Oregon Beer News, 01/13/2015

Oregon BeerHere’s the Oregon beer news for Tuesday, January 13. Sadly Oregon did not see a Duck championship this year, so I’m sure there will be plenty of need for beer today. 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 as well.

McMenamins on Monroe (Corvallis), whom we don’t often hear much about, has a special beer release today, featuring Oak-Aged Wade’s Choice DIPA: “This is a so called double IPA. Aged with an Oak spiral soaked in Hogshead whiskey. First wort hopped with Nugget hops. Flavored with Perle and finished with 3 adds of Chinooks. Dry hopped with Centennial pellets. This is a beer for serious hop heads. Needless to say our Fearless Leader picked this beer style. Prost!” The beer is 8.75% abv and 100+ IBUs. The release runs from 5 to 9pm.

It’s Tuesday, which means Cascade Brewing (Portland) has their weekly Tap It Tuesday at the Barrel House starting at 6pm. Tonight’s featured beer is “Live” Vlad the Imp Aler—a cult favorite! “This NW style sour ale is a blend of Spiced Quads, Belgian Triples and Belgian Strong Blonds aged in Bourbon and selected wine barrels for over 18 months. Carefully chosen amounts of Spanish and Turkish orange peel, as well as coriander, were added to this blend to add an unrivaled layer of complexity. You will find a touch of sweetness coupled with layers of citrus, earthy spice and rich oak within the depths of your glass. Comes in at a whopping 12.6%.”

Lompoc Brewing (Portland): They are working on a collaboration beer in one of their IPA series themes, and brewed it up today: “Brewing the 7th in our Spy Series of IPAs today. Yet to be named, this is a collaboration with Richard Batchelor, winemaker for Maryhill Winery; should be amazing!” I expect a wine-barrel aged IPA of some sort…

10 Barrel (Bend): They have a new IPA of their own hitting the market: “Out with the old, in with the new… Easy Black “Session Black IPA” is coming! Seriously difficult to brew but refreshingly easy to drink!”

Agrarian Ales (Eugene) is heading to Bend! “Agrarian is heading to Bend this week, and we can’t wait to share our brews with you! We are excited to have a tap takeover at Growler Guys Eastside on Thursday the 15th from 4:30-6:30. We will have 5 beers available, awesome goodies to give away, and a chance to talk local farmhouse beer with yours truly.”

Sasquatch Brewing (Portland): They have a new beer: “Vanilla Gorilla Porter. Deep, rich porter with flavors of roasted nuts & sweet chocolate and a thick mocha head. Mexican vanilla adds creaminess, complexity and a smooth finish. ABV 8% | IBUs 50”