Eugene Beer Week Returns May 30 – June 5, 2016

Eugene Beer Week 2016

Oregon’s oldest city themed beer week makes its triumphant return on Memorial Day and runs for seven consecutive days from May 30 through June 5, 2016. The 6th Annual Eugene Beer Week brings together the best breweries from the Willamette Valley and beyond for a week that celebrates the regions craft beer culture.

Travel Lane County will kick off Eugene Beer Week when it unveils the latest edition of the Eugene Ale Trail on Monday, May 30th. Since its inception, the Eugene Ale Trail has tracked over 930 completed passports. Now with a few new breweries open in the region, a new updated passport will be unveiled on Memorial Day at 16 Tons Café from 4:00 to 8:00pm. The new passport will also be available at the Eugene, Cascades & Coast Adventure Center, Downtown Eugene Visitor Center, and participating breweries the following day on May 31st.

Matt Van Wyk of Alesong Brewing & Blending on the brew deck at Block 15 Brewing.
Matt Van Wyk of Alesong Brewing & Blending on the brew deck at Block 15 Brewing where Matt currently brews the wort for his beers that ferment and age at the facility in Eugene, Oregon. (photo by D.J. Paul)

This year’s Eugene Beer Week will also see the official debut of Alesong Brewing & Blending, the new project that Matt Van Wyk, formerly of Oakshire Brewing, and brothers Brian and Doug Coombs recently opened on Eugene’s westside. Alesong will make its official on Tuesday, May 31st at The Bier Stein when it hosts an Alesong and Friends Beer Dinner with its first beers pouring alongside Block 15, Breakside, and Crooked Stave. If you just want to try out Alesong’s first four beers there will be a tasting in the bar all night long.

The first four beers to be poured from Alesong include the following.

  • Here Comes the Sun – A mixed culture fermentation Witbier.
  • Indi’s Gold – A Petite Saison with Black Tea.
  • Strawberry Gose – A Traditional Gose-style ale (sea salt and coriander) with a light kiss of strawberries.
  • Bourbon Prelude – A blended strong stout ages in bourbon barrels.
Brian Coombs pulling nails at Alesong Brewing & Blending.
Brian Coombs pulling nails and samples a few beers during a recent trip to Alesong Brewing & Blending. (photo by D.J. Paul)

Alesong will also be participating in a few other events during Eugene Beer Week. These events and others great Eugene Beer Week events can be found below. More specific details can be found on the Eugene Beer Week website from clicking here.

Monday, May 30th

  • Ballast Point Pop Up Pub – Beergarden, 777 W 6th Ave. // Eugene
  • Best Imperial IPA Blind Taste Off – The Tap & Growler
  • Beer Releases & Live Music – Hop Valley Tasting Room, 990 West 1st Avenue // Eugene
  • Three Blind Beers – Falling Sky Brewhouse, 30 E 13th Ave.
  • Eugene Ale Trail Party – 16 Tons Cafe, 2864 Willamette #500 // Eugene
  • Lagunitas Pine Box Derby – Beergarden, 777 W 6th Ave. // Eugene
  • Beer Family Feud – The Bier Stein, 1591 Willamette Street // Eugene

Eugene Ale Trail Beer Week Kick-Off

Tuesday, May 31st

  • Beer & Bites – Falling Sky Brewhouse, 30 E 13th Ave. // Eugene
  • Blind Tasting – Hop Valley, Both Springfield and Eugene locations
  • Newton’s Pin & Tasty Tuesday – Plank Town Brewing Co., 346 Main St. // Springfield
  • Pelican vs Deschutes Dinner – The Tap & Growler, 207 E 5th Ave #115 // Eugene
  • Alesong Dinner & Debut – The Bier Stein, 1591 Willamette Street // Eugene

Wednesday, June 1st

  • Plank Town Rarities – Plank Town Brewing Co., 346 Main St. // Springfield
  • Beer Release – Falling Sky Brewhouse, 30 E 13th Ave. // Eugene
  • Alesong & Farmhouse Ale Symposium – 16 Tons Taphouse, 265 E 13th Ave // Eugene
  • Name Our Barrel Aged Strong Ale – Sam Bond’s Brewing Tasting Room, 540 E 8th Ave. // Eugene
  • 4 Course Beer Dinner – Hop Valley Tasting Room, 990 West 1st Avenue // Eugene
  • Feast with Vikings – The Tap & Growler, 207 E 5th Ave #115 // Eugene
  • Sasquatch Homebrew Awards – Falling Sky Pourhouse & Delicatessen, 790 Blair Blvd // Eugene

Thursday, June 2nd

  • Sierra Nevada’s Beer Camp – The Bier Stein Bottleshop & Pub, 1591 Willamette Street // Eugene
  • Firkin Tappings – Hop Valley Tasting Room, 990 West 1st Avenue // Eugene
  • pFriem Pop Up Pub – 16 Tons Taphouse, 265 E 13th Ave // Eugene
  • Firestone Walker BBQ – The Tap & Growler, 207 E 5th Ave #115 // Eugene
  • Problems in Homebrewing – Falling Sky Pourhouse & Delicatessen, 790 Blair Blvd // Eugene

Friday, June 3rd

  • Loads of Lager – Hop Valley Tasting Room, 990 West 1st Avenue // Eugene
  • Tower of Sour – The Bier Stein Bottleshop & Pub, 1591 Willamette Street // Eugene
  • Brewery Tours! – Falling Sky Brewhouse, 30 E 13th Ave. // Eugene
  • BRING Beer Benefit – Claim 52 Brewing, 1030 Tyinn Street, Suite 1 // Eugene
  • Sunriver Brewing Tasting – Market of Choice Willamette, 2862 Willamette // Eugene

Saturday, June 4th

  • Plank Town Crowler Release – Plank Town Brewing Co., 346 Main St. // Springfield
  • Music – Hop Valley Tasting Room, 990 West 1st Avenue // Eugene

Sunday, June 5th

  • Hangover Breakfast – Falling Sky Pourhouse & Delicatessen, 790 Blair Blvd // Eugene
  • Tie-dye Party – Hop Valley Tasting Room, 990 West 1st Avenue // Eugene

Cheers to six great years of Eugene Beer Week!

Add a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *