Oregon Beer News, 06/01/2015

Oregon BeerWelcome to Monday, the first of June! I hope everyone had a great weekend (I did, hanging out selling books with Brian Yaeger) and is ready for the start of a new week and month! And here’s the news kicking it off; as usual, I’ll be periodically updating this post throughout the day with the latest news as I find it, so check back often. And if you have news to share, please contact me and I can get that posted as well.

Eugene Beer Week starts today! This year is the 5th edition of Eugene’s week of beer, running through Sunday, June 7. Highlights of the week include Beers Made By Walking on Thursday the 4th, the Sasquatch Brew Fest on Saturday the 6th, a week of great events at The Bier Stein, and much more! I’ll have a list of all the happenings for each day (below the fold).

Bailey’s Taproom (Portland) has a special tasting of Stillwater Artisanal Ales today at the Upper Lip from 4 to 10pm: “Come join us at The Upper Lip as we showcase six of our favorite Stillwater Artisinal beers for your imbibing pleasure. Draft List: Mono, Stereo, Surround, Of Love & Regret, Smoke Signals (w/ Siren Craft Brewery), and When The Light Gose Out (w/ Siren Craft Brewery)”

Coming up later this month, in addition to Eugene Beer Week going on now, are Portland Beer Week (June 11-21) and Medford Beer Week (June 12-20)—this is the month for beer weeks! I’ll be posting about the various events going on for each of those but right now here are a few that should be on your radar: the Rye Beer Fest in Portland on June 12, the Portland Fruit Beer Fest on the weekend of June 12-14, the Medford Beer Week kickoff party on June 12, and the Southern Oregon Craft Brew Festival on June 20.

Here’s a rundown of the events for the day for Eugene Beer Week:

Ecliptic Brewing (Portland): Their new Sagittarius B2N beer they brewed with Dogfish Head is heading to the distributor (Bigfoot) today, so bottles will be showing up on shelves soon. The quick story behind the beer: “A Saison brewed with Hibiscus, Grapefruit, and Lemon Juice and dry hopped with Amarillo hops. The genesis of this collaboration was sparked when friend and Dogfish head founder, Sam Calagione sold our John Harris the brewhouse that Ecliptic uses today. We offer this special beer in celebration.” They brewed this in April during the CBC.

Brannon’s Pub & Brewery (Beaverton): They are prepping their first barrel-aged beer to be released soon: “Kegging off our first barrel aged beer, the Deputation Imperial Red aged in a James Oliver Rye Whiskey barrel! Look for it the New School’s New Brewery Festival at Bailey’s Taproom, the Rye Beer Festival at East Burn, and of course at the brewery! Cheers!”

Today is apparently the 17th anniversary of Baker City’s Barley Brown’s! And that means special beer! “Each year we release a beer to celebrate with and our 17th Anniversary Beer is another batch of Don Vanuchi “The Killer” Imperial Stout! It’s on tap at both the Brewpub, and the brewery taphouse. We’ll be shipping kegs of it out to our distributors this week.” Big congrats!

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