Oregon Beer News, 11/02/2011

Here is today’s beer news from around Oregon. As usual I’ll be collating and updating throughout the day, so if you have news to announce, contact me and I’ll get it on here.

The Green Dragon (Portland) is featuring a Green Dragon Brew Crew release of “Get Smart Braggot”, a “delicate blend of Biere De Garde and Mead.” The release kicks off at 5pm. In addition, there will be a “chance to meet & greet the folks from Brew America who will be in attendance & video taping their visit to the Green Dragon & Buckman Botanical Brewery.”

Laurelwood Brewing (Portland) is hosting a Collaboration Brewer’s Dinner on the 15th, at their Sandy Boulevard location. The dinner will featured beers from Cascade Brewing, Heater Allen Brewing, Breakside Brewery, and of course Laurelwood all paired with different courses, lasting from 6:30 to 9:30pm. Tickets are $35 and can be purchase at Laurelwood’s various locations.

Worthy Brewing — one of the up-and-coming brewery projects in Bend — has an update from Chad Kennedy, former Laurelwood brewer, on Twitter: a picture of the location/lot for the brewery. It’s not much, but helps solidify the plans for the future Bend brewery and beer garden.

Hop Valley Brewing (Springfield): Today is the release of their “Festeroo Winter Ale” at 4pm.

Prodigal Son Brewery (Pendleton): This Saturday the 5th at the brewery is “Novemberfest”: “Similar to an Octoberfest, only this is in November! We will be serving our first Lager beer, along with several German food specials, and enjoying live music starting at 7PM. Lederhosen & Dirndls optional.” (from Facebook)

Cascade Lakes Brewing (Redmond): Tonight at their Lodge in Bend is locals night, with imperial pints for $3.25 from 4 to 10pm.