5736 N.E. 33rd Ave. Portland, OR, 97211
Friday, September 18, 2020
All day, live music 6-9 pm
All ages welcome
*Beer may move inside to Theater, due to weather conditions.
Qualifies for “Attend a McMenamins Brewfest” Experience Stamp.
All day, live music 6-9 pmAll ages welcome
Oktoberfest means celebration and beer, so we're combining the spirit of a brewfest with Oktoberfest - even in this socially distanced world. We'll be serving up tasty German-style specials, beer taster trays, 4-oz. samples and pints of German-style beer, with live music as a backdrop to it all - for three days running. Find it all on the front lawn, along with the McMenamins beer truck!
And for folks celebrating at home, we've got a taste of Germany to go:
• Terminator Stout Kielbasa• Hammerhead Ale Bratwurst• Pint of Kümmel Kraut• German Brown Mustard• And of course, beer in cans or growlers to go! McMenmins Kümmel KrautBubbling away in Grand Lodge's Fermentation Chamber, you'll find all kinds of delicious concoctions, one of which is our Kümmel Kraut, made specially for Oktoberfest. We add caraway -a native to Germany - to classic kraut for a delicious pairing with German-style sausages. And it's good for you!
Please sit at designated tables only and maintain social distancing at all times.
Richie Bean 6 - 9 pm
Ayinger Oktoberfest - 5.8% ABVDeep golden colored with a lightly sweet, malty taste balanced with floral hops Ayinger Maibock - 6.8% ABVA big-bodied beer with a sweet, malty aroma and a fruity long lasting aftertaste Ayinger Bavarian Pils - 5.3% ABVA brisk golden lager with snappy hop aroma and velvety-soft malt flavor Pinkus Organic Munster Alt - 5.1% ABVA pale golden color with a herbaceous aroma, delicate fruit-acid palate, and a long dry finish Radeberger Pils - 4.8% ABVPale golden color, predominantly hoppy taste with a subtly distinct note of bitterness Schofferhoffer Grapefruit Radler - 2.5% ABV50/50 blend of Schofferhoffer Hefeweizen and real grapefruit juice. Sparkling refreshment!
Richie Bean started life in the desert outside of Reno Nevada where he was born. He spent most of his childhood there, moving to Sparks when he was 10. Sparks might as well be called East Reno, since the two cities overlap. The old joke is that "Reno's so close to hell you can see Sparks".
Right after his fourteenth birthday Richie got his first guitar and discovered that this was the perfect way to fill the hours, often staying up all night practicing, adding to his mothers worries. Within a year-and-a-half he was playing gigs, first with a family band who's bass playing daughter he knew from school, and then in his own band. Growing up in an entertainment town, the opportunities to perform are many, and it didn't take long before he was playing rock-n-roll at casinos,weddings, and local events.
Richie moved to Portland Oregon when he was 22 years old, where made his bones as the lead guitarist in the acclaimed Hudson Rocket Band, who were Semi-Finalists in the 2000 International Blues Challenge in Memphis Tennessee, where they performed at the Beale Street Hard Rock Cafe. He later went on to form the King Juju Trio , who played at many blues festivals, opening for artists including Little Charlie and the Nightcats, Walter Trout and the Radicals, Smokin' Joe Kubeck, and the Paul DeLay Band. His next band the Catillacs, a classic top 40 rock-n-roll band, performed hits of the sixties and seventies several times a week from 2011 thru 2013, opening for Three Dog Night, Johnny Limbo and the Lugnuts, headlining the Art and the Vineyard festival, Hot Summer Nights,the Brewfest and Meeker Days. Richie is known for his guitar style, where he marries a flamenco right hand technique with a blues, swing and fakepedal-steel left hand technique a-la Mark Knopfler. Along the way, he released a few CDs, often getting airplay on college stations and podcasts, and has done many live radio broadcasts. Record reviewers, DJs, and other music business people, as well as fans have often compared his singing and guitar style to that of iconic rocker and country-rock pioneer Neil Young and John Fogerty. Inspired by these comparisons, as well as by a deep love of Young's and Fogerty music, Richie is now performing a tribute to Mr. Young's musical legacy which he is calling Harvest Gold and tribute to Fogerty/CCR called Fortunate Son.
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