Craft Beer Month: Days 10-12

After a fallow few days, Craft Beer Month picks up steam again today for the final push through the OBF. Below are a few highlights in which I suspect you may find interest:
  • Puckerfest, today through July 16, Belmont Station. Still no word on the beer line-up following tonight's release of Devil's Kriek by Double Mountain. Watch their website and twitter feed for updates.
  • Beer, Brats, and Music Fest, July 11, Raccoon Lodge. The best info on this event is in John Foyston's A&E beer column--but of course, the Oregonian has uselessly decided not to post it online. But you only need to know one word: gose. Ron Gansberg has brewed one, and it will be on tap tomorrow. (The style is wild, wonderful, and fantastically rare.)
  • 8th Annual Roadhouse Brewfest, July 11, McMenamins Cornelius Pass Roadhouse. Meet eight McMenamin brewers, listen to live music (Freak Mountain Ramblers), eat, drink, and be merry.
  • Parking Lot BBQ & Party, July 11, Fort George Brewing. Features the Dry County Crooks, "an outlaw country/rock outfit with punk roots." (Okaaaay.) More info here.
There are two more events I don't know a whole lot about. This first one feature yet another brewery I haven't heard about, Mt Emily Ales. (They're blooming like spring roses!) Mt. Emily Ales Beer Garden, La Grande Crazy Days, Depot St. between Adams and Washington, La Grande; 541-962-7711; 12-11:30pm

And finally, Saraveza and the Hop and Vine are sponsoring a 5k run in North Portland called the Craft Dash tomorrow morning. You won't find me there, but runners may be interested.

As always, check the full listing if you want to see all the events.

Here's one more. Lisa Morrison asked for bloggers to spread the word on a fundraiser she's hosting for the Falconer Foundation. On July 12, the Horse Brass is holding a joint birthday party for Lisa, Don Younger, and Point Blank Distributor Scott Willis--all who share a birthday. A batch of special beers including HotD Adam from the Wood, Full Sail Saison, and a Belgian IPA from Walking Man.