Award Winner: Paint’n the Town Brown

You can’t keep a great beer down – Paint’n the Town Brown has returned! Like IPAs and pale ales, brown ales offer a tremendous amount of variety within a single style of beer. Back when the style was first developed by English brewers in the 1600s, “brown ale” referred to dark, mild ales brewed with brown malt. That relatively narrow definition continued until around 1800 when brewers... Read More

From Repeat to Three-Peat

Eugene and Springfield and the entire state of Oregon is blessed with a tremendous amount of truly phenomenal craft and microbreweries. From Portland south to Medford and from the Pacific Ocean east to the Snake River, our Pacific Northwest location is birthplace to some of the best beers on the planet. We’re proud at Hop Valley to be part of that heritage and to call Eugene and Springfield and... Read More

Very Important Brownies

Hop Valley Vanilla Infused Porter Brownies Recipe Beer and brownies? Beer in brownies? Hop Valley beer in brownies? Now you’re talking. Certain beers—particularly porters and stouts—make an ideal match for pairing with sweet treats like chocolate and cookies. (And brownies!) And compared to similar varieties, Hop Valley’s Vanilla Infused Porter (VIP) brings with it notes of vanilla, a bit... Read More

Hop Valley’s Pint for a Pint Makes Positive Difference

Give a Pint, Get a Pint Did you know that blood is needed in the United States every two seconds? Or that for roughly every seven people admitted to the hospital, one will need blood during their stay? The need for blood donations is a never-ending one. And since blood cannot be synthetically manufactured, the only place to get it is from donors. That’s where “Pint for a Pint” comes in. Hop... Read More

Hop Mixer IPA Variety Pack is the Best in the West

We really didn’t see this one coming. In 2017, Hop Valley’s “Hop Mixer” IPA variety pack was the best-selling new item in the Western United States. In all of beer. Yeah, we had to let that sink in for a second too. Our mission at Hop Valley is delivering thirsty craft beer fans the best products we possible can and we’re both thrilled and humbled to see the Hop Mixer IPA variety pack... Read More

Glass Up Your Drink: Choose The Right Glassware for Your Beer

Glass Up Your Drink: Choose The Right Glassware for Your Beer We preach it only because it’s the truth: a poured beer is a better beer. Good beer is complex in flavor, aroma and appearance and if you want to fully experience all the intricate characteristics that your favorite brew has to offer, be sure you pour it into the right glassware whenever you have the chance. Mugs, Steins &... Read More

Bubble Stash IPA Takes Home the Gold

The Best of Craft Beer Awards have grown into the third-largest professional brewing competition in the world, behind only the Great American Beer Festival and the World Beer Cup. And just how large is that? Imagine this: 2,000 individual craft beer entries covering 156 specific styles (156!) from 44 states and three countries. It’s so much craft beer, it takes nearly 80 people three days to... Read More

Super Sunday Snacks (Made with Beer!)

Beer-Glazed Bacon INGREDIENTS 12 strips thick-cut bacon 1/2 cup Hop Valley Brewing Co. Bubble Stash IPA 1/8 cup brown sugar 2 teaspoons maple syrup 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper INSTRUCTIONS Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line two sheet trays with wire cooling racks and spray with nonstick baking spray. Place bacon strips evenly across sheets. In a... Read More

The Can…Can? 5 Reasons to Drink Craft Beer out of a Can

Who Can? Beer Can! It’s been exactly 83 years since beer first appeared in cans. Back on January 24, 1935, the Gottfried Krueger Brewing Company released cans of Krueger’s Finest Beer and Krueger’s Cream Ale in Richmond, Virginia. These first beer cans were heavy steel (like a soup can) with a sealed, flat top that had to be punctured with a separate “churchkey” to create a large hole... Read More

Can-Do Attitude

Divine Shine has proven a rising star in Hop Valley’s constellation of craft beer creations. For good reason, too. Divine Shine originally debuted in the summer of 2016 as a special release brewed exclusively for back-to-back String Cheese Incident shows at The Cuthbert Amphitheater—Eugene, Oregon’s quintessential outdoor concert venue. If you were lucky enough to attend one of those shows,... Read More

ONE HOP CLOSER TO A CURE

Fourth-annual Hop-to-Hop 10K Walk/Run makes a difference for the Eugene/Springfield Chapter of the American Cancer Society More than 500 cheerful and enthusiastic participants put on their athletic shoes and creative outfits and braved a recent chilly November morning to raise much-needed funds for the Eugene/Springfield Chapter of the American Cancer Society. Starting at Hop Valley’s... Read More

Festeroo French Toast: An Easy Pleaser

For more than one aspiring chef, learning to make French toast was their first cooking triumph. From simple ingredients and simple steps comes a deliciously warm, sweet, filling dish that’s been satisfying palates across the world for literally centuries. What we know as French toast is a quintessential culinary classic, having originally appeared in Latin cookbooks as far back as the 4th... Read More