Happy Hump Day! Are you watching for those fresh hop beers to hit the taps? (I am!) Here’s the Oregon beer news for Wednesday, September 13. As usual, I’ll be periodically updating this post throughout the day with the latest news, so check back often for updates. And if you have news to share, please contact me and I can get that updated as well.
McMenamins Thompson Brewery (Salem) has their Savor in Salem beer tasting today, featuring Roads End CDA, a tribute beer: “He’d been coming to our pub for 25 years. Swinging the door open with his own unique style, briefcase in hand and always a good morning with a nod of the head. It took me months to understand his heavy Czech accent, though his quick “Ha” of laughter was easily identifiable. We lost him suddenly. One day he was here, the next he wasn’t. On this day, his son Jakub was at home brewing. In his honor, we present this CDA that flamed off just as Jindrich left us. Don’t let the dark body of this ale fool you. This medium-bodied CDA is highly drinkable and balanced. We aren’t overwhelming you with a bitter profile but more of a balanced hop profile, full of big bodied aroma and flavor. The Black Wheat helps darken the body without adding big roast or coffee notes, but rather a fuller body on the palate. So many memories and stories.” The tasting runs from 5 to 7pm.
The Bier Stein presents Eugene’s first taste of Cascade Brewing‘s and Bruery Terreux’s collab beer (just released yesterday), One Way or Another, tonight from 5 to 8pm: “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% ABV). Last spring, the crew from Bruery Terreux visited Cascade, AKA the House of Sour, 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 in Anaheim, Calif. The Bier Stein will tap both versions of One Way or Another, along with two beers from The Bruery Terreux (Train to Beersel and Oude Tart with Raspberries) and Cascade Brewing (Shrieking Violet and Honey Ginger Lime). We will have bottles of Cascade’s version of One Way or Another for sale as well.”
Corvallis Beer Week continutes today with a lineup of beer and cider events:
- New Taco on the Block @ Tacovino – 1 to 5pm
- Cider Doughnuts with 2 Towns Ciderhouse and Sidecar Open House at Benny’s Donuts – 5 to 9pm
- Fried Chicken Night and Outdoor Games with Block 15 Distro Team at Greenberry Tavern – 6 to 9pm
- 99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall – Vintage Ales Edition at Corvallis Brewing Supply – 6:30 to 8:30pm
Portland’s Culmination Brewing is raising money for the Friends of the Columbia Gorge all day today: “This Wednesday you will be donating to Friends of the Columbia Gorge when you purchase beer in our taproom. As Oregonians and Washingtonians, we are saddened by the damage to our crown jewel, the Columbia River Gorge. It may have some scars in the coming years, but we won’t allow that to take away from its magnificent beauty. We at Culmination Brewing will donate 10% of beer sales this Wednesday to Friends of the Columbia Gorge, in helping with restoration projects. And thank you to the fire and rescue teams in fighting the blaze and rescuing the hikers. Cheers friends!” Also be there at 7:30pm this evening for a change to win some great raffle items.
Belmont Station (Portland) is hosting a cider tasting with Schilling Hard Cider today from 5 to 8pm: “Come enjoy a sampling from all the Schilling ciders we carry, including: Grapefruit and Chill — grapefruit cider
Lumberjack — rhubarb pear cider; Passport — Pineapple Passion Fruit cider; Road Trip — Peach cider; and Ascender — Ginger cider”
Atlas Cider (Bend): Their location in the Washington Square Mall in Portland has changed, and the move is complete: “We have completed the move and now open. The space is larger, and better location. Come visit for a taster tray of all our ciders, or a pint, or a mix case.” Apparently, this new location is next to (wait for it) the Apple store.
Rogue Ales Eastside Pub in Portland has their Green Dragon Brew Crew release today at 5pm, featuring Purple Dragon Pale Ale: “A purple dragon has infiltrated the lair of the Green Dragon! Infused with lavender, this pale ale is refreshing and delicious! Balanced with Cascade hops, the lavender is present but not overwhelming and a very tasty concoction.”
The Growler Guys SE Portland is raising money today to Give to the Gorge: “Please join us on September 13th as we bring together our good friends from the Gorge, Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom, Everybody’s Brewing, pFriem Family Brewers & Walking Man Brewing, for a cause that has touched all of us in the greater Portland area and beyond- assistance for those who have been on the front lines to fight the horrendous fires that have engulfed the Columbia Gorge.” Proceeds benefit Friends of the Columbia Gorge and from 5 to 8pm, buy beer from this taplist to help out!
Montavilla Brew Works (Portland) has their Pocketful of Goschies! Fresh Hop Red Ale releasing today! Starting at 3pm, “We’re releasing our Fresh Hop Red Ale brewed with 85 pounds of fresh Strata Hops from Goschie Farms, Inc. in Silverton, Oregon and Indie Hops. These Strata hops are wonderfully rich with aromas of grapefruit, ripe pineapple and herbal dankness.”