YOU OUGHTA KNOW!
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!
MAJESTIC THEATRE EVENTS
Block 15 and Caves employees have access to free tickets for select Majestic Theatre events! Upcoming events include:
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!
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 email@example.com to RSVP. This RSVP is on a first come, first served basis and as there are only 300 seats, they may fill up quickly.
Welcome to Harley Monroe, who joins us as our newest staff member at Caves!
WHAT’S NEW ON INSTA
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
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.
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)
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
BLOCKOUT = tap takeover
**Be sure to share/like the Facebook events to spread the word to your friends!
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!)
Fri 2/1 - BOURBON MONTH BEGINS!
Fri 2/1 - Barrel @ Caves
Sat 2/2 - Bourbon Month Bottle Release (brunch version at Pub, public version at Tap Room)
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
JANUARY MONTHLY SPECIALS
*Pictures and descriptions can be found here!
Clam & Stout Linguine
MONTHLY SPECIAL PROCEDURES
You can check out the procedures here!
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.
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
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
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!