Oregon Beer News, 06/19/2013

Oregon BeerHappy Hump Day! Middle of the week seems to be slower for beer news but there’s always something to report. 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 posted as well.

McMenamins Murray & Allen (Beaverton): They have a limited-edition tasting today that sounds like a Journey reference: Wheel in the Sky Orange-Infused Golden Ale. “Wheel In The Sky is an orange-infused golden ale. Perfect for a warm sunny day, refreshing hints of sweet orange peel highlight this already easy drinking gem. Vienna malts give the beer a beautiful, orange-golden color, while Munich malt adds the perfect amount of malty sweetness. Lightly hopped, the infused citrus is allowed to be the star of the show.”  The tasting starts at 4pm and when it’s gone, it’s gone.

Belmont Station (Portland) is holding a “Good Luck, Charlie!” party for Double Mountain founder Charlie Devereux today starting at 5pm: “Double Mountain co-founder Charlie Devereux is leaving, and we are throwing him a party to wish him luck on his next endeavors. Come by and lift a glass with one of the nicest guys in the beer biz. (Psst! It’s also his birthday!)” It’s a good time to toast Charlie and perhaps you’ll get some hint as to his future plans.

Golden Valley Brewery (Beaverton): Tomorrow is the release for their Kölsch at the Beaverton location, and it’s new Brewmaster Jesse Shue’s first version of the annual beer—so they’re throwing a party! Here’s the blurb: “Our new head Brewmaster, Jesse Shue, will be joining us for the release of this year’s Kolsch! As a bonus we are tapping two of our NAOBF beers as well! We’ve lined up raffles, giveaways and live music too! It’s gonna be a blast! We’ll tap the kegs around 3 and sell $2 Kolschs’ till we blow the 1st keg! Jesse and his gang should be up here around 5ish. Come, drink, eat and be merry. Music, raffles, giveaways and more, we’ll see you here!”  Don’t miss out!

10 Barrel Brewing (Bend) is getting ready to rolls out pub-exclusive cans of beer—“Pub Beer.” Even though these will only be available directly from their Bend pub, they’ll be the third Central Oregon canned beer to be introduced in the past few months (following GoodLife and, as of yesterday, Worthy Brewing).

Standing Stone Brewing (Ashland) has a beer back on tap that sounds pretty tasty to me: “A local favorite, Milk and Honey Ale is now on tap. It gets its name from honey malt and lactose sugar. A smooth and creamy beer with medium to full body and low bitterness (IBU: 25). Get yours before it’s gone!” Of course with a name like that you’d expect honey to be in it also, but apparently not, just the honey malt.