Oregon Beer News, 03/26/2013

Oregon BeerI know it’s Tuesday for everyone else but it’s my Monday—we enjoyed a long weekend in Southern Oregon that I’ll be writing about soon. So, here’s the Oregon beer news for a (new) week, Tuesday the 26th of March. As usual, I’ll be periodically updating this post throughout the day, so check back often for the latest news. And if you have news to share, please contact me and I can get that updated as well.

This weekend is the 19th Annual Spring Beer and Wine Fest in Portland! This Friday and Saturday the 29th and 30th, the Fest takes over the Oregon Convention Center from noon to 11pm each day, and in addition to the beer, offers up wine, cheese, and a variety of vendor booths of all kinds. Full details and pricing are online here; generally it’s $8 for admission and then you pay additional for the various commemorative glassware (beer or wine) plus tasting tickets. ($25 for a package for one would include admission, commemorative glass, and 10 drink tokens.)

The first-ever Portland Farmhouse and Wild Ale Festival is taking place this weekend as well, Saturday and Sunday the 30th and 31st. It’s taking place at Saraveza and their Bad Habit Room and will be featuring some 32 beers on tap that will be available for $20 which includes the official tasting glass and 10 drink tickets. This is going to be a great fest, one to check out this weekend—so be sure to clear your calendars for it!

Cascade Brewing (Portland): Tonight’s Tap It Tuesday event at the Barrel House at 6pm is featuring “Live” Mulberry: “This NW style sour blond ale was barrel aged for six months before additionally aging on dried mulberries for another month. Aromas of sweet candy, white figs and faint citrus notes rise from the glass to greet you. A soft sweetness of cereal notes dance on the palate and lead to a lightly tart and grainy finish. The mulberries impart both the lemon and the cereal notes. Look for a hint of graham cracker to develop as the barrel evolves during the first week. 7.7% ABV, $7.00 Glass, $2.50 Taster.”