Oregon Beer News, 04/23/2012

Oregon BeerHere’s the beer news from around Oregon for Monday, April 23. As usual I’ll be updating this post periodically throughout the day, so check back often for the latest updates. And if you have news to share, please contact me and I can get it updated.

The Oregon Garden Brewfest is taking place this week in Silverton this Friday and Saturday the 27th and 28th, with their Brewer’s Tasting Dinner on Thursday evening the 26th. There 46 breweries (and cideries) with 90+ beers represented so I’m expecting a good fest and will be in attendance. One-day tasting packages are $15 (which can buy online), two-day packages are $25, and additional tasting tickets are $1. Should be a fun weekend!

Lompoc Brewing (Portland) is kicking off their “Lompocalypse: End of Days” week-long event today, commemorating the final days for the New Old Lompoc location on 23rd Avenue. ”¬†Every day of April 23 – 28, enjoy one last bowl of Chef Mike’s award winning clam chowder and a pint of Lompoc standard beer for $7. Plus free appetizers every day beginning at 6pm.” There will be specials and events all week until Saturday the 28th, Lompocalypse day: “Join us for one last pint and enjoy live music, beer specials, and the camaraderie of your local neighborhood watering hole one last time before Resurrection 2013.”

Bailey’s Taproom (Portland): This Saturday the 28th is Bailey’s 2nd annual “GermanFest” featuring German-style beers brewed by Oregon breweries, with a killer line-up of beers already listed. 6 and 12 ounce pours will be available, and general admission starts at 4pm. However, for $25 you can get advance VIP entry from 2 to 4pm, which you can purchase from the form on this page.

The Commons Brewery (Portland) will be pouring five different beers at Caps and Corks Bottle Shop (in Portland) this Wednesday from 5 to 8:30pm. Five beers is more than The Commons normally have listed on their site, so this sounds like an excellent opportunity to get acquainted with them if you aren’t already.

Old Mill Brew Werks (Bend) is releasing a new beer this week: Eccentric ESB. “Michael’s new creation has a wonderful long-lasting taste with just enough bitterness to know that you are drinking a Brew Werks craft ale.” Don’t know any stats on it yet, but look for it to debut on tap at their pub (joining the current lineup of their four other beers).