Bailey’s Taproom Winter Events & Collaborations

Downtown Portland’s great beer bar Bailey’s Taproom has announced a lineup of events to take us through the winter. More info from Bailey’s below.

10th Annual CellarFest

Back for its 10th consecutive year, CellarFest returns on Saturday, January 26th, with more basement gems!

CellarFest is the last remaining event owner Geoff Phillips curates each year digging up a wide range of styles and this year is no different!

As usual, the admission is FREE and runs Noon – Midnight. The list is always subject to change but here’s a peek at what’s in store:

Alaskan ‘12 Smoked Porter

Anchor ‘09 Old Foghorn

Caldera ‘12 Old Growth

Deschutes  ‘09 Mirror Mirror

Fort George  ‘15 Anni, Are You Oak Aged?

Full Sail ‘12 Top Sail

Great Divide ‘09 Hibernation

Hair of the Dog ‘09 Adam

He’Brew ‘09 Jewbelation 13

Hopworks ‘09 Floggin Noggin

Mad River ‘09 John Barleycorn

North Coast ‘09 Old Stock

Oskar Blues ‘09 Ten Fidy

Sierra Nevada ‘12 Bigfoot

Dogfish Head ‘15 Higher Math

Goose Island ‘15 Bourbon County Stout

Russian River ‘14 Supplication

The Bruery ‘15 Oude Tart

A history of CellarFest past can be found at

Nuts of Wrath Collaboration Release

Thursday, January 24th – Be one of the first to taste a new collaboration between Grains of Wrath and Chuckanut! Last month these two breweries collaborated on a little known German style called Kulmbacher Export.

Kulmbacher Export is a strong, dark, hoppy, lager which originated in Central Germany during the 19th century. Think imperial schwarzbier or strong, hoppy, dunkel. We will also be featuring some of our favorite standbys from each brewery.

Draft List:

Grains of Wrath Luger Pils

Grains of Wrath Papermaker Pale Ale

Grains of Wrath Overkill IPA

Chuckanut/Grains of Wrath Nuts of Wrath

Chuckanut Kolsch

Chuckanut Dunkel

Chuckanut Schwarzbier

Ecliptic + Brooklyn Cosmic Collaboration Release Party @ The Upper Lip

Saturday, Feb 2 – Be the first to try the Tangerine Farmhouse Ale, a Cosmic Collaboration with Ecliptic Brewing & Brooklyn Brewery. Meet Ecliptic Brewmaster, John Harris, and Brooklyn Brewmaster, Garrett Oliver, who will be in attendance!

About the Beer:

Tangerine Farmhouse Ale

Brewed with Brooklyn Brewmaster Garrett Oliver.

ABV 8%

Also on Draft

Ecliptic Luna Kolsch

Ecliptic Starburst IPA

Brooklyn Sorachi Ace Saison

Brooklyn Bel Air Sour

Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout

The Upper Lip will be the official Portland spot for all five of the “5 Years/5 Beers” Cosmic Collaboration Series releases throughout 2019!

About the Series:

In celebration of Ecliptic Brewing’s fifth year of passage through this awesome star system we call home, they are teaming up with five esteemed breweries to brew five beers of cosmic significance. Space can feel a bit lonely, so here’s to making the journey with friends!

Weekly Comedy at The Upper Lip!

We’re excited to announce the newest way to spend Saturday nights here at The Upper Lip!

Over It – A weekly real live comedy show upstairs debuted on Saturday, January 12th! Hosted by Seth Johnston, Over It will showcase some of Portland’s best comics every Saturday at 8PM, with a short open mic after the show. Our first two shows have been a blast and we’re super amped to see what some of Portland’s best have to offer. Admission is FREE!

Hausbier – Deep Cover

Finally, our Hausbier series rolls on in 2019 with a focus on collaborating with both a local brewery and featuring an adjunct from a local artisan producer. Our most recent collab – Deep Cover is now on Nitro in the taproom. An American stout recipe from Gigantic Brewing using Tanzanian & Peruvian cacao nibs from Woodblock Chocolate! Keep an eye out for our next in the series – a collab with Wayfinder Beer and Bee Local Honey due out in March!

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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: