Eugene’s The Bier Stein presents Pumpkinpalooza – October 19 & 20

Pumpkinfest Poster

The Bier Stein will be dedicating the majority of its 30 taps to beers made with the most popular squash in America. The two-day event will feature a range of interpretations of the pumpkin beer style, from the classic amber hued, pie-spiced ale to pilsner, porter, and more. Pumpkin beer comes but once a year, and The Bier Stein’s previous pumpkin beer fests have been extremely well attended. This year’s fest will feature beers from about a dozen breweries. Elysian Brewing from Seattle, WA, arguably the most pumpkin-obsessed brewery, is bringing over a dozen different pumpkin beers, and a large, hollowed and charred pumpkin to fill with beer and tap on site! That will happen at 5pm on Saturday the 19th. Full beer list is below.

If pumpkins are your thing, you’ll want to get a taste of our auxiliary pumpkin menu, available all weekend. Pumpkin enchiladas, pumpkin soups, pumpkin salad, and pumpkin cheesecake are sure to pair well with a flight of pumpkin beers! Pumpkin-related clothing and/or costumery is encouraged to keep things festive. There will be a “guess the weight of the pumpkin” contest with prizes as well. The rarer selections will be tapped at 5pm Saturday in the Back Bar.

Elysian Brewing goes out of its way to use pumpkin and a veritable walk-in cabinet of spices in the most interesting ways possible. Mr. Yuck is a sour pumpkin ale with pumpkin in the mash, kettle, and fermentor (they use the “triple pumpkined” method in many brews). The Great Gherkin utilizes another member of the Cucurbit family – cucumber – and chai tea spices. Punkuccino adds a dose of cold-extract coffee… and then there’s the Calatrava Habanero Vanilla Epazote Pumpkin Ale, which needs no introduction. This event is part of Elysian’s Pumpkin Roadshow.

Pumpkinpalooza Pumpkinfest Poster will also include the debut of a beer brewed by The Bier Stein’s ‘Beer Baron’ Dave Stockhausen and beer steward Aaron Brussat at Agrarian Ales. Read More…


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Oakshire’s Single Batch Fall Bierfest

Oakshire's Single Batch Fall Bierfest


Without a home for a Eugene Freshop Tastival this year, Oakshire Brewing decided to take the reigns and host their first ever beerfest. Oakshire’s Single Batch Bierfest will showcase Oakshire beers and beers from more than 20 additional breweries and one cidery. Being held at their Public House on Saturday, September 21st from 11:00am to 10:00pm in the Whiteaker Neighborhood in Eugene, Oregon, this fest is sure to be a hit for this college town.

Oakshire’s Singe Batch Bierfest will celebrate creative, single-batch brews, the annual hop harvest season, and the kickoff to Oktoberfest. Many unique, small batch brews from dozens of breweries will be poured at Oakshire’s Public House on Saturday, September 21, including fresh-hopped beers, pumpkin beers and other fall varietal favorites.  In addition there will be live music and food for purchase throughout the day.


Inside the Oakshire Public House


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2013 Corvallis Beer Week

2013 Corvallis Beer Week

Willamette Valley’s college town of Corvallis, Oregon kicks off their 3rd Annual Corvallis Beer Week later today, Monday, September 9th and continuing through Sunday, September 15th. Corvallis’ Craft Beer scene continues to thrive and today is the day that Corvallis Beer Week 2013 kicks off to promote the education and celebration of Craft Beer throughout their beautiful city. Yes a true 7 days packed with many varied beer related events and activities.

The idea for Corvallis Beer Week is the brainchild of Co-Founder Drew Salmi.  He saw other communities throughout Oregon including, Portland, Eugene and Medford rally behind the idea of a week long celebration of the local and regional Craft Beer industry.  After bringing Chris Althouse, Bar Manager at Block 15 and Co-Founder of Oakshire Brewing, and Nathan Langner, Instructor & Faculty Member at Oregon State University, the Corvallis Beer Week team was complete and we had an amazing first two years!

Heading into our 3rd year, Corvallis Beer Week 2013 has 44 fantastic events in 7 days brought to by our generous sponsors.  Read More…


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Celebrate One Year In Business at 1856

1856 One Year Anniversary

Come join 1856 this Sunday, September 8th from Noon – 8:00pm for their One Year Anniversary Party. This celebration will take place in their shop and in the closed off parking lot at Prescott Village at NE 14th and NE Prescott.

Along with the shops 7 taps inside their shop, 1856 will be featuring special beers in their parking lot from Block 15, Commons, DeGarde, Migration, Crux and Occidental and others along with cider from Reverend Nat’s. And since its also a wine shop, 1856 will be pouring glasses of wine from around the globe.

