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Oregon Beer News, 09/25/2012

Here’s the Oregon beer news for Tuesday the 25th of September. As usual, I’ll be periodically updating this post with the latest news items as I find them, so check back often for updates. And if you have news to share, please contact me and I can get that updated as well.

Cascade Brewing (Portland): Their Tap It Tuesday tonight at 6pm is featuring “live” Black Cap Raspberry: “This NW style sour blond ale was barrel aged for 28 months before spending an additional two months on 300+ pounds of Black Cap raspberries: think Nouveau Beaujolais with raspberries. Vinous then sweet aromas of tart raspberries noticed up front. Sharp, acidic notes of tart berries and leather on the palate lead to a sharp, dark berry presence and a finish with a prolonged dry fruit note. This limited draft-only offering is a blender favorite. 6.55% ABV, $7/glass, $3/taster.”

Silver Moon Brewing (Bend): Each week they feature a “Growler Power Hour” on Tuesday and Wednesday from 4 to 6pm where you can fill a growler with the featured beer(s) for only $6. This week the specials are for the brewery’s High Plains Hefeweizen and Getsum Apricot Wheat Ale—quite possibly the best deals around. Silver Moon also has their seasonal Asmodeus Dark IPA on tap right now too—a 7.5% abv Black IPA (their description, really a Cascadian Dark Ale *wink*) that’s one of the tastier ones I’ve had.

And for the latest news in fresh hops:

Upright Brewing (Portland) has a new beer coming out in their limited “Sole Composition” series: “This weekend we are releasing Yusef Lateef in the Sole Composition series bottles. Sadly because of large amounts of people buying up SC beers for trading we are lowering the limit to 2 bottles per person. Yusef Lateef is a liquid tribute to the legendary composer and multi-instrumentalist from Detroit, still performing over five decades into his career. The brown brew is a four cask blend of various lots with a pinch of elderflower and lavender, yielding a beer showing delicate balance. Beer for the thinker. 6%”