Pints Gone Wild!



In 2012 Cascadia Wildlands approached Ninkasi Brewing Company about collaborating on music fundraisers at the tasting room and patio in Eugene. Ninkasi graciously accepted, and shortly after Pints Gone Wild! was born — an all-day benefit where 25% of beer sales are donated to support our conservation work.

Today, Pints Gone Wild! (a Ninkasi Pints For a Cause fundraiser) runs from May-October with incredible local music gracing the patio from 6:00 pm-7:30 pm. Past acts have included Mood Area 52, Gaye Lee Russell and Her Badass Band, Inoke, Alder Street, Sean Peterson Jazz Trio, Opal Creek, Douglas County Daughters, Heavy Chevy, Uncle Stumbles, Red Pants Trio, and so many more.

The Ninkasi tasting room and patio hours are 12 pm to 9 pm and is located at 272 Van Buren Street in Eugene's historic Whiteaker neighborhood. These events are ADA accessible, free, and open to the public. Be sure to thank Ninkasi for its long-time generosity towards Cascadia Wildlands.


Call to Local Area Musicians!

Are you interested in supporting Cascadia Wildlands by performing at a benefit show for us? Please contact Kaley at kaley(at)cascwild(dot)org to let us know!


2017 Lineup: Please make note, all Pints events this year fall on a Tuesday.

May 9: Pints Gone Wild! at Ninkasi featuring Austin Farrell

Audiences are immediately captivated by Austin’s songwriting and multi-instrumentalist abilities. But his genuine personality adds another dimension to his performances. His one-man act fills each venue with a blend of guitar and vocals that have been compared to the likes of Jack Johnson’s Acoustic Surf Rock vibe and Bon Iver’s Indie Folk melodies. Visit Austin's website. Facebook event page.

Aug 8: Pints Gone Wild! at Ninkasi featuring Gaye Lee Russell

Whether straight out rockin’ the blues or mellowing out with soulful ballads, Gaye Lee Russell is a dynamic singer and an all-out charismatic entertainer. You don't want to miss her epic performance!

Singing professionally on stage and touring nationally and internationally from the age of fourteen, Gaye Lee Russell has continued to perform and record with major rock, jazz and blues artists. She has shared stage and studio with a diverse array of national and internationally known musicians such as Muddy Waters, Gil Scott-Heron, Robert Cray, Paul deLay, BTO, Joan Jett, John Mellencamp, Dan Siegel, Meredith Brooks, The Tommy Castro Band with Magic Dick, Kenny Lee and Deanna Bogart, Mason Williams, Mel Brown and Hadley Caliman, John Hendrix and Annie Ross among many other top-flight performers.  Gaye Lee Russell Facebook.

Sept 12: Pints Gone Wild! at Ninkasi featuring The Thieving Magpies

The Thieving Magpies are based in Eugene, Oregon, and consist of: Kate Huber, Flute; Ben Young, Guitar; and Margaret Keefe, Fiddle. They play traditional and modern tunes in the Irish traditional session style, blending flute and fiddle melodies with open melodic guitar lines. Each member is an accomplished musician with international performance experience. Their music will get you up dancing to energetic tunes, or bring you to a standstill with haunting and beautiful melodies. Either way, the Magpies bring focused energy and lively enthusiasm to Irish music. They are unlike anything you’ve heard before! Check out some of their music.



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