Oregon Beer News, 11/04/2011

Happy Friday! I’ve got beer news from around Oregon for today and going into the weekend, and I’ll be updating this post periodically throughout the day so check back occasionally for updates. If you have any tips or other news send them my way.

Saturday November 5th is Learn to Homebrew Day, and some breweries are featuring “learn to brew” events, including:

  • Rogue & the Green Dragon: “Buckman Brewery Head brewer, Todd Beach (a former homebrewer and Oregon Brew Crew member) along with 3 helpers will be doing a brewing demo on the Green Dragon nano brew system starting at 10am – 4pm.”
  • Rogue is also hosting a tour of their Eugene Track Town “nano” setup from 3 to 5pm.
  • Oakshire Brewing: “Oakshire is partnering with our local Cascade Brewers Society and hosting “Teach a Friend to Brew Day”.  Brewery doors will open early at 10am and brewers will be set up and begin brewing at that time.  This is an informal demonstration day with nine brewing stations set up.”

GoodLife Brewing (Bend): GoodLife is hosting a Meet the Brewer event on Saturday the 5th (tomorrow) at Dundee’s Bar and Grill in Seaside. They will be on hand pouring Descender IPA from 6 to 8pm.

Gilgamesh Brewing (Turner): They will be at the UofO Ducks game Saturday, the 5th, giving away free samples of four of their beers, as well as having Hopscotch on tap.

Fort George Brewery (Astoria) has announced their “Working Man’s Brewers Dinner” for November 22nd: a five course meal paired with five different Fort George beers for only $25, taking place at the Kenton Station Restaurant & Pub in Portland.

Migration Brewing (Portland) is offering a special $8 deal on growler fills on Sunday the 6th, from 12 to 3pm only. (If you need to buy a growler the cost is $14.)

Heater Allen Brewing (McMinnville) is hosting a tasting at Mountain Park New Seasons in Lake Oswego on Sunday the 6th, from 3 to 5:30pm.

Spints Alehouse (Portland) is hosting an additional Heater Allen event on Sunday, from 7 to 11pm: “When Beer & Wine Collide”, a four course dinner paired alternately with beer and German wine. The cost is $65 (gratuity not included).

Terminal Gravity Brewing (Enterprise): “Weekly winter beer specials are here! Every night from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. get a $2.00 pint of one of our choice winter ales.” (from Facebook)

Burnside Brewing and Breakside Brewery (Portland) are teaming up for a Collaboration Harvest Ale that is “modeled after a salsa with sweet corn, hatch chili’s, roasted tomatoes and lime zest”. They’ll be releasing this in a Meet the Brewer event at Spints Alehouse next Wednesday November 9th from 5 to 8pm. More specifically, the beer is 5.7% and is “a malty golden ale brewed with 50 lbs of roasted Sauvie Island corn, 10 lbs of roasted New Mexico Hatch chiles, 25 lbs of roasted tomatoes, and lime zest.” Sounds pretty amazing.

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