Oregon Beer News, 11/01/2011

Beer news from around Oregon for the first of November—seems like everyone might be taking a bit of a breather after Halloween as it’s been a bit sparse initially. I’ll be updating throughout the day so if you know of any news let me know.

Heater Allen Brewing (McMinnville) has posted a picture of this year’s “Sandy Paws” label. Sandy Paws is Heater Allen’s holiday ale, a Baltic Porter that is 6.5% abv.

Silver Moon Brewing (Bend): This week’s “Growler Power Hour” beers—filling a growler for only $5 from 4 to 5pm Tuesday through Fridays—are Badlands ESB and Hop Fury IPA.

Bend Brewing (Bend): Tuesday is Locals Night at their pub, with $2.75 pints from 4pm to close, and half-priced appetizers from 4 to 6pm and 9 to closing. In addition to their core lineup, seasonal on-tap right now are Vanilla Porter (on nitro), Oktoberfest, Paulina Pale Ale, Ching Ching, and HopHead Imperial IPA.

Oakshire (Eugene) posted on Facebook, “We found a sixth barrel of Glen’s Hop Vice Imperial IPA and it just went on the tasting room bar. Stop by today from 3-6 and take a growler home.” This is their single batch brew tribute beer to the late Glen Hay Falconer, an 8.8% abv single malt (Gambrinus ESB malt) and single hop (Nugget) Imperial IPA.

Cascade Brewing (Portland): Their Tap-it Tuesday today at 6pm features Bourbon Apricot: “This NW-style sour ale is a special one – apricot nectar was barrel aged for four months then blended with spiced Bourbon Quad and Noyeaux shells. Apricot skins, brandy and charred notes from the Bourbon barrel greet you in the nose. Tart rich notes of apricot flesh and oak on the palate lead to a complex finish of apricots, cherry pits, oak and vanillin. We pulled this barrel from the apricot blend, so it is very rare. Blending in the Bourbon Quad gives a tequila and scotch note at the end of the first sip.”

Lompoc Brewing (Portland): It’s “Tightwad Tuesday” today at Lompoc’s Hedge House and Fifth Quadrant locations, with regular Lompoc pints only costing $2.50 all day long.