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2015 Killer Pumpkin Fest Preview

2015 Killer Pumpkin Fest Preview

2015 Killer Pumpkin Fest Preview

Portland’s biggest Pumpkin Beer Festival the Killer Pumpkin Fest is happening Saturday Oct 17th at the Green Dragon Bistro and Brew Pub located at 928 SE 9th Ave, Portland, OR 97214 from 11 AM – Midnight!


Killer Beer Week 2015    Killer Beer Week 2015  Killer Beer Week 2015

This fun annual  fall beer festival is brought to you by the good people, at BREWPUBLIC and it is part of their Killer Beer Week which runs Oct 16th – Oct 25th.


No ticket needed! just show and buy the pumpkin beers that suit your fancy!

Killer Pumpkin Fest

More Killer Pumpkin Fest Details!

This info is copied directly from the BREWPUBLIC website

11:00am: Festivities Begin
2:00pm – 4:00pm: Live Music From The Oom-Pah Boys
3:00pm: Cycle Dog’s Dog Costume Contest
4:00pm: Kids Costume Contest
5:00pm: Elysian Pumpkin Roadshow Pumpkin Tapping
6:00pm: Adult Costume Contest
8:00pm: Festivities Move Inside the Green Dragon’s Property

Some of the beers that be at this festival are nine different Elysian Pumpkin Beers and —
Ninkasi: Imperial Pumpkin Sleigher
Laurelwood: Pumpkin Ale
Seattle Cider: Pumpkin Spice Cider
Uinta: Punk’n
Anderson Valley: Fall Hornin
Almanac: Pumpkin Sour
Anderson Valley: Pinchy Jeek
Dogfish Head: Punkin
Timmerman’s: Pumpkin Lambic
Kasteel: Pumpkin
Tieton: Pumpkin Spice Cider
Ballast Point: Pumpkin Down
New Belgium: Pumkick
Epic: Fermentation without Representation
Southern Tier: Pumking
Corondado: Punk N Drublic
Crooked Fence: Evil Harvest


Killer Pumpkin Fest

That’s it!

I hope to see you at the 2015 Killer Pumpkin Fest!


North American Organic Brewers Festival

2015 North American Organic Brewers Festival Preview

2015 North American Organic Beer Festival

2015 North American Organic Brewers Festival Preview by John Lovegrove

Oh boy!

We here at Portland Beer Festivals  are excited about the 11th Annual North American Organic Brewers Festival!

When this festival started in 2003, there were only a handful of organic breweries. Craig Nicholls started Roots Brewing shortly after that first festival, and the NAOBF began proper in 2006. A high profile opening by Hopworks in 2007 drew more attention to the organic beer movement and the festival has gone from strength to strength since.

This year the NAOBF moved from June to August!

As always, we’ll be taking the Yellow Line MAX to the festival at Overlook Park and we recommend you do the same. More details can be found at the links

Overlook Park is located at 1599 N Fremont St. Portland, Oregon 97227


Website –

Festival Facts –

Facebook –


Beers You Need To Try When You Go! 

Here are a selection of the beers I am most looking forward to!!!

13 Virtues You Down With O-R-G? | Orange Peel Pale Ale | 4.8% ABV, 40 IBU

Agrarian Field Bier | Session Saison | 4% ABV: Single malt, single hop

Alameda Yellow Wolves of Thailand | Imperial IPA | 8.2% ABV, 103 IBU

Beau’s Lug Tread | Lagered Ale | 5.2% ABV, 21 IBU

Beau’s MaddAddamites NooBroo | Gruit Ale | 5.2% ABV, 0 IBU

Bison Honey Basil Ale | Herb/Spice Beer | 6% ABV, 12 IBU

Bison Kermit the Hop | Double IPA | 8.5% ABV, 80 IBU

Coin Toss Black Hohl Son | Cascadian Dark Session Ale | 4.8% ABV, 45 IBU

Coin Toss Nine Eyes IPA | IPA | 6.5% ABV, 65 IBU: dry-hopped with Equinox and Azacca

