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!

Internal Brewsletter - February 20, 2019

YOU OUGHTA KNOW!

OYSTER WEEK AT BLOCK 15

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Block 15 will be hosting it’s first inaugural Oyster Fest the first week in April (April 1st-7th). This will be a week of food specials, events, and beers made with or designed around oysters. Each of our three locations will have a variety of food specials featured throughout the week, and we will be brewing 3 special beers for the week as well.

Individual events are as follows:

  • Tues 4/2 - Tap Talks: Ocean Acidification and it’s Effect on Oyster Aquaculture @ the Tap Room

  • Thurs 4/4 - Oyster & Beer Pairing Workshop @ the Pub

  • Fri 4/5 - Oyster Beer Mini-Fest @ Caves

  • Sat 4/6 - Oyster & Beer Fest @ the Tap Room, featuring oysters sourced super fresh from around the country, paired with exceptional beers from each oyster region

  • Sun 4/7 - Oyster & Champagne Brunch @ Caves

More information on each of these events will be made available as the week gets closer. Get excited about eating some oysters!

PAKTECH 6-PACK HOLDER RECYCLING

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We are going to be participating in a recycling program put on by PakTech, who is the manufacturer of our 6-pack holders. These are currently not recyclable in the commingled recycling, which is a major bummer. So, PakTech implemented a new program where they will take these back and recycle them to be re-purposed! How cool is that?!

We are in the initial stages of rolling the program out on our end, but be on the lookout for blue recycling containers where people can recycle the holders. We will be offering this service to anyone who wants to bring in their holders to recycle so we can maximize the number that do get recycled. Even our distribution accounts will benefit! This flyer will be put up in conspicuous locations so you can read about the program and answer any questions our customers may have. A formal announcement in the form of a HotSchedules message and a social media posting will come out later this week.


STAFF ANNOUNCEMENTS

Welcome to Casey Gold, who joins us as the newest BOH Caves team member!


WHAT’S NEW ON INSTA


CAVES HAPPENINGS

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EVENTS

Caves will be hosting it’s second annual Bourbon Month Ice Cream Social this Sunday, February 24th from 3pm-5pm! This year we will be offering 3 ice cream specials with unique bourbon pairings.

The specials will include:

  • Nebula Stout ice cream malted milk shake

  • Popcorn ice cream sundae made with Wild Turkey barrel aged stout and popcorn ice cream and a caramel corn topping

  • A Manhattan ice cream sandwich with soft gingersnap cookies brushed with vermouth and bitters, and filled with an Amarina cherry syrup and orange zest ice cream

NEW MENU ITEMS / CHANGES

  • Burnt ends pork belly and blood orange salad with mole dressing

  • Chicken tagine

    *The procedures for these will be posted next week!

    *The smoked beet Reuben sandwich will be temporarily going off the menu to make sure the house-made kraut gets to the desired sourness


WHAT’S GOING ON TAP SOON?

Dates are subject to change based on tap availability.

TAP ROOM

  • Fri 2/22: ----

  • Tues 2/26: Sticky Hands, Nelson x Amarillo* (replacing OG Sticky Hands temporarily), The Cold Front (replacing Super Nebula, Double Chocolate Hazelnut), The Wild Cimmerian (replacing Orange Zest Saison)

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

PUB

  • Fri 2/22: ----

  • Tues 2/26: Sticky Hands, Nelson x Amarillo* (replacing OG Sticky Hands temporarily), The Cold Front (replacing Doppelbock), The Wild Cimmerian (replacing The DAB Lab, Juice Joint)

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

*Sticky Hands, Nelson x Amarillo will be available on draft only and will replace our OG Sticky Hands draft. OG Sticky will still be available in cans for off-site sales and will be the option for in-house consumption if people really want the OG.

UPCOMING BOTTLE / CAN RELEASES

*The March bottle release is a weird one again - because Emerging Sunshine is part of our quarterly IPA series, it is not a traditional First Saturday release. Because of this, we will not be doing a First Saturday bottle release either.

