Eugene Beer Week May 2-8

First Eugene Beer Week to be a hoppy, malty blast

Eugene now has so much craft beer, we need a whole Eugene Beer Week to enjoy it properly.

During May 2-8, Eugene, Oregon, hosts its first annual beer week, celebrating the Willamette Valley’s vast craft beer culture. The end of Eugene Beer Week culminates with the renown Sasquatch Beer Festival. Sasquatch picks up beery events on May 7, and also includes the Sasquatch Brew Fest Beer Dinner on May 6 and the Sasquatch Homebrew Contest.

What is a beer week?

With all the steady growth of the U.S.’s craft brewing industry, cities nationwide have been organizing beer celebrations to promote the industry. Known as “beer weeks,” they include beer tastings, brewers dinners and other events celebrating craft beer.

Breweries, retailers, bars, restaurants and beer writers participate in beer weeks by bringing greater awareness to a region’s craft beers. Cities such as Seattle, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Chicago all boast successful beer weeks, and Eugene is stoked to join their ranks celebrating local and regional craft beer.

All the news that is fit to drink

Eugene Beer Week’s objective is to bring a greater awareness of craft beer in the Willamette Valley. You’ll find an event schedule and the latest Eugene Beer Week news at Eugene Beer Week.org. More updates and commentary available on their twitter feed, EugeneBeerWeek.

Eugene Beer Week.org also provides a forum for businesses to promote their beer week efforts.

For more information about Eugene Beer Week, contact Mike Coplin at 16 Tons or visit eugenebeerweek.org.

A mouth-watering yet partial list of Eugene Beer Week events

Venues and sponsors include 16 Tons Bottle Shop, Oakshire Brewing, Ninkasi Brewing and Hop Valley Brewing.

Here are just a few of the events in store for Eugene’s inaugural Beer Week. Note that these are all subject to change, so check the website for the latest and greatest details.

  • Monday, May 2, 4 pm: Beer Release Party at Hop Valley. Third release of their summer seasonal Pollination Honey Ale
  • Tuesday, May 3, 6:30 pm: Women Only Beer Tasting & Discussion at 16 Tons Beer & Wine, co-hosted by Beer Goddess Lisa Morrison and Oakshire Brewing’s Eriel Hoffmeier and Dana Robles
  • Wednesday, May 4, 6:30-8 pm: Kegerator 101 Class at Oakshire Brewing. Learn how to install and maintain a home draft system. $10 per person
  • Thursday, May 5 & Friday, May 6: Brewpublic Wine Barrel Aged Beer Fest features 18 beers on tap and many more in bottles. All day at 16 Tons Beer & Wine

And that’s just the weekdays.

Slainte, Kippis, Cheers

See you at Eugene’s first Beer Week!

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