Eel River Açai Berry Wheat | Fruit Wheat Beer | 4% ABV, 5 IBU

Eel River Simcoe IPA | American IPA | 6.7% ABV, 60 IBU

Falling Sky Dirt Worshiper Pale | Pale Ale | 5.5% ABV, 50 IBU

Falling Sky Organic Matters Lager | Dortmunder Export | 5.1% ABV, 28 IBU

Finnriver Black Currant Cider | Contemporary Fruit Cider | 6.5% ABV, 0 IBU

Finnriver Habanero Cider | Contemporary Spiced Cider | 6.5% ABV, 0 IBU

Fish Brewing Organic Amber | Amber | 5% ABV, 35 IBU

Fish Brewing Organic IPA | IPA | 6.7% ABV, 42 IBU Pacific Gem

Fort George Quick Wit | Belgian Witbier | 6.1% ABV

Fort George Spruce Budd Ale | Herb Beer | 4.9% ABV: two-row and 200 lbs of spruce tips

FOTM Brewing Shocks of Sheba | IPA | 6.8% ABV, 68 IBU: inspired by KBOO vibe

FOTM Brewing X-Tinguisher | Wheat | 5.5% ABV, 36 IBU

Gilgamesh Mamba | Specialty Ale | 6.4% ABV, 1 IBU: black tea, bergamot, tangerine and rye

Hopworks IPX Simcoe | Single Hop IPA | 6% ABV, 60 IBU

Hopworks Totally Radler | Radler | 2.6% ABV, 15 IBU

Kells Organic Red | Red Ale | 4.5% ABV, 25 IBU

Kells Purple Sun IPA | IPA | 6.5% ABV, 69 IBU: summer berries, citrus

Laht Neppur Peachy Keen | Fruit Beer | 5.2% ABV, 18 IBU

Lakefront Growing Power | Organic Farmhouse Pale Ale | 6.7% ABV, 35 IBU

Logsdon Kili Wit | Witbier | 5.5% ABV, 14 IBU: K2 Adventures Foundation

Lompoc Flower of the Gods | IPA | 6% ABV, 65 IBU

Loowit Gaiabolical | Pale Ale | 5.3% ABV, 45 IBU

McMenamins Concordia Livin’s Easy Summer Lager | Pacific NW Lager | 5.2% ABV, 36 IBU

McMenamins Cornelius Gunga Galunga IPA | IPA | 6.9% ABV, 62 IBU

McMenamins Crystal Oaken Tower Barrel-Aged Ginger Beer | Wild Ale | 6.9% ABV, 4 IBU:French oak barrel

McMenamins Edgefield Double Barrel-Aged Pavol the Collector | Baltic Porter | 8.9% ABV, 42 IBU

Natian Everyday | Organic American IPA | 5.5% ABV, 62 IBU

Natian KnockBack | Organic Amber Lager | 4.4% ABV, 18 IBU: honey malt

Nectar Creek Mead Propolis | Session Mead | 5.5% ABV, 0 IBU

Nectar Creek Mead Sting | Session Mead | 6.2% ABV, 0 IBU: ginger

Ordnance 9131 Brown | Honey Brown Ale | 6.2% ABV, 26 IBU

Pinkus Müller Münster Alt | Altbier | 5.1% ABV, 20 IBU

Pinkus Müller Ur-Pils | Pilsner | 5.1% ABV, 20 IBU

PINTS Green Line Organic Radler | Blend Pale Ale/Radler | 4% ABV, 25 IBU

Reverend Nat’s Overlook Heirloom | Cider | 8.9% ABV, 0 IBU: honey

Riverbend Brewing What Does the Fox Say? | CDA | 6.7% ABV, 55 IBU

Two Kilts Black Brad Pitt | CDA | 7% ABV, 80 IBU

Uinta Baba Organic Black Lager | Black Lager | 4% ABV, 32 IBU

Uinta Wyld Organic Extra Pale Ale | Extra Pale Ale | 4% ABV, 29 IBU

Vagabond Into the Wild | IPA | 6.5% ABV, 60 IBU

Vagabond Wit or Wit-Out You | Witbier | 5.2% ABV, 16 IBU

Viking Braggot Reverence | Braggot | 6.3% ABV, 25 IBU

Widmer E. Nygma | Single Hop IPA | 6.3% ABV, 75 IBU, single hop Enigma hops from Australia

I hope to see at the 2015 North American Organic Brewers Festival!

John Lovegrove



The 2015 Portland Craft Beer Festival Preview

Portland Craft Beer Festival 2015-3The 2015 Portland Craft Beer Festival Preview!

In case you are wondering, the Portland Craft Beer Festival is a brand new beer festival!  July, 2015 will be year one for this Portland beer festival!

This event will take place Friday July 3rd 4-10 PM, Saturday July 4th Noon – 10 PM, and Sunday July 5th Noon – 7 PM, at the Fields Neighborhood Park , 1099 NW Overton St. Portland, Oregon.

