Weekend in Beer – Beginning December 29

Roscoe’s co-founders Quyen Ly and Jeremy Lewis will host the bar’s 16th annivesary this weekend.

As we approach the final weekend of the year, a handful of taprooms and breweries will be hosting New Year’s Eve celebrations. This includes celebrations at Level Beer, Living Háus Beer Co., Gorges Beer Co., Vice Beer, 10 Barrel Brewing – Eastside, Threshold Brewing and more!

Also taking place this weekend is the 16th anniversary of Roscoe’s. To celebrate, the bar will be hosting an Anniversary Beer Summit that’ll feature some of the freshest beers around alongside some vintage offerings that are sure to please your taste buds.

To plan for the final weekend of 2022, take a look at our top pick that begin this evening.

Christmas Vacation with Gigantic Brewing and Sunriver Brewing
Thursday, December 29 – 5:00
Join both Gigantic Brewing and Sunriver Brewing for a Christmas Vacation showcase at Loyal Legion in Southeast Portland. Wear your favorite Hawaiian shirt (or hula skirt or onesie) to receive raffle tickets for fun prizes.

Gigantic Brewing Tap List:
Barrel-aged Barley Wine
Boom POW Hazy IPA
Cat Ate My Stash
Cranberry Raspberry Tart Sour
Days End Pale Ale
Mike Bennett Day off IPA
Project Pils: Galaxy
Pure Chaos IPA

Sunriver Brewing Tap List:
Bondi Beach Party
Pop Demand
Rippin Pale Ale
Rivermark Czech Pilsner
Valor & Swagger
Wood Series Bourbon BA Stout

Loyal Legion – 710 SE 6th Ave – Portland, OR

Binary Brewing Free Geek Fundraiser
Thursday, December 29 – 6:00pm-Close
BinaryBrewing.co will host a fundraiser party for Free Geek, a local nonprofit, with live music, food specials, raffle prizes, and more for this charity event. The brewery will be donating all devices collected from the month long Devices for Draft drive to Free Geek. Ten percent of food sales from MegaBites, the from-scratch kitchen inside BinaryBrewing.co, will also be donated to Free Geek on the day of the event.

BinaryBrewing.co’s Devices for Draft promotion invites patrons to donate an old phone or laptops in exchange for a $1 pint. The brewery will continue accepting donations until December 31st. These outdated and broken devices that would otherwise get thrown away are being donated to Free Geek.

Binary Brewing – 12345 SW Broadway St. – Beaverton, OR

Chill N Fill Comedy
Thursday, December 29 – 8:00pm
Chill N Fill returns with its Comedy Showcase that takes place every Thursday evening. This week’s lineup of comedians includes Seth Allen, Steven Wilber, and Kayla Evans.

Entry is free and there will be plenty of beer pouring from Chill N Fill’s 30 taps!

Chill N Fill – 5215 N Lombard – Portland, OR

Roscoe’s 16th Anniversary
Friday, December 30, 2022 – Sunday, January 1, 2023 – Noon-Close
Sixteen years ago, Jeremy Lewis and Quyen Ly founded Roscoe’s in Portland’s Montavilla neighborhood. During this time, Roscoe’s has become one of the Rose City’s top beer bars and this holiday weekend, it’ll celebrate its 16th Anniversary.

Look for fresh beers being served alongside barrel-aged beers from some of their favorite breweries. The beer list is beginning to come together. Expect beers from pFriem Family Brewers, Upright Brewing, Breakside Brewery, Russian River, Ghost Town, Block 15, Alesong, Beachwood/Green Cheek and many more!

Roscoe’s – 8105 SE Stark St. – Portland, OR

Fracture Brewing New Years Evey Night Starter
Saturday, December 31 – 4:00pm-1:00am
The recently opened Fracture Brewing will host an evening celebrating New Year’s Eve and is one brewery taproom staying open until Midnight here on the West Coast. Fracture Brewing’s Taproom will be serving up its beer and some creative cocktails. There will be a champaign toast at Midnight and DJ 8Flat will be spinning hip-hop, dance and house music throughout the evening.

Fracture Brewing Taproom – 1015 SE Stark – Portland, OR

Vice Beer East Coast New Years on the West Coast
Saturday, December 31 – 6:00-10:00pm
Ring in the New Year on East Coast time at Vice Beer when they host East Coast New Years on the West Coast. There will be a special toast and DJ SlimKid3 from ThaPharcyde will spinning from 7:00-9:30pm!

Come get your groove on and enjoy 4 new beers on draft – Tripping Hazy IPA, Real Job Pilsner, [Redacted] WCIPA, and Gym Membership Superfruited Hard Seltzer! Then at 9:00pn there will be a special toast with Millie Czech Pilsner and limited edition 750mL Happy New Year bottles will be available.

Vice Beer – 705 SE Park Crest – Vancouver, WA

Level Beer New Year’s Eve Bash
Saturday, December 31 – 6:00-10:00pm
Ring in the New Year a bit early at Level Beer on Saturday. There will be a balloon drop at 9:00pm and DJ Switch will be spinning tunes beginning at 6:00pm. There will also be raffle prizes and fun for all ages!

