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.!
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:
Fri 1/18 - Gideon Freudmann CelloBop
Fri 3/15 - Shamrockin' Shenanigans
If you are interested in attending any of these events, please email Tana (firstname.lastname@example.org) and she can hook you up with the tickets!
Welcome to James Cross, who joins us as our newest staff member in the Brewery!
WHAT’S NEW ON INSTA
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!
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.
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: ----
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
BLOCKOUT = tap takeover
**Be sure to share/like the Facebook events to spread the word to your friends!
Sat 1/19 - All Day Dine Out for Philomath Montessori School @ Caves
Sun 1/20 - Yoga & Beer @ the Tap Room
Check out the Facebook event!
Wed 1/23 - Tapping into Community with Pasha's Hopeful Steps & Block 15 @ The Beer Stein in Eugene
Thurs 1/24-Sat 1/26 - Block 15 Bonanza @ The Beer Stein in Eugene (3 day event!)
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
JANUARY MONTHLY SPECIALS
*Pictures and descriptions can be found here!
Clam & Stout Linguine
MONTHLY SPECIAL PROCEDURES
You can check out the procedures here!
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.
1895 Old Fashioned
Iced Hazelnut Coffee
Hot Spiked Cider
White Chocolate Cherry
Blood Orange Fizz
Bourbon Root Beer Float
Strawberry or Blackberry Drop
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
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!