Here is the news in Oregon beer for this Wednesday, November 7—does anyone have a post-Election Day hangover? (Not necessarily alcohol related!) As usual I’ll be updating this post throughout the day so keep checking back. And if you have news to share, please contact me so I can get it posted.
The Bier Stein (Eugene) is welcoming Washington’s Finnriver Cider this evening for a Finnriver Speakeasy Soiree from 7 to 9pm: “You may already be familiar with our cider selection in the cooler, but on November 7th we will be stretching our definition of cider with Finnriver Farm & Cidery. Make your way to our back bar space to explore some of Finn River’s more unique products including their Cacao Brandywine and Apple Port Wine. We will also be pouring their Artisan Sparkling Cider, which drinks like a champagne! Throw on your fanciest outfit for a chance to win the prize for “best dressed” and relax over a cider cocktail from 7-9pm.”
The23rd annual Holiday Ale Festival is coming up on November 28 through December 2, taking place at Pioneer Courthouse Square in Portland, and advance tickets are on sale now. “Advance General Admission Tickets include a festival glass, 15 beer tickets and expedited entry (if fest is not at legal capacity) all five days with wristband and current year’s glass.” These tickets cost $40, and if you want to splurge on VIP you can drop $100. To help wet your whistle, check out the 2018 standard beer lineup.
Roscoe’s (Portland) is hosting StormBreaker Brewing for a StormBreaker Pumpkin Night from 5 to 8pm: “Join StormBreaker Brewing at Roscoe’s to try three variations of their Pumpkin Pedaler beer. 2018 Pumpkin Pedaler, 2017 Rum Barrel Pumpkin Pedaler, and 2017 Single Cask Scotch Barrel Aged Pumpkin Pedaler. The Crew from Stormbreaker will be in the house to answer questions about the beer, and we will also be tapping a fresh keg of Nobody Puts Hazy in a Corner IPA. We hope to see you there.”
Deschutes Brewery (Bend): The Bend Tasting Room is introducing New Beer Wednesday starting today: “We will tap a NEW BEER, every WEDNESDAY. Walk, ride or crawl your way to us every Wednesday to grab a taste, sample or pint of our latest beer creation.” No mention (yet?) of what today’s new beer might be…
Some updates with Prineville’s Crooked River Brewing, which hasn’t actually been brewing beer yet: Bend’s local paper, The Bulletin, ran a story yesterday on the brewpub and its upcoming plans to brew beer on a six-barrel system as well as make cider. And today, the brewery posted a similar update: “Our new 6 barrel system is now being built for our on-site brewery! It took a long time but we are completely approved for our brewery and in the final stages of our winery approval process (to produce ciders and wines). We have a couple award winning brewers just waiting to jump in and some collaboration projects in the hopper with a couple great Oregon and Colorado breweries too, AND Amber has been perfecting the fine art of cidering. Great beers and ciders are on their way!”
Portland Cider Company announced today that it signed with three distributors in Northern California to start selling in our southern neighbor. From the press release: “The distributors include:
– Morris Distributing in Sonoma, Marin, Mendocino, Lake, Napa and San Francisco counties
– Saccani Distributing Co. in counties ranging as far north as Siskiyou County and as far south as Solano County
– Bay Area Distributing in East and West Contra Costa, Alameda, and Marin counties
Portland Cider Co.’s year-round favorites, including Apple, Sangria, Hop’ Rageous, and its new imperial cider, The Perfect 10, will be available in cans, bottles and on draft. Seasonal favorites like Concord Grape, Pineapple, Pumpkin Spice, and Cranberry will be available in draft kegs.”