The Bier Stein’s Starkbierzeit #3

Starkbierzeit 2015

The Bier Stein Bottleshop & Pub hosts the 3rd Annual Starkbierzeit, a great way to taste rare, old, strong beer over the course of a weekend. This year, The Bier Stein decided to take Starkbierzeit on a four-day run, including a mostly foreign bottle tasting and an eight-beer horizontal of 2013 50/50 Eclipse Imperial Stout.

The origins of Starkbierzeit is a festival in Germany, much smaller than Oktoberfest, which began as an observance of the Lenten fast with higher gravity beer. Traditionally, the holiday falls toward the end of March, however The Bier Stein decided to lift people’s spirits in the last stretch of the dreary winter season.

Here is the schedule and beer lineup:

Thursday, February 19th:
Tapping 12 vintage/strong beers, including:

  • Crux – Tough Love 2014
  • Block 15 – Super Nebula 2013
  • Russian River – Consecration 2013
  • Lagunitas – Brown Shugga 2013
  • Alaskan – Perseverance 2011
  • Stone – Espresso Imperial Russian Stout 2013
  • Ninkasi – Critical Hit Barleywine 2012
  • Oskar Blues – Ten Fidy Imperial Stout 2012
  • Oakshire – Barrel-aged Very Ill Tempered Gnome 2013
  • Bend Brewing – Wicked Medicine
  • Dogfish Head – Olde School Barleywine 2014
  • WildCraft Ciderworks – tba strong cider

Friday, February 20th, 4-9pm:
Bottle Tasting at the Back Bar, including (subject to change):

  • Samichlaus – Helles & Classic
  • Amager – Frog Hops to Amager
  • Mikkeller – Big Worse
  • Abbaye de St. Bon Chien 2013
  • La Trappe – Oak Aged Quad
  • t’Smisje – Calva Reserva
  • deStruise – Pannepot 2011
  • Panil Barrique 2012
  • Traquair Jacobite
  • Anchorage – A Deal With the Devil
  • North Coast – Grand Cru
  • Goose Island – Class of ’88 Belgian Ale
  • Great Divide – Peach Grand Cru
  • Flat Tail – 4th Anniversary
  • The Bruery – Sucre
  • Cascade – Bourbonic Plague
  • Nebraska – Sexy Betty

Saturday, February 21st, 5pm:
Eight-beer horizontal tasting of 2013 50/50 Eclipse Imperial Stout. Seven of the beers were aged in different whiskey barrels, the other has coffee added. Tickets are available at The Bier Stein for $35 (limited to 18 people). The six versions of 2014 Eclipse bottles that we received will be made available for purchase after the tasting.

Sunday, February 22nd:
Last Chance Leftover Discounts. Strong beer cheaper? Easy like Sunday morning.

The Bier Stein
591 Willamette Street
Eugene, OR 97401

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