Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Brewers Union all cask brewery

Chris from Belmont Station just pointed out this amazing new establishment Brewers Union.

Brewers Union Website

I guess 100 and something miles under our noses we missed the opening of Oregon's first all cask conditioned brewery. Set in Oakridge (near Eugene as Chris pointed out since I've never heard of it), is Brewers Union, a small brewpub that looks like a unique little place. All their beers served correctly cask conditioned in the true English ABV ranges so you can put a few down.

Anyway, this place looks great, now to find time to search it out.

Roots Oaked ExxCalibur Stout Release 8/27/08

Roots organic brewery will be releasing their new Younger's Nightmare imperial stout this Wednesday, August 27th at 6pm.

Here is what Roots has to say about it:

Youngers Nightmare…A certified organic Russian Imperial Stout. This is Our ExxCalibur Imperial stout aged for 10 weeks in 30 year old Bourbon BBls.

HUB IIPA release tonight 8/26/08

Hopworks will be releasing a new imperial IPA tonight called Evelyn's Imperial Sunshine. Here is what the Hopworks newsletter has to say about it:

Evelyn's Imperial Sunshine is big and beatiful double IPA brewed in celebration of the birth of our first daughter, Evelyn Sunshine Ettinger. Born July 1 to Christian and Brandie Ettinger and weighing in at 8 pounds 4 ounces, she is a chunky monkey worthy of a toast! Eighty four pounds of american hops can't be wrong. 7.6% ABV 100,000,00 IBUs

If you can make it for this release this is sure to be delicious brew, and say congrats to Christian and Brandie on the little one.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Widmer 8/23/08

Aight, so hold in there, i'm not much of a writer, i'm not going to wax poetic or puff this with elegant descriptions, this is about beer, and whats new in town.

Widmer has a few new beers on at the brewery at the moment...

A new IPA called 114 IPA that Jeff had written about in the Beervana blog. If you haven't tried it you should head down to Widmer and check it out while it's still around. Nice golden bodied IPA with a delicious floral spicy hop character. Not over the top, but balanced and solid.

They also had a new amber on called Albina Amber that has more floral hops then Drop Top, picking up the hops and softening some of the toastier malts of Drop Top. I'm not a big fan of Drop Top, or ambers in general, but this was an improvement.

Another Portland beer blog?

Aww heck, why not.

Since I tend to travel around a bit it might be nice to give people a heads up as to what is on tap. My dream would be to have some other people post on here and make this sort of a rolling day to day list of what is on tap in this city since there are about 700 darn breweries in this city and no one person can make it to all of them to see what is on.