Here’s the news in Oregon beer culled from around the web for Thursday, April 23. 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.
The Bier Stein (Eugene) today is hosting the release of Full Sail Brewing‘s Session Summer Cream Ale from 6 to 8pm: “Tres refresche! Come taste a new quencher from Hood River’s Full Sail Brewing. Their Session line of beers is a cute and affordable way to drink, and they recently expanded the line from the Lager and Black Lager to include an Export and IPA. We’ll have the Summer Cream Ale on tap, let’s hope it’s super sunny out!” Session Summer Cream is 5.4% abv and 26 IBUs and will be available all summer long.
I’m a day late on this announcement (I received it yesterday): the North American Organic Brewers Festival has new dates this year. From the press release: “The world’s only organic brewers festival, the North American Organic Brewers Festival will celebrate its 11th years with a new date: the event has moved away from its traditional June weekend to August 13 through 16 at Overlook Park in North Portland. Event hours are Noon to 9pm Thursday through Saturday and Noon to 5pm Sunday. This year’s event will also feature an exceedingly rare opportunity to sample draft beer from Pinkus, the world’s first certified organic brewery. Along with Pinkus Ur-Pils and Münster Alt on draft, the festival is introducing the Merchant du Vin Organic Bottle Garden, featuring 11 bottled beers and cider from Pinkus in Germany and Samuel Smith’s from Yorkshire, England.”
Bent Shovel Brewing (Oregon City) is one of the newest up-and-coming breweries in the state, and yesterday they posted their TTB approval: “Super exciting news: after 140 days the Federal Gov’t has approved Bent Shovel Brewing and issued our Brewer’s Notice! We are very excited to get the brewery finished so we can start producing tasty goodness on a larger scale. We expect OLCC to issue our final paperwork later this week!”
Three Creeks Brewing (Sisters): Their annual “IPApril” kicks off this weekend, Friday through Sunday, featuring: “Eight fabulous Oregon IPAs on tap at Three Creeks for three fleeting days. Come in order a tasting tray and cast your vote for “Best in Show”.” With beers from Three Creeks, Boneyard, Gigantic, and others, it’s going to be hoppy weekend in Sisters, and well worth the trip.