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HopValley Brewing Co.’s Trevor Howard

February 27, 2009 - Beer etc., Brewing Interviews

 

View from the siloHopValley Brewing Co. had been open for about a week when I stopped by. They have done a remarkable job of opening this beautiful restaurant and brewery in very short order. Lot’s of light and warm wood, not only is the decor inviting, but the beers are outstanding. This is a worthwhile destination just a block or so off of the beaten path in Springfield, Oregon.

Brewmaster and part owner Trevor Howard has HopValley entryalready proven himself to be a world class brewer with several medals in his portfolio. Now he will have the freedom to create and experiment with beer styles and processes. This is the type of brewer that will always have something new and exciting to try. Like the Vanilla Porter, which definitely made my “favorites” list.

Trevor and I just fired up the recorder and proceeded to chat about HopValley, opening a restaurant and brewery, the proposed 1900% Oregon beer tax increase, brews to expect, and more. All more interesting to hear Trevor share, than for me to list here.

General Manager Scott Trotter tells us the history behind the stunning wooden bar. Marty Tremaine reveals some of the rhyme and reasoning behind HopValley’s theme and the historic images throughout the restaurant. Make the pilgrimage to beervana, and spend and afternoon at HopValley brewing Co. Discover world class beers, spectacular food, and stimulating conversation.These kind folks have donated a couple of t-shirts. Send me an email with HopValley Brewing Co. in the subject field for your chance to win one. I have one men’s and one woman’s styles. You’ll find my email link at craftbrewcast.com, and I’ll pick the winners 30 days from the date of this post.

Trevor and I
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