Fresh hop season continues this week with a special release from last year’s Oregon Beer Award winner in the category, but that’s not all that’s worth a taste.
Two local beer bars will celebrate milestones in their businesses with rare and tasty pours, and some of Eugene’s best beer will make its way North to take over the taps at a typically all-German beer bar on N Mississippi Ave. That, and you can head down the the Rose Quarter for a vast assortment of beer, wine, and food all weekend long.

Thursday, August 31

Chill N Fill Three Year Anniversary Party: Oysters and IPA

North Lombard’s mellow growler station lights the candles on three years in business with a slew of hoppy ales from Boneyard, Buoy, Block 15 and Barley Browns, joined by an assortment of freshly shucked oysters from Nevør Shellfish Farm. Chill N Fill, 5215 N Lombard St. 5-10 pm. Free.

Baerlic Fresh Hop Hellsner Release

Baerlic releases a helles that’s been hopped with fresh Santiam flowers, a special 5-percent lager that marks the second of three fresh hop beers from the brewery in 2017. Given the fact that the brewery won the Oregon Beer Awards’ fresh hop category last year, each of this year’s releases is certainly worth a try. Baerlic Brewing, 2235 SE 11th Ave. 4 pm. Free.

Friday, September 1

The Beermongers 8th Anniversary

SE Portland’s beer nerd hideaway celebrates eight trips around the sun with five days of excellent pours and an outdoor beer garden over the weekend. Rare pours will come from acclaimed local breweries like pFriem, Block 15, and Culmination, with various worldwide heavy hitters from Cantillon, Rodenbach, and more. The BeerMongers, 1125 SE Division. 11 am-11 pm, Sept 1-5. Free.

Prost!/Falling Sky Brewery Pop-up

The second week of Prost’s late-summer brewery pop-up series will showcase the ales and lagers of Eugene’s Falling Sky Brewery, an assortment that will add some hoppy American depth to the typically all-German beer bar’s assortment of beers. Prost! Portland, 4237 N Mississippi Ave. 4 pm-close September 1, 12 pm-close, September 2. Free.

Bite of Oregon

One of the biggest and longest running food festivals in the state is now in the Rose Quarter, with wine, liquor, beer and food from all over the state. Rose Quarter, 1 N Center Ct St. Through Sept. 4. $5-$10 for day passes, $35 for weekend passes.