Oregon Beer News, 05/11/2015

Oregon BeerHappy Monday! Are you ready for another beer-filled week? (Always?) Here’s the news in Oregon beer for said week. As usual, I’ll be periodically updating this post throughout the day with the latest news as I find it, so check back often. If you have news to share, please let me know and I can get that updated as well.

BridgePort Brewing (Portland): Stumptown Tart is back! This year the fruit BridgePort selected for their eighth edition of this soured ale is northwest raspberries, and BridgePort is planning a May 20 release party at their brewpub. From the press release: “BridgePort will host a ‘Tasting with the Tart’ party Thursday, May 20 from 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the BridgePort Brewpub in Portland. Come by to taste this year’s beloved Stumptown Tart. Giveaways will be plentiful, and bottle model Bernie Dexter will be there ready to pose with guests for a Stumptown Selfie and to sign bottles of this new brew.”

Coin Toss Brewing (Oregon City): This Saturday, the 16th, is the release party of their first house brews, taking place at the Trails End Saloon in Oregon City: “Join us for the Oregon City debut of Black Hohl Cascadian Dark Ale, our flagship beer, and George’s Honest Ale, the first in our Heritage Series of historical brews. The historic Trails End Saloon. 1320 Main Street, is hosting us for a fun evening that will feature samples and pints of both beers. Food will be available for purchase, and door prizes will be awarded throughout the evening. Oregon City blues favorite Rae Gordon will perform a special acoustic set. Minors are allowed until 7 p.m.”

All McMenamins locations have their “Growler Monday” special going on today—an $8 growler fill on a specified beer (different for each pub). At the Old St. Francis School here in Bend, for instance, the fill special is for Unicorn’s Horn Scotch Ale. Eight bucks is a good price for a fill, so check out your local McMenamins and grab a growler while you can.

It is, apparently, currently Roseburg Beer Week in Southern Oregon—the inaugural year of it, started on May 9 and runs through the 16th (Saturday). The event brings together various breweries of the southern region (which have been flourishing lately!) to celebrate craft beer, and they’ve got a nice lineup of events that will culminate in the Roseburg Brew Ha Ha put on by the Umpqua Valley Brewers Guild. (Via Brewpublic)