YOU OUGHTA KNOW!
JUNE PACKAGED BEER RELEASE
If you can believe it, it’s almost June, and with that means another monthly release! The link for employees to pre-order their allotment of Cassidy (June will be a bottle-only release) is now live, and allotments can be picked up on Friday, May 31st at the Tap Room. The public release will be Saturday, June 1st.
Our summer quarterly IPA (Fresh Flow what what!) will be released that Friday as well, which means the first-Saturday monthly release is bottle only. Cans of Fresh Flow will not be available for pre-order, they’ll just be available starting Friday for everyone (both public and employee and mug club).
Cassidy - Wild Ale with Flowers
Inspired by my daughter, this wild farmhouse ale was matured in Sauternes wine barrels with brettanomyces and then conditioned on spring flowers just before packaging. Cassidy is brewed each spring, bottled the following spring with honey from her Grandpa’s bee hive, and released around her birthday. Each bottle contains a portion of all previous years' blends. This bottle-conditioned ale is delightful fresh, and it will evolve beautifully as it ages alongside Cassidy. - Nick Arzner // 8% ABV // Price: $11.50 (price does not include employee 25% off) // 500mL bottle // Limit: 12 bottles
The link to order your allotment can be found here, and the deadline for employees to reserve their bottles is Wednesday, May 29th at 5pm.
Let Goody know if you have any questions!
FRESH FLOW COMIN’ AT YA HOT!
As noted above, Fresh Flow is being released next week! People were stoked on this beer last year, and no doubt will be stoked again this year. More info to come on the dope AF mountain bike release party being held down in Ashland, so hang tight! In the meantime, just let your mouth water as you think about that fresh, fresh Fresh Flow in a little over a weeks time!
EMPLOYEE FIRE SALES
Just an FYI Beth will be on vacation next week so she won’t be in the mezzanine as normal conducting her employee apparel fire sale. She’ll be back at it on Tuesday, June 4th when she’s back from vacation!
Have a good vacay Beth!
We’ve had some questions from customers (and we have a good number of vegan employees so this is helpful to you too!) regarding our vegan options at both the Pub and Tap Room. Sarah has come up with an overview of what is/is not vegan, in addition to some specially curated sandwiches at the Tap Room for folks to get.
One of the newer options we have is a tempeh add-on! What is tempeh (tem-pey), you ask? Tempeh is a cultured and fermented soybean product resulting in a firm cake. We buy ours from Surata Soy Foods in Eugene. We then marinate and bake it in house. It's a little sweet, smoky, and salty. It can get added onto any salad or pasta, or sub it for any protein on various sandwiches.
HEALTH & WELLNESS PERKS
SPECIAL ORANGETHEORY CLASS
We are partnering with Orange Theory Fitness to offer Block 15 and Caves employees a FREE class on Thursday, June 6th at 1:30pm (the total time commitment is until 3pm). If you're unfamiliar with Orange Theory, it is a really fun workout that is tailored to the individual, regardless of your fitness level. (Hey, we see you hustling up and down those stairs!) Kristen is super excited about this opportunity, as she has been an OTF member for almost 2 years, and she'd love to see more Block 15 and Caves faces there. :)
This is a special class just for Block 15 and Caves employees, but there is room for only 24 people. So if you want to make sure and secure a spot in the class, please give them a call or text to register (541) 716-5006. They will ask each participant for a credit card to put on file as it's just how there system reserves a spot in the class, but again this is a FREE class. Kristen has posted an info sheet in all three break rooms, and you can also find that info sheet here.
Please come join Kristen in a work out on June 6th. They play really loud music and it'll be fun, she promises!
*Also, don't forget that Block 15 and Caves offer partial fitness center membership reimbursement for eligible employees. Do you attend your local fitness center at least 8 times per calendar month? If yes, than show us proof and we'll put $20 into your next paycheck!
ACHES & PAINS? HAVE YOU EVER TRIED ACUPUNCTURE?