  • 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

  • Billy Breathes - Hazy IPA

  • Direct Flight - Tart Strawberry & Guava IPA

  • Flanders Biere de Coupage - Blend of dark sour ales

  • Vienna Lager - Crisp, dry 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 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 The Prophecies (changing to Fresh Pow on Thurs 2/21) at the Tap Room.

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

BREWER’S PROVISION

Thurs 2/20
Jacob Oliver’s South African Bobotie (
here is an explanation!)

MENU UPDATES

March Monthly Specials will go live next week and we’ll have pictures, descriptions and procedures to prove it!

Internal Brewsletter - February 13, 2019

YOU OUGHTA KNOW!

BOTTLE BOX/FLAT BREAKDOWN

If you ever encounter a bottle box or flat and are wondering what to do with it, fear not! Here is a breakdown of…well…how to break them down!:

  • Cardboard Can Flats - Save = YES

  • Please recycle any flats that look subpar though. There is no need to try and reuse bad looking ones!

  • Bottle Boxes

    • Actual Bottle Boxes - Save = YES

    • Bottle Box Inserts - Save = YES

      • Don’t break the boxes down as they are going to get reused by the distro team!

We are still going to work on a process for where empties should be stored at each location until distro transfers them back to the tap room, so more information will come on that later!

Sorry for the change-up and thanks for understanding!


STAFF ANNOUNCEMENTS

You still have a chance to submit your comments for Manny’s review! It’s super helpful to provide some insight, so please get anything you have to Sarah ASAP!


WHAT’S NEW ON INSTA


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CAVES HAPPENINGS

EVENTS

Caves’ Monthly Tasting Series on Wednesday, February 13th will be with Belching Beaver Brewery. We'll be pouring standout beers from Belching Beaver paired with small plates from our kitchen.

NEW MENU ITEMS

Smoked beet Reuben sandwich with house sauerkraut, swiss cheese, spicy Russian dressing, and Block 15 pumpernickel bread.

Blood orange honey cake with blood orange curd, blood orange supremes, and candied blood orange.

*Procedures for both these new items can be found here!


WHAT’S GOING ON TAP SOON?

Dates are subject to change based on tap availability.

TAP ROOM

  • Fri 2/15: ----

  • Tues 2/19: Chocolate Porter on nitro (replacing Love Potion #9 on nitro)

  • Fri 2/22: ----

PUB

  • Fri 2/15: ----

  • Tues 2/19: Chocolate Porter on nitro (replacing Love Potion #9 on nitro)

  • Fri 2/22: ----

UPCOMING BOTTLE / CAN RELEASES

  • Sat 3/2: Emerging Sunshine (Golden IPA) in 16oz cans

  • Fri 3/8: Illuminated (Tripel) in 500mL bottles

    *The Illuminated release got pushed back, so at this point in time there is no bottle portion of March’s First Saturday monthly release.

UPCOMING / IN PROCESS BEERS

  • Wild Cimmerian - Blend of dark sour beers

  • The Cold Front - Winter lager

  • Sticky Hands, Nelson x Amarillo - Sticky variation with Nelson Sauvin & Amarillo hops

  • Maple Bourbon Hypnosis

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 Oregon Brewshed Alliance (an initiative of Oregon Wild) for The People’s Pint tap. The designated beer is Doppelbock at the Pub and Fresh Pow at the Tap Room.

The dine out at the Tap Room for the Friends of the Willamette Valley National Wildlife Refuge Complex made $400!

The dine out at the Pub for the 4 Spirits OSU Veteran's Scholarship raised $450!

NEXT PUB DINE OUT

Check back in March!

NEXT TAP ROOM DINE OUT

Check back in March!


PUB SPECIALS / MENU UPDATES

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FEBRUARY MONTHLY SPECIALS

*Pictures and descriptions can be found here!

Brewer’s Board

Southern Fried Oysters

Maple Bourbon Bacon Burger

Cajun Red Beans & Rice

BREWER’S PROVISION

Thurs 2/13
Dakota Trufant’s Thai Chili Scallops
with sweet chili sauce & rice

MENU UPDATES

The black bean and bacon soup will no longer be garnished with salsa and will now only get cilantro as a garnish!

