Wine Barrel-Aged Beer Tastival

Brewpublic Wine Barrel-Aged Beer Tastival at Beer Revolution

Brewpublic’s 1st SF Beer Week event is our Wine Barrel-Aged Beer Tastival happening at Beer Revolution (464 3rd St., Oakland, CA) on Saturday February 9, 2013 from 2-11 p.m.  Beer Revolution is THE craft beer spot in the East Bay and we are super stoked to be involved with this killer craft beer haunt. For this event we are rounding up as many wine barrel-aged craft beers as we can get a hold of. (Do you have one at your brewery that you’d like featured? Well, email and let’s get it on tap!) Since Northern California is the heart of wine country and is also one of the best regions for artisan beer, why not marry the two! This event does not require tickets. It is a 21+ event and we look forward to providing you with more information as the event draws near. 2013 SF Beer Week runs February 8-17, 2013. For more details, visit:


Past Events…


Cascadian Dark Ale

Black Friday is the day following Thanksgiving Day in the United States, traditionally the beginning of the Christmas shopping season. On this day, many retailers open very early, and offer promotional sales to kick off the shopping season, similar to Boxing Day sales in many Commonwealth countries. Black Friday is not actually a holiday, but many employers give their employees the day off, increasing the number of potential shoppers. It has routinely been the busiest shopping day of the year since 2005,although news reports, which at that time were inaccurate, have described it as the busiest shopping day of the year for a much longer period of time.

For those more interested in hoppy dark ales, the Green Dragon (928 SE 9th Avenue, Portland, OR) and BREWPUBLIC are putting together a fun event to give new meaning to Black Friday. On Friday November 23, 2012, several piny, resinous, floral dark beers know widely as Black IPAs, and in our neck of the woods as Cascadian Dark Ales, will be pouring. So forget the insanity of the stressful shopping malls and join us for this fun all-day event!

Black Friday & Black IPAs
November 23rd @ The Green Dragon

11 AM – Close

Green Dragon To honor Black Friday the Green Dragon will be holding a blowout Warehouse Garage Sale November 21st – 25th where there will be great deals on Rogue t-shirts, hats, sweatshirts, glasses and a wide assortment of cased goods.

Doors open at 11AM. Get all of your holiday shopping done while enjoying a Black IPA / CDA.



Brewpublic Presents KillerBeerWeek 2012 (#KBW12)

BREWPUBLIC KillerBeerWeek 2012

8 Days of Spectacular Cascadian Beer. October 21-28, 2012.

In celebration of our 4th year rejoicing regional craft beer, Brewpublic is throwing a week-long party around Portland, Oregon. Known as KillerBeerWeek, 2012’s festivities will span eight days at seven of our favorite craft beer establishments. Each night features a new theme with some of the best beers by some of the best breweries in the Pacific Northwest.

Sunday October 21: Killer Beer Summit / Mike Fest @ Roscoe’s Pub – 4p.m.
IVertigo Brewers Mike Kinion and Mike Hainest all kicks off at Roscoe’s Pub (8105 SE Stark St, Portland, OR) with a gaggle of Mikes and a bunch of great beer worthy of even the utmost of beer SNOBs. Step up to the Mike and explore beers made for and by brewers and craft beer personalities named Mike/Michael/Micah is the central focus of the evening. Look for one-of-a-kind beers from Laurelwood, The Commons, Vertigo, Fort George, Buckman Botanical, Hopworks, and more. Also, Publicans Quyen and Jeremy will be tapping a number of rare one-offs and seasonals with the uber-geeks in mind.

Monday October 22: Killer Pumpkin Fest @ The Green Dragon – 4p.m.
Killer Pumpkin Festival at The Green DragonReturning after being a huge success in its inaugural year in 2011, The Green Dragon Pub (928 SE 9th Ave., Portland, OR) teams up with Brewpublic to present Portland’s ultimate pumpkin brew festival. Dozens of tasty gourd-eous beers spanning many base styles will be showcased throughout the pub and in the beer garden. Pumpkin food pairings, games, and pumpkin smashing will also be highlights of this year’s Killer Pumpkin Fest. Get your pumpkin fix here for the season!

Tuesday October 23: Washington Killer Beer Night @ Salmon Creek Brewpub – 4p.m
Just across the Columbia River, The New Salmon Creek Brewpub (108 W. Evergreen Blvd., Vancouver, WA) will line their taps with numerous beers from some of Washington State’s finest craft breweries. Just moments from Portland city proper, get ready for killer pours of specialty releases from the likes of Black Raven, Naked City, Fremont, Elysian, Walking Man, Mt Tabor, Big Al, Schooner Exact, Boundary Bay, Chuckanut, Ice Harbor, and more!

Wednesday October 24: Sean / Shawn / Shaun Fest @ The BeerMongers – 6p.m.
10 Barrel brewer Shawn KelsoIt’s a celebraSean of sensaShawnAle brewers and craft beer folks who have won our affectShaun with Killer beer! The BeerMongers (1125 SE Division St., Portland, OR) is run by Publican Sean Campbell, so as far as talented Shawns goes, it takes one to know one. We’ll feature special releases from Sean/Shawn/Shauns including 10 Barrel, The Commons, Lazy Boy, 21st Amendment, Amnesia, and Georgetown Brewing. Here’s your invitaSean! See you there!

Thursday October 25: Bend Killer Brewers Night @ The BeerMongers – 6p.m.
Brewmasters Jimmy (10 Barrel) and Tony (Boneyard)Bend, Oregon is a mecca for craft beer. If you’ve ever followed the Bend Ale Trail, you understand how awesome this town truly is. For the third time, Brewpublic has teamed up with our friends at The BeerMongers to present Bend Killer Brewers Night. Look for unique and flavorful offerings from some of Central Oregon’s finest such as Deschutes, Boneyard, 10 Barrel, Bend Brewing, Silver Moon, Crux Fermentation Project, GoodLife, Cascade Lakes, and more!

Friday October 26: BREWPUBLIC’s 4th Brewniversary Party! @ Saraveza – 6p.m.
Erika, Sarah, and Jonathan of SaravezaBrewpublic raises a glass of craft beer to all who have participated in the Craft Beer Revolution with a lineup of Killer beers from some of our favorite brewers. Hosted by our dear friends at Saraveza Bottle Shop & Pasty Tavern (1004 N. Killingsworth St. Portland, OR), one of the world’s finest craft beer establishments, our 4th Brewniversary party will not only be highlighted by spectacular beer, but also with a special video art instillation by The Beer Traveler and beer swag giveaways. Come join us and share a pint and a laugh! Cheers!

Saturday October 27: KILLER BEER FEST! @ Bailey’s Taproom – 2p.m.
Bailey's boysThe mother of all BREWPUBLIC events is undoubtedly KillerBeerFest! Hosted by our homeskillets at Bailey’s Taproom (213 SW Broadway, Portland, OR), a world class craft beer bar, this event will showcase the ultimate of uber-geek offerings ranging many styles, from light and crisp quaffable brews to big and bold barrel-aged behemoths. This installment of KBF will be highlighted by a handful of collaboration beers between some of the best regional breweries and some one-of-a-kind releases. If you’ve ever been to any of our four previous KillerBeerFests, you know we will bring it strong!

Sunday October 28: Yetta’s Recovery Beerunch @ The Hop & Vine – 11a.m.
Yetta VorobikPublican, foodie, and beer and wine expert Yetta Vorobik helps resuscitate the wounded livers of KillerBeerWeek with a 5-course beerunch (that’s a beer brunch) at her bar and bottle shop The Hop & Vine (1914 N. Killingsworth St., Portland, OR). Yetta and her chef will present pair killer food items with locally brewed specialty craft beers. Meet the brewers from Hopworks, Upright, Breakside, Laurelwood, and The Commons as well as The Hop & Vine’s masterchef Sam Reed as they discuss the pairings. There will also be a special beer cocktail  Limited tickets available for this intimate event. $35 per person. To make a reservation, call (503) 954-3322.


Commons Lambiscus w/ Cider Pressings & Sour Cherries
Gramma’s Pie
V- Yogurt & House Granola

Laurelwood Saison w/ Lavender
Quinoa, Kale & Lavender Salad

Breakside Bergamont ESB
Grilled Baguette w/ Smoked Sardines & a Boiled Egg
V- Grilled Baguette & Fresh Tomatoes

Hopworks Mexican Chocolate Stout
Chili Crusted Steak & Polenta
V- Marinated & Smoked Chili Tofu

Upright/ Hop & Vine Ampersand Chapter 7 (Base Beer) & Fernet
Chocolate Puff Profiterole

$35 per person. To make a reservation, call (503) 954-3322


KillerBeerFest 3.5

BREWPUBLIC KillerBeerFest 3.5 - May 27, 2012 @ Bailey's Taproom

Join us at Bailey’s Taproom on Sunday May 27 (Memorial Day weekend) for some one-of-a-kind craft beers, celebrating Brewpublic’s 3.5 years in Cascadia.

Many beer styles and zany one-offs will be highlights of this night, so if you’re a hardcore beer geek, don’t miss out (you know how we like to do it!)

