Hemingway, playing with beer during a cold snap.
  • Hemingway, playing with beer during a cold snap. (Courtesy Algonquinsidetable.com)

It's hot. Too hot to work on the bike. Too hot to prune the blackberry bush that is steadily absorbing the yard tools. Too hot to rephrase press releases about beer. Especially that last one. So, here are three promising beer-centered events for the coming week.

July 12 - 18
Puckerfest
A celebration of sour and wild ales.
Belmont Station, 4500 SE Stark, 503-232-8538

July 14
Amarillo Wheat will debut this Sunday, July 14 as part of a Breakside Beer Brunch at The Hop & Vine. This hoppy wheat ale is made with copious amounts of sweet orange peel and citrusy American hops. The beer brunch promises to be a tasty event: Chef Sam Reed will prepare a number of special dishes to pair with the beer during this à la carte release from 10 AM until 2 PM, and Breakside's brewers will be on hand to raffle off swag atnoon. This beer will be available on draft throughout Oregon and SW Washington this month. More information here.

July 16
Hopworks joins Laurelwood and Vitaly Paley for a unique brewer's dinner featuring six plates designed by the chef's team to pair with HUB and Laurelwood beer, and one beer collaboratively brewed to be paired with the chef's dish. Cost: $40 inclusive.
More info here.