Block 15 Brewing Presents Oyster Week

In Corvallis, Oregon, Block 15 Brewing is producing an entire week of oyster and beer events running from April 1-7th. If you love bivalves and brews (and definitely don’t have any shellfish allergies), then this week-long celebration of oysters spread out between 3 locations is the pearl you have been looking for.

The inaugural Oyster Week is hosted by Block 15 and its family restaurant/bar spinoff, Caves Bier & Kitchen. In addition to oyster-themed food specials and events offered throughout the week, Block 15 will kick off Oyster Week with the release of its Oyster Baltic Porter, brewed with whole local oysters from Oregon Oyster Farm. The brewery will also release a pair of beers designed to pair with oysters at Oyster Week’s marquee event, Oyster & Beer Fest.


• When: All week long
• Where: Both Block 15 locations and Caves Bier & Kitchen
• What: Unique, thoughtfully prepared oyster specials made with a variety of oyster species.

• When: Monday, April 1 at 6pm & 8pm
• Where: Block 15 Tap Room
• What: Two showings of ShellShocked, a documentary that explores the importance and fragility of wild oysters in cleaning water and building ecosystems for marine life.

• When: Tuesday, April 2 at 7pm
• Where: Block 15 Tap Room
• What: Learn about ocean acidification and its effect on oyster aquaculture in a presentation by EPA scientist Jim Markwiese.

• When: Thursday, April 4 at 4pm
• Where: Caves Bier & Kitchen
• What: Enjoy a small selection of oyster beers on tap, selected by Caves’ beer curator.

• When: Saturday, April 6 from 2pm – 8pm
• Where: Block 15 Tap Room
• A showcase of unique oysters from coastal regions around the country, each paired with beer from standout breweries
from the same region. Each oyster will be offered in a raw preparation that allows regions and species to demonstrate
their unique character. Gary Rowles and Chuck Holst will also play live music at Oyster & Beer Fest from 5:30pm – 7:30pm.

• When: Sunday, April 7 from 9am – 2pm
• Where: Caves Bier & Kitchen

• What: Caves’ famous weekend brunch, with the special Oyster Week additions of a raw oyster bar, unique oyster-
themed brunch specials, and champagne pairings.

About Block 15 Brewing Company
Offering unique hop forward ales, crisp lagers, traditionally brewed abbey beers, barrel-aged rarities, and one of the
Northwest’s most extensive wild and sour programs, Block 15 produces a range of artfully crafted beers, brewed with a
nod toward fresh ingredients and fresh thinking. Established in 2008, and brewer-owned from day one.

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