Oregon Beer News, 01/12/2016

Oregon BeerHere is the Oregon beer news for Tuesday, January 12. 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.

Portland’s Charlie Devereux, co-founder and former owner of Double Mountain Brewery, has been working on his own project behind the scenes for some time since he left Double Mountain over two years ago. This week the name and details are finally revealed: Wayfinder Beer. DJ at Brewpublic broke the news yesterday, and today Ezra at the New School has an in-depth article. Both worth the read; sounds like Wayfinder is going to be an ambitious and impressive brewery, I’ll look forward to drinking there at some future point!

McMenamins on Monroe (Corvallis) has a meet the brewer and beer tasting today from 4 to 7pm, featuring Bandito’s Serrano Stout: “The oats in this Stout build the foundation that contributes to the creamy mouthfeel and body. The dark Crystal Malt provides flavors of caramel and toffee and the addition of the Serrano Peppers makes this the perfect winter warmer. It’s a complex, rich and malty beer designed to chase away the chill on a cold winter day and transport you to a warmer place, where the peppers might grow.” Come on by, meet brewer Gary Nance and sample this spicy concoction.

Uptown Market (Beaverton) is hosting an event in conjunction with the Beaverton Craft Beer Festival (which itself takes place in August), the BCBF Cheers Over Beers from 5:30 to 7:30pm tonight: “Join us at Uptown Market on Scholls to learn about their beers and the history of Uptown while we enjoy beer. Bring your festival mug and get a pint to go! This Cheers Over Beers is unique as they will have trivia starting at 7pm. Join us a half hour earlier and stay for trivia night. See if you can beat their regulars!”

Standing Stone Brewing (Ashland): Tonight they are holding their Pints for a Purpose charity fundraiser, for a good cause from 5 to 10pm: “On January 12th from 5pm-10pm, two dollars from every pint of craft beer sold at Standing Stone Brewing Company (101 Oak Street) will go to benefit the Children’s Advocacy Center of Jackson County. It is our privilege to be able to support an organization that has touched so many hearts within our community and we invite our community to give back by drinking a Standing Stone beer.”

Cascade Brewing (Portland): Tonight’s Tap It Tuesday taking place at their Barrel House at 6pm is featuring Spice Bowl: “Inspired by the countertop spice assortments commonly found this time of year, Spice Bowl brings the warming aromatics of winter to your glass. This NW style sour consists of Quad ales aged in brandy barrels for 17 months with orange peel, cinnamon, clove and coriander. – 10.8% ABV”

Full Sail Brewing (Hood River): They are reviving their Brewmaster Reserver Slipknot IPA, a beer originally brewed back in 2004. From the release: “Just in time to lift you out of your post-holiday slump, Full Sail Brewing Company is releasing an old favorite from its Brewmaster Reserve series, Slipknot IPA. Slipknot IPA features a big Northwest hop aroma and robust bitterness balanced with a full malt body. This full-bodied IPA pours a rich golden-orange hue that glows like the late winter sun. Brewmaster Reserve Slipknot IPA is available in limited release in 22 oz. bottles and draft. 7.0% ABV, 80 IBUs.”