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.