Oregon Beer News, 01/09/2018

Oregon Beer, Bailey's TaproomHere is the news in beer from around Oregon for this Tuesday, January 9. As usual, I’ll be periodically updating this post throughout the day, so check back often for the latest news. And if you have news to share, please contact me and I can get that posted too.

Bailey’s Taproom (Portland) is hosting an interesting and fun event at The Upper Lip today from 5 to 8pm: Blend your own coffee stout. “The Upper Lip & Running Man Distributing present… Blend You Own Coffee Stout! with Perennial & Ex Novo. Perennial’s Sump is an annual Imperial Stout release that is proudly blurs the lines between beer and coffee. They’ve decided to separate the two parts so you could masterfully blend your own coffee stout. We got local heroes, Ex Novo, on board for this event to do something similar with Case Study Coffee here in Portland. And just for good measure, we asked the Imperial Restaurant team to bake some sweets that would pair well with your coffee & beer blended creations. Representatives from both breweries will be on hand to talk us through the blending process and share their inspired caffeinated experiences. Scott Carey from Sump Coffee is also making the trip from the Midwest to share his great coffee and enthusiasm with us that evening.”

Worthy Brewing (Bend) is hosting a fundraiser pint night and release party today starting at 4pm in association with the Oregon Natural Desert Association and a specialty beer they brewed: “Worthy brewers teamed up with Oregon Natural Desert Association to brew a beer that supports Oregon’s high desert. $1 from every Badlands Blonde beer sold will be donated to support critical conservation needs in Oregon’s high desert. Join us for a special release party on January 9, 2018! Enjoy hearing conservation updates while you sip on a rosehip- and elderberry-infused blonde ale inspired by a hike in the high desert: the Badlands Blonde! Can’t make it to the event? Stop by Worthy anytime to sample a pint of the Badlands Blonde. The beer will be on tap for the next month or so and $1 from every pint sold 100% of the proceeds supports conservation.” Update: On their Pint Nights, $1 of every beer sold at the pub benefits the charity, and with Badlands Blonde, all of the proceeds through it’s lifetime are donated to ONDA.

Deschutes Brewery (Bend): Tuesdays are Community Pints days at the Deschutes pubs, where $1 of every pint sold goes to benefit a local non-profit organization. In Portland this month, the pub is donating proceeds to Polar Plunge for Special Olympics Oregon. In Bend I haven’t yet seen what is posted for this month but I will update when I find out. Be sure to get to one of the pubs (and the tasting room) and help out with a pint or three today.

Standing Stone Brewing (Ashland): Today starting at 5pm is their monthly Pints for a Purpose fundraiser: “Join us as we raise Pints for a Purpose for local favorite, Rogue River Keeper. From 5-10pm, $2 from every pint of beer and $1 from every root beer sold will be donated to the non-profit. Bring your friends and family and come support this fun event!”

Widmer Brothers Brewing (Portland) has their Pints for Portland fundraiser today from 4 to 7pm, benefiting the Snowrider Project: “Help Widmer Brothers Brewing kick off 2018 with January’s Pint for Portland non-profit partner – Snowrider Project. On Tuesday, January 9th from 4-7pm 100% of all beer sales will benefit Snowrider Project and their mission of protecting our mountain environments that are the source for many watersheds flowing to the ocean. Stop by to meet the Snowrider crew and drink a beer for a good, snowy cause. Each following Tuesday in January, $1 from each beer sold between 4-7pm will also benefit the Snowrider Project.”

Cascade Brewing (Portland): Tonight’s Tap It Tuesday at the Barrel House at 6pm is featuring Salty Chocolate Funk: “A spiced porter aged for eight months in white wine barrels and blended with cacao nibs and French sea salt. We added just enough salt in this beer to cut back the acidity and let the dark malts shine through. Salty Chocolate Funk has a mellow tartness, subtle earthy aromatics, and notes of cocoa and coffee. One glass of this beer and you’ll feel the funk!” That definitely sounds like an interesting mix of ingredients…

Portland’s Gigantic Brewing is hosting beer releases every Tuesday in January at the taproom, and today’s release is Scrilla, a hoppy pale ale: “Scrilla’s got HUGE fresh squeezed citrus hop aroma and flavor, balanced with light caramel malt , a touch of oats for smoothness, and a refreshing dry finish. Label art by Detroit’s Overton Lloyd.”

ABV Public House in Portland is hosting the release of Coalition Brewing‘s Special Brownies today from 5 to 8pm: “A special one-off collaboration from Coalition Brewing and ABV Public House, Special Brownies Milk Stout is the latest addition to our CBD series. Roasted barley and pale chocolate malt provide sweetness with lactose giving it a silky mouthfeel. Chocolate syrup in the boil kettle, along with cacao post-fermentation, lends delicious flavors and aromatics of chocolate, making this winter treat irresistible! This beer is sure to be the perfect dessert any time of day with 4 mg of CBD per 12 oz!”

Baerlic Brewing (Portland) has a can release today for their Dark Thoughts Black IPA: “Baerlic’s Going Cans!! Join us for out FIRST 16oz 4-Pack Can Limited Release(s)!! ABOUT THE BEER: Dark Thoughts Black IPA is a NW IPA possessed by the evil spirits of cold-steeped roasted malts. 6.66% ABV and 66.6 IBUs.” Yes—their very first cans!

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