Internal Brewsletter - February 6, 2019

YOU OUGHTA KNOW!

RESILIENCE PROGRAM

We were able to donate $6,636 to the Sierra Nevada Resilience program! Thanks to everyone for promoting and supporting this endeavor!


WHAT’S NEW ON INSTA


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CAVES HAPPENINGS

EVENTS

Caves’ Monthly Tasting Series on Wednesday, February 13th will be with Belching Beaver Brewery. We'll be pouring standout beers from Belching Beaver paired with small plates from our kitchen.

NEW MENU ITEM

Smoked beet Reuben sandwich with house sauerkraut, swiss cheese, spicy Russian dressing, and Block 15 pumpernickel bread. Procedure will be posted next week!


WHAT’S GOING ON TAP SOON?

Dates are subject to change based on tap availability.

TAP ROOM

  • Fri 2/8: ----

  • Tues 2/12: ----

  • Fri 2/15: ----

PUB

  • Fri 2/8: ----

  • Tues 2/12: ----

  • Fri 2/15: ----

UPCOMING BOTTLE / CAN RELEASES

  • Sat 3/2: Illuminated (Tripel) in 500mL bottles / Emerging Sunshine (Golden IPA) in 16oz cans

UPCOMING / IN PROCESS BEERS

  • Wild Cimmerian - Blend of dark sour beers

  • The Cold Front - Winter lager

  • Chocolate Porter

  • Maple Bourbon Hypnosis

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 Oregon Brewshed Alliance (an initiative of Oregon Wild) for The People’s Pint tap. The designated beer is Doppelbock at the Pub and Fresh Pow at the Tap Room.

NEXT PUB DINE OUT

Tues 1/12: 4 Spirits OSU Veteran’s Scholarship (with bonus tasting from 6pm-9pm at the pub!)

*10% of wine, beer and cocktails will be donated to support the scholarship fund

NEXT TAP ROOM DINE OUT

Check back in March!


PUB SPECIALS / MENU UPDATES

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FEBRUARY MONTHLY SPECIALS

*Pictures and descriptions can be found here!

Brewer’s Board

Southern Fried Oysters

Maple Bourbon Bacon Burger

Cajun Red Beans & Rice

BREWER’S PROVISION

Thurs 2/7
Garrison Schmidt’s Real Beer Float -
Super Nebula, vanilla ice cream and a shot of Kriek with candied filberts and a cherry on top

Internal Brewsletter - January 30, 2019

YOU OUGHTA KNOW!

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BOURBON MONTH

BOURBON MONTH IS ALMOST UPON US! You should all feel well equipped with all the necessary information at this point, but for your continued reference Goody’s Bourbon Month bible is a great resource!


MAJESTIC THEATRE EVENTS

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

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DO YOU EVEN DISC GOLF BRO?

Haakan and Dakota T. are putting together an order for Block 15 disc golf discs! Each disc will have Block 15 artwork on it, so they’ll be dope AF. The discs are coming from Dynamic Discs, and will be roughly $14 a piece, depending on how many people show interest. The type of disc is called the "Maverick" and the description and specs can be found on their web site.

If you are interested in placing an order, please email Haakan at haakan@block15.com. Cash payment will only be accepted, and Haakan will let you know when the discs are in!

Any additional questions can be directed to Haakan or Dakota T.


STAFF ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • It’s time for Manny’s review! Please visit this link to give him some feedback. On the topic of Manny, to see him in his element make sure to scroll to the bottom of the newsletter!


WHAT’S NEW ON INSTA


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CAVES HAPPENINGS

EVENTS

  • Barrel 2019 is on Friday, February 1st. This is Caves annual celebration of barrel aged beers. Cave’s will feature all of the Block 15 Super Nebula releases and Kriek, as well as additional beers aged in bourbon, whiskey, rum, tequila, and cognac barrels.   

