Here’s the news in Oregon beer for Monday, December 14—11 more days until Christmas! As usual, I’ll be periodically updating this post throughout the day with the latest news as I find it, so check back often. And if you have news to share, please contact me and I can get that posted as well.
Deschutes Brewery (Bend): Today is their Red Chair Holiday Celebration at their Bend Pub, celebrating the release of Red Chair NWPA: “Deck the halls with pints of Red Chair NWPA, holiday cookies, and a hoppy Santa Claus! We are excited to announce our annual holiday event celebrating one of our favorite Northwest pale ales, Red Chair NWPA. Monday, December 14th, come meet Santa, sip on some Red Chair and enjoy live music by jazzy soulful local band, The Cutmen. Our head elf and photographer will be taking photos of Santa with the kids, big and small, from 5pm-8pm. Bring your family in for a festive night with Santa and his elves!”
Belmont Station (Portland) today has got “The Dark Side of Baelic [Brewing]” from 5 to 7pm: “Does a Baerlic in a Galaxy Far, Far Away? Of course! And we will turn to Baerlic’s Dark Side this Monday when they release — for the first time outside their brewery — bottles of the newest beer in their WoodWorker barrel-aged bottle series, Woodworker Iniquitous Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout. This Kentucky Bourbon barrel-aged version of Baerlic’s Iniquitous Imperial Stout is an amped-up version of the brewery’s year-round Noble Oatmeal Stout.”
The Pink Boots Society is hosting a charity night tonight at the Oregon Public House in Portland: “A percentage of proceeds all day go towards Pink Boots Society, so spread the word!! Filmmaker Jill Murphy Long will be there doing some preliminary filming for a movie she’s creating on female brewers and women in the beer industry.”
Ecliptic Brewing (Portland): They will be releasing the seasonal Phobos Single Hop Red Ale next week, on December 21. From the press release: “Hopped entirely with citrusy, tropical Azacca hops, Phobos is named after the Martian moon that circles the Red Planet. Eight types of malts were used to give this beer a deep caramel flavor and rich red color that would make Old Man Mars proud. Phobos finishes creamy and smooth.” Look for it in bottles.