Oregon Beer News, 11/08/2011

Tuesday’s Oregon beer news days seem to be shaping up to be a bit slow. I’ll be updating throughout the day and if you know of anything to share, pass it along.

Cascade Brewing (Portland): Their Tap-it Tuesday special at 6pm is “Cocoa Gingersnap, a blend of five different beers that features light hints of cocoa, dark sugar and spice.” Sounds like that would make a great Christmas beer.

Bend Brewing (Bend): Tuesday night is locals night, which means cheap ($2.75) pints from 4pm until closing, plus half-priced appetizer specials from 4 to 6 and 9 til closing.

Seven Brides Brewing (Silverton) has their Beermaker Dinner tonight at 7pm (which I first mentioned yesterday). In addition to their beers and Vitis Ridge Wines, the five courses are: Spicy Steamed Black Mussels, Pear and Roasted Hazelnut Crusted Goat Cheese Salad, Five Spice Encrusted Salmon, Beer Braised Short Ribs, and Syrah Poached Pears.

Short Snout Brewing (Milwaukee), as I reported yesterday, has hit and surpassed its funding goal of $15,000 on Kickstarter. Hopefully that means we’ll be seeing official Short Snout brews relatively soon!

Silver Moon Brewing (Bend): Their Growler Power Hour this week are for their Houndstooth Amber Ale and Oktoberfest Lager. The Power Hour is their daily $5 growler fill specials, Tuesday through Friday from 4 to 5pm.

The Horse Brass (Portland) is hosting the dart throw tonight for next year’s Cheers to Belgian Beers, which in a nutshell: “The Portland’s Cheers to Belgian Beers festival started in 2007 as a celebration of Belgian style beers, with participating breweries producing beers from the same strain of yeast.” The dart throw determines the character of beer each participating brewery will brew: light colored or dark, higher or lower alcohol—the dartboard is divided into four quadrants representing each. This past year’s fest saw both Hopworks and Logsdon Ales win the people’s choice, which gives them the right to pick the yeast to use for the 2012 event. (But no word on what yeast they’ve picked yet.)