Oregon Beer News, 07/20/2015

Oregon BeerWelcome back to Monday! There’s a whole new week’s worth of Oregon beer news kicking off today. 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‘s Puckerfest wraps up today, with the “Day of Belgian Sours” taking place today from 5 to 7pm: “For our Grand Finale, we will be honoring the original home of sour beers: Belgium! We have several very special beers we will be pouring in the biercafe, including selections from Cantillon, Oud Beersel Still, St. Louis, LambickX, and more! Our friend and Belgian beer sommelier Luc de Raedemaeker, will be on hand to tell us more about these incredible beers and give us insight into the sour beers of Belgium!”

This week of course is the week of the Oregon Brewers Festival, the 28th annual edition of which kicks off this Wednesday, July 22, and runs through Sunday the 26th. There’s probably not much I need to say that isn’t already widely known, and I’ll have a separate post on it, but this is the one festival of the year you won’t want to miss if you can help it. They’ll be pouring 90 different beers from around the country plus 15 beers from New Zealand and The Netherlands in the International Tent, for 105 beers total. As always it takes place in Portland’s Tom McCall Waterfront Park. Plan accordingly.

Roscoe’s (Portland) today is hosting a special fundraiser tapping with Bend’s Worthy Brewing tonight from 6 to 9pm: “Join Worthy Brewing, Roscoe’s and the National Brain Tumor Society to fund education, research and ultimately a cure for #BrainTumors. There will be giveaway prizes and more Worthy specialty goodies, not to mention, Worthy CEO Chris Hodges will be in the house! For those who can’t attend, sign up to walk with us on August 1 from Pioneer Court House Square and/or donate to the NBTS on behalf of team BREWPUBLIC by clicking here: http://goo.gl/s7BWAu