Eugene Craft Beer Roundup: Learn to Homebrew Day, Agrarian Harvest Halloween, Heater Allen Brewing Pause

Oct. 30, 2013, Eugene Craft Beer Roundup

Learn to Homebrew Day at Oakshire Public House, Nov. 2

Learn to Homebrew Day is an annual event established by the American Homebrewers Assocation to encourage homebrewing. Photo © 2010 Cindy Jones.
Learn to Homebrew Day is an annual event established by the American Homebrewers Assocation to encourage homebrewing. Photo © 2010 Cindy Jones.

Have you ever wanted to learn to homebrew? On Sat., Nov. 2, head to the Oakshire Public House for National Learn to Homebrew Day!

Homebrewers from the Cascade Brewers Society will demonstrate homebrewing, different recipes and equipment from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Oakshire Public House is at 207 Madison, Eugene.

Post to social media with hashtag #LTHD2013.

Learn to Homebrew Day is a national event established by the American Homebrewers Association in 1999 to encourage people to homebrew.

Agrarian Harvest Halloween

Harvest Halloween Party at Agrarian Ales
Harvest Halloween Party at Agrarian Ales

Head to Agrarian Ales (near Coburg) on Oct. 31, 5-10 p.m., for the Harvest Halloween Party 2013.

This 21+ event features Agrarian beers, an adult pinata, costume contest, pumpkin keg and a special themed menu. The Symbiotic Quintet plays, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Limited space available.

RSVP and Shuttle Requests: Kelly@agales.com

Heater Allen Brewing Pause

Heater Allen

For now. But don’t worry—just stock up.

In an email to customers, Rick Allen reports that Heater Allen is installing a new brewing system in early November. While the brewery migrates from their old 6 barrel system to the new system, brewing is done, and will resume once all the new equipment is installed and checked:

“We don’t have much to report from a brewing standpoint, because we’re not! We brewed our last batch of beer on our old system a week ago, and in early November we will be installing a new brew system. This 15 BBL system is custom designed for the kind of beers that we produce, and will allow us to make more and better beer. We hope to be up and brewing again within a couple of weeks, although it may take us a little while to fine-tune our beers on the new system.”

Allen does note that while they have tried to brew sufficient Heater Allen supplies to last during this brief stop, there is a possibility Heater Allen beers won’t be available around late December/early January. “But over the long term,” Allen says, the expansion “should allow us to do a better job keeping beer in stock, increase the number of tap handles in the Portland area, and allow us to extend our reach at into Northern California and Washington.”

Heater Allen currently has a strong supply of Pils. Other beers such as Coastal, Dunkel, and Sandy Paws are expected to be back in stock by the middle of November. Bottle supplies are limited, kegs of Sticke Alt and Kolsch are available.

Learn more at the Heater Allen Brewer’s Blog »

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