Thursday, November 10, 2011

On The Road to Eugene With Brewvana and The New School - Part Two

The continuing saga of a road trip to Eugene...

Sixteen Tons

Ashley of Brewvana fame & myself
The third stop of our Eugene trip found us visiting Sixteen Tons, a local taphouse and bottle shop. I felt like a little kid in candy shop upon entering this establishment. The tap list was phenomenal.  I was excited to find a couple bottles of Black Butte XXIII on the shelves. Needless to say, those both came home with me. I enjoyed a Hop Valley Festeroo, as always Hop Valley never disappoints. Next time I'm in Eugene I'll certainly be going back to see what other exotics can be found.

Hop Valley

Private tour at Hop Valley
Our final stop of the day was slightly off the beaten path in Springfield for a visit to Hop Valley Brewing. We were treated with generous portions of food, refreshing beverages, and a tour of the brewery, all provided by Brewvana. This might be one of my new favorite place to frequent when travelling down to Eugene. Exciting things are happening here, new canning facility is up and running, with cans to be hitting the Portland area soon.

All in all, there was a good time had by everyone. If you haven't had a chance to "HOP" on one of the Brewvana Brewery Tours, I would highly recommend it.  As with previous rides the Brewvana team always takes the time to make sure their riders are very well fed and watered, and truly given a VIP experience. To view upcoming tours or schedule a trip with Brewvana visit the website.  Just tell them #pdxbeergeeks sent you...