Eugene food, wine & craft beer: Cheese Wars III

Eugene food, craft beer and wine: Cheese Wars III - Ninkasi Brewing vs. Brooks Winery

Ninkasi Brewing vs. Brooks Winery at 16 Tons

A Benefit for Greenhill Humane Society

Craft beer or wine—which pairs best with cheese? On Thurs., Jan. 5, 2012, 16 Tons hosts the third bout pitting a brewery against a winery, Cheese Wars III!

Held at The Supreme Bean at 29th & Willamette, Cheese Wars is a food-pairing showdown between two ancient beverages. The battleground? 5 courses, of rustic, gourmet cheese, many coming from local sources. Each cheese course will be paired with a beer and a wine. Eugene’s own Ninkasi founder and Brewmaster Jamie Floyd will choose and present the beers. Winemaker Chris Williams of Brooks Winery, in Amity, Oregon, will choose and present the wines.

Which pairings work best? Only you can decide.

Cheese Wars is a fantastic opportunity to learn about making and pairing beer, wine, and cheese. Tickets are limited for this fun, lively, sit-down affair. $25 includes all tasting and food (cheese and bread). Purchase tickets at 16 Tons, The Supreme Bean or online at There is a 5:30 p.m. session and an 8 p.m. session, each lasting approximately 2 hours.

100% of ticket sales donated to Greenhill Humane Society.

2 thoughts on “Eugene food, wine & craft beer: Cheese Wars III”

  1. I’m drinking your Majic Apricot Pale Ale (you left a bottle at our Jubelfest back in October) and it is absolutely wonderful. I don’t generally like fruit beers, but this is well-balanced, really clean, and at room temperature it really just blossoms beautifully. Nice job.

    I hate you.


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