Oregon Beer News, 04/05/2016

Oregon BeerHere is the news in Oregon beer for this Tuesday, April 5. 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.

Today is the release of Bend’s Silver Moon Brewing‘s Skyliners IPA, a beer they packaged in collaboration with the Deschutes Historical Museum to tie into the region’s local recreation history: “Silver Moon will donate $1 per pint of Skyliners IPA on tap to the museum through the month of April. In addition, a special Skyliners’ IPA Bottle Launch party will be at Silver Moon Brew Pub, 24 NW Greenwood Avenue in Bend, Tuesday, April 5 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. to introduce the 22 oz. Skyliners IPA (Hop Nob). DHM is asking for a $10 donation per bottle or $110 per case. The launch party will also feature vintage ski photos and rare footage of ski jumping off Pilot Butte in 1965. The Skyliners IPA and label is a tribute to the men and women of Bend’s first ski/mountaineering club. Founded in 1927, Skyliners introduced outdoor recreation to Central Oregon.”

The Bier Stein (Eugene): Tonight from 6 to 9pm they are welcoming Pacific City’s Pelican Brewing in for a “Meet the Flockers” tasting event: “Flutter by and taste a lineup of 5 hop-forward beers from Pacific City’s finest! Some of the higher ups in the pecking order from Pelican will be roosting here from 6-9. Try a ‘flight’ of the following: Mosaic IPA, Dirty Bird IPA, Funky Spot Brett IPA, Umbrella IPA, and X2 Double IPA. The puns are free.”

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The Session #110: Twitter

The SessionI actually did participate in this month’s edition of The Session—though not in the usual way. You see, April’s Session was hosted by the upstanding Sean Inman of Beer Search Party, and the topic was Twitter:

With the possible lifting of word sanctions on Twitter, the Dickensian multi-part tweets from the likes of Patton Oswalt may become a quaint relic of the past.

So, before the 140 letter limit is lost, how about us in the beer blogging realm take one last crack at “original” Twitter.

You can do it on Twitter or on your own blog or both. Just no Instagram.

So on Friday we were in Pacific City, home of the Pelican Pub & Brewery, and one of my favorite places anywhere, for a relaxing overnight beach getaway, and I decided to tweet a short, four-part photo essay as my contribution for The Session (I even hashtagged it #TheSession!). Unfortunately I forgot to also write this follow-up post in a timely manner pointing to those tweets, so… here we are! And here they are:

It was a good weekend.

Received: Two beers from Three Creeks Brewing

Two beers from Sisters, Oregon-based Three Creeks Brewing arrived today, the first such bottles I’ve received from them:

Received: Three Creeks Brewing beers

It’s a nice balance of low-to-high in the alcohol range, with Stonefly Session Ale (originally “Stonefly Rye”) at 4.8% and Stampede Strong Ale at 9.1%. (The Stampede incidentally won a gold medal at this year’s Best of Craft Beer Awards—as you can see by the note written in Sharpie on the Stampede flyer.) Stonefly is one of my “Three Creeks picks” for beers you should try from them if you’ve not had their beer before. I’ll enjoy drinking and reviewing these.

Oregon Beer News, 04/04/2016

Oregon BeerHappy Monday! Here’s the Oregon beer news for this first Monday of April, the fourth. 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.

Portland’s Nano Beer Fest is taking place this weekend, on Saturday and Sunday the 9th and 10th, at John’s Marketplace. “The 2016 Nano Beer Fest will feature over 50 beers, ciders, braggot and meads from locally sourced Northwest Nano Breweries.” There will be a raffle for various goodies that benefits the Oregon Humane Society and a scheduled lineup of meet the brewers both days. Cost is $20 which nets you the glass plus 10 tasting tokens—you know the drill, $1 per token and so on. This will be a great showcase of the region’s smallest breweries, worth checking out if you’re in town this weekend.

Silver Moon Brewing (Bend): This Tuesday the 5th, they are hosting the release party for a special Skyliners IPA beer they brewed in conjunction with the Deschutes Historical Society, to celebrate Central Oregon’s Nordic ski history: “Silver Moon will donate $1 per pint of Skyliners IPA on tap to the museum through the month of April. In addition, a special Skyliners’ IPA Bottle Launch party will be at Silver Moon Brew Pub, 24 NW Greenwood Avenue in Bend, Tuesday, April 5 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. to introduce the 22 oz. Skyliners IPA (Hop Nob). DHM is asking for a $10 donation per bottle or $110 per case. The launch party will also feature vintage ski photos and rare footage of ski jumping off Pilot Butte in 1965. The Skyliners IPA and label is a tribute to the men and women of Bend’s first ski/mountaineering club. Founded in 1927, Skyliners introduced outdoor recreation to Central Oregon.” You can’t go wrong with beer and history!

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Oregon Beer News, 04/01/2016

Oregon BeerHappy April Fools’ Day! No jokes here, just news in Oregon beer for this first weekend of April! As usual, I’ll be periodically updating this post throughout the day with the latest news, so check back often. If you have news to share, please contact me and I can get that posted as well.

Deschutes Brewery (Bend): Today is the release of their Armory XPA in 12-ounce bottles and six-packs (phasing out the 22-ounce bombers) and they are celebrating all day long at both pubs. In Portland, where Armory was first brewed, they say: “It’s a moment many of us have been waiting for … Armory XPA will be available for sale in 6-packs! This was the FIRST beer brewed here at our #Portland location, making this event all the more special and close to home! Come celebrate with us ALL DAY Friday, April 1st! Bottle and case sales begin at 11AM – but don’t miss the fun; throughout the day we will be offering samples of this delicious experimental pale ale, culinary parings and swag giveaways!” And in Bend, they will be celebrating all day long with samples of Armory and food specials.

Double Mountain Brewery (Hood River) will be at the Loyal Legion in Portland today (Friday) for the release of their Pale Death Belgian-style Imperial IPA as well as a tap takeover: “Pale Death is back, and to celebrate we are having a release party with over 12 beers from Double Mountain, meet the brewer and giveaways.” Pale Death is 8.5% abv and 88 IBUs, brewed with coriander and orange peel and Ardennes yeast.

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