Oregon Beer News, 10/20/2017

Oregon Beer, BrewpublicTGIF and happy Friday! I hope you’ve got a great weekend lined up, and possibly it includes something beer-related. If you’re looking for something beery to do, hopefully this roundup of Oregon beer news helps you out! Here it is for this weekend of October 20; as usual, I’ll be periodically updating this post throughout the day with the latest news, so check back often. If you have news to share, please contact me and I can get that posted as well.

Brewpublic‘s Killer Beer Week returns for its 9th annual celebration of killer beer, kicking things off on Friday for 10 days of events around the Portland area! Here are the events lined up for this weekend:

Friday, 10/20

McMenamins Bagdad Theater (Portland) has their Feature Before the Film beer tasting from 5 to 8pm tonight, featuring beer from the Edgefield: Sour Fuzz. “Sour Fuzz is a Kettle Sour infused with a pound of peach and passionfruit puree per gallon. It’s a touch tart, a touch sweet, and a lot tropical fruity. Sour Fuzz will pop your socks off.”

The Bier Stein (Eugene) has their Pumpkinpalooza on Friday, featuring the return of Elysian Brewing’s Great Pumpkin Roadshow: “It’s baaaaaack! Our annual pumpkin beer blowout returns, featuring 8 beers from the country’s most pumpkin-obsessed brewery, Elysian, as well as a handful more on tap. And, per tradition, the giant beer-filled pumpkin will be tapped for free samples at 7pm!” Eugene is the place to be for pumpkin beer Friday night!

Montavilla Brew Works (Portland) is featuring the return of their Bipartisan Coffee Porter on Friday: “Bipartisan Porter is back! Just in time for the rainy season, this coffee porter is a local favorite. Our neighbors at Bipartisan Cafe brewed up some of Water Avenue Coffee’s Pinot barrel-aged coffee for us and we’re stoked for this trifecta collaboration! From roaster to cafe to brewer, this Porter is one of our favs!”

Also in Eugene, Beergarden‘s weekend-long Pop-up Pub with pFriem Family Brewers continues: “Ever wanted to treat your palate and visit pFriem Family Brewers but couldn’t make the trek out to Hood River? Well mark your calendars because pFriem Family pFavorites Pop-Up Pub is coming to the Beergarden near you! October 19th thru October 22nd we’re exclusively pouring pFriem beer! Come and find your new pFavorite!”

The 9th annual Mid-Valley Brewfest kicks off on Friday in downtown Albany, and runs through Saturday. “Come check out our 9th Annual Mid Valley Brewfest in downtown Albany! Our event keeps getting bigger every year! We’ll have 50+ beers on tap plus wine, cider, and spirits. Games on multiple screens, food carts, yard games, and live music. Must be 21+ to attend.” It runs from 5 to 10pm Friday night, then 2 to 9pm on Saturday. Cost is $15 which gets you the mug and 4 drink tickets (additional tickets for $1).

Saturday, 10/21

This looks fun, from Columbia Distributing‘s Bend branch: a Rogue Dead Guy scavenger hunt on Instagram! “We have hidden idols in select bars in central Oregon find all six and you could when some rogue brewing swag! The only rules are:
1. Must take a picture with the idol and share on Instagram
2. Tag the location/ rogue brewing/ Columbia distributing
3. Must find all six idols to win
4. Use #DEADIDOL
Contest will run from October 21st – 31st a total of 3 to 6 winners chosen at random on Halloween 🎃👻☠️”

Portland’s Ecliptic Brewing is celebrating their 4th anniversary on Saturday! Their Fourth Orbit Anniversary Party will take place all day long: “Come out and celebrate our Fourth Orbit around the sun! We will have plenty of food, music, beer, and fun for everyone. BEER! Be the first to get your hands on our Bourbon Barrel-Aged Third Orbit Imperial Cherry Porter and our special Fourth Orbit Anniversary Beer. Draft and 22oz bottles will be available for both. We will also be tapping rare beers throughout the day.” There will also be brewery tours, live music, food specials, and more. CONGRATS on four years of some really great beers!

Thunder Island Brewing in Cascade Locks is also celebrating their 4th anniversary on Saturday! “Join us for our 4th Anniversary Party at Thunder Island Brewing Company on Saturday October 21st. We’ll be celebrating, rain or shine, from 11am to 10pm. 🍻 What a wild year it has been, from the icepacolyptic snow storms 🌬❄️ to the Eagle Creek Fire 🔥. It’s time for a good ol’ fashioned shindig! The fire pit will be blazing and the beer will be flowing. Join us for some new tasty beers, delicious food, good company and live music. Music starts at 1:30pm so make sure you come and grab a seat before then.” I haven’t had the pleasure of visiting or drinking Thunder Island beers yet, but big congrats!

