Beervana Hoppenings: Army of Darkness

Deschutes Barrel at the Portland Pub

Another great weekend here in Beervana and we’re still finding no rest for our hard working livers. Still, what do you expect when the robust, dark and triumphant brews of winter have been knocking at our doors since late summer.

Movember Spawned a Monster

Geoff Phillips of Baileys embraces Movember

So if you haven’t heard, the eleventh month formerly known as November is now referred to as “Movember.” Supposedly conceived by a group of Aussie dudes, the term is a portmanteau of the words “mustache” and “November.” Tippling about a town in a region where bearded brethren and mustachioed monsieur are often par for the course, we noticed several new fuzzy faces present themselves. By December, we hope that this harvest of hairiness bequeaths warmth and a shield from the drizzle and cold.

Rogue's Rob Brewer gets his Movember on

Darker Days =Darker Beer

APEX presented and plethora of pitchy pours  with their Embrace the Darkness extravaganza in which publican and beer maniac Jesse McCann decked out the taps with a slew of uber beer geek worthy treats such as a draught three year North Coast Old Stock Barleywine vertical, Evil Twin Soft Dookie Imperial Stout, Boneyard Suge Knight Imperial Stout, Mikkeller Cognac Barrel-aged Black Hole Imperial Stout, and Hopworks Brouwer’s Imperial Stout.

Embrace the Darkness at APEX

Much inspiration did this provide us for our forthcoming Black Friday event coming up at the Green Dragon on, you guessed it, Black Friday (November 25, 2011 aka the day after Thanksgiving Day). This all-day CDA/Black IPA showcase will hopefully quench the thirst of even CDAbram.