Saraveza & The Hop And Vine Present: Fire And Brimstone: A Celebration Of Smoke & Chili Beers

Fire & Brimstone: A Celebration of Smoke and Chili BeersPortland, OR – North Killingsworth is heating up the beer scene again this summer! On August 31st and September 1st, Saraveza and The Hop & Vine team up for the third annual Fire and Brimstone celebration of smoke and chili beers. Cider fans are welcome as well, thanks to Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider and Finn River Farm and Cidery. This year, for the first time ever, both locations will also feature a special cocktail featuring one of the beers or ciders on tap!

Both Saraveza and The Hop & Vine will feature smoke and chili beers in equal measure, and each will provide food pairings—Saraveza will naturally cook up some of their enormously famous (or is that famously enormous?) Bamberg Onions, while The Hop & Vine will warm up the palate with smoky mushroom and spicy pork belly tacos!

Cost is $20 for a Fire & Brimstone glass and 8 taster tokens, with additional tokens at $2. One glass will get you into both locations on both days!


The Hop & Vine will be shaking things up by sending the already-delicious Dogfish Head Festina Peche through a special line full of chilies, on-the-fly infusing every glass with a bouquet of bright, fresh, and delightfully hot nightshades (variety TBD).

PDX Pedicabs will provide transportation between the two locations between 12:30pm and 3:30pm both days. After those hours, the bars are just a ten-minute walk from one another on N. Killingsworth.

PARTIAL BEER LIST (many beers are being created specifically for the festival, and are still in formative stages – more to come via Facebook/Twitter/etc.)


  • Heater Allen, Rauch Dunkel – a smoked dark lager from McMinnville, Oregon’s master of German-style brewing
  • Crux Fermentation Project, Peated Scotch Ale – a Scotch ale with peated barley, so surly you could slap a kilt on it
  • Widmer Collaborator, Smokey Helles – a rare very light smoked lager
  • Breakside Brewing, Bourbon Barrel Aged Aztec – an ale brewed with chocolate and chilies, laid down in Bourbon barrels to mellow out and beef up
  • Barley Brown’s, Hot Blonde – a classic Oregon chili beer from Baker City, OR
  • Reverend Nat’s, Peated Cider – a smoked cider!
  • Dogfish Head, Festina Peche – a light, tart, refreshing peach Berliner Weiss punched up by the glass with a fresh infusion of chilies, courtesy of a Randall-like device.
  • Oakshire Mexicali Mocha – another beery take on chocolate-chili mole.


  • Upright Brewing, Smoked Alt – Upright’s take on an Altbier, with house-smoked malt
  • Calapooia, Chili Beer – one of the most consistent and balanced chili beers on the market
  • New Belgium, Cocoa Mole (2012) – a chocolate and chili beer from Colorado
  • Finn River, Habanero Cider – a semi-sweet cider with a chili bite
  • Alaskan, Smoked Porter – a classic and standard-bearer of the American smoked beer scene
  • Burnside, Special Sweet Heat – Burnside will once again ramp up the chili bill on their ever-popular Sweet Heat apricot and chili beer

More Beers to be Announced! Keep an eye on the Facebook Event Page.

About Saraveza:
Derived from the owner’s name and the Spanish word for beer, Saraveza Bottle Shop & Pasty Tavern is a place to celebrate craft beer, eat well and enjoy friends and strangers alike. We’re a North Portland watering hole and craft beer convenience store w/ 250+ bottles and 9 rotating taps.Whether you’re new to the brew scene and need some guidance or an old pro just looking for something rare, Saraveza’s beertenders will find a flavor that works for you. – @Saraveza – facebook

About The Hop & Vine:
The Hop & Vine is a North Portland neighborhood bar & bottleshop, but we consider all the world’s imbibers our neighbors. Liquids flow from tap, bottle, & shaker to encourage community, affinity & collaboration. Our patio is as bright as fresh Willamette Valley hops & as clear as cold Northwest gin, & our bottleshop features hundreds of beers, wines, vermouths, & bitters. With The Hop & Vine’s full cocktail bar, eight craft beer taps, deep wine list, & seasonal food menu, we’re a craft drinking destination hidden in a neighborhood bar. – @theHopandVine

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