Happy Bastille Day! Pick up a French-inspired beer to enjoy this weekend to celebrate. In the meantime here is the news and events in Oregon beer for this weekend of July 14. As usual, I’ll be periodically updating this post throughout the day with the latest news, so check back often. If you have news to share, please contact me and I can get that posted as well.
The Bier Stein (Eugene) is hosting Bend’s Monkless Belgian Ales for a Eugene launch party from 5 to 8pm: “It is rare to find a brewery outside of Belgium that produces exclusively Belgian-style beer. Myths abound in homebrewing circles about how to produce an authentic-tasting version. The reason these beers are so challenging to make is because the most influential ingredient is also the only living ingredient in beer: yeast. And so when we find an American-made Belgian-style beer that hits the mark, we rejoice! Monkless Belgian Ales opened in Bend in 2014, operating on a 1-barrel system. It soon expanded its capacity tenfold, and recently started to distribute its beer. We invite you to welcome Monkless to Eugene, and to taste a wide range of its beers on tap.”
Montavilla Brew Works (Portland) is celebrating their two-year anniversary this weekend, kicking off on Friday: “We can’t believe it’s been two years already! It’s been a blast making great beers, making new friends and being a cornerstone of the neighborhood. To celebrate, we’re:
• Releasing new beers on Friday and Saturday (intermittently during the late afternoon).
• Mixteca will be serving tacos, tamales and more on Friday and Saturday night after 5pm.
• Raffle tickets will be available on Friday and Saturday afternoon for prizes including custom MBW swag and local business gift certificates.
• On Sunday, we’ll all be recovering and serving any beer left that you guys didn’t drink!”
Portland’s Loyal Legion is also celebrating two years this weekend: “We can’t believe it’s been 2 years already, we are throwing a party all weekend long to celebrate and thank everyone for 2 great years. Thursday July 13th – Sunday July 16th. Tap Takeover – Live Music – DJ – Street Fair – Games – Drink and Food Specials. Featuring: Breakside Brewing, Eastside Distilling, Veuve Clicquot, and more.”
Burnside Brewing (Portland) collaborated with Hotlips Pizza & Soda to brew an Imperial Radler and Friday is the release party from 5 to 8pm: “Come celebrate our 2nd Annual Collaboration with Burnside Brewing Co at the Imperial Raddler Release Party! Blood Orange HOTLIPS Soda meets Burnside’s Imperial IPA in a delicious and refreshing 7% ABV Raddler. Come drink some pints and play some pinball!”
Arch Bridge Taphouse in Oregon City is hosting a Fort George Brewery night, where El Jefe Brings the Goods: “Our good friends at Fort George are sending some of their best beers to Arch Bridge, courtesy of Tim “El Jefe” Ensign. He hooked up a ridiculously awesome taplist, including a new Hazy Raspberry IPA that he helped brew!! Tim will be here to enjoy the fruits of his labor as well. Some of these beers are super limited, this might be your only chance to try them.” It runs from 6 to 9pm.
Cascade Brewing (Portland) is releasing the latest in their single hop sour series, Denali Hop Sour: “We are continuing our single-hop sour series today with Denali Hop Sour, a sour blond ale aged in oak wine barrels for 12 months before dry-hopping with Denali hops two days before packaging. Packed with hop aroma, Denali Hop Sour offers juicy notes of pineapple, citrus peel and tropical fruits with a clean hop finish and a tart acidic bite.”
McMenamins Cornelius Pass Roadhouse (Hillsboro) is hosting their 16th Annual Roadhouse Brewfest and 151st Birthday on Saturday! “Come out to Cornelius Pass Roadhouse on this glorious summer day for a brewfest & birthday celebration. Sample 32+ beers and ciders from McMenamins & guests, including special Sour Ale and Barrel-Aged Beer selections. Click here for a complete list of beer descriptions. Meet and chat with the brewers; the Brewery and Distillery will have an Open House from noon ‘til late.” There will be live music and you can get your passport stamped as well. Cheers to 16 years of the Roadhouse ‘fest!
Ground Breaker Brewing (Portland) is hosting an Oregon Gluten-Free Breweries Night Saturday from 5 to 8pm: “It’s Oregon Craft Beer Month and we are celebrating the gluten-free breweries across the State. In addition to our usual Ground Breaker lineup, we will have Taproom Exclusives as well as beers and brewers from Bierly Brewing and Moonshrimp Brewing. Come celebrate the finest in #GlutenFree food and drink and support these amazing breweries.”
McMenamins 23rd Avenue Bottle Shop (Portland) is hosting a beer tasting with Loowit Brewing on Saturday from 2 to 4pm: “Loowit is crossing the Columbia to pour samples of their current bottle offerings.”
The Bend Whole Foods Market is hosting their 6th annual Whole Foods Brewfest on Saturday from 2 to 6pm, presented by the High Desert Museum: “Sample brews from over 25 craft breweries and enjoy delicious eats at Whole Foods Market. Kick back with a BBQ while watching Blondeau and The Bucklys at this family-friendly event. Stop by our booth to say hello and learn about member benefits and great programs the Museum has to offer. Funds raised help support the High Desert Museum’s Little Wonders access initiative. $5 entry.”
Coin Toss Brewing (Oregon City) is hosting Snakebite Sunday from 2 to 5pm: “We’re joining forces with Seattle Cider Company to bring you two delicious Snakebites! “Hohly Jalapeno” is a blend of George’s Honest Ale and Seattle Cider’s 3 Pepper Cider. “Gin & Juice” will feature our new Grapefruit Gose blended with Seattle Cider’s Gin Botanical. Join Brewer Dave & Jordan from Seattle Cider for a fun and tasty afternoon in our taproom!”