Oregon Beer News, 07/23/2013

Oregon BeerHere’s the Oregon beer news for Tuesday, the 23rd of July. As usual, I’ll be periodically updating this post throughout the day with the latest news, so check back often. And if you have news to share, please contact me and I can get that posted as well.

Oakshire Brewing (Eugene) has a new Single Batch beer going on tap today at 6pm: Summer Feet English Summer Ale. “A bright golden sunshine ale with an earthy aroma; light bodied, yet full flavored, with a refreshing kiss of hops at the finish. ABV:4.2% IBU:29.” The perfect summer session beer for this hot weather we’re having!

Cascade Brewing (Portland): Tonight’s Tap It Tuesday event at the Barrel House at 6pm is featuring “Live” Cherry Bourbonic Plague. “We took a 13-month-old Bourbonic Plague and aged it a further 12 months on sour pie cherries. Huge aromas of dark cherries, Bourbon and spices are noticed in the front. Big, rich, dark cherries, dates, oak, leather and tobacco blossom slowly on the palate. Deep cherry notes, dark fruits and a warming Bourbon flavor finish this off as only the Bourbonic can. 12% ABV, $8 Glass, $3 Taster”

All this month McMenamins has been offering up weekly beer specials at all their locations for Oregon Craft Beer Month, happy hour prices on the selected beers all day/week long. This week the special is on wheat beers: “All week we will be running a special of wheat beers for $3.50 a pint. Head to your pub and try the variety of wheat beers we have to offer.” The next (and final) week will be for their seasonal, Copper Moon.

Roscoe’s (Portland) is holding their 4th annual All-Oregon Craft Beer Summit starting this Friday, the 26th, and running through the weekend. “We will be tapping 18 specialty, seasonal, and one-off kegs from some of our favorite Oregon breweries. Some of the Breweries (and beers) will include: Crux (Tough Love), Logsdon (Peche ‘n Brett), The Commons and De Garde (Ortucky), Boneyard, Double Mountain, Falling Sky (Special dry-hopped Firkin of IPA), Oakshire, Upright, Flattail, Caldera (Mogli), and more.” There will be tasters and possibly some of the brewers visiting. If the crowds at the OBF are killing you, be sure to swing by Roscoe’s for a nice alternative.

Ninkasi Brewing‘s founder, Jamie Floyd, is hosting a special beer Sensory Class at The Upper Lip (above Bailey’s Taproom) this Thursday the 25th from 6 to 8pm. It costs $10 which you need to purchase in advance here. “Introductory Sensory Class: Founding Brewer Jamie Floyd will teach how to Evaluate a Beer properly the Sensory Analysis Technique used in Sensory Labs and for judging. Then using those techniques share how the human body perceives aroma and flavor through the coordination of our Olfactory, Gustation and Trigeminal Nerve to create our love of beer and other foods.”

De Garde Brewing (Tillamook) has a couple of new releases that are going to their distributor—hopefully this means we’ll see some of their beer show up around the state! “‘Houblon Red’: Our ‘Double India Wild Red’ spontaneously fermented in a mix of red wine and bourbon casks…. ‘Mulligan’: An ‘India Wild Ale’ wildly fermented with our native yeast and bacteria in fresh gin barrels. ” Both sound worth seeking out.