Internal Brewsletter - January 16, 2018

YOU OUGHTA KNOW!

BLOCK 15 GETS RECOGNIZED

Every year, the National Restaurant Association Education Foundation (NRAEF) recognizes outstanding restaurants around the country for outstanding community service, diversity and lifetime achievement. National awards are given to restaurants that are exceptional in community service, and that aim to inspire others with their stories of success.

At the end of last year, Katy applied for this award…and guess what?! Block 15 is one of Oregon’s 2019 state Restaurant Neighbor award winners! We will now compete with other state winners, in addition to other winners from across the country, for one of the prestigious national awards. Three national winners will receive $10,000 to help support the winner’s favorite charity or community project, and winners are flown to Washington D.C. for a presentation dinner.

Regardless of the national awards, we will be receiving a commemorative plaque at the Oregon Restaurant and Lodging Association’s annual convention.

Way to go, Block 15 team! On to D.C.!

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BOURBON MONTH

Bourbon Month begins February 1st at the Pub and Caves! We will be debuting our new barrel selection from Buffalo Trace, along with a rad lineup of bourbons hand-picked by Alex Goodwin. There will be events galore, including the Caves Bourbon Dinner, a dine-out/tasting with 4 Spirits at the pub, a bottle release brunch, and an ice cream social. Get ready to drink some bourbon!

This document is your Bourbon Month bible. Please become very familiar with all the information within it…we want you all to be super in-the-know about all things Bourbon Month!

MAJESTIC THEATRE EVENTS

Block 15 and Caves employees have access to free tickets for select Majestic Theatre events! Upcoming events include:

If you are interested in attending any of these events, please email Tana (tana@block15.com) and she can hook you up with the tickets!


STAFF ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Welcome to James Cross, who joins us as our newest staff member in the Brewery!


WHAT’S NEW ON INSTA


CAVES HAPPENINGS

DOPE WILD ALES

Caves currently has a great collection of wild ales from Jester King Brewery from Austin, TX. These are perfect for sharing with friends!

EVENTS

  • Saturday, January 19th is an all day dine out for Philomath Montessori School. 10% of the days sales will be donated back to the school. Drop by to show your support for Cassidy’s school!

  • Caves’ Monthly Tasting Series on Wednesday, February 13th will be with Buoy Beer Company. We'll be pouring standout beers from Buoy paired with small plates from our kitchen.

  • Tickets will go on sale for Caves Bourbon Bier Dinner (the actual dinner is on Monday, February 18th) on on Monday, January 20th. The link for purchase can be found on Caves website within the next few days.


WHAT’S GOING ON TAP SOON?

Dates are subject to change based on tap availability.

TAP ROOM

  • Fri 1/18: Pyrus (replacing TC Cherry Pit), Orange Zest Saison (replacing Ol’ St Nick), Love Potion #9 (nitro & regular draft, replacing Cosmic Cold Brew), Willa in the Morning (replacing Hoppy New Year!)

  • Tues 1/22: Doppelbock (replacing Dortmunder Export)

  • Fri 1/25: Winter Amusement (replacing Resilience IPA)

  • Tues 1/29: ----

PUB

  • Fri 1/18: Pyrus (replacing TC Cherry Pit), Orange Zest Saison (replacing The Hop Workshop #10), Love Potion #9 (replacing Cosmic Cold Brew), Willa in the Morning (replacing Hoppy New Year!)

  • Tues 1/22: ----

  • Fri 1/25: Doppelbock (replacing Dortmunder Export), Winter Amusement (replacing Wellspring)

  • Tues 1/29: ----

*Wild Cimmerian was slated to go on tap this week, however due to tap space it has now been pushed back a week or two. Stay tuned!

UPCOMING BOTTLE / CAN RELEASES

  • Fri 1/18: Love Potion #9. Available in 16oz cans.

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

  • Fri 1/25: Winter Amusement. Available in 500mL bottles.

    *Tentatively available at both locations, subject to change.

  • Sat 2/2: Super Nebula (500mL bottles) / Super Nebula Breakfast with Roses (500mL bottles) / Super Nebula Double Chocolate Hazelnut (500mL bottles) / Kriek (500mL bottles) / The DAB Lab, Juice Joint (16oz cans)

    *Draft will be available on Fri 2/1, and mug club and employees can pick up cans and bottles on Friday as well. The releases on Sat 2/2 are the brunch release at the Pub and the public release at the Tap Room. More info will follow in the upcoming weeks!

UPCOMING / IN PROCESS BEERS

  • Pyrus - Wild golden farmhouse ale open fermented in cognac barrels on local pears

  • Willa in the Morning - One off variation of Willa that was conditioned on Brazilian and Costa Rican coffee beans, selected and roasted by Mostra (coffee roastery from San Diego).

  • Orange Zest Saison - Wild farmhouse ale conditioned on orange zest

  • Doppelbock - strong German lager

  • Winter Amusement - wild collaboration with deGarde

  • Wild Cimmerian - Blend of dark sour beers

  • Super Nebula - imperial stout matured in bourbon barrels

  • Super Nebula Breakfast with Roses - imperial stout brewed with maple syrup matured in bourbon barrels and conditioned on cocoa nibs and coffee beans

  • Super Nebula Double Chocolate Hazelnut - imperial stout matured in bourbon barrels and conditioned on cocoa nibs, chocolate and hazelnut

  • The DAB Lab, Juice Joint - progressive IPA featuring hop extractions

  • Kriek - Oud Bruin spontaneously fermented in bourbon barrels with cherries

  • The Cold Front - winter lager

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 Heartland Humane Society for The People’s Pint tap. The designated beer is Hop Workshop #10 (switching to Print Master’s Pale once Hop Workshop blows) at the Pub and Fresh Pow at the Tap Room.

NEXT PUB DINE OUT

Check back in February!

NEXT TAP ROOM DINE OUT

Check back in February!


PUB SPECIALS / MENU UPDATES

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JANUARY MONTHLY SPECIALS

*Pictures and descriptions can be found here!

Brewer’s Board

Fried Olives

Porkstrami Sandwich

Clam & Stout Linguine

MONTHLY SPECIAL PROCEDURES

You can check out the procedures here!

BREWER’S PROVISION

Thurs 1/17
Aaron Spotswood's Espresso Rubbed Tri-Tip Sandwich
, paired with Cosmic Cold Brew.

NEW MONTHLY DESSERTS

WINTER COCKTAIL MENU

*For descriptions and pricing for each cocktail please see this write-up.

Bloody Mary

Manhattan

1895 Old Fashioned

Vodka Collins

Iced Hazelnut Coffee

Hot Spiked Cider

White Chocolate Cherry

Blood Orange Fizz

Bourbon Root Beer Float

Kentucky Coffee

Winter Sidecar

Pear Flower

Strawberry or Blackberry Drop

Cherry Limeade

OTHER PUB MENU NOTES

  • There is now an all-in-one list for you to reference that includes all of our vegetarian and vegan options at the Pub. This will be available in-house for your reference, but you can familiarize yourself with the electronic version here.

  • Be on the lookout for brand spankin’ new actual brewer’s boards! The procedure for oiling them will stay the same. #FancyAF


TAP ROOM SPECIALS / MENU UPDATES

  • The second wave of Tap Room menu items will go live this Friday, January 18th!

    • Friday 1/18 Items:

      • Roasted Carrot & Brown Rice Salad

      • Roasted Brussel Sprouts

      • Hog Press

      • Pilz En Kraut

      • More New Board Items

*Descriptions of Friday’s new items can be found here.
*Line procedures will be available within the next few days, so check back!

  • The procedure has changed for the pain de campagne on the tuna melt - instead of using mayo to toast the bread, we will now be using butter.

  • The Mama Lil’s Chicken Sandwich will no longer get mozzarella on it, FYI!

Internal Brewsletter - January 9, 2018

YOU OUGHTA KNOW!

100% OFF NEW FOOD ITEMS POLICY

There as been some confusion regarding the policy of 100% off new food items. Below is the finalized policy and verbiage. Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with it, and feel free to ask a manager if you have any questions!

  • Caves: Employees are eligible to receive a 100% discount on an unmodified, new food menu item during the first week of the menu item's release. The employee is not required to have worked any hours on the day the discount is received. What is required is that the employee critically think about the menu item and provide thoughtful, written feedback.

  • Pub: Employees are eligible to receive a 100% discount on an unmodified, monthly special food menu item during the first week of the menu item's release. This discount may also apply to the first week of any new static menu food item. The employee is not required to have worked any hours on the day the discount is received. What is required is that the employee critically think about the menu item and provide thoughtful, written feedback.  

  • Tap Room: Employees are eligible to receive  a 100% discount on an unmodified, new food menu item during the first two weeks of the menu item's release. The employee is not required to have worked any hours on the day the discount is received. What is required is that the employee critically think about the menu item and provide thoughtful, written feedback.  

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BOURBON MONTH

Bourbon Month begins February 1st at the Pub and Caves! We will be debuting our new barrel selection from Buffalo Trace, along with a rad lineup of bourbons hand-picked by Alex Goodwin. There will be events galore, including the Caves Bourbon Dinner, a dine-out/tasting with 4 Spirits at the pub, a bottle release brunch, and an ice cream social. Get ready to drink some bourbon!

Goody is going to drop a knowledge bomb on us next week with a ton more information about the month!


HOG BREAKDOWN

A few employees will be breaking down 2 whole hogs on Monday, January 14th at 10am at the Tap Room, and anyone who wants to come observe and get their hands dirty helping out are welcome to join. All three of our kitchens will then use various products from the breakdown in different recipes throughout the next few months!

SIP & SPELL @ THE WHITESIDE

We will be pouring beer at the Sip & Spell Adult Spelling Bee at the Whiteside next month on Saturday, February 9th. More specific details will follow as the event gets closer, but just as an FYI we will have coasters to promote the event at both locations. So if someone asks why we have those coasters you can explain to them that we’re the beer pourers!


STAFF ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Congratulations to Jorden W. and Rachel Z. on their new lead positions!


WHAT’S NEW ON INSTA


CAVES HAPPENINGS

NEW WEB SITE

Caves has a brand-spanking new web site! It is live and can be found at the same address as before: biercaves.com.

