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 »

KLCC Prepares for Microbrew Festival

EUGENE, Ore — Breweries from all over the country will converge at the Lane Events Center Friday night for the KLCC Microbrew Festival. This is the 12th year KLCC has held the festival at the Lane Events Center. Not only has it become a beer enthusiasts dream weekend, it’s also become a huge staple for … Continue reading »

Pints for a Cause Benefits Wattiers

EUGENE, Ore. — Ninkasi Brewing is holding a fundraiser for the Wattiers Monday. Lane County sheriff’s deputy Drew Wattier and his wife Michelle were critically injured in a hit-and-run accident in Mexico back in November. On Monday, 25 percent of all money raised at Ninkasi will go to the Wattier Medical Fund. Pints for a … Continue reading »

Hop Valley Helps the Relief Nursery

EUGENE, Ore. — Hop Valley Brewing Company hopped on the bandwagon to give back this holiday season. The brewery wants you to put your best square foot forward and help donate to the Relief Nursery. You can sponsor a square for $167, and in return you’ll get a certificate for a keg of beer. “The … Continue reading »

Ninkasi Fundraiser to Help Homeless

EUGENE, Ore. — Get a pint and help the homeless. Ninkasi is hosting a fundraiser Dec. 5 for “Crisis Assistance Helping Out on the Streets” (CAHOOTS). The group offers a lot of different services, including crisis intervention, counseling and first aid for the local homeless population. With more people living on the streets, the need … Continue reading »

Bier Stein Moving to Bigger Building

EUGENE, Ore. — A Eugene staple is making a move. The Bier Stein owners recently bought the old Midtown Building on Willamette Street. Construction crews are clearing out the clutter to make room for the growing business. As for the reason behind the move, the owners they need more space. “Many times our place is … Continue reading »

Hop Valley Breaks Ground on New Facility

EUGENE, Ore. — Hop Valley had a groundbreaking for its new production facility Monday morning. The Springfield brewery is expanding into 990 W 1st Ave. in the Whiteaker neighborhood. Workers are excited about what this means for the company and the community at large. The company also unveiled a new logo at the groundbreaking.

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