Toast nine years with Ninth Anniversary Ale, a crisp Farmhouse ale aged for two years over peaches, and matured for another month with a smaller wild beer and a second dose of peaches. Also: anniversary cake, pizza from Oregon Wood Fired Pizza and live local music at 7 p.m. Bottles of Ninth Anniversary Ale will be available for purchase.
Steintoberfest 2 p.m. – close Saturday Oct. 17, Steinhaus, 2366 S.E. 82nd Ave.; 21 & older after 8 p.m.
Steintoberfest will be a great opportunity to try Oregon brewed Oktoberfest beers side-by-side with their German brewed counterparts. Some of the breweries represented will include: Hopworks Urban Brewery, Weihenstephan, Ninkasi Brewing, Paulaner, Stormbreaker Brewing, Hacker-Pschorr, Worthy Brewing, Ayinger and other great german-style beers. Also: Corn Hole on the patio, plus German food.
The name says it all: here’s a few highlights from the preliminary list with more than 50 pumpkin beers tallied to date; Ninkasi Imperial Pumpkin Sleigh’r
Laurelwood Pumpkin Ale
Seattle Pumpkin Spice Cider
Anderson Valley Fall Hornin
Almanac Pumpkin Sour
Cascade Sour Pumpkin
Dogfish Head Punkin
Timmerman’s Pumpkin Lambic
Tieton Pumpkin Spice Cider
Ballast Point Pumpkin Down
Epic Fermentation w/o Representation
Southern Tier Pumking
Coronado Punk N Drublic
Crooked Fence Evil Harvest Click here for descriptions of more than 50 pumpkin beers to be served
Growler House Oktoberfest 2-10 p.m. Saturday Oct. 17, 2- 9 p.m. Sunday Oct. 18, Growler House, 21319 SW Sherwood Blvd., Sherwood; The Growler House Oktoberfest beer garden will feature Warsteiner German beers,
German food, free root beer and pumpkin painting for kids and live music.
Killer IPA Fest Noon-8 p.m. Sunday Oct. 18, NW IPA, 6350 S.E. Foster Rd.; $10 includes glass and five tix.;
Brewpublic and “NDUBS” didn’t exaggerate with the name of this fest, just look at the partial taplist:
Fat Head’s Hop Juju IIPA (’13 and ’15 GABF Gold Medal)
Block 15’s Bad Fish IPA
Breakside’s Azacca IIPA (Vermont Style)
Melvin’s 2 x 4 IIPA (2 time winner and current Alpha King runner up)
Fort George’s Fresh Hop Suicide Squeeze Session IPA
10 Barrel Boise’s Double Mosaic IIPA
Barley Brown’s Turmoil CDA
Goodlife’s Comatose IIPA
Trinity’s 45th Parallel IPA
Celebrate harvest season with seasonal beers, seasonal goods, and a food drive benefitting Oregon Food Bank. They’ll be sampling Rico Sauvie Pumpkin Ale, MacTarnahan’s Fresh Hop Amber Ale, and our BlackWatch Cream Porter and if you bring in five canned food items, you’ll receive a 6-pack of beer to go and PB will match every dollar donated to the Oregon Food Bank with a bottle of beer to go – up to 24 beers. Plus, live music on the patio, beer and food specials, and local vendors with art and handmade goods.
Killer Chris Fest 5 p.m. Tuesday Oct. 20, The BeerMongers, 1125 S.E. Division St.;
The latest of the Brewpublic namefests honors the the craft beer worlds bounty of Chrises with a special night at Mongers. Look for specialty beers by and dedicated to the likes of beer fest wrangler the indispensable Chris Crabb, Old Ivy and former Amnesia/Rogue brewer Chris Spollen (and a new beer brewed in his honor by Upright Brewing), GoodLife beer dude Chris Nelson, Fort George co-founder and brewer Chris “Nimz” Nemlowill, Mongers mainstay Chris Milner, Kris McDowell and several other awesome folks…
Killer Farm-to-Glass Beer Fest 5 p.m. Wednesday Oct. 21, Imperial Bottle Shop, 3090 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd.; no cover, $1.50 per 4 oz pour, or buy 10 tickets for $13.
Celebrate the relationship between farming and beer with a tap list of beers and ciders made from ingredients sourced directly from local farms, or cultivated by the breweries themselves. A portion of proceeds will be donated to the National Brain Cancer Society on behalf of BREWPUBLIC.
Agrarian Ales Michelada & Nitro Belgian Amber
Rogue Good Chit Pilsner, 7 Hop IPA
Double Mountain Devil’s Kriek
Hopworks Pig War White IPA
Heathen Brewing MegaMint Imperial Stout
Almanac Beer Co. Farmer’s Reserve Citrus Sour
Fort George Squash Buckler Pumpkin Ale
Crux Fermentation Project Crystal Zwickel Fresh Hop Pale Ale
Oakshire Hermanne 1882
Block 15 Brewing Autumn Farmhouse
de Garde Brewing Beaucoup Berry Bu
Finnriver Farm & Cidery Black Oak Barrel-Aged Black Currant Cide
Art + Science West Valley Cider
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