As we close out 2015 and welcome in 2016 tonight, there are many great craft beer events to help in the celebration. We may be a bit partial to the event we are hosting at Bailey’s Taproom but whatever you choose to do make sure to make it a safe night.
With the addition of Lyft and Uber, along with the fleet of various Portland taxis there are numerous options to travel safely. And best of all TriMet is free on New Year’s Eve after 8:00pm. Busses will run on normal weekday schedules and all MAX lines will have an extended late night service until about 3:00am.
Bailey’s Taproom & Brewpublic Present a Craft Beer New Year’s Eve Celebration
For the first time Bailey’s Taproom will be open on New Year’s Eve to ring in 2016. In doing so we here at Brewpublic teamed up with Bailey’s Taproom to bring you a Craft Beer New Year’s Eve Celebration with some of our favorite breweries.
We will ring in the New Year with some sparkling offerings from a few of our favorite breweries. All 25 taps will be pouring and the featured New Year’s Eve beers curated from Bailey’s Taproom’s Bill Murnighan will be the following.
Almanac – Ginger Gose
Arch Rock – Gold Beach Lager
Block 15 Hoppy New Year IIPA
Boulevard – Tank 7
Breakside – La Tormenta
de Garde – Cherry Blu Bu
Fort George – Big Guns ISA
Oakshire – Cranberliner
pFriem – Bret Brux Pale
Rosenstadt – Kölsch
Mazama – Grand Cru
Trinity – Magicial Brettanomyces Tour #7
Bailey’s Taproom’s New Year’s Eve Celebration will kick off at 8:00pm and will run until 2:00am. Bailey’s will also bring in DJ Tony Stewart to provide the beats on the turntables. And make sure to stay for the countdown sparkling wine toast at Midnight.
Bailey’s Taproom 213 SW Broadway Portland, OR 97205
Roscoe’s 9th Anniversary
When in the Montavilla neighborhood we make sure to always pay a visit to Roscoe’s for the bar’s top notch rotating beer list and its amazing Cajun inspired food. Today, New Year’s Eve marks the bar’s 9th year in business and to honor this amazing milestone Roscoe’s will be hosting a celebration with an intriguing taplist.
Roscoe’s 9th Anniversary will begin at 2:00pm and will feature great beers all weekend long. Some of the breweries and beers on tap will include:
The Commons Brewery- Clarabelle (Gin Barrel Aged Saison with Peaches)
Deschutes Brewery- Special Nitro Barrel Aged Black Butte 24
Trinity Brewing- Red Swingline
Laurelwood Public House & Brewery- Megafauna IPA
Russian River Brewing Company- Blind Pig IPA and Pliny the Elder
pFriem Family Brewers- Barrel Aged Imperial Stout
Breakside Brewery- Gin Barrel Aged Pathfinder IPA
Green Flash Brewing Co.- Flanders Drive Sour Red
Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider- Special Barrel Aged Cider
Alpine Beer Company- Nelson IPA
Roscoe’s 8105 SE Stark St. Portland, OR 97215
New Year’s Eve with Migration Migration Brewing celebrates 2015 and welcomes 2016 with a New Years Eve party with extended hours and lots of specialty drinks to help ring in the New Year. They’ll be pouring craft cocktails, whiskey neat or on the rocks, a variety of specialty beers, and a free champagne toast at midnight. The event kicks off at 9:00pm and lasts until 2:00am.
Specialty Beer List:
2015 Frankie Claus aged in a fresh House Spirits whiskey barrel
2015 Frankie Claus
2014 Black Hearted IPA aged in whiskey barrel
2015 Happy Pils
2015 Black Hearted IPA
Migration Brewing 2828 NE Glisan St Portland, OR 97232
Loyal Legion NYE and the Day After
Join Loyal Legion for an 80’s themed New Year’s Eve, featuring drink specials all your favorite dancy party jams! Loyal Legion will be serving mimosa jello shots all night, and a free beer champagne toast at midnight.
The next day Loyal Legion will be opening at noon for a hungover New Year’s Day brunch. Get a little hair of the dog with our house bloody mary’s, red beers, and mimosas. They will be playing college football and serving up sausages all day long!
Loyal Legion 705 SE 6th Ave. Portland, OR 97214
Rock Bottom’s Brewhaha New Year’s Eve Extravaganza
Join Rock Bottom on New Years Eve as we ring in the New Year with 2 levels of entertainment featuring Erotic City, 89 Degrees and Dj Rontourage. Don’t forget the champagne toast, balloon drop and photobooth. $15 in advance and $25 at the door.
Rock Bottom 206 SW Morrison Portland, OR 97204
Brrring in The New Year with Widmer
Widmer Brothers Brewing presents NYE Brrring in the New Year, a festive evening on the slopes. A dinner buffet will be served as well as live music from 9 PM to midnight (the party is 21 and over; advance purchase recommended). Fireworks begin at 10:15 p.m. and there’s a midnight balloon drop and toast to 2016. Purchase advancetix here.
Mt. Hood Meadows 14040 Highway 35 Mt. Hood, OR 97041
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.