Halfway through the week, that calls for a beer (news)! Here’s the Oregon beer news for this Wednesday, June 28. As usual, I’ll be periodically updating this post throughout the day with the latest news, so check back often for updates. If you have news to share, please contact me and I can get that updated as well.
McMenamins Cornelius Pass Roadhouse (Hillsboro) has their Roadhouse Refreshments beer tasting today, featuring four Double IPAs from four different McMenamins breweries: Pistol Peach Double IPA from the Old St. Francis School (Bend), Unicorn Dreams Double IPA from the High Street Brewery (Eugene), Hearts and Bones Double IPA from CPA, and 5-Ball Orange Double IPA from the West Linn Brewery. Get all four on a taster tray from 6 to 9pm.
The Bier Stein (Eugene) has their Tapping Into Community fundraiser today, benefiting Western Environmental Law Center from 5 to 8pm: “Join us for a special tapping of two beers from Deschutes Brewery to benefit the Western Environmental Law Center, which combines legal skills with sound conservation biology and environmental science to address major environmental issues in the West. The Bier Stein will donate 100% of the proceeds from two beers produced exclusively for the event: Clear Water Kolsch, and Wild Cast Sour.” They also posted an event for the Clear Water Kolsch release which is from Deschutes Brewery: “Join us at the Bier Stein as Deschutes Brewery unveils its new Clear Water Kolsch and Wild Cast Sour, with proceeds from these two kegs benefiting WELC!”
Belmont Station (Portland) is hosting a tasting with Backwoods Brewing and their new cans from 5 to 8pm: “Backwoods is bringing in some new cans and will be sampling from them: Gifford Pinchot Pilsner and Logyard IPA! Come check them out!”
McMenamins Broadway Pub (Portland) has a new brewer and tonight from 5 to 8pm you can meet the new brewer: “McMenamins on Broadway overlooks the historic Irvington District in northeast Portland near the Lloyd Center. Make your way up the front staircase and you’ll find an English-style pub. This is where the brand new Highland Brewer Bryan Delfino will be showcasing one of his recently brewed beers, produced not far away. So get over to Broadway Pub & bring your curiosities. Enjoy this rare opportunity to play a part in this brewer’s very first tasting!”
Bend’s Silver Moon Brewing is taking their F* Cancer campaign to Les Caves in Corvallis tonight for a tapping and dine out fundraiser starting at 4pm: “Three years ago, Silver Moon Brewing began making F*CANCER IPA & donating proceeds to the American Cancer Society (ACS), and more specifically the Bend Community Relay for Life. Helping to raise almost $8,000 last year, many people from all over the country contacted us to see where they can get their hands on F*CANCER IPA. So this year, we decided to make it easier for those to get it all over the PNW! Join us June 28th when we tap the F* Cancer keg! Caves Bier & Kitchen will be donating $1 for every pint we sell of the entire keg, and 10% of our sales on June 28th! Help raise a glass, support a great cause, and F* Cancer!”
Pelican Brewing (Pacific City) has a new beer out: Sun Flare, a dry-hopped pale ale. From the press release: “Pelican Brewing Company introduces a new quaff to its summer season lineup: welcome the bright, fresh flavor of Sun Flare dry-hopped pale ale. The juicy, fruity newcomer is available now for a limited time in 22 oz. bottles and draft. With a color as bright as a sunny coastal day, Sun Flare embodies the pleasure of a trip to the beach. A clean malty backbone lays the foundation for this refreshing beer, while letting the zippy, fruity flavors of Meridian, El Dorado and Santiam hops shine. Never mind the squinty eyes and glare on the lens, enjoy the bright freshness of the perfect day on the beach with Sun Flare.” In the same release they also announce that their “Latin-inspired award-winning cerveza, Pelicano EXTRA! Pelicano” is returning.
Baerlic Brewing (Portland) is celebrating their 3rd anniversary with a party tonight from 6 to 10pm! “Can you believe that we opened 3 years ago? We can’t either. The time has flown by and the journey has been epic. Join us as we celebrate 3 amazing years with some special beers and the release of our NEW Year-Round IPA – New Noise IPA!” Congrats!
Rogue Ales Eastside Pub & Pilot Brewery in Portland has their latest Green Dragon Brew Crew release today, featuring Dunkel Stark Rauchbier: “Using a malt bill with a substantial amount of smoked malt this German dunkel was brewed stronger than traditional German fest beers. It is very malt forward but with plenty of smoked malt to easily call this a rauchbier. This beer fully attenuated and hence is dry and crisp. Yet, the fullness of the smoked malt lays thick on the palate. The beer is clean and refreshing and goes down easily.”