Zwickelmania

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from the Oregon Brewers Guild
“This President’s Day weekend, dozens of Oregon breweries and brewpubs will open their doors to visitors for the state’s 2nd annual Zwickelmania. Zwickelmania, hosted by the Oregon Brewers Guild (OBG), is a free statewide event that offers visitors a chance to tour Oregon breweries, meet the brewers and sample their favorite beers.
When: Saturday, February 13th, 2010 from 11-4 pm”

Clock Tower Ales

It looks like Hood River is getting some competition in the craft beer market from their neighbor down the road, The Dalles.
“Clock Tower Ales specializes in the sale of craft beers, wine and non alcoholic craft soda. We are located in the second historic Wasco County Court House 311 Union Street The Dalles Oregon. With a relaxed and community focused atmosphere we provide beverages and light food to our patrons.”

My Oregon beer scout and nephew Anakin alerted me to this new establishment and sent in these photos….
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The scheduled opening date is TODAY!, February 4th, 2010 at 2pm.
More information can be found HERE.

Widmer Cherry Oak Dopplebock

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As I have mentioned before, I am a sucker for special reserve series beers. Plus I am already a Widmer fan. So this is right up my alley.
Cherry Oak Doppelbock is a rich ale, cold-fermented with dark sweet and red tart cherries, then conditioned on new, heavily toasted American oak. The result is a dark lustrous brew with up-front malty sweetness and cherry fruit notes completed by caramel, dark chocolate, and toasted oak undertones. The complex flavor profile balances the impressive 9% ABV and 40 IBUs.

Fire Mountain Brewing

In little Carlton, Oregon a new brewery has started bottling it’s beers!
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They have two beers currently, Oregon Pale Ale and Steam Fired Stout. They are now on my list of beers to sample. (The list is way too long)

New from Fearless

FEARLESS BREWING COMPANY RELEASES 2009 STRONG SCOTCH ALE
Those of you who have been waiting patiently, or not so patiently, for the release of the 2009 Fearless Strong Scotch Ale can begin to relax. Fearless Brewing Company will celebrate the Autumn Equinox and its Strong Scotch Ale with a release party on Saturday, September 19th. Fearless Strong Scotch Ale is known for its deep, malty character with caramel undertones. Because hops were not abundant in Scotland, the beer traditionally has a lower hop rate. The 2009 batch has an alcohol content approaching 9 percent. Taps will begin pouring the Strong Scotch Ale at 3:00 pm on September 19th. To add to the celebration Fearless will feature a few menu specials as well as their famous Hungarian Mushroom soup.”

New Oregon beer – Part 1

from Pelican Brewery in Pacific City, Oregon comes…
La Fleur Amère- With an abundance of floral, herbal hops and a rich, malty foundation, La Fleur Amère marries an assertive English-style IPA with exotic Belgian-style yeast. Brewed especially for the Oregon Brewers Guild’s “Cheers to Belgian Beers” event, but making a return appearance only at the Bite of Oregon, La Fleur Amère features a sparkling light gold color, an aroma of floral, earthy, herbal hops and a fruity, spicy yeast character. La Fleur Amère is dry-hopped with more than a pound of hops per barrel and finishes with a clean, snappy balance of malt flavor, hop bitterness, and slightly tart, spicy yeast character. ABV 7.% IBU’s 65 16.4 Plato