On Saturday, August 1, 2009, 22 beer aficionados and enthusiasts of true craft beer in Corvallis and surrounding areas, joined Slow Food Corvallis in an educational pub crawl through Oregon Trail Brewery, Block 15, McMenamins, and Corvallis Brewing Supply in the first ever S L O W C R A W L .  Four small groups walked, crawled, or otherwise perambulated to each brewery to learn about each establishment’s philosophy and brewing process, beer styles, hops, malt, other ingredients and many other aspects of artisan brewing. Participants enjoyed sample brews at each location.

At the end of their long, hot, arduous day of education and beer-sampling, participants were treated to a “Brewer’s Dinner” at Block 15. Their special menu (below) featured dishes paired with individual local beers.

185 Mile Salad
Local greens, Willamette Valley Cheese Co. Aged Gouda, Craisins, Hazelnuts dressed with fresh herb vinaigrette.
Brew: Belgian Blonde

Brewer’s Plate
Hand Made Beer Sausage from the Pepper Tree, House Smoked Carlton Farms Pork Shoulder, German Potato Salad, and fresh Baked Corn Muffin
Brew: Alpha IPA

Seasonal Fruit Cobbler
with Tillamook Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
Brew: Bavarian Hefeweizen