Oregon Beer News, 11/07/2013

Oregon BeerHere is all the news in Oregon beer for Thursday, the 7th of November. As usual, I’ll be periodically updating this post throughout the day with the latest news, so check back often. And if you have news to share, please contact me and I can get that posted as well.

McMenamins Old Church & Pub (Wilsonville) is holding a special tasting and meet the brewer today starting at 5pm for a beer I’d love to get a hold of: Hogshead Whiskey-Barrel Aged Punk’d Pumpkin Stout. “This beer pours a jet black with aromas of maple, pumpkin, and vanilla. Pure pumpkin was toasted with rolled oats and brown sugar before being added to the mash. Similarly, pumpkin and roasted pumpkin seeds were added to the kettle just before flame off. Vanilla beans, bourbon, and spices were added to the fermenter along with pure maple syrup to create a pumpkin experience you will never forget.” Anyone making a run over the mountains is welcome to bring me back a growler…

Belmont Station (Portland) is hosting a cider tasting with Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider today from 5 to 8pm: “Rev. Nat’s has a new winter seasonal cider out that rep Carolyn Winkler will be tasting in the bottle shop: Providence New England, a still cider aged in oak and raisins. Served room temperature or warmed, this new seasonal is a bit higher in alcohol — around 11% — to keep you warm during these darker months. Carolyn also will be sampling Revelation Newtown Pippin, Deliverance Ginger Tonic and Hallelujah Hopricot.”

McMenamins Fulton Pub (Portland) has a limited-edition beer tasting today, featuring Green Fields IPA: “This IPA has a very intense and complex hop bitterness and flavor throughout. This is achieved by carefully blending four different varieties of Northwest grown hops in the boiling kettle. The malt background is rich, smooth, and subtly sweet. This is truly a beer for the hop lovers out there.” The tasting starts at 5pm and lasts until the beer is gone.