Oregon Beer News, 02/05/2014

Oregon BeerHere is the news in beer from around Oregon for Wednesday, the 5th of February. As usual, I’ll be periodically updating this post throughout the day with the latest news, so check back often. If you have news to share, please contact me and I can get that posted as well.

Worthy Brewing (Bend): Their daily countdown to their one-year anniversary on Saturday continues today with their “Worthy Wednesday,” featuring a “beer flight, served with three crab cakes and a lemongrass remoulade for $20” that’s being served all day long.

PFriem Family Brewers (Hood River) has a new beer debuting today at 5:30pm at their pub: “New experimental Hop in the house! pFriem HBC -366 Single Hop Pale will debut [tonight] @5:30PM in the Hood River tasting room! Strawberry, Kiwi & Spearmint…this experiment does not disappoint!! 6.3% ABV 45IBU’s”

The Bier Stein (Eugene) today is featuring a barrel release and tap takeover with Eugene’s Viking Braggot Company from 6 to 9pm: “The young brewery known for its reincarnation of ancient beverages has been keeping a secret… in oak barrels! The Bier Stein is proud to host them for the release of three barrel aged braggots (they’re not saying which yet). Braggot is a blend of beer and mead, using up to 50% honey as fermentable sugar. Norsemen used to brew braggots with various medicinal herbs, and Viking has retained that tradition, and also added excellent renditions of modern beer styles to their hive. We will tap 5 of their regular lineup in addition to the barrel-aged braggots: Valhalla Belgian Pale, Reverence Red, Valkyrie Belgian Amber, Battle Axe IPA, and Winter Squash Porter”

Saraveza (Portland): Today from 6 to 9pm they’ll have Medford’s Southern Oregon Brewing in the house, pouring the latest release of Woodshed Red. “This Northwest style red ale is generously hopped with Amarillo, Cascade & German Magnum hops for a well balanced and clean finish.  We’ll also be pouring “Old Humbug” Winter Warmer and will be raffling off some great schwag, so come on down and help us celebrate the transition between seasonal releases!”