Occidental Humbug Lager Fest and Hoplandia 1 Year Anniversary in St. Johns

St Johns

There are three reasons to travel to the far-off reaches of NoPo and visit the sleepy St. Johns neighborhood of Portland this Saturda,y with some festivities running all weekend. We already wrote about the St. Johns Winter Beer Fest that is happening this weekend, but also Occidental Brewing is throwing its annual Humbug Lager Fest and bottleshop and taproom Hoplandia is celebrating its first anniversary.


Humbug Lager Fest

Saturday, December 10th Noon – 9pm 21+
Occidental Brewing
6635 N Baltimore Ave, Portland, OR 97203

Winter and lager dont often go together, except for when Occidental Brewing hosts its annual Humbug Lager Fest this Saturday. This year the North Portland brewery has expanded to include even more breweries from Portland and beyond, reflecting a wide range of breweries and light to dark styles of lagers.

As usual, Urban German Grill will be on site serving up traditional German fare.

The event will take place indoors in the Occidental taproom and adjoining spaces which will be decorated with a tree and plenty of festive lights!

Admission: $10 will get you a logo taster glass along with six tokens for samples. Samples are 4oz each. If you go through your six tasters and would like more it is $5 for four more additional tokens.
If you’ve sampled a beer you really loved we will be pouring full pints as well which will be four tokens.

If you bring a can of a non-perishable food item you will recieve one extra token with your initial purchase of glass and tokens!

Logo taster glasses will be on sale for $3 each if you’d just like a glass.

This event is 21+

Ugly holiday sweaters are encouraged but not required.

Hoplandia logo

Hoplandia 1st Anniversary Party

Friday – Sunday, December 9th, 10th, 11th Noon – 10pm
Hoplandia Beer
8600 N Ivanhoe St, Portland, Oregon 97203

The party starts Friday but runs all weekend. If you make it Friday, they will be tapping 2015 Bourbon County from Goose Island and 2016 Dark Star from Fremont. If you come Saturday, there is a free glass giveaway to the first 140 people in the doors .

Anniversary Taplist:
2014 Abbaye de St. Bon-Chien sour Belgian ale ranked 95 on Beer Advocate and 98 on Rate Beer
Block 15 – Prophecies Belgian Quad
Block 15 – Golden Canary sour golden ale
Dieu du ciel! – Peche Mortel imperial stout brewed with coffee
Culmination – Foed for Thought first foeder beer from Culmination
Goose Island – 2015 Bourbon County Stout
Goose Island – Juliet sour ale aged in Cabernet Sauvignon barrels with blackberries
Monkish – Haiku 2 saison aged in wine barrels
Lagunitas – Willet Imperial Stout
Great Divide – 22nd anniversary dark sour
Perennial – Sump coffee stout
Russian River – Supplication
Bruery – Tart of Darkness
Upright – 2015 Imperial Stout
Fremont – Barrel aged Dark Star
Ballast Point – Barrel aged Three Sheets
Heathen – 2016 Reindeer Tears
Block 15 – Sticky Hands
Block 15 – Lupulin Gold IPA
Great Notion – TBD
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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: SamuraiArtist@NewSchoolBeer.com