Happy hump day! Here is the Oregon beer news for Wednesday, January 10. 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.
McMenamins Thompson Brewery (Salem) has its limited-edition beer tasting with brewer Jen Kent today from 5 to 7pm with a twist on a classic: Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Terminator. “Dark chocolate and sea salt were blended with our ever popular Terminator Stout. This combination provides a great trio of flavor.” Today happens to be National Bittersweet Chocolate Day so that’s pretty good timing.
Rogue Ales Eastside Pub (Portland) has their Green Dragon Brew Crew release today, featuring a month of big, bold, strong beers; today’s featured beer is Descent into Darkness (2015): “Brewed over two days days in October of 2015, this version of Descent into Darkness is a blend of four batches, all whiskey aged, all huge, all very strong, and well worth their amazing reputation. 10.6% ABV, 47 IBUs”
Wayfinder Beer (Portland) has a new version of their Czech Pils available, according to their newsletter: “We are proud to announce the unleashing of our latest version of CZECH PILS, a dynamic lager brewed in the Bohemian style… which is to say, with decoction (boiling a portion of the mash), Saaz hops and extended aging. Old gold color, inviting aromas of hop and grain, rich yet lean body, honeyed malt flavors intermingling with a classically spicy, herbal, long-lingering hop finish. This stuff is delicious…come check it out soon.”
Old Town Brewing (Portland) is starting to roll out new packaging and a rebrand this week—and the bottles in the picture they posted look pretty handsome. “For the past 8 months, shrouded in a veil of unmentioned mystery, we’ve been working on something big. And this week, it finally begins hitting the shelves! What started as a minor tweak to previous packaging, evolved into an entire company rebrand. You’ll start to notice some more changes from here on out – new beers hitting bottles, new website coming soon, and much more – it’s going to be a fun year!”