NEW MENU ITEMS

These will be going live at the end of the week! Descriptions of each item can be found here.

  • Brown Rice Toss with Ginger Chicken     

  • Chef Board (updated version)

  • Cheese Board (updated version)

EVENTS

  • Caves will be hosting it’s Monthly Tasting Series with Modern Times brewery on Wednesday, January 9th from 5pm-7pm. We will have a representative from their Portland location The Belmont Fermentorium. Caves will be pouring five of their beers: Oderville Hazy IPA; Black House Oatmeal Stout; Bourbon Barrel Aged Devils Teeth with hazelnuts, vanilla, and coffee; Liliput Kolsch; and Flamenco Sketches Sour with guava, orange, and vanilla. We will have small plate food specials to pair with some of the beers as well!

  • Saturday, January 19th is an all day dine out for Philomath Montessori School. Drop by to show your support for Cassidy’s school!


WHAT’S GOING ON TAP SOON?

Dates are subject to change based on tap availability.

TAP ROOM

  • Fri 1/11: ----

  • Tues 1/15: Wild Cimmerian (replacing Hoppy New Year!)

  • Fri 1/18: Pyrus (pear wild, replacing TC Cherry Pit), Orange Zest Saison (replacing Ol’ St Nick), Love Potion #9 (replacing Cosmic Cold Brew)

  • Tues 1/22: ----

PUB

  • Fri 1/11: ----

  • Tues 1/15: Wild Cimmerian (replacing Hoppy New Year!)

  • Fri 1/18: Pyrus (pear wild, replacing TC Cherry Pit), Orange Zest Saison (replacing The Hop Workshop #10), Love Potion #9 (replacing Cosmic Cold Brew)

  • Tues 1/22: ----

UPCOMING BOTTLE / CAN RELEASES

  • Fri 1/18: Love Potion #9. Available in 16oz cans.

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

  • Fri 1/25: Winter Amusement. Available in 500mL bottles.

    *Tentatively available at both locations, subject to change.

  • Sat 2/2: Super Nebula (500mL bottles) / Super Nebula Breakfast with Roses (500mL bottles) / Super Nebula Double Chocolate Hazelnut (500mL bottles) / Kriek (500mL bottles) / The DAB Lab, Juice Joint (16oz cans)

    *Draft will be available on Fri 2/1, and mug club and employees can pick up cans and bottles on Friday as well. The releases on Sat 2/2 are the brunch release at the Pub and the public release at the Tap Room. More info will follow in the upcoming weeks!

UPCOMING / IN PROCESS BEERS

  • Doppelbock - strong German lager

  • Winter Amusement - wild collaboration with deGarde

  • Super Nebula - imperial stout matured in bourbon barrels

  • Super Nebula Breakfast with Roses - imperial stout brewed with maple syrup matured in bourbon barrels and conditioned on cocoa nibs and coffee beans

  • Super Nebula Double Chocolate Hazelnut - imperial stout matured in bourbon barrels and conditioned on cocoa nibs, chocolate and hazelnut

  • The DAB Lab, Juice Joint - progressive IPA featuring hop extractions

  • Kriek - Oud Bruin spontaneously fermented in bourbon barrels with cherries

  • The Cold Front - winter lager

EVENTS

This is the snowboard up for grabs at tomorrow’s Pray for Snow event! #DOPE

This is the snowboard up for grabs at tomorrow’s Pray for Snow event! #DOPE

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 Heartland Humane Society for The People’s Pint tap. The designated beer is Print Master’s Pale at the Pub and Fresh Pow at the Tap Room.

NEXT PUB DINE OUT

Check back in February!

NEXT TAP ROOM DINE OUT

Check back in February!

*There will be no dine-outs for either the Pub or Tap Room in January so we can focus on donations for the Resilience IPA program!


PUB SPECIALS / MENU UPDATES

JANUARY MONTHLY SPECIALS

*Pictures and descriptions can be found here!

Brewer’s Board

Fried Olives

Porkstrami Sandwich

Clam & Stout Linguine

MONTHLY SPECIAL PROCEDURES

You can check out the procedures here!

BREWER’S PROVISION

Thurs 1/10
Matt Williams’ Venison Stew
, paired with The Prophecies.

NEW MONTHLY DESSERTS

WINTER COCKTAIL MENU

*For descriptions and pricing for each cocktail please see this write-up.

Bloody Mary

Manhattan

1895 Old Fashioned

Vodka Collins

Iced Hazelnut Coffee

Hot Spiked Cider

White Chocolate Cherry

Blood Orange Fizz

Bourbon Root Beer Float

Kentucky Coffee

Winter Sidecar

Pear Flower

Strawberry or Blackberry Drop

Cherry Limeade

OTHER PUB MENU NOTES

  • We have revamped our ale bread procedure a bit, so it’ll start to look and feel a bit different in the coming weeks. With this updated procedure, please be careful to not burn it when putting it in the oven or on the flat top!


TAP ROOM SPECIALS / MENU UPDATES

  • New Tap Room menu items will go live Friday 1/11 and Friday 1/18!

    • Friday 1/11 Items:

      • Oregon Tuna Melt (updated version)

      • Mama Lil’s Chicken Sandwich

      • Winter Tempeh Melt

      • Tri-Tip French Dip

      • New Board Items

*Descriptions of Friday’s new items can be found here.
*Line procedures can be found
here.

Internal Brewsletter - January 2, 2018

YOU OUGHTA KNOW!

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BOURBON MONTH

Bourbon Month begins February 1st at the Pub and Caves! We will be debuting our new barrel selection from Buffalo Trace, along with a rad lineup of bourbons hand-picked by Alex Goodwin. There will be events galore, including the Caves Bourbon Dinner, a dine-out/tasting with 4 Spirits at the pub, a bottle release brunch, and an ice cream social. More information will be available throughout the month…get ready to drink some bourbon!

BLOCK 15 AND CAVES HOLIDAY FORMAL

You and a guest* are invited to the Block 15 and Caves Holiday Formal!

 *(If your guest is a former employee, please check with Nick or Kristen ahead of time)

What: Please join us for cocktail appetizers, drinks, live music, high fives, and a white elephant gift exchange (wrapped gift less than $20 in value, no alcohol or drugs)

When: Monday, January 7th, 6:30pm-11pm

Where: At The Corvallis Marriott Ballroom
(400 SW 1st St. Parking available in their garage)
Hotel room discount code here.

Due to the number of staff that missed the RSVP for the party, Nick and Kristen have worked with the caterer to accept some late RSVPs. If you were not able to RSVP, and still want to attend the party, you must RSVP by noon on Saturday, January 5th.

*Adults only, please!

RESILIENCE IPA

Resilience IPA went on tap yesterday, and we will be donating 100% of it’s sales to the Sierra Nevada Camp Fire Relief Fund to support those impacted by the Camp Fire. We joined Sierra Nevada and independent breweries around the country in supporting the Butte County community by brewing Resilience. Sierra Nevada has put together a cool interactive map showing all the different breweries/tap houses participating! NPR chatted with Sierra Nevada’s CEO Ken Grossman about the program, and you can listen to that interview here.

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PRAY FOR SNOW

We are participating in Pray For Snow events in partnership with two local radio stations (NRQ and KZEL). These events will be at the Tap Room on the 2nd Thursday of the month, beginning in November and ending in March. Pray For Snow is a live event focused on snow-based activities (skiing, snowboarding, etc.) with lots of prize giveaways ($20k total in prizes over the five months of events), games, contests, etc. We expect this to bring in a good number of folks new to Block 15 from around the region. Make sure to check out January’s event on Thursday the 10th…you may even win the grand prize! #block15luck

THE CORVALLIS HALF MARATHON & 5K

The Corvallis Half Marathon & 5K is quickly approaching! The 5k is Saturday, April 13th and the Half Marathon is Sunday, April 14th. Block 15 encourages you to participate! In support of this, we will be covering the registration cost of any Caves or Block 15 employee who participates.

You must request, and be approved for, that time off of work by February 28th.

If you would like to register for one of these runs, please check in with your scheduling manager first. Sarah and Laura will be giving Kristen A. a list of all staff members who are approved for that time off.  She will then message all approved staff with a code that will allow you to register for free!

Please note this 'offer' is only good for those of you who participate.  If you register, but don't participate, you will owe Block 15 the registration fee, so make sure to only sign up if you are committed to running!

For event specific information, please visit the Corvallis Half Marathon website. Let Kristen know if you have any questions.


STAFF ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Congratulations to Nick Abrew, who is the latest addition to the Tap Room Management team!

  • And congratulations to Elise Pietromonaco for becoming the newest Pub Manager!

  • And finally, congratulations to Jay Shilling, who has stepped into the role of Lead Production Brewer.


WHAT’S NEW ON INSTA


CAVES HAPPENINGS

EVENTS

Caves will be hosting it’s Monthly Tasting Series with Modern Times brewery on Wednesday, January 9th from 5pm-7pm. We will have a representative from their Portland location The Belmont Fermentorium. Caves will be pouring five of their beers: Oderville Hazy IPA; Black House Oatmeal Stout; Bourbon Barrel Aged Devils Teeth with hazelnuts, vanilla, and coffee; Liliput Kolsch; and Flamenco Sketches Sour with guava, orange, and vanilla. We will have small plate food specials to pair with some of the beers as well!


WHAT’S GOING ON TAP SOON?

Dates are subject to change based on tap availability.

TAP ROOM

  • Fri 1/4: Turbulent Consequence, Cherry Pit (replacing Turbulent Consequence, Huckleberry)

  • Tues 1/8: ----

  • Fri 1/11: ----

  • Tues 1/15: Love Potion #9 (replacing Cosmic Cold Brew)

PUB

  • Fri 1/4: Turbulent Consequence, Cherry Pit (replacing Resilience IPA)

  • Tues 1/8: ----

  • Fri 1/11: ----

  • Tues 1/15: Love Potion #9 (replacing Cosmic Cold Brew)

UPCOMING BOTTLE / CAN RELEASES

The January release schedule is a bit funky due to the fact that we released Hoppy New Year! before the actual new year. This means that the First Saturday release at the Tap Room will be a bottle only release - there will be no canned offering. Please ask a manager if you have questions and/or are getting weird feedback from customers.

