Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

Rogue’s 20,000 brew, Washington Cider Week …

Ron Swarner

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John checks on his 20,000th brew Thursday at Rogue Headquarters in Newport, Ore. Photo courtesy of Rogue Ales

MORNING FOAM FOR WEDNESDAY, AUG. 24 2016: A seven-taster flight of craft beer and cider news …

In May of 1989, John Maier arrived in the small coastal town of Newport just in time to create brew #1. Twenty-seven years and 20,000 brew later, John still rides his bike daily over the Yaquina Bay Bridge to the brewery where he continues to create innovative brews that have garnered international acclaim.

It’s hard to imagine a more beautiful setting locally than Mt. Hood Meadows to host an Oktoberfest celebration. On Sunday, Sept. 4 this festival will be packed with craft beers and Bavarian food with a full view of Mt. Hood from the resort’s outdoor Sun Deck.

Governor Jay Inslee has formally proclaimed Sept. 8-18 Washington Cider Week, further acknowledging the apple state sits at the center of the country’s fastest-growing beverage.

Some beers really are about more than what’s in the bottle. These stories share the impact, origin story, or spirit of a beer you may already love, but know almost nothing about. These are the beers that inspire us in more ways that one. Wild Heaven Craft BeersEmergency Drinking Beer is one such beer.

Stone Brewing has spent the past 20 years building a reputation with bold, big-character beers … including many groundbreaking IPAs. So it’s no surprise the San Diego-based craft beer company is revisiting one of its hoppiest Stone Collaboration beers for the latest installment of the Stone 20th Anniversary Encore Series. Brewed with two fellow hop-obsessed brewers from California’s Beachwood Brewing and Heretic Brewing Company, the Beachwood / Heretic / Stone Still Unapologetic IPA is making its way to select markets nationwide in 22-ounce bottles and on draft.

Around the Bend Beer Company isn’t trying to reinvent the wheel; the two-year-old brewery is on a mission to make the wheel faster, slicker, and cooler.

FOX made a TV show out of Lethal Weapon starring the elder Damon Wayans in the Danny Glover role, and Clayne Crawford in the Mel Gibson part. We can’t believe we’re actually going to say this, but the trailer for the TV reboot of the classic ’80s franchise actually looks … good?