Oregon Beer News, 07/10/2017

Oregon BeerHappy Monday, I hope you were able to beat the heat this weekend! Looks like today is going to be about 10 degrees cooler (at least here in Central Oregon), which I don’t mind at all. Here’s the news in Oregon beer for this Monday, July 10. 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.

Belmont Station (Portland) is hosting a tasting today from 5 to 8pm with Firestone Walker Brewing: “Join us for a terrific variety in this tasting by Firestone Walker. They will be sampling: Westside Beavo IPL (collaboration with Beavertown), DBA Pale Ale, Easy Jack India Session Ale , Leo V. Ursus ADVERSUS Double IPA, Pale 31 Pale Ale, Pivo Pils, and Union Jack IPA”

Oregon Craft Beer Month rolls on at all McMenamins locations, and each week features a different beer special where pints in that category are only $4.50 all day. Starting today, June 10, through June 16 (Sunday), all McMenamins Fruit Beers are only $4.50 (excluding brewmasters reserve & high-gravity beers). That means beers like Ruby and Purple Haze (their marionberry version of Ruby) but also any other specialty fruit beers on tap that aren’t high gravity or reserve, like Piña Colada Dreams IPA on tap at the Lighthouse Brewpub in Lincoln City.

GoodLife Brewing (Bend) announced today the return of Wildland Session Ale: “We are excited to announce that today we are canning Wildland Session Ale again! It’s the second beer in the Sustainable Session Series and we are donating 1% of sales to the Deschutes Collaborative Forest Project! Wildland Session Ale is 4.5% ABV brewed with Citra, Mosaic, Idaho 7, and Bravo and is dry hopped with Mandarina and Galaxy.”

Astoria’s Fort George Brewery and Portland’s Roscoe’s have teamed up tonight for a fundraiser for the National Brain Tumor Society which takes from 5 to 9pm: “Join Fort George Brewery at Roscoe’s on Monday, July 10th from 5:00-9:00pm for an evening raising money for the National Brain Tumor Society. All sales from Fort George during this event will go towards Team BREWPUBLIC on its quest to raise over $20,000 for the National Brain Tumor Society.”

Hillsboro appears to have an up-and-coming new brewpub, Deep Space Brewing, based out of Out of this World Pizza, and this week they are having a brewpub opening week. “Beer, cider, kombucha and wine, OH MY! Come enjoy pint and growler specials starting Sunday, July 9th at 4pm from our 30 guest taps. Each pint purchased between then and Tuesday, July 11th at closing will be entered to win Hillsboro Hops tickets!”

Portland Cider Company has a new seasonal release announced today: Strawberry Cider. From the press release: “Delicate and delicious, Strawberry is a blend of Portland Cider Co.’s award-winning Pearfect Perry made with 100% Northwest pears – Bartlett and D’ Anjou specifically – and Oregon strawberries. With its light pink color, fresh strawberry aroma, and 5.4% ABV, Strawberry will quench your thirst and be your go to drink this summer. Portland Cider Co. Strawberry is available July through August in 22oz bottles, as well as 1/6 barrel and 1/2 barrel draft kegs. Cider fans can then find Strawberry at select retailers within Portland Cider Co.’s distribution area or at its two taprooms in S.E. Portland and Clackamas.” Okay, that will definitely be one to look for!

Stickmen Brewing (Lake Oswego) has some summer beers on tap to check out: “It’s #nationalpinacoladaday! To celebrate, we’ll be sipping on Rupert – Pina Colada Sour. We fermented this sour with pineapple and coconut. It’s the perfect beer for a summer escape. 5.7% ABV | 18 IBU. Also, back by popular demand, Gaijin Dream! This clean Japenese style lager has a crisp lemony hop flavor from the Sorachi Ace hops. 5.9% ABV | 20 IBU”