3 Can’t Miss Events for Saturday

Saturday July 23rd is a busy day for beer geeks. I am split between three events. I will almost certainly do Kenny & Zuke’s Pickle Throwdown, but what I can make it to after that is completely up in the air.

Pickled shit is fucking delicious just so you know.I like pickles, mustards, vinegars, and other acidic things a lot, which probably explains my love of sour beer. This street party event at K & Z’s Sandwichworks location is right up my alley, not only because they will have categories like: Classic Cucumber, Sweet Pickles, Not Involving a Cucumber, and Portland Weird, or that the event will also host an outstanding list of K&Z’s competitiors:

  • Biwa
  • Garden State Cart
  • Gruner
  • Kenny and Zuke’s
  • Lincoln/Sunshine Tavern
  • Metrovino
  • Ned Ludd
  • Olympic Provisions
  • Picklopolis
  • Spirits Alehouse
  • Toro Bravo
Or the fact that it is a benefit for the Oregon Food Bank and features Portland celebrity judges like Storm Large, or that it costs only $5 to get in. No, it is because not only do they have all that, but they will have lots of craft beer and barbecued meats to pair with delicious pickles.

Important: I NEVER, EVER eat pickles without my DELUXE pickle pincher. It’s just the civilized thing to do. Order one on Amazon here.

Note that this is a street party next to their Sandwichworks location in NW, not the main one downtown.

Saturday July 23rd 12-6pm
Kenny & Zuke’s Sandwichworks
2376 NW Thurman St.,

The Best Ultra Beer Geeky event on Saturday is certainly Migration Brewing’s Brewers Feud. Migration will be teaming up with Amnesia Brewing for the first edition of A Brewer’s Feud. Participants will include: Lucky Lab’s Ben Flerchinger as host, Migration Brewing, Upright Brewing, Amnesia Brewing, Gigantic Brewing, Saraveza, Apex/Horse Brass, The Oregonian, and Beer West. The last two contestants will be bystanders taken from the crowd to make up the 5 person teams going head to head on the Family Feud parody game show. There will also be raffles, with beer swag a plenty being given away throughout the event. Other than Beer West’s involvement, this seems like a guaranteed good time.
Migration Brewing 2pm
2828 NE Glisan
Portland, OR

Also on Saturday is the LOLA (Ladies of Lagers and Ales) party at Saraveza featuring women brewed beer including one the group brewed at Coalition Brewing with Hibiscus.

The Beer List:

Deschutes – NW Supercritical (A Bend, OR exclusive Steam beer)
Oakshire – Red Hot Rye Chili Beer (Red Chili infused Line Dry Rye)
Bend – HopHead
Natian – Meooow Blonde Ale (Guava infused Blonde ale made with champagne yeast)
Lucky Lab – Hellesaurus Rex
Hopworks Urban Brewery – Saison du Soleil
Heater Allen – Coastal Common
LOLA/Lucky Lab Collaboration – Kolsch
Breakside Collaboration – Beerscht, Beet Beer
1004 N. Killingsworth, PDX
Saturday, July 23, 2011
11 AM – 11 PM

Samurai Artist
Samurai Artist

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: SamuraiArtist@NewSchoolBeer.com


  • Jim
    Fri Jul 22, 2011 8:47 PM

    WTF is Gigantic Brewing?

    • Samurai Artist
      Samurai Artist
      Fri Jul 22, 2011 8:48 PM

      oh shit I didnt even notice that was in there. That is a secret new brewery.

      • Chris
        Mon Jul 25, 2011 3:39 PM

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