(OR) Events for the week of September 20th, 2009

UPDATE: Change in time made to Bier Stein. Added the Oakshire send-off party at Crowbar.

     Already into the middle of September and there are plenty of opportunities for those who wish seek out late Summer / early Autumn beers.

Cheer

September 15th, 2009

Eugene, OR

6:00 PM PST to 8:00 PM PST
Oakshire 'Send Off', Bier Stein
345 E 11th Ave Eugene, OR 97401-3211 (541) 485-2437
"The BierStein in Eugene is holding a “going away party” of sorts as we put all five of those beers on. Come out and send us off to the Great American Beer Festival."

Featured Beers will be ... Watershed IPA, Overcast Espresso Stout, Line Dry Rye, Collaborative Evil (a  Belgian Strong Ale), and Bourbon Barrel IPA.

Portland, OR

4:00 PM PST to 9:00 PM PST
Pyramid Snow Cap Release Party, Pyramid Alehouse
2730 NW 31st Ave. Portland, OR (503) 228-5269
$2.00 Pints Of Snow Cap, Dinner Specials, Raffles and Prizes

6:00 PM PST to 9:00 PM PST
7 Brides Night, The Green Dragon Pub
928 SE 9th Ave Portland, OR 97214 (503) 517-0606‎

September 16th, 2009

Hood River, OR

5:00 PM PST to 6:30 PM PST
Full Sail Meet the Brewer and the Bier, Full Sail Tasting Room & Pub
506 Columbia Street Hood River, OR 97031 (541) 387-8349
"Full Sail Brewing Company is releasing a new beer in their Brewer’s Share line up, “Nate’s Übergehopft Fest Bier,” developed and brewed by Full Sail brewer, Nate Jacobson. Nate’s bier is a nontraditional Oktoberfest beer brewed with an abundance of Pacific Northwest hops that add a strong citrus hop aroma. The hops are balanced by a malty sweet body from the imported Munich malt. The bitterness is apparent in the clean lager finish. Nate was inspired to brew a beer to celebrate the fall in a distinctive Northwest fashion, that is, with über hops. ABV 6.6% IBU 62

Portland, OR

5:00 PM PST to 8:00 PM PST
BridgePort Hop Harvest Release, Bridgeport Brewpub & Bakery
1313 N.W. Marshall Portland, OR (503) 241-7179
2009 Hop Harvest Ale is a triple hopped imperial style ale using Chinook hops from Goschie Farms.

6:00 PM PST to 9:00 PM PST
Brewer's Wednesdays, Laurelwood Public House
5115 NE Sandy Blvd Portland, OR 97213
Join us every Wednesday for $3 pints, new beer releases and good beer conversation. Brewers will be on hand at 51st each Wednesday to wax philosophical on beer, let you know what's in the works and chat it up.

September 17th, 2009

Corvallis, OR

6:30 PM PST to 8:30 PM PST *end time an approximation
Oakshire Night, Crowbar
214 SW 2nd St Corvallis, OR 97333

September 18th, 2009

Portland, OR

4:00 PM PST to 8:00 PM PST
Roots Cask Friday's, Root's Organic Brewing Co.
1520 S.E. 7th Avenue Portland, OR (503) 236-7668
Featured: Woody IPA
"If you're going to re-introduce cask," said owner/brewer Craig Nicholls. "you might as well kick it off the right way with the Island Red Ale, aged for a month and a half in Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon barrels. This hardy ale already has a lot going on." source, John Foyston's Oregonian Beer Column
"But this bready full bodied beer married well with the oak and warm alcohol notes of the barrel and the deep crimson ale pours creamy and has a tight elegant head. Like the others in the line up, this will be first poured at Friday afternoon, and will be available through the weekend and into the next week while it lasts." source, John Foyston's Oregonian Beer Column

September 19th, 2009

Portland, OR

11:00 AM to 9:00 PM PST
1st Annual Oregon Indie Beer Fest, The Green Dragon Pub
928 SE 9th Ave Portland, OR 97214 (503) 517-0606‎
… the city of Portland will close down SE 9th Street between SE Belmont and SE Yamhill for the 1st Annual Oregon Indie Beer Fest. The event will feature 30+ small, independent Oregon-based brewers that brew no-more-than 1000 barrels per year, providing festival goers with exciting, hard-to-find beers.

