Oregon Beer News, 05/09/2012

Oregon BeerHere’s the beer news from around Oregon for Wednesday, May 9. As usual I’ll be periodically updating this post 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 posted.

Gigantic Brewing (Portland): Today is the grand opening day for their new Taproom and Champagne Lounge in southeast Portland! Doors are opening at 3pm until (roughly) 9, and they plan to have their two new house beers on tap as well as the various collaboration beers they’ve been brewing with breweries around the state. Should be an awesome time!

The Bier Stein (Eugene) has a “Sour Beer Funk Fest” going on for Eugene Beer Week, and today is the second day into it with some really great beers: “If you missed it yesterday, there is still a little Cantillon left! As kegs kick we will have some pretty great back-ups, including Russian River Supplication 2009 and Block 15 ‘Veruca’, a German style Berliner weisse matured 13 months in Syrah Port barrels with Oregon blueberries!”

Pelican Pub & Brewery (Pacific City): They have a tasting tonight at Portland’s Paragon Restaurant (in the Pearl District), “6pm to 9pm with Brent McCune. Come taste some Gold Medal MacPelican’s Scottish Style Ale!”

Oakshire Brewing (Eugene): They have some limited-supply Single Batch bottles available right now: “Just in case you missed the last round; we have another batch of Big Black Jack in 22oz bottles!!! Very limited supply – available in the Tasting Room only. Zwarte Nacht and Hippie Town Brown also available for purchase in 22oz bottles.”

Rock Bottom Brewery (Portland) has a new beer tapping coming up tomorrow, something I don’t see very much news about: “NEW BEER TAPPING TOMORROW NIGHT AT 5:30! The new beer is called ‘Springtime in Vienna’ (sounds nice, doesn’t it?). It’s a slightly malty, crisp, refreshing pale lager. Come down and be one of the first to try it, tomorrow, at 5:30!”