This Saturday you have a choice weather to Putt-Putt for beer or take a Break for one or get Crafty with it.
Brewvana Brewery Tours is holding their first 1st Annual Putt Putt Drink 9-Hole Mini Golf Tourney and beer will surely be involved as each whole is at a different brewery or beer bar. Breakside Brewery is celebrating their 3rd anniversary on Saturday by closing down the side street off their Dekum brewpub for a party with bands, Bunk Sandwiches, special beers and limited edition bottle releases. Last at The Beer Bunker in my new hood of Montavilla is hosting the book release party for Beer Crafts by Shawn Bowman, it's an arts and crafts book centered around craft beer.
Deschutes Brewery's latest collaboration project is an Imperial Smoked Porter brewed with Great Lakes Brewing. It's the 2nd in the "Class of '88" series that started with a barleywine brewed with Rogue and North Coast
The initial lineup of events for the 3rd annual Portland Beer Week (June 6-16th) was announced yesterday, including a new official beer, a collaboration between Gigantic Brewing and Breakside Brewery. Unlike the similar Oregon Craft Beer Month, Portland Beer Week is not so much devoted to promoting Portland breweries but Portland as a diverse, eclectic, and unique beer city. The events during Portland Beer Week range from festivals to seminars, with everything in between.
The Tin Bucket, a new taphouse, bottleshop, and growler fill station, is opening on North Williams Ave today with 40 taps and 10 Pegas CrafTap fillers. Growlers have become all the rage in other parts of the country the past few years, yet Oregonians seem to have relegated them to use only for special large gatherings. With the recent opening of NW Growlers on SW Macadam, popular and trendsetting spot The Growler Guys in Bend, and now the Tin Bucket, it looks like we are going to be seeing a lot more of them.