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Oregon Beer News, 12/15/2011

Here’s the Oregon beer news for Thursday, December 15th. There are a lot of events going on today, as Jeff noted earlier in the week, particularly in Portland. I’ll be updating this news throughout the day, so if you have additional news or events you’d like to share, contact me and I’ll update this post.

Falling Sky Brewing (Eugene): I posted briefly about this new up-and-coming brewery recently (via the New School), and the Oregon Brewers Guild yesterday posted a bit more information which reminded me they are planning to open in January. On Facebook yesterday they posted that the OLCC has given their approval to the new brewery so it sounds like if all goes well they will indeed open on time. This will put the number of breweries in Eugene to six, if I’m counting correctly!

Rock Bottom Brewery (Portland): According to the Oregon Brewers Guild, Rock Bottom is celebrating a 17th Anniversary Release today: “Brewers C. Hutchins & Bolton M. will have a trivia questionaire from 1994, prizes, a new anniversary beer and cake.” Unfortunately I can’t find anything else about this, including on Rock Bottom’s own Facebook page; I know Rock Bottom is often looked down upon by the beer geeks for being a chain pub, but this seems like it would be a fun event to check out. It starts at 5:30pm.

Upcoming tastings, releases, and “Meet the Brewer” events: