Join Boneyard Beer and Widmer Brothers at the Summit Saloon tonight

Our very own Boneyard Beer got together with Portland’s Widmer Brothers Brewing recently to brew a collaboration beer celebrating Widmer’s 30 years of business, and tonight at the Summit Saloon downtown they are holding the official release party kicking off at 7pm.

Come join Boneyard Beer and Widmer Brothers Brewing at Summit Saloon for the official Bend launch of Blacklight IPA, a bold, hop-forward session style black ale. Blacklight IPA is a collaborative effort between the two breweries, and the first of six Widmer Brothers limited release collaboration beers with Oregon breweries to celebrate their 30th anniversary. The collaboration series celebrates the brewery’s 30 years of brewing in the state as well as the overall Oregon brewing scene. Brewers from both Widmer Brothers and Boneyard will be in attendance to answer questions, chat about the beer, and throw out free swag. Blacklight IPA will be poured alongside other killer Widmer Brothers and Boneyard beers.

Blacklight IPA release

Deschutes’ Texas Hold’em Poker fundraiser is tonight

Dechutes Brewery Texas Hold'emThe poker fundraiser event I wrote about last month for two of Deschutes Brewery’s employees (both diagnosed with cancer) had been postponed and tonight is the new night. A refresher:

Two employees from our Deschutes Brewery Family have been diagnosed with Cancer. In order to help Chris [Steavens] and Misael [Molina], we are having a Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament Fundraiser & Silent Auction. All proceeds will go towards Chris and Misael’s growing medical expenses.

Buy-in is $50 and includes dinner, (3) beer tokens, & (2) raffle tickets. Also, there will be sweet Deschutes Brewery swag raffled throughout the night!

Tickets are pre-purchasable here, though it looks like the main $50 buy-in tickets are sold out—however, you can still participate for $25 which gets you dinner and two pints (though no poker).

Prizes have been changed as well. First place now wins a stand-up paddleboard ($800 value), a case of beer every month for a year is second place, and third place wins $100 cash.

Go Donuts is giving away free samples today

Go DonutsThe new Go Donuts, which took over the space formerly occupied by Papa John’s Pizza on the southwest corner of Greenwood and Eighth, is giving away free doughnut samples today until 3:30pm.

They’ve been busy remodeling the location for their doughnut shop and it’s only the past few days they’ve actually been making doughnuts it looks like. So today you can be one of the very first to sample their wares!

McMenamins Friends and Family Night benefiting Summit High

McMenamins Old St. Francis SchoolTonight is McMenamins Old St. Francis School’s Friends and Family Night where 50% of the evening’s total sales (“burgers, beers, wine, cocktails, salads, sandwiches, tater tots, the day’s specials and more”) are donated to the beneficiary of the month—this month is Summit High School’s Life Skills Class.

Please join us for Friends and Family Night. This night’s event benefits the Summit High School Life Skills Class. The Life Skills Class is comprised of students with disabilities who are raising money to participate in community activities that help them to become independent.

Proceeds from sales start at 5pm and last until closing. This is a great cause so if you’re feeling like dinner and/or drinks out tonight, consider heading over to McMenamins.