Craft Beer & Cider
Oregon beer has garnered national recognition with sustainable brewing, award-winning craft brews, distinctively cool microbreweries and burgeoning gastropubs.
Throughout the region, beer aficionados appreciate the variety of beer from international selections to home brews poured at local sports bars, breweries, beer gardens, bottle shops, taphouses and growler fill stations.
Eugene's Whiteaker neighborhood, home to regionally-distributed Ninkasi Brewing Company, has become a fermentation district featuring cider houses and distilleries alongside the breweries. Join the locals tasting small-batch, hand-crafted beer along the Eugene Ale Trail.
Beer Festivals & Events
Beer events range from the Oregon Coast to the Cascades year-round. February features Eugene's KLCC Microbrew Festival, celebrating microbrews and music. In spring, partake in Eugene Beer Week with a variety of special events taking place across the many breweries. And up in Oakridge enjoy the summertime Keg and Cask Festival. There is always something happening at the local breweries along the Eugene Ale Trail!
Dedicated cideries are popping up, fueled by the increasing interest in gluten-free diets, locovore dining and hard cider's fresh flavors. Eugene's popular Wildcraft Cider Works utilizes Oregon fruit and botanicals to make unpasteurized hard ciders without any artificial flavorings, sulfites or added sweeteners. They also host a community apple drive each fall, accepting fallen and unwanted apples, pears and plums from residential backyards in exchange for a share of community-made juice or cider.
House-crafted hard ciders are also catching on at local breweries, as brewers are starting to add cider to their tap line-ups. Elk Horn Brewery presses and ferments a rainbow of their own delicious ciders from blueberries, raspberries cherries and oranges.
You can visit both Wildcraft Cider Works and Elk Horn Brewery as part of the Eugene Ale Trail!
And wineries are getting into the orchard too, with King Estate's recent release of pear and apple ciders.
While you are out on your pub crawl, please use chauffeured transportation or designate a sober driver. Uber and Lyft are available for last minute rides. Below is a list of taxis, limousines and fun ways to roll across the region.
PARKING IN THE WHITEAKER NEIGHBORHOOD
The Whiteaker neighborhood is a residential area with several breweries (Ninkasi, Hop Valley, Oakshire and Falling Sky Pour House) on the Eugene Ale Trail. Parking is limited and carpooling is highly recommended. Please be respectful. Always avoid blocking driveways. Responsibly walk or cab when consuming adult beverages.
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Ride in style and comfort in one of their 16 or 20 passenger limo style party buses or the eight passenger limousine. They can take your group on a winery, brewery or distillery tour, bachelor and bachelorette parties, help plan corporate events and make the best birthday party ever! From Quinceaneras and Holiday Light tours to shuttle services to concerts, airport, or the Oregon Coast they can accommodate you. Their experienced planners can take care of all the details. Sit back and relax and My Party Bus will show you around town, from the Cascades to the Coast you will be in good hands!
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Book a regional tour of Oregon wine country or the coast with friendly and knowledge guides. America’s Hub World Tours is a professional service company possessing extensive local knowledge, expertise and resources, specializing in the design and implementation of events, activities, tours, transportation and program logistics. They specialize in customized unique travel experiences in the Pacific Northwest. From a selection of FIT to group package excursions with scheduled and customized departures, transportation and tour activities for groups, business travel, leisure, conference and conventions. The company is based right here in Eugene.
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Oregon Tour Experts seek to collaborate with industry partners to bring you the most memorable experiences throughout Eugene and the Pacific Northwest. They offer event planning services for small and large groups, conferences and conventions. Their services include Step-on-Guide services and VIP excursions in Mercedes Sprinter Vans, mini-buses and full size motor coaches. What makes Oregon Tour Experts unique is that they offer tour excursions year round with daily schedule departures (City, Wine, Coastal, Brewery, Distillery, Crater Lake and more).
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WHY 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
The Whiteaker neighborhood and downtown Eugene hubs are infused with bottleshops, taphouses and growler fill stations. There is great pride in the local beer, which graces many restaurant menus and even turns up at urban wine bars. So really, there is no excuse for not drinking good beer while in town.
Please consume responsibly. Designate a driver, call a cab or use public transportation.