneyard Beer Halloween Costume Contest
5-8 pm Friday Oct. 27, Chill N Fill, 5215 N Lombard St.;
Chill N Fill’s Halloween Weekend festivities kick off their Halloween Costume Contest, whose Grand Prize winner will receive a $100 gift card to Boneyard Beer in Bend. There will also be Boneyard T-shirts, Mugs and swag for runners up and specials on Boneyard Beer all night.

5-11 pm Friday Oct. 27, Bazi, 1522 SE 32nd Ave.; $15 includes souvenir Kwak glass and three pours.
Kwaktoberfest features Bosteels Brewery three worldwide known beers: Kwak, Tripel Karmeliet and DeuS. Sample all three and one lucky winner will o take home a Quattro (4-Kwak tasting tray).
Deus undergoes a lengthy, costly maturation in the Champagne caves of France. The elegant and labor-intensive “methode Champenoise” produces the best sparkling beverages in the world. DeuS has characteristics of both sparkling wine (fine, velvety carbonation) and specialty beer (rich maltiness) but also exhibits a fragrant, herbal and spicy character quite unique and special. Flavors of anise, mint, malt, lavender, and a barely perceptible hoppiness make DeuS a very sophisticated treat. Only available in 750 ml bottles.
Kwak is rich amber in color with a slightly sweet, generously malty character. Hops are subdued, but present a well-considered balance with the juicy ripeness of grain and a fruity, meringue softness.
Brewed with oats, barley and wheat, Tripel Karmeliet has soft, full, rich grain character with hints of banana, vanilla, and a slight, pleasing bubble-gum aroma. A restrained hop bitterness offers perfect balance and a gentle counterpart to its substantial maltiness. World’s Best Ale 2008.

Noon-Midnight Saturday Oct. 28, Bailey’s Taproom, 213 SW Broadway; Free Entry
The long week of killer beers culminates with the best little beer fest in Portland and at one of the town’s best beer bars: Bailey’s Taproom. Look for some very special beers and – for the Ninth anniversary – a Pizza Port Brewing Tap Takeover upstairs at The Upper Lip on its six taps.

BridgePort’s HoptoberFest PDX
Noon – 6 pm Saturday Oct. 28, BridgePort Brewing Co., 1313 NW Marshall St.; $20 includes three drink tickets, snacks, a BridgePort Brewing stainless steel tumbler and more.
Celebrate the 21st Birthday of BridgePort’s — and Portland’s — Original IPA at a a hop-centric celebration of all things hops that includes two new beer releases: Hop Harvest India Pale Ale 2017 made with Centennial and Mount Hood Hops from Crosby Hop Farm. This brew changes slightly every year: For the 2017 version, BridgePort returns to their original fresh hop recipe with a twist, by using their base pale malt, caramel malts, and some wheat for a smooth drinkability. For something special this year, they made a “double” fresh hop IPA using fresh Centennial hops in their hopjack on the day that it is brewed, followed by a big dose of fresh Mount Hood hops near the end of fermentation.
The Original IPA Wet Hopped India Pale Ale: BridgePort’s Original IPA with wet hopped Idaho 7 hops. This is a special edition fresh hop beer featuring a new variety of hops grown only in Idaho. This beer is similar to their original IPA with one difference: they forgo the usual hopjack full of dried hops. Around the 4th day of fermentation, a load of 250lbs of fresh Idaho 7 hops driven straight from the farm is added. They then fill the bottom of the tank with the fresh hops and pour the warm brew of IPA directly onto the hops. The result is an easy-drinking beer with an intense “wet” hop character.

