You Had Me at Tarot

The Bier Stein, my alma mater, is releasing a groovy sounding IPA on Thursday, and the event includes a guest Tarot reader. Here’s the PR (a rare repost here on Beerstone), and more events below:

Eugene, OR – The Bier Stein and Block 15 Brewing are proud to announce their collaboration, Crystal Ball IPA! Created in conjunction with Block 15’s 15-year anniversary celebration, the beer pays homage to the long-standing relationship between the two, with staff from The Bier Stein assisting in recipe creation, artwork design, and team members traveling to Corvallis for a fun-filled brew day. Longtime Beer Buyer for The Bier Stein, Dave Stockhausen, recalls renting a van in the beginning to visit Block 15 and pick up the goods and transport back to The Bier Stein and its thirsty customers. “It has been amazing to watch Block 15 grow into such a powerhouse in front of our very eyes. Their attention to detail and sustainability are unmatched, and I can’t wait to see what the future brings!”

Crystal Ball features classic West Coast IPA hops, Chinook, Amarillo, and Cascade, and is then fermented on the thiolized Hornindal Kviek yeast from Omega Yeast Labs. This yeast that alchemically pulls tropical notes out of these traditionally piney, stonefruit and citrus forward hops. The combination of these ingredients results in a beautifully balanced IPA, with visions of tropical fruit and intense citrus.

“We are honored to collaborate with Block 15 on this special beer to celebrate their 15-year anniversary,” says Troy Potter, owner of The Bier Stein. “It was a great opportunity to work with their team to create something unique and delicious that represents our longstanding relationship and provide a delicious beer that our customers will love.”
The Bier Stein will proudly debut Crystal Ball at the Release Party this Thursday, April 13th at 5pm. The Block 15 crew will be here sampling, giving away prizes via the prize wheel, and answering any technical questions about the sorcery conjured while creating this magic elixir. We will also have a tarot card reader in the house to answer all of your questions about the past, present, and future. This beer is a limited release and is sure to sell out quickly, so be sure to grab some on draft or a 4-pack while you can!

For more information about The Bier Stein and Block15 Brewery, please visit their websites at and

April 11

Oakshire, 6-10pm – Tuesday Beer Release: This is What Space Smells Like IPA & Visit Mexico Lager

April 12

Oakshire – Oakshire Inspires: Oregon Brewshed Alliance. The Oregon Brewshed® Alliance is a statewide coalition of Oregon’s craft brewing community and conservationists advocating together for Oregon’s forested and wild watersheds, because great beer begins with clean water. The Alliance is an initiative of Oregon Wild, directly supporting the organization’s mission to protect and restore Oregon’s wildlands, wildlife, and waters as an enduring legacy for future generations. $1/pint donated

April 13

The Bier Stein, 5pm – Block 15 Anniversary Collaboration Beer Release – Crystal Ball IPA. Free samples, swag, and Tarot reading

April 18

Oakshire, 6-10pm – Tuesday Beer Release: Sum Fun IPA

April 19

Oakshire – Oakshire Inspires: McKenzie River Trust
Join us on Wednesdays in April as we donate $1/pint to a local Earth-forward nonprofit!
McKenzie River Trust has been a partner of Oakshire since 2013, and works endlessly to protect natural lands, connect community members to conservation, and restore critical habitat across eight watersheds in western Oregon.
Live Music from Girin Guha starting at 6pm!

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