Feb. 7, 2014, Eugene Craft Beer Roundup
KLCC Microbrew Festival, Feb. 7-8
As you can imagine, KLCC has been pouring on perspectives on what’s on offer at this year’s fest, along with discussion of various local beer news and events…
- Can you have that beer? LagerBot is the guardian of the pour and isn’t afraid to tap-block you. LagerBot Will Be At KLCC BrewFest »
- More on the Hop Valley beer name flap: The Hazards Of Beer Naming And Other Musings »
- Tastings and interviews with Oakshire and Falling Sky: Collaboration Brew 2014: A Tour Of Germany »
66 breweries will pour over 150 beers, ranging from popular craft beers to rare specialty brews. But the fest is also beyond regular ol’ hops-and-barley beer, with ciders, meads, braggots and gluten-free beers also pouring.
Each year also offers a Collaboration Brew, where local brewers each brew a beer based on a set style or theme. For 2014, the Collaboration Brew is a “Tour of Germany.” Thirteen local brewers each chose a different style of German beer and set a recipe based on the Reinheitsgebot, the 1487 German purity law specifying that beer may include only barley, hops, and water. Take your own tour of Germany at the Collaboration Booth:
- Agrarian Ales – Roggenbier
- Claim 52 – Marzan
- Falling Sky – 3rd Rauch From The Sun Lager
- High Street – Wonder Bar Munich Dunkel
- Hop Valley – Swartz Bier
- Hopworks Urban – Eisbock
- Ninkasi – Helles Bock
- Oakshire – Unterstutz KLCC Hefeweizen
- Plank Town – Bock
- Sam Bond’s – Dana’s Alt Dusseldorf Altbier
- Steelhead-McKenzie – Dortmunder Export
- Track Town – Decathalon Dunkelweizen
- Viking Braggot – Alt-J
Tickets are $12 in advance, on sale now at klcc.org, or $15 at the door. Admission includes 3 beer tastings and a souvenir glass. 21 and over. Special $6 designated driver tickets are also available, with full paying customer; purchase at door only.
All proceeds benefit public radio station KLCC 89.7 FM.
Enjoy the Brewfest!