Today is National Donut Day, so I hope you’ve planned your beer and doughnut pairing accordingly! In the meantime, here’s the news in beer for the first weekend in June. As usual, I’ll be periodically updating this post throughout the day with the latest news, so check back often. And if you have news to share, please let me know and I can get that updated as well.
Eugene Beer Week concludes this weekend, on Sunday the 5th, and one of the main events is taking place today (Friday) at The Bier Stein: the “Tower of Sour” event taking place all day, celebrating (of course) sour beers. “Please join us Friday June 3rd for some of the best crazy beers around! BFM, Crooked Stave, De Garde, Logsdon, Oakshire, Oud Beersel, pFriem, Russian River, and more… Prepare to get cultured with some of the best wild and sour beers ever! Our already epic taplist gets even more epic when we tap up to a dozen beers from the vaults, the barrels, the cellars. Pucker up!”
Medford Beer Week rolls on through the weekend as well, with too many events to list here—view them online and plan accordingly. However this Friday’s marquee event is the “All Jacked Up” IPA Release & Block Party with Opposition Brewing and Wild Ride Brewing: “Come and experience our newest creation, made in collaboration with the very talented folks from Wild Ride Brewing Company in Redmond Oregon – A Jackfruit IPA!! We’re calling this one All Jacked Up, and with its heavy citrus influence, it’s certain to please the West Coast IPA lovers far and wide. We’re honored to have Wild Ride on site with their sweet beer trailer to party with us! We’re taking the party outside for this one, and will have Peruvian Point here slinging their amazing grub and a DJ rocking tunes for all night long! It’s a block party you won’t want to miss!” It runs from 4 to 9pm.
Public Coast Brewing: This brand-new brewery located in Cannon Beach just officially opened its doors yesterday! From the press release: “Construction started in October 2015 on the former Lumberyard restaurant space, transforming it into a 10-barrel craft brewery and family-friendly pub. The brewery pays homage to the Oregon Beach Bill, signed into law in 1967 by then Oregon Governor Tom McCall, declaring all of state’s 363 miles of coastline free and open to the public. Opening in time for the summer season, and just steps from the beach, it’s the ideal place to relax and enjoy a delicious beer made onsite after a day exploring all Cannon Beach has to offer.” I’ll run the full press release in a later post.