Nov. 7, 2013, Eugene Craft Beer Roundup
Civil War: Choose Sides, But Drink Oregon Beer
War is coming.
Eugene’s UO Ducks and the Corvallis OSU Beavers soon come to battle, but you won’t just find the action on the football field. You’ll find it in your beer glass too.
Get the lowdown in the dual cover stories for the November 2013 Oregon Beer Growler, “Nov. 29, Everyone’s a Duck or a Beaver.” My stories, “Competitive Collaboration is Part of Beer’s Very Civil War” and “The Ducks in the Beer” are on pages 13 and 23, respectively.
Now Through Nov. 9: Tap & Growler Beer Fest
Eugene’s newest growler station and taproom kicked off their Great Tap & Growler Beer Festival on Nov. 3. The celebration wraps up Sat., Nov. 9, but between now and then there’s still plenty of craft beer goodness afoot. This inaugural event celebrates winners of the 2013 Great American Beer Festival. Winning 2013 beers as well as medal beers from prior years will be on tap throughout the week.
In total, 19 GABF medal-winning beers from Oregon, Washington, California, and Colorado will be poured. “This will be a first-come-first-serve basis, but we’ll try to keep them on throughout the week if possible,” said Patric Campbell, co-owner of The Tap & Growler.
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’re offering a punch card for twenty eight-ounce pours and a free thirty-two-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.”
Thurs., Nov. 7: 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)
Fri., Nov. 8: 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)
Sat., Nov. 9: Snowy Mountain Peak Day! Colorado & Bend, Oregon Craft Beers
- 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 is located at 5th and Pearl in downtown Eugene, near Cornucopia, Steelhead and the 5th Street Public Market. For more info on the Great Tap & Growler Beer Festival, visit www.TapandGrowler.com, www.facebook.com/TapandGrowler, or www.twitter.com/tapandgrowler.
Nov. 8 Is International Stout Day
Tomorrow, Nov. 8, 2013, join stout lovers from all over the world to celebrate International Stout Day!
Stout Day celebrates all beers stout and dark and feckin lovely. I’ll be celebrating by checking a batch of homebrew (a Guinness clone in fermentation), and picking up a few stouts from some of my fave local beer halls.
How will you celebrate Stout Day?