Oregon Beer News, 12/05/2011

Happy Monday, and Happy Repeal Day! That’s right, today, December 5th, is the day the 21st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified, repealing Prohibition (and the 18th Amendment). More on that later; let’s see what’s going on in Oregon beer this week. As usual, I’ll be updating this page throughout the day, contact me if you have some news to share.

Burnside Brewing (Portland) is releasing their first official bottled beer today, with a release party at Belmont Station from 6 to 8pm. There will be three bottled beers available: “They have been a long time coming but we are pleased to announce we will finally have IPA, Oatmeal Pale and Stock Ale all available in 22oz bombers beginning next week. Belmont Station will be the first to have them and brewers and owners will be on hand to pour free samples from the bottles from 6-8pm. Also we will have our IPA and winter seasonal Permafrost on tap in the Biercafe.”

Pelican Pub & Brewery (Pacific City) has posted the menu for the “Salmon Chanted Evening” beer dinner this Friday, December 9th. As a seafood (and salmon) lover, this looks amazing! The price for the dinner is $50 by itself, or $62 with the beer pairings.

Hopworks Urban Brewery (Portland) is having a release party for their Noggin Floggin Barleywine on Tuesday, December 6th, starting at 6pm. Noggin Floggin is 11% abv, and in addition to this year’s vintage, HUB will also be offering a 3-year vertical featuring the 2009 and 2010 barrel-aged versions.

Lompoc Brewing (Portland): It’s “Miser Monday” with $2.50 regular pints at their New Old Lompoc and Oaks Bottom locations.

Silver Moon Brewing (Bend): Like Lompoc, Silver Moon has $2.50 pints all day long on Monday.

Alameda Brewing (Portland): This Thursday, December 8th, Alameda is hosting a release party for “Moonlight Reserve”, an oak barrel-aged, one-year-old version of their Papa Noel’s Olde Ale. They will have live music, $2 pints, and 150 wax-dipped bottles for sale for $6 (a great price). I don’t know what time the release party itself starts, but a comment on that Facebook posts indicates the bottles will be available for sale when Alameda opens at 11am.

Deschutes Brewery (Bend) has one of their regular “Deschutes Brewery University” classes tomorrow (Tuesday the 6th), this one on “German Beer“: “This month’s DBU will focus on German beer. Join Deschutes Brewery brewer Robin Johnson as he walks you through the various styles of German beer including Pilsners, Helles, Weizens, Dunkels and Bocks.” The class runs from 6 to 8pm at the Brewery’s Mountain Room in Bend, and costs $25 per person to attend—and there are still six tickets available. In addition to learning about beer, attendees also get to drink beer and receive a free pint glass.