Press Release – Starkbierzeit 2016


Bier Stein’s 4th Annual Starkbierzeit: Festival of Strong Beer

With some beer, age and beauty go hand-in-hand. Add strength to that list and you’ve got what this year’s Starkbierzeit is all about. The Bier Stein’s first big draught fest of 2016 brings some real tasty skeletons out of the closet… er, cellar. The three-day event will trot out some of the best big beers Eugene’s most prolific beer bar has to offer.

Beginning on Thursday Feb. 25, the avalanche that is Starkbierzeit begins. The Bigfoot Bonanza will feature a vertical of sorts of Sierra Nevada’s long-running barleywine. The following day will see a quintet of beers with a combined age of 16 years. And, as if it couldn’t get any better, those patrons most stout of liver may choose to nominate Firestone Walker’s Parabola for another term on Saturday. Here’s the grit:


Feb. 25:

Sierra Nevada – Bigfoot 2012, 2014, 2016, and Barrel-aged 2015. Our Sierra Nevada representative will be on hand from 5-8pm with free samples and merchandise.


Feb. 26:

Alaskan – Smoked Porter 2013

De Molen – Barrel-aged Cease & Desist 2014

North Coast – Old Stock Cellar Reserve 2013

Russian River – Supplication 2011

Stone – Espresso Imperial Russian Stout 2013


Feb. 27:

Firestone Walker – Parabola Barrel-aged Imperial Stout 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015


All beers will be on tap upon opening at 11am. We encourage participants to drive responsibly or not drive at all.