Internal Brewsletter - July 10, 2019

YOU OUGHTA KNOW!

FLUFF’S TRAVELS

Fluff, our intrepid world traveler, is setting sail once again to discover a brand-new dry-hop addition to Fluffhead IPA! Last year the Block 15 community voted to send Fluff on an expedition to New Zealand, where he returned with Wai-iti hops in tow.

This summer, Fluff is once again looking for guidance on the geographical inspiration that will drive the dry-hop for this iteration of Fluff’s Travels IPA, our one-off variation of Fluffhead. Head to block15.com/fluff to vote for where Fluff should travel to next!

EMPLOYEE FIRE SALES

Beth will no longer be doing fire sales at the Tap Room on Tuesdays, and instead going forward will hopefully have some variation of an online shop for you to be able to purchase apparel. She will keep everybody updated as to when it goes live and how to access it, and will let you know if anything changes!

Also, as an FYI, pre-orders for fall apparel will be right around the corner, so make sure to keep an eye out for the order form in upcoming newsletters! You won’t want to miss out on this merch…it’s going to be 🔥!

STAFF ANNOUNCEMENTS

STAFF REVIEWS

It’s still review time for Beth at the Pub and John at Caves! The link to submit your reviews can be found here.

NEW EMPLOYEE

Welcome James Smith to Caves as their newest Line Cook!


WHAT’S NEW ON INSTA


CAVES HAPPENINGS

MONTHLY TASTING SERIES

LONG TIMBER BREWING
Wednesday, July 10th // 5pm - 7pm

For our July Tasting Series we are happy to welcome the newest brewery to the Willamette Valley, Long Timber Brewing, based out of Monroe. We will be pouring their Pickaroon Pilsner, Son Of A Stump Hazy IPA, Broomtail Berliner Wiesse, and Night Rabbit Oatmill Stout.

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COCKTAIL UPDATES

Saddle Up Partner is a new cocktail featuring Buffalo Trace Bourbon, a peach chamomile honey shrub, and lemon juice.

JULY SUMMER SPOTLIGHT MENU UPDATES

All of Caves’ berries are being sourced from Groundwork Organics, who is July’s Summer Spotlight farm.

The following menu items are new and include some of the juicy berries!

  • Blueberry doughnuts with a sour creme glaze

  • Fresh cane berry French toast featuring New Morning Bakery Challah bread, and creme anglaise


WHAT’S GOING ON TAP SOON?

Dates are subject to change based on tap availability.

TAP ROOM

  • Fri 7/12: Sticky Hands, Man on the Moon (replacing Red, White, & BOOM!)

  • Tues 7/16: The DAB Lab, Spruce Tip (replacing Helles Lager)

  • Fri 7/19: Fluffhead (replacing Punch it Chewie!) / Cosmic Cold Brew (replacing Altbier)

PUB

  • Fri 7/12: Sticky Hands, Man on the Moon (replacing Red, White, & BOOM!)

  • Tues 7/16: The DAB Lab, Spruce Tip (replacing rotating Nitro tap)

  • Fri 7/19: Fluffhead (replacing Punch it Chewie!)

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UPCOMING BOTTLE / CAN RELEASES

  • Fri 7/12 - Sticky Hands, Man on the Moon (16oz cans)

    *Available at both the Pub and the Tap Room!

UPCOMING / IN PROCESS BEERS

  • Wonka’s Wit / Blended Wild Wit Bier

  • Peach Punch (You in the Eye) / IPA w/ Peaches & Apricots

  • ʎɹɹǝqzzouS / Wild Ale with Snozzberries

  • Highland Hymn / Scottish Ale

  • Fluff’s Travels / IPA

EVENTS

BLOCKOUT = tap takeover

**Be sure to share/like the Facebook events to spread the word to your friends!

THE PEOPLE’S PINT / DINE OUTS

We are currently partnering with Chintimini Wildlife Center for The People’s Pint tap. The designated beer is Ridgeback Red at the Pub (backup Fruit Wheat) and Altbier at the Tap Room.

Go drink some beer and support these babies!

Go drink some beer and support these babies!

NEXT PUB DINE OUT

Tuesday, July 16th - Corvallis Montessori School

NEXT TAP ROOM DINE OUT

Check back in August!

*Tuesday, July 9th’s Dine Out for SAVMA raised $400!


PUB UPDATES

JULY MONTHLY SPECIALS

  • Brewer’s Board // Willamette Valley Cheese Co.’s Farmstead Gouda, prosciutto, pickled blackberries, cracked pepper Marcona almonds, marinated market vegetables and rosemary focaccia.

  • Clam Dip // Creamy clam dip made with NW clams, shallots and parsley. Served with house-made sea salt and black pepper potato chips and fresh market vegetables.

  • Blueberry-Prosciutto Salad // Gathering Together Farms’ greens tossed in our honey-lime vinaigrette and topped Denison Farms’ zucchini & sliced radishes, sweet and spicy walnuts, crisped prosciutto, basil and market fresh blueberries. Served with garlic bread.

  • The America Burger // Hand spanked 1/4lb Oregon Country beef burger on a toasted house baked bun with American cheese, bacon, house made crispy fried onions, 1000 island, and all the fixings. Served with beer battered fries. Ask your server about our upgrade options.

The the procedures can be found here!

BREWER’S PROVISION

Thurs 7/11
Dakota’s Triple Cheese Burger Sub Sandwich,
paired with Helles Lager


TAP ROOM UPDATES

NEW MENU ITEMS

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  • Marinated Tomato and Burrata Salad (replaces Spinach Bulgar Salad)
    Denison Farms grape tomatoes in a balsamic herb marinade w/ arugula, burrata cheese and lemon zest. Served with house baked bread. / Large $7.00 / Small $4.00

  • Z.A.T (replaces Asparagus & Burrata Press)
    Grilled zucchini, avocado, tomato relish, citrus aioli and house smoked mozzarella on ale bread. / $10

  • New Tap Room Mix
    Peanuts, pepitas (pumpkin seeds), almonds, corn nuts, and house-made cracker bits.
    The seasoning is a chili lime, its not very spicy but it has some great flavors goes well with a lighter beer during the summer. The mix has: ancho powder, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, coriander, salt, sugar, lime zest.

  • Artisan Board Items
    Country Pork Pate / $4.50 (replaces Smoked Oyster Mousse)
    House Smoked Mozzarella / $2.50 (replaces Alsea Acres Chevre)

Procedures for the Marinated Tomato Salad and the Z.A.T. can be found here!


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Internal Brewsletter - July 3, 2019

YOU OUGHTA KNOW!

EMPLOYEE ONLY BREWERY TOUR THIS FRIDAY

Just a reminder that this Friday, July 5th at 5pm we are going to do a test-run employee only tour run by Nick Arzner (with Seth also contributing). Please feel free to come and join in on the tour so we can work out the kinks and you can give some feedback!

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY DATA GATHERING

Block 15 has grown large enough to now be required to submit information to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Due to this, we will need to gather some information that we have not collected in the past. Please take a quick minute and fill out this form. It will only take about 30 seconds to complete, but we need to have the data on file ASAP.

If you have any questions, please direct those to Chris at Chris@block15.com.

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BARMHOUSE IN THE HOUSE

Barmhouse draft and bottles are being released tomorrow at both the Tap Room and the Pub. This beer is a cooperation between us, de Garde, Upright Brewing, and the Ale Apothecary and is “equal portions of barrel matured offerings from each brewery were specially selected to produce a blend that celebrates the creative freedom found in the wide-open farmhouse style.” The bottles are $20, and all profits are going to charity (that charity is TBD at this point, though!). Pretty cool!

*Also, Barmhouse is a play on words of the word “farmhouse” using the term “barm” which means the “frothy stuff on top of beer that gets collected for next ferment” if a customer asks what this farmhouse-barnyard hybrid word is!

STAFF ANNOUNCEMENTS

STAFF REVIEWS

It’s still review time for Haakan and Tyler L.! The link to submit your reviews can be found here and are due by Sunday.

NEW EMPLOYEE

Welcome James,


WHAT’S NEW ON INSTA


CAVES HAPPENINGS

JULY SUMMER SPOTLIGHT SERIES

Continuing with our Summer Spotlight series of featuring a local farm, Groundworks Organics is this month’s farm! Located just north of Eugene, Groundworks produces organic fruits, vegetables, and fresh cut flowers.

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The new featured food items starting this week include:

  • Cherry Tomato Tart / Cherry Tomatoes, ricotta cheese, and basil, baked in a shortcrust pastry with a small side salad

  • Lamb and Beef Kafta / Beef and lamb meatballs with baba ganoush, tomato chutney, grilled peppers and onions, and flatbread

  • Cane Berry Angel Food Cake / New Morning Bakery angel food cake, fresh mixed berries, basil, and whipped cream


WHAT’S GOING ON TAP SOON?

Dates are subject to change based on tap availability.

TAP ROOM

  • Thurs 7/4: Barmhouse (replacing Oyster Fest beers)

  • Fri 7/5: Wandelpad (replacing Wellspring) / Summer Shortcake (replacing Maibock) / Summer Amusement (replacing Spring Amusement)

  • Tues 7/9: ----

  • Fri 7/12: ----

PUB

  • Thurs 7/4: Barmhouse (replacing Orange Zest Saison)

  • Fri 7/5: Wandelpad (replacing Wellspring) / Summer Shortcake (replacing Summer Knights Kolsch) / Summer Amusement (replacing Wild Cimmerian)

  • Tues 7/9: ----

  • Fri 7/12: ----

UPCOMING BOTTLE / CAN RELEASES

  • Thurs 7/4 - Barmhouse (in 500mL bottles)

    *Available at both the Tap Room and Pub the day of

  • Fri 7/5 - Wandelpad & Summer Amusement (in 500mL bottles)

    *Available at both the Tap Room and Pub the day of

  • Sat 7/6 - Summer Shortcake (in 500mL bottles)

    *This is a monthly release, so it follows the normal “First Saturday” release schedule: available at the Tap Room on Saturday, July 6th and at the Pub on Sunday, July 7th. Mug Club and Employees can get their bottles on Friday, July 5th at the Tap Room.

UPCOMING / IN PROCESS BEERS

  • Sticky Hands, Man on the Moon / Hop Experience Ale w/ cosmic named hops

  • The Dab Lab, Spruce Tip / Progressive IPA w/ spruce tips

  • Wonka’s Wit / Blended Wild Wit Bier

EVENTS

BLOCKOUT = tap takeover

**Be sure to share/like the Facebook events to spread the word to your friends!

THE PEOPLE’S PINT / DINE OUTS

We are currently partnering with Chintimini Wildlife Center for The People’s Pint tap. The designated beer is Ridgeback Red at the Pub and Altbier at the Tap Room.

Go drink some beer and support these babies!

Go drink some beer and support these babies!

NEXT PUB DINE OUT

Tuesday, July 16th - Corvallis Montessori School

NEXT TAP ROOM DINE OUT

Tuesday, July 9th - OSU Student American Veterinary Medical Associates (SAVMA)


PUB UPDATES

JULY MONTHLY SPECIALS

These will roll out on Wednesday, July 3rd.

  • Brewer’s Board // Willamette Valley Cheese Co.’s Farmstead Gouda, prosciutto, pickled blackberries, cracked pepper Marcona almonds, marinated market vegetables and rosemary focaccia.

  • Clam Dip // Creamy clam dip made with NW clams, shallots and parsley. Served with house-made sea salt and black pepper potato chips and fresh market vegetables.

  • Blueberry-Prosciutto Salad // Gathering Together Farms’ greens tossed in our honey-lime vinaigrette and topped Denison Farms’ zucchini & sliced radishes, sweet and spicy walnuts, crisped prosciutto, basil and market fresh blueberries. Served with garlic bread.

  • The America Burger // Hand spanked 1/4lb Oregon Country beef burger on a toasted house baked bun with American cheese, bacon, house made crispy fried onions, 1000 island, and all the fixings. Served with beer battered fries. Ask your server about our upgrade options.

The the procedures can be found here! Photos will be available the week they go live.

NEW SOUP CRACKERS

We are going to be switching from packages of Saltines to our awesome house made sea salt crackers to be served with soup!

If a guest asks why we switched crackers, simply explain that we are super excited to start serving our delicious soups with a much tastier, more wholesome cracker that doesn't produce plastic waste!

Here is a breakdown of how to treat them:

  • Soup cups with come with 1 cracker

  • Soup bowls will come with 2 crackers

  • If a guest wants more, within reason, we may provide more at no cost

  • If a guest gets soup, but seems to be ordering gluten free for everything else with their meal, please clarify if they would like crackers

BREWER’S PROVISION

Thurs 7/4
Garrison’s Hand Dipped Corn Dogs,
paired with Red, White, & BOOM!

BEHIND THE BAR UPDATES

We have only a handful of Top Bar cans left in house! Once they run out, we will be switching to the Nectarade which is a lemon-lime mead as our next rotating seasonal Nectar Creek offering. Top Bar will return in the fall!


TAP ROOM UPDATES

NEW MENU ITEM

Pea shoots are officially out of season, therefore making pea shoot pesto (and thus the Stromboli) 86’d. We are replacing the Stromboli with an entree salad, though!

Arugula & Freekeh Salad
Arugula and cooked freekeh tossed in our shallot-Dijon vinaigrette and topped with grape tomatoes, grilled zucchini, sumac spiced chickpeas, labneh and fresh mint. / $7.50

Again, this salad is meant to be an entree/meal-sized salad. A half portion will be available on the Secret Menu for $4.00 if someone wants it as a side to their sandwich, etc. The procedure can be found here.

Also, since there are some unique items on the salad, below is a glossary of terms:

  • Labneh (LEB-neigh) - Yogurt that has been strained until it has the consistency of soft cheese, typically served with savory seasonings as a dip or spread.

  • Freekah (FREE-kah) - Unripened or "green" wheat that has been roasted and crushed into small pieces, used especially in Middle Eastern cooking. Has a similar texture to bulgur.

  • Sumac - The sumac bush, native to the Middle East, produces deep red berries, which are dried and ground into coarse powder. Ground sumac is a versatile spice with a tangy lemony flavor, although more balanced and less tart than lemon juice.


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Internal Brewsletter - June 26, 2019

YOU OUGHTA KNOW!

BREWERY TOURS AT THE PRODUCTION FACILITY

Starting in mid-July, we are going to begin giving tours of the Production Facility here at the Tap Room! These were just announced on social media a few days ago, but we are still trying to iron out the kinks and finalize some details. As such, you’ll get updated with information as it gets finalized so you can answer any questions that customers have. In the meantime, though, if a customer asks a question you don’t know the answer to, please just let them know more information will follow as the first tour gets closer.

The tours will start on Friday, July 12th, with tours happening at 5pm every Friday. Starting Saturday, August 3rd we will begin Saturday tours at 2pm. Tours will run for approximately 30-45 minutes, depending on group size, questions, etc.