The Fields Neighborhood Park is great place to hold a beer festival!

Friday and Saturday are 21+ only and Sunday is all-ages family day.

City Of Portland Only

What makes this event distinctive is that it will only feature beer brewed in the city limits of Portland. Not only will Portland beer will be served, so will cider, wine and cheese, but only cider, wine and cheese made in the City of Portland.


The food vendors will be Bunk Sandwiches, The Dump Truck, Farm to Fire Pizza, Urban German and, on Sunday only – Ruby Jewel Ice Cream.

The Breweries 

Here is a list participating breweries

10 Barrel Brewing
13 Virtues Brewing
Alameda Brewing
Baerlic Brewing
Back Pedal Brewing
Base Camp Brewing
Breakside Brewery
Bridgeport Brewing
BTU Brewery
Buckman Botanical Brewery
Burnside Brewing
Cascade Brewing
Coalition Brewing
Columbia River Brewing
The Commons Brewery
Culmination Brewing
Deschutes Brewery
Ecliptic Brewing
Ex Novo Brewing
Fat Heads Brewery
Fire on the Mountain Brewery
Gigantic Brewing
Hopworks Urban Brewery
Humble Brewing
Kells Brewing
Laurelwood Brewing
Lompoc Brewing-5th Quadrant
Lucky Labrador Brewing
McMenamins Brewing
The Mash Tun Brewery
Migration Brewing
Mt. Tabor Brewing
Natian Brewery
Occidental Brewing
Old Town Brewing
Pints Brewing Company
Portland Brewing
Portland U Brew
Pyramid Brewery
Rock Bottom Brewery
Royale Brewing
Sasquatch Brewing Company
Stormbreaker Brewing
Upright Brewing
Uptown Brewing
Widmer Brothers Brewing

Cider, Wine, and Cheese

The cider, wine and cheese featured at the Portland Craft Beer Festival will also be made right here in the City Portland!

Cheese — Ancient Heritage and Portland Creamery

Cider – Cider Riot! and Revenrend Nat’s

Wine – Coopers Hall and Hi Wheel.



The cost of admission is $20.00 that includes a mug and 10 beer tickets. One beer ticket gets you a 4 oz pour and 4 beer tickets gets you a full pour. Additional beer tickets will be available for purchase at $1.00 per beer ticket.


For More Info about The Portland Craft Beer Festival

Website –

Facebook – www.facebook.comPortland-Craft-Beer-Festival

Twitter –

Cheers! Hope to see you at a Portland Beer Festival!

Steven Shomler


2015 Portland Fruit Beer Festival Preview

Fruit Beer Fest 2015

2015 Portland Fruit Beer Festival Preview By John Lovegrove

Growing up I never ate rhubarb. My Dad always said it was the most disgusting food and not fit for human consumption. Even as an adult I can’t remember trying it, going so far as to turn my nose up at it and/or smack talk rhubarb behind it’s back.

My dad also doesn’t approve of beer.

He’s going to be very disappointed that one of my favorite beers at the upcoming Portland Fruit Beer Festival is a Kettle Soured Strawberry-Rhubarb Wheat Ale from Fort George named Pucker Pi.

At a preview event for the upcoming Festival, I tasted a few of the offerings and here are my top 5, in no particular order.

Laurelwood Brewing: There Gose the Neighborhood

Very Refreshing. I could drink this all day. Every flavor is subtle, just a touch of sea salt to accentuate every flavor.

ABV: 5.1% IBU: 8

Alameda Brewing: Berried By Night

A solid CDA, with a really great hop Aroma. Uses 7 different hops: Summit for bittering, then Citra, Cascade, Ella, Hull Melon, Centennial and Azacca.

25 pounds of berries per barrel, yet still very balanced fruit, roast and hop flavors.

7.4% ABV. 75 IBU

Fort George Brewery: Pucker Pi Beer

My Dad’s worst nightmare. He hates rhubarb and beer. This one won’t change his mind. It’s a kettle soured version of last years Pi Beer, very easy to drink though, and really tasty.

4.9% ABV

Burnside Brewing/Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider: Fruit of the Garden of Good & Evil

This is bound to be the big hit of the festival. It’s approximately 2/3 Burnside’s Sweet Heat (Apricot and Scotch Bonnet Peppers) and 1/3 Reverent Nat’s Tepache (Pineapples and Spices), with extra Ghost Peppers to kick it up a notch. It’s a slow burn and a great aftertaste. Perhaps save it until last, because it’ll wreck your palate for a good 20 minutes. 

