Oregon Beer News, 11/03/2015

Oregon BeerHere’s the news in beer from around Oregon for Tuesday, November 3. As usual, I’ll be periodically updating this post throughout the day, so check back often for the latest news. And if you have news to share, please contact me and I can get that posted as well.

Today Fat Head’s Brewery in Portland is celebrating their first anniversary all day long, with happy hour prices all day and special beers being tapped, including: Head Crusher IIIPA, Owen’s Demise Barleywine, Gin Aged Biere de Mars, Satyr Bourbon Barrel Aged Zeus Juice, Maple Tripel, Weekend Wine Trip, Purple Worm IPA, Bourbon Barrel Iron Mike Old Ale, Blitzkrieg Bock, and 2 Kilts Walk Into a Bar. Make sure to get down there!

Belmont Station (Portland) today has a cider tasting with a brand-new cidery, Jester & Judge, today from 5 to 7pm: “Stevenson, Wash., is the home of Jester & Judge Cider, and owners Carrie and Bruce Nissen are no newbies to cider. After developing and then selling the brands Fox Barrel and Crispin, they moved to Stevenson and started working on Jester & Judge Ciders. They will be sampling all three of their ciders for us: Sharp Cherry, featuring Portland cherries; American Apple, from Northwest apples and Columbia Belle, highlighting Northwest peaches and fresh mint.”

McMenamins Fulton Pub (Portland) has a limited-edition beer tasting today starting at 5pm, with Ultra (single hop) Pale: “When a brewer really wants to pin down the attributes of a hop variety, he or she will sometimes make a beer that incorporates only that particular hop for all bittering, flavor, and aroma components of the recipe. Well folks, that is what is happening here. This NW style pale ale was brewed with Ultra hops alone and Ultra hops alone. The result is a medium bodied pale ale that has spicy and floral hop overtones.”

Cascade Brewing (Portland): Tonight’s Tap It Tuesday at their Barrel House at 6pm is featuring “Live” Humidor: “a single-barrel release of our sour Double Porter ale aged in an American oak barrel for two years with vanilla beans and cacao nibs from Woodblock Chocolate.” More details here: “Rich aromas of pipe tobacco, cacao and cigar box evolve into flavors of vanilla bean and toasted oak with a dry, lingering finish. Come early and hear Jessica and Charley Wheelock of Woodblock talk about their nibs! 8.6% ABV, $7.5 glass, $2.5 taster.”

Hopworks Urban Brewery (Portland): Their Motherland Russian Imperial Stout is back and released now! From the press release: “Motherland is part of Hopworks’ Imperial Series, which features rotating imperial ales throughout the year and is geared for lovers of slow-sipping, big, bold, and highly complex beers. This season drinkers will appreciate Motherland’s focus on a hearty organic malt bill that will warm your heart during cold, rainy and snow-filled evenings. The beer clocks in at 9.8% alcohol by volume and 63 IBUs.” It’s out from November through February, and you’ll be able to find it on draft and in 22-ounce bottles throughout the Pacific Northwest.