Customers will be able to pre-sign up for the tours on the website (website address TBD), although they are not required to (so folks can just walk in at 4:50 and hop on a tour if they'd like). We are capping the group size at 15 people, and the pre-sign up will be capped at 10 people (so we always leave 5 spots for walk-ins). If there are more than 15 people interested in a tour, it will be a case by case basis on whether we give a second tour or not. At this point, minors will be allowed on tours, but we may limit that to either 12 and older or babies who are in a baby carrier. We're going to try to deter toddlers who can't easily be contained.

These tours will be free to the public, and no reservation or pre-sign-up is necessary. They will be offered at the Tap Room only.

**Also, next Friday, July 5th at 5pm we are going to do a test-run employee only tour run by Nick Arzner (with Seth also contributing). Please feel free to come and join in on the tour so we can work out the kinks and you can give some feedback!

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY DATA GATHERING

Block 15 has grown large enough to now be required to submit information to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Due to this, we will need to gather some information that we have not collected in the past. Please take a quick minute and fill out this form. It will only take about 30 seconds to complete, but we need to have the data on file ASAP.

If you have any questions, please direct those to Chris at Chris@block15.com.

STAFF ANNOUNCEMENTS

NEW STAFF MEMBERS!

Welcome to our newest staff members!

  • Taylor Zuccaro - Prep Cook @ Pub

  • Jayce Smith - Dishwasher @ Pub

  • Alonso Corral - Brewery Intern

Give ‘em all a warm welcome when you see them! :)


WHAT’S NEW ON INSTA


WHAT’S GOING ON TAP SOON?

Dates are subject to change based on tap availability.

TAP ROOM

  • Fri 6/28: Punch it Chewie! (replacing Fluffhead) / Helles Lager (going on an empty tap)

  • Tues 7/2: ----

  • Fri 7/5: Wandelpad (replacing Wellspring) / Summer Shortcake (replacing Maibock) / Summer Amusement (replacing Spring Amusement)

PUB

  • Fri 6/28: Punch it Chewie! (replacing Fluffhead) / Helles Lager (replacing Mexican Lager)

  • Tues 7/2: ----

  • Fri 7/5: Wandelpad (replacing Wellspring) / Summer Shortcake (replacing Summer Knights Kolsch) / Summer Amusement (replacing Wild Cimmerian)

UPCOMING BOTTLE / CAN RELEASES

  • Sat 7/6 - Summer Shortcake / Wandelpad / Summer Amusement (all in 500mL bottles)

UPCOMING / IN PROCESS BEERS

  • Sticky Hands, Man on the Moon / Hop Experience Ale w/ cosmic named hops

  • The Dab Lab, Spruce Tip / Progressive IPA w/ spruce tips

  • Wonka’s Wit / Blended Wild Wit Bier

EVENTS

BLOCKOUT = tap takeover

**Be sure to share/like the Facebook events to spread the word to your friends!

THE PEOPLE’S PINT / DINE OUTS

We are currently partnering with Sick Town Derby Dames for The People’s Pint tap. The designated beer is Alpha IPA at the Pub and Illuminated at the Tap Room.

Starting on Monday, July 1st The People’s Pint partner will change to Chintimini Wildlife Center!

July’s People’s Pint will support little nuggets like this!

July’s People’s Pint will support little nuggets like this!

NEXT PUB DINE OUT

Check back in July!

NEXT TAP ROOM DINE OUT

Check back in July!

*The dine out for da Vinci Days last week raised $400!


PUB UPDATES

JULY MONTHLY SPECIALS

These will roll out on Wednesday, July 3rd.

  • Brewer’s Board // Willamette Valley Cheese Co.’s Farmstead Gouda, prosciutto, pickled blackberries, cracked pepper Marcona almonds, marinated market vegetables and rosemary focaccia. $13.99

  • Clam Dip // Creamy clam dip made with NW clams, shallots and parsley. Served with house-made sea salt and black pepper potato chips and fresh market vegetables. $8.99

  • Blueberry-Prosciutto Salad // Gathering Together Farms’ greens tossed in our honey-lime vinaigrette and topped Denison Farms’ zucchini & sliced radishes, sweet and spicy walnuts, crisped prosciutto, basil and market fresh blueberries. Served with garlic bread. $15.79

  • The America Burger // Hand spanked 1/4lb Oregon Country beef burger on a toasted house baked bun with American cheese, bacon, house made crispy fried onions, 1000 island, and all the fixings. Served with beer battered fries. Ask your server about our upgrade options. $14.49

The the procedures can be found here! Photos will be available the week they go live.

BREWER’S PROVISION

Thurs 6/27
Nick Arzner’s Morel & Gouda Burger


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Internal Brewsletter - June 19, 2019

YOU OUGHTA KNOW!

BREWERY TOURS AT THE PRODUCTION FACILITY

Starting in mid-July, we are going to begin giving tours of the Production Facility here at the Tap Room! These haven’t been publicly announced yet, but they will early next week so we want to prepare you with some key information. More detailed information will be available in the next few newsletters as plans/details continue to get solidified.

The tours will start on Friday, July 12th, with tours happening at 5pm every Friday. Starting Saturday, August 3rd we will begin Saturday tours at 2pm. Tours will run for approximately 30-45 minutes, depending on group size, questions, etc. If there is substantial interest, multiple tours will happen back to back (so a tour will be at 5pm, then another at 5:45pm, etc.).

These tours will be free to the public, and no reservation or pre-sign-up is necessary. They will be offerred at the Tap Room only.

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APPAREL PRICING/SALES

To streamline things, going forward all t-shirts will all be $21, meaning there will no longer be two price points. Hats will either be $10 or $25, if there is an exception, Beth will let people know beforehand. The new Fresh Flow koozies are $5.

There are cheat sheets for all staff available. In the Pub, these live in the blue binders in both server stations and there is one that lives behind the bar as well, on the cabinet door of the liquor cabinet. At the Tap Room, it is in one of the sleeves in the white binder. All FOH’ers are expected to be familiar with these sheets so that no errors are made in an apparel purchase. If there are any questions or you are unsure, please double check with a manager after referencing these sheets but before ringing anything up.

Also, Beth is still selling old apparel on Tuesdays, but outside of those times she would like staff to email her about apparel they are interested in Please do not go through any of the apparel area yourselves as some of it is not meant to be worn/sold at all. She is more than happy to help employees out with these items outside of Fire Sale times but would appreciate the communication for tracking purposes!

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY DATA GATHERING

Block 15 has grown large enough to now be required to submit information to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Due to this, we will need to gather some information that we have not collected in the past. Please take a quick minute and fill out this form.  It will only take about 30 seconds to complete, but we need to have the data on file by Friday, June 21st.

If you have any questions, please direct those to Chris at Chris@block15.com.

STAFF ANNOUNCEMENTS

NEW STAFF MEMBERS!

Welcome to our newest staff members at the Pub!

  • Megan Anderson - Server

  • Liam Morrow - Line Cook

  • Daniel Weller - Dishwasher

  • Iain Cox-Raman - Line Cook

  • Jack Wickwire - Host/Food Runner

  • Braide Emmens - Host/Food Runner

Give ‘em all a warm welcome when you see them! :)


WHAT’S NEW ON INSTA


CAVES HAPPENINGS

UPCOMING EVENTS

Dine Out: Bites For Rights // Thursday, June 20th // 4pm-Midnight 
10% of the days sales will benefit Basic Rights Oregon. The Bites for Rights program is an “annual celebration of all the restaurants, bars, coffee shops, bakeries, eateries, and dispensaries that help to make life sweet and delectable for LGBTQ Oregonians through their support of equality.”

Cider Week Brunch with 2Towns // Sunday, June 23rd // 9am-1pm
We are celebrating the eighth annual Oregon Cider week with a special brunch service with 2Towns Ciderhouse. We will have special draft and bottle offerings, and cider inspired food specials. 


WHAT’S GOING ON TAP SOON?

Dates are subject to change based on tap availability.

TAP ROOM

  • Fri 6/21: Red, White, & BOOM! (replacing The DAB Lab, Orange Velvet)

  • Tues 6/25: Turbulent Consequence, Cherry Pit (replacing Fruta Bomba) / Lupulin Sauce (replacing 2001: A Hop Odyssey)

  • Fri 6/28: Punch it Chewie! (replacing Fluffhead)

PUB

  • Fri 6/21: Red, White, & BOOM! (replacing The DAB Lab, Orange Velvet)

  • Tues 6/25: ----

  • Fri 6/28: Punch it Chewie! (replacing Fluffhead)

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UPCOMING BOTTLE / CAN RELEASES

  • Fri 6/21 - Red, White, & BOOM! (16oz cans)

    *This will be released and available to everyone on Friday, however Mug Club will still receive their packaged beer discount!

  • Tues 6/25 - Lupulin Sauce (16oz cans)

    *This is a collaboration with an account up in Seattle called Super Deli Mart. It will only be released in house and at the actual location up in Seattle!

  • Sat 7/6 - Summer Shortcake / Wandelpad / Summer Amusement (all in 500mL bottles)

UPCOMING / IN PROCESS BEERS

  • Wandelpad - Belgian-style Blonde Ale

  • Summer Amusement - Saison blended with Oak Aged Spontaneous Ale

  • Summer Shortcake - Sour Blonde Ale with Berries & Vanilla

EVENTS

BLOCKOUT = tap takeover

**Be sure to share/like the Facebook events to spread the word to your friends!

THE PEOPLE’S PINT / DINE OUTS

We are currently partnering with Sick Town Derby Dames for The People’s Pint tap. The designated beer is Alpha IPA at the Pub and Spring Amusement at the Tap Room.

NEXT PUB DINE OUT

Check back in July!

NEXT TAP ROOM DINE OUT

Check back in July!


PUB UPDATES

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JUNE MONTHLY SPECIALS

  • Brewer’s Board

  • Oregon Strawberry Bruschetta

  • T.L.C

  • Mediterranean Salad

JULY MONTHLY SPECIALS

These will roll out on Wednesday, July 3rd.

  • Brewer’s Board // Willamette Valley Cheese Co.’s Farmstead Gouda, prosciutto, pickled blackberries, cracked pepper Marcona almonds, marinated market vegetables and rosemary focaccia. $13.99

  • Clam Dip // Creamy clam dip made with NW clams, shallots and parsley. Served with house-made sea salt and black pepper potato chips and fresh market vegetables. $8.99

  • Blueberry-Prosciutto Salad // Gathering Together Farms’ greens tossed in our honey-lime vinaigrette and topped Denison Farms’ zucchini & sliced radishes, sweet and spicy walnuts, crisped prosciutto, basil and market fresh blueberries. Served with garlic bread. $15.79

  • The America Burger // Hand spanked 1/4lb Oregon Country beef burger on a toasted house baked bun with American cheese, bacon, house made crispy fried onions, 1000 island, and all the fixings. Served with beer battered fries. Ask your server about our upgrade options. $14.49

The the procedures can be found here! Photos will be available the week they go live.

NEW DESSERTS!

The the procedures can be found here!

BREWER’S PROVISION

Thurs 6/20
Seth’s Ahi Wonton Nachos,
paired with Fresh Flow

BEHIND THE BAR UPDATES

We will be switching our Block 15 barrel select bourbon in the next few weeks to the Block 15 Barrel Select Buffalo Trace! This selection was featured during Bourbon Month, so it’s should be somewhat familiar. It will replace Eagle Rare as the standard in our Old Fashioned’s and Manhattan’s. It will also be $7.50 per pour rather than $8.50! Once this officially goes into effect, Goody will let us all know!

Internal Brewsletter - June 12, 2019

YOU OUGHTA KNOW!

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY DATA GATHERING

Block 15 has grown large enough to now be required to submit information to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Due to this, we will need to gather some information that we have not collected in the past. Please take a quick minute and fill out this form.  It will only take about 30 seconds to complete, but we need to have the data on file by Friday, June 21st.

If you have any questions, please direct those to Chris at Chris@block15.com.

PUB PREP KITCHEN/EMPLOYEE AREA REMODEL

As most of you probably know, the Pub will be remodeling the downstairs prep kitchen/employee area starting on Sunday, June 16th. The remodel will take a few weeks, and in that time quite a few things are going to be in different places. In general, company-wide everyone should know that the Game Room will be closed (it will be the actual prep kitchen space during the remodel), and the Brew Bar area will be used as the employee area. The Office will still be in use and accessible, as will the downstairs bathrooms.

Most of you will be getting the information that is pertinent to you specifically from your manager, but if you have any questions please ask said manager (or another manager for that matter).

This is going to be quite the undertaking, so please be patient as it happens. If you have any questions or concerns, again, please connect with your direct manager or Chris H.

EMPLOYEE RETAIL PURCHASING

Going forward, to make our ordering of apparel as accurate as possible, we are implementing a new policy. When new apparel is in the pipeline, a link in the newsletter will be available for at least two weeks that will allow for employees to pre-order apparel. There will also be a mock-up of the design so that everyone can have a good idea of what it will look like. If you fill out the pre-order form, you can get the apparel. If you do not fill out the pre-order form, unfortunately you will not be able to purchase the apparel when it arrives in house. The only exception to this policy will be new employees who did not have access to the pre-order form upon hire. We understand that this new policy will take some adjustment but it is our best move going forward for ordering specialty apparel as it allows us to avoid having too much left over or not enough to sell to the public!

If you have any questions, please let Beth know. And again, we’ll make sure to reiterate this policy and make it very clear when the time does come to pre-order! Thanks team!

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FRESH FLOW DISCS

We have some sweet-a$$ Fresh Flow discs available for purchase at both locations currently! They are $20 a piece (no employee discount on these bad boys). Grab one today and get your disc golf on!

EMPLOYEE & MUG CLUB PACKAGED BEER PRE-ORDERS

For many of our monthly packaged beer releases we have been able to produce enough cans & bottles to accommodate all employees and Mug Club members no problem. Due to having a large enough supply, we are no longer requiring employees or Mug Club members to pre-order their allotments that get picked up on the Friday before the release. When releasing Brunch beers or limited specialty releases we will require pre-orders to ensure all members and employees are able to get their allotments.

Direct any questions to Goody!

STAFF ANNOUNCEMENTS

NEW STAFF MEMBERS!

Welcome to our two newest staff members at the Pub! Ashley Plagmann joins us as a Host/Food Runner, and Stephen Kaczmarowksi joins us as a Server!


WHAT’S NEW ON INSTA


CAVES HAPPENINGS

NEW APPETIZERS

Two new appetizers will crop up on next week’s menu. Nopales tamales are filled with Nopales cactus, and the masa includes pickled jalapeno, cotija and cilantro.

Blistered beans are blanched then pan fried with salt, crushed pepper, garlic, and bourbon and served with harissa sauce.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Monthly Tasting Series with Willamette Valley Vineyards // Wednesday, June 1th // 5pm-7pm
For our Monthly Tasting Series we are happy to welcome Willamette Valley Vineyards to Caves Bier and Kitchen. We will be featuring a collection of wines to enjoy with suggested pairings from our dinner menu.

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WHAT’S GOING ON TAP SOON?

Dates are subject to change based on tap availability.

