“…we danced until the night became a brand new day. Two lovers playing scenes from some romantic play. September morning still can make me feel that way.”

Please excuse me, I channel Neil Diamond sometimes. And it is September, after all. As a culture, our relationship with September is a bittersweet one. It is the end of summer, but the beginning of another school year (a boon for parents!). The month of Labor Day, and the memorial of that fateful day that changed the world 10 years ago. It is also the month in which on one day, the 19th, many people throughout the world agree to talk like the popular idea of a pirate. Shiver me timbers and all that. Whatever September means to you, here at your friendly neighborhood brewery and public house it means fun and fellowship with good food and some of the best fermented beverages in the Willamette Valley, yea, even unto all of Oregon itself. It also means good music and we’re bringing you some great entertainment this week.

On Thursday, we are excited to welcome back WILD HOG IN THE WOODS as they return from their summer hiatus. This Old-Timey Folk trio often bring friends to play with them, making every one of their visits unique though they play at the Calapooia every 2nd and 4th, and sometimes 5th, Thursday of every month. They always bring warmth to the pub, which is a marvelous feature as we observe the inexorable waning of the sunshine. They are usually playing by 7:30 and play for at least 2 hours. There is no cost to you except for whatever you wish to eat or drink.

Friday, the 9th, at 8pm is the Calapooia debut of Salem’s MASSIVE MOTH. Playing original music, but with a sound reminiscent of Devo, Talking Heads and The Cars, they’ll take you back 2 or 3 decades. There is no cover.

And on Saturday the 10th, it’s that Corvallis rock and roll sensation, AMBUSH PARTY! Their name says it all. If you are ready to get your rock and or roll on this Saturday, The Calapooia Brewing Company is the place to be. Again with the no cover, what is it with us?

Don’t forget that every Sunday at 4pm we have the tastiest Blues Jam in the Valley, perhaps the State… Northwest? Come see why I would make such an assertion. This also is a feeless event.

Thinking ahead…As i mentioned earlier, September 19th is International Talk Like a Pirate Day and one of the fathers of this movement, Captain Slappy himself, will be aboard The USS Pooia. So put on your piratin’ garb and remember to forget to shave your face or your legs. We’ll have some food specials and of course, some of the best quaffage to fuel your high seas pillagin’. I’ll be remindin’ ye scalliwags again regardin’ this special day, so I’ll stow it fer now.

Until next time…