Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Parkdale residents welcomed back their “local” in April, as the long-awaited Solera Brewery opened in the former Eliot Glacier Pub. Owners Jason Kahler, left, and John Hitt spent months remodeling the historic former theater. Spring hours are 3-10 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Friday, and noon to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The pub is closed Wednesday and Thursday. Kahler’s brews include Hedonist IPA with 7.0 percent ABV and 50 IBU; and grisette French Tickler (4.0/19). Also on tap are a pale ale, farmhouse saison, Belgian strong ale, and on guest tap, New Old Lompoc Imperial pale ale.
Green Drinks to meet in Cascade Locks
The next Green Drinks event will be June 12, hosted by the Port of Cascade Locks and the Green Living Journal, at the Pavilion at Cascade Locks Marine Park from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The focus will be on trends in the Oregon solar industry as well as the state’s electric vehicle market.
Cerulean receives honors at Newport
Cerulean 2009 Chardonnay and 2009 Tempranillo were both awarded Silver Medals in February at the Newport Seafood and Wine Festival. It was the Hood River winery’s first appearance at the Newport Festival. Cerulean is also planning events and winemaker dinners in Hood River and Portland.
Cerulean hosts its spring release party May 27, 5 p.m., at the tasting room, 304 Oak St.
Full Sail brews win awards
Phil’s Existential Alt, a recent Full Sail Brewing Company “Brewers’ Share” edition, won a silver medal from the Denver International Beer Competition, Full Sail’s Session Black was also awarded its sixth gold medal and their IPA also brought home a silver medal. Phil’s Existential Alt is one of four small batch offerings and will be available in 22-ounce bottles and on draft. The other beers in the 2012 line-up include Extra Special Barney (ESB), Chris’s Summer Delight Berliner Weiss and Big Daddy J’s Malt Liquor.
Existential Alt ABV (5.1 percent, IBU 43) contains Munich and Vienna malts for a copper color and toasty-caramel aroma. German noble hops provide complimentary bitterness and a clean, dry finish.
With each Brewer’s Share series beer, Full Sail picks a local charity or organization to receive a portion of the proceeds from the sale of the beer.
Roche has chosen to support Friends of the Children, a revolutionary mentoring program that provides paid professional mentors to at-risk youth.
FOTC selects youth in kindergarten and mentors them through high school graduation.
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Sixth Annual Harvest Fest Pie Eating Contest
The sixth annual Pie Eating Contest at Hood River Harvest Fest is sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce and HRVHS youth service group Leaders for Tomorrow. HRVHS student Dylan Polewczyk won the 1-minute fruit-pie eating event. Key rule, as stated by Chamber President Jason Shaner, “You have to eat the pie, you can’t just dislocate it. We will be checking for pie dislocation.” Enlarge