The Eugene Ale Trail Celebrates its First Anniversary During Eugene Beer Week 2015
Eugene, Ore. - The Eugene area craft beer scene continues to grow as Travel Lane County and craft beer fans prepare to celebrate the first anniversary of the Eugene Ale Trail.
After a successful first year of redeeming more than 500 completed passports, representing over 6,800 brewery visits, the trail has been updated to include popular new spots like Elk Horn Brewing, Sam Bond's Brewing, Hard Knocks Brewery, and Viking Braggot Company.
Although its rules will stay the same, the updated trail passport now features a map of 14 unique breweries in the Eugene, Cascades & Coast region. Craft beer fans who visit eight different breweries on the trail will receive a Eugene Ale Trail 32 oz. mini growler, and those that also get a stamp from the bonus Brewer's Union Local 180 in Oakridge earn a stainless steel pint glass. Additionally, several bottle shops, tap houses, cideries and distilleries make their way into the passport as new stops to visit along the trail.
In celebration of the Eugene Ale Trail's first-year anniversary and Eugene Beer Week, participating breweries will pour tastings at 16 Tons Café on June 1, from 5 - 8 p.m.
The new passport will be released at the Eugene Ale Trail anniversary party on June 1. Following the celebration the passport will be available at the Eugene, Cascades & Coast Adventure Centerand Downtown Eugene Visitor Center, as well as participating breweries. Eugene Ale Trail prizes can be redeemed at the Eugene, Cascades & Coast Adventure Center, located at 3312 Gateway St, Springfield, Ore.
For more information on the Eugene Ale Trail, its newest additions, and the anniversary party, please visit EugeneAleTrail.org, or call (541) 484-5307 or (800) 547-5445.
About Travel Lane County:
Travel Lane County markets and promotes the Eugene, Cascades and Coast region as a destination for travel, conventions, meetings and events. It serves as a private, nonprofit association dedicated to economic development through visitor spending, which pumped more than $609.9 million into Lane County, Oregon's economy in 2014.
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Stephen Hoshaw, PR & Social Media Manager