A look at the new(ish) Bier Stein

A few weeks ago I was in Eugene for a day on a non-beer-related trip, and found time to swing by the “new” Bier Stein for a quick beer and snack. I write “new” but really they moved into their space on Willamette and 16th almost a year ago, in April—but I hadn’t yet been so it’s new to me!

It’s super impressive, with tons of space, a fantastic bar with real-time taplist on a couple of LCD screens, and of course the huge selection of bottled and canned beers that you can open there or purchase to go (you get a 20% discount if you take them). I enjoyed an Agrarian Ales beer, Wee Hoppy, their hop-infused Winter Warmer that reminded me more of an Imperial IPA, being rather more hop-forward than malty. It was also the very first of Agrarian’s beers that I’ve sampled, incidentally. It paired well with the soft pretzel I ordered, which came with cheese sauce and mustard sauce—and the mustard sauce was amazing.

Overall, I can’t help but agree with an assessment I remember seeing from someone after they moved into the new location last year, that the Bier Stein is one of the best beer bars around. It’s definitely a must-visit when you’re in Eugene.

Some pictures that I took while there:

The "new" Bier Stein

The "new" Bier Stein, just inside the front door

The "new" Bier Stein

The "new" Bier Stein, the bar

The "new" Bier Stein

The "new" Bier Stein

The same refrigerated case as above, just from the other end.

The "new" Bier Stein

The "new" Bier Stein

The "new" Bier Stein

The "new" Bier Stein, the back bar

The "new" Bier Stein, Agrarian Ales Wee Hoppy

One Response to A look at the new(ish) Bier Stein

  1. I love The Bier Stein. I used to live in Eugene and was one of their first customers when they opened on E. 11th Avenue in downtown Eugene. Their sandwiches will always hold a special place in my heart and it was also the first place I ever had Pliny the Younger.