The Tap & Growler Hosts the Inaugural “Great Tap & Growler Beer Festival”

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The Tap & Growler, Eugene’s latest craft beer and wine bar will hold their inaugural beer related event to celebrate the winners of the 2013 Great American Beer Festival. New Gold, Silver, or Bronze medal winning beers from 2013, as well as a few from previous years, will be introduced throughout the week starting Sunday, November 3rd thru Saturday the 9th.

“So far 19 award winning beers from the recent GABF are chillin’ in the cooler awaiting their day”, said co-owner Patric Campbell. “This will be a first come first serve basis, but we’ll try to keep them on throughout the week if possible”, Campbell continued. “Most of the beers are from Oregon, but we also have some from Washington, California, and Colorado”, according to Campbell.

The Tap & Growler will release beers from one or two breweries each day throughout the week. They will also have special events and one private tasting throughout the week. “We’ll offering a punch card for 20 8-ounce pours and a free 32-ounce growler to take home your favorite beer of the day”, said general manager Toby Harris. “This will give people the chance to sample all of the award winners throughout the week and keep track, plus offer some savings if they choose to purchase the punch card”, said Harris. The punch card, plus the Hellshire III private tasting ticket, will be available for presale at the taproom.

The release dates and event schedule are as follows:

Sunday – Pelican Brewery and Elysian Day

  • Pelican’s Silverspot IPA (Silver medal English-Style IPA)
  • Pelican’s Doryman’s Dark Ale (Bronze medal American-Style Brown Ale)
  • Pelican’s Kiwanda Cream Ale (Bronze medal Golden or Blonde Ale)
  • Pelican’s Tsunami Stout (Bronze medal Foreign-Style Stout)
  • Elysian’s Mens Room Original Red (Bronze medal Ordinary or Special Bitter)

Monday – Flat Tail Brewery Event Day-Flat Tail staff will be on hand at 6:00

  • Flat Tail’s  Tailgater Kolsch (Silver medal German-Style Kolsch)
  • Flat Tail’s Little Green (Bronze medal American – Belgo – Style Ale)

Tuesday – Ninkasi Event Day – Ninkasi staff will be on hand at 6:00 for the release

  • Ninkasi’s Bohemian Pilsner (Gold medal Bohemian – Style Pilsener)
  • India Red Ale (7.0% ABV and 70 IBU)
  • Mandarina (Single Hop Ale 5.3% ABV and 38 IBU)

Wednesday – Oakshire Meet the Brewer in Private Hellshire III tasting

  • Hellshire III Private Tasting – 24 Tickets will be sold due to a finite quantity of this Wood and Barrel Aged Beer gold medal winner. The $20 ticket gets you a 3-ounce pour of Hellshire III with Matt Van Wyck, head brewer at Oakshire, an 8-ounce pour of each of the following beers, and a T&G growler of your choice.
  • 7th Anniversary Bourbon Barrel-Aged Sour Cherry Baltic Porter – limited
  • Pink Pumpkin Ale

Thursday – California Day

  • Firestone Walker’s Wookie Jack (Gold medal – American-Style Black Ale)
  • Firestone Walker’s Pivo Hoppy Pils (Gold medal – German-Style Pilsener)
  • Firestone Walker’s Union Jack (Silver medal – American-Style IPA)
  • Moylan’s Dragoon’s Dry Irish Stout (Bronze medal – Classic Dry Irish Stout)
  • Mad River’s Steelhead Extra Pale Ale (Silver medal – Golden or Blonde Ale)
  • Sierra Nevada’s (non oak aged) Narwhal oak aged Narwhal won this year (2012 Silver medal – Imperial Stout)

Friday – Eastern Oregon/Baker City Day

  • Barley Brown’s Shredder’s Wheat (Gold medal – American Style Wheat Beer)
  • Barley Brown’s Hand Truck (Gold medal – International-Style Pale Ale)
  • Barley Brown’s Pallet Jack IPA (Gold medal- American-Style IPA)

Saturday – Snowy Mountain Peak Day – Bend and Colorado brews

  • Bend Brewing’s Ching Ching (Gold medal – American-Style Sour Ale)
  • 10 Barrel’s German Sparkle Party – limited (Gold medal – German-Style Sour Ale)
  • Great Divide’s Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti Imp. Stout (Gold medal Chocolate Beer)

The Tap & Growler
5th and Pearl
Eugene, OR
Sunday, November 3rd -9th noon to close

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