Poison Waters Beermosa



Poison Waters Beermosa releases April 11th with the celebration culminating on June 20th with a Pro-Am Craft Brewer Drag Show

Portland, Ore., April 2nd, 2024 — Beloved Portland drag sensation Poison Waters is the latest subject of the Gigantic Brewing Company / Weird Portland United (WPU – 501c3) ‘Weirdtastic’ beer series, bringing the collaboration total to 7 beers. Quite possibly America’s busiest drag queen, Kevin Cook, aka Poison Waters, is a Portland institution who has been making the world smile for over 35 years. From the side of a bus to the limelight of the Schnitz, there is literally nowhere in the city Poison’s presence has not graced, save for a can of craft beer. With Poison Waters’ direct guidance and supervision, the team at Gigantic concocted a larger-than-life brew that stands toe-to-toe with Poison’s persona in a can equally as shiny as her sequin dress.

Inspired by Poison Waters and her humor, joy and positive light, the Beermosa Gigantic created is a golden ale loaded with citrusy Tangerine and Pineapple Puree, delivering an incredibly easy drinking and juicy experience. “This is the beer you want to drink on a gorgeous sunny day, or while hanging out with gorgeous drag queens”, says Gigantic Brewmaster Ben Love. 

Poison Waters Beermosa marks the 7th collaboration between Gigantic Brewing and WPU since 2022, following a string of much hyped and celebrated Portland-centric beers including Unipiper Hazy IPA, PDX Adult Soapbox Derby Summer Ale, Mike Bennett’s Day Off IPA, Darcelle Blonde IPA, Bud Clark Coffee Stout, and Mill Ends Park Irish Red. Through these efforts, the team has raised over $5,000 in support of Weird Portland United’s efforts to sustain a normal level of weird for the Rose City. For 2024, WPU is tackling its largest project to date, an entire festival dedicated to the weird wonders of Portland.


Poison Waters Beermosa Release Celebration

Worlds collide on April 11th as Portland’s weird community joins forces with Poison waters and friends to celebrate this momentous occasion. Be among the very first to taste the Beermosa on April 11th with Poison Waters herself. Festivities will include a mini-drag show with Ilani Estrella, TheQueen Pluto, and Lucky Xøx, and appearances by The Unipiper, Aurelia Stardancer, and other special guests. After the release, Poison Waters Beermosa will be available on draft and store shelves everywhere Gigantic is sold. 

Poison Waters Beermosa Release Party and Drag Show | 21+
April 11th, 5-7pm | Gigantic Tap Room 5224 SE 26th Ave | Portland | Join the Facebook Event


Pro-Am Craft Brewer Drag Show

Poison Waters and Gigantic Brewing proudly announce their collaboration for an unforgettable event: the Pro-Am Drag Show. Join us for an evening of spectacular entertainment, where local craft brewers will be paired with professional drag queens and kings to create an electrifying fusion of craft beer and dazzling performances.  Prepare to witness the magic as each brewer receives personalized coaching from their drag mentor, crafting their unique drag personas and outfits for the grand stage. The culmination of this extraordinary partnership will be a charity drag show, with Poison Waters serving as the esteemed host and judge. Stay tuned for further details on this one-of-a-kind event that promises to be a celebration of creativity, diversity, and community spirit.

Pro-Am Charity Craft Brewer Drag Show | 21+
June 20th, 7-9pm | Gigantic Tap Room 5224 SE 26th Ave | Portland



About Gigantic Brewing Company

Gigantic Brewing Company is an independent, artisanal brewery located in the Southeast quadrant of Portland. We hold ourselves to a simple principle – Never Give an Inch. We vow to start small and (stubbornly) stay small, focusing our efforts on making exceptional beer, rather than a lot of beer. When you drink Gigantic, know that we didn’t just put our names on the label – our effort, imagination, and dry wit are in every bottle. Enjoy Gigantic at the Gigantic Brewery (5224 SE 26th Ave), Gigantic Robot Room (6935 NE Glisan), on tap or in bottle at your favorite grocer, bottle shop, bar or restaurant in Oregon. As always, Gigantic beer is packaged in BottleDrop Refillable bottles. BottleDrop Refillables are sorted, washed, inspected, and delivered back to Oregon’s craft beverage producers to be refilled. By choosing beverages in refillable bottles, you help keep our air clean, our beaches, parks and roadsides litter-free, promote a circular economy, and set a model for future generations.


About Poison Waters

Poison Waters is not just a personality, Poison Waters is an experience. Hundreds of thousands have enjoyed the one of a kind entertainment and dynamic presence that only Poison Waters can provide. For over three decades, the Poison Waters experience continues to grow and update itself with our ever changing times, while holding tight the unique qualities that Poison has become synonymous with: Dedication, Passion, Humor, Joy and Positive Light! Celebrating 35 years of entertaining, Poison Waters is one of a kind!
There’s not a venue too small, or an event too stuffy….Poison Waters captivates audiences of all demographics. Auctions, Awards Ceremonies, Non Profit Gala Events, Political Fund Raisers, Corporate Meetings and Conferences and of course private parties of all sizes from the corporate level to family gatherings…….Whether dressed as Poison Waters, or her alter ego Kevin Cook, it’s always a perfect fit.
Warm and welcoming, quick witted and savvy……..Poison Waters is an experience you’ll not soon forget!


About Weird Portland United

Founded in 2019 by Portland’s Unipiper in an effort to curb the growing homogenization and sanitization of the city’s image, Weird Portland United exists to discover, promote, and nurture the dreamers, creators, and risk-takers that keep Portland weird. Current and past initiatives include the establishment of the Weird Portland Hall of Fame, organization of Portland Weird Week, and hosting of many events such as Weird Portland Creatives, the Weird Portland Gala, and the Portlandia Mermaid Parade. In 2020, WPU awarded over $5000 in grants to Portland creatives through the #KeepWeirdAlive campaign.


Press Contact:

Ben Love / 503.805.3487 / ben@giganticbrewing.com 

Brian Kidd / 804.943.1569 / unipiper@gmail.com

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