Thursday, June 1st, 2017

Pike Seafair Summer Ale, Mt. Rainier Pendleton Pale Ale and Portland Beer Week

Ron Swarner

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MORNING FOAM FOR THURSDAY, JUNE 1 2017: A seven-taster flight of craft beer news, from the fluffy head all the way to the song of the summer. …

Pike Brewing Company announces our summer seasonal beer release: Pike Seafair Summer Ale. A light and lemony summer ale, Pike Seafair Summer Ale has a clean and round mouthfeel that pops with citrusy hops. Crisp and bright in your glass with a white head, this session ale is ready for your summer adventures and toasts Seafair, a 67 year old Seattle tradition.

In a three-way collision between Rogue Ales, Pendleton Woolen Mills and America’s treasures, Rogue announces the release of four Pendleton Pale Ale cans, each dedicated to a National Park. Brewed with hops and malts grown on Rogue Farms in Oregon, Pendleton Pale Ale is a refreshing ode to Crater Lake, Grand Canyon, Yosemite and Mt. Rainier. Each park is honored with limited-edition cans inspired by Pendleton Woolen Mills’ National Parks Collection.

The New School presents the 2017 New Oregon Breweries Showcase at Bailey’s Taproom. Held on the first Monday of Portland Beer Week, this year 11 brand new Oregon breweries opened within the last year and 22 of their beers will be on tap at the downtown Portland taphouse.

Speaking of Portland Beer Week, Ecliptic Brewing has announced their events including the return of their favorite fourth annual brewer band showcase. Ecliptic Brewing will hold two major events at their brewery this year while participating in some of the other top beer week events happening June 8-18.

Seven years ago the first Medford Beer Week was celebrated and has expanded over the years to a 10-day beer week. Medford Beer Week 2017 celebrates breweries near and a far with various events in and around the Medford metro area today, Thursday, June 1st through Saturday, June 10.

Yes, brewing beer on a cruise ship is everyone’s dream job. But it’s not all suds and sunshine.

Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Cut to the Feeling” is the song of the summer. Everybody else can go home. …