Here’s the news in Oregon beer for this Wednesday, September 6. Fresh hops in the news, which is always exciting! As usual, I’ll be periodically updating this post throughout the day with the latest news, so check back often for updates. If you have news to share, please contact me and I can get that updated as well.
RiverBend Brewing (Bend): They put their first fresh hop beer on tap yesterday—which as far as I know is the first one on tap in Bend! “Fresh HOPS! The first of many we are brewing this year. Come taste ‘Bad to the Bine’, an IPA brewed with over 120#s of wet Centennial hops. On tap NOW!”
Lucky Labrador Brewing (Portland): Today is their community hop harvest at their main pub from 4 to 9pm! “Twelve years ago we picked hops out on the back patio of the Hawthorne Brew Pub for a fresh hop beer called The Mutt. This year the hop crop has been a little late, but we will commence picking on Wednesday, Sept. 6th at around 4 p.m. Join us for hops and beer while we nibble on some crazy-good hop infused chicken wings.”
Ninkasi Brewing (Eugene) announced the release of their Green Haze Fresh Hopped Pale Ale today: “September in the Pacific Northwest means one thing to beer drinkers: fresh hops. This month, Ninkasi Brewing Company, releases Green Haze, a fresh-hopped pale ale brewed with 400 pounds of fresh Centennial hops per batch. Celebrating the annual hop harvest, Green Haze is full of citrusy and floral hop character. Available for a limited time, beer drinkers will be able to find Green Haze on-tap at select accounts throughout Ninkasi’s distribution footprint. Cultivated just 70 miles from Ninkasi’s brewing facilities at Goschie Farms in Silverton, Ore., Ninkasi transported 2,000 pounds of freshly-picked Centennial whole cone hops from farm to brewery in just over an hour. As soon as the hops arrived at the brewery, 400 pounds were tossed into the brew kettle for the first batch. Ninkasi’s team of brewers worked through the night, brewing 36 straight-hours to produce five batches of Green Haze.” Seek it out!
The Beer Party PDX is helping to raise money for Pets for Houston tonight, working with a number of Portland venues: “The following locations will be donating 10% of sales from open to close to Wings of Rescue and the Houston Humane Society. They will also be accepting pet food donations for the Oregon Humane Society. So far, Wings of Race has flown over 50 pets to Oregon – these are animals ready for adoption. This allows room for the displaced pets that are going to the Houston Humane Society so owners can find them more easily.
Bailey’s Taproom (213 SW Broadway) www.baileystaproom.com
Bazi Bierbrasserie (1522 SE 32nd Ave) www.bazipdx.com
Belmont Station (4500 SE Stark St) www.belmont-station.com
Imperial Bottle Shop and Taproom (both locations – 3090 SE Division St and 2006 NE Alberta) www.imperialbottleshop.com”
Rogue Ales Eastside Pub in Portland has their Green Dragon Brew Crew release today at 5pm, featuring Czech Black Lager: “Tonight we celebrate Nine-Nine-Nine: Nine years of brewing GDBC beers on the ninth day of the ninth month making tonight our 410th Wednesday night release. Every week we are proud to bring you fresh, exceptional and unique craft beers which you cannot get anywhere else. And tonight is no exception. Completing our series of Czech beers, we bring you our Czech Black Lager. A rare style of beer here in the US, for over 500 years breweries in Prague have made this uncommon beer style and this evening is our version of it. While pitch black, the beer is smooth and malt forward without tasting roasty or bitter. A solid continental malt flavor is complemented with noble hops and a crisp finish making this smooth lager a delight in your glass.”
Montavilla Brew Works (Portland) has a fresh hop beer release today starting at 3pm: Tangled Up In Hops IPA. “”Tangled Up In Hops” IPA is the first in a series of Fresh Hop beers that we’ve brewed for you hopheads! Fresh Hop Season is here and we couldn’t be more stoked to bring you some special hoppy brews. Centennial and Mosaic Hops for y’all!!”