Here is the Oregon beer news for Thursday, March 16. As usual, I’ll be periodically updating this post throughout the day, so check back often. And if you have news to share, please contact me and I can get that updated as well.
Portland Cider Company and Cider Riot have teamed up to host and early St. Patrick’s Day Cider Party at the Portland Cider House on SE Hawthorne from 5 to 8pm:”Featuring limited release Brigid cider from Portland Cider Co. & a Cider Riot Irish cider favorite, Plastic Paddy, sold in 2-litres bottles to take home. Portland Cider House will have a couple ciders from Ireland on-tap too, including the iconic Magners Cider.” About Cider Riot’s Plastic Paddy: “American dessert apples lack the characteristic tannins of European cider apples, so in order to replicate the flavor profile of a dry Irish cider, we use Barry’s Gold Blend tea from County Cork to infuse the cider with just enough tannins to balance the natural acids of the Hood River dessert apples used to make it.” And about the (note: non gluten free!) Brigid from Portland Cider: “A poetic blend of fresh apple and old country hops give way to a lightly sweet rye finish.”
The Bier Stein (Eugene) is hosting Albany’s Deluxe Brewing for a bottle tasting tonight from 5 to 7pm: “Deluxe Brewing in Albany has been quietly turning out tasty lagers for a couple years, and recently expanded into IPA territory. Come say hi and have a sample.”
McMenamins Kennedy School (Portland) has their Extra Credit beer tasting today from 5 to 7pm, featuring Foggy Dew Irish Lager: “We brewed this light, crisp, malty lager especially for the St. Patty’s holiday. An easy-drinker, it’s perfect on its own…but you could pair it with McMenamins Irish Stout for a sublime black and tan. Slainte!”
Bailey’s Taproom (Portland) is hosting Eugene’s Claim 52 Brewing for a release of Claim 52’s cans, from 4 to 8pm today: “Claim 52 is gearing up to release new 16oz cans! They’ll have their Westside IPA & Kolsch available as year round options with a rotating third can available on a monthly(ish) basis. For this debut, it’ll be the awesome Juice Station Flash, their super juicy pale ale. On draft, we’ll be pouring all three plus the new Teaches of Peaches, Peach Cobbler IPA.”
Eugene’s ColdFire Brewing is hosting a Family & Friends Celebration fundraiser for the School Garden Project from 4 to 9pm this evening: “Join School Garden Project for our Garden Love Month closing celebration! Bring kids and friends and come celebrate! Our veggie brigade and face-painters will keep the fun going. $1 of every pint sold at ColdFire and 10% of all sales at Haybaby food cart will support our programs!” Go enjoy a pint or three and help out!
And Ninkasi Brewing has their Pints for a Cause fundraiser at their tasting room all day today starting at noon: “Join us at the Tasting Room for Pints for a Cause! From noon to 10pm, $1 from each pint sold in the Tasting Room will go to Planned Parenthood of Southwest Oregon.” Before or after ColdFire, head over to Ninkasi to enjoy some fundraising pints as well!
Imperial Bottle Shop (Portland) is hosting a Lagunitas Brewing “Vintage-ized, High West-ified Vertical Tasting” tonight from 5 to 9pm: “Join us as we host Lagunitas Brewing Co to celebrate their hit barrel-aged coffee Imperial Stout, High West-ified! We’ll be pouring a 3 High West-ified vertical and more: 2015 High West-ified bottle pours, 2016 High West-ified draft, 2017 High West-ified bottle pours, CitruSinenis Pale Ale, and Czech Pils. The two High West-ified bottle pours will only be available in a 5-beer sampler tray that’s only $9, but the 3 other beers will be available by the glass.”
Terminal Gravity Brewing (Enterprise) will be at The Civic Taproom in Portland tonight from 5 to 8pm for a tap takeover: “Terminal Gravity Brewery and Pub takes over our taps this Thursday!
As always reps will be on hand to talk about & taste you on their beers and raffle off prizes. Pouring: Eagle Cap IPA, Schwarzbier Winter Lager, A Political Stout, and Landmark Lager”
Lompoc Brewing (Portland) has a release party at Oaks Bottom today for McHugh’s Drye Irish Stout starting at 4pm: “Join us on Thursday, March 16 from 4pm to Midnight at Oaks Bottom Public House for the release of McHugh’s Drye Irish Stout. Brewed by our brewer Brendan Murphy, the proud son of a McHugh and a Murphy, this tasty take on a traditional dry Irish stout has aromas of roasted malt, semi-dark chocolate, and rye pepperiness. With a warm malty backbone and hints of caramel, toast, and raisins it makes for a mighty fine pint indeed (4.9%). We’ll also be serving Bangers & Mash and featuring real Irish music (on the stereo). Sláinte!”
Rogue Ales (Newport) has another company-wide garage sale taking place for the St. Patrick’s Day holiday weekend and starting today. “The St. Patrick’s Day Garage Sale will ONLY take place at at Portland-area, Astoria, Issaquah, San Francisco and the Farm Rogue Meeting Halls.” Good deals on gear and beer.
Hopworks Urban Brewery and Loyal Legion are teaming up for a new beer release of HUB’s latest: “We’re releasing a few new beers! Ferocious Citrus IPA, Organic Wave Train, and Organic HUB Pilsner. You can find these beers on store shelves beginning mid-March, but make sure to grab them on draft with the HUB team at Loyal Legion on March 16.” The release party runs from 6 to 8pm.
Burnside Brewing (Portland): Tonight from 5 to 8pm they are offering a sneak peek of their rebranding relaunch: “Please join us for a sneak peak & tasting! We are rebranding and launching a new lineup of 22oz bottles. Be the first to experience and taste our newest offerings. The brewers will be on hand to answer questions & walk you through the new brews.” This would be super interesting to attend!
Baerlic Brewing (Portland) has a new beer release tonight starting at 4pm: Merville Dryhopped Wheat Ale. “In honor of our home town of Meridian, ID, we brewed up an old school American wheat ale jammed full of Meridian hops. It’s a great balance of fluffy wheat, spring flowers and lemon balm in a dry little 5.5 percent beer! Come and get it!”