TAP ROOM

  • Fri 6/14: Summer Knights Kölsch (replacing Mexican Lager) / Illuminated (replacing 2001: A Hop Odyssey)

  • Tues 6/18: ----

  • Fri 6/21: Red, White, & BOOM! (replacing The DAB Lab, Orange Velvet)

PUB

  • Fri 6/14: Summer Knights Kölsch (replacing Mexican Lager)

  • Tues 6/18: ----

  • Fri 6/21: Red, White, & BOOM! (replacing The DAB Lab, Orange Velvet)

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UPCOMING BOTTLE / CAN RELEASES

  • Fri 6/21 - Red, White, & BOOM! (16oz cans)

    *Stay tuned for additional details regarding exact details about this release.

  • Sat 7/6 - Summer Shortcake / Wandelpad / Summer Amusement (all in 500mL bottles)

UPCOMING / IN PROCESS BEERS

  • Punch it Chewie! - IPA

  • Wandelpad - Belgian-style Blonde Ale

  • Summer Amusement - Saison blended with Oak Aged Spontaneous Ale

  • Summer Shortcake - Sour Blonde Ale with Berries & Vanilla

EVENTS

BLOCKOUT = tap takeover

**Be sure to share/like the Facebook events to spread the word to your friends!

THE PEOPLE’S PINT / DINE OUTS

We are currently partnering with Sick Town Derby Dames for The People’s Pint tap. The designated beer is Mexican Lager at the Pub and Spring Amusement at the Tap Room.

NEXT PUB DINE OUT

Check back in July!

NEXT TAP ROOM DINE OUT

Tuesday, June 18th
da Vinci Days


PUB UPDATES

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JUNE MONTHLY SPECIALS

  • Brewer’s Board

  • Oregon Strawberry Bruschetta

  • T.L.C

  • Mediterranean Salad

The descriptions, prices and photos can be found here, and the procedures can be found here!

BREWER’S PROVISION

Thurs 6/13
Aaron’s Smoked & Deep Fried Chicken Wings with twice-baked potatoes

SUMMER COCKTAILS

These will launch next Tuesday, June 18th!

The seasonal lemonade flavor will be changing to apricot, and the strawberry-rhubarb soda will change to marionberry-lime.

  • Back Porch Lemonade / Citrus vodka, cranberry & lemon juice, bitters and homemade ginger simple syrup topped with soda water.

  • Apricot Rosemary Fizz / 44 North Nectarine vodka, apricot nectar, rosemary tincture, and fresh squeezed lemon juice topped with soda.

  • Basil-Peach Blossom / Citrus vodka, muddled with homegrown basil, lemon, honey and peach bitters all topped with Happy Mountain Peach Blossom kombucha.

  • Passion Fruit Margarita / Hornitos Anejo tequila, St. Germain elderflower liqueur, passion fruit, fresh squeezed lime juice and simple syrup. Want to spice it up? Ask for our house habanero tincture!

  • Mojito / 4 Spirits Silver Rum, locally grown mint, lime, and soda.

Internal Brewsletter - June 5, 2019

YOU OUGHTA KNOW!

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CASSIDY GLASSWARE

In honor of the Cassidy release last weekend, specialty glassware was created! The glasses are available at both the Tap Room and the Pub for $10 (no employee discount). Get ‘em while we got ‘em!

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COME GET YOUR SWEAT ON AT ORANGE THEORY!!

Block 15 has purchased a block of Orange Theory classes for employees to use. Employees are able to use up to two classes per week, at no charge! Please call the studio to sign up for a class if you’re interested in taking advantage of the free block. For more information on what Orange Theory is all about, check out their web site! Let Kristen know if you have any questions!

*Also, don't forget that Block 15 and Caves offer partial fitness center membership reimbursement for eligible employees. Do you attend your local fitness center at least 8 times per calendar month? If yes, than show us proof and we'll put $20 into your next paycheck!

EMPLOYEE RETAIL PURCHASING

We know there has been some confusion around the most recent Fresh Flow apparel release and the pre-order issue. We apologize for any inconvenience or frustration stemming from the inability of employees to purchase Fresh Flow apparel. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we worked all of the details out! After some discussion we have decided to now allow employees to purchase Fresh Flow apparel, as we want you all to have the opportunity to rock this new gear. Thank you for giving customers the first week to buy the new apparel, though - it is greatly appreciated!

Going forward, to make our ordering of apparel as accurate as possible, we are implementing a new policy. When new apparel is in the pipeline, a link in the newsletter will be available for at least two weeks that will allow for employees to pre-order apparel. There will also be a mock-up of the design so that everyone can have a good idea of what it will look like. If you fill out the pre-order form, you can get the apparel. If you do not fill out the pre-order form, unfortunately you will not be able to purchase the apparel when it arrives in house. The only exception to this policy will be new employees who did not have access to the pre-order form upon hire. We understand that this new policy will take some adjustment but it is our best move going forward for ordering specialty apparel as it allows us to avoid having too much left over or not enough to sell to the public!

If you have any questions, please let Beth know. And again, we’ll make sure to reiterate this policy and make it very clear when the time does come to pre-order! Thanks team!

*Also, since there are tank tops available for employee purchase, ladies please remember our dress code policy regarding tank tops - no undergarments can be visible, so please wear another tank top underneath if the Fresh Flow tank cuts you in a way that would show your undergarments!

STAFF ANNOUNCEMENTS

A BIG THANKS!

We want to give a big thanks to Nicole, who was the driving force behind the creation of our vegan-friendly menu breakdown! Thanks, Nicole, for helping us out and giving us some ideas!

STAFF REVIEWS

It’s still review time for Haakan and Tyler L.! The link to submit your reviews can be found here!


WHAT’S NEW ON INSTA


CAVES HAPPENINGS

UPCOMING EVENTS

Where The Wild Ales Are // Friday, June 7th // 4pm
Caves bi-annual celebration of wild, and spontaneously fermented beers! We will be featuring a line up of world-class wild ales—both bottled and on tap—available until they're sold out! Featured breweries include: Allegory, Block 15, Brouwerij Fonteinen, Brouwerij Boon, Brouwerij Lindemans, Cascade, De Garde, Dwinell Country Ales, Hill Farmstead, Holy Mountain, Oakshire, pFriem, Upland and Wolf Tree.

Monthly Tasting Series with Willamette Valley Vineyards // Wednesday, June 1th // 6pm
For our Monthly Tasting Series we are happy to welcome Willamette Valley Vineyards to Caves Bier and Kitchen. We will be featuring a collection of wines to enjoy with suggested pairings from our dinner menu.


WHAT’S GOING ON TAP SOON?

Dates are subject to change based on tap availability.

TAP ROOM

  • Fri 6/7: Duke IV (replacing Spellbound)

  • Tues 6/11: Fruta Bomba (replacing Hop Workshop #11) / The Wild Cimmerian (replacing Mango Song)

  • Fri 6/14: Summer Knights Kölsch (replacing Mexican Lager)

PUB

  • Fri 6/7: Duke IV (replacing Spellbound)

  • Tues 6/11: Fruta Bomba (replacing 2001: A Hop Odyssey)

  • Fri 6/14: Summer Knights Kölsch (replacing Mexican Lager)

UPCOMING BOTTLE / CAN RELEASES

Check back in a few weeks!

UPCOMING / IN PROCESS BEERS

  • Wandelpad - Belgian-style Blonde Ale

  • Summer Amusement - Saison blended with Oak Aged Spontaneous Ale

  • Red, White & BOOM! - IPA

  • Punch it Chewie! - IPA

  • Summer Shortcake - Sour Blonde Ale with Berries & Vanilla

EVENTS

BLOCKOUT = tap takeover

**Be sure to share/like the Facebook events to spread the word to your friends!

THE PEOPLE’S PINT / DINE OUTS

We are currently partnering with Sick Town Derby Dames for The People’s Pint tap. The designated beer is Mexican Lager at the Pub and Spring Amusement at the Tap Room.

The People’s Pint for May raised $427.75 for Mid-Valley Harvest!

NEXT PUB DINE OUT

Check back in July!

*Tuesday, June 4th’s Dine Out for Corvallis Bicycle Collective raised $553.64!

NEXT TAP ROOM DINE OUT

Tuesday, June 18th
da Vinci Days


PUB UPDATES

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JUNE MONTHLY SPECIALS

  • Brewer’s Board

  • Oregon Strawberry Bruschetta

  • T.L.C

  • Mediterranean Salad

The descriptions, prices and photos can be found here, and the procedures can be found here!

BREWER’S PROVISION

Thurs 6/6
Matt’s Nashville Hot Chicken
Pakora

Internal Brewsletter - May 29, 2019

HEALTH & WELLNESS PERKS

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COME GET YOUR SWEAT ON AT ORANGE THEORY!!

There is still room to join that FREE Orange Theory Fitness class next Thursday, June 6th at 1:30pm! This is a special offer for Block 15 and Caves employees, and Kristen helped make it all possible for us (she’s been a member for almost 2 years)!

There is room for only 24 people, so if you want to make sure and secure a spot in the class, please give them a call or text to register (541) 716-5006. They will ask each participant for a credit card to put on file as it's just how there system reserves a spot in the class, but again this is a FREE class. Kristen has posted an info sheet in all three break rooms, and you can also find that info sheet here.

Additionally, Block 15 has also purchased a block of Orange Theory classes for employees to use. Employees are able to use up to two classes per week, at no charge! The class next week is a great intro to see if this is something you’d be interested in using more than once! Again, you can call the studio to sign up for the free team class, or another class if you are unable to make it on June 6th.

Let Kristen know if you have any questions, and hopefully see you on June 6th!

*Also, don't forget that Block 15 and Caves offer partial fitness center membership reimbursement for eligible employees. Do you attend your local fitness center at least 8 times per calendar month? If yes, than show us proof and we'll put $20 into your next paycheck!

STAFF ANNOUNCEMENTS

NEW STAFF MEMBERS

A big welcome to our newest staff members!

  • Nick Martin - Line Cook at the Pub

  • Autumn Kraksberger - FOH at Caves

  • Eliot Stone - BOH at Caves

  • Spencer Gunn - Distribution Driver

Make sure to say what’s up to them when you see them!

STAFF UPDATES

We also have some updates/accolades to a few staff members:

Congratulations to Sean Jolley and Melissa Offner on joining the 5-Year Club!

Also, let’s give it up to Kira and Tivey who are our newest Tap Room BOH Leads!

Go team!

STAFF REVIEWS

It’s review time for the following managers:

  • John at Caves

  • Beth at the Pub

The link to submit your reviews can be found here!


WHAT’S NEW ON INSTA


CAVES HAPPENINGS

SUMMER SPOTLIGHT SERIES

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Caves is launching their Summer Spotlight Series on Tuesday, June 4th!

This will be a seasonal spotlight on some of our favorite local producers and ingredients, and a different farm will be featured each month throughout the summer. We are excited to kick things off this year with Denison Farms and their organic produce.

Below are the new menu items that will go live on Tuesday for the first Summer Spotlight!

  • Roasted Denison Farms new potatoes with asparagus, a sunny side up Winn Farms egg, and sauce gribiche

  • Quinoa and Pepper Tree sausage stuffed quail with confit Denison Farms carrots, braised greens, raspberry gastrique

  • Sorbet with Denison Farms strawberries and elderflower


WHAT’S GOING ON TAP SOON?

Dates are subject to change based on tap availability.

TAP ROOM

  • Fri 5/31: Fresh Flow (replacing Emerging Sunshine) / Cassidy (replacing Turbulent Consequence, Peche) / Altbier (replacing Winter Amusement)

  • Tues 6/4: Duke IV (replacing Spellbound) / Illuminated (replacing 2001: A Hop Odyssey) / Wild Cimmerian (replacing Mango Song)

  • Fri 6/7: ----

PUB

  • Fri 5/31: Fresh Flow (replacing Emerging Sunshine) / Cassidy (replacing 2001: A Hop Odyssey)

  • Tues 6/4: Fluffhead (replacing Intergalactic Hop Shop) / Duke IV (replacing Spellbound)

  • Fri 6/7: ----


UPCOMING BOTTLE / CAN RELEASES

  • Sat 6/1: Fresh Flow (IPA) in 16oz cans (available through end of August)

    *This will be available in cans on Saturday, at both locations, and available to one and all!

  • Sat 6/1: Cassidy (Wild Ale w/ Flowers) in 500mL bottles

    *This will be the only offering for June’s first-Saturday monthly release because of Fresh Flow being released as part of our quarterly IPA series.

UPCOMING / IN PROCESS BEERS

  • Fruta Bomba - Tequila Barrel Wild Ale with Papaya

  • Summer Knights Kolsch

  • Wandelpad - Belgian-style Blonde Ale

  • Summer Amusement - Saison blended with Oak Aged Spontaneous Ale

  • Red, White & BOOM! - IPA

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EVENTS

BLOCKOUT = tap takeover

**Be sure to share/like the Facebook events to spread the word to your friends!

THE PEOPLE’S PINT / DINE OUTS

We are currently partnering with Mid-Valley Harvest for The People’s Pint tap. The designated beer is Mexican Lager at the Pub and Spring Amusement at the Tap Room.

Starting on Saturday, June 1st, the People’s Pint partner will change to Sick Town Derby Dames!

NEXT PUB DINE OUT

Tuesday, June 4th
Corvallis Bicycle Collective

*Tuesday, June 28th’s Dine Out for Monroe Grade School raised $534.53!

NEXT TAP ROOM DINE OUT

Tuesday, June 18th
Da Vinci Days


PUB UPDATES

JUNE MONTHLY SPECIALS

June Monthly Specials will start next Wednesday, June 5th! Names, photos, descriptions and procedures will be available in next week’s newsletter.

BREWER’S PROVISION

Thurs 5/30
Jacob’s Lamb
Shakshuka, paired with Mexican Lager

TAP ROOM UPDATES

FIRST SATURDAY BBQ

Head on down to the Tap Room this Saturday to chow down on Manny’s June First Saturday BBQ Special - Brisket Burnt Ends Sandwich with creamy coleslaw, BBQ baked beans and kettle chips!

Internal Brewsletter - May 22, 2019

YOU OUGHTA KNOW!

JUNE PACKAGED BEER RELEASE

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If you can believe it, it’s almost June, and with that means another monthly release! The link for employees to pre-order their allotment of Cassidy (June will be a bottle-only release) is now live, and allotments can be picked up on Friday, May 31st at the Tap Room. The public release will be Saturday, June 1st.

Our summer quarterly IPA (Fresh Flow what what!) will be released that Friday as well, which means the first-Saturday monthly release is bottle only. Cans of Fresh Flow will not be available for pre-order, they’ll just be available starting Friday for everyone (both public and employee and mug club).

Cassidy - Wild Ale with Flowers
Inspired by my daughter, this wild farmhouse ale was matured in Sauternes wine barrels with brettanomyces and then conditioned on spring flowers just before packaging. Cassidy is brewed each spring, bottled the following spring with honey from her Grandpa’s bee hive, and released around her birthday. Each bottle contains a portion of all previous years' blends. This bottle-conditioned ale is delightful fresh, and it will evolve beautifully as it ages alongside Cassidy.  - Nick Arzner // 8% ABV // Price: $11.50 (price does not include employee 25% off) // 500mL bottle // Limit: 12 bottles

The link to order your allotment can be found here, and the deadline for employees to reserve their bottles is Wednesday, May 29th at 5pm.

