Here’s the Oregon beer news for Tuesday, the 4th of March. I took a day off from the beer news yesterday, and I’m considering putting this mostly-daily feature on hiatus for the near term—between the time I’ve been devoting to the book and a busier-than-usual schedule at work (the day job), these news posts aren’t really getting the attention they deserve. That being said, I’ll be updating this post throughout today, so if you have any news to share please contact me and I can post that as well.
Belmont Station (Portland): Today they are hosting Eugene’s Oakshire Brewing for a meet the brewer and bottle release of Oakshire’s Perfect Storm, from 5 to 8pm: “Oakshire brewmaster Matt van Wyk will be on hand to talk about the beer as the first bottles of this year’s Perfect Storm make their way into thirsty Portland beer fans’ hands. In the Biercafe, we will be pouring Very Ill-Tempered Gnome and Hellshire IV. Very Ill-Tempered Gnome was the base for Hellshire this year, so it will be interesting to taste the two side-by-side to see where that Gnome is hiding in Hellshire.”
Cascade Brewing (Portland): Today’s Tap It Tuesday event at 6pm and their Barrel House is featuring “Live” Franken’ly Berry. “This NW style sour ale was barrel aged six months before additionally aging on strawberries and spices. Great breakfast or dessert beer! $8 Glass, $3 Taster”
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Three bottles of Deschutes Brewery‘s newest year-round addition arrived yesterday: Fresh Squeezed IPA.
This is arriving on the shelves and on draft year-round starting this month—the first of the brewery’s Bond Street series of beers to do so. This is one tasty beer and a worthy addition to the lineup.
Happy Friday, and happy last day of February! Here’s the news in Oregon beer for the weekend going into March. I may be away from the computer much of today, so whether I’m able to update this post frequently or not is an open question, but check back occasionally just in case. If you have news to share, please contact me and I’ll see about getting that posted as well.
Earlier in the week I reported on the Lucky Lab‘s Barleywine fest and mistakenly said it was Saturday only. Not so! The Lab’s 15th Annual Invitational Barley Wine and Big Beer Tastival runs today and tomorrow, and features a lineup of some of the best big beers you can imagine in one location! It runs from noon to 10pm each day. “We have a total of over 50 beers so far! We will have about 25 on tap at any one time and we rotate through as the event progresses. An event glass and two tasting tokens are just $10 and extra tickets are $1.75 each (you’ll need double tickets for special rare beers).” This is definitely one of the best events going on this weekend, bar none!
Migration Brewing (Portland) has a special release today starting at 4pm for their Renewable Hoptions Kolsch: “Migration Brewing is excited to be partnering with the Renewable Northwest Project to bring you a special collaboration ale we’re calling “Renewable Hoptions: Cures Watt Ales You.” Renewable Northwest Project is celebrating 20 years of advocacy for more renewable energy across the northwest. 20 years ago, we had zero megawatts of renewable energy in the region. Today, because of the work of RNP, we have over 7,600 megawatts. That’s enough to serve over 2 MILLION homes. And that’s worth celebrating. This kolsch-style ale features donated knapweed honey from Montana and wheat and rye berries from here in Oregon. So please join us in celebrating this wonderful organization, taste the amazing new Kolsch made with Pacific NW ingredients and meet the talented folks from Renewable Northwest Project.”
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Here is the Oregon beer news for Thursday, February 28 (the penultimate day of the month). As usual, I’ll be periodically updating this post throughout the day with the latest news as I find it, so check back often. If you have news to share, please contact me and I can get that updated as well.
Belmont Station (Portland): In addition to their final day of their “Pliny Week” they are hosting Corvallis’ Nectar Creek Honeywine this evening for a mead tasting from 5 to 7pm: “Corvallis meadery Nectar Creek was created by two brothers with a contagious energy to redefine the world’s oldest fermented beverage as a new and artful libation. All of their mead is handcrafted in small batches using the best ingredients the Pacific Northwest has to offer, highlighting specific blends of Willamette Valley honey, water and yeast to produce a sensational pint. Look for samples of Nectar Creek’s Wildflower Session Mead, Ginger Session Mead and Raspberry Session Mead — all naturally gluten-free.”
McMenamins Highland Pub & Brewery (Gresham) has a special beer tasting and meet the brewer today starting at 5pm, featuring Hyper Heifer Stout: “Let us steer you in the right direction here: with a cold-extract addition of McMenamins very own coffee beans in a deep black stout already full of wonderful, roasty aromas it would behoof you to know that this brew will get you mooving. It’s so good you’ll wish you had a second or third stomach for more. With the lactose sugar that was added during the boil this beer has some body and some sweetness to chew on like a cud. I won’t milk it for compliments, but you can cownt on this brew to slake your thirst. Okay no more puns, I promise. Enjoy.” It’s 6.18% abv and when it’s gone, it’s gone.
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Happy Hump Day and I hope your Wednesday is going well! Here is the Oregon beer news for February 26. As usual, I’ll be periodically updating this post throughout the day, so check back often. And if you have news to share, please contact me and I can get that updated as well.
McMenamins Old St. Francis School (Bend) has their monthly O’Kanes Cask Series Release today starting at 5pm featuring a special cask of Rise Up Red IRA (the company’s winter seasonal): “And with that here at OSF we have incorporated this ale into our Firkin keg for a special night! Stuffed with American Oak chips that were soaked in our Pot Still Brandy we hope that this subtle dry ending to such a wonderful ale will inspire all to Rise Up and enjoy life!” The cask will last until it’s gone.
The Bier Stein (Eugene): Tonight they are hosting Washington’s Schilling Cider for a tasting from 6 to 9pm: “Come sample some more of the Northwest’s cider! Schilling cider is a small craft cidery based in Seattle, and uses all local apples in their concoctions. Schilling rep Emily will be on hand with samples of all three of their ciders: Apple, Ginger, and Oak-Aged, plus we’ll have their Apple cider on tap.”
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