Very Important Cookies

Beer and sweets often make great companions, working together and complimenting each other as they interact with your palate. This soft-batch cookie recipe features a healthy dose of Hop Valley’s Vanilla Infused Porter (VIP), giving the final treats some wonderful notes of vanilla, light cocoa and just a touch of toasty flavor. Some sweet creations to share with your sweetheart just in time for... Read More

Eight is Great: A Walk Down Memory Lane

Eight years ago on Friday, February 13th, we opened the doors to our brewery in Springfield, Oregon where we were equipped to brew 1,000 barrels of beer per year. It’s now the year 2017 and we couldn’t have predicted enjoying such stellar success in the craft beer world. From the bottom of our fermenting tanks to the tips of our tap handles—thank you for making the last eight years... Read More

Honoring the Timeless Mimosa Cocktail, Hop Valley Style

For almost 100 years, the Mimosa cocktail has been synonymous with special occasions—from Mother’s Day and Christmas to Sunday brunch. The classic concoction of equal parts champagne (or sparkling wine) mixed with orange juice is light, features a tantalizing balance of bubbles and sweetness and is perhaps the most traditional alcoholic drink served during the breakfast hour. For those... Read More

IBUs: Don’t Fall for the Numbers Trap

The world of craft beer is wonderfully complex. The sheer amount of possible ingredients and different brewing techniques means an almost limitless variety of flavors in our beer for us to taste and compare and enjoy. It’s understandable that we may develop “rules” for ourselves in order to help narrow our focus when faced with a selection of unfamiliar craft beers. For some it may be color... Read More

Alphadelic: The Story of a Northwest Classic

The year was 2009. Microsoft introduced us to Windows 7. Modern Family debuted on ABC, Avatar arrived in theaters and Slumdog Millionaire won Best Picture. Circuit City closed for good, Barack Obama accepted the oath of office and we said goodbye to analog broadcast TV as digital signals became mandatory nationwide. It was also the year Hop Valley opened its brewery and hit the shelves of Eugene... Read More

Light Me Up Red: A Weekend Warrior’s Best Friend

It’s Sunday morning. Your head is pounding and your eyes are watery. It might hurt to move and you curse yourself for regretfully having one too many. You tell yourself to “toughen up.” Because it’s the last day of the weekend and you have important things to do. Like watch football, or get to that yard work you’ve been putting off. Or maybe you committed to brunch a few weeks ago... Read More

Secret “Ingredient” Mac & Cheese

Whether out of the box or homemade, macaroni and cheese holds a special place for many of us as our first favorite comfort food. And now that we’re all grown up, it’s time to reimagine this beloved dish with a “secret” twist: beer! Break out your crockpot, grab a six-pack of Secret Chief Stout and some simple ingredients and get ready to enjoy a rich, savory, mouthwatering take on an... Read More

Give a Pint, Get a Pint, Save a Life.

For the past five years, we’ve been proud to partner with Lane Blood Center and exchange “pints for pints.” Community blood supply is vitally important, particularly in January. What better way for folks to help their community and those in emergency need than by donating blood and getting a souvenir pint glass in return? We sat down with the Lane Blood Center’s Program Manager, Casey to... Read More

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

It’s time you learned 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 & Bavarian Seidels We’re all familiar with mugs and their thick walls and... Read More

KLCC Micro Brew Festival collaboration beer brewing on Hop Valley’s 20-gallon system

Hop Valley’s brewmaster Trevor Howard, and head brewer Patrick Whiting, collaborate with Manifest Beer Company’s founding owner, Brandon Woodruff to brew up a special small batch of Belgian Golden Strong Ale. The beer is being brewed on Hop Valley’s Synergy Brewing System that is used for single keg batches. The beer will be featured at the collaboration booth during the upcoming KLCC... Read More

Hop Valley Teams up With Luvable Dog Rescue

Founded in 1999, Luvable Dog Rescue has been dedicated to re-homing dogs who have been rescued from high-kill shelters where they had little chance of being adopted. For the past few years, we’ve been proud at Hop Valley to have found such a “luvable” partner in the community. You may have heard of Luvable Dog Rescue through our event earlier this year, Hops for Hounds. Luvable’s motto of... Read More

We have a secret. A Secret Chief is on the way.

A printer’s proof as arrived for the upcoming bottling date for Secret Chief Stout 12 oz. bottles. We’re proud of this design and can’t wait to see it on the shelves. Secret Chief Stout... Read More