According to Jay Brooks, who tracks these things, it was on this day in 2001 that Laurelwood Brewing opened their doors! Today would be a great day to visit a Laurelwood location and revisit their beers. In the meantime, here’s the news in Oregon beer for Thursday, March 30. 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 also.
Hood River’s Logsdon Farmhouse Ales will be at Imperial Bottle Shop in Portland tonight from 5 to 9pm for their Peche ‘n Brett release party: “We’ll have lots of Logsdon Farmhouse Ales, LLC. Peche n Brett 375 and 750mL bottles for sale! Bottle limits will be two 375 mL bottles & two 750 mL bottles per person (4 bottles total). Get a sampler tray of all 5 beers for $15.”
In Eugene, Alesong Brewing will be at 16 Tons Taphouse for a tapping and meet the brewer event starting at 6pm: “We’ll have the following beers on tap! Maestro barrel-aged barleywine, Cherry Parliament wild red ale with cherries, Mocha Rhino Suit coffee and cocoa version of bourbon aged stout, and Here Comes the Sun biere de mars. The Alesong crew will be on hand to DJ’ing, pouring samples & talking beer!”
Silverton’s Seven Brides Brewing is going to be taking over the taps at Uptown Market Lake Oswego today from 6 to 8pm: “Join us Thursday, March 30th from 6-8 for a TAP TAKEOVER with Seven Brides Brewing!!! We’ll be pouring samples of Citra Loves Mosaic IPA, Hazelbock, and Becky’s Black Cat Porter!!!”
Rogue Ales (Newport): Today is the release of their Unipiper collaboration beer, UniPorter: “Join us at Rogue Eastside Pub & Pilot Brewery for the third beer brewed along side the infamous Unipiper. First we brought you the UnipIPA, a habanero infused IPA. Then we brought you The Pickled Piper, a kettle-soured cucumber gose. Now we bring you The UniPorter. This robust porter was brewed with peat-smoked malts, resulting in a bold, full-flavored porter with just a touch of smoke to round out the palate. Stop by on this special day and enjoy a Star Wars-themed food menu while trying the beer alongside Brian Kidd, the Unipiper himself! Stick around for Trivia starting at 7 p.m.” The release takes place from 5 to 8pm.
Portland’s Sasquatch Brewing is expanding into northwest Portland! They will be joining the likes of Breakside Brewery and Great Notion Brewing, with brewpub footprints in the northwestern sector of the city. From the press release: “After five years in its tiny, hand-made brewery and pub, Sasquatch Brewing Company is undertaking a major expansion, adding a new brewing facility in a 4000-square foot warehouse in industrial Northwest Portland. The new brewery will include a 15-barrel system, two 90-barrel cider fermenters, and a tasting room open to the public seven days a week. Three brand new beers – a Kolsch, Amber and a Grapefruit IPA – and a new Hopped Cider will be released at Sasquatch’s Grand Opening event. The event is set for April 21 from 3 to 10 pm at 2531 NW 30th Avenue, Portland. The festivities are free and open to the public and will include complimentary BBQ and live music from Portland bluegrass band Out West.”