To celebrate Oregon's sesquicentennial, a.k.a. 150th Birthday, we decided to brew two beers using only Oregon ingredients, something we have never done before. Both beers will go on tap this Saturday, February 14th, at our Bend and Portland pubs and in our tasting room. Just like Oregon, these beers blaze their own trail and are far from traditional.
Maiden Oregon Ale, brewed at our Portland Brew Pub by Cam O'Connor, is a Belgian amber ale that was brewed using Crystal hops from the Willamette valley, organic 2-row barley from Klamath Falls, water from Mt. Hood, Oregon beet sugar from Nyssa, and yeast from Wyeast labs in Hood River. At 8.0% alcohol by volume, this one will be best enjoyed sipped out of a snifter glass.
Oregon 150 Ale was brewed at our Bend Brew Pub by Paul Arney. This beer has a very unique color and flavor that makes it hard to categorize. Brewed with barley malt grown in the Klamath Falls basin (malted in Portland), blackberry honey from Yamhill County, Oregon marionberries and Crystal hops from the Willamette Valley we have created a beer like you've never tasted before. Our mash conversion took place at, you guessed it, 150 degrees!