Oregon Beer News, 03/24/2017

Oregon BeerHappy Friday! Here’s the rundown of news and events taking place this weekend, March 24-26. I’ll be offline for much of it so there likely won’t be many live updates. However, if you have news to share, feel free to send it my way and I will update it into this or a future post.

Friday 3/24

Yachats Brewing has the bottle release of their Peche taking place all day Friday at their brewery: “We are pleased to announce the release of our Peche bottles. This mixed culture saison features fresh Earlystar peaches from Mosier, Oregon. Peche is fermented in a large open wine barrel, then transferred onto the fruit and re-fermented for several months. abv 9.5%” Hopefully bottles will filter out to the rest of the state too.

McMenamins 23rd Avenue Bottle Shop in Portland is hosting an all-day release as well, Captain Neon’s Mango Double IPA Can Release: “Join us as we release the first set of cans in a series of limited release one-offs! This tropical beast of a beer was made by the guys out at McMenamins Edgefield and you’re going to love getting a little psychedelic staring at this label. Captain Neon’s Mango Double IPA: Contained within is a hoppy concoction brewed and dry-hopped with Amarillo, Citra, Mosaic and Chinook Hops, and over 650 pounds of mango puree from Oregon Fruit Products. A powerful medley of bold tropical fruit scents and flavors elevate this Double IPA to a higher plane.”

Imperial Bottle Shop (Portland) will be hosting the release and vertical tasting of Occidental Brewing‘s Bourbon-Aged Lucubrator from 4 to 9pm. “Come celebrate this year’s release of Occidental Brewing Company’s Bourbon-Aged Lucubrator Doppelbock. We’ll be pouring a great lineup of Occidental brews. We will be offering all beers by the glass and pint, and a 5-beer sampler tray for $9.”

The Bier Stein (Eugene) is featuring Seal Rock’s Wolf Tree Brewery for a beer tasting from 5 to 8pm: “On a ranch in Seal Rock, Oregon, just up the hills from the ocean, Wolf Tree Brewing has been turning out its Spruce Tip ale for several years. Since acquiring a full-sized brewing system, they’ve been pumping out tasty beer with their locally harvested spruce tips, barrel-aged goodies, and standards to boot. Our rep will be handing out free samples and raffling off items.” Great opportunity to sample beers from one of the smaller and more remote breweries in the state!

Bend’s Worthy Brewing has their Firkin Friday kicking off at 3pm, featuring Ocean Roll Kolsch: “Start the weekend off right with Firkin Friday. We’ll be tapping a firkin of “Ocean Roll” .. a creation of our Easy Day Kölsch, cardamom, coriander, lemon peel, orange peel and wildflower honey! Pints are $3 until we run out!”

Saturday 3/25

Saturday is Orval Day, the nation-wide celebration of (what else?) Orval Trappist Ale! Beer bars across the state are celebrating, including Belmont Station, The BeerMongers, Bailey’s Taproom, The Bier Stein, 16 Tons, and Bazi Bierbrasserie. (Full list here.) Check each location’s schedule to see if there is a special tapping or toast—or just pick up a bottle or two and enjoy at your leisure!

Beaverton’s Uptown Market has their latest beer release on Saturday from 3 to 6pm: “Uptown’s next Brew Good collaboration is with the Tabor Challenge Crew… Join us in celebrating the release of TomCat IPA! $1 of every beer from this batch will be donated to the Tabor Challenge Scholarship Fund. Brewed with John and Bette the TomCat IPA boasts what will sure to be a robust dank character from the Warrior Hops! You’ll see the TomCat IPA at the finish line the day of the Tabor Challenge as well as at the after party at Migration Brewing Company. Meet our brewer Tyler who had a great day brewing with the Cameron family and be one of the first to try TomCat IPA at Uptown Market on March 25th!”

Baerlic Brewing (Portland) is hosting a mini brewfest on Saturday from 2 to 6pm: their Adopt’A’Hop: Single Hop Mini Beerfest & Spring Hop Celebration. “Celebrate the spring hop planting and use this to buy some time until those sweet little nuggets are ready for fresh hop season in the fall!” They will be featuring a single hop mini beerfest, a meet the farmer event, and a session on homebrewing and homegrown hops.

Worthy Brewing‘s next Experimental Hop Project tasting takes place Saturday at John’s Marketplace in Portland, from 2 to 5pm. “Help us choose the next hop varieties. We’d love your feedback on beers brewed with experimental hops from the Indie Hops/OSU Experimental Hops Breeding Program. You’ll be able to try pale ales brewed with experimental hops 1007-35, C1002-37, G9-1-374 & C115L-1​”

Sunday 3/26

Ninkasi Brewing is throwing a launch party for their Pacific Rain Pale Ale at the Wonder Ballroom in Portland on Sunday, starting at 7pm: “You’re invited to attend the Ninkasi Brewing Company Pacific Rain Launch Party! Who: Ninkasi Brewing
What: A party to celebrate our newest member of the flagship family, Pacific Rain Northwest Pale Ale. Music by Candy Apple Bleu & Goldfoot!
Where: Wonder Ballroom in Portland, Oregon
When: March 26, 2017 at 7PM. Get there EARLY as this will be a packed event!”