By Anthony St. Clair
Oakshire 7th Anniversary Ale Release
On Oct. 20, Oakshire plans to release a limited-edition beer in honor of the Eugene brewery’s seventh anniversary. Aged on sour cherries, “7” will be a Bourbon Barrel-Aged Sour Cherry Baltic Porter, says Matt Van Wyk, Oakshire brewmaster.
The beer will be available only in cork-and-caged bottles while supplies last.
Debut Art Exhibit Opens at Claim 52
Claim 52 has begun hosting art exhibits at their West Eugene taphouse. In the first exhibition, selected works from Eugene photographer Daniel Moret will be on display to the public Sept. 13-Oct. 11.
The show is a collection of color and black-and-white photos from multiple trips to Europe, including pieces that were part of the Mayor’s Art Show.
“We are drawn to the idea that a brewery should be a community gathering space.,” explains Mercy McDonald, one of the owners of Claim 52. “We are definitely open to working with other artists if there's interest.”
Happy Hour Tea Time
As part of Brewpublic's Killer Beer Week 5th Anniversary, on Oct. 23 Eugene’s 16 Tons hosts a Tea Beer Fest that features beers brewed with different types of tea.
16 Tons has teamed up with Oakshire Brewing and J-Tea to brew Frederic’s Lost Arm, a saison/farmhouse ale with oolong tea. Originally released in 2011, says founder and owner Mike Coplin, Frederic’s Lost Arm celebrated the first anniversary of 16 Tons.
More information about Tea Beer Fest will be available at the 16 Tons website.
Falling Sky Deli Features Bread, Beer, and House-Cured Meats
The new Falling Sky Delicatessen opened last month at 790 Blair Blvd. in the Eugene Brewing District. Featuring house-cured meats, the deli expands the food options available for the popular brewpub, headquartered at Oak Alley in downtown Eugene.
Co-owner Jason Carriere said the expansion had happened earlier than planned, but the demand was there and the right space had become available.
The food menu highlights the house charcuterie, with ingredients and other foods sourced from local producers whenever possible. The pastrami on rye sandwich is expected to be a popular favorite.
Guests can sit in booths near the front of the deli, find space at the 90-ft. communal table that runs the length of the building, or get some fresh air in the covered patio out back. Staying true to Falling Sky's family-friendly setup, the patio also features a sandbox for children (though adults can enjoy a game of darts inside).
In addition to house sausages, pastrami, pates and other charcuterie, the open kitchen at the new deli will also see production of pickles, sodas and other foods available at both locations. Falling Sky beers continue to be brewed at the Oak Alley location, and guest taps are also available.
"Our kitchen is open," says co-owner Rob Cohen, "because we have nothing to hide. Everything is fresh."
Stories from the print edition of the Oregon Beer Growler.