Oregon Beer News, 04/25/2012

Oregon BeerHere’s the news in Oregon beer for Wednesday, the 25th of April. As usual I’ll be updating this post periodically throughout the day with the latest news as I find it, so check back often. And if you have news to share, please let me know and I can get it updated as well.

16 Tons Taphouse and Café (Eugene) is currently in the middle of their “Week of Wild” celebration that is leading up to their Wild Ale Fest and 2nd Anniversary Celebration taking place this weekend, the 28th and 29th. 30 different wild ales are on tap all week, including some specialty beers brewed just for 16 Tons, and for their Fest they’ll have some 70(!) wild ales on tap, including the special “El Coloquio de Cervantes” barrel aged Sour Imperial Rye Saison with Raspberries, made by Upright Brewing just for this event. This should be a great time, and if you’re a wild ale fan then this is something you should be checking out!

The 2nd annual Portland Fruit Beer Festival has been officially announced for June, taking place once again at Burnside Brewing, and rolling out a new website to boot. “The Portland Fruit Beer Festival returns bigger and better than before this June 9 and 10, along with a special pre-fest dinner and seminar on June 8. The only festival of its kind, the PFBF celebrates the wonderful, creative, and uniquely crafted fruit beers of the Pacific NW and beyond. Returning for its 2nd year, the Portland Fruit Beer Festival aims to be the most innovative and fun festival around, with not only the most exotic selection of  fruit beers on tap, but also by adding gluten-free fruit beers and locally-made hard ciders. In the wake of last year’s overwhelmingly high attendance, organizers this year have secured the closure of NE 7th Street off of East Burnside to more than double the capacity of Burnside Brewing Co.’s parking lot while still keeping the event friendly for all ages.” This is going to be one of the premier Oregon beer festivals of the year, one you should definitely make an effort to attend. There’s a lot more detail too, so checkout the new website.