Here’s the news in Oregon beer for Tuesday, the 13th of October. As usual, I’ll be periodically updating this post throughout the day, so check back often for the latest news. If you have news to share, please contact me and I can get that updated as well.
McMenamins on Monroe (Corvallis) has a special beer release tonight from 5 to 9pm, featuring a porter named Rilee’s Choice: “Porter is a kinder gentler than its big brother Stout. Crystal malts provide most of the flavor and color in porters. The bourbon soaked oak spiral lends a vanilla aroma with a slight hint of bourbon.” Bourbon oak spirals is a good addition.
Laurelwood Brewing (Portland): They are hosting a beer dinner tonight from 6 to 10pm at their Southeast Public House, and it looks good: “Our very own Chef Richard Blake and his team will be cookin’ up an Asian-inspired six-course feast, each paired with a beer carefully chosen or brewed by our brewery. Beer dinner attendees will have the chance to try an all-new Helles lager, as well as a new Autumn Saison, brewed exclusively for this event — that’s some special treatment! All this can be yours for only $45, including gratuity. Reserve your spots online, or in person at either Laurelwood pub.”
Happy Columbus Day, or if you prefer, Native American Day/Indigenous Peoples’ Day. As usual, I’ll be periodically updating this post throughout the day with the latest news as I find it, so check back often. And if you have news to share, please contact me and I can get that posted as well.
Three Creeks Brewing (Sisters) has released its popular Crowdpleaser IPA in bottles this fall, as well as year-round on draft. This is a 7.3%, 75 IBU that’s been drinking well. From the press release: “This new wave IPA uses a simple malt bill to showcase sought after hop varieties like Simcoe, Sorachi Ace, and Amarillo. Head brewer, Zach Beckwith, claims ‘It’s like a majestic citrus forest, sure to be a true crowd pleaser’.” Nice to see more beers coming out the new production facility!
Saraveza (Portland) is celebrating their 7th anniversary this Saturday, October 17 with a big party taking place all day! “We wouldn’t be who we are without our wonderful staff, so we’ve decided to do a staff tap takeover. They’ve put their heads together to pick some of their favorite beers to pour, and we even let them raid our cellar for a special treat or two. There will be many great draft offerings and, of course, Hamm’s!” There will also be midwest beer specials, live music, an industry toast, and of course free cake. Congrats to Saraveza on 7 successful years!
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Holy Friday Batman! The weekend has been a long week coming! I hope you’ve got plans, but if not, maybe some of the news and events for Oregon beer here will help you figure it out. As usual, I’ll be periodically updating this post throughout the day with the latest news, so check back often. If you have news to share, please contact me and I can get that posted as well.
Today is the start of Block 15 Brewery‘s 7th annual Bloktoberfest party over in Corvallis, which runs today (Friday) from 4 to 11pm, and tomorrow (Saturday) from 12:30 to 11. “We will once again transform Jefferson Avenue in front of our pub into an Oktoberfest tent celebration! We will have live music, great food & beer, games, and a festive fall atmosphere in the middle of Jefferson Avenue.” Block party for Bloktoberfest! And tonight from 6 to 8pm they are holding an Ayinger beer dinner that you might want to check out. Prost!
Peche Fest takes place tomorrow, Saturday the 10th, at Saraveza in Portland! This 3rd annual event celebrates the peach with over 25 peach beers and ciders, and a peach-infused food menu, all running from 3 to 10pm. I wrote up a summary with the tap list here, and it only costs $10 (pre-purchase tickets online here) to get your peach on. One of the weekend’s best bets if you’re in Portland!
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Here is the news in beer from around Oregon for Thursday, October 8. As usual, I’ll be periodically updating this post throughout the day, so check back often. And if you have news to share, please contact me and I can get that updated as well.
McMenamins Edgefield (Troutdale) has a limited-edition beer tasting today starting at 5pm, featuring Wild Saison Aged with Plums: “The Estate Saison is a dark Saison aged in oak barrels from Edgefield distillery for four months with wild yeast and Italian plums grown in Edgefield’s orchards. This wild ale is dark and tart with a complex, roasty, and deeply fruity character that also possesses a strong oaky, vanilla influence from the wood. This beer is one of a kind and 100% Edgefield.” Sounds delicious and intriguing!
Cascade Brewing (Portland): Their 5-year anniversary celebration of the Barrel House continues today, with special tappings of ’09 Noyaux and ’09 Sang Rouge—both good beers. Once tapped they’ll be available in four-ounce pours for $5 each.
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Happy Hump Day! Here’s the beer news from around Oregon and the web for Wednesday, the 7th of October. As usual, I’ll be periodically updating this post throughout the day with the latest news, so check back often for updates. If you have news to share, please contact me and I can get that updated as well.
Big news out of Eugene today, that I first saw reported on Brewpublic this morning: Oakshire Brewing‘s brewmaster, Matt Van Wyk, will be leaving Oakshire to start his own Eugene-based brewery, AleSong Brewing & Blending. The new brewery “will focus on farmhouse ales, wild ales and a barrel-aging program. These are all beer styles that Van Wyk has excelled at during his brewing career. Van Wyk will partner with brothers Brian and Doug Coombs to launch AleSong in the coming months in the Eugene, Oregon area. The trio filed its Articles of Organization paperwork to form an LLC back in late July with the state of Oregon.” October 23 is Van Wyk’s last day, and lead brewer Tyler West (who got his start in Bend at Silver Moon Brewing) will be taking over brewmaster duties. Big congrats to both!
Cascade Brewing (Portland): Their Barrel House 5th anniversary celebration continues today! Each day they are tapping vintage, 1/4 barrel kegs from the cellar, all of which will be served in four ounce servings for $5. Today’s tappings are ’08 Sang Noir and ’09 Kriek. Get some!
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