Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Old 99 Brewing Company

 You don't have to wait for the Umpqua Brew Fest on Oct. 19 to taste Old 99 beer because Roseburg's newest craft brewery is officially open this weekend! 

Oh the CHEERS here in the Umpqua Valley!

When: Fri., Aug. 2 and Sat., Aug. 3 from 12 - 8 p.m.
Where: Old 99 Brewing Company @ 3750 Hooker Road (near Lowe's and just north of The Armory)
Drink: Pints and tasting trays
Food: Old Soul Pizza

Bryan can't wait to crank up
the new 3.5 barrel system.

Yard Sale - Pale Ale: 6% ABV; 49 IBU
Infrared - Red: 7%; 90 IBU 
Billy Bad Ass - Double IPA: 8.6% ABV; 99 IBU
Infidel - Black IPA: 6 % ABV; 100 IBU

Monday, July 29, 2013


Oakshire's new pub location

Portland has its Brewery Blocks, but the Whiteaker Neighborhood is turning Eugene into "Brewgene." Falling Sky, Hop Valley, Ninkasi, and Oakshire all now have brewing facilities and pubs within a few blocks of each other, making the Whiteaker Neighborhood a convenient destination for beer enthusiasts.

Falling Sky: 790 Blair
Hop Valley: 990 W 1st Ave
Oakshire: 207 Madison
Ninkasi: 272 Van Buren 

Sat., Aug. 3
Noon to 10 p.m. 

Monday, July 22, 2013

Oregon Brewers Festival

A glass glass!
 Oregon Craft Beer Month reaches a celebratory peak with the 26th annual Oregon Brewers Festival, the state's largest and longest cheer to beer. During the five days of the OBF, 84 beers will be available for the 80,000+ fun in the sun worshippers to taste.

When: Wed., July 24 - Sun., July 28
Where: Tom McCall Waterfront Park, Portland, OR
What's New #1: Five, count them, five days
What's New #2: Tasting glasses rather than plastic mugs
Taplist: Lots to choose from!

Monday, July 15, 2013

Tale of Two Pints

It's beer 101, son
A college professor stood before his class, picked up a very large empty jar, and filled it with golf balls. He then asked the students if the jar was full. They all agreed that it was.

The professor then picked up a box of pebbles, poured it into the jar, and shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls.

Again, he asked the students if the jar was full. Again, they agreed that it was.

The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. The sand filled up everything else. Yet again he asked his class if the jar was full. The students responded with a unanimous "Yes!"

Finally, the professor produced two pints of beer from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar, filling the empty space between the sand. The students laughed.

"Now," said the professor, as the laughter subsided, "I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life. The golf balls are the important things--family, friends, health, and favorite passions--things that if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full."

"The pebbles are the things that matter, like your job, house, and car. The sand is everything else--the small stuff. If you put the sand into the jar first,
there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls. The same goes for life. If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff, you will never have room for the things that are important to you."

"So, pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness. Love your family. Exercise and get medical checkups. Have fun with friends. There will always be time to clean the house and fix the dripping tap."

"Take care of the golf balls first, the things that really matter." the professor concluded. "Set your priorities. The rest is just sand."
One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the two pints of beer represented.

The professor smiled.
"I'm glad you asked. It just goes to show, no matter how full your life may seem, there's always room for a couple of beers with a friend."

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Get Drafted

I want YOU!

"It takes a village to raise a brew," and it takes an army of volunteers to put on the Umpqua Brew Fest: 131 + you, to be exact. 

Don't delay, get drafted today!

Don't be shiftless, Volunteer here.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Statue of Liberty Ale

“Give me your tired, your poor,
Your thirsty masses yearning to drink free,
The wretched refuse of your foaming tap.
Send these, the homeless, brewpub-tossed, to me:

I lift my glass beside the golden door."

Monday, July 1, 2013

Oregon Craft Beer Month

Over 47% of draft beer consumed in Oregon last year was produced by Oregon breweries, so now that it's July, it's time to celebrate the 137 brewing companies operating 174 brewing facilities in 59 cities across the state!

Oregon beer by the barrel, er numbers:
  • 1,296,000 barrels of beer brewed
  • More than 6,400 people employed by breweries
  • More than $350 million in retail sales
  • $1,875,000 donated to non-profits
Figures for 2012. Provided by Oregon Brewers Guild