Look for specialty pours (TBA) from the following regional craft breweries:

  • Boneyard Beer (Bend)
  • GoodLife (Bend)
  • Vertigo (Hillsboro)
  • Upright (Portland)
  • The Commons (Portland)
  • Coalition (Portland)
  • Pelican-Ninkasi (Pacific City/Eugene collab)
  • Cascade (Portland)
  • Mt Tabor (Vancouver, WA)
  • Hopworks (Portland)
  • Rock Bottom (Portland)
  • Double Mountain (Hood River)
  • Breakside (Portland)
  • Rogue (Newport)
  • Gigantic (Portland)
  • Oakshire (Eugene)
  • Widmer (Portland)
  • Fort George (Astoria)
  • Logsdon Farmhouse (Hood River)
  • Elysian (Seattle)

+ more

This event will be Angelo’s last weekend in Portland before heading to the Bay Area.

Bailey’s Taproom is one of the absolute best beer bars on the planet and we love their staff!

More details to come!


BREWPUBLIC & The Guild Public House Present The Beer Mixology Hat-TrickBREWPUBLIC & The Guild Public House Present The Beer Mixology Hat-Trick

Commons Brewery, Mt. Tabor Brewing & Bison Brewing

Portland, OR — Three breweries, three states, three beer cocktails. On February 25th, BREWPUBLIC is bringing together a trifecta of tristate craft breweries to perform the ultimate beer mixology hat-trick at The Guild Public House in Portland, OR.

Saturday evening, starting at 6pm, The Guild Pub will experience an invasion of brewers and a three-way tap and cocktail menu takeover. Representing the home team is Commons Brewery, a small craft brewery located in Southeast Portland, Oregon. Joining the threesome from the North is Mt. Tabor Brewing, the newest craft brewery to open in Vancouver, Washington. And completing the love triangle, from the state to the South, is Bison Brewing, a 100% certified organic craft brewery from Berkeley, California.

“The Guild has been interested in doing beer cocktails for some time and is excited to partner with three innovative craft breweries, Portland’s number one source for beer news, and the country’s premier beer mixologist for our first of many beer cocktail events to come.” — Dan Roy, owner of The Guild Public House.

For four straight hours, The Guild Pub will feature a menu of original beer cocktails designed by each of the breweries with the help of’s founder, Ashley Routson. Sample pours of the beers will be available for the inquisitive minds craving a side by side analysis. Brewmasters from each brewery will also be in house, making the menage-a-trois an even more intimate experience.

The Beer Mixology Hat Trick
Who: BREWPUBLIC, Commons Brewery, Mt. Tabor Brewing, Bison Brewing
Where: The Guild Pub
1101 East Burnside Street
When: February 25th, 6-10pm
Cost: $8 per cocktail, $4 per pint


My Beery Valentine 3

Brewpublic & Saraveza Present an event for Beer Lovers

Brewpublic Presents My Beery Valentine 3 @ Saraveza on February 12, 2012

On Sunday February 12, 2012, Brewpublic & Saraveza Bottleshop & Pasty Tavern team up for a special Valentine’s event to once again to bring bring sweethearts, sweet tooths, and, of course, beer lovers, the ultimate lineup of Valentine’s brews from Beervana and beyond.

Pairing with a delectable assortment of flavors from some of the most talented craft beer brewers around, My Beery Valentine will also feature the mouthwatering and decadent treats from Sugar Pimp.

The Beers

Look for some spectacular one-offs from some of our favorite brewers including:

1. Breakside “Lavender Fudge Stout” – “A sweeter version of our dry stout conditioned on cacao nibs and lavender.”

2. Coalition“Sweet Kiss Goodnight Double Porter” – Sweet Kiss Goodnight is a strong porter, coming in at 8.2% ABV, 31 IBU.  Chilean caramel malt, munich malt, and honey malt add sweetness, with a hint of roastiness from carafa.  After fermentation, this beer was aged on cherry wood and vanilla bean to add to its alluring complexity.

3. Upright “Blend Edmunds” – A barrel aged wheaten Four with tart cherry / barrel aged Six with dark sweet cherry

4. Mt Tabor “Valencino’s Dirty Nutz” – “Valentine’s Day is a time for secrets and sweets. Surprise your taste buds with our Dirty Nutz, a stout infused with Nocino, a sweet Italian walnut liqueur. Take your time, as Dirty Nutz is built to last and some say tastes even better when warm (don’t worry, our Dirty Nutz don’t sweat). So get in the mood, grab your sweetheart and wrap your lips around our Dirty Nutz.”

5. Vertigo “Raspberry Blast” – “We took our Arctic Blast Vanilla Porter and pulled out a half-barrel to which we added 6 pounds of raspberries.”

6. Fort George Mexican Chocolate Stout – ?“What does a revolution taste like? Smooth, creamy, and with a kick of cinnamon! Our Mexican chocolate stout starts off with a smooth chocolate taste and balanced body. The different chocolate malts give off not only a creamy dark roasted chocolate flavor, but also a bit of bitterness to help prepare you for the wonderful spices that come at the end. With cinnamon, vanilla, and almond spices blended in the chocolate that we put in the kettle and the bright tank, this potent brew is great to enjoy before or after the revolution. Enjoy this sweet yet spicy new stout from the Fort George and celebrate the revolution that is Stout Month. Viva La Stout!” 7.6% ABV

7. Cascade – “Live From the Barrel: Bourbon Apricot” “This NW-style sour ale is a special one. Apricot nectar was barrel aged for four months then blended with spiced Bourbon Quad and Noyaux shells. Apricot skins, brandy and charred notes from the Bourbon barrel greet you in the nose. Tart rich notes of apricot flesh and oak on the palate lead to a complex finish of apricots, cherry pits, oak and vanillin. Servus!” 7.14% ABV

8. LaurelwoodHugh Heifer Milk Stout “Made with British Maris Otter, Brown, chocolate malts and Roast Barley, Domestic Crystal 60 and 150 as well as oats and Black Prinz Malt, Lactose, Northern Brewer Hops and finished with Cacao Nibs and Coffee. This beer is a luxurious an velvety stout with a with a mature, rich and complex body. The nose is dominated by layers of Chocolate, Coffee, and lightly roasted Coco Puffs. The body is voluptuous. ’nuff said?” 5.2% ABV

9. Alameda “My Bloody Valentine” – “This is the second incarnation of this farmhouse style Saison. It is dry, citric, tart, spritzy, and incredibly drinkable. The orange essence comes from the use of dried orange peels and blood orange juice.”

10. The Commons “Brotherly Love” – A Belgian Dark Strong Ale aged in a Heaven Hill bourbon barrel. Red tart cherry and roasted Peruvian cocoa nibs were added to the barrel and allowed meld with the beer. 8.7% ABV

11. Block 15 “Love Potion #9” – Sweet stout conditioned with locally grown black Raspberries from Stahlbush Island Farms and matured on house roasted Fair Trade cocoa nibs. Developed by Gypsies & guaranteed to help you find love. 6.3%ABV, 30 IBU.

12. Hopworks Army of Darkness Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout – Black as a moonless night, Army of Darkness emerges from the Hopworks cellar after 9 months in Bourbon Barrels. What was once a roasty, fruity, warming stout has become a chocolatey and smooth. Caramel and vanilla dominate the nose, while the Bourbon barrels impart and mildly drying finish. Big, black and bold all around, this beer embodies darkness in the best way possible. 11.1% ABV, 63 IBU

13. Oakshire Cordial LoveOatmeal stout made with cocoa nibs and aged on espresso and sweet cherries. 6.4% ABV

This event begins at 11AM. Sample trays available. No tickets required to enter. Saraveza has only 10 tap lines, so not all 13 beers will be pouring at once. Since many of these beers are super limited, expect many to disappear quickly.
Saraveza is located at 1004 N. Killingsworth St. in Portland, OR.


Brewpublic 3rd Brewniversary/KillerBeerWeek

Brewpublic KillerBeerWeek October 16-23, 2011

It’s official, KillerBeerWeek is back and this time Brewpublic has gone bigger than ever before. Starting on Sunday October 16 and lasting until Sunday October 23, KillerBeerWeek aims to deliver some of the best and most interesting beers the region has to offer at some of the best pubs in the Portland area.


Here’s the lineup of events scheduled for KillerBeerWeek 2011:


Sunday October 16 4PM-close
Montavilla’s best craft beer spot serves up special kegs and some of our favorites of the year for this badass night of craft brew quaffing. Roscoe’s knows how to get a party started so don’t miss this KBW kickoff celebration. Look for a range of styles and many brews you will love.


Monday October 17 5PM-close
A devastating lineup of killer brew graces the taps at this inner SE PDX brewtopia. On this evening more than 15 gourd-eous pumpkin brews will fill the taps including a Hopworks and Breakside hollowed out pumpkin “casks.” This ultimate pumpkin blowout will also feature multiple food items such as pumpkin pie, toasted pumpkin seeds, and pumpkin cookies.


  • Killer Beers of Southern Oregon @ Bottles 5015 NE Fremont St.

Tuesday October 18 5PM-close

Bottles has quickly asserted itself as one of the best places for great beer in not only the Beaumont Neighborhood, but also in Portland. Oregon is a big-ass state so we’ve decided to head south and wrangle up a nice assortment of craft beers from Southern Oregon breweries such as SOB, Caldera, Wild River, Klamath Basin, Standing Stone, Draper, and more.


