Oregon Beer News, 08/31/2017

Oregon BeerHere is the news in Oregon beer for this final day of August. 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 let me know and I can get that updated as well.

Hopworks Urban Brewery (Portland) is releasing Mt. Angel Volksbier today—their Oktoberfest beer brewed for Mt. Angel Oktoberfest. It’s available on draft and in limited bottles today: “The beer brings together ingredients sourced from the Hallertau region of Germany and the foothills of Mount Angel in the Willamette Valley. Spicy, tropical and fruity aromas compliment honeydew and stone fruit flavors all derived from hops and traditional German Ale yeast. We’re calling it a Bavarian Session Ale! If you come to the release party on August 31st and buy one of the very limited bottles, we’ll make sure you get $2 off your admission to the Biergarten to the Mount Angel Oktoberfest.” The release party takes place at the brewpub on Powell from 6 to 8pm.

Baerlic Brewing (Portland) has another fresh hop beer release today: Fresh Hop Hellsner. “Our favorite time of year is upon us! Fresh Hop season starts NOW! ABOUT THE BEER: Fresh Hop Hellsner is a hoppy German Style Helles conditioned on Freshly Picked Santiam hops from Indie Hops. 5% ABV and insanely chuggable. This is the Second of Three Fresh Hop beers we are doing this year!” Get it on tap starting at 4pm.

Bend’s Boneyard Beer is giving back to all of the firefighters dealing with the wildfires that have been hammering Oregon: “THANK YOU FIREFIGHTERS! Starting today through the end of September we will be filling $3.00 3-packs of Skin ‘N Bones ISA for all credentialed Firefighters.” Good on them!

Montavilla Brew Works in Portland has their fundraiser for the Houston Humane Society continuing this week: “If you’re watching the news, you know that Houston is in trouble right now and badly needs support. Humans are slowly getting help, but their furry little friends are needing help too! Montavilla Brew Works will be donating 10% of ALL TAPROOM BEER SALES this week to the Houston Humane Society.”

Lompoc Brewing (Portland): Their Fresh Hop Death Punch that debuted yesterday at the Sidebar is on tap at all the other Lompoc pubs today. Make sure to get some!

Widmer Brothers Brewing (Portland) is hosting a Pint Night to benefit Surfrider PDX from 5 to 10pm tonight: “Surfrider Portland has worked with Widmer Brothers Brewing over the past several months to pilot our #DitchTheStrawPDX campaign to reduce single-use plastic pollution. The pilot program has been a great success, and to celebrate, Widmer is hosting a Pint Night in our honor. $1 from every pint sold from 5pm-closing on 9/31 will benefit Surfrider Foundation Portland Chapter. CHEERS to that! We encourage you to bring your friends and family – the pint proceeds will also be taken in the outdoor biergarten – so play some cornhole while your at it.”

Grixsen Brewing (Portland) is hosting Pours Fur A Paws, a fundraiser by GrowlerWerks, this evening from 4 to 7pm: “For the entire month of August GrowlerWerks dedicated to donating 5% of our online sales to The Pixie Project. However, on Thursday, August 31, 2017 from 4 PM to 7 PM at Grixsen Brewing Company, we are upping the ante. WE ARE RAFFLING OFF: 1 – uKeg 128 Stainless Steel with a custom Pixie Tap Handle to one lucky attendee! So grab your “furiends” and “furamily” and help us raise money for one of Portland’s finest non-profit animal adoption center and rescues.”

Ninkasi Brewing (Eugene) announced today that they are teaming up with Maletis Beverage for the month of September to raise money for firefighters. Specifics from the press release: “Ninkasi Brewing Company teams up with Oregon wholesale partner Maletis Beverage to offer a month-long give-back program in support of Portland Firefighters Association Local 43, Salem Professional Firefighters IAFF Local 314, and Vancouver Firefighters IAFF Local 452 called Funds for Firefighters. For every Ninkasi keg sold in Portland, Salem, and Vancouver during the month of September, five dollars will be donated to support the work of Local 43, Local 314 and Local 452. Established in 2014, the Funds for Firefighters program has raised almost $18,000 to benefit Local 43, Local 314, and Local 452. Donated funds directly supported each organization and programming like Tools for Schools, Operation Warm, and Toys for Tots among others. To take part in the program, beer drinkers are encouraged to order Ninkasi on-tap during the month of September throughout Portland, Salem, and Vancouver.” September is the month to drink draft Ninkasi!