Let Goody know if you have any questions!

FRESH FLOW COMIN’ AT YA HOT!

As noted above, Fresh Flow is being released next week! People were stoked on this beer last year, and no doubt will be stoked again this year. More info to come on the dope AF mountain bike release party being held down in Ashland, so hang tight! In the meantime, just let your mouth water as you think about that fresh, fresh Fresh Flow in a little over a weeks time!

EMPLOYEE FIRE SALES

Just an FYI Beth will be on vacation next week so she won’t be in the mezzanine as normal conducting her employee apparel fire sale. She’ll be back at it on Tuesday, June 4th when she’s back from vacation!

Have a good vacay Beth!

VEGAN OPTIONS

We’ve had some questions from customers (and we have a good number of vegan employees so this is helpful to you too!) regarding our vegan options at both the Pub and Tap Room. Sarah has come up with an overview of what is/is not vegan, in addition to some specially curated sandwiches at the Tap Room for folks to get.

One of the newer options we have is a tempeh add-on! What is tempeh (tem-pey), you ask? Tempeh is a cultured and fermented soybean product resulting in a firm cake. We buy ours from Surata Soy Foods in Eugene. We then marinate and bake it in house. It's a little sweet, smoky, and salty. It can get added onto any salad or pasta, or sub it for any protein on various sandwiches.   

HEALTH & WELLNESS PERKS

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SPECIAL ORANGETHEORY CLASS

We are partnering with Orange Theory Fitness to offer Block 15 and Caves employees a FREE class on Thursday, June 6th at 1:30pm (the total time commitment is until 3pm). If you're unfamiliar with Orange Theory, it is a really fun workout that is tailored to the individual, regardless of your fitness level. (Hey, we see you hustling up and down those stairs!) Kristen is super excited about this opportunity, as she has been an OTF member for almost 2 years, and she'd love to see more Block 15 and Caves faces there. :)

This is a special class just for Block 15 and Caves employees, but there is room for only 24 people. So if you want to make sure and secure a spot in the class, please give them a call or text to register (541) 716-5006. They will ask each participant for a credit card to put on file as it's just how there system reserves a spot in the class, but again this is a FREE class. Kristen has posted an info sheet in all three break rooms, and you can also find that info sheet here.

Please come join Kristen in a work out on June 6th. They play really loud music and it'll be fun, she promises!

*Also, don't forget that Block 15 and Caves offer partial fitness center membership reimbursement for eligible employees. Do you attend your local fitness center at least 8 times per calendar month? If yes, than show us proof and we'll put $20 into your next paycheck!

ACHES & PAINS? HAVE YOU EVER TRIED ACUPUNCTURE?

Corvallis Acupuncture and Functional Medicine is offering a deal to Block 15 employee’s on your first acupuncture session…you can get half off your first acupuncture session ($60, normally $120)! Simply mention you are a B15 team member when booking your appointment! To book, call Alexander Diaz at (541) 380-1327 or book online.

STAFF ANNOUNCEMENTS

NEW STAFF MEMBERS

A big welcome to our newest staff members, who will all be joining us at the Pub!

  • Monica Kuntz- Server

  • Amanda Morrison - Server

  • Claire Atwood - Host/Food Runner

  • Sam Wolff - Dishwasher

Make sure to say what’s up to them when you see them!

STAFF REVIEWS

It’s review time for the following managers:

  • John at Caves

  • Beth at the Pub

The link to submit your reviews can be found here!


WHAT’S NEW ON INSTA


WHAT’S GOING ON TAP SOON?

Dates are subject to change based on tap availability.

TAP ROOM

  • Fri 5/24: Mexican Lager (replacing Maibock)

  • Tues 5/28: The DAB Lab, Orange Velvet (replacing The Audacity of Opacity)

  • Fri 5/31: Fresh Flow (replacing Emerging Sunshine) / Cassidy (replacing Turbulent Consequence, Peche) / Altbier (replacing Winter Amusement)

PUB

  • Fri 5/24: Mexican Lager (replacing Maibock) / Blackberry Raspberry Fruit Wheat (replacing Apricot Fruit Wheat) / Fluffhead (replacing Intergalactic Hop Shop)

  • Tues 5/28: The DAB Lab, Orange Velvet (replacing The Audacity of Opacity)

  • Fri 5/31: Fresh Flow (replacing Emerging Sunshine) / Cassidy (replacing 2001: A Hop Odyssey)

UPCOMING BOTTLE / CAN RELEASES

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  • Fri 5/31: Fresh Flow (IPA) in 16oz cans (available through end of August)

    *This will be available in both draft and cans on Friday, at both locations, and available to one and all!

  • Sat 6/1: Cassidy (Wild Ale w/ Flowers) in 500mL bottles

    *This will be the only offering for June’s first-Saturday monthly release because of Fresh Flow being released as part of our quarterly IPA series.

UPCOMING / IN PROCESS BEERS

  • Duke IV - Hefeweizen

  • Fruta Bomba - Tequila Barrel Wild Ale with Papaya

  • Summer Knights Kolsch

  • Wandelpad - Belgian-style Blonde Ale

  • Summer Amusement - Saison blended with Oak Aged Spontaneous Ale

EVENTS

BLOCKOUT = tap takeover

**Be sure to share/like the Facebook events to spread the word to your friends!

THE PEOPLE’S PINT / DINE OUTS

We are currently partnering with Mid-Valley Harvest for The People’s Pint tap. The designated beer is Maibock at the Pub (Mexican Lager as backup) and Nebula Oat Stout at the Tap Room.

NEXT PUB DINE OUT

Tuesday, May 28th:
Monroe Grade School

NEXT TAP ROOM DINE OUT

Check back in June!

*Tuesday, May 14th’s Dine Out for 500 Women Scientists of Corvallis raised $400!


PUB UPDATES

MAY MONTHLY SPECIALS

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  • Brewer’s Board

  • Lamb & Pork Meatballs

  • Huli Huli Chicken Sandwich

  • Arugula & Chorizo Salad

*Procedures for these can be found here, and the photos here!

MENU UPDATES

Now that we have tempeh on the menu as an add-on option, let’s make sure we’re all on the same page with portioning!

  • Regular portion (3.5oz sub/add-on) = 6 pieces

  • Sub for bacon on BMT = 6 pieces

  • Tempeh Burger = 9 pieces

  • Sub for Tuscan/Pub Steak/Italian/Chopped Pork sandwich = 9 pieces

  • Tempeh Brewben = 12 pieces

Please let Haakan know if you have any questions!

BREWER’S PROVISION

Thurs 5/22
Dakota’s Braised Curry Kale over Quinoa

BEHIND THE BAR UPDATES

Once the 3 Fools sangiovese get’s 86’d, we’ll be putting the Super Fool into rotation! Tasting notes are below for your reference:

2017 Super Fool 13.3% Alc. by Vol.
Rogue Valley Super Tuscan style Red Blend (60% Cabernet Sauvignon:40% Sangiovese)
The Super Fool is a medium bodied fruit forward blend which shows fresh berry flavors and aromas with balanced acid and tannin to keep it light and drinkable.

Internal Brewsletter - May 15, 2019

STAFF ANNOUNCEMENTS

NEW STAFF MEMBERS

A big welcome to Fabian Matulich, who will be joining us at the Pub as a server, and Addison Fields, who is our newest Food Runner/Host at the Pub!


WHAT’S NEW ON INSTA


CAVES HAPPENINGS

NEW MENU ITEMS

A few new menu items will go live this Friday, March 17th!

  • Spring pea hummus with feta, veggies, and flatbread

  • Dungeness Crab Salad with avocado, mango, radish, scallion oil, and water crackers


WHAT’S GOING ON TAP SOON?

Dates are subject to change based on tap availability.

TAP ROOM

  • Fri 5/17: Fluffhead (replacing Animal Cookies) / Mango Song (replacing Wild Cimmerian) / The Hop Workshop #11 (replacing TBD)

  • Tues 5/21: ----

  • Fri 5/24: Mexican Lager (replacing Maibock)

PUB

  • Fri 5/17: The Hop Workshop #11 (replacing IPeepsA)

  • Tues 5/21: ----

  • Fri 5/24: Mexican Lager (replacing Maibock)


UPCOMING BOTTLE / CAN RELEASES

Check back in a few weeks for June’s information!

UPCOMING / IN PROCESS BEERS

  • Duke IV - Hefeweizen

  • Fresh Flow - IPA

  • Cassidy - Wild ale w/ flowers

  • Fruta Bomba - Tequila Barrel Wild Ale with Papaya

  • Summer Knights Kolsch

EVENTS

BLOCKOUT = tap takeover

**Be sure to share/like the Facebook events to spread the word to your friends!

THE PEOPLE’S PINT / DINE OUTS

We are currently partnering with Mid-Valley Harvest for The People’s Pint tap. The designated beer is Maibock at the Pub and Nebula Oat Stout at the Tap Room.

NEXT PUB DINE OUT

Tuesday, May 28th:
Monroe Grade School

NEXT TAP ROOM DINE OUT

Check back in June!


PUB UPDATES

MAY MONTHLY SPECIALS

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  • Brewer’s Board

  • Lamb & Pork Meatballs

  • Huli Huli Chicken Sandwich

  • Arugula & Chorizo Salad

*Procedures for these can be found here, and the photos here!

SPRING MENU CHANGES

Since some of the spring menu changes are pretty new and different, the below information is getting left on the brewsletter for one more week for reiteration and reference!

Chicken portioning has changed. We will now only have one size of grilled or smoked chicken available. Static items that come with chicken OR items that have chicken added to them will now be 3.5oz. Additionally, chopped pork as an add on will also be 3.5oz and chicken tenders as an add on will be 1 piece.

Another change is that our sandwiches/burgers will all come with plain fries as the standard. Upgrade options are now as follows:

  • Upgrade to a side salad or a cup of soup ($1.00)

  • Fries can be upgraded to Sweet Potato Fries ($1.75), Garlic & Parmesan Fries ($.50), Rosemary & Sea Salt Fries ($.25), or Cajun Fries ($.25)

Additional price changes can be reviewed here.

BREWER’S PROVISION

Thurs 5/9
Garrison’s Cajun chicken sandwich with creamy slaw and spicy mayo
, paired with Maibock

PROCEDURE CHANGES

There will now be a dishwasher shift-change list that will live somewhere in the dishpit. These tasks will need to get completed at every shift change, and make sure you fill out the list! The new list can be found here so you can familiarize yourself with it.

Internal Brewsletter - May 8, 2019

YOU OUGHTA KNOW!

ANY PHISH FANS OUT THERE?

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Next weekend OSU is hosting the first Phish Studies academic conference! We will be pouring our beer (Fluffhead and Mango Song, duh!) on Friday, May 17th at opening reception for the Below the Moss Forgotten Museum Exhibit, and also on Saturday, May 18th at the sneak peak of the movie We’ve Got it Simple!

A full schedule of events can be found here! This is a unique and cool opportunity, so if you can you should check it out!

STAFF ANNOUNCEMENTS

NEW STAFF MEMBERS

Kevin Samuelson will be joining us as our Digital Media & Communication Specialist. Starting next Monday, Kevin will be working with Seth and assisting with the web site, photography, social media, design, etc.

Make sure to give him a warm Block 15 welcome!

STAFF UPDATES

Taylor K. and Amanda M. are our new Pub Leads! Congrats you two!

Andrea will also be our new Host/Food Runner Trainer at the Pub.

STAFF REVIEWS

It’s review time for two kitchen managers:

  • Haakan and Tyler L.

The link to submit your reviews can be found here!


WHAT’S NEW ON INSTA


CAVES HAPPENINGS

NEW MENU ITEM

Smoked Chicken Salad - Featuring Winn Farms smoked chicken breast, fresh strawberries, blue cheese, candied pepitas, organic mix greens, with a Flanders beer vinaigrette

BOURBON PASSPORT PARTY

Caves will be hosting the Bourbon Passport completer’s party on Monday, May 13th from 6-8pm. Good job to all you bourbon drinkers!


WHAT’S GOING ON TAP SOON?

Dates are subject to change based on tap availability.

TAP ROOM

  • Fri 5/10: ----

  • Tues 5/14: The Hop Workshop #11 (replacing TBD) / Wellspring (replacing Illuminated)

  • Fri 5/17: Fluffhead (replacing Animal Cookies) / Mango Song (replacing Wild Cimmerian)

PUB

  • Fri 5/10: ----

  • Tues 5/14: The Hop Workshop #11 (replacing IPeepsA) / Wellspring (replacing Illuminated)

  • Fri 5/17: ----



UPCOMING BOTTLE / CAN RELEASES

  • Tues 5/14: Wellspring (in 500mL bottles)

    *This will be available at both the Tap Room & Pub!

UPCOMING / IN PROCESS BEERS

  • Mexican Lager - Crisp, light bodied lager

  • Duke IV - Hefeweizen

  • Fresh Flow - IPA

  • Cassidy - Wild ale w/ flowers

EVENTS

BLOCKOUT = tap takeover

**Be sure to share/like the Facebook events to spread the word to your friends!

THE PEOPLE’S PINT / DINE OUTS

We are currently partnering with Mid-Valley Harvest for The People’s Pint tap. The designated beer is IPeepsA at the Pub and Nebula Oat Stout at the Tap Room.

The People’s Pint for March raised $824.25 for CARDV! Go team!!!

NEXT PUB DINE OUT

Tuesday, May 28th:
Monroe Grade School

NEXT TAP ROOM DINE OUT

Tuesday, May 14th:
500 Women Scientists

*This Dine Out coincides with May’s Tap Talk - Local Solutions to Climate Change!


PUB UPDATES

MAY MONTHLY SPECIALS

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  • Brewer’s Board

  • Lamb & Pork Meatballs

  • Huli Huli Chicken Sandwich

  • Arugula & Chorizo Salad

*Procedures for these can be found here, and the photos here!

SPRING MENU CHANGES

It’s that time of year - spring menu changes are here!

The below items are new and replacing current items:

  • Strawberry Fields Salad (replaces Greens and Grains)
    Fresh greens tossed in poppy-seed vinaigrette and topped with sliced local strawberries & radishes, smoky bacon,quinoa and feta cheese. Served with garlic bread. $11.99

  • Wild Albacore Tuna Sandwich (replaces Meatloaf Sandwich)
    Pacific NW flaked wild albacore tuna, dressed with lemon vinaigrette and served on house baked ale bread with lettuce, tomato, artichoke hearts and mayo. Full $13.49 / Half $8.99

Chicken portioning is changing as well. We will now only have one size of grilled or smoked chicken available. Static items that come with chicken OR items that have chicken added to them will now be 3.5oz. Additionally, chopped pork as an add on will also be 3.5oz and chicken tenders as an add on will be 1 piece.