Day of the Dead Beers 2017
6 pm – close, Saturday Oct 28, Baerlic Brewing, 2235 SE 11th Ave.;
Your favorite Baerlic Beers are back from the dead especially for this party, including:
Primeval NW Brown Ale – This amped up American Brown Ale is dryhopped with Centennial hops and bursts with aromas of evergreen, cocoa & sweet orange that dance with biscuit, roast and malty sweetness with bittersweet chocolate and citrus.
Delorean Wheat IPA – Brewed with Mosaic, Citra and Chinook hops, big aromas of crisp pine, blueberry and tropical citrus in a fluffy and dry wheat finish.
Banana Stand Black Hefeweizen – Originally brewed in collaboration with Gigantic, Banana Stand is a traditional German Hefeweizen brewed w/ cold steeped roasted wheat.
Great Grandpa’s Breakfast – Black Grove Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout infused with cocoa nibs and a touch of maple syrup.
Old Blood & Guts Barleywine 2014 – Brewed in the year of our founding in 2014, this big bad beer is aging beautifully. Brown Sugar, mollasses and dark fruit that finishes dry with a subtle alcohol spice that lingers

Killer Beer Week Recovery Beerunch
11 am-1 pm, Sunday, Oct. 29, Tournant, 920 NE Glisan Street; $50.
This year’s annual KBW Recovery Beerunch will be offering five courses prepared by chef Spencer Watari with pairings curated by Ryan Spencer featuring beers selected from the wide and diverse offerings of Shelton Brothers Oregon. Ticket price includes all courses, paired beverages, and gratuity. Order your advance tickets HERE.

Celtic New Year
6-9 pm Sunday Oct. 29, Cider Riot, 807 NE Couch St.; family-friendly until 7 p.m.
Cider Riot and Coalition bring you “Samhain” (Saah Win) Celebration for the Celtic New Year and the true Celtic roots of Halloween, the celebration of lighter days moving into darker days, a time when the division between this world and the otherworld was tenuous, allowing spirits to pass through. Celebrate Samhain with songs and stories of the Celts from Dublin native Phil Boyle and Cider Riot’s Abram Goldman-Armstrong, and activities such as Turnip Carving, plus festive brews from Cider Riot and Coalition including Coalition’s Lil Bo P.I.M.P, Bourbon Aged Pumpkin in Maple Porter, and Cider Riot’s Super Tannic Ritual Blood Red Cider. They’ill also have a small altar for those who wish give offerings to their ancestors or for those who we wish to remember this past year.

Patio Pale Ale Bottle Release
11 am – 11 pm Monday Oct. 30, Migration Brewing Co., 2828 NE Glisan St.;
Patio season isn’t quite over and the Migration crew celebrates with the release of Patio Pale Ale in 22 oz. bottles plus their usual Monday special of $3 pints.

All Souls Day Beer Festival
4-10 pm Tuesday Oct. 31 & Wednesday Nov. 1, Bazi Bierbrasserie, 1522 SE 32nd Ave., and Imperial Bottleshop, 3090 SE Division St.;
For the fourth year this co-hosted annual event will take place at both locations on Día de los Muertosand celebrates with food, drink, and activities the dead enjoyed in life… and who doesn’t enjoy great beer. With less than less than half mile between the two bars, and a different taplist at each, you can experience an eclectic mix of 20+ death-themed beers and ciders.

John Foyston with Lisa Morrison unveiling John’s portrait of the late Don Younger at the Horse Brass in February 2012.

Horse Brass Pub’s 41st Anniversary,
11 a.m. – close Wednesday Nov. 1, Horse Brass Pub, 4534 SE Belmont St.;
Festivities include a sale of very rare and interesting bottles from the Brass cellar and a limited number of Friends of the Brass donations where a Horse Brass will hung in the pub with a plaque featuring the names of the donors –all proceeds will go to the Don Younger Foundation to provide scholarships to OSU students studying fermentation science.
Good Life will be here raffling off a GoodLife bike from 5-8pm.
There will be a raffle for a 3 liter de Garde bottle called The Brass Berries, a sour beer created red and black raspberries as well as black berries, which will also be on draft.
We will also be tapping beers from our cellar and some limited release kegs from many breweries including Brouwerij Van Steenberg, Alaskan Brewing, Culmination Brewing, Fat Head’s, Oproer Brewing, Oregon City Brewing, pFriem Brewers, Deschutes Brewing, New Holland Brewing, Rogue Brewing, Little Beast Rare Beer, Boneyard Brewing and Montavilla Brew Works just to name a few…