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Killer Beer Fest 4
Saturday, October 27, 2012
2 p.m. | $5 | 21+
More Info: brewpublic.com/events/
213 Southwest Broadway Portland, OR 97205
The mother of all BREWPUBLIC events is undoubtedly KillerBeerFest! Hosted by our homeskillets at Bailey’s Taproom (213 SW Broadway, Portland, OR), a world class craft beer bar, this event will showcase the ultimate of uber-geek offerings ranging many styles, from light and crisp quaffable brews to big and bold barrel-aged behemoths. This installment of KBF will be highlighted by a handful of collaboration beers between some of the best regional breweries and some one-of-a-kind releases. If you’ve ever been to any of our four previous KillerBeerFests, you know we will bring it strong!
$5 entry includes commemorative Killer Beer Fest IV glasses. Here’s a 1st look at the beers we expect to see at Bailey’s this Saturday for KillerBeerFest 4:
GoodLife Bourbon Bbl Aged Pass Stout
Upright-Commons-Breakside BreakUpsRCommon collab 1
Upright-Commons-Breakside BreakUpsRCommon collab 2
Oakshire-Falling Sky Eugenerweiss collab
Elysian Omen Raspberry Belgian Stout
Bison Brewing 2011 Bourbon Bbl Aged Belgian Tripel “Tangerine Trees and Marmalade Skies”
Fort George Barrel-aged Vortex
Columbia River Brewing Paddlers Porter
Laurelwood Brewer’s Cut Double IPA
10 Barrel DUB Double IPA
Vertigo-Gigantic Pumpkin collab
Cascade Black Cap Raspberry
Boneyard Beer Bourbon Barrel Black 13
Logsdon Farmhouse Fresh Hop Seizoen
Walking Man-Rock Bottom Skeletor
Coalition Hanso vs. Bulleit Stout
Rogue vintage Russian Imperial Stout from 2005
Ninkasi 2010 Critical Hit Barleywine
Walking Man – Kriek
Here’s a description so far for most of the beers
Upright/Breakside/The Commons “BreakUps r Common” v. 1 & 2: For this year’s KillerBeerFest, Breakside Brewery, Upright Brewing, and The Commons Brewery got together to make two collaboration beers. The brewers decided to make the beers “Iron Chef Style,” that is, they divided themselves into two teams and agreed to make a killer beer of their own design using a common ingredient. The teams are Brewmasters vs. Assistant Brewers. The ‘secret’ or common ingredient to both beers was that both had to blend in some portion of Upright’s Sweet Cherry Barrel-Aged Six with Brettanomyces.
BreakUps r Common #1: “Rusticity”: Farmhouse Rye Stout made by Alex Ganum, Mike Wright, Jacob Leonard and Ben Edmunds, blended with 25% of the Upright beer
BreakUps r Common #2: “Secret Saison”: Single-hop amber saison made by Sean Burke, Gerritt Ill, Josh Grgas, Sam Barber, and Andrew Horne blended with 13% of the Upright beer
Cascade Black Cap Raspberry: 6.55% ABV: This NW style sour blond ale was barrel aged for 28 months before spending an additional two months on 300+ pounds of Black Cap raspberries: think Nouveau Boujoulais with raspberries. Vinous then sweet aromas of tart raspberries are the first to be noticed. Sharp, acidic notes of tart berries and leather on the palate lead to a sharp, dark berry presence and a finish with a prolonged dry fruit note. This limited draft-only offering is a blender favorite.
Fort George Makers Mark Barrel-Aged Vortex IPA
Bison Organic 2011 Tangarine Trees & Marmalade Skies : Belgian Tripel brewed with navel orange marmalade aged in Evan Williams Bourbon barrels, 9.5%. Another first in its history, Bison Brewing aged its special draft-only release Belgian Tripel brewed with locally-sourced navel orange marmalade into Evan Williams Bourbon barrels for 5 months. The result is a full-bodied ale boasting rich notes of toasted oak, vanilla, sugar cookie and burnt caramel with hints of orange zest and a slight alcohol warmth. “Picture yourself in a boat on a river, with tangerine trees and marmalade skies. Somebody calls you, you answer quite slowly, a girl with kaleidoscope eyes.
Oakshire Bourbon Barrel Stout: A creation of Oakshire brewmaster Matt Van Wyk, here is a Foreign Style Stout aged 10 months in Heaven Hill Bourbon Barrels. Full of flavor is this warming winner from Eugene with love. 8.5% ABV.
Vertigo/Gigantic Hitchcock Pixies “We Know Jack!” Pumpkin Dubbel: A collaborative brew made by the brewers at Vertigo Brewing and Gigantic Brewing at Vertigo’s brewery in Hillsboro, Oregon. The name may be a mouthful, but it fits this big beer. This Belgian style Pumpkin Ale is a whopping 8.8% ABV and is everything you want in a pumpkin beer “This beer has it all, from classic flicks to classic licks! It’s a mash up of all the goodness of a Belgian Dubbel and George Washington’s favorite brewing gourd!” -Van Havig, Gigantic Brewing
Rock Bottom/Walking Man Skeletor: A collaborative brew between Rock Bottom brewer Charlie Hutchins and Walking Man brewer Bolt Minister, this strong malty amber lager, known in some circles as “Somnambulator” is a fitting brew for drinking in the midst of autumn. Brewed on Rock Bottom’s Portland brew system, the beer, as Hutchins explains, is “ a plot between Bolt and I to take over Castle Grayskull.”
