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Heart of Darkness Imperial Stout Fest

Heart of Darkness Imperial Stout Fest


Saturday February 3 – Sunday February 4


The Heart of Darkness Imperial Stout Fest takes place at both

Imperial Bottle Shop & Taproom – Alberta 2006 NE Alberta St Portland, Oregon 97211

Imperial Bottle Shop & Taproom – Division 2006 NE Alberta St (Portland, Oregon 97211


Advance Tickets for admission are not available.

When you arrive at the Festival you need to buy a $5 commemorative glass.

Drink tickets are priced at $2/each. Some beers may require 2 tickets – i.e. – $4.

Each beer will be available to purchase as a separate own “full” pour, and multiple flight options, and chances to purchase “tasters” of each beer will also be available.

38 Imperial Stouts

16 imperial stouts are being poured at the Division location, and 22 imperial stouts are being poured at the Alberta location.

 Beer Being Poured At Division (16 each)

AleSmith Brewing Company “Thai Speedway Stout” Imperial Stout with coconut, ginger, lime, lemongrass, basil, and coffee

Aslan Brewing Company “Satan’s Airport” Imperial Milk Stout with coffee

Avery Brewing Company 2016 “Vanilla Bean Stout” Imperial Stout with vanilla beans added and aged in Bourbon barrels

Bell’s Brewery 2015 “Expedition” Russian Imperial Stout

Block 15 Brewing Co. 2015 Super Nebula Imperial Oatmeal Stout aged in Woodford Reserve barrels with cocoa nibs

Coalition Brewing 2015 “Barrel-Aged Bring out the Imp” Imperial Stout aged in Bourbon barrels

Crux Fermentation Project 2016 “Tough Love” Russian Imperial Stout aged in Bourbon barrels

Dogfish Head “Oak-Aged Vanilla World Wide Stout” (over 16% ABV!!!)

Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom 2016 “Imperio” Imperial Stout served on nitro

Evil Twin Brewing / Westbrook Brewing Company “Imperial Mexican Biscotti Break Cake” Imperial Stout with coffee, cinnamon, almonds, cocoa nibs, vanilla beans & habanero peppers

Fremont Brewing Company “Bourbon Barrel-Aged Dark Star” Imperial Oatmeal Stout

Full Sail Brewing Company 2016 “Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout”

New Holland Brewing Co. “Dragon’s Milk Reserve: Mocha Mint” Imperial Milk Stout

Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider 2-Year Wooden Hellfire – 18-hour boil cider aged in bourbon barrels for 2 years, the imperial stout of ciders

Santiam Brewing Co. “Govna’s Reserve Pirate Stout” Imperial Stout aged in bourbon and rum barrels and finished with coconut

Southern Tier Brewing Company 2015 “Creme Brulee” Imperial Stout brewed with vanilla beans

The Bruery “Share This: Coffee” Imperial Stout with coffee

Worthy Brewing 2016 “Barrel-Aged Dark Muse” Russian Imperial Stout aged in Wild Turkey Bourbon barrels

Beer Being Poured At Alberta (22 each)

Alesong Brewing and Blending “Vanilla Rhino Suit” Imperial Stout aged in Bourbon barrels with vanilla beans and cocoa nibs

Avery Brewing “Tweak” Imperial Stout with coffee added and aged in Bourbon barrels (16% ABV!)

Backwoods Brewing Company “The Stumbler” Imperial Stout aged in Bourbon barrels

Baerlic Brewing Co.c “Collusion” Russian Imperial Stout brewed with house-made dulce de leche

Base Camp Brewing Company “Imperial Barrel-Aged S’more Stout” Imperial Stout aged in Eastside Distillery’s Burnside Bourbon barrels

Block 15 Brewing Co. “Imagine” Imperial Belgian Stout aged in Bourbon barrels

Culmination Brewing Company “Multnomah County Stout” Imperial Stout aged in George Dickel whiskey barrels

Deschutes Brewery 2016 “Abyss” served on nitro

Ecliptic Brewing Barrel-Aged Oort

Epic Brewing Company “Big Bad Baptista” Whiskey Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout with Mexican coffee, cacao nibs, vanilla, and cinnamon

Ex Novo Brewing “Kill the Sun” Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout

Fort George Brewery “1000 Years of Silence” Mexican Chocolate Imperial Stout

Gigantic Brewing Company “Most MOST Premium” Russian Imperial Stout aged almost 2 years in Heaven Hill bourbon barrels

Great Notion Brewing Peanut Brother

Lagunitas Brewing Co “Willet-ized Coffee Stout” Imperial Stout with coffee aged in Willet rye whiskey barrels

Melvin Brewing “Unkle Rukus” Imperial Stout

Ninkasi Brewing “Ground Control” Imperial Stout brewed with Oregon hazelnuts, star anise and cocoa nibs and aged in Woodford reserve Bourbon barrels

Perennial Artisan Ales “Abraxas” Imperial Stout brewed with ancho chili peppers, cacao nibs, vanilla beans, and cinnamon sticks

pFriem Family Brewers “Bourbon Barrel Imperial Stout”

Ruse Brewing “Deep Sleeper” Barrel-Aged Imperial Oatmeal Stout with Vermont maple syrup

Three Creeks Brewing Company “Rye Whiskey Barrel-Aged Frontier Justice Coffee Stout”

Wander Brewing “Barrel-Aged Earlybird” Imperial Breakfast Stout brewed with dulce de leche, oatmeal, and coffee, and aged in bourbon barrels



Sportin’ Wood – Barrel Aged Beer Festival

Sportin' Wood - Barrel Aged Beer Festival

Sportin’ Wood – Barrel Aged Beer Festival


Friday Feb 2nd – Sunday Feb 4


 The Sportin’ Wood – Barrel Aged Beer Festival takes place at Lardo PDX 1212 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, Oregon 97214


Advance Tickets for admission are not required.

