Apparently today is National Peanut Butter Day here in the U.S., so obviously this day calls for a pint of Wild Ride Brewing’s Nut Crusher Peanut Butter Porter. Beer news and peanut butter—winning combo! It’s also Beer Can Appreciation Day, unfortunately Nut Crusher doesn’t come in a can… At any rate, 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 too.
The Bier Stein (Eugene) is hosting their Dark Days of Winter Beer, Cheese, and Small Plates Pairing today starting at 6pm: “Join us on January 24th for a special pairing event, showcasing a curated selection of local and international beers! We will serve three cheeses and three small plates chosen to pair specifically with each beer. We teamed up with our friend Ben Prescott, who really knows his cheese and beer, to put together this delicious and enlightening event. The event will take place at the Back Bar on Wednesday, January 24th at 6pm. Tickets are $49, including gratuity, and can be purchased in person at The Bier Stein, or over the phone.” They have the beer and food pairings listed on their event page.
Rogue Ales Eastside Pub in Portland has their Green Dragon Brew Crew release today, continuining with their Bodacious Beer Month of big beers. The beer they are featuring is Good Companion: “Good Companion is a young English barleywine brewed entirely with British malts, hops, and yeast. This pale, full-bodied beer features an array of fruity flavor layered within notes of warm bread and toffee. This delicious barleywine also has just enough hop presence to balance its strength and malty richness. This beer is truly a Good Companion to warm your bones and shepherd you through a cold and dreary night. ABV 9.2%, IBU 29”
Wayfinder Beer (Portland) is hosting a Brewers Dinner tonight starting at 7pm: “Join us for a five course gourmet meal paired with Wayfinder brews on Wednesday January 24th. Chef extraordinaire Ryan Day and Brewmaster Kevin Davey will be your hosts, discussing everything from brewing to spiritual advice. Our cocktail guru Jacob Grier will be finishing off the evening with one of his world-renowned beer cocktails. The dinner will start at 7pm, with seating starting at 6:30pm. Must be 21 or older to attend. $60 per person, advance tickets required; tickets for sale in person at the brewery or online at http://
Belmont Station is celebrating Beer Can Appreciation Day with Ninkasi Brewing tonight starting at 8pm: “We’re celebrating National Beer Can Appreciation Day with Ninkasi’s master of ceremonies Ryan Brently. Yes, that is right Ninkasi is canning their beers now. With 2 brand new beers Yours Truly and Prismatic Juicy IPA along with Pacific Rain NW Pale a long time favorite, they are bound to become staples in your refrigerator. Ryan will be sampling the new canned offerings and spreading the good word of Ninkasi. So join for this late evening event that is bound to be CANtastic.”
Three Mugs Brewing (Hillsboro) has a big beer release today: “Time for a woody…wood-aged beer, that is. Here comes our BIGGie D’s Bourbon Barrel-Aged Strong Scotch Ale is back! Get it while it lasts.”
7 Devils Brewing (Coos Bay) has a winter pumpkin ale releasing today: “Coming out Wednesday, January 24th we are introducing our new Winter is Coming Pumpkin Ale aged to bring out hints of gingerbread and vanilla sweetness from the Stillwagon black rum, charred oak barrel. This brew is a barrel-aged, winter warmer at 9% ABV, perfect for the chilly, dark season. Cheers!”