Oregon Beer News, 03/04/2014

Oregon BeerHere’s the Oregon beer news for Tuesday, the 4th of March. I took a day off from the beer news yesterday, and I’m considering putting this mostly-daily feature on hiatus for the near term—between the time I’ve been devoting to the book and a busier-than-usual schedule at work (the day job), these news posts aren’t really getting the attention they deserve. That being said, I’ll be updating this post throughout today, so if you have any news to share please contact me and I can post that as well.

Belmont Station (Portland): Today they are hosting Eugene’s Oakshire Brewing for a meet the brewer and bottle release of Oakshire’s Perfect Storm, from 5 to 8pm: “Oakshire brewmaster Matt van Wyk will be on hand to talk about the beer as the first bottles of this year’s Perfect Storm make their way into thirsty Portland beer fans’ hands. In the Biercafe, we will be pouring Very Ill-Tempered Gnome and Hellshire IV. Very Ill-Tempered Gnome was the base for Hellshire this year, so it will be interesting to taste the two side-by-side to see where that Gnome is hiding in Hellshire.”

Cascade Brewing (Portland): Today’s Tap It Tuesday event at 6pm and their Barrel House is featuring “Live” Franken’ly Berry. “This NW style sour ale was barrel aged six months before additionally aging on strawberries and spices. Great breakfast or dessert beer! $8 Glass, $3 Taster”

Hopworks Urban Brewery (Portland): Today is the release of HUB’s Secession CDA: “Come on in to SE Powell after 5:00 and BikeBar at 6:00 for our dark and hoppy Cascadian Dark Ale. Cheers!” Secession is 6.5% abv and 70 IBUs, one of the region’s popular examples of the style.

Juniper Brewing (Redmond): Redmond’s—and Central Oregon’s—newest brewery is holding a ribbon cutting ceremony this Thursday the 6th from 4 to 6pm. They’ll have hors-d’oeuvres and beer to sample—ideally the first (test?) batches of their own beer. Juniper Brewing is located at 1950 SW Badger Avenue, by the Deschutes County Fairgrounds. Check it out if you can!

Widmer Brothers (Portland) have a special new beer coming out: “We’re excited for the special release of Full Fender Brown Ale. This beer was brewed in collaboration with KEEN Footwear and The Bicycle Transportation Alliance and will be available exclusively for supporters of the BTA at tonight’s event at the KEEN Garage in NW Portland. Prost!”