Here is the news in beer from around the state of Oregon for Thursday, February 23. As usual, I’ll be periodically updating this post throughout the day, so check back often. If you have news to share, please contact me and I can get that posted as well.
Portland’s Imperial Bottle Shop is continuing Stout Month tonight with a Fort George Brewery Cellared Stout Night from 5 to 9pm: “Fort George Brewery, who hosts the premier Stout Month event in the PNW, certainly shares our love of imperial stouts! So we’re pulling a few Fort George imperial stouts from our cellar, grabbing a couple fresh kegs, and taking Stout Month to the next level!” They’ll have five stouts on tap as well as Beta IPA. Get them all on a taster tray!
Rogue Ales (Newport): This week they announced their latest beer to be put into cans: 6 Hop IPA. From their press release: “In a dedication to Mother Nature, Rogue Ales has canned 6 Hop IPA to take this farm-grown beer back outside. The six proprietary hop varietials chosen by Brewmaster John Maier to craft 6 Hop IPA were grown on Rogue’s 52-acre hopyard in the heart of the Willamette Valley. Field-guide-style illustrations on the bright green can depict the hops inside. From ground to glass to gold, 6 Hop IPA was awarded a gold medal at the 2016 World Beer Championships.” It’s available now in six-packs of cans as well as 22-ounce bottles and on draft.
Cascade Brewing (Portland): Sour Fruit Fest continues today at the Barrel House and Raccoon Lodge! In addition to a cornucopia of sour fruit beers on tap throughout the week, today’s feature tapping is Crazy Navel. Don’t forget their popular Honey Ginger Lime is on nitro along with all of the other offerings on tap.
Rock Bottom Brewery (Portland) is tapping their annual fundraising Fire Chief Ale today! “Join us @ 5:30 as we tap our annual Fire Chief Ale. RB partners up with local fire departments and Muscular Dystrophy Association to raise money. From 5:30-8:30pm, $3 Fire Chief pints with 100% of proceeds benefitting MDA and .25 cents of every pint thereafter. We’ll have a 50/50 drawing, raffle and music by DJ Rontourage.” Get over there tonight and drink a pint or three and help out!
Belmont Station is welcoming Bend’s Monkless Belgian Ales for a beer tasting tonight from 5 to 7pm: “If you love Belgian ales (and really, who doesn’t?), you will love Monkless Brewing. Brewed in the heart of Central Oregon, this Bend brewery is making a big name for itself, starting out in 2014 on a tiny 1-barrel system. Now operating on a 10-barrel brewery, brewmaster Todd Clement is making Belgian-inspired beers that are true to their roots and meticulously brewed and fermented. Come taste what Todd is creating and take a trip to Belgium without ever leaving your bar stool.”
Bend’s Worthy Brewing is hosting the latest installment of the Humane Society of Central Oregon’s fundraising Pup Crawl tonight from 4 to 8pm: “This year’s Humane Society of Central Oregon Pup Crawl includes a custom pint glass and beverage of choice. 100% of the money raised each night benefits the animals. Purchase during any Pup Crawl Event night.
• Logo Pint Glass & One Beverage $10
• Logo Glass & 1 Beverage at 3 different Pup Crawl Nights $25
• Logo Hat or T-shirt $10”