Here is the Oregon beer news for this Thursday, October 25, rounding up the happenings and news from around the state. As usual, I’ll be periodically updating this post throughout the day, so check back in from time to time. And of course feel free to contact me anytime with any news or information.
Widmer Brothers Brewing (Portland) collaborated with Lyft to create Closing Time IPA, and today Loyal Legion is hosting the kick off party starting at 6pm: “We teamed up with Lyft on a limited release beer, “Closing Time IPA,” a session IPA that includes a unique code for up to 50% off your next Lyft ride home on every can. We are kicking off the release with our friends at Loyal Legion – you can enjoy special pricing on Closing Time IPA and other Widmer Brothers brews and come hang out with the Lyft Portland and Widmer Brothers Team – we will be making a per can donation to MADD Oregon Chapter – come out and help support!”
On the heels of yesterday’s news about Alameda Brewhouse closing (with the brewery itself possibly to follow), news on two more brewery closures dropped as well: Seven Brides Brewing in Silverton is closing its taproom and restaurant, and Two Kilts Brewing of Sherwood has apparently closed entirely. The New School has a few additional details:
Two Kilts Brewing was once a successful, multi-award winning Sherwood brewery with a big expansion and relocation to Hillsboro in the works, but those dreams were dashed in 2015. Since then, we haven’t seen a lot of the company’s beers. The brewery won a Silver medal at GABF in 2016 and a Gold at World Beer Cup in 2014 for its Scottish Ale. Two Kilts has not shared anything about the closure; in fact, the brewery hasn’t even shared anything since July. The business phone line is disconnected and both Yelp and Google list it as permanently closed.
Ochoco Brewing (Prineville) has a pumpkin ale on tap tomorrow: “Chocolate Porter+Smoked Pumpkins=???? We’re tapping our Smoked Pumpkin Porter tomorrow at 5pm! We’ll also be offering some Samples of our 2017 CW Schnocker!” I’m not sure I’ve had a smoked pumpkin beer.
Crooked Jay Brewing (Bend) has a fresh hop beer out: “Get it while it’s fresh! Crooked Jays first endeavor into fresh hopped beer is now available and pouring at On Tap on Bends east side. Crooked Jay Fresh Hop Original IPA. This is a collaboration with Cloverdale hops. And it’s amazing!”