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New Menu at Calapooia Brewing

Greetings fellow citizens,

Please note that we have changed our menu to reflect our current mission to simplify and readjust our focus. If you don’t see your favorite on the new incarnation, we apologize. It has been a process that has required a great deal of thought and sacrifice for us as well. We are refining our commitment to bring you quality products, even as the range of choices diminish. These changes will allow us to apply even more effort into bringing you quality soups and specials everyday.


Calapooia Brewing Company

Chips and Salsa

Featuring Completely Crocked Red and Green fermented salsas with house made tortilla chips.

Thanksgiving Schedule

Greetings patrons and guests. Calapooia Brewing will close at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, November 23rd. We will reopen at our usual time, 11:30 am Friday the 25th.

Happy Thanksgiving to all!

John Shipe played over a 100 gigs a year for a dozen years, touring the entire country and putting out 9 albums in the Freeform Americana Genre.  Two of which — Yellow House and Villain — received international airplay and acclaim, once hitting a number 1 spot on German Radio Marabu.

Shipe’s music is multi-genred and multi-sonic, but always centered around witty, provocative stories populated by vivid characters with unusual problems.  All of it is delivered in moving melodies sung by a warm, endearing voice, described as a “velvet embrace.”  

And his hybrid flat/fingerpicking guitar playing ain’t so bad either.  

Eugene Register Guard said that only Shipe can put out work “this diverse without sounding schizophrenic.”

Americana UK calls his work “a multitude of delights.”

Salem Statesman Journal called it “nothing short of mesmerizing.”

Calapooia Winter Hours

Dear Patrons,

We will be changing to our winter hours beginning Tuesday, November 7th.

The new hours will be:

Sunday through Wednesday

11:30 am to 9:00 pm



11:30 am to 11:00 pm


Friday and Saturday

11:30 am to 12:00 am

Open-Mic ends.

Greetings, denizens of the Mid Willamette Valley. Our 1st and 3rd Wednesday Open-Mic night is cancelled indefinitely. The lovely couple who were managing it have welcomed a new human being into their family and are understandably preoccupied. Until someone else steps up to the plate to keep Open-Mic going, we will be putting it to rest.


Antonette Goroch is a singer, songwriter, writer and world traveler. A vocalist and storyteller since the age of 5, she hasdelved into various musical styles including opera, rock, classical, folk and blues. She has been compared to other contemporary indie folk artists such as Neko Case and Penelope Houston, but crafts her own sound with timeless themes of love, hate, betrayal and revolution.

Hi Everyone,


The Center for Sustainable Materials Chemistry (CSMC) and Calapooia Brewery would like to invite you all to: Not your granny’s magnets! Radioactivity! Things that glow! Cool Chemistry from the depths of the Periodic Table. A Science Pub Presentation by May Nyman, an associate professor of chemistry at Oregon State University.



Forgotten at the bottom of the Periodic Table are the f-elements with the f-electrons. Not ‘what-the-f’; just ‘f’. Come find out why f-electrons in f-elements are so useful for your hybrid cars, wind energy, high-efficiency LED lightbulbs, catching counterfeiters, and so much more.



May is an associate professor of chemistry at Oregon State University; where she and her research group study all types of metal-oxo clusters in water. May has been in the Pacific Northwest only 2.5 years; a former desert rat, and is dealing with the rain and loving the beer just fine, thank you. In the high New Mexico desert, May worked at Sandia National Laboratories for 14.5 years; but she knows no government secrets, so don’t bother asking.


Where: Calapooia Brewery, 140 Hill St NE, Albany OR


When: April 8th, Trivia starts at 6:30 PM


Win a Prize!!! The CSMC will have prizes for the top five trivia competitors


Check here for a list of all upcoming CSMC Science Pubs:


Check here for a list of all upcoming Calapooia Brewery events:




Andy Bedingfield

Director of Education and Outreach

Center for Sustainable Materials Chemistry

Materials Science Institute

University of Oregon

1252 University of Oregon

Eugene, OR 97403

c 541 285 6184

Hi Everyone,

The Center for Sustainable Materials Chemistry (CSMC) and Calapooia Brewery would like to invite you all to: Using Sound and Radio Waves to Probe Cascadia: Prognosis Earthquake? A Science Pub Presentation by Dean Livelybrooks, professor of Physics at the University of Oregon.

Description: Here in the Pacific Northwest we live in an active geological laboratory with spreading ridges, a subduction zone, and volcanoes. New oceanic plates are formed off-shore and move towards the continent, with very real implications. Where the two plates initially meet is called the ‘locked zone,’ the origin of very large earthquakes and tsunamis they can trigger. The University of Oregon’s Dr. Dean Livelybrooks will talk about how scientists are using sound and radio waves to ‘probe’ the locked zone and crust around it. We will do experiments measuring the speed of sound in different materials, leading up to the idea of an early-warning system like the one implemented for the Bay Area. Bring your iPhone or Android phone with the iSeismometer app pre-loaded so we can do group experiments.

Bio: Dean Livelybrooks received a B.Sc. in Earth and Planetary Sciences from MIT, and a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Oregon. After working in Scotland and Canada he now serves on the Physics faculty at the University of Oregon, and is actively engaged in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) outreach to schools and the public, in addition to pursuing his teaching and research interests. Livelybrooks has undertaken geophysics field work for the past thirty years in the western United States, Alaska, Hawaii, Britain, Greece, Ontario, Quebec, and offshore on research cruises as part of the Cascadia Initiative. He acquires and analyzes sound, radar and tide gauge signals, and low-frequency radio waves to better understand how the Earth bumps, grinds and gurgles as its plates move over it surface.

Where: Calapooia Brewery, 140 Hill St NE, Albany OR

When: March 11th, Trivia starts at 6:30 PM

Win a Prize!!! The CSMC will have prizes for the top five trivia competitors

Check here for a list of all upcoming CSMC Science Pubs:

Miss Massive Snowflake is a charismatic and playful band based in Portland, Oregon who enjoys playing live and has performed over 400 shows in 8 countries. The band is currently on a two year, nonstop tour going through the end of 2015. Shane de Leon was a member of experimental rock band Rollerball/Rllrbll for a decade and has collaborated with 31 Knots, Black Heart Procession, Solex, Steve McKay, Rainstick Cowbell, and OVO. With an emotive voice and compelling lyrics, de Leon is a storyteller at heart and is often compared to David Byrne (Talking Heads), Guided by Voices, Jonathon Richmond, and The Flaming Lips.

Come down to the Calapooia Pub this Friday and hear this quirky/fun act. Shane de Leon puts on a dynamic show whether he performs solo or with his band. Showtime is 8 o’clock and there’s no cover!