Block 15 Celebrates 6 Years

Block 15 Glass Logo

Tomorrow, Saturday March 1st, Block 15 is celebrating six years of brewing and serving up tasty food for Corvallis! To mark this special occasion, the staff at Block 15 has put together food and beer specials highlighting the local bounty that influences and inspires them. Read More…

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This post was written by D.J. Paul on February 28, 2014

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Brewpublic Presents the 5th Annual My Beery Valentine

Valentine Heart Candy

This Friday come celebrate Valentine’s Day at Saraveza Bottle Shop & Pasty Tavern for Brewpublic’s 5th Annual My Beery Valentine. Bring your sweetheart in for Oregon brewed beers made with love and special treats from Saraveza’s own Sugar Pimp! The ten special Valentine’s Day themed beers will go on tap beginning at 3:00pm.

And if your wondering what delicious treats the Sugar Pimp is baking up, her treats include Sugar Cookie Conversation Hearts dipped in Royal Icing, Chocolate Stout Brownies & French Macarons. These treats will be available for take-out or in-house purchase beginning today, Wednesday, February 12th. Read More…

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Give Thanks: Rare Beer Tasting, Silent Auction & Benefit for Angelo De Ieso

Angelo De Ieso

On Sunday, November 24th, the Bad Habit Room is graciously hosting a benefit from 5:00 to 9:00pm for Brewpublic’s Angelo De Ieso to assist in his ongoing medical bills.

This will be an evening at the Bad Habit Room for the beer lover who wants to do some good. It will be an excellent opportunity to enjoy a beer with a friend, taste some of the rarest suds in town, buy an amazing beverage for your Thanksgiving meal or as a Christmas gift and spread some holiday cheer in honor of Portland’s good friend Angelo.  You don’t have to know him or even be a fan of this beer website, you just have to come with an open heart and the knowledge that you’ve helped a person in need.

It is going to be a night of good vibes, great beers and charitable contributions to one of Portland’s biggest beer advocates.  All that and we’ll have Angelo’s team of choice, the New England Patriots, playing on the big screen in a key match-up against the Denver Broncos, along with our hometown’s must win game for the Timbers. Read More…

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Block 15 November Releases

Block 15 proprietor Nick Arzner

With the changing of the month to November means a few bottle releases from Corvallis’ Block 15 Restaurant & Brewery. Today, November 1st, is the release of Sticky Hands in 750ml bottles with a 6 bottle limit. Then on November 16th they host a dual bottle release for Figgy Pudding and Framboise White. Figgy Pudding will be in 750ml bottles and Framboise White will be in 375ml bottles with a limit of 4 bottles each.

Also taking place on November 16th, Les Caves will be hosting a brunch for the bottle release for both Figgy Pudding and Framboise White. They are currently taking reservations and if you make a brunch reservation, you are guaranteed your allotment of bottles. Not a bad option, eat some great food and you get to walk away with some phenomenal beers.

More details below from Block 15….. Read More…

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This post was written by D.J. Paul on November 1, 2013

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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!

 

1856
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

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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. . .

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