Portland’s Craft Beer-Flavored Halloween Celebrations

With the 2018 Halloween festivities kicking off this weekend and running through the actual holiday this coming Wednesday, we thought we’d put together a guide to the Portland-area beer-y, brewery and taproom parties. Don’t forget to check out our Halloween seasonal/limited edition beer guide as well. Read on for over half a dozen craft beer or cider parties that kick off Friday and run through Wednesday with candy and beer pairings, costume contests, DJ’s, special beer releases, pumpkin carving, and much more.

Ruse Brewing Haunted Halloween Party

Friday, October 26th 5-10pm
Ruse Brewing
4784 SE 17th Suite 100, Portland, Oregon 97202

Come kick off Halloween with a costume party at Ruse! We’ll have Poblano Pepper food truck on hand, DJ Pablo Ricardo spinning the real good jams, live music, and prizes for best costumes. Kiddos welcome until 7.

Block 15 Halloween Candy Beer Pairing

October 25 – 31st hours vary
Imperial Bottleshop & Taproom (SE Division and NE Alberta locations)
3090 SE Division St
Portland, Oregon 97202 and 2006 NE Alberta St, Portland

From Oct 26 through Halloween, we’ll be offering 8 beers from Block 15 Brewing Co. paired with 8 Halloween candy favorites. 4 pairings will be offered at our Division taproom, and 4 at Alberta. All beers will be available as a 4 oz sample or 12 oz glass with candy (most available as a pint as well).

The pairings


1.Hypnosis Barleywine aged in Cognac Barrels with Twix

2.Scrumdiddlyumptious Dark Chocolate Milk Stout with Reese’s PB Cups

3.Hoften Pale Ale with Hot Tamales

4.Black Gold Schwartzbier with Twizzlers or Red Vines (drinkers choice)


1.Scrumdiddlyumptious Dark Chocolate Milk Stout with Butterfingers

2.Specular Reflections Belgian Dubbel with Almond Joy

3.Story of the Ghost Hazy IIPA with Tropical Skittles

4.Bloktoberfest Märzen Lager with Candy Corn

Montavilla Brew Works Halloween Party

Saturday, October 27th 5pm-10pm
Montavilla Brew Works
7805 SE Stark St, Portland, Oregon 97215

* Prizes for best costumes
* Small bite snacks
* DJ music
* Bonfire (weather permitting)
* Special Beer Release (TBD)

Burnside Brewing Halloween Party

Saturday, October 27th 7pm – 12am
Burnside Brewing Co.
701 E Burnside St, Portland, Oregon 97214

We are having a Halloween party in our brewery! October 27th, 7PM-midnight, live music by Berahmand and dwarfGIANT, free admission, cocktails, beer and prizes for constumes, all ages until 10PM!

Halloween Party with DJ Wicked

Saturday, October 27th 8-11pm
AVID Cider Co. PDX
121 NW 9th Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97209

Join us for a Halloween Party at our NEW PDX Pearl Taproom. Best Costume will be awarded 2 Blazer tickets at 9PM. Portland’s DJ Wicked will be in the house! DJ Wicked has been a staple in the Northwest Hip-Hop scene for more than a decade. His determination and dedication to the art form has led him to opening shows for the likes of the Wu-Tang Clan, Eminem, and Outkast. Specialty event ciders will include a Hopped Blackberry Cider (Cascade Hops) and our Dragonfruit Cider infused with Habanero Peppers, and as always we carry a variety of local beers. This event is FREE 🙂

Boos & Brews Halloween Costume Party w/ Jordan Harris

Saturday, October 27th 9:30pm – 12:30am
Kells Brewery
210 NW 21st Ave, Portland, Oregon 97209<

We’ve got the Brew’s
You bring the Boo’s
Join us Saturday 27th for our Halloween Costume Party.Great prizes for best dressed and music performance from Jordan Harris.

Killer Pumpkin Fest

Saturday, October 27th 11am
Rogue East Side Pub & Pilot Brewery
928 SE 9th Ave, Portland, Oregon 97214

Join us for the 7th installment of Killer Pumpkin Fest — showcasing the best pumpkin and harvest beers the Northwest has to offer. Events on deck are pumpkin smashing, pumpkin bowling, pumpkin decorating and carving, and pumpkin-themed food. All donated proceeds go to Camp UKANDU.
Don your best Halloween costume for the chance to win serious prizes for adults, kids, and dogs, the giant pumpkin filled with beer will be tapped at 5pm, a local vendors alley, and more!
This event is free and all ages and starts promptly at 11am. See you there!

Pints and Pumpkins

Sunday, October 27th 6-8pm
Zoiglhaus Brewery
5716 SE 92nd Ave, Portland, Oregon 97266

All the fun and none of the cleanup! Come hang out with us at Zoiglhaus and we’ll set you up with a pumpkin, a carving kit, and two pints of beer to sip on while you make your creation! Hosted in our private event space where you’ll have room to craft your most extravagant jack-o-lantern!

Included in your ticket is a large pumpkin, a kit for carving, some design suggestions, and two pours of a haus beer. Gluten free or not a beer drinker? We are happy to sub the beer for a cider, wine, or bottomless soda/iced tea.

This event is 21+ only.

Halloween Photo Booth Trick or Treat Fun & Prizes

Wednesday, October 31st 6-8pm
Final Draft Taphouse
11504 SE Mill Plain Blvd Suite C, Vancouver, Washington 98684

Join us for some Halloween fun! We’ve partnered up with Couve Booth, a local Photo Booth company, who will be in the house capturing your Halloween costumes for FREE!

No costume, no problem…we will have costume props for you!

Couve Booth believes that a good (Halloween) party will give you memories. And a great (Halloween) party will let you take them home in your pocket!

Come and spend Halloween with us at Final Draft Taphouse, drink the good stuff, get your photos taken in the photo booth for FREE, and get your chance to win a TRICK OR TREAT prize!

As always, this event is 21+!


There will be FOUR ways to get entered into a TRICK OR TREAT drawing (which really are all treats) ;-)! Enter as many times as you would like. Must be present to win at 8 pm for the drawing!

How to get your chances to win!

1. Check into Final Draft Taphouse on Facebook!
2. Follow Couve Booth on Facebook and Instagram.
3. Get your photos taken in the Couve Booth for FREE!
4. Snap a pic of your Couve Booth photo strip and post on your Instagram with the hashtags #CouveBooth #FDHalloween2018!

Boo n’ Brew

Wednesday, October 31st 5-8pm
Zoiglhaus Brewing
5716 SE 92nd Ave, Portland, Oregon 97266

It’s a Zoiglhaus Halloween! From 5pm – 8pm we have the following spooktacular things going on:

For the Adults, we want to see all of your wacky and creative costumes! If you come to Zoiglhaus in costume between 5pm and 8pm on Halloween we’ll give you a free pretzel!!*

For the kiddos, there’s free hot cocoa and candy. Come in costume and you can go around the restaurant and trick or treat with the other patrons! We’ll provide the candy, you provide the bag for collecting candy. Or purchase a Zoiglhaus tote bag for just $5!

*One free pretzel per person, for adults (18+) only. Kiddos have free cocoa and candy!

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