Oregon Beer News, 11/07/2011

Here’s the beer news from around Oregon for Monday the 7th of November. I’ll be curating and updating throughout the day so if you have any news you’d like to share contact me and I’ll update it here.

Seven Brides Brewing (Silverton) is hosting a Beermaker Dinner tomorrow night (the 8th) starting at 7pm. Five courses will be paired with Seven Bride’s beers and Vitis Ridge Wine—starting with Spicy Steamed Black Mussels and ending with Syrah Poached Pears.

Migration Brewing (Portland): Pints are $3 all day today (Monday special).

Ninkasi Brewing (Eugene) teamed up with San Francisco’s 21st Amendment Brewing to collaborate on a beer named “Allies Win the War!”—a dark strong ale brewed with dates. There are also two corresponding release parties in Portland this Thursday the 10th for the beer, at Bottles on Fremont and Bailey’s Taproom.

Phat Matt’s Brewing (Redmond) now has their Red Ale available: “An enticing, rich auburn color with a thick creamy head this is a true representation of classic American red ale. At 50 IBU’S this dry, crisp ale displays a subtle bitterness balanced perfectly with a smooth caramel body and a solid malt backing.” (6.5% abv)

Gilgamesh Brewing (Turner) is releasing a limited edition holiday four pack for $40 (with a $50) that you can reserve and that will be available December 1st: “This year there will be FOUR 1-liter flip-top bottles and an insulated reusable grocery bag. The current plan is for the selection to include Cranberry Saison, Chocolate Mint Stout, HopScotch, and Mamba, although this is subject to change in the next month. We have just brewed a winter ale with molasses, so we may substitute it.”

Bailey’s Taproom (Portland) is hosting their 2nd annual BelgianFest this Saturday, the 12th: Belgian-style beers from a number of Oregon breweries including “Ambacht, Astoria, Block 15, Boneyard, Breakside, Burnside, Caldera, Cascade, Columbia River, The Commons, Deschutes, Flat Tail, Fort George, Laurelwood, Logsdon Farmhouse, Lompoc, Oakshire, Seven Brides, Silver Moon, Upright, and Vertigo.” The Fest is from 4 to 11:30pm and while there is no admission cost or souvenir glass this year, there is a presale that will get you a glass and early entry (2 to 4pm) for $25.

Deschutes Brewery (Bend) has a “dark and mysterious treat” available tonight only at the Bend and Portland Pubs, one keg each… I’m thinking some vintage of The Abyss, though I suppose it’s possible that it could be a sneak preview of this year’s version (the official release is next Tuesday the 15th).