Here’s to Wednesday, the week is almost half over! And here is the Oregon beer news for this Wednesday, May 24. 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.
Central Oregon Beer Week rolls on, with these events for today:
- Sunriver Brewing brings their Beer Pairing Dinner to the Galveston Pub in Bend tonight starting at 5pm: “Join us for a beer pairing dinner at our Galveston Pub! Chef Justin has prepared 3-courses in honor of Central Oregon Beer Week. $35 per person, no reservation required. Available from 5PM until we run out!”
- Deschutes Brewery is hosting a Beer Flavors Class from 6 to 8pm (however currently marked as Sold Out – but it’s always worth a quick email if you’re interested). “The event will be held at the Deschutes Brewery Mt. Room, Light fare, a pint of beer and all sample/sensory brews will be included for $20 ticket fee. Additional pints will be for sale after the event.”
- Broken Top Bottle Shop has their Beer Geek Week continuing as well, with Bend Brewing Company and Kobold Brewing pouring beer tastings starting at 5pm, and live music with The Brothers Reed starting at 7pm.
Terminal Gravity Brewing (Enterprise) announced today the release of their Eagle Cap IPA—in cans! From the press release: “We’ve known for a while now that the vessel does indeed matter, especially in the Middle of Nowhere. So that’s why we’re proud to offer Eagle Cap IPA in new twelve ounce cans. These cans are meant to be enjoyed deep in the Oregon backcountry, on the winding waters of the Snake River, or just as easily on the porch. They’re on shelves now at New Seasons Markets, Whole Foods, Zupan’s Markets, Market of Choice, and other fine retailers.”
Portland’s Imperial Bottle Shop is hosting the release party for Ex Novo Brewing‘s Cactus Wins the Lottery, their sour summer seasonal: “Please join us for the release party of Ex Novo Brewing’s thirst-quenching summer seasonal, Cactus Wins the Lottery Prickly Pear Berliner Weisse! To celebrate, we’ll be pouring a trio of tantalizing tart beers.” The party goes from 5 to 8pm.
7 Devils Brewing (Coos Bay) is holding the release party for a new beer tonight from 6 to 8pm: “Join us for a beer release party with South Slough! We’ll be releasing our South Slough Spruce pale ale. This pale ale was brewed wih fresh spruce tips harvested locally by volunteers from South Slough Estuarine Research Reserve. Its light and malty with a refreshing ZING that will transport you to the misty coast range of Oregon. $1 of every pint sold will be donated to the Friends of South Slough, a local non-profit organization dedicated to public education about estuaries. South Slough will be there with samples of spruce tip food items. See you there!”
Belmont Station (Portland) is hosting Burnside Brewing this evening from 5 to 8pm for a tasting and exploration of their new look: “Jay from Burnside introduces three new beers and their new look with this tasting. You are in for a treat with this fine selection of beers: Sakura Gose – Brewed w/ Japanese salt & cured cherry blossoms, Insomer IPA – IPA w/ Meridian & Ekuanot hops, and Too Sticky to Roll – IRA”
2 Towns Ciderhouse (Corvallis) has two new ciders coming out: Prickle Me Pink ^2 Prickly Pear and Watermelon Limited Release, and the return of their seasonal Hop & Stalk. From the press release: “Exuberant and thirst-quenching, Prickle Me Pink^2 is pink multiplied by pink. Glowing with an amazing, but completely natural color, this taste bud oasis is crafted with Northwest apples, prickly pear cactus fruit, and now watermelon. “This year we added northwest grown watermelon, which just amped up the already intense watermelon and fruit character of the prickly pears. It’s a stand-alone cider with really zippy, bright and lasting summer flavors. If you’re wondering what to pair it with, we’d suggest a watergun fight set to the tunes of Wham,“ said Dave Takush, head cider maker at 2 Towns Ciderhouse. “Hop & Stalk, our summer seasonal hopped cider really embodies the hard-to-contain energy of this time of year. We all want to get outside and go-go! Hop & Stalk overflows with citra hop giddy-up!” With fresh citrus notes, Hop & Stalk packs a Northwest punch and releases just in time for graduation, early summer camping and backyard grilling season. Fresh-pressed apples and crimson red rhubarb are dry-hopped with Citra hops, producing a cider that erupts with fresh aromatics, and a tart, biting backbone.”
Rogue‘s Eastside Pub & Pilot Brewery in Portland has the latest Green Dragon Brew Crew release today starting at 5pm: Imbiss IPL. “Imbiss – This beer is an abusively hopped pilsener; 4.5 lbs of Magnum and Hallertau hops per barrel. The German pilsener and sauer malz form the base with the substantial hop bill providing the punch. The beer exhibits an assertive bitterness, but with the majority of the hopping being at the end of the boil the primary flavor and aroma profile is the earthy, herbal character of the Hallertauer hops. A nice beer for a nice day on the patio. G’suffa! 2 SRM, 48 IBU, 6% ABV”