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 »

Sky’s the Limit for New Brewpub

CORVALLIS, Ore. — A new Corvallis brewpub is already gaining attention with its unique microbrews and its “sky high” addition in the works. Sky High Brewing owners are still working on getting their restaurant built on the rooftop, but they opened their tap room a few weeks ago and so far they say business has … Continue reading »

Oregon Craft Beer Production Breaks Records, Helps Economy

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Oregon’s brewing industry is strengthening our local economy one beer at a time. According to the Oregon Brewers Guild, our breweries have contributed nearly $2.5 billion to the state’s economy in 2011. In Corvallis, both Flat Tail and Block 15 brewers say they’ve increased production significantly over the past year. They both … Continue reading »

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