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‘Round here we tend to take beer pretty seriously. But this Friday kicks off Brewpublic’s seventh annual Killer Beer Week to coincide with the beer blog’s seventh anniversary, and running down the list of daily events makes one wonder if event organizers Angelo De Ieso, Darus “DJ” Paul, and Bailey’s Taproom’s Nick Rivers were watching the cult classic Top Secret during that other Nick River’s chestnut “How Silly Can You Get?” In other words, the 10 events are seriously fun.

From October 16 to 25, Killer Beer “Week” brings us the always awesome-yet-goofy Killer Pumpkin Fest at Green Dragon, replete with pumpkin smashing on the patio. New this year is Chris Fest at BeerMongers, which follows in the footsteps of Ben Fest celebrating the plethora of guys named Ben in the beer industry, only this time paying homage to men and women such as event-promoter Chris Crabb and Fort George brewmaster Chris Nemlowill. And KBW concludes with the Recovery Beerunch at Old Salt Marketplace, where, according to the event info, there will be “a few brewers present so patrons can mingle with these beerlebrities (sic).” One such, uh, beerlebrity is Matt Van Wyk, Oakshire’s outgoing brewmaster who’ll be pouring Oakshire’s Ninth Anniversary Ale, a wild farmhouse ale with peaches to be enjoyed as-is or as part of a mimosa or bellini for some hair of the dog.

But if I were to pick out a single event, it’s gotta be Killer Black Velvet Fest. Conceived by Paul, Rivers, and Brendan Jones of the Big Legrowlski—a tasting room and growler station in the Pearl—the evening is a celebration of roasty stouts, apply ciders, and the beer cocktail that’s a 50/50 blend. Actually, the name is said to have originated in London in 1861 as a drink consisting of stout and champagne to mourn the death of Prince Albert but frequently subs cider, which is sometimes instead called a black adder or poor man’s black velvet. Regardless, the stouts and ciders that will be on tap resemble very little anything available in the 19th century. Stout-wise, there will be Fort George Summer Stout made with peaches (Astoria), Wild Ride Stand Up and Shout made with coffee beans and vanilla beans (Redmond), and Great Divide Oak Aged Yeti that’s an imperial stout matured in casks (Denver). On the cider side there’ll be Finnriver Habañero Cider (Chimacum, WA), Red Tank Sour Cherry (Bend) and Tieton Smoked Pumpkin (Yakima, WA). I’d like to try the Tieton cider and Fort George stout together just so I could say I fussed over a pumpkin-peach adder.

After the jump, here's a complete list of KBW events:

Killer Beer Summit
Friday, October 16
Roscoe's - 8105 SE Stark St.

Killer Pumpkin Fest
Saturday, October 17
PDX Green Dragon - 928 SE 9th Ave

Killer IPA Fest
Sunday, October 18
N.W.I.P.A. - 6350 SE Foster Rd.

Killer Black Velvet Fest
Monday, October 19
The Big Legrowlski - 812 NW Couch St.

Killer Chris Fest
Tuesday, October 20
The BeerMongers - 1125 SE Division St.

Killer Farm To Glass Fest
Wednesday, October 21
Imperial Bottle Shop & Taproom - 3090 SE Division St.

Killer Oregon Coastal Brewery Night
Thursday, October 22
Orenco Taphouse - 1198 NE Orenco Station Pkwy, Hillsboro

Brewpublic’s 7th Brewniversary Party
Friday, October 23
Saraveza - 1004 N. Killingsworth St.

Killer Beer Fest
Saturday, October 24
Bailey's Taproom - 213 SW Broadway St.

Killer Beer Week Recovery Beerunch
Sunday, October 25
Old Salt Marketplace - 5027 NE 42nd Ave.