It’s one week until Halloween and Night of the Living Ales, but PDX is partying like it’s a holiday already this Saturday. Out in Tillamook it’s Pelican’s One Year Anniversary Party and back in Portland it’s Ecliptic Brewing’s One Year as well. Belmont Station has a Halloween Pre-Funk party with a DJ and rare beers. Finally, there is a North and Northeast Portland bicycle pub crawl beginning at Oregon Public House and hitting breweries like Ex Novo and more.
Saturday October 25th 6-9pm
Pelican Tillamook Brewery & Tap Room
Located at the corner of First & Stillwell in downtown Tillamook, 1708 First Street
It’s already been one year since Pelican Brewery opened its 2nd location with a production brewery and taproom in Tillamook, and the brewery celebrate this Saturday with live music, beer specials and giveaways.
Saturday October 25th 7 – Midnight
4500 SE Stark
Get your costume together for a test-drive at Belmont Station, as we turn this place out for a night of special draught beer, awesome best-costume prizes (glassware packages, gift certificates, even Portland Winterhawks tickets), and we’ll ALL be taking over the patio to shake our bones as DJ Murphy spins some wax to keep it movin’…It’s gonna be a blast, it’s likely gonna get weird, it’s not gonna be one to miss. RSVP on Facebook. Or just show up!
Here’s a partial list of the beer treats we will be pouring that night:
Sierra Nevada/ABA Tater Ridge Scottish Ale
Rich and malty, with special six-row barley and a smooth kick from the use of sweet potatoes, a tasty Southern staple. 7% ABV
Evil Twin Imperial Doughnut Break Imperial Porter
Flavors of sugar, bitter sweet almonds and coffee in Imperial Biscotti Break now topped it off with insane amounts of doughnuts. 11.5% ABV
Southern Tier Pumking Imperial Pumpkin Ale
Malty sweetness, vanilla, clove, allspice, cinnamon, nutmeg & pie crust comprise this popular seasonally strong ale. 8.6% ABV
Southern Tier Mokah Chocolate & Coffee Imp. Stout
Combining flavors of two Blackwater Series Imperial Stouts, Jahva & Choklat, this is an inimitable expression of both. 10.9% ABV
Dogfish Head Punkin Pumpkin Ale
A full-bodied, spiced brown ale brewed with baked pumpkins, cinnamon, nutmeg, and brown sugar. 7% ABV
The Bruery Autumn Maple Belgian-Style Brown Ale
Brewed with 17 lbs. of yams per barrel, as well as cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, vanilla, molasses, and maple syrup. 10% ABV
Alaskan Pumpkin Porter
This imperial porter pumpkin beer combines the robust, full-bodied style of a porter with a, frankly, crazy amount of pumpkin. 7% ABV
Gigantic Peace Loving Decoy American Vienna Ale (Cask) — its DEBUT!
The cask conditioned debut of this new style from Gigantic has toasty Vienna malt aroma and flavor and is dry hopped w/ Mosaics. 6% ABV
Laurelwood Deranger Imperial Red Ale
Free Range Red made much stronger, with tons of flavor and aromatic hop additions. 8.6% ABV
Lagunitas Scare City Imperial Pilsner
A crisp, complex and round, yet refreshing lager that will certainly fit the bill from our friends in Petaluma, CA. 8.1% ABV
Breakside Bourbon Aztec Chili & Cacao Amber Ale
Four months in Jim Beam whiskey barrels, this chili & cacao beer has notes of vanilla, coconut, chocolate, and red fruit. 10.7% ABV
Block 15 Sticky Hands IIPA
This version of Sticky Hands was brewed with 4 hop varieties: Simcoe, Mosaic, Equinox, & Citra. 8.1% ABV
Alameda Zombie Blood Berry Berliner Weisse
No zombies were harmed in the making of this beer, but the brewers sure looked like theyhad been through the Zombie Apocalypse when they were smashing up the blueberries, raspberries and cherries they used to make this delightfully blushing beer. 5% ABV
Caldera Mogli Imperial Porter
A chocolate, bourbon, oak-aged Imperial Porter. Mogli is complex, sweet, chocolatey, big and full of unconditional love (Served with a Whoppers malt ball!)! 8.5% ABV
La Rulles Triple Belgian Ale
Using Warrior & Amarillo hops from Yakima, lots of tropical fruit in the nose, w/ sweet, honeyed citrus flavors. 8.4% ABV
Double Mountain Off the Wagon Barley Wine
Candied apples, stone fruit, fig, and dark honey carry from the nose. Brandy and sherry make their way forward in the mouth. 11.8% ABV
Saturday October 25th
825 N. Cook St.
The Saturday of Ecliptic’s birthday week, the brewery will debut its Rigel Sparkling Riesling Anniversary Ale and Oort Imperial Stout, as well as other special beers from its vault. The restaurant will feature anniversary ribs from chef Molitor, and newly designed Ecliptic t-shirts will be available for sale. Harris will also host complimentary brewery tours at noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Several bluegrass-style bands will entertain throughout the day, including:
3 – 4 p.m.: Roadopossum, Harris’ band
4 – 5:30 p.m.: Erin’s Off the Cuff
5:30 – 7 p.m.: Vlad and the Hats
7 – 9 p.m.:Jack Straw
About Rigel Sparkling Riesling Anniversary Ale
ABV: 5.8%, IBU: 31, GRAVITY: 13 °P
Rigel sparkles in the late autumn sky as the brightest star in the constellation Orion. Rigel Sparkling Riesling Anniversary Ale takes its light orange color from Pale, Munich and light crystal malts, which also lead to a nice, creamy mouth feel. Crystal hops impart a slight fruity hop flavor and low bitterness. Rigel contains one percent fresh pressed Riesling juice from theTesoAria Winery, used to increase its fruity-ester profile. Rigel drinks crisp like a good sparkling wine.
About Oort Imperial Stout
ABV: 8.5% IBU 71, GRAVITY: 21 °P
Named for the Oort Cloud, a spherical region surrounding the planetary system, Ecliptic’s Oort Imperial Stout is brewed to be aged in Bourbon Barrels. A limited number of non-Bourbon kegs were saved and aged throughout the past four months for a special showcase at Ecliptic’s anniversary. This will be the first time the stout has been poured.
Saturday October 25th Noon – 4pm
Oregon Public House
700 NE Dekum
Join us at noon for a four-brewery bike ride! Start at noon at the Oregon Public House (700 NE Dekum St), then make your way to the Hopworks Bikebar, Ecliptic Brewing, and finish your ride off at Ex Novo for the end-of-tour shindig at 4pm. Live music, MudLOVE pottery stuff for sale (get your Christmas shopping in extra early), and a water jug challenge to help raise money to #endthewalk