If you haven't had a chance yet to stop in at Brewers Union, you need to make the trip at least once. The pub, the beer, everything about it is really cool.
|Oakshire taster tray|
We then were off to Falling Sky Brewing. This was a second visit for me and a first visit for my brother. We picked up two taster trays plus two extra beers for a total of 14 tasters so we could try all the beers. however you can get just one tray and you can pick the beers you want to try.
|Falling Sky taster trays.|
Last stop of the day was Hop Valley Brewing over in Springfield. This is just off I-5 and is another place that I have been to many times as my in-laws live in Springfield. I try to hit it at least once each time we are in Springfield visiting. They also have a pretty big tray of beers to try and I guess I didn't take a picture of it...hahaha which is a first, but I will look around and see if I can find one from a previous trip. I have eaten their food and have never had anything I didn't like. One thing that is nice is they do have a bar area at one end, so restaurant/family side and then the bar on the other. So if you're sans kids you can head straight to the bar or wait to be seated on in family side.
Eugene is really becoming a great beer destination. You really need a couple of days to explore all the breweries as there are a bunch more: McMenamins High Street Brewery, Rogue, Steelhead, and Ninkasi or The Beer Stein (beer store) or 16 Tons (Tap House & Cafe) - they even have their own Eugene Beer Week in May. So next time you're coming down I-5 stop in at one of the many great beer places that Eugene has to offer.