Bailey’s Taproom Hosts 7th Annual GermanFest

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Bailey’s Taproom will host its 7th annual GermanFest on Saturday ,April, 22, as a continuation of the “10 Years with Bailey’s Taproom” celebrations. The taps will be lined with Oregon-brewed German styles, ranging from Alt to Weiss and everything in between. Admission is free and the event will be go from noon to midnight. Draft list and event details forthcoming.

About GermanFest:

Seven years ago, Bailey’s Taproom debuted GermanFest. It was the last addition to our quarterly Fest schedule which included CellarFest, BelgianFest, & the Barrel-Aged-Beer-featuring AnniversaryFest. At the time, most craft beer drinkers were rebelling against anything yellow & fizzy.


Thankfully, the Oregon breweries we asked to participate blew our minds when we learned about the amount of research they did to find styles that up to that point, nobody in this region had really dared to touch. Gratzer, Roggenbier, & Schwarzbier are just a few examples of the styles we were unfamiliar with when we started GermanFest, but these brewers opened our eyes to the forgotten beers of Bavaria’s past. The world of German beer outside of Hefeweizen & Pilsner was vast and with the help of local brewers, we began our journey into Deutschland beer discovery.


The German bier revolution is a lesson in drinkability, balance, and subtle nuances. Kolsch, Gose, & Berliner Weisse are now staples of many modern American breweries and even some of our nation’s largest contributors are cooking up these styles just as often as their flagship IPAs. Thus, We’re happy to bring back GermanFest for the seventh year in a row. Prost!

Founder of The New School and most frequent contributor Ezra Johnson-Greenough has worked in the craft beer industry for almost 10 years, doing everything from illustrating beer labels to bartending at renowned beer bars and breweries like Belmont Station, Apex, Laurelwood and Upright Brewing. He has also had a hand in creating events like the Portland Fruit Beer Festival, Portland Beer Week, and the Brewing up Cocktails series. He is available for freelance consultation in marketing, events, graphic design and branding. Contact: [email protected]

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