Wednesday October 19 5PM-close

Our third installment of this event featuring craft breweries from Bend and Beyond. Mouthwatering goodies from Bend Brewing, Cascade Lakes, Deschutes, Boneyard Beer, GoodLife, Below Grade, 10 Barrel, and Three Creeks. Yee haw!


  • Killer Beers of Washington State @ By The Bottle 104. West Evergreen Blvd., Vancouver, WA

Thursday October 20 5PM-close

By The Bottle is undoubtedly Southwest Washington’s best place to find an array of craft brews.  For the second year Brewpublic loads up the taps here with Washington pours unavailable in Oregon. Look for specialties and one-offs from Naked City, Silver City, Fremont, Ice Harbor, Black Raven, Chuckanut, Boundary Bay, and more!


  • Brewpublic’s 3rd Brewniversary Party! @ Saraveza 1004 N. Killingsworth

Friday October 21 6PM-close

Saraveza is our home away from home. The staff is our family. The beer is utterly killer every day of the year. On this night we toast our friends, family, and loved ones who make this place Beervana. Look for phenomenal offerings from Upright, Boneyard, Laurelwood, The Commons, Walking Man, New Old Lompoc, Mt. Tabor, De La Senne, and Roots. Smeirlap!

Saturday October 22 4PM-close

This is our salute to the brewers who blow our minds and have won our hearts. Not just great brewers, but friends and those who are insane about craft beer the way we are. For this, the climax of our KillerBeer festivities, we have curated an eclectic lineup of some hard to find one-offs to share. This year’s KillerBeerFest will also feature a handful of beers brewed with Rooibos dedicated to our favorite brewer Alex Ganum of Upright Brewing.

Sunday October 23 11AM

The Hop & Vine is a world class destination not just for beer and wine enthusiasts but also for foodies. Proprietor Yetta Vorobik is a woman with a vision for complex and innovative flavors that open new doors for your palate to pass through. For this brunch The Hop & Vine pairs four courses with beers from four of the best local breweries:  Upright, Oakshire, Laurelwood, and MacTarnahan’s. There will also be a vegan option available. More menu and pricing details to come later this week.

These are some of the best craft beer venues in town¸however there are a few others that we would like to mention that we love as well: The Horse Brass, Belmont Station, and APEX.  Every day at these pubs affords us the opportunity to sample lots of Killer Beer. Hats off to you for your exceptional dedication to the promoting the craft!

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Saraveza’s 2nd Annual IIPA Fest






Saraveza's 2nd Annual IIPA Fest Sponsored By Brewpublic



Hey, Hopheads, mark your calendars for July 16 and 17th for Saraveza‘s 2nd Annual IIPA Fest. Since two I’s are better than one, the award winning staff at one of Portland’s greatest craft beer havens will be serving up more than 20 Imperial India Pale Ales for your palate’s pleasure. In fact, some of the beers will even be IIIPAs, or as Boneyard Beer-folk like to call it: the TRIPA! Hops galore! IBU to the high heavens! Look for one-of-a-kind rarities at this lupulinpalooza! Saraveza will doubling up on the food, too, with housemade B.B.L.T.s (yes, that’s Bacon Bacon) and live music. Look for your “free jar” tickets the week before the festival.

This year’s event reveals some one-of-a-kind Imperial IPAs exclusive to this festival, as well as many rare and sought after specialties.
Here’s the list so far:

  • Amnesia “Dopeacetic”*
  • Upright “Alphaphylactic Hop”*
  • Fort George “the Resistance”*
  • Ninkasi “Double Dry-hopped AmarilloTricerahops”*
  • Coalition “Double Dog Dare”*
  • Breakside “Saison De Roxana” Belgo-IIPA (Saraveza Staff Collaboration!)
  • H.U.B. “Evelyn Sunshine”
  • Anderson Valley 20th Anniversary IIPA
  • Burnside “Alter Ego”
  • Alameda “Yellow Wolf”
  • Oakshire Perfect Storm
  • Oakshire “Glen’s Hop Vice” single hopped
  • Flat Tail “Some Like It Hop”
  • Coalition “Double Dog Dare”
  • Boneyard “Notorious” TRIPA
  • Migration “Double Dry-Hopped Luscious Lupulin”
  • Hop Valley/The Bier Stein Collaboration “6th Element”
  • Block 15 “the Late Gift” Nelson Sauvign
  • Full Sail “Elevation
  • ”Lompoc Dry-Hopped “Peregrine”
  • Widmer “Nelson”
  • Beer Valley “Leafer Madness”
  • Vertigo “Friar Gone Wild” IIPA
  • Deschutes “Imperial Hop In the Dark”
  • Walking Man “Iron Man”
  • Hale’s “Aftermath”
  • Pike “Double IPA”
  • Lazy Boy “Anniversary”
  • Pizza Port “Cho Saikou”#
  • Pizza Port “Poor Man’s”#
  • Russian River “Pliny the Elder”
  • Southern Tier “Oaked Unearthly”
  • Dogfish Head “90 Minute”
  • Sierra Nevada “Hoptimum”
  • Lagunitas “Hop Stoopid”
  • Nogne O “#500”
  • Avery “Maharaja”
  • Stone “Ruination”
  • Great Divide “16th Anniv.” Wood Aged
  • Great Divide “17th Anniv.” Wood Aged
  • Bear Republic “RyeValry” Belgo-IIPA
  • Bear Republic “Cafe 15”
  • Flying Dog “Raging Bitch” Belgo-IIPA
  • Lenny’s “R.I.P.A.”
  • Firestone Walker “Double Jack”
  • Victory “Hop Wallop”

…and more!

* denotes exclusive IIPA Fest release

# denotes special one-time in Oregon release



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BREWPUBLIC at Eugene Beer Week







Eugene Beer Week

Brewpublic is fully stoked to announce that we will be featuring some killer events at some of Eugene’s best craft beer hot spots during the city’s 1st Annual Beer Week.  Here’s a look at what we’ll be rocking:

Beer Cocktails Night w/Boozeweek International

Boozeweek International's Elliot MartinezOn May 3, 2011,  we join our good friends at BoozeWeek International to present Beer Cocktails Night at Izakaya Meiji. A special fusion of Eastern and Western drinking culture brings to light some one-of-a-kind beer and spirit fusions. BoozeWeek mixologist Elliot Martinez has formulated three unique tipples featuring the beer of local breweries. More details to come as event draws closer.

Here’s some details:

  • This event will take place from 8-11PM
  • Izakaya Meiji is located at 345 Van Buren Street (click here for map)

Whiskey-Aged Beer Fest @ The Bier Stein

Whiskey BarrelOn Wednesday May 4, 2011, Whiskey-aged beers will take over the taps at Eugene’s world famous craft beer destination, The Bier Stein. This special event is in conjunction with the first annual Eugene Beer Week (May 2-8) and is a highlight amongst several one-of-a-kind citywide craft brew displays. For Whiskey-Aged Beer Fest, the public will be made privy to an array of hard to find mouthwatering gems, many of which have been cellared specifically for this event. Thus far the tap list includes, but is not limited to:

  • The Bier SteinHopworks Kronan the Bourbarian
  • Firestone Abacus Barleywine
  • Fort George Bourbon Barrel Cavatica Stout
  • Block 15 Hypnosis
  • Boneyard Bourbon Barrel-aged Backbone(aged in a ’93 very wet Heaven Hill barrel for 6 months)
  • The Bruery Coton Old Ale
  • Oakshire Bourbon Barrel-aged Kilted Badger Scotch ale on nitro
  • Harviestoun Olah Dubh aged in 18-year-old Highland Park Scotch barrels
  • Cascade Brewing specialty bourbon barrels blend
  • Flat Tail multi-barrel blend


In addition to these divine draught pours, we’ll be showcasing some uber-limited bottles. These include:

  • The Bier SteinHarviestoun Olah Dubh aged in 40 yr old Highland Park Scotch barrels
  • JW Lees 2005 Lagavulin Cask aged
  • Brewdog Paradox 003 aged in 1970 Glen Grant Scotch barrels
  • Brewdog Paradox 013 aged in 1966 Port Dundas Scotch barrels
  • Mikkeller Black Tie
  • Uinta Cockeyed Cooper Bourbon barrel-aged Barleywine
  • FW 14th Anniversary
  • Schlafly Imperial Stout 2008
  • FiftyFifty Eclipse 2010 Four Roses and Heaven Hill
  • Big Sky Olde Bluehair 2010
  • Full Sail Black Gold
  • Widmer BrrrBon
  • Rogue John John Dead Guy
  • Hebrew Vertical Jewbelation

and more…

Here’s some details:

  • 3oz. Tasters – Beers on draft available by the taster or glass.
  • $1 per ticket – tasters $1-3
  • no admission fee
  • event runs 5-10PM on Wednesday May 4, 2011.
  • The Bier Stein is located at 345 East 11th Avenue in Eugene, Oregon (click here for map)

For full detail regarding Eugene Beer Week events, visit :

Wine Barrel-Aged Beer Fest @ Sixteen Tons






Brewpublic WBA Beer Fest at Sixteen Tons (click to enlarge)


Thursday and Friday May 5-6, 2011, Brewpublic teams up with our friends at Sixteen Tons Beer & Wine to present Wine Barrel-Aged Beer Fest! This is the first event of this type as far as we know. The bottleshop/taphouse will have 18 taps of beer aged in various wine barrels, as well as several more in bottles for your curiosity and enjoyment.

