Ninkasi Brewing

Rachael McDonald

Every year, the KLCC Microbrew Festival gives Eugene’s craft brewers a chance to collaborate on small batches of beer. The theme this year is KLCC’s 50th Anniversary. KLCC’s Rachael McDonald sat down with a couple local brewers to find out more about what they’re cooking up.

Rachael McDonald

Beer is big in the northwest. And lots of people are making it… commercially and at home. A new business is geared toward helping home-brewers with improving the beer they make in their kitchens and garages.
I spoke with Dana Garves, owner and founder of "Oregon BrewLab".  She worked in Ninkasi's beer lab for 4 years before starting her own business this fall.

Oregon Brew Lab

Kattail Live at KLCC

Jan 8, 2014
Photo by Eric Alan

Singer/songwriter Kattail spent several years living in the Willamette Valley, and is now living in Venice Beach, California. Touring behind her self-titled debut CD, which includes a song about Cottage Grove, she stopped in the KLCC studios for a performance in advance of local gigs at Tiny Tavern, Ninkasi Brewing and Hot Mama's Chicken Wings.