NIGHT and DAY of the Living Ales 2014!

Night of the Living Ales 2012 from Ritch Marvin on Vimeo.
A TWO day 2-Part festival of craft beer and entertainment for Halloween. Night of the Living Ales returns for it's 4th year, an adult only affair but this year will be followed by DAY of the Living Ales an all-ages friendly Halloween Fall/Pumpkin beer extravaganza with activities for everyone.

NIGHT of the Living Ales
Friday October 31st 6pm - Midnight
$20 Entry + 2 tickets at the door or Advanced Tix Here.
Tickets Good for 1/2 beer, 2 tickets Full Beer.  Cocktails 3 ticket
7th & E. Burnside
Portland, OR

Another crafty Night of the Living Ales is upon us this Halloween October 31st featuring the Wanderlust Circus and DJ Pippin, Costume Contests, a rare craft beer selection and a full liquor bar sponsored by Jim Beam. From 6pm to Midnight at 7th & E. Burnside under warm covered tents expect a variety of performances:

Incredible hand balancer Brittany Walsh:

Dynamite juggler Curtis Carlyle:

Cutie pie contortionist Meg Russell:

The beautiful, spooky, sexy bellydance NagaSita:

The world's premiere cowboy clown, Leapin' Louie Lichtenstein, a record-holding lasso artist and whip cracker who is also completely hilarious:

and your ringmaster for the evening, Mr Creature, who will also bring his amazing Pneumatophone:

Dress up in your funniest, scariest or sexiest costume for three chances to win gift certificates to Burnside Brewing Co. But make sure you have your dancing shoes on to get down to some soulful and funky vinyl spinning by DJ Pippin. Your also going to want to keep your eyes open for incredible performers from the Wanderlust Circus and finally your moth free for tasty beverages from the likes of Hopworks Urban Brewing, Pelican Brewery, Old Town Brewing, Baerlic and more!

If a night of drinking and merriment is what your looking for your not going to want to miss this party!

DAY of the Living Ales
Saturday November 1st 11am - 6pm
Plastic Cup and 3 tickets $10.  1/2 beer 1 tix, full 2 tix
Extra Tix $2 bucks
7th & E. Burnside
Portland, OR
This may be your last chance to get your fall and pumpkin beer fix as we have assembled a diverse list of the best and some more obscure pumpkin ales as well as other delicious fall styles. In addition to terrific beers and ciders we will have food specials including delicious pumpkin pie in the pub, live bluegrass tunes and kids activities like face painting and a coloring contest.
Special beers include a Chocolate Pumpkin Stout from Burnside Brewing and exclusive one off beers from some of the best local brewers. Full taplist to be revealed soon.

2012 NOTLA Recap: Pictures and Video

The 2012 celebration may have been our best yet with an awesome lineup of bands, sexy Sinferno Go-Go Dancers and a crazy unique craft beer lineup. We can only promise it will get better from here, 2013 will step it up yet another notch! Check out this sweet video filmed during this years party, you may see yourself in the crowd.

Night of the Living Ales 2012 from Ritch Marvin on Vimeo.

Full photo recap below. Thanks to Ritch Marvin for the video and some photos, Boy Eats Drum Machine, Oh, Darling, Purse Candy, Sinferno Go-Go's, Burnside Brewing, Lompoc Brewing, Upright, Bushwhacker, Gigantic and Ninkasi Brewing.

3rd annual Night of the Living Ales

The 3rd annual Night of the Living Ales is the ultimate Halloween extravaganza designed around everything that makes Portland and Halloween great - craft beers,  burlesque, costume contests, go-go dancers and the album release for local hometown favorite Boy Eats Drum Machine with additional musical stylings by Oh, Darling.

Taking place Friday October 26th under a large tent on 7th and E. Burnside outside of Burnside Brewing Co. NOTLA celebrates everything crafty and fun about Halloween from special cocktails at the full bar to elaborate fun decor by Bloke designs, killer music from Boy Eats Drum Machine and unique hand-crafted beers you wont find anywhere else from the likes of Burnside Brewing, Oakshire Brewing, Upright Brewing, Ninkasi Brewing, Bushwhacker Cidery, Lompoc Brewing and more.

Guests can expect the best entertainment for their $10 imaginable:

Live music from the likes of Boy Eats Drum Machine who releases his latest - The Battle, at NOTLA.

Sexy performances from the Sinferno Go-Go Dancers Gwen, Luka, Melody and Tyger.

3 different costume contests each with a different theme and more chances to win great prizes.