Draught pours to include, but are certainly not limited to:

  • Wine Barrel-Aged Beer Fest sniftersHopworks
  • Oakshire
  • Upright
  • Block 15
  • Cascade
  • Blue Frog
  • Bear Republic
  • Flat Tail
  • Gilgamesh
  • Draper
  • Silver Moon
  • Lompoc
  • Beetje
  • Deschutes
  • Vertigo
  • Lucky Lab
  • Golden Valley
  • 10 Barrel

Here’s some details:

  • Sixteen Tons Beer & Wine is located at 265 E. 13th Ave (click here for map)
  • Shop hours are noon until 10PM every day
  • This event is cash only, $10 gets you a souvenir snifter glass and entry to both days of the event

For a complete listing of all events happening during Eugene Beer Week, visit









Microhopic 3 at Migration Brewing








Brewpublic‘s past two MICROHOPIC events were a lot of fun (click here for a recap of the last one, and here for pics from the inaugural event), so we’ve decided to continue on with them. MICROHOPIC is a series showcasing new and interesting breweries and beer styles from around Oregon. In our third installment of MICROHOPIC, our friends at Migration Brewing Company will host and participate in this unique tasting experience. In addition to Migration’s fine house brews, we will also be showcasing newer releases from Amnesia Brewing, Beetje Brewery, Breakside Brewery, and Burnside Brewing. These five Portland craft microbreweries encapsulate the spirit of innovation in brewing amongst Portland’s many distinct artisans. Plus, they are a younger, fresher face to the community that we are eager for you to experience first hand, therefor, brewers and brewery representatives will be on hand to discuss their work with folks. Here’s the details of the event :

When: April 23, 2011  6PM-midnight

Where: Migration Brewing 2828 NE Glisan Street, Portland, Oregon (click here for map)

Why: Because we are crazy about craft beer.

The Beers:

Amnesia Dry-Hopped Red Handed Ale

This dry-hopped rendition of Amnesia’s beautifully colored red ale brings for exquisite citrus and piny notes that support an underpinning of bready and chewy malt character with a touch of roast.

Beetje Touch of Esen

From one of Portland’s smallest breweries (Beetje literally means “Little One”), comes this new one-off ale. An amber ale dry hopped with Amarillo. This the second experiment with the yeast that, reportedly, originates from De Dolle Brouwerij. 4.8% ABV, 47 IBU.

Breakside Rye Kölsch

From one of Portland’s newest and most innovative breweries comes the one of a kind brew. This light rye ale meant to usher in more daylight and warmer spring days. Utilizing two different kinds of rye malt that constitute 20% of the total grain bill, and hopped exclusively with Hallertau hops, this brew will also be pumped through a randall filled with fresh cucumbers and juniper berries. This flavor amalgamation is designed to create a character reminiscent of a Tom Collins. Visit Breakside’s brewpub each Wednesday at 3PM for new unique releases. 5.2% 25 IBU.

Burnside Stock Ale

Burnside Stock Ale displays soft malt flavor with a delicate hop flavor and aroma. This is the perfect balance between both, creating a perfectly harmonious ale with a striking deep copper color. Made in the E.S.B. tradition. Burnside Stock Ale, as all Burnside Beers is unfiltered. This requires an increased time commitment, but pays dividends in the depth, character, and flavor profile of our offerings. 5.8% ABV,  51 IBU

Migration PDX

PDX which is a light Kölsch-style beer displaying notes of lemon zest from the distinctive Sorchai Ace hops used, weighing in at 27 IBU’s and 4.3% ABV, Brewer Michael Branes used a the delightful 2565 German Kölsch yeast.

No tokens or advance tickets necessary, just come by the pub and order at the bar…




The Second Annual Division Street Meet the Brewers BrewPubliCrawl

















UPDATE, Mar 16: Beer lineup released! Check out this post for full lineup and descriptions. Event guide available for download (pdf file).

We’re excited to announce the second annual SE Division Street Meet the Brewers BrewPubliCrawl, the original Oregon meet the brewers pub crawl. It’s taking place on Saturday, March 19, 2011 from noon to 7:30PM. Like last year’s inaugural event, the 2011 event will feature special Oregon brews on tap with brewers in the house to talk about their creations. The venues for this year’s event will again include some of SE Division Street’s best craft beer spots: Victory Bar, Lompoc Hedge House, Bar Avignon, Beer Mongers and Blitz Ladd. We are excited to announce that more than 25Oregon breweries will be involved in this year’s event. To cut the lines and help the bars serve crawlers easier, tokens will be sold at each venue which can be exchanged for the special Crawl beers during each stop. Brewpublic volunteers will be on hand at each venue to sell tokens. Event Cost: $12 includes all access wristband and ten drink tokens. Event wristband gets you access to the special deals on special brews available at each location and entry into the raffle for beer gear. Additional tokens can be purchased at each location for $1. Entry and token purchase is CASH ONLY. ATM locations will be provided in the crawl guide. The current schedule is:Noon – 1:30PM: Victory Bar Hopworks, Double Mountain, Breakside, Oakshire 1:30 – 3PM: Lompoc Hedge House Specialty and exclusive brews from New Old Lompoc 3 – 4:30PM: Bar Avignon Full Sail, Fort George, Upright 4:30 – 6PM: The BeerMongers Barley Brown’s, Block 15, Migration 6 – 7:30: Blitz Ladd 10 Barrel, Widmer, Burnside Brewing, Southern Oregon, Ninkasi, Pyramid, Alameda, Coalition, Cascade, Beetje, Laurelwood and more! See the full beer lineup here.

Brewpublic encourages all crawl patrons to drink responsibly and never drink and drive. Further, we are pleased to announce our partnership with Brewvana Brewery Tours who will be providing shuttles to and from the Crawl. The schedule is: Pick up at Plew’s Brews (8409 N. Lombard, St Johns) 11AM Pick up at Saraveza (1004 N. Killingsworth) ~11:30AM Pick up at Concordia Ale House (3276 NE Killingsworth) ~12Noon Pick up at Laurelwood Pub & Brewery (5115 NE Sandy Blvd) ~12:30PM The Brewvana Brewery Tours Shuttle will return to the above locations as well as the Jupiter Hotel at the following the below final venue departures: Pick up at The BeerMongers (1125 SE Division) 6PM Pick up at Blitz Ladd (2239 SE 11th Ave) 7:30PM.

Discounted rooms will be available at the Jupiter Hotel (800 East Burnside). If you are interested in staying  here at the special Brewpublic rate, use codeword “BEER” when booking. For room reservations call (503) 230-9200.

About our event sponsors:

Full Sail Brewing Company – Independent and employee-owned, the Full Sail Brewery is perched on a bluff in Hood River, Oregon, overlooking the most epic wind and kite surfing spot in the world. At this very moment their specialists in the liquid refreshment arts are crafting barley and hops into your next beer. Swing by and sample their awarding winning brews, grab a bite, and soak up the view. Guided brewery tours free of charge daily at 1, 2, 3 and 4 p.m. Open Daily @ 11:30 a.m. Serving Lunch and Dinner.

Hopworks Urban Brewery -Hopworks Urban Brewery (HUB) is Portland’s first Eco-Brewpub. HUB offers an assortment of award winning, world-class beers made from organic malts and locally-sourced hops on draught and in bottles across the Pacific Northwest and at the brewpub on SE Powell Blvd. In early summer, Hopworks will open its second location, Bike Bar, on N. Williams, expanding the company’s love of beers, bikes and the environment.

Laurelwood Brewing Company – “Since our opening in 2001 Laurelwood Brewing Co. has been committed to sustainability. Brewing Portland’s first certified organic beers, all of which are made with Pacific NW organic malt and regionally sourced grown hops. The brewery is certified organic by the Oregon Tilth and all of our water use is offset by credits from the Bonneville Environmental Foundation. The breweries spent grain and yeast are used as animal feed while the spent hops are composted. As native Pacific Northwesterners, our pubs are committed to using local farmers, purveyors & to support the sustainability and organic movement.”

Southern Oregon Brewing (SOB) of Medford, Oregon is dedicated to producing a full line of tantalizing brews using old-world brewing techniques and only the finest natural ingredients. Served at discriminating restaurants and bars, one sip and you’ll know that you’ve discovered something quite extraordinary… beer that has been crafted by beer lovers for beer lovers. As a Southern Oregon owned crafted brewery, they are dedicated to the highest standards of quality and returning a percentage of our profits to the local community. SOB has the largest brewing capacity in Southern Oregon. That means we have the ability to meet increasing demand without compromising their dedication to using time-tested brewing methods.

Widmer Brothers – What started as a dream for two ordinary brothers who just loved beer has now become a reality for two ordinary brothers who still just love beer. Kurt and Rob Widmer helped lead the Pacific Northwest craft beer movement in 1984 when, in their twenties, they dreamed of brewing unique American interpretations of authentic European style beers. Widmer Brothers was one of the first U.S. brewers to launch a seasonal offering when Festbier was introduced in the winter of 1985 and became the first U.S. brewer to produce a year-round line up of seasonal beers.

