Oregon Beer News, 06/07/2017

Oregon BeerHappy Hump Day! Here is the news and events in Oregon beer for this Wednesday, June 7. 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.

Wayfinder Beer (Portland) finally has in-house beers ready to pour, this Saturday! From the press release: “At long last, after countless hurdles and delays, we are beyond pleased to announce that the first batches of non-co-lab, 100% Wayfinder beers. Our delicious, life sustaining beers are in the tanks and will start flowing from our taps Saturday, June 10. Swing down and raise a glass to the heavens with us. Our fearless brewmaster Kevin Davey reports good success right out of the gate. Firing up a new brewhouse is a surprisingly complex task, and it can take a while to work out the kinks… but Kevin is already hitting his marks with precision. We can’t wait to taste the results of his efforts. We want to thank all the amazing breweries that we’ve done collaborations with over the last year; Baerlic, Breakside, Hopworks, 54/40, Widmer, Mt. Tabor, Gigantic, Zoiglhaus, Pints, Fatheads, Ecliptic, Occidental, Ross Island, Alameda and Ancestry.” They will debut their Wayfinder Hell Pale Lager, and Doomtown IPA.

Monkless Belgian Ales (Bend) has a new beer coming out, Capitulation, a dry-hopped Belgian-style Tripel, and tonight at Bend’s White Water Taphouse they have the release party from 6 to 8pm. “Join us to celebrate the newest beer release from Monkless Belgian Ales! We will have several other Monkless beers on tap as well. Stop by for a quick glass or stay and socialize with the crew. Hope to see you here!” And Monkless says: “Taste it side by side with The Trinity and see the difference dry hopping can make.”

Medford Beer Week rolls on, with a full slate of events:

  • The Caldera Brewery Scramble @ Centennial Golf Club: 5:30pm – Late
  • Double Eagle Imperial Stout Float Day @ Wild River Pizza: All Day
  • Beer and Cheese Pairing with The Rogue Creamery @ Beerworks Medford: 4pm – 6pm
  • Beat the Brewer @ Osmo’s Brewing: 2pm – 9pm
  • Ladies Night @ Walkabout Brewing: 3pm – 8pm
  • Pints and Paints with Cascade Lakes Brewery @ Elements Banquet: 6:30pm
  • Superfuzz 70’s Flashback Presented by Elysian Brewing @ The Rogue Growler: 5pm – 8pm
  • Lego Building Contest with Pfriem Family Brewing @ Beerworks Medford: 5pm – 9pm
  • Heart of Darkness Dark Ale Trail @ Beerworks Medford, BricktownE Brewing, and Grape Street Bar and Grill: 5pm – 10pm
  • Tap Takeover with Block 15 @ The Growler King at Quality Market: 5pm – 9pm
  • Tap Takeover with Arch Rock Brewing @ Beerworks Jacksonville: 5pm – 9pm
  • Opposition Brewing Exclusive Beer Dinner – Featuring Chef Braden Hitt @ Downtown Market Company: 6pm, RSVP Only
  • Lagunitas Brewing Pinewood Derby Race Benefitting JHS / Jacksonville Children’s Museum @ The Schoolhaus Brewhaus: 6pm Weigh-in
  • Drunken Vocabulary Testing @ Portal Brewing: 7pm

View their full events page for details on all of these.

And Eugene Beer Week is not to be outdone, with a full lineup of events as well:

  • Barley Browns Pop Up Pub at beergarden
  • Food and Flight pairing at Plank Town
  • Day of Sky! Free Pint Glass check in at Falling Sky Pubs
  • Oregon BrewLab Sensory Beer Classes at ColdFire
  • Beer 101: How to Taste a Beer at Ninkasi (RSVP)
  • Dank beer, tastings, and giveaways at Cheba Hut
  • Whiskey and beer at 6th Street Grill
  • Oakshire Brewery Tasting at 17th St. Cornucopia
  • Orangegonian IPA beer release at Sam Bond’s Brewing
  • BEER SPELLING BEE and Spelling ESBee beer release at Falling Sky Deli
  • 16 Tons Trivia with Elliot Martinez
  • Alesong pairing menu at Grit Kitchen (all week)
  • Hazy IPA Fest at 16 Tons Taphouse (all week)
  • Triple IPA Blind taste off at Tap & Growler (all week)

Check out the full events on their site for details.

Rogue‘s Eastside Pilot Brewery has their Green Dragon Brew Crew release today starting at 5pm, featuring Belgian Rose: “Belgian Rose is bright, red-hued Belgian ale that was designed to strike the perfect balance between subtle and complex. This unique, light-bodied ale showcases the wonderful floral and spicy characteristics of Belgian yeast interwoven with those of Medusa, Hallertau, and Saaz hops. A generous amount of rose peony tea was also added to compliment and accentuate the subtle floral notes in this beer. This smooth and refreshing ale is truly a garden of delight that will have you back for more. ABV 6.5% IBU 18”

The Growler Guys‘ SE Portland location is celebrating their third anniversary today, with an all-day party: “Come join us on June 7th for our 3rd Anniversary celebration! We have an awesome taplist lined up with giveaways all day – come say cheers over a pint or two with us!”