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Oregon Beer News, 06/08/2017

Here 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:

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:

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