Winter & Strong Ale Fest at 16 Tons, Nov. 19-20

Rain? Bring the rain. We of Eugene shall meet it, with hearty winter ales and strong ales and any other heavy wintry beery goodness that comes to hand.

A Eugene autumn demands a hearty brew. 16 Tons, the bottle shop and tasting room on 13th & High in downtown Eugene, is bringing the malt this weekend with their first Winter and Strong Ale Fest. Over 50 local, vintage and hard-to-find winter beers will be on hand for sampling and purchasing.

Due to limited space, you'll need a ticket for the fest. Here's the full schedule, beer list and details:

3 sessions to choose from

  • Session 1, Friday, Nov. 19, 6-9 p.m.
  • Session 2, Saturday, Nov. 20, 1-4 p.m.
  • Session 3, Saturday, Nov. 20, 6-9 p.m.


  • 16-tons-growlersTickets are $15 each, which includes your first 10 tasting coupons AND a free souvenir growler
  • Additional tastings are $1 each (most beers are 1 ticket for each 3 oz. taster)
  • The Nosh Pit will be on-hand with food to purchase
  • Designated Drivers welcome & entry is FREE! Help yourselves to Fentimans or Pellegrino soda for $1
  • Location: 265 E. 13th Ave. (same 13th & High building as Full City Coffee)
  • Website:

Over 50 Beers

The lads at 16 Tons are quick to note that this is only a partial list — more will be on-hand come fest time:

  1. 21st Amendment Fireside Chat
  2. Anchor Christmas Ale
  3. Anderson Valley Horn of the Beer
  4. Baird Jubilation Ale (Figs)
  5. Bayern Winter Doppelbock
  6. Beer Valley Black Flag Fresh Hop 2010
  7. Block 15 La Ferme' de Demons
  8. Boulevard Dark Truth Stout
  9. BrewDog Tokio Stout
  10. Cascade Bourbonic Plague
  11. Cascade Vlad The Imp Aler
  12. Crispin The Saint Cider (with Maple Syrup)
  13. De Dolle Stille Nacht 2008
  14. Delirium Noel
  15. Dogfish Head Theobroma
  16. Dogfish Head Chateau Jiahu
  17. Eel River Climax Noel
  18. Elysian Bifrost Winter Ale
  19. Full Sail Wreck the Halls
  20. Goose Island Bourbon County Stout 2010
  21. Great Divide Hibernation
  22. Hale's Wee Heavy Winter Ale
  23. Hales Rudyards Rare Barleywine
  24. Heater Allen Sandy Paws Doppelbock
  25. HeBrew Jewbelation Twelve
  26. Hop Valley Festeroo
  27. Hopworks Abominable Winter Ale
  28. Hopworks Schwarzbier
  29. Huvila Arctic Circle Juniper Strong Ale
  30. J.K.'s Solstice Spiced Hard Cider
  31. Jolly Pumpkin Noel de Calabaza 2009
  32. Jopen Koyt Gruit Beer
  33. Lazy Boy Mistletoe Bliss
  34. Mad River John Barleycorn 2009
  35. Moylans White Christmas Spiced Winter Lager
  36. Oakshire Very Ill Tempered Gnome
  37. Pike Auld Acquaintance
  38. Redhook Eisbock 28
  39. Rogue Santa's Private Reserve Ale
  40. Samichlaus 2009
  41. Samuel Smiths Winter Welcome Ale
  42. Samuel Smiths Yorkshire Stingo
  43. Schlafly-Barley Wine 2008
  44. Schlafly-Imperial Stout 2008
  45. Sierra Nevada Grand Cru
  46. Stone Double Bastard Ale
  47. Southern Oregon Old Humbug
  48. Unibroue-Quelque Chose (heated)
  49. Widmer Brrbon
  50. Plus more rare, seasonal and hard-to-find beers!

See you there. What will your favorite beer be?

4 thoughts on “Winter & Strong Ale Fest at 16 Tons, Nov. 19-20”

  1. Friday night tickets going very fast. I recommend Saturday for maximum enjoyment. All sessions will feature the same beers. Some additions: Oakshire Collaborative Evil, Golden Valley Brewing Tannen Bomb, Nogne O Peculiar Yule, St. Bernardus Christmas Ale, and a very strong beer from Ninkasi…


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