Eugene Beer Week Events Announced

Eugene Beer Week 2012

In less than a week, Eugene, Oregon’s 2nd Annual Beer Week will be underway. Featuring more than 35 events, this seven day celebration of the city’s rich craft beer culture has begun to really take shape. Here’s a look at some of the events that will take place from May 7-13, 2012:

Monday, May 7, 2012

Beer Week Opening Day! All-day Ninkasi Critical Hit Tapping and Cascadia Wildlands Fundraiser, 12-9 p.m. At 12 p.m., Ninkasi taps a keg of 2009 Critcal Hit to celebrate the opening of Eugene Beer Week. Monday is also Ninkasi’s Pints for a Cause Night, with 25% of all pint sales going to Cascadia Wildlands. The Whiskey Chasers are on stage live from 6-8 p.m. You can also test your trivia knowledge for prizes at our trivia night. Imbibe, celebrate, and support your community—all in one!
Where: Ninkasi Brewing, 272 Van Buren St., Eugene, OR. (541) 344-2739

2012 Eugene Beer Week May 7-13, 2012Ninkasi Sensory Classes with Jamie Floyd, 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. How do you taste a beer both from an analytical perspective and in a way that maximizes your brain’s ability to remember flavors and aromas? Come learn the basics of sensory evaluation and beer tasting with Jamie Floyd, Founder and Owner of Eugene’s Ninkasi Brewing Company. The same class is offered at 2 different times, and admission is free. We will also cover how gustation (the sense and act of tasting), olfaction (the sense and act of smell), and your trigeminal nerve (which controls certain motions and sensations) work together to create our sensory perception of every sip of beer. We will meet at the Ninkasi Tasting Room and then travel over to the nearby Sensory Lab for the class. Space is limited to 18 students per class.
Where: Ninkasi Brewing, 272 Van Buren St., Eugene, OR. (541) 344-2739

Falling Sky Cloud Break Munich Helles Release Party, 4 p.m. Come down and try our first lager, Cloud Break Munich Helles. Right at home in a Traditional German Beer Hall, Munich Helles is the most prominent lager brewed in Bavaria and enjoyed year-round. Catch that glimpse of sunshine with the soft malt character from Best Malz Heidelburg, Weyermann Munich I, Weyermann CaraFoam, and a delicate hop spiciness from Horizon and Organic German Tettnang hops. Cloud Break clocks in with an OG of 1.046, 21 IBUs and a mellow 4.7% ABV. Completed by a refined finish and elegant drinkability, you’ll forget the clouds will ever come back. The forecast calls for Helles to start pouring at 4 p.m.!
Where: Falling Sky Brewing House, 1334 Oak Alley, Eugene, OR. (541) 505-7096

Hop Valley Beer Sampling, 4-6 p.m. Come sample Hop Valley’s lineup of tasty beers!
Where: Sundance Natural Foods, 748 E. 24th Ave. Eugene, OR. (541) 343-9142

Hop Valley Firkin Tapping, 4 p.m. Join us for a special tapping of a firkin of Buffalo Soldier.
Where: Hop Valley Brewing Co., 480 Kruse Way Springfield, OR. (541) 744-3330

Theo and 16 Tons16 Tons Elegant Beers & Chocolate Tasting, 7 p.m. 16 Tons kicks off Eugene Beer Week with rich pairings of select craft beers and Theo’s luxurious chocolate bars. Featured beers include 16 Tons’ 2nd Anniversary Beer: Upright El Coloquio de Cervantes, a Barrel-Aged Dark Rye Saison with Raspberries. Space is limited. Tickets: $8. Reserve your spot via email: sixteentonsbeer@gmail.com
Where: 16 Tons Cafe (The Supreme Bean), 2864 Willamette #500, Eugene, OR.

