Oregon Beer News, 06/16/2015

Oregon BeerHere’s the news in Oregon beer for Tuesday, the 16th of June. As usual, I’ll be periodically updating this post throughout the day, so check back often for the latest news. If you have news to share, please contact me and I can get that updated as well.

Belmont Station (Portland) is hosting Oregon City’s new Coin Toss Brewing for a meet the brewer event today from 5 to 7pm: “What better way to celebrate Portland Beer Week than with a brand-new Portland-area brewery that’s just getting off the ground? Well, we can do even better than that because Coin Toss Brewing is named after the famous flip of the coin that destined Portland to not be named “Boston” — which was the namesake city on the losing end of that contest. The founder/brewer is Tim Hohl, who many might know as the “morning voice” on KPAM radio’s First Edition and the station’s news director. A longtime home brewer, Tim airs a weekly beer segment on KPAM on Thursday mornings in addition to launching Coin Toss! We will have all three of the current Coin Toss beers on tap — Black Hohl CDA, George’s Honest Ale (a lovely, summertime sip similar to a recipe of George Washington’s) and the brand-new Nine Eyes IPA! Tim will be in-house to answer questions and talk beer, something he loves to do almost as much as brewing it! So swing by, say hi and raise a pint to the fact that we aren’t celebrating Boston Beer Week!”

Craft Kitchen & Brewery (Bend) opened up this past Saturday, in the space formerly occupied by the now-defunct Old Mill Brew Wërks. (In fact several of the people involved with OMBW before it closed are part of Craft now.) The local Bend Bulletin newspaper had a detailed article about what to expect: “The Craft bar will have 20 taps, with nine flagship beers and three seasonals brewed by Michael McMahon. The remaining taps will feature hard to find European-style beers. Craft standards include kolsch, American-style lager, single hop India Pale Ale, red ale, beechwood smoked porter, and a hybrid German maibock named after Elly, the Stevens’ 17-month-old daughter. [Co-owner] Courtney Stevens especially looks forward to McMahon’s “deceptively smooth” Smokestack Stout, which will be on nitro.” Beers are brewed on a 3.5-barrel system, and the menu is American Southern-inspired.

Portland Beer Week continues with many events going on:

And Medford Beer Week continues today with a slew of events:

  • Beer Pong Championship @ BricktownE Brewing: 6pm
  • Pints for a Cause @ Wild River: All Day
  • Italian and Beer Special with Goodlife Brewing @ R&D’s: All Day
  • 10 Barrel Tuesday @ The Trophy Club: 4pm – 6pm
  • Arch Rock Brewing Tap Take-over @ The Growler King at Quality Market: 5pm – 8pm
  • Pints at Porters with Southern Oregon Brewing @ Porters Dining at the Depot: 5:30 – 8:30
  • Hop Valley Brewing @ Beerworks: 6pm – 8pm
  • Annual Beer Week Trivia @ Southern Oregon Brewing: 6pm – 7:30pm
  • Trivia Night @ Walkabout Brewing: 6pm – 8pm
  • Hops and Hoops @ The Bohemian: 6pm – 8pm

Cascade Brewing (Portland): Tonight’s Tap It Tuesday at the Barrel House at 6pm is featuring “Live” Honeycot: “This most recent blend features Blond ales aged for 15 months on fresh apricots with a late addition of wildflower honey. Honeycot features flavors of apricot preserves, honeysuckle flowers and raw honeycomb. 7.3% | $7.5 glass | $2.5 taster”

16 Tons Taphouse (Eugene) is tapping a special Pelican Brewing beer today: “Tuesday Tapping 6/16: Pelican Seabreeze – Belgian-style Farmhouse ale aged in Old Tom Gin barrels with cranberries!!!
Tapping the keg at 5pm!”

The Platypus Pub (Bend): It’s been awhile since they had one of their own beers on tap (they are a registered brewing entity, after all), but they have one now: “Platypus Pub Monotreme Pale Ale on tap NOW!! This is our first beer in a long while. Thanks to Sunriver Brewing for letting me brew there. A special thanks to Brett and Alex for an awesome brew day.” This will also be pouring at Bend’s Fermentation Celebration later this week.

13 Virtues Brewing (Portland): They’ve got a spicy new beer of their own out: “Ay caramba! Check out our newest creation, Morocco Molé – an Amber Mexican lager with Mana Chocolate cacao nibs and two different types of peppers. It’ll be featured at Imperial’s Weird Beer Bonanza tomorrow night. ¡Muy delicioso!”