It’s a bit of a drive – a beautiful one, granted – to get to Enterprise in thye upper right hand corner of the Oregon map. It’s the home of Terminal Gravity, so it’s worth noting when they make the effort to bring their fine beers to us, as they will tonight: Look for 10 TG beers on tap, including some rare pub-only finds driven over from Eastern Oregon in the back of a ’87 Volkswagen 240 Wagon plus whiskey pairings from Paydirt’s Wall of Whiskey, swag giveaways, cornhole, and 70-degree weather in the bargain.
The Civic hosts a couple of San Diego’s finest tonight with special beers, swag giveaways and brewers on hand.
Sixth Annual Brewers for Boobs Battle of the Breweries
5 p.m. – close, Thursday Oct. 15, EastBurn, 1800 E. Burnside St.; $10 includes glass and first beer.
Join Oregon brewers for an evening of beer and live music to support the fight against breast cancer. All of the proceed go to the American Cancer Society and you get the chance to vote for the night’s best beer.
The NWIPA crew will have three vintages of Baptist on tap – 2013, 2014(#34) and 2015(#53) – plus some special bottle pours of different batch numbers from the cellar. Flights will be available and bottles.
Taste this year’s fresh hop beers from Deschutes Brewery, including a couple of pub-only specials: Fresh Hop City Imperial IPA, brewed with 200lbs of fresh Centennial hops and Fresh Hop Scottish Ale brewed with fresh Tettnang hops, plus Chasin’ Freshies brewed with fresh Lemondrop hops this year and Hop Trip Pale Ale brewed with fresh Crystal hops. The Imperial folks will be offering a specially priced four-beer taster tray.
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