Beer – the Bar Celebrates 5th Anniversary

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Beer” the bar, one of Portland’s most underrated and simply named taprooms is celebrating it’s 5th anniversary with five days of non-consecutive beer events starting December 7th with a final event on December 20th. Featured brewery nights begin with Block 15 on the 7th, Ballast Point on the 13th, the official two-day anniversary on the 15th and 16th and Modern Times Beer on the 20th. If you haven’t yet been to Beer, they have bottles as well as draft and are right next door to their sister shop the great sandwich joint “Meat Cheese Bread” that you can order from the bar at Beer during their open hours. Check out the event calendar with taplists and more info below.


12/7 – All day 11am to 11pm
Block 15 all 10 tap takeover and Hoppy Holidays release!

We’ll be letting the cunning crafters from Corvallis invade our tap list in a no-holds-barred, chair and ladder match of deliciousness!
Tap list:

Hoppy Holidays

Sticky Hands

Chocolate Porter

Ol’ Saint Nick

Cosmic Cold Brew


Pinot Gold


Figgy Pudding

Caves saison

On Premise bottles:


Turbulent Consequence: The Bog

*Because of the expected crowd, we will not be offering flights for this event.


12/13 – 6pm to 8pm
Bingo with Ballast Point!

Come win some prizes and drink some beers as we rock the taps with some special offerings from Ballast Point!


12/15 & 12/16 – All day both days!
Beer official 5-year anniversary bash! 

We’ll have a special tap list with offerings from local and not-so-local favorites!
On 12/15 @ 9pm we’ll be hoisting some champagne of beers to toast to the 5 years of being the champagne of beer bars!
At 6pm on 12/15 we’ll be tapping a special firkin of Sierra Nevada’s Celebration!
Along with that, we’ll have some other awesomeness to tap that weekend including:
Prairie – Christmas Bomb!
Georgetown – Meowza
Base Camp – Rye Saison (GABF Gold Medal Winning!)
Belching Beaver – Hoppy Hoppy Night
Gigantic – Most MOST Premium
Pelican – Bad Santa
Wayfinder – Hell
Block 15 – Pinot Gold
Baird and Dewar – Kriek Cider

*Because of the expected crowd, we will not be offering flights for this event.

More details to come!


12/20 6 – 11pm
Welcome to the ‘hood, Modern Times!

There’s no doubt that we’ll miss The Commons, but we are pretty excited to have Modern Times in our neighborhood!
Come join us and Corey from Modern Times as we tap some special offerings they’re sending up for this event.
We’ll also be tapping our final keg of The Commons Urban Farmhouse and putting it toe to toe with Modern Times’ saison, Lomaland!

*Because of the expected crowd, we will not be offering flights for this event.



1410 SE Stark St
Portland, Oregon 97214

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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