Oregon Beer News, 10/23/2013

Oregon BeerWelcome to Wednesday! Halfway through the week and we’re chugging right along with more beer news from around Oregon. As usual, I’ll be periodically updating this post throughout the day with the latest news, so check back often for updates. If you have news to share, please contact me and I can get that updated as well.

Yesterday’s Killer Beer Week Chuck Fest was pretty niche-y, but I’m pretty sure today’s takes the cake: Tea Beer Fest, taking place at 16 Tons in Eugene, from 5 to 10pm. Tea Beer! Not something that would have occurred to me, I think. They’ll have more than 15 tea-infused beers on tap, many of which were brewed special for this fest, and tasters will run $1 to $2 depending on the beer. Entry is free and it’s cash only, so be prepared. Now if only there were some crumpets to go along with the tea (beer)…

Oakshire Brewing (Eugene) is going to be at The Bier Stein in Eugene tonight as part of the release of their newest canned beers—their Original Amber Ale and Overcast Espresso Stout. “We will be celebrating the release of our Original Amber Ale and Overcast Espresso Stout available in a 12 ounce can. We will be there hanging out, sampling beer, raffles, and you can purchase a six pack to go home with!” The party is from 6 to 8pm so swing by for some beer and other good stuff.

Rock Bottom Brewery (Portland) is tapping a seasonal pumpkin beer tonight as part of the Portland Stairclimb Kickoff Party benefiting the American Lung Association. From 5:30 to 6:30 the beer will be only $3 per pint and you can register for the Stairclimb—plus, pumpkin beer!

Rogue Ales (Newport) is celebrating their 25th anniversary this weekend, from Friday the 25th through Sunday the 27th, with a ton of events packed into the three days (Facebook event pages: Friday, Saturday, Sunday). This looks like it’s going to be a great party, and they an additional fun request: “If you have an old photo of Rogues you want to share, we encourage bringing it along to add to the memory wall at the event that will be donated to the Roguesonian Museum for display for posterity!”