Oregon Beer News, 09/12/2017

Oregon BeerHere’s the news in Oregon beer for this Tuesday, September 12. 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.

Cascade Brewing (Portland) has a big release today, a collaboration beer with Bruery Terreux called One Way or Another: “Last spring, the crew from Bruery Terreux came up to discuss the blend and to brew the first batch of what was to become One Way or Another. The following week, Bruery Terreux replicated the same recipe in their brewery. The event will feature the release of both One Way or Another collaboration beers, plus seven Bruery Terreux beers on tap, vintage Cascade Brewing bottles for sale, and a special live tapping. Cascade’s version of One Way or Another is a blend of sour triple ales aged in oak wine barrels for up to 16 months with regional ingredients including Oregon marionberries and California Meyer lemons (7.9%).” Of the beer itself, it was “aged in oak wine barrels for up to 16 months with regional ingredients including Oregon marionberries and California Meyer lemons.” The release party takes place at the Barrel House starting at 5pm.

Belmont Station (Portland) is hosting Colorado’s Left Hand Brewing today from 5 to 8pm for the release of their Nitro Milk Stout in cans: “Left Hand’s iconic Milk Stout on Nitro is finally coming to us in CANS! And we will be getting the first ones off the truck for you to take home!”

Corvallis Beer Week continues today, with the following events in lined up:

Deschutes Brewery (Bend): Tuesdays are Community Pints days at the Bend and Portland pubs, with $1 from every pint sold benefiting a designated local non-profit. In Bend this month, they are benefiting Equine Outreach Horse Rescue; I haven’t seen the beneficiary for the Portland Pub. But it’s worth getting to either pub and helping out with a pint or three!

And also this week (actually the 11th through 18th), Deschutes is donating $2 for every pint of their American Wheat sold to the Wildland Firefigher Foundation. Definitely a great cause!

Cascade Brewing also has their Tap It Tuesday at the Barrel House tonight at 6pm, and they are featuring Lemon Aid: “one of the key blending components in the OWOA collaboration blend. Using California lemons sourced by the team at Bruery Terreux, Lemon Aid features a blend of sour triple and blond ales aged in an oak foudre tank for 18 months with a late addition of fresh Meyer lemon peel. Intense lemon and orange citrus flavors are backed by a soft note of spruce tips, brisk acidity and light malt sweetness (7.9% ABV).”

Ninkasi Brewing (Eugene) has their Pints for a Cause fundraiser today benefiting Cascadia Wildlands: “Join us at the Tasting Room for Pints for a Cause! From noon to 10pm, $1 from each pint sold in the Tasting Room will go to Cascadia Wildlands.”

Kobold Brewing (Bend) is brewing up a fresh hop beer today: “Fresh hop IPA! We’ll let you know when it’s on tap at The Vault. Mmmm…fresh hop…”

Standing Stone Brewing (Ashland) has rounded up a load of Yakima hops and is brewing their fresh hop beer today: “Special delivery of fresh hops to the brewpub! From field to kettle in less than 24 hours– this place is about to smell like some danky hop goodness”

Now this is a new one… Widmer Brothers Brewing is collaborating with OMSI today to brew a Stein Lager… using fossils. “We’ve uncovered a prehistoric beer style for a collaboration with the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) – a Stein Lager, brewed with REAL fossils. Stay tuned for updates!” Wouldn’t that… destroy the fossils?