Another change is that our sandwiches/burgers will all come with plain fries as the standard. Upgrade options are now as follows:

  • Upgrade to a side salad or a cup of soup ($1.00)

  • Fries can be upgraded to Sweet Potato Fries ($1.75), Garlic & Parmesan Fries ($.50), Rosemary & Sea Salt Fries ($.25), or Cajun Fries ($.25)

Additional price changes can be reviewed here.

BREWER’S PROVISION

Thurs 5/9
Nick Arzner’s Z-Man Clone BBQ Brisket Sandwich
(What is it, you ask? Check it out here!)

BEHIND THE BAR CHANGES

We will be replacing the 2013 3 Fools Sangiovese with a Cab Sauv/Sangio blend also from 3 Fools!

2017 Super Fool / Rogue Valley Super Tuscan style Red Blend (60% Cabernet Sauvignon:40% Sangiovese) / 13.3% ABV
The Super Fool is a medium bodied fruit forward blend which shows fresh berry flavors and aromas with balanced acid and tannin to keep it light and drinkable.

Internal Brewsletter - May 1, 2019

YOU OUGHTA KNOW!

WHAT’S THE DEAL WITH AUDACITY OF OPACITY?!

As most of you know, we’re releasing The Audacity of Opacity (AoP) this weekend in draft and cans. This beer, as it says on the label, is about “reclaiming clarity in the American IPA,” but here’s a little background on what that actually means:

There is a major association with visual haze and the term “juicy,” so much so that people think there can’t be one without the other. Generally, juicy should mean fruity hop flavor, soft bitterness, and a full, soft mouthfeel. With AoP we’ve made an IPA that has those characteristics but breaks the visual haze connection.

The source of haze in IPA’s can be from a number of things: the amount of proteins in the beer, the types of grains used, the type of yeast used, or the types/styles of hops used (oils vs. pellets vs. whole). Any one of these things single-handedly may not create haze, but the combination of two or more could. This means there’s lots of variability and iterations to experiment with to either create haze or not.

In recent years, hazy IPA’s have been getting their haze on from lots of oats and wheat in the grist profile. These two types of grains create a lot of haze, and contribute to that soft, somewhat thick mouthfeel. For AoP, we used flaked barley, which is a grain that is less likely to produce any sort of haze but still gives good body to the beer and keeps those juicy characteristics.


STAFF ANNOUNCEMENTS

NEW STAFF MEMBERS

Let’s welcome our newest staff members!

  • Natasia Cooper - Server at the Pub (Natasia previously worked for us, so this is a welcome back!!)

  • Jake Day- Server at the Pub

  • Eric Garske- Food Runner/Host at the Pub

  • Bre Keller-Robbins - Line cook at the Pub

  • Ellie Magnuson - Food Runner/Host at the Pub

  • Sam Harris - Server at the Pub

Make sure to give them a warm Block 15 welcome!

STAFF REVIEWS

You still have time to submit reviews for the following managers:

  • Elise and Sean Jolley

The link to submit your reviews can be found here!


WHAT’S NEW ON INSTA


CAVES HAPPENINGS

Next Wednesday, May 8th is Caves’ Monthly Tasting Series with Buoy Beer Co., located in Astoria OR! Four beers from Buoy will be featured, along with a pairing menu featuring dishes from our kitchen to complement the beers.


WHAT’S GOING ON TAP SOON?

Dates are subject to change based on tap availability.

TAP ROOM

  • Fri 5/3: The Audacity of Opacity (replacing Animal Cookies) / Turbulent Consequence, Pêche (replacing Turbulent Consequence, Pearl) / 2001: A Hop Odyssey (replacing Sour Jelly Bean)

  • Tues 4/7: Intergalactic Hop Shop (replacing Fluffhead)

  • Fri 5/10: The Hop Workshop #11 (replacing TBD)

PUB

  • Fri 5/3: The Audacity of Opacity (replacing Animal Cookies) / Turbulent Consequence, Pêche (replacing Turbulent Consequence, Pearl) / 2001: A Hop Odyssey (replacing Chocolate Creme Imperial Stout)

  • Tues 5/7: Intergalactic Hop Shop (replacing Fluffhead)

  • Fri 5/10: The Hop Workshop #11 (replacing IPeepsA)

UPCOMING BOTTLE / CAN RELEASES

  • Sat 5/4: The Audacity of Opacity (in 16oz cans) / Turbulent Consequence, Pêche (in 500mL bottles)

    *This is the first Saturday Tap Room only release. Mug club & employees can pick theirs up on Friday, May 3rd and then the public release will be on Saturday, May 4th. The Pub will have it available in house on Monday, May 6th.

  • Tues 5/14: Wellspring (in 500mL bottles)

    *This will be available at both the Tap Room & Pub!

UPCOMING / IN PROCESS BEERS

  • Mexican Lager - Crisp, light bodied lager

  • Duke IV - Hefeweizen

  • Fresh Flow - IPA

  • Cassidy - Wild ale w/ flowers

EVENTS

BLOCKOUT = tap takeover

**Be sure to share/like the Facebook events to spread the word to your friends!

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THE PEOPLE’S PINT / DINE OUTS

We are currently partnering with Mid-Valley Harvest for The People’s Pint tap. The designated beer is IPeepsA at the Pub and Emerging Sunshine at the Tap Room.

NEXT PUB DINE OUT

Tuesday, May 28th:
Monroe Grade School

*Last week’s Dine Out for the Waldorf School raised $569.88!

NEXT TAP ROOM DINE OUT

Tuesday, May 14th:
500 Women Scientists

*This Dine Out coincides with May’s Tap Talk - Local Solutions to Climate Change!


PUB UPDATES

MAY MONTHLY SPECIALS

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  • Brewer’s Board

  • Lamb & Pork Meatballs

  • Huli Huli Chicken Sandwich

  • Arugula & Chorizo Salad

*Procedures for these can be found here, and the photos here!

BREWER’S PROVISION

Thurs 5/2
Seth’s
Arepa de Huevo with Colombian Hogao Sauce, paired with Nebula Oat Stout

GENERAL UPDATES

Our current 2 ½ bullets are no longer available so we will be switching what our bullet usage is!

Please follow the plating below from now on. Thank you!

  • Use 1 ½ oz flat bullets for:

    • All sides of dressings and dipping sauces EXCEPT rosemary vinegar and any special thin vinaigrette dressing.

    • Fill flat bullets with 1oz of sauce. It should be ⅔ full.

  • Use 3 ¼ oz (our old style) bullets for:

    • Rosemary vinaigrette and any other thin special dressing - Fill ½ way.

    • Blue cheese dressing for 3 wings - Fill ¾ full

    • Salsa - FIll to the brim.

Internal Brewsletter - April 24, 2019

YOU OUGHTA KNOW!

MAY PACKAGED BEER RELEASE - EMPLOYEE PRE-ORDER

May is almost here (it’s gonna be May), and the pre-order for employees to order their allotments of The Audacity of Opacity and Turbulent Consequence, Pêche is now live!

The Audacity of Opacity - IPA
Hopped to extract bright tropical character and gentle bitterness, this (clearly) juicy IPA features a fruity hop profile, soft body, and sparkling clarity. Trust your tastebuds and you won't need a visual aid to appreciate vibrant hop notes of pineapple, mango, and tangelo.
7% ABV // Price: $3.75 plus deposit (price does not include employee 25% off) // 16oz can // Limit: 24 cans

Turbulent Consequence, Pêche - Spontaneously Fermented Ale with Peaches
Turbulent Consequence is brewed using classic lambic methods from the Senne River Valley in Belgium, including a multi-step turbid mash, inoculation with resident flora in our wild cellar’s coolship, and spontaneous fermentation and extended maturation in oak barrels. Mature barrels are then used in various blends throughout the year. Each autumn, the Arzners head to Olson Farm to hand-pick perfectly ripe winter snow white peaches, which we pack into barrels with Turbulent Consequence from the prior year. It’s then matured through the winter and bottle conditioned with local honey. // 7% ABV // Price: $11.50 (price does not include employee 25% off) // 500mL bottle // Limit: 2 bottles

You can submit your pre-orders here: http://bit.ly/2JGGdWE. The deadline for employees to reserve their cans & bottles is Wednesday, May 1st at 5pm.

Let Goody know if you have any questions or concerns!

TUESDAY RETAIL FIRE SALES

Beth is still hanging out at the Tap Room on Tuesdays from 3pm-4pm to sell old apparel at a discounted price. You can find her in the back building on the mezzanine (if you’re unfamiliar with what/where that is, please ask a Tap Room staff member!). Please shoot her a text (541.730.9000) or an email (beth@block15.com) so she knows how many people to expect and when. This will run until interest fades/apparel runs out Newer employees, you’ll want to take advantage of this - shirts start as low as $5 and hoodies start as low as $15!

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FRESH FLOW MERCH PRE-SALE

It’s almost Fresh Flow time again, which means both dope beer and dope apparel is on the sunny horizon! Beth would like to keep her apparel numbers as accurate as possible for the upcoming Fresh Flow order. Her goal is to have the apparel around for half of summer. In order to do so, she would greatly appreciate getting pre-orders together for the t-shirts and tank tops (to see what they look like click the links - tanks will be in the charcoal-black/solid black tri color and the shirts will be in the dark grey heather color). Pre-orders are due by Sunday, April 28th at 11pm, and they can be placed here. No one is required to pay for their shirts at the time of order - she is just trying to gather data to make this new process of apparel ordering easier. So help a sister out, tell her if you're gonna get one or more! :)

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Tap Room summer hours

11:30am-10pm daily

STARTING MONDAY, APRIL 29TH!


STAFF ANNOUNCEMENTS

NEW STAFF MEMBERS

Let’s welcome our newest staff members!

  • Josh Geren will be the newest server at Caves

  • Azita Roshani will be serving at the Pub

Make sure to give them a warm Block 15 welcome!

STAFF CHANGES

Matt Larsen, previously of Sales & Distribution fame, will be moving over to the Brewery side of things as a Packaging Technician! So going forward, when you crack open a fresh AF can of Sticky, thank Matt Larsen for canning it up so perfectly!

This one most folks already are aware of, but she deserves a formal announcement - Miss Alex Goodwin is the FOH Manager for the Pub! This transition happened last fall, and she’s been kicking butt and taking names in the role ever since!

JOB OPPORTUNITY

Because of the above department change, Sales & Distribution is looking for a new delivery driver! Interested candidates can check out the job posting and apply from there.

STAFF REVIEWS

It’s review time for the following managers:

  • Elise and Sean Jolley

The link to submit your reviews can be found here!


WHAT’S NEW ON INSTA


CAVES HAPPENINGS

A new food item will be live this weekend - Baked Cavatappi Pasta, with garlic mornay, Stallbush Farms sweet peas, herbed bread crumbs, and truffle oil, served with side organic mix greens salad.


WHAT’S GOING ON TAP SOON?

Dates are subject to change based on tap availability.

TAP ROOM

  • Fri 4/26: Wild Cimmerian (replacing Super Nebula)

  • Tues 4/30: Spellbound (replacing The Mollusk) / Maibock (replacing IPeepsA)

  • Fri 5/3: The Audacity of Opacity (replacing Animal Cookies) / Turbulent Consequence, Pêche (replacing Turbulent Consequence, Pearl) / The Hop Workshop #11 (replacing Kriek)

PUB

  • Fri 4/26: ----

  • Tues 4/30: Spellbound (replacing The Mollusk) / Maibock (replacing Vienna Lager)

  • Fri 5/3: The Audacity of Opacity (replacing Animal Cookies) / Turbulent Consequence, Pêche (replacing Turbulent Consequence, Pearl) / The Hop Workshop #11 (replacing IPeepsA)

UPCOMING BOTTLE / CAN RELEASES

  • Sat 5/4: The Audacity of Opacity (in 16oz cans) / Turbulent Consequence, Pêche (in 500mL bottles)

    *See above for employee pre-order information as well as descriptions!

UPCOMING / IN PROCESS BEERS

  • Intergalactic Hop Shop - Cosmically Hoppy Ale

  • Wellspring - Belgian-Style Brett Pale

  • Mexican Lager - Crisp, light bodied lager

EVENTS

BLOCKOUT = tap takeover

**Be sure to share/like the Facebook events to spread the word to your friends!

  • Sun 4/28 - Yoga + Beer @ the Tap Room

  • Thurs 5/9-Sun 5/12 - Attack the Block! @ Loyal Legion

    • A) How SWEET is the poster for that event?!?!

    • B) 75 freaking Block 15 beers will be on tap! Even physically working here we don’t get chances like that, so it’s a great opportunity!

THE PEOPLE’S PINT / DINE OUTS

We are currently partnering with CARDV (Center Against Rape and Domestic Violence) for The People’s Pint tap. The designated beer is IPeepsA at the Pub and Emerging Sunshine at the Tap Room.

NEXT PUB DINE OUT

Check back in May!

NEXT TAP ROOM DINE OUT

Check back in May!


PUB UPDATES

MAY MONTHLY SPECIALS

*These will go live next Wednesday, May 1st!

  • Brewer’s Board - House duck & apricot salami, picante provolone, marinated market vegetables, fennel butter, house sea salt crackers and whipped turmeric-honey. $13.99

  • Lamb & Pork Meatballs - House-made meatballs made with Anderson Valley lamb & Carlton Farms pork, panko, turmeric and red pepper flakes. Served with lemon scented Greek yogurt, mint-pistachio & raisin pesto and house baked flatbread. $9.99

  • Huli Huli Chicken Sandwich - Huli Huli marinated and grilled chicken breast, mango-jalapeno slaw and mayo on a house baked bun. Served with your choice of beer battered fries, soup, or salad. $14.29

  • Arugula & Chorizo Salad - Baby arugula & mixed greens, shaved fennel, Olympia Provisions chorizo rioja, house pumpernickel croutons and our shallot-Dijon vinaigrette. Topped with burrata cheese and fried capers. $13.99

*Procedures for these can be found here, and the photos will be available next week once they’re good to go!

BREWER’S PROVISION

Thurs 4/25
Aaron S.’s Fancy AF Patty Melt
, paired with Gloria!

BEHIND THE BAR UPDATES

The new Lumos Pinot Gris has been on the menu since last Friday, but here are the tasting notes straight from Lumos’ tasting room manager!

~2017 Rudolfo Pinot Gris~
Our flagship Pinot Gris is vinified in all stainless steel tanks from 100% Certified Organic fruit we farm on the Logdsen Ridge Vineyard located just 10 miles north of Corvallis. Along with being Certified Organic, all of our wines are Vegan and Certified Salmon Safe. Tasting notes for this vintage are lively citrus, green apple, and nectarine. The Rudolfo has very little residual sugar, clocking in a just .4%, giving it a nice crisp and dry finish.

TAP ROOM UPDATES

We’re still pouring through the Oyster & Beer Fest Guest Taps! Currently on is Oxbow Brewing’s Crossfade, which is hop-forward saison with brett. Next on deck is Anchorage Brewing’s Nelson Sauvin saison w/ brett.

Internal Brewsletter - April 17, 2019

YOU OUGHTA KNOW!

