SOURCE: Marriott International

Marriott International

November 29, 2011 15:02 ET

Williamette Valley Breweries Draw Visitors to Eugene, Oregon Hotels, Area Restaurants

Skilled Brewers Transform Local Ingredients Into Acclaimed Beers and Fine Ales

SPRINGFIELD, OR--(Marketwire - Nov 29, 2011) - Handcrafted ales from local microbreweries are an attraction in and around Oregon's fertile Williamette Valley, where an abundance of high quality local ingredients lend way to a brewer's dream and some of the state's most refreshing brews.

Micro brewing companies in and around Springfield and Eugene, Oregon hotels offer Oregon travelers everything from thirst-quenching pale ales and crisp, clean lagers to bock-style beers and fine pilsners - all created from the flavorful fresh hops of the Pacific Northwest. Favored local attractions include microbreweries combined with fine restaurants in Springfield, Oregon, where guests can match their favorite menu items with refreshing ales and enjoy a festive atmosphere ideal for relaxing, celebrating or just gathering with family and friends.

Guests at the Courtyard Eugene Springfield hotel are not only pampered with exceptional hotel accommodations while traveling through the area, but are also conveniently located just across the street from Hop Valley Brewery, where the refreshing 541 Lager tops the list of fine brews, joined by favorites like Natty Red, Double D Blonde and Vanilla Porter. The Hop Valley menu includes traditional appetizers, sandwiches, burgers and salads prepared with locally grown, sustainable and organic products whenever possible. Likewise, the popular McMenamins offers three locations in and around the area, all offering unique settings, an exciting offering of handcrafted ales and tantalizing menu options like Baked Gnocchi and a Chicken Schnitzel Sandwich.

The Steelhead Brewing Co. brews a long list of award winning beers and root beers, touting 24 Great American Beer Festival medal winners, all brewed in small batches at each of its three Oregon locations. Flagship ales which can be found at each location include Raging Rhino Red, Barracuda Blonde, Hairy Weasel Hefeweizen, and Bombay Bomber IPA. The Steelhead's downtown Eugene location is just 10 minutes from the Courtyard and features a large and eclectic menu, an extensive wine list and beer and root beer to go.

Some local breweries also offer tasting rooms and dock sales, for a fun adventure that makes it easy to sample the spirits and then purchase favored selections. Oakshire Brewing adds a twist to its sampling with a long list of festive events and entertainment while Ninkasi Brewing Company offers a tasting room menu that not only includes fine selections of ales, but Cousin Jack pastries, Hideaway Bakery soft pretzels, Market of Choice soups and other local favorites for a true taste of Oregon experience.

Courtyard guests can obtain directions for self-guided tours of these exciting breweries at the Eugene hotel's front desk and plan their excursion from its spacious new lobby, where complimentary high-speed Internet access and the Bistro restaurant provide a warm and friendly atmosphere.

About the Courtyard Eugene Springfield Hotel
The Courtyard Eugene Springfield Hotel is conveniently located just off of I-5 and is one of the area's most stylish choices among hotels near the University of Oregon, Autzen Stadium and other popular Williamette Valley destinations. Well-appointed guest rooms, attentive service and gracious amenities welcome travelers whether traveling for business or leisure. A full-service business center and complimentary airport shuttle are provided and the hotel features a fitness center and refreshing indoor pool. A 24-hour Market is also available for late night snacks or travel needs.

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