Eugene Beer Week is Coming
from Kevin at Beer and Coding
That’s right kids, in a couple months lil’ Eugene will play host to its first Beer Week! 16 Tons co-owner Mike Coplin has been hard at work organizing the inaugural beer week, which promises to be 7 days of craft events, anchored by the Annual Sasquatch Brewfest.
Eugene Hosts Its Own Beer Week May 2nd-May 8th.
Eugene, Oregon, March 9th, 2011
From May 2nd to May 8th, Eugene Oregon will host its first annual beer week. Eugene Beer Week will celebrate craft beer culture in the Willamette Valley.
The US craft brewing industry has been growing steadily and cities across the country have been organizing beer celebrations to promote the industry. These beer weeks include a great number of beer tastings, brewers dinners and other events celebrating craft beer. Breweries, retailers, bars, restaurants and beer writers participate in beer weeks by helping bring greater awareness to a region’s craft beers. Cities such as Seattle, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Chicago all boast successful beer weeks.
Eugene Beer Week’s objective is to bring a greater awareness of craft beer in the Willamette Valley. They aim to accomplish this goal by providing a website that beer drinkers can peruse and locate beer related events taking place during the week. Eugenebeerweek.org will also provide a forum for businesses to promote their beer week efforts. Eugene Beer Week culminates with the Sasquatch Beer Festival that celebrates the life of one of Eugene’s former brewers, Glen Falconer.