Crazy unique craft beers like:

  • Almond Joy from Burnside Brewing, a London-style Porter brewed with dark Belgian Chocolate, toasted almonds and toasted coconut.
  • Vanilla Jack from Oakshire Brewing, a one-off vanilla bean version of Oakshire's Chocolate Pumpkin Porter.
  • Upright/Bushwhacker one-off blend of un-aged Fantasia ale from Upright blended with a Perry cider from Bushwhacker Cidery.
  • Rosemary Stout, a special version of Lompoc Brewing's Stout aged with Rosemary just for NOTLA.
  • Oak-aged Renewale from Ninkasi Brewing, a special rare barrel-aged version of the Eugene, OR breweries Porter.

Boy Eats Drum Machine, "The Battle":

Boy Eats Drum Machine's newest electronic pop/rock masterpiece, expertly blends the funkiest of beats with epically cinematic turntablism, traditionally twangy guitars with lush analog synth textures, and dark tenor saxophone (in the vein of Morphine) with impeccably impassioned vocals in a unique everything-plus-the-kitchen-sink work of genius. “The Battle” features a dozen songs of original storytelling largely focusing on the human response to mental, physical and emotional adversity.

Boy Eats Drum Machine is the ongoing work of Portland, Oregon writer, singer, and multi-instrumental wizard Jon Ragel. “The Battle” is his latest full length and his sixth LP since 2005 when he made his debut with a hand made, break heavy basement scrapper called “Pleasure” (2005 - self released). Since then, BEDM recorded an eclectic sound scape set to a story largely owing to Orwell’s paranoid classic 1984 called “Two Ghosts” (2007 - self released), and “Booomboxxx” (2008 - Tender Loving Empire), a strutting, swinging, sampledelic, saxophone heavy genre defier. In 2010, BEDM twice broke new ground with the excellent “Hoop & Wire” (Tender Loving Empire), an insanely catchy eleven track road trip; and “20 Beats,” Ragel's all-instrumental, sample-heavy odyssey of turntablism featuring funky breaks, showing off some of Portland's best drummers by mining from “Bridgetown Breaks.”

Original, confident and focused, “The Battle” is a breakthrough soundtrack for these complex times, and easily BEDM's finest work to date.

-Stream "Election Drinking Song":

L.A.-based quartet Oh Darling’s buoyant new-wave pop has the power to turn the most forbidding club crowd into a sea of grinning fan-geeks. But their reach extends well beyond area venues – several Oh Darling tunes have graced top-rated TV series, film and commercials. Their latest album, Brave the Sound, has already won over a bevy of new admirers.

Recorded in the band’s home studio in L.A.’s Echo Park neighborhood, produced by guitarist Daven Hall and co-produced/mixed by Nathanael Boone (Power), the new album – Oh Darling’s third – includes such tunes as the infatuation singalong “Prettiest Thing”, the insistent romantic march “I Know (You Feel It),” and the exuberant “Gonna Be Yours.” The foursome recently shot a video for the latter song, which was featured on the tastemaker blog Even listeners unfamiliar with Portland native Oh Darling’s name may well recognize songs like the spiky, infectious “I Like You, Baby,” the edgy, compact rocker “Never Go Too Far,” the tender “Love”, the whimsical “Happiness” and the winsome “Colorful Day,” which have been featured on such TV series as the CW’s One Tree Hill, Lifetime’s Drop Dead Diva, ABC’s Ugly Betty, Fox’s “Bones” and USA’s Royal Pains, as well as commercials for Volkswagen, network promos for Grey’s Anatomy and Gossip Girl. Most of these appeared on the band’s eponymous 2009 self titled sophomore album, which follows their critically adored 2008 debut, Nice Nice, both produced by Gregg Williams (Blitzen Traper, Dandy Warhols).

Night of the Living Ales takes place under an outdoor tent at 7th & E. Burnside in front of Burnside Brewing Co. and is brought to you by Yelp and Maletis Beverage.Tickets available at the door.

2nd annual Night of the Living Ales - Halloween Fest!

Night of the Living Ales - Halloween Fest!
Saturday October 29th $8 cover 21+ only
Burnside Brewing Co.
701 E. Burnside
Portland, OR 97214

Back for it's second year Night of the Living Ales is the ultimate Halloween party for the craft beer minded drinker featuring eight unique and special beers from seven Oregon breweries. This years festivities take place inside the elaborately decorated actual brewhouse warehouse space of Burnside Brewing Co. and with an adjacent covered outdoor beer garden. To entertain you while you sip fine brews we have lined up live music by The Ascetic Junkies and Boy Eats Drum Machine, fabulous sexy Halloween themed Burlesque from Meghan Mayhem and Hai Fleisch of Rose City Shimmy and amazing fire performers. Throughout the evening expect on-stage costume contests and amateur burlesque with prizes like gift cards and swag to Burnside Brewing.

