2016 KLCC Microbrew Festival

KLCC 2016

With Zwickelmania coming up this coming Saturday, a trip to Eugene, Oregon would make a nice weekend beercation since the annual KLCC Microbrew Festival takes place on Friday evening and all day Saturday. Yes, the annual fundraiser that allows craft beer drinkers to raise funds for Oregon Public Radio in Eugene.

The 2016 KLCC Microbrew Festival will take place on Friday, February 12 from 5:00 to 11:00pm and Saturday, February 13 from 1:00 to 11:00pm at Lane Events Center. This year’s festival will feature 80 Breweries serving 190 beers and ciders, the annual KLCC collaboration beers, live music, beer gear, and a large record and CD sale. For those wanting to donate their records or CDs, donations are accepted at KLCC, 136 W 8th Ave, Eugene, through Wednesday, February 10. All proceeds from the festival benefit KLCC 89.7 FM.

Advance tickets are now on sale at $12.00 each and include a festival glass and two beer tickets. At the door tickets will be $15.00 each. Additional beer tickets are $1.00 each for a 3 oz. taste. To enter the KLCC Microbrew Festival you must be 21 years of age or older.

Breweries and Cideries List:

  • 2 Towns Ciderhouse, Corvallis OR
  • 10 Barrel, Bend OR
  • 21st Amendment, San Leandro CA
  • Agrarian Ales, Eugene OR
  • Anchor, San Francisco CA
  • Arch Rock, Gold Beach OR
  • Ballast Point, San Diego CA
  • Base Camp, Portland OR
  • Big Sky, Missoula MT
  • Blue Moon, Denver CO
  • Boneyard, Bend OR
  • Boston Beer, Boston MA
  • BridgePort, Portland OR
  • Buoy Beer, Astoria OR
  • Burnside, Portland OR
  • Calapooia, Albany OR
  • Cascade Lakes, Redmond OR
  • Claim 52, Eugene OR
  • ColdFire, Eugene OR
  • Crispin Cider, Colfax CA
  • Deluxe, Albany OR
  • Deschutes, Bend OR
  • Diageo/Guinness, Dublin Ireland
  • Dogfish Head, Milton DE
  • Ecliptic, Portland OR
  • Elk Horn, Eugene OR
  • Elysian, Seattle WA
  • Falling Sky, Eugene OR
  • Firestone Walker, Paso Robles CA
  • Fish, Olympia WA
  • Flat Tail, Corvallis OR
  • Full Sail, Hood River OR
  • Fuller’s, England
  • Georgetown, Seattle WA
  • Gigantic, Portland OR
  • Gilgamesh, Salem OR
  • GoodLife, Bend OR
  • Ground Breaker, Portland OR
  • Hard Knocks, Cottage Grove OR
  • Heathen, Vancouver WA
  • Hop Valley, Eugene OR
  • Hopworks Urban, Portland OR
  • Jacob Leinenkugel’s, Chippewa Falls WI
  • Lagunitas, Petaluma CA / Chicago IL
  • Laurelwood, Portland OR
  • Lost Coast, Eureka CA
  • Mad River, Blue Lake CA
  • Mancave, Eugene OR
  • Mazama, Corvallis OR
  • McKenzie, Eugene OR
  • McMenamins High St, Eugene OR
  • Nectar Creek Mead, Corvallis OR
  • New Belgium, Fort Collins CO
  • Ninkasi, Eugene OR
  • Oakshire, Eugene OR
  • Payette, Boise ID
  • Pelican, Pacific City OR
  • pFriem Family, Hood River OR
  • Plank Town, Springfield OR
  • Plough Monday, Veneta OR
  • Portland Cider, Oregon City OR
  • Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider, Portland OR
  • Rogue Ales, Newport OR
  • Rusty Truck, Lincoln City OR
  • Sam Bond’s, Eugene OR
  • Schilling Cider, Auburn WA
  • Seven Brides, Silverton OR
  • Sierra Nevada, Chico CA
  • Silver Moon, Bend OR
  • Sky High, Corvallis OR
  • Small Town, Wauconda IL
  • Stone, Escondido CA
  • Sunriver, Sunriver OR
  • Swift Cider, Portland OR
  • Three Creeks, Sisters OR
  • Two Kilts, Sherwood OR
  • Viking Braggot, Eugene OR
  • Wandering Aengus Ciderworks, Salem OR
  • Widmer Brothers, Portland OR
  • Wildcraft Cider Works, Eugene OR
  • Wild Ride, Redmond OR
  • Wolf Tree, Seal Rock OR
  • Woodchuck Hard Cider, Middleburg VT

A highlight of the KLCC Microbrew Festival is the collaboration beers that pour at the festival. For 2016, 20 local breweries and taphouses were randomly paired to brew 10 beers. The theme for the 2016 Collaboration Brew is using only five ingredients – 4 spices and a sap. These 20 entities were drawn from a hat and each pair took on the task of creating a tasty beer using the given ingredient.

Purchase an Iron Brewer Tasting Card at the Fest for $5 to get a “half taste” sample (1.5 oz) of all 10 brews.

2016 KLCC Collaboration Brew (image courtesy of KLCC)
2016 KLCC Collaboration Brew (image courtesy of KLCC)

2016 KLCC Collaboration Breweries & Ingredients:

  • Lemongrass:
    Coldfire + Alesong
    Viking + Agrarian
  • Peppercorn:
    Falling Sky + 16 Tons
    Plank Town + Hard Knocks
  • Ginger:
    Ninkasi + Cascade Brewers Society
    Hop Valley + Plough Monday
  • Juniper:
    Elk Horn + Mancave
    McMenamins High St + Sam Bond’s
  • Maple Syrup:
    Claim 52 + Bier Stein
    Oakshire + McKenzie

Beyond the fabulous beers and ciders there will be live music at the KLCC Microbrew Festival at 7:30pm both nights. My Brothers & I will take the stage on Friday night and Goldfoot will bring its rock, funk and electronic music on Saturday night.

KLCC Microbrew Festival
Lane Events Center
796 W 13th
Eugene, OR