Oregon Beer News, 04/11/2012

Oregon BeerHere’s the news in Oregon beer for Wednesday, April 11. As usual I’ll be updating this post throughout the day as I come across more news, so check back often for the latest. And if you have something to share, please contact me and I will get it posted.

Logsdon Farmhouse Ales (Hood River) is celebrating their first anniversary with a beer dinner at Cabezon Restaurant in Portland tonight from 6:30 to 9:30. They’ve put together a five-course menu which includes Oregon black code, duck breast, and an apricot and hazelnut empanada for dessert (all bolstered by unusual, gourmet ingredients and Logsdons’ great beers). The price is a bit steep at $95 but it is quite a menu. Check for availability at (503) 284-6617.

Three Creeks Brewing (Sisters): This weekend (Friday the 13th through Sunday the 15th) it’s “IPAPRIL” at the brewery: “If you are a Hop-Head, Mark your calendars for April 13-15 and get down to the pub. We’re gathering 10 great Oregon IPA’s and will have all of them on tap while supplies last. We’ll tap all 10 at 5 p.m. Friday the 13th and pour em till they are gone.” There will be pints as well as samplers available (build your own IPA flight?) but no growlers.

McMenamins Old St. Francis School (Bend) has  a limited-edition tasting today, featuring Lemon Myrtle Infused Ryed-Eyed Wheat: “Rye-eyed Wheat is an American-style wheat ale made with a combination of 50% rye malt and 50% wheat malt. There is also an infusion of Lemon Myrtle tea added to this one special release keg to lend a pleasant aroma and citrusy tone to the proceedings.” The tasting started at 11am in the main Pub and lasts all day—but when the beer’s gone, it’s gone. (But doesn’t that beer sound interesting?)

The Green Dragon (Portland) has a Green Dragon Brew Crew release tonight, Sterling Single Hop Double IPA: ” Sterling hops are the main attraction of this beer. Richly flavored German Pilsner malt balances the spiciness of this relatively new hop that mimics Saaz and Cascade varieties. Munich malt and Wheat malt also contribute to the graininess and smooth mouthfeel. The Sterling hops display copius amounts of spice and citrus with almost a woody note to keep your taste buds happy.” 9% abv; the release/tasting is from 5 to 8pm.