Oregon Beer News, 03/09/2017

Oregon BeerHere’s the news and events in beer from around Oregon for Thursday, March 9. 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.

The Bier Stein (Eugene) welcomes Bend’s Boneyard Beer for a tasting of 10 different beers tonight, from 5 to 9pm: “Boneyard has a reputation for a particular beer, but they actually make WAY more than RPM! At this event you’ll be able to taste 10 of Boneyard’s wares. The first folks to get a pint will go home with free glassware, and our rep will be raffling off other cool items! The list: Boneyard/3 Floyds Collab IPA, Boneyard/Barley Brown’s – Allocation IPA, The Femur Barleywine, Metabolic IPA, Hop-a-Wheelie IPA, Incredible Pulp Blood Orange Pale, Backbone Chocolate Espresso Stout, Armored Fist Imperial CDA (also a 3 Floyds Collab), 2015 Suge Knite, and RPM IPA.”

McMenamins Edgefield (Troutdale) is hosting their Meet the Makers beer tasting from 5 to 8pm, featuring Oaked Irish Stout: “Oaked Irish Stout is a special twist on our McMenamins Irish Stout. It’s been infused with oak and whiskey character by aging on Hogshead Whiskey soaked oak spirals. Enjoy this very rare treat. Sláinte!” A perfect pairing just in time for St. Patrick’s Day!

And McMenamins 23rd Avenue Bottle Shop in Portland is hosting a meet the brewer with the Fulton Pub’s Ryan Mott, and his beer Muddy Puddles Chocolate Porter from 6 to 8pm: “You wouldn’t guess it just by looking at him, but Ryan Mott has been professionally brewing with McMenamins for nearly 18 years. He’s brewed at least once at a dozen McMenamins breweries but now resides at the Fulton, famed for it’s colorful history relating both to the building and the resident brewers. If there’s something about brewing that you’ve always wanted to ask, he’s your guy. Stop by for some great beer and sort-of-decent conversation, as he’d put it.” And that porter is made with Crème de Cacao.

The launch of San Diego’s Modern Time Beer in Portland continues, with the following release events:

Climate City Brewing (Grants Pass) will be at Suds & Suds in Corvallis tonight from 6 to 9pm for a meet the brewer and beer tasting event: “Climate City Brewing Company is taking over Corvallis!! Come check us out, meet our brew master, taste some beers, and win some swag!! Can’t wait to see you all there! Cheers!!”

Culmination Brewing will out at Uptown Market in Beaverton for a tap takeover from 5 to 8pm: “Culmination will be joining us for a tasting on Thursday, March 9th. Come on down from 5:00pm to 8:00pm and grab a glass of one of their beers that will be on tap: 4&20 Black IPA, Ferret the Younger (the beer that gives Pliny a run for it’s money!), Sun Rey Radler, and Freya Wit collab with Little Beast”

Lake Oswego’s Stickmen Brewing teamed up with Portland’s Loyal Legion to brew up a collaboration beer, and starting today Loyal Legion is kicking off a weekend-long tap takeover featuring the Stickmen brew: “Join us for the Stickmen Brewing Company Loyal Legion Collaboration release and tap takeover. A lavender strawberry sour and several other great beers from Stickmen will be on for the celebration. Starts Thursday with give aways and meet the brewer, goes all weekend!”

Bend’s Platypus Pub is welcoming Hopworks Urban Brewery for a “tap attack” tonight from 6 to 8pm: “What’s better than a tap take over? A Tap Attack! HUB (Hopworks Urban Brewery) PDX, is coming down to the platy pub to share some amazing beers. Thursday evening 6-8 with a focus on sustainable organic ingredients this will be a very interesting sampling. And face it everyone has had a tall can of Abominable.”

Full Sail Brewing (Hood River): Their March Brewmaster Dinner takes place tonight from 5 to 8pm, with a four-course St. Patrick’s Day themed dinner paired with Full Sail beers. It’s $40 per person and limited seating, so call 541-386-2247 for reservations.