Happy Friday! October is winding down and Halloween is fast approaching, and it’s time to have costumes lined up. Here’s the news for the weekend of the 23rd; as usual, I’ll be periodically updating this post throughout the day with the latest news, so check back often. If you have news to share, please contact me and I can get that posted as well.
Brewpublic’s Killer Beer Week wraps up this weekend with three more events: tonight is Brewpublic’s 7th Brewniversary Party taking place at Saraveza starting at 6pm, which features a great draft list of some of the Brewpublic crew’s favorite beers. Come on by, drink, hang out with the crew, and there may be giveaways as well.
Then on Saturday it’s the big one: KILLER BEER FEST at Bailey’s Taproom! “KBF is the annual highlight event of Brewpublic’s Killer Beer Week, capping off 10 days of killer brews at 10 venues and celebrating the very best of Oregon beer culture. If you’ve attended this event in previous years, you know that it’s one of Bailey’s biggest of the year and the beers available are none to be missed. While the event is free of charge to attend, we’re offering [a] VIP package for awesome people that we love.” Great beers and a great time starting at noon! And don’t forget to recover on Sunday with the Recovery Beerunch at Old Salt Marketplace from 11am to 2pm.
Oakshire Brewing (Eugene): Saturday the 24th is Oakshire’s annual Single Batch Fall Bierfest! “This year’s line up again features breweries from all over the Pacific Northwest, showcasing their rarest, unique, one-off creations – including many fresh-hopped and pumpkin beers and other seasonal favorites. Live music and a selection of food carts will complement this incredible beer lineup.” It’s taking place at their Public House from 11am until 9pm.
McMenamins this Sunday the 25th is celebrating a HUGE milestone for the company—the 30th anniversary of the first brew at the Hillsdale Public House! “In celebration of three decades of small batch brewing for one day only across the land a 30th Anniversary commemorative batch of Hillsdale Ale will be poured at every McMenamins location. This re-boot is based on careful studies of the original brewing records from Hillsdale and Cornelius Pass Roadhouse as it evolved during its short 13 month run. It has been parsed and adjusted with enough poetic license to translate what was historically a malt extract brew to a modern all-grain interpretation. We believe that what the original concept of that first company standard was hoped to be can now be poured into your pint on this special release date. Hillsdale Ale is $4 all day, $8 to fill your growler, and collect a special stamp for your McMenamins Passport.” Don’t miss it!
The Bier Stein (Eugene): Today, Friday the 23rd, they are hosting Swift Cider for a bottle release from 5 to 8pm: “Located in Portland, Swift Cider produces its dry ciders from 100% local apples and regional ingredients (Hops, other fruit, spices). Come down and taste some, then bring a bottle home!”
Vagabond Brewing (Salem) tonight (Friday) has a tap takeover at Salem’s Westside Taphouse & Growler Fill: “Join us and try our very limited fresh hop beers, some delicious pumpkin beers and a few of our awesome barrel aged beers. The Vagabond crew will be there giving out swag! Come grab a pint and hang out with us!” It starts at 6pm.
Ecliptic Brewing (Portland) is holding their 2nd anniversary celebration all day Saturday the 24th (tomorrow)! There will live music, free brewery tours from 12 to 4pm, special beer releases staggered throughout the day, “Complimentary amuse bouche for all attendees,” and more! Plus they’ll have their anniversary beer, Strawberry Moon Sour Ale, available as well. Be sure to swing by and wish Ecliptic big congratulations on two stellar years!
Belmont Station (Portland): Saturday from 7pm until closing, Belmont is holding their Halloween Pre-Funk! “Test-drive your costume, sip from a curated list of special Halloween suds and ciders and shake your bones to the fun and funky grooves of DJ Murphy at our Halloween Pre-Funk Party! Costume contest for some great prizes like glassware, brewery schwag and Winterhawks tickets + a parking pass — so make sure to dress appropriately! We have a few more treats (or tricks!) up our sleeve as well, so join us … if you DARE!”
Redmond Craft Brewing Supply (Redmond): The homebrew shop in Redmond recently moved several doors down to a larger space, and this Saturday they are holding their grand re-opening with a Halloween bash: “Dress up in a Craft/Homebrew related costume and enter a Best in Show Contest for prizes and swag. Beer tastings live music, and onsite food vendors!” Starts at 6pm and it will be a great night.
Standing Stone Brewing (Ashland): Sunday the 25th, they are holding their 7th Annual Pumpkins & Pints from noon to 5pm: “Here’s what’s on the books for this year: weather permitting, we’ll hold the event at One Mile Farm, just down the road from Standing Stone. We’ll provide the pumpkins and carving tools (you’re welcome to bring your own if you take pumpkin carving really seriously), and you just show up with your creative ideas. You can purchase beer, hard cider, lemonade, brats and burgers once you’ve worked up a hearty appetite.” Pumpkin carving, barbecue, beer, and more—what’s not to like?