Oregon Beer News, 08/09/2013

Oregon BeerTGIF! If you don’t yet have any weekend plans, maybe some of these beery news items will help you find something to do. As usual, I’ll be periodically updating this post throughout the day, so check back often for the latest news. If you have news to share, please contact me and I can get that updated as well.

Breakside Brewery (Portland): Today they are having a release party for their new Passionfruit Sour at Portland’s Hale Pele, from 5 until midnight: “Meet the Breakside Brewers at their favorite Tiki Bar – Hale Pele for the release of PassionFruit Sour a tart and tropical Berliner-Weisse. SPECIAL: $15 for a Main Course dish, your choice of 2 sides and a pint of PassionFruit Sour!” Berliner Weisses sure are all the rage these days, and I’m quite sure Breakside’s take on the style will be excellent like their other beers.

Saraveza (Portland) is holding their 4th annual IIPA Festival tomorrow, the 10th, all day long from 11 to 11! “Join us in our annual exercise in decadence to include 30+ rotating IIPA’s (some never poured before!), Double BLT’s, live music, guest brewers and a whole lot of fun!  Your $20 Entry includes a commemorative glass and 10 drink tickets. Buy Your Tickets Here!” And, if you want a sneak preview, check out the Kick-Off Party tonight: “Sneak a peek at some of the specialty kegs, enjoy delicious snacks and plenty of elbow room while listening to the soulful sounds provided by DJ BP Murphy!  Tickets are limited, cost $35 and include commemorative glass, 10 beer tickets and yummy foods!  Your glass and any unused tickets will allow you fest entry the next day.  Additional entries and beer tickets may be purchased at the fest with cash only. Buy Your Tickets Here!”  You cannot go wrong with this!

In addition to Corvallis’ Flat Tail Brewing taking possession yesterday of their new 15-barrel brewhouse, there’s more growth happening all over:

  • Worthy Brewing (Bend) has their new 5-barrel pilot system in-house, on which they’ll brew small batch in-pub specials.
  • Standing Stone Brewing (Ashland) has a new serving tank in this week: “Our other five serving tanks are positioned right above our bar and allow us to serve cold beer fresh from our taps everyday. This vessel will allow us to always have six beers on tap (a goal we sometimes struggle to reach with our current brewing capacity) and increase the variety of beer styles we offer.”
  • Coalition Brewing (Portland): New tanks here as well, as they posted on Facebook, but I couldn’t say exactly what capacity they are working with.