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Tap Room summer hours

11:30am-10pm daily

STARTING MONDAY, APRIL 29TH!

TUESDAY RETAIL FIRE SALES

Starting next week (Tuesday, April 16th), Beth will be out at the Tap Room every Tuesday from 3pm-4pm to sell old apparel at a discounted price. Please shoot her a text (541.730.9000) or an email (beth@block15.com) so she knows how many people to expect and when. This will run until interest fades/apparel runs out Newer employees, you’ll want to take advantage of this!

TAP ROOM PEDESTRIAN CROSSING SIGN

The link wasn’t live for this last week, so it’s good to go now!:

There is a new(ish) pedestrian crossing sign at the Tap Room to help raise awareness for drivers pulling into the Tap Room that there are people (and kids) walking around. This is how the sign is supposed to be oriented, so if you see it in a different/wonky spot, please either move it back or let a Tap Room staffer know.


STAFF ANNOUNCEMENTS

Welcome to our two newest staff members!

Amanda Baker will be serving at the Pub and Daniel Murdock will be a line cook at the Pub.

Make sure to give them a warm Block 15 welcome when you meet them!


WHAT’S NEW ON INSTA


CAVES HAPPENINGS

There are a couple new brunch menu items that will be launching this weekend!

New items include:

  • Doughnuts are switching to rhubarb with framboise glaze

  • The French toast is changing to strawberry rhubarb with a creme anglaise


WHAT’S GOING ON TAP SOON?

Dates are subject to change based on tap availability.

TAP ROOM

  • Fri 4/19: Spring Amusement (replacing Winter Amusement) / Ridgeback Red (replacing The Prophecies)

  • Tues 4/23: Wild Cimmerian (replacing Super Nebula)

  • Fri 4/26: ----

PUB

  • Fri 4/19: Spring Amusement (replacing Wild Cimmerian)

  • Tues 4/23: ----

  • Fri 4/26: ----

UPCOMING BOTTLE / CAN RELEASES

  • Fri 4/19: Spring Amusement (500mL bottles)

    *Available at both the Tap Room and the Pub.

UPCOMING / IN PROCESS BEERS

  • Spellbound - Barleywine Aged in Maple Bourbon Barrels

  • The Audacity of Opacity - IPA

  • Turbulent Consequence, Pêche - Spontaneously Fermented Ale with Peaches

  • Maibock - Strong Pale Lager

  • Intergalactic Hop Shop - Cosmically Hoppy Ale

EVENTS

BLOCKOUT = tap takeover

**Be sure to share/like the Facebook events to spread the word to your friends!

THE PEOPLE’S PINT / DINE OUTS

We are currently partnering with CARDV (Center Against Rape and Domestic Violence) for The People’s Pint tap. The designated beer is Print Master’s Pale at the Pub and Alpha IPA at the Tap Room.

NEXT PUB DINE OUT

Tuesday, April 23rd / Corvallis Waldorf School

NEXT TAP ROOM DINE OUT

Check back in May!


PUB UPDATES

APRIL MONTHLY SPECIALS

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  • Brewers Board

  • Curry Chicken Skewers

  • Hawaiian Burger

  • Oregon Shrimp Cobb Salad

*Procedures for these can be found here, and the photos and descriptions can be found here!

BREWER’S PROVISION

Thurs 4/18
Matt W.’s Brisket and Pineapple Empanadas w/ chimichurri dipping sauce
, paired with Cold Blows the Wind

BEHIND THE BAR UPDATES

Starting Friday, we will be switching up our Pinot Gris selection - it will now be from Lumos Wine Co. (no longer from Anne Amie). Tasting notes will be distributed by Goody once she has them!

TAP ROOM UPDATES

SPRING MENU CHANGES

The second wave of Spring menu changes will happen this Friday, April 19th.

The next round of new items are listed below, and procedures can be found here:

  • Smoked Chicken & Soppressata Stromboli - Smoked and pulled chicken, soppressata, pea shoot-cilantro pesto and Face Rock aged cheddar rolled and baked into our house pizza dough. Served w/ a side of house marinara. (replaces Hog Press)

  • C.B.A - Tender sous-vide chicken breast, brown sugar glazed bacon, artichoke-olive tapenade, spinach and basil aioli on house baked Kaiser roll. (replaces Mama Lil’s Chicken Sandwich)

  • Jerk Vegetable Cubano - Jerk seasoned and grilled zucchini, eggplant, GTF leeks and The Mushroomery shitake mushrooms w/ bourbon barrel pickles, melted Tillamook Swiss and basil aioli on a pressed baguette. (replaces Pilz en Kraut)

  • Carne Asada Torta - Marinated and grilled carne asada, lettuce, tomato, guacamole, house curtido, chipotle crema and cotija on our telera roll. (replaces Tri-Tip French Dip)

  • BOARD ITEMS:

    • Alsea Acres Chevre (replaces dolcelatte)

    • Burrata $4.25 (replaces ricotta salata)

    • Face Rock Aged Cheddar $2.75 (replaces gruyere)

    • Olympia Provisions Chorizo Rioja $5.25 (replaces bresaola)

    • Smoked Oyster Mousse $4.50 (replaces chicken liver pate)

    • Artichoke-Olive Tapenade $1.00 (replaces mama lils pesto)

    • Pea Shoot-Cilantro Pesto $.75 (replaces pickled apples)

    • Curtido $.75 (replaces hazelnut mustard)

BEHIND THE BAR UPDATES

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We will be guest-tapping some of the leftover Oyster & Beer Fest beers in the upcoming weeks. We will just tap one at a time, and it will be dependent on tap space. So, for example, when Kriek blows we will tap Cloudburst’s IPA on that empty tap. Descriptions, pricing and tapping order for the beers are located in the binder. As you tap the beers, please write them up on the right-hand side of the hanging board and make it obvious that it’s a Guest Tap. A button can be created that is just a “Guest Beer” button, and the price can be changed as each new beer comes on. We won’t be putting these on the menus (at this point in time) since the timing isn’t set and they probably won’t be around for very long. If you have any questions, please ask Paige!

Internal Brewsletter - April 10, 2019

YOU OUGHTA KNOW!

86 OYSTER WEEK!

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Thank you all for ROCKING Oyster Week so f*&%ing hard!!! Paige (aka me…I guess I don’t need to talk in the 3rd person…weirdo) thanks you from the bottom of my heart! I couldn’t have gotten through the week without any of you, so THANK YOU!

All the food specials for the week were dope AF, and we only had a few minor injuries considering that 2,328 raw oysters were shucked!

The Oyster & Beer Fest was a success overall, with some minor tweaks we’ll remember for next year. A special thanks to the staff that worked it, especially the shuckers who shucked for 6 hours straight (and a shout out to Lindsey, who worked on her birthday and hopefully had a shucking good time!).

Now onto the next fest (TBD, but get excited)!

CORVALLIS HALF MARATHON

We’ll be pouring beer this weekend at the Corvallis Half Marathon (both on Saturday for the kids run and the 5K and then on Sunday for the actual half marathon). Come on down and support the runners at the finish line…you may even see a few employees run on through!

TUESDAY RETAIL FIRE SALES

Starting next week (Tuesday, April 16th), Beth will be out at the Tap Room every Tuesday from 3pm-4pm to sell old apparel at a discounted price. Please shoot her a text (541.730.9000) or an email (beth@block15.com) so she knows how many people to expect and when. This will run until interest fades/apparel runs out Newer employees, you’ll want to take advantage of this!

TAP ROOM PEDESTRIAN CROSSING SIGN

There is a new(ish) pedestrian crossing sign at the Tap Room to help raise awareness for drivers pulling into the Tap Room that there are people (and kids) walking around. This is how the sign is supposed to be oriented, so if you see it in a different/wonky spot, please either move it back or let a Tap Room staffer know.


STAFF ANNOUNCEMENTS

It is still review time for the following managers:

  • Nick K. at Caves

  • Nick A. at the Tap Room

  • Laura at the Pub

The link to submit your reviews can be found here! The deadline to fill out the form is this Friday, April 12th.


WHAT’S NEW ON INSTA


CAVES HAPPENINGS

New menu items will be launching in the next few days! Procedures will be posted in next week’s brewsletter.

New items include:

  • Lamb Bolognese with Anderson Ranches stewed lamb, radiatore pasta, fava tops, and Parmesan cheese, served with ale bread

  • Twice Baked Souffle with Alsea Acre goat cheese, kale, and marinated mushrooms

  • Baby Kale Salad with pesto vinaigrette, poached egg, herbed bread crumbs, and asparagus

  • Deviled Kimchi Goose Egg


WHAT’S GOING ON TAP SOON?

Dates are subject to change based on tap availability.

TAP ROOM

  • Fri 4/12: ----

  • Tues 4/16: Tangie IPA (replacing Flanders Red)

  • Fri 4/19: Spring Amusement (replacing Winter Amusement)

PUB

  • Fri 4/12: ----

  • Tues 4/16: ----

  • Fri 4/19: Spring Amusement (replacing Wild Cimmerian)

UPCOMING BOTTLE / CAN RELEASES

  • Fri 4/19: Spring Amusement (500mL bottles)

    *Available at both the Tap Room and the Pub.

UPCOMING / IN PROCESS BEERS

  • Maibock - Strong Pale Lager

  • Spellbound - Barleywine Aged in Maple Bourbon Barrels

  • Intergalactic Hop Shop - Cosmically Hoppy Ale

EVENTS

BLOCKOUT = tap takeover

**Be sure to share/like the Facebook events to spread the word to your friends!

  • Sat 4/13 - Beer & Cheese at Pelican Brewing from 10am-3pm

    *There will be some dope beer and cheese pairings, and Jacob will be there slinging our beer!

THE PEOPLE’S PINT / DINE OUTS

We are currently partnering with CARDV (Center Against Rape and Domestic Violence) for The People’s Pint tap. The designated beer is Alpha IPA at both the Pub and the Tap Room.

NEXT PUB DINE OUT

Tuesday, April 23rd / Corvallis Waldorf School

NEXT TAP ROOM DINE OUT

Check back in May!

The dine out for Cheledin Middle School PTO at the Tap Room on Tuesday, April 9th raised $400!


PUB MENU UPDATES

APRIL MONTHLY SPECIALS

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  • Brewers Board

  • Curry Chicken Skewers

  • Hawaiian Burger

  • Oregon Shrimp Cobb Salad

*Procedures for these can be found here, and the photos and descriptions can be found here!

BREWER’S PROVISION

Thurs 4/11
Jacob’s
Boudin Blanc w/ Leeks

TAP ROOM MENU UPDATES

The first wave of Spring menu changes will happen this Friday, April 12th.

Also just as a small change, daikon radishes will be replacing apples on the green salad!

New items are listed below, and procedures can be found here:

  • Spinach & Bulgar Salad - Shredded Denison Farms spinach and cooked bulgur w/ almonds tossed in our shallot vinaigrette and topped w/ snow peas, Face aged cheddar, chopped bacon, chives and lemon zest. Served with toasted artisan bread. (Replaces Roasted Carrot & Brown Rice Salad)

  • Curry Roasted Cauliflower - With roasted cashews, zante currants, and cilantro. (Replaces Roasted Brussels Sprouts)

  • Oregon Shrimp Melt - Oregon bay shrimp salad made with mayo, lemon, onion and daikon radish served in a soft roll and topped with melted Face Rock aged cheddar and chives. (Replaces Oregon Tuna Melt)

  • Asparagus & Burrata Melt - Roasted Peoria Farm Markets’ asparagus, melted burrata cheese, smokey French dressing and local daikon radish on toasted artisan bread. (Replaces Winter Tempeh Melt)

Internal Brewsletter - April 3, 2019

YOU OUGHTA KNOW!

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OYSTER WEEK IS UPON US!

Thank you all for being patient as we gathered all the pertinent and necessary information about Oyster Week food specials and for the Oyster & Beer Fest this Saturday, April 6th at the Tap Room. A HotSchedules message was sent out yesterday with the Oyster & Beer Fest FAQ’s and the Oyster Week Food Specials for the week, but you can click the links on each to access them as well.

We’ve already had 2 successful events - the Shellshocked movie screening on Monday night and the Tap Talk on ocean acidification and it’s effects on oyster aquaculture on Tuesday night. The oyster specials thus far have also been a roaring success!

Please let Paige know if you have any additional questions about the Fest or the remaining events for the week.

Have a great week enjoying oysters!


STAFF ANNOUNCEMENTS

It’s review time for the following managers:

  • Nick K. at Caves

  • Nick A. at the Tap Room

  • Laura at the Pub

The link to submit your reviews can be found here!


WHAT’S NEW ON INSTA


WHAT’S GOING ON TAP SOON?

Dates are subject to change based on tap availability.

TAP ROOM

  • Fri 4/5: Animal Cookies (replacing Billy Breathes) / Turbulent Consequence, Pearl (replacing Pyrus)

  • Tues 4/9: Fluffhead (replacing A Nugg Hugg)

  • Fri 4/12: ----

PUB

  • Fri 4/5: Animal Cookies (replacing Winter Amusement) / Turbulent Consequence, Pearl (replacing Kriek)

  • Tues 4/9: Fluffhead (replacing A Nugg Hugg)

  • Fri 4/12: ----

UPCOMING BOTTLE / CAN RELEASES

  • Sat 4/7: Animal Cookies (in 16oz cans) / Turbulent Consequence, The Pearl (in 500mL bottles)

UPCOMING / IN PROCESS BEERS

  • Spring Amusement - Blended Saison collaboration between us and de Garde

  • Maibock - Strong Pale Lager

  • Spellbound - Barleywine Aged in Maple Bourbon Barrels

EVENTS

BLOCKOUT = tap takeover

**Be sure to share/like the Facebook events to spread the word to your friends!

  • Fri 4/5 - Cornhole Tournament @ the Tap Room / 6pm

    • Sign-ups begin at 5:30pm and play begins at 6pm. Emerging Sunshine cornhole boards are the grand prize!

  • Mon 4/1-Sun 4/7 - Oyster Week @ All Locations

    • Thurs 4/4 - Oyster Beer Mini-Fest @ Caves / 4pm

      • Enjoy a small selection of oyster beers on tap, selected by Caves' beer curator Nick Kubli!

    • Sat 4/6 - Oyster & Beer Fest @ the Tap Room / 2pm-8pm

      • A showcase of unique oysters from coastal regions around the country, each paired with beer from standout breweries from the same region. Each oyster will be offered in a raw preparation that allows regions and species to demonstrate their unique character.

    • Sun 4/7 - Oyster & Champagne Brunch @ Caves / 9am-2pm

      • Caves' famous weekend brunch with the special Oyster Week additions of a raw oyster bar, unique oyster-themed brunch specials, and champagne pairings

    • All Week Long - Oyster Specials @ Both Block 15 locations + Caves

      • Unique, thoughtfully prepared oyster specials made with a variety of oyster species

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THE PEOPLE’S PINT / DINE OUTS

We are currently partnering with CARDV (Center Against Rape and Domestic Violence) for The People’s Pint tap. The designated beer is Alpha IPA at both the Pub and the Tap Room.