  • Sat 1/4: Turbulent Consequence, Cherry Pit. Available in 500mL bottles.

    *This is a standard Tap Room release, with the mug club portion happening on the Friday beforehand.

  • Tues 1/15: Love Potion #9. Available in 16oz cans.

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

UPCOMING / IN PROCESS BEERS

  • Doppelbock - strong German lager

  • Super Nebula - bourbon barrel aged imperial stout

  • The DAB Lab, Juice Joint - progressive IPA featuring hop extractions

  • Kriek - bourbon barrel aged Oud Bruin

  • The Cold Front - winter lager

EVENTS

BLOCKOUT = tap takeover

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

  • Mon 1/7 - Employee tour and cider tasting at Wandering Aengus Cider

  • Mon 1/7 - Employee Holiday Formal! From 6:30pm-11pm at the Corvallis Marriott Ballroom.

    • All three locations will be closed this day as well.

  • Wed 1/9 - Caves Monthly Tasting Series with Modern Times Brewing

  • Thur 1/10 - Pray for Snow at the Tap Room

  • Sat 1/12 - Fresh Pow Party at Mt. Ashland Ski Area in Ashland, OR

PROMOTIONS

EMPLOYEE PACKAGED BEER DISCOUNT

Block 15 will now be offering a 25% discount for employees on all packaged beer! This will exclude crowler and growler sales, since we already get a discount on those ($1 off crowlers, $4 off growlers). The same limits will still apply to beers as normal. This perk is to benefit employees only - so please don’t abuse it!

2015 AUTUMN FARMHOUSE EMPLOYEE FIRE SALE

We’re still selling off a chunk of cellared 2015 Autumn Farmhouse to employees by the case at a whopping discount. Stop by the Tap Room to pick up bottles for $12/case (12 bottles per case).
*This is subject to change based on duration/availability.

THE PEOPLE’S PINT / DINE OUTS

We are currently partnering with Heartland Humane Society for The People’s Pint tap. The designated beer is Print Master’s Pale at the Pub and Alpha IPA the Tap Room.

We were able to bring 342 donated toys to Doernbecher and Randall’s Children’s Hospital last Saturday 12/22 thanks to the 6th Annual Cameron Merrill’s Legacy Toy Drive! We also purchased items off the nurses’ wish list and stocked the shower area with basic essentials at Doernbecher. THANK YOU for promoting the drive and for helping to brighten the holidays for children and families! If you want to keep the love rolling, Cameron’s family organizes blood drives throughout the year - their Facebook page can update you on upcoming blood drives.

NEXT PUB DINE OUT

Check back in February!

NEXT TAP ROOM DINE OUT

Check back in February!

*There will be no dine-outs for either the Pub or Tap Room in January so we can focus on donations for the Resilience IPA program!


PUB SPECIALS / MENU UPDATES

JANUARY MONTHLY SPECIALS

*Pictures and descriptions can be found here!

Brewer’s Board

Fried Olives

Porkstrami Sandwich

Clam & Stout Linguine

*Remember, with new specials, employees are able to get 100% discount on new specials at the Pub through next Tuesday 1/8, but feedback is required. There is now a clipboard for employee food feedback that is living at the iPad server station for staff to use when eating food and giving feedback after their shift.

MONTHLY SPECIAL PROCEDURES

You can check out the procedures here!

BREWER’S PROVISION

Thurs 1/2
Jacob Oliver’s Cannoli Tart
- An individual tart with chocolate chip ricotta cannoli filling, paired with Cosmic Cold Brew. The rich chocolate from the stout complements the smooth sweetness of the Cannoli. The higher acidity of the coffee is a great contrast with the low acidity of the dessert.

NEW MONTHLY DESSERTS

WINTER COCKTAIL MENU

*For descriptions and pricing for each cocktail please see this write-up.

Bloody Mary

Manhattan

1895 Old Fashioned

Vodka Collins

Iced Hazelnut Coffee

Hot Spiked Cider

White Chocolate Cherry

Blood Orange Fizz

Bourbon Root Beer Float

Kentucky Coffee

Winter Sidecar

Pear Flower

Strawberry or Blackberry Drop

Cherry Limeade


OTHER PUB MENU NOTES

  • We revamped our Secret Menu a bit, so familiarize yourself with the items as well as the line procedures! You can find a write-up here.

  • The More You Know January is available here, giving you most of the above information in a condensed form for your reading pleasure!


TAP ROOM SPECIALS / MENU UPDATES

  • New Tap Room menu items will go live Friday 1/11 and Friday 1/18!

  • This Sat 1/5 is our Monthly BBQ special…you know you want that BBQ goodness in your mouth!

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Internal Brewsletter - December 27, 2018

YOU OUGHTA KNOW!

HOLIDAY HOURS FOR ALL LOCATIONS

  • Pub: Monday, Jan. 7 - CLOSED (Holiday Party!)
    *There will be no additional closure days for the Pub, FYI!

  • Tap Room: Monday, Jan. 7 - CLOSED (Holiday Party!)

  • Caves: Monday, Dec. 31 - CLOSED; Monday, Jan. 7 - CLOSED (Holiday Party!)

JANUARY BOTTLE RELEASE

Happy Friday Everyone!!
Next weekend is our January bottle release, and with it comes your opportunity to snag some highly anticipated Turbulent Consequence, Cherry Pit bottles (limit 6). As employees you are able to pre-order your allotment of these bottles and pick them up out at our Tap Room on Friday, January 4th from 11:30am to 10pm! To request your allotment, please follow the link below and fill out the requested info. The deadline to fill out this form is Wednesday, January 2nd at 5pm. If you do not pre-order by this date, you will be unable to pick up your allotment on Friday.

*NOTE: You will receive your employee discount of 25% off wether you get your bottles on Friday or later. But to ensure there are enough bottles available on Friday, you must pre-order.

Feel free to shoot Goody a message if you have any questions!

Magical link to beer: https://bit.ly/2HYp3S2

RESILIENCE IPA

Resilience IPA went on tap yesterday, and we will be donating 100% of it’s sales to the Sierra Nevada Camp Fire Relief Fund to support those impacted by the Camp Fire. We joined Sierra Nevada and independent breweries around the country in supporting the Butte County community by brewing Resilience. Sierra Nevada has put together a cool interactive map showing all the different breweries/tap houses participating! NPR chatted with Sierra Nevada’s CEO Ken Grossman about the program, and you can listen to that interview here.

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PRAY FOR SNOW

We are participating in Pray For Snow events in partnership with two local radio stations (NRQ and KZEL). These events will be at the Tap Room on the 2nd Thursday of the month, beginning in November and ending in March. Pray For Snow is a live event focused on snow-based activities (skiing, snowboarding, etc.) with lots of prize giveaways ($20k total in prizes over the five months of events), games, contests, etc. We expect this to bring in a good number of folks new to Block 15 from around the region. Make sure to check out January’s event…you may even win the grand prize! #block15luck

THE CORVALLIS HALF MARATHON & 5K

The Corvallis Half Marathon & 5K is quickly approaching! The 5k is Saturday April 14th and the Half Marathon is Sunday April 15th. Block 15 encourages you to participate! In support of this, we will be covering the registration cost of any Caves or Block 15 employee who participates.

You must request, and be approved for, that time off of work by February 28th.

If you would like to register for one of these runs, please check in with your scheduling manager first. Sarah and Laura will be giving Kristen A. a list of all staff members who are approved for that time off.  She will then message all approved staff with a code that will allow you to register for free!

Please note this 'offer' is only good for those of you who participate.  If you register, but don't participate, you will owe Block 15 the registration fee, so make sure to only sign up if you are committed to running!

For event specific information, please visit the Corvallis Half Marathon website. Let Kristen know if you have any questions.


WHAT’S NEW ON INSTA


CAVES HAPPENINGS

EVENTS

Make sure to head over to Caves on Wednesday, 1/9 for their Monthly Tasting Series with Modern Times Brewing. The Facebook event will update you with additional info as the event gets closer!


WHAT’S GOING ON TAP SOON?

Dates are subject to change based on tap availability.

TAP ROOM

  • Fri 12/28: ----

  • Tues 1/1: Hoppy New Year! (replacing Hoppy Holidays)

  • Fri 1/4: Turbulent Consequence, Cherry Pit (replacing Turbulent Consequence, Huckleberry)

  • Tues 1/8: ----

PUB

  • Fri 12/28: ----

  • Tues 1/1: The Hop Workshop #10 (replacing Ol’ St Nick)

  • Fri 1/4: Turbulent Consequence, Cherry Pit (replacing Resilience IPA)

  • Tues 1/8: ----

UPCOMING BOTTLE / CAN RELEASES

The January release schedule is a bit funky due to the fact that we want to release Hoppy New Year! before the actual new year. This means that the First Saturday release at the Tap Room will be a bottle only release - there will be no canned offering. Please ask a manager if you have questions and/or are getting weird feedback from customers.

  • Sat 1/4: Turbulent Consequence, Cherry Pit. Available in 500mL bottles.

    *This is a standard Tap Room release, with the mug club portion happening on the Friday beforehand.

  • Tues 1/15: Love Potion #9. Available in 16oz cans.

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

EVENTS

BLOCKOUT = tap takeover

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

  • Mon 1/7 - Employee tour and cider tasting at Wandering Aengus Cider

  • Mon 1/7 - Employee Holiday Formal! From 6:30pm-11pm at the Corvallis Marriott Ballroom

  • Wed 1/9 - Caves Monthly Tasting Series with Modern Times Brewing

  • Thur 1/10 - Pray for Snow at the Tap Room

  • Sat 1/12 - Fresh Pow Party at Mt. Ashland Ski Area in Ashland, OR

PROMOTIONS

EMPLOYEE PACKAGED BEER DISCOUNT

Block 15 will now be offering a 25% discount for employees on all packaged beer! This will exclude crowler and growler sales, since we already get a discount on those ($1 off crowlers, $4 off growlers). The same limits will still apply to beers as normal. This perk is to benefit employees only - so please don’t abuse it!

