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Oregon Beer News, 12/22/2011

Here’s the beer news from around Oregon for Thursday, December 22nd. I’ll be updating this post throughout the day so if you have some news to share, contact me and I can get it posted.

Jeff at Beervana is soliciting votes for this year’s Satori Award, his annual “enlightenment” award that is awarded “for the beer released in the previous year (roughly) by an Oregon brewery (roughly) for a regular or seasonal beer”. It’s fun and since he’s taking votes (rather that simply selecting it himself) it’s participatory; I nominated Bend Brewing‘s Ching Ching for this year’s award, for instance. You can vote on the listed beers (or even suggest one not on the list) over on the Facebook post.

Some good last-minute shopping/drinking deals are to be had: Block 15 (Corvallis) is “allowing growler fills of Figgy Pudding for hte next three days. $20/fill” (this is a great deal!), and Seven Brides (Silverton) is running a “$30 Case Special from now through New Year’s, or while supplies last”.

And Hopworks Urban Brewery (Portland) has a case sale going on today too: “Purchase a case of any of our core brands (IPA, DOA and Stout) for $36 as well as special discounts on seasonal offerings including  Bike Beer Kolsch, Noggin Floggin Barleywine and Abominable Winter Ale.”

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