Tuesday Hoppenings

Here’s a look at some events happening around Beervana on Tuesday July 20, 2010 that you might consider. That is, if you have it in you…

Cascade Meet the Brewer – Join imagineer and brewmaster Ron Gansberg, Curtis Bain, and Cascade Brewing‘s talented staff to experience first hand a bit of sour magic as well as some hoppiness. The BeerMongers, in a series of meet the brewers going on this month will be tapping a keg of Cascades Summer Gose, a light, mildly tart beer perfect for summer and accented with a bit of salt and coriander spice. We’ve tried it and think it’s the best rendition of this year they’ve made yet. Also pouring will be Cascade’s generously hopped Summer Solstice IPA brewed especially for Oregon Craft Beer Month and the great summer weather. 5-8PM.

The BeerMongers is located at 1125 SE Division Street in Portland, Oregon. For more information, call (503) 234-6012.

Over the EdgeBelmont Station kicks off their week-long alternative to the Oregon Brewers Fest…or, as we like to think of it, a supplement. “Over the Edge” is a celebration of Oregon breweries that will not be in attendance at the OBF (Strange, that there are any not attending). It is recommended that you follow the bier cafe’s Twitter to get up to the minute tappings like Bend Brewing’s Eclipse Black IPA, Calapooia Devil’s Hole, Hop Valley Alphadelic IPA, Gilgamesh Chocolate Mint Stout, Boneyard Bone-a-Fide Pale, and Barley Brown’s cask conditioned WFO IPA. Special brewer tastings will be going on throughout the week and weekend. Find out more at www.belmont-station.com. Event kicks off at 3PM.

Belmont Station is located at 4500 SE Stark Street in Portland, Oregon. For more information, call (503) 232-8538.

Alameda Open House – Visit the Alameda Brewhouse and brewer Carston Haney for some special vintage samples from the brewery’s cellars, as well as cask pours of house favorites. Alameda will also be offering brewery tours throughout the day. Check ’em out 4-8PM.

Alameda Brewhouse is located at 4765 NE Fremont Street in Portland, Oregon. For more information, call (503) 460-9025.

Lucky Lab Meet the Brewer – Stop by Lucky Labrador Beer Hall‘s Northwest Quimby location and meet brewers Ben Flerchinger and Casey Lyons and see why this brewpub is one of Portland’s most beloved. The brewers will be tapping special beers made especially for Oregon Craft Beer Month and will have some house favorites like Super Dog and Triple Threat IPA in house as well. Don’ t miss out on this opportunity! 4-9PM.

Lucky Lab‘s Quimby pub is located at 1945 NW Quimby Street in Portland, Oregon. For more information, call (503) 517-4352.

MacTarnahan’s Firkin Tapping – The brew team at MacTarnahan’s lead by head brewer Vasilios Gletsos celebrate Oregon Craft Beer Month with this month’s second tapping of a special dry-hopped Mac’s Amber from a cask barrel served to you right at the pub at Mac’s Taproom. If you haven’t experienced this rendition of the perennial gold medaling brew, now’s your chance. Bungs fly at 5pm.

MacTarnahan’s Taproom is located at 2730 NW 31st Avenue in Portland, Oregon. For more information, call (503) 228-5269.

Fred Eckhardt’s 19th Annual Beer & Cheese Tasting – Fred Eckhardt, author of “The Essentials of Beer Style,” says that the combination of wine and cheese leads to a “train wreck in the mouth.” Once again,Mr. Eckhardt will make his case that beer is the superior pairing with cheese at the 19th Annual Beer & Cheese tasting event at the Rogue Public House and Distillery in Portland’s Pearl District. During the event, Eckhardt will lead participants through a decadent multi-course tasting featuring predominantly Oregon hand-crafted beers and cheeses. Starts at 6PM.

Rogue Public House and Distillery is located at 1339 NW Flanders Street in Portland, Oregon. For more information, call (503) 222-5910.