March’s People’s Pint for AFRANA (Alliance for Recreation and Natural Areas) raised $344.25!

NEXT PUB DINE OUT

Tuesday, April 23rd / Corvallis Waldorf School

NEXT TAP ROOM DINE OUT

Tuesday, April 9th / Cheldelin PTO


PUB HAPPENINGS

APRIL MONTHLY SPECIALS

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  • Brewers Board

  • Curry Chicken Skewers

  • Hawaiian Burger

  • Oregon Shrimp Cobb Salad

*Procedures for these can be found here, and the photos and descriptions can be found here!

BREWER’S PROVISION

Thurs 4/3
Nick A.’s Shrimp & Oyster Perloo

Internal Brewsletter - March 27, 2019

YOU OUGHTA KNOW!

APRIL MONTHLY PACKAGED BEER RELEASE

If you can believe it, it’s almost April! Which means it’s time for our First Saturday release - and time for you to submit your pre-orders! Below is the information about the two offerings (Animal Cookies IPA and Turbulent Consequence, The Pearl). Don’t wait til the last minute, these are two you don’t want to miss!

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Animal Cookies - IPA
Brewed for the hop-loving animal inside of you, Animal Cookies is packed with sticky, pungent hops. Unleash a swirling circus of pineapple, tangerine, mango, pine, and dank herbs—balanced with sweet pale malt and malted oats for a soft mouthfeel and gentle finish. // 7% ABV // Price for employees: $4.00 plus deposit (price does not include employee 25% off) // 16oz can // Limit: 24 cans

Turbulent Consequence, Pearl - Spontaneously Fermented Ale
Designed to pair with oysters for our inaugural Oyster Week. Turbulent Consequence, Pearl was blended from barrels matured up to three years. Turbulent Consequence is brewed using classic lambic methods from the Senne River Valley in Belgium, including inoculation with resident flora in our wild cellar’s coolship, and spontaneous fermentation and extended maturation in oak barrels. // 6.5% ABV // Price for employees: $11.50 (price does not include employee 25% off) // 500mL bottle // Limit: 12 bottles

Here is the link to order your allotment: http://bit.ly/2JGGdWE. The deadline for employees to reserve their cans & bottles is Wednesday, April 3rd at 5pm.

OYSTER & BEER FEST PRE-SALE PACKAGES

We will be offering pre-sale glassware/token packages for the Oyster & Beer Fest here at the Tap Room on Saturday, April 6th. People can either buy the pre-sale packages on our web site (site TBD once details are finalized), or in person at the Tap Room. They will receive a receipt/confirmation number that they will then bring with them the day of the Fest which will allow them to pick up their physical glass and tokens.

Tap Room staff, you’ll be getting more detailed information on this as we finalize details and the week gets closer. Pub and Caves staff, please familiarize yourself with the basics of the above information so you can direct people accordingly. If you have any questions or concerns, however, let Paige know! Get read to get your oyster on!

WE’RE HIRING!

The Marketing & Social Media Department is hiring for a Digital Media & Communications Specialist. The listing and application link can be found here. Please share with anybody who you think would be a good fit (and if you think you’d be a good fit, throw your hat in the ring!). You get Seth as your boss, so there’s incentive right there!


WHAT’S NEW ON INSTA


WHAT’S GOING ON TAP SOON?

Dates are subject to change based on tap availability.

TAP ROOM

  • Fri 3/29: ----

  • *Mon 4/1: The Mollusk (replacing Flanders Red) / Cold Blows the Wind (replacing Gloria!)

  • Tues 4/2: Rotating Fruit Wheat (permanently)

  • Fri 4/5: Animal Cookies (replacing Billy Breathes) / Turbulent Consequence, Pearl (replacing Pyrus)

PUB

  • Fri 3/29: ----

  • *Mon 4/1: The Mollusk (replacing Billy Breathes) / Cold Blows the Wind (replacing Gloria!)

  • Tues 4/2: ----

  • Fri 4/5: Animal Cookies (replacing Winter Amusement) / Turbulent Consequence, Pearl (replacing Kriek)

*There is a special Monday tapping next week so we can have The Mollusk (Oyster Baltic Porter) and Cold Blows the Wind (International Pale Lager) tapped right as Oyster Week begins!

UPCOMING BOTTLE / CAN RELEASES

  • Sat 4/7: Animal Cookies (in 16oz cans) / Turbulent Consequence, The Pearl (in 500mL bottles)

    *See above for employee pre-order information as well as descriptions!

UPCOMING / IN PROCESS BEERS

  • The Mollusk - Oyster Baltic Porter

  • Cold Blows the Wind - International Pale Lager

  • Spring Amusement - Blended Saison collaboration between us and de Garde

  • Tangie - IPA

  • Maibock - Strong Pale Lager

EVENTS

BLOCKOUT = tap takeover

**Be sure to share/like the Facebook events to spread the word to your friends!

  • Fri 4/5 - Cornhole Tournament @ the Tap Room / Time TBD

    • Keep your eye out for this Facebook event, which will let you know what the DOPE AF grand prize is! Let’s just say you’ll know what your Friday night plans on April 5th will be!

  • Mon 4/1-Sun 4/7 - Oyster Week @ All Locations

    • Mon 4/1 - ShellShocked Documentary Showings @ the Tap Room / 6pm & 8pm

      • Kick off Oyster Week with two showings of ShellShocked, a documentary that explores the importance and fragility of wild oysters in cleaning water and building ecosystems for marine life

    • Tues 4/2 - Tap Talk on Oyster Aquaculture @ the Tap Room / 7pm

      • Learn about ocean acidification and its effect on oyster aquaculture in a presentation by EPA scientist Jim Markwiese

    • Thurs 4/4 - Oyster Beer Mini-Fest @ Caves / 4pm

      • Enjoy a small selection of oyster beers on tap, selected by Caves' beer curator Nick Kubli!

    • Sat 4/6 - Oyster & Beer Fest @ the Tap Room / 2pm-8pm

      • A showcase of unique oysters from coastal regions around the country, each paired with beer from standout breweries from the same region. Each oyster will be offered in a raw preparation that allows regions and species to demonstrate their unique character.

    • Sun 4/7 - Oyster & Champagne Brunch @ Caves / 9am-2pm

      • Caves' famous weekend brunch with the special Oyster Week additions of a raw oyster bar, unique oyster-themed brunch specials, and champagne pairings

    • All Week Long - Oyster Specials @ Both Block 15 locations + Caves

      • Unique, thoughtfully prepared oyster specials made with a variety of oyster species

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THE PEOPLE’S PINT / DINE OUTS

We are currently partnering with AFRANA (Alliance for Recreation and Natural Areas) for The People’s Pint tap. The designated beer is The Wild Cimmerian at the Pub and Winter Amusement at the Tap Room.

On Monday, April 1st The People’s Pint partner will switch to CARDV (Center Against Rape and Domestic Violence).

NEXT PUB DINE OUT

Check back in April!

NEXT TAP ROOM DINE OUT

Check back in April!


PUB HAPPENINGS

APRIL MONTHLY SPECIALS

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  • Brewers Board

  • Curry Chicken Skewers

  • Hawaiian Burger

  • Oregon Shrimp Cobb Salad

*Procedures for these can be found here, and the photos and descriptions can be found here!

BREWER’S PROVISION

Thurs 3/28
Garrison’s Corned Beef Hash Sandwich with Latkes
, paired with Illuminated

NEW SEASONAL DESSERTS

*Procedures can be found here!

Internal Brewsletter - March 20, 2019

YOU OUGHTA KNOW!

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SEASONAL APPAREL CHANGES

Starting this week, we will be switching out all of the apparel we are currently selling for new styles. This is going to be the standard pattern each season from here on out (meaning changing quarterly). All styles will drop off and be replaced by new seasonal apparel. It is meant to create a more cohesive look with our apparel. All of the pieces are intended to be unique enough to sell on their own but complement each other when worn together. If you have any questions let Beth know!


STAFF ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Make sure to give a warm welcome to our newest staff members!

    • Rosalin Dunn is joining us as a host/food runner at the Pub

    • Nathan Burns is joining us as a line cook at Caves


WHAT’S NEW ON INSTA


CAVES HAPPENINGS

EVENTS

Celebration of Flanders with pFriem Family Brewers
Wednesday March 20th (today) / 5-8 PM

We will be pouring four Belgian inspired beers from pFriem. We will feature their Flanders Red, Flanders Blonde, Oud Bruin, and Abrikoos Blueberry Lambic-style. A representative from pFriem will be sharing history, and brewing techniques from one of the world's most renowned beer regions.

Orval Day presented by Merchant Du Vin
Saturday March 23rd / All Day

Orval sells one beer, brewed to exquisite perfection within the walls of Notre Dame d’Orval Monastery in Belgium. Orval Day is meant to introduce this classically unique Belgian pale ale to someone, or encourage others to revisit an old favorite. Merchant Du Vin will donate a dollar of each bottle sold to Safe Water Network.


WHAT’S GOING ON TAP SOON?

Dates are subject to change based on tap availability.

TAP ROOM

  • Fri 3/22: Vienna Lager (replacing The Cold Front), Direct Flight (replacing Love Potion #9)

  • Tues 3/26: ----

  • Fri 3/29: ----

PUB

  • Fri 3/22: Vienna Lager (replacing The Cold Front), Direct Flight (replacing Flanders Red)

  • Tues 3/26: ----

  • Fri 3/29: ----

UPCOMING BOTTLE / CAN RELEASES

  • Fri 3/22: Direct Flight (in 16oz cans)

    *This is a ninja release, available at both the Pub and the Tap Room!
    *We have special tiki glassware to serve this beer in - keep in mind, though, that this glassware is NOT for sale!

  • Sat 4/7: Animal Cookies (in 16oz cans) / Turbulent Consequence, The Pearl (in 500mL bottles)

UPCOMING / IN PROCESS BEERS

  • Animal Cookies - IPA

  • Turbulent Consequence, The Pearl - Blend of 1/2/3 year unfruited Turbulent Consequence barrels (specifically blended for Oyster Week/oyster pairing!)

  • The Mollusk - Oyster Baltic Porter

  • Cold Blows the Wind - International Pale Lager

  • Spring Amusement

EVENTS

BLOCKOUT = tap takeover

**Be sure to share/like the Facebook events to spread the word to your friends!

  • Mon 4/1-Sun 4/7 - Oyster Week @ All Locations

    • Mon 4/1 - ShellShocked Documentary Showings @ the Tap Room / 6pm & 8pm

      • Kick off Oyster Week with two showings of ShellShocked, a documentary that explores the importance and fragility of wild oysters in cleaning water and building ecosystems for marine life

    • Tues 4/2 - Tap Talk on Oyster Aquaculture @ the Tap Room / 7pm

      • Learn about ocean acidification and its effect on oyster aquaculture in a presentation by EPA scientist Jim Markwiese

    • Thurs 4/4 - Oyster Beer Mini-Fest @ Caves / 4pm

      • Enjoy a small selection of oyster beers on tap, selected by Caves' beer curator Nick Kubli!

    • Sat 4/6 - Oyster & Beer Fest @ the Tap Room / 2pm-8pm

      • A showcase of unique oysters from coastal regions around the country, each paired with beer from standout breweries from the same region. Each oyster will be offered in a raw preparation that allows regions and species to demonstrate their unique character.

    • Sun 4/7 - Oyster & Champagne Brunch @ Caves / 9am-2pm

      • Caves' famous weekend brunch with the special Oyster Week additions of a raw oyster bar, unique oyster-themed brunch specials, and champagne pairings

    • All Week Long - Oyster Specials @ Both Block 15 locations + Caves

      • Unique, thoughtfully prepared oyster specials made with a variety of oyster species

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THE PEOPLE’S PINT / DINE OUTS

We are currently partnering with AFRANA (Alliance for Recreation and Natural Areas) for The People’s Pint tap. The designated beer is The Wild Cimmerian at the Pub and Alpha IPA at the Tap Room.

NEXT PUB DINE OUT

Check back in April!

NEXT TAP ROOM DINE OUT

Check back in April!


PUB HAPPENINGS

APRIL MONTHLY SPECIALS

*These will go live next Wednesday, 3/27

  • Brewers Board - Olympia Provisions Chorizo Rioja, Tillamook smoked cheddar, house pickled bread & butter pickles, marcona almonds, fresh baked ale bread, and our cilantro-mustard sauce. $13.99

  • Curry Chicken Skewers - Grilled curry chicken skewers, served on a bed of coconut basmati rice with cucumber relish and our peanut dipping sauce. $9.99

  • Hawaiian Burger - A hand-spanked Oregon Natural beef patty topped with house-made Spam, house made pepper jack-American cheese, grilled fresh pineapple and Korean BBQ sauce on a toasted house baked bun with all the fixings. Served with your choice of fries, soup or salad. $16.49

  • Oregon Shrimp Cobb Salad- Fresh romaine tossed in our beer bleu cheese dressing and topped with Oregon bay shrimp, smoky bacon, farm fresh hard-boiled egg, blue cheese crumbles, and Mama Lils pickled goathorn peppers. Served with fresh baked garlic bread. $14.99

*Procedures for these can be found here.
*Photos and descriptions will be available next week!

BREWER’S PROVISION

Thurs 3/21
Dakota’s French Dip on an Herbed Hoagie Roll
, paired with Illuminated

Internal Brewsletter - March 13, 2019

YOU OUGHTA KNOW!

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FINAL PRAY FOR SNOW

The final Pray for Snow is happening tomorrow (Thursday, March 14th) at the Tap Room! This last one will feature lift tickets for Mt. Ashland & Hoodoo, in addition to prizes from Peak Sports and other cool stuff! There will also be a cornhole tournament with a pretty kick-ass grand prize for the winners - a custom Block 15 cornhole set! Block 15 employees have been down on their luck for the past few events, so maybe this is someone’s chance! (Just make sure to wear non-Block 15 clothing!)

Now it’s time to Pray for Sun!

MUG CLUB RENEWALS

Tomorrow (Thursday, March 14th) marks the beginning of Mug Club Renewals for 2019! Please familiarize yourself with the renewal information so you are prepared to answer any questions customers may have. The announcement is being sent out in this week’s newsletter (both general and mug club), so you will be getting some questions!


STAFF ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Make sure to give a warm welcome to our newest Pub staff members!

    • Bryce Anderson is joining us as a line cook

    • Eliot Stone is joining us as a dishwasher

    • Tyler Perry is joining us as a prep cook


WHAT’S NEW ON INSTA


CAVES HAPPENINGS

BOURBON MONTH BLIND TASTING FLIGHT

The results of the Blind Tasting Flight have finally been revealed as the following:

A: VanWinkle

B: Antique

C: Blade & Bow

Who guessed correctly?!

EVENTS

Today (Wednesday, March 13th) is March’s Monthly Tasting Series featuring Dirt Road Brewing!


WHAT’S GOING ON TAP SOON?

Dates are subject to change based on tap availability.

