2nd Annual Eugene Beer Week May 7-13, 2012

By CraftBeer.com

Eugene, OR  – Eugene hosts its 2nd annual Beer Week May 7-13. Eugene Beer Week is a celebration of craft beer culture in the Willamette Valley.

Venues and Breweries include Ninkasi, Oakshire, Hop Valley, Falling Sky, 16 Tons, The Bier Stein, Izakaya Meiji, Rogue, Cornucopia, Hot Mama’s Wings, the Eugene Hilton, Cascade Brewers Society, Boneyard Beer, Brewpublic, Sasquatch Brew Fest, Deschutes, Hopworks, and others.

Beer week will feature beer tastings, brewer’s dinners, special bottle releases, a home brew competition, and other events celebrating craft beer. Breweries, retailers, bars, restaurants, and beer writers join together helping bring greater awareness of our region’s craft beers. Eugene Beer Week will culminate with the Sasquatch Brewer’s Dinner and Brewfest, which celebrate the life of one of Eugene brewing legends: Glen Falconer.

The grass roots nature of this event brings a focus to Craft Beer and Eugene in a way that few, if any, events ever have. EugeneBeerWeek.org is the hub for the week with detailed information about all of the beer related events taking place. Events will be added to the website as we get closer to May.

Over 35 events to choose from with more still being added! Eugene Beer Week is coming in 7 short days. Detailed list of sponsored events is attached and can also be viewed at http://eugenebeerweek.org.

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Monday, May 7, 2012
•Ninkasi Critical Hit Tapping and Cascadia Wildlands Fundraiser
•Ninkasi Sensory Classes with Jamie Floyd, 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
•Falling Sky Cloud Break Munich Helles Release Party, 4 p.m.
•Hop Valley Beer Sampling, 4-6 p.m. at Sundance Natural Foods
•Hop Valley Firkin Tapping, 4 p.m.
•16 Tons Cafe Elegant Beers & Chocolate Tasting, 7 p.m.
•Bier Stein Family Feud, 8 p.m.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012
•Bier Stein All-Day Sour Beer Funk Fest, 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
•Hop Valley All-Day Beer & Food Pairing.
•Hop Valley Beer Sampling, 3-7 p.m. at Albertson’s, 3075 Hilyard St.
•Free 2 Towns Hard Cider Tasting, 4-7 p.m. at Sundance Natural Foods
•Free Class! Oakshire Brewery Build a Kegerator, 5:30-7 p.m.
•Widmer Brothers Rotator Spiced IPA Sampling, 6-8 p.m. at Cafe 440
•16 Tons’ Beer Trivia Night, 7 p.m. at 16 Tons Cafe
•Falling Sky Brewers Dinner, 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012
•Bier Stein All-Day Sour Beer Funk Fest, 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
•Hop Valley All-Day Beer & Cheese Pairing.
•Homebrewing Class & Demonstration with the Falling Sky Brewers, 3 p.m.
•Ninkasi Sensory Classes with Jamie Floyd, 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
•Hop Valley Beer Sampling, 4-6 p.m. at Market of Choice, 2580 Willakenzie
•Oakshire Brewing Beer & Barrel Education 101, 5:30-7 p.m. at Oakshire.
•Widmer Brothers Rotator Spiced IPA & Shaddock IPA Sampling at The Webfoot.

Thursday, May 10, 2012
•Bend Invades Eugene! All-Day Bier Stein Tap Takeover.
•Ninkasi Sensory Classes with Jamie Floyd
•Ninkasi Pedal Power! With live music at Ninkasi Brewing.
•Corvallis Tap Takeover Night at 16 Tons Taphouse.
•Sweets, Suds, & Smarts: Cupcake and Beer Pairing at 16 Tons Cafe
•Widmer Brothers Beer Sampling, 3-5 p.m. At all Eugene-area Market of Choice locations:
•Oakshire 13th Street Pub Crawl, 6-11 p.m. Meet at Hot Mama’s Wings.
•Widmer Brothers Rotator IPA Tapping Party, 8-10 p.m. at The Cooler Bar & Grill

Friday, May 11, 2012
•Hot Mama’s Wings All-Day GoodLife Tap Takeover.
•Hop Valley Beer Sampling, 12-3 p.m. at Capella Market
•Oakshire Perfect Storm Release Party, 3-6 p.m.
•Charcuterie Wars at 16 Tons Cafe
•Sasquatch Brewer’s Dinner at the Eugene Hilton.
•Geo 4 Plays on the Ninkasi Patio, 6-8 p.m.
•16 Tons Taphouse Surprise Keg Night All Day

Saturday May 12, 2012
•Sasquatch Brewfest at the Eugene Hilton All Day

Sunday, May, 13, 2012
•16 Tons’ Mother’s Day Hangover Beer Brunch 9am-2pm

For more information: visit eugenebeerweek.org
Contact: Mike Coplin (541) 953-2530, eugenebeerweek@gmail.com

Sponsors include:
Ninkasi Brewing Oakshire Brewing Rogue Ales
16 Tons The Bier Stein Cornucopia

Marketing Partners include:
Eugene Weekly, The Register-Guard, Travel Lane County, the Eugene Hilton, Brewpublic.com,
NewSchoolBeer.com, BeerAndCoding.com, Antsaint.com, KZEL and KNRQ.
Get Involved in Eugene Beer Week!!

Contact Info

Company: Eugene Beer Week
Contact: Mike Coplin
E-mail: eugenebeerweek@gmail.com