In another week, Alesong Brewing & Blending will host Terroir Festival on Saturday, September 24, 2022 from 1:00- 5:00pm. Taking place at its farmhouse brewery in Eugene’s wine country, this daylong festival will feature breweries and wineries from around the globe. Just a handful of tickets remain to this festival.
Terroir Festival is inspired by Firestone Walker’s Terroir Project, a festival that took place in 2018 and 2019 in the remote town of Los Olivos, California. Now three years later after pandemic hault, the Terroir Project is on the move. The plan moving forward is to have various Terroir Project breweries host the event each year. And this year, for those of us in the Pacific Northwest, we are in luck to have a festival of this caliber so close!
The premise of the festival is to bring together a dozen or so breweries that brewed the same base beer that’s co-fermented with grapes grown within 100 miles of the brewery. With this natural flora of wild yeast occurring on the grape skins, this drives the fermentation process that provides for one complex beer. A true terroir project!
Now renamed as the Terroir Festival and being hosted in Eugene, the same idea holds true, creating a beer that reflects the local terroir. The fest will be headlined by the release of beers made as part of Firestone Walker’s multi-brewery collaboration Terroir Project. Alesong has invited these previously participating breweries to attend this year’s event and nine will be in attendance, including Garage Project from New Zealand. In addition to these breweries, there will be a few others, many that are not distributed in Oregon and a few wineries that have worked in tandem with these breweries on a few of the wine/beer hybrids being served.
Vague Recollection 6.8% – Farmhouse ale refermented on grape pomace
King Estate Winery
2021 Domaine Pinot Gris 13% – 2021 Estate Pinot Gris Made with Biodynamic Grapes
2016 Domaine Pinot Noir 14.1% – 2016 Estate Pinot Noir Made with Biodynamic Grapes
Logsdon Farmhouse Ales
Deux Fermes 7.4% – Spontaneous Sour Ale w/ Tempranillo grapes
Forager 10.7% – Candy Cap Mushroom Imperial Porter aged in Whiskey barrels
Two Rivers Violette 8.2% – Farmhouse Ale w/ Malbec grapes
Page Spring Cellars
2021 ‘Free-Run’ Roussanne 13.4% – Dry white wine, Single Varietal
2021 Counoise Rosé 12.7% – Dry Rosé
2019 Counoise 13.1% – Dry Red Wine, 100% Counoise
pFriem Family Brewers
Druif Rouge 7.3% – Lambic-inspired ale with pinot noir grapes
Barrel Aged Saison V 5.7% – Hoppy Saison with brettanomyces
A few dozen General Admission tickets still remain for the Terroir Festival, as well as Designated Driver and Shuttle tickets. VIP tickets sold out very quickly. Tickets can be purchased by clicking here.
GENERAL ADMISSION – $80
Includes entry, passport to sample every* beer/wine at the festival, commemorative glass
DESIGNATED DRIVER – $15
Includes light snacks, NA beverages, commemorative glass**
SHUTTLE – $20
Shuttle service from downtown Eugene is available as a ticket add-on
*Alesong cannot guarantee that all beverages will be available to sample throughout the day as some more popular items will run out. Visibly intoxicated patrons will not be served. **Absolutely no consumption of alcohol permitted for anyone with a DD wristband.
Due to space limitations and the nature of the event, no one under 21 will be permitted, including infants and small children in child carriers.
Alesong Brewing & Blending 80848 Territorial Hwy Eugene, OR 97405
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 25 years under his belt of drinking beer at festivals across America and the world, he has developed a strong appreciation and understanding of craft beer and the industry that surrounds it. He can be found in any of the great breweries or beer bars that make Portland the best beer city in the world. His writing can also be found in the archives of Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter and Instagram at @hopapalooza.