10 Barrel Brewing – The 10 Barrel Team is comprised of 5 guy’s who like to brew and drink good beer. Each member of our team plays an integral role in our production from the design of the beers all the way through to delivering the sauce! Like others in our industry we have a strong passion for what we do, but that’s not what sets us apart. What sets us apart is our ability to follow the current trends in the market while driving to shape the future of the craft beer industry.


My Beery Valentine









My Beery Valentine Celebrate Valentines Day with Decadent and Delectable Beer at Saraveza Brewpublic’s 2nd Annual My Beery Valentine offers a variety of unique, specialty, and one-off craft beers with sweethearts and sweettooths in mind. Pouring on this night: * Block 15 Love Potion #9: Brewed special for this occasion by the Corvallis brewers at Block 15. “A hint of earthiness just ahead of a hearty fruit flavor somewhere between … wait for it … blackberry & red raspberry. Nice roasty support & not too sweet” -Dave Selden * Cascade Chocolate Raspberry: Using the last keg of the past fall’s Fresh Hop Porter and a new version of Busta Nut Brown, the brewers and blenders at Cascade added some raspberry infused triple and straight Bourbonic. You will get raspberries and chocolate in the nose, and bitter chocolate, tart fruit and dark spices on the tongue. The Bourbonic finishes it up in a way that only Bourbonic can. 8% ABV. * Double Mountain Bonne Idée Avec Kriek: This beer is one you may never be able to try again. This complex brew combines the regular Bonne Idee, developed originally for 2009?s Portland’s Cheers To Belgian Beers, blended 85/15 with Devil’s Kriek 2010, brewed over the summer. With cherries grown at Brewmaster Matt Swihart’s orchard in Hood River and the addition of Brettanomyces, the result is tart, sweet, and ever-changing specimen. * Fort George Bourbon BBL Cavatica: “Our Cavatica Stout was left to sit and age in Wild Turkey barrels for two and a half months. The day before we transferred the stout into a serving tank we had one of the Wild Turkey barrels explode on us sending delicious stout all down Duane St. It never smelled so good on this block. What was once a very delicious bourbon stout has become a limited edition bourbon stout.” -Chris Nemlowill, co-founder of Fort George Brewery. * Fort George Murky Pearl Oyster Stout: Many believe that oysters are an aphrodisiac.This brewed with three buckets Willapa Bay oysters run through wort. Then the brewers let the oysters sit in the wort until they popped open infusing the beer with the briny oyster juice. Although you cannot taste an immense amount of oyster in this stout, you can taste a hint of salty goodness that lingers in this beer. Chris say “Drinking this beer is truly like kissing the ocean.” * Ninkasi Vanilla Oatis: A vanilla infused version of Ninkasi’s beloved Oatmeal Stout. “It is a pure confection, with the vanilla unexpectedly drawing out a long, intense chocolate note…tastes like a float, and I kept expecting to see a dollop of vanilla ice cream float up. The whole experience is accentuated by the creaminess of the stout, which is like silk.” -Jeff Alworth, Beervana Blog. * Oakshire Heart Shaped Box: This exclusive release is an Oatmeal Stout aged in a Heaven Hill bourbon barrel with cherries, organic cocoa nibs, organic espresso, and vanilla beans. Brewmaster Matt Van Wyk’s ability to produce some of Oregon’s finest beers has us drawn into his magnet tar pit trap. * Upright Blend Love: “A combination of the upcoming second batch of Four Play, the brewery’s annual sour cherry wheat beer with some barrel-aged Six using raspberry puree, yielding a complex and one of a kind fruit laden brew paying homage to one of our most beloved local brewers.” -Upright brewer/founder Alex Ganum Saraveza will also feature special treats courtesy of Sugar Pimp to pair with these delicious brews. Saraveza is located at 1004 North Killingsworth Street in Portland, Oregon. For more information, visit their website:










Van Havig Tribute Night

Van Havig (photo by Brewpublic)Brewpublic and The Grain & Gristle team up with Oregon brewers for a special toast to one of the state’s best brewers. Van Havig served as brewer for 16 years at Portland’s Rock Bottom Brewery before being released by the company following a recent brewery merger with Gordon Biersch. Havig, a beloved figurehead in the community will be honored by his peers on Tuesday February 8, 2011 at 6PM. During this special evening, special beers from some of Oregon’s best breweries will be pouring including:

  • Barley Brown’s “Van Havoc”
  • Widmer Bros “Van Helles”
  • Ninkasi “Havig Your Way”
  • MacTarnahan’s “Wreak Havig”
  • Oakshire “Van’s Special Bitter (VSB)” Single batch ale
  • Lompoc “Oud Van Haviglee”

Plus beers from Havig’s Rock Bottom repertoire including:

  • Black Peter Dark Belgian-style Winter Ale
  • Highland Courage Scotch Ale

The Grain & Gristle is located at 1473 NE Prescott in Portland, Oregon. Hope to see you there!










Brewpublic is turning two years old and we have decided to throw a bigger party than last year. In fact, five days of great beer including the beloved KillerBeerFest! This year we’ve added three new events to our Brewniversary weekend and we hope you can attend them all! Wednesday October 20 Killer Beers of Bend @ The BeerMongers 1125 SE Division Street Portland, OR 5PM Special kegs from:









  • 10 Barrel
  • Bend Brewing
  • Boneyard Beer
  • Deschutes
  • Silver Moon

Thursday October 21 Killer Beers of Washington (aka Washington State of Brewphoria Fest) @ By The Bottle 104 W. Evergreen Blvd. Vancouver, WA 4PM Special kegs from:

  • Anacortes
  • Airways
  • Big Al’s
  • Black Raven
  • Boundary Bay
  • Foggy Noggin
  • Flyers
  • Fremont
  • Naked City
  • Silver City
  • Snipes Mountain

and more! Friday October 22 BREWPUBLIC Brewniversary Party! @ Saraveza Bottleshop & Pasty Tavern 1004 N. Killingsworth Portland, OR 5PM Celebrate Brewpublic’s 2nd Birthday with some Killer brews and some giveaways! There will also be a special beer-art video installation by Matthew DiTullo. Special kegs from:

  • Barley Brown’s
  • Bear Republic
  • Beetje Brewery
  • Block 15
  • Mt. Tabor
  • Ninkasi
  • Prodigal Son
  • Oakshire
  • Pike
  • Southern Tier
  • Upright

and more! Saturday October 23 KillerBeerFest! @ Bailey’s Taproom 213 SW Broadway Portland, OR 4PM On this special night, Brewpublic has curated a line-up of never tasted before beers from the Pacific Northwest. barrel-aged brews, Belgian-style specialties, fruit and spice beers, and other mind melting one-of-a-kind and one-off brews. Most of these beers will not be available again. Bailey’s provides a great environment for tasting these beers. Look for kegs from:

  • Astoria
  • Barley Brown’s
  • Beer Valley
  • Block 15
  • Breakside
  • Cascade
  • Coalition
  • Double Mountain
  • FiftyFifty
  • Fort George
  • Gilgamesh
  • Laurelwood
  • Lucky Labrador
  • Mt. Tabor
  • New Old Lompoc
  • Ninkasi
  • Oakshire
  • Pelican
  • Prodigal Son
  • Upright
  • Vertigo
  • Walking Man

Sunday October 24 Beer Geek Brunch @ The Hop & Vine 1914 N. Killingsworth Portland, OR 11:30AM In celebration of Brewpublic’s Two Years of service to the Northwest Beer Community, the Hop & Vine will help cure your hangover after several days of imbibing during Killer Beer Week. On Sunday, we will fill your belly with three courses of tasty brunch bites paired with some West Coast brews, as a treat we will be opening some special bottles to be passed around the table. Cost is $25 & space is limited, so call to reserve your spot today 503-954-3322. Grub & Brews

  • Double Mountain Kolsch with Sautéed Greens & House Cured Bacon
  • the Bruery Hottenroth Berliner Weisse with Smoked Trout & Roasted Poblano Peppers
  • Laurelwood Tree Hugger Porter with Raspberry Preserve & Nutella Whip Tort










