Oregon Beer News, 03/28/2017

Oregon BeerHappy Tuesday! I was away from the computer over the weekend so wasn’t able to get a Monday news post out, but here it is for this March 28. As usual, I’ll be periodically updating this post throughout the day with the latest news as I find it, so check back occasionally. If you have news to share, please let me know and I can get that updated as well.

Deschutes Brewery (Bend): Tuesdays are Community Pints days at the Deschutes pubs, where $1 of every pint sold goes to benefit a local non-profit organization. In Bend today, starting at 4:30pm they are benefiting Healthy Beginnings, “a local non-profit who’s goal is to provide accessible, educational, preventative screenings to ALL children.” And in Portland, they are benefiting The Bloom Project, “a non-profit that provides weekly fresh floral bouquets to hospice and palliative care patients.” Be sure to stop by your local and enjoy a pint or three to help out!

Cascade Brewing (Portland): Tonight’s Tap It Tuesday at the Barrel House at 6pm is featuring Nectarine Dream, “a blend of sour blond and wheat ales aged in oak wine barrels for up to 14 months with fresh nectarines and a late infusion of nectarine and peach noyaux. This limited project spotlights beautifully ripened Pacific Northwest fruit that imparts flavors of fresh nectarines, tropical fruit, gummy candies and stone fruit preserves.”

Terminal Gravity Brewing (Enterprise) has a new seasonal being released, Roshambo Hoppy Pale. From the press release: “Roshambo Hoppy Pale Ale is an American Pale Ale brewed with copious amounts of Denali and Eureka! hops. It begins with the aroma of fresh cut pineapple and citrus, and gives way to a light and crisp malt bill, ending with a slight bitterness (just 40 IBU’s) reminiscent of melon rind. We’ve been refreshed by this beer, and at 5.5% ABV it’ll have you reaching for another. Denali hops are the real story here. We picked this hop up about a year ago when it was still #06277, an experimental hop with genetic origins from Nugget and Zeus. It wowed us with a new sort of citrus, allowing us to shed the winter blues and see July on the horizon. So shake off that winter coat and chill down a sixer of Roshambo…spring is just ‘round the corner.” You’ll find it in bottles on the shelves wherever TG beers are sold.

Cascade Brewing also has a new beer available on tap now at the Barrel House and Raccoon Lodge: CocoCaBonic. “This blend of sour imperial porters was aged in bourbon and wine barrels for up to 30 months with Ecuadorian cocoa nibs, vanilla beans, cascara coffee fruit and toasted coconut. Rich and complex, this limited release features flavors of chocolate, coconut, bourbon, tobacco and dark roast malt (10.1% ABV). Draft only, available at the Barrel House & Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub.”

Portland’s Montavilla Brew Works has two new beer releases hitting the taps today: “JOHNNY SPRING FEVER is a balanced, English-style ale brewed with Maris Otter and Munich malts, East Kent Golding and Santiam hops. British yeast from our friends over at Laurelwood Public House & Brewery! Perfect session beer! 5.2% ABV 33 IBU. VALERIA’S WONDER STOUT is a wonderfully refreshing Stout that is stronger than an Irish Stout, but not overpowering. Roasty but not overly bitter, quenching and downright sessionable! 5.2% ABV 41 IBU”

Wayfinder Beer (Portland): Their latest beer, a collaboration Bock with Ancestry Brewing, is tapping today from 5 to 7pm: “Our bock is a typical one, brewed in the older fashion with roasted and caramelized malts and executed well. Doppelbock beer is different than traditional bock. It’s was originally brewed for Lenten times as a meal substitute by German monks. Our Bock is not a Doppelbock.”