Winter beer lovers help Holiday Ale Festival raise $17,000 for Children’s Cancer Association
My heart was pounding at this point, and when I finally got to the front counter to order some choice beverages, my mouth dropped, a tiny bit of drool came out, and my mind exploded!
The evening before Eugene was relocated to the Arctic for an entire week, I was lucky enough to get a some time out of the house to go have a few beers with my husband at the new Steel Pail.
This was my first time to Agrarian Ales, a 25 acre hop farm and brewery located about thirty minutes north of Eugene between the towns of Coburg and Harrisburg – a stellar setting for some tasty farm brewed ales.
Dragonstooth label states that the beer is a “rich, full-bodied and complex Imperial Oatmeal Stout”. And it definitely is!
In my last Hopped Up Eugene piece, I had stated that I would look into pumpkin ales. However, the universe smiled upon me and Joe Robertson of Jiffy Market gave me the beer to sample. Free beer, my friends!
This past weekend, some friends and I braved two downpours to check out Hopworks Urban Brewery’s Biketobeer 2013.
There’s something about living in the Pacific Northwest that draws one to the craft beer scene. It could be the comfort we find inside our local tap house on a rainy night, or perhaps it’s the plentiful hop farms. Maybe there really is something in the water that goes into brewing the numerous local microbrews.