PORTLAND, OR –Brewpublic is pleased to announce our second Microhopic event featuring some of the area’s smallest commercial breweries and even a few we’re sure you have not experienced before. Microhopic 2 is not a nano beer event. We like to think of it more as a pico, femto, atto, zepto, or even yotto brew event. One of Portland’s best craft beer pubs, Bailey’s Taproom will devote more than half of their 20 taplines for the following exclusive breweries: Big Horse: Hood River, Oregon’s Big Horse Brewing features the beer of imaginative brewmaster Jason Kahler. At this event, folks will get to try the brewery’s Pale Rider IPA (6.7% ABV) featuring CTZ hops. Mount Tabor: A relative newcomer to the burgeoning Portland craft beer scene, this small Montavilla neighborhood brewery lead by brewer Eric Surface and owner Brian Maher will bring their Little Bull Stout, a full bodied 7% 100+ IBU hoppy treat. Blue House: From the hidden westside village of Vernonia, Oregon comes a special Blueberry Wheat Ale made with Oregon blueberries by brewer Brett Costley of Blue House Cafe, a unique and Mediterranean restaurant offering delicious food and artisan beer. Breakside Brewery: Finally Portland’s long awaited Northside brewery Breakside will be showcasing the craft beers from brewer Ben Edmunds. For this event, look for a special Texas Brown Ale (dark hoppy ale) to quench the thirst of the beer lovers. Migration: Brewer Mike Branes combines Nuggets, Cascades, and Fuggles with Crystal, Carmel, and Biscuit malts for this flagship offering known as the MPA (Migration Pale Ale). Copper in color with light to medium body. 5.5% ABV 55 IBU. Buckman Village Brewery: The Green Dragon Pub & Bistro’s own small brewery known as Buckman offers us a glimpse into the early phase of their brewery with their Chamomellow Ale made by brewer John Couchot. This chamomile-infused golden ale weighs in around 6% ABV, 19 IBU. Lots of honey apple notes from the herbal spice. Rivergate: Deep in North Portland, Rivergate Brewing at the North End Pub offers European-inspired beers brewed by founder Brian Frisch. Frisch, who spent time fine-tuning his brewing skills while in Scotland and the Czech Republic will be pouring a limited keg of his Kölsch-style beer, a style originating in Cologne, Germany. Coalition: One of Portland’s favorite new breweries, Coalition has been dedicated to being their neighborhood’s brewery. Allowing homebrewers to have a hand in recipe development under brewmaster Bruce MacPhee and assistant brewer/owner Elan Walsky, Coalition will bring a house favorite, their hoppy amber ale known as King Kitty Red. A deliciously balanced red, King Kitty begins with a sweet medium bodied malt profile, with light roasty notes from a german black malt, Carafa II. The sweet caramel notes are balanced with Amarillo and nugget hops in the front, and Willamette in back. A combination of Sterling and Amarillo hops used in the hop back give the beer its complex nose. 5.75% ABV 59 IBU. Natian: Portland’s Nation Brewing is the brainchild of Ian McGuinness and Natalia Laird. Brewer McGuinness offers us a distinctly lupulin laden bold IPA known as Big Block IPA. Finishing out at 6.8% ABV, this new IPA has been a favorite of the brewer and he’s confident that you will feel the same. Beetje Brouwerij: We’re so pleased to debut the beer of Portland’s newest brewery (this could change in a day/week the way they’ve been popping up here). Beetje (pronounced bay-cha) is the Belgian-inspired brewery from Southeast Portland of brewer Mike Wright. For Microhopic 2, Wright offers his Urban Farmhouse Ale, a light, easy drinking beer meant to quench your thirst. 5.25% ABV, 21 IBU’s. Made with Organic pilsner and 2-row malt and a pinch of crystal malt. Hops: Goldings, Hallertauer, and Willamette. Fermented with a Belgian farmhouse ale yeast. Vertigo Brewing: No micro beer fest is complete without the quenching beers of Hillsboro, Oregon’s Vertigo Brewing. Soon to expand to a 7-bbl brewhouse, Vertigo has produced a mindblowing amount of beer on a 1-bbl brewhouse thus far. For our event at Bailey’s brewers Mike Kinion and Mike Haines bring an amped up version of their flagship Friar Mike’s IPA known as Friar Gone Wild. This Imperial IPA weighs in at about 8.5% ABV and a boisterous 114 IBU’s. Says Haines “We figured it only made sense to bring a macrohopic beer to the microhopic event!” Microhopic 2.0 takes place on September 8, 2010 at Bailey’s Taproom (213 SW Broadway Street) in Portland, Oregon. Event starts at 4PM and lasts until the kegs are emptied.


















Brewpublic announces another special meet the brewers pub crawl. You might remember back on March 20, 2010 when we brought you the first of this kind on SE Division Street in Portland. Now, we’ve got a crawl, also with four craft beer bars, less distance to cover, and even more brewers to meet while you enjoy a plethora of great brews. What: Meet the brewers pub crawl (aka BrewPubliCrawl). 18 Oregon brewers will be on hand for this exclusive 6 hour event, each with a refreshing and unique offering designed especially for the commencement of July (Oregon Craft Beer Month). Four craft beer loving bars will open their doors as normal, but on this day with a lot more artisan brews to share. We’re really excited to have you check this out! Where: N. Killingsworth Street, Portland, Oregon. The crawl starts at the Red Fox bar (5128 North Albina Avenue); moves to Saraveza (1004 N. Killingsworth Street); then Overlook Lucky Lab (1700 N. Killingsworth Street); and ends up at The Hop & Vine (1914 N. Killingsworth Street). When: Saturday July 31, 2010 Noon until 6pm. Brewers with beers at each stop will be on hand for 1.5 hours at each stop. (Red Fox Noon-1:30PM; Saraveza 1:30-3PM; Overlook Lucky Lab 3-4:30PM; The Hop & Vine 4:30-6PM) Why: Because we are nutty about Oregon Craft Beer and love our community and the artists who brew great beer here in Oregon. Also, we want to toast another great Oregon Craft Beer Month that is closing out on this day. Other Details: No tickets are required for this pub crawl. Folks 21+ will be able to purchase beer from the bars like you’d normally expect. The entire pub crawl route from start to finish is just 0.7 miles. Brewers in attendance with their beer pouring include: Alameda, Boneyard Beer, Cascade, Deschutes, Double Mountain, Fort George, Heater Allen, Hopworks, Laurelwood, Lucky Labrador, MacTarnahan’s, Migration, Natian, New Old Lompoc, Ninkasi, Oakshire, Seven Brides, and Vertigo. Also, Bailey’s Taproom’s 3rd anniversary barrel fest is happening on this day and we strongly recommend that you visit them for some of the rarest and most unique beers as well!


















Brewpublic is proud to announce our sponsorship of Saraveza‘s first ever Imperial IPA Fest. IIPA Fest is a five day celebration of one of the more assertive and beloved styles. Running July 14-18, this bonanza of hoppiness will feature more than 30 different IIPAs under one roof! In addition to having all of these beers on tap, featured brewers will be on hand each night to meet with customers and enjoy this event at the heart of Oregon Craft Beer Month. As a special bonus, limited free tickets will be provided to customers good for a free Saraveza 32-ounce jar that can be filled with IIPA at a special discounted price. Get your tickets at Saraveza today (good while supplies last)! For further details, visit or call (503) 206-4252 MEET THE BREWERS, TASTE THEIR IIPAs Nightly @ 7pm WED JULY 14Beer Valley (Ontario, OR) & Laurelwood (PDX) THUR JULY 15: WASHINGTON NIGHT! Pike (Seattle) & Lazy Boy (Everett, WA) FRI JULY 16:  HUB NIGHT!  Hopworks Urban Brewery (PDX) SAT JULY 17: Seven Brides (Silverton, OR) & Widmer (PDX) SUN JULY 18: GORGE NIGHT! Walking Man (Stevenson, WA), Double Mountain (Hood River, OR), & Everybody’s Brewing (White Salmon, WA) Saraveza is located at 1004 North Killingsworth Street, Portland, Oregon. This event takes place July 14-July 18, 2010. Brewers scheduled to be in attendance each night at 7pm. FULL IIPA DRAFT LIST ANNOUNCED: WEDNESDAY, 14th:  Oregon (& More!) Night #1 “Organic Green Mammoth”: Laurelwood, PDX (2010 debut) “Leafer Madness”: Beer Valley, Ontario, OR “Black Madness”: Beer Valley, Ontario, OR “Glen’s Hop Vice”: Oakshire, Eugene, OR “Mega Monster”: Gilgamesh, Turner, OR (debut) Wednesday’s Bullpen: “Hercules”: Great Divide, Denver, CO Tapped @ 5pm on THURSDAY, 15th:  Washington (& More!) Night “Pike Double IPA”: Pike, Seattle, WA “Extra”: Lazy Boy, Everett, WA “Hop Wallop”: Victory, Downingtown, PA “Unearthly”: Southern Tier, Lakewood, NY “Hop Stoopid”: Lagunitas, Petaluma, CA Thursday’s Bullpen: “Oaked Unearthly”: Southern Tier, Lakewood, NY “Racer X”: Bear Republic, Healdsburg, CA Tapped @ 5pm on FRIDAY, 16th:  H.U.B. (& More!) Night “Evelyn Sunshine”: Hopworks Urban Brewery (H.U.B.), PDX “Ace of Spades”: H.U.B., PDX “Galactic”: H.U.B., PDX “Maharaja”: Avery, Boulder, CO “Imperial Wheat”: Cascade, PDX Friday’s Bullpen: “Mendocino IIPA”: Mendocino, Ukiah, CA “Blue Frog DIPA”: Blue Frog, Fairfield, CA “90 Minute”: Dogfish Head, Gaithersburg, MD Tapped @ 5pm on SATURDAY, 17th:  Oregon (& More!) Night #2 “Frankenlou’s”: 7 Brides, Silverton, OR “Deadlift”: Widmer, PDX “Tricerahops”:  Ninkasi, Eugene, OR “Yellow Wolf”: Alameda, PDX “Super-Duper Dog”: Lucky Lab, PDX “Pliny the Elder”: Russian River, Santa Rosa, CA Saturday’s Bullpen: “Hoppe”: Southern Tier, Lakewood, NY “Double Daddy”: Speakeasy, San Francisco, CA Tapped @ 5pm on SUNDAY, 18th:  the Gorge (& More!) Night “Molten Lava”: Double Mountain, Hood River, OR “Big Phat Homo”: Walking Man, Stevenson, WA “Big Brother”: Everybody’s, White Salmon, WA (debut) “I Beat yoU”: Mikkeller, København, DEN “Lenny’s R.I.P.A.”: He’Brew, New York, NY Sunday’s Bullpen: “Gordon”: Oskar Blues, Lyons, CO “Steelhead DIPA”: Mad River, Blue Lake, CA More on Imperial IPAs: Imperial IPAs (also known as Double IPAs) are strong, very hoppy styles of pale ales. These beers, popularized in hop growing regions of the Pacific Northwest have high amounts of malt and hops. IIPAs  typically have alcohol content above 7% by volume and IBUs (International Bittering Units) are in the very high range (60+). The style is extremely common in Oregon thanks to the great growing conditions conducive to the hop plant.Nowadays, IIPAs are found all over the world from the Northwest to regions like Denmark, Belgium, Scotland, and Norway. The style is one of the fastest growing styles in the craft beer industry, and a favorite among “hopheads.” This group of people enjoy an array of hop characteristics including boldly bitter to citrusy, piny, flower, dank, and otherwise monstrously aromatic.


















