Eugene Craft Beer Roundup: GABF Gold Medals, Rogue Pumpkins, Limited Beers, Events

Oct. 17, 2013, Eugene Craft Beer Roundup

Oakshire & Ninkasi Bring Home GABF Gold Medals

The 2013 Great American Beer Festival just wrapped up in Denver, Colorado, and out of 250 total award winners and 25 Oregon medal winners, 2 are from Eugene.

Oakshire Brewing brought home GABF gold for Hellshire III in the Wood- and Barrel-Aged Beer category. Founder Jeff Althouse (first on the left) and brewmaster Matt Van Wyk (third from left) were on stage to accept the award:

Local juggernaut Ninkasi had a strong showing too. Jamie Floyd and his team took him GABF gold for Bohemian Pilsner in the Bohemian-Style Pilsener category:

Go go go, Eugene craft beer!

Rogue Farms Pumpkin Patch Party

Head to the Rogue Farm in Independence on Oct. 19, 12-5pm, for Rogue’s 3rd Annual Pumpkin Patch Party!

Have a pint of Pumpkin Patch Ale (or snag a bottle to enjoy at home) and bring the family for activities:

  • Pumpkin Painting
  • Apple Launching
  • Jack-O-Lantern Contest
  • Pumpkin Smashing
  • Chuck Wagon Pumpkin-Inspired Food

New Rogue Limited Edition Barrel Ales

Head to the Eugene Public House for Imperial Stout and Lapsang Souchon Tea Porter from Rogue’s limited-edition Big Ass Barrel series.

Aged 60 days in Rogue’s Big Ass Oregon White Oak Barrels, these special beers are available only on draft, while supplies last.

Eugene Craft Beer Events

The Bier Stein hosts Pumpkinpalooza on Oct. 19. They’ll be pouring pumpkin beers from 15 breweries, including their own joint beer with Agrarian Ales. The Elysian Pumpkin Roadshow will also be there, complete with 12 beers and a giant pumpkin filled with beer. More info »

16 Tons will be rocking tea beers, or beers brewed with tea, at their upcoming Tea Beer Fest on Oct. 23. The Tea Beer Fest will be part of Killer Beer Week. More info »

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