It’s another smoky day across the state, but hopefully we will see rain sometime today! In the meantime, here is the Oregon beer news for Thursday, September 7. As usual, I’ll be periodically updating this post throughout the day, so check back often. And if you have news to share, please contact me and I can get that updated as well.
Bend’s GoodLife Brewing is collecting community hops today for their 150 Hippies fresh hop ale: “Attention Central Oregon Hop Growers: If you have any hops that you want to donate to us for 150 Hippies, TODAY is the day to drop them off at the brewery! We are brewing 150 Hippies tomorrow morning so please bring them by the brewery anytime today and we’ll reward you with a cold beverage!”
Ecliptic Brewing (Portland) is raising money to Help Houston all day today: “On Thursday September 7th, 10% of our sales in the pub will be donated to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Donations will be made to Portlight Inclusive Disaster Strategies and the Houston Humane Society. Portlight is a disaster response group dedicated to helping those with disabilities that are affected by the hurricane find shelter, medical help, and more. The Houston Humane Society is working to marshal care and shelter for animals affected by the hurricane. Come raise a pint and a bite to #HelpHouston!” Get down there and have a few pints to help out.
Baerlic Brewing (Portland) has their third fresh hop release taking place today: Fresh Hop Pioneer ESB. “Fresh Hop Pioneer Extra Special Bitter conditioned on Fresh Mt. Hood hops from Crosby Hop Farm—a fifth generation hop farm located in Woodburn, OR. This beer scored us a GOLD medal at the 2017 Oregon Beer Awards, so we are super duper stoked for this one!! This is the Third of Three Fresh Hop beers we are doing this year!”
Widmer Brothers Brewing (Portland): Their Thursday Tap Day beer is X-17.1 Experimental Hop Lager, on tap at their pub all day: “Let’s hear it for experimental hops! This week at Widmer Brothers, we’re releasing X-17.1, the first beer in a series of experimental hop lagers. We brewed a simple lager to provide a clean canvas and added in hops at two stages for maximum aroma and flavor exploration. This version has a simple malt bill with delicate aromas of plummy stone fruit and hints of strawberry. We’ll be brewing at least three of these experimental hop lagers in the weeks to come, so be on the lookout for the next in the series!”