As of this date pricing and details have not been released.

The Facebook event page does say that their will be a “commemorative ‘Sportin’ Wood’ glass snifter” – no word on pricing.


 From The Sportin’ Wood – Barrel Aged Beer Festival Facebook event page

“30 taps of barrel aged craft beers
Cask conditioned beers!
Delicious bbq – smoked ribs, brisket, chicken and so much more!
Tons of merchandise!
Commemorative ‘Sportin’ Wood’ glass snifter!
Fire Pits!”

Beer Being Poured

As of this date the list of beers being poured has not been released




Portland Beer Festivals March 2018

Portland Beer Festivals

March 2018


Sour Fruit Fest Feb 28 – March 4

Black Out Beer Fest March 2

Lucky Lab Barleywine Festival March 2 – March 3

She Brew March 3

Lompoc Beer Chowder Challenge March 3

Base Camp’s Collabofest March 10

Cider Rite of Spring March 10

Baker’s Dozen Coffee Beers & Doughnuts March 11

Irish Beer Festival March 16 – March 17

St Patricks Day Beer Festival March 15 – March 18

Pouring at the Coast March 18th

Portland Farmhouse and Wild Ale Festival March 23 – March 25


This is what we currently have for March 2018 Portland area beer festivals.

If you come across a Portland beer festival we need to add to this list – please message us via the Portland Beer Festival Facebook Page – www.facebook.com/PortlandBeerFestivals

Sour Fruit Fest

Black Out Beer Fest

Lucky Lab Barleywine Festival

She Brew

Lompoc Beer Chowder Challenge

Base Camp's Collabofest

Cider Rite of Spring

Baker's Dozen Coffee Beers & Doughnuts

Irish Beer Festival

St Patricks Day Beer Festival

Pouring at the Coast

Barrel Aged Fest

Barrel Aged Fest

Barrel Aged Fest

Saturday January 27 from Noon – Midnight is the 3rd Annual Barrel Aged Fest


The Barrel Aged Fest takes place at The Civic Taproom and Bottle Shop 621 SW 19th Ave, Portland, Oregon 97205


Tickets for admission are not required. Simply show up and enjoy the beer that speaks to you.

Drink tickets are priced at $2/each.

Each beer will be available to purchase as a separate own “full” pour, and multiple flight options, and chances to purchase “tasters” of each beer will also be available.

Beer Being Poured

Royale Brewing Company BA Spelt Saison
Royale BA Old Fashioned
Crux Fermentation Project Tough Love
Oakshire Brewing Hellshire IV
Deschutes Brewery  Abyss ’14
Deschutes Abyss ’16
Deschutes Abyss ’17
Deschutes Black Barleywine
Laurelwood Public House & Brewery Moose & Squirrel
Ordnance Brewing –  Radagast
Bear Republic Brewing Company Tartare Rouge
Lagunitas Brewing Co Hi – Westified
Santiam Brewing Co. Vlaams Rode
Santiam Jean Peche
Santiam Govnas Reserve
Epic Brewing Company Baptista ’16
Epic Baptista ’17
Georgetown Brewing BA Chopper
New Holland Brewing Co. Mocha Mint Dragon’s Milk
Pono Brewing Fashionably Late




NW Coffee Beer Invitational

NW Coffee Beer Invitational 2018

NW Coffee Beer Invitational

Saturday Jan 27th from Noon – 7 PM is the 5th annual NW Coffee Beer Invitational!

This awesome Portland Beer Festival will feature 20 breweries, live music, and food in their cozy tent at the Goose Hollow Inn.

The Goose Hollow Inn is located at 1927 SW Jefferson St. Portland.

