TGIF! Here’s the Oregon beer news for the weekend starting Friday, February 6. As usual, I’ll be periodically updating this post throughout the day with the latest news, so check back often. And if you have news to share, please let me know and I can get that updated as well.
Deschutes Brewery (Bend): Today is the release of Jubel 2015, the brewery’s ordinarily-once-a-decade “Super” Jubel aged in barrels. The release celebration takes place all day at the Bend and Portland pubs, and you’ll be able to buy bottles as well as samples and food specials at each pub. Here in Bend they will also feature artist Dennis McGregor as part of downtown Bend’s First Friday celebration; McGregor’s “art was featured 15 years ago on the 2000 label of Jubelale.” Cheers!
Belmont Station (Portland): Tomorrow, Saturday the 7th, is the start of Belmont’s “Bigger, Badder, Blacker!” winter event, which lasts through the 11th! “In honor of Stout Month, we will be pouring several big, dark, luscious beers in the biercafe and they will be rotating through during the entire event. So keep an eye on the draft list here on the website and skedaddle over when something strikes your fancy, because it might be gone before you know it!” They have a teaser lineup on their event page, and today is “Deschutes Day” featuring a vertical of Black Butte XXIV, XXV & XXVI. If you’re a stout fan, don’t miss the next 5 days at Belmont!
Today is the start of the KLCC Microbrew Festival in Eugene, one of the longer-running Willamette Valley fests, taking place at the Lane Events Center from 5 to 11pm today and from 1 to 11pm tomorrow (Saturday). All of the proceeds go to benefit the KLCC 89.7 FM radio station, Oregon’s NPR station. There will be 75 breweries pouring 190+ beers, including the Belgian-themed “Collaboration Brew” by the Willamette Valley area breweries. Tickets are available now at the door for $15, which gets you the souvenir glass and two taster tickets (good for 3-ounce pours); additional tickets are $1 each (of course). It’s 21-and-over only as well. Enjoy!
Worthy Brewing (Bend): Today’s Firkin Friday special is a good one: “This week is Dark Muse Imperial Stout with curry spices. Tapping time is 4pm with $3 firkin pints until it’s gone. Hoppy hour snacks until 530p.” Imperial Curry Stout, in this case. That’s a new one.
Hopworks Urban Brewery (Portland) has a new cider on—yes, cider. “Introducing our first house made apple cider! Made with Red Delicious, Gala, Fuji, Granny Smith, and Golden Delicious apples from Oregon and Washington, this hard cider is a welcome addition to our tap list. Available now at our Powell brew pub, and tomorrow at BikeBar. Cheers!”