Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

Fish Brewing strong scotch ale, Oregon Brewers Festival and Shmaltz Star Trek Symbiosis

Ron Swarner

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MORNING FOAM FOR WEDNESDAY, JULY 19 2017: A seven-taster flight of craft beer news, from the fluffy head all the way to The Disaster Artist. …

Fish Brewing will release a scotch ale aged in a whiskey bourbon barrel at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 20 in its Fish Tale Brewpub. According to Fish hype, “This brew will lure you in with its aromas of bourbon, oak and rich malt and then take a big bite out of your will to resist as you savor this barrel aged strong Scottish ale. Liberal amounts of British Marris Otter malt, Kent Golding hops and a freshly emptied Woodinville Whiskey Bourbon barrel make this a one of a kind beer.”

In just over a week the Oregon Brewers Festival returns to Portland, taking place at Tom McCall Waterfront Park from Wednesday, July 26 through Sunday, July 30. This year marks a milestone: it’s the 30th annual edition of the OBF. Established in 1988, it is one of the longest-running and largest outdoor beer festivals in the U.S., and it helped set the template by which many other brewfests operate.

McMenamins has re-released its popular summer seasonal Sunflower IPA with an updated recipe and for the very first time packaged in 16-ounce cans. This year’s batch made its way into the cans via the Edgefield Brewery. Pick one up at any McMemamins location.

Shmaltz Brewing Company goes to Comic-Con International with a unique Collector’s Edition release commemorating the 30th anniversary of Star Trek: The Next Generation. This year marks 30 years since Star Trek: The Next Generation premiered in September 1987, and Shmaltz Brewing kicks off the anniversary festivities during Comic-Con (July 20-23) with several tasting opportunities for its freshly brewed Star Trek Symbiosis. The hoppy wheat ale will make its way to retail outlets soon. Make it so.

Science is removing some of the mystery to allow brewers a greater understanding of the flavor profiles that they are producing. In short, sours are going nowhere but up. Sour beers may be our doorway to taste the ancient days, but they may also be our window to the future. It’s an exciting time for an exciting class of beer.

Coronado Brewing Company announced it would acquire a majority stake in Monkey Paw Brewing, a small craft brewery located in San Diego’s east village neighborhood. Specific financial terms of the deal, which is expected to close on Sept. 1, were not disclosed. Coronado will use cash flow from its production brewery and brewpub operations to finance the transaction, chief operating officer Brandon Richards told Brewbound.

Those of you who love Tommy Wiseau’s fantastically terrible camp classic The Room should check out this new teaser trailer for The Disaster Artist. It’s a mockumentary of the making of The Room, starring James Franco as Wiseau along with a cast of comedic greats. It will release this December. It looks funny.