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Eugene Ale Trail

Oregon Craft Beer by Todd CooperWhy is Eugene craft beer superb?

  • Our ultra pure water from the McKenzie River
  • An emphasis on local and regional ingredients from hops to grains
  • A local legacy of home-brewing before, during and after prohibition

There is great pride in the local beer, which graces many restaurant menus and even turns up at urban wine bars. The Whiteaker neighborhood and downtown Eugene hubs are infused with bottleshops, taphouses and growler fill stations. So really, there is no excuse for not drinking good beer while in town.

Brewing Beer at Falling Sky BreweryHit the trail

The Eugene Ale Trail spotlights our region's best breweries. The close proximity between many of the craft beer tasting rooms makes it uniquely easy to pub crawl Oregon's renowned micro-brews. And don't forget, you can always ride the bus or call a cab!

Well-known breweries include Ninkasi and McMenamins. But we also encourage you to discover some of the smaller outlaying brewers like Agrarian Ales (Coburg) and Brewers Union Local 180 (Oakridge). The travel time invested is amply rewarded with some pretty amazing craft beers.

Please note: The Eugene Ale Trail is not a comprehensive representation of all the breweries, bottle shops and growler fill stations in the region. However, it does provide an excellent sampling of Eugene's best craft beers and diversity of styles.

Craft beer tap by Kathleen Nybert
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