Oregon beer news and events for the first week of April 2017

Oregon BeerThis week is going to be a bit crazy for me, so I won’t have time to write the daily Oregon Beer News posts. Instead, here’s a roundup of the news and events I have on my list that are going on for this week of April 3-9. As always you can always contact me with news and events and if I can get them posted, I will!

Monday 4/3

Tuesday 4/4

Wednesday 4/5

  • Belmont Station is throwing a German Sparkle Party, a “celebration of German beer and its influence on our craft beer culture!” In the bottle shop they will be sampling Bitburger Pils and Bitburger Radler and the bar will be pouring a selection of German and German-styled beers.
  • The Bier Stein in Eugene has their Tapping into Community benefit starting at 5pm on Wednesday: “This edition of our nonprofit collaboration program features Burrito Brigade, an all-volunteer organization working to alleviate hunger in Oregon. They provide hundreds of vegan meals to hungry individuals in Eugene and Springfield every week. This is a great chance to help out by having a pint of WildCraft’s Mirabelle Plum Cider!”
  • Great Notion Brewing has their latest crowler release on Wednesday: Blueberry Muffin. Limit of two crowlers per person until they are sold out.

Thursday 4/6

Friday 4/7

  • Belmont Station kicks off their Mini-Puckerfest weekend with Flat Tail Brewing and Cascade Brewing, with both breweries having brewed and/or blended special Belmont anniversary beers for this event. Make sure to get in there to try these super-limited sours!

Saturday 4/8

  • Belmont Station‘s Mini-Puckerfest continues, featuring Block 15 Brewery and De Garde Brewing.
  • Portland Cider Company is celebrating the second anniversary of their Cider House on SE Hawthorne, with many guest ciders on tap and a Meet the Makers session in the afternoon.
  • The Bier Stein is hosting a Food Fermentation Workshop which may be of interest to homebrewers and beer geeks alike on Saturday at 2pm. “Please sign up in advance, as space is limited to 20 participants– there is a sign-up sheet at the bar, or e-mail aaron(at)thebierstein(dot)com with your name and phone number. We are asking for a $10 suggested donation– 100% of that will go to Fermentation on Wheels. Participants will also receive a coupon for 20% off a purchase at the Falling Sky Fermentation Supply Shop.”
  • Saturday is Saison Day at Crux Fermentation Project in Bend! “Celebrate Saison Day with a rare opportunity to sample 7, maybe more, saisons right here in Bend. Not only will we be tapping a few of our favorite saisons, but we’ll also be featuring guest taps from our friends at Three Creeks Brewing Company, Worthy Brewing, Deschutes Brewery, & Immersion Brewing to celebrate the occasion.”
  • McMenamins 23rd Avenue Bottle Shop is hosting Eugene’s Claim 52 Brewing for a beer tasting from 2 to 4pm. They will be pouring Claim 52’s Kolsch and Westside IPA.
  • Silver Moon Brewing will be at Loyal Legion in Portland Saturday night for a Mango Daze release party and tap takeover, featuring of course their re-tooled Mango Daze Pale Ale recipe.
  • Portland’s Royale Brewing is celebrating their third birthday on Saturday with a party from 2 to 7pm. “We’re taking the day to debut a Spring/Summper seasonal 10-tap tasting room in the brewery location with special barrel aged beers + a party from 2-7 featuring live music, and local wood fired pizza truck.”

Sunday 4/9

  • Belmont Station‘s Mini-Puckerfest concludes on Sunday, with highlights including Paul Arney of The Ale Apothecary and Alex Ganum of Upright Brewing bringing wild and sour specialties.