The Bier Stein’s Starkbierzeit #3

Starkbierzeit 2015

The Bier Stein Bottleshop & Pub hosts the 3rd Annual Starkbierzeit, a great way to taste rare, old, strong beer over the course of a weekend. This year, The Bier Stein decided to take Starkbierzeit on a four-day run, including a mostly foreign bottle tasting and an eight-beer horizontal of 2013 50/50 Eclipse Imperial Stout.

The origins of Starkbierzeit is a festival in Germany, much smaller than Oktoberfest, which began as an observance of the Lenten fast with higher gravity beer. Traditionally, the holiday falls toward the end of March, however The Bier Stein decided to lift people’s spirits in the last stretch of the dreary winter season. Read More…


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This post was written by D.J. Paul on February 4, 2015

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This past month asked its readers to vote for their favorite craft beer bars in their annual Great American Beer Bars competition. Eugene, Oregon’s The Bier Stein won top honors in the Pacific region and Portland’s APEX Bar and Seattle’s The Pine Box also finished in the region’s top 5 finalists. Read More…


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Sierra Nevada Beer Camp at The Bier Stein on Friday

 Bier Stein 2x3, 3x5 Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Accross america

The Bier Stein Bottleshop & Pub in Eugene has a special event coming up in two days– the Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Across America. Aside from the brewery, The Bier Stein is the first place in the country to have all 12 collaboration beers on tap. Ken Grossman, founder and owner of Sierra Nevada, will be here at 5:00pm along with Ninkasi’s Jamie Floyd, who participated in the Beer Camp project. Read More…


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Eugene Beer Week Returns June 2nd to 8th

Eugene Beer Week 2014

Oregon’s original city beer week returns to Eugene beginning today, June 2nd through June 8th. With well over 50 events planned including the great Sasquatch Beer Festival, the 4th Annual Eugene Beer Week will be one sure not to miss. Read More…


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2nd Annual Starkbierzeit: Festival of Strong Beer


Eugene’s The Bier Stein is pulling out some big guns once again for its second Starkbierzeit: Festival of Strong Beer. The all-day event will feature high-gravity beers from around the world, focusing on rare and vintage ales. Half the taplist will be taken over, and roughly a dozen bottles will be pouring from 2pm until 10pm. Tickets for bottle tastings will be $1 apiece, and a 3oz. pour will range from one to four tickets.

Starkbierzeit means “strong beer season” in German. The tradition was started by the Paulaner monks during the Lenten fast in March. The Bier Stein is bucking tradition a little bit and bringing out some “warming” beers as the weather turns frigid rather than waiting for the beginning of spring. Come down and warm up at the bar or by the fireplace, enjoy some of the best strong ales around!

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This post was written by D.J. Paul on December 11, 2013

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Heater-Allen Pink Boots Scholarship Sticke Alt Now Available

Pink Boots Society Boots Line Up

The ladies from the Northwest Pink Boots Society have recently brewed a new beer that will be sold as a fundraiser for the local chapter. About 10 members got together on September 7th in McMinnville at Heater Allen Brewery and brewed a German style Sticke Alt beer called Heater Allen PBS Sticke Alt.

Heater-Allen PBS Sticke Alt is a German style strong alt that is traditionally made in the fall and the winter, usually released the third Tuesdays of October and January. It is normally darker, stronger and roastier than typical alt.

The Beer will be primarily available in Portland, with one keg in Eugene, one keg in Amity, and one keg in McMinnville. Most of the kegs are going out this week. Currently The Farm Cafe in Portland, The Bier Stein in Eugene, Heater Allen in McMinnville, and The Blue Goat in Amity have kegs. This week Belmont Station and Tin Bucket in Portland, and New Seasons Progress Ridge in Beaverton are all scheduled to receive kegs. Read More…


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Brewpublic’s Killer Beer Fest – The Bier Stein

Killer Beer Fest - Eugene
Since Angelo has been living in Eugene for the summer and into the fall, he decided it made perfect sense to team up with the most Killer of Emerald City beer bars, The Bier Stein. This year the Stein moved into a gorgeous new 15,000 square-foot location set up with all the fixings for a perfect state of the art beer geek utopia. Many of the same beers featured at Bailey’s Taproom will pour parallel at the Stein as well as a few regional exclusive treats. Big thanks to the entire staff here including Chip, Kristina, and Dave for helping to orchestrate this sure to be kick ass event!

