Today is Gluten-Free Beer Day, as declared by former Portland Mayor Sam Adams back in 2012! Commemorate the day with some beer from Ground Breaker Brewing or MoonShrimp Brewing along with the Oregon beer news below. As usual, I’ll be periodically updating this post throughout the day, so check back often for the latest news. And if you have news to share, please contact me and I can get that posted as well.
Astoria’s Buoy Beer Company is celebrating their third anniversary today! It’s a bit low-key but they write: “Come drink a beer to help us celebrate our 3rd birthday! $3 pints all day! Cake cutting and music a little after 5!”
Belmont Station (Portland) is hosting Lake Oswego’s Stickmen Brewing for a beer tasting today from 5 to 8pm: “If you’ve never had Stickmens beers or maybe it’s just been a while, you’ll surely not be disappointed. Logan will be here sampling some classics, a returning favorite seasonal, and a brand new Double IPA. You are in for a treat with this fine selection of beers: F-Bomb – India Pale Ale, Bouquet de Sureau – Elderflower Saison, Qüichrbichñ – Double IPA – Brand New!, and Kissed by Melons – Cantaloupe Sour”
Cascade Brewing (Portland) is releasing their Tangerine Dream 2015 today: “Releasing Tangerine Dream 2015 in bottle and draft at both pubs and through limited distribution tomorrow! Last produced in 2011, this extremely limited release is a blend of quad and blond ales aged in bourbon and wine barrels for up to 18 months with tangerine zest, mandarin zest, apricots and vanilla beans. Rich and complex, Tangerine Dream captures flavors of fresh tangerines, bourbon, vanilla and toasted malts (10.3% ABV). There will also be draft & bottles of Tangerine 2011 available at the Barrel House!”
And don’t forget Cascade’s Tap It Tuesday at the Barrel House at 6pm: “Tonight’s Tap It Tuesday at 6pm is a preview for this week’s Cascade Sour Flower Fest. LIVE Lavender Lemon is a blend of sour blond and triple ales aged in oak barrels for up to 16 months with late infusions of lavender and Meyer lemon peel. Soft floral and perfume notes from the lavender are matched with a fresh, vibrant lemon character in this celebratory blend.”
Deschutes Brewery (Bend): Tuesdays are Community Pints days at the Deschutes pubs, where $1 of every pint of beer sold goes to benefit a local non-profit. I don’t know who the Bend Pub benefits this month, but the Portland Pub is donating to Friends of Trees, so either way head down and help out with a pint or three.
Ninkasi Brewing (Eugene): Their Pints for a Cause takes place today all day long: “Join us at the Tasting Room for Pints for a Cause! From noon to 10pm, $1 from each pint sold in the Tasting Room will go to Greenhill Humane Society.”
Block 15 Brewery (Corvallis): At the brewery and tap room on Deschutes Street they have their Dine Out benefit for Philomath Montessori taking place from 3 to 9pm: “Join us at Block 15 Brewery & Tap Room on Tuesday, May 16th to support the Philomath Montessori. Stop in, enjoy some delicious handcrafted pub food, and feel extra satisfied that a portion of what you spend will be directed toward early education!”
McMenamins East 19th Street Cafe (Eugene) is hosting a Friends and Family Night fundraiser for the School Garden Project of Lane County: “From 5pm to 1am 50% of all sales (excluding gift card purchases)
will be donated to the School Garden Project. Bring your friends and family in with you & help out your community! It’s so easy all you’ll need to do is enjoy a meal with good company!”
Hopworks Urban Brewery (Portland): Tonight at their Bike Bar they are hosting a Profit Share Night for The Street Trust starting at 4pm: “Sustainability means supporting great organizations that do good in our community. We have proudly supported The Street Trust (formerly the Bicycle Transportation Alliance) for years and we look forward to supporting them for years to come. Join us on May 16 for a special profit share night at Hopworks BikeBar. When you mention The Street Trust to your server we will donate 20% of the tab to support their efforts in improving bicycle and pedestrian safety. Come by at 6pm for a proper toast to The Street Trust!” Be sure to mention the Street Trust when you go there tonight!
Sedition Brewing (The Dalles): Their latest Liquid Education class takes place tonight starting at 5:30pm: “Want to learn more about the beverage we know and love, craft beer? Join us Tuesday, May 16th, 2017 for the third class of the season beginning at 5:30 pm in the pub at Sedition Brewing Company. Classes will run for five months and focus on various ingredients and aspects of craft beer making. The classes will last for approximately 30 – 45 minutes with time for tasting and mingling to follow. Upon arrival at the pub, please make your way towards the tables in front of the stage to check in. All participants must be 21 and up, as you will be sampling beer throughout class.”