TAP ROOM

  • Fri 3/15: The Wild Cimmerian (replacing Crescendo)

  • Tues 3/19: Spellbound (replacying Pyrus), A Nugg Hugg (replacing Fluffhead)

  • Fri 3/22: Vienna Lager (replacing The Cold Front), Direct Flight (replacing Love Potion #9)

PUB

  • Fri 3/15: The Wild Cimmerian (replacing Super Nebula)

  • Tues 3/19: Spellbound (replacing Kriek), A Nugg Hugg (replacing Fluffhead)

  • Fri 3/22: Vienna Lager (replacing The Cold Front), Direct Flight (replacing Flanders Red)

*Customers are probably going to ask about why Fluffhead is gone, so please just explain to them that we are going to be rotating it on and off going forward. It always will come back, but it will just come back in waves. Encourage them to try something else and find a new favorite!

UPCOMING BOTTLE / CAN RELEASES

  • Sat 4/7: Animal Cookies (in 16oz cans) / Turbulent Consequence, The Pearl (in 500mL bottles)

UPCOMING / IN PROCESS BEERS

  • Vienna Lager - Crisp, dry lager

  • Animal Cookies - IPA

  • Turbulent Consequence, The Pearl - Blend of 1/2/3 year unfruited Turbulent Consequence barrels (specifically blended for Oyster Week/oyster pairing!)

  • The Mollusk - Oyster Baltic Porter

  • International Pale Lager - more info on this TBA!

EVENTS

BLOCKOUT = tap takeover

**Be sure to share/like the Facebook events to spread the word to your friends!

  • Wed 3/13 - Monthly Tasting Series with Dirt Road Brewing @ Caves

  • Mon 4/1-Sun 4/7 - Oyster Week @ All Locations

    • Mon 4/1 - ShellShocked Documentary Showings @ the Tap Room / 6pm & 8pm

      • Kick off Oyster Week with two showings of ShellShocked, a documentary that explores the importance and fragility of wild oysters in cleaning water and building ecosystems for marine life

    • Tues 4/2 - Tap Talk on Oyster Aquaculture @ the Tap Room / 7pm

      • Learn about ocean acidification and its effect on oyster aquaculture in a presentation by EPA scientist Jim Markwiese

    • Thurs 4/4 - Oyster Beer Mini-Fest @ Caves / 4pm

      • Enjoy a small selection of oyster beers on tap, selected by Caves' beer curator Nick Kubli!

    • Sat 4/6 - Oyster & Beer Fest @ the Tap Room / 2pm-8pm

      • A showcase of unique oysters from coastal regions around the country, each paired with beer from standout breweries from the same region. Each oyster will be offered in a raw preparation that allows regions and species to demonstrate their unique character.

    • Sun 4/7 - Oyster & Champagne Brunch @ Caves / 9am-2pm

      • Caves' famous weekend brunch with the special Oyster Week additions of a raw oyster bar, unique oyster-themed brunch specials, and champagne pairings

    • All Week Long - Oyster Specials @ Both Block 15 locations + Caves

      • Unique, thoughtfully prepared oyster specials made with a variety of oyster species

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THE PEOPLE’S PINT / DINE OUTS

We are currently partnering with AFRANA (Alliance for Recreation and Natural Areas) for The People’s Pint tap. The designated beer is Nebula Oat Stout at the Pub and Winter Amusement at the Tap Room.

NEXT PUB DINE OUT

Check back in April!

*Last week’s Dine Out brought in $581.80 for Wonders Early Learning Center!

NEXT TAP ROOM DINE OUT

Check back in April!


PUB HAPPENINGS

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MARCH MONTHLY SPECIALS

  • Brewer’s Board

  • Italian Scotch Egg

  • Whiskey & Bacon Steamer Clams

  • Paddy Burger

*Procedures for these can be found here.
*Photos and descriptions can be found
here!

BREWER’S PROVISION

Thurs 3/14
Seth Steiling’s Short Rib Empanada
, paired with Alpha IPA

BEHIND THE BAR UPDATES

SPRING COCKTAIL MENU

*These will go live Friday, March 15th!*

  • Passion Fruit Margarita - Hornitos Anejo tequila, St. Germain elderflower liqueur, passion fruit, fresh squeezed lime juice and simple syrup. *Want to spice it up? Ask for our house habanero tincture!

  • Spring Spritzer - SlapTail vodka, house strawberry-rhubarb syrup, fresh squeezed lemon topped with sparkling wine.

  • Jameson & the Giant Peach - Jameson’s Irish Whiskey, white peach puree, fresh orange and lemon juices, and simple syrup. 

  • Lavender Vodka Martini - SlapTail vodka, lavender house-infused simple syrup, & fresh squeezed lime juice. 

  • Early Morning - Crater Lake Gin, fresh squeezed grapefruit, and earl grey simple syrup topped with a splash of soda.

Internal Brewsletter - March 6, 2019

YOU OUGHTA KNOW!

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PAKTECH HOLDER RECYCLING

This program is now LIVE! Please refer to the handy poster for information, in addition to our social media posting.

At the Pub, the bin is located in front of the brewhouse (behind the brewbar). At the Tap Room the bin is located right next to the front door.

BEST IN THE WEST EVENTS

Best in the West is offering employees free race participation (space permitting) for all Best in the West events for 2019! The calendar of events can be found on their website. If you are interested in participating in any of the events, please email Paige (paige@block15.com) and she can get you a sign-up code!


STAFF ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Congratulations to Alicia, who is officially a 5-year employee! Get it girl!

  • Also a huge congratulations to Paul, who has been with the company for 10 YEARS! What a memorable 10 years of Paul shenanigans!

  • On a more serious note, please make sure to never give out personal information regarding our staff (names, phone numbers, work schedules, etc.). Take down a message if someone wants to get a hold of any of our employees and pass that along. We want to make sure everyone stays safe and comfortable and isn’t put in a sketchy situation!


WHAT’S NEW ON INSTA


CAVES HAPPENINGS

NEW MENU ITEMS / CHANGES

  • The procedure for the pork belly burnt ends salad can be found here!

  • New cocktail alert! All Spice Daiquiri - J. May rum, All Spice Dram, lime, simple syrup, and nutmeg.

EVENTS

March’s Monthly Tasting Series will feature Dirt Road Brewing on Wednesday, March 13th!


WHAT’S GOING ON TAP SOON?

Dates are subject to change based on tap availability.

TAP ROOM

  • Fri 3/8: Illuminated (replacing The Prophecies), Flanders Red (replacing Orange Zest Saison)

  • Tues 3/12: The Wild Cimmerian (replacing Crescendo), Spellbound (replacying Pyrus)

PUB

  • Fri 3/8: Illuminated (replacing The Prophecies), Flanders Red (replacing Love Potion #9)

  • Tues 3/12: The Wild Cimmerian (replacing Super Nebula), Spellbound (replacing Kriek)

UPCOMING BOTTLE / CAN RELEASES

  • Fri 3/8: Illuminated (Tripel) in 500mL bottles (through end of May)

UPCOMING / IN PROCESS BEERS

  • Direct Flight - Tart Strawberry & Guava IPA

  • A Nugg Hug - IPA

    *This will be the first of a series of rotating IPA’s replacing Fluffhead periodically!

  • Vienna Lager - Crisp, dry lager

  • Animal Cookies - IPA

  • The Mollusk - Oyster Baltic Porter

EVENTS

BLOCKOUT = tap takeover

**Be sure to share/like the Facebook events to spread the word to your friends!

*Just gonna leave this right here so no one forgets about it…

*Just gonna leave this right here so no one forgets about it…

THE PEOPLE’S PINT / DINE OUTS

We are currently partnering with AFRANA (Alliance for Recreation and Natural Areas) for The People’s Pint tap. The designated beer is Nebula Oat Stout at the Pub and Winter Amusement at the Tap Room.

The People’s Pint for February raised $499.50 for Oregon Brewshed Alliance!

NEXT PUB DINE OUT

Check back in April!

NEXT TAP ROOM DINE OUT

Tues 3/12
Ducks Unlimited


PUB HAPPENINGS

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MARCH MONTHLY SPECIALS

  • Brewer’s Board

  • Italian Scotch Egg

  • Whiskey & Bacon Steamer Clams

  • Paddy Burger

*Procedures for these can be found here.
*Photos and descriptions can be found
here!

BREWER’S PROVISION

Thurs 3/7
Aaron Spotswood’s Bacon and Guacamole Grilled Cheese on Sourdough
, paired with Emerging Sunshine

BEHIND THE BAR UPDATES

SPRING COCKTAIL MENU

  • Passion Fruit Margarita - Hornitos Anejo tequila, St. Germain elderflower liqueur, passion fruit, fresh squeezed lime juice and simple syrup. *Want to spice it up? Ask for our house habanero tincture!

  • Spring Spritzer - SlapTail vodka, house strawberry-rhubarb syrup, fresh squeezed lemon topped with sparkling wine.

  • Jameson & the Giant Peach - Jameson’s Irish Whiskey, white peach puree, fresh orange and lemon juices, and simple syrup. 

  • Lavender Vodka Martini - SlapTail vodka, lavender house-infused simple syrup, & fresh squeezed lime juice. 

NEW SODA/LEMONADE FLAVORS

Our new seasonal lemonade will be Passion Fruit (replacing Blood Orange) and our new seasonal house soda will be Strawberry-Rhubarb (replacing Orange-Pomegranate).

CLEANING UP OIL SPILLS

Let’s be diligent when cleaning up and handling oil spills in the back alley! We don’t want any of that ish going into the storm drains and then into our streams and rivers (and eventually oceans!). Sarah has written a procedure, so familiarize yourself with it and make sure we’re staying environmental rock stars!

Internal Brewsletter - February 27, 2019

YOU OUGHTA KNOW!

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OREGON BEER AWARDS

Drumroll please….

Block 15 won Mid-Size Brewery at this year’s Oregon Beer Awards! This award was from a vote of their Voting Academy made of of “hundreds of industry insiders.”

Go team!

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PAKTECH 4-PACK HOLDER RECYCLING

The PakTech 4-pack recycling program is still going to happen, we’re just waiting on some final logistics before officially rolling it out.

In the meantime, though, did you know PakTech manufactures (and therefore can recycle) more than just our 4-pack holders?! Have you ever refilled our hand soap and had to wrestle off the 2-pack holder? Guess what?! That’s PakTech too!


WHAT’S NEW ON INSTA


CAVES HAPPENINGS

NEW MENU ITEMS / CHANGES

  • The procedure for the chicken tagine can be found here!

  • Look at these sexy board options available right now (ingredients/more details can be found on Caves’ Facebook):


WHAT’S GOING ON TAP SOON?

Dates are subject to change based on tap availability.

TAP ROOM

  • Fri 3/1: Spellbound (replacing Pyrus), Emerging Sunshine (replacing Fresh Pow)

  • Tues 3/5: Billy Breathes (replacing The DAB Lab, Juice Joint)

  • Fri 3/8: Illuminated (replacing The Prophecies)

  • Tues 3/12: The Wild Cimmerian (replacing Crescendo)

PUB

  • Fri 3/1: Spellbound (replacing Kriek), Emerging Sunshine (replacing Fresh Pow)

  • Tues 3/5: Billy Breathes (replacing Winter Amusement)

  • Fri 3/8: Illuminated (replacing The Prophecies)

  • Tues 3/12: The Wild Cimmerian (replacing Super Nebula)

UPCOMING BOTTLE / CAN RELEASES

  • Fri 3/1: Emerging Sunshine (Golden IPA) in 16oz cans (through end of May)

    *This will be available in both draft and cans on Friday, at both locations!

  • Fri 3/8: Illuminated (Tripel) in 500mL bottles (through end of May)

    *This is being release as just a standard ninja release.

UPCOMING / IN PROCESS BEERS

  • Direct Flight - Tart Strawberry & Guava IPA

  • Flanders Red

  • Vienna Lager - Crisp, dry lager

EVENTS

BLOCKOUT = tap takeover

**Be sure to share/like the Facebook events to spread the word to your friends!

  • Fri-Sun 3/1-3/3 - Volksfest @ Mt. Angel

    *We brewed a special batch of Bloktoberfest for this event, and our crew will be slinging beer on Saturday!

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THE PEOPLE’S PINT / DINE OUTS

We are currently partnering with Oregon Brewshed Alliance (an initiative of Oregon Wild) for The People’s Pint tap. The designated beer is The DAB Lab, Juice Joint at the Pub and Fresh Pow at the Tap Room.

Starting March 1, The People’s Pint partner will change to AFRANA (Alliance for Recreation and Natural Areas).

NEXT PUB DINE OUT

Tues 3/5
Wonders Early Learning Center

NEXT TAP ROOM DINE OUT

Tues 3/12
Ducks Unlimited


PUB SPECIALS / MENU UPDATES

MARCH MONTHLY SPECIALS

Brewer’s Board
Irish Stout soaked Face Rock cheese curds, house pickled Brussel sprouts, sour cherry chutney, thinly sliced bresaola, Queen Bee honey and house baked soda bread. $13.99

Italian Scotch Egg
A soft-boiled farm fresh egg wrapped in Peppertree Sausage House Chicago style Italian sausage, then breaded and fried golden. Served with our house mustard. Two for $9.99

Whiskey & Bacon Steamer Clams
Pacific NW manila clams steamed with garlic, chives, Whiskey, smoky bacon and cream. Served with house baked ale bread and lemon. $15.99

Paddy Burger
Oregon Natural beef mixed with our Nebula Stout, onions, garlic, and pepper. Topped with melted Face Rock cheese curds and caramelized onions, on a toasted house baked bun with red pepper & parsley mayo, lettuce, and tomato. Served with your choice of side. $15.49

*Procedures for these can be found here.
*Photos will be available next week!

BREWER’S PROVISION

Thurs 2/28
Matt Williams’
Kaju Pakoda, paired with The Cold Front

BEHIND THE BAR UPDATES

We are making a few changes to our Guest Beverage and Wine menu that will go into effect on Tuesday, March 5th!

Here is a quick rundown of the changes:

  • We will be bringing in a second Nectar Creek mead offering in addition to the Waggle. Right now Nectar Creek has two seasonal offerings - Top Bar (coffee session mead) and the Nectarade (lemon-lime session mead) which we will rotate between, starting with Top Bar. 

  • Second, we are dropping the Ground Breaker Ollalie and will instead add SeekOut's Raspberry + Meyer Lemon Hard Seltzer to our line-up. SeekOut Real Hard Seltzer was started by the same wonderful folks over at 2Towns and is crafted using just fruit and water (the alcohol in the seltzer also comes from real fruit). No artificial flavors or refined sugars - just real fruit! This is also another great gluten-free offering! (We will still carry Ground Breaker's IPA No. 5 for a GF beer offering.)

  • Last but not least, we are changing up our white wine offering by dropping the Riesling and replacing it with a sparkling white wine! Yay for bubbles! These new cans of sparkling wine are very exciting because we will have less waste as each can is a single serving - plus they are quite delicious.

Details on each of these new beverages can be found here!

The Spring cocktail menu will be unveiled in next week’s newsletter!