Welcome back to Monday; September 11 is a somber day so raise a beer to the first responders and everyone who was there in New York 16 years ago. Here’s the news in Oregon beer for today and this week. As usual, I’ll be periodically updating this post throughout the day with the latest news as I find it, so check back often. And if you have news to share, please contact me and I can get that posted as well.
Corvallis Beer Week starts today! This is the seventh edition of CBW, having begun back in 2011, and it runs through Sunday the 17th. “Corvallis Beer Week features dozens of fantastic craft beer events, including a Kickoff Party, sports tournaments, card tournaments and brewery tours. There’s a huge variety of tastings and promotions happening and some really awesome dinners, live music events, tap takeovers, and so much more. And don’t forget about Septembeerfest, coming up September 16 and capping off a fantastic week of craft beers.” They have a schedule of events posted on the Facebook event page.
Kells Brewery (Portland) is debuting canned beer this week, it’s IPA, with a release party on Thursday the 14th: “Kells is marking the occasion with a “Golden Ticket” release party, which will take place at the brewery on Sept. 14 from 6pm to 8pm. Six-packs will be available for sale at special pricing, and three of the packs sold will contain a Golden Ticket, redeemable for dinner for two (up to $50) and a private brewery tour.”
This Saturday the 16th, McMenamins High Street Brewery in Eugene is holding their 20th annual High Street Brewfest (formerly called the Mid-Valley Brewfest)! It starts at 11am and takes place all day; they’ll feature “20 beers for 20 years” and are inviting a host of Willamette Valley breweries to participate along with a number of McMenamins breweries. Cost is $4 for a glass and $1.50 per tasting token; $17 will get you the glass and 10 tokens. Brewery tours will take place from 1 to 7pm and of course they will have live music. Be there!
Here is the list of events for Corvallis Beer Week for today:
- Flat Tail Brewing has brewery tours and Special Edition 40oz. Bottle Release from 4 to 7pm
- Les Caves is hosting a vegetarian beer dinner from 6 to 9pm
- Nectar Creek Mead is hosting a Craft Beer Spelling Bee at DeMaggio’s Pizza from 8 to 10pm
Bend Oktoberfest returns this weekend! Friday and Saturday, the 15th and 16th, downtown Bend will be all oompah music, beer, and bratwurst! “Bend Oktoberfest will feature local beer as well as authentic German brews. We have eleven local breweries participating, each serving seasonal beers brewed in the spirit of Oktoberfest! In addition to the amazing beer selection, Bend Oktoberfest will showcase delicious food and authentic German wines. You can also listen to the Mirko Pressler Band — an authentic Oompah band – to dance the night away – including the famous chicken dance competition!” More to come.
McMenamins‘ Thundercone Fresh Hop Pale Ale will be released in cans this week! “For the first time ever, we’re releasing Thundercone Fresh Hop Pale in 16 oz. cans! Get them starting this Friday, September 15th!”