antonio has written 27 posts for Eugene Craft Beer

Ninkasi Critical Hit Artwork has Plus 3 Charisma

When Ninkasi released their barley wine “Critical Hit” two things on the label art caught my eye. A dodecahedron and 11.70% ABV. With its latest release I took a little time to really appreciate the artwork. A dwarf  wielding a staff topped by the dodecahedron, the 20-sided di that Dungeons and Dragons players all know very well. Here is […]

Farmhouse Ale Fest: 40 beers made in French Farmhouse Tradition

16 Tons Cafe will be having their first annual Farmhouse Ale Fest featuring forty beers fabricated in the French Farmhouse fashion. (Holy fun with alliteration!!) “Including special releases from Oakshire, Block 15, Agrarian Ales, Upright, The Commons, Logsdon, Pfriem, Ale Apothecary and other Oregon breweries.” If you have never been to one of the 16 Tons events […]

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Oakshire Watershed IPA in Cans

One of the best IPAs in Eugene is now available in cans. Oakshire has canned their Watershed IPA. Official release party is Saturday, but cans are currently available at 16 Tons and the Bier Stein. With canned craft beer becoming more and more popular, I am not surprised to see another brewery jump in to the […]


2 Reasons Why I am Drinking Claim 52 Beer

One of the newer breweries in town, Claim 52 is quickly finding a consistent place in my pint glasses. I have tried almost all of their beers and there are two that really stand out. The Claim 52 Kölsch and the Motueka Extra Pale ale. Both are crisp, light, and so refreshing. Very drinkable beers and with light bodies, one just doesn’t […]

Buy Eugene Craft Beer, Just Not at Wal-Mart

Wal-Mart is one of those names that can get a reaction out of people in Eugene. And usually not a good one. As a consumer, I don’t like Wal-Mart. Much of this has been said before about the retail chain and will likely be said again. Many of us could go on and on about why we […]

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Inside the New Hop Valley Facilities

Hop Valley is still working on their new Whiteaker facility. It’s huge. Really big. The building feels like an airplane hanger. The tasting room is still piles of dirt and lumber. Only a few tanks are in right now, but from looks like Hop Valley is planning on making a lot of beer here. I’m told the […]


Selling Beer Retail: Eugene vs PDX

For craft beer lovers, we tend to focus on what a brewery is doing or what a brewer has to say. Like any industry it takes many more people to make things run. From production to your pint glass the beer most of us will never know those who make it all happen. There is […]

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16 Tons Cafe Beer & Food Pairing

Last week was Valentine’s day. One of my least favorite holidays. One of my favorite places in Eugene is 16 Tons. The two combined for an event featuring beer and desserts. One of the many reasons I enjoy 16 Tons is the creative and frequent events. This Valentine’s Beer & Food Pairing event is a great example. […]

Hellshire lll Release at Oakshire

Craft beer lovers lined up early this morning for the release of Hellshire lll. Along with this years release of Hellshire, fans of Oakshire had given the opportunity to buy Hellshire l and other limited availability Oakshire beers. Additional outdoor taps were set up with hard to find barrel aged Oakshire beers. Southern style food […]


Breweries Doing the Harlem Shake

Update (2/15): Ninkasi has released a finished version of their video. See it below. There seem to be more out there. See the latest at the bottom of this post.   Update (2/14): Ninkasi has changed the settings on their Harlem Shake video to private. According to @Ninkasibrewing the reason for changing the video to […]