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.

McKenzie Cider and Beer Festival Begins

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — What started with a single donation has since sparked a movement of giving in Springfield, a new nonprofit called Belly-Full is helping to feed hungry children and families. The final preps are under way and it’s going to be bustling Friday night. More than 40 cider and craft beer brewers will be … Continue reading »

Eugene Brewery Doubling its Output

EUGENE, Ore. — A Eugene brewery is expanding to meet higher demand. Falling Sky Brewing on East 13th Avenue just added two 18-barrel fermenters and a brite tank from a Portland metalcrafter. These new additions will double Falling Sky’s brewing capacity–something its loyal patrons will be glad to hear. “It’s a great problem to have … Continue reading »

Ninkasi Brewing Adding More Facilities

EUGENE, Ore. — The thirst for Ninkasi’s craft beer is growing. The company is about to embark on a massive expansion, but keeping the hub for local brews on tap in the heart of the Whiteaker. Hop right across the street from Ninkasi’s current production facility and you’ll see a large vacant lot and one … Continue reading »

New Beer and Wine Lounge Opens

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A local bar hopes to help revitalize the night life in town. Downtown Springfield hasn’t always had the best reputation, but the city and local businesses like Tom and Johnny’s new beer and wine lounge are working to change that. Over the past few years, the city has worked to push out … Continue reading »

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