Brewpublic announces a special mini-fest featuring four of Oregon’s best nanobreweries. This event known as Microhopic will be the first to showcase these fine brewers under one roof. In fact, it might be safe to say that most people in the Portland area have never tried most of the beers to be presented at Microhopic. On hand, will be the beers and the brewers who made them. These breweries will include Big Horse Brewing of Hood River and brewer Jason Kahler; Rivergate Brewing of N. Portland and brewer Brian Frisch; Mt. Tabor Brewing of SE Portland and brewer Eric Surface; and Ambacht Brewing of Hillsboro and brewer Tom Kramer. We are excited to invite you to come to this event featuring a rare and eclectic assortment of Oregon-brewed beers. This event will take place on Saturday June 19, 2010 at Saraveza, located at 1004 N. Killingsworth Street in Portland, Oregon. For more information or press related inquiries please contact or visit Cheers!










BrewPubliCrawl / Meet the Brewers

 is pleased to present the first in a series of killer pub crawls where you can meet the brewers making the fine beer. Mark your calendars for Saturday March 20, 2010 Noon-6PM This event will feature the brewers and beers of Double Mountain, Walking Man, Hopworks, Barley Brown’s, Beer Valley, New Old Lompoc, Fort George, and Full Sail. Not to be missed by any beer geek! This killer SE Division Street (Portland, Oregon) Crawl starts at noon at Victory Bar (3652 SE Division St. @ 37th). Other pubs sponsoring this event include Lompoc’s Hedge House, Bar Avignon, and The BeerMongers. For more information, email info (at) brewpublic (dot) com. Prost!





+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ and Saraveza Presents: MY BEERY VALENTINE A Benefit for Haiti Relief Efforts







In pursuit of interesting and imaginative beer styles, Brewpublic and Saraveza have once again coordinated a one-of-a-kind line-up of specialty brews perfect for Valentines/Zwickelmania Weekend. This event will showcase some never before experienced draughts of chocolate and fruit beers. MY BEERY VALENTINE expresses the love and passion for dynamic brews and is designed for true beer geeks. The event is also a benefit for Mercy Corps’ Haiti Relief Efforts. Local organic chocolates from Equal Exchange as well as handmade treats will be available to pair with these mouthwatering beers. Highlights from this event will include the following beers: Upright Four Play: a tempting tart cherry wheat Saison aged in Pinot Noir casks. Cascade Raspberry/Noyeau blend: a confluence of barrel-aged rarities matured in brandy liqueur casks employing hand-pitted apricot kernels. Block-15 Love Potion No. 9: a chocolate raspberry stout conditioned with fresh roasted cocoa nibs and locally grown Oregon raspberries. New Old Lompoc Bourbon Barrel fermented Cherry Stout: a big and bold one-off beer meshing deep, roasted chocolaty malts with sweet cherries. Barrel-fermentation provides a distinct complexity. Vertigo Razz Wheat: an unfiltered American wheat ale eschews syrup for over twelve pounds of real raspberries per barrel — yielding a beer with a delightful blend of light, refreshing flavors. Other specialty beers will be present from Oregon craft breweries such as Double Mountain, Fort George, Widmer Brothers, Oakshire, and more… When: Saturday and Sunday February 13 and 14, 2010 Where: Saraveza Bottle Shop & Pasty Tavern, 1004 N. Killingsworth, Portland, Oregon Details: Admission is free, proceeds benefit Mercy Corps Haitian relief efforts. For more information: #################################







Brewpublic and Victory Bar Presents:

Portland Brewers Gose Tasting

Come try four different Gose beers brewed locally in Portland, Oregon. These include one-off seasonals never on tap at once together. Meet Upright and Cascade Brewers and try their special German-style Goses. Enjoy Victory Bar‘s handmade pretzels and mustard. Be the first to experience the Pacific Northwest’s Gose revival beers. This special Gose tasting will include three of Cascade’s seasonal interpretations of the style. The Lipschmacker Summer Gose, the Autumn Gose and the new Winter Holiday Gose, a potpourri of citrus, tart, and salty flavor profiles. Dark ruby colored, the Winter Holiday Gose is brewed with many of the ingredient as the others but now with additional orange peel, cinnamon, hibiscus flower, coriander, nutmeg, and cranberries. Also on tap will be Upright Brewing’s Gose. Brewer Alex Ganum states it “uses the typical coriander and salt in what we think is a balanced manner along with a blend of roughly half pilsner malt and half malted wheat. We decided to use the house French saison strain because it has a bit of tartness to it naturally but also employed a sour mash like we do on the Four and added a pinch of lactic acid to acidify the water a bit further. It ended up quite dry and hit 5.2% ABV. I think the mix of dryness, acidity and saltiness makes it easy and enjoyable to drink plenty of – our kind of beer.” GosebierWhere: Victory Bar on 3652 SE Division St. When: Monday, December 21st, 2009, 6 PM – 9 PM About Gose biers: The Gose style dates back to the early 18th Century in the town of Goslar, Germany, in the Lower Saxony in the northwest slopes of the Harz Mountains. Brewed with at least 50% malted wheat in the grain bill, Gose beer fell outside of the Reinheitsgebot due to the use of salt and coriander spice. However, the beer was allowed special exception due to it being considered a regional specialty. Goses became so popular in Leipzig, a city now consisting of more than half a million people, that several regional breweries started brewing Goses themselves. By the end of the 19th Century, it was considered to be the local style of Leipzig and there were countless Gosenschänke in the city. Gose beer is characteristically sour due to the presence of lactobacillus bacteria after the boil. Traditionally brewed Goses often fall within the 4-5% ABV range and give off a distinct lemon herbal zest and quenching saltiness initially derived from the hard water where it originated, but since then, salt is added. 12-21-09:  Cascade Brewers Ron Gansberg, Curtis Bain and Upright Brewers Alex Ganum and Gerritt Ill will be on hand to discuss the Gose bier style…

BREWPUBLIC presents The Cocoa Hop – an event

pairing Northwest craft beer and chocolate.

The Cocoa Hop is a benefit for KZME Radio and will celebrate the love for local music and the marriage of Northwest craft beer with mouthwatering chocolate….music will be provided by the soulful sounds of DJ Miracle Miles. It will take place on November 14th from 6:30 pm until 9:30PM pm at the Old Lompoc Side Bar in Portland. Chocolate will be provided by Dagoba and Equal Exchange. Beer will include Oakshire Espresso Stout, Lazy Boy Mistletoe Bliss, Trade Route Ginger Pale, Cascade Porter, New  Old Lompoc Bourbon Barrel Fermented Dark Side Porter and Condor Pale. There will also be limited bottled specialties and more. Tickets are $25.00 each and include beer and chocolate tastings. This is a great value and for a great cause.




Thanks to everyone who came to brewpublic’s one year anniversary events!

We had a great time – read our recap of Friday night and Saturday night.

In celebration of our first Brewniversary, Brewpublic is pleased to announce two events featuring one-of-a-kind craft beers, art and giveaways. These two special events were planned with you the reader in mind. Please come join the Brewpublic team and fellow Beervana Brewpublicans in a toast to fine craft beer, yeast, malt, and the pursuit of hoppiness.

Brewpublic One Year Anniversary Party

Friday October 9, 2009

Saraveza (1004 N. Killingsworth, PDX) Brewpublic kicks off a spectacular weekend at Saraveza with a special hand selected one-of-a-kind brew from Lagunita’s cellars as well as other unique pours. There will also be a raffle, and giveaways. Featured pours include: *Lagunita’s Hairy Eyeball (Lagunita’s Brewing, Petaluma, California) *Caldera Ginger Pale Ale (Caldera Brewing/Ashland, Oregon) *Re Ale Extra (Birra Del Borgo, Borgorose, Italy) *Deschutes King Cone Fresh Hop Pale Ale (Deschutes Brewery, Portland/Bend, Oregon) *Sierra Nevada Chico Estate Harvest Ale (Sierra Nevada Brewing, Chico, California) *Urthel Hop-It Belgian IPA (De Leyerth Brouwerijen, Ruiselede, Belgium *Lucky Labrador Pavlov Russian Imperial Stout (Lucky Lab, Portland, Oregon) *Schneider Hopfen-Weisse Weizenbock (Private Weissbierbrauerei G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH, Kelheim, Germany w/Brooklyn Brewing, Brooklyn, New York) *Upright Turkey on Rye Chili Brew (Upright Brewing, Portland, Oregon) *Fort George XVI Chapel (Fort George Brewery & Public House, Astoria, Oregon) …and more! This special event will also feature a video art installation dedicated to craft beer by Matthew DiTullo.

