Oregon Beer News, 05/04/2016

Oregon BeerHappy Star Wars Day—May the Fourth be with you! Here’s the news in Oregon beer for this Wednesday; as usual, I’ll be periodically updating this post throughout the day with the latest news, so check back often for updates. And if you have news to share, please contact me and I can get that updated as well.

The Green Dragon (Portland) has teamed up with Portland’s unique Unipiper to present today’s Brew Crew release of Pickled Piper: “You’ve seen him on television, social media, and of course the streets of Portland. Now, the Unipiper and the Green Dragon Brew Crew have joined forces to create a brew unlike any other. Pickled Piper is kettle-soured cucumber Gose that was dry-hopped with Sorachi Ace hops and infused with a healthy dose of pickling spices and fresh cucumber. It’s a beer almost as weird as the Unipiper himself. Join us Thursday, May 4th at the Green Dragon (May the Fourth be with you) for the exclusive release of this brew and to meet the creative minds behind it.” That definitely sounds like a unique beer! Be there at 5pm for the tapping.

Cascade Brewing (Portland) has a new special beer tapping today: Tequila Sunrise. “Today we tap Tequila Sunrise, a Northwest sour blond ale aged in a tequila barrel for 24 months with fresh orange peel. We then add a splash of cherry juice into the glass to create the look and taste of a classic Tequila sunrise!”

Oakshire Brewing (Eugene) has a fundraiser going on today starting when they open at 11: “Come down to Oakshire Brewing on Wednesday May 4th (National Bike to School Day!) and enjoy a pint to support our regional Bike and Pedestrian Safety Education program! Oakshire will be donating $1 of every pint sold (the whole day) to our PSE & BSE programs!”

The Platypus Pub (Bend) is hosting Sisters’ Three Creeks Brewing tonight for a beer tasting from 6 to 8pm: “Please join us Wednesday night as Kevin Byrne from Three Creeks Brewing will be here for a sampling of their beers. We will have their Crowd Pleaser IPA and Double Chocolate Oatmeal Stout on draft and for samples. Kevin will also be sampling Stonefly Rye, Stampede and Hoodoo Voodoo.”

Imperial Bottle Shop (Portland): For Star Wars Day today they are holding their 3rd annual Star Wars Beer Fest—which will last through tomorrow as well: “It’s time for our 3rd Annual Star Wars Beer Fest, of course celebrated on May the Fourth, International Star Wars Day! We’ve received so much interest about this event that we are extending it another day to include The Revenge of the Fifth!!! Enjoy viewings of all 3 original movies, a Star Wars themed tap list, a costume contest, a Sci-Fi Art Show, and more!” That just sounds like a lot of fun, and in addition to beer and movies there will be a costume contest too.