Bands & DJs will be providing some excellent tunes for the anniversary. These bands include Heligoats, Paper/Upper/Cuts, Sam Humans, Hauntings, Blest Chesst, Swim Swam Swum, Air Body & some special guests.

For those arriving with an appetite, 1856 neighbor Pok Pok Noi will be serving up their delicious food for the festivities.

So make your way to NE Portland on Sunday to what looks like will be a fun time!


1465 NW Prescott
Portland, OR
Noon – 8:00pm


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Corvallis Tap Takeover at The Bier Stein

Spacious new digs of the Bier Stein in Eugene, Oregon


Tonight, August 22nd, one of our favorite beer bars, The Bier Stein, is hosting a Corvallis Brewery Tap Takeover. Six breweries from Corvallis, OR will completely take over all of the taps at The Bier Stein.

Here’s a sneak peek of some of the beers that will be served this evening.

However, the Corvallis Tap Takeover is not the only thing to make your way to The Bier Stein for. Corvallis’ Heart of the Valley Septembeerfest held on September 14th is fast approaching and the one of the highlights tonight is The Bier Stein will be raffling off 10 tickets for the Septembeerfest Bus. The Septembeerfest Bus has 30 spaces available, not including the 10 raffled off. The bus will leave The Bier Stein on Sept 14th at 1 PM to drive up to Septembeerfest in Corvallis, returning by 9 pm. A ticket for the bus is $35 and includes a Septembeerfest t-shirt, glass, entry to the event, 4 drink tickets and drinks provided by Corvallis breweries on the bus. Tickets are sold exclusively at The Bier Stein.

Below is when all the scheduled events will take place tonight.

  • Meet the brewers from 5-8pm.
  • 5 bus tickets will be drawn at 7pm
  • 5 more will be drawn at 8pm
  • Tickets will be for sale, $35

So make your way down to The Bier Stein today.


The Bier Stein

1591 Willamette Street

Eugene, OR


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Wood, Sweat, and Beers – A Wood-Aged Beer Fest

Wood, Sweat, & Beers at The Bier Stein

Press Release:

TBier Stein manager Dave Stockhausenimber! The Bier Stein is bringing a bit of wilderness to the ol’ taplist! Over half of the taplist will be taken over by woody ales ranging in style, strength, and hardiness. We’ve managed to rope in a few special kegs, as well as convince a couple breweries to carve out special concoctions just for this event! Our heartwood goes out to them.

Beer has been held in wood for centuries, but only in the last few decades has barrel aged beer become a popular delicacy. Coopers used to be as common as blacksmiths; though their quantity has diminished, their skills are utterly revered. The qualities of different wood lend varying texture to beer; duration of aging, the size of the barrel, and the presence (or absence) of wood-loving Brettanomyces all play a distinct role in the metamorphosis of beer to barrel aged beer. A previous tenant may have left behind wafts of whiskey or wine, soaked into the staves. . .

Note the “Sweat” Read More…


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My Return to Cascadia- Part 1: Ashland and Eugene

No better way to enjoy my return to Cascadia than with a fresh can of Cascadian Dark Ale from Coalition Brewing

After a year away in the San Francisco Bay Area, I’ve finally made the journey back home to Cascadia. Circumstances surrounding my return leave for mixed emotions, but the overall sentiment of being back in an area where so many of my close friends and family are located is that of elation and relief.

You see, the Bay Area is a wonderful place to be with stellar weather and a fair share of choice craft beer, but if I am honest with myself, I must admit that nowhere I have traveled so far in this great land has been able to hold a candle to the culture that surrounds artisan beer here. A few cities make the top list of destinations when it comes to great craft beer, but none nearly as prolific and aboveboard as Portland, Oregon.

Velo Cult Bike Shop in NE Portland has craft beer on tap!San Diego and Denver definitely round out the top of the list for best beer towns in America, and a handful of others such as Chicago, Boston, Seattle and even San Francisco are worth mentioning. But, as I’ve pointed out in the past, when you consider the quantity and quality of of craft breweries here in the Portland and Cascadia region, there is honestly no comparison.  Where else other than Oregon can you get a growler filled at a gas station or find a craft beer option on draught at even the lowliest of dive bars? We have laundromats, bike shops, and even strip clubs with excellent tap selections. And living here, we don’t even flinch at this abundance. It is simply ingrained in our lifestyles.

Some time away from all of this has made me really Read More…


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Fresh Sticky Hands Draught & Bottles Release @ Block 15

Fresh Sticky Hands Draught & Bottles

Block 15 Sticky HandsThis Saturday April 6th we are releasing an ultra fresh batch of Sticky Hands.  This version, Reino, is brewed for our good friend and Les Caves curator Drew.  We used a beautiful combination of NW grown hops backed up by a smooth Maris otter malt body.  The result is a wonderful hop experience with the character of citrus, tropical fruit, dank herbs, and fruits. 

