When we are in Eugene one of the places we love to hit up is 16 Tons. And with two locations it makes it twice as good. This Friday, 16 Tons Cafe on Eugene’s south side will be hosting their Pumpkin Ale Fest from 5:00 to 10:00pm. Having seen enough rain to close out September, hopefully Mother Nature is on our side so you can enjoy their inviting patio out front.
The leaves have started to turn to orange. It’s the time of the year to celebrate fall and harvest. 16 Tons taps are currently full of Oktoberfest and Fresh Hop Beers but come this Friday there will be a plethora of Pumpkin Ales and Ciders flowing through the lines.
16 Tons will have more than 20 seasonal offerings, including limited releases from Dogfish Head, Elysian, Oakshire, Laurelwood, Uinta Brewing, Alaskan Brewing, Midnight Sun, New Belgium, and other Craft Brewers and Cideries. There is a great variety of flavors including Pumpkin ales accented with: cranberries, chocolate, smoked malts, brown sugar, spices, and even hops! 16 Tons Pumpkin Ale Fest coincides with Elysian Brewing’s Great Pumpkin Festival in Seattle. They will feature at least 6 different beers from Elysian including Hopsquash IPA a Pumpkin IPA collaboration with local brewery Ninkasi.
A few other notable fest entries include:
- Oakshire Brewing – Big Black Jack Chocolate Pumpkin Porter
- Tieton – Smoked Pumpkin Cider
- Alaskan Brewing – Smoked Pumpkin Porter with Alder-Smoked Malt
- Propolis Brewing – Mabon Herbal Farmhouse Pumpkin Ale
- Uinta Brewing – Oak Jacked aged in Bourbon Barrels,
- Elysian Brewing – Great Pumpkin
- Southern Tier Brewing – Pumking
16 Tons will be one of only a few places in Oregon to feature limited edition Pumpkin Ales from San Francisco’s 21st Amendment Brewing. 21st Amendment has released 2 beers in collaboration with Elysian with the same name: “He Said He Said” a Belgian-style Tripel and a Baltic Porter, both brewed with pumpkin and spices. You can read more about this collaboration from Brewpublic here.
So make your down to 16 Tons Cafe on Friday, October 4th. Their Pumpkin Ale Fest runs 5:00 – 10:00pm, entry is free and 3oz tasters are $1 to $2.
16 Tons Cafe
2864 Willamette St
Eugene, OR 97405