You would think that living in Eugene, we could get our fill of hoppy beers any day of the week. Yet, there is still something magical about the word ‘IPA’ that brings out the crowds, tongues begging for liquid lupulin. And this weekend, you can find those crowds at the 16 Tons Taphouse for the 2nd Annual IPA Fest.
India Pale Ale Festival
March 10 & 11 4pm-10pm
Free Entry, Cash for Tasters
16 Tons Taphouse (Corner of 13th & High)
100% of commercially grown hops in the United States come from Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. Because of near perfect growing conditions, the PNW produces some of the finest hops available. Brewers from around the world use PNW hops to make many classic beers.
Hopheads unite for two epic nights or India Pale Ales served for your amusement. 16 Tons will present these increasingly popular brews in every variety: Red IPA, CDA, Imperial, Triple, Belgian IPA, Single Hop, Continually Hopped, Dry Hopped, Fresh Hopped, Bitter, Citrusy, Piney, Sticky, and downright dank. 70 beers with massive hop character will be available for tasting.
Confirmed beers include: Boneyard Notorious, Dogfish Head 120 Minute, Russian River Pliny the Elder, Green Flash Palate Wrecker, Avery Maharaja, Hopworks Ace of Spades, Block 15 Six Hop Wonder, and Brewer’s Union Union Dew (cask).
Other breweries include Ninkasi, Oakshire, Hop Valley and many more.
A quick note about this weekend’s event: It looks like Green Flash Palate Wrecker will be a no-show, but there will be Stone Ruination on a Randell and DFH 90 Minute on a HopRocket, both devices that infuse beer with additional hops between the keg and the glass.
Hope you all have a very hoppy weekend!