Oregon Beer News, 07/07/2015

Oregon BeerHere’s the Oregon beer news for Tuesday, July 7. As usual, I’ll be periodically updating this post throughout the day, so check back often for the latest news. And if you have news to share, please contact me and I can get that posted as well.

McMenamins Fulton Pub (Portland) has a limited-edition beer tasting today starting at 5pm, featuring Vanilla Porter: “This porter has a nicely rich chocolate flavor that blends nicely with the vanilla bean hammered inside the keg and allowed to age with the beer. The hops play a back-up role in this beer, allowing it to have a pleasant sweet quality. Smooth, rich, and delicious!” When it’s gone, it’s gone.

Cascade Brewing (Portland): Tonight’s Tap It Tuesday at the Barrel House at 6pm is featuring “Live” Run Like A Cantaloupe: “Like melons? …Run Like A Cantaloupe [is] a Strong Blond ale aged for 14 months in a chardonnay barrel with cantaloupe and Santa Claus melons. Will there be a sour shower?” I have to say, a melon-based fruit sour would be rather interesting.

Portland Brewing (Portland): For this year’s Oregon Brewers Festival they are releasing a limited-edition Super S.M.A.S.H. Double Pale Ale. From the press release: “Similar to its pale ale cousin, Super S.M.A.S.H. features Goldpils Viena malts, known for their toasty flavor, and an extra heavy dose of bright, citrusy Simcoe hops. The result is a refreshing pale ale with a 7% ABV, slightly higher than the original 5.6%. Super S.M.A.S.H. makes its debut exclusively at the Oregon Brewers Festival from July 22-26 at Tom McCall Waterfront Park in downtown Portland. When the festival ends, you’ll be able to find this small-batch beer on tap at select Portland-area pubs, growler stations, restaurants and Portland Brewing’s Taproom for a limited-time.”

Oakshire Brewing (Eugene): Tuesday night beer release at their Public House! “We’re feeling a little patriotic after the last few weeks, so why not put the Blu in Red, White & Blue? Madame Blu that is. She’s a quenching ale with blueberries aged in second-use whiskey barrels. M. Blu got her start as a Berliner Weiss. The addition of blueberries and a blend with wild golden ale fermented with Brett leaves Madame Blu dry and tart with a fruity balance.”

Monkless Belgian Ales (Bend) has a new beer out in town: “Hey All – just got word from Humm Kombucha that they put Shepplekofeggan on tap! It’s our latest brew – a Belgian Wit that’s light and refreshing (5.4% ABV). Perfect for the heat of summer. Hope you enjoy!” It’s their lightest (by abv) beer yet, worth a look!