Today is 7/11 which means it’s 7-Eleven Day at, well, the 7-Eleven minimarts and you can get a free Slurpee today. If it were beer, would we get a free 40 of malt liquor? If only… in the meantime, here’s the Oregon beer news for this Tuesday, July 11. 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 Old Church & Pub (Wilsonville) has their Blissful Brews at the Old Church beer tasting today from 5 to 8pm, featuring Gallagher’s Mallet Watermelon Wheat: “This beer is the perfect companion for a sunny day on the patio or your next outdoor adventure. It combines the smooth drinkability of a Wheat Beer with the mouthwatering flavor of everyone’s favorite summer fruit: watermelon! Go grab your mallet and get ready for a smashing good time with a pint of this refreshing summer brew.”
Bailey’s Taproom (Portland) is hosting The Pelican Brief with Pelican Brewing today from 4 to 7pm: “It’s Oregon Beer Month! We thought we’d celebrate with our good friends Pelican Brewing by hosting a special #Baileys10Year tap takeover featuring some very exciting brews… Kentucky Pelican, Berried at Sea, Five Fin Pilsner, Sun Flare, Beak Breaker, Pelicano, Citracumulus, Udder Tugger – NITRO, Cherry Poppin Dory, Father of All Tsunamis, and Mother of All Storms”
Belmont Station (Portland) today is hosting the bottle release for Little Beast Brewing, along with pouring it on tap, from 5 to 8pm: “Little Beast Brewing’s first Portland bottle release outside the brewery of course has to be at Belmont Station! Beautifully packaged corked & caged 750 ml. bottles of Bes Tart Wheat and Fera Brett Saison are ready to go and will be available for purchase. Come have a taste of both beers at the bar, then bring home a bottle to enjoy. See you there!”
Deschutes Brewery (Bend): Tuesdays are Community Pints days at Deschutes, where they donate $1 of every pint sold to a local non-profit at each of their pubs. At the Portland Pub, they are benefiting Friends of the Children – Portland. I haven’t seen posted who the Bend Pub is benefiting but get down there and help out today with a pint or three.
Ninkasi Brewing (Eugene): Their Pints for a Cause fundraiser today benefits Oregon Supported Living Program all day long: “Join Oregon Supported Living Program and Ninkasi Brewing Company for a day of supporting a great cause and local beer! $1.00 from each pint sold at the Ninkasi Tasting Room will go to OSLP’s One Dream at a Time Fund.”
Great Notion Brewing (Portland) has their Community Support Night from 5 to 10pm benefiting Friends of the Children – Portland (same as Deschutes): “Community Support Night for Friends of the Children – Portland ! Proceeds from the night of July 11th will go to local PDX non-profit FOTC who provides our most vulnerable children a stable relationship with a professional mentor for 12.5 years – from kindergarten to high school graduation. 12.5 years. No matter what.”
Oregon City Brewing is hosting a Charity Pint Night starting at 5pm: “Drink for a great cause. $1 of every OCB Pint, Taster Tray, Soda, Crowler, and Growler purchased at this event will go directly to support North Willamette Valley Habitat for Humanity. Thank you to our friends at Oregon City Brewing for your support in both the Charity Pint Nght and The House That Beer Built Passport.”