2015 AUTUMN FARMHOUSE EMPLOYEE FIRE SALE

We’re still selling off a chunk of cellared 2015 Autumn Farmhouse to employees by the case at a whopping discount. Stop by the Tap Room to pick up bottles for $12/case (12 bottles per case).
*This is subject to change based on duration/availability.

THE PEOPLE’S PINT / DINE OUTS

We are currently partnering with Corvallis Environmental Center for The People’s Pint tap. The designated beer is Alpha IPA at both the Pub and the Tap Room. On January 1st we will begin partnering with Heartland Humane Society.

We were able to bring 342 donated toys to Doernbecher and Randall’s Children’s Hospital last Saturday, 12/22 thanks to the 6th Annual Cameron Merrill’s Legacy Toy Drive! We also purchased items off the nurses’ wish list and stocked the shower area with basic essentials at Doernbecher. THANK YOU for promoting the drive and for helping to brighten the holidays for children and families! If you want to keep the love rolling, Cameron’s family organizes blood drives throughout the year - their Facebook page can update you on upcoming blood drives.

NEXT PUB DINE OUT

Check back in February!

NEXT TAP ROOM DINE OUT

Check back in February!

*There will be no dine-outs for either the Pub or Tap Room in January so we can focus on donations for the Resilience IPA program!


PUB SPECIALS / MENU UPDATES

JANUARY MONTHLY SPECIALS

*These specials will go live on Wed, 1/2! Check back next week for pictures of plating!

Fried Olives
Breaded and fried Castelvetrano olives, stuffed with seasoned Carlton Farms pork and parmesan. $6.99

Brewer’s Board
Prosciutto, Prophesies soaked Willamette Valley Cheese Co. Gouda, house pickled GTF beets, sweet onion jam, Marcona almonds and house baked ale bread. $13.99

Porkstrami Sandwich
Thinly sliced house made Carlton Farms pork shoulder pastrami, on freshly baked ale bread with grilled onions, Tillamook Swiss, bourbon barrel pickles and house yellow mustard. Served with your choice of side. $15.99

Clam & Stout Linguine
Fresh linguine noodles tossed with our mildly spiced Nebula stout & hazelnut-basil pesto clam sauce, sweet red peppers, jalapeños and whole pacific clams. Served with house baked garlic bread. $16.99


MONTHLY SPECIAL PROCEDURES

These procedures will be available next week, so be on the lookout for detailed write-ups and pictures!

BREWER’S PROVISION

Thurs 12/27
Dakota Trufant’s Gulf Shrimp and Andouille Sausage Jambalaya
, paired with Dortmunder Export.

NEW MONTHLY DESSERTS

  • Bakery Bar

  • Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Hazelnut-Chocolate Torte

  • White Chocolate-Blood Orange Pavlova with Kiwi

FALL COCKTAIL MENU

*For descriptions and pricing for each cocktail please see this write-up.

Bloody Mary

Manhattan

1895 Old Fashioned

Vodka Collins

Iced Hazelnut Coffee

Hot Spiked Cider

White Chocolate Cherry

Blood Orange Fizz

Bourbon Root Beer Float

Kentucky Coffee

Winter Sidecar

Pear Flower

Strawberry or Blackberry Drop

Cherry Limeade


OTHER PUB MENU NOTES

  • New monthly specials will start at the Pub on Wed 1/2/2019.

  • We revamped our Secret Menu a bit, so familiarize yourself with the items as well as the line procedures! You can find a write-up here.

  • The pricing of our nitro cold brew and kombucha got tweaked a bit, so make sure to familiarize yourself with the new pricing structure (it is updated in both the POS and on the menus!).


TAP ROOM SPECIALS / MENU UPDATES

  • New Tap Room menu items will go live Fri 1/11 and Fri 1/18!

  • Come on down to the Tap Room for Manny’s Burger Wednesday and Taco Thursday!

Internal Brewsletter - December 19, 2018

YOU OUGHTA KNOW!

CAMERON MERRILL’S LEGACY TOY DRIVE

The 6th annual Cameron Merrill’s Legacy Toy Drive is in full swing, and it will end this Friday, 12/21! The Pub will be accepting NEW and UNWRAPPED toys to be donated to Doernbecher and Randall Children’s Hospital’s pediatric intensive care units. See Katy’s HotSchedules message for more details, as well as the web site event posting here.

HOLIDAY HOURS FOR ALL LOCATIONS

  • Pub: Monday, Dec. 24 - CLOSING EARLY at 4pm; Tuesday, Dec. 25 - CLOSED; Monday, Jan. 7 - CLOSED (Holiday Party!)
    *There will be no additional closure days for the Pub, FYI!

  • Tap Room: Monday, Dec. 24 - CLOSED; Tuesday, Dec. 25 - CLOSED; Monday, Jan. 7 - CLOSED (Holiday Party!)

  • Caves: Monday, Dec. 24 - CLOSED; Tuesday, Dec. 25 - CLOSED; Monday, Dec. 31 - CLOSED; Monday, Jan. 7 - CLOSED (Holiday Party!)

TAP ROOM RESERVATIONS

There is a new email to be given out to customers when they want to make a reservation at the Tap Room. This email is taproom@block15.com, and it will send an auto-response saying that staff will get back to the customer within 48 hours.

WANDERING AENGUS CIDER TASTING & TOUR

Each year, Block 15 takes a quick day trip up to Salem to tour the Wandering Aengus Cider facility for a fun tour and tasting of some bourbon barrel aged cider that will eventually be blended into the Blind Tiger cider that we offer during Bourbon Month in February. This year's tour will take place on Monday, January 7th at 11am (we will leave Corvallis at 10am) but do not fret, we will be back in town with plenty of time to prepare for the Holiday Party later that day! To sign-up for the tour, please follow this link and fill out the form to put your name on the sign-up list. If you have any questions, please shoot Alex Goodwin a HotSchedules message! Sign-ups will continue until Thursday, 12/27 or until Goody has 15 people signed up, whichever comes first!

RESILIENCE IPA

Resilience IPA went on tap yesterday, and we will be donating 100% of it’s sales to the Sierra Nevada Camp Fire Relief Fund to support those impacted by the Camp Fire. We joined Sierra Nevada and independent breweries around the country in supporting the Butte County community by brewing Resilience. Sierra Nevada has put together a cool interactive map showing all the different breweries/tap houses participating! NPR chatted with Sierra Nevada’s CEO Ken Grossman about the program, and you can listen to that interview here. Thursday night is also Resilience Night - Sierra Nevada is asking people to visit their local participating brewpub to drink Resilience IPA on Thursday, so beertenders, prepare to sling some Resilience for the cause!

*This will be Laura 2 months from now!

*This will be Laura 2 months from now!

PRAY FOR SNOW

We are participating in Pray For Snow events in partnership with two local radio stations (NRQ and KZEL). These events will be at the Tap Room on the 2nd Thursday of the month, beginning in November and ending in March. Pray For Snow is a live event focused on snow-based activities (skiing, snowboarding, etc.) with lots of prize giveaways ($20k total in prizes over the five months of events), games, contests, etc. We expect this to bring in a good number of folks new to Block 15 from around the region. Congrats to Laura for winning last week’s grand prize, a dope snowboard! Laura, you may want to sign-up for snowboard lessons!;)

THE CORVALLIS HALF MARATHON & 5K

The Corvallis Half Marathon & 5K is quickly approaching! The 5k is Saturday April 14th and the Half Marathon is Sunday April 15th. Block 15 encourages you to participate! In support of this, we will be covering the registration cost of any Caves or Block 15 employee who participates.

You must request, and be approved for, that time off of work by February 28th.

If you would like to register for one of these runs, please check in with your scheduling manager first. Sarah and Laura will be giving Kristen A. a list of all staff members who are approved for that time off.  She will then message all approved staff with a code that will allow you to register for free!

Please note this 'offer' is only good for those of you who participate.  If you register, but don't participate, you will owe Block 15 the registration fee, so make sure to only sign up if you are committed to running!

For event specific information, please visit the Corvallis Half Marathon website. Let Kristen know if you have any questions.

STAFF ANNOUNCEMENTS

Make sure to give Kacee a hug the next time you see her. Her last day is sometime next week. :(

BLOCK 15 ACCOLADES

Ocean Blue acknowledged all the hard work we've been putting in to reduce single use plastics, and waste more broadly, in an article posted on their web site last week. They also talked about our beach clean-up held this past June. Thanks Ocean Blue!

Our beer was recently given some love by both the Oregonian (in their Civil War Battle of the Breweries article) and famed beer writer Jeff Alworth (in his Best of 2018 article). Check out both writeups to see how well our beer is being received out in the wild! (They’re short reads, so you’ll only have to invest a few minutes total.)


WHAT’S NEW ON INSTA


CAVES HAPPENINGS

EVENTS

Nothing on deck for the remainder of the year. They rocked a few packed weeks of events so they deserve a holiday break!

Below are a few sweet pictures from last week’s Santa’s Folly!

HOLIDAY CHEER

Caves has a great selection of holiday beers from around the world available on draft and in their awesome bottle cooler, with most bottles available to-go. You should also check out Caves’ aged eggnog with bourbon, brandy, and rum, which will be available through Christmas. Make sure to secure a safe ride home after drinking that stuff…it’s dangerously delicious!


WHAT’S GOING ON TAP SOON?

Dates are subject to change based on tap availability.

TAP ROOM

  • Fri 12/21: Wellspring (replacing Hypnosis)

  • Tues 12/26: Hoppy New Year! (replacing DAB Lab MO$AIC)

  • Fri 12/28: ----

  • Tues 1/1: ----

PUB

  • Fri 12/21: Wellspring (replacing Hypnosis)

  • Tues 12/26: Hoppy New Year! (replacing Hoppy Holidays)

  • Fri 12/28: ----

  • Tues 1/1: ----

UPCOMING BOTTLE / CAN RELEASES

The January release schedule is a bit funky due to the fact that we want to release Hoppy New Year! before the actual new year. This means that the First Saturday release at the Tap Room will be a bottle only release - there will be no canned offering. Please ask a manager if you have questions and/or are getting weird feedback from customers.

  • Wed 12/26: Hoppy New Year! Available in 16oz cans.

