Category Archives: Events

Killer Beer Week 2013

Today kicks off the 5th annual Killer Beer Week from Brewpublic (and to be honest I’m never sure if it should be “Killer Beer Week” or “KillerBeerWeek” in spelling, though it should be noted Angelo seems to prefer the space-less version), offering up some killer beer events from the 18th through the 27th—10 days of killer beer! This year it has expanded beyond the Portland area to include some events in Eugene, and it’s promising … Continue reading →

Oregon’s 2013 GABF winners

I was planning a party yesterday so I didn’t get a chance to watch the livestream of the Great American Beer Festival awards live I’ve done in recent years, but I was still very pleased to see that Oregon breweries brought home 25 medals this year! The big Oregon winner (again) is Barley Brown’s over in Baker City: They won five(!) medals under the name of both Barley Brown’s Brew Pub and Baker City Brewing … Continue reading →

Great Pumpkin Beer Festival wrap-up

Looking back in retrospect on the Great Pumpkin Beer Festival we attended in Seattle this past weekend, there’s really not much more I can add to my day 1 and day 2 summaries except for the beers I sampled (for day 2) and any final notes. I also have quite a few pictures that I’ll run in a separate post as just one big gallery. The two biggest drawbacks I noted about the Festival were … Continue reading →

Elysian GPBF, day 2

On Friday we were able to enter Elysian’s Great Pumpkin Beer Festival an hour early thanks to the media passes that Elysian provided, and yesterday we lined up with the crowd to enter at noon (the media passes being only for the one day). And when I write “crowd” I’m not kidding—the line of people extended from the gates to the Brewery down the block, and up and along the overpass that wraps around Elysian—probably … Continue reading →

Visiting the Great Pumpkin Beer Fest (day 1)

Elysian Brewing’s Great Pumpkin Beer Festival has been on my “bucket list” of beer events to attend for a while now (since I love pumpkin beers, as long-time followers know), and this year was finally it. I’ll have more to write about the Festival after this weekend, for now some images and notes from yesterday’s Day One. We’re here with a media pass (of course), which allowed us and the other media to enter at … Continue reading →