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Oregon Beer News, 06/02/2015

Here’s the news in Oregon beer from around the web for Tuesday, June 2. As usual, I’ll be periodically updating this post throughout the day, so check back often for the latest news. If you have news to share, please contact me and I can get that updated as well.

Belmont Station (Portland): Today they are hosting Spokane’s No-Li Brewing for the bottle release and tasting of their new Defacto beer: “Spokane’s own No-Li Brewhouse just released its Defacto Barrel Aged Imperial Black IPA and we are celebrating with a release party and a bottle tasting. No-Li will be in-house with a tasting of the Defacto, a blend of Dry Fly Wheat Whiskey and Triticale Whiskey barrel-aged Wrecking Ball Imperial Stout and Jet Star Imperial IPA. They also will be tasting the Wrecking Ball and the Jet Star so you can taste the original beers that went into Defacto (and maybe even make a little blend of your own)! Additionally, in the biercafe, we will be pouring another new No-Li beer, Crony, a Northwest Brown Ale dry-hopped with Simcoe hops.” It runs from 5 to 7pm.

McMenamins Fulton Pub & Brewery (Portland) has a limited-edition beer tasting today starting at 5pm featuring what’s becoming a summertime staple: Nebraska Shandy. “This golden hued ale uses Cascade hops in modest amounts to create a subtle flavor and bitterness. It is then infused with refreshing lemonade before making its way to your pint glass. The combination is citrusy, slightly sweet, and sure to refresh!” Only 4.52% and I’ll bet super drinkable.

Eugene Beer Week continues today, with the following things going on:

Cascade Brewing (Portland): Tonight’s Tap It Tuesday at the Barrel House at 6pm is “Live” Gin Gimlet: “Yet another installment in our collection of cocktail-inspired sour beers, the Gin Gimlet is a sour Blond ale aged in an oak wine barrel with lime peel and juniper berries for 14 months. Flavors of fresh lime marry with the herbaceous notes from the juniper in this playful take on a classic drink. 7.1% | $7.5 glass | $2.5 taster”

And they also have a very limited beer on tap right now: “We have just tapped a very limited amount of Mimosetta, a collaboration from the Commons & Green Bench brewing. This is a great brett beer with kumquats added during fermentation, perfect for the season. Cheers!”