Attendees will have the opportunity to taste 60+ hard-to-find craft beers and meet their makers during the Indie Beer Fest, and will be able to take their favorites home with them in bottles, growlers and kegs to go. And if the beer is not enough to keep cool, tours of the Green Dragon’s 1,040 square foot, glow-in-the-dark cooler will be held hourly. Other activities include:

12:00 to 5:00 - Dog Wash
12:00 to 4:00 - Washers Tournament
11:00 to 9:00 - Free Pinball
11:00 to 9:00 - Free Shuffleboard

Indie Beer Fest is 100% dog-friendly and owners are encouraged to bring their companions with them. A portion of the proceeds from the Indie Beer Festival will benefit the Portland-based Pixie Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing animal adoption in a nurturing environment and affording access to spay and neuter services for everyone.

With a $10.00 paid admission, each attendee will receive 5 taster tickets. Additional tickets will be sold for $1.00 each.

3:00 PM PST to 9:00 PM PST
Autumnal Prequinox Celebration, Raccoon Lodge
7424 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy. (503) 296-0110
They'll be debuting Autumn IPA and serving up slow roasted chicken, corn, potatoes and sausages. Brewmaster Ron's group Black Lodge will provide Bluegrass music

3:30 PM PST to 8:00 PM PST
Laurelwood Laurelfest, Laurelwood Breweries
Laurelwood Breweries - Portland, OR
It's that time of year again and we are gearing up to celebrate bigger than ever.  Join us Saturday, September 19th at all locations for festive food specials, kid's activities, live music and of course the Laurelfest Lager.

Eugene, OR

12:00 PM PST to 9:00 PM PST
12th Annual Mid-Valley Brew Fest, High Street Brewery & Cafe
1243 High St. Eugene, OR (541) 345-4905
This noncompetitive festival features heady creations from the finest brewers — from both McMenamins and guest breweries — in the Eugene area, southern I-5 corridor and lower Willamette Valley. Live music gives a special glow to this late-season summer festival.

September 20th, 2009

Portland, OR

11:00 AM to 7:00 PM PST
1st Annual Oregon Indie Beer Fest, The Green Dragon Pub
928 SE 9th Ave Portland, OR 97214 (503) 517-0606‎
… the city of Portland will close down SE 9th Street between SE Belmont and SE Yamhill for the 1st Annual Oregon Indie Beer Fest. The event will feature 30+ small, independent Oregon-based brewers that brew no-more-than 1000 barrels per year, providing festival goers with exciting, hard-to-find beers.

Attendees will have the opportunity to taste 60+ hard-to-find craft beers and meet their makers during the Indie Beer Fest, and will be able to take their favorites home with them in bottles, growlers and kegs to go. And if the beer is not enough to keep cool, tours of the Green Dragon’s 1,040 square foot, glow-in-the-dark cooler will be held hourly. Other activities include:

12:00 to 5:00 - Dog Wash
12:00 to 4:00 - Washers Tournament
11:00 to 7:00 - Free Pinball
11:00 to 7:00 - Free Shuffleboard

Indie Beer Fest is 100% dog-friendly and owners are encouraged to bring their companions with them. A portion of the proceeds from the Indie Beer Festival will benefit the Portland-based Pixie Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing animal adoption in a nurturing environment and affording access to spay and neuter services for everyone.

With a $10.00 paid admission, each attendee will receive 5 taster tickets. Additional tickets will be sold for $1.00 each.

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