Oregon Beer News, 11/05/2015

Oregon BeerIt’s International Stout Day today! Be sure to enjoy your favorite stout (of any variation) today to celebrate. And here’s the Oregon beer news for Thursday, November 5. As usual, I’ll be periodically updating this post throughout the day, so check back often. And if you have news to share, please contact me and I can get that updated as well.

Tonight Eugene’s The Bier Stein hosts the release of the Eugene Beers Made By Walking, featuring eight beers from Eugene/Springfield areas breweries (and cideries) that were inspired by hikes into the natural areas in the region. “Proceeds from all of the kegs will be donated to the McKenzie River Trust, a Eugene nonprofit that works to protect special lands in watershed areas in Lane County, from the McKenzie River to the Siuslaw.” Breweries involved include Agrarian Ales, Claim 52, Elk Horn Brewery, Falling Sky, Oakshire, Plank Town, Viking Braggot, and WildCraft Cider Works. Tapping is at 5pm, be there to try out some one-of-a-kind beers!

Three Creeks Brewing (Sisters) recently partnered up with Idaho’s Payette Brewing to brew up a couple of collaboration beers, “Juniper Rising,” a rye saison with Oregon juniper berries, and “Yam! It feels Good to be a Thankster,” a sweet potato brown ale (to celebrate Thanksgiving, obviously!) and starting today they are celebrating the release of the beers, beginning with Portland’s Belmont Station: “Idaho’s Payette and Central Oregon’s Three Creeks breweries teamed up to make a couple of collaborative beers that reflect each other’s geography. And we get to pour both of them. Plus we will be pouring Three Creeks’ Rye Barrel-Aged Five Pine Chocolate Porter and Payette’s Outlaw IPA. And Three Creeks’ Brewer Zak Beckwith will be holding court in the tap room.” 5 to 7pm tonight.

The Green Dragon (Portland): Their meet the brewer event tonight is featuring Portland’s 13 Virtues Brewing (formerly Philadelphia’s): “As one of Oregon’s first brewpubs, 13 Virtues was so small that almost no one outside their neighborhood had heard of them. That changed in 2011, when Brewer Dave Vohden came on board and remade the line up. Dave comes to the Green Dragon Thursday night with four beers that showcases the mouth-watering variety of 13 Virtues Brewing.” Starts at 5pm, and beers they’ll have on hand include Barrel-Aged Port of Tart, Schwarzberry, Milwaukie’s Better PIls, and Cold Spice Habanero.

McMenamins Old Church (Wilsonville) has a limited-edition beer tasting tonight in their Solo Hop Series at 5pm, featuring Citra Solo Pale Ale: “Next in our series of single hopped beers, Citra Solo Pale is packed with strong notes of; well you guessed it, citrus! Named for its robust flavors of citrus and tropical fruits, Citra hops have gained great momentum in the craft beer world. This light bodied pale ale showcases the hop perfectly with flavors of melon, lime, grapefruit, and lychee nut present throughout. Look for Citra hops in any hop forward beers such as IPA’s and Pale ales.”

The Mountain Jug (Sunriver) has a special tapping and event tonight for Bend Brewing Company‘s Lovely Cherry Baltic Porter: “Lovely Cherry Baltic Porter will be on tap tonight in celebration of local author Cynthia Pegram promoting her new book “SCREAMIN’ in Pain” at The Jug from 4-7. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and the writer will be on hand to answer any questions.”

Ninkasi Brewing (Eugene) is holding a tap takeover tonight at Portland’s Civic Taproom from 6 to 9pm. In addition to tasty Ninkasi beers there will be prizes raffled off. Look for some of that new Noir Coffee Milk Stout!

I love this news from Portland’s Saraveza: they are getting a house beer! “As you all know, we are a craft beer bar, with a constantly rotating and changing draft list. Well… except for one tap, which has been a nod to the macro beer industry ever since we’ve opened our doors. Well that changes on November 15th as we are excited to announce a new house beer for Saraveza! We’ve teamed up with the wonderful folks over at Breakside Brewing to create “Wisco Tavern Beer”. This beer is a nod to the Midwest’s brewing history and reputation of being hard working, beer loving, blue collar folks. Wisco Tavern Beer (Wisco for short) will be unveiled on Sunday, November the 15th. We open at 9:30am for all of your Packers football needs and we will have it on draft all day!” It will be replacing the dedicated Hamm’s on tap.