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


WHAT’S GOING ON TAP SOON?

*There will be no Cellar Stash release at the Tap Room in February due to the large bottle release!

Dates are subject to change based on tap availability.

TAP ROOM

  • Tues 1/29: ----

  • Fri 2/1: The DAB Lab, Juice Joint (replacing Willa in the Morning); Super Nebula (replacing Pyrus); Super Nebula Double Chocolate Hazelnut (replacing The Hop Workshop #10); Super Nebula Breakfast with Roses (replacing Wellspring); Kriek (replacing Orange Zest Saison)

  • Tues 2/5: ----

  • Fri 2/8: ----

PUB

  • Tues 1/29: ----

  • Fri 2/1: The DAB Lab, Juice Joint (replacing Willa in the Morning); Super Nebula (replacing Orange Zest Saison); Super Nebula Double Chocolate Hazelnut (replacing Ridgeback Red); Super Nebula Breakfast with Roses (replacing Print Master’s Pale); Kriek (replacing The Hop Workshop #10)

  • Tues 2/5: ----

  • Fri 2/8: ----

UPCOMING BOTTLE / CAN RELEASES

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

    *Draft will be available on Friday, February 1st, and mug club and employees can pick up cans and bottles on Friday as well. The releases on Saturday, February 2nd are the brunch release at the Pub and the public release at the Tap Room. As with all brunch releases, folks at the Pub will only get the bottles they pre-ordered for the brunch. If they are interested in purchasing more bottles, they will have to come to the Tap Room for the public release. Bottles will not be available at the Pub until the Sunday or Monday after the release.

UPCOMING / IN PROCESS BEERS

  • Wild Cimmerian - Blend of dark sour beers

  • The Cold Front - Winter lager

  • Chocolate Porter

  • Emerging Sunshine - IPA

  • Illuminated - Tripel

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 Doppelbock at the Pub and Alpha IPA at the Tap Room. Starting on Friday, February 1st we will be partnering with Oregon Brewshed Alliance (an initiative of Oregon Wild).

NEXT PUB DINE OUT

Tues 1/12: 4 Spirits OSU Veteran’s Scholarship (with bonus tasting from 6pm-9pm at the pub!)

*10% of wine, beer and cocktails will be donated to support the scholarship fund

NEXT TAP ROOM DINE OUT

Tues 2/5: Friends of the Willamette Valley NWRC

*Coincides with February’s Tap Talk as well!


PUB SPECIALS / MENU UPDATES

Most of this new information is condensed in The More You Know for your quick reference!

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FEBRUARY MONTHLY SPECIALS

*Pictures and descriptions can be found here!

Brewer’s Board

Southern Fried Oysters

Maple Bourbon Bacon Burger

Cajun Red Beans & Rice

MONTHLY SPECIAL PROCEDURES

You can check out the procedures here!

BREWER’S PROVISION

Thurs 1/31
Nick Arzner's Italian Beef Sandwich

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

  • The salmon mousse procedure has changed a bit - both in description and procedure. Please familiarize yourself with these changes here!


TAP ROOM SPECIALS / MENU UPDATES

  • First of the Month BBQ is this Saturday, February 2nd

    • Tomahawk bone-in pork chops (from the pig break down!) with pineapple slaw and garlic mashed potatoes #yum

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Internal Brewsletter - January 23, 2019

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. 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!


BOURBON MONTH BOTTLE RELEASE PREORDER

The sign-up for your Bourbon Month Bottle Release preorders is now LIVE! Preorder submissions are open now through Wednesday, January 30th at 6pm, at which point the form will close and employees will no longer be able to submit pre-orders. This preorder only secures your bottle order so you can pick them up early - you will still be charged the normal amount plus your 25% discount regardless of when you pick up your bottles (with your Friday preorder or later on in the weekend). Please ask a manager if you have questions!

Employees are also able to preorder beautiful Super Nebula glasses along with their bottles & cans! These glasses are DOPE AF so get your order in and make sure to pick them up early!

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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!

