This press release just recieve:
TO FEATURE BEER TASTINGS, HOMEBREW CONTEST, SILENT AUCTION, LIVE MUSIC
Eugene, Ore. – The Sasquatch Brew Fest, scheduled for June 7, 2008 at Broadway Plaza, started as a tribute to the passing of a friend, active community member, and professional brewer and evolved into one of the premier beer festivals in the Pacific Northwest.
This year’s Sasquatch Brew Fest will feature another range of beer-soaked activities, including a silent auction, a beer dinner, a homebrew contest and a golf Brew Am. Located outdoors on the Broadway Plaza in Eugene from noon to 11 p.m., the beer festival will showcase the vibrant Pacific Northwest brewing industry by offering an opportunity to taste unique craft beers.
Tickets will be available when the festival gates open at 12 p.m. for $10. Entrance includes a commemorative glass and two taste tickets. Additional taste tickets will be available for purchase throughout the festival grounds.
The Sasquatch Brew Fest is dedicated to the memory of Glen Hay Falconer, a well known and leading Pacific Northwest professional brewer. Falconer was the skilled and popular head brewer at the Wild Duck Brewery in Eugene until his untimely passing in 2002.
To honor his memory, his friends and family created the Sasquatch Brew Fest, a unique beer tasting opportunity because the beers are selected by the head brewer of each participating brewery, with some brewers crafting a distinctive recipe just for the festival.
Each year, the festival evolves.
This year, the festival will be organized by the Northwest Legends Foundation, formed at the request of the Glen Hay Falconer Foundation, an organization that used to run the festival but now will manage the distribution of the brewing scholarships funded by the event.
Through local management, Northwest Legends will continue the Sasquatch Brew Fest, striving to ensure through active funding and support the overarching enjoyment of craft beers, educational and community spirit envisioned by all who knew Falconer, according to board member Jamie Floyd.
“The Northwest Legends Foundation will invoke the spirit of the legendary Sasquatch and the memory of Glen Falconer, known as one of the most talented and popular brewers in Eugene,” said board member John Burgess.
“By furthering the art of home brewing through the support of the people who brew craft-brewed beer in their home, and by continuing the financial support of the brewing scholarships and the good works of the Glen Hay Falconer Foundation, the Sasquatch Brew Fest will be locally managed but will remain true to the original mission,” Burgess said.
Sasquatch was Falconer’s nickname.
A large portion of the proceeds will benefit the Glen Hay Falconer Foundation, a non-profit agency dedicated to furthering professional brewing education. Additional proceeds will be donated to local non-profit agencies.
The Third Annual Sasquatch Homebrew Contest will be administered by the Cascade Brewers Society, a local homebrew club. Sanctioned by the American Homebrewers Association and the Beer Judge Certification Program, the contest is open to homebrewers currently residing in Washington, Oregon, and Northern California.
Prizes will be awarded at the Sasquatch Brew Fest to the top three finishers in the following BJCP style categories: English Pale Ale / Best Bitter / ESB; American Ale / American Pale Ale / American Amber; India Pale Ale / American IPA / Imperial IPA; and Strong Ale / Old Ale / American Barleywine.
The Bier Stein Bottleshop and Pub will cold store all entries. Rogue Ales Eugene City Brewery will host the judging. For more information about style guidelines and admission procedures, please visit http://www.sasquatchbrewfest.org/ .
The Glen Hay Falconer Foundation Brewing awards a full tuition scholarship each year to apprentice brewers to attend the celebrated Siebel Institute Chicago Campus Concise Course in Brewing Technology.
The course features a two week intensive program that covers every topic critical to successful brewery operations. Designed for brewing professionals, the program is designed to provide a wider knowledge of professional brewing standards and procedures in order to advance each applicant’s continuing brewing career. The program is also designed for individuals planning to enter the brewing industry.
The Scholarship is open to professional brewers and home brewers from the Pacific Northwest and Northern California regions. The selection committee includes brewers and professionals related to the brewing industry.