Happy Friday and happy holidays! This is the last Oregon beer news post before Christmas this weekend. Most things are happening today, the 23rd, and the holiday appears to be fairly mellow. I may not be around the computer much today so I’m rounding as much up as I can, but if I get a chance I will periodically check and update this post throughout the day as warranted, so check back occasionally. If you have news to share, please contact me too!
The Bier Stein (Eugene): They are tapping the collaboration beer Super Humongous by Claim 52 Brewing and Great Notion Brewing tonight from 5 to 8pm: “Claim 52 hosted one of Portland’s hottest new breweries, Great Notion, for a collaboration brew of something… Super Humongous!! A triple IPA in the hazy fashion, this is sure to be an explosion of juicy hops. The brewers from Great Notion will be here, and we will have crowlers of beer from both breweries for sale as well as beers from both breweries on tap!”
Oregon City’s Coin Toss Brewing is celebrating the 12 Beers of Christmas today starting at 3pm: “Join us for the much-anticipated release of Pie Hohl Cherry Ginger Stout along with special tasting room exclusive blends of Chocolate Cherry Ginger Stout & Coffee Cherry Ginger Stout. Oh, plus we’ll tap our one-and-only keg of Egg Nog Lager.”
Baerlic Brewing (Portland) has their Winter Solstice Party and Open House today from 6 to 10pm: “Ring in the Winter Solstice with Baerlic Brewing Friday Dec 23rd from 6p-10p. Celebrating the start of a new year, Winter Solstice has been celebrated in cultures across the world for thousands of years. We’ll do it the Baerlic way with cool beers, keeping it laid back and low profile so we can party too. We’ll have the brewery opened up with cornhole, big jenga and some special beers pouring on the back taps.”
Portland’s Montavilla Brew Works is having a Christmas Eve Eve Party and Charity Sock Drive tonight from 5 to 10pm: “Come celebrate the season with us on Christmas Eve Eve. Bring us a pair of clean, unused socks for the homeless and we’ll take a buck off your pint! Donated socks will go to support JOIN non-profit of Portland. JOIN supports the transition of homeless individuals and families into permanent housing.
We’ll also have complimentary snacks, sneak preview beer samples and RAFFLE PRIZE GIVEAWAYS! Get down here, bring some socks, have some beer, win a prize!” Clean socks are a huge help to the homeless this time of here, be sure to do your part!
The BeerMongers (Portland) is hosting a Christmas Eve Eve Night of Many Barrels this evening starting at 3pm. No mention of the taplist has been posted yet but it’s the BeerMongers so I’m sure it will be good!
Fat Head’s Brewery (Portland) has a beer release today: Hip Hops Hooray IPA! “We are realeasing a brand new IPA on Friday! El Dorado, Mosaic, and Mandarina hops make this a tropical hop bomb!” On tap all day long.
And Great Notion Brewing, in addition to their collabo release at The Bier Stein, has a crowler release today for their Lunacy Double IPA: “Crowler Release Day for Lunacy! This beer is our new DIPA featuring TOPAZ hops from Australia. This 8.5% DIPA is saturated in resinous candied dankness. Ancient folklore held that topaz could cure lunacy…we’re starting to feel better already!!”
Saturday (Christmas Eve):
Broken Top Bottle Shop (Bend) has their annual Holiday Bottle Sale all day long: “To celebrate the holidays, we’re offering 24% off bottles from our cooler on 12/24 only! This will be our 3rd Annual Holiday Bottle Sale. Come get festive with Broken Top Bottle Shop on Christmas Eve!”