This weekend’s Halloween pre-funk will be beer-soaked, as numerous beer bars pour a wide assortment of tasty pints from across the land. Killer Beer fest offers rarities from around the Northwest, while Modern Times brings some of its finest roasted ales north from San Diego to test the waters for its eventual Commons takeover, and Baerlic resurrects some old hits for costumed patrons on Sunday.
Get dressed up and be happy. Oh, and thank the dark Gods, there’s nothing of note with pumpkin spices.

Thursday, October 26

Killer Bend Night

Killer Beer Week continues with a taste of Central Oregon on Hawthorne, as Bend represents with special pours from Boneyard, GoodLife, Crux, and more. Here’s hoping there’s a shot-ski. Growlers Taproom, 3343 SE Hawthorne Blvd. 5-10 pm. Free.

Modern Times Coffee & Beer Extravaganza

Modern Times, coming into the Commons brewing space, is not just a brewery but a roastery. Taste both their coffee and their beer at Tin Bucket, with four specialty beans plus plenty of rare brews including a barrel-aged cuvee, and a barrel-aged Old Ale-Stout hybrid made with barrel-aged coffee. Drink up, then stay up. Tin Bucket, 3520 N Williams Ave. 5 pm. Free.

Friday, October 27

Brewpublic 9th Brewniversary

Local beer blog Brewpublic celebrates nine years in business at fellow 2006 institution Saraveza, bringing special pours from Block 15, Firestone Walker, Holy Mountain, Founders and more to Killingsworth’s Wisconsin-themed beer haven. Saraveza, 1004 N Killingsworth St. 5-10 pm. Free.


Portland’s finest Belgian beer bar celebrates the fine ales (and oddly shaped glassware) of Bosteels Brewery this evening, with tastes of the brewery’s best known beers: Kwak, Tripel Karmeliet and DeuS. Bazi, 1522 SE 32nd Ave. 5-11 pm. $15 for a 5oz pour of each beer, plus a souvenir glass.

Saturday, October 28

Killer Beer Fest

The crux of Killer Beer Week takes place at Bailey’s taproom, which will sate the blog-reading masses with a vast assortment of excellent ales and lagers from near and far, and will host a six tap-takeover from Pizza Port at the Upper Lip above. Bailey’s Taproom, 213 SW Broadway. 12 pm-12 am. Free.

Day of the Dead Beer

Baerlic resurrects a few of its now-retired mainstays as part of this Halloween-themed celebration, including fresh pints of its ever-tasty Primeval Brown Ale — a hoppy brown beer that we wish never got buried in the first place. Baerlic Brewing Company, 2235 SE 11th Ave. 6-10 pm. Free.

Tuesday, October 31

Dia de Los Muertos Beerfest

Bazi and nearby Imperial Bottleshop (Southeast 31st and Division) team up yet again for a two-day ode to death. The two spots will both tap a mess of Mexican-influenced or muerto-themed beer, whether Undead Party Crasher stout from Clown Shoes, tequila-barrel-aged pinapple-guava sour from Culmination or tamarind cider from 2 Towns. Bazi, 1522 SE 32nd Ave. 4-10 pm. $15 nets 10 five ounce pours, or $2 gets you a single.