Oregon Beer News, 11/03/2011

Here are the latest news and events from around Oregon in the world of beer. I’ll be updating throughout the day as I find out more, as always. If you have some news to share, send it my way. Today is also International Stout Day, so be sure to enjoy a stout sometime today!

The Commons Brewery (Portland): Is this not just a cool picture? The caption reads, “First batch (Flemish Kiss) going into neutral oak and dosed with Brett brux. Barrels courtesy of Twist Wine Company.” Incidentally, Twist Wine is located in Pacific City (they have the coolest tasting room around!) and the owner is Vinnie Cilurzo’s sister (of Russian River fame obviously so they have Russian River beers on tap).

The Platypus Pub (Bend) is featuring a “Meet the Brewer” event with Eugene’s Oakshire Brewing. The event starts at 7pm, and sounds like they will be pouring most of the regular Oakshire lineup, and possibly a seasonal. (The Platypus already listed Oakshire’s Heart Shaped Box on the tap list in last night’s Facebook update.)

Old Mill Brew Werks (Bend) is celebrating “First Thursday” with their Paranoia Pale Ale only $2.50 all day long.

Pelican Pub & Brewery (Pacific City): They are screening a showing of “The Love of Beer” starting at 7pm. Great movie, featuring (Oregon) women in the craft beer industry, I highly recommend seeing it if you haven’t yet and get the chance. (And then you can visit Twist Wine which I mentioned above!)

Breakside Brewery (Portland) is brewing a Pumpkin Cream Stout! The description of this beer on their website says, “One of our most popular experimental brews returns in time for Thanksgiving with a few twists: this year’s batch is made with locally grown pumpkins, baking spices, and coconut milk. Yes, we will be tapping it from a pumpkin!” Coconut milk? Sounds like I need to figure out a trip to Portland when that goes on tap.

The Green Dragon (Portland) is hosting a Meet the Brewer tonight for Bushwacker Cider: not exactly beer, admittedly, but why not? Bushwacker Cider is a cider pub (I wrote a bit about it here) that I think is Portland’s only cider maker (cidery?), and from 5 to 8pm you can meet cider brewer Jeff Smith and sample from 3 unique ciders.

Coalition Brewing (Portland): They are hard at work on their winter seasonal release: “Our brand new version of the Lost Glove strong ale is going into the tanks today! 900 lbs of malt pretty much maxes out the lauter ton, and it smells f&$@ing delicious!” (from Facebook)

Eugene City Brewery (Eugene): Rogue’s Eugene outpost (Track Town Ales) is apparently releasing a porcini (as in mushroom) beer today: Nate’s Porcini Scotch Ale. It’s taking place from 5 to 7pm at the Eugene pub tonight.

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