With September fast approaching, this means the return of Corvallis Beer Week. This year’s week of events will run from Friday, September 5th to Saturday, September 13th. Yes, nine days of celebrating the beer culture in and around the home of Oregon State University.
Now in its 4th year, Corvallis Beer Week is the brainchild of Co-Founder Drew Salmi. He saw other communities throughout Oregon including, Portland, Eugene and Medford rally behind the idea of a week long celebration of the local and regional Craft Beer industry. After bringing in Chris Althouse, Bar Manager at Block 15 and Co-Founder of Oakshire Brewing, and Nathan Langner, Instructor & Faculty Member at Oregon State University, the Corvallis Beer Week team was complete.
And for this year’s beer week, organizers have put together 2 new comical videos to help in promoting all things Corvallis beer. Here’s a look at the two.
Here is the schedule of events for the 2014 Corvallis Beer Week. You can also stay up to date by following Corvallis Beer Week on Facebook.
Friday – September 5
CBW Pre-March Kickoff
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm Les Caves: European Bier Taverne
Get your Corvallis Beer Week 2014 started off right with pints and friends at Les Caves Bier & Kitchen.
4th Annual CBW Kickoff March (starts @ Les Caves at 5:15PM)
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Les Caves: European Bier Taverne
This is where we get to have a little fun! We are going to march, stroll, meander and really strut, parade-style (but on the sidewalks) from Les Caves Bier & Kitchen to the CBW2014 Kickoff.
CBW2014 March Pitstop @ TBD***
5:00 pm – 5:45 pm
Every year we head out on the CBW Kickoff March we get a little thirsty. So…we decided to take a pit stop for refreshments. Pitstop location is still up in the air so stay tuned.
Corvallis Beer Week 2014 Kickoff Party
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm Sky High Brewing
So…we probably should’ve notified the FAA but Sky High Brewing & Pub is throwing one helluva CBW2014 Kickoff Party on their roof.
Saturday – September 6
Kayak the Willamette & Local Beverage Tasting with Cascadia Expeditions
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Join on a fun, safe and relaxing float down the Willamette River. Bret Gallagher is an experienced and certified guide and will lead a group of 10 people on afternoon kayak float.
Meet the Crew, Tours & Special Bottle Release
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Nectar Creek Honeywine Tasting Room
Join Nick, Phil and the rest of the Nectar Creek team as they celebrate year #2! Congrats!!!! We love you! Nectar Creek is celebrating by opening up there fun, cozy & rockin’ tasting room.
Open House & Brewery Tours @ Mazama Brewing
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Mazama Brewing Tap Room
Mazama Brewing is hosting a fun Open House & Brewery Tour. Meet the awesome Mazama family, hear their story, and tour their amazing Oregon-Built…and shiny… JVNW brewhouse. Sorry…this event is 21+ only.
Open House, Tours & Kick it w/ the 2 Towns Crew
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm 2 Towns Ciderhouse Tasting Room
There’s no stoppin’ this team! They are making some Damn Fine Cider and don’t ever seem to slow down. Well they’ll found some room in the schedule and want to show their hometown some love!
Open House & Party in the Brewery
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm Flat Tail Brewery
Dave Marliave & the Flat Tails team are opening up their brewery for tours, pints and general celebration in the brewery on the 6th from 6-10PM to help keep the beer week good times rollin’!
Sunday – September 7
1st Annual CBW Disc Golf Tournament with Willamette Disc Golf Club
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm Willamette Park
Willamette Disc Golf Club is hosting the 1st Annual Corvallis Beer Week Amatuer Disc Golf Tournament at Willamette Park on Sunday the 7th from 12-5PM.
Annual Benton County Sheriff’s Association Chili Cookoff Fundraiser with Block 15
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm Benton County Fairgrounds
The Benton County Sheriff’s Office and Block 15 are teaming up to present the 7th Annual Chili Cook-Off benefit.
Timbers vs. Son Jose Viewing Party with 2 Towns Ciderhouse
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm Corvallis Sports Park
Heads up Timbers Fans! Now that 2 Towns Ciderhouse is officially hooked up with the Portland Timbers they have teamed up with the friendly folks at Corvallis Sports Park for a Portland vs. San Jose.
