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Grad Guide 2016: Eugene breweries you can’t miss



With the Pacific Northwest being full of breweries and gastropubs, there is always an interesting craft beer to try. Here’s a list of the best microbrews that are currently on tap here in Eugene.

Ninkasi Brewing Company – Take a tour of the brewery and see the work that goes into every bottle of beer or grab a bite to eat from one of the locally owned food carts out on the patio.

Total Domination IPA – 6.7 percent ABV

Tricerhaops Double IPA – 8 percent ABV

Dawn of the Red IRA – 7 percent ABV

Easy Way IPA – 4.7 percent ABV

Helles Belles Helles Lager – 5.3 percent ABV

Oatis Oatmeal Stout – 7 percent ABV

Vanilla Oatis Oatmeal Stout with Vanilla – 7 percent ABV

Quantum Pale Ale – 5.6 percent ABV

Hop Valley – Stop by the tasting room to catch a game on the brewery’s 12ft projection screen television or fill up a growler for home.

Alpha Centauri Imperial IPA – 9 percent ABV

Alphadelic IPA – 6.7 percent ABV

Citrus Mistress IPA – 6.5 percent ABV

Blonde Ale – 5 percent ABV

Festeroo Winter Ale – 6.8 percent ABV

Light Me Up Lager – 4 percent ABV

Neon Prince Session IPA – 4.5 percent ABV

Operation Vacation Extra Pale Ale – 5.5 percent ABV

Pale Ale – 5.4 ABV

Proxima IPA – 6.3 percent ABV

Red Ale – 6 percent ABV

Sir Orange Lot Pale Ale – 5.5 percent ABV

Vanilla Infused Porter (VIP) – 5.9 percent ABV

Oakshire – Visit the Public House for a taster flight or board Buster. The brewery is always updating its beer list, and releases a new beer every Tuesday at 6pm.

Watershed IPA – 6.7 percent ABV

Overcast Espresso Stout – 5.8 percent ABV

Amber Ale – 5.4 percent ABV

Reclamation Lager – 5.5 percent ABV

Line Dry Rye IPA – 6.3 percent ABV

The Perfect Storm Double IPA – 9 percent ABV

Northwest IPA – 7.0 percent ABV

Ride Your Bike double Red Ale – 8.6 percent ABV

Viking Braggot Co. – Check out Eugene’s only Braggot Brewery, which was opened by two UO graduates in 2012.

Freyja Blonde Ale – 6 percent ABV

Reverence Dry Hopped Red Ale – 6.3 percent ABV

Battle Axe Dry Hopped IPA – 7.2 percent ABV

Fenrir American Stout – 6.6 percent ABV

Pineapple IPA – 6.6 percent ABV

Heather Flower Pale Ale – 5.6 percent ABV

Gypsy Tears Session IPA – 5.6 percent ABV

Valhalla Belgian Style Pale Ale – 5 percent ABV

Valkyrie Belgian Style Amber Ale – 5.5 percent ABV

Beowulf Fresh-hop Cascade Brown Ale – 5.8 percent ABV

Winter Squash Porter Imperial Porter – 8.4 percent ABV

Elk Horn – Head to this family-owned brewery on the corner of Hilyard and Broadway, which serves an array of southern dishes with local influences.

Ducks Blue Ribbon Kolsch – 5.5 percent ABV

The Flying Hawaiian IPA – 6.2 percent ABV

The Perfect 10 Imperial IPA – 10 percent ABV

Imperial March Imperial Red Ale – 8.5 percent ABV

Sasquatch’s Shadow Stout – 6 percent ABV

Chocolate Porter – 4 percent ABV

Nutella Stout – 6 percent ABV

Baywatch Hefeweizen – 4.8 percent ABV

Royally Ducked Double IPA – 9.8 percent ABV

American Amber Lager – 5 percent ABV

Velvet Antler Red Ale – 6 percent ABV

Edinburgh Amber Scotch Ale – 5.7 percent ABV

Pucker Up Amber Sour Ale – 6.5 percent ABV

Wapiti German-style Pilsner – 5.5 percent ABV

McMenamin’s – With three Eugene locations this cafe and brew pub offers a wide array of beers. When visiting, make sure to get an order of the famous cajun tots.

Hammerhead Pale Ale – 6 percent ABV

Terminator Stout – 6 percent ABV

Ruby – 4 percent ABV

Changeling Wheat – 4 percent ABV

3 C’s Session Ale – 5.16 percent ABV

Ma Donna Coffee Porter – 5.16 percent ABV

Jam Sessions IPA – 4.77 percent ABV

Powered By Punk – 7.7 percent ABV

Purple Haze – 4 percent ABV

Unicorn Dreams Double IPA – 9.1 percent ABV


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