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Eugene Craft Beer Roundup: KLCC Microbrew Festival Special

Feb. 7, 2014, Eugene Craft Beer Roundup

KLCC Microbrew Festival, Feb. 7-8

Fear not, beer fans! Despite all the bloody snow outside, the KLCC Microbrew Festival starts today as scheduled.

KLCC Microbrew FestivalLane Events Center, 796 W. 13th Ave, Eugene, Friday 5-11 p.m. & Saturday 1-11 p.m.

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…

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!




He was smiling as he did it

Today’s Oneword: Aperture

More postcards from the urban fantasy stories of the Rucksack UniverseHe was smiling as he did it, she thought, anger and disgust flooding her. Through the camera she looked, twisting a dial to change the aperture.

“Bet you never thought anyone would see you doing this,” she said softly, then snapped the picture.

And a quick note… The postcards are taking a holiday break. I’m going to spend the rest of the year planning 2014’s novels and novellas! Happy Holidays 🙂

What are these things?

The Oneword website is a writing exercise where you have 60 seconds to write something based on one word, which changes each day. I use it to explore ideas and give you a daily postcard into the Rucksack Universe of travel fiction stories.

Want to know more? Leave a comment below or check out the stories.




But who is he?

Today’s Oneword: Colonel

More postcards from the urban fantasy stories of the Rucksack Universe“But who is he?”

“He’s just himself.”

“Come on, a man like that, he must have known command, leadership. Colonel, general, admiral, boss, mayor, king, come on, what?”

“He has no title. None who he leads know that he leads. That is why he is so effective.”

What are these things?

The Oneword website is a writing exercise where you have 60 seconds to write something based on one word, which changes each day. I use it to explore ideas and give you a daily postcard into the Rucksack Universe of travel fiction stories.

Want to know more? Leave a comment below or check out the stories.




You may have to improv

Today’s Oneword: Improv

More postcards from the urban fantasy stories of the Rucksack Universe“You may have to improv,” she said, trying not to look down.

“Surely it’s not that strange a situation,” he replied.

“I’ll grant you that you’re probably not the first person to try to cross a border while not wearing pants,” she said. “But completely naked? I’m pretty sure that’s a new one.”

“You don’t think they’ll give me a visa?”

“I don’t think you’ll like where they stamp you.”

What are these things?

The Oneword website is a writing exercise where you have 60 seconds to write something based on one word, which changes each day. I use it to explore ideas and give you a daily postcard into the Rucksack Universe of travel fiction stories.

Want to know more? Leave a comment below or check out the stories.




It wanted out

Today’s Oneword: Mechanism

More postcards from the urban fantasy stories of the Rucksack UniverseThe little hollow cube shouldn’t have been so heavy. There was no mechanism to open it, no crack or seam to suggest that it had been assembled. The cube was as natural as the sun, not made but there. It was hollow, but something was inside.

And it wanted out.

What are these things?

The Oneword website is a writing exercise where you have 60 seconds to write something based on one word, which changes each day. I use it to explore ideas and give you a daily postcard into the Rucksack Universe of travel fiction stories.

Want to know more? Leave a comment below or check out the stories.




The guru shuddered

Today’s Oneword: Meanwhile

More postcards from the urban fantasy stories of the Rucksack UniverseThe motorcycle stood at the edge of the cliff.

Meanwhile, the guru looked up from his desk in his high tower in London.

The woman took off her helmet and stared north.

The guru shuddered.

The woman started the engine. It’s a long way from Tibet to England, she thought, but I’m coming for you.

What are these things?

The Oneword website is a writing exercise where you have 60 seconds to write something based on one word, which changes each day. I use it to explore ideas and give you a daily postcard into the Rucksack Universe of travel fiction stories.

Want to know more? Leave a comment below or check out the stories.




So much for peaceful

Today’s Oneword: Plumes

More postcards from the urban fantasy stories of the Rucksack UniverseShe stood on the peaty ground, staring out over the dim, misty morning. It should have been silent. It should have been a peaceful morning, full of tea and a crossword puzzle.

But she stared harder, waited, and at last, she saw it. Plumes rose from the worn dirt track leading to the hostel. The motorcycle sped up.

Great, she thought. So much for peaceful.

What are these things?

The Oneword website is a writing exercise where you have 60 seconds to write something based on one word, which changes each day. I use it to explore ideas and give you a daily postcard into the Rucksack Universe of travel fiction stories.

Want to know more? Leave a comment below or check out the stories.




The foam had formed letters

Today’s Oneword: Geometric

More postcards from the urban fantasy stories of the Rucksack UniverseThere was no sense to it, at least, not after ten pints of black, black stout. The geometric gentleness of the lacy foam fell, clinging to the insides of the glass, but it never went away.

The foam slid down the glass, and across the glass, even up the glass, and finally, at last, it made sense.

The foam had formed letters, and he realized there was a message in his beer. “Help me,” it said.

What are these things?

The Oneword website is a writing exercise where you have 60 seconds to write something based on one word, which changes each day. I use it to explore ideas and give you a daily postcard into the Rucksack Universe of travel fiction stories.

Want to know more? Leave a comment below or check out the stories.




A million times more powerful

Today’s Oneword: Geometric

More postcards from the urban fantasy stories of the Rucksack UniverseThe shape always baffled her. Cut yet pure, the edges both precise yet so organic they only could have happened over millions of years. The light shone through the blue-green stone, and geometric patterns twinkled on her hand.

“Do you know what it is?” she asked.

He smiled. “Imagine compressing the sun into something so small you could hold it in your hand.” He closed her fingers around the stone. “This is a million times more powerful.”

What are these things?

The Oneword website is a writing exercise where you have 60 seconds to write something based on one word, which changes each day. I use it to explore ideas and give you a daily postcard into the Rucksack Universe of travel fiction stories.

Want to know more? Leave a comment below or check out the stories.




I’ll have a typhoon

Today’s Oneword: TKWORD

More postcards from the urban fantasy stories of the Rucksack Universe“I’ll have a typhoon,” she said.

He looked up from the glasses and bottles, and smiled.

“What could a woman like you possibly want with a drink like that?”

“It has nothing to do with the drink. It has everything to do with the effect.”

“You know you have to sign a waiver first, right?”

She smiled back. “You may want to sign one too.”

What are these things?

The Oneword website is a writing exercise where you have 60 seconds to write something based on one word, which changes each day. I use it to explore ideas and give you a daily postcard into the Rucksack Universe of travel fiction stories.

Want to know more? Leave a comment below or check out the stories.




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Anthony St. Clair - Travel Fantasy Author / Craft Beer Writer / Business Copywriter

Author and copywriter Anthony St. Clair has specialized in online content since 2000, blogged since 2004 and is the author of the Rucksack Universe travel fantasy series.

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