    *(This will be released at both locations and will not include a mug club/employee release)

  • Sat 1/4: Turbulent Consequence, Cherry Pit. Available in 500mL bottles.

EVENTS

BLOCKOUT = tap takeover

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

PROMOTIONS

EMPLOYEE PACKAGED BEER DISCOUNT

Block 15 will now be offering a 25% discount for employees on all packaged beer! This will exclude crowler and growler sales, since we already get a discount on those ($1 off crowlers, $4 off growlers). The same limits will still apply to beers as normal. This perk is to benefit employees only - so please don’t abuse it! For the first week or so, you will need to actually ask for the discount to be given it. Imagine if you hadn’t read the newsletter…you’d be missing out on a week’s worth of discounts!

HOLIDAY PACKAGED BEER + GLASSWARE PROMO

The holiday packaged beer promo is still going on, with some slight tweaks - people can buy $20 worth of packaged beer and receive a free glass. If someone buys $50 worth of packaged beer, they will receive four free glasses. The glassware options are limited to tulips and logo pints only (no Belgians and no lambics). The appropriate discount buttons are in each location’s POS.

2015 AUTUMN FARMHOUSE EMPLOYEE FIRE SALE

We’re going to be selling off a chunk of cellared 2015 Autumn Farmhouse to employees by the case at a whopping discount. Stop by the Tap Room to pick up bottles for $12/case (12 bottles per case).

THE PEOPLE’S PINT / DINE OUTS

We are currently partnering with Corvallis Environmental Center for The People’s Pint tap. The designated beer is Alpha IPA at both the Pub and the Tap Room.

The Tap Room dine-out on 12/11 raised $400 for the Jefferson Elementary PTA!

The Pub dine-out on 12/18 raised $573.46 for Cameron Merrill’s Legacy!

The Toy Drive will accept donations up until business close on Friday, 12/21, then it’s over until next year!

NEXT PUB DINE OUT

Check back in February!

NEXT TAP ROOM DINE OUT

Check back in February!

*There will be no dine-outs for either the Pub or Tap Room in January so we can focus on donations for the Resilience IPA program!


PUB SPECIALS / MENU UPDATES

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DECEMBER MONTHLY SPECIALS

*For descriptions and pricing for each item and additional pictures of plating, please see this write-up.

Brewer’s Board

Apricot Chicken Sliders

Festivus Burger

Mushroom & Stout Beef Stroganoff


MONTHLY SPECIAL PROCEDURES

Please visit this link to see detailed instructions on December monthly special procedures.

BREWER’S PROVISION

Garrison Schmidt’s Traditional Pub Christmas Dinner - Roast turkey with cornbread stuffing, bacon fat roasted potatoes, honey roasted parsnips, and savory brown gravy, paired with Ol’ St. Nick.

NEW MONTHLY DESSERTS

  • Bakery Bar

  • Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Figgy Pudding

  • Spiced Apple Pavlova

FALL COCKTAIL MENU

*For descriptions and pricing for each cocktail please see this write-up.

1895 Old Fashioned

Vodka Collins

Iced Hazelnut Coffee

Hot Spiked Cider

White Chocolate Cherry

Black Currant Cobbler

Pear Flower

Strawberry or Blackberry Drop

Cherry Limeade

Bloody Mary

Manhattan


OTHER PUB MENU NOTES

  • New monthly specials will start at the Pub on Wed 1/2/2019. New Pub cocktails will start on Wed 12/26!

  • We revamped our Secret Menu a bit, so familiarize yourself with the items as well as the line procedures! You can find a write-up here.


TAP ROOM SPECIALS / MENU UPDATES

  • New Tap Room menu items will go live Fri 1/11 and Fri 1/18!

  • Come on down to the Tap Room for Manny’s Burger Wednesday and Taco Thursday!

Internal Brewsletter - December 12, 2018

YOU OUGHTA KNOW!

Cameron Merrill’s Legacy Toy Drive
The 6th annual Cameron Merrill’s Legacy Toy Drive begins 12/1! The downtown pub will be accepting NEW and UNWRAPPED toys to be donated to Doernbecher and Randall Children’s Hospital’s pediatric intensive care units. The drive runs until the 21st. See Katy’s HotSchedules message for more details, as well as the web site event posting here.

Holiday hours for all three locations are as follows:

  • Tap Room: Monday, Dec. 24 - CLOSED; Tuesday, Dec. 25 - CLOSED; Monday, Jan. 7 - CLOSED (Holiday Party!)

  • Pub: Monday, Dec. 24 - CLOSING EARLY at 4pm; Tuesday, Dec. 25 - CLOSED; Monday, Jan. 7 - CLOSED (Holiday Party!); Potentially another day or two of closures TBA

  • Caves: Monday, Dec. 24 - CLOSED; Tuesday, Dec. 25 - CLOSED; Monday, Dec. 31 - CLOSED; Monday, Jan. 7 - CLOSED (Holiday Party!)

Wandering Aengus Cider Tasting and Tour
Each year, Block 15 takes a quick day trip up to Salem to tour the Wandering Aengus Cider facility for a fun tour and tasting of some bourbon barrel aged cider that will eventually be blended into the Blind Tiger cider that we offer during Bourbon Month in February. This year's tour will take place on Monday, January 7th at 11am (we will leave Corvallis at 10am) but do not fret, we will be back in town with plenty of time to prepare for the Holiday Party later that day! To sign-up for the tour, please follow this link and fill out the form to put your name on the sign-up list. If you have any questions, please shoot Alex Goodwin a HotSchedules message!

Resilience IPA
We joined Sierra Nevada and independent breweries around the country in supporting the Butte County community by brewing Resilience IPA. We will be donating 100% of our Resilience IPA sales to the Sierra Nevada Camp Fire Relief Fund to support those impacted by the Camp Fire. Sierra Nevada has put together a cool interactive map showing all the different breweries/tap houses participating!

Pray for Snow
We are participating in Pray For Snow events in partnership with two local radio stations (NRQ and KZEL). These events will be at the tap room on the 2nd Thursday of the month, beginning in November and ending in March. Pray For Snow is a live event focused on snow-based activities (skiing, snowboarding, etc.) with lots of prize giveaways ($20k total in prizes over the five months of events), games, contests, etc. There will be some dope Block 15 specific giveaways at this week’s event, including signed Fresh Pow prints, Fresh Pow merch, and Block 15 glassware and stickers. We expect this to bring in a good number of folks new to Block 15 from around the region.

STAFF ANNOUNCEMENTS

Congratulations to Paige! She is now Block 15’s new Event Manager.

Manager review feedback needed:
It is time to do Laura’s review as a new pub manager.  Please take some time to give Laura some feedback on areas she is doing well in her new role, and areas you would like her to focus on improving. Complete your review here. Reviews need to be completed by December 14th.

BLOCK 15 ACCOLADES

Ocean Blue acknowledged all the hard work we've been putting in to reduce single use plastics, and waste more broadly, in an article posted on their web site last week. They also talked about our beach clean-up held this past June. Thanks Ocean Blue!

Our beer was recently given some love by both the Oregonian (in their Civil War Battle of the Breweries article) and famed beer writer Jeff Alworth (in his Best of 2018 article). Check out both writeups to see how well our beer is being received out in the wild! (They’re short reads, so you’ll only have to invest a few minutes total.)

THE CORVALLIS HALF MARATHON & 5K

The Corvallis Half Marathon & 5K is quickly approaching! The 5k is Saturday April 14th and the Half Marathon is Sunday April 15th. Block 15 encourages you to participate! In support of this, we will be covering the registration cost of any Caves or Block 15 employee who participates.

You must request, and be approved for, that time off of work by February 28th.

If you would like to register for one of these runs, please check in with your scheduling manager first. Sarah and Laura will be giving Kristen A. a list of all staff members who are approved for that time off.  She will then message all approved staff with a code that will allow you to register for free!

Please note this 'offer' is only good for those of you who participate.  If you register, but don't participate, you will owe Block 15 the registration fee, so make sure to only sign up if you are committed to running!

For event specific information, please visit the Corvallis Half Marathon website. Let Kristen know if you have any questions.

BLOCK 15 AND CAVES HOLIDAY FORMAL

You and a guest* are invited to the Block 15 and Caves Holiday Formal!

 *(If your guest is a former employee, please check with Nick or Kristen ahead of time)

What: Please join us for cocktail appetizers, drinks, live music, high fives, and a white elephant gift exchange (wrapped gift less than $20 in value, no alcohol or drugs)

When: Monday January 7th, 6:30pm-11pm

Where: The Corvallis Marriott Ballroom
(400 SW 1st St. Parking available in their garage)

Adults only, please

Hotel room discount link


CAVES HAPPENINGS

Monthly Tasting Series // Sunriver Brewing Co.
Wed, 12/12 from 5-7pm

Caves will be pouring beers from Sunriver Brewing Co. with small plate food pairing specials from our kitchen. We will have a representative from Sunriver to talk about the brewery, and beers.
Beer selections: Vicious Mosquito IPA, Shred Head NW Winter Warmer, Paddy’s Irish Stout, and Karaoke Gold Japanese Lager.

Santa’s Folly
Sat, 12/15 All Day

All day offerings of holiday cheer include:

  • Caves-aged eggnog with bourbon, brandy, and rum

  • A collection of holiday beer with special cellared selections

  • 9-1pm - Pictures with Santa Claus and sugar cookie treats

  • 9-11pm - Holiday bingo and ugly sweater contest hosted by Bad Santa (Garrison)


WHAT’S GOING ON TAP SOON?

Dates are subject to change based on tap availability.

PUB

  • Fri 12/14: ----

  • Tues 12/18: Ol’ Saint Nick (replacing Figgy Pudding)

  • Fri 12/21: Resilience IPA (replacing TC Huckleberry)

  • Tues 12/26: Hoppy New Year! (replacing Hoppy Holidays)

TAP ROOM

  • Fri 12/14: ----

  • Tues 12/18: Ol’ Saint Nick (replacing Autumn Farmhouse)

  • Fri 12/21: Resilience IPA (replacing TC Huckleberry)

  • Tues 12/26: Hoppy New Year! (replacing DAB Lab MO$AIC)

UPCOMING BOTTLE / CAN RELEASES

  • Wed, 12/26: Hoppy New Year! Available in 16oz. cans.

