Happy Wednesday! According to Jay Brooks, Rogue Ales opened their Newport brewery on this day in 1989 (Rogue was founded and originally located in Ashland). A bit of Oregon beer trivia to go with your beer news today! 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.
McMenamins Thompson Brewery (Salem) has their Savor in Salem beer tasting today from 5 to 7pm, featuring A Beer Called Belle Fille: “Sometimes a beer needs a mate. One that goes hand in hand with the original but with a twist. Are you a fan of A Beer Called Death? Meet his lady, A Beer Called Bell Fille. She’s more complex, but quiet. Instead of having forward coffee notes like her mate, hers are subdued. You will find soft hints of tequilla throughout all sensory factors. There will start to be a lingering spice on the tongue brought to you by jalapeno and serrano peppers. Silky tones of coca nibs and vanilla bean play over the warm notes of the standing base of Imperial stout. Take your time. Let her warm up to really share her story of what she tastes like.” The special ingredients listed are “Tequilla Soaked Cocoa Nibs, Vanilla Bean, Jalapeno Pepper, Serrano Pepper, Kenyan Cold Pressed Coffee.” Definitely one I’d love to try.
Portland’s Tin Bucket is celebrating their fourth anniversary today as as such they will be closed—in order to throw their anniversary party at Bailey’s Taproom‘s The Upper Lip! “Our good friends over at Bailey’s and The Upper Lip let us take over the upstaris to get the party going. This is open to everyone and the Tin Bucket will be closed so we can enjoy our anniversary.” The party starts at 5pm and they’ve got a nice tap list lined up.
Gigantic Brewing is at Cheese Bar in Portland today, for a Gigantic + Ancient Heritage Collabo Cheese Release from 6 to 8pm: “Cheesemonger Steve Jones has been soaking a wheel of Ancient Heritage Hannah cheese in Axes of Evil for the past few days, and the results are delicious! Come try that and an Ancient Heritage Brie washed with Gigantic IPA. We’ll be offering a set pairing with a few Ancient Heritage cheeses and Gigantic beers.”
Belmont Station (Portland) is hosting Corvallis’ Flat Tail Brewing this evening from 5 to 8pm for a El Guapo and DAM Wild Pink Lemonade Party: “Flat Tail rolls out yet another round of style-defying beers — just in time for wamer weather: El Guapo: (cucumbers, habanero peppers, lime blond ale) and DAM Wild Pink Lemonade: (Raspberry, Lemon wild ale). Taste them both alongside the other fine Flat Tail ales: Lil’ Green Dry Hopped Saison, Tailgater Kolsch DAM WILD, Belmont Station 20th Anniversary Sour Ale (A Belmont Station Exclusive). With DAM WILD Belmont Station 20th Anniversary Sour Ale and Pulp Action Juicy IPA on tap in the taproom it is sure to be a DAM Good Time.”
Oakshire Brewing (Eugene) is hosting a fundraiser for the McKenzie River Trust today from 5 to 8pm at their Public House: “Celebrate the 6th year of this continuing partnership with Oakshire Brewing and their 1% for Watersheds program. $1 from every pint sold all day long will be donated to McKenzie River Trust. Join us to raise a glass to the McKenzie River, the source of our drinking water and the water in Oakshire’s awarding winning brew. One percent of Watershed IPA sales revenue is set aside for the protection of local watersheds in the territories where the beer is sold, helping to preserve the clean water that is so vital to our community and beer. Oakshire has been donating 1% of all Watershed IPA sales in the southern Willamette Valley to MRT through their 1% For Watersheds program since 2012.”
Great Notion Brewing (Portland) has Blueberry Muffin crowlers on sale today: “Blueberry Muffin Crowler Release Day. A tart refreshing beer that tastes like your mother’s blueberry muffins! 2 per person. 200 total.”
Full Sail Brewing (Hood River) announced their latest beer today: Kentucky Cream Bourbon Barrel Aged Pale Ale. “rewed in February 2016 and aged for over a year in Woodford Reserve Bourbon, Woodford Reserve Double Oaked Bourbon, and Old Forester barrels, Kentucky Cream is a medium-bodied, honey-colored pale ale that’s smooth on the palate with a slightly spicy, warm finish. This special beer is brewed and racked in small batches, and is only available in limited quantities. Kentucky Cream Bourbon Barrel Aged Pale Ale is available this May just in time for American Craft Beer Week (May 15 – 21) in limited release in 22 oz. bottles and draft. 10% ABV, 40 IBUs.” Yum!
Wild Ride Brewing (Redmond): Their third birthday celebration continues this week, and over on Instagram they posted today’s specials: “Happy 3rd Birthday to us! We’re celebrating with pint specials ALL day in the Tap Room. Join us for cake and swag raffles from 5 to 7!”