Bier Stein Family Feud, 8 p.m. Survey says! Watch local beer celebrities test their skills with questions about Eugene, beer, and Eugene beer. Limited selections on draft from each participating brewery.
Where: The Bier Stein, 345 E. 11th Ave., Eugene, OR. (541) 485-2437

Eugene Beer Week

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Bier Stein All-Day Sour Beer Funk Fest, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Pucker up! On May 8-9, we’re serving rare draft offerings from local and international breweries. Tasting Flights available. Sample sour goodness from Cascade Barrelhouse, Cantillon, Flat Tail (including their special Bier Stein blend), Block 15, Oakshire, Bend Brewing Company, Russian River… and more.
Where: The Bier Stein, 345 E. 11th Ave., Eugene, OR. (541) 485-2437

Hop Valley brewmaster Trevor Howard at Eugene Beer Week release of bourbon Buffalo Soldier at Hop Valley.Hop Valley All-Day Beer & Food Pairing. How does this sound? Bourbon barrel-aged Maple Brown Ale, paired with pulled pork, and bourbon-glazed maple syrup pancakes. All day long at Hop Valley!
Where: Hop Valley Brewing Co., 480 Kruse Way Springfield, OR. (541) 744-3330

Hop Valley Beer Sampling, 3-7 p.m. We will be sampling Hop Valley Beers and spreading love.
Where: Albertson’s, 3075 Hilyard St., Eugene, OR. (541) 687-1742

Free 2 Towns Hard Cider Tasting, 4-7 p.m. Join Scott Bugni from 2 Towns Ciderhouse for a free tasting of all their Hard Apple Ciders.
Where: Sundance Natural Foods, 748 E. 24th Ave. Eugene, OR. (541) 343-9142

Free Class! Oakshire Brewery Build a Kegerator, 5:30-7 p.m. Let us help you build your dream kegerator! Starting from the basics, we’ll build one right in front of your eyes. We’ll also give you helpful hints that will ensure you come away with the skills and ability to build one on your own. Our experienced Brewmaster Matt Van Wyk will be available to answer questions and talk about all things kegerator.
Where: Oakshire Brewery, 1055 Madera St., Eugene, OR. Sign up at Oakshire Brewing or email amanda@oakbrew.com. (541) 688-4555

Widmer Brothers Rotator Spiced IPA Sampling, 6-8 p.m. Enjoy a sample of the Widmer Brothers Rotator Spiced IPA and learn more about Widmer’s Rotating IPA series.
Where: Cafe 440, 440 Coburg Rd., Eugene, OR. (541) 505-8493

L to R: Ninkasi's Jamie Floyd, The Bier Stein's Chip Hardy, and Hopworks' Jaime Rodriguez16 Tons’ Beer Trivia Night, 7 p.m. at 16 Tons Cafe (The Supreme Bean). Win prizes and drink beers! Teams of up to six people play for free .
Where: 16 Tons Cafe (The Supreme Bean), 2864 Willamette #500, Eugene, OR. sixteentonsbeer@gmail.com

Falling Sky Brewers Dinner, 7:30 p.m. Enjoy a 4-course dinner created by our chef, Corey. Your courses will be paired with 6 Falling Sky beers, with descriptions of the food and pairings given by Falling Sky brewers Scott, Jason, and Michael. Cost: $65. Tickets available at Falling Sky Brewing House & Fermentation Supply Shop. Menu coming soon to fallingskybrewing.com.
Where: Falling Sky Brewing House, 1334 Oak Alley, Eugene, OR. (541) 505-7096

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Bier Stein All-Day Sour Beer Funk Fest, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Pucker up! Join us for our last day of rare draft offerings from local and international breweries. Tasting Flights available. Sample sour goodness from Cascade Barrelhouse, Cantillon, Flat Tail (including their special Bier Stein blend), Block 15, Oakshire, Bend Brewing Company, Russian River… and more.
Where: The Bier Stein, 345 E. 11th Ave., Eugene, OR. (541) 485-2437

Hop Valley All-Day Beer & Cheese Pairing. Taste how Hop Valley beers pair with a selection of artisan cheeses.
Where: Hop Valley Brewing Co., 480 Kruse Way Springfield, OR. (541) 744-3330

