Oregon Beer News, 07/29/2015

Oregon BeerHalfway through the week and I hope it’s treating you well! There’s always a beer at the end of they day/week… much like the beer news, there’s always more! Here’s the Oregon beer news for Wednesday, July 29. As usual, I’ll be periodically updating this post throughout the day with the latest news, so check back often for updates. And if you have news to share, please contact me and I can get that updated as well.

Silver Moon Brewing (Bend): This Friday, July 31, they are releasing a special summer seasonal—Sun Worshiper Summer Ale—that was the winning beer recipe from their Battle of the Brews homebrew competition they held late last year. “Out of 38 entires, judged by Central Oregon Beer Angels, professional brewers, and a BJCP certified judge, COHO [Central Oregon Homebrewers Organization] member Doug Jordan’s Sun Worshiper Summer Ale won the Grand Prize: To brew his recipe in our brewhouse with our Head Brewer, to hold a tap handle in our pub, and to be available on tap at Growler Guys locations all around Oregon!” Such a fun idea. The beer is 5.4% abv and 20 IBUs. The release party starts at 7pm.

McMenamins Crystal Ballroom (Portland) has their monthly special beer tasting at Ringler’s Pub tonight from 5 to 9m, featuring Oaken Tower BBL-Aged Ginger Beer: “A blend of American and French oak barrel aged raspberry-hibiscus ginger beer. The wild micro-beasties in our oaken tower of barrels imparted a tart acidity and muted funkiness, complimenting the flavors from Stewart Brothers’ organic raspberries and Tao of Tea’s hibiscus-ginger herbal blend.” This one sounds interesting!

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Oregon Beer News, 07/28/2015

Oregon BeerHere’s the news in Oregon beer for Tuesday, the 28th of July. As usual, I’ll be periodically updating this post throughout the day, so check back often for the latest news. If you have news to share, please contact me and I can get that updated as well.

Block 15 Brewing (Corvallis): Today’s the big day—the opening day of their new taproom location at 3415 SW Deschutes Street in south Corvallis. They’ve posted the tap list: “We’re offering a killer lineup of craft beer brewed on-site, including: Farmhouse Ale Batch #1; Sticky Hands; Consortium III ‪#‎IPA‬ from our Consortium Series; & several other Block 15 standards. Also available on day 1—growler & ‪#‎Crowler‬ fills on Farmhouse Ale, Aboriginale, Nebula Stout, Alpha IPA, Consortium III, and Sticky Hands. PLUS, corni fills on Farmhouse, Aboriginale, and Constorium III.”

Cascade Brewing (Portland): Tonight’s Tap It Tuesday at their Barrel House at 6pm is featuring Grapefruit Lime: “a collaboration project with visiting New Zealand brewmaster, Carl Vasta of Tuatara Brewing. This live barrel features a blend of Wheats and Triples aged with grapefruit and lime peel. Aromas of lime are backed by a firm grapefruit flavor that finishes with a mildly bitter grapefruit presence. 7.1% ABV $7.5/glass $2.50/taster”

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Oregon Beer News, 07/27/2015

Oregon BeerHappy Monday! I hope everyone had a good weekend, I ducked out on Friday to head out of town, ending up in southern Oregon for a family birthday trip. And now back for the Oregon beer news for this final week of July! As usual, I’ll be periodically updating this post throughout the day with the latest news as I find it, so check back often. And if you have news to share, please contact me and I can get that posted as well.

The Bier Stein (Eugene) is hosting a tap takeover with Wyoming’s Melvin Brewing tonight from 6 to 9pm: “Welcome to Melvin Brewing from Jackson Hole, Wyoming! They are in the process of moving from a nano brewery in a Thai restaurant to a real pro 30-barrel system. Reading through their website, you might think they’re joking around, but three medals at last year’s GABF and a win at the Alpha King competition prove otherwise. We haven’t seen much, if any, of their beer in the state, so we are proud to be one of the first places to serve them. Check out the lineup: 2×4 Imperial IPA (Gold Winner at WBC, GABF, NABA, and the Alpha King Championship!); Doppelbock; Killer Bees Honey Ale; Hoppy Pale; Coffee Ruckus Imperial Stout; Hey Zeus Mexican Lager; Hoppy Amber”

McMenamins Mission Theater (Portland) today is hosting the “It All Starts with Beer” Movie Screening & Panel Discussion starting at 7pm: “This documentary shows how and why Portland catapulted ahead in the microbrew revolution, comparing it with Holland and its uprising of craft beermaking. Footage is from the Oregon Brewers Festival and much more. We welcome special Dutch Brewers who will be on hand to discuss their movie… Together with 10 Dutch Craft brewers we went to Portland to find out why this market is flourishing so well in this city. The Dutch Brewers were invited to present their beer at the Oregon Brewers Fest.” $7 tickets is well worth it for a cool event like this.

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Oregon Beer News, 07/23/2015

Oregon BeerHere’s the news in Oregon beer for Thursday, the 23rd of July. The Oregon Brewers Festival continues today! I hope everyone who has been so far has enjoyed it. 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.

Pelican Brewing (Pacific City) has a new summer seasonal coming out, Flock Wave Unfiltered Pale Ale. From the press release: “Bursting with a bright floral and citrusy fruit aroma, Flock Wave Unfiltered Pale Ale brilliantly balances its smooth wheat characteristics with a crisp hop-forward radiance.A unique malt bill gives rise to a vibrant gold color and a dry, snappy finish. Served cold in a glass or right from the bottle, Flock Wave is the perfect complement to a cloudless day. This Unfiltered Pale Ale is the newest addition to the Pelican Seasonal line-up and is available now through the middle of October in 12 oz. 6-packs, 22 oz. bottles, and draft.” Look for it now.

Belmont Station (Portland): Tonight they have a special “Meet the Kiwi Brewers” event that ties into the OBF from 6 to 8pm: “In partnership with the Wellington Beer Festival, the 28th Annual Oregon Brewers Festival has invited five New Zealand breweries to send their beer and their brewer to the festival for a cultural exchange of ideas, knowledge and – of course – great craft beer! Belmont Station was honored to be asked to host all five brewers and pour their beers at a meet-the-brewers event — really, the only opportunity to talk with all the Kiwi brewers outside the OBF.” Check out the event page for details on brewers and beers represented.

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Oregon Beer News, 07/22/2015

Oregon BeerHappy OBF day! Today is the start of the 28th annual Oregon Brewers Festival in Portland, so I hope everyone is visiting (or planning to) accordingly. Here’s the rest of the Oregon beer news for Wednesday, July 22; as usual, I’ll be periodically updating this post throughout the day with the latest news, so check back often for updates. If you have news to share, please contact me and I can get that updated as well.

Belmont Station (Portland): They are hosting California’s 21st Amendment Brewery today for a meet the brewer and tasting from 4 to 6pm: “Our good friend, Shaun O’Sullivan, the brewmaster at San Francisco’s 21st Amendment, is in town for the Oregon Brewers Festival, but he’s taking some time out of his busy schedule to lift a couple of pints with us. “Sully” always has great stories to share and is a lot of fun to hang out with, so swing by and say hi!”

McMenamins Oak Hills Brewpub (Portland) has a special beer release all day today, featuring Kremlin Barrel Aged Imperial Stout: “This imperial stout is black, strong, and mighty tasty. Made with six types of malt, two types of hops and a big dose of molasses that all together provides the big bold flavors. Coffee, roast, chocolate, caramel, molasses and a slight floral/spiciness from the hops.” A big 9.03% abv, worth checking out!

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