Back in the Oregon news saddle for a new week! I hope this Monday and the rest of the week is looking good for you, and maybe the beer news will help that along. As usual, I’ll be periodically updating this post throughout the day with the latest news as I find it, so check back often. And if you have news to share, please contact me and I can get that posted as well.
Belmont Station is hosting Portland’s Baerlic Brewing for a beer tasting from 5 to 8pm: “Our good friends from Baerlic Brewing will be in the Bottle Shop pouring free samples of the finest Ales & Lagers brewed in Portland OR. Tasting will include: New Noise – India Pale Ale, Harshmellow Mtn – Gin Barrel-aged Belgian Blond, Early Bird – Pale Ale, and East Side – Oatmeal Pilsner”
Portland Cider Company announced the release of their Cranberry Seasonal Cider last week, the first in several seasonals in this year’s lineup. From the press release: “The cider features just two ingredients: a fermented blend of fresh cranberries from Everest Farms in Bandon, Ore., and fresh pressed Northwest apple juice. The result is a medium sweet and slightly tart cider, reminiscent of a cranberry relish. With notes of orange zest, a tart finish, and a beautiful red color, this full-bodied cider is the ideal complement to the Thanksgiving meal. It pairs well with turkey – especially smoked turkey – spinach salad, meatloaf, and buttery, soft cheeses like brie. Celebrating the Northwest’s bounty, Portland Cider Co.’s seasonal ciders are inspired by local farmers and based on harvest times. Cranberry joins the seasonal bottle lineup that includes Pineapple, Strawberry, and Pumpkin Spice.” Perfect for Thanksgiving!
Redmond’s Wild Ride Brewing has a new beer releasing this week, the proceeds of which will be donated to benefit ALS research. From the press release: “Wild Ride Brewing has teamed up with Captain Sean Dwyer and the crew of the F/V Brenna A from the Deadliest Catch to raise awareness and money for ALS research. Together we’ve created a beer to honor the memory of Sean’s father, Pat Ford Dwyer, who passed away from ALS. Using traditional European malts, this Lager has a full body with an amber color and a pleasant, sweet malt flavor. Balanced with Mandarina Bavaria hops and fermented with a traditional Lager yeast, this beer is smooth and easy to drink. A portion of all proceeds from the sales of this beer will be donated to ALS Therapy Development Institute, the largest research facility dedicated to finding a cure for ALS.” On Tuesday the 7th Wild Ride is hosting the release party for the beer starting at 4:30pm.
Rogue Ales (Newport): Their Yellow Snow returns for the winter, with a new recipe announced last week: Yellow Snow Spruce Tip Pilsner. From the release: “As looming arctic clouds threaten an upcoming season of tacky sweaters, sketchy eggnog and awkward jubilees, Rogue Ales fights back with Yellow Snow Spruce Tip Pilsner. A refreshing new pilsner made with Oregon spruce tips, Yellow Snow flaunts notes of bubblegum, citrus and pine, combating the status quo of wintertime boredom. Yellow Snow Pilsner is available in 12oz six pack cans and on draft now through February 2018.” That is an interesting-sounding recipe…
Pacific City’s Pelican Brewing annonced the first-ever flight tasting and pairing of their barrel aged release, “Take Flight,” to take place at the Pacific City and Cannon Beach pubs on November 11 and 12, respectively. “Pelican Brewing Company crafted a sensation when it released Mother of All Storms bourbon barrel-aged barleywine in 2009. It soon became a highly-coveted collectable and has been named one of the Top 100 Beers in the World and Top 25 Barrel-Aged Beers numerous times. Now with a nod to the popularity of ‘Mother’—and all of its barrel-aged releases that have since joined the flock—Pelican hosts its first flight tasting and beer cuisine pairing.” You can sign up for the tastings from their events page.
Wow: Portland’s Bazi Bierbrasserie is joining the Thirsty Monk family. The Thirsty Monk is an Asheville, NC-based beer bar that announced recently they were opening locations in Denver and in Portland, to be taking over a “well-known beer bar.” Speculation ran rampant but today Oregon Beer Growler revleaed it is Bazi: “The wait is over–we now know which popular Portland beer bar Thirsty Monk is purchasing as part of its expansion in the West. Bazi Bierbrasserie announced it will join the Thirsty Monk family, “an organization that shares the same passion for Belgian beer and values a sense of community,” said Hilda Stevens, Bazi’s owner. Stevens will help with the transition, which is expected to be complete by mid-December.”