Oregon Cider Week in Eugene

Today marks the first day of Oregon Cider Week, June 18-28, and beergarden. (777 W. 6th Ave.) is teaming up with WildCraft Ciderworks for Snakebite Night. Don’t worry, it doesn’t involve any actual snakes — snakebites are alcoholic beverages composed of equal parts beer and cider.

According to its Facebook page, beergarden. is tapping four snakebites, all made with WildCraft Ciderworks cider, tonight (June 18) from 6 to 8 pm:

Number one is a Marzen from Agrarian Ales paired with WildCraft’s Wild Rose cider, number two is a Paulaner Heff-Weissbier blended with Licorice Fern cider, number three is Coconut Porter from Maui Brewing Co. mixed with Snake River Rye barrel-aged cider and number four is shake chocolate stout from Boulder Beer Co. paired with Black Currant cider.

See more on beergarden.’s Facebook page or read our story on the new beer venue here.

Also today, The Tap and Growler (207 E. 5th Ave.) is hosting WildCraft Oregon Botanical Tap Takeover, tapping four WildCraft ciders made with Oregon botanicals, inlcuding Lilac Fermented Semi-Sweet Cider and new flagship cider Wild Rose.

Other events include a June 22 Party Downtown Botanical Cider Pairing Dinner at 64 W. 8th Alley and a four-bottle cider release at The Bier Stein (1591 Willamette St.) June 26.

Drive a few miles north and hit up 2 Towns Ciderhouse Tap Room (33930 S.E. Eastgate Cir.) in Corvallis for 20 percent off everything in its taproom during Oregon Cider Week. On June 20, from 7:30-10 pm, check out the release of 2 Towns’ Peach Saison while catching a Timbers game, and on June 26, from noon-10 pm, enjoy the Made Marion Release Party, celebrating 2 Towns’ summer seasonal.

2 Towns is coming to Eugene for a handful of tastings, releases and tap takeovers June 18-25, starting with a tasting today (June 18) at The Bier Stein. Check out the full list here.

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