Oregon Beer News, 12/29/2016

Oregon BeerHere’s the Oregon beer news for Thursday, December 29, a bit of a slower news day. As usual, I’ll be periodically updating this post throughout the day, so check back often. If you have news to share, please contact me and I can get that posted as well.

Bazi Bierbrasserie (Portland) is hosting an epic vertical tasting of St. Bernardus Abt 12 magnum bottles tonight from 6 to 10pm: “Join us for a special St Bernadus Abt 12 Magnum Edition vertical flight – 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015. St.Bernardus Abt 12 is one of the world’s greatest beers. Original recipe, first brewed in 1946, dark brown in color with ruby highlights. Perfectly balanced, with a full body and a hoppy bite. Bottle conditioned, ABV 10%. The tasting will include 4 oz pours of each Abt 12 year plus a welcome pour of St Bernardus Christmas.” The cost is $15 and they recommend pre-purchasing online here to secure your spot.

Baerlic Brewing (Portland): They have a beer release today from 4 to 10pm for a brew they’ve named Old Bald Fart(s). “Old Bald Fart(s), a beer based on a 21-year-old recipe from our sales manager Jim Parker’s first brewing job. Old Bald Farts is a hoppy strong ale Parker first brewed in the winter of 1995 at the short-lived Dimmer’s Brewpub in Fort Collins, Colo. This year’s version is 8.6 percent alcohol by volume with a pronounced hop bitterness, flavor and aroma. The copper-hued beer doesn’t fit neatly into any beer style. The original batch was listed as an ‘ESB on steroids.'” Among other things, hot scotchies and shots of Jameson were involved in the brewing process.

It’s not quite Portland, but it’s Portland-based Hopworks Urban Brewery news: Their new Vancouver pub will be open to the public on Friday the 30th (tomorrow)! From the press release: “Hopworks Urban Brewery, known for a sustainable, Eco-friendly approach to craft beer, will open their third location on Friday, December 30. The new space is a 6,000 square foot brewery and restaurant in East Vancouver, Washington, at 17707 SE Mill Plain Boulevard. The new brewery, which features an 8 barrel brewhouse and restaurant with seating for 300, continues the commitment to sustainability that made Hopworks the first Certified B Corporation brewery in the Northwest. The brewpub will serve a number of beers exclusively for Vancouver, including a new Imperial IPA that debuts on Friday.” And yes, there is plenty of bike parking.

GoodLife Brewing (Bend) will be at Market of Choice in West Linn today sampling their beers from 4 to 7pm: “We’ll be pouring Descender IPA, Sweet As Pacific Ale, Mountain Rescue Session Ale, and our newest bottle, Comatose Imperial IPA. Come stock up on beer for New Year’s Eve!”

Portland’s Lompoc Brewing has a new interesting-sounding beer on tap now: “Pawpaw Pilsner now on tap at Sidebar! It was our first time brewing with Pawpaw, the largest indigenous fruit in North America. It has a super tropical fruit profile – banana, mango, custard-like. Super tasty!”

Standing Stone Brewing (Ashland): Their annual Winter Brewer’s Dinner is coming up, on January 18—a bit ahead of time but giving you time to plan accordingly since tickets might well sell out before then. “This has been a long time favorite event of ours and we are excited to be hosting yet another in our downtown Ashland brewpub. This five-course food and beer pairing, created by our Chef Javier and Brewer Larry Chase, will feature a seasonal menu sure to wow your taste buds. Seating is very limited and tickets must be purchased in advance.” Tickets cost $75 per person and can be purchased online or at their brewpub directly.