Level Beer 1 – 5211 NE 148th Ave – Portland, OR

Freeland Spirits New Year’s Eve Kick-Off Party
Saturday, December 31 – 6:00-9:00pm
Freeland Spirits is throwing a NYE kick-off cocktail party! The tasting room will have fancy NYE themed cocktails to begin your evening. It is free to attend and Freeland invites you to wear your fanciest attire. In addition to the cocktails there will also be beer, wine, and mocktails on the menu. Plus, there will be pizza by the slice from their neighbors at Pizza Thief.

Freeland Spirits – 2671 NW Vaughn – Portland, OR

Two turntables and a brewery at Living Haüs Beer Co.
Two turntables will be taken over by DJ Ayatollah on New Year’s Eve at Living Haüs Beer Co.

Living Háus New Year’s Eve Party
Saturday, December 31 – 7:00-10:00pm
Celebrate New Year’s Eve early at Living Háus Beer Co. as they will be serving up some fresh beer alongside eats from Afuri Ramen and Tanaka. DJ Ayatollah will be on the turntables spinning some hip hop beats

Living Háus Beer – 629 SE Belmont – Portland, OR


Gorges Beer Co. New Year’s Eve Party
Saturday, December 31 – 7:00pm-Midnight
Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Cascade Locks at Gorges Beer Co. as they will ring in the New Year with Tony Smiley when he takes the stage at 9:00pm.

Prior to the performance, Gorges Beer Co. will host a dinner that includes prime rib and horseradish sauce, au gratin potatoes, brussels sprouts and butterscotch pudding. There is a vegan offering as well that includes portobello and spinach wellington and squash puree.

There will also be a photo station, dance floor, champagne toast, and balloon drop at midnight!

Tickets are $40 plus gratuity and can be purchase by clicking here.
Gorges Beer Co. – 390 Wa Na Pa St. – Cascade Locks, OR

10 Barrel Brewing – Eastside Ball Drop
Saturday, December 31 – 9:00pm-1:00am
Ring in the New Year in Bend at 10 Barrel Brewing – Eastside. They’ll be welcoming in the New Year in roaring ‘20s style. To enhance this year’s 1920s speakeasy theme, 10 Barrel will ease into the evening with live tunes from the Summit Express Jazz Band, followed by a proper DJ dance party. Expect crisp champagne, decadent finger foods, casino games, prizes and your favorite 10 Barrel beers. And before you ask—yes, there will be champagne Jell-O-shots.

This event is $35 per ticket, open to anyone 21+. Proceeds from the event will be donated to the Central Oregon Veteran’s Ranch. To purchase tickets, click here.

10 Barrel Brewing Eastside – 62950 NE 18th St. – Bend, OR

Threshold Brewing NYE Polska
Saturday, December 31 – 9:30pm-12:30am
Montavilla’s Threshold Brewing will host a NYE Polska at its brewery. They’ll be hosting their favorite Polish band Zabavva and guest DJ Andrzej while serving up a special menu of Polish Bigos aka Hunter’s Stew. Threshold will also be tapping Midnight Runner IIPA and will toasting with Champagne or a Grodziskie at midnight!

Entry into the NYE Polska is $20 and can be purchased by clicking here.

Threshold Brewing – 403 SE 79th Ave. – Portland, OR

Gorges Beer Co. 2nd Annual New Year’s Polar Bear Plunge
Sunday, January 1 – 9:30am-1:30pm
Get the New Year started off with a dip in the Columbia River when Gorges Beer Co. hosts its 2nd Annual New Year’s Polar Bear Plunge.

Polar Bear Plunge Schedule:

10:00 – Course 1: Honey Greek yogurt, House made granola, Blackberries + Hot Drink: Hot Buttered rum, Spanish Coffee, Peppermint Patty, hot Cocoa or Coffee

10:45 – March to the beach with Cascade Locks Fire & Bagpipes

11:00 – PLUNGE!

11:30 – Course 2 (Buffet): Bacon, scrambled eggs, house-made biscuits and country potatoes

11:40 – Beer Taster

  • 2021 Barbera (wine) Barrel-Aged Red
  • 2021 Fireside Rye (bourbon) Barrel-Aged Porter
  • 2020 Stout of the Gods Barrel-Aged Stout
  • 2021 Raspberry Trail Bar Chipotle-Raspberry Stout

11:50 – Course 3:  Prime Rib hash with peppers OR Ciabatta french toast with peach compote and brown sugar whip

12:00 – Dessert – Blackberry coffee cake

Attendees will have access to the city pavilion to warm up right after the plunge and then the group will all hustle back to Gorges for food and drinks and to warm back up! Cascade Locks Fire/EMS and PNW Rescue teams will be on site as well (mostly for moral support)!

Tickets are $70 and includes gratuity and 10% of ticket sales goes to Trailkeepers of Oregon. To purchase tickets, click here.

Gorges Beer Co. – 390 Wa Na Pa St. – Cascade Locks, OR

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