Brought to you by Burnside Brewing, Maletis Distribution, Yelp and Ninkasi Brewing this year's celebration brings together seven of Oregon's best breweries with some unique holiday themed beers:

Burnside Brewing: Permafrost - is Burnside Brewing Co.'s first winter elixir. It's a big strong ale brewed with 7 different malts and copious amounts of Columbia and Amarillo hops pillowed in the middle to give this warming brew a chewy complex malt body and a unique fruity juicy hoppiness throughout. You wont want to sip this dangerously strong and tasty beer like you should but pound it . 8.3% abv 77.4 IBU

Burnside Brewing: Peanut Butter Chocolate Alt - A one-off keg of Burnside Brewing's take on the traditional German-style Alt bier malty and carmelly with reese's peanut butter cups infused into the beer to complement the creamy body and nutty dry finish. It's all the favorite flavors of Halloween candy you loved as a kid infused into your favorite adult beverage!

Fort George Brewery: North V - This year we took another Holiday Icon, The Fruitcake, and designed our Winter Seasonal in its’ honor.
A mash of barley, oats, wheat, rye, rich caramel and honey malts are mildly spiced with Cascade and Saaz hops, fermented with Fort George House Yeast then allowed to condition on hand-splintered, rum inspired oak. A Glase Fruit concoction that includes cherries, pineapple, orange and lemon peel is dissolved into the finished beer to add the final touches.
While designed and bottled to age, we are sure this version of the Fruitcake will not be passed down for generations, but opened and imbibed at many a cheerful gathering. 7.5% abv. IBU’s Hard To Tell

Oakshire Brewing
: Big Black Jack (Imperial Chocolate Pumpkin Porter) - Oven roasted pumpkins, cocoa nibs, cinnamon, cloves, allspice, and ginger round out this burly Imperial Porter. Trick…. or Treat?

Lompoc: 2010 Bourbon Barrel Aged Monster Mash
- this batch was aged in Bourbon barrels for 11 months and cellared for an additional two. This Imperial Porter has a slight Bourbon aroma with chocolate and licorice flavors finishing with vanilla notes (8% ABV).

Ninkasi Brewing: TBA

Widmer Brothers: TBA

10 Barrel: TBA

1st Annual 28th Street Pub Crawl kicks off Halloween night

This Halloween Sunday October 31st the SE 28th street neighborhood host to numerous bars and restaurants gets its own Pub Crawl, Night of the Living Ales celebrating the great beer bars that line a short area from Glisan to Ankeny along 28th.

Night of the Living Ales offers a halloween event for adults who want to have a good time without the hoopla of various gigantic parties/shows in PDX. NotLA also has something for the discerning beer geeks of Beervana with special rare and even exclusive beers from some of Oregon's best breweries like Upright Brewing, Double Mountain Brewing and Ninkasi Brewing plus a beer made by event organizers specifically for the crawl that will likely only be on tap Halloween, a 10 gallon batch of Peanut Butter Chocolate Oatmeal Stout!

Beer O' Clock host Lisa Morrison, the Beer Goddess, will be leading the 28th Street Pub Crawl -- a guided drinking tour through some of the best watering holes along 28th street beginning with Migration Brewing, then heading to Spints Alehouse, Beulahland and Coalition Brewing. At each stop a different themed costume contest will be held to give everyone a chance to win swag from various breweries and pubs as well as other giveaways. Each location will offer a Happy Hour drink menu with exclusive beers and/or cocktails to members of the crawl with wristband purchase for $5 available at any of the participating bars right now or on the day of the crawl, or for $5.50 via paypal on the website:

The Schedule:

8pm Migration Brewing kickoff pub crawl party with guests
Upright Brewing brings together 4 different barrels of Upright's dark rye beer which had chocolate, long pepper and Tasmanian peppercorns added, yielding a small batch of tart and aromatic provision beer, made to cellar up to 3 years.

9pm Spints Alehouse with rare keg and cocktail from Double Mountain Brewery:
Bonne Idee Avec Kriek, a blend of a Saison and a sour cherry Kriek beer.

10pm Beulahland with an exclusive beer from Ninkasi Brewing
Oak-Aged Kraken, a strong ale.

11pm Coalition Brewing the final stop of the day with 1 time only special brews including:
Peanut Butter and Chocolate Oatmeal Stout!
and just announced special Cascadian Dark Ale created by "SNOB" Ritch.

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