UPCOMING / IN PROCESS BEERS

  • Hoppy New Year! - IIPA

  • Doppelbock - Strong German lager

  • Turbulent Consequence, Cherry Pit - Spontaneously fermented ale matured on cherry pits

EVENTS

BLOCKOUT = tap takeover

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

  • Sat 12/1-Fri 12/21 - Cameron Merrill’s Legacy Toy Drive

  • Wed 12/12 - Caves Monthly Tasting Series with Sunriver Brewing from 5-7pm (Hi Adam & Aaron Bean!)

    • Additional information can be found above, and you can also check out the Facebook event here!

  • Wed 12/12 - BLOCKOUT at ABV Public House in Hillsboro, OR from 5-8pm

    • Check out their Facebook event here!

  • Thurs 12/13 – Pray For Snow at the tap room from 7-9pm

    • Additional information can be found above!

  • Sat 12/15 - Santa’s Folly at Caves all day long!

    • Additional information can be found above, and you can also check out the Facebook event here!

PROMOTIONS

Holiday Packaged Beer Promo
We will be running a holiday packaged beer promo where people can buy $20 worth of packaged beer and receive a free glass. If someone buys $50 worth of packaged beer, they will receive two free glasses. The appropriate buttons will be in the respective POS’ at each location, so ask a manager if you have questions.

2015 Autumn Farmhouse Employee Fire Sale
We’re going to be selling off a chunk of cellared 2015 Autumn Farmhouse to employees by the case at a whopping discount. Stop by the tap room to pick up bottles for $12/case (12 bottles per case).

THE PEOPLE’S  PINT / DINE OUTS

We are currently partnering with Corvallis Environmental Center for The People’s Pint Tap. The designated beer is Hypnosis at the pub and Fresh Pow at the tap room.

The People’s Pint Tap in November raised over $600 for Samaritan Veterans’ Outreach!

The TR dine-out on 11/27 raised $400 for the Corvallis Kiwanis Foundation!

NEXT PUB DINE OUT

Partner: Cameron Merrill’s Legacy
When: Tuesday, December 18

NEXT TAP ROOM DINE OUT

Check back in February!

*There will be no dine-outs for either the pub or tap room in January so we can focus on donations for the Resilience IPA program!


BREWERY HAPPENINGS

Congratulations to Danny, who has been promoted to full time in the brewery! Movin’ on up!

The brewery is also hiring for a Packaging Manager. The job description can be found here. Interested/qualified applicants can apply at www.block15.com/brewjobs.


PUB SPECIALS / MENU UPDATES

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DECEMBER MONTHLY SPECIALS

*For descriptions and pricing for each item and additional pictures of plating, please see this write-up.

Brewer’s Board

Apricot Chicken Sliders

Festivus Burger

Mushroom & Stout Beef Stroganoff

MONTHLY SPECIAL PROCEDURES

Please visit this link to see detailed instructions on December monthly special procedures.

BREWER’S PROVISION

Nick Arzner’s Fried Stuffed Olives - Green olives stuffed with seasoned pork, prosciutto, and parmesan; then breaded and fried. Gloria! Is the perfect beer to pair with this flavorful appetizer. The carbonation will scrub the fatty sausage while zippy hops stand up and complement the briny olives. The herbal notes of the beer should also pair well with the seasonings. A perfect beer to wash down this crispy and satisfying dish.

NEW MONTHLY DESSERTS

  • Bakery Bar

  • Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Figgy Pudding

  • Spiced Apple Pavlova

OTHER MENU NOTES

Look for new allergen lists at both the taproom and pub!

FALL COCKTAIL MENU

*For descriptions and pricing for each cocktail please see this write-up.

Black Currant Cobbler

Pear Flower

Strawberry or Blackberry Drop

Cherry Limeade

Bloody Mary

Manhattan

1895 Old Fashioned

Vodka Collins

Iced Hazelnut Coffee

Hot Spiked Cider

White Chocolate Cherry

Internal Brewsletter - December 5, 2018

READ AND SIGNS

WHAT’S GOING ON TAP SOON?

Dates are subject to change based on tap availability.

PUB

  • Fri 12/7: ----

  • Tues 12/11: Cosmic Cold Brew (replacing Maple)

  • Fri 12/14: ----

  • Tue 12/18: Resilience IPA (replacing TC Huckleberry), Ol’ Saint Nick (replacing Figgy Pudding)

TAP ROOM

  • Fri 12/7: ----

  • Tues 12/11: Cosmic Cold Brew (replacing Maple)

  • Fri 12/14: ----

  • Tues 12/18: Resilience IPA (replacing TC Huckleberry), Ol’ Saint Nick (replacing Autumn Farmhouse)

UPCOMING BOTTLE/CAN RELEASES

Tuesday, December 11th: Cosmic Cold Brew in 16oz. CANS!

Wednesday, December 26th: Hoppy New Year! In 16oz. cans

THE PEOPLE’S  PINT

We are currently partnering with Corvallis Environmental Center for The People’s Pint Tap. The designated beer is Hypnosis at the pub and Fluffhead at the tap room.

The People’s Pint Tap in November raised over $600 for Samaritan Veterans’ Outreach!

The TR dine-out on 11/27 raised $400 for the Corvallis Kiwanis Foundation!

NEXT RESTAURANT DINE OUT

Partner: Cameron Merrill’s Legacy
When: Tuesday, December 18

NEXT TAP ROOM DINE OUT

Partner: Jefferson Elementary PTA
When: Tuesday, December 11

EVENTS

BLOCKOUT = tap takeover

  • Sat 12/1-Fri 12/21 TOY DRIVE

  • Thurs 12/6 – Portland Fresh Pow release at NWIPA, 5pm

  • Fri 12/7 – Ashland Fresh Pow release at Gil’s

  • Thurs 12/13 – Pray For Snow at the TR, 7-9pm

SPECIALS / MENU UPDATES

BREWER’S PROVISION

Seth Steiling’s Burnt Ends Torta: Torta with brisket burnt ends, melted queso fresco, black garlic chimichurri, lettuce, tomato, and avocado crema. Paired with Dortmunder Export.

DECEMBER MONTHLY SPECIALS

Brewer’s Board
House made Carlton Farms and Pepper Tree Sausage pork terrine with apricot and pistachios, picante provolone, beet pickled egg, apricot-pepper jelly, sunflower seed brittle and organic flatbread crackers.  $13.99

Apricot Chicken Sliders
3 sliders of house fried chicken tenders tossed in apricot-pepper jelly, house-made ham, baby kale, and Dijon, served on mini toasted ale bread. $9.99

Festivus Burger
Oregon Natural beef and Carlton Farms bacon hand spanked together, then topped with Tillamook sharp white cheddar and grilled onions. Served with lettuce, tomato, cranberry ketchup and mayo on a freshly baked bun. Served with fries, salad, or soup. $15.49

Mushroom & Stout Beef Stroganoff
Stout braised Oregon Country beef chuck with The Mushroomery chanterelle, shitake & porcini mushrooms and sweet onions in a savory sour cream sauce and tossed with radiatore pasta. Served with toasted house baked garlic bread. $16.99

OTHER MENU NOTES

Look for new allergen lists at both the taproom and pub!

NEW MONTHLY DESSERTS

Bakery Bar
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Figgy Pudding
Spiced Apple Pavlova

FALL COCKTAIL MENU

Black Currant Cobbler
Eagle Rare bourbon, Clear Creek cassis liqueur, fresh squeezed lemon, honey, cinnamon & nutmeg come together for this jammy fall treat! $9

Pear Flower
Immerse yourself in swirling flavors of pear, elderflower and citrus with this refreshing dry spritzer featuring Wild Roots pear-infused vodka and St. Germain elderflower liqueur alongside fresh squeezed lemon. $8.5

Strawberry Drop
Local Slap Tail vodka is combined with triple sec and our handcrafted strawberry mix for this exquisite creation. $8.5
Blackberry also available!

Cherry Limeade
Locally crafted Slap Tail vodka, fresh lime juice, a splash of Bordeaux cherry juice & lemon-lime soda come together to create an amazingly refreshing summer cooler. $7.5

Bloody Mary
Our delicious house mix with SlapTail vodka $8 Or try:  Ketel One $9.5

Manhattan
Block 15 Barrel Selection Eagle Rare and sweet vermouth, served up. $8.5 *Other bourbons available, just ask!

1895 Old Fashioned
Angostura bitters, muddled sugar, ice and Block 15 Barrel Selection Eagle Rare, served over rocks with a lemon twist. $8.5 *Also available with muddled orange and cherry

Vodka Collins
SlapTail vodka, muddled lemon & limes, simple syrup & soda – a classic favorite with a local twist. $7.5

Iced Hazelnut Coffee
Get your caffeine fix with Crater Lake Hazelnut Espresso Vodka, Bailey’s Irish Cream, and house cold coffee extract made from fresh ground local coffee beans. $7.5

Hot Spiked Cider  
Applejack Brandy and Tuaca topped off with hot cider will help you keep warm and cozy as the weather turns cooler. $7.5

White Chocolate Cherry
This decadent twist on the White Russian will fill you with cherry chocolate goodness! $7.5

MONTHLY SPECIAL PROCEDURES

Porcini and Beef Stroganoff
GOAL: Tender, yet firm radiator pasta tossed and topped with savory beef, mushroom and sour cream stew.

KEYS TO SUCCESS:

  • Only drop pasta in water until JUST hot. We want the pasta to hold its structure. With simmering pasta water, pasta only needs 45 seconds

  • Since we are hot holding the stroganoff, monitor the integrity of the sauce. If it gets too thick, breaks or seems thin PLEASE see Sarah, Joe, Paul or Haakan.

  • Drop 1 portion of Radiatore into pasta water. DO RIGHT BEFORE SELLING TICKET

  • After 45 seconds place in a metal bowl and toss with 1-6oz ladle of stroganoff. Place in a pasta bowl and place in window to be topped with another 6oz ladles of stroganoff sauce

  • Garnish with 1T each parsley & paprika oils and 2 pieces g-bread

Festivus Burger
GOAL: Perfectly cooked burger with proper seasoning, sweet grilled onions and melted sharp white cheddar on a perfectly toasted bun

KEYS TO SUCCESS:

  • Make sure you have even distribution of mayo and ketchup on the bottom bun

  • The bun MUST have a toasted golden crust

  • Follow your specs!

