Corvallis Beer Week
Staking its claim as an up and coming beer city, Corvallis, OR, is planning its own beer week from September 12th through 18th. There is not much info available yet, but I know organizers are hard at work and they have some great local assets like the most obvious, Block 15 Brewing, the up and comer, Flat Tail Brewing, the often overlooked Oregon Trail Brewing, the great homebrewing/bottle shop Corvallis Homebrew and Supply, and the Oregon State Fermentation Sciences program. Plus, I hear there are some new breweries in the works. http://www.corvallisbeerweek.org/
Base Camp Brewing Progress
Base Camp Brewing, which I broke the news on a few months back, is progressing surely but slowly. They have their OLCC permit and a slick new website and blog. I even spied this flyer to the right, soliciting for food carts to park in their lot. I ran into the whole Base Camp team last weekend at the OBF, and they said the brewery is coming along but they still have permits to wait on and construction that I am guessing is holding them up longer than expected. A food cart parked here might help bring in a little income until they get ready to open. The new website has a blog now showing the work getting done including their bottling line. It's worth checking out.
Powered by Yeast Tasting at Plew's Brews Today
My homie Tim Ensign is introducing his awesome new beer and wine brokerage company, Powered By Yeast, at Plew's Brews for a special tasting of Beer, Mead, & Wine TODAY, Tuesday, August 9th ,from 7-9PM.
From the press release:
Free Samples of:
Fort George Brewery from Astoria Oregon
Vortex IPA & 1811 Lager
Redstone Meadery from Boulder Colorado
Nectar of the Hops & Black Raspberry Nectar
Natural Merchants Organic Wine Imports
Sangria & Sparkling Prosecco
Powered by Yeast is the premier Sales Brokerage Company in Oregon! Owner Tim Ensign has over 17 years working in the beverage industry--merchandising, purchasing, sales, bartending, distribution, and management. Bringing to the table an in-depth knowledge of the local (competitive and evolving) beverage market and well established relationships with bar owners, brewers, Industry writers/bloggers. An expansive knowledge of beer-wine-mead styles, brands, and an undeniable (unquenchable) passion for all things fermented!
Hope to see you there! We will also have Fort George Beer on tap for pints & growler fills & even be raffling off some gear!
Deschutes Mirror Pond featured in Rise of the Planet of the Apes
I have yet to see it, but apparently Deschutes flagship beer Mirror Pond makes an appearance in the new Hollywood blockbuster. I was not sure it was actually product placement, as apparently the appearance is brief, but Brand Channel.com is saying they will have an interview with Deschutes Marketing Manager Jason Randles soon about it which says that it is legit. All I have to say is wow, Deschutes has been really pushing their brand the last year and this shows they are shooting for the top.
This is an event at Rogue's Green Dragon that I have actually been meaning to make it to, considering my love of cheese and beer. It features over 40 Oregon artisan cheesemakers & food producers. The cover is a $5 donation to benefit the Oregon Cheese Guild non-profit...wait a second, there is a cheese guild?!? I find something really hilarious about that. Yeah, I am a member of the cheese guild...lol. Maybe I am the only one who thinks that is funny. Anyway, Rogue describes it as:
The Green Dragon pub & Buckman Botanical brewery will be hosting a beer garden pouring World Class beers to accompany World Class cheeses and other fine foods.
I am wondering if they have special beers for this. Either way, you can't go wrong with beer and cheese.
Saturday October 8, 2011
The Green Dragon
928 SE 9th Avenue, Portland, OR 97214
10am - 4pm
Cost: $5 donation requested to benefit the Oregon Cheese Guild non- profit
Last year I went on a bit of a tirade about the lack of meat and beer related events and how stoked I was for East Burn's street party, Baconfest. Well, I hate to say it, but the fest itself was rather underwhelming with a lot of filler. I do dare say they could have...trimmed the fat! Anyway, it was still a good way to waste an hour and lets hope they have advanced the art of pork and beer once again this year. More details on this Saturday's fest at http://www.theeastburn.com/
The Beer Wench and I No MoreAfter a brief fling, my upcoming marriage to the beer wench is no more. What happened? Well, I would just like to say 'it's not me, it's you' to her. But I wish her the best of luck with her upcoming fling during the Beer Bloggers Conference.