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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Internal Brewsletter - December 27, 2018

YOU OUGHTA KNOW!

HOLIDAY HOURS FOR ALL LOCATIONS

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

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

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

JANUARY BOTTLE RELEASE

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

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

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

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

RESILIENCE IPA

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

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PRAY FOR SNOW

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

THE CORVALLIS HALF MARATHON & 5K

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

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

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

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

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


WHAT’S NEW ON INSTA


CAVES HAPPENINGS

EVENTS

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


WHAT’S GOING ON TAP SOON?

Dates are subject to change based on tap availability.

TAP ROOM

  • Fri 12/28: ----

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

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

  • Tues 1/8: ----

PUB

  • Fri 12/28: ----

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

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

  • Tues 1/8: ----

UPCOMING BOTTLE / CAN RELEASES

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

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

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

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

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

EVENTS

BLOCKOUT = tap takeover

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

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

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

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

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

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

PROMOTIONS

EMPLOYEE PACKAGED BEER DISCOUNT

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

2015 AUTUMN FARMHOUSE EMPLOYEE FIRE SALE

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

THE PEOPLE’S PINT / DINE OUTS

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

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

NEXT PUB DINE OUT

Check back in February!

NEXT TAP ROOM DINE OUT

Check back in February!

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


PUB SPECIALS / MENU UPDATES

JANUARY MONTHLY SPECIALS

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

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

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

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

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


MONTHLY SPECIAL PROCEDURES

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

BREWER’S PROVISION

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

NEW MONTHLY DESSERTS

  • Bakery Bar

  • Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Hazelnut-Chocolate Torte

  • White Chocolate-Blood Orange Pavlova with Kiwi

FALL COCKTAIL MENU

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

Bloody Mary

Manhattan

1895 Old Fashioned

Vodka Collins

Iced Hazelnut Coffee

Hot Spiked Cider

White Chocolate Cherry

Blood Orange Fizz

Bourbon Root Beer Float

Kentucky Coffee

Winter Sidecar

Pear Flower

Strawberry or Blackberry Drop

Cherry Limeade


OTHER PUB MENU NOTES

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

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

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


TAP ROOM SPECIALS / MENU UPDATES

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

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

Internal Brewsletter - December 19, 2018

YOU OUGHTA KNOW!

CAMERON MERRILL’S LEGACY TOY DRIVE

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

HOLIDAY HOURS FOR ALL LOCATIONS

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

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

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

TAP ROOM RESERVATIONS

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

WANDERING AENGUS CIDER TASTING & TOUR

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

RESILIENCE IPA

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

*This will be Laura 2 months from now!

*This will be Laura 2 months from now!

PRAY FOR SNOW

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

THE CORVALLIS HALF MARATHON & 5K

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

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

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

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

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

STAFF ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

BLOCK 15 ACCOLADES

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

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


WHAT’S NEW ON INSTA


CAVES HAPPENINGS

EVENTS

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

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

HOLIDAY CHEER

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


WHAT’S GOING ON TAP SOON?

Dates are subject to change based on tap availability.

TAP ROOM

  • Fri 12/21: Wellspring (replacing Hypnosis)

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

  • Fri 12/28: ----

  • Tues 1/1: ----

PUB

  • Fri 12/21: Wellspring (replacing Hypnosis)

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

  • Fri 12/28: ----

  • Tues 1/1: ----

UPCOMING BOTTLE / CAN RELEASES

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

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

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

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

EVENTS

BLOCKOUT = tap takeover

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

PROMOTIONS

EMPLOYEE PACKAGED BEER DISCOUNT

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

HOLIDAY PACKAGED BEER + GLASSWARE PROMO

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

2015 AUTUMN FARMHOUSE EMPLOYEE FIRE SALE

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

THE PEOPLE’S PINT / DINE OUTS

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

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

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

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

NEXT PUB DINE OUT

Check back in February!

NEXT TAP ROOM DINE OUT

Check back in February!

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


PUB SPECIALS / MENU UPDATES

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DECEMBER MONTHLY SPECIALS

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

Brewer’s Board

Apricot Chicken Sliders

Festivus Burger

Mushroom & Stout Beef Stroganoff


MONTHLY SPECIAL PROCEDURES

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

BREWER’S PROVISION

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

NEW MONTHLY DESSERTS

  • Bakery Bar

  • Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Figgy Pudding

  • Spiced Apple Pavlova

FALL COCKTAIL MENU

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

1895 Old Fashioned

Vodka Collins

Iced Hazelnut Coffee

Hot Spiked Cider

White Chocolate Cherry

Black Currant Cobbler

Pear Flower

Strawberry or Blackberry Drop

Cherry Limeade

Bloody Mary

Manhattan


OTHER PUB MENU NOTES

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

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


TAP ROOM SPECIALS / MENU UPDATES

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

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

Internal Brewsletter - December 12, 2018

YOU OUGHTA KNOW!

