Oregon Beer News, 10/24/2012

Oregon BeerHappy Hump Day! We’re now a week away from Halloween, it’s hard to believe October is getting close to being over already. And the beer news rolls on regardless: here’s the roundup of Oregon’s beer news that I’ve curated from around the web. As usual I’ll be periodically updating this post throughout the day with the latest news as I find it, so check back often for updates. And if you have news to share, please contact me and I can get that posted as well.

Brewpublic’s Killer Beer Week continues today, with a uniquely-themed event tonight at The Beermongers in Portland: Sean / Shawn / Shaun Fest at 6pm. “It’s a celebraSean of sensaShawnAle brewers and craft beer folks who have won our affectShaun with Killer beer! The BeerMongers (1125 SE Division St., Portland, OR) is run by Publican Sean Campbell, so as far as talented Shawns goes, it takes one to know one. We’ll feature special releases from Sean/Shawn/Shauns including 10 Barrel, The Commons, Lazy Boy, 21st Amendment, Amnesia, and Georgetown Brewing. Here’s your invitaSean! See you there!”  (This might also be the most pun-y event I’ve yet posted.)

Tonight Trebol Mexican Cuisine is hosting a Brewer’s Dinner from 6:30 to 10pm featuring Lompoc Brewing, Amnesia Brewing, Columbia River Brewing, and Burnside Brewing, pairing four courses with a beer from each of the breweries. “The event will take place at the restaurant, located at 4835 N. Albina Ave. Reservations are not required; the public is welcome to show up any time between 5 and 10 p.m. to start the dinner. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased by calling 503-517-9347.”

Hopworks Urban Brewery (Portland): Their “Pig War” estate ale is back! “Today is the release of Pig War, our San Juan Island estate ale. Brewed with Cascade and Willamette hops, as well as hard red Spring wheat grown exclusively for Hopworks, this IPA is fresh and crisp for Fall.”

The Ale Apothecary (Bend): I just had to share this photo of what may right now be the most unique beer production technique from any Oregon commercial brewery—mashing in a hollowed-out spruce tree trunk! Brewmaster Paul Arney is brewing a traditional Finnish-style Sahti beer, with the Ale Apothecary twist—the beer will be called Sahati and is based on the “house” Sahalie beer. How cool is that?

The Green Dragon (Portland) has a Green Dragon Brew Crew release: “‘Remember When (It was Sunny)’ India Session Ale will bring you back to the warm days of summer. This beer is bold on hop aroma and flavor with a crisp clean refreshing finish. This beer is big in flavor but light in alcohol at just 5%. Beer tapped at 5pm!”