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Oregon Beer News, 06/16/2017

Happy Fathers Day weekend! A hearty “cheers” to all the dads out there, I hope you drink a beer on Sunday. Here’s the news in Oregon beer for this weekend of June 16-18. I’ll be out and about much of the weekend so won’t be too much of a chance to keep this post updated, but if you have news to share, please feel free to contact me regardless.

The Oregon Garden Brewfest begins on Friday and runs through the weekend! This takes place at the stunning Oregon Garden in Silverton, and runs 3 to 11pm on Friday, noon to 11pm on Saturday, and noon to 6pm on Sunday. They are planning for 60 breweries to pour 120 beers (and ciders), with live music, food, and the chance to explore the Garden. You can buy tickets online here. This is worth your time just for the access to the Garden alone!

Portland Beer Week is concluding this weekend, so here’s a breakdown of the events for all three days:




Oregon Cider Week continues through the weekend as well, with the following events:

Cider Summit PDX is the showcase event of the week, taking place Saturday and Sunday at Fields Neighborhood Park: “Join us for the 7th annual Cider Summit Portland. We return to the beautiful Fields Neighborhood Park in the Pearl. This year’s event features nearly 200 ciders & cider cocktails, along with special food pairings from World Food & others. A limited number of VIP tickets are available while supplies last. Purchase before June 4, 2017 for best deal. More info at:”




Friday, 6/16

McMenamins Bagdad Theater (Portland) has their Feature Before the Film beer tasting from 5 to 8pm, featuring Orange You Glad I Didn’t Say Cream Ale from the Edgefield: “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.”

McMenamins 23rd Avenue Bottle Shop has the Lord of Misrule 2016 & 2017 Prince of Fools Tapping from 6 to 8pm: “We have one of the last three kegs of the Lord of Misrule and we’ll tap it at this time, along with the Prince of Fools Breakfast Stout — the base beer we’re barrel-aging at Edgefield Brewery to make the next Lord of Misrule. Come on by; these won’t last long.”

The Bier Stein is hosting Bend’s Atlas Cider for the release of their new Pineapple Mango Cider from 5 to 8pm.

Saturday, 6/17

GoodLife Brewing (Bend) is celebrating their 6th anniversary on Saturday! “We wouldn’t be here without your support so we’d be honored if you can join us in celebrating GoodLife Brewing’s 6th Anniversary! There will be live music, food carts, lawn games, and other shenanigans starting at 2pm. Live music starts around 5pm!” Make sure to be there, if you can!

Bend Brewing Company is officially opening up their new patio and beer garden on Saturday! The Grand Reopening party runs from 4 to 10pm and also features a new beer release: “BBC is throwing a huge bash for the grand reopening of the new patio & outdoor area PLUS releasing the new Summer beer Trail Love Pale Ale!! We’re partnering with Central Oregon Trail Alliance (COTA) and $1 from each Trail Love pint will be donated. Live music by Bony Chanterelle, Scribbled Rhymes and Juniper & Gin. Come scope out your new go-to Summer hangout right on Mirror Pond!! Dog & Family friendly!”