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Craft Beer Festival Wraps Up Beer Week

craft beer festMEDFORD, Ore. — The Southern Oregon Craft Brew Festival is shutting down the streets of Medford as beer week comes to an end.

Twenty-five different breweries are coming together, pouring anything from fruity wheat beers to India Pale Ales.

This part of beer week impacts local brewers and downtown businesses.   Craft brewers get a chance to show off their creations, and gather in a common place with other who are just as passionate.

“Sometimes these breweries can be a little bit detached from the stand point of how do they approach the market,” said Chris Dennett, the Southern Oregon Craft Brew Festival organizer. “It gives them an opportunity in the market to be right there right with everybody every single time.”

The beer tasting festival ends beer week every year.  Beer lovers said events like this help put Medford on the map when it comes to craft beers.