How much does it cost?
Can I bring my child to the event?
Where do the proceeds go?
Why do some of the beers run out?
Will there be a Homebrew Competition this year?
What is involved in VOLUNTEERING?
What else is there to do besides sample beer?
Can I buy tickets in advance?
Where and when can I drop off records and CDs for the Music Sale?
When are the volunteer pourer trainings and who must attend them?
Is the event ADA accessible?
How can I find the beer or brewery I want?
Can I bring my own food and beverage to the venue?
Is smoking allowed?
Is there any wine or hard alcohol available at the event?
Are there any gluten free beers?
What are the People's Choice & Sponsor's Choice Awards?
When do beer ticket sales cease and taps close?
What if I need a taxi?
Is there a long line to get in?
What is the proper ID to get in?
Is my ticket good for the whole festival?
May I come and go from the Festival?
What is the size and cost of a beer taste?
Can I ride the bus to the Festival?
What methods of payment do you take?
Are there tables and chairs? Coat check?
How do the beer tickets work?
What if I break my glass?
What about Designated Drivers?
Where is the Music Sale and what are the prices?
Where is the Festival located and is there parking?
Is there food at the event?
What time does the live music begin?
What is the Collaboration Brew?
Q: When is the next KLCC Microbrew Festival?
A: February 12 & 13, 2016
Q: How much does it cost?
Q: Can I bring my child to the event?
A: No, everyone who enters the door must be 21 years old. No children or babies.
Q: Where do the proceeds go?
A: All proceeds benefit public radio station KLCC 89.7 FM. This event is KLCC's largest fundraising event of the year.
Q: Why do some of the beers run out?
A: Our Festival emphasizes specialty and seasonal brews, and sometimes the breweries only have one keg of a brew available. This means the variety is wonderful, but some brews may not last throughout the weekend, especially if it becomes the "talked about" brew that draws a large crowd. The good news is there are lots of other brews to try. The festival usually offers about 175+ different brews!
Q: Will there be a Homebrew Competition this year?
A: Yes there will be a Homebrew Competition before the Festival!
Q: What is involved in VOLUNTEERING?
A: ALL VOLUNTEER POSITIONS HAVE BEEN FILLED FOR THE 2016 FEST! THANK YOU!!!
Early shift volunteers (1-5 pm and 5-8 pm) may stay and enjoy the Festival during the later shifts. Late shift volunteers (8:00-11:15 pm) must enjoy the Festival on the opposite night, as the OLCC does not allow someone to pour beer after they have been drinking.
Tuesday, February 2, 6:00 pm
All trainings are held at KLCC, 136 W 8th Ave, Eugene OR 97401. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Q: What else is there to do besides sample beer?
A: Besides tasting over 175 flavors of beer, there is live music each night, a Mega Music Sale featuring thousands of used records and CDs, brewery merchandise for sale, and beer related information. There is also the wildly popular Photo Booth! Brew Pics taken from 7-10:30 pm will be posted to the KLCC and Daily Emerald Facebook pages after the Fest. View them all and tag yourself!
Q: Can I buy tickets in advance?
A: Yes! Advance Tickets are $12 and sold online. Special entrance for advance ticket holders!!
Q: Where and when can I drop off records and CDs for the Music Sale?
A: Drop off your records and CDs at KLCC, 136 W 8th Ave, Eugene (between Oak and Charnelton) during business hours, 10 am-4 pm. We are accepting donations through 4 p.m. on Wednesday, February 10, 2016.
Q: When are the volunteer pourer trainings and who must attend them?
A: Every beer pouring volunteer must receive training about OLCC rules. If you've been to KLCC's training in the last few years you do not have to come to this year's training. If you are a new volunteer this year, you must come to one of the trainings. Even if you have your OLCC Server's Permit, but have not poured beer at KLCC's Festival, you need to attend a session. The trainings are all located at KLCC, 136 W 8th Ave, Eugene, and last less than an hour.
Q: Is the event ADA accessible?
A: Yes, the event is ADA accessible.
Q: How can I find the beer or brewery I want?
A: There is an Event Guide listing all the Breweries and Brews at the Festival. Pick one up at admissions or at a beer ticket booth. Booths are listed by name and booth number. The booths are identified by brewery banners, and booth numbers are located on the yellow beer description signs at each booth.
Q: Can I bring my own food and beverage to the venue?
A: No, only food and beverage from the designated Lane Events concessions provider is allowed on site. Food at the KLCC Microbrew Festival is provided by Wild Duck, sold from 3 different locations inside the event.
Q: Is smoking allowed?
A: Smoking and vaping are only allowed outside, 75 feet from the building. Make sure your hand is stamped before you walk outside, and please return through the Re-Entry Doors, not the Main Entrance.
Q: Is there any wine or hard alcohol available at the event?
A: Nope. This is essentially a beer event, though we now offer many ciders as well. Soft drinks and coffee are available at concessions, but the alcohol at this event is mainly BEER... and some cider!
Q: Are there any gluten free beers?
A: Yes, Ground Breaker Brewing of Portland is serving gluten free beers.
Q: What are the People's Choice & Sponsor's Choice Awards?
