Oregon Beer News, 07/30/2015

Oregon BeerHere’s the Oregon beer news for the penultimate day of July, Thursday the 30th. 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.

The Bier Stein (Eugene) is hosting Spokane’s No-Li Brewing for a tasting from 5 to 8pm tonight: “Come hang with the inventors of the Spokane Style Ale, which is a beer made in Spokane with ingredients that come from within 300 miles. They will be in the house raffling off some swag, and we’ll be running a $1 pint glass deal. Beers are: Poser Pale Ale, Crony Northwest Brown Ale, and Brass Monkey (Strong ale brewed with orange peel)”

The Green Dragon (Portland): Their meet the brewer event at 5pm tonight is featuring Rick Allen and Patrick Harkins of McMinnville’s Heater Allen Brewing: “Heater Allen is a small, artisan brewery from McMinnville, Oregon known for their unique interpretations of German and Czech style lagers. Heater Allen uses a German-style step-mashing process that, when combined with long, low temperature lagering, results in maltier and naturally clearer beer without filtering. Join us at the Green Dragon and discover the love of lagers.”

Deschutes Brewery (Bend): Yesterday they announced that lead pub brewer Veronica Vega has been promoted to Brewmaster of R&D. From the press release over on The Full Pint: “She will work as the brewery’s research and development lead, alongside brewmaster Brian Faivre who heads the technical brewing side. Vega started out at Deschutes as a tour guide in 2006, moving into the cellar before transitioning into a production brewer role. She’s been the lead brewer at the brewery’s original pub location in downtown Bend, Oregon pub for the last three and a half years.” HUGE congrats to Veronica!