Oregon Beer News, 01/19/2012

Oregon BeerHere’s the beer news from around Oregon for Thursday, January 19th. I’ll be updating this news post periodically throughout the day so if you have some news to share contact me and I’ll post it.

MacTarnahan’s Brewing (Portland): They have a “New Year New Beers Brewers Dinner” tonight starting at 6pm, though information seems to be scarce about this even on their own website. From what I’ve been able to glean on Facebook, it starts at 6pm (though the event page says 5 to 8), cost is $35 for four courses. The Eventbrite page to purchase tickets, with additional details like the menu, is here. The beers that will be served are Discord IPA, Outburst IPA, Smoked Lager, and Maibock—which certainly sound like new beers to me!

McMenamins (Oregon): Next Wednesday, the 25th, is the 26th anniversary of their Hammerhead flagship beer and McMenamins is promising “Pints for $2.50 all day everywhere, contests here and on the McMenamins Pubs, Breweries & Historic Hotels FB feed, giveaways in the pubs and more.” Be sure to hit them up next Wednesday and definitely have a pint of Hammerhead!

Deschutes Brewery (Bend): The grand re-opening of the Bend Pub is scheduled for Wednesday, February 1st. Along with re-tooling the menu a bit (adding pizza, for instance), it looks like there’s a lot of excitement for the new space to open up. I know I can’t wait!

Upcoming tastings, releases, and “Meet the Brewer” events:

  • The Green Dragon (Portland): They are hosting a Meet the Brewer with Eastern Oregon’s Beer Valley Brewing tonight from 5 to 8pm. Head brewer Pete Ricks will be on hand to answer questions and pour beer.
  • Hopworks Urban Brewery (Portland) will be in Beaverton tonight for a tasting: “Be sure to catch up with brewer Jaime at Monteaux’s Public House (16165 SW Regatta Lane #1000) tonight between 5 – 7 p.m. He’s bringing Secession CDA and Hopworks IPA for you to enjoy.”
  • Breakside Brewery (Portland) has their Brewer’s Dinner with Aquariva tomorrow, the 20th: they brewed their Italian Amber specifically to pair with this event, and for $45 you’ll be treated to a four course meal paired with the Amber as well as several other Breakside brews. CallĀ 503-802-5850 for reservations.