750ml bottles are $8.50 with a limit of six per person.


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Block 15 Restaurant & Brewery 5th Anniversary Celebration

Block 15 Restaurant & Brewery

It’s hard to believe that Block 15 Brewery has been open for five years. Its seems like it was just yesterday when the Corvallis brewpub opened its doors, but then again, right off the starting blocks, the beer has been better than most. “What a journey it has been” says founder Nick Arzner. “We want to thank our wonderful customers and the Corvallis community for their support. We also want to thank our amazing staff for all of their hard work and dedication.”

Nick Arzner of Block 15 BrewingJoin Block 15 on Saturday March 2, 2013 for a not to miss celebration of their first half-decade with some incredibly mouthwatering offerings including locally sourced food and beer. “We are releasing a couple gems from our wild cellar, featuring an awesome Anniversary burger, dancing to the live music of The Bon Ton Roulet, discounting apparel, and featuring Hoppy Hour all day long!”

Here’s more details on this fun and tasty event, including a special anniversary brunch at Les Caves.

~Live Music from The Bon Ton Roulet @9:30pm, No Cover~

~Hoppy Hour All Day~

~ Complimentary Nebula Stout Brownies~

~Anniversary Burger~

Afton Field Farm beef patty, Willamette Valley Cheese Co. Havarti, and Gathering Together Farms caramelized nebula shallots, on a house baked bun.

Special Anniversary beers, draught & limited bottles.

We have bottled two special beers from our wild cellar and a special IPA for our Anniversary.  There will be a one bottle limit for each beer the day of the release.

Sticky Hands, High Five

A hop experience brewed with our five favorite hops: Columbus, Amarillo, Simcoe, Centennial, & Citra.  Our first bottled beer that is counter pressure filled and intended to be consumed fresh!

8.25% alc/vol. $8.50/750ml

Oak Barrel Matured Quadruple

A single barrel quad matured over three years with British brettanomyces.

15.16% alc/vol $8/375 ml

Petit Verdot Wild Ale

Brettanomyces fermented blonde with Oregon Petit Verdot grapes added to the barrel.

7% alc Vol. $9/375ml

Barrel-aged Block 15 beer

Anniversary Brunch at Les Caves

Join us for an Anniversary beer brunch at Les Caves Bier & Kitchen. We will have Anniversary beers on tap, food specials to pair with the beers, and other great beverages.  Email with your preferred time, 9:30,9:45,10, or 10:15, along with the number of people in your group.  You also are guaranteed the full bottle allotment at Block 15  with your brunch reservation.


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Block 15 Vintage Draught Prix Fixe Dinner @ Bad Habit Room

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Bad Habit RoomSun, Feb 24th 6pm Saraveza and Block 15 bring you a very special Pre-Fixe Winter Dinner. Join us at Saraveza’s Speakeasy, Bad Habit Room, for a deliciously planned meal by Nick Campion & Nate Kelley of Saraveza’s kitchen.  All five courses are paired with Block 15 beers including some kegs that have been specially squirreled away and matured in-house by Saraveza’s beer curator Jonathan Carmean. Verticals of select brews will be served allowing you to taste them against one-another with paired food courses.

If that isn’t enough, this dinner will also be co-hosted by Block 15’s own Nick Arzner. Arzner will lead a discussion and be available to talk about his beers throughout the evening.


 Block 15 proprietor Nick Arzner

Crab Stuffed Profiteroles w/Arugula & Pineapple Aioli

2011/2012 Wonka’s Wit
Belgian style white ale spiced with orange peel and coriander.
Matured in Pinot Noir barrels for nine months with wild yeast

Beef Tartar w/Shallot Dijon & Oregon Tart Cherries

2010/2011 Demon’s Farm
Ruby Black Farmhouse Aged in Pinot Noir Oak
& Bourbon Oak with Brettanomyces and Oregon Tart Cherries
Seared Foie Gras on Brioche w/Coffee Dusted Roasted Figs, Chocolate Almond Sauce

2011/2012 Super Nebula
Bourbon Barrel Matured Imperial Stout

Bourbon Pork Belly Stew w/Winter Vegetables

2010/2011 Pappy’s Dark
Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon Barrel Matured Strong Ale

SugarPimp’s Dessert TBA

2011/2012 Figgy Pudding
Brandy Barrel Matured Holiday Ale
Conditioned with Mission Figs, Ceylon Cinnamon & Nutmeg

Tickets are available at Saraveza’s Beer Boutique


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