A: Festival goers are encouraged to vote for the People's Choice favorite brew at the Fest. Look for the yellow ballots on the tables and at each Beer Ticket booth. Enter your ballot into the jars at the Beer Ticket booths. One per guest please! Ballots are collected throughout the event and the winner is announced from the stage at 9 pm on Saturday. Framed certificates are given to the top 3 breweries to hang in their pubs.
Q: When do beer ticket sales cease and taps close?
A: We sell beer tickets until 10:45 pm each night and taps close at 10:50 p.m. All tastings must be consumed by 11 p.m. when the event ends.
Q: What if I need a taxi?
A: If you need a taxi to get safely home, feel free to ask a KLCC staffer to call one for you. KLCC personnel are generally wearing a Microbrew Festival T-shirt or apron for easy identification. Go to the admissions table or beer ticket booths and ask for someone from KLCC. We are committed to making sure our guests get home safely.
Q: Is there a long line to get in?
A: There are two entrances -- one for paying at the door and one for advance tickets. Both lines move quickly but during peak hours (6:30-8:30 pm) things can get a bit backed up. At each door, guests need to have IDs checked, pay admission or get a ticket scanned, and receive a beer glass & festival brochure.
Q: What is the proper ID to get in?
A: No matter what your age, please be prepared to show proper identification in order to gain access to the Festival. Valid ID includes an Oregon Identification card, any state driver's license or ID card with photo, a passport, or a United States military identification card with photo. Note that the identification cannot be expired at the time of the Festival.
Q: Is my ticket good for the whole festival?
A: Tickets are good for one day only. If you attend both days you will need to purchase two tickets.
Q: May I come and go from the Festival?
A: Yes, be sure to get your hand stamped before you leave so you can come back later that day. Please use only the Re-Entry Door to return to the Festival, not the Main Entrance.
Q: What is the size and cost of a beer taste?
A: Our samples are $1 for 3 ounces of beer, which is half a glass.
Q: Can I ride the bus to the Festival?
A: Yes! Let LTD be your Designated Driver. Download LTD Day Pass Here.
Q: What methods of payment do you take?
A: We take cash, Visa or Mastercard. There is an ATM in the Festival lobby. Cash is best inside the Fest!
Q: Are there tables and chairs? Coat check?
A: Yes, there are some tables and chairs with seating for about 150. Occupancy is fluid and there are usually seats for those who want one. Many people choose to wander the room instead.
For your convenience and comfort, we do provide Coat Check for $1 per coat. Take off your coat and stay a while!
Q: How do the beer tickets work?
A: You can purchase beer tickets at the ticket booths inside the Festival for $1 each. Most people buy a strip of 10 tickets at once. A beer ticket gets you a half glass of beer, equal to 3 oz. Two beer tickets fills your glass.
Q: What if I break my glass?
A: Come to admissions table and tell a staffer. We will get you another glass. (Glasses cost KLCC $1.25 each -- your donation for a second glass would be gratefully accepted!)
Q: What about Designated Drivers?
A: Designated Drivers get in for $10 admission. DD's are given an identifying bracelet, and do not receive a beer glass. Designated Driver tickets will be available online when tickets go on sale mid-December. DD tickets are the same price in advance or at the door.
Q: Where is the Music Sale and what are the prices?
A: The Music Sale takes place inside the KLCC Microbrew Festival, so a ticket is required to get in. You can sample beers and look through records and CDs all at the same time. Albums are sold for $2 on Friday and $1 on Saturday. CDs are $3 on Friday and $2 on Saturday. Doubles and special collections may be priced higher. All music is sold first come first served and sold as is. Enjoy!
Q: Where is the Festival located and is there parking?
A: In the Exhibit Hall at the Lane Events Center, 796 W 13th Ave, in Eugene (a.k.a. The Fairgrounds.) Enter the parking lot from W 13th Ave (a one way street heading east.) There is plenty of parking available. Parking is FREE!
Q: Is there food at the event?
A: Yes. All food at the KLCC Microbrew Festival is provided by Wild Duck. There are grilled items at the Concessions Stand in the lobby, fast items at the Grab N Go also in the Lobby, and lighter items at the Snack Stand inside the Festival. View all items on this year's menu:
Q: What time does the live music begin?
A: 2016 line up coming soon!
Q: What is the Collaboration Brew?
A: The Collaboration Brew is a very special part of our event. All of the local brewers collaborate in the fall about brewing the same style of beer especially for this event. They come up with guidelines and then each are free to make their own version of the beer. All the brews are located at the Collaboration Booth. Guests are encouraged to sample several and notice the subtle differences.
For this year's Collaboration Brew, 20 local breweries and taphouses randomly paired into 10 brewing "blind dates." Five ingredients – 4 spices and a sap -- were drawn from a hat and each pair took on the task of creating a tasty beer using their given ingredient. The results are fantastic!
These 10 beers were brewed with love and enthusiasm specifically for this Festival by the talented Eugene area brewers.
Purchase an Iron Brewer Tasting Card at the Fest for $5 to get a "half taste" sample (1.5 oz) of all 10 brews. Get your card stamped after every taste.