The Tap & Growler Hosts Barrel Aged Beer Week

Tap and Growler Projected Beer Menu

Eugene’s The Tap & Growler kicks of their Barrel Aged Beer Week today and lasts through Sunday, January 18th. The week long celebration features Eugene’s Best Barrel Aged Brew Blind Taste-off and daily releases of rare and/or popular barrel aged beers.

During this week The Tap & Growler will host this month’s version of their Eugene’s Best Brew Series. Congratulations to McKenzie Brewing for winning Eugene’s Best Holiday/Winter Brew in December. For January, The Best Barrel Aged Brew in Eugene will consist of a blind tasting open to the public. Ten of the currently operating breweries in the Eugene area have submitted a beer aged on wood, most of them barrel aged. Anyone and everyone can come in and buy a taster tray (blinded) and sample all ten of these brews and vote for their top 3 beginning Monday, January 12th at 11:30 AM and continuing thru Sunday the 18th at closing. The results will be released Monday, January 19th at 5:30 PM. Each beer was hand selected by the brewery for this fun competition.

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The brewery lineup for the week’s worth of events features:

  • Agrarian Ales
  • Claim 52 Brewing
  • Hop Valley Brewery
  • McKenzie Brewing
  • McMenamin’s High Street Brewery
  • Ninkasi Brewing
  • Oakshire Brewing
  • Plank Town Brewing
  • Sam Bond’s Brewing
  • Viking Braggot Co.

Tap and Growler TaproomAdditionally, The Tap & Growler will host Barrel Aged Beer Parties every day of the week with a different featured brewery each day. The list of Barrel Aged Beers and breweries are:

Monday 3:00-5:00 PM: Goose Island Bourbon County Barleywine 2014
Tuesday 6:00-8:00 PM: Deschutes The Abyss 2014
Wednesday 7:00-9:00 PM: Firestone Walker Velvet Merkin 2014
Thursday 6:00-9:00 PM: 2 Towns Ciderhouse Bourbon Barrel Nice & Naughty
Friday 5:00-8:00 PM: Mazama Nightside Eclipse 2014 & El Duque (Grand Cru aged in Port Barrels)
Saturday 5:00-8:00 PM: Pelican Mother of All Storms 2014 & Nectar Sector Chardonnay Barrel Aged Saison with Nectarines, plus Tulip Glass Night
Sunday 5:00-8:00 PM: Oakshire Bourbon Barrel Aged Barleywine 2013, Bourbon Barrel Aged Patriot Porter, and Meet the Brewer Night with Matt Van Wyk

Barrel Aged Beer Week runs from Monday, January 12th Through Sunday, January 18th All Day, Every Day.

The Tap & Growler Taproom
207 E 5th Ave #115
Eugene, OR