2012 Sasquatch Legacy Release with Ninkasi This Saturday!
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Saturday, July 7th, 6PM: Join us as we welcome Jamie Floyd and the Ninkasi posse for part of one of the most important series of annual events in Oregon Craft Beer. Quentin Falconer started the Glen Hay Falconer Foundation in honor of his brother, beloved Oregonian brewer and the Foundation’s namesake (Glen pictured left), whom this community tragically lost in 2002. The Foundation has since developed into the Sasquatch Beer Fest in Eugene, the Brew-Am Golf Tournament at Edgefield and the Sasquatch Legacy Project, which each year since 2004 honors up-and-coming talent in the brewing community with scholarships to the prestigious Siebel Institute as well as the American Brewers Guild. Additionally, these recipients get to collaborate on the following year’s celebratory brew.
This year’s collaboration, Ninkasi’s “Sasquatch Legacy Wheat Wine”, is dually honorific in that it has also been brewed in memory of Glen’s friend and fellow brewer, Mike West, who passed away in 2011. Last year’s scholarship winners who helped bring this beauty to life include, Jason Carrier of Eugene’s Falling Sky, Brett Thomas of Bend’s Silver Moon, Dave Pendleton of Centralia’s Dick’s Brewing with the additional help of Chip Carrier of Eugene’s Bier Stein and, of course, Jamie. $1 from each pint of this year’s chosen brew will be donated to the fund.
Come on down this Saturday night and raise a glass to the past, present and future of craft brewing in the Great Pacific Northwest! See you here!