Oregon Beer News, 11/19/2013

Oregon BeerHere is the news in Oregon beer for Tuesday, the 19th 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.

Today is the 28th birthday of McMenamins‘ flagship Terminator Stout, first brewed at the original McMenamins Hillsdale Brewery way back in 1985. In addition to site-wide specials like $2.50 pints of Terminator, Terminator food specials and 20% off Terminator merch in the online store, there are a number of other special events happening today for it:

  • Hillsdale has Terminator chocolate (birthday) cake and brewery tours from 3 to 6pm.
  • The Bagdad Theater has a special Cain & Abel beer release (which apparently is also pouring at the Edgefield) featuring a Hogshead Whiskey Barrel Terminator (Cain) and Three Rocks Rum Barrel Terminator (Abel). Along with those they will be hosting author Pete Dunlop for a book signing of his recently-released Portland Beer, and a showing of the movies “Terminator” and “Terminator 2”.
  • The Ringlers Pub in Portland will have a Barrel Fermented Terminator Tap Takeover featuring four wood-fermented variation of Terminator.
  • Mall 205 in Portland is featuring a special American oaked Whiskey Terminator pouring today.

Belmont Station (Portland) is hosting San Diego’s Coronado Brewing today from 5 to 8pm for a meet the brewer and bottle tasting event: “Meet Ryan Brooks, the brewer at Coronado Brewing, near San Diego. Ryan will be in the bier cafe where you can meet him and talk with him about his beers. In the bier cafe, we will be pouring Stupid Stout, Windchime Lime and Hibiscus IPA. We also will be tasting several of their bottled beers in the bottle shop!” Coronado has only recently officially made it to Oregon so if you’ve not had their beers be sure to stop by and check them out. (Hint: I’ve had them at the brewery and they are quite good!)

Oakshire Brewing (Eugene) is releasing their latest Brewer’s Reserve beer today, a soured and barrel-aged version of their Save the Farmhouse saison: “[Today] at 6pm we will be releasing Funk d’ Farmhouse. It’s our newest Brewer’s Reserve Release. We’ll have it on draft and 750ml Corked and Caged Bottles. The bottle limit will be 2. Come on out, meet our Lead Brewer Tyler West and try this limited release before it’s gone!”

Sixteen Tons (Eugene) is apparently holding a 2013 Abyss and Flight Club event tonight from 5 to 8pm, during their normal Wine Tasting time, and this one is featuring 3 ounce pours each of The Abyss 2013, Green Monster, Collage (Conflux #1) and (judging from their image) a blend of The Abyss and The Dissident dubbed “The Abyssident.” It’s a $10 cost and they recommend reservations by emailing sixteentonsbeer-AT-gmail.com.

Cascade Brewing (Portland): Tonight’s Tap It Tuesday event at the Barrel House at 6pm is featuring “Live” 2012 Sang Noir. “This NW style sour ale is a blend of red and double red beers that were aged in Bourbon and Pinot Noir barrels for 12 to 24 months, then blended with barrel aged Bing and sour pie cherries. Rich, dark cherries, dark fruit, Bourbon and hints of leather greet you in the nose. Tart dark cherries, dark caramels and hints of Port on the palate lead to a bright, tart, dark cherry finish with lingering hints of oak and Bourbon. 9.8% | $8 Glass | $3 Taster”

Golden Valley Brewery (Beaverton): They have a new beer release hitting their Beaverton brewpub this Thursday the 21st, a Cascadian Dark Ale named Subduction Zone. The beer will be tapped at 3pm, and they will offer $2 pints of it until that first keg blows (along with other raffles and giveaways too). “Cascadia is a region blessed with verdant hills and valleys, yet beneath the surface lurks a sea of molten rock, waiting for its next opportunity to burst forth and blacken the landscape.   Similarly, our Cascadian Dark Ale is topped with a bright, lush hop aroma, reminiscent of citrus and pine, while below lies a dark, roasty body issuing forth notes of coffee, chocolate, and toast.  Apollo, Bravo, and Columbus hops meet roasted barley, wheat, and chocolate malt.  In the middle, it’s the Subduction Zone.”

Santiam Brewing (Salem): No real details on this yet but by this photo post on Facebook today, it looks like Santiam is getting set to open up a second location: “It’s official. Santiam Brewing’s Downtown Annex will be open on Black Friday.” With additional note extracted from the picture: “At the Reed Opera House on Court Street, last space by the alley.” Nice to see them successful enough to expand (even as a taproom only)! I need to get over to Salem soon to visit Santiam in person—I really liked the beer they were pouring at the Oregon Garden Brewfest this past April.