2 Towns Ciderhouse (Corvallis) is throwing their 7th annual Harvest Party on Saturday: “With 25 plus craft ciders, including party exclusives, a pumpkin cider bar, delicious food vendors, rockin’ bands all day long, and other fun activities, #2TownsHarvestParty is our annual celebration of the bountiful harvest, and all our amazing supporters! Get a behind the scenes tour of our recently DOUBLED production space (SO MUCH ROOM FOR ACTIVITES…look at all this floor space, it’s making our head spin how many activities we can do…yard games, tattoo booth, photo booth, marching band, dancing and more!) Hop on one of our free Corvallis area shuttle busses*, and join our whole crew on October 21st at the 2 Towns Ciderhouse main production space in South #Corvallis.” Cost is $10.

And Eugene’s WildCraft Cider Works also has their own Urban Orchard Harvest Party taking place on Saturday: “Join us for our 3rd annual Harvest Party Celebration to commemorate the participants of our cherished Community Cider Drive! Plus, get the first look of all of the work we’ve put in at our, soon-to-open, new tap room!”

McMenamins 23rd Avenue Bottle Shop (Portland) is hosting a tasting with Baerlic Brewing on Saturday from 2 to 4pm.

Culmination Brewing (Portland) is tapping a hazy, NE-style IPA on Saturday, Partly Cloudy IPA: “Partly Cloudy IPA, A.K.A. Lil Obscured By Clouds, will be going on tap this Wednesday, 10/25. If you were a fan of Obscured By Clouds, this beer is its little brother! Like Obscured, this beer is hazy but a little more easy drinking because of a smaller A.B.V. @ 6% and 15 IBU’s. This beer has Galaxy and Simcoe hops. Come on out and give it a try! Let’s get HAZY!”

Bend’s Pine Tavern Restaurant is holding their third annual PT82 Beerfest Invitational this Satuday from 4 to 8pm: “Central Oregon’s best breweries will compete to be our next signature beer and you are a Judge!
The Pine Tavern Restaurant and Bar will host the 3rd annual PT82 Beerfest Invitational on October 21 at 4pm. 18 Central Oregon breweries will be competing to be our next signature “PT82″ Beer. The aim of the competition is to select a winning beer and brewery and celebrate the craft beer industry in Bend!
*Must be 21 and over. No pets please.
*Price is $20 which includes a Pine Tavern Pint glass and 8 tasting tokens.
​*Proceeds of the event will benefit Kids Center.”

Sunday, 10/22

Gilgamesh Brewing (Salem): Sunday from 2 to 4pm at New Seasons Market at University Park in Portland, they are holding the Bottle Signing release party for The Terry Porter: “Terry Porter will be in-store signing bottles of the new 6packs and 22s of his beer, The Terry Porter. A portion of the proceeds of the beer will be donated to the Doernbecher Children’s Hospital Foundation. Jerseys, growlers, posters, pint glasses and more will also be available for purchase and signing. 100% of these proceeds will go to the Doernbecher Children’s Hospital Foundation. The event is free but donations are greatly welcomed.
The University of Portland will be running a shuttle to and from the school’s Pilot House to New Season’s University Park. As a head coach of the Pilots and board of directors member of Doernbecher, Terry Porter is looking forward to meeting you and helping raise lots of funding for the Doernbecher Children’s Hospital Foundation. See you there.”

Hopworks Urban Brewery (Portland): They are having a beer release for their Legacy Kölsch on Sunday from 5 to 8pm: “Sunday is the last match of the regular season and our boys in green are headed to the playoffs! We decided we needed a good playoff beer so we brewed Legacy Kölsch with a few alumni from our favorite men’s soccer club. Join us for the release on Sunday at 5pm, after the match. The beer is inspired by the alumni’s love of Blitz Weinhard beer, which they jokingly referred to as their true paycheck after a day on the pitch. For the brew day we were joined by Roger Goldingay, John Bain, and Noeleen Conway. We made an unfiltered Kölsh-style beer, a fine light beer with distinctive character. Join us at the release this Sunday, we’ll have Nat Borchers and possibly a couple other alums celebrating the big victory with us!”