Here’s the news in Oregon beer for Monday, July 7. I hope everyone had a good long holiday weekend! As usual, I’ll be periodically updating this post throughout the day with the latest news as I find it, so check back often. If you have news to share, please let me know and I can get that updated as well.
The Bier Stein (Eugene) is celebrating their 10th anniversary today! They’re celebrating all day and you’ll not want to miss out:
For our celebration, we would like to offer up some beers that reflect where we were then and where we are now. Since we were the first place to serve Ninkasi’s Total Domination, Oakshire’s (then Willamette Brewing Company) Watershed IPA, and Hop Valley’s Alphadelic (then Alphaholic) IPA, we will be tapping kegs of those (note: not from those first batches) and charging our old school price of $3.50/pint (those pints are now half-liters, 16.9oz). How times have changed. In addition, we will tap two kegs that we carried over from our small, cramped cellar at the old location: 2012 Russian River Sanctification and 2012 Firestone Walker Double DBA. We’ll also throw on Blood Sugar Hops Magik, a new IPA Chip brewed with Patrick over at Hop Valley.
This year, we did a special collaboration brew with some of our staff at Agrarian Ales in Coburg. Chip wanted to brew a Belgian-style Golden Strong Ale called Decadence, so we did that and then some. Two batches of beer were brewed with slightly different specs; the first batch with over 20 lbs of Clary Sage honey, the other without honey but with grapefruit and orange peel and extra Centennial hops added at the end of the boil. Part of the first batch went into Rose barrels, the second into Ransom Old Tom Gin barrels. We’ll be serving a couple different blends of these beers, and maybe a firkin.
Congrats to one of the best beer bars in the state!
Rogue Ales (Newport): Today is the release of their Honey Kolsch across all locations at 5pm today, according to the Oregon Brewers Guild site. “Celebrate craft beer and the bees that grow it with the release of Rogue Ales Honey Kolsch. Rogue Farms Honey Kolsch is brewed with honey from119 colonies of Rogue Farms honeybees.Rogue remains committed to saving the terroir of Oregon Hops, Wheat, Rye and Barley one acre at a time by growing our own. Join us for a collective toast to the best month of the year!”
Worthy Brewing (Bend) has a collaboration beer on tap you might want to check out: “Brewmaster Dustin went back to his roots at Laurelwood Brewing Company a few weeks ago to collaborate on a Rye Pale w/ mosaic hops. Find it on tap at our pub now!”
Coin Toss Brewing (Oregon City): Tomorrow is a big day for Coin Toss for the build-out of their brewery: “Tomorrow is a HUGE day for us! After months of anticipation and planning, we will take delivery of our brewhouse from Practical Fusion, LLC. There may be a toast (or two or three) when the flatbed truck hauling 9 shiny stainless steel vessels pulls up to our building.”