Back to Monday, I hope you’re ready for the week! Here’s the news and events in Oregon beer kicking off this May 8. As usual, I’ll be periodically updating this post throughout the day with the latest news as I find it, so check back often. And if you have news to share, please contact me and I can get that posted as well.
Belmont Station is hosting Gigantic Brewing tonight from 5 to 8pm for a draft showcase of Gigantic’s 5th Anniversary Beer Week: “What? Gigantic’s turning 5? To help our good friends celebrate their 5th Anniversary, we’re having a party and tapping some pretty awesome Gigantic beers. The tap list will include some favorites, some one-offs that Gigantic decided to bring back just for their anniversary, their newest year-round beer (Kölschtastic) and a special sneak preview. Plus a very special keg of Fantastic Voyage, a saison fermented with brett and saison yeasts, aged one year in Oregon wine barrels, unfiltered and naturally carbonated. Join us and the Gigantic crew for a pint and taste the AWESOME!”
Mondays at all McMenamins locations are growler fill special days, with fills on all regular beers on $8 and for high gravity beers it’s $10. There are some good deals to be found so make sure to check what’s on tap near you and see what tickles your fancy.
Great Notion Brewing (Portland) has a crowler release today featuring Fortunate Sun Hoppy Wheat: “Initially brewed as a collaboration with Modern Times, this hoppy wheat ale is generously dry hopped with Amarillo, Citra and Galaxy hops. 2 per person. 200 total.”
Vertigo Brewing (Hillsboro) has a new beer release today: “This amazing weather deserves an amazing beer to pair it with. Today we tap our seasonal Lemongrass Wheat. Come have a pint and enjoy the weather with us. Taproom opens at 4:00.”
Old Town Brewing (Portand) has the return of a beer today: “It’s BACK! Our long awaited “Summer of ’74” ale is hitting the shelves starting today! Brewed with tangerine, hibiscus petal, and green chili, this fruit-forward summer ale pairs perfectly with warm patios, long-awaited summer days, and flared pants.”