I’ll be the first to admit that travel is not friendly to blog posting, especially with so many Eugene food events that occur in July. So don’t miss these Oregon Craft Beer Month-related events. God, we’re so lucky.
1) Cheese Wars II, July 19, 5:30 or 8 p.m., Supreme Bean, $20.
The Supreme Bean (29th & Willamette) will host 16 Tons and Oakshire Brewing for CHEESE WARS II. Cheese Wars is a food-pairing showdown between two ancient beverages. We will feature 5 courses of cheese carefully selected by Oakshire’s cheese enthusiast extraordinaire Eriel Hoffmeier. Each cheese course will be paired with a beer and a wine. Brewmaster Matt Van Wyk will choose and present the beers; Isaac Silva of Estelle and OBM will choose and present the wines. Which pairings work best — only you can decide. Cheese Wars is a fantastic opportunity to learn about the processes of making beer, wine, and cheese. Tickets are limited. Purchase tickets at 16 Tons or online at BrownPaperTickets.com.
Should be fab. Read more here!
2) Carts and A Cold One, July 31, 5-8 p.m., Ninkasi Brewery, $15 advance/18 at door.
Slow Food Eugene and Ninkasi Brewery present “Carts and A Cool One.” This is a cook-off between cart vendors from all over the area, with pairings of beer for each sample. Visitors vote for their favorite cart. Proceeds of the event go towards the School Garden Project, the Farm to Table Program, and sending local delegates to Terra Madre. TICKETS: $15 packet–in advance from Brown Paper Tickets. $18 packet at the door. $4 for individual tastes (only available at the door).