Oregon Beer News, 06/08/2017

Oregon BeerHere is the news in Oregon beer for Thursday, June 8. LOTS of things going on today and the next few days! As usual, I’ll be periodically updating this post throughout the day, so check back often. If you have news to share, please contact me and I can get that posted as well.

Bend’s 6th annual Fermentation Celebration takes place in the Old Mill District today! The event takes over the entire Old Mill shopping district, effectively turning the area into a big beer garden from 4 to 10pm, and between the beer, cider, and kombucha stations I counted 31 different stops to fill your glass. Including COHO — the Central Oregon Homebrewers Organization which will be on hand pouring free samples of homebrew! (I’ll be there early helping COHO pour as well.) The cost is $20 which gets you a 5.5-ounce commemorative tasting glass and 9 drink tickets good for a pour, with additional tickets costing $5 for 3. There will be live music and food vendors as well.

Portland Beer Week begins today, running from the 8th through Sunday the 18th, which makes three beer weeks running concurrently in Oregon right now! Is that some kind of record? There are a ton of events taking place for PDX Beer Week so like the others, I’ll be doing my best to list them each day but I may not get into much detail for them—make sure to keep track of all the daily Portland events details on their events page for up to date information. Here are the events for the day:

  • Kickoff Party – Featuring A Beer Week Marketplace And Rooftop Beer Garden.
  • Culmination Brewing Pop-Up/Tap Takeover At Lardo Sandwiches – Westside
  • Beer Whiskey And Whiskey Event
  • Firestone Walker Brewing Co. Tap Takeover At Beer O’clock/Lardo West – Beer O’ Clock Will Be
  • Hosting Firestone Walker Brewing Co. All Of Portland Beer Week, Beginning June 8th
  • Loyal Legion Pdx Beer Week Event Schedule
  • Crafts & Craft Beer @ Diy Bar – Make Beer-Inspired Crafts While Sipping On Craft Beer – $30 Gets
  • You First Beer & Craft
  • Royale/Point Blank Launch Party – 22 Taps Of Royale, Meet The Brewer And More.
  • Buoy Beer Tap Takeover – Specialty Draft On Tap From Astoria’s Buoy Beer Co.
  • Reuben’s Brews Portland Launch Party – At The Upper Lip
  • Double Stack Event Featuring Klamath Basin & Coalition
  • Left Hand Brewing Tap Takeover
  • Reuben’s Brews Pdx Debut – Presented By Maletis
  • School’s Out With Block 15
  • Culmination Brewing Hawthorne Hophouse Tap Takeover & Meet The Brewer
  • Tap Takeover With Stormbreaker Brewing

McMenamins Edgefield (Troutdale) has their Meet the Makers beer tasting today from 5 to 8pm, featuring Orange You Glad I Didn’t Say Cream Ale: “This beer is our take on a classic summer treat: the orange creamsicle. This beer was designed specifically for the Nitro tap and it pours a light gold color with a prolific, creamy white head. Aromas of biscuit, orange zest, and vanilla abound. We used milk sugar in the boil, which is unfermentable and leaves behind a full mouthfeel along with some sweetness. We hopped this beer minimally, to showcase the creamsicle flavor.”

Medford Beer Week continues today, with a big slate of events:

  • Cornhole Tournament by Ninkasi Brewing and Summit Beverage @ Bartlett Street Between Main and Middleford Alley: 5pm
  • Drink Local Day @ Wild River Pizza: All Day
  • Growler Fill Specials @ Osmo’s Brewing: All Day
  • Food and Beer Pairing @ BricktownE Brewing: All Day
  • New Beer Release – “Battle Haze” New England Style IPA @ Opposition Brewing: 4pm – 9pm
  • Bellabration XXIX with Walkabout Brewing @ The Bella Union: 5pm – 9pm
  • Meet the Brewer / Open House @ Walkabout Brewing: 5pm – 7pm
  • Ecliptic Brewing Dinner @ Elements: 6pm, RSVP Only
  • Cards Against Humanity with Pfriem Family Brewing @ The Rogue Growler: 5pm – 8pm
  • Double Header with Block 15 Brewing and De Garde Brewing @ Beerworks Medford: 5pm – 9pm
  • Rare Beer Thursday with Russian River and Oskar Blues @ Beerworks Jacksonville: 5pm – 9pm
  • Jumbo Jenga Competition with Walkabout Brewing @ The Point Pub and Grill, Central Point: 6pm – 8pm
  • Drunken Beer Spelling @ Portal Brewing: 7pm
  • Movies in the Biergarten with Hop Valley Brewing – The Goonies @ The Schoolhaus Brewhaus: 8pm (Movie Starts at Dusk)

Same for Eugene Beer Week as well—plenty of events today!

  • 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
  • pFriem & Alesong: Wood & Metal Tap Takeover
  • Keep the Pint Night at 16 Tons Bottleshop! all day
  • Three Creeks Brewing Co. sampling at Sundance Market
  • Ninkasi Beer 101: Brewing with Herbs and Spices at Ninkasi
  • The Taste of Mazama at Hot Mama’s Wings
  • Claim 52 / Tap & Growler Hazy IPA Release 6-8pm + Beer hazy beers from Great Notion Brewing and others
  • Falling Sky Tasting at 17th St. Cornucopia
  • 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)