Oregon Beer News, 11/18/2011

Happy Friday! Here’s news from the world of beer around Oregon that I’ve been pulling together (though so far there isn’t much I have). Next week being the Thanksgiving holiday, I’ll be taking the week (mostly) off, so there won’t be much (if any) news being reported. So if you have something you’d like to see posted, contact me today.

McMenamins: Today is the official release date for Kris Kringle, their Yuletide Ale that will be showing up in bottles for the first time (I believe) this year. And tomorrow (Saturday the 19th) is the 26th birthday of McMenamins’ flagship beer, Terminator Stout: not only will pints of Terminator be only $2 to celebrate, but they have also “recreated our original Terminator shirt and will be available at all locations on Saturday November 19th for only $20.”

Pelican Pub & Brewery (Pacific City) has their “Mother’s Day” party tomorrow (Saturday the 19th) celebrating the release of their barrel-aged barleywine, Mother of All Storms. It’s very limited and a way to (hopefully) guarantee a bottle is to visit the Brewery in person! And tonight don’t forget it’s the Mug Club party wherein members will get a preview taste of Mother and the Stormwatcher’s Winterfest Ale.

GoodLife Brewing (Bend) is opening up their Biergarten tonight from 4 to 8pm tonight—snow or no snow!—to celebrate the release of Pass Stout, their newest beer which hit the taps this week. Pass Stout is a 7.7% abv stout—not quite “imperial” but not overly mellow either. Just the thing to warm up by their fire pit tonight as the snow falls!

Block 15 (Corvallis) is releasing their two special holiday ales Saturday the 19th: Figgy Pudding and Imagine: “English strong ale matured in Brandy barrels. Conditioned with mission figs and gently spiced with Ceylon cinnamon and Nutmeg. Bottled conditioned in 750ml corked & caged Belgian style bottle. 11% alc/vol” (Figgy Pudding), and “Belgian style tripel Stout matured 9 & 21 months in bourbon barrels. 15%/alc vol. Conditioned in 12oz custom capped bottles and gift boxed. Only 40 cases produced, released at our pub only every other year” (Imagine). Bottles of both will be available starting when Block 15 opens at 11am.