The Bier Stein (Eugene) has Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider in the house today preaching the ways of cider from 6 to 8pm: “The small Portland cidery produces an array of distinctive apple concoctions. In one corner are the classics; single-varietals such as Newtown Pippin. In the other are his experiments; Hallelujah Hopricot (with hops and apricot, fermented with an ale yeast), Sacrilege Sour Cherry (fermented with 100% lactobacillus), and more. We will have two of his ciders on tap: Hallalujah Hopricot & Newtown Pippin.”
Sky High Brewing (Corvallis) has the release party for their Monk’s Mana Belgian Honey Tripel going on today from 4 to 6pm: “We got shwag to raffle away! Posters, Growlers, T-Shirts and Sky High Brewing Logo Glasses. Hoppy Hour Pricing too! Come join the party! Celebrating Trappist Monks, our Belgian Honey Tripel is brewed with 100% Belgian malts, Corvallis wildflower honey and Crosby Farm hops. We’ve created a brew of intense lushness, with wildflower bouquet and spicy, funky, Belgian character. With a honey trip of a finish, you’re drinking Mana from Heaven.”
The Green Dragon (Portland) today is hosting the release of Happy Pilsner at 6pm (a beer originally homebrewed by Warren Johnson): “The pilsner that I entered in the Oregon Brew Crew’s 2013 Fall Classic homebrew competition was awarded the opportunity to be brewed commercially by Buckman Botanical Brewery. I brewed the beer with Buckman last December and now the time has come to enjoy it.”
Flat Tail Brewing (Corvallis) is in Portland today at Roscoe’s for the release of Flat Tail’s El Guapo: “6PM we will have an El Guapo and Imperial IPA release with brewmaster Dave Marliave of Flattail. Also, at 5PM we will be tapping a keg of Pliny the Younger.” El Guapo is a Cucumber Lime Habanero beer, just the kind of thing you’d expect from the mind of Marliave.