Honorable mention:

Try a side by side(r) taste of Burnside Brewing: Peaches of Immortality (6.2% ABV 3 IBU) and 2 Towns Ciderhouse: Peach Saison Cider 6% ABV).

One’s a Kettle soured peach farmhouse ale and one’s a cider, but both use peaches and French Saison Yeast so they’re a brother and sister that compliment each other nicely.

Best Named Fruit Beer

Didn’t try it, but the best named beer by far:

Stormbreaker Brewing: I AM FROOT

‘Nuff said.

John Lovegrove

For more information on the Portland Fruit Beer Fest and links to their website etc go to –

Portland Beer Festivals 2015

2015 Portland Beer Festivals

Listed chronologically

Westmoreland/Sellwood Winter Brew Fest — Jan 23th and 24th, 2015

CellarFest  — Jan 24th 2015

Collabofest  — Jan 24th 2015

NW Coffee Beer Invitational — Jan 24th, 2015

Artisinful Portland Beer and Chocolate Festival — Starts Jan 29th, 2016

Sabertooth Micro Fest  — Feb 6th -8th, 2015

Zwickelmania — Feb 14th, 2015

Festival of the Dark Arts  Feb 14th, 2015

Black Out Fest Feb 20th, 2015

Hillsdale Brewfest — Feb 21st, 2015

Firkin Fest — Feb 21st, 2015

Brewstillery — Feb 28th, 2015

Malt Ball Portland — Feb 28th, 2015

Barleywine and Big Beer Tastival — Mar 6th-7th, 2015

Cider Rite of Spring March 21st,  2015

Portland Farmhouse and Wild Ale Festival — March 28th -29th, 2015

Portland Spring Beer and Wine Fest — April 3rd -4th, 2015

Baker’s Dozen Coffee Beer and Doughnuts Festival — April 18th, 2015

Smoky & Dank Beer Fest April 20th, 2015

Fredfest — May 3rd, 2015

Cheers to Belgian Beers — May8th and 9th, 2015

Berries Brews & BBQ’s — June 13th-14th and June 20-21, 2015

PDX Beer Week June 11th – 21st, 2015

Rye Beer Fest — June 12th, 2015

Portland Fruit Beer Festival June 12-14, 2015

Oregon Garden Brewfest June 19th-21st, 2015

Oregon Cider Week — June 18th-28th, 2015

Cider Summit NW – June 19th and 20th, 2015

Portland Beer & Cheese Festival June 21st, 2015

Portland International Cider Cup — June 21st, 2015

Portland International Beerfest June 26-28, 2015

July Oregon Craft Beer Month — July 1st – 31st, 2015

Portland Craft Beer Festival – July 3rd-5th, 2015

Puckerfest — July 14th-20th, 2015

Roadhouse Brewfest – July 18th, 2015

Oregon Brewer’s Festival – July 22nd – 26th, 2015

BenFest — July 31st,  2015,

Westmoreland/Sellwood Summer Brew Fest — August 8th, 2015

North American Organic Brewers Festival — Aug 13th -16th, 2015

IIPA Fest — Aug 16th-17th, 2015

Widmer Oktoberfest — Sept 7th-8th,  2015

Mount Angel Oktoberfest — Sept 17th-20th, 2015

Hood River County Hops Fest — Sept 26th, 2015

Vegan Beer and Food Fest — Sept 26th, 2015

McMenamins Oktoberfest — Sept 27th, 2015

Bourbon Beer and Burger Bash — Oct 3rd, 2015

Portland Fresh Hops Beer Fest — Oct 2nd and 3rd,  2015

Handmade Bike and Beer Festival — Oct 3-4, 2015

Peche Fest — Oct 10th, 2015

St. Paul Fresh Hop Festival — Oct 10th, 2015

NW Ciderfest — Oct 10th-11th, 2015

Killer Beer Week — Oct 16th – 25th, 2015

Killer Pumpkin Fest — Oct 17th, 2015

Killer IPA Fest — Oct 18th, 2015

Killer Beer Fest — Oct 24th, 2015

Portland CDA Festival November 7th, 2015

Boone’s Ferry Autumn Ale Fest –Nov 14th, 2015

Holiday Ale Festival — Dec 2nd – 6th, 2015

Christmas Eve Eve — Dec 23rd, 2015