Holy cow did this week go by fast! It was an absolute treat to be able to participate again this year and really see how much the Eugene beer scene has grown in the past year. Every year the organization gets better and better and we just wanted to take a second to throw a shoutout to everyone involved, and review some of Alesong’s highlights.
Bier Stein hosted yet another stellar invitational and gave us an opportunity to showcase two of our five new spring release beers - Common Nectar and Touch of Brett Galaxy. Matt even got a chance to support the Cascade Raptor Center with some time in the dunk tank (check social media for those pics… seriously). It was an awesome sunny day packed with wholesome industry chats and flavors from all over. It was a great way to start of the week.
Just the next morning we had quite the day here at the tasting room with our 3rd anniversary party and Canniversary IPA release. We couldn’t have asked for better birthday weather, and clocked in one of the busiest days in Alesong history. Matt and his family were offering free ice cream for a big chunk of the day and cans flew fast. Big thanks to everyone who came out and made it easily our best anniversary yet, can’t wait for next year.
To continue the collaboration with Sunriver, Monday night we showcased beers from each of our archives alongside their top notch kitchen skills for the first beer pairing dinner at their new Oakway pub location. Placed quietly upstairs from open pub, this was one of the most well put together dinners we’ve had the pleasure of being a part of. It was quite the feat to see their kitchen pull off and we can’t wait for the next one. Thanks to Sunriver for working with us and to everyone that came out!
And finally, we capped the week with the largest ever tap takeover of Alesong beers at Beergarden with 12 beers on tap and revealed our collab with ColdFire to be released next year. Check the video below for more details and we’ll see you next year! Cheers!