Block 15 & Les Caves sign, CorvallisYesterday my wife and I took a day trip over to Corvallis to check out the beer scene: a long-overdue trip as the only time we ever pass through the area is on our way to the Coast, and Corvallis is now home to four breweries plus a number of other specialty beer stops.

The main plan was to visit Block 15 Brewery, with a possible stop at Flat Tail Brewing as well; I had emailed ahead of time to Block 15 and was able to get the tour (their barrel program is indeed amazing!), and we were just going to see what are time looked like for the rest.

It turned out to be a great trip: not only Block 15, but we checked out Les Caves as well (Block 15’s next-door Belgium-inspired beer bar), then stopped in to Flat Tail for the sampler tray and appetizers, and then made it over to Oregon Trail Brewery, Corvallis’ oldest brewery (since 1987) for a bonus stop! These three breweries are all within a couple of blocks of each other in downtown, easy walking between them.

Over the next few days I’ll be posting my notes and reviews of each. And if you haven’t been to Corvallis lately, what are you waiting for?