Beyond simply selling beer, we want to educate our customers and expose them to the dizzying array of beer available in Oregon. To facilitate this, we frequently offer free tastings, "Meet the Brewer" nights, theme weeks, and other special events. These events offer an excellent way to learn about beer styles and the brewing process, as well as meeting the folks responsible for creating your favorite beers. Unless otherwise noted, all events listed as "tastings" are free and open to everyone over 21 years of age.
THURSDAY MAY 23 FROM 5-8PM
PELICAN MEET THE BREWER & TASTING
Come taste the full bottled lineup from this award-winning Pacific City brewery, including Tsunami Stout, IPA, Silverspot IPA, Doryman's Dark, Kiwanda Cream, MacPelican Scottish Ale, and the seasonal Winema Wit. Kiwanda Cream Ale and an aged keg of Danny's Black Gold Belgian style Imperial Stout (a collaboration with Ninkasi) on draft in the Biercafe.
SATURDAY MAY 25 FROM 3-6PM
DEAF NIGHT OUT
Join Guest brewer Ken Fisher and Fort George Brewing Co. for the tapping of Grateful Deaf Zythos Black IPA. Ken is a local ledgend and worked on breweries from all over the world like Elland Brewing, Birra del Borgo, Fox Brewing, and Jopen Brewing. The Grateful Deaf Black IPA has been hopped to the high heavens with heaps of delicious Zythos hops that were graciously donated by Hopunion. The beer remains crisp and not overly roasty. Although it has a light body, there is plenty of flavor to be had in this beer with notes of caramel, dark malt and liquorish. So please join Ken fisher and Fort Goerge for a bitter celebration of the dark sorts.
TUESDAY MAY 28 FROM 5-8PM
OSKAR BLUES TALL CAN TASTING
Have you seen the new 19 ounce tallboys from Oskar Blues? Come taste the Mama's Little Yella Pills and Dale's Pale Ale. Buy two cans and get a free Oskar Blues can cooler made for the tallboys.
JUNE 6 - JUNE 16: PDX BEER WEEK!
The event calendar is starting to fill. Here's a few highlights, but rest assured we've got more fun stuff in the works! For more info on PDX Beer Week and all of the events happening across town, check out PDXBeerWeek.com
FRIDAY JUNE 7 FROM 5-8PM
OFFICIAL BREAKSIDE BREWING & GIGANTIC BREWERY PDX BEER WEEK BOTTLE RELEASE PARTY!
Meet brewers from both Breakside and Gigantic Brewing in person as they unveil the limited edition collaboration beer made only for the 2013 Portland Beer Week. Try the beer on draft and be the first to pick up bottles of this special tasty brew as well as other beers from each brewery on tap.
The official PDX Beer Week beer this year is a dry hopped Northwest India amber ale conditioned with Brettanomyces.
WEDNESDAY JUNE 12 FROM 5-8PM
WASHINGTON BREWERS NIGHT: RUBEN'S BREWS, NAKED CITY, SILVER CITY, & SOUND BREWERY
An annual tradition of paying homage to our brewing brothers and sisters up north in Washington. This night will feature beers from some of Washington's best breweries, with brewers in attendance. Many of these beers are unavailable in Oregon except for this special event.
THURSDAY JUNE 13 FROM 5-9PM
BEERS MADE BY WALKING TAPPING
Drink beers inspired by the landscape. Breakside, Coalition, The Commons, and Hopworks are tapping new beers that are inspired by plants identified on a group hike in Forest Park. Each beer is a type of portrait of the trail. Additional information about each beer will soon be made available at beersmadebywalking.com.
FRIDAY JUNE 14 FROM 5-8PM
COLORADO BEER NIGHT
Join us for a special tapping of beers from over ten different Colorado breweries. We have worked with many of the breweries to bring their beer to Oregon for the first time ever. The breweries include: Backcountry, Boulder Beer, Crooked Stave, Elevation Beer, Great Divide, Grimm Bros, New Belgium, Oskar Blues, Phantom Canyon, Ska, Telluride, Trinity Brewing, and TRVE.
Stay tuned, there's more to come!