Beginning at 11:00am on Saturday, The Bier Stein will be tapping some killer beers to celebrate 5 strong years of Brewpublic. So please join us in celebrating our 5th Anniversary.

Spacious new digs of the Bier Stein in Eugene, Oregon

And here is what you’ve been waiting for, Eugene’s Killer Beer Fest Taplist: Read More…


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This post was written by D.J. Paul on October 24, 2013

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Oakshire Brewing Shows Off Their New Cans This Week in Portland & Eugene

Oakshire Amber CanOakshire Espresso Stout Can

On the heels of releasing their popular Watershed IPA in cans earlier this year, the Oakshire crew is proud to announce that Oakshire Original Amber Ale and Overcast Espresso Stout are now available in 12-ounce/6-pack cans. The release means that all of Oakshire’s year-round beers are now available in cans, as Amber and Stout join Oakshire’s India Pale Ale. Sales of the 12-ounce/6-pack cans, and distribution throughout Oregon and Washington will begin Monday, October 21st.

“We’re thrilled to package our Amber and Stout in cans,” explains Brewmaster Matt Van Wyk. “The bottom line is that cans are better for the quality of beer, and that’s what I care about. Cans keep light out of the beer and have less oxygen pickup, which will allow us to have a great experience with fresh beer. The extra benefits of portability, recyclability and a single serving size are all just bonuses for us.”

Oakshire Original Amber Ale and Overcast Espresso Stout 12-ounce/6-pack cans will be available locally and throughout the Pacific Northwest beginning today, and each will continue to be available in 22- ounce bottles and on draft.

The Oakshire team is excited to celebrate the release of cans throughout the week with the following events:

  • Dig-A-Pony (Portland): Monday 10/21 4:30pm
  • The Bier Stein (Eugene): Wednesday 10/23 6:00pm
  • The Barn Light (Eugene): Thursday 10/24 5:00pm Read More…

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Brewpublic’s Annual KillerBeerWeek Returns Bigger and Better Than Ever with More Venues and More Events


Brewpublic celebrates 5 years with 10 days and 12 events in October 18-27, 2013.

Since we kicked off this website in the fall of 2008, Brewpublic has been committed to celebrating the wonderful craft beer and the people who make it what it is. Focused mostly on Oregon and the Pacific Northwest, Brewpublic has had the great pleasure of meeting so many passionate and talented people who serve as the backbone to the region’s burgeoning craft beer community. Focusing on events and showcasing the plenitude of beers from a myriad of styles has always been at the core of what we have been trying to do here at Brewpublic. With Killer Beer Week, which began humbly in 2009 with two event, our 1st Brewniversary celebration at Saraveza Bottleshop and Pasty Tavern and KillerBeerFest at Bailey’s Taproom, before growing into a five-day and then eight-day hullabaloo, the now 10-day, 12-event conviviality of great local beer looks to highlight a portion of our finest craft beer establishments with some amazing offerings.

KillerBeerWeek 2013For 2013′s Killer Beer Week (KBW), we’ve added two of our favorite Eugene craft beer establishments to the mix as well as a few more from Portland. The fun and festive features of KBW ’13 begins at Roscoe’s Pub on Friday October 18 before a weekend at the Green Dragon’s Killer Pumpin Festival that will, for the first time, take to the streets. Other highlights of KBW ’13 include our Killer IPA Tasting at NWIPA, Killer Bend Beer Fest at Bridgetown Beerhouse, Killer Eugene and Corvallis Beer Fest at Hillboro’s newest craft beer destination Orenco Taphouse, before closing out with the week’s biggest jamborees including our 5th Brewniversary Celebration at Saraveza, and the storied Killer Beer Fest at Bailey’s Taproom. There’s much more. So much more. This year, we’ve added two events in Eugene, Oregon including a Tea Beer Fest at 16 Tons, and a paralleling Killer Beer Fest at the new Bier Stein.

Here’s a look at all that you can look forward to for 2013′s Killer Beer Week : Read More…


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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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