Oregon Beer News, 07/14/2015

Oregon BeerHappy Tuesday! It’s not related to beer, but is anyone else as enthralled with the New Horizons Pluto flyby this past week or so? Utterly amazing! Back on Earth, here’s the news in Oregon beer; as usual, I’ll be periodically updating this post throughout the day, so check back often for the latest news. If you have news to share, please contact me and I can get that updated as well.

Breakside Brewery (Portland) is the first featured brewery of Belmont Station’s annual Puckerfest which starts today! Belmont is hosting Breakside’s Passion Fruit Sour Bottle release, and more, today from 4 to 7pm: “We’ll have folks from the brewery on hand to chat, and we’ll be pouring several tasty treats: Passion Fruit Sour, Bellweather [double wit aged in gin barrels], Bricolage [with Brett], Frambosie.” Don’t miss out!

McMenamins on Monroe (Corvallis) has a special beer release today from 5 to 9pm: Barrel Bitter. “This is golden ale that uses Cascade hops for a subtle flavor and bitterness. An Oak spiral is cured for one week in a small amount of Maker’s Mark. The Spiral is then placed in the keg for 3 weeks, giving the beer more complexity in both body and aroma.”

The BeerMongers (Portland) has a “farewell tap takeover” for Elysian Brewing’s Steve Luke starting at 5pm today: “Elysian R&D brewer Steve Luke is leaving to start his own brewery, Cloudburst, so we’ve teamed up with Elysian to celebrate Steve’s amazing abilities and offer up some of his greatest brews! Taplist will include: Epilogue IPA – Hawaiian Sunburn Sour Ale – Zoot Suit Cherry Sour – Perfesser Plum Brett Ale – Day Glow IPA – Space Dust IPA. Join us for a fond farewell, a good luck and a cheers!”

Cascade Brewing (Portland): Today’s Tap It Tuesday at their Barrel House at 6pm is featuring “Live” Key Lime Pie: “a single-barrel project featuring a NW style sour Blond ale aged for 14 months in a white wine barrel with lime zest, vanilla bean, cinnamon and apricot noyaux. Refreshing lime flavors are rounded by the rich creaminess of the vanilla and noyaux, finishing with a hint of cinnamon graham cracker crust. 6.5% | $7.5 glass | $2.5 taster” Yum!

Burnside Brewing (Portland): They have a new, pub-only beer just tapped: “Limited addition Gin & Joose was tapped today, pub only! Ransom Gin barrel aged Peaches of Immortality with fresh peaches, strawberries, mangos, and a dash of lavendar. It’s so yum…Come drink some!” See my previous “yum!” comment…

Stickmen Brewing (Lake Oswego) has new beers of their own: “We have two brand new beers on today – both perfect for this beautiful weather. Citizen Of The PNW – Dry-Hopped Pale Ale: Our Head Brewer is a transplant from North Carolina and this is the first beer he has built here at Stickmen. A light bodied session pale with a spicy punch from Chinook and Centennial hops. Good job Cobi and welcome to the PNW! 5.1% | 41 IBU’s. Kissed By Melons – Melon Berliner Weisse: Our Berliner Weiss finished with melons. Very limited quantity so get it while you can! 4.2% | 4 IBU’s”

Worthy Brewing (Bend): A new beer in a newly-branded limited series: “Great Notions Lager is on tap now from RG Worthy’s Private Stash, our 10 barrel tank dedicated to our founder’s favorite beers!” (Used to be “Heart & Soul” series.)

PFriem Family Brewers (Hood River): New or just-released beers just keep rolling out this week. PFriem’s is: “Our pFriem Session IPA is now on tap! Filled with aromas of fresh strawberries and citrus, this brew has hops that fill the mouth with lemon, pine and a hint of kiwi. This IPA is begging to be enjoyed on our outdoor patio! 4.5%, 25 IBU’s”