Beer Trivia Fun w/ Beer:30
3:00 pm – 7:00 pm Beer:30
Head on down to Corvallis’ newest Growler Fill spot, Beer:30, and join Deb and the Beer:30 crew for some Craft Beer Trivia Fun! There will be questions on brewing, beer history and local breweries.
Agrarian Ales Beer Dinner in the Park with Burnheim Meat Co.
4:30 pm – 8:00 pm Lyons Shelter at Avery Park
This dinner features 5 Agrarian Ales farm beers paired with a Burnheimer Meat Co. dinner on Sunday September 7th at the Lions Shelter of Avery Park.
Monday – September 8
CBW Education Workshop Series – Oregon Brewing History with Oregon Hops & Brewing Archives (OHBA) @ TBD
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Corvallis Beer Weeks Education Workshop Series kicks off with OSU’s Oregon Hops & Brewing Archives as they host an Oregon Brewing History Workshop.
99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm Corvallis Brewing Supply
Yup….It’s like that age old song…except the beers are in the fridge before we open them up! They be selling tickets for $1/ea and that’ll get you a 2oz. pour of one of the 99 bottles.
GrowlerFest w/ 5th Street Growlers
4:00 pm – 8:00 pm 5th Street Growlers
The 5th Street Growlers Crew are putting the final wraps the 1st Annual CBW GrowlerFest 2014! They’ll be running wide and diverse tap list with 15+ beers at Killer Growler prices.
2nd Annual Turfmonster Dodgeball Tourney with Playground Sports & Ninkasi
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm Corvallis Sports Park
Awwwww yeah Corvallis! Playground Sports is back is teaming up with Ninkasi Brewing and the Corvallis Sports Park again for the 2nd Annual Turf Monster Dodge Ball Tournament!
80’s DJ Night and Tap Takeover with Nectar Creek
9:00 pm – Sep 9 @ 1:00 am The Downward Dog
The crew at Nectar Creek makes some awesome session mead AND they know how to throw an awesome event! For this one they are taking over Downward Dog for a late night 80’s Dance Party.
Tuesday – September 9
CBW Education Workshop Series – Barley Workshop with OSU’s Crop & Soil Sciences @ TBD
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Corvallis Beer Week’s Education Workshop Series continues with a Barley Workshop hosted by OSU’s Crop & Soil Sciences department.
Alsea Falls Hike & Bottle Share Tasting with Cascadia Expeditions @ TBD***
2:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Bret Gallagher with Cascadia Expeditions will be leading a small group of 10+ hikers through the Alseas Falls area!
Craft Beer Luau
4:30 pm – 8:30 pm American Dream Pizza (Downtown)
Join the American Dream Pizza rooftop crew as they host the Craft Beer Luau on Tuesday the 9th! They’ll have some awesome Oregon brews paired up with killer deals on Hawaiian pizza.
3rd Annual Doubles Cribbage Tournament
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm The Downward Dog
Corvallis..here it is. The 3rd Annual Doubles Cribbage Tournament at the Downward Dog! Learn the rules of a Doubles Cribbage Tournament then battle it out among 16 teams.
Beers, Bikes & Brats with Sky High Brewing & Pub
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm Sky High Brewing
Join they Sky High team as we gather for a leisurely bike ride from Sky High Brewing to new shelter at Willamette Park for a family-friendly, outdoor-fun Beers, Bikes & Brats event!
Oakshire Brewing Bingo Night with Chris Althouse
8:00 pm – 10:00 pm Cloud and Kelly’s Public House
Wednesday – September 10
Craft Beer Run with Clive (not the jogging kind)
3:00 pm – 7:00 pm City Limits Store
The friendliest damn convenience store and gas station ever is bringing their Craft Beer Run back for an awesome 3rd year! As always…no jogging shoes required.
IPA Tap Takeover
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm The Crowbar
Three years ago the Crowbar concocted the idea for an awesome IPA Tap Takeover. Well…it’s still going strong so they are bringing it back! 10 different local and regionally brewed India Pale Ales.
Outdoor Movie & Even More Fried Chicken Night with Ninkasi Brewing
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm Greenberry Tavern
From Ninkasi Brewing Company and Greenberry Tavern comes the 3rd year of an awesome Corvallis Beer Week event! They are proud to present an Outdoor Movie and Mom’s Fried Chicken Night.
