Hop Valley Brewing Company

Hop Valley Brewing CompanyHop Valley Brewing Company

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

980 Kruse Way
Springfield, Oregon, 97477
United States

(541) 744-3330 | map

Open February 2009

Added by danferris on 02-18-2009

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Reviews: 12 | Ratings: 29
Photo of Mothergoose03
4.26/5  rDev +8.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

This was stop #1 on a pub crawl through parts of Oregon while my wife and I were on vacation. We stopped here for lunch and to enjoy the beers. This is a modern building that is located in a busy retail area not far off of I-5. The interior has great vibe, especially in the bar area where there is a very nice antique oak bar and back bar.

There were 19 beers on tap this day, so we ordered a sampler flight of nine beers of our choice. All of the beers were brewed very well to style, and we graded each of them in a range from a B- to a B+ rating. The two notables were the Saiblonde Saison, the Citrus Mistress IPA and the Festeroo Winter Ale. We had the VIP porter rated also as notable, but downgraded its score because it just isn't dark enough to be called a robust porter. All in all, there were very good beers.

The food that we ordered was excellent and filling, so the kitchen staff deserves as much praise as the brewers do for the enjoyment that we had at this place. It's a place that is well worth a visit, and we'd go back here again if we're ever in the area.

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Photo of OregonGrown7
4.11/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Really cool inside style, you feel like you're amongst the inner workings of the brewery. Great selection with nice staff. Didn't try the food but it looked good as it went past me!

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Photo of Chris-MOC9
4.09/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

I went to their new place on 1st street with my boyfriend, and let me just say, Awesome!

As you walk in the decor is nice and the bar is set up for easy selection.

They have a great selection of beers and some great food. For just 12 dollars you get 12 tasters on a cool tray shaped like a hop.

You can hang out in the bar area and watch them bottle the beer in the brewery. There is also a great outdoor seating area as well

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Photo of John_M
3.89/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Stopped by the brewpub for the first time this past Sunday.

The brewpub is located in a fairly odd location, right smack dab in the middle of hotel central in Springfield (very close to the interstate and the Gateway Mall). It's a fairly sizeable spot, with something of a TGIF/Bennigans vibe to it. There's lots of dark wood with high ceilings, and then a modest size bar area (10 seats I think) to your right as you come in.

As for the beer, on this day they had some 17 beers on tap, which I believe incliuded 6 or 7 seasonals. I settled with the always excellent alpha centauri binary DIPA, and ordered an appetizer of nachos. The nachos were decent and well loaded, and even though I just got the happy hour, half size portion, that was more than sufficient for me.

Service was pleasant, in a TGIF kind of way. I didn't get the impression that any of the staff knew a whole lot about the beer here, but they were pleasant and friendly otherwise, and orders came quickly.

HV is definitely an above average brewpub, but what really stood out, I thought, was the gentle pricing here. I assume I received happy hour pricing on everything, as my total bill for food and beer was $7.74. HV is located no more than a mile from my home, so it goes without saying that I'll definitely be back.

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Photo of Jodi215
3.13/5  rDev -20.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3

This brewpub is not a chain but it looks like a chain, ie: BJ's , Rock Bottom etc. So not my favorite type of place. It was very noisy and had a lot of people crowded together. The waitstaff was friendly and helpful. Food service was reasonable. The beer drinkers in our group said the beer was good but selection was just average. I got the fish and chips with french fries and it was just okay. Very greasy but the flavor was ok. Pizza was reported as ok and two people in our group had the fish tacos and said they were pretty good. I'd give the value as pricy for what you get. I wouldn't go back.

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Photo of loren01
4.65/5  rDev +18.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Went to this place a while back while down in the Eugene area. I didnt really know what to expect from this place and to be quite honest I kinda didn't want to go check it out because it looked kinda like a chain (BJ's/RAM/Rock Bottom type of a place) at least from the exterior. The Brewery is located in an area of Springfield that you would think a chain would be...right off the interstate near chain hotels and restaurants. Glad I decided to go in and check it out. The 1st time I went was for dinner and some beers, food was very good, cant really remember what I had but I remember it wasnt bad at all, their menu was very extensive. Being the beer snob I am thats what I was most interested in, I had their IPA and red both of which were above average and I left pleasantly surprised. The following day while my wife was at a job interview I went back to Hop Valley for a couple beers. Had the Vanilla Porter which is my new favorite beer and their IPA again. Since that time which was about 8 months ago I have seen their beers in bottles around Portland bottle shops and I buy them any chance I can get. In my opinion...beer alone this is one of the top 5 breweries in the state of OR. If I lived closer to the Springfield/Eugene area I would go here frequently and every time I'm down that way its a must stop for sure.