In addition to these events, our employees have an opportunity to see the “Comedy of Errors” preview show next Thursday, January 31st at 7:30pm. The Facebook event has a synopsis of what the play is about. The point of this “preview show” is to try and replicate the conditions of a sold out show. It can also give the cast and crew a jumpstart of energy before the show even officially opens on February 1st! You and your family and friends are invited, and there is no admission charged. It will run like a normal performance as well - with full concessions and an intermission.

If you'd like to be a part of the preview audience, please email jimbo@majestic.org to RSVP. This RSVP is on a first come, first served basis and as there are only 300 seats, they may fill up quickly.  


STAFF ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Welcome to Harley Monroe, who joins us as our newest staff member at Caves!


WHAT’S NEW ON INSTA


CAVES HAPPENINGS

NEW FOOD ITEM

Beef brisket sauerbraten, with scalloped German potato salad, and beet sauerkraut - Sauerbraten is a German pot roast that can be prepared with a variety of meats—most often beef, but also from venison, lamb, mutton, pork, and traditionally, horse. Before cooking, the cut of meat is marinated for several days in a mixture of vinegar or wine, water, herbs, spices, and seasonings. Caves’ is made by brining beef brisket in a dark sour ale and then braising. It is served with beet ‘kraut and our take on a warm German potato salad. #YUM

EVENTS

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

  • Reservations are now being accepted for Caves Bourbon Bier Dinner on Monday, February 18th at 6pm. The link for purchase can be found on Caves website and here.


WHAT’S GOING ON TAP SOON?

Dates are subject to change based on tap availability.

TAP ROOM

  • Tues 1/22: ----

  • Fri 1/25: Doppelbock (replacing Dortmunder Export); Winter Amusement (replacing Resilience IPA)

  • Tues 1/29: ----

  • Fri 2/1: The DAB Lab, Juice Joint (replacing Willa in the Morning); Super Nebula (replacing Pyrus); Super Nebula Double Chocolate Hazelnut (replacing The Hop Workshop #10); Super Nebula Breakfast with Roses (replacing Wellspring); Kriek (replacing Orange Zest Saison)

PUB

  • Tues 1/22: ----

  • Fri 1/25: Doppelbock (replacing Dortmunder Export); Winter Amusement (replacing Pyrus)

  • Tues 1/29: ----

  • Fri 2/1: The DAB Lab, Juice Joint (replacing Willa in the Morning); Super Nebula (replacing Orange Zest Saison); Super Nebula Double Chocolate Hazelnut (temporarily replacing Doppelbock); Super Nebula Breakfast with Roses (temporarily replacing Winter Amusement); Kriek (replacing The Hop Workshop #10)

UPCOMING BOTTLE / CAN RELEASES

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

    *Will be available at both the Pub and the Tap Room

  • 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 Friday, February 1st, and mug club and employees can pick up cans and bottles on Friday as well. The releases on Saturday, February 2nd are the brunch release at the Pub and the public release at the Tap Room. As with all brunch releases, folks at the Pub will only get the bottles they pre-ordered for the brunch. If they are interested in purchasing more bottles, they will have to come to the Tap Room for the public release. Bottles will not be available at the pub until the Sunday or Monday after the release.

UPCOMING / IN PROCESS BEERS

  • 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

  • Chocolate Porter

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 Alpha IPA 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 1/24
Seth Steiling's Kimchi Salsa with Chicharrones Chips
, paired with Gloria!

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

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  • We have a new and improved grilled mushroom recipe! These improved ones should be moist without being soggy and have nice browning, with a firm bite to them. The procedure can be found here!

  • Wondering what the sexy new brewer’s board should look like? Look no further:


TAP ROOM SPECIALS / MENU UPDATES

  • Descriptions of last Friday’s new items can be found here, and line procedures are available here!

  • Remember that pig break down that happened a few weeks ago? Well the Tap Room is putting some of the meats to good use!:

    • Chorizo sausage special will run this weekend

    • First of the Month BBQ will be next Saturday, February 2nd and will feature bone-in pork chops!

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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