Blog Tag: Gigantic Brewing

2013 OBF Week Preview

The biggest brew fest of the Portland season returns this Wednesday for a five day run at Tom McCall Waterfront Park. Here are the pertinent details on the 26th Annual Oregon Brewers Festival for those just interested in the facts: Location: Main entrance at S.W. Oak Street and Naito Parkway in downtown Portland Dates: July 24 - 28, 2013 (always the last full weekend in July) Times: Wednesday through Saturday: taps are open from Noon... Read More »

PDX Beer Braul Finals Tonight at Hawthorne Hophouse

Base Camp's In-Tents IPL was one of the easier beers to identify in the Braul While the rest of you were potentially loading up on cheap pints at Hopworks on the Tuesday of Portland Beer Week, I was enjoying the relative calm at the Fifteenth Avenue Hophouse for their PDX BEER BRÄUL at half price. The official write-up from the Hophouse can be found below, but I hope everyone was able hit either location (the original... Read More »

Happy Hour Weekly Planner – SE Portland Edition

Here is the second installment in my Happy Hour Weekly Planner series. The first edition covered N/NE Portland and lined out the fairly rigorous criteria I laid out for establishments to meet. The basic requirement was $3 or less for 'good' beer and $2 or less for 'bad' beer. I tried to spread the love all around SE where beer drinking options abound, but my final list does tend to the areas I frequent more... Read More »

Fermented Photo: The Royale from Gigantic Brewing

January 26, 2013
The Royale from Gigantic Brewing: now available in our downloads section. Well, the photographic version. I haven't figured out how to make real downloadable beer available to you yet. Yet. Read More »

Brewery Profile: Gigantic Brewing

October 8, 2012
Gigantic Brewing Facebook @GiganticBrewing 5224 Southeast 26th Avenue Beer List Taxidermy, firearms and bladed weapons. According to owner Van Havig, these are the three things a brewery must have. They of course, have all of these things in the tasting room. They also have an outgoing staff, great atmosphere and really great beer. Gigantic is a brewery/taproom in SE Portland in the industrial district that sets itself apart from every other brewery... and basically sets... Read More »

Fresh Hops are NOT the New Bacon

Fresh Hop French Press The Fresh Hops Workshop presented last Saturday night by Portland Beer Week at Saraveza's Bad Habit Room was an excellent opportunity to sample some outstanding fresh hop beers and to also experience fresh hops via other avenues. Like most craft beer drinkers in the Northwest, I love hoppy beers and look forward to fresh hop beers all year long. However, the workshop convinced me that, unlike bacon, hops do not make... Read More »

On the Road with Brewvana

Brewvana Brewery Tours Facebook | Twitter Last weekend, I was invited to participate in a media tour with Brewvana Brewery Tours. All I had to do was show up at the pickup location and I would be whisked away on a mystery tour for five hours. Of course, I'd be required to eat free food and drink free beer. Work, work, work, work, work. Hopping on board the bus, we were greeted by Ashley Rose... Read More »