Homebrewing Class & Demonstration with the Falling Sky Brewers, 3 p.m. Come learn about homebrewing while watching the Falling Sky brewers make one of our pilot batches. Both extract and all-grain brewing techniques will be covered. Class begins at 3 p.m. and goes until the beer is brewed, probably around 8 p.m. Feel free to come for the whole class or drop in anytime.
Where: Falling Sky Brewing House, 1334 Oak Alley, Eugene, OR. (541) 505-7096

Ninkasi founding brewer Jamie FloydNinkasi Sensory Classes with Jamie Floyd, 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. How do you taste a beer both from an analytical perspective and in a way that maximizes your brain’s ability to remember flavors and aromas? Come learn the basics of sensory evaluation and beer tasting with Jamie Floyd, Founder and Owner of Eugene’s Ninkasi Brewing Company. The same class is offered at 2 different times, and admission is free. We will also cover how gustation (the sense and act of tasting), olfaction (the sense and act of smell), and your trigeminal nerve (which controls certain motions and sensations) work together to create our sensory perception of every sip of beer. We will meet at the Ninkasi Tasting Room and then travel over to the nearby Sensory Lab for the class. Space is limited to 18 students per class.
Where: Ninkasi Brewing, 272 Van Buren St., Eugene, OR. (541) 344-2739

Hop Valley Beer Sampling, 4-6 p.m. Sample Hop Valley Beers and enjoy tranquility.
Where: Market of Choice, 2580 Willakenzie, Eugene, OR. (541) 345-3349

Oakshire Brewing Beer & Barrel Education 101, 5:30-7 p.m. Visit our tasting room and join Brewmaster Matt Van Wyk for an intimate class on all things beer and barrels. Learn what is going on in Oakshire’s Barrel aging program, and taste some very special—and rare—barrel-aged beers. As an added bonus, learn why we are so “Flawsome” as we taste and talk Hellshire II. Food provided. $10 per person. This event is limited to 20 people.
Where: Oakshire Brewery, 1055 Madera St., Eugene, OR. Register at our Oakshire Tasting Room or email amanda@oakbrew.com. (541) 688-4555

Widmer Brothers Rotator Spiced IPA & Shaddock IPA Sampling, 9 p.m.-12 a.m. 2 Rotating IPAs on tap! Try Widmer Brother’s Spiced IPA and the newly released Widmer Shaddock IPA. Shaddock IPA is the return of the X-114, a sessionable IPA, with the addition of grapefruit peels. Learn more about Widmer’s Rotating IPAs and try other beers in the series.
Where: The Webfoot Bar & Grill, 839 E. 13th Ave., Eugene, OR. (541) 505-8422

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Clay Storey of Boneyard Beer by barrelsBend Invades Eugene! All-Day Bier Stein Tap Takeover, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Sample special-release and limited offerings from some of Central Oregon’s finest craft beer producers, including GoodLife, 10 Barrel, Three Creeks, Boneyard… and more. Meet the brewers from 6-9 p.m. We’ll also feature the latest beer release in The Bier Stein’s Collaboration Series with Bend Brewing Company.
Where: The Bier Stein, 345 E. 11th Ave., Eugene, OR. (541) 345-2003

Ninkasi Sensory Classes with Jamie Floyd, 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. How do you taste a beer both from an analytical perspective and in a way that maximizes your brain’s ability to remember flavors and aromas? Come learn the basics of sensory evaluation and beer tasting with Jamie Floyd, Founder and Owner of Eugene’s Ninkasi Brewing Company. The same class is offered at 2 different times, and admission is free. We will also cover how gustation (the sense and act of tasting), olfaction (the sense and act of smell), and your trigeminal nerve (which controls certain motions and sensations) work together to create our sensory perception of every sip of beer. We will meet at the Ninkasi Tasting Room and then travel over to the nearby Sensory Lab for the class. Space is limited to 18 students per class.
Where: Ninkasi Brewing, 272 Van Buren St., Eugene, OR. (541) 344-2739

