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The Neuroscience of Pain and the Mind: how do thoughts, emotions, beliefs, and attitudes affect how we feel pain?


In this presentation we’ll explore the mind’s impact on how we feel pain. We’ll discuss how mental aspects such as thoughts, attitudes, and emotions can either increase pain or actually make it much better. We’ll also get into some brain science – HOW the heck does the brain do that? Lisa will describe what it’s like to be a neuroscience graduate student and the methods she’s using to study the impact of meditation and gratitude on pain perception.

6:30 to 8:00

Minors welcome with a parent or guardian.


Ladies and Gentlemen, one of the Willamette Valley’s best and most unique bands, XENAT-RA, returns from it’s hiatus to play at Calapooia Brewing this Saturday, April 19th at 9 o’clock. They return with at least five new songs which they are very excited to share with all of us. If you hear them here, this Saturday night, you will be hearing them first! So don’t miss out on this exciting musical thrill ride. You will be forever changed.

XENAT-RA. Calapooia Brewing Company. Saturday, April 19th. 9 o’clock.



This just in. Our Saturday performer, David Vidal has had to cancel due to a family tragedy. Swooping in to keep us entertained are the inimitable, Now Brothers. Johnny Now and his partners in crime, Marquee and the Professor will plug in their steam-punk accoutrements and ply us with their unusual takes on classic favorites. That’s April 12th at 8 o’clock. Free!



“Bluesman/singer/songwriter David Vidal has worked with such musical luminaries as Joe Walsh and Gene Clark. Jackson Browne once gave him half a chicken salad sandwich. Thank goodness for small favors. His slide guitar playing doesn’t suck. He’s had songs recorded by America, Shaun Murphy and so on. Multiple film and television usages including “My Cousin Vinny” and “Friday Night Lights”. Vidal was born in New Mexico and lives in California. He went to high school in Colorado. He rode freight trains thru Old Mexico in his youth, whilst wandering most of the North American continent. He toured Europe as the lead singer and guitarist of the eclectic New Orleans groove band Village of Odd Waters. He’s written two books, one fiction and one non-fiction. His homegrown solo recordings have made him a living rumor throughout the civilized world. He’s on the road more often than not, occasionally staying in a haunted hotel..”

Come see this “living rumor” play Calapooia Brewing Company this Saturday at 8 o’clock. All you Sunday Blues Jam fans and the players who love them would really enjoy this rare treat. As usual, it’s free.



March Science Pub, this Wednesday!

A very important and topical discussion of the state of science education, this Wednesday at 6:30 pm. This is a family friendly presentation with polite discussion opportunities. There’s food, soft drinks and beer too! Click on the link below for more info.




All Dressed Up and Good Beer To Go!

Dear Pooia Nation! This Thursday through Sunday, don’t miss Calapooia Brewing Company’s Red Carpet Sale!

Cases 0f Riverdog ESB,  Big Aft Pale, Pacific Pilsner and Kringle Krack are available for the blowout price of just $20!

That’s right! For only $20 you can procure a whole case, that’s twelve 22 ounce bottles, of ESB, Pale, Pilsner and our Winter-time seasonal, Kringle Krack! That’s February 27th through March 2nd! Get ’em while supplies last and stock up to drink up while you watch the Oscars!


Valentine’s Day Special!

Love, exciting and new. Come aboard, we’re expecting you!  Because love won’t hurt anymore. Set an open course to a friendly…pub.

Ah yes. If you’re still wondering how you’re going to dazzle your lady love with this most contrived of holiday contrivances, Calapooia’s got your back brother. We’re serving a four course dinner, while supplies last, starting at 5 pm. Our regular menu will be available as usual.

As our very special musical guest, please welcome, Willamette Valley troubadour extraordinaire, John Shipe.

Music starts at 8. Some come romance it up, or not, with us at Calapooia Brewing Company Friday night!

1st            Seafood Bisque, or for the vegetarian, Roasted Beet Bisque

2nd          Mixed Green Salad with baby spinach, roasted hazelnuts and gorgonzola with strawberry vinaigrette

Mains      Oregon raised Prime Rib of Beef served with Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Sauteed Lacinato Kale

Seared Albacore Medallions with Lemon Butter Sauce over Fried Polenta and Sauteed Lacinato Kale

Pan-Fried Polenta in Porcini Mushroom Ragout and Lemon Ricotta and Sauteed Lacinato Kale

Dessert   Reese’s Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cake

Chocolate chocolate cake with chocolate


We hope to see you here. Cheers!


Science Pub Returns, February 12th!

Hi Everyone,

The Center for Sustainable Materials Chemistry (CSMC) and Calapooia Brewery would like to invite you all to “Supereruption Forensics: a CSI approach to understanding the Earth’s most catastrophic eruptions”, a presentation by Dr Shan de Silva of OSU.

Shanaka (Shan) de Silva is a Professor in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, at Oregon State University. He is a Fellow of the Geological Society of America and Science Editor for GEOSPHERE.

Sri Lankan by birth, raised and educated in England, Shan has had a passion for volcanoes since he can remember. A high school Geology class was the gateway to a career pathway in Geology that brought him to the US. Over an almost 30-year career, Shan has travelled to all corners of the Earth studying volcanoes. He and his students explore interesting volcanic problems in the field and then use the volcanologists “toolbox” to solve those problems – an approach he calls “Volcano Forensics” – a sort of CSI approach to volcanic processes. He is particularly known for his work on the largest explosive eruptions that come from “supervolcanoes” that his team studies all over the world. He also knows a few things about the surface of Mars.

He moved to Oregon 8 years “to be closer to the Cascades volcanoes”. But it was really for the beer, which he really prefers warm and flat. His dream is to own a food truck and win “Top Chef”.

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

When: February 12th, 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

Dear faithful followers of frothy fermentables and fine food. We are hosting another Crab Feed in association with our friendly GARC on Saturday. The Feed begins at noon and ends at 8 o’clock. Music featuring Bush Pilots, The German Band, Cascade Rye and Rough Jazz, begins at 1 pm and runs through 6:30. On the menu is Dungeness Crab, Pulled Pork Sliders, Potato Salad, Tossed Green Salad, a vegetarian/vegan option, and lots of cookies. Coffee and soft drinks will be provided and all this for $35 per person. Tokens will be for sale to exchange for beer or wine. Calapooia’s regular menu will be available from our opening time until 3 pm, after which it will be devoting 100% of its energies to the crab feed and will resume normal operations at 8 pm. We are excited to be a part of this fundraiser and to work with the folks of the Greater Albany Rotary Club.


Kokobola Gets Groovy at Calapooia!

Greetings my dear, fellow suds-suckers! Kokobola’s coming up from Eugene this weekend. Come check ’em out at Calapooia Brewing this Saturday, January 11th at 8 pm.

“Kokobola is a Eugene based band that lives to lay down a rhythmic good-time groovacious rumble. Put on your dancing shoes!”

“Kokobola’s music has serious spice, and the band plays original music all ages can relate to. The rhythm section of Carl Lopes on percussion, Rick Buckendahl on drums, and Steve Moser on bass make a sublime stew, a jazzy jacuzzi to dance in. Friendly chordal vamps give way to flights of fusion, with Frank Sprouse and Luke Ochsenbein taking turns gliding their guitars over the landscapes, sometimes funky, sometimes fancy, always fun.”

Cheers, and Happy NOT Holidays!