The fourth annual Eugene Beer Week kicks off Monday, June 2, and this year’s lineup of events is full of flavor, fun and education. Find the full schedule at eugenebeerweek.org. Here’s our recommendation of how to celebrate each day:
Monday, June 2: Beer Family Feud, 7 pm at the Bier Stein
Tuesday, June 3: Bend Invades Eugene, on tap all day at the Bier Stein
Wednesday, June 4: Cider is the New Beer Fest, 5 pm to 10 pm at 16 Tons Taphouse
Thursday, June 5: In-House Cask Ale Fest, all day at Plank Town
Friday, June 6: Cheese Wars VI w/Agrarian & Oregon Wine Lab, 8 pm at
16 Tons Cafe
Saturday, June 7: Sasquatch Brew Fest, noon at the Ninkasi parking lot
Sunday, June 8: Brunch Beers & Brunch Foods, 10 am to 3 pm at Party Downtown
Hotspot, an app-making company co-founded by Marist grad Jasjit Singh, is launching a new app, Happy Hours, which contains more than 100 Eugene happy hours. Find out more at gethotspotapp.com.
Check it out at Lane County Farmers Market: Lola’s Fruit Shrubs is making four variations of drinking vinegars: lime, blueberry ginger, strawberry balsamic and orange serrano. Shrubs have a history in the Americas dating back to colonial times and are known for their refreshing taste.
Now open: 100 Mile Bakery, locally sourced bakery, 418 A St., Spfd. (Sprout! Kitchen), 100milebakery.com; Danang Vietnamese Eatery, food truck, facebook.com/danangeatery; Grilling Places, food truck, facebook.com/grillingplaces; Leela’s Kitchen, Indian, 418 A St., Spfd. (Sprout! Kitchen); Membrillo Latin Cafe, Cuban, 45 E. 8th Ave., membrillolatincafe.com; Sam Bond’s Brewing, microbrewery, 540 E. 8th Ave.; Tacovore, Mexican, 530 Blair Blvd., facebook.com/tacovore.
Chaos Kolaches has closed and is looking for someone to take over the lease at 388 Q St., Spfd. See http://wkly.ws/1rd for photos and info.
Basic Rights Oregon, which advocates for equal rights for LGBT folks, is having a fantastic year. But there’s more to be done in the fight for justice and parity, so mark your calendars for BRO’s big Bites for Rights fundraiser 6/19. These Eugene restaurants are all donating a portion of their proceeds to BRO that day: Agate Alley’s Laboratory, Cornbread Cafe, Poppi’s Anatolia, Sweet Life Patisserie, Wandering Goat Coffee Company and Whirled Pies Pizzeria.