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

Holiday hours for all three locations are as follows:

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

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

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

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

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

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

STAFF ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

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

BLOCK 15 ACCOLADES

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

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

THE CORVALLIS HALF MARATHON & 5K

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

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

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

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

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

BLOCK 15 AND CAVES HOLIDAY FORMAL

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

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

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

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

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

Adults only, please

Hotel room discount link


CAVES HAPPENINGS

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

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

Santa’s Folly
Sat, 12/15 All Day

All day offerings of holiday cheer include:

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

  • A collection of holiday beer with special cellared selections

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

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


WHAT’S GOING ON TAP SOON?

Dates are subject to change based on tap availability.

PUB

  • Fri 12/14: ----

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

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

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

TAP ROOM

  • Fri 12/14: ----

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

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

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

UPCOMING BOTTLE / CAN RELEASES

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

UPCOMING / IN PROCESS BEERS

  • Hoppy New Year! - IIPA

  • Doppelbock - Strong German lager

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

EVENTS

BLOCKOUT = tap takeover

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

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

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

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

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

    • Check out their Facebook event here!

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

    • Additional information can be found above!

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

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

PROMOTIONS

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

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

THE PEOPLE’S  PINT / DINE OUTS

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

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

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

NEXT PUB DINE OUT

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

NEXT TAP ROOM DINE OUT

Check back in February!

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


BREWERY HAPPENINGS

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

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


PUB SPECIALS / MENU UPDATES

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DECEMBER MONTHLY SPECIALS

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

Brewer’s Board

Apricot Chicken Sliders

Festivus Burger

Mushroom & Stout Beef Stroganoff

MONTHLY SPECIAL PROCEDURES

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

BREWER’S PROVISION

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

NEW MONTHLY DESSERTS

  • Bakery Bar

  • Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Figgy Pudding

  • Spiced Apple Pavlova

OTHER MENU NOTES

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

FALL COCKTAIL MENU

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

Black Currant Cobbler

Pear Flower

Strawberry or Blackberry Drop

Cherry Limeade

Bloody Mary

Manhattan

1895 Old Fashioned

Vodka Collins

Iced Hazelnut Coffee

Hot Spiked Cider

White Chocolate Cherry

Internal Brewsletter - December 5, 2018

READ AND SIGNS

WHAT’S GOING ON TAP SOON?

Dates are subject to change based on tap availability.

PUB

  • Fri 12/7: ----

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

  • Fri 12/14: ----

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

TAP ROOM

  • Fri 12/7: ----

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

  • Fri 12/14: ----

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

UPCOMING BOTTLE/CAN RELEASES

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

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

THE PEOPLE’S  PINT

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

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

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

NEXT RESTAURANT DINE OUT

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

NEXT TAP ROOM DINE OUT

Partner: Jefferson Elementary PTA
When: Tuesday, December 11

EVENTS

BLOCKOUT = tap takeover

  • Sat 12/1-Fri 12/21 TOY DRIVE

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

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

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

SPECIALS / MENU UPDATES

BREWER’S PROVISION

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

DECEMBER MONTHLY SPECIALS

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

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

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

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

OTHER MENU NOTES

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

NEW MONTHLY DESSERTS

Bakery Bar
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Figgy Pudding
Spiced Apple Pavlova

FALL COCKTAIL MENU

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MONTHLY SPECIAL PROCEDURES

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

KEYS TO SUCCESS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

KEYS TO SUCCESS:

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

  • The bun MUST have a toasted golden crust

  • Follow your specs!

  • From bottom to top bun:

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

    • Place on the grill

    • 2t Cranberry ketchup

    • 2t mayo

    • ¼ C Lettuce

    • 3 slices tomato

    • Festivus patty

    • 1 oz Sharp white cheddar (1 full bullet)

    • 1/3 C Grilled onions

    • Top house bun

Pick and serve on an oval with choice of side

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

KEYS TO SUCCESS:

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

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

  • Slice and heat 3 banh bread.

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

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

    • Bottom ale

    • 2 t Dijon

    • 3-5 leaves kale

    • Glazed chicken

    • Ham

    • 2 t apricot jelly

    • Top ale

Serve in a basket

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

KEYS TO SUCCESS:

  • Look at the picture on the freezer

  • Crackers are different than salmon mousse

  • On a board, assemble beautifully:

    • 1 portion terrine

    • 1 portion of picante provolone

    • 1 flat bullet apricot jelly

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

    • 1 portion sunflower seed brittle

    • 2 flatbread crackers, broken into 3rds

UPCOMING / IN PROCESS BEERS

  • Hoppy New Year! - IIPA

  • Doppelbock - strong German lager

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

YOU OUGHTA KNOW!

