Claim your award-winning beer at a Willamette Valley brewery! Trek along the Oregon ale trail to find some great artisan ales, local ciders and award-winning Northwest beers. From Springfield and Eugene breweries, Salem microbreweries to Corvallis pour houses and McMinnville pubs, you’ll find a deluxe craft beer to quench your thirst. Visit a local gastropub and munch on some terrific Northwest cuisine while watching a Ducks’ or Beavers’ game. Relax on the banks of the Willamette River while sipping a pint of a refreshing Oregon beer, or a hard cider made with local apples and pears. Refill your growler at a local Oregon growler fill station to share with your friends. Whatever you do, a sip trip through the mid-valley is on the list!
Oregon is home to beer aficionados. You’ll be hard-pressed to find another state with so many beer lovers, and the master brewers know how to brew the best suds around. Local Willamette Valley hops rule. You’re in hop valley after all, and you’ll know why when you wet your whistle with a pint of a small-batch brew in the pub at an Oregon hotel, or a sampler of ales made with the finest organic ingredients from one of Willamette Valley’s farms.
Speaking of Oregon farms – when you’re looking for some great grub, stop by one of the many Northwest farmer’s markets to grab some farm-fresh vegetables. Stop in at a Willamette Valley brew pub for a juicy burger made with organic Oregon beef and hand-cut French fries made from local potatoes. On your way to the Oregon Coast, stop by a local pour house and sip on a Northwest craft beer and warm your soul with some local clam chowder while watching the rain pelt the windows. Whatever you’re hungry for, the Northwest’s produce is famous for its farm-to-table quality. Are you in the mood for mead? This honey wine is crafted with rich, local Oregon honey. If wine is your choice, visit an Oregon bottle shop to grab a nice Northwest pinot noir or sauvignon blanc.
From valley to coast, you’re on the right path to great beer, great food, and great company.
The Willamette Valley includes breweries in Albany, Carlton, Corvallis, Cottage Grove, Dundee, Eugene, Independence, McMinnville, Newberg, Oakridge, Salem, Silverton, Springfield and Veneta.