Oregon Beer News, 09/17/2012

Oregon BeerHere’s the Oregon beer news for Monday, September 17th, and I’m sorry to say the final week of summer. Though that means more fresh hop and pumpkin beers, so it’s a trade-off! As usual, I’ll be periodically updating this post throughout the day, so check back often for the latest news. And if you have news to share, please contact me and I can get that updated.

Brew Werks Brewing (Bend) is officially brewing beer in their new facility! They posted the update on Facebook this weekend and we should see that first batch of beer roll out of the brewery an on tap at the Old Mill Brew Werks pub in a few weeks I’d imagine. The new space is 10 Barrel Brewing‘s former brewery space, which they vacated when they built their new 50-barrel brewery. In the meantime Brew Werks had been contract brewing first with Silver Moon and then with Phat Matt’s. It will be interesting to see what new beers will be coming out of the brewery in addition to their regular lineup!

Cascade Brewing (Portland): Tomorrow’s Tap It Tuesday at 6pm is featuring “Live” Straight Double Red. “This NW style sour double red ale was aged for seven months in French oak wine barrels. Aromas of dark red wine, raisins and red grape skins are noticed up front. Notes of sweet red grapes and caramel with hints of hazelnuts on the palate lead to a finish of bright red currants and cherries. Believe it or not, there is no fruit or spicing in this beer. 7.5% ABV, $6.5/glass.”

More fresh hop goodness coming down the pike:

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