Back for its twelfth year in a row, the Sasquatch Brew Fest is hitting Eugene the first Saturday of June.  Enjoy craft beer (many of which are brewed specifically for this event), food booths, a silent auction, raffles, a home brew contest and an impressive line-up of live music.  Happening in a neighborhood full of artistic expression and a multitude of great breweries and inventive restaurants (the new Fermentation District), attendees can look forward to this event being held in the great outdoors, as it once was in the festival’s early days.

Local breweries such as Ninkasi and Falling Sky will be in attendance, along with Carlton Oregon’s Fire Mountain Brewery, Sunriver Brewing, Nectar Creek Honeywine of Corvallis, and many more.  Musical guests include Tatiamo, Douglas County Daughters, Hank Shreve Band and well-known Eugene-based headliner, Cherry Poppin’ Daddies!

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The Cherry Poppin’ Daddies will be headlining the music venue at this year’s Sasquatch Brew Fest

Be sure to get in on the Sasquatch Brew Fest Beer Dinner.  It will be held Friday, June 6, at 7 pm at the Falling Sky Delicatessen and will feature food from Falling Sky chefs paired with beer from festival participants.  Click here for reservations.

This event was created in dedication to the memory of Glen Hay Falconer, a leading and popular brewer of now closed Wild Duck Brewery.  Proceeds of the Sasquatch Beer Fest will benefit the Northwest Legends Foundation, a non-profit organization founded to produce this annual event and to further the beer and brewing culture here in the Pacific Northwest by awarding brewing scholarships to worthy candidates each year.

A worthy event which works to bring beer to the masses, while supporting brewers.  This is one event I cannot wait to attend!

Saquatch brewfest glasses
The 2014 Sasquatch Brew Fest will be moving outdoors this year

When: Saturday, June 7, 2014

Where: 155 Blair Blvd, Eugene Oregon – Ninkasi Brewery distribution parking lot

Time: starts at 12 pm, last call at 10:30 pm.

Cost: $10 dollars per person includes entry fee, a commemorative glass, two taste tickets and live music all day long.  Additional taste tickets can be purchased for $1 dollar each on festival grounds.  21 and over.

As a purveyor of fine foods and excellent beers, I seek out both in my travels. From scoping out breweries in tiny little Utah towns, to charming cheese shops in Paris, I find morsels of goodness in all parts of the world. However, the Pacific Northwest will always be my home, and I love nothing more than spending an hour here and there sampling what this amazing corner of the earth has to offer.

My husband and I like to say we have a mini farm, and are wannabe urban farmers. Two cats, two dogs, four chickens, a seven year old girl, a stack of rain boots and a garden plot or four. If I could, I’d have an enormous green house, a cow and pig, so that I can really get down to literally making my food for dinner. Until then, we do what we can. We also like to think we are raising our kid right. On Star Wars, rock music and a huge appreciation for good quality food.

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