Brewpublic Killer Beer Fest

Saturday October 10, 2009

Bailey’s Taproom (213 SW Broadway, PDX) 4PM-Midnight On this special night during Portland’s Fresh Hop weekend, Brewpublic has curated a line-up of never tasted before beers from the Pacific Northwest. Barrel-aged brews, Belgian-style specialties, and other one of a kind and one-off brews. Most of these beers will not be available again. Bailey’s provides a great environment for tasting these beers and they will be offered in 10 oz and 20 oz imperial pints, as well as sample trays.Confirmed beers include: Cascade Brewing 5 Barrel Thread: a one-only blend of five amazing beers: Bourbon Barrel Aged Quad, White Port Aged Raspberry, Barrel Aged Triple, Apricot and Sour Pie Kriek. The blend may sound a bit odd, but brewers Ron Gansberg and Curtis Bain say you’ll be surprised by the “lift and color found in the final result.” Barley Brown’s Baker City Wild Wet-Hopped American Strong Pale Ale: Employing country roadside hops from Baker City, Oregon, this beer is a kind one of kind. Brewer Shawn Kelso says “It’s pretty hoppy and at 7.25% ABV you may want to just call it an I.P.A. It was brewed with fresh hand picked unknown hops that grow wild on the side of a road here in Baker City. I put 36 pounds in a 3bbl batch. It’s pretty damn tasty!” Caldera Rose Pedal Imperial Golden Ale: Made with 11 pounds of rose pedals and two liters of Bulgarian rose water, brewer Jim Mills says “this beers tastes like a party at Grandma’s house.” This is the only keg of this taproom exclusive beer to reach Portland and is dangerously delicious!Vertigo Midnight Harvest Fresh-hop Ale: Hand crafted especially for this season, start-up Hillsboro brewers Mike Haines and Mike Kinion handpicked fresh Willamette and Cascade hops through the night for this gem of a brew. Standing Stone Wet-Hop Amber Ale: Snagged from brewer Adam Benson on our last Southern Oregon trip, this piquant red ale is floral, fruity and bright with crispy, chewy notes exhibiting a fiercely drinkable presence. From one of Oregon’s most sustainably-minded brewery’s, here is a beer we are truly honored to serve at this event. Block15 Bourbon Barrel-aged Fat Monk Dubbel: Still aging as we speak, this beer is near ready. This brew is sure to wow the palate and the mind. Aged in one Pappy Van Winkle 20 year old bourbon cask. This will only produce 3.5 kegs. Count on Bailey’s and Brewpublic to tap one of them sonofaguns! Hopworks Oregon Oak Aged Diablito: Brewer Ben Love set us up with a special rendition of HUB’s effervescent Belgian singel ale. This bubbly quaffer is nicely spiced and according to love the bright Oregon oak adds additional peppery spice to the equation. Seven Brides Imperial Marzenfest: Deep chestnut-brown bodied with enough belly-warming bite to last throughout the winter, this distinctly hardly sipper hails from Silverton, Oregon in the heart of harvest country. This weekend is sure to take care of the hop heads and this beer is reppin’ for the malt heads as well. Oakshire Collaborative Evil Belgian-inspired Strong Pale: One of three kegs see make its way to the Portland. The other was tapped over the summer at Belmont Station and the other at Saraveza for Brewpublic’s 1st Year Brewniversary. BJ’s Enfant Terrible: One of the last kegs of this brew whose began life as an unblended base beer from the brewery’s 2007 OBF entry which was racked into clean whiskey barrels and fermented with a Lambic yeast/bacteria blend. It’s well attenuated and has become quite funky over the last couple of years. Walkabout Jabberwocky Strong Ale: Not found around Portland, the beers of Central Point, Oregon’s Walkabout are undeniably full-bodied. Brewer Ross Litton has an affinity for bold ingredient-laden brews and this is perhaps his finest example. Jabberwocky is dark and hoppy and with a smooth creeping palatability that has been known to “knock a dick in the dirt.” Hop Valley Vanilla Porter: Rarely seen in Portland (except at joints like Bailey’s Taproom), this dessertif features fresh organic vanilla beans in the conditioning tank. Brewer Trevor Howard is no stranger to bold beer. Opened in Springfield, Oregon in 2009, here’s a great new brew to celebrate a wonderful year of Beaver State craft brews. Beer Valley Gone Fishin’: Here’s a mild ale with a low hop level to refresh you after a hard fest o’drinkin’. Beer Valley Brewing in Ontario is Oregon’s easternmost brewery and the furthest in the state of Portland. Here’s a first time on tap in Portland brew to enjoy with mild candy notes and a crisp malt underpinning. Thanks to brewer Pete Ricks for hookin’ this one up and helpin’ reel ‘er in. New Old Lompoc Barrel Fermented Centennial IPA: 100% fermented in a vintage white English oak barrel. Brewed with crystal malts that give it a rich golden color. Brewer Bryan Kielty says “There is a floral nose, sharp bitter finish, and a slight tough of oak.” Roots Organic Oak-aged Island Red: From Oregon’s first all-organic certified brewery cometh this bourbon oak aged brew. Aged a well over a month in Pappy Von Winkle bourbon casks, this beer promises to be bready, full-bodied, and warming. The brewery describes it as “deep crimson creamy body with a tight elegant head.” Double Mountain Abbey Hoffman Belgian Brown Ale: Only available at the Hood River tasting room, here is another glowing example of DM’s eclectic abilities. Spicy and mouth wateringly robust. The 7.5% ABV is well masked with rows of piquant yeastiness and delectable almond notes. Count on a great beer every time from one of Oregon’s finest craft breweries. Steal this beer! Upright Fresh Hop of Bel-Air: Brewer and friend Alex Ganum say “This firkin of the Fresh Hop of Bel Air is filled with a saison made with fresh liberty hops from Annen brothers farm in Mt. Angel and was then dry-hopped with more liberty hops (dried) from the same farm. 6.2%” Perfect beer for maxin’ and relaxin.’ Full Sail Vesuvius: This hybridization of a Belgian golden ale holds a dryness without being phlegmatic. Fruity esters imparted by the yeast meld with a fortuitous alcoholic girth to deliver a wallop of a wake-up call to the senses. The use of Saaz and Sterian hops tweak the beer to give it an Imperial Pilsner-esque attitude that is tucked behind the imposing yeastiness.This brew is a part of Full Sail’s Brewmaster Reserve Series and only a dozen kegs of it will be released this year. Lucky Lab Bourbon Barrel-aged Irish Red Ale: Lucky Lab brewer Ben Flerchinger delivers a one-of-a-kind keg of this sufficiently boozy, creamy, and nutty Irish-styled red ale. Here’s another beer you won’t find anywhere else around and it promised to be as delicious as any other specialty brews from LL’s beer geek repertoire. Fort George CoHoperative Fresh Hop Ale: Fresh sticky hops brought in by the brewing community (much like Lucky Lab’s Mutt Hop Ale). This pale amber beer should provide a piny, floral presence. Says Beervana’s Jeff Alworth “I got a candy-sweet aroma with the tiniest bit of hop, slightly citrus, slightly spicy. It was what I’d call a “normal” hop aroma–nothing funky or unidentifiably herbal. On the palate, the hops come through sharply, and in a standard citrus-bitter spectrum I recognized.” Big Horse Mac Stallion Scotch Ale: As described by the brewery: “A deep walnut colored ale with hints of smoke, dried fruit and alcohol. Low on hops, high on malts.” This beer is a rare treat for Portlanders who would normally have to trek out to  the Columbia Gorge to experience a brew from this wonderful brewery. Barely big enough to meet the demand of Hood River, brewer Jason Kahler is one of Oregon’s finest in the craft. We find this nice amber-copper bodied beer with a medium white head to possess just the right balance of sweet, peaty malty, mildly nutty flavor. Well balanced and true to style. Yee haw! Deschutes Hop Henge #6: This hophead-focused IPA is the latest in Deschutes’ lupulin lovin’ repertoire. According to Deschutes: “The new formulation is the epitome of the brewery’s experimental style and commitment to innovation, while gratifying their unquenchable thirst for beautifully balanced hoppy beers. The newest incarnation of Hop Henge uses several new hop processes and techniques to create a truly unique and unexpected beer.” Deschutes Brewmaster Larry Sidor says “When people taste Hop Henge, I want them to stop and realize – ‘Wow, this is what hops are supposed to do. I am interested in creating hop perfection, and for Hop Henge that means producing a great aroma and a juicy hop experience.”  8.75% ABV, 95 IBU. We’ve got a few other brews up our sleeve like a Lagunita’s Saison and some that haven’t been confirmed yet it will be awesome and definitely killer! See you there!