Oregon Named Top Beer-Producing State

ASHLAND, Ore. – Local breweries are getting national attention, after Oregon was selected as having the best beer in America. The list was put together by the website Thrillist. The website listed top breweries from across the state, including Southern Oregon Brewing, Rogue, Deschutes, and Full Sail, and it said no matter where you go in … Continue reading »

Hop Valley Celebrates Success

EUGENE, Ore. — New jobs are pouring into Eugene, and Hop Valley Brewing is hoping you’ll help celebrate Monday night. The company has seen a 75 percent increase in production, and it is spilling into new markets. On Monday, four new tanks arrived at their production facility in the Whiteaker neighborhood. Five more will arrive … Continue reading »

See Iconic Budweiser Horses

EUGENE, Ore. — The iconic Budweiser horses are here. The Clydesdale horses you see in the commercials will be appearing at multiple events to celebrate the 81st anniversary of Anheuser-Busch. The horses were originally used to deliver beer after prohibition. Now three teams travel the country showcasing the horses. It takes five hours to prep … Continue reading »

Home Brewing Gaining Popularity

EUGENE, Ore. — Local beer enthusiasts say they’ve noticed the rising trend to brew beer at home, so Sunday they gathered at Falling Sky Brewery to recruit new members for their organization. The American Homebrewers Association is a national organization that has members in the Eugene-Springfield area. Sunday the group toured Falling Sky Brewery and … Continue reading »

Oregon’s Brewery Business Booming

EUGENE, Ore. — All it takes is a drive through the Whiteaker neighborhood to see that the beer business is booming in Oregon. That was also the findings of a new report by the Oregon Employment Department. Oakshire Brewing says during the past year its business has grown by about 40 percent. Last year, the … Continue reading »

Beer Run Lands Two Men in Jail

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Police say an attempted beer run landed two Corvallis men behind bars. Corvallis police say Christian Colaci (left) and Alexander Bertsch (right) tried stealing beer from the Safeway off Circle Boulevard this weekend. A police officer says he saw several men walking toward Applebee’s with a shopping cart full of beer. The … Continue reading »

Pedal Meets the Pub

EUGENE, Ore. — A local business is putting a new spin on the usual pub crawl. This is the Pacific Pub Cycle. It’s more like a rolling pub on wheels. The 12-seater bike tours breweries all around Eugene. Some of the stops on the two-hour tour are Oakshire Brewing and Hop Valley. “Riders on each … Continue reading »

Ninkasi Brews Emerald’s Ale

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene Emeralds Baseball is boosting local vendors and flavors at the ballpark this year by bringing in Voodoo Donuts’ maple bacon brats and carrying even more local craft beer. But there’s one item they’re even more excited about. This summer there will be one more beer on tap, a special ale … Continue reading »

Craft Beer Fill-Up Station to Open

  EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene’s first growler fill-up station is scheduled to open in about a week. Anyone can take a growler–a 64 ounce jug–and fill it up at a local brewery. But a new business called Growler Nation wants to be a one-stop shop for beer fans. Growler Nation, scheduled to open in about … Continue reading »

Ninkasi Fermentation Tanks Installed

EUGENE, Ore. — Ninkasi Brewery installed three new fermentation tanks Friday morning. The installation took about four hours. Each barrel is more than 17,000 gallons. The installation is part of an ongoing expansion at the brewery. The co-founder says they’re pretty excited for the new additions. “There’s a lot of projects under way right now, … Continue reading »

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