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Photo of DarthKostrizer
3.78/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

On a recent trip up and down Oregon to um well drink beer my brother and I stopped in to check what what Hop Valley had to offer. When you first walk in you notice just how big the place is and just how clean it is. We went during lunch hours so there was not too many people there seemed more like the locals that are fond of the Hop Valley beers. I had some mozzarella sticks and the sampler of their beers. The service was very friendly and fast and the cost of the food and beer was very reasonable. When we left we picked up a couple bottles of the Elias Briggs cream ale which they did not have on tap and only had a few bottles left of the stuff. Overall the beers were pretty good I was particularly fond of the Natty red. I would definitely visit this place again this time at night so I could get a better feel for the atmosphere and an actual bite to eat, that being said there was nothing I did not like about this place.

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Photo of jdense
3.65/5  rDev -7.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Visited 10.22.2010 with homeys.

Located in the Gateway area of Springfield in a sparkling new facility, the most recent addition to the Eugene area beer scene is raising eyebrows with beer cognoscenti and local yuppies. 12 seat bar, about 10 taps featuring two seasonals, with an Octoberfest on tap during our visit. Loud and boisterous, hard to carry on a conversation without yelling. Goodly amount of room, I'd estimate about 10 tables in bar area with about 25-30 tables scattered throughout the attached bar area. Decent happy hour menu, we tried the hummus (garlicky) and chili fries (don't bother). Help was less than helpful, though note they were slammed on a late Friday afternoon, several dropped plates and glasses, not the most attentive of service. Quality beer offerings, especially Alpha Centauri, a very tasty DIPA, my Lager-loving buddy liked the 541, no complaints about the beer. Decent value, especially during happy hour. Worth a try for those who haven't succumbed to Ninkasi on the brain.

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Photo of bigdummy
4.44/5  rDev +13%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Was visiting Eugene area recently, and found this brewery after seeing a billboard advertisement. What a great find! This was to me the best brewery in eugene. The bartender was awesome, I believe her name was trinity. She was very friendly and attentive. Great I.P.A. I also tried the pale ale ,and the double ipa. The prices were great coming from so. cal. i wish i could have spent more time and had some food, or have one more day to hang out and check out the night scene. Oh well maybe next year.

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Photo of chinchill
3.85/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

Sought out on strong recommendation of a local beer aficionado, Found in an unexpected, shopping center location, but easy access from the main road. Quite busy but not crowded during my late lunch visit.

Excellent food and limited but varied beer selection. I was very pleased with both the food and two beers I tried. The two excellent brews were a vanilla porter and a particularly memorable red ale. Nice menu, with healthier and more refined fare than normally found in brew pubs. Family friendly, clean and well-lit. Some flatscreens.

Highly recommended if you are in the area and want both food and beer.

Lower rating on selection reflects the low number of beers available, but they have plenty of choices warranting a visit.

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Photo of Elimination
3.73/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3

On a recent trip to eugene we decided to track down hop valley. We have tried a few brews by them in the past and wanted another taste.

The place is located in the middle of a area i normally associated with hotels, never thought the building was going to be here. Look is very clean cut, extremely clean. It was almost as if the place looked high end office, meets restaurant, meets brewery. I actually like my breweries a little more dirty looking than this, a little more personality than design.

Quality was pretty good, the sample tray was excelent and a pretty good value. Every beer we tried we did enjoy, some more than others, they had a imperial red that was really outstanding, and even the lager was quite good.

Service was good, except for the fact the waitress seemed a little peeved cause we only ordeered the sampler, and looked then handed back our menu.

Would probably go back for another visit, the happy hour menu looked very good, and so did the huge portions of food.

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Photo of danferris
3.95/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

This brand new brewpub deserves some close attention. We were there on February 16, three days after opening. The new owners of the building previously owned by Sophia's (and before them Spencer's) have remodeled the interior, and appear to be making full use of the brewing facilities that were underutilized for years. The staff and kitchen are well-organized. The merchandise counter is already set-up, and their marketing in general looks good. Someone in ownership or management has opened a restaurant before.

In discussions with the bartenders and manager I found out:
1. They recently bought the real estate (in a down market).
2. Former Rogue-brewer Trevor is the head brewer.
3. They had a huge opening day turnout.

Being open only a few days, they do have a solid set of five house beers. Trevor has the ability to pack substantial amounts of hops, body and flavor in ales that contain 6.5% ABV or less. It will be interesting to see if they expand into bigger beers down the road. They also have several good guest taps, so the capacity is there for more house beers. While the bartenders are enthusiastic and eager to help, hopefully their beer knowledge will increase with time.

The food is also very good with a lot of variety from which to choose. We were eating healthy with snapper and a spinach salad, but they also have good-looking pub food. Since I live 2 hours away, I may not get a chance to frequent this place, but I will stop by any time I go through Eugene/Springfield on I-5 since it is only a couple of minutes off the freeway.

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Hop Valley Brewing Company in Springfield, OR
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