Oregon Beer News, 07/31/2017

Oregon BeerHappy Monday! Today is the final day of July, and I hoped you had a chance to enjoy the Oregon Brewers Festival this past weekend! (Sadly I could not make it this year.) Here’s the news for this July 31 as we look ahead to August. 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.

It’s the final day of Oregon Craft Beer Month! That means among other things it’s the last day to get $4.50 pints at all McMenamins locations of their 50/50 blends like Rubinator (Ruby + Terminator). Rogue Ales is also tapping a Jalapeno Helles Lager at 5pm at their various locations.

Portland’s Ground Breaker Brewing is hosting a Gluten-Free Beer and Cheese Class tonight from 6 to 8pm: “Join Chef Neil Davidson of Ground Breaker Gastropub and Emily Davidson of Peterson Cheese Co. for a special class where you’ll taste eight styles of gluten-free beer, all perfectly paired with Northwest and European cheeses. Join us for our final #ocbm17 event of the month. Tickets can be purchased at the link or at the Ground Breaker Gastropub.” Cost is $40 and it sounds interesting and tasty!

Terminal Gravity Brewing (Enterprise) teamed up with Barley Brown’s (Baker City) to brew a collaboration beer that will be tapped in Portland later this week: “A couple weeks ago we got together with the fellas from Barley Brown’s Brew Pub to brew a 20th anniversary collaboration IPA. Introducing The Beast from the East IPA! You can try it exclusively at Belmont Station this Thursday. Josh, Alex, & Kevin will be hangin’ all night!” Also a good reminder than Terminal Gravity is celebrating their 20th this year!

Three Creeks Brewing (Sisters) has released their Crowd Pleaser IPA in cans, joining the other three in their canned line-up. It’s a good choice for cans, and until now it was the only one of their four year-round beers that hadn’t been canned.

Double Mountain Brewery (Hood River) and Fort George Brewery (Astoria) have collaborated on a new hazy IPA, A River Runs Through It – Hop Shake IPA. From the New School: “This hop shake IPA is currently available on draft and in bottles at the downtown Hood River Taproom and SE Portland Taproom in the Woodstock neighborhood. A River Runs Through It can also be found throughout the Northwest and British Columbia. This IPA is full and ripe with deep citrus and earthy forest additions. Lactose is added in the boil to round out the balance, and keep things smooth and juicy. Conspired with our friends just down the river in Astoria, Fort George Brewing.”