Belgianfest, an Introduction to Belgian Beers
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Mazama Brewing Tap Room
As a part of Corvallis Beer Week we are partnering with Kendall “The Beer Prof” Staggs to do an Introduction to Belgian Beers educational tasting.
Craft Brewed Cocktails with Griffin Jones
8:00 pm – 11:00 pm Flat Tail Brewery
Griffin Jones is a rockin’ bartender that has been laying down his skills the past few years at Flat Tail Brewing.
Thursday – September 11
CBW Education Workshop Series – Hops Workshop with OSU’s Hop Breeder John Henning @ TBD
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Point Blank & Boneyard Brewing House Party on the Patio with Sacred Art Tatoo
3:00 pm – 7:00 pm The Red Fox Cafe
Red Fox Cafe is teaming up with Point Blank Distributing and Boneyard Beer on Thursday 11th from 3-7pm for a House Party on the Patio!
Craft Beer & BBQ Feast with Pitmaster Russ
4:00 pm – 8:00 pm Murphy’s Restaurant & Lounge
One of the many awesome things Murphy’s is known for is their summertime BBQ nights! The first 2 years of this BBQ Extravaganza were such a huge success that Jeb, Jen & the Murphy’s crew.
Brewery Tours & Billiards + Shuffleboard Tourney
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm McMenamins
McMenamins on Monroe will be hosting Brewery Tours & a Billiards + Shuffleboard Tourney from 5-9PM. Brewery Tours from 5-7pm with Brewmaster Gary Nance followed at 7pm by their Pool + Shuffleboard Tournament.
10 Barrel Tap Takeover & Promo
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm 5th Street Growlers
Join the 5th Street Growler team as they host 10 Barrel for a tap takeover. They’ll have some awesome 10 Barrel brews on and as always send you home with some beer.
4th Annual Super Local Loco Promo Night
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Suds & Suds
Suds has been rockin’ awesome Thursday night promos in Corvallis since…well it seems like forever…and there’s a reason!
Claim 52 Brewing Promo
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm American Dream Pizza (Campus)
Ninkasi Pints & Live Music
7:00 pm – 11:00 pm Bombs Away Cafe
The Ninkasi team is headed to Bombs Away on Thursday the 11th to keep Beer Week cruising along with a fun night of live music and brews!
Friday – September 12
Where the Wild Ales Are
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm Les Caves: European Bier Taverne
Morgan Kueschel and the Les Caves crew are hosting the 2nd Annual Where the Wild Ales Are event on Friday the 12th!!! With 12+ Wild & Sour beers from some of the best wild cellars.
CBW Education Workshop Series – Wild & Sour Class with Katy Maxwell
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Block 15 Brewing Co. Gameroom
Ninkasi Brewing Pints for a Cause
8:00 pm – 11:30 pm Cloud and Kelly’s Public House
Here’s your chance to do some good while celebrating Corvallis Beer Week. Ninkasi Brewing’s Pints for a Cause has teamed up with Cloud & Kelly’s to benefit Trout Unlimited Oregon Council.
Saturday – September 13
Beer Brunch & Cellar Stash Limited Bottle Release @ Block 15 (Limit 90)
9:00 am – 10:45 am Block 15 Restaurant & Brewery
3 years running this has been a very popular event! Last year’s tickets sold out in 1.5 hours.
Brewery Plant Tours & Open House @ OSU Fermentation Science’s Pilot Plant
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm OSU’s Weigand Hall
A super fun and educational way to go behind the scenes at one of America’s premiere brewing and fermentation science universities! They’ve been kind enough to open the doors for us again.
2:00 pm – 10:00 pm Benton County Fairgrounds
Come on out the Benton County Fairgrounds and to celebrate Craft Beer amongst the oak trees at the 7th Annual Septembeerfest.
Septembeerfest After Party with DJ Cloudy Dee
9:00 pm – 1:00 am Cloud and Kelly’s Public House
Here it is again Corvallis Craft Beer late night peeps! The now infamous Septembeerfest After Party with DJ Cloudy Dee spinning the 1?s and 2?s! We ain’t gonna stop till the break of dawn.
To stay up to date on the 2014 Corvallis Beer Week keep checking their website or their Facebook Page. This should be a great 9 days of craft beer events!