Tickets are available at the door and credit cards will be accepted

NW Coffee Beer Invitational 2018

Beer Being Poured

Allegory Brewing – Starless Sky Coffee Stout
Ancestry Brewing – Coffee Brown
Burnside Brewing Co – Wau, Nessie! Scottish ale
Chetco Brewing Company – Evacuation Ale Smoked Porter
Coalition Brewing – Morning After Porter
Deschutes Brewery – Ale Café Vanilla Crema
Fire On The Mountain Brewing – Coal Miner’s Caffeinated Daughter Kentucky Ale
Fremont Brewing – Stone Squirrel Coffee Porter
Hopworks Urban Brewery – Morning Vibes Imperial Stout
Labrewatory – Push x Pull Coffee Mild
McMenmans – Vanilla Latte Milk Stout
Migration Brewing Company – CoCo Coffee Milk Stout
Nectar Creek – Top Bar Coffee Mead
Oregon City Brewing Company – Creamy & Dreamy Blonde Stout
PINTS Brewing Company – The Elvis – Peanut Butter, Banana and Bacon Beer
Portland Cider Co. – Ocular Patdown Barrel-Aged Coffee Cider
Stormbreaker Brewing – MOCABE Lo Sabe
Sunriver Brewing Co. – Mi Casa Mocha Porter
Three Creeks Brewing Company – Rye Whiskey Barrel-Aged Frontier Justice Coffee Stout
Wayfinder Beer – Wayfinder Espresso Pilsner
Yachats Brewing + Farmstore – White Coffee Sour

Special 5th Anniversary Collaboration
Buoy Beer Company / Fire On The Mountain Brewing / Pints / Ristretto Roasters Coffee – Raspberry Cordial Caffe

Follow the NW Coffee Beer Invitational

Facebook Event Page for 2018 – www.facebook.com/events/1821309711492551

Facebook page – www.facebook.com/coffee.beer.378

NW Coffee Beer Invitational 2018





Tualatin Winter Brewfest

Tualatin Winter Brewfest

Saturday Jan 27th from Noon – 9 PM is the Tualatin Winter Brewfest Jan 27 at the Stickmen Brewing Company, Tualatin Beer Hall.


The Tualatin Winter Brewfest Jan 27 at the Stickmen Brewing Company, Tualatin Beer Hall.

The address for the Stickmen Brewing Company, Tualatin Beer Hall is 19475 SW 118th Ave, Suite 1 Tualatin, Oregon 97062


$20 Admission in advance, $25 at the door.

Tickets include event wristband, a commemorative tasting glass and drink tickets for tastes or full drinks. The number of tickets per taste will vary depending on the beer/cider/wine. Additional tickets may be purchased.

Ticket Link – www.eventbrite.com/e/tualatin-winter-brew-festival-tickets-41180805899

More Info 

This is a family friendly event and minors may attend free. Non-alcoholic drinks will be available for purchase. As well as free kombucha samples from Brew Dr!

There will be food from local vendors including Izumi Japanese Steakhouse, Slick’s Big Time BBQ, and Matinas Ohana.

The Tualatin Winter Brew Fest is hosted by Stickmen Brewing to benefit the Tualatin High School PackBackers.

Proceeds will go to the Tualatin High School PackBackers and help support TuHS sports and athletic programs, facilities and teams; as well as dance, cheer and the marching band.

Tualatin Winter Brewfest


1. Ancestry
2. Baerlic
3. Buoy
4. Ecliptic
5. Ex Novo
6. Gilgamesh
7. Ground Breaker
8. Hi- Wheel Fizzy Wines
9. Hop Valley
10. Level Beer
11. Mcmenamins
12. Modern Times
13. Nectar Creek
14. Oregon City Brewing
15. Storm Breaker
16. Vanguard
17. Two Kilts
18. Stickmen Brewing Company


Follow The Tualatin Winter Brewfest



 Bailey’s Taproom CellarFest

Bailey’s Taproom CellarFest

Saturday Jan 20th from Noon to 11:59 PM is the 9th annual Bailey’s Taproom CellarFest!

No tickets needed to attend this event. Simply show up and enjoy the beers that speak to you.

Draft List for CellarFest 2018 is –

Alaskan Brewing Co. ’08 Barleywine
Anchor Brewing Company ’11 Old Foghorn
Beer Valley Brewing Company ’12 Black Flag
Deschutes Brewery ’09 Mirror Mirror
Firestone Walker Brewing Co. ’12 Sucaba
Fish Brewing – Olympia ’10 Squared
Fort George Brewery ’15 Anni, Are You Oak Aged?
Full Sail Brewing Company ’12 Top Sail
Golden Valley Brewery – McMinnville ’12 Black Panther
Great Divide Brewing Co. ’11 Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti
Hair Of The Dog Brewery And Tasting Room ’08 Fred
Hopworks Urban Brewery ’10 Noggin Floggin
New Belgium Brewing ’11 La Folie
North Coast Brewing Company ’11 Old Stock
Russian River Brewing Company ’14 Consecration
Sierra Nevada ’14 Ovila Abbey Quad
Stone Brewing ’10 Oaked Arrogant Bastard
Terminal Gravity Brewery and Pub ’08 Festiveale
The Bruery ’13 Oude Tart
Uinta Brewing ‘13 Labyrinth
Widmer Brothers Brewing W’11 Imperial Stout


Portland Beer Festivals January 2018

Portland Beer Festivals


January 2018

McMenamins Wassail Cider Fest Jan 20
Bailey’s Taproom CellarFest Jan 20
Tualatin Winter Brewfest Jan 27
NW Coffee Beer Invitational Jan 27
Barrel Aged Fest Jan 27

NW Coffee Beer Invitational 2018

Barrel Aged Fest

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 – www.NAOBF.org

Festival Facts – www.NAOBF.org/festival-facts

Facebook – www.facebook.com/NAOBF



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