Oregon Beer News, 11/10/2011

Here’s today’s beer news from around Oregon for Thursday, November 10th. Have any news to share? Let me know. I’ll be collecting and updating throughout the day.

Full Sail Brewing (Hood River) is featuring a Brewmaster Dinner tonight featuring recipes from the cookbook Dishing Up Oregon by Ashley Gartland: a four-course meal paired with Full Sail beers, and each of the courses is a recipe featured in the book. The cost is $30 and the dinner begins at 5pm and lasts “until we run out!” Gartland will also be on hand signing copies of her book.

Logsdon Farmhouse Ales (Hood River): Belmont Station in Portland is hosting a Logsdon tasting tonight from 6 to 8pm. Charles Porter from the brewery will be on hand pouring Seizoen and Seizoen Bretta, with Logsdon Kili Wit on tap at the biercafe as well.

Ninkasi (Eugene) continues their rollout of the collaboration beer they brewed with 21st Amendment, Allies Win the War! with a “tap takeover” at Bottles in Portland from 6 to 9pm, and then moving over to Bailey’s Taproom from 9:30 until closing.

The Platypus Pub (Bend) tonight has a Stone Brewing tasting starting at 6pm, with Erin Kemplin from Stone pouring samples, as well as sharing news about Stone and upcoming beers. The Pub will also feature two or three Stone beers on tap that will be reduced in price during the event.

The Apex Bar in Portland is featuring “Embrace the Darkness!”—three days of “dark beers from Oregon and around the world” kicking off at 5pm.

Below Grade Brewing (Bend) posted a Facebook update about bottling their beers: “Expect to see Validation Imperial IPA, Old School Ale and Volksvitzen in 22 ounce bottles at Newport Market soon…” Previously Below Grade was only available during the summer at the Northwest Crossing farmers market in Bend and more recently on a few taps around town, so this is a big step forward for them.

Vertigo Brewing (Hillsboro): They have a Meet the Brewer event tonight at the Green Dragon in Portland from 5 to 8pm; you’ll be able to meet brewers Mike Haines and Mike Kinion and I imagine they’ll be pouring samples of their beers as well.

Check out this article on Travellious about drinking in Bend—they cover beer as well as coffee and spirits, and were able to visit Deschutes Brewery, Boneyard Beer, and GoodLife Brewing, as well as take a tour on the Bend Cycle Pub. It’s a bit of a fluff piece but not a bad read and does a pretty good job of covering why Bend is a great destination.

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