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 »

First National Taphouse Opens

EUGENE, Ore. — You won’t be getting bucks at the former bank on Broadway and Willamette. Instead, you can get some beers. That area in downtown Eugene has undergone a lot of revitalization over the last few years. And now the First National Taphouse is a part of that effort. It opened officially Thursday. Businesses … Continue reading »

Breweries Expand to Whiteaker Area

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene’s Whiteaker neighborhood has been a destination spot for local beer fans. Now you can add another brewery to the list of pubs to pop into. Falling Sky Brewery, currently located on Oak Alley, is expanding. It’s newest location will be on 790 Blair Blvd. The space is 50 percent larger and … Continue reading »

Oregon Bars Could Get New Restrictions

EUGENE, Ore. — New restrictions could soon be placed on patios at bars and taverns across Oregon. The Oregon Liquor Control Commission is set to vote on some blanket restrictions on Thursday. The rules would limit how late alcohol can be served and amplified music be played in outdoor seating areas. This proposal surfaced because … Continue reading »

Bier Stein Opens New Location

EUGENE, Ore. — The Bier Stein closed its doors on East 11th Avenue but opened up new ones at a much larger space not too far away. The new Bier Stein location on Willamette Street has only been open for about two days, but the owners say it’s been filled to the brim each night … Continue reading »

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