Ninkasi Pedal Power! Conjugal Visitors and Stephen Nance Perform to Benefit Bike and Build, 6:30-10:30 p.m. On the Ninkasi Tasting Room Patio, watch the Conjugal Visitors and Stephen Nance perform a show powered by bicycles. Get in the draw for raffle prizes, including Ibex clothing, Nutcase helmets, Ninkasi hoodies, Cycle Oregon jerseys, and more! 25% of all tap sales will be donated to Bike & Build, sponsoring a cross-country bike tour and benefiting affordable housing. More information at bikeandbuild.org
Where: Ninkasi Brewing, 272 Van Buren St., Eugene, OR. (541) 344-2739

Corvallis Tap Takeover Night at 16 Tons Taphouse. Brewers from Block 15, Flat Tail, and other Corvallis Brewligans descend on 16 Tons. Special Beers on Tap at the 16 Tons Taphouse. Details coming soon.
Where: 16 Tons Taphouse, 265 E. 13th Ave., Eugene, OR. sixteentonsbeer@gmail.com

Suds Sweets & SmartsSweets, Suds, & Smarts: Session One, 5:30 p.m., and Session Two, 8 p.m. Do carrot cake and IPA taste awesome together? What about chile and chocolate? Find out when 16 Tons, The Divine Cupcake and Ginger from Women Enjoying Beer join you for an evening of tasty cupcakes and beers, paired for their complimentary flavors. Enjoy 5 different pairings of Divine Cupcakes and a flight of specialty beers. We will also have an open discussion about craft beer and food pairings. Space is limited. Tickets available at 16 Tons Taphouse or Cafe (The Supreme Bean), or order online: www.brownpapertickets.com Tickets: $20/advance, $18 if purchasing 3 or more (when purchased at 16 Tons), $22 at the door. Or purchase online at www.brownpapertickets.com. Each ticket also includes a Widmer Beer Glass and a 16 Tons $5 Draft Beer Coupon.
Where: 16 Tons Cafe (The Supreme Bean), 2864 Willamette #500, Eugene, OR. sixteentonsbeer@gmail.com

Widmer Brothers Beer Sampling, 3-5 p.m. Come sample new seasonal offerings from Widmer Brothers Brewing.
Where: Eugene-area Market of Choice locations:

  • Market of Choice Delta Oaks, 1060 Green Acres Rd. (541) 344-1901
  • Market of Choice, 2580 Willakenzie Rd. (541) 345-3349
  • Market of Choice, 67 W. 29th Ave. (541) 338-8455
  • Market of Choice, 1960 Franklin Blvd. (541) 687-1188

Oakshire Brewmaster Matt Van Wyk samples beersOakshire 13th Street Pub Crawl, 6-11 p.m. Join the Oakshire Crew as we bike along 13th Street, visit various pubs and drink unique Oakshire beers. The brewsanity begins at 6 p.m. at Hot Mama’s Wings. For more information, email amanda@oakbrew.com
Where: Meet at Hot Mama’s Wings, 420 W. 13th Ave., Eugene, OR. Brought to you by Oakshire Brewery, 1055 Madera St., Eugene, OR. (541) 688-4555

Widmer Brothers Rotator IPA Tapping Party, 8-10 p.m. Join us as we tap a keg of the new Shaddock IPA, part of the Rotating IPA series from Widmer Brothers. Shaddock IPA is the return of the X-114, a sessionable IPA, with the addition of grapefruit peels. Be present for your chance to win tickets to a Portland Timbers game!
Where: The Cooler Bar & Grill, 20 Centennial Loop, Eugene, OR. (541) 484-4355

Friday, May 11, 2012

Hot Mama’s Wings All-Day GoodLife Tap Takeover. Hot Mama’s Wings features 4 GoodLife Beers on tap all day Friday. The folks from Bend’s GoodLife Brewing Company will also be on hand to talk beer with you, starting at 5 p.m.
Where: Hot Mama’s Wings, 420 W. 13th Ave., Eugene, OR. (541) 653-9999