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

STAFF ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

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

BLOCK 15 ACCOLADES

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

THE CORVALLIS HALF MARATHON & 5K

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

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

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

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

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

BLOCK 15 AND CAVES HOLIDAY FORMAL

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

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

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

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

RSVP by December 15th here

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

Adults only, please

Hotel room discount link

Internal Brewsletter - November 28, 2018

READ AND SIGNS

WHAT’S GOING ON TAP SOON?

Dates are subject to change based on tap availability.

PUB

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

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

  • Fri 12/7: ----

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

TAP ROOM

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

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

  • Fri 12/7: ----

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

UPCOMING BOTTLE/CAN RELEASES

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

THE PEOPLE’S PINT

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

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

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

NEXT RESTAURANT DINE OUT

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

NEXT TAP ROOM DINE OUT

Partner: Jefferson Elementary PTA
When: Tuesday, December 11

EVENTS

BLOCKOUT = tap takeover

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

  • Tues 12/4 TAP TALKS at the TR

SPECIALS / MENU UPDATES

BREWER’S PROVISION

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

DECEMBER MONTHLY SPECIALS

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

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

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

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

OTHER MENU NOTES

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

UPCOMING / IN PROCESS BEERS

  • Hoppy New Year! - IIPA

  • Doppelbock - strong German lager

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

YOU OUGHTA KNOW!

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

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

BLOCK 15 ACCOLADES

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

THE CORVALLIS HALF MARATHON & 5K

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

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

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

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

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

AUTUMN FARMHOUSE 2015 FIRE SALE

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

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Internal Brewsletter - November 21, 2018

READ AND SIGNS

WHAT’S GOING ON TAP SOON?

Dates are subject to change based on tap availability.

PUB

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

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

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

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

TAP ROOM

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

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

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

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

UPCOMING BOTTLE/CAN RELEASES

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

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

THE PEOPLE’S PINT

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

NEXT RESTAURANT DINE OUT

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

NEXT TAP ROOM DINE OUT

Partner: Corvallis Kiwanis Foundations
When: Tuesday, November 27

NEW JOB OPENING - EVENT MANAGER

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

EVENTS

BLOCKOUT = tap takeover

  • Thurs 11/22: Thanksgiving, all locations closed

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

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

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

SPECIALS / MENU UPDATES

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

UPCOMING / IN PROCESS BEERS

  • Dortmunder Export Lager - German amber lager

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

  • Hypnosis - barleywine matured in cognac barrels

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

  • Hoppy Holidays - IIPA with orange zest and spruce tips

  • Fresh Pow! - winter seasonal IPA

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

OIL BIN CLEANING PROCEDURE

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

What you will need:

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

  • Deck Brush

  • Long hose from the top of the stairs

  • Wide Putty Knife

  • Hand Scrub Brush

  • Rags

  • Gloves

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

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

Clean up supplies and put hose away!

YOU OUGHTA KNOW!

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

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

Internal Brewsletter - November 14, 2018

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

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

- Seth

READ AND SIGNS

WHAT’S GOING ON TAP SOON?

Dates are subject to change based on tap availability.

PUB

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

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

  • Tues 11/20: ---

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

TAP ROOM

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

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

  • Tues 11/20: ---

  • Fri 11/23: Block Friday

UPCOMING BOTTLE/CAN RELEASES

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

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

THE PEOPLE’S PINT - NOVEMBER

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

RESTAURANT DINE OUT

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

TAP ROOM DINE OUT

Partner: Corvallis Kiwanis Foundations
When: Tuesday, November 27

EVENTS

BLOCKOUT = tap takeover

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

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

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

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

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

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

SPECIALS / MENU UPDATES

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

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

    • Bottom toasted bun

    • STR

    • 2-3 pieces of iceberg lettuce

    • 2-3 tomato slices

    • 2 pickle slices

    • 1 slice melted mozzarella

    • 10 pickled jalapeno halves

    • ¼ C grilled onions

    • ¼ sliced avocado

    • Top bun with a pick

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

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

UPCOMING / IN PROCESS BEERS

  • Dortmunder Export Lager - German amber lager

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

  • Hypnosis - barleywine matured in cognac barrels

  • Turbulent Consequence, Huckleberry - spontaneously fermented ale with huckleberries

  • Hoppy Holidays - IIPA with orange zest and spruce tips

  • Fresh Pow! - winter seasonal IPA

YOU OUGHTA KNOW!

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

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