Portland’s ‘Unipiper’ gets his own beer

You know that guy who rides around Portland on a unicycle in a Darth Vader mask and a kilt whilst playing bagpipes? Yes, I’m talking about the Unipiper. Like Voodoo Doughnuts and Portlandia, he’s become something of an icon of our fair city.

And now he’s got his own beer, aptly named UnipIPA (get it?).

Check the details on a debut party in the press release and flyer below…


WHAT: The UnipIPA Beer Release
WHERE: PDX Green Dragon
928 SE 9th Ave
Portland, Oregon
WHEN: May 5th, 2015 5pm- 8pm

The PDX Green Dragon is proud to announce the release of a very special, one-off beer that was brewed alongside an iconic Portland figure.

Brian Kidd, better known by the people of Portland as The Unipiper, has joined forces with Buckman Botanical Brewery’s Danny Connors to produce a beer almost as unique as The Unipiper himself:

The UnipIPA

Brewed using bagpipe-roasted Habanero Peppers, this fiery IPA is the brain child of the Darth Vader mask toting, kilt wearing, unicycling, flame throwing, bagpipe playing Unipiper we all know and love.

Enjoy a pint with the Unipiper himself on May 5th right here at the PDX Green Dragon when we unveil this limited brew.

Check teaser videos here and here.

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Adam H.
Adam H.
9 years ago


9 years ago

I hope it’s better than that Voodoo Doughnut swill. GROSS.