  • From bottom to top bun:

    • Bottom house baked bun, 30 sec. in micro, buttered and

    • Place on the grill

    • 2t Cranberry ketchup

    • 2t mayo

    • ¼ C Lettuce

    • 3 slices tomato

    • Festivus patty

    • 1 oz Sharp white cheddar (1 full bullet)

    • 1/3 C Grilled onions

    • Top house bun

Pick and serve on an oval with choice of side

Apricot Chicken Melt
GOAL-Tender chicken and smoky ham melded together with our pepper jelly served on chewy yet toasted house baked bread.

KEYS TO SUCCESS:

  • Make sure you drop chicken as late as possible. It should not be on the grill more than 3-4 minutes to prevent our awesome chicken from getting dry!

  • Hit the chicken with the pepper jelly while on the grill so it cooks into it and starts to lightly caramelize. Remember to clean that part of your grill after you swing it!

  • Slice and heat 3 banh bread.

  • Drop one 5oz portion of grilled chicken and 1- 2oz portion of ham and divide into 3 even portions

  • Set goes from bottom to top (per bun):

    • Bottom ale

    • 2 t Dijon

    • 3-5 leaves kale

    • Glazed chicken

    • Ham

    • 2 t apricot jelly

    • Top ale

Serve in a basket

Brewer’s Board
GOAL: artisanal plate so good lookin’ you want to catcall it

KEYS TO SUCCESS:

  • Look at the picture on the freezer

  • Crackers are different than salmon mousse

  • On a board, assemble beautifully:

    • 1 portion terrine

    • 1 portion of picante provolone

    • 1 flat bullet apricot jelly

    • Beet-pickled egg, cut into quarters and placed on a small bed of greens

    • 1 portion sunflower seed brittle

    • 2 flatbread crackers, broken into 3rds

UPCOMING / IN PROCESS BEERS

  • Hoppy New Year! - IIPA

  • Doppelbock - strong German lager

  • Turbulent Consequence, Cherry Pit - spontaneously fermented ale matured on cherry pits

YOU OUGHTA KNOW!

The 6th annual Cameron Merrill’s Legacy Toy Drive begins 12/1! The downtown pub will be accepting NEW and UNWRAPPED toys to be donated to Doernbecher and Randall Children’s Hospital’s pediatric intensive care units. The drive runs until the 21st. See Katy’s HotSchedules message for more details.

STAFF ANNOUNCEMENTS

Congratulations to Paige! She is now Block 15’s new Event Manager.

Manager review feedback needed:
It is time to do Laura’s review as a new pub manager.  Please take some time to give Laura some feedback on areas she is doing well in her new role, and areas you would like her to focus on improving. Complete your review here. Reviews need to be completed by December 14th.

BLOCK 15 ACCOLADES

Our beer was recently given some love by both the Oregonian (in their Civil War Battle of the Breweries article) and famed beer writer Jeff Alworth (in his Best of 2018 article). Check out both writeups to see how well our beer is being received out in the wild! (They’re short reads, so you’ll only have to invest a few minutes total.)

THE CORVALLIS HALF MARATHON & 5K

The Corvallis Half Marathon & 5K is quickly approaching! The 5k is Saturday April 14th and the Half Marathon is Sunday April 15th. Block 15 encourages you to participate! In support of this, we will be covering the registration cost of any Caves or Block 15 employee who participates.

You must request, and be approved for, that time off of work by February 28th.

If you would like to register for one of these runs, please check in with your scheduling manager first. Sarah and Laura will be giving Kristen A. a list of all staff members who are approved for that time off.  She will then message all approved staff with a code that will allow you to register for free!

Please note this 'offer' is only good for those of you who participate.  If you register, but don't participate, you will owe Block 15 the registration fee, so make sure to only sign up if you are committed to running!

For event specific information, please visit the Corvallis Half Marathon website. Let Kristen know if you have any questions.

BLOCK 15 AND CAVES HOLIDAY FORMAL

You and a guest* are invited to the Block 15 and Caves Holiday Formal!

 *(If your guest is a former employee, please check with Nick or Kristen ahead of time)

What: Please join us for cocktail appetizers, drinks, live music, high fives, and a white elephant gift exchange (wrapped gift less than $20 in value, no alcohol or drugs)

When: Monday January 7th, 6:30pm-11pm

RSVP by December 15th here

Where: At The Corvallis Marriott Ballroom
(400 SW 1st St. Parking available in their garage)

Adults only, please

Hotel room discount link

Internal Brewsletter - November 28, 2018

READ AND SIGNS

WHAT’S GOING ON TAP SOON?

Dates are subject to change based on tap availability.

PUB

  • Fri 11/30: Fresh Pow (replacing Block Friday), Hoppy Holidays (replacing The DAB Lab, Mo$aic), Turbulent Consequence Huckleberry (replacing The Hop Workshop #9), Hypnosis (replacing Willa), Dortmunder (replacing Sparkle, Viognier)

  • Tues 12/4: The Prophecies (replacing Specular Reflections

  • Fri 12/7: ----

  • Tues 12/11: Cosmic Cold Brew (replacing Maple)

TAP ROOM

  • Fri 11/30: Fresh Pow (replacing Block Friday), Hoppy Holidays (replacing The DAB Lab, Mo$aic), Turbulent Consequence Huckleberry (replacing Framboise Black), Hypnosis (replacing Willa), dortmunder (replacing Sparkle, Viognier)

  • Tues 12/4: The Prophecies (replacing Specular Reflections), Ol’ Saint Nick (replacing Autumn Farmhouse)

  • Fri 12/7: ----

  • Tues 12/11: Cosmic Cold Brew (replacing Maple)

UPCOMING BOTTLE/CAN RELEASES

Sat, December 1st: Hoppy Holidays, TC Huckleberry, and Hypnosis (bottles), Fresh Pow (cans) at the TR

THE PEOPLE’S PINT

We are currently partnering with Samaritan Veterans Outreach for The People’s Pint Tap. The designated beer is Hop Workshop #9 at the pub and Gloria! at the tap room. On 12/1, our partner will become the Corvallis Environmental Center.

The pub dine-out on 11/13 raised over $500 for the Linn Benton Salmon Watch/Calapooia Watershed Council!

The TR dine-out on 11/27 raised $400 for the Corvallis Kiwanis Foundation!

NEXT RESTAURANT DINE OUT

Partner: Cameron Merrill’s Legacy
When: Tuesday, December 18

NEXT TAP ROOM DINE OUT

Partner: Jefferson Elementary PTA
When: Tuesday, December 11

EVENTS

BLOCKOUT = tap takeover

  • Sat 12/1 Toy Drive begins at the pub!

  • Tues 12/4 TAP TALKS at the TR

SPECIALS / MENU UPDATES

BREWER’S PROVISION

Aaron Spotswood’s Pork and Crackling Sandwich – sliced roasted pork loin with crackling, melted brie, caramelized onions, and a touch of balsamic vinegar served on a square roll. Pairing TBD.

DECEMBER MONTHLY SPECIALS

Brewer’s Board
House made Carlton Farms and Pepper Tree Sausage pork terrine with apricot and pistachios, picante provolone, beet pickled egg, apricot-pepper jelly, sunflower seed brittle and organic flatbread crackers. $13.99

Apricot Chicken Sliders
3 sliders of house fried chicken tenders tossed in apricot-pepper jelly, house-made ham, baby kale, and Dijon, served on mini toasted ale bread. $9.99

Festivus Burger
Oregon Natural beef and Carlton Farms bacon hand spanked together, then topped with Tillamook sharp white cheddar and grilled onions. Served with lettuce, tomato, cranberry ketchup and mayo on a freshly baked bun. Served with fries, salad, or soup. $15.49

Mushroom & Stout Beef Stroganoff
Stout braised Oregon Country beef chuck with The Mushroomery chanterelle, shitake & porcini mushrooms and sweet onions in a savory sour cream sauce and tossed with radiatore pasta. Served with toasted house baked garlic bread. $16.99

OTHER MENU NOTES

Look for new allergen lists at both the taproom and pub!

UPCOMING / IN PROCESS BEERS

  • Hoppy New Year! - IIPA

  • Doppelbock - strong German lager

  • Turbulent Consequence, Cherry Pit - spontaneously fermented ale matured on cherry pits

YOU OUGHTA KNOW!

We are participating in Pray For Snow events in partnership with two local radio stations (NRQ and KZEL). These events will be at the TR on the 2nd Thursday of the month, beginning in November and ending in March. Pray For Snow is a live event focused on snow-based activities (skiing, snowboarding, etc.) with lots of prize giveaways ($20k total in prizes over the five months of events), games, contests, etc. We expect this to bring in a good number of folks new to Block 15 from around the region.

The 6th annual Cameron Merrill’s Legacy Toy Drive begins 12/1! The downtown pub will be accepting NEW and UNWRAPPED toys to be donated to Doernbecher and Randall Children’s Hospital’s pediatric intensive care units. The drive runs until the 21st. See Katy’s HotSchedules message for more details.

BLOCK 15 ACCOLADES

Our beer was recently given some love by both the Oregonian (in their Civil War Battle of the Breweries article) and famed beer writer Jeff Alworth (in his Best of 2018 article). Check out both writeups to see how well our beer is being received out in the wild! (They’re short reads, so you’ll only have to invest a few minutes total.)

THE CORVALLIS HALF MARATHON & 5K

The Corvallis Half Marathon & 5K is quickly approaching! The 5k is Saturday April 14th and the Half Marathon is Sunday April 15th. Block 15 encourages you to participate! In support of this, we will be covering the registration cost of any Caves or Block 15 employee who participates.

You must request, and be approved for, that time off of work by February 28th.

If you would like to register for one of these runs, please check in with your scheduling manager first. Sarah and Laura will be giving Kristen A. a list of all staff members who are approved for that time off. She will then message all approved staff with a code that will allow you to register for free!