Corvallis Acupuncture and Functional Medicine is offering a deal to Block 15 employee’s on your first acupuncture session…you can get half off your first acupuncture session ($60, normally $120)! Simply mention you are a B15 team member when booking your appointment! To book, call Alexander Diaz at (541) 380-1327 or book online.
NEW STAFF MEMBERS
A big welcome to our newest staff members, who will all be joining us at the Pub!
Monica Kuntz- Server
Amanda Morrison - Server
Claire Atwood - Host/Food Runner
Sam Wolff - Dishwasher
Make sure to say what’s up to them when you see them!
It’s review time for the following managers:
John at Caves
Beth at the Pub
The link to submit your reviews can be found here!
WHAT’S NEW ON INSTA
WHAT’S GOING ON TAP SOON?
Dates are subject to change based on tap availability.
Fri 5/24: Mexican Lager (replacing Maibock)
Tues 5/28: The DAB Lab, Orange Velvet (replacing The Audacity of Opacity)
Fri 5/31: Fresh Flow (replacing Emerging Sunshine) / Cassidy (replacing Turbulent Consequence, Peche) / Altbier (replacing Winter Amusement)
Fri 5/24: Mexican Lager (replacing Maibock) / Blackberry Raspberry Fruit Wheat (replacing Apricot Fruit Wheat) / Fluffhead (replacing Intergalactic Hop Shop)
Tues 5/28: The DAB Lab, Orange Velvet (replacing The Audacity of Opacity)
Fri 5/31: Fresh Flow (replacing Emerging Sunshine) / Cassidy (replacing 2001: A Hop Odyssey)
UPCOMING BOTTLE / CAN RELEASES
Fri 5/31: Fresh Flow (IPA) in 16oz cans (available through end of August)
*This will be available in both draft and cans on Friday, at both locations, and available to one and all!
Sat 6/1: Cassidy (Wild Ale w/ Flowers) in 500mL bottles
*This will be the only offering for June’s first-Saturday monthly release because of Fresh Flow being released as part of our quarterly IPA series.
UPCOMING / IN PROCESS BEERS
Duke IV - Hefeweizen
Fruta Bomba - Tequila Barrel Wild Ale with Papaya
Summer Knights Kolsch
Wandelpad - Belgian-style Blonde Ale
Summer Amusement - Saison blended with Oak Aged Spontaneous Ale
BLOCKOUT = tap takeover
**Be sure to share/like the Facebook events to spread the word to your friends!
THE PEOPLE’S PINT / DINE OUTS
We are currently partnering with Mid-Valley Harvest for The People’s Pint tap. The designated beer is Maibock at the Pub (Mexican Lager as backup) and Nebula Oat Stout at the Tap Room.
NEXT PUB DINE OUT
Tuesday, May 28th:
Monroe Grade School
NEXT TAP ROOM DINE OUT
Check back in June!
*Tuesday, May 14th’s Dine Out for 500 Women Scientists of Corvallis raised $400!
MAY MONTHLY SPECIALS
Lamb & Pork Meatballs
Huli Huli Chicken Sandwich
Arugula & Chorizo Salad
Now that we have tempeh on the menu as an add-on option, let’s make sure we’re all on the same page with portioning!
Regular portion (3.5oz sub/add-on) = 6 pieces
Sub for bacon on BMT = 6 pieces
Tempeh Burger = 9 pieces
Sub for Tuscan/Pub Steak/Italian/Chopped Pork sandwich = 9 pieces
Tempeh Brewben = 12 pieces
Please let Haakan know if you have any questions!
Dakota’s Braised Curry Kale over Quinoa
BEHIND THE BAR UPDATES
Once the 3 Fools sangiovese get’s 86’d, we’ll be putting the Super Fool into rotation! Tasting notes are below for your reference:
2017 Super Fool 13.3% Alc. by Vol.
Rogue Valley Super Tuscan style Red Blend (60% Cabernet Sauvignon:40% Sangiovese)
The Super Fool is a medium bodied fruit forward blend which shows fresh berry flavors and aromas with balanced acid and tannin to keep it light and drinkable.