Eugene Craft Beer Roundup: New Oakshire Cans, Licks & Drinks, Bier Stein, Homebrew Club

Oct. 23, 2013, Eugene Craft Beer Roundup

Oakshire Now Canning More Beers, Celebrate Oct. 23 & 24

Oakshire Amber and Overcast Espresso Stout will now come in 12 oz. cans too, just like the Eugene brewery's signature Watershed IPA. Photo: Oakshire Brewing.
Oakshire Amber and Overcast Espresso Stout will now come in 12 oz. cans too, just like the Eugene brewery’s signature Watershed IPA. Photo: Oakshire Brewing.

So a while back, Oakshire began canning their beers. First up was their flagship Watershed IPA. Now Oakshire (finally) is canning their Original Amber Ale and Overcast Espresso Stout too. Distribution of the 12-oz./6-pack cans began on Oct. 21, and you’ll be seeing them where you beer up throughout the next few days and weeks.

From improved beer quality to recyclability, expanding canning to all flagship beers suits Oakshire brewmaster Matt Van Wyk just fine. (He’s also the barrelmastermind behind Oakshire’s recent GABF gold medal win.) “The bottom line is that cans are better for the quality of beer, and that’s what I care about,” Matt says. Canning “will allow us to have a great experience with fresh beer.”

In addition to single-serving cans, Oakshire Amber, Stout and IPA continue to be available on draught and in 22 oz. bottles throughout the Northwest.

Celebrate the release of Amber and Overcast in cans! There are 2 canning release parties in Eugene:

  • The Bier Stein, Wed. Oct. 23, 6 p.m.
  • The Barn Light, Thurs. Oct. 24, 5 p.m.

More info at »

Late Night Drinks & Licks at Red Wagon After Dark

Yup. Ice Cream Speakeasy. Photo: Red Wagon Creamery.

So, first there was the Red Wagon ice cream cart. Then there was the co-location in Eugene with Party Downtown/The Party Cart.

And now, there’s “late night drinks and late night licks” from Eugene’s favorite artisan ice cream folks:

Dubbed “Red Wagon After Dark,” the new late-night offerings at the ice cream speakeasy include dessert cocktails, beer floats and “milkshakes with a kick.” You know, like this:

Dessert cocktails feature Red Wagon ice cream and premium liquors, and beer floats all feature local craft beers.

Red Wagon After Dark happens Thursday through Saturday, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., at Red Wagon Creamery’s 55. W. Broadway location in downtown Eugene.

More info at the Red Wagon Creamery Facebook page »

New Bier Stein Newsletter

The Bier Stein is at 15th & Willamette, Eugene. Photo: The Bier Stein.
The Bier Stein is at 15th & Willamette, Eugene. Photo: The Bier Stein.
Eugene’s The Bier Stein has not only a snazzy new website, but also a new free email newsletter for beer lovers.

To stay in the know about beers, events and other news and happenings with the popular Eugene beer hall, sign up for the email list here »

Cascade Brewers Society Meeting

Cascade Brewers Society, Eugene, Oregon

The Eugene-area club for homebrewers, the Cascade Brewers Society holds their monthly meeting on the last Monday of the month. The October meeting is Mon., Oct. 28, 7 p.m., in the downstairs room at the Rogue Ales Public House, 844 Olive St., Eugene.

The meeting is open to all area homebrewers. There will be a discussion about an aspect of homebrewing, and homebrewers are welcome to bring homebrew to share.

More info at »

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