Please note this 'offer' is only good for those of you who participate. If you register, but don't participate, you will owe Block 15 the registration fee, so make sure to only sign up if you are committed to running!

For event specific information, please visit the Corvallis Half Marathon website. Let Kristen know if you have any questions.

AUTUMN FARMHOUSE 2015 FIRE SALE

We’re going to be selling off a chunk of cellared 2015 Autumn Farmhouse to employees by the case at a whopping discount. Stop by the Tap Room to pick up bottles for $12/case (12 bottles per case).

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Internal Brewsletter - November 21, 2018

READ AND SIGNS

WHAT’S GOING ON TAP SOON?

Dates are subject to change based on tap availability.

PUB

  • Fri 11/23: Block Friday (replacing Imagine)

  • Tues 11/27: Dortmunder (replacing Sparkle, Viognier)

  • Fri 11/30: Fresh Pow (replacing Block Friday), Hoppy Holidays (replacing The DAB Lab, Mo$aic), Turbulent Consequence Huckleberry (replacing The Hop Workshop #9), Hypnosis (replacing Willa)

  • Tues 12/4: The Prophecies (replacing Specular Reflections), Ol’ Saint Nick (replacing Figgy Pudding)

TAP ROOM

  • Fri 11/23: Block Friday (going on Scrumdiddlyumptious tap)

  • Tues 11/27: Dortmunder (replacing Sparkle, Viognier)

  • Fri 11/30: Fresh Pow (replacing Block Friday), Hoppy Holidays (replacing The DAB Lab, Mo$aic), Turbulent Consequence Huckleberry (replacing Framboise Black), Hypnosis (replacing Willa)

  • Tues 12/4: The Prophecies (replacing Specular Reflections), Ol’ Saint Nick (replacing Autumn Farmhouse)

UPCOMING BOTTLE/CAN RELEASES

Fri, November 23rd: Block Friday bottles at the TR

Sat, December 1st: Hoppy Holidays, TC Huckleberry, and Hypnosis (bottles), Fresh Pow (cans) at the TR

THE PEOPLE’S PINT

We are currently partnering with Samaritan Veterans Outreach for The People’s Pint Tap. The designated beer is Sparkle at the pub and Turf Fuzz at the tap room.

NEXT RESTAURANT DINE OUT

Partner: Cameron Merrill’s Legacy
When: Tuesday, December 18

NEXT TAP ROOM DINE OUT

Partner: Corvallis Kiwanis Foundations
When: Tuesday, November 27

NEW JOB OPENING - EVENT MANAGER

We are looking to create a new position at Block 15 to help coordinate the planning and promotion of our events. If you are interested in exploring the details of the position please visit this link. To apply, please submit a letter of interest detailing any specific qualifications for the position to Chris Heuchert (Chris@block15.com) by Monday, November 26th at midnight.

EVENTS

BLOCKOUT = tap takeover

  • Thurs 11/22: Thanksgiving, all locations closed

  • Fri 11/23: Block Friday at the TR 11:30-10pm

  • Fri 11/23: Cellar Sale at Caves 9-3pm, open for brunch for Black Friday!

  • Fri 11/23: OSU v. Oregon civil war game!

SPECIALS / MENU UPDATES

The Brewer’s Provision will return next week – enjoy your Turkey Day!

UPCOMING / IN PROCESS BEERS

  • Dortmunder Export Lager - German amber lager

  • Cosmic Cold Brew - stout cold conditioned on Bespoken coffee beans

  • Hypnosis - barleywine matured in cognac barrels

  • Turbulent Consequence, Huckleberry - spontaneously fermented ale matured on huckleberries

  • Hoppy Holidays - IIPA with orange zest and spruce tips

  • Fresh Pow! - winter seasonal IPA

  • Turbulent Consequence, Cherry Pit - spontaneously fermented ale matured on cherry pits

OIL BIN CLEANING PROCEDURE

This will be a pub BOH scheduled task the 3rd week of every month. The purpose of this task is to keep the oil bin area clean and tidy!

What you will need:

  • 5 gallon bucket of dish soapy hot water (2T dish soap to 1 gallon hot water)

  • Deck Brush

  • Long hose from the top of the stairs

  • Wide Putty Knife

  • Hand Scrub Brush

  • Rags

  • Gloves

BINS: Use the hand scrub brush and soapy water to first clean the tops of the actual bins themselves. Scrub off as much grease as you can! Rinse using hot water from the hose. Use rags to wipe away excess debris.

GROUND: First, pick up any garbage or large debris in the area around the oil bins. Use deck brush to scrub away any grease spills around oil bins. Get in corners and crevices. Make sure you move any buckets out of the way to get all surfaces. Rinse area with hot water from the hose.

Clean up supplies and put hose away!

YOU OUGHTA KNOW!

We are participating in Pray For Snow events in partnership with two local radio stations (NRQ and KZEL). These events will be at the TR on the 2nd Thursday of the month, beginning in November and ending in March. Pray For Snow is a live event focused on snow-based activities (skiing, snowboarding, etc.) with lots of prize giveaways ($20k total in prizes over the five months of events), games, contests, etc. We expect this to bring in a good number of folks new to Block 15 from around the region.

Our second annual Block Friday event will be held this Black Friday (November 23). In addition to the release of our first Block Friday blend in 500mL bottles, we will also be selling limited quantities of rare beers from our cellar, offering 20% off most retail, and slinging a dope food special. Block Friday will only take place at the Tap Room from 11:30am - 10pm.

Internal Brewsletter - November 14, 2018

Welcome to the first internal newsletter delivered via our new employee page. Below you’ll find links to the latest read-and-signs as well as an overview of happenings around the company. Please keep an eye on your HotSchedules inbox for weekly notifications of updates to the internal employee page that this was linked from, which at a minimum will include a link to the latest internal newsletter.

Also, please note that while we are working hard to streamline all of the information we send out to be delivered solely via this newsletter, you should still keep a lookout for other messages in HotSchedules throughout the week as we hone in on that process. :-)

- Seth

READ AND SIGNS

WHAT’S GOING ON TAP SOON?

Dates are subject to change based on tap availability.

PUB

  • Tues 11/13: The Hop Workshop #9; Sparkle, Viognier; Turf Fuzz

  • Fri 11/16: Maple (replacing Autumn Farmhouse), Willa (replacing Framboise Black)

  • Tues 11/20: ---

  • Fri 11/23: Block Friday (replacing Imagine)

TAP ROOM

  • Tues 11/13: The Hop Workshop #9; Sparkle, Viognier; Turf Fuzz

  • Fri 11/16: Maple (replacing Hopfen), Willa (replacing Story of the Ghost), Level IPA (replacing Imagine, Belgian Choc.)

  • Tues 11/20: ---

  • Fri 11/23: Block Friday

UPCOMING BOTTLE/CAN RELEASES

November 16th: Willa (wild farmhouse ale in 500mL bottles), surprise release of Maple (robust maplewood porter in 16oz cans)

November 23rd: Block Friday (imperial oat stout matured in apple brandy barrels in 500mL bottles)

THE PEOPLE’S PINT - NOVEMBER

We are currently partnering with Samaritan Veterans Outreach for The People’s Pint Tap. The designated beer is Autumn Farmhouse at the pub and Gloria! at the tap room. Last month’s we raised over $650 for Corvallis Mountain Rescue Unit.

RESTAURANT DINE OUT

Partner: Linn Benton Salmon Watch / Calapooia Watershed Council
When: Tuesday, November 13

TAP ROOM DINE OUT

Partner: Corvallis Kiwanis Foundations
When: Tuesday, November 27

EVENTS

BLOCKOUT = tap takeover

  • Wed 11/14: Monthly Tasting Series at Caves with Level Beer (and Josie!) from 5-7pm. We will be debuting a B15/Level collaboration IPA.

  • Thurs 11/15: BLOCKOUT at The 649 in Beaverton.

  • Thurs 11/22: Thanksgiving, all locations closed.

  • Fri 11/23: Block Friday at the TR 11:30-10pm.

  • Fri 11/23: Cellar Sale at Caves 9-3pm, open for brunch for Black Friday!

  • Fri 11/23: OSU v. Oregon civil war game!

SPECIALS / MENU UPDATES

  • Brewer’s Provision for 11/15: Matt Williams’ Puerco Pibil Tacos. Puerco Pibil is spiced pork roasted in banana leaves. Beer pairing is TBD.

  • The Southwest Burger order of toppings has changed. The set from bottom to top will now be:

    • Bottom toasted bun

    • STR

    • 2-3 pieces of iceberg lettuce

    • 2-3 tomato slices

    • 2 pickle slices

    • 1 slice melted mozzarella

    • 10 pickled jalapeno halves

    • ¼ C grilled onions

    • ¼ sliced avocado

    • Top bun with a pick

  • We will be getting rid of pumpkin cheesecake as a third dessert option right after Thanksgiving. Through December we will run with figgy pudding and our currant pavlova.

  • Line cooks: Look for small procedural changes on the Shiitake Po’ boy and BBQ Burger as well.

UPCOMING / IN PROCESS BEERS

  • Dortmunder Export Lager - German amber lager

  • Cosmic Cold Brew - stout cold conditioned on Bespoken coffee beans

  • Hypnosis - barleywine matured in cognac barrels

  • Turbulent Consequence, Huckleberry - spontaneously fermented ale with huckleberries

  • Hoppy Holidays - IIPA with orange zest and spruce tips

  • Fresh Pow! - winter seasonal IPA

YOU OUGHTA KNOW!

We are participating in Pray For Snow events in partnership with two local radio stations (NRQ and KZEL). These events will be at the TR on the 2nd Thursday of the month, beginning in November and ending in March. Pray For Snow is a live event focused on snow-based activities (skiing, snowboarding, etc.) with lots of prize giveaways ($20k total in prizes over the five months of events), games, contests, etc. We expect this to bring in a good number of folks new to Block 15 from around the region.

Our second annual Block Friday event will be held on Black Friday (November 23). In addition to the release of our first Block Friday blend in 500mL bottles, we will also be selling limited quantities of rare beers from our cellar, offering 20% off most retail, and slinging a dope food special. Block Friday will only take place at the Tap Room from 11:30am - 10pm.