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Oregon Beer News, 06/15/2017

Today, Thursday, June 15, is National Beer Day in the United Kingdom! This date was chosen because the Magna Carta was sealed on this day in 1215. That is worth toasting with a beer! Here is the Oregon beer news for the day as well. As usual, I’ll be periodically updating this post throughout the day, so check back often. And if you have news to share, please contact me and I can get that updated too.

Let’s start with a couple of McMenamins events before tackling the Week events. McMenamins Kennedy School has their Extra Credit beer tasting from 5 to 7pm tonight, featuring Lazy Hazy Blood Orange Kölsch: “Our Lazy Hazy Kölsch is the perfect summertime thirst quencher. How do you improve on perfection you ask? Easy! Add the essence of blood oranges. The flavors mingle so well that we bet you’ll want more than one. This beer is in extremely limited supply, so grab a pint now. You’ll be glad you did!”

And then their 23rd Avenue Bottle Shop is hosting @PDXBottleshare from 4 to 8pm: “We’re hosting the @PDXBottleshare group for this 21 & over event. Bring one (approximately) 22-ounce bottle of beer, cider or homebrew to have opened and share with the group. Cajun tater tots will be provided. Cheers!”

Portland Beer Week events continue with plenty of things to do in Stumpdown today:

Today is also the start of Oregon Cider Week, organized by the Northwest Cider Association, which represents Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, and British Columbia. The week runs from the 15th through the 25th and has a number of things happening which I’ll note each day. Here are today’s events:

Belmont Station (Portland) is hosting Logsdon Farmhouse Ales for a Spontan Wilde Release Party from 5 to 8pm: “Join us as we help Logsdon release a brand-new lambic-inspired ale, Spontan Wilde. John Plutshack will be here to talk about this new beer, their first two-year spontaneous blended beer. We will have bottles on sale and it will also be pouring on tap in the biercafe!”