Oregon Beer News, 04/09/2015

Oregon BeerHere is the Oregon beer news for Thursday, April 9. Who’s counting the days until the CBC next week? 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 as well.

McMenamins Edgefield (Troutdale) has a limited-edition beer tasting today featuring The Kraken IIRA: “The Kraken is an Imperial India Red ale brewed strong and hoppy- with Centennial character that will bring you back to the early days of craft IPAs. However, this dark red beast is still pleasantly malty and balanced even at its impressive ABV. Add a dash of the much coveted Mosaic hop in the late additions, and you’ve got a true monster of an IRA.” It starts at 5pm and lasts until the beer is gone. (And it’s big at 9.16% abv.)

The Bier Stein (Eugene) has the Eugene release of Breakside Brewery‘s India Golden Ale kicking off today, and will include a tap takeover. The release party is from 5 to 8pm. “It’s that time of year again– the third year in a row that we’ve hosted Portland’s Breakside Brewing to release their India Golden Ale, originally a collaboration brew with Ninkasi. This year, along with IGA, we will be tapping several other lovely Breakside beers: Lunch Break ISA, Amuse (Belgian-style blond), Tropicalia (infused with lychee and chiles), Fortunella (with kumquats, coriander, and chamomile), and Safe Word Triple IPA. Come on in for a taste!”

PFriem Family Brewers (Hood River) continue their Portland release of their newly-bottled beers, and tonight from 6 to 9pm they will be at Saraveza celebrating. In addition to have bottle samples being poured, there will be bottles for sale plus tasty PFriem beers on tap: IPA, Pilsner, and Little Saison. It’ll be a good night, so make sure to check it out if you haven’t already tasted some of their bottle goodness.

The Commons Brewery (Portland): This Saturday they are holding the first bottle release at their new brewery location: “For the second time, Maybelle, our farmhouse ale aged in white wine barrels with variant Drie Brettanomyces, will be available. Bottles will be $10 each and draft will also be available the weekend of the release. This beer will continue to develop with time, so be sure to stock up.” It starts at noon.