Happy National Beer Day! On this day in 1933, the Cullen-Harrison Act went into effect, legalizing the manufacture and sale of 3.2% beer (as a stopgap until Prohibition could be fully repealed). Cheers to that! Here’s the news for this Thursday, April 7; as usual, I’ll be periodically updating this post throughout the day, so check back often. If you have news to share, please contact me and I can get that posted as well.
Saraveza (Portland): Tonight they are welcoming Corvallis’ Flat Tail Brewing to celebrate their Dam Wild release: “Come join the Dam Flat Tail crew as we celebrate another Dam Wild release! We’ll have three varients of their seasonal Dam Wild series on side-by-side-by-side for you to try, and Dam Dave will be Dam here! Plus we’ll be debuting the new one, the Dam Wild Pink Lemonade, made with Oregon raspberries and lemons! It will be a Dam good time, for certain! We will also be talking about what Dam is your favorite Dam! The Hoover Dam, Contra Dam, Gordon Dam? Which is your favorite? The Dam with the most votes will win a Dam prize from our Dam gift shop!”
Eastern Oregon brewery highlight! Boardman’s Ordnance Brewing teamed up with Milton-Freewater’s Dragon’s Gate Brewery on a collaboration beer that is being released today at Ordnance, Dragon Force: “We are proud to announce the release of Dragon Force. A delicious Belgian Dark Strong Ale that was brewed in collaboration with Dragon’s Gate Brewing in Milton-Freewater. Please join us for a glass and the opportunity to meet and greet the brewers!!” It takes place from 5 to 7pm tonight.
The Green Dragon (Portland): Today’s meet the brewer event is featuring Hillsboro’s Three Mugs Brewing and brewers Jay and Joshua Jennings. They’ll be featuring a beer list with Mein Schatz German-Style Hefeweizen, Mo’ Honey Ale, McKeenan’s Irish Stout, and K.Y.A. Imperial India Pale Ale. It starts at 5pm.
Portland’s Breakside Brewery is on the release circuit for their India Golden Ale and will be at the b2 Taphouse in Salem today: “Breakside Brewery will be here Thursday April 7th 6-8th with Tom the brewer, 10 beers on tap + IGA release, swag and JT’S Food Trucks & the forecast screams 82′. You do not want to miss this.”
10 Barrel Brewing (Bend): At their Portland pub they have a new Pink Boots Society collaboration beer on tap: “Whitney collaborated with a group of badass women in the brewing industry on International Women’s Brew Day to create Pink Roots, a Ginger Honey Hibiscus Belgian Ale (YUM!). It’s on tap in Portland and each pint purchased will support the Pink Boot Society. Come give it a try!”