Sampler Tray – 12/9/2011

Noteworthy brewery news samples from around the area:

  • Bend Oregon Beer Sampler TrayWhile playing hooky from work today, I made the time to stop by GoodLife to sample their Stout and Scotch Ale (really dug the Scotch Ale).  While there, I learned about an event I had heard nothing about.  Apparently GoodLife, 10 Barrel, Phat Matt’s and Silver moon are all participating in a Holiday Seasonal Beer tasting at Tart tomorrow between 8 and 10 PM.  Details over at Facebook.
  • 10 Barrel is finally showing signs that they are getting ready to release their long-awaited special release beer, Precursor.  I stopped by the pub looking for details, and while they are not committing to anything, last the pub heard, they are hoping Monday.
  • Continuing with 10 Barrel, they have a giving tree up at the pub.  I love the idea of a giving tree, and helping those in need during the holiday season.  If so inclined, swing by and help yourself and others at 10 Barrel.
  • Finishing off talk about 10 Barrel and GoodLife, I found the issue of neighborhood noise complaints interesting.  Both breweries were named in the KTVZ news story.  It will be interesting to hear both breweries’ and other local businesses’ responses.
  • Silver Moon ending daily Growler Power Hour.  Next week, the GPH will be on Tuesday and Wednesday only.  It is still one of the best growler fill deals in town.  Also, their new Dark IPA, Asmodeus, is now on tap.
  • Old Mill Brew Werks is now pouring Celebration and Femme Fetale
  • Cascade Lakes tweeted: New Maltster Stout on tap replacing King Kong Porter at the Lodge