Columbia River Brewing Paddler’s Porter: A Chocolate a Vanilla Baltic Porter ABV: 8.5% • IBUs: 46. This rich Baltic Porter from award winning brewmaster Rick Burkhardt is made with a blend of seven malts and both Nugget and East Kent Goldings hops. The addition of chocolate nibs and Madagascar vanilla beans make this beer smooth and creamy.
Rogue 2005 XS Russian Imperial Stout: Here is a rare treat. This 7 year-old beast is referred to as “The Emperor of Stouts” for its rich texture, broad , soft and creamy mouthfeel. One of the most robust and fullest of all stouts.Made with 12 Ingredients: Malts: Great Western, Harrington & Klages, Hugh Baird XLT-80, Black, Munich, Chocolate and rolled oats. Hops: Willamette, Cascade and Chinook. Specialty: Two Secret ingredients. Yeast & Water: Rogue’s Pacman Yeast & Free Range Coastal Water.Think you’ll ever find this vintage on draught again? Doubt it.
Ninkasi 2010 Critical Hit Barleywine: In the Ninkasi tradition, this Barley Wine is hopped to high heaven. Critical Hit has a rich malty expression but the 11 varieties of hops linger on the palate. Two-hundred and twenty pounds of hops were used to make only 17 barrels of beer! Its high gravity nature warms the cheeks and soul. Pull out your 20-sided die — Critical Hit does double damage so you might have to roll versus save if you take this ale for granted. Massive citrus, earthy, resinous and grassy hop flavor is balanced with the melanoidin complexity of port and sherry notes to create a powerful and warming taste experience.
Laurelwood Brewer’s Cut Double IPA: This Double/Imperial IPA is no joke, weighing in at 9.6% ABV, 110 IBU. This beer celebrates the 2012 crop of hops (or Brewer’s cuts). Malts Organic 2 row, Golden Promise, Caramunich, Dextrose. Hops: Simcoe, Cascade, Amarillo, Centennial. Brewer’s cuts: Chinook, Centennial, Mt Hood, Nugget, Calypso, Cascade,Columbus, Simcoe, Amarillo, Citra, Mosaic, Columbus, 4 experimental varieties. “We created this beer to recreate and celebrate this experience with our patrons. We used a very neutral Ale yeast and light malt body to really leave the stage to the hops. We crammed the cuts we brought back from hops selection as well as other hops we had on hand, into the mash tun, as the wort ran to the kettle, in the boil, whirlpool, hop back and fermentor. The vast amount of hops used create layers of pine, tropical fruit, citrus and floral aromas and flavors.Like our annual pilgrimage to hop selection, look to the return of this beer next year. Cheers!” -Vasilios Gletsos, brewmaster.
Eugene Brewer’s Collaboration EugenerWeisse: A super mild 2.9% ABV Berliner-Weiss style was brewed at Falling Sky Brewing in collaboration with all the breweries in Eugene/Springfield: Eugene City Brewery, Hop Valley Brewing, McKenzie Brewing, Ninkasi Brewing, and Oakshire Brewing.EugenerWeisse was brewed in the traditional method: mash hopped, single decoction, soured with grain and Lactobacillus delbrueckii for six days, boiled for 15 minutes and fermented with a German yeast strain.
10 Barrel DUB: Just like a gambler doubling down in Vegas so is this beer on the hops. The heavy handed additions of Magnum,Simcoe, and Chinook drives the hop charge over the top.Malt being the counterpart in this beer is built upon Pale,Crystal, Carapils, and Munich. All this combined creates a royal flush of a brew. 9.25% ABV, 100 IBU.
Elysian Omen Belgian Raspberry Stout: A soothsayer’s sip of Omen will settle the matter once and for all, combining the dark richness of stout, the brightness and tang of Washington raspberries and the heady flavors and aromas of Classic Belgian yeast. You won’t need an oracle to tell you it’s delicious. Czech Saaz hops portend a spicy touch to a heart of darkness tinged with fruit. Interpret its depths in bottles and on draft as October’s entry in the 12 Beers of the Apocalypse. Omen was brewed with Northwestern 2-row, Weyermann Dark Munich, Castle Amber, Franco-Belges Kiln Coffee and Crisp Roasted, Chocolate and Black malts, bittered with German Northern Brewer and finished with Czech Saaz hops. Starting gravity 17.3° P/1.070; 7.2% ABV; 45 IBU.
Coalition Hanso Vs. Bulleit: “Hanso Vs. Bulleit is our bourbon oak aged stout. Hanso stout is aged on oak spirals which have been soaked in bulleit bourbon for a mellow oakiness and light vanilla tones from the whiskey. 6.4 % ABV” -Elan Walsky, co-founder.
Bonyeard Bourbon Barrel Black 13: 13 Plato and 13 IBUs helped to name this beer. Anywhere we could plug the #13 into the calculation, we did. There are 13 total ingredients used during the brewing process. 5 different malts are used to create Black 13. A rich, roasty, almost coffee like flavor dominates this distinct beer. Try it after it’s been aging for 2 years in a bourbon barrel, YUM! 13 IBU/5.2% ABV