Premiere of Killer Black Velvet Fest

Killer Beer Week - Killer Black Velvet Poster 2015

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:

  • Finn River Habanero Cider
  • Thistly Cross Whiskey Cask Cider
  • Red Tank Sour Cherry
  • Cider Riot!
  • Tieton Smoked Pumpkin
  • Cider 6

The Big Legrowlski
812 NW Couch St.
Portland, OR