Celebrate the Last Day of April in Portland With Craft Beer

Portland Oregon Old Town Sign

With the phenomenal weather we’re experiencing on this last day of April, there is no reason to stay at home with such an abundant amount of craft beer events taking place throughout Portland tonight. There are beer releases tonight at Saraveza, Cruzroom, Beer, Belmont Station, Green Dragon and Ringlers Pub. All of these establishments either have outdoor seating or large roll-up doors so you will not be separated from the delightful evening we’ll experience.

The temperatures should still be near 80 degrees when these events kick off at 5:00 and 6:00pm. Why not meet a friend and grab a beer or two and take in this great weather? Plus you can catch our Portland Trail Blazers when they take on the Houston Rockets at 6:30pm in Game 5. With our Blazers up 3-1 in the series lets hope that they wrap it up tonight.

Check out many of the craft beer events taking place around Portland this evening that are listed below.

Captain of the Pirate Ship, Jason Yester, of Trinity Brewing

Trinity Brewing Release Party at Saraveza

Trinity Brewing of Colorado Springs, CO is coming to Portland and Saraveza is celebrating tonight with release party! Point Blank Distributing will be bringing their amazing and funky beers to the shelves of our favorite bottle shops around town. Jason Yester, “Captain of the Pirate Ship”, at Trinity, will be in-house along with a few of our friends from Point Blank. We’ll be sampling from our retail selection and offering two extremely rare drafts:

Le Capitaine, Golden Saison Regal – A Petite Buddha Saison brewed with an absurd amount of pumpkin, candied endive, cacao nibs, and Buddha’s Hand. Fermented with various strains of Brettanomyces along with Saison yeast then aged on Chardonnay barrels, the resulting beer has a light body and very softly spoken complexities. 10.4% ABV

You Never Even Call Me by My Name, Black Saison Regal – This recipe is an intimidating jet black color. Flavored with a blend of sarsaparilla, sassafras, coriander, hibiscus and cumin to create a perfect balance of spiciness, sweetness, and acidity. 12.2% ABV

1004 N Killingsworth St.
Portland, OR 97217

Superfuzz PDX Release 2014

Elysian Brewing Super Fuzz Afro Funkin Patio Release Party at The Cruzroom

Join Elysian Brewing for a Super Fuzz Afro Funkin good time on the Cruzroom patio! Celebrate the release of Elysian Brewing’s Super Fuzz Blood Orange Pale and the return of fair weather patio party action as we get down to the funky beats of the Vinylogy DJ Crew!

Yes, you can watch the Blazers game there as well!  Show up rocking an afro and score Elysian swag.

Super Fuzz is a hoppy session NW pale ale brewed citrusy hops and infused with blood orange peel and puree. Can you dig it?!

The Cruzroom
2338 NE Alberta Street
Portland, OR
6:00 – 10:00pm

Ringlers Pub

Das Boot Beer Tasting at Ringlers Pub

Swing by Ringlers Pub tonight for this light and easy going Belgian session ale has all the traditional yeast characteristics you would expect. It pours clear golden with a nice effervescent spirit and thick white lacing foam while pepper, spice and bubble-gum greet you on the nose. The flavor is put together well by the earthy mint characteristics of Brewers Gold hops and the creamy biscuit notes of Vienna to back it up. Rye accentuates the spicy yeast character and provides some further backbone for the beer.

Malts: Pilsner, Vienna, Rye
Hops: Brewers Gold
Adjuncts: Belgian Candi Syrup, Lemon peel, Grains of Paradise

OG: 1.043  TG: 1.011  ABV: 4.3%  IBU: 23  SRM: 3

Ringlers Pub
1332 W Burnside St.
Portland, OR 97209
5:00 – 9:00pm

Corvall-Us Beer Event

Corvall-Us at Beer

The ambiguous Southeast Portland beer bar, Beer, is hosting Corvall-Us, an evening of beer, cider and mead from Corvallis and Albany on Wednesday, April 30th. Beginning at 5:00pm and ending at 11:00pm the breweries featured will include Block 15, Flat Tail, Mazama, Calapooia, Oregon Trail, and Deluxe. To mix things up a bit Beer will also feature 2 Towns Cider and Nectar Creek Honeywine.

The tap list for Corvall-Us will feature:

Block 15- Alpha IPA
Block 15- Honey Bel
Flat Tail- Tailgater Kölsch
2Towns- Cherried Away
Oregon Trail- Brown Ale
Deluxe- Pre-prohibition Pilsner “Resurrection”
Calapooia- Santi-Amber Ale
Mazama- Belgian Blonde
Nectar Creek – Bottle pours

1410 SE Stark St
Portland, OR 97214
5:00 – 11:00opm

Heathen Brewing

Heathen Bottles Release & Tasting at Belmont Station

Vancouver, Washington’s Heathen Brewing is releasing its first bottled beers! The dynamic duo, Sunny Parsons and Rodney Styker will be in the house, providing tastes of some of their bottled beers: Transcend IPA, RIP Porter, Transgression IPA, Son of Malice DIPA, Vantucky Pale Ale, and Promiscuous Blonde.

Belmont Station
4500 SE Stark Street
Portland, OR, 97215
5:00 – 8:00pm


Green Dragon Brew Crew 200th Release at Green Dragon

The Green Dragon Brew Crew has been getting together for the past few years now and on Wednesday, April 30th, a new milestone will be reached. Yes, the GDBC will be releasing their 200th beer that they’ve brewed on the one-barrel nano system at the Green Dragon. The GDBC will be releasing The Delightful Hildegard beginning at 5:00pm.

The Delightful Hildegard was brewed in the ground-breaking spirit of Belgium’s Urthel “Hop-it”, a wonderfully complex brew that exemplifies its true beauty. They call this a Belgian Double Golden Ale and the big fruity aroma from Belgian Abbey yeast is just the beginning of this eventful beer journey. The 100% Pilsner malt used provides a suitable maltiness that is neither too sweet nor too dry. The addition of Magnum, Amarillo and Sterling hops break from traditional Continental brewing and provides a poignant American spin on this Belgian classic.

This brew commemorates the 200th Nano brew by the Green Dragon Brew Crew and is a collaboration between the GDBC and Danny Connors, the brewmaster at the onsite Buckman Botanical Brewery.

Come on down and have a pint with them to show support for the group’s 200th beer!

Green Dragon
928 SE 9th Street
Portland, OR 97214