Drink your way through Eugene, Oregon during Eugene Beer Week 2016, running Monday, May 30 through Sunday, June 5. There are beer dinners and specials, tap takeovers and blind taste tests at breweries, bars, bottle shops and restaurants around Eugene. Sadly, Northwest Legends Foundation announced the 2016 Sasquatch Brew Fest is canceled due to logistical and permitting issues with the initial chosen venue. Oh well, there are plenty of other events to keep you knee deep in craft beer, including The Tap & Growler’s Best Imperial IPA Blind Taste Off running the full week.
Below are 19 good bets; a full list is available on the Eugene Beer Week website.
Monday, May 30
>>> Test Batch Tasting, taste a brand new Ninkasi beer and hear the story behind its creation, 5 p.m., Ninkasi Brewing Co.
>>> Hop Valley Brewing Co. new beer releases with live music by the Hipbillies, 6-8 p.m., Hop Valley Tasting Room
>>> Eugene Ale Trail Party, 5-8 p.m., at 16 Tons Café
>>> Beer Family Feud, 7 p.m. at the Bier Stein
Wednesday, June 1
>>> Plank Town Rarities, small and single batch beers, all day, Plank Town Brewing Co.
>>> Farmhouse Symposium, Alesong Brewing & Blending, Agrarian Ales, The Commons Brewery and Ale Apothecary discuss their farmhouse passion, 5-7 p.m., 16 Tons Taphouse
>>> Feast with Vikings, turkey legs, bacon-wrapped morsels and other delights paired with four choice ales from Viking Braggot Brewing, 6 p.m., The Tap & Growler
>>> Firkin Tappings, 3 p.m., Hop Valley Brewing in Springfield and Eugene locations
>>> pFriem Pop Up Pub, Shawn and Matt from pFriem Family Brewers out of Hood River commandeer 10 taps, 5 p.m., 16 Tons Taphouse
>>> Beer 101: How to Taste Beer, 5 p.m., Ninkasi Brewing Co.
Friday, June 3
>>> Tower of Sour, sours from Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes, Crooked Stave, De Garde, Logsdon, Oakshire, Oud Beersel, pFriem, Russian River and others, all day, the Bier Stein
>>> BRING Recycling Beer Benefit, 4-9 p.m., Claim 52 Brewing
>>> Tapping of the Sasquatch, tapping of the 2016 Sasquatch Legacy Series Pilsner, 5 p.m., Ninkasi Brewing Co.
Saturday, June 4
>>> Music Concert, 2-8 p.m., Hop Valley Tasting Room
>>> Santa Is Coming To Town, treats for barrel aged beer fans and Belgian Christmas beer fanatics, 7:30 p.m. live music, Beergraden
Sunday, June 5
>>> Hoppy Birthday Beergarden, one-year anniversary party, 3-8 p.m., Beergraden
For more information on Eugene Beer Week 2016, and the full events schedule, visit http://eugenebeerweek.org/.