Bazi and Imperial Co-host 2nd Annual Día De Los Muertos Festival De Cervezas


Bazi Bierbrasserie (1522 SE 32nd Ave) and Imperial Bottleshop (3090 SE Division St) co-host the 2nd annual Día De Los Muertos Festival De Cervezas (All Souls Day Beer Festival) on November 1st, 2015. The entrance fee is $10 and the event takes place at the two beer bars that are just a short walk apart in inner southeast Portland from 1-9pm.

As leaves fall to the ground, mankind throughout time has understood that nature’s cycles are mirrored in our lives. Autumn is a time to let go of the past and let death pave the way for new life. In that tradition, Día de los Muertos, celebrates the lives of the deceased with food, drink, and activities the dead enjoyed in life… and who doesn’t enjoy great beer!

The Día De Los Muertos Festival De Cervezas will take place concurrently at both locations offering festival goers the opportunity to walk less than half mile between the two and experience an eclectic mix of 20+ death-themed beers and ciders, face painting and live music. Beers named after the dead, and Mexican-influenced beers that pay homage to the country of the holiday’s origin.

While close in proximity, the two bars are far apart in their approach to beer. Bazi features Belgian-inspired beers from near and far, and Imperial focuses on local American craft beer.

The beer lineup includes:

Boneyard Diablo Rojo

Silver Mooo Voodoo ISR

Birrificio Montegioco Demon Hunter
Brouwerij Het Anker Lucifer

Brouwerij Het Anker Lucifer Black
Huyghe La Guillotine
Oakshire Frederic C Noir

Rogue Sturzen IPA

Coalition Tequila’d S.O.B.

Breakside Toro Red

Silver Moon Bone Crusher

Ninkasi Dawn of the Red

Ninkasi Pumpkin Slayer

Oakshire Big Black Jack Pumpkin

Ommegang Adoration

Fat Head’s Hop JuJu Imperial IPA

Widmer Barrel-Aged Old Emblamer Barley Wine

21st Amendment El Sully Mexican Lager

Agrarian Spaced Out

2 Towns Bad Apple Cider

Seattle Pumpin Cider
….and more!

For $10, attendees will get a commemorative glass goblet and two drinks tickets, each good for a 5 oz pour. Additional drink tickets will be offered for $2 each, and every drink ticket used will automatically get entered into hourly raffles for exciting prizes. Costumes are encouraged! Visit Eventbrite for advance tickets sales, and or for the draft lineup.


If monks lived in Portland, this would be their watering hole. Bazi brings centuries of Belgian inspired beer and food under one roof plus a premium liquor selection. Explore with a nationally recognized Bier-Cocktail or simply sip on a glass of wine. As a Euro-theme establishment we embrace bringing community together through sports. We are an official Thorns, Timbers and American Outlaws partner and showcase these and other events on our 114″ HDTV with surround sound. Named “Top 100 Beer Bars in America” by DRAFT Magazine in 20014 and 2015, and “Top Beer Bars in Portland” by The Oregonian in 2014. Located in the heart of the Hawthorne District, tucked away just off of SE 32nd Avenue.

Drink at Imperial’s beer-inspired bar, or take beer home to enjoy. Either way, you can choose from 16 local beers on tap and over 400 of the best bottled American craft beers. Whether you’re a seasoned beer drinker or new to craft beer, Imperial provides an enjoyable beer experience through helpful, friendly service and the most sustainable beer-drinking practices available. We were recently named one of “America’s 100 Best Beer Bars” by DRAFT Magazine, and “Best of Local Beer List in the NW” by Sip NW Magazine!

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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: