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Pursuit of hoppy-ness: Eugene Ale Trail returns

"You know it's really kind of exploded really now in the national scene with some of our local breweries in the top 100, top 50 in the United States in terms of craft brewing," said Andy Vobora of Travel Lane County.

EUGENE, Ore. - There's no shortage of craft beer in our area and across the state.

For many people, it's nice to enjoy a cold one on a hot day.

Now Travel Lane County has turned the pursuit of hoppy-ness into a game called the "Eugene Ale Trail."

This is the 3rd year of the Ale Trail.

The idea is to get a passport and visit all participating breweries.

This year, there are 18 participating breweries and new prizes to win.

The Ale Trail gives residents and visitors a unique flavor of Eugene, Springfield and beyond. Both Agrarian Ales outside Coburg and Brewers Union Local 180 in Oakridge are participating breweries.

"You know it's really kind of exploded really now in the national scene with some of our local breweries in the top 100, top 50 in the United States in terms of craft brewing," said Andy Vobora of Travel Lane County.

Since the Ale Trail started, there have been almost a thousand completed passports with over 13,000 brewery visits.

The 3rd Annual Eugene Ale Trail kicked off this week in conjunction with Eugene Beer Week.

To learn more about the Ale Trail and where to get a passport, visit the Eugene, Cascades and Coast website.


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