Here’s the news in Oregon beer for Thursday, July 16. As usual, I’ll be periodically updating this post throughout the day, so check back often. If you have news to share, please contact me and I can get that posted as well.
Belmont Station (Portland): Their Puckerfest continues today with a Double Mountain Night from 5 to 7pm featuring Hood River’s Double Mountain Brewery: “We’re bringing back our friends from the gorge for another night of fruit filled fun. This year we’ll be helping them launch bottles of Peche Mode, their new Peach-infused sour ale. We’ll also have it on tap alongside Devil’s Kriek and Tahoma Kriek, their two delicious sour cherry ales. Who knows, they may have other surprises as well!”
McMenamins Kennedy School (Portland) has a limited-edition beer tasting today starting at 5pm, featuring Begbie’s 80 Shilling Scottish Ale: “Begbie had some great quotes. Unfortunately, most of them are filled with @#$%’s and &*!#’s. So instead we leave you with this: “You are not dying yet, you have to live your life until you are.” This beer will help you really get living. Malty, roasty and delicious, Begbie would definitely approve.” We don’t see enough of these Scottish-styled ales these days…
Saraveza (Portland): Today they holding a special “Toast to the Coast!” event from 6 to 9pm, featuring special Oregon coast beers on tap: “Join us as we raise a pint to some of our favorite and award winning OR Coast breweries: Pelican Pub & Brewery, Buoy Beer Company & Fort George Brewery . Darron Welch, Brewmaster & Co-Founder of Pelican will be in-house to share beers and talk shop. We’ll have swag giveaways & sample pours, AND we’ll be making history that night with Travel Oregon! Local Photographer & Filmmaker, Jamie Francis will be in-house documenting our gathering.”
And The Bier Stein (Eugene) tonight has Pacific City’s Pelican Brewing in for a tasting of their Belgian Series from 6 to 9pm: “Pelican Pub & Brewery in Pacific City is releasing three new Belgian-style beers– we will have them on tap and free samples from our Pelican rep Ralph. Belgian-style IPA (7.6% abv / 70 IBU); Squawk, an homage to the Belgian beer Kwak (5.7% abv / 18 IBU); Noir, a Belgian-style Dark Strong ale (8% abv / 35 IBU). Ralph will also be sampling out Golden Pelican Ale. Come on down!”