Friday, September 28, 2012

Rare Beer Charity Auction For New Avenues For Youth

Local #pdxbeergeek Jeremy Herrig sits on the Ambassador Board for New Avenues for Youth, a local non-profit whose mission is to empower homeless youth to exit street life.  Together they have organized an incredible event to raise money for a worthy cause. 100% of the proceeds go to New Avenues. So if you or anyone you know would like to donate any bottles or other items for the VIP event, please feel free to contact them directly.  More info on the event website.  

What: Brews for New Avenues
Live and Silent Beer Auction, VIP experience, Music, Food

When: Saturday, October 13, 2012 (2-10p)

Where: The Green Dragon (including the street)

Who: New Avenues for Youth supporters & beer enthusiasts (100 VIP tickets)

Details: $50 cover charge for VIP event: 2-5p, includes specialty beer not available GA event, Steve’s Cheeses, Olympic Provisions, & access to silent auction

$10 cover charge for general public (5-10p) to include glass, one free beer, raffle ticket, live music, & access to live auction

Ben & Jerry’s root beer & beer floats (free for Designated Drivers)
Food carts – Koi Fusion, Potato Champion, Pyro Pizza
Raffle during GA event of beer swag, beer, etc.
Special kegs tapped on the hour throughout GA event

Here are the confirmed beers and auction/raffle items to date (more being added every day):

Kegs (VIP designates exclusively at the VIP event, but this list is subject to change):
  • A TBD keg from The Commons
  • TBD Fresh Hop keg from Deschutes
  • Cascade Honey Ginger Lime (VIP)
  • Cascade Summer Gose (VIP)
  • Double Mountain Killer Green (VIP)
  • Vintage Rogue Old Crustacean (VIP)
  • Bridgeport IPA
Auction/Raffle Items:
  • Full Abyss vertical 2006-2011
  • 1989-1992 first five editions of Bridgeport Old Knucklehead
  • New Glarus package
  • Cigar City package
  • Founders package
  • Russian River T-25
  • Crooked Stave Cellar Reserve Series package
  • Old Crustacean 1997 (from Carl at Belmont Station with more to come)
  • Cantillon package of at least 4-5 different bottles
  • A mixed Founders pack of Kentucky Breakfast Stout and Regular Breakfast Stout
  • A bottle of the first Ale Apothecary release from BeerMongers
  • 3 year vertical of Westvleteren 12 + 1 Westvleteren 8 and one Westvleteren XII glass.
  • $150 gift certificate from BrewcyclePDX
  • 12x22 ounce gift basket + $20 gift certificate to Caps & Corks
  • $50 gift certificate to Bridgetown Beerhouse
  • $25 to Migration Brewing
  • 2 Beer Belly dinner tickets at EastBurn (in November - $80 value)
  • $50 GC to Grain & Gristle
  • 2009 & 2010 Imperial Stout Trooper from New England Brewing Co.
  • 2011 The Bruery Cuir
  • Deschutes: 2 bottles of Black Butte XXII and 2 of Black Butte XXIV
  • Beers of the Apocalypse from Elysian
  • The Commons – T-shirt, bottle of Flemish Kiss, 2 sampler trays (8 beers total), tulip glass
  • The Alchemist – 2, 4 packs of Heady Topper (picked up from the cannery on 9/27)
  • Breakside - 6 Double Citra IPA 750ml bottles

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Recap: Fort George Fresh Hop Tap Takeover at Bridgetown Beerhouse

Special thanks to special guest writer Christopher Baker of fame for taking the time to recap last night festivities at Bridgetown Beerhouse. What a good time!!

Last night Bridgetown Beerhouse hosted another great event. Astoria’s own, Fort George Brewery brought to town (4) varieties of fresh hop beer for us Portlanders to enjoy. On tap were their Co-Hoperative Ale, Fresh Hop Sunrise Oatmeal Pale Ale (OPA), Fresh Hop Vortex IPA, and Hopstoria. Each beer had its own distinct taste. Hopstoria was my pick for the evening, but I must say every beer was pretty frickin’ fantastic. From talking to folks I think this was the general consensus. A big thank you goes out to Fort George for sharing their special brews and their brewer Spencer Gotter with us city folk. Tim Ensign of Powered ByYeast Brand Management deserves just as much gratitude for making these special events happen.

CLICK HERE to read more about Fort George’s (4) Fresh Hop beers.

Tim from Powered By Yeast and Sloth from

Lots of Fort George fans enjoying the fresh hop beer

The man himself, Michael of #pdxbeergeeks and Tim Ensign of Powered By Yeast

Some random cute people

Hardcore Bridgetowner and great guy, Kevin

Fresh Hop Vortex or Hopstoria? Decisions,

Sloth hanging out with a Goonie

The mysterious ‘other’ Baker

Monday, September 24, 2012

Brewpublic Presents KillerBeerWeek 2012

It's back with a vengeance! Another week of celebrating the best Portland has to offer with the local beer community! Below is a list of events Angelo has planned out! Which ones are you hitting??

Sunday October 21: Killer Beer Summit / Mike Fest @ Roscoe's Pub - 4p.m.
It 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.
Returning 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.
It'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.
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 - 5p.m.
Brewpublic 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.
The 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.
Publican, 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.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012