Over the past few years the craft beer scene on Portland’s Westside has emerged into a strong attraction for those seeking out passionate craft beers. One establishment that has been growing a solid following is the 14 month old The Big Legrowlski located in the southeast corner of the Pearl District. With its motto being “Never trust someone who doesn’t drink beer”, it’s easy to see why this dude-lovin’ joint has quickly climbed the ranks as one of the best quaff houses around.
To welcome in The Big Legrowlski for its first Killer Beer Week event we have teamed up to bring you Killer Black Velvet Fest that will feature an evening of stouts and ciders. Taking place today, Monday, October 19, from 5:00pm to 10:00pm, Killer Black Velvet Fest will offer a night for those who don’t drink beer and prefer cider, but the overall experiment is one of tradition with a modern spin. You see, “black velvets” is a blend that was first created in London in the late 19th Century as a way to mourn the death of Prince Albert. Instead of Guinness and champagne or wine here, we celebrate some of the region’s best stouts and craft ciders. Don’t want to blend? That’s fine. Order separately while still channeling your inner Alannah Myles.
For starters some of the highlighted stouts will include:
Fort George Summer Stout (dry stout w/ peaches)
pFriem Belgian Stout
Alesmith Speedway Stout
Great Divide Oak Aged Yetti
Wild Ride Stand Up and Shout
And here’s a list of a few of the ciders that will be pouring:
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 25 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 the archives of Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter and Instagram at @hopapalooza.