Oregon Beer News, 03/22/2017

Oregon BeerToday, March 22, is World Water Day, which “focuses attention on the importance of universal access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene” in developing countries. As water is critically important to beer this caught my attention; be mindful of the water you use (and waste!). In the meantime, here’s the Oregon beer news; as per usual, I will periodically update this post throughout the day with the latest news, so check back for updates. And if you have news to share, please contact me and I can also get that updated.

Belmont Station (Portland) is hosting Ghostfish Brewing in for a gluten-free beer tasting tonight from 5 to 8pm: “Close your eyes. Take a sip. You won’t believe Ghostfish’s beers are gluten-free! These multiple award-winning beers are delicious even for people who aren’t gluten intolerant! Come taste a selection of their impressive beers, which are brewed in dedicated gluten-free facilities, as these beers are a great choice for those seeking to limit their gluten intake and for anyone enjoying a great beer.”

Sticking with the gluten-free theme, Portland’s all-gluten-free Ground Breaker Brewing is hosting a Spring Equinox Dinner at their gastropub today from 4 to 9pm: “We are celebrating the rebirth of Spring with a special menu a few days after the equinox on Wednesday March 22. Alongside our regular dinner menu we will have a special three course menul. First Course: Wild spring green and herb salad, smoked huckleberries, crispy smelts. Second Course: Smoked Springer Salmon, braised chicories and sorrel in a morel mushroom broth, pickled spring onion. Third Course: Lemon Balm Olive oil cake, nettle & white wine granita, crocus-coconut whip.”

The Green Dragon Brew Crew are releasing their latest creation at the Rogue Eastside Pub in Portland today starting at 5pm: Friar’s Milk Stout. “Initially released as a cask-conditioned milk stout at this year’s Firkin Fest, this delicious milk stout was brewed with a touch of lactose and East Kent Goldings hops. Enjoy flavors of smooth milk chocolate with notes of chocolate almond croissant.” It’s 5.1% ABV and 33.4 IBUs.

Sunriver Brewing‘s can release of their Vicious Mosquito IPA continues in Portland tonight at the Bridgetown Beerhouse from 5 to 8pm: “Sunriver Brewing Co. Vicious Mosquito cans are hitting the market and we are gonna celebrate. We will have brewery reps on hand with prizes to give away. Taps will include, Vicious Mosquito, Under Dog IPA and Rippen!”

Great Notion Brewing (Portland) has their latest crowler release out today: Return to Innocence IPA. “Crowler Release Day for our new IPA, Return to Innocence. 2 Crowlers per person on this day. This hazy juice bomb is brewed with almost exclusively Enigma hops from Australia. We are getting tons of fruit candy, ruby red grapefruit and papaya out of this 7% IPA. On tap starting Friday 3/17/17 as draft only until Crowler day.”