Inaugural Roseburg Beer Week

2015 Roseburg BeerwWeek

Not to be outdone by the other larger beer communities in Oregon, Roseburg is set to celebrate the Inaugural Roseburg Beer Week from Saturday, May 9th to Saturday, May 16th. Yes, the Umpqua Valley has its own beer week that will celebrate its local craft beer culture and its continuing growth in the community.

Roseburg Beer Week has come together from the area’s local craft beer advocates including Brewburg to help promote the regions budding craft beer scene all within a week’s time frame. These individuals truly love the area’s craft brewers and it’s their mission to see this industry grow and attract others to beers being produced in the Umpqua Valley. Brewburg Logo

Roseburg Beer Week begins Saturday, May 9 with the Roseburg Homebrew Rendezvous and culminates on Saturday, May 16, with the Roseburg Brew Ha Ha. Here’s a listing to the beer related events for the week.

Saturday, May 9:
Roseburg Homebrew Rendezvous, 1 to 6 pm @ the Roseburg Rod & Gun Club: Join the Umpqua Valley Brewers Guild and enjoy the 1st event for the 1st RBW+! Free to all current members of Oregon homebrew clubs, you’ll sample and vote for your favorite homebrews, hear endless beer talk, win raffles, play cornhole, buy and sell brewing equipment, and chow down on an award winning BBQ lunch.

Name That Beer Contest & Release, 1 to 3 pm @ Old 99 Brewing:  In celebration of Roseburg Beer Week+, Old 99 is proud to release a new beer and to host a contest to name it! Join us for a tasting and meat pie pairing from Alexanders Greek Cuisine. Also Neil Johnson will be playing.

Lumberjack Contest, 2 pm @ Backside Brewing: Professionals from around the Northwest will compete in chainsaw, axe, and other logging events. We’ll be BBQ’n outside with Wood Firing Pizza inside, and Crossroads to Jericho will be playing after the competition. Come down, grab a beer and some grub, and watch the chain saws chew up some wood!

Backside Brewing Co. Lumberjack Contest

Not Penny’s Boat, 6 pm @ Two Shy Brewing:
The obvious way to start Roseburg Beer Week+!

Brews & Bites @ Salud Restaurant & Brewery:  Live music, great food and fantastic house brews, plus other great Oregon craft beers!

Nightly Dinner Special @ O’Toole’s Pub:  Beer is not only amazing to drink, but also to cook with! Each day we’ll offer a beer-inspired special made with local brew, and we’ll give you the recipe so you can try it at home!

Sunday, May 10:
Mother’s Day: Cheers to Mom!

Monday, May 11:
Local Brewery Tour & Dinner, O’Toole’s Pub: Sorry guys, WOMEN only! Enjoy Roseburg’s finest brews with your lady friends. Includes transportation, a glass, beer, and appetizer at each brewery, finishing with dinner and beer at O’Toole’s! Space is limited. $45 per ticket; must be purchased in advance by Sat., May 9.

Tuesday, May 12:
Locomotivator Barrel Aged Doppelbock Release, McMenamins Roseburg Station: Brewer Tom Johnson will give brewery tours from 5 to 7:30 pm.

Beer Mixology Class, Black Bird Bistro: Master mixologist Derick will teach two drinks featuring beer and spirits. $20 per person. Limited space available.

Nightly Dinner Special @ O’Toole’s Pub:  Beer is not only amazing to drink, but also to cook with! Each day we’ll offer a beer-inspired special made with local brew, and we’ll give you the recipe so you can try it at home!

Wednesday, May 13:
Burgers and Bands, Black Bird Bistro: Burger & beer specials and 3 Good Reasons

Nightly Dinner Special @ O’Toole’s Pub:  Beer is not only amazing to drink, but also to cook with! Each day we’ll offer a beer-inspired special made with local brew, and we’ll give you the recipe so you can try it at home!

Thursday, May 14:
Cask Beer Tasting, 3 to 11 pm @ Draper’s Draft House: Serving traditional cask-conditioned beers on a beer engine. Free tastings, $4 pints.

Arch Rock Brewing Tap Takeover @ Loggers Tap House: Meet the folks from Arch Rock Brewing in Gold Beach and try their delicious beer. Giveaways and beer–it doesn’t get better than that!

Beer and Food Pairing, Black Bird Bistro: Chef Tina will pair two local beers with a fine dining tasting menu. $40 per person.

Nightly Dinner Special @ O’Toole’s Pub:  Beer is not only amazing to drink, but also to cook with! Each day we’ll offer a beer-inspired special made with local brew, and we’ll give you the recipe so you can try it at home!

Friday, May 15:
Beer and Food Pairing, Black Bird Bistro: Chef Tina will pair two local beers with a fine dining tasting menu. $40 per person.

Portland Cider Company @ O’Toole’s Pub, 6 to 8 pm:  Free cider tasting, meet the cider makers, and swag give away.

Nightly Dinner Special @ O’Toole’s Pub:  Beer is not only amazing to drink, but also to cook with! Each day we’ll offer a beer-inspired special made with local brew, and we’ll give you the recipe so you can try it at home! Umqua Valley Brewers Guild

Saturday, May 16:
Roseburg Brew Ha Ha, 3 to 10 pm @ the Douglas County Fairgrounds: Hosted by Umpqua Valley Habitat for Humanity, the 2nd annual brew fest will tap over 65 craft beers, including offerings from all six Roseburg breweries. Also, featuring live music, local food, games, raffles, and drawings, admission is $12, and includes a tasting glass and 4 taste tickets.

Nightly Dinner Special @ O’Toole’s Pub:  Beer is not only amazing to drink, but also to cook with! Each day we’ll offer a beer-inspired special made with local brew, and we’ll give you the recipe so you can try it at home!

Live Music @ Salud Restaurant & Brewery:  Live music, great food and fantastic house brews, plus other great Oregon craft beers!

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