Hop Valley Beer Sampling, 12-3 p.m. Hop Valley Beers available to sample.
Where: Capella Market, 2489 Willamette St., Eugene, OR. (541) 345-1014

Oakshire Perfect Storm Release Party, 3-6 p.m. Join us as we release the Perfect Storm! Live music provided by Manouche Noir and food available for purchase from Oregon Wood Fired Pizza. Free event, minors welcome.
Where: Oakshire Brewery, 1055 Madera St., Eugene, OR. (541) 688-4555

Oakshire The Perfect Storm Double India Pale Ale

Charcuterie Wars @ 16 TonsCharcuterie Wars at 16 Tons, Session One, 5:30 p.m., and Session Two, 8 p.m. Pick your side in a battles of ancient beverages, paired with cured meats. Join us at the 16 Tons Cafe (The Supreme Bean) for 5 courses of charcuterie, each paired with a specific beer and wine! Pairings include delicacies such as Beet Cured Salmon & Pickled Ramps, Country Pork Terrine & Pickled Hop Shoots, Duck Prosciutto & Tarragon Pickled Carrots, Chicken Liver Mousse & Sherry Pickled Shallots, and Lentil Pate & Honey Potted Hazelnuts. The contestants: King Estate Winery and The Commons Brewery, with charcuterie from Chef Corey Wisun of Eugene’s Falling Sky Brewery. Tickets: $30/advance, available at both 16 Tons locations or online at www.brownpapertickets.com.
Where: 16 Tons Cafe (The Supreme Bean), 2864 Willamette #500, Eugene, OR. sixteentonsbeer@gmail.com

Sasquatch Brewer’s Dinner at the Eugene Hilton. The 10th Anniversary Sasquatch Beer Dinner will cost $75 per person and include dinner, an ocean of beer, an anniversary t-shirt, anniversary mug, plus entry to the Sasquatch Beer Festival. More Info
Where: Eugene Hilton, 66 East 6th Ave., Eugene, OR. (541) 342-2000

Geo 4 Plays on the Ninkasi Patio, 6-8 p.m. Don’t have a Sasquatch Brewfest Dinner ticket? No worries, here’s a fun alternative event for you. At the Ninkasi Tasting Room Patio you can take in the “earthy jazzz” from Eugene’s own Geo 4, and sample Eugene Beer Week tapped beers including this year’s Sasquatch Legacy Beer. The 2012 Legacy Beer is a Wheat Wine, brewed by 2011 Glen Hay Falconer Scholarship winners Brett Thomas of Silver Moon Brewing, Dave Pendelton of Dick’s Brewing, and Eugene’s own Jason Carriere of Falling Sky Brewing.
Where: Ninkasi Brewing, 272 Van Buren St., Eugene, OR. (541) 344-2739

16 Tons Surprise Keg Night Join us all day as we tap mystery kegs (and cask) including special beers from Brewer Union Local 180 and Fort George.
Where: 16 Tons Taphouse, 265 E 13th, Eugene, OR. sixteentonsbeer@gmail.com

Saturday May 12, 2012

Sasquatch Legacy ProjectSasquatch Brewfest at the Eugene Hilton. The annual beer festival runs 12 to 10:30 p.m. and showcases the vibrant Pacific Northwest brewing industry. Taste unique craft beers chosen specifically by each brewery’s head brewer. $10 tickets available when the festival gates open at 12 p.m. Entrance includes a commemorative glass and 2 taste tickets (additional tickets available for purchase). More Info
Where: Eugene Hilton, 66 East 6th Ave., Eugene, OR. (541) 342-2000

Sunday, May, 13, 2012

16 Tons’ Mother’s Day Hangover Beer Brunch, 10 a.m. at 16 Tons Cafe (The Supreme Bean) Menu design by local food card Party Cart! Beer Cocktails and other treats!
Where: 16 Tons Cafe (The Supreme Bean), 2864 Willamette #500, Eugene, OR. sixteentonsbeer@gmail.com

For more information on Eugene Beer Week, visit the official site: http://eugenebeerweek.org/

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