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Oregon Beer News, 12/05/2016

Happy Repeal Day! On this day in 1933, Utah was the final state needed to ratify the 21st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, officially ending Prohibition in this country. Raise a glass of beer today to celebrate accordingly! Here’s the Oregon beer news for this Monday, December 5; as usual, I’ll be periodically updating this post throughout the day with the latest news as I find it, so check back often. If you have news to share, please let me know and I can get that updated as well.

Belmont Station (Portland): Today from 5 to 7pm they are hosting a free tasting with importer Merchant du Vin: “Merchant Du Vin’s very own Tom Bowers will be on hand in the Bottle Shop pouring free samples of beers that would pair well with your Holiday festivities: Sam Smith’s Winter Welcome, Smith’s Organic Chocolate Stout, Westmalle Tripel, Rochefort 10 and Lindeman’s Framboise. In our Taproom, we will feature the first-time appearance of Ayinger Kirtabier, a slightly maltier, unfiltered Märzen-style lager.”

Boneyard Beer (Bend) has their pop-up pub tap takeover with Portland’s Lardo Sandwiches continuing today (and will continue through this Saturday the 10th). Both east and west Lardo locations are featuring 13 Boneyard beers on tap, including some hard-to-find ones like Notorious Triple IPA and Suge Knite Imperial Stout.

There are several upcoming festivals this weekend you should have on your calendar:

It’s Growler Monday at all McMenamins locations, and they’ve changed how their growler specials work: instead of selecting a single beer for the $8 fill special, you can now get an $8 fill on any beer on tap ($10 for high gravity selections)! The only exception is that the Brewmasters Reserve beers are not discounted due to limited availability. But that’s a great deal as many locations have a wide variety of beer pouring.