2nd Annual Starkbierzeit: Festival of Strong Beer


Eugene’s The Bier Stein is pulling out some big guns once again for its second Starkbierzeit: Festival of Strong Beer. The all-day event will feature high-gravity beers from around the world, focusing on rare and vintage ales. Half the taplist will be taken over, and roughly a dozen bottles will be pouring from 2pm until 10pm. Tickets for bottle tastings will be $1 apiece, and a 3oz. pour will range from one to four tickets.

Starkbierzeit means “strong beer season” in German. The tradition was started by the Paulaner monks during the Lenten fast in March. The Bier Stein is bucking tradition a little bit and bringing out some “warming” beers as the weather turns frigid rather than waiting for the beginning of spring. Come down and warm up at the bar or by the fireplace, enjoy some of the best strong ales around!

Here are some the beers we’ll have on tap:

  • Russian River Consecration 2010
  • Haandbryggeriet Odin’s Tiple Imperial Stout
  • The Bruery Bois
  • Firestone Walker Parabola 2012
  • Stone Wine Barrel Aged  Double Bastard 2012
  • Jolly Pumpkin Noel de Calabaza 2012
  • Oakshire Hellshire 3
  • Alaskan Barleywine 2011
  • Mikkeller Hoppy Lovin’ Christmas
  • Bend Brewing Co. Lovely Cherry Baltic Porter

That’s a pretty impressive lineup of beers.

The Bier Stein Bottleshop & Pub
1591 Willamette St.
Eugene, OR 97401